Three Steps To Overcoming Your Phobia

As a hypnotherapist, I often work with people who have phobias and fears they just cannot escape. As they realise how much this is affecting their daily lives, they come to me seeking help to alleviate the anxiety and stress that has been caused by the phobia. Phobias are irrational fears that develop in a person's mind. They could be of an object, animal or experience. Some of the most popular...
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How A Life Coach Could Help You Achieve Your Potential

We all feel lost and unmotivated at some point in our lives. Life coaches aren’t some elusive, omnipotent beings that have the ultimate knowledge. We are therapists that listen intently to your current situation and help you conceptualise how you could become more satisfied with your life. There are many ways that I can work with people, and it’s all on an individualistic basis. Some people...
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Setting Goals: A Mindset To Success

The only way to set yourself up for success over the long-term? Clearly define your goals and ensure that working towards them becomes the focal point of your life. As a life coach, it would make sense that I promote goal setting. But I don’t simply promote goal setting. I promote goal setting that provides you with a real purpose. Goals that are well thought through. Goals with meaning. Wh...
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Self-Awareness: Tips For Understanding Your Personality Type

Learning how open to experience you are will allow you to consider how you make decisions. If you’re too spontaneous, you may want to put more thought into your decisions, whereas if you aren’t very open to experience you may want to consider how rigid you are in your thoughts and behaviour. Conscientiousness Have you often been described as easy-going or careless? Or perhaps people have...
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Long-Term Perspective: The Journey To Success

How can you continue to strive for excellence in the face of constant struggles? How can you sacrifice the present for the future? How can you take responsibility for your own circumstances and make your dreams a reality? A long-term perspective is generally considered a ten to twenty five year plan. It’s a journey to success that takes sacrifice, will, commitment for. Let me ask, when w...
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Counselling or hypnotherapy: what works?

Counselling and hypnotherapy can both have a useful impact in your life, and in major ways. But what is the difference and how can each help you tackle what are seemingly the same issues (anxiety, depression, confidence and other mental health issues)? As we progress through life, we can often become lost. It’s not uncommon to need support at least some point in your life. If you are lookin...
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Self-awareness and self-development: Two of the same?

Self-awareness and self-development are both parts of the same package. As we learn more about ourselves, we are slowly tearing back layers of mental barriers that we’ve attributed to the experience we call life. Our limitations are our own making. Looking at those who we believe to be successful in society, they are extremely self-aware. They have developed a true (authentic or congruent) ...
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Escaping your comfort zone: Taking advantage of chaos

Put simply, our comfort zone is a behavioural space where our activities and behaviours become part of our routines. This helps to lower risk and stress, giving us a natural state of mind in which we can function and perform our routines habits on a daily basis. The problem is that, when we do try to leave our comfort zones, we face uncertainty, which manifests as anxiety and worry. Anyone ...
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Self-hypnosis: Could you help yourself with autosuggestion?

Could you help take control of your life with self-hypnosis and autosuggestion? Autosuggestion can be a real, practical way to change behaviour and influence your life in huge ways. Since it’s conception, autosuggestion has been used as a form of self-hypnosis, self-development, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy. Developed in the early 20th, there are two separate forms of autosuggestion id...
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Personal development planning: Recipe for success

A personal development plan offers a great way to ensure that each job role and experience feels more meaningful, offers you a purpose and gives you an amazing insight into the future and is excellent for developing an efficient long-term perspective within your career. Firstly, the definition of a personal development planning is “the process of creating an action plan based on awareness, ...
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