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 […]

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 […]

What ARE The Top 100 Phobias?

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Phobias and Fears.   As I often mention, people are generally fascinated by the whole notion of hypnotherapy and ‘”working with the mind to bring about positive change”.  In fact I’ve written a separate article on that very subject. The one area that I’m most regularly quizzed on though, when cornered at cocktail parties and social […]

The Dying Art Of Focus, And Why It Matters

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Having a hard time with focus, concentration and generally paying attention?  Is it effecting you in the workplace and your career? Perhaps it’s your teenager or HSC student that suffers from poor attention skills?  Perhaps it’s even putting lives in danger if it’s happening as you drive or ride? It’s often more apparent to others than […]