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I am happy answering questions about handling stress and panic attacks, overwork and similar problems.

Experience in the area

I am a practicing hypnotherapist of 22 years experience and a qualified Occupational Therapist in community mental health.


UK Journal of Association for Neurolinguistic Processing.


Dip Cot, Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy, Certificate in Co-counselling, Reiki 1, Reiki 2, and Reiki Masters. Practitioner of NLP

Awards and Honors

WARP Freefall Coach for the British Parachute Association.

Past/Present Clients

Ericksonian Hypnotherapy blog

What do you like about this subject?

I enjoy working with stress problems as it is one of the easiest areas to assist people to enjoy significant and lasting change, in a relatively short period of time.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

Continue to challenge myself with handling high stress experiences through regular skydiving. I have over 880 jumps to date, and coach relative work students in the art of freefall.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Many problems with stress and anxiety can be managed either by learning self hypnosis from a skilled therapist, or by utilising top quality self hypnosis tapes. Self help products, tapes and books are available to order online at my website at Author of Miracle of Meditation Beginners Meditation Handbook at;

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

I enjoy challenging my clients to take more responsibility for their own lives. For the past 4 or 5 years I have had good success with using a provocative approach, following closely Frank Farrelly's techniques taken from his book and teachings - "Provocative Therapy". Surprisingly stress and anxiety allows us to re-evaluate our situation and forces us to make changes.

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Recent Answers from James Middleton

2015-12-20 Have I failed at life?:

Hi Dwayne,    Thanks for your question - and the comprehensive outline of your troubles.    You seem to have no trouble expressing yourself pretty eloquently.    I would say your question could be much

2015-10-24 tension headache relief:

Adonna,    All kinds of things can relieve stress, and yawning deeply is one of them. I don't know the physiology of why it can help, but it does.    It's great that you've found a tool that helps you

2015-06-30 stress:

Hi Caroline,    Peers can be especially cruel, especially if they think we are different in some way - and will find ways to be mean and unkind.  If you have a history of being quiet, this will prompt

2015-02-19 Stress:

Hi Sid,    Thank you for your most comprehensive explanation of your difficulties.    From what you have described it is clear to me that you would benefit from professional help. The most useful help

2015-01-29 extreme & irrational fear:

Hi,    Your level of worry has the potential to make you seriously ill.    You need to deal with it and begin to manage it much better as soon as you can.    I would suggest you find a professional hypnotherapist


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