Janine Rod

About Janine Rod

As a psychologist and hypnotherapist I hope to create the highest quality of care for you in a supportive and nurturing environment. I work psycho dynamically which means that you and I will look at how your conscious and unconscious minds interact and influence your thoughts, behaviours and attitudes. I am not rigid in the kind of therapy I use with you; each person is an individual and I tailor your sessions to suit your specific needs. My therapy tends to be more varied than others, and I incorporate techniques from a variety of evidence -based sources, rather than relying on a single system of intervention. I offer you a safe, supportive environment in which you can communicate, gain insight, and develop new skills. I listen to what you say, what you feel and what you need in order to help you to clarify your inner conflicts, confront the barriers to your success and well-being, and reach your goals.

Protecting our children’s brain

I recently discovered a great article by Denise Bosque on the impact of modern habits and use of technology on brain development. One alarming statistic from the article says on average, kids spend between 1/4 and 2/5 of their awake time using screens, i.e. longer than at school. Denise shares a list of tips to [...]

By |2019-11-15T07:50:11+00:00November 15th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

I Was the Fastest Girl in America, Until I Joined Nike

Mary Cain was the best young runner in the world, breaking American records and winning World Junior titles. Her male coaches were convinced she had to get “thinner, and thinner, and thinner.” Then her body started breaking down. She told her story recently to New York Times https://twitter.com/runmarycain/status/1192411785032278024

By |2019-11-08T21:34:12+00:00November 8th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on I Was the Fastest Girl in America, Until I Joined Nike

The hidden brain in your skin | Claudia Aguirre | TEDxUCLA

We have all heard of the phrase “beauty is skin deep”, suggesting skin has a rather superficial role in who we are. But what if that is not true? Claudia Aguirre tells us about the "hidden brain" in our skin and the surprising things it reveals about our mental health. Claudia Aguirre is a Neuroscientist, [...]

By |2019-11-08T21:32:51+00:00November 8th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Brené Brown on Empathy vs Sympathy

What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZBTYViDPlQ&feature=share

By |2019-11-08T21:33:07+00:00November 5th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Fashion that celebrates all body types — boldly and unapologetically (Becca McCharen-Tran | TED Salon The Macallan)

Fashion designers have the power to change culture -- and Becca McCharen-Tran is using her platform to expand the industry's narrow definition of beauty. Sharing highlights of her work, McCharen-Tran discusses the inspiration behind her norm-shattering designs and shows how she's celebrating beauty in all forms. "I want the consumer to know that it's [...]

By |2019-11-08T21:33:15+00:00October 28th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Our obsession with how others see us

I read an interesting comment that  says, “ Be sure to taste your own words before you spit them out”, and it resonated so deeply with me that I felt compelled to write my blog about it.  So when I sat down to have my morning coffee, I scrolled through Facebook and looked at some [...]

By |2019-11-08T21:33:26+00:00October 7th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Where do phobias come from and how or why do they happen?

Fear of flying, spiders, snakes and lizards. Where do phobias come from and how or why do they happen? Alan Hickey from FIVEaa radio invited me to provide some answers for his listeners. https://soundcloud.com/fiveaa/alan-hickey-the-most-common-phobias-explained  

By |2019-10-07T16:44:42+00:00October 7th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments