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Do you have social anxiety? Take the test and find out

Social anxiety (also known as social phobia) is incredibly common, more so than you might think. Take the social anxiety test on this page and find out if your symptoms could be social anxiety. The great news is that if you do have social anxiety disorder then there are potential solutions. These could make all the difference and help you …

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Minimal shoes can be good for your health

I live in an urban area and try to get around on foot as much as possible so that I can add steps to my daily movement. I was recently discussing with my friend why I choose to wear minimal shoes when doing so. She commendably walks to work on days that time and weather permit, which takes an hour each …

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More talking therapy room for hire

The Sheffield Wellness Centre is going from strength to strength. Just in this last month, we have had one of our therapy rooms rented for 9 hours in one day. This is a new record for us! To have achieved this in August which is traditionally a quieter month in the health and wellness sector is a double bonus. Another …

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What Happens at Antenatal Classes?

  You might be pregnant and wondering what happens at antenatal classes near you, this is a great question and one that is worth researching more to find the best ones for you. You might see threads asking what are antenatal classes are like on Netmums and places like that and will see there is a big variety in what …

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What is EMDR?

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy. EMDR has a solid evidence base to help a wide range of people who have suffered trauma that has not been adequately processed, for example war veterans, people who have been involved in a road traffic accident people who have been attacked and are since suffering from post-trauma type symptoms e.g. …

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Is gardening causing you pain? There’s a solution

Gardening involves being outdoors and having your hands in contact with the earth, which are both things that have lots of therapeutic benefits. The act of getting down on the ground (and back up again) is a really important skill to have and keep. But I have lots of clients who experience knee or lower back pain after a weeding …

Rachael Cann is a hypnotherapist in Sheffield

Hypnotherapy For Managing Gender Indentity Issues

Have you ever felt like you weren’t in the right body? Or like you couldn’t fully embrace the gender you were brought up as? Maybe you feel like a woman trapped inside a man’s body (or vice versa)? Have you ever experienced ‘gendered expectations’ that didn’t fit with who you feel you truly are? Does your heart chime louder than your head when …

Hypnotherapy could help you tackle a phobia (of snakes for example)

  Vassos Alexander from BBC Radio 2 apparently has a well-known fear of snakes – to the extent that he wasn’t even able to say the word, “snakes”, until very recently. A visit from the clinical hypnotherapist, Stuart Brown, has started the process to help Vassos overcome his fear for good. During these conversations about snakes, it was interesting to …

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Can exercise be beneficial for forms of chronic pain?

Studies have shown that the prevalence of chronic pain in the UK may be as high as 43%. Conditions such as M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia or arthritis are affecting more people all the time. If you have been diagnosed with one of these conditions you may experience debilitating pain, fatigue and a range of other symptoms, which …

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Are you planning on having a good labour?

So you’ve found out you’re pregnant, congratulations! The excitement, perhaps trepidation of those two lines appearing, set to change everything. You’ve been taking folic acid or you pop out to buy some right away, you tell people or you keep it quietly to yourself, savouring the news and being the person who knows. Do you want help to increase the …