Talking Solutions

These are a series of podcasts aimed at people interested in solution-focused hypnotherapy, and are produced by the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH).

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Monday Apr 08, 2024

Nicola Griffiths shares her vast experience of dealing with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). She explains what it is and isn't, how OCD impacts a person's (and their familiy's) life, and how solution-focused hypnotherapy can help.
Useful links:
MIND has a very helpful page on how people can help friends/relatives suffering with OCD:  OCD-UK provide advice, information, and support services for those affected by OCD:

Interview with Andy Workman

Monday Feb 05, 2024

Monday Feb 05, 2024

Andy Workman has been a Solution-Focused Hypnotherapist for over 14 years. He’s also a Supervisor, author, motivational speaker, and broadcaster. His book, Cavemen and Polar Bears, is prescribed reading on many Hypnotherapy courses, and he presents Professional Development workshops on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.

Solution-focused Christmas

Tuesday Dec 05, 2023

Tuesday Dec 05, 2023

We’re talking about how the holiday season can be … well, a little less sparkly and perfect than the adverts and lifestyle sections of the glossies might lead us to believe.We’ll also be sharing tips on how to overcome the stresses of the season and even, perhaps, to enjoy it, and at the end there’s an opportunity to switch off as Sally takes you on a destress relaxation.

Interview with Adam Eason

Tuesday Oct 10, 2023

Tuesday Oct 10, 2023

Adam Eason has been a clinical hypnotherapist since first qualifying in 1997, he has lectured on Bournemouth University's MSc Hypnosis in Research, Medicine, and Clinical Practice, and is founder and Principal of the Anglo European College of Therapeutic Hypnosis. He continues to conduct research into hypnosis and cognitive functioning at Bournemouth University's psychology department, and has written published peer reviewed journal articles and books including, Hypnosis For Running.

Interview with Sophie Fletcher

Wednesday Aug 02, 2023

Wednesday Aug 02, 2023

Sophie Fletcher is a Hypnotherapist, trainer, coach, and author. She has a particular interest in women’s health and wellbeing, writing for the national press, and also authoring several bestselling titles including “Mindful Hypnobirthing” and “Mindful Momma”. Her latest book, “Mindful Menopause”, is available (as are the others) from all the major book retailers.
Her website is at:

Interview with Phil Harris

Monday Jun 05, 2023

Monday Jun 05, 2023

Phil Harris works in community services with young people and those with complex needs, developing services, directing projects, training, and writing books and blogs on the subject.
Hear what he has to say about establishing the client's relationship with the problem; how naming emotions switches off emotional systems (amygdala); why super therapists should be theoretically promiscuous; and the importance of seeking routine feedback; and much more.

Wednesday Apr 26, 2023

Susan Rodrigues is now a senior lecturer in Bristol and Cardiff. She is also Chair of the AfSFH, and Executive Director of the UK Confederation of Hypnotherapy Organisations.
Stuart Taylor is also a senior lecturer for CPHT at Bristol and Cardiff.

Monday Feb 13, 2023

Dr Chris Irons is one of the leading trainers and supervisors of Compassion Focused Therapy, and has worked with Paul Gilbert, the developer of Compassion Focused Therapy, since 1999.

Monday Dec 05, 2022

Loretta Breuning's website:
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Interview with Guy Shennan

Friday Oct 07, 2022

Friday Oct 07, 2022

Guy is a Solution Focused therapist, consultant, author, and trainer based in London. He was first introduced to the solution-focused approach back in the early 90s, when he was a social worker, and he did initial training in Solution Focused Brief Therapy in 1995. Since then he has become one of the world’s leading champions of the SF approach, developing training for students and practitioners, writing, Solution-Focused Practice: Effective Communication to Facilitate Change.


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