‘May you live in interesting times’, goes the ancient Chinese curse. As we watch this unprecedented situation unfold, it is clear that we are living […]
Can You Hypnotise Yourself?
One of the questions clients ask me most often is: ‘Can you hypnotise yourself?’ The answer to this is a resounding yes. In fact, it’s […]
Willpower and its limits.
One of the most common misconceptions around willpower is that we can simply switch it on and off. Those of us who are ‘mentally strong’ […]
Why Stress Makes You Stupid
Stress makes you stupid. It makes your brain take shortcuts in order to make speedy decisions, theoretically in the name of self-preservation. This can be […]
Flagging New Year’s Resolutions? (Here’s how to boost them)
We’ve all done it. New year, new me, we tell ourselves. Every January we create a list of resolutions that will finally transform us into […]
Somatic Markers: How Your Body Makes Decisions
We’re all marvellous at setting intentions. If thinking rationally about the benefits of going to the gym were enough to get us into a regular […]
No one doubts that failure stings. We all have our litany of personal defeats that testify to this. But does failing make us failures? It […]
What is Hypnotherapy worth to you?
Psychological therapies are generally accepted to produce intangible benefits. We rightly consider the money we spend on them to be an investment in ourselves, and […]
6 Unexpected Reasons to Give Up Smoking
Everyone knows that smoking is unhealthy, expensive and anti-social. And yes, it can be useful for a smoker to remember these reasons rather than rationalising […]
Why We Pay More Attention to Bad Stuff
Have you ever noticed yourself dwelling on a mistake? Perhaps you took a test and got nineteen out of twenty questions right, but all you […]