Category: Phobia

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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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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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An easy way to trigger your success

What does the word ‘trigger’ mean to you? According to the Macquarie Dictionary, the word “trigger” has six definitions. Three of these are:- a stimulus or cause: the trigger for a general election. to start or precipitate (something), as a chain of events or a scientific reaction: takes only one person writing a letter to trigger (off) a chain reaction by people who have an … Read More An easy way to trigger your success

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Is there any difference between hypnosis and meditation?

Complementary and alternative therapies (CAM) are popular in Australia. A survey completed in 2007 found that almost 70% of those interviewed used at least one form of CAM in the past year, and 44% visited a CAM practitioner in the same time period (1). In fact, the estimated number of visits to CAM practitioners by adult Australians in that 12-month period was over 69 … Read More Is there any difference between hypnosis and meditation?

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9 ways hypnotherapy can help you get success at work

If you work full-time, you can spend approximately 50% of your waking life at the office. Perhaps you arrive early at the office to beat the traffic, and then find that pressure of work means you leave later than intended? Even if this is not happening, full-time workers can spend 35 – 40 hours per week at work. If you do not feel happy … Read More 9 ways hypnotherapy can help you get success at work

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How to minimise dental anxiety

What emotions do you feel when you think of booking a dental appointment? Dental anxiety is a term used to mean fear in a setting where dental services are provided, e.g., before or during dental treatment. High dental anxiety affects approximately 1 in 6 Australian adults and about 1 in 10 children. Dental phobia, which is high dental fear that impacts significantly on someone’s … Read More How to minimise dental anxiety

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What’s the cause of dental anxiety?

Dental anxiety is a term used to mean fear in a setting where dental services are provided, e.g., before or during dental treatment. This is part 1 of a 2-part series on dental anxiety. Next week I’ll be covering some of the actions you can take to help yourself overcome dental anxiety. Severe dental fear affects approximately 1 in 6 Australian adults, and about … Read More What’s the cause of dental anxiety?

Get ready for summer with 10% off hypnotherapy packages

To help us all get ready for Summer in sunny Perth, I am offering 10% off packages of 3 hypnotherapy sessions (first session to be booked before 13 November).

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So what is OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)?

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder where people carry out obsessive and / or compulsive activities to help decrease their anxiety levels. Once they carry out the activity, their anxiety and panic levels will decrease. Approximately 2% of Australians have OCD (1). OCD can be accompanied by shame and secrecy when carrying out the compulsions, and this can lead to a delay … Read More So what is OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)?

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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