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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Resolutions Schmezolutions:  It’s July for heaven’s sake!

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There is NO escaping this article. Just read it, damn it! You know your significant other is going to stick it in your face the minute they see it.  Better get on the front foot! Hypnotherapy can help. Your Conscience (Conscience):  Hey, it’s me; your conscience here.  How are you? Your thought bubble (you)          […]