Creative Reframing


A wise old gentleman had retired and bought himself a modest home near a school. He spent the first few weeks of his retirement in peace and contentment. However, when the new school year began, the very next afternoon three young boys, full of youthful exuberance and post school enthusiasm, came down his street, banging… Read More

The Value of Your Values


I wonder if you’ve ever thought about what your personal values are? Not many people have even considered it before, yet clarifying your personal values profoundly impacts career planning, decision-making, and the accomplishment of individual goals. There’s significant research over the last several years that indicates that clarifying personal values reduces stress, strengthens willpower, and aids… Read More

Hypnosis and Fear of Dentists


Unsurprisingly for many of you, a fear of dentists and dental treatment is a very common phobia in the UK and elsewhere around the world. Almost half of UK adults have a fear of the dentist. 12% of these suffers from an extreme dental anxiety. Women are more likely to suffer from extreme dental anxiety than men.… Read More

Life Design


For a long time I thought I was happy with my job, I was doing what I’d set to do in joining the Royal Marines. I worked with like-minded people, got paid to stay exceptionally fit, got fed four times a day and was provided with a roof over my head. The trade-off was that I… Read More

Keys To Successful Fat Loss Part 4: Emotions


This fourth instalment looks into how our negative emotions can interfere with our ability to lose fat through excessive levels of Cortisol and other stress hormones present in our bodies. Links and References: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16353426 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10023725 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11259858 http://www.unm.edu/~lkravitz/Article%20folder/stresscortisol.html References 1 Jones, T.L. Definition of stress. In J.J. Robert-McComb (Ed.), Eating Disorders in Women and Children: Prevention,… Read More

Present Moment Awareness


During a far flung conflict, a man is captured by the enemy and thrown into a prison camp. That night he is unable to sleep because of his fears that the next day he will be interrogated, tortured, and executed. Then he remembers the words of his instructors as they flood back into his mind,… Read More

Altering Perceptions


A wise old gentleman retired and bought a modest home near a school. He spent the first few weeks of his retirement in peace and contentment. Then the new school year began. The very next afternoon three young boys, full of youthful exuberance and after-school enthusiasm, came down his street, banging merrily on every dustbin… Read More

Choice: Excuse or Success


My last post ended on the subject of choice, you have plenty in front of you and some of those in the past may have been considered as reasons for not doing things that help you achieve your goals. In truth, they’re not reasons, they are excuses. For one reason or another you chose a… Read More

What You Believe Leads to What You Achieve


In my last post, which was on Boxing Day, I talked about reviewing the last year and how much of what you set yourself to achieve came to fruition and to look at why you did or didn’t achieve that and your beliefs around it. This is a continuation of that theme because throughout January… Read More

Behavioural Change Through Emotional Stimulus


Emotions – Decisions – Behaviour Behaviour indicates what is happening. Behaviour is a way in which an individual acts in response to a particular situation or stimulus. People learn to behave in certain ways as they progress through life. Behaviour can be taught, mimicked, and/or modified. It begins as a conscious, or learned, response. Over… Read More