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My name is Mara, and I am an occupational therapist and hypnotherapist. I work with a variety of people, including people who have long-term or major health conditions, including cancer, heart disease and lung conditions like COPD. My aim is to enable people to maintain and improve their quality of life. 

Having a long-term or major health condition often brings stress, worry and other physical, emotional, cognitive, and social changes, all which impact on your life. Treatments and medications can cause or add to symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety, breathlessness and stress. It can be difficult to continue do those activities you have to do, never mind doing activities which bring joy or help you to continue to ‘be yourself’.

If you have had a major or long-term health condition, or share your life with someone who does, chances are you, will have already developed a number of helpful strategies for the various tasks and activities you do in your day.

My aim is to work in partnership with you to build on these strategies. Together we can identify practical ideas and techniques to help reduce symptoms and live a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Working together to change the things you can change

Illness and disability can leave you feeling as if there's little you can do to change what’s happening. Our work together can help you identify and address areas of your life which you have power to change in some way. We will consider what is most important to you, what may be possible, and work together to identify ways to achieve your goals.

"Grant me the serenity to accept the things
I cannot change,
Courage to change things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference"

Reinhold Niebuhr

Free support sessions during COVID-19

In addition to free introductory sessions for hypnosis and Mindscaping, I am currently offering further free sessions to essential workers and people on a low income. These sessions are for people who are experiencing increased stress, distress or other difficulty in light of the current situation. This may even include difficulties managing routines or keeping motivated to be active.

Hypnosis and Mindscaping are one of the range of treatment options I offer to help reduce stress and worry.  Treatments such as these can help keep your immune system working as well as it is able.

In addition, these sessions can help you feel more comfortable and safer in your environment. 

If you are interested to find out more, or to book a session, please contact me to discuss.

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