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Getting Mental Health On The Line - Weekending 05/03/17

Getting Mental Health On The Line - Weekending 05/03/17

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 mindfulness, rushing relationships, speaking with confidence using NLP, a look at mental health and addiction issues, overcoming depression and anxiety, addressing the rather silly idea that hypnosis is linked to witchcraft, and lastly, the latest OUTthink (produced by yours truly) which talks about the challenges and rewards of being vulnerable, open and authentic for gay men. Yep, it's a big one!

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.

How to ‘Live Your Truth’ & Become A Mindful Leader In The World, With Dawa Tarchin Phillips

By Mrs Mindfulness

We live in tumultuous times, don’t we? But each one of us has the capacity to take a stand, in our own lives, for what really matters. That’s being a mindful leader, and the world really needs mindful leaders right now.

I believe mindful leadership is perhaps the most important skill we can develop today—for our communities, our planet, and ourselves.

To me, to be a mindful leader means to connect with, and live from, a deeper sense of peace and purpose. It means taking empowered and kind actions each day that nourish and uplift the world around us. Would you agree?

Because we believe this is so important right now, myself and my dear friend Dawa Tarchin Phillips created this video below to give you some guidance and support on how to become a mindful leader. In it we share three key principals each on mindful leadership.

Rushing New Relationships and Forcing Commitment as Reassurance for Insecure Attachment

By Alan Robarge

On this video, Alan Robarge, Relationship Coach, talks about slowing down new relationships and staying focused on the present moment relating. When we feel insecure in a new relationship, we often try to force creating an instant girlfriend or instant boyfriend. We are unable to let our relationships grow organically at a reasonable pace. One reason why relationships fail is because we don't let them develop slowly. The instruction is to SLOW DOWN.

How to Speak With CONFIDENCE (in 3 easy steps)

By NLPTimes

Anyone can learn to speak with confidence. Learn 3 simple practical tips you can apply right away to start to speak with confidence anywhere.

Note that the resource mentioned in the video refers to this.

Assessment of Mental Health & Addiction Issues

By AllCEUs Counseling Education

How To Overcome Depression & Anxiety: Justin Stenstrom

By James Swanwick

How To Overcome Depression & Anxiety: Do you suffer from panic attacks? Anxiety? Depression? Trust me I've been there too. So that's why I want to share my knowledge with you on how to overcome these hardships and difficulties. My guest, Justin Stenstrom, actually has suffered a lot from depression and anxiety but now helps other people gain confidence and improve their lives. Watch the video above for ways to overcome depression and to have more confidence!

NLP Techniques: Installing a Filter for Self-protection

By NLP Academy

The idea of setting a filter is to ensure the Practitioner can create deep rapport with clients without experiencing similar emotional states or physical conditions the client is working through. The filter is set up at the unconscious level to filter out anything that would call into question the coach’s health or well-being when conducting change and healing work. This video was filmed at my 'Neuro Hypnotic Healing' course where I conduct a live demo with a participant to set up filter, then I follow up with the ‘Healer Within’ on a physical condition the participant is experiencing. So you can enjoy two demos with the same client in this short video.

Is Hypnosis Witchcraft?

By Rene Bastarache

This week I had someone ask if hypnosis was Witchcraft because she thought it would be against her religion to do that kind of thing. It may have seemed like that 300 years ago when so called witches were burned to stake... Watch the video to learn more...

Scriptkilling Hypnosis lekture & demo from IHF Conference in Los Angeles 2017

By Martin Castor Peterson

Scriptkilling Hypnosis lekture & demo from IHF Conference in Los Angeles 2017.

Included is the demo, where the client is a psychiatrist, who might struggle a bit, but ends up transforming a long lasting issue. An issue we don't even discuss, but an issue that transformed from being a problem to become a resource.

Scriptkilling hypnosis training will take place in Los Angeles, march 6th and 7th 2017.

OUTthink - Ep9 - Brian - Naked Gay Men

By Lawrence Akers / Release Hypnosis / OUTthink

OUTthink is a podcast that talks about issues that affect LGBTQIA+ mental health. This episode, we chat with Brian Madigan who is the founder of 'Naked Gay Men'( The talk covers the challenges and rewards of being 'naked', vulnerable and authentic.

You may also like to read:
OUTthink – An Exploration of Transgender – Sally Goldner
Book Review: Learning Hypnosis – A Common Everyday Approach After Erickson
“What Does Hypnosis Feel Like?”
OUTthink – Continuing Our Chat With Sally Goldner On Transgender