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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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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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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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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 16/07/17

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 16/07/17 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 a look at belonging and how to belong, a 2 minute daily gratitude meditation routine, how to create binaural beats, a strengths based approach to treating anxiety, tips to breaking bad habits, changing subconscious programs to improve your life, and lastly a chat with the fantastic hypnotherapist Ines Simpson via the excellent Work Smart Hypnosis by Jason Linett. 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. Belonging and How to Belong – Teal Swan By Teal Swan This episode on belonging and how to feel like you belong explores our feeling of being isolated, lonely and alone. Teal Swan discusses how sometimes we feel that we only belong in places where we didn’t wish we belonged. In other words, we either don’t feel we belong or we feel that we only belong where we…

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 09/07/17

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 09/07/17 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 an exploration of the brain-body connection in neurological rehabilitation, a look at Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), utilising NLP to create meaning and purpose in your life, how our brain is being hacked by social media, mindfulness meditation, and a look at the psychology of drag! 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. Train the Brain: Exploring the Brain-Body Connection in Neurological Rehabilitation By University of California Television (UCTV) ACT What Every Counselor Should Know | Counselor Toolbox Episode 149 By AllCEUs Counseling Education The Secret To Creating Life Defining Moments – NLP Mind Hack By NLP Gym In this video, Damon Cart explains how we create life defining moments even though it may seem like it’s just chance. If you want to know more about using NLP to create meaning and purpose…

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

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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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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 26/03/17

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 26/03/17 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 digital addiction, calming your nerves before a big meeting, pain management, making people feel good hypnotically, and a little bit of entertainment with some of Derren Brown’s most memorable hypnosis moments. 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. Digital Addiction: How Half the Developed World Got Hooked on the Internet | Adam Alter by Big Think It’s not your screen you’re addicted to — it’s just the conduit for your high. NYU professor Adam Alter explains that behavioral addiction is similar to substance addiction: it feels good in the short term, but over time can negatively impact your mental state, social life, financial stability, and physiological wellbeing. There’s been a steep takeoff of digital addiction in recent years, with approximately half the developed world now exhibiting addictive tendencies when it comes to the internet. It comes down to…

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ABC2 Addiction Week On This Week

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ABC2 Addiction Week On This Week For those interested, ABC2 has a full week of programming based around Addiction this week (Sunday 26th – Friday 31st March). TV Tonight has a great write up about the shows that are on this week or you could just tune in and watch shows such as Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery, Chasing Dad: A Lifelong Addiction, Ben, Diary of a Heroin Addict, Louis Theroux: Gambling In Las Vegas, Ice Wars, Confessions of a Sex Addict, The 12-Year-Old Shopaholic, and a special Hack Live: Sex Addicts. Hack Live: Sex Addicts is a live special that will premier on Tuesday 28th March at 9:30pm. The show explores the question, “Is sex addiction a myth or a real issue that is ruining people’s lives?” The medical community is divided. Some call it obsession – others call it a genuine addiction. Our next Hack Live is going deep into what it really means to be a sex addict. Are you or your partner obsessed with sex? Has sex hijacked your life? Is your libido interfering with your work, damaging your relationships, or even putting you in danger? Just how far will people go to satisfy their…

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10 Reasons Some Of Us Should Cut Back On Alcohol

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Ten reasons some of us should cut back on alcohol Steve Allsop, Curtin University and Tina Lam, Curtin University At this time of year, alcohol promotions, sales and consumption are prominent. Many of us enjoy celebrating a year ended, work and family gatherings, a holiday and a time to kick back and relax. But it can also be a time when we experience adverse consequences of our own or someone else’s drinking. Many of us don’t treat alcohol with the respect the drug demands. Some of us seriously underestimate how much we drink, so perhaps the first step to deciding if we need to cut back is to consider how many standard drinks are in that glass of wine, beer or spirit. A miscalculation increases the risk of drinking outside the low risk guidelines. Pouring your own drinks, topping up a glass before it’s finished, or not paying attention to your consumption influences whether you drink more than intended. Here are some reasons why you might think about cutting down on drinking. 1. Improving your health Reducing alcohol means you might find it easier to manage your weight. Some drinks have as many calories as high fat foods. In one…

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 05/03/17

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 05/03/17 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 mindfulness, rushing relationships, speaking with confidence using NLP, ditching hypnotherapy scripts, a look at mental health and addiction issues, overcoming depression and anxiety, addressing the rather silly idea that hypnosis is linked to witchcraft, and lastly, the latest OUTthink (produced by yours truly) which talks about the challenges and rewards of being vulnerable, open and authentic for gay men. Yep, it’s a big one! 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. How to ‘Live Your Truth’ & Become A Mindful Leader In The World, With Dawa Tarchin Phillips By Mrs Mindfulness We live in tumultuous times don’t we? But each one of us has the capacity to take a stand, in our own lives, for what really matters. That’s being a mindful leader, and the world really needs mindful leaders right now. I believe mindful leadership is perhaps…

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