When we talk about “stress” we really mean a point in our lives when our defence mechanisms become over stretched. We can no longer cope effectively with the problems facing us. We can become overwhelmed by a seemingly minor crisis.

A lack of control is a key factor in stress.

Stress – although it has common features and symptoms – means different things to different people. However we vary markedly in our ability to cope with stress.

When we get a shock or feel threatened our bodies release hormones that cause physical changes. These mean that our body is ready to react because we face a real, imagined, or suspected threat.

We are ready for action such as to fight or run away just when we really need to feel calm and think clearly.

Whether the threat is a hungry sabre toothed tiger, an angry boss or a looming deadline, the physiological reaction is the same.

Modern life’s trials activate a physiological reaction that evolved to help us survive against nature’s teeth and claws.

The difficulty comes when we are under prolonged stress and the stress response never fully dies away. This can lead to an increased risk of ill health, whether psychological, emotional or even physical.

PSYCHOLOGICAL SYMPTOMS can include inability to concentrate or make simple decisions, memory lapses, becoming rather vague or easily distracted, excessive worrying or thinking negatively, increased reliance on habits and coping strategies such as alcohol and tobacco, reduction in self esteem and confidence.

EMOTIONAL SYMPTOMS can include depression, panic attacks, phobias intensifying, anger and irritability, tearfulness, mood swings, being sensitive to criticism, frustration and loneliness.

PHYSICAL SIGNS include aches and pains, muscle tension, frequent colds and infections, allergies or skin irritations, headaches, weight loss or gain, energy levels, sleep patterns, dizziness, sex drive, ulcers / IBS.


It is not always possible to remove the source of the pressure or challenges that you face. It may be that you feel stressed as a result of an illness in the family or because of work pressures.

I can help you to cope much better. It is not the situation you find yourself in that is causing you stress, it is your response to it.

Hypnotherapy and stress management can teach you how to regain a sense of control and normality.

I can help you to understand why you are having difficulty in dealing with stressful situations, understand what triggers your stress and how to respond positively and constructively to stress in the future, increase your sense of wellbeing generally so you feel better able to cope.

Stress is a normal part of life, but it can be difficult to recognise when it is becoming a problem.

However if you are experiencing strong feelings of stress or they are lasting a long time, it can become exhausting and overwhelming and over time erode your mental and physical wellbeing.

I use a variety of techniques tailored to you and your specific situation including hypnotherapy, coaching and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).

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

Contact Philippa

Contact me on 07762 962109

Hypnotherapy Treatments

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
Weight control and management
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Qualifications and Memberships

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