Your Achy Breaky Heart

By using your head instead of your heart you can control how much you love someone – simply by focussing positive or negative thoughts about them. Behavioural and cognitive strategies can reignite a failing relationship and ease a broken heart. According to researchers at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Erasmus University, Rotterdam, there are…MORE

Take a nap and improve your life!

Taking short daily naps can improve your life in so many ways! Humans are one of the few animals on this planet that only sleep at night. Most animals follow a polyphasic sleep cycle – they alternate between wakefulness and sleep several times during the 24 hour day. Unfortunately for us, the way our normal days…MORE

Suffering from Insomnia? Probably not…

I get a lot of clients who tell me they suffer from insomnia. They can get to sleep but wake up in the middle of the night and lie awake for what seems like an age before they finally nod off again. They want me to hypnotise them to sleep right through. This I cannot…MORE

The negative side of positive thinking

I am a pessimist. Being a pessimist has made me happier because I am never disappointed. If I experience feelings of optimism I push them to the back of my mind because when things turn out better than I expected, I feel even happier. My life is happy because I am not encumbered by false…MORE

Don’t worry, be happy!

Kids! Stop worrying about stuff and start enjoying your life! The incidence of mental illness among teenagers has soared in the last decade. Of course it could be that we have simply become more vigilant. Or could it even be the rise in the number of new conditions, such as ADHD, OCD, Narcissism and Teenage…MORE

Six tricks to get your own way…

Remember the tale of the Sun and the Wind? They had a bet to see which one of them could make a man take his coat off. The wind blew and blew but all that happened was the man fastened his coat tighter. Then it was the sun’s turn… The art of persuasion is based…MORE

Coping with Anxiety

There are ways to beat anxiety – one session of hypnotherapy is usually enough – but there are some simple quick fixes you can accomplish yourself. Women are nearly twice as likely to experience anxiety than men, but although anxiety and stress are two different conditions – stress is experienced as a response to a…MORE

How to improve your intelligence in one easy move

Contrary to conventional wisdom, IQ is not fixed. Intelligence can be boosted right throughout adulthood simply by mixing with more intelligent people, or taking on more intellectually stimulating jobs, hobbies and interests. The traditional nature versus nurture argument, that intelligence is mainly the result of one’s genetic make-up, with environmental factors – education, social interaction…MORE

Moderate exercise can clear your head

Just 30 minutes exercise can create new neurons in regions of the brain responsible for learning, emotion and memory and even moderate aerobic exercise increases blood flow to the brain’s frontal lobe which leads to clearer thinking. It is well known that runners often report bursts of mental clarity, enhanced moods and moments of becoming lost…MORE

Listening to live music reduces stress

Listening to live music and watching it performed can lead to reduced levels of stress. So going to concerts could be good for your mental health and wellbeing.  ‘Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast’ – from the play The Mourning Bride, by William Congreve.   A live music performance for just an hour…MORE