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
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!
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
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
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!
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
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?
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).
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
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
Most people have heard of the conscious and unconscious minds. The conscious mind is responsible for thinking, decisions, and awareness of your environment, and makes up approximately 10% of the total mind. It interacts with the subconscious mind, which is like a memory vault containing memories, emotional reactions to past events, habits, and more. The following article covers some interesting information about this vital … Read More 8 facts you need to know for perfect mind mastery
Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia. On average, 1 in 4 people (1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men) will experience anxiety in their lifetime. In a 12-month period, over two million Australians experience anxiety (1). For those who have anxiety at work, I have written another blogpost on this topic which you may wish to read as well … Read More Research on how hypnosis techniques help conquer anxiety