What is EMDR Therapy?

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing. It is a psychotherapeutic procedure that was originally developed by Dr Francine Shapiro in the United States in 1987. EMDR was originally designed to treat traumatic or “dysfunctional” memories and experiences and their psychological consequences, and the procedure has mainly been used in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. However EMDR has been increasingly used over the years to treat e.g., grief, phobias, test and performance Read more…

What is CBT?

Cognitions are the way a person interprets events, images, thoughts and attitudes. Changing the way we think can change our mood. (This does not mean thinking positively but by thinking and acting realistically and learning to challenge unhelpful beliefs we have picked up over our lives). Behaviour therapy emphasises our habituated responses to things and the way in which our behaviour is shaped by its consequences (e.g. confidence, assertiveness, phobias and obsessions). Old habits die Read more…

Spotlight on Reflexology: Interview with Bridget Andrew

Q) So, Bridget, you’re very well known in Buxton and so is ‘the little black and white hut opposite the train station’. For how long have you been running the Natural Health Practice? A) I’ve been running the practice for 21 years now! Our premises used to be a sweet shop, which some of my clients still remember. It’s a lovely little space and is actually a listed building – It used to be the Read more…

Which Massage is For You?

By Stephanie Hanshaw Sports Massage To think the only people who qualify for a sports massage are “sporty people” is a myth! Sports massage is a deep tissue massage which people of all ages, professions, lifestyle and backgrounds benefit from. Among my clientele at The Natural Health Practice are labourers, office workers, businessmen and women who spend too much time behind the steering wheel, mums, and people who generally live a hectic lifestyle. Don’t rule Read more…

The Truth About Hypnotherapy

by Diane Oxborough People are curious about hypnotherapy. Everyday I’m contacted by individuals who think hypnotherapy could be the solution to their problem; The magic wand that will get rid of their stress, anxiety, IBS or smoking habit. Often, the same people can feel apprehensive of being hypnotised and have some strange ideas about what will happen to them if they come and see me. And how should they know what to expect? Most of Read more…