Hypnosis in History: Dr John Elliotson

John ElliotsonFollowing in the footsteps of Mesmer, Dr John Elliotson (1791-1868) built further on the medical uses of hypnosis, even founding a 'mesmerist hospital' in 1849. Unfortunately, his legitimate work became mixed with false ideas and frauds and caused massive scandal in the strict Victorian society. The son of a well-known London chemist, Elliotson studied medicine in the Edinburgh, Cambridge, and London Universities. In 1831 he became a professor of the 'principles and practice of physic', and was well-liked for his intelligent and lively lectures, which were often reported in the medical news.

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Relax - Why breathing exercises work

relaxation exercisesWe're often told to take a deep breath or two if we’re feeling stressed, angry or anxious but does it work? Clients report back to me that, yes, it does. But how can such a simple thing help you to deal with such strong emotions?



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5 fun facts about hypnosis

unusual facts about hypnosis

Hypnosis comes with a lot of baggage. Ideas about what it can and can't do come from stage shows, movies and books, and are often misinformed or just plain scary. I'm always happy to answer any questions you have about it, but here are a few facts you might find interesting.

It's also a good opportunity to say a word about the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy.

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7 Tips to Beat the Social Anxiety Grinch

grinchsmallWe all know that the Grinch did his best to ruin Christmas, but social anxiety can also make the holiday season a nightmare. It is not easy to live with at any time, but as the party season comes closer it can be more difficult than ever. Family gatherings, parties and other festivities can be a nightmare for those who are not at ease in company, all the more so because everyone else seems to be having such fun.

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Quit smoking timeline

quit smoking

Well, it's 'Stoptober' and lots of you are planning to quit, so have you ever wondered just how fast your body adapts back to good health? This infographic will make it nice and clear.

And if you need some help and support from me, just get in touch.


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