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Do you find making eye contact very very awkward ?

Do you find making eye contact very very awkward ?

Do you find making eye contact very very awkward ? When you are at work, with family, friends or interacting with strangers, does the thought of making eye contact fill you with dread, almost to the point that you would rather not have that interaction at all, than to feel those uncomfortable feelings ? Those uncomfortable feelings have been described…

Sleep-Related Rhythmic Movement Disorder

Sleep-Related Rhythmic Movement Disorder

What is it ? Sleep-Related Rhythmic Movement Disorder (SRRMD) is the strong urge to move, rhythmically before you fall asleep, during transitioning from sleep to wakefulnesss i.e. several times a night during the lighter stages of sleep, and often on wakening. It can manifest as head rolling, head banging, body rocking and body rolling. An episode usually lasts up to 15…

Fact or Myth ?

Fact or Myth ?

Being a hypnotherapist I often hear “Don’t look into my eyes!”. It’s a joke that comes from media portrayals of hypnosis but stems from some basic myths and fears of hypnosis, so lets clarify! MYTH: I can’t be hypnotised. FACT: Everyone who is willing can be hypnotised. MYTH: I’ll get stuck. FACT: This is impossible. You are the one who…

Don’t Fight the Panic

Don’t Fight the Panic

A panic attack can be frightening, overwhelming and a very uncomfortable experience but it is ABSOLUTELY NOT DANGEROUS. It is an extremely natural bodily response to perceived danger. It serves us well sometimes and keeps us alive sometimes – think – don’t step in front of that bus ! don’t get in a relationship with that abusive person ! However…

Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder

Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder

A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense anxiety and/or fear with physical symptoms such as dizziness, shortness of breath, heart racing, trembling, sweating and chest pain caused by the hormone adrenaline flooding your bloodstream up to 2 ½ times the normal amount. Sometimes panic attacks can occur without warning with no obvious environmental or situational triggers associated with…

Quit Smoking in 60 minutes with Hypnotherapy

Quit Smoking in 60 minutes with Hypnotherapy

You CAN quit smoking with Hypnotherapy ! Tried “toughing it out” ? Tried medication and patches ? Tried battling with your subconscious mind to stub those cigarettes out FOREVER ?!  At Takapuna Therapy we are passionate about helping people quit smoking for good. The conscious mind battles with the subconscious mind and sometimes wins…but with hypnotherapy we can put you…

Try Havening Therapy

Try Havening Therapy

Havening, is a new psycho-sensory therapy developed by the Ruden Brothers and popularized in part by hypnotist Paul McKenna; it relies on “amygdala depotentiation” that has the power to treat everything from work-related stress,  phobias, post-traumatic stress and anxiety, depression and fears. Havening involves instructing the patient to recall troubling emotional memories, which can be shared with the therapist or…