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Can you spot the difference?

There are differences in many things Between comfort and discomfort Between pain and suffering Between choices and choosing Between now and then Differences that draw our attention here or there Another difference Focusing on one whilst overlooking the other. Experiencing both in every moment But imagining that one does not exist. What if you could allow yourself to simply recognise That experiencing both is always happening What you choose to …Read More

Are you ‘mind-full’ or mindful? It matters….

Do you want to be more effective, efficient – and at the same time enjoy everything more? Are you being overwhelmed, diverted and unable to achieve what you want?  Many people suffering anxiety, trauma, fears and phobias could benefit from becoming more mindful, as a part of finding a natural solution to their present circumstance. Too often client’s experience of life is derailed by over-load, multi-tasking and lack of focus on …Read More

Trigger Warning

As we go through life, we encounter experiences which can remind us of times gone by.  The smell of fresh bread for most people brings back very positive memories.  The sound of rain on a roof when you are tucked up warm in bed can be calming and peaceful.  However, there are also experiences which can trigger unwanted and unpleasant memories. People who have suffered trauma or witnessed a terrible …Read More

How far can you go?

When working with someone in clinic, it is important to respect their view of the world. For someone with anxiety, it is natural for them to worry about if they are doing hypnosis ‘right’.  This fear can stop them engaging in the session unless we respect this and make it completely OK for them to have whatever experience occurs. (And in truth, there is no right or wrong way to …Read More

The gift of self appreciation

The shift from being stuck in a problem to creating lasting solutions often means acknowledging, and then accepting, certain things about ourselves. As we begin such a process is  often  the first time that we give names or even identities to those darker parts of ourselves which have been driving our unwanted behaviours at an almost sub-conscious level.  We sometimes become aware of some uncomfortable truths. Awareness and even understanding …Read More

Beating the Christmas Blues

Christmas seems to be a time when – contrary to all the messages in the media – people feel unhappy, down and blue. We can all remember Christmases from our childhood.  We hear the stories of others.  We watch all of the messages from advertisers and the media.  When we think about ‘our’ Christmas, it often doesn’t measure up. And here is where the problem lies.  The gap between expectation and reality.  If the expectation …Read More

Realise your strengths

It is such a common thing for clients to be focused on their problems.  In fact, it is often their ‘distress’ with the impact that their problem is having on their life that brings them into clinic.    They feel ‘stuck’, helpless or hopeless.  They perhaps know how they want to be, which is different to how they are right now.  [does this sound familiar to you?] This difference serves …Read More

The power of small

How much change are you capable of?  Often, we seek a complete ‘revolution’ in our problem.  We approach getting better with an ‘all or nothing’ philosophy.  “I will either be completely fixed or completely broken”.  Imagine the pressure this puts upon someone to succeed?  When getting past the problem seems like an insurmountable object, can you see how all or nothing thinking can lead to feeling helpless, and hopeless? Consider …Read More

The science of hypnotic memory review

Often, people see a situation in their past as a ‘root cause’ of the problems they are experiencing today.  In this case, regardless how much work we do on creating new and more valuable patterns of thinking and behaviour, they keep holding on to this one event (or, in many cases, a ‘sense’ of an event without it having any true form) which continues to interfere with their ability to move …Read More

Read the label: it may be the problem

How we describe what troubles us will go a long way to determining how it can be resolved. Each issue has a spectrum of descriptive possibilities – impacting how we and others define and view the problem.       For example, consider Tom*, whose ‘experience’ could be described as: “I feel sad”; or “I am experiencing a state of depression”; or “I have depression”; or “I am a depressive”. …Read More