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Organic what?!
Jan 17, 2024

Organic what?!

So, this is not so much about hypnotherapy or massage, but it is super important to me. I have come back from the Oxford Real Farming Conference just over a week ago and I had my heart truly warmed. Meeting and listening to the most interesting, kind, compassionate and thoughtful of people; hearing the truths of how our systems are pretty messed up; the reality of how hard people are working towards making this country a better place to live, grow, eat and drink, buy stuff that’s really what it says it is, and so on!
 
What has farming got to do with what I do? Well, pretty much everything! It is the foundation of all we have: what you eat, what you wear, what eyeshadow you decide to put on, what chair you are sitting on…. The list is endless. It’s a way of life, a system that looks out for other systems. Everything comes from someone having grown it, processed it, shaved it, milked it, sown it – you can pretty much count everything you see around you as having come from a farm somewhere on this planet. You probably think of a farm with cattle and sheep on it, no – there are farms farming everything. Minerals and stones from the earth are farmed. Fruit and veg is farmed. Cotton is farmed. Meat, dairy, candles even. Not an exhaustive list!
 
It might sound cliché, but we really have lost our connection to life. We are squeamish about birth, about death, and everything in between. We have lost sight of being independent inasmuch as we can’t do very much without picking up a phone and googling it. It’s a pretty sorry state of affairs. But there is hope! As I discovered while listening to the amazing people talking in Oxford just over a week ago.
 
I did feel a little justified, there is a large disconnect between us and the planet, but people are doing something about it. The conference was not about intensive-give-me-all-you-got-farming. It was about farmers who are essentially, as far as I could gather, fed up with the processes which lack the connection with the land that they manage, lack of control, lack of value, but they are doing something about it, have been for the past 15 years and more. Corporate ways do not fit in with how farming should be. You can’t just have what you want when you want, and too much of it all. Moving away from the corporates of the world and doing what comes naturally, is the way forwards. We should be listening to the earth, the seasons, the soil, the flora, and fauna, all of it, which is how previous generations farmed basically.
 
This was so heart-warming. In my ignorance I only thought there were 1 or 2 organic farms around but no, there is so much more than that! It’s so great to know that we are taking our power back from the bottom up. But we need to do more - farmers don’t even get to say what goes on the label that is stuck on to the food they produce. Which to me seems ridiculous. But we need to support farmers now. Easier said than done yes, supermarkets make it so easy to lure us in. Life is meant to be easy, no? Not when it has such dire consequences, and we end up losing ourselves in amongst the shelves of unending choice of food which we have no relationship with other than to eat it mindlessly. Rant over – point I wanted to make was that it’s so good to just open your eyes and really start to question “where does my food really come from?”. Thoughts can be changed. Behaviour can change. Especially, when thinking about where the actual source of what we eat/drink/wear/sit on etc, comes from.

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Fear of flying & Anxieties: After having a difficult year I decided to try hypnotherapy with Penny and it was the best choice I have made for myself! I'm now able to live more in the moment and have a better understanding of how to cope with or even eliminate my anxieties. I also had 2 sessions dedicated to helping to reduce my phobia of flying which helped me tremendously as I was able to get on a plane again without feeling terrified! Pen is always very positive and relaxed during our sessions and always makes me feel comfortable.

Anxiety/Stress: I went to see Penny as I felt stuck, struggling to cope & unable to move on in life. I had 12 sessions.  I had never really done hypnosis before & really struggled to focus on the words as my mind raced everywhere. Penny reassured me it would still work - which it did. It took a couple of weeks to kick in but I really appreciated the time taken to focus on the issues & Penny's positive attitude really filtered through. Slowly my positivity increased, the overthinking eased off & my sleep improved. This allowed me to problem-solve & plan more changes to make. It was like moving a large rock - once we got it moving progress started to happen & towards the last few sessions things started to speed up. I would recommend Penny to anyone who feels overwhelmed or near a crisis point.

Pain: I had 12 hypnotherapy sessions with Penny. The hypnosis was relaxing & reviving and seemed to link with my subconscious & bring me back to positive feelings. I still use the audio which acts as a kick-start if doubts start seeping in. I also found Penny's voice calming & reassuring. I have no reservations in recommending Penny. I liked her honesty in what the therapy could offer. I have been very happy with the outcome of the hypnotherapy.

Stop Smoking: Both myself and my husband decided it was time to stop smoking. My husband had smoked 20+ a day for 35 years and I had also smoked on and off for years. We can both honestly say we have never felt better thanks to Penny, she made us feel comfortable and was very reassuring, after just one appointment we were smoke-free.  We are now looking forward to extra holidays with the money we have saved and also stress free knowing we can travel and not worry about going without a cigarette.

Stress Buster/Body Image: Pen has helped me massively increase my resilience to stress. Tasks which seemed ongoing and impossible became doable. While work may still be stressful, the speed with which I bounce back is great and has allowed me to put in boundaries, both personal and professional. It has increased my self-confidence and assertiveness and has improved my sleep patterns so much. Penny has also taken me through several weight-loss sessions from which I am feeling the benefits and feel now that I am in the right place to start an exercise regimen and take control of my fitness.

Sleep Issues: I was slightly sceptical over hypnotherapy, probably because I was frightened of being made to do something I didn't want to. But my sleeping was all over the place and I'm a constant worrier, so thought I'd give it a go - I am so pleased with how relaxed I felt and how my sleeping has improved. I feel much calmer now and can rationalise things better than before. I thoroughly recommend it to anyone with for a variety of problems or habits, and Pen's voice is greatly comforting when I listen to the recording when going to sleep. I know I can come for a top-up whenever I need to.

Public Speaking: I wanted to try hypnotherapy in order to deal with the anxiety I experience before speaking in public. My sessions with Pen have helped me reduce this in such a short amount of time it is really unbelievable how effective they’ve been. I now feel calm and focused and those waves of panic that tripped me up before talking in public have entirely gone away. I can’t stress enough how effective these sessions with Pen have been. She is calm and an intuitive listener who instantly puts you at ease. I wouldn’t think twice about recommending her sessions to anyone.

I would highly recommend Penny for helping and supporting anyone suffering with anxiety. My son Louie was suffering from panic attacks and it was heartbreaking watching him missing out on having fun with his friends because of a general fear something was going to happen. Penny was recommended to us by a friend who’s daughter was suffering from anxiety and was attending sessions with Penny to tackle this and couldn’t talk highly enough of her. So we thought it must be worth a try. Louie started having sessions with Penny and the difference was amazing, he started being more confident and less panicky and slowly started getting back to his usual happy go lucky self, which was a joy to see. I’m sure anyone who has a child, family member or friend that suffers from this realises how stressful this situation can be on a day to day basis. So get in touch with Penny, it could change your life.

Penny, thinking just how bad she was and how far she has come! I have no doubt in my mind that if anyone else’s child is suffering then you are the person to help! We are so thankful.

Hypnotherapy.... The final piece of the puzzle that completed and transformed my life. Amazing!

I had hypnotherapy to help me with my anxiety and depression and honestly, it changed my life for the better. I was in a place where I thought there was no escape from these feelings. However, hypnotherapy turned things around for me greatly. My OCD has also died down massively and it has also helped me through the very rough time at school. I'm extremely grateful for Pen's clear and kind understanding and I strongly recommend this to anyone who is having these similar feelings as well, as it will change your life for the better