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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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Embrace Your Confidence and Eliminate the Toxic Shame Workshop

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Hypnotherapy HQ presents – “Embrace Your Confidence and Eliminate the Toxic Shame“ Workshop – May 2018 Facilitated by Lawrence Akers and Joe Busuttil. “I’m just not good enough.” “Nobody will find me loveable.” “I don’t have the intelligence to do that job.” How often do we find ourselves sitting with messages that we believe about ourselves that hold us back from the things that we might want to do? Holding us back with a belief that we’re inferior to others because of how we look, our education, our size, our race, our sexual orientation… From the moment we are born, we begin to form beliefs about who we are and our place in the world. We ‘learn’ from those around us the things that we choose to believe about ourselves. We learn from our parents, our peers, our school, our religion and our culture/society. When we believe we are inferior in any way, this belief about who we are can often form into a ‘shame message’. It can become that automatic thought that forms part of our reality about the world and our place within it. What is shame? Shame is that uncomfortable feeling that we are not enough in…

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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 25/6/17 – Jeffrey Zeig Special

By | Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, Mental Health, Pain Control, Smoking Cessation, Therapy

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 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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Explainer: What Are False Memories?

By | Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy

Explainer: what are false memories? Christopher French, Goldsmiths, University of London Recent media reports have raised questions over the therapy undergone by several people making allegations of historical sexual abuse against prominent public figures. In particular, it has been suggested that certain forms of therapy run a high risk of unintentionally generating false memories of sexual abuse. (False memories are memories for events that are either grossly distorted or never took place at all.) But why are there such fears around these kind of therapies? Techniques to recover allegedly repressed memories can include hypnotic regression, guided imagery, and dream interpretation, and are based on certain notions of how memory works. The therapists involved typically believe that memories for traumatic experiences are automatically banished to the unconscious mind as a defence mechanism. They also believe that, although such memories can no longer be consciously accessed, they still exert a damaging influence, resulting in a wide range of common psychological problems including anxiety, depression, eating disorders and low self-esteem. It is maintained that the only way to deal with these psychological problems is to recover the repressed memories and “work through them” guided by a skilled psychotherapist. Such beliefs and practices are…

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – weekending 22/1/17

By | Counselling, Hypnotherapy, LGBTQI, Motivation, OUTthink, Podcast, Relationships, Self Hypnosis, Therapy, Weight Management | No Comments

Getting Mental Health On The Line Weekending 22/1/17 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 the psychology of eating, OCD, self-hypnosis, diet science, relationships and emotional needs, practice building, and a look into how to identify the signs before feeling the impact of life-changing crisis. 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. The Psychology of Eating Podcast: Episode #175 – Finally Getting Comfortable in Her Own Skin By Institute for the Psychology of Eating The Psychology of Eating Podcast features real people, and real breakthroughs. For more than 3 decades, Marc David has helped millions discover the true causes of their unwanted eating habits like overeating, binge eating, emotional eating and the inability to lose weight. In this unscripted show, Marc coaches real clients using his unique blend of psychology and nutrition. Then he peels back the curtain to explain why he asked the questions he asked. Whether you want to transform your relationship…

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OUTthink Podcast – Episode 4 – Sexual Fluidity (Part 2)

By | LGBTQI, OUTthink, Podcast | No Comments

The second half of our chat with Lisa Torney is out today, continuing our discussion on sexual fluidity and even touching on the topic of why heterosexual people may sometimes pretend to be ‘change sides’. It’s a great conversation and provides some insight into the world that exists between straight and gay. Click below to listen to the show. You can also check out our podcast page, subscribe on iTunes or listen to the previous episodes on our Youtube Channel. You might also like to read: OUTthink Podcast – Episode 3 – Sexual Fluidity (LGBTQIA+) Why I Created OUTthink. OUTthink – Chat with Daniel Book Review: The Velvet Rage

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Could a Color Quiz Really Psychoanalyze You? Luscher Color Test.

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Before we go too far into this, shall we have a quick quiz or two? Firstly, why not try the ColorQuiz Test a try. Next, perhaps give this one a go too. What did you think? Did it feel accurate for you? According to the above website; “The Lüscher-Color-Diagnostic measures a person’s psycho-physical state, his or her ability to withstand stress, to perform, and to communicate. It uncovers the cause of psychological stress, which can lead to physical symptoms. Using 5015 precise definitions, the selections from among these pre-determined test colors measure the state of 34 personality traits, some of which lie outside the realm of the conscious. Because the color selections are guided in an unconscious manner, they reveal the person as he or she really is, and not as he or she perceives him – or herself, or as he, or she would like to be perceived, which occurs when questions are asked directly or by questionnaires. The result of the LÜSCHER COLOR-DIAGNOSTIC contains indications pertaining to personal assessment and special, professional recommendations as to how psychological stress and the resulting physical symptoms can be avoided.” But do you buy it? Do you believe that it is possible…

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