Dystonia

Dystonia is a complex and highly variable neurological movement disorder in which involuntary muscle contractions cause atypical postures and in some cases, repetitive movements. While this condition isn’t life-threatening it can have a devastating effect upon not only those who are affected, but also upon their families.   There are different forms of this condition, … Continued

Retirement Change

For most of us, work is more than simply work. Often our identity and self-esteem are so tied up with our careers that we can’t imagine a life beyond the workplace. So it’s not unusual upon retirement for many of us to feel a lack of purpose. We might even feel that we’re no longer … Continued

Writer’s Block

All writers at some point in their lives have suffered from writer’s block. Whether you’re an amateur or professional writer, a blogger or a screenwriter, you know how it feels. It can be paralysing and devastating. It not only brings your creativity to an abrupt halt, but it can also create self-doubt in your ability … Continued

Weight-Loss

Trying to lose weight can be a long and frustrating journey. Anyone who has ever tried and failed to lose weight knows what a challenge it can be. Diets are ineffective and will-power simply doesn’t work.   While diets and nutrition plans focus on what you put in your mouth and how often, hypnotherapy examines … Continued

Unwanted Habits

Unwanted habits are those that result in negative consequences relative to the lifestyle we wish to attain. These behaviours are often very difficult to overcome permanently because they are well established in the subconscious mind which believes that these habits serve some kind of positive purpose. On some level, especially after the fact, we realise … Continued

Stress

Stress is pervasive and epidemic. We all experience stress as it’s an unavoidable part of modern living. However, when you find yourself unable to cope with the level of stress in your life, this is when it negatively impacts your mental and physical health.   Stress is the result of the fight/flight response being activated … Continued

Stop Smoking

Hypnotherapy for the purpose of quitting smoking is probably the most well-known example of hypnosis within a therapeutic context. Generally speaking, if you have a genuine desire to stop smoking for your own sake, then hypnotherapy will definitely work for you.   If you’re a smoker, then it naturally follows that at some point in … Continued

Stage Fright

At some point in your career, most of you who perform on the stage are going to be affected by stage fright. And it’s how you respond to this challenge that will inevitably determine the level of success you’ll achieve. It may be that you’ve always struggled with stage fright in some form, or that … Continued

Sports Performance

The most overused cliche in professional sport is that 90% of performance is mental. If this is the case, why is it that most coaches and athletes spend the vast majority of their time working on the physical aspects of their sport? They almost always neglect the one area that ultimately separates elite athletes from … Continued

Self-Confidence

Self-confidence is foundational to success in all areas of our lives. The more self-confidence we have, the more likely we are to find happiness in all of our relationships and in our careers.   Because self-confidence is a state of mind rather than a personality trait we’re born with, it is something that must be … Continued

Public Speaking Nerves

For some of us, the very thought of speaking in public can cause an extreme physical and emotional reaction. Many of us have a genuine fear of speaking in public, with research suggesting that it’s one of the most common fears in the UK. Three thousand adults were asked in a survey to list their … Continued

Psychology of Acting

For actors, it isn’t just the everyday stresses of auditions and competing for roles that are a strain. There are also some little understood psychological challenges they face throughout the course of their careers.   It seems that the greatest accolade an actor can receive these days is to have it said that he or … Continued