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Something Special?

Would you like something special this Christmas? That’s got to be a yes. So what do you need?

And what would your friends and family really appreciate? Perhaps, you are looking for an alternative Christmas present idea. You want to give something special to your loved ones but maybe you just don’t know what. Well, how about mind pampering. A little bit of me time is always special; some yummy relaxation.

We all love the luxury of some time for ourselves to relax. Life can be so busy these days; worIMG_20151006_084937824k, chores, routine,  commitments and unexpected demands. It can feel like, ‘where am I in all of this?’. So how about giving your loved ones the special treat of some me time. Your treasured loved ones ( or even yourself, of course you need to be treasured too you know ) can enjoy the special treat of an hours hypnotic Ego massage*. Delicious.

The Power of Your Mind gift vouchers can also be tailored for a set of sessions at a discounted rate, enquire for more details. Prices start at £65. So forgot the socks, the beard trimmer, the PJs or the perfume and choose the gift of mind pampering and relax.

Gift vouchers are sold all year. As well as for Christmas, they make the perfect alternative present for birthdays, mother’s day, as a thank you and just because you care.

* An ‘Ego massage’ is like a body massage but for the mind, allowing you to relax and feel worthwhile, lovable, confident, deserving and happy to be you.

And sleep…..

Screen Shot 2015-10-21 at 22.47.58Would you like an extra hour to rest this weekend? Well lucky you, the clocks go back this weekend so you gain one whole extra hour. Have you chosen what are you going to do with that hour? Sleep in? Be mindful about what you choose to do with this hour.

The Sleep Council promotes good sleeping habits and this national day is one we can all benefit from. We are aware of the benefits of eating healthily and regular exercise and good sleep is part of the whole package. I often hear from clients who would like more time to rest and today it is here for the taking. Yey! ‪#‎sleepdisorders‬ ‪#‎hypnotherapy‬ ‪#‎insomnia‬ ‪#‎skipton

Sleep disorders benefit from hypnotherapy. Contact Amy for more information or to book an appointment.

Autumn special offer

More than 20% off an initial session during autumn.P1120710

Change is in the air. It’s autumn already, that beautiful time of year when the leaves begin to change colour to delicious shades of amber, gold and copper.

This season I am offering the initial 90 minute session of hypnotherapy at a reduced rate of just £65. (Usual cost is £85). I also offer gift vouchers which can be used for an ‘ego massage’ or general relaxation, or if the lucky receipient chooses, for a particular issue.

Tell your friends, family and colleagues. For more information on hypnotherapy contact Amy on 01756 699136 or 07846 376306,

You can be sure the seasons will change. Is it time for you to make a change?

The thrill of stepping outside of your comfort zone

My comfort zone was comfortable, as the name suggests and as you would want. I quite liked it there. But recently I had an epiphany. It has been good. I have embraced some challenges that over the last 10 years I would have previously opted out of. Before children (BC) I did lots of adrenalin fuelled stuff, some prior to meeting my husband and some since, but hardly any since the kids were born.

By accidentally entering my comfort zone, where I had been for a while, it meant I got enjoyment from watching my children having fun. I remember watching my eldest enjoying pond dipping when he was about 4, doing it by himself; committed to finding pond snails and a newt. Of course there is something wonderful about watching your children have fun; exploring enthusiastically and learning about the world. Mine do enthusiasm well. But what seemed to happen without me noticing was that I stopped having experiences for myself and got my enjoyment through them; vicarious fun. I have since noticed this everywhere, kids do stuff, parents watch.

When they where first born I had little time, or energy, for external activites and my priorities were different. Then I was supporting my boys, helping them to learn new skills and then being at their side encoouraging their independence as they grew. I was happy with that. Now they like to go off and do things for themselves ( if I let them) and even though I still get enjoyment from watching them do things I feel they need me less and less.

There have been lots of times where my husband has done activities they desire with them, like off road biking (this REALLY is not my thing) or somersault diving on holiday. Instead I might have sunbathed on the pool side while filming them with my phone.

This summer things have been different, the kids are older, braver, bolder and even though I will still stand on the sidelines cheering their team on during a match I am no longer going to be sidelined through my own decision not to be a part of their activites. I have realised I was in danger of being separated from the other 3/4 of my family if I wasn’t careful. It was time to make a change.P1110619

So, I have done at least 5 things this summer that are out of my comfort zone, time to bring out my inner child and join the kids, and my husband. This is what I have done – wahey!

  1. Laser questing: I joined in with about 20 teenagers and kids, including my family, and while I, aka Poison Ivy, attacked my ‘enemies’ the other parents sat outside having coffee. I am now looking to organise a private 3 hour session one evening. Bring it on!.
  2. High wire walking in trees: Attached by a harness, in which I started off in a mental fog, I completely shocked myself as I made fairly light work of the whole activity.
  3. Swimming in the North Sea: Freezing is the word, lots of laughs as we all ran in screaming as it was so darn cold. It was a whole load of bonding fun catching the waves with body boards.
  4. A roller coaster: I used to love them when I was 20. This was a real biggy for me, I was so terrified. I have always felt like as soon as I birthed my children my nerve levels dropped to zero and my maternal protection instinct kicked in instead. The adrenalin rush felt so good I did it twice.
  5. Indoor skydiving: This was so different to anything I have ever done, even BC, but so very cool. Loved it Do it if you get a chance. Maybe I’ll even go for the real thing next time.

I feel exhilarated, I might even go off road biking.

I would love to know your experiences. Have you done more or less activity for yourself since your kids have been born? Why? Tell me about times when you have surprised yourself by doing something new or different.

Hypnosis can help you to come out of your comfort zone, take risks and overcome your fears. What would you like to do? Contact The Power of Your Mind for more information.



Wellness Fair, Forage Deli, Skipton.

PosterWellness Fair at Forage Deli Skipton, Tuesday 22nd September 6.30pm -10.00pm.

This is a relaxed evening with an opportunity to learn about different avenues for your well being. Come along to meet me and other local practitioners. I will be doing one or two relaxing hypnosis sessions during the evening ( included in the entry cost) and selling some HypnoBirthing books and CDs.

I am also excited that I will soon be offering monthly bookable group hypnosis sessions with The Healthy Lifestyle Studio, which has recently relocated to Brook Street in Skipton. Look out for more information soon.

August summer break for The Mind Retreat, Skipton

The Mind Retreat is taking a break throughout August. It will continue as usual on Tuesday 1st September with the Lunchtime Revival from 1-2pm upstairs at Forage Deli, Skipton. I look forward to seeing you there for an hour of calmness, positivity and relaxation, just for you. Your mind deserves a rest so put it in your diary today. Enjoy a great summer.

Mind Retreat Closure

Due to circumstances beyond my control Mind Retreat sessions will stop as of immediate affect. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. I will be looking into a new venue and will post any changes here.

What have you got to lose?

Easter with all those beautiful foil wrapped eggs and chocolate goodies can be a time for over indulgence. Go on, admit it, you sneaked a bit of your children’s Smartie egg when they weren’t looking, I know I did – Shhhh, or perhaps you bought a reduced one afterwards at the supermarket because it was just too good to resist.

Have you had your fill yet? Or maybe over eating doesn’t just happen at Easter.

Maybe you sneakily treat yourself, and if you do, who are you really kidding? Maybe you eat ‘just a little snack’ when you walk past the fridge. Maybe you have a tendancy to lick your plate clean no matter what. Maybe you’re a grazer, eating all the time, struggling to stop once you get started? Maybe stressful times seem a whole lot easier to deal with when your eating your favourite food.

Maybe you are wanting to change your eating habits for good? If you are commited to losing weight and you are prepared to plan, Hypnotherapy makes the possibility of losing weight twice as likely and you can lose twice as much. Even if you don’t believe in hypnotherapy it doesn’t matter, just your commitment needed. Sounds good? Give Amy Brown at in Skipton a call on 01756 699136 or 07846 376306. Personally tailored hypnotherapy sessions: £60 each for 75-90 minutes.

Today I Had a Filling While Hypnotised

Today my family and I joined a new dentist. One of my teeth had a small surface hole with, according to my dentist, ‘some unsupported surrounding enamel’ which meant there was a bigger hole below and I needed a filling. I don’t mind the dentist like some people. In fact, I used to prefer it to the hairdresser, it was that clean teeth feeling when you leave. I was asked what I usually did when I had a filling for pain relief. The last time I had oIMG_2217ne was over 15 years ago so I assumed I’d had an injection.

I asked to use self hypnosis.

I left the room while the rest of my family were checked. I sat in the waiting area and put myself into ‘the zone’ with my breathing. Within a couple of minutes my left hand was flipping back and forth; it does this when I’m hypnotised, one of various hypnotic phenomena that can occur.

I used a visualisation drawn from my subconscious to deepen my trance; travelling on a ski lift over a stunning powder snow covered mountain with fresh spring blue skies overhead. It was gorgeous. I then gave myself suggestions to numb my cheek, mouth and my hand. The hand was so I could transfer more numbness if I needed to.

I was called back in, I deepened the trance further, breathed even more slowly, explained the twitchy hand to the dentist and let her do her job. I could feel her fiddling about in there and, of course, I could here that drilling which I used to my benefit. I enjoyed my 10 minute floaty experience on the mountain (which was in fact 20 minutes).  But did I feel any pain? The answer is no, maybe a teeny bit depending on what pain is to you. Mostly nothing but there were a couple of moments when the feeling was similar to eating ice cream on a sensitive tooth.

The dentist told me that it was a much bigger job which was a surprise, to both me and her, and I had expected her to say the opposite. It was over before I knew it and was just fine.

Using hypnosis was far better than having a numb mouth for the rest of the morning and I would definitely do it again. Apart from one thing; my self hypnosis sessions are now going to include suggestions for more thorough dental hygiene so when I see my dentist again in September I’ll be leaving with a big smile on my face rather than a big filling in my tooth.

Amy Brown, The Power of Your Mind, Clinical Hypnotherapist in Yorshire