Category Archives: General

How sheds can help men stave off loneliness after retirement – according to new research

The wonderful article explains how man-sheds or man-caves provides a space for chaps to chill and potter. An idea originating from Australia has taken this to another level by creating a community called Men’s Sheds that creates workshops for men

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Serotonin enhances learning, not just mood

Many of you that have enjoyed therapy with me know the importance of serotonin in our moods and happiness. You also know that we produce serotonin through positive thinking, positive action and positive interaction with others. Fairly sensible stuff! This

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5 Lessons Most People Learn Way Too Late in Life

“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” —Lao Tzu

This article reminds us of the

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Psychopaths cannot be cured — here’s why

Psychopathy, part of the dark triad personality disorders, is a real focus of study for me. Having been in employment with, a business partner of and indeed in a relationship with psychopaths, I understand first hand how toxic and destructive

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Statements Frequently Made by Abusers, Narcissists, or other such Psychopaths

When people refer to “evil people”, there isn’t a force that makes people evil, it’s simply that there is a range of personality disorders that redeemer individuals without empathy. Without empathy (the ability to understand and connect with people along

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Everything Booze Actually Does to Your Heart

We all love the odd glass of alcohol, it’s socially connecting and tastes great. However, we can easily kid ourselves as to how much we can easily drink over a night or week. This little article reminds us that a

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Dream Deprivation: How Loss of REM Sleep Impacts Health and Learning

Those of you that have come to see me will well know the importance of REM sleep. The very purpose of hypnosis is to create a clinical setting for turbo-charged REM sleep. When we disrupt our REM sleep then problems

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Why are we living in an age of anger – is it because of the 50-year rage cycle?

This rather fascinating article gives an insight of why the world is going through an angry phase: Donald Trump, Brexit, Immigrants etc etc. Statistics show that society typically goes through a cycle of forgetting how tough things were (who is

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Why that cigarette, chocolate bar, or new handbag feels so good: how pleasure affects our brain

Ever wanted to know why you do the things you do and then regret them later? This article explains the cycle of addictive behaviours. For those of you that have come to me for weight loss, you’ll know that it’s

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3 Secrets of People Who Always Crush Their Personal Goals

These 3 great tactics explain clearly the method for achieving the things you want to achieve: have a system, be clear what you want to achieve, and measure it. In my therapy room we use a the ‘miracle question’ technique

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