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Meet Bridgeham’s new therapist: How Becky can help with stress & anxiety

Having trouble sleeping? Can’t concentrate? Feel jumpy? Feel distant from family and friends?

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Stress and anxiety affect the soldier, the medic, the midwife and the mother-to-be equally. Events in the recent past or the distant past can hang around in our present. They can lead to severe anxiety and even dependency on prescription drugs and on alcohol.

Would you like to see those feelings back in the past where they belong?

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A new therapist at Bridgeham Clinic, Becky Wells, is able to treat anxiety, along with weight loss, sports performance PTSD and many other conditions.

Hypnosis, and especially the new rapid and powerful forms like Kinetic Shift and Psy-TaP, are effective treatments for anxiety, stress, weight loss, PTSD and most kinds of trauma.

Becky primarily uses hypnosis, Kinetic Shift and Psy-TaP. Which tool she uses to begin your treatment will depend on your first consultation.

Kinetic Shift is a rapid method of therapy combining several different techniques to resolve fears, phobias, anxiety, weight loss, smoking, and even PTSD. We all know that we cannot express everything we want to verbally, so we all use several other methods of communication. This is the key to Kinetic Shift. The therapy is content free so you don’t even need to describe what it is you want to get rid of.

Becky, who joined the team at Bridgeham last week, said:

“What would my ideal client look like? There is no good description except that they want to change. Wanting to change contributes up to 90% of a successful treatment.”

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She is living proof of this therapy. She was shy, always hiding her voice whenever family came round.

Then she started as a Personal Trainer and Sports Therapist. She was horrified to learn her job involved speaking to groups. Now she loves it! So, if you want her to come and speak to your group just let her know. She became a hypnotherapist when she realised the GP referrals she was given for personal training kept coming back as their issues were as much mental as physical.

Paula from Croydon had Kinetic Shift therapy for her anxiety.

She said:

“Well I must say I’m impressed. Got home after seeing you and a situation that would normally have stressed me out seemed to have no effect at all!

“I keep waiting for the old anxiety to kick back in, thinking it can’t have been that simple, but clearly it was.

“Think I’ll be contacting you soon for some help with weight loss.”

Becky Wells, Hypnotherapist at Bridgeham Clinic.

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Crawley woman among winning nurses at hospital awards

When the Queen Victoria Hospital asked its patients (past and present) to nominate staff they felt went the extra mile for them during their treatment or appointments, they were overwhelmed with the response.

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Pictured: Breast reconstruction nurse specialists Rebecca and Pam pictured receiving their award from Jo Thomas, Director of Nursing and Quality at Queen Victoria Hospital

The ask was for the hospital’s annual patient experience award, which this year generated over 50 nominations. Among the winners were Pam Golton from East Grinstead and Rebecca Spencer from Crawley – breast reconstruction nurse specialists at the hospital.

The duo received an amazing eight nominations from patients who commended Pam and Rebecca’s support during their reconstruction journey following breast cancer Queen Victoria Hospital is a leading centre for reconstructive breast surgery in the South East, performed either at the same time as a mastectomy or after all treatment has been completed. Pam and Rebecca are on hand to help patients throughout their journey and for however long their treatment takes.

Comments from the nominations included:

“All through my journey they have been amazing, going beyond the care and support I have ever experienced in any other NHS trust. They made me realise that I was normal and treated me as a friend.”

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“they are kind, caring, good listeners, totally dedicated, professional and give you good honest advice and reassurance if you are worried about anything. Above all they just want to ensure you’re ok. I can honestly say I am so lucky to have been referred to QVH and been given Pam and Rebecca as my breast reconstruction nurse specialists. I really don’t know how I would have coped without them.”

Their win was announced on the night of the annual QVH Staff Awards by a special film one of their patients, Linda, helped create, explaining in her own words why she was driven to nominate the duo. You can watch it now on YouTube:

Commenting on their award Pam said:

“I was really thrilled to find out I had been nominated for an award and it was even more special to find out we had won. Rebecca and I are very much a team and it is lovely to be recognised for what in essence is “just doing our job”, but what a job! Helping ladies navigate what could potentially be the most emotional time of their lives is a privilege and one that we both take very seriously. Having recognition in this way encourages us to continue to strive to improve our practice and continue to make a difference to those we care for”.

Rebecca continued:

“I was so delighted we won the outstanding patient experience award, what a wonderful surprise. It is lovely to hear how we have made a difference to the lives of patients, and humbling to see how much we are appreciated. Patients are the focus of everything we do and it is so lovely to be recognised. To hear that I have helped women through a really difficult time in their lives is really rewarding and it makes me feel very proud.”

Jo Thomas, Director of Nursing and Quality at Queen Victoria Hospital (QVH) explains why the awards are so important:

“We hope that every member of staff makes the experience of our patients a positive one. But we know some of our staff are extra special. Pam and Rebecca are both very deserving winners and we’d like to congratulate them both and all of our staff who were nominated – it’s a real testament to the positive impact our staff make when patients take the time to contact us.”

Queen Victoria Hospital would like to thank everyone who took time to nominate members of staff for the award and would encourage patients to continue passing on their feedback through its Patient Advice and Liaison service (PALS) by email at qvhpals@nhs.net, or its Facebook and Twitter channels.

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