We are What we Eat

Spring is here so why not set aside forty-five days to boost your drive and enthusiasm? Within only a month and a half you could feel happier, healthier, have a brighter outlook, be more goal-orientated and have far better cognitive function.

I am known as a past life regressionist but have also studied many modalities on my journey to health and self-discovery. My interest in herbal therapy encouraged me to look further into herbalism to the extent I studied Advanced Herbalist.

Many alternative therapies have helped along the way, but the main stay of our health is what we put into our body that assists us in changing or enhancing our moods so that we are at our optimum level of fitness. Be it prescribed medicines at times, we all need to be responsible for what we absorb and how we look after our bodies. Removing ourselves from harmful issues can mentally lift us, eating the right foods helps us grow and stay strong. One of the ways in which we can boost our drive is to be aware of our situation and act accordingly.

Even though herbs have been used for mental and physical healing for centuries, it is only recently that they have started being recognised in mainstream Western culture. Now, more and more people are seeking them out to help with everything from depression, stress, and anxiety to bloating and PMS.

Balancing your dopamine levels in a natural way so can regain your zest for life, increase your motivation and improve your mood and overall cognitive functioning.

Being a person of facts and research, I would like to point out that the 86 billion neurons in our brain communicate with each other via a set of chemicals called neurotransmitters. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter which is a key driver of focus, motivation and productivity. Low dopamine levels can lead to lack of motivation, fatigue, addictive behaviour, mood swings and memory loss.

Crucially, the health of your intestinal flora impacts your production of neurotransmitters. An excess of bad bacteria leaves toxic by-products called lipopolysaccharides which reduce your levels of dopamine. This can lead to other problems of the gut causing you to feel bloated and generally poorly.

What does dopamine do?

Dopamine has been called our “motivation molecule” and is intrinsically linked to our pleasure/reward system, allowing us to experience feelings of enjoyment, bliss, and even euphoria.  It has a strong influence on our drive, focus, and concentration.

Physical exercise boosts production of new brain cells, it slows down brain cell ageing, and improves the flow of nutrients to the brain. It can also increase your levels of dopamine along with both serotonin and norepinephrine. When I say exercise, a ten-minute walk can be enough.

The symptoms of depression are very similar to the symptoms produced by low dopamine levels and they include:

Fatigue, Apathy, Procrastination, Lack of motivation, Anhedonia / inability to feel pleasure, low libido, sleep problems, emotional lability, mood swings, feelings of hopelessness., compromised cognitive function, memory loss, poor concentration.

Dopamine boosting foods

Dopamine is made from the amino acid tyrosine. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. The body makes tyrosine from another amino acid called phenylalanine.  So, eating a diet high in tyrosine gives you the basic building blocks needed for dopamine production. Here’s a list of foods, drinks, and spices known to increase dopamine:

All animal products, almonds, apples, avocado, bananas, beets, chocolate, green tea, coffee – but these contain caffeine and are very acid-forming due to their alkaloid content, so best avoided

Green leafy vegetables, oatmeal / porridge oats, sea vegetables, sesame and pumpkin seeds, turmeric, watermelon wheat germ.

Pre- and pro-biotics – foods high in natural probiotics such as yogurt, kefir, and raw sauerkraut can also increase natural dopamine production.

Supplements that can raise dopamine healthily, naturally and safely

Increase dopamine with meditation

It’s been shown that meditation increases dopamine. Regular mediators experience an enhanced ability to learn, increased creativity, and deep relaxation. Hobbies have similar effect, including knitting, quilting, sewing, drawing, colouring, listening to music and DIY as they can all create a meditative state.

Studies show that it takes only 45 days to balance your dopamine levels for optimal functioning. Diet is not about eating less but being conscious of what we eat. Why not set yourself a date with a realistic target and give it a try, I guarantee you will feel better, more alive and grounded.

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Using introspective hypnosis, uncover the mysteries that may lie behind your physical and mental issues. Uncover the unique essence within each of us that goes deeper than our personalities. 

Releasing old patterns and thought forms brings you back into alignment. Awaken your soul, encourage your awareness and protect your boundaries in particular situations. 

I work one to one or in groups and offer sessions online via zoom and Whatsapp. 

Understanding the past, healing the trauma in a safe environment, releasing pain, it is all part of the journey.

Releasing Attachments and Shadows 
Many people feel that there is something holding them back- but they are not sure what it is. Repetitive behaviours, irrational fears and phobias, emotional paralysis, and unexplained illnesses can all be manifestations of attachments and shadows – events and encounters from the past which continue to haunt us. 

My regressions can target and uncover these attachments and shadows and  help you to understand them, enabling you  to let them go, thereby healing past traumas. 


Are you ready for your Journey? 

There is no way of knowing what you will experience during regression therapy.

People’s experiences can be very different. Some people may see glimpses of several past lives, whilst others may delve into one life in more detail, unearthing repressed memories that no longer serve them.

You may have been described by friends as an old soul or feel you have lived before. Some people can visit a place for the first time, yet instantly feel that it is familiar. Others speak of meeting someone for the first time yet feel as if they have known them all their lives.

A sound, smell, dream, or reaction to a situation can trigger memories of a past life experience. The smell of a perfume that your mother wore.

Some clients talk of souls that have chosen to reincarnate together such as partners, siblings, or friends to carry out tasks. An example would be a daughter who acts like the mother of the family or a strong connection with a relative who may have been your brother in a past life.

Some people may try past life regression out of curiosity, to see who they were in the past.

Others are in search of a path for personal growth and healing. Both are equally valid reasons for embarking on this therapy.

If you are feeling stuck in certain ways of thinking, feelings and behaviours, hypnotherapy can help enormously. It assists you in reframing negative thoughts and behaviours and encourages you to understand the reasons for this. It can help tip the feeling of loss upside down and allow you to view it in a positive way as you move to a higher understanding of situations. For example, instead of feeling like a relationship was a failure, hypnotherapy can help you see how the relationship helped you learn, understand, grow, and become more compassionate.

You hold the key to release yourself from past trauma, dreams and attachments from past lives locked in your memory. You will see things from a different perspective and realise you are more than what you see .
Opening the doors to past life records and working with them helps to release the chains of the past.  

As a client, you are fully awake and aware of everything going on around you. When I ask you a question, you have control of your mouth and body and express through words, what you are sensing (feeling, seeing hearing, knowing), what you are experiencing in your memory or what feels like your “imagination”.

To traverse through these memories, we discuss the issues that you would like to address at the beginning of the session.During my hypnosis sessions, there may be times when loved ones, lost souls, extra-terrestrials, or other beings have a message for my clients. You may just be curious but for those looking deeper for answers – there is soul work to do.