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Heidi Hardy Hypnotherapist North Devon

HPD DHP SFBT Sup (Hyp) MAfSFH 01598 752799 / 077121 82787


The Importance of a Good Night's Sleep...

Posted on February 13, 2018 at 6:40 AM

So many times we are told that sleep is SO important for us, and those old clichés ‘It’ll be alright in the morning’ or ‘Sleep on it’ are all too familiar. But what is actually going on during this mysterious phase of our day which requires us to place so much emphasis on a ‘good night’s sleep?’

An important part of my role as a Hypnotherapist is to help my clients get their sleep pattern back on track - falling asleep relatively quic...

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Christmas? How do you see it?

Posted on December 15, 2017 at 12:50 AM

I was recently talking to another hypnotherapist about the rapidly approaching holiday season and we realised it's meaning and value varied tremendously . There are those who think that unless family are around it's just not Christmas; others see it as a time to chill out; some want to have a fun filled time; others want to give something back and volunteer to help those less fortunate; as well as those celebrating the religious festival itself.

And it is just that - isn't it? 'How we s...

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What causes us to Repeat Unhelpful Habits and Thoughts?

Posted on August 14, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Imagine … You are taking an enjoyable walk in the woods – the sun is shining, the sky is blue, it’s a beautiful day. Then suddenly you come across a rather large rock in your path with an adder curling around it. You freeze, your heart pounds, your palms begin to sweat – you experience a quick, automatic sequence of physical reactions. This reaction is fear. If you were to take that same walk again and you come across that same rock, a match may be made in the brain...

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So what is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy?

Posted on June 13, 2016 at 10:40 AM

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a modern talking therapy designed primarily by a man called David Newton. David began his career as an analytical hypnotherapist before realising that he could help more people by using more modern methods of talking therapy. Over his 30,000+ clinical hours, David developed a new form of talking therapy taking the very best tools and ideas from other models and combining them with his own. The resulting approach takes lessons learnt from positiv...

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Aim for Better Sleep...

Posted on February 9, 2016 at 8:30 AM

Sleep deprivation is used as a form of torture... so it is no wonder that when we experience chronic insomnia we can suffer in some way.


Modern living can see our stress levels build up quite quickly. With our increasingly busy and hectic lifestyles, finding ourselves constantly juggling work schedules, finances and family life it’s easy to find ourselves feeling too stressed to get regular good nights’ sleep.


As human beings we ha...

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Anxiety, Fears and Panic Disorders...

Posted on August 16, 2015 at 8:45 AM

Hypnotherapy can help with Anxiety, Fears and Panic Disorders

Anxiety is something we all experience from time to time. Most people can relate to feeling tense, uncertain and, perhaps, fearful at the thought of: going into hospital, attending an interview, starting a new job or sitting an exam. This natural short term response can be useful, heightening our awareness and spurring us into action; feeling nervous be...

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Stopping Smoking, a Few Facts...

Posted on May 3, 2015 at 9:50 AM
Stopping Smoking, a Few Facts...

Smoking is not addictive Scientists recognise that only10% of the smoking habit relates to the addictive elements of nicotine, 90% is psychological.

"Smoking helps me to relax or de-stress" No it doesn't! None of the 4000+ chemicals in cigarettes are relaxants or reduce stress in any way. Thes
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Stress Hormones can Seriously Damage your Health

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 9:25 AM

Prolonged stress effects our psychological and physical well-being.


Our early ancestors faced very real hazards on a daily basis resulting in the development of stress responses to enable our survival against predators and aggressors. We are hard-wired to respond to perceived threats by secreting the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol.


In reality, we rarely face life-threatening situations, but we still have the i...

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Hypnotherapy Keeps You Young!

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 9:15 AM

National Stress Awareness Day on 7 November 2012

Twelve million adults see their GP with mental health and stress related problems every year, according to MIND 2012 statistics, and many more struggle on without seeking medical help.

It’s already known that chronic stress can affect our health adversely in many ways. What is not so well known is that it can also lead to premature ageing and the health problems that ...

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Good Stress - Bad Stress

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 8:40 AM

Short term stress can enable us function at our optimum level and help to boost our energy – preparing for a presentation or exam, sporting event or interview for example. As long as the periods of stress are short and un-sustained a certain amount of stress is a good thing.

However, if we experience sustained stress - constant worrying over our work, relationships, health, family etc, this can have adverse mental and physica...

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