It’s taken a lot to get you here, ready to ask for that helping hand, so how do you know Geraldine is the right person to help you? Well, here’s her story…
Before retraining as a hypnotherapist, she spent over 20 years in international marketing which effectively meant she spent more time than she cares to remember going through Heathrow airport, sitting on planes, and sleeping in strange hotel rooms across the world! At the same time she was raising a young family and over time she found herself running on empty, which manifested in being high functioning but not really engaged – one of the symptoms was being a ‘no mum’, every query from her children was met with an automatic “no”. There was just no spare capacity to do anything outside the routine… and altogether not much fun to be around!
It was time to consider the next chapter in life, and it wasn’t doing this any more, working for a highly stressful company, spending so much time away from home and family. After much deliberation, in 2016 she undertook training to become a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist with the prestigious Clifton Practice, attaining the highly regarded Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH) and the ‘gold standard’ Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma (HPD).
Whilst continuing to work in corporate she started building her therapy business, and found that many of her new clients were themselves overwhelmed by poor mental health rooted in a common theme of stress and burnout. It was all too familiar.
In 2018 she became a full time therapist and continues to develop her skills with regular CPD – notably CBTi (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for insomnia), accredited Wellness Coaching, Weight loss, Menopause.
Geraldine Joaquim DSFH HDP DipM
- Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
- Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma
- CIM Post Grad Diploma in Marketing
- Neuroscience Professional Development Programme
- Yoga teacher (yoga therapy)
- Wellness Coach
- Four Tendencies workshop facilitator
- Professional Memberships: CNHC, NCP, NCH, AFSFH, CTAA, CMA
Workshops and talks…
Without a doubt, too many people are suffering from stress, anxiety, burnout. The pressures of work, relationship ups and downs, managing illness, old trauma, and of course having to cope through the pandemic – it all takes it toll. In the main they’re left to deal with it by themselves, unable to talk about it, so much easier to bottle things up and ignore it.
Unfortunately that only works for a short time… a some point it’s going to bubble over, and that’s when they need a helping hand.
Putting all her corporate experience to good use, Geraldine also delivers workshops and talks around stress management, resilience building and employee wellbeing.