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What Do Dogs In a Park Teach Us About Our Emotions?

By | Anxiety, Emotional Release, Mindfulness

What Do Dogs In a Park Teach Us About Our Emotions? It’s a walk in the park Have you ever gone for a walk in a park on a beautiful day? I’ve often found this simple pleasure to be something that just grounds me and allows me to become a content observer. Walking through the park, I’ll come across a wide variety of people going about their day, taking a break from work or going for a job although my favourite tends to be people taking their dogs out for a walk. I simply love watching dogs. Apart from being simply adorable to look at, you have to love their spirit. They always mean well. They’re always there to protect their owner at a moments notice and will switch from playful and joyous one moment to being on alert and guarding the next. Even the smallest of dogs can sometimes forget their size and take on the responsibility of guarding their owners. Have you seen what happens when dogs start to approach each other? Some will be playful and friendly, generally sniffing parts we steer clear of as a way of saying hello. Others, though, may immediately stand on guard….

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How I Learned To Tell Myself To ‘Shut Up’

By | Confidence, Inner Child, Mindfulness, Regression, Shame, Trauma

How I Learned To Tell Myself To ‘Shut Up’ Or, how to embrace your confidence and to eliminate toxic shame. For much of my adult working life, I’ve worked within the recruitment sector. Creative recruitment, to be exact. My role was often very demanding. I’d be required to find new clients (including cold calling), maintain existing client relationships, ask for and take job briefs, search for suitable candidates, interview suitable candidates, reference check suitable candidates, present across the suitable candidates and then, lastly, convince the client as to why they were the most suitable candidates that they would be able to find. On top of all of that, while this was going on, we were often finding that we would need to justify our existence and our rate every step of the way. There is often a line within that industry that people never choose to be a recruiter, it is a job that they fall into. When it came to creative recruitment, it was often just that tough harder as we weren’t talking about a job that people just ‘did for the money’. These were creatives and their jobs were often a reflection of who they identified themselves as…

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Download a FREE 10 Minute Mindfulness Meditation

By | ACT, Mindfulness

Download a FREE 10 Minute Mindfulness Meditation This 10 Minute Mindfulness Meditation is essentially training for your brain! With repeated listens to this mindfulness meditation, you’ll be assisting the brain in developing the skill of choosing what distraction it would like to focus on; in this instance, either the distraction of ‘the breath’ or the distraction of ‘the thought’. In a world where we can become consumed by our thoughts, having the skill to allow ourselves to notice and acknowledge our thoughts while still being able to focus on what matters is going to be extremely valuable. Whether we like it or not, our lives are going to have moments that make us feel uncomfortable, anxious, stressed or unhappy. Many of the moments we feel these things will be in reaction to circumstances and events that are completely outside of our control. A mindfulness practice will help to develop skills where we can observe those thoughts, acknowledge them, thank the mind for offering them, and choose to focus our energy and attention towards an action that is aligned with our values, our goals and the kind of person we want to be. We can’t change what is outside of our…

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Maintaining Mental Health and Surviving Christmas

By | Addiction, Anxiety, Counselling, Depression, Habits, Mental Health, Mindful Eating, Mindfulness, Therapy, Weight Management

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…

By | Addiction, Habits, Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, Mindful Eating, Mindfulness, Weight Management

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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New ‘Recording for Hypnotherapists Workshop’ Date For October 2017

By | Recording

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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Book Review: ACT Made Simple

By | ACT, Mindfulness

Book Review: ACT Made Simple Dr Russ Harris I remember a few years ago when I was first introduced to ACT. I have to admit, I struggled with it initially. All this stuff about fusion and observing your self and rich, full and meaningful lives; it all felt a bit much. Fast forward a few years and several training sessions later and I have to say that ACT is transformative in its approach and has continued to be a source of revelation for many of the clients that I’ve worked with as well. ‘ACT Made Simple’ might be slightly deceptive in its title. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (or ACT to its friends) might come across as quite straight forward, however, putting ACT into practice can sometimes highlight some of the subtle yet challenging skills that come into play during the average session. With that, Dr. Russ Harris does have a remarkable knack for writing content that is both easy to read and to understand. The beauty of ‘ACT Made Simple’ is in the beautifully playful way in which Dr. Harris can easily engage the reader and offer them insight. ACT itself is often built on experiential exercises so even the…

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 30/07/17

By | Confidence, Counselling, Happiness, Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, Mental Health, Mindfulness

Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 30/07/17 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 some tips on learning hypnosis, a complete hypnosis relaxation session, looking at requisites for change, getting out of the way of your own success, double binds in hypnotherapy, a look at time line therapy, improving self esteem and the impact of mindfulness. Learn Hypnosis – Live Hypnosis Demo and Q&A By UK Hypnosis Academy This was a FACEBOOK LIVE in 28th July 2017. Hypnosis Demo, Questions and Basic Psychology lesson. This was directed towards people on my friends list who have little or no experience with Hypnosis. It was a simple but direct way of explaining Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy. #329 – Complete Relaxation Sleep Hypnosis Session (Rain Background) By Joseph Clough Facebook Live 27 – The 3 Requisites For Change By The Performance Partnership Limited There are actually 3 things that have to happen to create long term change and 2 of them are after the therapy, training or coaching. dirtydancingsoul…

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

By | ACT, Addiction, Counselling, Habits, LGBTQI, Mental Health, Mindfulness, NLP, OUTthink

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 23/04/17

By | ACT, Counselling, Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, LGBTQI, Mindfulness, NLP, OUTthink, Podcast, Procrastination, Therapy

Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 23/04/17 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 hypnotic inductions (for people considering hypnosis or for hypnosis students), finding balance and walking the middle path, a spot of afternoon meditation, a look at NLP techniques to break procrastination, an indepth look into hypnotherapy, an ACT metaphor that uses a sushi train, and lastly a look at how gay men use humour as a defence mechanism. 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. Hypnotic Induction Demo | Learn Hypnosis Techniques By Hypnotist Erick Kand Hypnotist Erick Känd demonstrates a rapid hypnotic induction followed by various hypnosis techniques. You’ll see: – Hypnotic Inductions – Trance deepeners, and – Hypnosis Phenomena known as “convincers.” Dialectics: Learning How to Find Balance and Walk the Middle Path By AllCEUs Counseling Education MEDITATION SESSION IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY | DailyVee 210 By Gary Vaynerchuk A GOOD DAY OF HUSTLING THROUGH…

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