Health and healing blog

By Angie Hayes

Angie Hayes, Hypnotherapist in Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset

Welcome to my solution focused hypnotherapy and brief therapy blog

Welcome to my blog. Here you'll find articles about my hypnotherapy and SFBT work in Weston-super-Mare, and about Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and other Psychotherapies generally. If you'd like to subscribe to my blog you can follow my RSS feed.

The Healing Journey - What Are You Looking For From Having Therapy?

March 6, 2024

This is my interpretation of what I believe the healing journey is about. What might we actually be looking for from having therapy? How far do we want to go with it to achieve the outcomes that we desire most? Of course it's a very personal journey and will depend on a number of factors but using this a a guide in a therapy room with my clients has really helped them to understand not only the part...

Discipline: Its A Dark Art

July 1, 2023

This 'D' word really bothers me because it conjures up certain expectations that we place on ourselves. Another opportunity for us to beat ourselves up! So whatever you want to achieve from losing weight to being free of an addiction you really need to understand how discipline works and how you can set yourself up for success. Here, I uncover the two key elements that can help you to unlock the world of being disciplined...

Are You In Denial???

June 30, 2023

Good question because sometimes we don't even know we're here. And some of us consciously choose to be here too! I've spent some time exploring what drives denial and the impact it can have on us. As always there are some good questions you can work with here to help you on your journey to believing more in yourself.   ...

Is External Validation A Good or a Bad Thing?

June 26, 2023

Short answer is its both! As with all things though we need balance and we need to learn to self-regulate. Why? because we don't want to become so dependant on the opinions and views of others to the extent that we aren't true to ourselves. Frightened to take a decision, to speak out against something we don't agree with. This creates anxiety, depression, resentment, guilt, anger - not a great mix. So here I'm giving...

What's Your Default Mode? High Expectations or Acceptance?

June 25, 2023

Strange title for a video on dysfunctional behaviour but bear with me. This dynamic between our hopes and expectations (and how realistic they are) and accepting what is actually going on plays a huge part in how we can sabotage the outcomes we are looking for. Especially in our dealings with those who tend towards unhealthy behaviour. Understanding this dynamic is vital in helping us to work on our self-awareness so we can quickly learn...

Is My Family Dysfunctional?

June 20, 2023

How do you know? It's highly likely that if you were brought up in a dysfunctional environment you won't always recognise the impact it's had on you. Because this may have been quite 'normal' for you despite the anxiety (and countless other impacts) that it may have caused for you. On the flip side, if you weren't brought up in this type of environment, when you come across people who were and who have been...

Why Do I Struggle Mentally When Other People Don't?

June 13, 2023

Introductory video in a 5 part video series that covers the question of why some of us struggle mentally and others don't despite having been through similar experiences in life. The key to this question is Resilience. What is it and how to build it? It may be easier than you think if you are open to changing the way you think about and perceive things that happen to you in life. This video series...

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

June 3, 2023

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy In the vast landscape of psychotherapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) shines as a dynamic and effective approach that empowers individuals to create positive change in their lives. Unlike traditional therapeutic models that delve into past traumas and problems, SFBT concentrates on exploring clients' strengths, resources, and goals to find practical solutions for their current challenges. In this blog article, we will dive into the essence of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and explore how this...

Couples Therapy

June 3, 2023

Couples Therapy In the journey of love, relationships can be both rewarding and challenging. Every couple faces their unique set of trials and tribulations, but it's essential to remember that seeking support and guidance is a sign of strength rather than weakness. Couples therapy, also known as marriage counseling or couples counseling, provides a safe and supportive space for partners to explore and resolve their issues, deepen their connection, and build a stronger, more fulfilling bond....


June 1, 2023

Hypnotherapy In the realm of complementary and alternative medicine, one therapeutic modality has been gaining considerable attention for its remarkable benefits - clinical hypnotherapy. Often misunderstood or misrepresented by the media, hypnotherapy is not about swinging pocket watches or surrendering control to a mysterious figure. Instead, it is a well-respected and scientifically grounded approach that can significantly improve mental, emotional, and even physical well-being. In this blog article, we will delve into the captivating world of...

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