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Becoming a Non-Smoker: Establish New Habits

By Habits, Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, Smoking Cessation

Becoming a Non-Smoker: Establish New Habits The positive intention of that smoking habit Last week, we explored the positive intention of that smoking habit and what benefits it offers you. When I talk to many people about why they continue the smoking habit, I hear all manner of reasons. Some will say that it gives them an opportunity to socialise with other people while some, ironically, will say that it gives them an opportunity to get away from other people. Some people will believe that it relaxes them and helps them to manage their stress, while others have even offered me excuses like ‘sex is always better when you have a cigarette’. I kid you not. Regardless of the reason why you began to smoke, there was some benefit that you received from it so strong and positive that you made the decision that this was a behaviour you were going to commit to as a coping strategy and manage to find the will power and strength to maintain that habit several times throughout the day. That’s pretty impressive, so who says you don’t have the resources available already to flip it around and use those same skills to become…

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When Your New Year Doesn’t Start The Way You Wanted

By Habits, Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, Smoking Cessation

When Your New Year Doesn’t Start The Way You Wanted Did your 2019 start off the way you wanted? Do you want your New Year’s Eve back so that you can do it all again? Let me tell you, mine absolutely has not started the way I wanted. Here I am, day 14 of the new year as I sit to type this, only beginning to now feel like my year is starting. After beginning the year with a pinched nerve in my back that left me spending most of it horizontal, the ability to get my year underway has felt like nothing short of being robbed from me. The frustration of not having the start to the year that you hoped for can have such an impact too. Whether it was planning to quit a habit (such as smoking or over-eating) or plans to start a habit (exercising, meditation) when you feel like the year hasn’t provided the right space to achieve that, you can often feel like beating yourself up and downright complaining. Which, to be honest, is what I kind of did. Well, until the past few days anyway. I came to the conclusion that I would…

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 16/07/17

By Addiction, Anxiety, Habits, Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Recording

Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 16/07/17 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 a look at belonging and how to belong, a 2 minute daily gratitude meditation routine, how to create binaural beats, a strengths based approach to treating anxiety, tips to breaking bad habits, changing subconscious programs to improve your life, and lastly a chat with the fantastic hypnotherapist Ines Simpson via the excellent Work Smart Hypnosis by Jason Linett. 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. Belonging and How to Belong – Teal Swan By Teal Swan This episode on belonging and how to feel like you belong explores our feeling of being isolated, lonely and alone. Teal Swan discusses how sometimes we feel that we only belong in places where we didn’t wish we belonged. In other words, we either don’t feel we belong or we feel that we only belong where we…

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