After a solid spell of kneehab, rest and recuperation, I’m delighted to be returning to work in January 2017.
Initially I will be available for massage sessions and hypnotherapy treatment on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10th Jan, at The Healing Rooms, Gloucester Road. Please get in touch if you would like to book in.
Sessions will be in limited supply while I build my stamina again, so I will be operating an active cancellation list – perfect if you are unable to get booked in, but available at short notice if a slot becomes free. Do ask about this when you get in touch via 07976 710 368 / email@example.com.
Looking forward to working with you soon.
Happy New Year,
Following a recent knee injury I’m having an operation* on 21st September. As a result I will be out of action for a good few weeks while I recover and get nicely mobile again. I will keep you updated as things progress and let you know when I can start taking bookings again.
Best wishes all,
* anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
When my brother said he’d like world peace for Christmas, I instantly replied, “I’m working on it… one treatment at a time.” I was only half-joking! You’d be surprised how much peaceful positive feeling can be generated by good massage. And you might also be surprised how much hypnotherapy can help change old patterns of anger, rage and frustration.
Anger is one of the three default emotional states we naturally go into when we encounter stress. When we encounter stress, we naturally either feel anxious, angry or depressed, or some combination of all three. But how often we go into these states, and how long we stay there, is more under our control than you might imagine.
Taking the time to deeply relax on the massage / hypnotherapy couch enables us to switch from our sympathetic nervous system’s stress response of “fight, flight or freeze” into our parasympathetic nervous system’s relaxation response “rest, digest and heal” . This naturally takes us out of the emotional states of anxiety, anger and depression and into a more peaceful positive state of mind.
From this more positive state of mind, anything is possible… even World Peace!
If you think you know someone who might benefit, please share this post with them.
It was so exciting to be invited to Bristol’s award winning ShoutOut Radio this week. You can hear the interview here, where I talk about life since I quit my regular 9-5 job and moved into the worlds of massage and hypnotherapy. You can listen to the whole hour long show, or press play and move the pink dial to about “twenty five past” to catch my ten minute chat. Please tell me what you think of it 🙂
Wouldn’t it be great if you had more control over your happiness, and could be more happy more of the time?
I can help!
Book your place now on this fun, enjoyable 8 week course, meeting Tuesday mornings 9.30am – midday at the delightful Bristol College of Massage & Bodywork in Clifton. Look out for flyers, posters and more social media…
Why wait til Autumn? Learn proven techniques from hypnotherapy, mindfulness, positive psychology and cognitive behavioural therapy starting May 12th.
Numbers are limited, contact me for more details and to reserve your place.
The week of 2nd – 8th March 2015 not only includes my 43rd birthday, but is also Sleep Awareness Week 2015!
America’s National Sleep Foundation has just released its latest poll, finding, “pain joins two related concerns – stress and poor health – as key correlates of shorter sleep durations and worse sleep quality. But there are paths to resolving the problem: The sleep gap narrows sharply among those who make sleep a priority.”
Not Sleeping Like A Log?
Are you someone who finds it difficult to get off to sleep at night? Minutes become hours and the clock just stares back at you. Or perhaps you get off to sleep just fine, but wake around 3 – 4am and struggle to get back to sleep again. Insomnia is both a growing problem, and a lonely experience. Author Poppy Z Brite sums it up for a lot of people, “the night is the hardest time to be alive and 4am knows all my secrets.”
What To Do About It?
It’s one thing to take comfort in the fact that you are not alone. It’s another to do something constructive about it. Jane took a chance and you can read about her experience with me when insomnia led her to try hypnotherapy here.
If you need more motivation, have a listen to neuroscientist Jeff Iliff’s fascinating TED Talk highlighting new research giving “one more reason to get a good night’s sleep”
It was hypnotherapy that turned my sleeping around too, and it’s what motivated me to train as a hypnotherapist and help others, like you. You can check out my story here.
Do contact me if you’d like to turn things around for yourself. I look forward to hearing from you!
Hope you enjoyed a nice Valentine’s Day. Would you believe me if I said that on 14th Feb 2014 I was being awarded my professional hypnotherapy diploma?! Not the most romantic way to spend the day, I agree, but in the year that’s past since then clients have benefitted by becoming able to sleep better, deal more effectively with work stress, improve their sports performance, manage their anger and remain calm, gain confidence and so much more. Not necessarily romantic, but definitely helping people love their life more.
What would make your life better? How can I help you make those changes between now and next Valentine’s Day?
Enjoy this short video about management of your chronic pain. Suffer less. Enjoy life more.
Remember, hypnotherapy can help you reduce stress, establish new positive habits and make your life better
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.