The Art and Science of Changing Your Mind

June 6, 2019

If you were a forest what kind of forest would you be?

Would you be a stunning Californian forest or a lush green Kielder forest? Seems a strange question to ask but I'm talking about resilience and how resilient you think you are. How many times does the news show...

January 29, 2019

What's the first thing that crosses your mind when you think of hypnosis?

A Swinging Watch -  look into my eyes?

Making a lemon taste like an apple?

Or making someone cluck like a chicken?

Well, any of those could be true, but none of those are necessary.

Now, I don'...

January 15, 2019

In my experience, very few smokers are actually addicted to nicotine,  or should I say it's not the addiction to nicotine that stops them quitting. It's the habit. That's why some smokers only have 5 a day while others have 40. Some don't smoke at weekends, some are on...

March 3, 2017

So, Joseph E. LeDoux Ph.D. (or Mr Amygdala as some call him) is the man who made the study of the Amygdala sexy, at a time when everyone else was looking at the hippocampus. Well who can blame them aye? As a result of his studies over the last 30yrs (at least partly an...

March 2, 2017

Imagine the scene. A client comes to see me with a phobia, or PTSD. I do some very careful questioning to establish the root of the issue;  how they 'do' their problem'; how they know it's a 'problem' and how they will know when they don't have it a...

February 9, 2017

How hypnotherapy can help with phobias and trauma

January 31, 2017

I suggest you have a look at this well written and informed article on Self-Hypnosis Versus Mindfulness Versus Suggestibility.

You can read the full article here.


January 30, 2017

More evidence around how powerful the 'Fight or Flight' and 'Reward' functions of the brain are. We have evolved to find patterns in our experiences - to seek that which has rewarded us in the past and avoid that which hasn't. And often our brains are responding to sai...

January 22, 2017

The NHS has reported a very worrying 42% increase in reported mental health issues in young people.  You can read about it here.

The article points the finger at a growing 'selfie' culture and the rise in exposure to Social Media and so on.

I often write about our 'repti...

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