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The Psychology Of Fear And Hate, And What Each Of Us Can Do To Stop It

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has travelled to Christchurch after yesterday’s terror attacks. NZ Prime Minister’s office, CC BY-SA The psychology of fear and hate, and what each of us can do to stop it Stephen Croucher, Massey University As an immigrant to New Zealand, I am saddened and outraged by the events in Christchurch. The apparent innocence of New Zealand has been stripped away by acts of cowardice and evil. Read more: Christchurch mosque shootings must end New Zealand’s innocence about right-wing terrorism Police remain on high alert and authorities are still responding to events following the shootings at two mosques in Christchurch that took the lives of 50 people and seriously injured many more. Three people have been arrested, and one, an Australian living in New Zealand sporadically, has appeared in court on murder charges. My research focuses on how members of a majority perceive a growing immigrant population, and what we can all do to keep fear and hatred in check. Migrants target of hate The alleged gunman (whom the Conversation has chosen not to name) is a self-identified white supremacist. Before the attacks he posted an 87-page manifesto online. In his manifesto and social media…

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Why e-Cigarettes Could Be Holding Back Your Plans To Quit Smoking

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rpavich/flickr, CC BY-SA Why e-cigarettes could be holding back your plans to quit smoking David Ronayne, University of Warwick; Chris Doyle, University of Warwick, and Daniel Sgroi, University of Warwick E-cigarettes could now be prescribed by doctors as a way of giving up smoking after regulators granted one such product a drug licence for the first time. This marks a significant point in the growing popularity of vaping, which has created a global market for e-cigarettes now worth over US$6 billion. Yet the technology remains highly controversial. Proponents of e-cigarettes argue that they have helped increase the rate at which people are quitting smoking. But sceptics fear that vaping might make smoking a more socially acceptable habit again, that it could become popular among children who may then move on to conventional cigarettes, and that it even poses a possible direct health risk due to the chemicals it involves. One important area identified for further research by academics, organisations and government is the nature and impact of the dual-use of electronic and conventional cigarettes. Instead of simply assuming that vaping is a way for all people to cut down on smoking for health reasons, we should consider that they may…

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Drugs, Gums or Patches Won’t Increase Your Chances Of Quitting

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Drugs, gums or patches won’t increase your chances of quitting Simon Chapman, University of Sydney Using prescription drugs or over-the-counter products like gums, mints or patches won’t increase your chances of quitting smoking a year later, according to a new study. The US researchers followed two groups of people 2002/03 and 2010/11 and found at the end of the 12-month period, those using varenicline (sold in Australia as Champix), bupropion (Zyban), or nicotine-replacement therapy (gums, mints or patches) were no more likely to have quit smoking for 30 days or more than those who didn’t use these drugs. Read more: Weekly Dose: Champix’s effectiveness is questionable and safety record is concerning Evidence based smoking cessation? We’re told the best way to quit smoking is to use an “evidence-based” method: a strategy supported by high-quality research evidence. And for the last 30 or so years, this has been nicotine-replacement therapy, bupropion (Zyban) and varenicline (Champix), which claim to increase (and sometimes double) your chance of success. In the hierarchy of evidence, the lowest form is anecdote or case studies (“I smoked for 20 years, then an alternative therapist sprinkled magic powder on me, and the next day I stopped smoking!”). These…

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So, You’ve Decided To Become a Non-Smoker

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So, You’ve Decided To Become a Non-Smoker 5 Steps To Becoming a Non-Smoker (Even If You’ve Tried Quitting Before) As you would imagine, one of the key requests that hypnotherapists receive is to assist people to stop smoking. Many people reach the point where they logically know that smoking is bad for them and that it is time to quit, yet seem to struggle with finally telling the habit to butt out. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to run a series of blog posts that will explore what steps you need to take to help you finally get to the point where you can become a non-smoker. It isn’t uncommon for me to meet people who have stopped smoking before but who then went on to fall back into the smoking trap. It might’ve been a stressful situation. It might’ve been a friend who convinced them that ‘just one won’t hurt’. It might’ve been just a moment in time when it all just felt too hard. Whatever the reason, it started up again and that moment of defeat can often feel like becoming a non-smoker is almost impossible. Let me tell you though, many people relapse after they’ve…

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Recording Basics 101 Free Online Course For Hypnotherapists

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Recording Basics 101 Free Online Course For Hypnotherapists Why should a hypnotherapist learn to record? Let me ask you one simple question; if you’re a hypnotherapist, is the only way you seem to be earning an income is through seeing one-on-one clients? If so, then you’re doing it the hard way. Imagine for a moment being able to create a range of hypnosis audio that you could sell online and earn passive income. Wouldn’t it be great to wake up and discover that you had sold a few hypnosis audios to people across the world, not only earning money while you sleep but also taking your healing skills onto a global market? Or perhaps you want to continue building your reputation as a niche specialist and to develop content for people to discover. Wouldn’t it be awesome to have your own podcast? Or perhaps you want to be able to just attract some new clients by offering a free hypnosis relaxation MP3 on your website or on social media so that people can engage with you, like what they hear and come to you when they have an issue they feel you can help them with? Even just to be…

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The Practitioner’s Guide To Mirroring Hands

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The Practitioners Guide To Mirroring Hands Richard Hill and Ernest Rossi For many hypnotherapists who are training, or even continuing their professional development, too often some training can tend to feel the same. Even recently, US hypnotherapist Scott Sandland posted a video where he blasted trainers who claimed to have a training that had ‘never been seen before’, promising ‘miraculous results’ and who were essentially offering what many could see as a magic bullet to dealing with their clients. Instead, in that video, he reminded every hypnotherapist out there about the importance of practice; to explore, refine and practice constantly on everyone from their clients during the day to their teddy bear at night, listening back to recordings made of your practice, watching other people practice. To continue to just show up, be present, observe, learn and become the best we can be NOT from some training that promises the world but from watching, learning, and putting it into practice. This would seem obvious, wouldn’t it? Yet I know so many hypnotherapists, myself included, who can often feel like we don’t know enough and that someone out there (inevitably) knows more. The self-doubt can kick in; ‘why would someone want…

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Hypnosis May Still Be Veiled in Mystery – But We Are Starting To Uncover It’s Scientific Basis

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Hypnosis may still be veiled in mystery – but we are starting to uncover its scientific basis Devin Terhune, Goldsmiths, University of London and Steven Jay Lynn, Binghamton University, State University of New York Some argue that hypnosis is just a trick. Others, however, see it as bordering on the paranormal – mysteriously transforming people into mindless robots. Now our recent review of a number of research studies on the topic reveals it is actually neither. Hypnosis may just be an aspect of normal human behaviour. Hypnosis refers to a set of procedures involving an induction – which could be fixating on an object, relaxing or actively imagining something – followed by one or more suggestions, such as “You will be completely unable to feel your left arm”. The purpose of the induction is to induce a mental state in which participants are focused on instructions from the experimenter or therapist, and are not distracted by everyday concerns. One reason why hypnosis is of interest to scientists is that participants often report that their responses feel automatic or outside their control. Most inductions produce equivalent effects. But inductions aren’t actually that important. Surprisingly, the success of hypnosis doesn’t rely on…

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OUTthink – An LGBT Podcast Retrospective

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OUTthink – An LGBT Podcast Retrospective This episode of OUTthink, we’re going back in time! Since beginning late 2016, I’ve been so fortunate to have been able to meet and chat with some truly inspiring people within the LGBT community and discuss their stories or gain their insights into some of the bigger issues that exist out there within our community. The challenge for me is that, as a podcast that has no intention to benefit financially, bandwidth can be limited and so we’ve reached a point where I have to clean up and create space. With that in mind, and with a desire to keep some of the key lessons and insights from the earlier episodes, we delve back to explore those initial handful of OUTthinks with our guests Daniel Cordner, Lisa Torney and Joe Busuttil. About Daniel Cordner Daniel was our very first guest way back in 2016. In fact, OUTthink went from being an idea to being a reality due to a catch-up and coffee with Danny where I found our conversation came so thick and fast that it prompted me to tell him about this podcast idea that I had and wondered if he would like…

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Private Health Fund Rebates on Hypnotherapy

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Private Health Fund Rebates on Hypnotherapy Health Fund Rebates for Release Hypnosis It isn’t uncommon for people to ask if their hypnosis session is covered with private health cover. The reality is that many health funds will have different policies towards if they cover hypnosis and hypnotherapy or not. It may be worth contacting your fund directly to ask if they offer cover with the level of cover that you’re on. Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA) Health Funds As a member of the Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA), Lawrence Akers (Release Hypnosis) is covered with the following health funds: Australian Unity CBHS Health Fund Credicare Health Fund Grand United Health HBF (WA) Health Care Insurance Limited Health.com.au Health Partners Medibank Private Navy Health Fund NRMA Health Insurances Phoenix Welfare Queensland Country Health Railway and Transport Health Fund Ltd Reserve Bank Health Society Teachers Federation Health SGIC Health Insurance (SA and NT) SGIO Health Insurance (WA) Westfund You may also claim for hypnotherapy using my Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA) membership number which is: 0814942. Every month, the AHA sends a list to the health funds, so if there is no specific provider number, then you simply tell your health fund that we are…

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2017: A Year In Review

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2017: A Year In Review Whereas 2016 was most certainly a year of change, 2017 has been harder to pinpoint exactly what it has come to represent. We’ve seen a movement throughout the year, which began with fear, move to strength and resilience, and has seemingly ended up acceptance. Nothing to fear but fear itself… The year began with a reaction out of fear. Consider this; we have three possible reactions to the things that we fear that are hard-wired into us. These three reactions are ‘fight, flight or freeze’. In 2016, we saw a massive amount of change and this change was often brought about through a manipulative use of fear. We saw the UK decide that it would leave Brexit. We saw the US push back against ‘the establishment’ and elect an unlikely President. We were still reeling from the after-shocks that come from the terrorist actions of the previous years and showed no signs of slowing down as we moved into 2017. All of these were often a reaction to our own internalized fear that people were out to get us and that we had to ‘protect our tribe’, often blown out of proportion by the media…

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