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 …

Why your feet are important

Why are feet so important? A quarter of the body’s bones and muscles are below the ankle. Our feet actually contain 33 joints, and 26 bones, which is an impressive fun fact, don’t you think? Nature designed our feet to have so much intricacy for a reason – those 33 joints have an almost infinite number potential movements because once …

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Are free Weight Watchers classes for children the answer?

Weight Watchers have announced that they are going to be offering free classes to teenagers in the UK as well as America and potentially many of the other countries they operate in. Some see this as a positive move and appreciate this multinational company contributing something to the health epidemic that many countries are facing. Many others say that Weight …

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What is the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?

Working with mental distress can mean we have to be very careful of our language. Use of certain words in certain contexts can be the breakthrough we’re looking for, or it can cause the damage that ends a course of therapy. For a profession so sensitive to language, why does the use of the terms ‘counselling’ and ‘psychotherapy’ cause so …

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What is MoveFree all about?

Is it a yoga class? Pilates? Something else? My name is Georgina and I own and run MoveFree which is based at Sheffield Wellness Centre. Whilst I am qualified in both clinical and classical Pilates, have done reformer and equipment training, MoveFree is more than that, it’s a combination of Pilates and yoga but also biomechanics and movement neurology. The video …

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What is integrative psychotherapy?

Few industries burden their clients with as much jargon as psychotherapy/counselling. Firstly, there’s the name. Is it psychotherapy, is it counselling? Can my psychotherapist counsel me? Then there’s choosing a psychotherapist; would you like a person-centred therapist? Or would you prefer a psychodynamic analyst? Perhaps you’ve decided that multimodal therapy is for you. And all this before you’ve entered the …

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What is coaching?

Although coaching is becoming more widely recognised as a good thing there are still some misconceptions about what it is and who has coaching. Firstly, it’s important to point out that many successful people have coaching – employing the services of a coach is not a sign of weakness. Everyone can benefit from personal development; whether on a personal level …