Why Self Care is a Priority and Not Just a Luxury

Hands up if you panic when the battery on your smartphone starts to rapidly deplete? Most of us will take action to keep our devices charged up but don’t apply to the same rules to our own reserves.

Self care can often seem like a luxury rather than a priority, especially if you’re very busy and are juggling several different roles in any given day . In reality, it can be the difference between burnout and staying sane and it can also help you to bounce back more quickly when life gets stressful.

Think of self care as a way to keep yourself firing on all cylinders from a physical and emotional perspective. Instead of always putting yourself last, it’s time to get into the habit of focusing on what you need too.

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How Hypnotherapy Can Treat Phobias and Fears

Did you see this story in the newspapers recently? A woman jumped out of her moving vehicle and watched it roll down into a river after a spider made an appearance on her lap.

It might seem like a massive overreaction but it highlights one of the main truths about phobias. They are a subconscious response to an object or situation that may pose little or no threat in reality and can create a huge amount of anxiety and panic.

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What It’s Like to Live With Chronic Depression

If you’ve never been officially diagnosed with depression, it’s easy to feel that you need to tick certain boxes to know if you’re already living with the condition. In reality, many people fall in between when it comes to clinical criteria and this can make it a lot harder to get a handle on your situation.

There’s another factor that can make things more confusing too: the stereotypical view of depression doesn’t always ring true. Many people with depression are also “high functioning” and successfully manage careers and relationships.

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What Is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy?

As a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist, I’m often asked about Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and what exactly it involves.

In a nutshell, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy focuses on finding effective, long term solutions to the problems that bring clients to therapy. It involves looking to the future, rather than looking back to the past. Although it’s a very future oriented therapy, there is still some acknowledgement of the past and the fact that it may have played a role in shaping your current situation. What we’re really focused on is your hopes for the future and how to move away from this.

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Hi Sam I decided today that I feel far more in control of myself and my future now, and feel that after our amazing 3 sessions I can give this life lark a go myself! You have given me the strength and understanding to move forward, where nothing else has worked, and I am truly grateful to you. I...

Beth McPherson (Anxiety)
May 31, 2019


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Sam Luxford DHP HPD GQHP SFBT Sup (Hyp) MNCH(Reg) CNHC

Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist & Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapy Supervisor Solution Focused SFBT

4 Northcote Hill, Aberdeen AB15 7TW
(Moved from Airyhall Rd)

07867 936505

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