How to get over past mistakes.

Conquer those past mistakes and learn to move on. 1. Remind yourself that everyone makes mistakes, does things wrongs, and has moments of regret. There are no perfect people out there. In that sense, you are just the same as everybody else. 2. Remind yourself that “that was then, and this is now”. You can’t turn back the clocks and change what you did, but you can be a different person in the future. 3. Allow yourself to experience and name the feelings you are struggling with (regret, guilt, shame, disappointment, embarrassment, sadness, etc.) – then make the decision to let those feelings go. In the end, it’s unhealthy to become attached to them. 4. Ask yourself what you can learn from the situation. What would you do differently if you found yourself in that situation again? How can it change the person you are now (so that you feel better about yourself)? 5. Recognise that failings and mistakes are part of the growth process. It’s inevitable that you’ll encounter obstacles, challenges and failures throughout life. Don’t let that stop you from really living life. 6. Remind yourself that “it was what you did, it’s not who you are.” Don’t allow any single event or experience to define you. You are more than – so don’t let that become your identity. Don’t let it determine your destiny. 7. Give yourself the gift of a new start. Forgive yourself, let go of the past, and with confidence move on with your...

New year and a new you! – Time to stop smoking.

It always seems that the coming of a New Year means new resolutions that must be made as well. While losing a little more weight or seeing more of your extended family are good resolutions to make to help you feel better, quitting smoking is one that will actually improve your health in remarkable ways. However, actually quitting smoking will take more than just willpower. This is because smoking is more than a physical addiction, but a psychological one as well. This will mean that in order to quit you will have to marshal all the forces necessary to break the habit so you can live a healthier life. One technique that has been proven over the years to help people quit smoking is hypnosis. Once considered just for entertainment, hypnosis has helped many thousands of people quit smoking when many of them have failed in previous attempts. How hypnosis works to overcome the smoking habit The habit of smoking is more than just an addiction to nicotine; it involves the mental stimulation that smoking brings along with the psychological need and muscle memory that gets engrained into the brain. As an example, many people who try to quit smoking are often fidgeting with their fingers because they no longer have a cigarette to hold. Even chewing gum or pencils fail to break this simple muscle memory habit that is actually part of the smoking experience. However, hypnosis uses the power of suggestion to break these habits as well; creating conditions where the mind is no longer subject to the fidgeting fingers or an after dinner smoke break that...

Seasons warning.

Winter is a time that we all associated with colds and flu; and sometimes it is difficult to stay healthy during the winter months. Stress pays a major part in how resistant and susceptible we are to picking up infections and ailments so tackling stress before the cold and flu ‘season’ is upon us will help avoid days off work and lost time feeling unwell. Winter is a time that we all associated with colds and flu; and sometimes it is difficult to stay healthy during the winter months. Stress pays a major part in how resistant and susceptible we are to picking up infections and ailments so tackling stress before the cold and flu ‘season’ is upon us will help avoid days off work and lost time feeling unwell. Effective stress management techniques form part of a hypnotherapy session. They include reducing the stress hormone cortisol and so increase the efficiency of our immune systems; making healthy lifestyle choices which is difficult during dark winter months, so getting enough sleep, eating healthily and most importantly getting fresh air and exercise. Avoiding stressful situations will help and also practising stress management techniques such as physical activities, relaxation and meditation, and interacting with other people. Stress continues to be a significant problem and according to research in the UK, work related stress is responsible for major loss of productivity because of lost days sickness or absence. So if you want to stay healthy, boost your immune system, and maintain good levels of wellbeing during the winter then reduce stress levels and make sure that you maintain a healthy lifestyle.  ...
Build instant rapport with people

Build instant rapport with people

Hi All! Here is a fun little exercise for you to do on your lunch break. That will help you to be a more well rounded person with this crafty NLP technique up your sleeve! Ask yourself are you a visual (seeing), auditory (hearing) or kinaesthetic (feeling) based person. Heres a quick way for you to find out – Close your eyes and picture something that has made you very happy; whether it be a holiday, birthday or a perfect meal and go through that memory in detail. Really start to add in the little things, see if you can smell that moment, taste it etc. Now you will know what comes up more feelings, seeing things or hearing things. Now here is the fun part! create a story using another sense/mode to what you mainly use. So if you are a person who hears more try to feel more. Or if you are based on feelings try to see more. Here’s an example of all three in one quick sentence. ‘I was walking through the woods and could FEEL the crunch of leaves beneath me. I could HEAR an owl hooting and I SAW a fox run past me. The idea of this exercise is so that you understand what language you mainly use and how it affects others around you. Now you can find out what type of person your friends, family and work colleagues are and you can use this method to try to match them and build better rapport and relationships with them. Just by mirroring that language. For more info go to...
Cure insomnia with hypnosis

Cure insomnia with hypnosis

Insomnia and sleep problems tend to start in isolation but can soon develop into bad habits. If you think you won’t be able to sleep, it’s almost certain that you won’t. Hypnotherapy can help you to develop new expectations and make insomnia a thing of the past. If you try not to think of an orange bus, you’ll probably think of one. If you try to get an irritating song out of your head, you’ll probably struggle. And, of course, if you have to try to fall asleep, you’re probably already suffering from insomnia. Let’s face it, you aren’t supposed to try to fall asleep, you’re supposed to just do it. Remind your mind and body how to fall asleep naturally If you are trying to cure insomnia, you have probably been trying for a long time. Most people we see with insomnia in our clinic have tried just about everything else before resorting to hypnosis. But hypnosis is the obvious way to cure insomnia because it deals directly with the cause of the problem – lack of relaxation. Learn the facts about insomnia We all need different amounts of sleep, and depending on our individual body clocks, have preferences for when we go to sleep and wake up. We function better at different times of the day – some of us are morning people and others ‘night owls’. Listen to what your body tells you, and then try to stick to a regular sleeping routine of going to bed and getting up at roughly the same times. As far as possible, remove any external distractions which might be...