Back in April, I jumped at the chance of working with Laura McDonald to help her prepare for her upcoming World Yoga Sport Championship. Having already competed in the national event, Laura had been selected to represent Great Britain on the world stage.
I already knew Laura, as she’s one of the very best teachers at Bikram Yoga Bristol (where I regularly get put through my sweaty paces!). And I was delighted when she showed an interest in my hypnotherapy skills with regards to her international competition.
We worked together for 5 sessions, using a range of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy techniques, and you can read what she thought of our sessions here now, and watch the video of her amazing 3 minute yoga sequence. (Make sure you keep watching for Laura’s surprise afterwards!)
“I am so glad that I was able to experience Hypnotherapy with Sarah. The sessions proved invaluable to me when preparing to take part in a world yoga competition, representing my country. In previous competitions I had been so nervous that I hadn’t really enjoyed the experience as much as I would have liked to.
Sarah helped me to understand the way that my brain works, so that when I did get nervous I could rationalise it so it was not such a big deal. On the day of the competition I actually felt pretty relaxed and excited. I had decided to replace that awful feeling of nervousness with one of excitement at having such a wonderful opportunity. When on stage I did have a moment where I started to wobble, but falling out of my posture was not an option for me anymore and I was able to regain control. What felt huge on stage looked like the tiniest quiver when I watched it later on video.
Not only did Sarah help me with my competition, she also helped me with other aspects of my life. I hugely looked forwards to our sessions as I knew at I would walk out feeling vibrantly happy. Long after the competition I still listen to the CD recording that Sarah gave me as it helps me to relax and sleep peacefully. Thank you Sarah, I would recommend these sessions to anyone!”
What a privilege it was to work with such a dedicated, hardworking and motivated individual. Now, who’s next?!
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help you gain focus and control in whichever sport or activity you do. When we are trying to achieve our best physcially, it makes sense to be in our best possible state mentally – strong and in control, not riddled with nerves or distracted by stress. Free initial consultations are available to see how hypnotherapy can best help you improve your performance and enjoyment of both your training and competition. Contact me now to find out more.
Hi, yesterday I attended a brilliant workshop focused on tailoring Solution Focused Hypnotherapy for children and young adults. Whatever age we are, anxiety can affect us in different ways, maybe bed-wetting, or acting out and fighting in class, perhaps getting in the way of studying effectively, or stopping us socialising the way we want to. Clinical hypnotherapy is a safe, effective and empowering way of helping young people achieve positive change, and can set them on a positive path with strategies for coping when life feels challenging. What a great day at The Clifton Practice! Please contact me if you know a young person who might benefit from some hypnotherapy help.
Call BCMB on 0117 946 6371 to book your place. Bring a friend or come along on your own. Either way you’ll meet like-minded people and have a great weekend learning new skills to enjoy with friends and family. Perhaps this weekend will be the first step towards your new career as a massage practitioner?
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The next British Heart Foundation No Smoking Day will take place on 12 March 2014. But why wait til then to quit? I have daytime space on Monday 3rd March and Monday 10th March at The Healing Rooms on Gloucester Road for smoking cessation hypnotherapy. I also have one evening slot available on Tuesday 11th March. Why not wake up on No Smoking Day as an effective ex-smoker already? You’ll be ahead of the game and you can imagine how good that will feel…
Book now quoting “no smoking day” and save £20 off the usual price. Quit smoking for good for £100.
Read what others said about hypnotherapy to stop smoking.
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Do please enjoy this BBC Horizon programme exploring the power of placebo. You need to be patient because they save the best for last – ie. the bit about hypnosis comes towards the end! It’s well worth watching though, especially if you’ve ever had a wisdom tooth taken out!
But be quick, things don’t stay on iPlayer forever!
I have a particular interest in helping people get the best out of themselves when it comes to relationships, work and daily life. When life throws challenges and difficulties out way, it’s easy to get into a pickle and react with anger, stress, anxiety or depression. When we learn how to respond calmly, with clarity and with confidence, we can turn our lives around and get back in control. Hypnotherapy is the best tool I’ve found to equip us for success in our daily lives.
Why not give me a call now to arrange your FREE initial consultation? You can find out more about how hypnotherapy makes life better, and ask any questions you have about hypnotherapy and hypnosis.
After a lovely spell of working in Myrtle Street, Southville, there will be a change of venue in the new year as the Pilates Moves Studio is moving – watch this space!!!
Meanwhile, The Healing Rooms, on Gloucester Road remains constant.
Do get in touch if you want to arrange some massage or hypnotherapy – places are limited now for 2013, and 2014 is getting nicely booked…
I’m really excited to have started a 10 month hypnotherapy diploma course with The Clifton Practice, here in Bristol.
It’s absolutely fascinating learning about how the brain works and how we can tap into our potential through the natural state of trance. And having been a massage teacher for almost ten years now, it feels really great to be a student again.
If you are at all interested in hypnotherapy, please ask when you see me for massage. I do need practice clients for my course.
At the moment I’m practicing reading relaxation pieces aloud, so just close your eyes, make yourself comfortable, and listen to my voice…
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