Category Archives: Personal Development

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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7 Crucial Lessons People Learn Too Late in Life

This short and sweet article gives us 7 great lessons that we can all learn from. Within the realms of my solution-focused therapeutic approach, lessons 2 & 6 particularly resonate. For those of you that have worked with me, I’ll

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Our memory capacity could be 10 times larger than we thought

This fascinating article, whilst rather “science’y” suggests that our understanding of of how our memories are store is farmer conservative than we imagined. When we pout this in to the context of my therapy room, one of the key elements

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Keep calm – it’s the secret to ageing well

This wonderful article explains how by keeping calm and being in control of your life can help in later age. Now whilst this makes sense, we are only understanding the neuroscience behind what we understand.

So if you are feeling

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What Fear Does to Your Brain – And How to Stop It

For those of you that have already worked with me, the following article will make perfect sense: a key part of the psychotherapy that I practice is getting clients to understand what is causing them to feel anxious, depressed, unconfident,

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A beautiful metaphor for life & how Solution-focused Hypnotherapy works

A beautiful metaphor for how solution-focused hypnotherapy works

A beautiful metaphor for how solution-focused hypnotherapy works

An Autobiography in Five Chapters

Chapter 1

I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the pavement.
I fall in.
I am lost…I am helpless.
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Loneliness/ Poor Social Interaction? – Don’t suffer in silence, take action now!

lonely man on the bench autumn, winter

lonely man on the bench autumn, winter

With the weather as it currently is, all cold and rainy, we all have a tendency to hide away, cover our faces with our scarves and generally keep ourselves to ourselves.

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Hypnotherapy Is The Best Thing That Has Happened To my Body Image

Below is a great article on a writers experience with hypnotherapy and what she got from it. Within Solution-focused Hypnotherapy that I use within my practice, the sessions are similar albeit with a lighter and more fun approach (remember, the
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