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What is Stress Coaching?

Feeling stressed is something we all experience from time to time.

Perhaps a situation or event is causing stress, or maybe it’s our reaction to something that’s making us feel overwhelmed.

Whatever the reason, stress affects us all.

For some of us, however, it’s a recurring problem that, over time, can seriously impact our health and well-being.

There are lots of ways we can learn to cope with stress better, including developing emotional resilience and introducing more rest and relaxation into our routines and it’s important to find something that works for you.

This may mean making lifestyle changes and using self-help techniques or it may mean getting professional support from a stress coach.

How coaching can help with stress

The aim of a coach is to offer you a sense of space, reflection and clarity.

When it comes to stress, my aim is to help you understand the root causes, rather than to ‘fix’ the symptoms.

This is done through a series of conversations where I will ask questions to help you gain understanding, and offer insights or reflections you may not have considered.

Having someone unbiased and unconnected to any other areas of your life to talk to about stress can help you process your feelings in a safe environment, without judgement.

I can also help you come up with strategies and coping techniques to reduce stress and cope better with it when it arises.

This may include learning relaxation skills, journaling techniques or even meditation.

Understanding what is causing you to feel stressed means you can change habits and behaviours that lead to the stress – for example, boundary setting and saying ‘no’ more.

I will guide you through these changes, offering support the entire way.

Sometimes, we can’t control what stressful events are going to happen to us.

By working with a coach, you can develop your emotional resilience so you’re better able to cope. So often it’s not the event itself that’s stressful, but our reaction to it.

Why not get in touch today to experience your first free coaching conversation and free yourself from stress and anxiety?

All sessions are delivered on Zoom.

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How to put yourself into trance

In my last newsletter, I gave a quick introduction to the process of self hypnosis.

If you missed it, you might want to check it out before reading on ☝️

Whilst it is easy to learn, there’s still a process to follow in order to promote this powerful learning state that we call hypnosis.

I quite like to use the PIRATE formula to remind myself of what’s involved:

P stands for ‘privacy’. You need somewhere quiet and comfortable where you won’t be disturbed for 20 minutes.

I stands for ‘intention’. What do you want to achieve through your self hypnosis practice? Unlike meditation, self-hypnosis has a goal. Maybe you want to get rid of a bad habit, improve your self confidence or have the ability to remain calm in even the most stressful of situations? Get clear on your intention before you start.

R stands for ‘relaxation’. You need to be deeply relaxed in order for self hypnosis to work. This is where the induction comes in.

A stands for ‘actualisation’. We also call this step the hypnosis deepener. It’s important that you get yourself into a deep trance so that you can let your unconscious mind get to work. Nothing is more disruptive to inner transformation than mind chatter. So we need to go deep.

T stands for ‘transformation’. Once you have entered your self-induced deep trance, you can start to focus on the change that you want to make. You will have formulated a powerful change mantra as part of the intention stage and you can now put into play your auto-suggestions.

E stands for exit. One way to exit trance is to simply count backwards from 10 to 1 telling yourself that you’ll be fully awake and feeling great when your reach 1. Alternatively, you can set a timer or simply let it happen automatically. You cannot get stuck in trance and you will exit self-hypnosis by yourself once you have reached peak state.

What do you think?

Do you believe that you’d be able to do this?

Self-hypnosis is a powerful technique for reducing stress and it has been evidenced to be effective for a range of other purposes:

  • alleviating pain
  • building confidence and self-esteem
  • overcoming sleep disorders
  • breaking bad habits
  • achieving goals
  • removing self-limiting beliefs
  • improving performance
  • losing weight
  • reducing anxiety and depression

If you’d like to learn all the basics of self-hypnosis, I’d love to see you on Saturday 2 July for my virtual Self-Hypnosis Masterclass.

This is a small intimate class where we meet on Zoom to work on removing whatever is holding you back in life.

Please check out the details and register for free here.

For a quick demo of a self-hypnosis induction, please watch the video below.

Each induction will take 5 – 10 minutes in real life. My demo is a very speedy version just so that you can get an idea of what we’re talking about.

If you try this at home, please give yourself enough time to feel the effects.

(Duration: 4:53 minutes. Hit CC for subtitles)

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Find calm and confidence with self-hypnosis

If you want to find calm immediatately, the best stress solution on the market is without a doubt meditation.

But meditation isn’t for everyone. Personally I struggle with it.


Because people like me are goals driven. I need something in my life to strive towards.

So when I discovered self-hypnosis, everything just clicked.

Finally a practice that stops me from burning out whilst helping me to overcome internal obstacles to happiness and personal success.

Self-hypnosis is easy to learn and I teach all the fundamentals in my Self-Hypnosis Masterclass.

The next masterclass is on Saturday 02 July 9:30 – 13:00 GMT on Zoom.

It’s an intimate class with only 12 participants so if you want to join, please sign up today.

Want to know more about the process of self-hypnosis? Simply watch this video and, as always, please do get in touch if you have any questions.

I’d love to hear from you.

Enjoy ❤️

(Duration 5:02 minutes. Hit CC for subtitles)