Just over half a century ago life in Northern Ireland took on a dark and dismal new normality. The depressing rhythm of bombs, shootings, murders, maiming and beatings continued for three decades, with the conflict largely ending in the late 1990s.  While the worst of the troubles may feel more distant with each passing year Northern […]


‘You’ll wind up like that wreck you hide behind that mask you use’ In these times of uncertainty that we find ourselves in, I, like some, have found myself watching more movies, recently I watched Rocketman. This is based on the life of singer Elton John, to the outside world, Elton John was a wildly […]

Acres of Diamonds

This is a true story about an African farmer who had heard stories about other men who had found their fortune prospecting for diamonds. So he sold his farm and spent the rest of his life wandering the African plains unsuccessfully for diamonds. One evening in a fit of despondency he threw himself into a […]

Stop eating! You’re getting so fat.

Nuala O’Kane – NI Hypnosis Mid-Ulster ‘Stop eating! You’re getting so fat.’ That’s the words my sister said to me one night I was working my way through a block of cheddar cheese (again) at 11 o’clock at night. I think it’s pretty obvious to say I was devastated, but once I got over myself […]

What is Clinical Hypnotherapy?

Have you ever been totally absorbed while reading a book, cooking or watching a movie? Did you zone out to the point you didn’t notice what else was going on around you? If so, you’ve experienced a trance-like state that’s similar to what happens to you during hypnosis. ​Hypnosis, also referred to as hypnotherapy or […]


The origin of the sunflower, according to Greek mythology began with a nymph named Clytie. Clytie adored Apollo. Apollo, was the son of Zeus and was himself, the sun god! Apollo would travel from east to west everyday on his golden boat. Clytie would watch with an unwavering stare as he moved across the sky. […]

An Ideal World…….

In an ideal world, we are born into a loving family where mum and dad have the knowledge and skill to provide for us with a loving home which makes us feel safe and secure. They nurture us, guide us and protect us always making us feel protected and loved. They make sure that each […]

VEHOPHOBIA- The Fear of Driving

Vehophobia, or the fear of driving is a very real issue suffered by many people. In fact it is quite common both in people who have been involved in serious accidents and those who have not. The fear of driving after a car accident is technically a form of post-traumatic stress disorder, (PTSD). This can […]

Grief, the Moon and One Small Step

On the 20th of July 1969, Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon, a feat witnessed by millions the world over. What many of those millions of people watching may not have known is that while on the surface of the moon, Neil Armstrong turned off all communication with NASA and […]