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  • Is Technology Making Us Lazy?

    Watching an article about a forthcoming summit designed to address how to make our old friend the SatNav better on the BBC Breakfast News this morning, I find myself again wondering if all this technology is starting to make us a little lazy. (more…)

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  • A Ban on Terms of Endearment? – Oh Dear!

    Much debate has ensued since the airing of a news item on the BBC Breakfast News yesterday morning regarding The Commission on Dignity in Care for Older People’s report recommending a ban on the use of terms of endearment (e.g. love, pet or dear) when dealing with the elderly.  The Sun Newspaper also printed a report online on which many people have commented, mostly in the negative I might add and I felt compelled to write my six penneth worth as well. (more…)

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  • The Secondary Gain of Social Media

    You could be forgiven for think that social media like Facebook, Twitter and the plethora of other sites are firmly here to stay.  They have become so inextricably entwined in our daily lives that it would be hard to imagine the World without them.  Business uses them in their marketing, even the news agencies employ them whilst at the same time keeping a weather eye on them for breaking news stories.  Indeed, the moment I press “Publish” on this post it will automatically place links on my Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages.  But what of the secondary gain that social media fosters? (more…)

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  • Clinical Hypnosis – Why So Unbelievable?

    I’ve talked at great length in this blog about what hypnosis actually is.  The efficacy of hypnosis in assisting individuals to address faulty thinking, ridding themselves of self-limiting beliefs and general negativity is clear.  But, it never ceases to amaze me, the looks of disbelief I get when I add the term “Clinical” to it, i.e. the ability of hypnosis in addressing clinical issues such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) for example. (more…)

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  • Mental Practice & Sports Hypnosis

    With the Olympics looming large on the horizon this year, I thought it would perhaps be a good time to talk about one of the best examples of “Mental Practice”.  Sports Hypnosis. (more…)

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  • Transcendental Meditation Could Benefit Soldiers

    Catching up on some reading recently, I happened upon this short article in America’s online E-Zine “The Personal Liberty Digest” by Bob Livingstone which comments on the possibilities of the efficacy of Transcendental Meditation in addressing Psychological Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms in Veterans. (more…)

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  • Dare to be Different!

    A great many blog posts published today will, of course, focus on the fact that it is Valentines Day and shamelessly endeavour to link whatever they are doing or their business marketing into this yearly outpouring of soppy sentimentality.  Indeed, you might argue that this post, having mentioned the fact that it is Valentines Day in it’s opening sentence, is no different.  (more…)

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  • The Power of Choice.

    I find myself, for whatever reason, reflecting on the power of choice today.  Choice is quite simply something we do every day but just don’t think about.  Even when we do think about it we often don’t grasp the power that lays behind our choices. (more…)

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  • I’m Off to The Olympics!

    Long term followers of this blog will already be aware of my involvement with this year’s Olympics.  Firstly as a volunteer, then as a Selection Event Volunteer (SEV), interviewing many applicants in Weymouth and now as a volunteer Making the Games themselves happen!  They don’t call the volunteers Games Makers for nothing you know! (more…)

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  • Can You Use Hypnosis For ………………… ?

    As a hypnotherapist, I get asked a number of questions time and again on a regular basis.  You can almost tell which question is coming next when in conversation with someone who has just found out what I do.  Not that I tire of answering these questions of course.  I speak with a pssaion on all things hypnosis.  But the number one question I get asked, I think is:

    Can you use hypnosis for: _______________________??  (Insert clinical ailment, tiresome or inappropriate behaviour, self limiting belief or faulty thinking in the space provided.) (more…)

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