What To Do When You Get Nervous (here’s a simple but effective technique)

This week I want to talk about feeling nervous, and what to do about it.

Maybe you’re at a networking event and you’re about to do your 60-second elevator pitch, or you’re about to meet a brand new client. Or perhaps you’ve agreed to speak at an event and you’re about to go on stage or walk to the front of the room to speak. Read more

When fear gets in the way of marketing your business

When Fear Gets In The Way Of Marketing Your Business

Today, I’m talking about fear and when it stops you moving forward in business.

Maybe your fear is around networking?  Or perhaps you get it when thinking about delivering a talk to a group of people at an event? Maybe it’s fear about recording videos for your Facebook page or website? Or even just getting started with launching your business?

Whatever the fear relates to, for you, firstly I want you to know, that you’re normal. Read more

Anticipatory Anxiety

Anxiety Is An Incomplete Equation

In the work that I do as a hypnotherapist and coach, I very often talk to clients about the idea that when change happens, it happens within them, not outside of them. In other words, the world doesn’t necessarily change, but they will feel pleasantly different. It may be very subtle, and it may not even occur to them until they reflect on it. So they may have a new perspective on something, or see a problem in a very different way, to the point that it just doesn’t bother them anymore.

Anxiety is a bit like that. Very often people link anxiety to events, circumstances, people or situations. The first option they’ll try is to change those things first, or even move away from them. “when this isn’t in my life, I will feel better”. I’ve been there too, believe me!  Read more

When Fear Gets In The Way Of Your Business

Let’s face it, working for yourself and becoming your own boss can be one rollercoaster ride of a journey. The highs, the lows, and the incredible learning curves. Many entrepreneurs describe self-employment as a journey of personal development. The best therapy you can get!

One topic that comes up regularly with small business owners is fear. Fear and anxiety.  Read more

Why Jumping To Conclusions Is Bad For Your Mental Health (and how to stop doing it)

How many times have you sent an important email or text to someone, expecting a quick reply and when it doesn’t come, think to yourself: why haven’t they replied? Have I said the wrong thing? Are they ignoring me? What’s going on! I’m obviously not that important to them!

And of course, because we start thinking like that, we might feel some anxiety coming on, or even get cross or irritable when we think about that person.  Before we know it, we’ve had an entire conversation with them in our head. Read more

What are the symptoms of depression?

What Are The Symptoms Of Depression?

Google is a great resource.

It can show you the words people are typing in, around any given topic.  As I specialise in helping people who are struggling with depression, I thought it worth checking out.  Did you know, the words typed into Google more than anything else, when it comes to depression, is: “depression test”? Read more