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
This current year has been a challenging time world-wide, mainly due to coronavirus and the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic is still being fought in many countries and areas of the world. Many parts of the world have gotten used to (and perhaps even accepted) a temporary New Normal. Change is challenging, and I would guess that many of you reading this blogpost have had … Read More How to plan the future you want after COVID
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
In late 2019 and early 2020, Australia’s bushfire season started early, and burned hundreds of thousands of hectares, resulting in the loss of homes and lives. For those involved (e.g. residents and emergency service workers), there are a range of conflicting and challenging emotions. It is worth remembering, though, that it is common to feel fear, confusion, and many other intense emotions after extraordinary … Read More How to recover psychologically after bushfires
I know (for me at least) that the excesses of the holiday season are a danger zone! I often find that the weight that I gain during this enjoyable time is still with me in January of the next year. Prevention is definitely better than cure, and so I have put together some tips to help during the holiday season. According to parts therapy, our … Read More How to keep to your ideal weight in 2020
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
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)?
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 are at least slightly anxious before an interview. In many cases, this feeling helps them perform well, and project the best version of themselves during the interview. However, if you find that anxiety is negatively affecting your interview performance, you may recognise a few of the following symptoms:- Heart racing, Sweaty (or cold) hands, Nausea, Not speaking as much or as fluently … Read More Using targeted hypnotherapy to conquer interview anxiety
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