It’s Time To Manage My Weight Again…

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It’s Time To Manage My Weight Again Weight Management has always been an important topic to me. When I first started up the Release Hypnosis website a couple of years back, the first blog that I wrote looked at how I lost my weight and how I managed to keep it off. Realistically, I’ve been fairly successful at keeping it off over that time too and I can confidently say that I’ve managed to avoid becoming as heavy as I was then again. Then again, we are always constantly in changing situations and, with that, we can often find that old habits can resurface if we don’t bring an awareness to them. Over the past few months, my weight has begun to creep back on. I’m sure we’re all familiar with that feeling of stepping out of the shower, seeing ourselves in the mirror and feeling like we’re not being the best version of ourselves that we can be. This week, I’m making a change. I’m going back to basics. I’m stepping in on my habits now and making changes before I find myself in a state that makes me feel disappointed with myself, robs me of my self-esteem and…

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Phobias: Why Halloween Is More Frightening For Some

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Phobias: Why Halloween Is More Frightening For Some While some may picture Halloween as being a time of fancy dress, trick or treat and ghoulish stories, for people who have phobias, Halloween can be a very difficult time. Let me illustrate this point by way of example. A friend of mine was telling me that her phobia of spiders was so strong that she avoids going into supermarkets around Halloween. All the display spider webs and plastic spiders bring her anxiety to such a point that she recalls walking into a supermarket once, spotting a display, screaming in sheer terror and running out of the store. Yes, she admits that it might’ve looked like she was crazy however around Halloween, I am pretty sure if you were to ask your friends, you’ll find at least one person you know who would agree with this experience. Considering that Halloween is meant to be about all those things that bring a sense of terror into our world, it’s easy to understand why there would be some things that may trigger a phobic response. There is even Samhainophobia, which is a fear of Halloween itself! The term Samhainophobia originates from ‘Samhuin’ meaning summer’s…

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Mental Health Maintenance During the Same Sex Postal Vote

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Maintaining Mental Health During the Same-Sex Postal Vote The internet and media have been flooded with the conversation about marriage equality for the past few years now, however, nothing has compared to the level of exposure it has received over the past few weeks. Along with it has come an alarming amount of anxiety and shame that many had felt they had dealt with and resolved long ago. While we can’t prevent people from voicing their beliefs, we can learn how to ensure we protect and maintain our own mental health and allow ourselves to become mentally stronger and resilient. Since the idea of a marriage equality plebiscite was first presented, there has been strong resistance to it from mental health organisations who were concerned that it would cause mental hardship on the LGBT community. In the past week, many mental health organisations have spoken about the sharp increase on their services from LGBT youth who are struggling with this vicious debate with some organisations having a 20% increase in their calls. While the government promised a ‘civilized debate’, the ability to facilitate this around such a personal topic that people care passionately about was always going to be in…

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OUTthink – When Joey Dumped Keane

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OUTthink – When Joey Dumped Keane (Or When Friends Just Disappear) What did I do? In this episode of OUTthink, we’re going to take a look at what happens when you start to lose friends and you’re not entirely sure why. For most people, their circle of friends is absolutely vital to them. For the LGBT community, who may not always have the support of their families, their friends might be the closest thing they have instead. So what happens when you have friends who suddenly seem to just disappear on you? The ones who just ‘went strange’ and no longer wanted to talk to you? The ones who accused you of being something that you’re completely not? Even the ones who you would’ve said knew you better than anyone else, and then they just vanish? For many people, it can bring up deep-rooted feelings of not fitting in, of being flawed, of not being loveable. For others, it may leave them constantly wondering what they did wrong as they go on an endless search to find meaning to an otherwise meaningless event. Even in this current political climate where the emotions of the LGBT community can be heightened from…

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I’ll Show You How To Build a Hypnotherapy Mixer

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I’ll Show You How To Build a Hypnotherapy Mixer I’m so glad to be able to offer you this webinar on how to build your own hypnotherapy mixer. This is a device that is going to really assist you in delivering sessions to your clients at a whole new level. What’s a hypnotherapy mixer? Good question! Essentially, a hypnotherapy mixer is a small audio mixing device that allows you to deliver your session to your client via a headset and allows them to communicate back via theirs. As it goes through an audio mixer, it also means that you can ‘mix in’ background music, soundscapes or binaural beats as well, offering a very different experience. This could be particularly useful in environments that can be rather noisy and help to block out any other background noises. I know that personally, in my own space, noises from neighboring rooms and businesses, the outside lifts ringing and people loudly walking past can be a real issue to contend with at times. While you could offer the suggestion during hypnosis of ignoring the other noises (in fact, they will only help you to go deeper), it can still be a real conscious distraction…

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 27/8/17

By | Counselling, Grief, Habits, Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, LGBTQI, Mental Health, OUTthink, Therapy | No Comments

Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 27/08/17 Getting Mental Health On The Line is our weekly post that acts 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 counselling skills, Jungian Archetypes philosophy, Reality Therapy, creating morning habits, a look at the psychological impact of the marriage equality postal survey and, lastly, even a bit of Ericksonian work to deal with grief. Counselling Practical Basics By Marc de Bruin Your Amazing Brain – BB4 Thinking differently By Your Amazing Brain 3.0 Information and exploration about the brain and how to use that information in daily life and psychotherapeutic practice. See the whole series and much more at www.richardhill.com.au/ 10 Morning Routine Habits of Successful People By Practical Psychology Jungian Archetypes and Personality By AllCEUs Counseling Education Ericksonian Hypnotic Storytelling: The Farmer: Bedtime Story Which Helps The Grieving Process By Dan Jones Hypnosis This Ericksonian hypnotic bedtime story is about a farmer and his experiences of farming and of having a family. Not only does this bedtime story help you to sleep, but if you need it to with regular…

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OUTthink – Talking About Marriage Equality with Joe Busuttil

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OUTthink – Talking About Marriage Equality with Joe Busuttil OUTthink returns just as the debate on same sex marriage heats up While we only took a short break, the reignition of the marriage equality debate proved to be something truly worth discussing. Even the Australian Medical Association recognises marriage equality as being a physical and mental health issue. For Joe and I, the discussion isn’t so much about wanting to marry as it is around being seen as equal and able to explore that option if we decided that was what we wanted to do. For many LGBTQIA couples in long term relationship, the ability to have marriage equality is going to see them have the same rights and experiences as their non-LGBTQIA family and friends. The debate leading up to the postal vote is only going to get nastier and nastier, and it will be wise for LGBTQIA folk to distance themselves from some of the more hateful and personal attacks that they may encounter over the course of the next few months. Time out from social media and being able to recognise that the insecurities being projected say more about the people making the claims than them themselves…

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New ‘Recording for Hypnotherapists Workshop’ Date For October 2017

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New ‘Recording for Hypnotherapists Workshop’ Date For October 2017 Aimed at Hypnotherapists, Mindfulness and Meditation Coaches and Mental Health professionals, this workshop will teach you how to get the best possible recording results using the equipment that you already have. I began running these workshops as I noticed just how technophobic hypnotherapists (and therapists in general) seemed to be. I kept wondering why that was, and when I did the research, I discovered that there was a lack of resources in this area. Given how much I enjoyed playing with audio and the experience I had with it, it made sense that I should put this workshop together. “You made something that seemed quite daunting now appear doable. Cheers!!!” Phillip What do we cover in the Recording for Hypnotherapists Workshop? This workshop will include everything from; * setting up the software on your computer (including software itself) * what other tools you might want to consider * how to do your initial recording * how to go about editing it and adding effects * removing background noise. * adding your royalty free music and mixing * exporting out to an MP3 or WAV file * creating binaural beats * creative…

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 13/8/17

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 13/08/17 Getting Mental Health On The Line is our weekly post that acts 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 Ericksonian hypnosis, recovery from anxiety and depression, business advice for new hypnotherapists, healing subconscious programming, solution focused therapy training, and breaking into corporate hypnosis. Scott Jansen – Advanced Ericksonian Hypnosis Secrets By Scott Jansen Scott Jansen – Advanced Ericksonian Secrets reveals how to levearge past learning strategies to influnce the mind to solve present issues and phobias 159 7 Habits to Recovery from Anxiety and Depression By AllCEUs Counseling Education A tutorial based on the ‘7 Habits of Highly Successful People’ in relation to Anxiety and Depression issues. Three Ways to Jump Start Your New Hypnosis Business By Rene Bastarache You just graduated as a BRAND NEW Hypnosis Practitioner and it’s your first day on the job. Here’s what you can do to get business coming in… Bruce Lipton and Lisa A. Romano Discuss Healing Subconscious Programming By Lisa A. Romano Breakthrough Life Coach Inc. Are you an abused adult child…

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Book Review: The Holistic Guide to Hypnotherapy

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Book Review: The Holistic Guide to Hypnotherapy Steve Webster On the cover of ‘The Holistic Guide to Hypnotherapy’ is a star burst graphic that proclaims proudly, ‘The Hypnotherapy Bible!’ It isn’t wrong. You would be hard pressed to find something that is more thoroughly researched and compiled, and that manages to cover so many topics even just in Volume 1. At 863 pages in length, you can’t say that Steve Webster skimps on any details. What I loved about this text is that it is literally crammed full of golden nuggets of tips, techniques, and insight. You can tell that Steve is very passionate about the world of hypnotherapy and the level of depth that he goes into on many of the topics presented in the book really highlights that. Take for instance the topic of inductions. This is potentially one of the most comprehensive and thorough texts on inductions that I’ve come across to date. Not only does he go into detail about inductions themselves but also about how to access what kind of client you have in front of you and what kind of induction is going to best work with that type of client. While heavily influenced…

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