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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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OUTthink – Magnus Dean Shares His Experiences With Anxiety

By Anxiety, LGBTQI, OUTthink, Podcast

OUTthink – Magnus Dean Shares His Experiences With Anxiety When you think of a DJ, quite often the image that comes to mind is the image of ‘complete cool’, having fun behind the decks and controlling the mood of the dancefloor via his choice of tunes. While that perception can often play out in other people’s realities, just like any form of high profile person, they can have insecurities and anxieties as large and overwhelming as anyone else. Magnus Dean is Australian gay DJ royalty. His high energy sets have assured him a place on most big party line-ups and his love of music is obvious from the moment you first start chatting to him. In this OUTthink, he openly shares his struggle with anxiety and even how music has helped to pull him through some of those difficult times. There are few of us who are untouched by anxiety and, in some ways, anxiety serves a valuable purpose. I’ve often used the metaphor of a smoke alarm; when it is functioning properly, the smoke alarm can help bring our attention to danger and offer us an opportunity to deal with the situation appropriately. If the smoke alarm goes off…

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When Is a ‘Workplace Bully’ Not a ‘Workplace Bully’?

By Mental Health

When Is a ‘Workplace Bully’ Not a ‘Workplace Bully’? Last week, I wrote my blog on what you should do if you feel you’re being bullied in the workplace. I have to say that I’ve been blown away by some of the feedback that I’ve had to the piece, both directly from friends and also on LinkedIn where the article was originally published. One friend of mine had just gone through a very difficult and painful bullying situation in her workplace and, while it has since been resolved, she forwarded the piece to her HR team as she knew how important this topic is. This week’s blog has come from one comment that I received in one of the LinkedIn groups that I do wish to share. I share this because I actually agree with much of what this person writes and it provides an interesting additional point that can only enrich this conversation further. Dawn wrote, “ If you are ‘feeling bullied’, you should confront your colleague and say that their behaviour is offending your dignity at work. It may feel uncomfortable to say but you are being fair, you are giving the ‘bully’ the opportunity to change. Not…

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 14/05/17

By ACT, Addiction, Anxiety, Counselling, Depression, Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, Motivation

Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 14/05/17 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 insights into hypnotherapy and hypnosis, advice on how group counselling can work with issues such as anger, addiction and depression, tips on building self discipline and motivation, supporting families of people living with dementia, a look at what narcissism actually is, managing stress, managing your time, what life is like for an ACT therapist, and lastly, a look into same-sex domestic violence issues. 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 Training Video #500: Hypnosis Insights Learned by Producing 500 Hypnosis, Etc. Episodes! By Free Hypnosis Training Videos In this Video: Hypnosis Insights, Nuggets, Tears & Promises! We are so excited to be all together for this milestone episode #500. Yes, we also have Celeste, Brenda and Erika all ready to let you in on some of the most important insights they have discovered about hypnosis and the…

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Tips To Deal With Anxiety

By ACT, Anxiety

Tips To Deal With Anxiety Or… a review of ‘The Anti-anxiety Toolkit’ by Melissa Tiers I can’t remember exactly when I first began to feel really intense anxiety. I recall thinking that it started very early on when I believed it was a phobia to blood. Many years ago, when I was a child, I passed out after witnessing my brother coming home from a dental procedure and literally recovering on the couch, spewing up mouthfuls of blood. I had gone to the kitchen to make myself a glass of Tang and, next thing I know, I was being awoken with my family surrounding me. I had put my tooth through my lip and ended up back on the chair nursing my own wound. After that, I had always thought the sight of blood would make me pass out and, frequently, it did. Understandably, I had associated the two but as time went on, it became obvious that it wasn’t as literal as what I thought it had all been. Over time, it began to morph and sometimes I would find that I would begin to experience this feeling of anxiety in my body before it translated to the mind…

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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 02/04/17

By Anxiety, Mindfulness, NLP

Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 02/04/17 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 how meditation can change the brain, behaviours and personality, getting unstuck, anxiety and stress reduction methods, belief changing, and a fascinating webinar with one of the co-creators of NLP, Richard Bandler. 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. Dr Joe Dispenza on How to Change Subconscious Programs (Part 1) By Reprogramming Mind In this video Dr Joe Dispenza talks about his workshops and how meditation can change the brain, behaviours and personality. How to get unstuck (when nothing you’ve tried seems to work) By NLP Life “How to get unstuck when nothing seems to change.” Feeling stuck, not sure what to do? Everyone has times where our best efforts just don’t seem to move the dial or we find feeling stuck. The trick is to not stay there! In this video I share 4 tips on how to…

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A Soldier And A Sex Worker Walk Into A Therapist’s Office. Who’s More Likely To Have PTSD?

By Anxiety, PTSD

A soldier and a sex worker walk into a therapist’s office. Who’s more likely to have PTSD? Mary-Anne Kate, University of New England and Graham Jamieson, University of New England When we think about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), we most often think of soldiers traumatised by their experiences of war. But the statistics tell another story. While about 5-12% of Australian military personnel who have experienced active service have PTSD at any one time, this is about the same (10%) as rates for police, ambulance personnel, firefighters and other rescue workers. And while these rates are significant, they are not vastly different to rates in the general Australian population (8% of women and 5% of men). PTSD is actually most common in populations with a high exposure to forms of complex trauma. This involves multiple, chronic and deliberately inflicted interpersonal traumas (physical and sexual abuse and assaults, emotional abuse, neglect, persecution and torture). Sex workers, women fleeing domestic violence, survivors of childhood abuse and Indigenous Australians are far more likely to have experienced this complex trauma. In these groups, between 40% and 55% are affected by PTSD. So, how and why does their complex trauma differ from the PTSD we…

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Feeling Anxious About That First Date? Here’s How Science Can Help.

By Anxiety, Confidence, Mindfulness, Relationships

Feeling anxious about that first date? Here’s how science can help Olivia Remes, University of Cambridge Does anxiety keep getting in the way of you making connections with the people you’d like to spend more time with? Maybe you’ve just met someone, but are worried that your anxiety will ruin it all. People with anxiety can be highly self-critical, tend to overestimate the likelihood that something negative will happen, and often feel that others are judging them. Sometimes, just thinking about a social situation can induce panic attacks, which are sudden spikes of intense anxiety that peak within a few minutes and feel like you’re about to have a heart attack, lose control, or go mad. During social situations, people with anxiety might feel short of breath and experience dizziness, sweating, blushing, stuttering, and an upset stomach Many people are affected by anxiety. In fact, one in 14 people around the world will have an anxiety disorder at any given time, with women and young people being most affected. But it is possible to overcome anxiety and date successfully. Here are some top scientific tips. Don’t focus on the worst People with anxiety tend to worry about what might go…

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

By Addiction, Anxiety, Confidence, Depression, Habits, Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, LGBTQI, Mindfulness, NLP, OUTthink, Relationships

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…

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