Category: lack of confidence

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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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How to look after your mental health post-lockdown

For most people, the world has changed since the end of 2019.  We all stayed at home (except for essential trips to the supermarket, and for healthcare). Those with vulnerable health conditions, and the elderly, may have remained in their homes and not ventured out at all. All of this was to keep ourselves safe, but also to safeguard the community in general. A … Read More How to look after your mental health post-lockdown

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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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Self-care – its easy!

This is part 1 of a 2-part series on this topic. Beneficial habits like self-care often go by the wayside during stressful times. And many people have been finding the past few months stressful with e.g. working from home, maybe being temporarily stood down from their job, or having to change their exercise and social routines. It can be more difficult to focus on … Read More Self-care – its easy!

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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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Beating procrastination part 3 – accountability is the key

Beating procrastination can be hard. We do well for a few days, but then old habits set back in, or we get frustrated with our lack of apparent progress. Nothing goes fast enough. If you face a small setback at this point, it may be enough to stop working on what you wanted to accomplish in the first place. Thankfully there’s something you can … Read More Beating procrastination part 3 – accountability is the key

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How to beat procrastination – part 1

Are you a procrastinator? Many of us have the tendency to put things off, and if you are one of the many people now spending more time at home, it’s even easier to do! It’s so easy to find an excuse to delay starting work on that report, answering that email, or even doing that exercise when no-one is looking over your shoulder. But … Read More How to beat procrastination – part 1

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Do you use your powerful mind to keep healthy?

Introduction Hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis has been shown by several clinical trials to boost the immune system. The understandable anxiety that many people are feeling at the moment can affect the immune system, so it is vital to take time for yourself. Read on to learn more… Many of us have changed our routines in recent weeks (e.g. working from home, home-schooling children, ensuring homebound … Read More Do you use your powerful mind to keep healthy?

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Online hypnosis – effective, and the way of the future!

Introduction This week I am updating a post I first wrote in August 2019, a date when no-one had yet heard of COVID-19. I first started using Zoom and Skype (types of online video-conferencing software) to run hypnotherapy sessions for clients who were fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers in Western Australia. They had sessions with me in the clinic while on leave in Perth, and … Read More Online hypnosis – effective, and the way of the future!

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Do you feel like an impostor when you succeed at something?

Have you ever felt like your success was a fluke? Have you been worried about being discovered as an ‘impostor’, when other people find out that you don’t have the skills or talents that they think you have? What is Impostor Syndrome? Impostor Syndrome was identified in 1978 by two psychologists, Pauline Rose Clance and Suzanne Imes. Their paper (1) stated that it “appears … Read More Do you feel like an impostor when you succeed at something?

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Be optimistic – its powerful and good for you – 2

In the last blogpost, I covered some of the research that shows optimism is so good for you! In this post I’ll cover the benefits in more detail, and discuss ‘explanatory style’ (or how we explain that happens in our life), and what we can do to make it work better for us. The Benefits of Optimism Researchers have found that optimistic people experience:- … Read More Be optimistic – its powerful and good for you – 2

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Be optimistic – its powerful and good for you

Do you:- Look on the positive side of events  and spring back from misfortune?  If you fail (or don’t succeed as well as you want) do you  pick yourself up and work out how to do the task better next time? Or do you believe success depends on luck (“it’s not worth trying…”), and feel that it’s not worth getting excited about something as … Read More Be optimistic – its powerful and good for you