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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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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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The Facts About Anxiety and Hypnotherapy

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The Facts About Anxiety and Hypnotherapy Anxiety, Sabre Tooth Tigers and Smoke Alarms We all have experienced anxiety at some times in our lives. You might have to get up and do a speech and you can feel that nervous energy racing through the body. You might even find that you’re incapable of stopping your mind from telling you about how bad it is going to go and how everyone is going to think you’re an idiot. You’re convinced that you’re going to ‘stuff it up’, only to find that everything turns out to actually go fine. Yet, while you were busy imagining the worst case scenario, your mind-body connection ensured that your body responded in that moment as if the threat was real. In many ways, your mind allowed you to ‘time travel’ into the future, to creatively imagine the worst possible scenario in a way that was so convincing, you believed it to have really happened. In short, your anxiety hypnotised you. Anxiety is a normal part of life though. It is part of the ‘fight or flight’ response that has been hard-wired into our system since the time of primitive man. Look at it this way; back…

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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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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 06/08/17

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 06/08/17 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 looks at therapies such as Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy in relation to anxiety and PTSD, a look at the keynote presentation from the American Psychological Association, how to live a purpose-driven life, what behaviours limit success and, lastly, checking into the Heartland Hypnosis Conference for a presentation on Rapid Rapport. SFBT Moments Volume 49: The Power of Hope and Expectancy By Elliott Connie Learning to use the Solution Focused Approach effectively is as much about inspiration as it is information. This is because only the inspired person will be able to stick to it in session when the content gets tough. This video is about an experience that occurred early in my career that inspires me to this day. It is about an early experience that taught me just how truly capable people can be. CBT Explained – Dr Sarah Edelman PhD By SMART…

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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 25/6/17 – Jeffrey Zeig Special

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 25/06/17 – Jeffrey Zeig Special This week, we’re doing something a little different with our ‘Getting Mental Health On The Line’ blog. We have an enormous amount of admiration and respect for Jeffrey Zeig. As someone who trained with Milton Erickson and who set up the Milton Erickson Foundation, Dr Zeig is just a wealth of knowledge. This weekly series has been set up to offer five minute tips in therapy around a range of topics. 5 Minute Therapy Tips – Episode 00: Introduction 5 Minute Therapy Tips – Episode 01: Anxiety 5 Minute Therapy Tips – Episode 02: Grief 5 Minute Therapy Tips – Episode 03: Depression 5 Minute Therapy Tips – Episode 04: Pain 5 Minute Therapy Tips – Episode 05: Smoking Cessation 5 Minute Therapy Tips – Episode 06: Meta Model – Establishing Goals 5 Minute Therapy Tips – Episode 07: Meta Model – Gift Wrapping 5 Minute Therapy Tips – Episode 08: Meta Model – Tailoring 5 Minute Therapy Tips – Episode 09: Meta Model – Process 5 Minute Therapy Tips – Episode 10: Meta Model – Who Will You Be As A Psychotherapist? 5 Minute Therapy Tips…

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 18/6/17

By | Anxiety, Confidence, Depression, Happiness, Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, LGBTQI, NLP, OUTthink, Pain Control | No Comments

Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 18/06/17 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 limiting beliefs with the incredible Tony Robbins, a look at hypnosis for both pain control and confidence, stepping outside of your comfort zone with confidence, reframing death to gain more out of life, how to be a good listener, anxiety and depression within the LGBT community and, lastly, a chat with David Clark who talks about his experience of being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. 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. Tony Robbins: Change Your Limiting Beliefs (Tony Robbins 2017) By Law of Attraction Coaching Life can get tough and it usually does so from time to time. There are times we are ready to give up. Then there are times when all we want to do is curl up in our beds and disappear under our blankets. However, a truly powerful person…

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 11/06/17

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 11/06/17 After a week off, we’re back with 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 attaining your goals and being able to let go, experiencing resistant to transformation, playing with metaphors, exploring anxiety with DJ Magnus Dean, inner child work, overcoming social anxiety, a look at cognitive distortions, and a look at the book ‘The Mind Workout’. 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. Goals Attaining & Letting Go : Conscious Distraction By Nigel Hetherington This is a short, about 25 minutes, trance focusing, loosely on attaining or letting go. It’s about a goal, your goal which could be attaining or letting go of ‘something’. #324 Resistance To Transformation By Joseph Clough Why are you not quite hitting the goal? On the verge of transformation but not quite hitting success. This podcast is for you. Hypnotic Language Series: How To Use Metaphors, Stories & Analogies By Paul Mascetta…

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OUTthink – Magnus Dean Shares His Experiences With Anxiety

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OUTthink – Magnus Dean Shares His Experiences With Anxiety When you think of a DJ, quite often the image that comes to mind is the image of ‘complete cool’, having fun behind the decks and controlling the mood of the dancefloor via his choice of tunes. While that perception can often play out in other people’s realities, just like any form of high profile person, they can have insecurities and anxieties as large and overwhelming as anyone else. Magnus Dean is Australian gay DJ royalty. His high energy sets have assured him a place on most big party line-ups and his love of music is obvious from the moment you first start chatting to him. In this OUTthink, he openly shares his struggle with anxiety and even how music has helped to pull him through some of those difficult times. There are few of us who are untouched by anxiety and, in some ways, anxiety serves a valuable purpose. I’ve often used the metaphor of a smoke alarm; when it is functioning properly, the smoke alarm can help bring our attention to danger and offer us an opportunity to deal with the situation appropriately. If the smoke alarm goes off…

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