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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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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 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 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 09/04/17

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 09/04/17 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 trauma recovery, healing physical and emotional pain, battling depression, binge eating, deactivating negative emotions, a sneak peak at fantasies, and lastly a look at secrets of happiness and how to install resilience, confidence and compassion. 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. Trauma Abuse Recovery–Coming Out of Denial For Our Own Sake By Lisa A. Romano Breakthrough Life Coach Inc. Narcissistic abuse, sexual abuse, as well as emotional abuse, are terribly difficult to heal from. Many of us are in denial about just how bad our abuse has been. Healing will require us to learn how to let go, but not many of us know how to do so. I wanted to highlight a letter from a Youtube viewer who was struggling with accepting their life just the way it is now. They want things to change and…

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Social Media Is Not To Blame For Depression In Young People

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Social media is not to blame for depression in young people Niall McCrae, King’s College London For all we hear about an escalation in mental health problems in adolescence, there is no persuasive evidence that the internet is to blame. My colleagues and I recently conducted a systematic review of the evidence and found only a weak correlation between teenagers’ use of social media and depression. After its launch in 2004, the social networking website Facebook rapidly expanded to global coverage. Since the advent of smartphones, instant messaging sites such as WhatsApp have become the most popular means of communication for younger people, who spend much of their lives fixated on digital devices, oblivious to everything around them. Some experts believe that this immersion in cyberspace has negative psychological and social effects, and news reports and opinion pieces in newspapers often portray the internet as a danger to the young. We examined research measuring social media use and depression in young people up to 18 years of age. Eleven studies, with a total of 12,646 participants, were included. Overall, we found a small but statistically significant relationship between online social interaction and depressed mood. A weakness of the reviewed studies…

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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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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 26/2/17

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 26/2/17 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 NLP for problem-solving, hypnosis inductions and theory, anxiety management, the link between anger, anxiety and depression, overcoming fear that holds us back from success and, speaking of successs, the 100th podcast for Jason Linett’s Work Smart Hypnosis. 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. NLP: A powerful question to become a better Problem Solver… By NLPTimes Discover one of the most useful questions to help you become a better thinker, problem solver and people helper. This question helps you break free of limitations and the certainty that hold beliefs in place. Instant Hypnosis – Stiff Arm Induction – UK Hypnosis Academy By UK Hypnosis Academy Karl Smith from UK Hypnosis Academy – STIFF ARM with a FAIL and How to make it work. Great for Street or Therapy – Either way BE SAFE – BE SAFE. Hypnosis is…

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