Control your emotional response to stress & anxiety

joanna pemberton

Feeling overwhelmed? Everything is tiring and colourless……. See no way of coping with your anxiety? Sounds like you’ve hit rock bottom? Is life getting on top of you? Stress is part of the busy lives we lead, a life is filled with happy and sad times, occasional life or death situations, assorted pressures and unexpected issues. As people we’re designed to cope with stress, handle urgent situations, react accordingly, but once they’re dealt with, it’s important to allow time to recover, relax and become calm again.

Becoming Mindful There’s Only Yourself to Blame


Listening to a chat show I am mindful of the amount of blame and negativity being focussed on by the host and guests. When did we become such a race of blamers, should have, would have, could haves, it’s all his/her fault?

Does stress keep you awake at night?

Worry and anxiety is a physical response to something that might harm you, it is your body’s way of keeping you safe. You might respond in different ways. You could go into what is known as “fight” mode when stressed, or might become angry and agitated. Or use the “flight” mode and become withdrawn and depressed. Finally, there is “freeze” and you are incapable of doing anything when stressed. Depending on how you respond to stress, it may keep you awake at night with thoughts running out of control in your head.

How would you feel about having a stress free Christmas?

Fast forward to January 2016. After the sparkle of Christmas is over, are you left feeling dull because of the credit card bills flying in the New Year? It can be hard to avoid using credit to pay for the festive season but saving in the run up will help soften the blow in January.


Many people suffer with phobias, often in silence and afraid to tell anybody, these may include

  • Fear of flying
  • Stage fright
  • Public speaking
  • Spiders


Confidence a problem? Look no further for the answer

Eliminating low confidence

It is natural for our self-confidence levels to wax and wane through the course of our lifetime but occasionally certain experiences cause our confidence levels to drop and stay low. Attending parties, giving demonstrations and work meetings are a few of the circumstances which may be affected by low self-confidence. Having low self-worth also affects confidence in a damaging way i.e. if we feel unhappy concerning the way we look.

Outward warning signs of low self-confidence include appearing shy, nervous or socially withdrawn, especially in confrontational or stressful scenarios.

In plenty of cases, the environment a person is brought up in can affect the confidence of the individual. Negative experiences, constant critical judgement and even bullying can cause low self-confidence in people, as can memories later in life.

The problem is that if self-confidence isn’t resolved quickly it can more often than not result in other mental problems like difficulty interacting with others, anxiety and depression. This is why it’s very important to seek help in a timely manner if your self-confidence is knocked for a long period of time, as negative thinking patterns can rapidly build and spiral out of control. Low self-confidence can have ramifications on large parts of our lives; it can affect things like our social life, the way we interact with relatives and friends, interviews and meetings in the office.

Thankfully, low self-confidence can usually be easily corrected in a relatively short time. Low self-confidence is on the whole caused by inappropriate patterns of behaviour about themselves. By transforming these habits and creating ideas and feelings of higher levels of self-confidence, an individual can understand the huge benefits of gaining help. Higher levels of confidence can make a significant difference to everything – from relationships with family and friends to career prospects as well as general state of mind.

Perhaps the best treatments for low self-confidence is hypnotherapy, as it deals with the underlying factors causing habitual low self-confidence. It seeks to ascertain the root reason behind the feelings of low self-confidence and low self-worth and treat it.

On the whole, your hypnotherapist would seek to change your perceptions and free you from unhelpful patterns of behaviour so that you can begin to implement new, more helpful ways of thinking. Once the underlying problems are dealt with, a large number of clients find it easier to get back to a ‘normal life’.

Joanna Pemberton, a professional hypnotherapist, who works at Hypno With Jo explained, “hypnotherapy combined with my other techniques always deliver truly transformational results”.

Check out my testimonials and facebook page for more information.


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Bridal Coach CD

If you are about to get married, I can offer The Bridal Coach DVD for only £25.90 (usually £49.57) – it is a great way to help you prepare for your special day – click here for more information and to buy.

WEEK-END RETREAT “Escape from it all”

Escape from it all

Does the idea of a weekend in a welcoming north Wales countryside cottage learning about – and experiencing – relaxing holistic treatments appeal to you?

Located in Llanrwst, our Holistic Weekend Retreat on the 26th – 28th September will leave you feeling refreshed and inspired. There will be plenty of delicious food and good company included too to make sure your weekend away is really special.


When you arrive, you’ll meet the team (more on them later). You’ll then enjoy a leisurely evening meal while the conversation flows (as will the wine!). You will be relaxing and unwinding in no time at all.


You’ll spend the morning learning about self hypnosis, the Butterfly Effect and the Silva method.

After enjoying a healthy, locally sourced buffet lunch – and as long as the weather behaves – we will all head off for a walk in the glorious north Wales’ countryside. The area is steeped in history and offers a magical backdrop as you visit the village of Gwytherin, a resting place for the Pilgrims on their journey to Bardsey Island. You’ll visit the church of St Winifred’s, now an art centre as well as home to mythical standing stones.

You’ll round off the day with a Reiki session to completely relax your body and mind. And of course, there will be another fabulous evening meal for you to enjoy.


You’ll learn all about NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) from Paul McKenna-trained practitioners. Following a tasty buffet lunch you will find out about MBraining and Havening to deepen your Butterfly Effect.

By the end of the weekend you’ll have a renewed sense of well-being and purpose to help you get the most out of life.

The team

The weekend is led by Paul McKenna- trained hypnotherapist Joanna Pemberton along with Lyn Lowther, a hypnotherapy and NLP expert who specialises in clinical hypnotherapy and nutrition. Reiki practitioner Claire Eyres will also join us and will use her wonderful healing and transforming skills to enhance your feelings of wellbeing.

The full residential (which includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner and refreshments) is £249.00. If you prefer to arrange your accommodation independently, you can choose the non-residential option at £149.00. There is a local boutique pub offering B&B as well as space for camping and campervans. If you’d like to find out more about any aspect of the weekend do give us a call on 0783 482 9074 or email us with any questions you have. You can also visit Jo Pemberton’s Facebook page and Ebay for more information. terrace cwm canol

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Learn the basics of Hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) in the stunning Welsh countryside.

Jo and the team will immerse you in the life changing techniques used by Paul McKenna.

The historic farmhouse will provide full board and Reiki treatment to end another perfect day on Saturday.

The week-end will include a walk to explore the ancient Standing Stones in Gwytherin church.

Cwm Canol is tucked away in a quiet valley and enjoys all modern conveniences LL22 8YA

Ring us for further details and prices 0783 482 9074