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Midsumma Festival Has Begun – OUTthink Update

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Midsumma Festival Has Begun – OUTthink Update Midsumma Festival Now is the perfect time to be in Melbourne as the annual Midsumma Festival has begun. The Midsumma Carnival last Sunday was an excellent opportunity to get out, enjoy the sun, and to take in the diversity that exists within our local LGBTQIA community. It can often be all too easy to forget that the LGBTQIA community is more than just a handful of gay clubs and the immediate circle that we associate with. It’s event likes Midsumma that help to get us out and about and to reconnect with our community. The importance of connection Research has shown the value and importance of connection to our own mental well being. It reminds us that we belong to ‘a tribe’ and that we can find people who understand and empathise with us, worts and all. Without this connection, we can often find mental health issues arising including stress, depression and anxiety, and even addiction. With that in mind, and despite Melbourne’s notoriously unreliable weather, go on and get out there. Connect with our community. Enjoy the sun and get the Vitamin D. OUTthink Update It still is a little way off…

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What Understanding ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ Has Taught Me

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What Understanding ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ Has Taught Me We’ve all heard the saying ‘nobody’s perfect’. I think we can all agree that this is true. The funny thing is that so many people don’t really understand the power that is contained within these words and how a bit of reflection on them could have a more meaningful relationship with them. How it is often used. When we hear people say ‘nobody’s perfect’, it is generally used more as an excuse and often as a request to cut some slack. “You didn’t do what I asked you to do last night.” “I’m sorry. Nobody’s perfect!” Or it can often be used as a consolation for things that are often something that we don’t like about ourselves and that we are often unable (or unwilling) to change. “I do smoke but nobody’s perfect and everyone has at least one flaw…” This is where it gets a bit murky. While it is true that we should often show self-compassion, we shouldn’t be using something like this to excuse behaviour that is unacceptable or that could be changed. Unfortunately, this is often where this saying is potentially abused. You’re not perfect. No one is perfect….

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Review: Mike Mandel Hypnosis Academy

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Review: Mike Mandel Hypnosis Academy Online Training; well considered or money spinner? Many online hypnosis training platforms fall woefully short of where they need to be. I’ve been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to experience several over the years and while there are some nuggets of gold, it can often feel more like a passive revenue generator over a well considered and executed training program. With that in mind, I have to admit that it has become harder for me over the years to give a real endorsement unless I can genuinely see how there is the value being given for the asking price. With that rather dramatic opening out of the way, let me tell you about how I came to stumble across the Mike Mandel Hypnosis Academy. I had said ‘no more training programs’ last year… I’ve been on Mike’s mailing list for some time now and I’ve also enjoyed tuning in to his Brain Software Hypnosis podcast that he produces with his business partner Chris Thompson. Mike is certainly one of those industry figures who has been around for some time and built a solid reputation out there as a result of his gifted work….

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January 4th Is World Hypnotism Day!

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January 4th is World Hypnotism Day! Happy World Hypnotism Day, everybody! World Hypnotism Day, January 4th, was established to help educate the general public of the truth and benefits the timeless and natural process of hypnotism has to offer anyone. Movies and books of fiction have warped the perception of hypnosis, which is why World Hypnotism Day is a necessity in order for more people to understand the truth and use this natural, expedient and effective process for personal change. If you scroll to the end of this article, you can find out how to get a FREE New Year’s hypnosis audio MP3 to download right now and to experience hypnosis for yourself. You might be surprised as to who has had a successful experience with hypnosis… As pointed out by my good friend, Richard Scott; ” As some of you may know – I’ve dabbled in hypnosis every now and again. So, I just wanted to let you know of some others who have used the dreaded word ‘hypnosis’ to achieve great success. Recognise anyone? See, it’s not that scary after all.” Dr. Jack Gibson was an Irish hypnotherapist who died in 2005 and he spent much of his…

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Would You Like a FREE Hypnosis Audio Download?

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Would You Like a FREE Hypnosis Audio Download? It’s New Year time! Time to consider what resolutions you may want to take on board. Time to consider what changes are going to be beneficial and useful for you to offer you a life of more happiness and meaning. Release Hypnosis would like to help you with that! To get your free hypnosis audio MP3 to download, all you need to do is subscribe to our new monthly email. We promise not to spam you, and you’ll get interesting articles, videos, cool upcoming events, offers and regular FREE hypnosis audios. Just fill in your details below and you’ll receive the link to download your hypnosis audio on the following page. Keep In Touch for Latest News and Special Offers * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name Email Format html text Of course you’ll be able to unsubscribe at any time if you wish, so the challenge is all mine to ensure I keep the content interesting! So you have nothing to lose, and everything to gain… so go on, sign up and enjoy a free hypnosis download session on me! You may also like to read: 2017: A…

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2017: A Year In Review

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2017: A Year In Review Whereas 2016 was most certainly a year of change, 2017 has been harder to pinpoint exactly what it has come to represent. We’ve seen a movement throughout the year, which began with fear, move to strength and resilience, and has seemingly ended up acceptance. Nothing to fear but fear itself… The year began with a reaction out of fear. Consider this; we have three possible reactions to the things that we fear that are hard-wired into us. These three reactions are ‘fight, flight or freeze’. In 2016, we saw a massive amount of change and this change was often brought about through a manipulative use of fear. We saw the UK decide that it would leave Brexit. We saw the US push back against ‘the establishment’ and elect an unlikely President. We were still reeling from the after-shocks that come from the terrorist actions of the previous years and showed no signs of slowing down as we moved into 2017. All of these were often a reaction to our own internalized fear that people were out to get us and that we had to ‘protect our tribe’, often blown out of proportion by the media…

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Maintaining Mental Health and Surviving Christmas

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Maintaining Mental Health and Surviving Christmas As I wrote last year, while Christmas is a time of joy and family for many, it can also be a source of pain, discomfort, and anxiety for others. For those who have lost or have no family, it can be a period of sadness with constant reminders of a ‘family Christmas’ lurking everywhere. For those who suffer from anxiety, it can be an extremely stressful period as they consider if this overload to the senses (or to their wallet) may leave them feeling apprehensive and on edge. Even just as a ritual in itself, Christmas can potentially trigger a lot of uncomfortable feelings for people that they would rather not experience annually. Then you have those people who are trying to maintain a healthier lifestyle. For those who are trying to lose weight or reduce their drinking or stop smoking, Christmas can prove to be a series of obstacles making their end goal just that little bit more challenging. Let’s face it, you would need to be a saint to get through Christmas without at least a handful of moments of self-indulgence. For some people, giving into this temptation may leave them feeling…

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Embrace Your Confidence and Eliminate the Toxic Shame Workshop

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Hypnotherapy HQ presents – “Embrace Your Confidence and Eliminate the Toxic Shame“ Workshop – February 2018 Facilitated by Lawrence Akers and Joe Busuttil. “I’m just not good enough.” “Nobody will find me loveable.” “I don’t have the intelligence to do that job.” How often do we find ourselves sitting with messages that we believe about ourselves that hold us back from the things that we might want to do? Holding us back with a belief that we’re inferior to others because of how we look, our education, our size, our race, our sexual orientation… From the moment we are born, we begin to form beliefs about who we are and our place in the world. We ‘learn’ from those around us the things that we choose to believe about ourselves. We learn from our parents, our peers, our school, our religion and our culture/society. When we believe we are inferior in any way, this belief about who we are can often form into a ‘shame message’. It can become that automatic thought that forms part of our reality about the world and our place within it. What is shame? Shame is that uncomfortable feeling that we are not enough in…

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Recording For Hypnotherapists Workshop – March 2018

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Recording for Hypnotherapists Workshop – March 2018 We’re celebrating our 10th Workshop! Since March 2016, the ‘Recording for Hypnotherapists Workshop’ has been teaching hypnotherapists how to use the equipment they already have to produce great quality hypnosis and mindfulness recordings that they could give to their clients. From humble beginnings, as a content packed two-hour workshop to what it has grown into today, this workshop has shown hypnotherapists that technology isn’t as scary and overwhelming as they thought it would be. More importantly, it has highlighted that it is possible to use your home computer or laptop to produce recordings that you can be proud of. Why would you want to learn how to record? There are lots of reasons why hypnotherapists (and for that matter, Mindfulness Coaches and Therapists) may wish to learn recording skills. Hiring out recording studios or engaging the services of an audio engineer may make it easier for you and produce ‘studio quality’ however the costs can be high and, in reality, the quality of the recordings you can make yourself are going to be equally satisfying. You can save money on those recording costs, record when inspiration hits, and learn how to be curious…

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Anxiety: Generalised Anxiety, Panic Disorder and Social Phobias

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Anxiety: Generalised Anxiety, Panic Disorders and Social Phobias: The Many Types of Anxiety In the last article, we looked at what anxiety actually was and the fact that anxiety is actually something we do to protect us via ‘flight or fight’. We looked at how anxiety is a response to fear and causes nervousness and worry, which can ultimately affect how we feel and behave. Due to the mind-body connection, when we believe the worst is going to happen, our body reacts as if that is happening and causes us to feel anxious feelings. This week, we’re going to spend some time looking at the different types of anxieties that exist. Types of anxiety There are six basic types of anxiety-related problems. These include: Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Panic Disorder Social Phobia and anxiety Specific Phobia Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) This week, we’re going to look at Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorders and Social Anxiety Disorder or Phobia. Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Most of us have situations in our lives that are worthy of worry or some anxious feelings. Going on a date, taking an exam or doing a presentation are all examples of situations where…

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