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  • Relatively Catastrophising

    Something I haven’t spoken that often about in these pages but often find myself talking about with clients is the ability of those who think negatively to take events out of context and make them seem far worse than what they really are.  Nowhere is this more true than when regarding future events in the context of past experience and further asking “What if?” (more…)

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  • Womb Cancer Deaths Rising – Obesity to Blame?

    Reported on the BBC News this morning are the latest figures from Cancer Research UK suggesting that womb cancer deaths ‘are rising’.  The report goes on to suggest that this country’s growing obesity figures are at least partly to blame. (more…)

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  • Escape Your Realities!

    Escapism is something we all do every single day of our lives to one degree or another.  It occurred to me that the use of visualizations and metaphor through hypnosis could be seen as a form of escapism so being the saddo that I am I looked up the definitions and was rather surprised by the negative connotations associated with the word.  Especially as a hypnotherapist could be seen to be using it to foster positive therapeutic change using hypnosis as the tool to facilitate this change! (more…)

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  • Emotional Behaviors in Teachers Improved By Meditation

    This useful study previewed by Medical News Today before it’s upcoming detailed publication by The UCSF shows  yet again how the ability to quieten one’s mind can be extremely useful in today’s fast paced, modern world. (more…)

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  • Chocolate Doesn’t Make You Fat!

    Apparently.  A study of 1,000 Americans appears to show that the regular consumption of chocolate actually makes you leaner!  Well that’s blown it for all the people I’ve assisted with removing the craving for chocolate hasn’t it?  Well no, not really because as with anything, too much of a thing can be just as bad for you.  Even the healthy stuff! (more…)

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  • ANOTHER 37 Pence!!!

    So yesterday’s Budget saw another hike in duty on our old friend cigarettes.  Another thirty seven pence on a packet of twenty!  Another 37p your average 20 p/day smoker GIVES AWAY to our tax man!  Possibly one of, if not THE biggest hike in duty on tobacco! (more…)

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  • A Snapshot in Time

    It is said that in the early days of photography, the North American Indians used to shy away from this technology in the belief that the strange contraption taking their picture was stealing their spirit.  Of course, these days, we know such superstitions to be untrue but photography has provided us with countless snapshots in time (more…)

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  • National No Smoking Day – 8 Tips to Stop Smoking

    Now the more astute among will already be saying “Hang on, No Smoking Day was 14th March”, last Wednesday, and of course they’d be right.  Many people who are following this Annual PR Campaign aimed at dropping the awful weed should already be on day three of their own personal campaign.  The sad reality is that many fall at this first hurdle.  Many will have gotten through No Smoking Day itself and possibly even the day after (yesterday), but many more fall at the 2 -3 day point which is why I have left it until today to offer my own tips for stubbing out your last cigarette and never smoking again. (more…)

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  • Hypnosis in the Workplace

    Is there a place for hypnosis in the workplace?  I often attend networking and other business meetings where other people are always intensely interested to hear what I do and may even retain my services to address one issue or the other.  But, when I suggest that hypnosis has a place in the workplace (pardon the pun), I am very often met with looks of incredulity! (more…)

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  • Challenging What You Believe

    Last night I had the pleasure of attending a group meeting at which Martin S. Taylor was the guest speaker.  Martin is famed for having taught Derren Brown in the art of stage hypnosis in his early years and from hearing his story, is one of the few people I know in the business that hasn’t come into hypnosis as a second career. (more…)

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