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A Shit Diet

  Is your diet literally shit? Listening to people who claim to love food, it soon becomes clear they don't love food at all, they are simply addicted to really shit food. Think about all the food you claim to love and cannot but help shovel down your throat. Picture them in your mind spread out on a large table.  Do they consist mostly of these? Cakes Chocolates Ice cream Chips / crisps Curries Fried foods Bread Pasta Junk cereals Maybe you have not thought about this before, but if the colour of the foods you claim to love or have issues ...

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Anxiety, Confidence and The Power of Hypnosis

  Many of you reading this may be a little curious as to how a therapist like myself works with powerful therapies like hypnosis, NLP, IEMT, NLP, counselling or any other tools I use to change anxiety.  With your curiosity in mind I thought I would write a short article hopefully answering any questions you may have.  If I have not then you can always contact me to ask me directly what you want to know.  I work in Brighton & Hove or online with people around the country or world.    The ...

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2012 Intentions for a Better Life

  Many of you will be looking at January 2012 as a time to make some big changes in areas of your life which need a bit of a kick up the butt. The problem is though that some of you won't stick to the changes not because you don't want the change but simply because of a lack of a strategy.  Some others will simply give up because the mind is that clever at going back to what was comfortable.   Here are some strategies, perspectives and points to remember when it comes ...

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The Most Important Lesson

Wouldn't it be good when you were at young and in school that after maths and before english there was a class showing you how to handle your emotions especially in those tough times. The teacher would encourage you to recognise your inner strengths and nurture them so they grow a bit more each day as you explore yourself and life.   I wonder if the syllabus would be something like this: The limbic system exploration of why this emotional and survival centre makes life very hard when it's over active. The irrational ...

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Fighting Coffee

    The adrenaline surges around your body. The rational part of your brain starts to be sidelined in order to run on reactive instinct to keep you alive. Energy is diverted from your brain, immune system, digestive system into your arms and legs, flight or fight? Your nervous system is being pushed to the limit as your brain reacts to this life threatening danger. What's the danger here?   Of course there isn't any, but this is the typical reaction to a cup of coffee as caffeine stimulates survival mode in your brain.    Some people think caffeine doesn't ...

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Clients are not Weak

I have to admire anyone who has the guts to come to a total stranger and share their deepest darkest fears in order to get help.   I often sit there in awe of someone who has the strength and willpower to come and share what they want me to help them with.  The sad thing is they often feel ashamed or weak because they couldn't do it themselves.  In fact some clients mention that their partners and friends look on in disbelief that they need to go and get help as ...

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The Realistic Factor

  Another year, another X factor season fills our TV screens, with millions of wannabe popstars hoping for a taste of the high life. Despite the freak show element of the early rounds, we find ourselves drawn into the lives and emotions of the auditionees, following their journeys week by week, to find out who will eventually be crowned the X factor winner. Let's face it, it's good TV! Although it is undoubtedly fun to watch, the problem with X factor, and other programmes like it, is that it creates false hope for thousands ...

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Should I Call?

A friend contacted me with an intriguing question. Should I call? The situation was this: They had been on a date with apparently a wonderful guy who seemed to make it really clear that they were interested in my friend and after what was a great night, promised to call to arrange to meet up again. The problem was that this was a week a go and they had not called since.  Of course my friend was naturally running through possible excuses as to why they could not have called and was confused ...

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Bored of Happiness?

When I ask most clients what they want, they usually reply that they just want to be happy. Is this enough though? Happiness flows into our lives at various times due to various experiences which we find ourselves in.  If we were happy all the time wouldn't we just be bored of happiness and become apathetic and complacent with it? Light and shade seems important for us to experience which are the ups and downs to life and when we experience an up we know what it feels like because it feels different ...

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Why are men so f*cked up?

  "Why are men so f*cked up,"  a friend moaned to me last night as yet another date with a guy had turned sour. They have a good point as women and men complain to me all the time about their relationships with guys from hell who carry around way to much emotional baggage. The answer may be simple, women are in general much more likely to visit the doctor or a therapist when something is wrong.  Men are taught from childhood to simply "man up", when it comes to their issues so ...

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