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Lifestyle coaching saves lives

Lifestyle coaching saves lives
I’ve noticed that if lifestyle coaching is ever mentioned in the media , it’s usually portrayed as some fancy and unnecessary fashion for people who have too much time and money on their hands. However, t here is a serious side to lifestyle coaching which is invariably missed by the...
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Health -- feeling great, or just not feeling ill?

Health -- feeling great, or just not feeling ill?
I’d like to share an observation I made recently and then ask you a question. I was looking fo r photographs to use on my website and blogs . I searched for the word “health” and what came up surprised me; most of the images were of stethoscopes , people...
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Sleep - let's have more of it!

Sleep - let's have more of it!
Happy New Year to you.  Have you made lots of New Year's resolutions about being healthier and fitter this year?  Do any of them include improving your sleep (quality or quality)? It's not a resolution I hear often, yet it's the one which would probably bring the most benefit, and...
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Christmas stress

Christmas stress
Are you looking forward to Christmas? It’s often said that Christmas, and the preparations for it, are extremely stressful for many people. Firstly, there are the possible financial concerns for anyone with a number of presents to buy and more mouths than usual to feed. Add to this the cost...
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Secondary gain

Secondary gain
What does your problem do for you , that is useful? I ask this question to clients who have a problem behaviour that they want to stop . It might be smoking, over-eating or some other habit. Most are surprised by the question at first , many are amazed that...
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Quick change artist

Quick change artist
I often think of myself as a quick-change artist ! I don’t mean that I’m one of those people who change costumes or characters frequently, but that I work with people to enable them to change their lives quite quickly . Most of us have experienced, or will experience, a...
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Want to change? Start here

Want to change? Start here
Have you come across the story of a person asking directions only to get the reply “ Well, you wouldn’t start from here!” . It’s not a particularly useful response is it ? You need to know the directions from where you actually are, not from elsewhere. Although this is...
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Space - the final frontier or the final straw?

Space - the final frontier or the final straw?
I came across an interesting item in the news which mixed space travel and psychology (a heady mix!). It was about a plan to send a couple to Mars and back . The part of the item that caught my interest was the search for a couple to make the...
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Genuinely plastic

Genuinely plastic
As I've mentioned in previous blogs, a common feature of many of the people coming to see me for hypnotherapy and coaching is the limiting belief that change is either impossible or very difficult .  It is particularly common in those with a negative view of ageing , when inability...
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What's so bad about stress

What's so bad about stress
Not all stress is bad for our health. In fact, some 'positive' stress is very good for us. It can be what makes life exciting --in good situations where we feel in control, it causes feelings of excitement and thrill. It can be motivating. However, when the stress is negative...
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All Change

All Change
Hypnotherapy and NLP can bring about lasting changes to the way we think, feel and behave and many clients who come to see me for hypnotherapy and NLP tell me that they believe that they cannot change – they will use the limiting belief that their current situation or problem...
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Gut instinct? Maybe we should go with it

Gut instinct? Maybe we should go with it
Most of us have experienced having to m ake big decisions where we feel that we need to research a subject and consider carefully the options before making a choice. We often s pend hours Googling the matter, looking at comparison sites and reading up on all the necessary details...
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