depression hypnotherapy

F*ck it! Dance as if nobody is watching you!

Life is short. So, just say ‘f*ck it’ and dance! The video above is by one of my favourites: Francoise Hardy, a dark, melancholy and devastatingly beautiful (a mon avis) character from the 60s. For those of you without any French it’s about the ephemeral beauty of a rose which, even whilst in full bloom,…

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changes hypnotherapy

Take small steps to make great strides!

How a commonly used hypnotherapy technique could help you  Water is a fascinating substance. We pay little attention to it because it’s so everyday. However, just watch this video. It shows that great changes sometimes happen in small steps. Sometimes the greatest changes happen almost imperceptibly. It takes a great many small snips to…

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asperger's relationships

Asperger’s Syndrome and Relationships. Can hypnotherapy help?

Hypnotherapy and counselling could help to save your neurotypical / asperger’s ‘mixed’ relationship Asperger’s syndrome or high-functioning autism is almost defined by the difficulty its ‘sufferers’ experience with personal relationships. I’m the father of an ‘aspie’ and witness, every day, the extra effort my daughter has to invest in social interactions. She has friends, she…

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Dare to dream, dare to act! The alternative is stagnation.

If you only dare to do what you’ve always done, you’ll never achieve what you could have achieved I was recently seeing a client who wanted something very badly. Perhaps there’s something you want really badly too. When, however, the opportunity arose for her to take a chance in achieving her goal, she found herself…

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families hypnotherapy

Dysfunctional families and how to survive them

If you grew up in a dysfunctional family and want to set yourself free then here’s how to do it.   Do you feel as if you grew up, escaped the family and still keep being drawn back in? Do you keep finding yourself an actor in an horrific drama which threatens your peace of…

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achievements self esteem

What to do when achievements fail to satisfy

Career success? Academic triumphs? Still suffering from a lack of self-esteem? Perhaps hypnotherapy could help you. Trying to fix your self-esteem by achieving things is like having a bucket with a hole in the bottom. You pour achievements into the bucket and every one of them feels good, for a while. Over time, however, the…

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What can hypnotherapy clients learn from the Wizard of Oz?

How hypnotherapists can use this metaphor to help their clients progress Hi there Long before we had TV, radio and writing man handed knowledge from generation to generation through stories. Every culture had its oral traditions and every culture handed down its cultural inheritance through the metaphors these stories contained. Bruno Bettelheim wrote one of…

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self esteem

What are your ten best qualities?

You’re probably already well-versed in your worst qualities. What about the other side of the coin?   Words are powerful, as this video shows. How we talk to ourselves is crucial. This post talks, a little, about how you might begin to turn things around by changing the way you talk to yourself, about yourself….

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Nail biting? Give them a break!

Hypnotherapy could help you to bin the habit of biting your nails. It’s time to let the habit go!   Nail biting is classed among a group of conditions called OCRDs (obsessive-compulsive and related disorders) and can be a rather difficult habit to stop. It can seem quite a trivial thing and yet it’s deeply…

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Asperger’s? Social anxiety? Hypnotherapy!

Social anxiety could be overcome with the help of a well trained and aspie-aware hypnotherapist I can’t think of any group of people who are less deserving of social anxiety than those with asperger’s or high functioning autism. People on the spectrum, in my experience, tend to be among the most honest, loyal, dependable and…

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games people play

Be an adult and bin the mind games!

You could learn to stop playing the same old roles I was training my hypnotherapy students last weekend (I originally wrote this post in 2016) and the topic in question was Transactional Analysis. Transactional Analysis was designed in the 1960s by Dr Eric Berne and is quite simply brilliant. When it works there is nothing…

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Hypnotherapy could help you recover from childhood sexual abuse.

If you’re struggling with the consequences of being sexually abused as a child then hypnotherapy could be the answer. I’m truly sorry if you’re here looking for help with such a terrible issue. There are few things worse than seeing perfectly decent people suffering the consequences of such awful ordeals. I have used hypnotherapy in…

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