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What is it like to be in hypnosis?

Many clients ask me “What is hypnosis like?” There are so many myths and misconceptions about what hypnosis and ‘trance’ are, that people sometimes are a little scared of what they will experience. It is easy to put your mind at ease.  The world experts simply describe hypnosis as a type of ‘relaxed focus’.  That’s it.  It is an all natural approach to tapping into skills and resources, simply by …Read More

Dealing with In-law stress

How many times do you hear people getting married being frustrated or upset with their in-laws? On your wedding day, you marry your partner, but get the in-laws for free.  And herein lies the challenge. Whilst you can do all of the due diligence that you like about the person that you want to spend all of your life with, you can often end up getting more than you bargained …Read More

The stress of anxiety

Anxiety places a massive burden on society, in terms of the impact it has on the people suffering it directly, as well as all of the families, friends, workplaces and associated people who all feel the negative impact of anxiety upon them. In many ways, Anxiety can be considered a misuse of our natural stress response. The way that people deal with anxiety matches the experience of people who suffer …Read More

If you are the one

A major global phenomenon has been the Chinese dating show ‘If you are the one’.  It has been brought to Australia and is one of the most watched shows around the world.  In this show, a male suitor presents himself to 24 ladies, who ‘turn off their light’ as they work out, through more details, if this guy might be the one for them. Real life is not a game …Read More

Can you spot the difference?

There are differences in many things Between comfort and discomfort Between pain and suffering Between choices and choosing Between now and then Differences that draw our attention here or there Another difference Focusing on one whilst overlooking the other. Experiencing both in every moment But imagining that one does not exist. What if you could allow yourself to simply recognise That experiencing both is always happening What you choose to …Read More

A fisherman’s tale

There was once a fisherman in a small Mexican coastal town.  A simple man, he would live his life by getting up late, going fishing at about 10, selling his small catch in the market.  He would catch up with his mates to play cards in the cantina in the afternoon, go home for dinner then take his wife out dancing. One day a banker from New York was passing …Read More

A reflection

There are parts of me, and parts of you. There are parts of us that dominate our experience, and parts that hide way down the back. There are parts which pop up and parts that draw back. Too often, we can be driven by the parts that might be scared. There might be parts that feel weak, small and out of control. But deep down, there are also other parts …Read More

When panic attacks

Imagine going through your life, always afraid that at any moment – wham! – a wave of absolute terror and panic will overtake you. Welcome to the life of a panic attack sufferer. People who suffer panic attacks describe them as intensely unpleasant, overwhelming and even debilitating. They can last from short intense ‘moments’ to long, continuous sessions of panic and fear. Panic attacks usually fall within the ‘anxiety’ cluster …Read More

Wedding cold feet – or a cold sweat?

It is supposed to be the happiest day of your life – but many brides (and grooms) struggle with the lead up to – and enjoying – the wedding day of their dreams. Wedding stress and anxiety can start to build up weeks and months before the big day. Unfortunately, it may show up in physical or emotional symptoms, including obsessing over every detail, sleep disturbances, constantly worrying, being angry …Read More

Are you ‘mind-full’ or mindful? It matters….

Do you want to be more effective, efficient – and at the same time enjoy everything more? Are you being overwhelmed, diverted and unable to achieve what you want?  Many people suffering anxiety, trauma, fears and phobias could benefit from becoming more mindful, as a part of finding a natural solution to their present circumstance. Too often client’s experience of life is derailed by over-load, multi-tasking and lack of focus on …Read More