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 […]

Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy & The Unconscious Mind

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I’m often asked why hypnosis and hypnotherapy concentrates on addressing the “unconscious mind”.  To understand that, let’s first overview what the unconscious does. The unconscious is not a specific part of the brain. Rather, it’s a notional delineation of certain mind or “cognitive” functions. Firstly, it operates and oversees the body’s autonomous processes and healing mechanisms.  […]

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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 […]

Hypnotherapy’s Best Kept Secrets

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Introduction As a professional hypnotherapist I’m regularly cornered at social events and dinner parties by fascinated friends (new and old); quizzing me on “all things hypnotherapy”.  Just the mention of hypnosis and what I do seems to create fascination and intrigue.  Perhaps you can relate? So, for the benefit of the curious or those more […]

Quit Smoking or Become A Non Smoker?

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“Quitting smoking is easy, I’ve done it hundreds of times”.      Mark Twain Introduction If quitting smoking was easy, “big tobacco” would be out of business.  Of course, it isn’t.  In fact, the tobacco industry continues to pour hundreds of millions of dollars globally into advertising, covert and subtle endorsements, political influence and lobbying to protect […]