Category: Self-esteem

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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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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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11 ways you can thrive during self-isolation

Introduction Self-isolation at home may be required to minimise our chance of getting COVID-19, or to prevent others in the community from catching COVID-19 from us.   This blogpost contains some ideas on how you can look after your mental health during this period of self-isolation. Reasons for self-isolation You may choose to self-isolate if you have chronic health conditions, are in a high … Read More 11 ways you can thrive during self-isolation

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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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A great time to stop smoking the easy way, and boost your health

Well done! So you have decided to become a non-smoker again! (Remember: you were born a non-smoker…).  You can look forward to some great health benefits – not to mention the benefits to your bank account. Your health starts improving very soon after your last cigarette:- (1) 20 minutes: Your heart rate and blood pressure return to a normal range. 8 hours: Your body’s … Read More A great time to stop smoking the easy way, and boost your health

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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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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?