Life can get pretty full on. We all have a vast array of things that we have to manage like study, work and our personal lives.

Our lives are very often busy and stressful. When these pressures are being thrown our way, relaxation is a really effective tool for looking after our health.

Relaxation should be part of our daily routine not just something that we do on weekends or on holiday.

Relaxation doesn’t have to take up lots of our time. Just taking time away from our normal routines and thoughts can give us enough space and distance to feel calmer.


  • It will keep your stress levels in check
  • You will sleep better
  • Your mood will improve
  • It protects your heart from high blood pressure, heart attacks and other heart problems
  • It lowers your risk of catching infections
  • It boosts your memory and ability to concentrate
  • It lowers your stroke risk
  • It helps to reduce your risk of becoming depressed
  • It helps you to make better decisions
  • It helps to keep you slim by reducing stress
  • It increases energy levels
  • It increases confidence
  • You will enjoy relaxing


  • Take a break – have a bath, read a book, play with a pet, cook
  • Take a mindful walk  in nature – be totally “in the moment”. Be aware of the physical sensations associated with what you are doing, how your heels feel on the ground etc. Notice what is going on around you. Feel any textures, fragrances or temperatures of things around you or anything you are holding. Notice how your body feels and what thoughts are in your mind.
  • Listen to music
  • Laugh
  • Participate in social activities
  • Get creative – paint, draw, dance, bake, play a musical instrument. Distracting yourself from worrying thoughts stimulates your senses and focuses your emotions.
  • Turn your phone off for the evening – don’t check emails or social networks
  • Attend a yoga or pilates class
  • Exercise ( subject to GP approval )
  • Practice breathing exercises
  • Practice self hypnosis

Relaxation is defined as the state of being free from tension and anxiety. Many people regard relaxation as not being quite as stressed as they usually are and have either forgotten or do not know how to truly relax.

The main weapon that will help you to deal with stress/anxiety/fear is relaxation training.

If you learn how to relax your breathing and reduce your muscle tension, your mind will follow. Conversely if you learn to ease stressful thoughts and worry, your body will relax as well. The mind and body are inextricably linked.

It is highly recommended that you learn these exercises and practice them daily to improve their effectiveness and your own wellbeing.

There are numerous types of relaxation exercises but here are a few:

  1. DEEP BREATHING – when we feel stressed it is common for our rate of breathing to increase. We tend to breathe in a shallow manner. A deep breathing exercise allows us to take fuller, slower breaths that reflect a true relaxed state.
  1. VISUALISATION/IMAGERY – this gives our minds and bodies a mini holiday. It involves using imagery to fully immerse ourselves in a pleasant relaxing scene, noticing the sights, sounds, smells and tactile sensations.
  1. MINDFULNESS or MEDITATION – the deliberate and active use of our mind to improve our mind.
  1. PROGRESSIVE MUSCULAR RELAXATION – this involves sequentially tensing and relaxing the muscles in the body to lower overall tension and stress levels.
  1. SELF HYPNOSIS – I can teach you techniques to practice self hypnosis

I offer relaxation sessions on either a one-off or regular basis and also teach self hypnosis to enable you to benefit from the techniques at home.

In addition I offer relaxation sessions and self-hypnosis workshops to small groups.

Make the rest of your life the best of your life.

Contact Philippa

Contact me on 07762 962109

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Children and teenagers
Confidence and Self Esteem
Fears and Phobias
High blood pressure
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Pain management
Pregnancy and childbirth
Relaxation skills
Sports performance
Stop smoking cigarettes or ecigs
Stress management
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GHSC Accredited ( General Hypnotherapy Standards Council )
GHR Registered ( General Hypnotherapy Register )
GHSC award ' The General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice ( GQHP ) '
CNHC Registered ( Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council )
Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy ( Dip. CHH )
Certificate of N.L.P. Skills ( Cert. NLPS )
Certificate of Training Winning Weight Loss Practitioner
Diploma in Personal Injury Law ( Dip. PI )
LLB ( HONS ) Degree in Law