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Shake Your Stuff With Bellydance!

Bellydancing Classes in Yeovil

Do you fancy learning a dance that is fun, sensual, and toning?

A dance that doesn't need a high level of fitness or flexibility to do, but that will increase both?

A dance that includes slow stretchy movements as well as fast aerobic ones?

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How Counselling Can Help...

Counselling is one of the most established talking therapies, used to help treat depression, anxiety, negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Because there are different approaches to counselling, it can be quite confusing to know who to go to. My own approach is mainly person-centred, which means that rather than guiding the client I prefer to use listening and open questions to help the client to find their own solutions. However, I am also integrative, which means that if there is something relevant and useful from another counselling approach, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, then I will use it. The type of person you are and how deep-set the reason for seeing a counsellor is determines the best approach to use.

Therapeutic Counselling in Yeovil

Counselling can help not only because being listened to and understood by someone outside your family and friends is therapeutic in itself, but also because through talking and being heard without judgement, but not without challenging any discrepancies, you will develop a greater understanding of yourself and through that feel able to break any negative patterns in your life. Adding tools and interventions from other approaches can give even more insight not only into who you are but also into how to reach your potential.

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What Is Reiki Healing?

Reiki Treatments in Yeovil

Reiki, or universal life energy, originated in Tibet and was re-vitalised by the Japanese Buddhist, Mikao Usui. Reiki is just another name really for directing the life energy or Ki which is all around us and within us, and which all healers tune into. There are a series of positions where the hands are laid on the client's body, from head to feet and the client remains fully clothed.

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John Hall Financial Services April Poem

Local Financial Services Firm in Yeovil, Somerset

John Hall Financial Services April Poem

Sung to the tune of Barry Manilow’s Copacabana

So Mr Putin,

Has put the boot in,

Reckons he is not to blame,

For invading the Ukraine,

But he’s not fooling us

For making all this fuss

All over the Crimea,

Now the world’s in fear

Who does he think he is

We’re all now in a tizz! His hair’s a mess

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John Hall Financial Services March Poem

Financial Services in Yeovil

March Poem


I have a few pet hates that I would like to share,

One of these I loathe the most is men with facial hair,

Why do they think they look attractive with this added fluff,

Can’t tell you how much I detest the look of this flipping stuff.

Spending hours in the bathroom with their razors in their hand,

Trimming here and trimming there I just don’t understand,

What is this phenomenon; just what is it achieving,

That it makes them look more macho, or so they are believing.

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John Hall Financial Services January Poem

John Hall Financial Services in Yeovil

January Poem


Seems I've got the January blues,

Feels like I've got holes in my shoes,

The rain comes down stair type rods,

What have I done to upset the Gods?


Spent my last pennies on Christmas gifts,

My Bank accounts dizzy with all the shifts,

My Bank can't work out what it's all about,

With money going in and money going out,


hypnotherapy in Yeovil

Smoking, and Stopping for October, or any other time

Hypnotherapy for smoking, Yeovil

There are so many different views on smoking. I see smokers, ex-smokers, and doctors.

Some tell me it is an addiction. Even some doctors say it is more addictive than heroin. This is not helpful when you are wanting to change a habit, and you are told it is out of your control, like drug addiction or alcoholism. Of course, these things too can be cured, but not without a huge effort.

I disagree with this attitude, because I work with the mind, and I believe, and have proof that what you believe, is what you experience.

What you experience is down to what you believe, and therefore what you will achieve. If you believe that you are an addict, you will take on the characteristics associated with being an addict. We have all seen the consequences of alcoholics, gamblers and drug addicts. They have no control over their actions, being gripped by a disease that takes over their lives.

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Sexual Dysfunction

Qualified Hypnotherapist in Yeovil

A normal sex life is one of the things that most of us would consider to be part of a happy relationship. Some people however, even quite mature adults, have never been able to have what would be considered a normal sex life.

They may be married, or even have children, but might not be able to achieve penetration, or climax.

Sometimes this is due to a physical problem, and they must of course seek the advice of their GP. Often the cause is psychological, which is where my field of expertise can be of help.

When I get asked to assist with these types of problems, I start to search for the cause of the dysfunction. I first assess if the person is suffering from excessive nervousness or anxiety, and whether they have any confidence issues.

OCD and hypnosis

Hypnotherapy to treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Qualified Hypnotherapist

This is one of the trickier things to treat. Most of us have ‘a little OCD’; the way we brush our teeth, or lock up the house before leaving or going to bed, or it can even be the way we make a cup of tea. In the majority of cases, it doesn’t cause us a problem, and can even be of benefit, having a particular routine so everything gets done. Our little quirks and habits may be seen as a quaint foible, or a minor inconvenience.

When compared with severe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, that dominates daily activity, these little quirks are insignificant.

The OCD that requires treatment can result in life-limiting behaviours, and even physical harm. To have to wash so frequently that skin peels off, or to have to re-check, lock, or switch things off before leaving the house so persistently can lead to normal life being suspended.

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Phobias and Anxiety

Certified Hypnotherapist in Yeovil

Now the winter is behind us, (and I hope I am not speaking too soon), for those lucky enough to be able to do so, it is time to start thinking about taking a Summer holiday.

But, what if the thought of stepping onto a plane, or taking a trip on a boat, or even just leaving the safety of your own home fills you with dread?

It is a sad fact that many people suffer with phobias, which can result in anxiety and panic attacks, thus spoiling what for most of us would be a happy, exciting or relaxing well -deserved break.

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Bereavement and Grief

Approaching Mother’s day can be a difficult time if one’s mother is no longer around.

It is a reminder of what has been lost, and can trigger those sad emotions. Sadness, and missing the presence of someone close is completely natural. What is also completely natural, is losing a parent. It is the way it is meant to be. The older generation pass away before the younger generation.

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It’s all in the mind

Hypnotherapy in Yeovil

Of course it is. The mind, which lives in the brain, is the control centre of the entire body. Thoughts and feelings, from external sources or otherwise, are a complex set of chemical and electrical signals which respond to stimuli from nerves, muscles, toxins, sight, sound and smell.

Very often, the response we produce is based on a pattern that has been learned, either from childhood, or more recent events. This response could be based upon a fear of spiders, for example, where one has been frightened by a spider, and unconsciously, fear becomes the ‘go to’ response in similar situations. Most Fears and Phobias are learned behaviours.


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