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Society often perpetuates the notion that men should be strong, stoic, unemotional, and resilient in the face of adversity. Misma Hemming, from our Exeter and Bristol centres, considers taking a different approach…
A unique opportunity to consider this most important of questions, with internationally respected author, teacher and speaker Alexandra Derwen at Stokes Croft in December…
Channeling autumn’s slower energy can herald another beautiful revolution in your ever-changing year…
Barbara Morgan, a Gestalt psychotherapist & Family Constellations practitioner in our Bath and Islington centres, shares how bringing ritual to the big moments in her life has helped her both define and embrace them…
Gillian Sinclair, a homeopath at our Bath centre, shares some thoughts on embracing the hidden imbalance of your monthly cycle, and learning to work with, not against it
Counsellor Kate Ashley, from our Bristol centres, offers a gentle guide to supporting yourself during times of transition...
Sophie Mehrlich, an ayurvedic massage practitioner in our Exeter centre offers some simple tips to help you develop a better sleep routine…
Neil Saunders, a therapist specialising in anxiety at our Norwich centre offers some insight into the psychological elements of a healthy relationship with sleep...
This is the season of shifting sands and new things. Helen Gormley, who offers coaching and therapy in Bath, shares some simple ways to cope with the transition…
Hannah Current and her colleague Lucy Wells offer courses to help Practitioners working with neurodivergent clients.
Using the power and techniques of Shamanic healing to support people as they work through journeys of loss and grief...
Clinical Wills, what are they and why should therapist have them? Polly Irvin discusses the importance and good practice of making them.
In Chinese Medicine Jing roots us to the earth. Often known as our ‘battery’, it is the sum of all our ancestral gifts, our constitution, our emotional and physical strengths and our tendencies and dispositions. Here’s how to keep it fully charged, says Gabrielle Cheyney.
Many people are aware that the liver has some role to play in detoxification, but did you know that a thousand or more different activities have been associated with this vital organ, explains Dr Amanda Frescura.
We are in an energy crisis of body and soul says Dr Alexandra Sticher, as she suggests how to keep your light bright.
Barbara Gonzalez, counsellor and manager of Nature Based Services explains how this time of year provides a much-needed moment of rest and retreat.
Solution-Focused Counsellor Catherine Mallorie shares her 5 tips on how to break old habits and succeed at your goals.
The societal and financial expectation to make Christmas special can end up with a pressure cooker bubbling to boiling point over the Christmas season, says Dr Rachel Adams, a counselling psychologist at our Exeter centre, as she shares some suggestions for a more harmonious holiday...
We are told every year that Christmas is a time for family. But what if family time brings about challenging dynamics that activate all your triggers and learned behaviours? Daiga Osina, a clinical hypnotherapist from our Bristol centre, suggests some ways to support yourself during difficult social situations…
In this season of frivolity, Lenny Marlow who practises homoeopathy at our Greenwich centre, reflects on the past couple of years, and reminds us that it is also a season of vulnerability, nostalgia and change. Take time to go gently with yourself this Christmas…
“Do one thing every day that scares you”. We’re so proud of our assistant general manager Nicola, who, in October did a wing walk for charity. Here she tells her inspiring story.
For the eco-conscious amongst us, Christmas brings eco-anxiety more than ever. Abi Saunders, a counsellor from our Hove centre, shares a few simple ideas to help us be more mindful of the environmental impact of this time of year...
This simple and gentle meditation offers an easy way to reconnect with yourself during the busy festive season. Sit somewhere warm and quiet, place your hand on your heart, and feel yourself fall into that place of safety...
So much of our lives is loud and lit up with ‘things’. We avoid going into the dark because we are afraid of what we’ll find there, we avoid the silence because our feelings are too loud. But we need to trust that we can go into the dark and have the resilience to meet what truths we find there, says Emma Johnson
Winter is a time to nourish ourselves and rest, both physically and mentally, says Dr Maria Amasanti from our Islington centre
What longing brings us to the desert and calls us to leave the comfort of our homes? Sara Landman shares some of her revelations from a Sufi pilgrimage in the Moroccan desert...
Winter has a bad reputation, but it’s time to think differently, says Elizabeth Thompson from NCIM, as she offers some advice for a whole-body approach to preparing for winter...
Only our own development, the widening of our value system, the deepening of our consciousness, will give us a chance of reversing climate change, says Angus Landman…
People are quick to play the blame game, especially when faced with challenges. I find it helpful to remind myself that I am the sum of every moment that I have ever lived, and this helps provide a little perspective, says Omar Sattur.
Reflecting on a recent pilgrimage through the Moroccan desert, Angus Ayaz Landman shares a poem of sand and fire...
Miscarriage can be a physical and emotional challenge. Maggie Ju explains how acupuncture can help you heal…
The Circle Way
Like a yoga session with sharing, or a support group with meditations – women’s circles are becoming increasingly popular as a way to take a regular pause for ritual, reflection and connections, says Emma Johnson
The inclusive space
Counsellors open their doors to anyone who knocks; but who actually knocks? Inclusion is about equalising access and opportunity and eradicating discrimination and intolerance, says Omar Sattaur
Ayaz Angus Landman reflects on the life of the Sovereign and the true meaning of sovereignty
Bettina Falkenberg, who specialises in EFT at our Richmond centre, explains how stress can show up not only in our minds, but our bodies too.
Coach and Nutritional Therapist, Nina Galley, discusses, how with support, reaching out and talking, can help you reconnect with yourself and others, helping to change the story of Menopause. Together we are not alone.
Tom Carter, who works in our Norwich centre, explains that a sense of loneliness can often be down to what’s happening within us, as parts of our personalities become disconnected from the whole, leaving us to feel fractured and uncertain
Acupuncturist, Maggie Ju explains how stress shows itself in our minds and bodies, and suggests ways to release the pressure…
Hypnotherapist and sleep coach, Daniel Kroneberg, starts off Sleep Awareness Month with a guide on how sleep can affect our physical well being and immune system.
Hypnotherapist Tom Carter shares with us the reason on why the best life goal, is to have one and how to go about it; including 5 steps to help you get there.
Psychotherapeutic counsellor and hypnotherapist Lucy Etherington explores the psychological dark woods of being lost and the journey of discovering the way through to clarity.
Behavioural Specialist and Solution Focused Hypnotherapist Antony Curtis explores the benefits of homework for clients in therapy
Dramatherapist Molly Holland explores the use of archetypal imagery in her therapy work.
Psychotherapist Isabell Thomas shares her poem about the Ego.
Director of The Practice Rooms Angus Landman shares his thoughts on The Great Shift from a fear-based world.
Maria and Chanden of Nexus Counselling explore how joy and contentment weave in and out of our lives, and how we can stay true to ourselves as we move through those moments.
Helen Gormley shares her journey and continued efforts to maintain a sense of inner joy and contentment.
Hypnotherapist and Life Coach Clare Hines explores finding 'Inner Joy and Contentment' through having peace of mind.
Counsellor Omar Sattaur explores inner joy and contentment through the ability to learn to love change.
Family Constellation Practitioner Barbara Morgan shares a poem on Joy and how she found this inner completeness through her constellation work.
Matt Hyde reflects on having a happy place to get through challenging times.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapist Orla Kirby explores her experience of linking bullying to Anxiety and OCD, our individual experiences of this, and hope for recovery.
Drama Therapist Alyson Coleman explores how bullying can make us feel and how to build our own resilience.
Trainee Psychotherapist Luke Roberts reflects on his experience of bullying, the extent bullying can progress, our own roles as a bully, and challenging bullies.
Wellbeing Practitioner Clare Haines explores bullying, support available, and some useful grounding and relaxation techniques to be used at home to help calm the body and mind.
Counselling Psychologist, Nicole George, explores complex PTSD and how prolonged, repeated forms of bullying can link to this condition.
Psychotherapist Stuart Hannah explores the impact of bullying, and how to seek help.
Hypnotherapist and Solution Focused Brief Therapist, Rachel Newman, offers techniques on how to effectively deal with bullying.
Psychotherapist and EDMR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapist Isabell Thomas shares a poem to illustrate the therapeutic journey a bully may take in healing themselves and changing their behaviour towards others.
Katherine Corsan is a BANT-registered nutritionist who specialises in digestive health. Katherine explains the important functions our digestive system plays, and the effects this can have on a smoother perimenopause and menopause.
In part 2 of her blog, NLP Coach and Nutritional Therapist - Nina Galley - talks about the gift of the transition of menopause.
NLP Coach and Nutritional Therapist - Nina Galley - explores menopause as a transitional process and ways to navigate this time of life.
Kim Swinden likens Menopause to Autumn, a time of change into unpredictability that bridges between what has gone before and what is up ahead in the second half of our lives.
Helen Gormley talks about menopause and therapy - an opportunity for reflection, reconnection, reset, and rejuvenation.
Counsellor Catherine Flynn explores the inevitable changes experienced during menopause and the support counsellors offer during this life change.
Nutritional therapist Lori Webster explores the different foods that help keep your immune system (and you) healthy.
Helen McHugh explores Spiritual Wellness - what it is and how to make time for it in the fast-paced modern world.
Craniosacral therapist Megan Hatto explores spirituality in the form of being open to possibility.
Sleep Therapist Derek Elliott explores what Spirituality is, how it relates to healing and his healing work with clients with sleep difficulties.
Alexander Isaksson explores Spirituality, Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy, the Buddhist Noble Truths, and the therapeutic process.
Andrew Kempleton explores cultural appropriation, in particular within the therapy world in Western communities.
Lucia Miniewska explores the energetic frequency of essential oils and their use in healing therapies.
Jessica Barber explores spirituality in the connections we make with other people and unexplainable coincidences.
Family Constellations Therapist, Barbara Morgan explores what spirituality means to her, and how this links to our relationships with our parents.
Taken from John Snowden's own blog page, John explores our egos and how letting go of our mind and tuning into our feelings can help free us from the demands and stress of the modern world.
Feldenkrais practitioner Dianne Hancock explores the importance of play and playfulness, as children and long into adulthood.
Biodynamic Craniosacral therapist Megan Hattoo explores how movement and creativity impact us, our bodies, and our lives.
Acupuncturist, Megan Odell explores common energy-depleting patterns and simple life changes that can be made to help heal.
Body Psychotherapist, Anne Ryan, explores the healing power of vocal sound.
Daniel Kronenberg (Clinical Hypnotherapist) looks at the negative impact of sleep deprivation on our emotional states.
Dr Rachel Adams explores Aphasia, a complex language disorder resulting from neurological damage to the brain. It can affect a person’s ability to talk, write and understand spoken and written language, whilst leaving other cognitive abilities intact.
FOGO - have you, or someone you care for, suddenly developed a fear of going out?
Sarah Lane (Counsellor) explores our inner critic and how to be more compassionate towards ourselves to help improve our self-esteem.
Confidence and Self-Esteem Coach Kevin Birch talks about the 3 main mistakes parents make that can damage teenagers self-esteem, and what to do instead.
Susan Malone-Hoyle what self-esteem is and how to improve it, including a Self-Esteem Inventory worksheet.
In aid of National Teen Self Esteem Month, Jessica Vassallo looks at limiting self-beliefs and six steps to building self-esteem.
Life Coach, Caroline Rushforth, looks at the causes of self-esteem and how to boost it.
Nicole George (Psychological therapist) talks about IBS, the psychological impact it has on sufferers, and how Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) can help.
Family Constellations Practitioner, Barbara Morgan, explores Power & Control in our lives and the wider world.
Trainee Psychotherapist Luke Roberts explores the important role our gut plays, not only in the digestion of food but also in psychological wellbeing.
Nutritionist Helen Cooke explores 4 key root causes of IBS.
Life Coach, Caroline Rushforth, shares 10 daily affirmations to help self love.
Anne Duke looks at dealing with the Menopause and what can help women during this transitional period.
Karina Smith-Reyes looks at the impact Western Diet can have on women's health and offers some online programmes for those wanting to start making positive changes.
Jessica Vassallo explores unconscious eating and our habits around food, and how to gain healthier mindsets to help practice more mindful eating.
Maria and Chanden of Nexus Counselling explore the importance of sex during difficult times such as Covid-19.
Nutritionalist Karina Smith-Reyes looks at the impact on nutrition on our sex lives.
Jessica Barber reflects on her role as a Psychotherapist when working with clients who have suffered from abuse.
New Practice Manager, Stephen Holmes, reflects on the New Year, embracing the darkness we're faced with, and emerging stronger from it.
A beautiful poem written by Charley, our Practice Manager in Queen Square (Bristol).
Dianne Hancock explores the use of The Feldenkrais Method to help identity limiting habits and create change.
Nutritional Therapist and Health Coach Karina Smith-Reyes gives her top 5 nutrition & lifestyle tips to strengthen your immune system this year.
Poetry featured on our Christmas as The Birth Of Truth evening with Ayaz Angus Landman and bard Gayan Tony Donaghy.
Sarah Lane (Counsellor and Mindfulness Teacher) brings mindfulness to our everyday walks.
An extract from towards the end of James Brennan's forthcoming book, Making Sense of Being Alive: A Natural History of the Mind.
Piia Laakso (Massage Therapists) reflects on the joy and peace she finds from connecting with nature, and how it can aid her and her clients in their massage experience.
Join poet Ayaz Angus Landman and bard and psychotherapist Gayan Tony Donaghy for a poetic solstice Sufi ramble, weaving a mystical meditation and exploration of the meaning of Christmas as “The Birth of Truth”.
Charley Roux (Acupuncturist) explores the beauty of finding nature within us.
Physiotherapy, Matt Kinal explores the benefits of spending time in nature.
Starting this month's Nature blog topic, Ally Stott explores the 'Wholearth Approach' which recognises that we are nature - we humans are of the same Body as the wider than human world, of plants, water, animals, trees, insects, sky, rock.
Ben Jones (Counsellor) explores the portrayal of men as hardened individuals who must strive to perform, the threat this can place on their mental health, and how therapy can help men explore deeper within themselves.
Jon Creffield (Hypnotherapist) looks at the links between stress and erectile dysfunction and how hypnotherapy can help.
Jamie de Carvalho (Psychotherapist) looks at male stereotypes and learning to speak about your feelings.
Clinical Psychologist Jenny Griffiths looks at mental health in fathers - the struggles they may be under, how they might be feeling, depression, and what to do.
Owen Lewis (Hypnotherapist) explores the strain Men's Mental Health is under during Covid-19.
Katherine Corsan, a BANT-registered nutritionist, provides an in-depth exploration of Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH).
Practice Manager, Sam Hill, write about the transformation of our Cotham Hill centre in Bristol.
Poetry by Angus Landman on seeing Michaelangelo’s Pieta St Peters Rome
Villy Tichkova's blog on Addictions and how to recreate ourselves in a world of uncertainty and social isolation.
Hermione Brown looks into what addiction is, the difference between a habit and an addiction, and breaking free from addiction.
Jon Creffield explores addiction and how solution focused hypnotherapy can help.
The first of our Addiction blog topics - Bioresonance practitioner, Kasey, explains how this form of treatment can help chemical dependencies.
Emma Cayless reflects on her experience of true mind-body connection through meditation and the breath.
Emma Bartley's leafy ramble into the wonderful world of Greenery.
Psychotherapist Sonja Anthony looks at finding happiness through body and mind.
Body Movement Psychotherapist, Hannah Murdoch, discusses the language of Body Mind.
Susan Lacroix looks at holistic health and ways of helping ourselves.
Psychotherapist, Hermione Brown, explores our mind - body connection and how we can listen to our bodies to gain insight into our stresses and troubles.
Paula Bowen-Scott explores the soothing powers of a Gong bath.
Caroline Duggan looks at the mind and body connection through her work as a Body Psychotherapist and her use of touch with sessions.
Villy Tichkova explores the dance between Mind and Body.
This month's focus is on the mind-body connection and holistic healing. Daniel Kronenberg starts us off with his blog on IBS and Hypnotherapy.
Counsellor, Martin Alderton, reflects on his client's experience of parenting in a pandemic.
Family Therapist, Richard Clarke, reflects on his experience of parenting during lockdown.
Holistic Hypnotherapist Melody May explores the importance of parenting yourself as well as your children.
The Practice Rooms' manager, Nicola Hall, reflects on being a Practice Manager in Bristol.
Clinical Psychologist, Dr Jenny Griffiths, reflects on the psychology of parenting.
How to raise adults who thrive in an ever-changing world.
In our first of this month's Parenthood blogs, Jo Lloyd looks at the feelings of guilt that parents battle with.
In this short blog, Angus Landman outlines and suggests the four stages of the “Art” of listening and expands a little on each.
CBT Therapist, Tom Holland-Pearce looks at socialising and friendship as an introvert.
What our centre in Exeter and the surrounding area have to offer.
The impact of friendship on our wellbeing.
Pride and shame: two end points on a spectrum of acceptance of oneself regarding gender identity and sexual orientation.
We reflect on the vast changes at our centre in Clifton from it's opening last Autumn to the present situation.
When considering the troubles of the world, I sometimes ask myself, if the world were my client how would I be in relation to it?
Zayna Ratta, an LGBTQIA+ hypno-psychotherapist, talks about sexual, gender and relationally diverse minorities.
Getting to know our quirky Salisbury centre, written by manager Alison.
A how guide on using self care to manifest your hearts desires by our therapist Laura Cocconi, a holistic therapist based in Hove.
Getting to know one of our practitioners, Katrina Allen who practices as a sex therapist and psychotherapist in Sheffield.
Why do we come to feel stressed and how does it affect us? More importantly, how can we discharge that energy? A blog by kinesiologist and Shiatsu practitioner, Jacqueline Lawes.
Clifton Village - a bustling inner city suburb hiding a lovely little oasis.
Some simple tips from Ana, a psychotherapist in Hove about how to care for our mental health whilst isolated.
I think this will be seen to be a truly epoque defining moment in human history. Are we ready to take advantage of it?
Creating and reviewing your self-care routine as a therapist to manage your stress better.
Some nutritional tips from Helen Cooke, a nutritionist in Bristol about how to boost immunity during Coronavirus.
As part of a professional response to the current unprecedented crisis, the Help Hub are seeking qualified psychotherapists and counsellors to provide an online or telephone service to those in urgent need of emotional support.
A letter from Angus, the managing director of The Practice Rooms, about the business' stance on coronavirus, and how we can all help each other.
When people first come into one of our centres, they are often struck by how beautiful the rooms are, both structurally and with the furnishings.