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  • Cleaning for the Soul with Moira Johnston Hypnotherapy: A Transformative Journey

    As featured in The Cryer, East Lothian 14th February 2024 As the blossoms unfold and daylight extends its embrace, a yearning to refresh our physical surroundings arises naturally. Yet, what about the recesses of our minds? Moira Johnston Hypnotherapy extends an invitation to embark on a unique spring cleaning for the soul - an immersive journey guided by Moira's expertise in solution focused hypnotherapy (SFH). Moira distinguishes herself as a hypnotherapist with a penchant for solutions, dedicated to aiding individuals in rediscovering their inner strength and resilience. Based in East Lothian, Moira brings a contemporary and well-researched approach to hypnotherapy. Unlike traditional therapeutic methods that delve into past traumas, SFH centres around the pursuit of what you want to achieve - the solution. This empowers individuals to identify and take incremental steps toward their goals. Adding an endearing touch to Moira's sessions is Tara, a charming 5-year-old Labrador. Beyond being a therapy dog, Tara emerges as an integral part of the healing process. By request, Tara may join sessions, contributing comfort and companionship. Tara's favourite pastimes include serene snoozing, relishing snacks, and lavishing clients with attention. Her tranquil presence elevates the therapeutic environment, cultivating a safe space for exploration and growth. Spring, the season of renewal, serves as the backdrop for Moira's specialty in guiding individuals through a mental refresh. Hypnotherapy emerges as a potent tool for addressing various conditions, notably the pervasive grip of generalised anxiety. Moira's sessions strategically shift the focus from problems to solutions, imparting practical strategies to manage anxiety and nurture resilience. In a society entangled with stress and uncertainty, Moira's solution focused hypnotherapy stands as a beacon of hope. The process empowers individuals to envision a positive future, fostering a mindset conducive to the attainment of their goals. Each session is meticulously tailored to individual needs, ensuring a personalised and transformative experience. Through solution focused hypnotherapy, the emphasis is not on dwelling in the past but collaboratively defining a desired future. Spring cleaning the mind becomes a liberating process, making room for positivity, confidence, and self-discovery. This spring entrust your mental well-being to Moira. Whether grappling with anxiety, seeking personal growth, or simply aiming to rejuvenate the mind, Moira's expertise, complemented by Tara's comforting presence, presents a holistic approach to spring cleaning for the soul. Feel free to reach out to Moira to schedule your session and embrace the season of renewal with open arms. Your transformative journey awaits. Contact Moira to book in your appointment moira.johnston@hotmail.com 07527 271 595 www.moirajohnstonhypnotherapy.com

  • Unlocking Potential: The Advantages of Hypnotherapy in Sports Performance and Competition

    In the world of sports and competition, athletes are constantly looking for ways to gain a ‘competitive edge’. From rigorous training routines to strict diets, they leave no stone unturned in their pursuit of excellence. However, one method that has been gaining traction in recent years is hypnotherapy – a powerful tool that has proven to have numerous advantages in sports performance and competition. Let’s dive into the advantages… 1. Mental strength and focus One of the key benefits of hypnotherapy in sports is its ability to enhance mental strength and focus. Through guided relaxation and visualization techniques, athletes can enter a deep state of concentration, free from distractions and negative thoughts. This heightened focus enables athletes to perform at their best, staying in the zone and making split-second decisions with clarity and confidence. 2. Overcoming performance anxiety and stress Every athlete has experienced performance anxiety or stress at some point in their career. These emotions can be overwhelming and hinder performance. Hypnotherapy helps athletes manage and overcome these challenges by reducing anxiety levels, controlling nerves, and replacing negative thoughts with positive affirmations. By reprogramming the subconscious mind, athletes can break free from self-doubt and perform to the best of their abilities. 3. Mental rehearsal and skill improvement Hypnotherapy allows athletes to utilize the power of mental rehearsal. By vividly visualizing themselves practicing and excelling in their sport, they can improve their muscle memory and technique without physically exerting themselves. This technique has been proven to enhance skill development, increase confidence, and improve overall performance in competitive settings. 4. Boosting motivation and self-belief Motivation and self-belief are crucial factors in sports performance. Hypnotherapy helps athletes tap into their inner resources and cultivate a winning mindset. By addressing any limiting beliefs or negative self-talk, hypnotherapy allows athletes to build a strong sense of self-belief and motivation, pushing them to new heights of success. 5. Enhancing recovery and injury healing Sports often come with physical injuries and recovery periods. Hypnotherapy can play a significant role in the healing process by reducing pain, accelerating recovery, and promoting overall well-being. By accessing the power of the subconscious mind, hypnotherapy aids in relaxation, stress reduction, and fostering a positive mental attitude, all of which contribute to a speedier recovery. Overall, hypnotherapy offers a wide range of advantages in sports performance and competition. From developing mental strength and focus to managing anxiety and stress, it has the potential to unlock an athlete's true potential. By harnessing the power of the mind, hypnotherapy can enhance skill development, boost motivation, and aid in the recovery process. It’s no surprise that more athletes are turning to hypnotherapy as an essential tool in their pursuit of excellence. If you have a competition coming up and think that you’d like to try and settle those pre nerves or put those worries to bed, take an hour out of your day and get in touch to book in your first consultation!

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