about Sharon's hypnotherapy & a sample of
coaching articles by Sharon published on the Mind
‘The soothing voice of
reason can help ease life's pressures’
MOST people associate
hypnosis with getting up on stage on holiday and
being made to act foolishly but in reality it
can be a great stress buster.
I was somewhat sceptical when asked to have
a session of hypnotherapy as a way of combating
stress, but after just 90 minutes I was feeling
much more relaxed and happier.
The hypnosis was done by Sharon Juden at the
Natural Health Consultancy Complementary Therapy
Clinic in Crowthorne and involved deep relaxation
techniques and understanding the causes of stress.
Since moving to the clinic on Dukes Ride two
years ago, hypnotherapist and career and confidence
coach Sharon has seen the number of people turning
to her services increase steadily, but the numbers
have shot up since the credit crunch.
She said: “In the last year I have seen
a huge increase in numbers. People have money
worries, far too much work and are worried about
“They worry about losing their jobs, the
long hours they work and the brain and body can
only take so much.”
Working on a busy newspaper to tight deadlines,
and my wife expecting a baby in less than six
weeks, I was only too aware how stressful modern
life could be so was happy to see if Sharon could
ever stopped to wonder why you do
the things you do?
you ever noticed the little voice
inside your head that seems to be
on a constant loop?
Is it possible
you have created a certain impression
of someone or some situation based
on other people’s thoughts and beliefs
rather than on your own?
many times have you said “yes”,
when really you wanted to say “no”?
do you use that could be holding
your life so busy that you have
forgotten to listen to your inner
you do today to improve one aspect
of your life?
session began by talking about my daily schedule,
whether I could sleep at night and whether I was
happy. Once Sharon understood why I felt stressed,
and had found out what relaxes me, we began the
hypnosis. She asked me to stare at a point on
the wall, breath deeply and just listen to her
She explained that as I breathed deeply I would
slow my heartrate and begin to relax and that
I could then shut my eyes, but that could not
be made to do anything I didn’t want to
and could open my eyes at any time. I was not
100% convinced it would work, but willing to give
it a go. As I breathed deeply, I did start to
relax and my vision began to blur slowly, before
my eyes closed and all I could hear was Sharon’s
soothing voice. She asked me to imagine being
in a boat on a lake in the mountains, just drifting
along without a care in the world, feeling the
breeze blowing and not having anything to do,
or deadlines to meet. As I did so, I felt my shoulders
relax and a weight lifted from me.
While one session of hypnotherapy can have good
results, to really get to the root of the problem
Sharon explained that a full course of treatment
would be necessary.
She said: “Some people expect instant
success here with hypnotherapy. But it is a process
you go through, one session will help you feel
better but you have to persevere. To expect instant
success is unrealistic.”
I left feeling much happier and not so overwhelmed
by everything that is going on in my life and,
despite being somewhat cynical at the outset,
I would recommend a course of hypnotherapy for
anyone feeling stressed.
Bracknell News 2009