Category: Habit control

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The top 10 personal reasons why people do not seek therapy

When you start therapy, you want it to succeed. That is why you made the effort to attend therapy, and are willing to discuss how your situation can improve. Therapists also want therapy to succeed – that is why they work as therapists. It is wonderful to be told by a former client that their issue is now resolved, and they may even provide … Read More The top 10 personal reasons why people do not seek therapy

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How to succeed and conquer your inner critic

Most of us are familiar with that inner voice that tells us “I’m not good enough”, “I will fail”, “I haven’t prepared enough”, “I’m no good at that” “They will see through me” “I’m still fat despite following that diet”  We can be overly critical of ourselves, and most people at some point in their life have experienced such self-doubt. This can be despite … Read More How to succeed and conquer your inner critic

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How to help Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

People who experience Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) know the type of inner dialogue it creates: “Did I turn off the iron?” “Yes, I think I did” “I’d better go back and check again” “I don’t want ‘that horrible thing‘ to happen, and if I check 10 times, then I’ll be safe” Checking multiple times and then walking away but… “Did I really turn it … Read More How to help Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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What happens when we stop eating Fast Food?

This is the last post in this short series on fast food. If you’d like to read the other posts, they are available as follows:- post 1, post 2, and post 3. In the last blogpost, we covered how to use our organisational skills to help decrease (or stop) consumption of fast food. (“Fast food” is not just what we buy in fast food … Read More What happens when we stop eating Fast Food?

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How to use your brainpower to cut out fast foods

In the last blogpost, you read that it is not lack of willpower that triggers us to eat fast food.  Fast food is designed to appeal to our inbuilt brain pathways to trigger over-eating, being over-weight, and cravings.  You now have the knowledge to avoid the “bliss point” foods, and start improving your health and nutrition. Today we’ll cover the next part of the … Read More How to use your brainpower to cut out fast foods

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Fast Food: Do You Really Need It?

How popular is fast food? Fast food (and other sugary, fatty food) is popular in Australia and can be a leading cause of weight gain and ill-health.  Over 9% of Australia adults and 7% of children surveyed in 2017 / 2018 consumed sugary drinks daily (1). These were not specifically from fast food outlets, but the percentage is still very high. In 2011–12, the … Read More Fast Food: Do You Really Need It?

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Why do people say ‘Being overweight isn’t that bad for you’?

This is part of the Healthy Weight Management Series of articles, tips, blogs and videos which is available on the Sunset Coast Hypnotherapy Facebook page . Can you be healthy while overweight? Can you be ‘fit’ while ‘fat’? Commenting on the idea that anyone who is overweight should lose weight, Nadja Hermann states that: I respect anyone’s decision to set other priorities and happily accept being … Read More Why do people say ‘Being overweight isn’t that bad for you’?

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Sneaky ways to be successful at losing weight

This is part of the Healthy Weight Management Series of articles, tips, blogs and videos which is available on the Sunset Coast Hypnotherapy Facebook page . Why do some people find weight loss so easy? We all probably know someone who can lose weight fairly easily if they gain a few kilos over the party season. They just put their mind to eating healthier foods, restrict … Read More Sneaky ways to be successful at losing weight

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Ditch your smoking habit

Some habits masquerade as our friends, but they are in fact our enemies! It is sometimes hard to recognise these ‘so-called friends’, as they are so clever at appearing to be useful and attractive in our lives. Just suppose that you had a friend who offered to:- console you when you are depressed keep you company when you are bored calm you when you … Read More Ditch your smoking habit

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Self-care – you’re worth it!

In the first blogpost on this topic, we covered some ideas for how to start some self-care. In today’s post, we will be touching on the fact that you’re worth it! Its worth spending time and resources on self-care. You deserve to focus on your own needs. In fact, it’s good for those you love when you take care of yourself. You truly can’t … Read More Self-care – you’re worth it!

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Change how you talk to yourself – beating procrastination – 4

This is the fourth post about how to beat procrastination. If you would like to read the other blogposts on this topic, the first one is available here, the second here and the third here. Something we haven’t talked about yet is that little voice in our head that either encourages us to go do something else – thus procrastinating, or the other one… … Read More Change how you talk to yourself – beating procrastination – 4

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How to motivate yourself, and avoid distractions – part 2

Ready to stop procrastinating and make progress towards your goals? If you’re one of the many who are now spending much more time at home, these tips could make life easier (and more productive) for you. This is the second post about how to beat procrastination. If you would like to read the first blogpost on this topic, it is available here. 7 ways … Read More How to motivate yourself, and avoid distractions – part 2