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  • Challenge Your Beliefs!

    Last week, I had the incredible good fortune to attend a gathering where Anthony Jacquin and his business partner Kev Shelldrake were speaking.  Together (and apart) they have come up with some fundamental learning concerning the field of hypnosis. (more…)

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  • Surviving Christmas (and New Year) – Tip #4

    The fourth in my series of tips and this one isn’t so much concerned about Christmas itself, but the aftermath and that time of year when we all start looking into the next year, asking ourselves what can we do better and how we can attain our goals.  Of course I am talking about the New Year’s Resolution. (more…)

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  • Surviving Christmas (and New Year) – Tip #3

    So here we are at the third of my series of little tips to keep both wallet and mind intact over the festive season and into the New Year.  This tip really belongs in every day life but would seem to have far more importance during the season of good will. (more…)

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  • Surviving Christmas (and New Year) – Tip #2

    So having taken the first tip on board, sat down with pen and paper and planned your festive season with military precision, you know what you’re doing, how you’re doing it, when and what resources you have to hand to achieve it all.  A damned good start in anyone’s book but there are one or two things that need looking at a little more closely.  For the second tip, let’s start with the pesky relatives. (more…)

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  • Surviving Christmas (and New Year) – Tip #1

    So here we are.  The first of a series of tips on surviving Christmas and the New Year that I introduced in my last post last week.  As I said before, I know that my phraseology here is rather negative i.e. “Surviving” Christmas, conjuring up thoughts that the festive season is something of an ordeal that needs to be survived.  But, it’s no surprise when you examine people’s language and manner both before and after the event and the way in which it drips negativity anyway.  Therefore, my title only panders to the mind set that many people are in anyway. (more…)

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  • Tips & Tricks to Surviving Christmas (and the New Year)!

    Here we go again! Another year past and Christmas looming just a few weeks down the line!  Notwithstanding the fact that some shops had Christmas stock appearing on the shelves in the last week of October (YES October!), media in general is starting to call our attention toward the fact that the Christmas Season is but a blink of the eye away.  It’s small wonder in these austere times that the BBC News is reporting how people will struggle with the cost of Christmas this year, the usual negative drip as it were.  But how will YOU survive Christmas 2011 and the New Year for that matter? (more…)

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  • Job Satisfaction Guaranteed!

    Many of you, the more regular readers of this blog and those that know me personally, will be aware of what motivated me to qualify as a hypnotherapist in the first place.  That turning point in the last years of my Army career where I had utilised my interest in hypnosis (something of a hobby at the time), to assist a couple of my colleagues in dealing with their psychological trauma.  When one of them came back to me some six months later and credited me with saving his marriage, I got such a profound sense of job satisfaction that it motivated me to get off my backside and qualify in this field professionally. (more…)

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  • Government Review to Change Long-Term Sick Regulations?

    It’s not often that I blog on a weekend, but this morning I wake up to more Government news that has compelled me to have something of a rant today. I am talking about the Government Review into long-term sickness policy and their recommendation that Family Doctors / GPs should not be signing off the long term sick, leaving it, instead, to an independent body. (more…)

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  • Is PTSD Becoming Over-Diagnosed?

     

     

    An interesting thought from Prof. Stephen Joseph in his book “What Doesn’t Kill Us” and published here How PTSD Took Over America in an interview with AlterNet.  In essence, is PTSD becoming over-diagnosed? (more…)

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  • Trouble Sleeping?

    Startling figures published on a study into sleeping habits by Glasgow University through the BBC Breakfast News this morning (Monday 14 Nov 11). (more…)

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