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Feel Good Friday – Relaxation Visualisation

22 April @ 11:00 - 11:45 BST

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Relax into a guided visualisation with SoA member and hypnotherapist Paola Bagnall.

Find out how to channel your ‘happy hormones’ through breathing and meditation and learn how to promote healing within your unconscious mind through calming practices. This 45-minute session will guide you through an ‘Ego Strengthening Routine’ all from the comfort of your own home.



  • Welcome and Housekeeping from Lilly Brend-Fish, Events and Outreach Assistant, SoA (3 mins)
  • Intro about the brain and relaxation with Paola Bagnall (15 mins)
  • Relaxation session (15 mins)
  • Q&A with the audience (10 mins)
  • Closing comments (2 mins)


Send us your questions in advance 

Please send any questions in advance to lbrendfish@societyofauthors.org with ‘Relaxation Visualisation in the subject header.


SoA @ Home fundraising bookshop

Browse our virtual Bookshop.org store, featuring books by authors and speakers taking part in the SoA @ Home Festival. When you make a purchase using our affiliate links a percentage will go to the Authors’ Contingency Fund, providing hardship grants to authors in financial difficulty.


The line-up 


Paola Bagnall – Hypnotherapist

Paola Bagnall has worked as a professional hypnotherapist since 2000. Paola first became interested in hypnotherapy when she learnt self-hypnosis to control the pain from a shoulder injury. She learnt the importance of visualisation and metaphors and the ‘inner power’ we all have to make changes in our lives to control pain and to heal the body.  

During her career, Paola has helped hundreds of women have an empowering, natural birth using self-hypnosis and relaxation techniques. Following the success of this method, Paola wrote Birth Made Easy about her Inner Power Hypnobirthing method, which comes complete with a Hypnobirthing CD or MP3 download (for Kindle). You can buy copies of Paola’s book and her hypnobirthing app, also called ‘Birth Made Easy’, via her website below.

Website: www.innerpowerhypnobirthing.co.uk




Need to know 


Before the event

  • Once registered, we will send you a confirmation email with the Zoom link
  • If the confirmation email doesn’t arrive in your inbox, please check your junk /spam email folder
  • Please add events@societyofauthors.orgto your Safe Senders list so you receive our confirmation and reminder emails

During the event

  • This online event will take place on Zoom; you will have the option to be visible on screen but don’t have to, and you can ask questions via the chat box
  • This event will be recorded
  • Attendees have the option to turn on the live transcript option
  • This event is 45 minutes

After the event

  • Hashtag for this event: #SoAatHome
  • You’ll be able to catch the recording on our Vimeo channel



Book your place using the registration form below.

All SoA @ Home Feel Good Friday events are free but, if you can afford it, we recommend a minimum £5 donation to the Authors’ Contingency Fund to help us support authors facing financial hardship during the health crisis. DONATE HERE

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With at least 57% of authors facing financial losses during the pandemic, we have helped people struggling financially due to contractual, employment and event cancellations, others who have lost income due to illness, and others prevented from working because of caring responsibilities.

As the health crisis continues, applications for grants continue to come in, and our emergency funds are running low.

So, if you are in a position to help, please donate via the link below. If you are an author facing financial hardship, please click here to see if we can help.



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Our standard subscription rate is just £26.25 per quarter (£18.50 for students).

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22 April
11:00 - 11:45 BST
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