Five Ways to Instantly Feel Calmer

Chloe Brotheridge | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Brotheridge

As a human being in this hectic modern world, chances are, you know what it's like to feel stressed, or even anxious.

Hypnotherapy - Fast Becoming a Treatment of Choice

Steve Miller | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

Hear the word 'Hypnosis' and you can be forgiven for thinking you are losing control and about to perform like a monkey in the zoo. Of course these myths are fast becoming out-dated, and at last the clinical benefits of hypnosis and hypnotherapy are now much more well established.

Stop Saying Yes to Mental Blocks

Malminder Gill | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

In a city where people are seemingly becoming busier and busier by the minute, do you ever wonder how others around you are managing work and life? Are you rushed in to making decisions on the spot, unable to focus or have a huge mental block that is stopping you from progressing? If so, then read on.

Three Reasons Why Hypnosis Doesn't Work For Weight Loss

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

I specialise in nutrition, fitness and wellbeing and my no-nonsense approach to therapy means my concepts behind change can sometimes be controversial. I-practise-what-I-preach and I'm a strong advocate for those who follow their own advice, but I'm frustrated... especially when it comes to hypnotherapy and weight loss.

Fat Hypnotherapists Become Outraged

Steve Miller | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

It was an interesting week of defensiveness from a number of fat hypnotherapists who became outraged at the thought that I would dare to assert what most clients think...

The Psychology of Shame

Chloe Brotheridge | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Brotheridge

The roots of the word shame are thought to come from an older word, meaning 'to cover'. Which makes sense. It can feel a lot like wanting the earth to swallow us up, or that desperate desire to run away and hide under a rock when shame hits. But what exactly is 'shame'?

Are You a FAT Therapist Claiming to Help Fat Clients?

Steve Miller | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

Over the last few weeks, meeting new clients I have heard some horror stories regarding a profession that is unregulated and obviously unmonitored.

How Did This Woman Break Her Addiction To 160 Cans Of Coke Per Month?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who was addicted to Coca Cola and drank 160 cans a month broke her habit in just two days – by listening to a 10-minute download before fall...

Why Most Therapists Need One Themselves

Steve Miller | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

Not only do some look drab but their personality would not inspire the thirsty to drink water. Perhaps I expect too much at times, but to think some of these bland and possibly screwed up folk are helping others raises alarm bells in my mind.

Harness That Voice in Your Head to Make Your Body Lose Weight

Sandra Roycroft-Davis | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandra Roycroft-Davis

I'm often asked about the conscious and unconscious minds - what they are and whether they really can work together to help people lose weight. Well first, what's the difference between the two parts of our minds?

Woman Takes Barbie Transformation To Extreme, Uses Hypnotherapy To Become 'Brainless'

Barcroft | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Barbie-wannabe Blondie Bennett is making her obsession with becoming doll a reality - using hypnotherapy to make her brainless. The 38-year-old Ca...

Are You Addicted to 'Virtual' Approval?

Kirsty Hanly | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Hanly

In this age of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc. we are increasingly living our lives through the eyes (and comments) of other people. Have you ever stopped to think about how and what this means to you on a personal, emotional level? If someone 'Likes' your post does that give you a boost? Is your sense of self dependent on how many virtual 'friends' or re-tweets you have?

If You Change One Thing This Year, Make it This

Chloe Brotheridge | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Brotheridge

"Just one more year, and then you'll be happy." How sad, to have to wait a whole YEAR to be happy. Some of us wait all of our lives for the stars to align, the earth to move or a money tree to spring up in our back garden.

Why Hypnotherapy Is Becoming Big Business

Steve Miller | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

But what makes a successful hypnotherapy business is very different to what creates a top hypnotherapy practitioner, and if this is a career that takes your fancy you need to think about building your business knowledge as well as your clinical skills.

Shocking News About Clinical Hypnotherapy

Steve Miller | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

Gone are the days when Hypnosis was related to getting subjects to run around clucking like a chicken and singing like Elvis. Indeed in 1955 Hypnotherapy was endorsed by the British Medical Association, and has over recent years become massively respected as a treatment to help clients to lose weight, overcome anxiety, stop smoking.

No 'Read-only' Files in Mind

Ali Campbell | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Campbell

I had just finished fighting with one such issue when those same words caught my attention from the radio, 'there are no 'read-only' files in the brain.' I turned it up and listened carefully 'every time we access a memory we change it, in all the studies it has been found that the act of recalling a memory has the effect of distorting it in some way.'

How to Heal...

Ali Campbell | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Campbell

The more you 'try' in the world of mind the more you cement the problem as being real and it's never anywhere near as real as you think it is nor does it remotely matter where the problem came from or what caused it in the first place, you are only ever one thought away from being well again.

Okay, Time to 'Fess Up - How Many Diets Have You Tried?

Kirsty Hanly | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Hanly

Generally, if you're overweight, there's a reason for it, and it's not just as simple as not eating the cake, otherwise you'd have done it by now, right? People who've been on a diet are 'experts' in their field.

Smoking is Cool and Makes You More Attractive?

Clare Macnaughton | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Macnaughton

I prefer the smoke free world that we live in. I remember when I used to go out on a night out and you would come back and your clothes would stink of stale cigarette smoke.

Who Decides Your Happiness?

Kirsty Hanly | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Hanly

Have you ever felt that other people are holding you back? That the things or people around you are the reason for you being unhappy? Or perhaps that it's because of the train or bus running late that you are having a bad day. Have you ever considered that all this is a matter of perception?

How Do You Eat an Elephant? Achieving More in Your Life, One Bite at a Time

Kirsty Hanly | Posted 19.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Hanly

What is your elephant right now? Perhaps it's a work deadline, an exam, a job application or a weight loss goal - something that you feel to be really big and daunting and that you just can't seem to get started on.

Devon, Yoga and Planning

Emma Brooke | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Brooke

At the moment I'm in Devon, enjoying a week away with nothing to do except yoga, reading, getting spa treatments and sit in the private hot-tub that c...

Are You Feeling Sleepy? The Effects of Stress on Sleep Patterns

Kirsty Hanly | Posted 08.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Hanly

Sstatistics show that 25% of the population of the UK suffer from a sleep disorder of one kind or another, resulting in them feeling tired during the daytime. Astonishingly, that's one quarter of everyone out there. Luckily though, many of these can be cured relatively easily through the right emotional and lifestyle adjustments.

New Year, New You? How to Stick to Your 2012 Resolutions

Kirsty Hanly | Posted 03.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Hanly

It is true that many people end up putting the same resolutions on their list year after year and not making it much past the end of January before they are broken. If this resonates with you, how great would it be to achieve your resolutions during 2012 and not experience that groundhog day moment when you're writing your list next year?

Overindulgence? Or Perhaps a Healthier Christmas for 2011?

Kirsty Hanly | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Hanly

Christmas is coming, and it might not just be the geese that are getting fat. Studies show that the average British person eats an incredible 7000 calories on Christmas Day.