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Book Review: The Holistic Guide to Hypnotherapy

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Book Review: The Holistic Guide to Hypnotherapy Steve Webster On the cover of ‘The Holistic Guide to Hypnotherapy’ is a star burst graphic that proclaims proudly, ‘The Hypnotherapy Bible!’ It isn’t wrong. You would be hard pressed to find something that is more thoroughly researched and compiled, and that manages to cover so many topics even just in Volume 1. At 863 pages in length, you can’t say that Steve Webster skimps on any details. What I loved about this text is that it is literally crammed full of golden nuggets of tips, techniques, and insight. You can tell that Steve is very passionate about the world of hypnotherapy and the level of depth that he goes into on many of the topics presented in the book really highlights that. Take for instance the topic of inductions. This is potentially one of the most comprehensive and thorough texts on inductions that I’ve come across to date. Not only does he go into detail about inductions themselves but also about how to access what kind of client you have in front of you and what kind of induction is going to best work with that type of client. While heavily influenced…

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 07/05/17

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 07/05/17 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 success (or lack of) with weight loss, insight into group counselling, stress and the nervous system, working with a fear of success, the psychology of music, how to be fearless, and how to find happiness at work. 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 #205 – Successful in So Many Ways Except Weight Loss 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…

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How Does Hypnotherapy Work With Weight Loss?

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How does hypnotherapy work with weight loss? “It seems like no matter what I do, I just can’t seem to lose the weight.” If you were to come up with a ‘top five’ of presenting issues that people approach hypnosis for assistance to change, weight loss would be up near the top. For many people, hypnosis has proven to be really beneficial in their desire to manage their weight successfully with some saying that they found that they no longer felt the desire to eat the quantity that they had before or that their desire to eat the ‘problem foods’ simply seemed to disappear. While the claims can be very appealing, it still doesn’t explain how it works and so I wanted to take a moment to talk about what your hypnotherapist would be looking for in meeting with you and what approaches they may decide to take. Of course, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to using hypnosis for losing weight. Consider this; if there was one absolutely sure-fire, guaranteed way to lose weight quickly, easily and permanently, probably every other approach would simply disappear through redundancy. The fact that we are all different human beings who have come to…

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Don’t Think You Have Enough Self-Control? Try Believing That You Do.

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Don’t think you have enough self-control? Try believing that you do Elliot Berkman, University of Oregon Around this time each year, my family and I, as well as Jews around the world, celebrate Passover. Like many Jewish holidays, this one features a range of symbolic foods and eating a large meal. And like many Jewish holidays, this one ends with me fielding the mostly rhetorical question from my relatives, “Why did I eat so much?”, quickly followed by a lament along the lines of, “I have no self-control around food!” This is a relatable feeling. We’ve all had an experience with overeating at some point in our lives. But is this failure of self-control caused by not having “enough” self-control, or could other factors like beliefs and mindset matter even more? Self-control is not fixed Many people hold the view that self-control is a quality that remains stable throughout a person’s life, similar to IQ or personality. Research in psychology has also generally supported this view. For example, a famous experiment showed that children who were able to resist eating a marshmallow for a brief period of time in favor of getting two marshmallows later went on to do better…

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Book Review: The Happiness Trap

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Book Review: The Happiness Trap Dr Russ Harris If there is one book that I am constantly handing out to clients and having to repurchase, it is ‘The Happiness Trap’. At the heart of this book is the framework for ACT (pronounced ACT, not A.C.T.) which stands for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Within that are a series of metaphors, explanations and techniques that, when taken the time to utilise in your day to day, can have a rather profound effect on your life. That’s a big claim, I know. For that, let me explain a little bit more about why this book is so important. One of the first things this book sets out to do is to break us free of the shackles of our fairy tale existence where we grow up believing that life is about aiming to achieve a constant state of happiness. As Dr Harris points out, this is an unrealistic expectation to hold onto and can actually limit us from being able to be fully present in the moment and aiming to have a life that is, instead, rich, full and meaningful. The Happiness Trap offers up a new insight into our thoughts and feelings…

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Tips for Mindful Eating

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In this day and age of diet overload, Mindfulness and mindful eating have pushed it’s way to the front of the queue in assisting people to build a new relationship with food where they can feel more enjoyment from their meals and satisfied on smaller amounts. You may recall in my first article I talking about the fact that I was a mindless eater. I would find myself sitting in front of the television, shovling food in and completely unaware of the fact that I was full. My mind and my stomach had stopped communicating with each other and I had become completely unaware of the signals telling me to stop eating. As my focus wasn’t on the food infront of me but more likely on Neighbours or The Biggest Loser, I became completely oblivious to how much I was eating, how many calories I was taking in or, to be honest, even what the food tasted like. In fact, I often argue with people when they tell me that they ‘love food’ in that they can’t love it that much when they cram it all in the way they do and don’t take the time to experience all the…

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How I Lost My Weight… And Kept It Off

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How I Lost My Weight… And Kept It Off Back in 2013, I was verging in on the dangerously overweight category. Closing in near 100kg, I pretended to be happy while emotionally eating my way through the dissatisfaction that my life had become. My clothes were constantly tight and uncomfortable and if anyone asked me to be in a photograph, I would either decline or ‘try to smile’. It was while I was on a European Christmas vacation that I began to realise how unhappy I actually was. Each snapshot reflected back to me this person who was pretending to smile but who knew that life wasn’t going the way it was supposed to. My relationship, a decade in, was strong but lacked communication and had become stale. I was a high achiever at my job and had amazing team mates but I didn’t feel connected to it any more. I began to realise that my life seemed to lack meaning and that I had to make some big changes. While away, I began to contemplate all the areas in my life that needed change so that, upon my return, I could put things immediately into action. By the end…

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