“ Caroline made me feel completely relaxed and unembarrassed about talking openly and honestly.
I knew I wouldn’t be judged; she just wanted to help me.”
Consultant of the Year 2016
Building on the success of being nominated for an award last year, Caroline was named Consultant of the year 2016, by the APCTC, an organisation of over 35,000 members, ending a fantastic year which saw her also publish her first book.
“Teenage mental health is getting more national attention but my focus is on prevention. I’m championing working with teenagers and teaching them how to become more resilient to stress and anxiety and I’m liaising with local secondary schools which are seeking new ways to support students with the pressures of exams and the demands that modern living brings.
I am delighted to win this award as the more recognition my work gets, the more I can raise the issue and have an impact with local teenagers and their parents,” said Caroline after the ceremony.
“I am really grateful for the recognition of the work I do not only from my peers who created the shortlist from all the members, but also the support given by clients who voted for me,” added Caroline who collected the award at a gala dinner in London.
Caroline’s aim for 2017 is to develop an app for teenagers to support them with exam stress. “Anxiety Alchemy is a process that I have been using with clients for years and is proven to build confidence, however this now needs to be taken to teenagers in a form that they identify with. Having secondary school children of my own, I understand how mobiles are practically an extension of their own bodies so giving them help in a format that is literally with them all the time is hopefully going to help them become more resilient to the stresses of life and more confident around exams.
Next year is going to be an exciting time!”
Local Therapist in top 10 in the country
Local therapist Caroline Cavanagh was selected from 100’s of nominations to be shortlisted for the Therapist of the Year award, a national award made by the Association of Professional Coaches, Trainers and Consultants (ACPTC).
The APCTC sets industry standards of performance and membership of the organisation is an indicator of both the personal and professional integrity of its members and acts as a benchmark for those seeking coaching services. Nominations were invited by clients and a panel then selected the shortlist of 10.
“I was really touched when I found out that a number of my clients had nominated me and the judging panel had deemed that their stories warranted my being selected as one of the top 10 in the therapist category,” said Caroline. Her practice, called Adding Zest is based in Winterslow where she uses hypnotherapy and NLP to help people make changes to their lives.
“I have worked with 7 year olds through to a 92 year old, and the list of things I help them with is extensive but I aim to help everyone learn the skill of relaxation and to start to understand the power of their own minds,” added Caroline. “Whilst we work on specific issues such as anxiety or depression, my clients learn new skills that allow them to change other areas of their life which is really empowering.”
Caroline’s campaign for the award stated her desire to work more with teenagers. “I believe that if all youngsters could start to understand how the subconscious mind works it will give them new choices which will reduce the instances of insomnia, depression, self harming and all of the other issues that are on the increase in this age group. I am aiming to work with secondary schools to develop these skills in teenagers so that they don’t become my clients of the future!”
The award was done via public vote and Caroline did not win on the night, however she added, “Just to have been up on the stage amongst people who are at the top of the game in their practices was a wonderful feeling and next year...”
2nd April 2015
Now the Adding Zest Video Channel
They say a picture is worth a thousand words so moving pictures must be worth millions!
Adding Zest has now added a Video Channel to the website, enabling visitors to hear Caroline's advice and views on all things hypnotherapic.
Launched in April 2015, the video channel is Caroline's way of imparting her advice in an informal way, giving the viewer a sense of her style and practice. Initially, there are 5 videos: Weight Management, Insomnia, Resolutions, Wedding Nerves and a report on Caroline's exciting announcement about her nomination in the APCTC National Awards.
The Adding Zest Video Channel link is in the menu on the left - or simply click here.
Caroline Cavanagh promotes emotional and mental health via the wonder of hypnotherapy through her company Adding Zest of Salisbury Wiltshire.