Archive for February, 2011

Vanessa Turner – Hypnotherapist

In January we started a series of recordings with Hypnotherapist Vanessa Turner. Here’s some information about her.

Vanessa Turner


Vanessa’s passion for helping others is evident in her work, her ability to connect with people and her bespoke approach in therapy has had a life changing impact on the many clients that have worked with her therapeutically over the years.   Her gentle nature and calming voice puts you at ease immediately and opens your mind to the possibility of change.   Her practice is full time and is based in Reading, Berkshire and she specialises in working with Anxiety, Panic and Phobias, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Raising Confidence and Self Esteem, and the use of hypnosis for labour and childbirth.   She also has a range of hypnotic CD’s/downloads available.

Vanessa’s zest for life began at an early age when she became seriously ill.  Her determination to be healthy blazed through even at such a young age and following final treatment at age 11 she was given the all clear and she continues to embrace life fully.

Her belief in a healthy body and mind is the inspiration for her commitment to helping others embrace life and at 21 years old Vanessa began using NLP techniques to improve her communication skills professionally and work on increasing health.   Her career began in Human Resources and her natural ability to inspire people quickly moved her into a more active role as a training consultant.

Starting a family encouraged Vanessa to begin looking around for a career which enabled her to spend time with her children and still make a contribution to others.  In 2001 Vanessa qualified in Hypnotherapy and as a Master Practitioner of NLP with The Quest Institute and quickly established a successful full time Hypnotherapy and NLP practice which continues to help hundreds of people from all walks of life every day of every year in addition to running HypnoBirthing antenatal education classes.  Now a mother of three, her knowledge of body and mind allows her to keep a good work-life balance as she enjoys keeping healthy with Latin American Ballroom Dancing, a keen interest in motorcycling and also enjoys the martial arts discipline of Karate with her children.

Becoming a mother inspired Vanessa to begin helping other women have a good outlook and experience of childbirth, and complements the areas of specialism (Anxiety, Panic and Phobias).  She learnt and applied self hypnosis for the birth of her own children, believing that we are able to learn from our own life experiences and understanding the profound impact a positive birthing experience can have not just on our children as they grow up but also on our ability to confidently parent.

Vanessa is professionally qualified in the following therapeutic disciplines including Cognitive Hypnotherapy, NLP, EFT(Emotional Freedom Therapy), Reiki and is currently a trainee Doula assisting the births of women in the Berkshire area.

Cognitive Hypnotherapy (DipCH)

Master NLP Practitioner (MPNLP)

Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma (HPD)


Reiki II

HypnoBirthing Instructor

Trainee Doula with Doula UK/Nurturing Birth

We will be featuring Vanessa’s work as it progresses this year and please check out her web site or call 0118 3765548


February 11, 2011 at 17:28 Leave a comment

That was the year that was- 2010

Picture by Daniel Salter ©2011

I’ll make no bones about it 2010 was a good year! Profits were up for the second year and we retained our strong relationship with our core businesses.

Once again Chris Deans Syd Lawrence Orchestra have been very good customers with a steady stream of concerts as well as another album for the band.

The concert based merchandising would appear to be the mainstay of the short run cd (<10,000 units) market still and I now have a few clients that like to work this way.

The Redstripe band and Boja

ngles string quartet have both made albums with us in the last year.

The new album for the Syd Lawrence Orchestra, Night at the movies, is out next week but I’ll cover that in more detail then.

The BBC big band had another good year despite facing huge budget cuts the band was still on top form with great international artists such as Nills lingren (trombone), Paul Carrack, Anita Wardel & James Morison.

It was once again a huge honour to engineer these concerts for radio two and the band and great fun!

The huge vocal talent of mr Gary Williams was very present last year at Jazzmouse.

We managed to complete three albums for Gary last year and details of these are available on his web site.

Composer Will Todd also had a prolific year and we had a great time working on his Te Deum in the studio as well as performing the world premiere of Te Deum and the ever popular mass in blue. wills music can be found here.

Will Todd

The Raymond Gubbay Organisation seem to go from strength to strength and we were lucky enough to be involved in four shows for them. The two highlights for me were one night in Hollywood featuring Ruthie Henshall and the sounds of the musicals tour featuring Jessie Buckley.

Ruthie’s tour was a cavalcade of the great music from Hollywood and broadway and also featured Due to the complex nature of the show I was very glad to tour a Digidesign Sc48 and Sony radio mics.

The sounds of the musicals tour featured the massive vocal talents of Jessie Bucklie, Debbie myers, Tim Howa and James Graeme. This celebration of musical theatre thrilled audiences up and down the nation and was also great fun to do.

It would appear that live music is as popular as ever with audiences averaging 85% occupancy and I hope that it continues into 2011!

February 7, 2011 at 16:44 Leave a comment

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