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Islanders affected by cancer will now be able to access free hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) sessions through Wessex Cancer Trust.

The charity’s Isle of Wight branch has teamed up with expert practitioner Maire Reeves to offer the new sessions from its centre in Lugley Street, Newport.

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Maire has 36 years’ experience in education and therapy and is a qualified NLP Trainer, a Master Practitioner in NLP and a hypnotherapist.

She said:

“NLP and hypnotherapy can help people elicit a positive state of mind and gain confidence. Phobias and anxieties can be treated and these treatment options can create a better understanding of relationships, especially when someone is facing or recovering from an illness like cancer or, indeed, caring for someone in this situation.

“Treatments might also help release old emotions which stop people move forward positively.”

The link up came about after Maire used the charity’s services while undergoing treatment for cancer.

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She added:

“When I was diagnosed with cancer, I was told about Wessex Cancer Trust.

“After visiting the centre in Lugley Street, Newport, I was given the support I needed at the time, which included use of the transport service. This took a lot of pressure off me as the journey can be difficult when you’re having treatment.”

The new sessions will run alongside the charity’s existing free services, which include counselling, befriending and complementary therapies, such as reflexology.

Wessex Cancer Trust helps and supports anyone affected by cancer regardless of age, gender or type of cancer. The charity is committed to offering free support for as long as people need it, away from a hospital environment.

If you would like to book a session with Maire or want to find out more about the services offered, call 524186 or e-mail [email protected].

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