Coming to the Realization that You Have an Emotionally Absent Mother


When we become parents ourselves, most of us feel a deep connection to our own mums and dads. We feel a tremendous gratitude for all they did for us. We have a new-found appreciation for the patience, effort, and loving care it took to potty train us, help us with our maths homework, guide us through the awkward pre-teen years, and let us make our own stupid mistakes as young adults. But, for others, parenthood makes us realize that we missed out on something crucial during our childhoods – the profound emotional bond between mother and child.


Understanding the Pain of Abandonment


When children are raised with chronic loss, without the psychological or physical protection they need and certainly deserve, it is most natural for them to internalize incredible fear. Not receiving the necessary psychological or physical protection equals abandonment. And, living with repeated abandonment experiences creates toxic shame. Shame arises from the painful message implied in abandonment: “You are not important. You are not of value.” This is the pain from which people need to heal.



Northampton General Hospital has published a self-help hypnosis programme for people feeling anxious before medical procedures.


LISTEN: Self-help hypnosis podcast published by Northampton hospital for patients with pre-operation anxiety



Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Monthly Masterclass


Hello Everyone,

We have now finalised our meetup established at Birkbeck, University of London with easy access to transport amenities.

Our group is open to anyone interested in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy. Moreover, all skill levels are welcomed. This monthly meetup was created to discuss anything Ericksonian and more complex casework examples found in clinical practice, when utilising Ericksonian hypo-therapeutic principles and techniques.

It may also count towards your annual CPD as qualified hypnotherapists registered with a professional body. This is a not for profit event but a minimal fee of approximately £20 will be charged for the day for a 3 hour seminar and only to cover the hire costs of our Central London venue which is now confirmed.

25 places on this first instance are available and Dan Jones will be the respected guest speaker presenting on the day.

I look forward to meeting you all!

With best wishes


Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Monthly Masterclass

Saturday, Mar 24, 2018, 1:00 PM

11 Members Went

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Teaching patients in pain self hypnosis could help curb the opioid crisis, Stanford researcher says


David Spiegel of Stanford University’s School of Medicine explains what happens in the brain when somebody is hypnotized, and how hypnosis can reduce pain, improve cancer survival rates and help people stop smoking.