Anxiety, Confidence, and Hypnosis

Anxiety and confidence are like polar opposites. The presence of one may preclude the other. In my practise as a hypnotherapist, anxiety in it’s various forms is frequently a theme of treatment. This is not surprising as anxiety is one of the most common issues we experience as human beings and probably more so at […]

Building Resilience

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Bruce Lee, the famous martial artists and sometime philosopher once said, “Don’t pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” While that is quite a gritty statement I do agree with the sentiment. Building one’s inner strength or resilience is surely desirable. I could easily paraphrase Bruce’s statement by […]

Changing our Negative Beliefs

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In our quest to achieve the goals we have set and to be the person we truly want to be, sometimes it may be necessary to address negative beliefs which we hold, consciously or unconsciously. Hypnotherapy and even counselling can be effective ways to identify and change those beliefs so that we can more effectively […]

Do You Need a Tune-up?

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In “The Winner’s Bible” Dr Kerry Spackman, a neuroscientist, made the observation that a goal of therapy may be either to help a client loosen up or conversely to tighten up. It reminds me of the buddhist metaphor of tuning a sitar. If the strings are too tight or too loose then the instrument won’t […]

Creating Opportunities

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“To hell with circumstances, I create opportunities!” (Bruce Lee) In psychology a well known phenomenon is “learned helplessness.” Many years ago some research psychologists did a series of experiments using dogs as their subjects. They compared two groups of animals. One group were given a series of unpleasant experiences from which they could not escape, […]

Mindfulness and Awareness in Everyday Life

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It’s so easy to fall into bad habits and negative patterns of behaviour. Sometimes it happens without us realising it, especially in response to challenging life experiences where sometimes a negative emotional imprint is left behind. Hypnosis is especially valuable as a way to interrupt those patterns and to offer clients the possibility of choosing […]

Healing the Past

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“Therapy takes us backward into a forgotten past, but this was not a safe and secure time, else we would not have emerged from it scarred by battle wounds and armoured in self-defense.” ― Alexander Lowen, Bioenergetics Sometimes we have to deal with the unfinished business of the past. Why? Usually because we didn’t have […]