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In What Ways Do You Want To Be Better In 2019?

By | Confidence, Habits, Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness, Smoking Cessation

In what ways do you want to be better in 2019? I have a question for you. In what ways do you want to be better in 2019? And by ‘better’, I could mean any number of things. Fitter. Healthier. More focused. More financial. Confident. Whatever that ‘better’ could mean to you? It is that time of the year where considering a question like this can help to set the tone for the following year. What do you feel holds you back from being an even better version of yourself right now? For some people, it might be their weight. For others, it might be a habit that they feel has become unhealthy for them such as smoking or drinking or drug use. Perhaps it is just promising to yourself that you’re going to take better care of yourself in the new year, and having that intention is wonderful. Intention alone isn’t likely to make the change you want, or at least not to the level that you would like. Given that we are in the final handful of days before the new year is upon us, I felt it might be a good time to offer some suggestions and…

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Mindfulness Can Help PhD Students Shift From Surviving To Thriving

By | Anxiety, Confidence, Mindfulness, Motivation, Procrastination

Mindfulness can help PhD students shift from surviving to thriving Karen Barry, University of Tasmania; Emma Warnecke, University of Tasmania, and Megan Woods, University of Tasmania Undertaking a PhD can be very stressful, due to a range of challenges. These include having to develop discipline expertise as well as generic skills (such as academic writing and maintaining motivation) during a largely solo pursuit. Concern has been growing about the prevalence of mental health issues (such as depression and anxiety) among PhD candidates. A survey of more than 2,000 graduate research students from 26 countries published this year found they were six times as likely to experience depression or anxiety as the general population. Read more: Doing a PhD can be a lonely business but it doesn’t have to be A study of PhD students in the United States showed that of those who identified as experiencing depression or anxiety, 84% did not seek help from university support services. Perhaps, then, the best way to help PhD candidates is to give them the skills and strategies to manage their stress. Earlier this month, we published a study in the Journal of American College Health. It provides evidence that practising mindfulness can…

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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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What Understanding ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ Has Taught Me

By | ACT, Confidence, Shame

What Understanding ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ Has Taught Me We’ve all heard the saying ‘nobody’s perfect’. I think we can all agree that this is true. The funny thing is that so many people don’t really understand the power that is contained within these words and how a bit of reflection on them could have a more meaningful relationship with them. How it is often used. When we hear people say ‘nobody’s perfect’, it is generally used more as an excuse and often as a request to cut some slack. “You didn’t do what I asked you to do last night.” “I’m sorry. Nobody’s perfect!” Or it can often be used as a consolation for things that are often something that we don’t like about ourselves and that we are often unable (or unwilling) to change. “I do smoke but nobody’s perfect and everyone has at least one flaw…” This is where it gets a bit murky. While it is true that we should often show self-compassion, we shouldn’t be using something like this to excuse behaviour that is unacceptable or that could be changed. Unfortunately, this is often where this saying is potentially abused. You’re not perfect. No one is perfect….

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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, 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 By William Horton Are you self-sabotaging…

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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

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 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. Hypnosis Induction: Shatterproof Confidence By Scott Jansen Academy In this hypnotic induction with Scott Jansen, you will gain the keys to shatterproof confidence and build an impenetrable armor to even the toughest situations. HYPNOTIZED : Episode 1 – Hypnosis for Chronic Pain By Hypnosis TV Did you know more Americans died last year from an overdose of medically prescribed pain medication than Cocaine, Alcohol, and Heroin combined? Did you…

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

By | Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Confidence, Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, Inner Child, LGBTQI, Motivation, OCD, OUTthink

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

By | Confidence, Counselling, Emotional Release, Happiness, Weight Management

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, h 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 he asked. Whether…

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Book Review: The Five Second Rule

By | Anxiety, Confidence, Habits, Relationships

Review: The Five Second Rule – Mel Robbins “The Moment you have an instinct to act on a goal you must 5-4-3-2-1 and physically move or your brain will make you stop.” There is something so simple about Mel Robbin’s ‘Five Second Rule’ that it would be very easy to dismiss it. Being realistic here, this book could’ve easily been about half the size of what it actually is. The ‘five-second rule’ principle itself is taught thoroughly within one chapter and the remaining 15 chapters are generally made up of explanations, practical uses and testimonials from people who have used it. That would be the advantage of being one of the most booked female speakers globally is that Mel Robbin’s has had the ability to get in front of people… A LOT of people. She is also very vivacious and has one of those personalities where you find yourself thinking, ‘you know what… I wouldn’t mind having a drink at a bar with Mel and just chatting about life.’ There is something infectiously likeable about her and I think that has resonated with the many audiences that she has been in front of over time. Mel begins ‘The Five Second…

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 09/04/17

By | Confidence, Depression, Emotional Release, Happiness, Mindful Eating, PTSD, Trauma

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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