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OUTthink – Magnus Dean Shares His Experiences With Anxiety

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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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OUTthink – Scott Brennan Returns To Talk LGBT And Comedy

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OUTthink – Scott Brennan Returns to Talk LGBT and Comedy The latest OUTthink has comedian, writer, producer, actor and Golden Gibbo Award winner, Scott Brennan return to conclude our chat on gay men and their use of humour as being both the butt of the joke as well as using humour and comedy as a defence mechanism. Last podcast, Scott talked about how he used humour during his school days in order to fit in with the rest of the group and how it has impacted on how he writes comedy for the mainstream audience. This time around, we continue our chat on the film ‘The Boys In The Band’ as well as looking at some of our favourite gay characters from television series in the past. This podcast is part 2 of a 2 part podcast. Part 1 is available in the links under About OUTthink Podcast below. Since releasing this podcast, I’ve come across another Youtube video that may be of interest to people with this topic. About Scott Brennan Scott is an actor, comedian and writer who has appeared in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, countless television shows including skitHouse, Comedy Inc, Agony Uncles and Neighbours, podcaster…

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 23/04/17

By ACT, Counselling, Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, LGBTQI, Mindfulness, NLP, OUTthink, Podcast, Procrastination, Therapy

Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 23/04/17 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 hypnotic inductions (for people considering hypnosis or for hypnosis students), finding balance and walking the middle path, a spot of afternoon meditation, a look at NLP techniques to break procrastination, an indepth look into hypnotherapy, an ACT metaphor that uses a sushi train, and lastly a look at how gay men use humour as a defence mechanism. 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. Hypnotic Induction Demo | Learn Hypnosis Techniques By Hypnotist Erick Kand Hypnotist Erick Känd demonstrates a rapid hypnotic induction followed by various hypnosis techniques. You’ll see: – Hypnotic Inductions – Trance deepeners, and – Hypnosis Phenomena known as “convincers.” Dialectics: Learning How to Find Balance and Walk the Middle Path By AllCEUs Counseling Education MEDITATION SESSION IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY | DailyVee 210 By Gary Vaynerchuk A GOOD DAY OF HUSTLING THROUGH…

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OUTthink – Scott Brennan – Gay Men and Humour

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OUTthink – Scott Brennan – Gay Men and Humour The latest OUTthink is an interesting podcast simply because of the fact that we’re handling a topic you may not have thought of before; gay men and humour. More specifically, how gay men are used as the butt of jokes and also how gay men frequently use humour as a form of defence mechanism. It should be noted here that the entire LGBTQIA community are frequently the butt of jokes by the mainstream AND use humour as a defense mechanism (many people do regardless of sexual orientation) however, for the purpose of today’s podcast, instead of trying to be all encompassing, we have focused largely on gay men. It has often been said that humour needs to have an element of truth in order to be funny and that it is a reflection of the society that it comes from. For this reason, laughing with or at the gay and lesbian community can be both something that brings us together as well as something that can bring each of us down in shame and self-loathing. We’ve all bonded over a joke in some cases while being the butt of someone else’s…

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 19/03/17

By Anxiety, Confidence, Habits, Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, LGBTQI, Mindfulness, NLP, Phobia, PTSD

Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 19/03/17 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 the infamous rewind technique for phobias with a Dan Jones twist, a Trolls Mindfulness exercise for kids, looking at Persuasion, overcoming challenges for public speaking, hypnosis and PTSD, self-sabotage and PTSD, and lastly, a look at how mental health, sexual health, HIV, and Drugs are all tied together with gay men. 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. Overcome a Fear of Needles: Phobia Treatment: Rewind Technique By Dan Jones Hypnosis In this video I guide you through the rewind technique to help you overcome a fear of needles. The process is interactive and quite fast, so you may need to listen a few times to get used to the process and to following the process, and to deciding on what memories to use to de-traumatise. It is usually best to use the first memory (often the cause),…

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