I was recommended by a friend to contact Jo as I had some anxieties I wanted to work through since having my children. From the minute I met Jo, I felt at ease in her company and as if I was in safe hands.
I had been experiencing intrusive thoughts which were causing me a lot of anxiety. She has such a warm and reassuring nature and I always looked forward to our sessions and found them so relaxing and comforting. After only 5-6 sessions I felt so much more in control of my anxieties and my life and I now have an underlying feeling that everything is going to be OK.
Whereas before I had always felt an uneasiness in the pit of my stomach with the worry that I feel for my kids, I now feel that the 'grey cloud' that I felt I had before, has been lifted. Would recommend this as a process for anyone that has any issues however large or small to work through.
Thank you, Jo x
I didn’t really know what I expected to happen when I first started having sessions with Jo, I did however know that I felt certain things in my life needed to change and any help with that would be welcome. I was also looking forward to being covered with a blanket for a lovely little lie down.
My life was feeling very busy and intense, I was struggling to focus and plan my day which then made me panic and become angry very quickly. I doubted myself constantly and the overthinking was exhausting making it hard to enjoy even moments in my life when I knew I wanted to feel happy. The guilt of not feeling happy then made me panic further and I felt unable to control any of this.
I didn’t have one specific phobia like spiders or flying so I didn’t know how I would be able to tell if hypnotherapy was working for me or when I would know that I had been “fixed”.
I’ve discovered that when it comes to anxiety there is no magic wand that fixes all, but learning about how my brain works, focusing on what I can change and visualising how I want my life to be has really helped me find a little bit of calm – which feels good.
I build on things daily, trusting that I can do things and actually noticing that I am enjoying the little things in life that had previously almost become lost in the fog of stress panic.
This week I have felt my stress levels rising and so I immediately know where to go, back to listening to the 20-minute relaxation session before I go to bed to empty my stress bucket and give my mind space to breathe.Hypnotherapy sessions with Jo have taught me that with the right tools, I do have the power and ability to influence and control my own thoughts and life and I can choose to make it better. It feels as if somebody has given me a big hug inside and said “it’s ok, you’re doing really great, you got this” - thank you, Jo, for teaching me where to start and how to keep going xxx
I was unsure about hypnotherapy in regard to coping with life stresses, I had heard about it for weight loss, stopping smoking & the usual, but actually supporting day to day coping I was intrigued and at a point where I was ready to try anything.
As most full time working mums, I found it difficult getting the balance right when it came to coping with a stressful life. I have a 13-year-old son with Asperger’s and a 10-year-old son, who is not treated greatly by him.
My eldest struggles with all daily events, but copes away from the home. The minute the doors close “boom” = explosion. No, I could never get away from the guilt; guilt of working full time, not keeping the house sparkling, the guilt of my 2 boys not being close, always guilty, and anxious that I was doing it all wrong.
Then I had a session with Jo, who made things seem clear and put things into perspective. It’s taken time and I’ve still improvement to come, but I keep listening to Jo’s soothing voice, and it all doesn’t matter as much as I thought it all did. Yes, Life is life, but I could not get my head clear for the fog of guilt and anxiety.
I couldn’t cope with the continuous explosions and I was wound up all the time. Jo has helped me to file things and get things in place. The house is calmer as I can deal with the outbursts, and I have a clearer mind to deal with it all.
I can’t thank you enough, Jo, for all your support, coping skills, coaching and understanding. Xxx