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Mental Health, Housing and Financial Guide for Veterans

Mental Health, Housing and Financial Guide for Veterans

When a member of the British military retires from active service and returns to civilian life, the adjustments required can be significant. Unmarried soldiers with no children may have no dependents, but if they have been serving overseas the idea of finding a new...

Post lock-down anxiety

Post lock-down anxiety

While 9 weeks of lockdown has been the cause of mental health issues for some, it seems that the lifting of restrictions is also bringing with it a sense of trepidation and unease. Some of us are ready and raring to return to our life in the new normal, while others...

Coronavirus and Anxiety

Coronavirus and Anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling or set of feelings and a perfectly natural reaction to certain situations where you feel apprehension or fear and can become a problem if the feelings won’t go away. With Coronavirus on the news constantly, everyone in lockdown and life completely...

Using the power of positive thinking to control anxiety

Using the power of positive thinking to control anxiety

Our brain has a natural negativity preference which means it constantly looks for, learns from, and holds onto anything it considers a danger with much more enthusiasm than something neutral or pleasant. It has a good reason for its natural negativity. Our ancestors...

Fun with Farnham Primary School

Fun with Farnham Primary School

This year has been an exciting and busy year for Alison Isaacs Therapy. My business has gone from strength to strength having launched it full-time on 1st April. A sparkly new website from Blink Web Design has enabled me to reach a far wider client base and has also...

Self Care

Self Care

Self-care week 2019 is upon us. An annual national awareness week that is encouraging people to think self-care for life and understand how to better look after our health. Looking after ourselves to improve our physical and mental health is our responsibility, and no...

How hypnotherapy can successfully treat a phobia

How hypnotherapy can successfully treat a phobia

Fear is a natural and healthy response we all have to danger, it’s a survival instinct to help us avoid and escape threatening situations. Phobias are different. They are more intense than fears and can lead to severe anxiety and panic attacks. They exist in our...

Feeling anxious? 5 ways to soothe yourself

Feeling anxious? 5 ways to soothe yourself

Anxiety and worry can creep up on us at any time of the day or night. It’s a feeling or set of feelings and a perfectly natural reaction to certain situations where you feel apprehension or fear but can become a problem if the feelings won’t go away or if the feelings...

Self-Defeating Behaviours

Self-Defeating Behaviours

Self-defeating behaviors are behaviors used to protect yourself against perceived dangerous situations from the outside world. These behaviors are often not regarded as self-defeating initially, but rather survival mechanisms, and will at one time have been used...