What, Me Worry?

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…or “Is Worry Simply An Illusion?” With fond and respectful deference to Alfred E Neuman, figurehead symbol of Mad Magazine.  OK, it’s a trick question.  Yes, worry is an illusion. Worrying has no function and serves no purpose. Through the process of worry, we trick ourselves into believing we have more control over others and […]

Jedi Mind Tricks 101

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(or alternatively…A Beginner’s Guide to NLP) Mountains of material have been written about Neuro-Linguistic Programming or “NLP”; much of which has inadvertently created misunderstanding and cultivated myth. I’m frankly astonished at how many people know of it, yet really know nothing about it, all at the same time. I suspect for some it’s simply a […]

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Anxiety 101. Part 3: It’s all about “now”, “quick” and “easy”…or is it?

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Welcome to Part 3 of my “Anxiety 101” series. I recommend first reading Parts 1 and 2 if you need to catch up with what’s been written so far: Part 1: “I’m not @#&@%$# anxious!!!” Part 2: “I’m Anxious, I Knew It, I’m Doomed, Oh My” The Story So Far… In Anxiety 101, Parts 1 […]

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Recovering and Rebounding Successfully From Retrenchment

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This article explores the transformational effects that clinical hypnotherapy, utilising hypnosis, can have to help someone cope and indeed thrive through the retrenchment process. “Retrenchment”, or the process of involuntary or sometimes even voluntary redundancy from employment,  is perhaps one of the most difficult things you’ll cope with in your professional life.  Apart from the […]

Time to change

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Let’s compare hypnotherapy to the most popular “talk-based therapies” Hypnotherapy is still widely misunderstood. I’m often asked to explain the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy and traditional “talk-based” therapy techniques such as psychology and psychotherapy. Traditional therapies will spend months or even years exploring your issue, where it came from why it occurs. As a […]