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Why People With Eating Disorders Are Often Obsessed With Food

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Why people with eating disorders are often obsessed with food Gemma Witcomb, Loughborough University Lorraine Pascale, a chef and regular guest on the BBC’s cooking programme, Saturday Kitchen, recently admitted that she struggled with an eating disorder. For many, it would seem counter-intuitive that a person with an eating disorder would spend so much time around food. But an obsession with food is often linked with eating disorders, highlighting the complexity of effects that go beyond eating itself. Many of us have dieted at some point in our lives. Whether this is to lose weight, maintain weight or be healthier, what they have in common is restriction. This restriction is not merely behavioural – it is not simply the absence of reaching for a biscuit. Rather, the restriction starts in our brains when we tell ourselves that certain foods are off limits. And, much like the famous “don’t mention the war” scene in Fawlty Towers – where a forbidden topic keeps popping up in conversation – people restricting their food intake can become preoccupied with food. For people with anorexia nervosa, which has restriction at its core, this preoccupation can manifest itself in a strange desire to be near the…

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 28/05/17

By | Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Happiness, Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, Mental Health, Shame, Therapy, Trauma | No Comments

Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 28/05/17 This is a weekly post to act as an additional resource for both clients and fellow therapists alike. This week, we’re presenting some of the best from the past week featuring topics as diverse as a look at cognitive distortions, bringing a free online course about dementia to your awareness, a look at the stigma around mental health, a fascinating look at how hypnosis can help with allergies, learn hypnosis basics via the brilliant guys at Uncommon Knowledge (plus a free hypnosis session audio from them on terrorism if the past weeks events have had an impact on you), a look at leadership and higher purpose, getting started with self-actualisation, and finally, a look at how the unconscious helps to create the narrative (and your reality) in consciousness. It’s a MASSIVE week. If you have a video that you would like featured in our weekly roundup, then drop Lawrence a line with a link to your video. Cognitive Distortions By AllCEUs Counseling Education Dementia – free online course at FutureLearn.com By FutureLearn Sign up now at http://bit.ly/2r4GVQw. ‘Dementia’ is a free online course by the University of Birmingham on FutureLearn.com If…

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Bullying In The Workplace

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Bullying In The Workplace Mental health in the workplace is something that should be taken seriously. Certainly more seriously than what it often is. There are many industry sectors who seem to believe that aggression, intimidation and blatant verbal abuse are all ‘part of the job’ and that people should learn to just ‘suck it up’. The reality is often different with long-term exposure to these types of environments potentially eroding someone’s self-worth and their belief that they’re capable of even doing the job successfully. In short, if you have someone standing over you, screaming that something is not good enough for long enough, you’re going to start to believe that you, too, are just not good enough. If you’re carrying a shame message from your childhood development that you’re not good enough, not worthy enough, not smart enough, not (fill your own blank in here) enough, then this kind of environment is only going to subconsciously reinforce that belief. Friends, this is just not good enough. And the old saying of ‘if you’re not part of the solution, then you’re part of the problem’ is, sadly, very true here. It is such a shame that I find myself writing…

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 21/05/17

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 21/05/17 This is a weekly post to act as an additional resource for both clients and fellow therapists alike. This week, we’re presenting some of the best from the past week featuring topics as diverse as dealing with feeling overwhelmed, a look at unconscious communication, self-hypnosis, creating a morning routine, getting towards a happier life and lastly, a look at technology and it’s effects on mental health. If you have a video that you would like featured in our weekly roundup, then drop Lawrence a line with a link to your video. What To Do When You Feel Overwhelmed By Jordan Bach Feeling overwhelmed and anxious because you have so much to do? Here’s how to calm down – without giving up. How To Understand Unconscious Communication For Hypnosis – Scott Jansen By Scott Jansen Academy During this private training with Scott Jansen, he reveals some secret tricks to learn how to understand unconscious communication for hypnosis that will allow you the Hypnotist to talk directly to the unconscious mind of your clients, without the use of language patterns or long winded techniques. This turns the student into the master hypnotist overnight….

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Book Review: Conversational Regression

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Book Review: Conversational Regression By Jess Marion I have, to be honest, I accidentally bought this book. It’s this thing with Kindle where, if you choose a sample of the book, the first option when you go to relocate the file is to buy it instead of moving it. Long story short, this book came into my possession via a ‘wrong click’ however it is one wrong click that I am extremely grateful for as ‘Conversational Regression’ delivers and then some. I think back to my time studying Regression and, while no reflection on the Academy who I trained with, felt that we were often given some good tools about how to regress someone back however it kind of felt like it ended there, often with no real idea about what to do once we got to the initial sensitising event. Over time, I’ve learned a handful of different techniques to help at this point however I almost wish I had discovered this book earlier as it covers everything in such wonderful detail. Not only do we look at what the steps are for those who like to be told things in steps, we go into detail about why each…

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Web Review: Hypnotic Workers

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Web Review: Hypnotic Workers Let’s face it, there are no shortage of online training options out there for people who wish to continue developing their skills with hypnotherapy. While one-on-one practice can never be beaten, online options are often a great way to get your head around a variety of concepts and techniques that may have proven challenging first time around or that you may not have experienced before. We’ll take a moment to look at what some of these training platforms have to offer and if they’re worth the investment they’re asking for, starting off with Jason Linett’s ‘Hypnotic Workers’. I have to begin by saying that I am a tremendous fan of Jason Linett and for a handful of reasons. Firstly, no one can argue that Jason isn’t one of the more generous hypnotherapists out there. He produces the wonderful Work Smart Hypnosis podcast which is published for free and contains guest appearances from some of the industries biggest movers and shakers. If you look on Youtube, you’ll also find that Jason has posted an enormous amount of content over the years at both his Work Smart Hypnosis channel and his Virginia Hypnosis channel. Then are his frequent…

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 14/05/17

By | ACT, Addiction, Anxiety, Counselling, Depression, Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, Motivation | No Comments

Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 14/05/17 This is a weekly post to act as an additional resource for both clients and fellow therapists alike. This week, we’re presenting some of the best from the past week featuring topics as diverse as insights into hypnotherapy and hypnosis, advice on how group counselling can work with issues such as anger, addiction and depression, tips on building self discipline and motivation, supporting families of people living with dementia, a look at what narcissism actually is, managing stress, managing your time, what life is like for an ACT therapist, and lastly, a look into same-sex domestic violence issues. If you have a video that you would like featured in our weekly roundup, then drop Lawrence a line with a link to your video. Hypnosis Training Video #500: Hypnosis Insights Learned by Producing 500 Hypnosis, Etc. Episodes! By Free Hypnosis Training Videos In this Video: Hypnosis Insights, Nuggets, Tears & Promises! We are so excited to be all together for this milestone episode #500. Yes, we also have Celeste, Brenda and Erika all ready to let you in on some of the most important insights they have discovered about hypnosis and the…

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OUTthink Now Has a Home On Facebook

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OUTthink Now Has a Home On Facebook You mean it hasn’t been there all along? I know! Right! So we’ve fixed that and you can now OUTthink has it’s very own page on Facebook along with the Release Hypnosis Facebook page. You now have the option to like one or the other, or both! Each podcast will also be uploaded against the Facebook page to make it easier for you to find. Of course, if you enjoy the podcasts, why not feel free to share the Facebook page with your friends and encourage them to give it a LIKE so they can be informed when each new fortnightly podcast is published. We’ve covered a wide range of topics already since starting in November last year and our commitment is to making the podcast even more diverse and even controversial topics. Having said that, if you have a story that you think is worth sharing and that may help others within the LGBT community, then why not drop me a line so that we can chat further and see if we can get your story out there with OUTthink.

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OUTthink – Anthony Lekkas Talks On Same-Sex Domestic Violence

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OUTthink – Anthony Lekkas Talks On Same-Sex Domestic Violence Domestic violence is a massive problem in our society yet we often don’t stop to think about how domestic violence can impact on LGBT relationships. In a world where male ‘rough and tumble’ can often be normalised, how does domestic violence become understood within a same-sex relationship. In this episode of OUTthink, Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Facilitator, Anthony Lekkas explores what domestic violence is (across emotional and physical) along with the impact that it has on the LGBT community. About out guest, Anthony Lekkas Anthony is a qualified and registered counsellor and psychotherapist with the Australian Counselling Association. He has over ten years of experience at working in the not-for-profit sector at providing therapeutic services to young people, adults and couples. Anthony also has experience at facilitating a range of therapeutic and support groups. Anthony’s professional work experience has given him the privilege to support various relationship circumstances for relationship strengthening, conflict resolution, family separation and family/ domestic violence. Anthony provides a non-judgemental, understanding and safe environment for you to explore your relationship tensions and difficulties in order to arrive at a more equal, compassionate, nurturing and loving bond. Anthony’s work history…

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 07/05/17

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 07/05/17 This is a weekly post to act as an additional resource for both clients and fellow therapists alike. This week, we’re presenting some of the best from the past week featuring topics as diverse as success (or lack of) with weight loss, insight into group counselling, stress and the nervous system, working with a fear of success, the psychology of music, how to be fearless, and how to find happiness at work. If you have a video that you would like featured in our weekly roundup, then drop Lawrence a line with a link to your video. The Psychology of Eating Podcast: Episode #205 – Successful in So Many Ways Except Weight Loss By Institute for the Psychology of Eating The Psychology of Eating Podcast features real people, and real breakthroughs. For more than 3 decades, Marc David has helped millions discover the true causes of their unwanted eating habits like overeating, binge eating, emotional eating and the inability to lose weight. In this unscripted show, Marc coaches real clients using his unique blend of psychology and nutrition. Then he peels back the curtain to explain why he asked the questions…

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