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By suesmith, Jun 26 2017 10:31AM


Now is the time to think about de-stressing, dieting or combating a fear of flying.

A holiday is about enjoying yourself, not about feeling guilty about what you eat, or embarrassed about how you look on the beach, or a time to dread the journey.

To make sure you enjoy your holiday 100% and get the most out of it in terms of feeling ‘On Top of the World’ when you come home, feeling re-charged and rested, then now is the time to get rid of any barriers to your full enjoyment.

Whether you need help with focus, planning, relaxation, social confidence, weight, control with eating habits, or fear of travelling, get in touch now for a special holiday season discount of 10% on my normal prices. Simply state that you are booking under the holiday season discount as stated on my blog for your 10% off a potential holiday of a lifetime! You deserve it!



By suesmith, Apr 8 2017 09:51AM

Inner Child


Discover hidden aspects of yourself and the effect on your present life.


Venue: Will be in Chester le Street. Exact Address when you book or call me.


Wednesday 7th June 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm

6. 15 to 6.30 p.m: Arrival: Tea Coffee snacks. Welcome from Sue Smith


For more info go to www.suesmithassociates.com

Or e mail me at info@suesmithassociates.com


** Please note. Only £10 if paid in Advance

OR call me to let me know that you intend to attend to enable me to prepare printouts etc.

Please register for e mail updates on contact page on my website.

call 07725 814742.



By suesmith, Mar 11 2017 05:48AM

Clinical hypnotherapy has a history going way back to ancient times, with more recent eminent practitioners such as Franz Mesmer, James Braid, James Esdaile, Milton Hyland Erickson, to name but a few. The intention of this article is to assist those of you who have already decided that hypnotherapy is your chosen path and how to choose a therapist.


You should search for somebody who meets your criteria, perhaps specialising in a particular condition, they may be geographically close to you, or you might like the look of them. Don’t search by price alone.


Any symptoms you may have ideally should have been discussed with your G.P first. For example, general nervousness may be due to a shortage of vitamins, lack of sleep or a neurone disease. Tiredness may be due to the menopause, anaemia, poor diet, lack of exercise or have a neurological cause. And people with addictions may want to explore the free services available first.


Professional body membership and training


Hypnotherapy has become increasingly popular, and there are many professional training bodies who train hundreds of professional clinical hypnotherapists annually. When searching you may like the look or sound of a particular therapist, it is important that you find somebody you feel you can trust. Check out if they hold membership with a professional organisation. If so, then you will have a professional body that you can turn to if you have any complaints, and can follow their codes of conduct and ethics guidelines.


Many hypnotherapists also specialise and do additional training. It is worthwhile researching their qualifications particularly if you are looking for an expert on your specific problem. For example, some hypnotherapists are specialists in PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), some have extra qualifications in smoking cessation or may specialise in stress, phobias or hypnobirthing, etc.


Follow your ‘gut’ instinct


If there is no information easily available, such as a website, or a leaflet etc. and no clear pricing structure then steer clear. The advice is to check out a therapist’s qualifications and memberships, and also e-mail or call them and ask for more information before making a decision.


If upon your first meeting they are late, rude, untidy or if simply you feel at all uncomfortable with the venue or with them, then do not proceed, and do not feel obliged to continue at all.


Concentrate on what your goal is and who do you feel would be the ideal therapist who could help you achieve that goal.


The first meet


Check out the venue. You should feel safe and comfortable both with parking and going into the building, and feel at ease in the therapy room.


Ideally, the therapist should present themselves to you in a calm professional and confident manner, and be able to do all they can to make you feel at ease. The therapy room should be comfortable, but it need not be specially adapted. Sometimes sitting on a hardback chair with the lights on, and sounds of traffic during therapy can result in an equally effective result as lying on a couch with dimmed lights and background music. It is the quality of the therapy that is important.


The terms of payment should be clearly stated at the outset, so you know exactly how much you will pay per session and the likelihood of further sessions. It’s important that the therapist finds out what your expectation is about the therapy and the expected outcome.


Having decided that you would like to try hypnotherapy you have already made a very important step forward and it is important to continue and take your time and get the best help you can for yourself by choosing wisely.


Remember too it is a two-way process. Your cooperation is required and you may have some work to do, or homework, so keep an open mind. Most people describe the experience in a very positive way. For further information make enquiries directly to therapists you are thinking of booking a consultation with.


By suesmith, Mar 11 2017 05:17AM

Meditation, Being in the Moment & Focus


Learn how to bring calm into every moment of everyday life.


Venue: Will be in Chester le Street. Exact Address when you book or call me.


Wednesday 5th April 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm

6. 15 to 6.30 p.m: Arrival: Tea Coffee snacks. Welcome from Sue Smith



From Module 7 'Meditation and Being in the Moment'

For more info go to www.suesmithassociates.com

Or e mail me at info@suesmithassociates.com


** Please note. Only £10 if paid in Advance

or call me to let me know that you intend to attend to enable me to prepare printouts etc.


By suesmith, Feb 15 2017 01:13PM

MONTHLY MINDFULNESS CLASS


Compassion, Kindness, Listening Skills


Venue: Will be in Chester le Street. Exact Address when you book or call me.


Wednesday 1st of March 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm


6. oo p.m: Arrival: Tea Coffee snacks. Welcome from Sue Smith


'Fear grows out of things we think, it grows in our mind.

Compassion grows out of things we are, it lives in our hearts'


From Module 6 'Compassion and Boundaries'

For more info go to www.suesmithassociates.com

Or e mail me at info@suesmithassociates.com


** Please note. Only £10 if paid in Advance

or call me to let me know that you intend to attend.

Please register for e mail updates on contact page on my website.

To book click below, or call 07725 814742.