Why the name Chalice Hypnotherapy

Its Saturday morning , I am relaxing in bed while writing this and just wanted to  answer a question I get asked a lot on why I choose the name Chalice Hypnotherapy  for my business.

The name has meaning and that symbolism of change,  so  when ever i hear it ,   it reminds me of the moment I took action in my mind.   Not just think about it.   I knew what I was going to do,  what I had to do,  to start getting those natural human needs met.

There was certain aspects of my life that needed to change and transform .  I was not content with the way my life was drifting into the same every day . Although I had a good job it no longer fulfilled or stretched my brain,  and as human beings our brain needs to learn and stretch and grow with new knowledge.

I guess the other interesting factor that led to that change to move forwards in a completely new direction was something that initially was perceived by myself as being a negative event actually also contributed to being the other catalyst and push that i needed.  If that had not of happened would I actually decided to change ? who knows?  But I think I still would have !

So back to the name and recently i have been asked a lot by my clients why the name chalice hypnotherapy its different to the others out there.

I went to visit Glastonbury,  herd so much about it and I had always wanted to go , visit all the spiritual and beautiful interesting places they had to offer. Of course I was intrigued by the amazing crystal shops and book shops I had been told about too. I refuse to say how much I spent in those shops its a secret lol.

While in Glastonbury and taking this much needed break from my life, with hubby, we visited a beautiful garden with one of Britain’s  most ancient wells . For two thousand years it has been a place where people go to find peace solace and inspiration.

While sat in this beautiful place with my bare feet in freezing cold water is where I knew I was going to take the leap and train to be a hypnotherapist something I had always been interested in for many years but had never done anything about it. I decided this time action was going to be taken , many times we all do this,  where we know change has to happen,  but no action is followed threw.  This time I followed it with action and the ball just rolled and the more small changes I made the bigger ones were not far behind.

Whenever I reflected back about how much my life changed completely and so much for the better I always looked back to that point as the main inspiration to get going just taking that time out from life and being in this beautiful spiritual place of meaning.

A perfect name for my new career therefore had to be Chalice Hypnotherapy.

This was just my personal story of how changes started to happen, for everyone it is very different but there always does seem to be that point we hit and know that we have to grow and move forwards and so it is perfect and I love very much that this is what I am helping people to do in their own lives.

Thanks for taking the time to read how Chalice Hypnotherapy came about .




The first steps in waking up to change .

I saw this quote today and i found that this really stood out for me and most defiantly for most of the clients who come to see me .
They have decided, you have decided now is the time to move. 
When you get to that point of realization / almost an awakening point you then start to look for solutions that will get you on the right track to achieve that movement into a better way. 
I am someone who is passionate about moving you to that goal. 
All too often we know what we do not want in life, how we do not want to behave how we do not want to be like this anymore. 
I help you to focus you on what you want , how you want to be , what changes you want to make ! 
If you are ready to move, to not stand still anymore! to wake up to a new way of being and thinking please get in touch . 


Weight management and how hypnotherapy can help.


Evening all, hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather we are having ! Today I want to have a talk about weight management as I do get asked a lot about it, and how hypnotherapy can help?

Hypnotherapy gives you the tools to put you back in control around food and make better choices overall and also around exercise, motivation and confidence.

In a session with me I teach you all about the brain and how we get stuck in certain eating habits and the choices we make around food why we do and how to change it.

Just some of the things I talk about is how we give ourselves short fast fixes of food rewards, the feel good chemical dopamine is released, the result of this is that we can eat not according to energy needs but purely for pleasure. In an environment where foods are abundant together with a less active lifestyle it’s easy to understand how the dopamine reward system plays a crucial role in our eating habits and behaviors.
A recent study offers insight into dopamine and the obesity connection. The study showed overweight women produce less dopamine when eating food, so the more we eat the less good we feel so the more we carry on eating. Study recommends that we increase dopamine, so we don’t rely on food and that’s where we can help enormously.

The steroid hormone cortisol has also been strongly linked to obesity. Cortisol is released in response to stress. If you have too much cortisol in the body it favors fat storage and stimulates hunger and feeding so you don’t want to produce too much So, it is very important to reduce cortisol in the body.

. Clinical studies have shown that obesity is linked to stress and other psychological disturbances. Life can be stressful.This again is where hypnotherapy can be so helpful.

I also get asked the question , what if the weight gain is down to a medical condition or medications ? Hypnotherapy can still help to create changes in managing this better, for instance more exercise better and healthier eating and living.

Hypnotherapy and weight management is not a overnight change and success story you still have to work at it, but with the knowledge you gain from me during sessions and why it is so vitally important to work on our thinking patterns and mind can help you to achieve this goal.

This is just a small amount i talk about in my sessions and combined with the very relaxing hypnosis it is an all round very relaxing and positive experience. For weight management normally you would need around 8 – 12 sessions but everyone is different, some may need less or more.

If you would like to have the free initial consultation with me just get in touch either message / email/ website or any other questions please ask i will be very happy to help .

many thanks for taking the time to read and please feel free to share if you know some one you think might benefit or just find it useful.



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Day out on the London underground conquering fears !!!!

Hi everyone
Hope you all have had a wonderful bank holiday weekend.
Just a little story to share of what happened to me over the weekend which empowered me and has made me realize just how far i have come and how much hypnotherapy has changed me !
So people who know me well , i had a real problem with claustrophobia, particularly lifts but mostly anywhere i felt trapped! So of course the underground in London was always a very huge challenge which i avoided as much as possible because of the huge anxiety it would cause and sometimes even full blown panic attacks.
While training to become a solution focused hypnotherapist i decided to have hypnosis and therapy myself to change my life, my thinking my phobias, anxiety i had a lot of work to do lol.
It worked so well , my life changed and i was in control for the first time in years.
So back to London, on the tube not loving it but totally in control no fear no anxiety and then the tube stopped mid tunnel !!!!!! Talk about being put to the test !!! To see if my thought patterns had indeed changed. The tube was also pretty busy. I looked around wondering what was happening and did have an initial fear rise up in me. I felt sure that everything was going to end there and then and i would go into a full blown panic, and especially when over the speaker the driver informed us we would be there a while as the train in front had problems !!! The fear came, but i recognized straight away what was happening, I knew not allow this fear to grip and take over me , within minutes i was calm again.
The amazing thing for me is that just a year a go i could never ever have imagined this to happen, to be in control of the fear and make the rational choice in my head that i was OK and i was not going to die !!!!
Another test to my new way of thinking was over hearing that all the stranded passengers on the other tube would be getting on to the tube i was on , i just thought OK bring it on lol and i was fine all the other stranded passengers did get on the tube and it was completely rammed but i was OK i survived and felt so empowered that something i could not have coped with a year a go became a fairly normal event with no danger.
This is why i feel so passionate about solution focused hypnotherapy and one of the reasons i decided to help others and i love what i do .