Author Archives: Mark J

Why psychopaths cannot love their own children

A familiar theme in my therapy room is people who have spent their life seeking the approval of a parent and never quite achieving it, no matter what they do. Typically being belittled, being ignored, told that a sibling is

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The secret of a good night’s sleep has finally been found by scientists…

If you are a client of mine you’ll know how important sleep is to our wellbeing. Good sleep does more than physically rest the body. It allows our subconscious mind to process “stuff” that is held as emotional thoughts into

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The Russian Sleep Experiment

Ever read something that has made you sit back and make you pause for thought. This article you are about to read is one of those moments. As a Psychotherapist, good quality sleep is essential for my clients in order

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Pub smoking ban: 10 charts that show the impact

As a hypnotherapist that regular helps smokers give up the habit, this interesting article provides us with a review of the last 10 years since the smoking ban. Very fascinating it is.

For those of you still smoking don’t despair

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The Brain Literally Starts Eating Itself When It Doesn’t Get Enough Sleep

We are all living longer, that’s a fact! However we are now discovering more and more how our lifestyle can affect us in this later stage of life. We know that Alzhiemer’s and other forms of neurodegeneration is increasing and

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The secret of a good night’s sleep has finally been found by scientists…

For those of you that are clients of mine, I never stop talking about how good nights sleep and our wellbeing is absolutely linked. As we are living longer, more research is being applied to sleep and this latest study

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The neuroscience of motivation—and how it can change your life

This great article explains the process of motivation: the neuroscience behind the process and the actions we can do ourselves to ensure this happens. What is encouraging about this article is that they understand the importance of understanding the science

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A new study tries to unpick what makes people happy and sad

This article explains that if politicians focused on people becoming happy rather than tackling poverty it would cost the country 18x less! Proving help for people struggling with anxiety and depression rather than financially assisting them makes people happier. And

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The Science-Backed Reason To See Your Therapist In The Morning

A new study found that clients made more progress in overcoming anxiety, fears and phobias when they went to psychotherapy in the morning versus going in the afternoon.

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New Research May Offer Hope For Post-Traumatic Stress Treatment

PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder is becoming more understood and has been associated with military personnel since the phrase ‘shell shocked’ came about in the First World War. This deliberating condition can be caused just as much from day to

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