Hypnotherapy articles & resources

Getting into Your Sports Zone Using Mental Visualizations

Woman athlete in pensive mood

Do you consider yourself to be athletic, or someone who is trying to become more proficient in sports? Maybe you play Football or Soccer or Gymnastics at college level, and want to progress to professional level. Or competitive sports are just a weekend thing for you but you’ve a desire to be the best you can be even if you’ll never get paid for it! Maybe you have a kid in high school who has talent and as a parent or coach you’re trying to figure out how best to help them beyond paying for them to be on a great team. Usually to become better at sports, you have to ‘get your head in the game’ which means you have to get into your ‘sports zone.’ Professional athletes are able to get into this ‘zone’ of concentration, as this is what creates their ability to transcend to the next level and become elite professionals. Have you ever wondered how they’re able to get to this level? Was it all luck, and good breaks that got them there, and kept them there? Find out how here…

The Opioid Epidemic and the Way Forward Out of the Crisis

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Over the last decade North America has seen an increase in the number of individuals using and abusing opioids – pain relief medications. Many of the individuals using opioids have had them prescribed by their physicians to help alleviate the pain associated with injuries they’ve suffered to their bodies. So far, so good. After all, if you’ve had surgery of any type you’ll normally be given pain killers by the hospital to get you through the first few days after your operation. Unfortunately, what is happening is some individuals are getting addicted to these pain killers, namely codeine and morphine, even though they no longer need the medication for their injuries. Furthermore, they’re using a drug intended to alleviate or mask physical pain, to now mask their emotional and psychological pain. This short article is here to recognize we’re dealing with a problem that impacts all walks of life. From the mum you talk to at your kid’s soccer game to your neighbor’s gran who just needs to get through a day pain-free. Read more here…

Kick Starting your Personal Development and Self-Improvement Journey

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Have you ever heard of the term ‘Personal Development?’ Perhaps you view it as some cliché term or business concept. In the past its been used “ad nauseam” for anything labelled under ‘bettering’ oneself for personal growth, and also in the business world as companies hope to bring out the best in their employees. Regardless if its cliché or a business term the fact is most individuals need to work on their personal development to get out of their ruts, or entanglement of negative lifestyles. Whether you’re reading this because you’ve decided to embark on personal development for yourself, or gathering information on what to expect on the “road to success” my aim is to give you some pointers towards your possible next steps. Read more here…

Get Your Life Priorities Straight – Busting the Purpose and Goals Myths

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Do you have the priorities in your life straight? Are you doing what you’re supposed to be doing, that is the important things you should be doing? Perhaps you’re wasting your thoughts, time and energy on pointless things that are robbing you of your productivity to do great things, or get the most out of your life. Too many people today are skipping to the tune of others’ expectations. Individuals are spending so much of their time sacrificing their dreams or goals for others, or to meet the needs of others, they neglect their own desires and core dreams. Are you someone who’s put aside your life priorities because someone set their own on you? First of all, this isn’t yet another self-improvement piece about finding your life’s purpose or setting your long-term goals to fulfill that purpose… and then you die. There’s plenty of books and courses out there that may help you do that if that’s what you need. If you’re looking for practical advice then read on…

Why is it So Darn Hard to Cope with Stress? Ways to Reduce It

Business person under stress from colleagues

In today’s world it seems stress is at an all-time high! We live in an extremely fast-paced technologically-advanced time period when most people are living their lives expecting things to happen at the drop of a hat, or this is how others expect them to live. Stress comes from all sides as we live an “overloaded life”: our family commitments, our job commitments, and even our friend commitments. Our plate or cup “runneth over.” So many people live their lives based on ‘quantity’, trying to achieve the most they can, while putting in the least amount of effort, instead of getting the truest ‘quality’ from living their lives. This way of living will stress you out! Time for a change? Read this…

The Importance of Resilience in Overcoming Life Challenges: Ways to Make it Stronger in You

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People have their own measurement and therefore calibration of resilience. One person’s ceiling is another one’s floor. The fact is it’s a fragile thought this “resilience” thing. I can’t go into a pharmacy and pick up a bottle of resilience pills. It can’t be measured other than as an arbitrary interpretation of our own standards. Is it something you’re born with, or is it shaped by your parents and/or environment? Can you manufacture it at the gym or Yoga studio? Maybe a more important question for some of us should be “Can you lose it?” Find out here…

Stop Time Travelling – Get off the Tardis Machine Now!

Police call box dr who tardis with words stop time travelling

No, I’m not asking you to stop watching Dr. Who hurtle through time with his Police Call Box model circa 1960s, also known as the “Tardis”. Or skip seeing the next Star Wars or Star Trek blockbuster movie! By the way, if you’re working on a machine that really does let you travel back in time then use my contact page to let me know. I have some plans for revenge I’d love to implement for some individuals with your help! Seriously, we all have regrets about the past and worries about the future. But it’s futile. Here’s where you should be instead…

Do Affirmations Really Work? – The Good & Bad of Affirmations

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There’s a lot of information and literature on affirmations and whether or not they really work. One of the most profound and famous affirmations can be found in the Holy Bible in Proverbs 23:7; “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he”. When you discuss and interpret this, one meaning can be what and how you think about yourself, is who you will see yourself as being and becoming. Basically, if you think about yourself a certain way, feel a certain way, then you’ll start to act that way until you eventually become that individual… that way of ‘being.’ But do affirmations really work? I want to explore this today as my experience and opinion is… Read more…

How to Stay Calm with a Person Who Triggers Anger in You

Woman remaining calm in meditation pose with angry man

Is there someone in your life you live with, or you know, that just seems to bring out the worst in you? Your day seems to be going perfectly, you’re feeling happy and positive, carefree, but then see them coming down the aisle heading your way, or their number pops up on your phone, and your heart sinks. You have to make the split-second decision of “fight or flight.” You know any interaction with them is going to press your anger buttons and lead to nothing good! Almost everyone has had this type of experience in their lives. There are certain individuals who can infuriate us beyond belief and we wish we could just remain calm and not let them wreck our days. Does this sound familiar? Read on to find out what to do about it…

Dealing with Grief – Different Forms and Ways to Live Again

Grief stricken and sad woman holding her brow

Grief and sadness are parts of living the human experience. No one is exempt from feeling the pains that accompany grief at some point in their lives. Grief is usually associated with a loss such as: death, divorce, finances, or a job, all of which can lead to adjustment difficulties. It’s not uncommon for grief to last a long time and become depression. When grief becomes chronic depression then it has the ability to render someone to feel and become helpless and hopeless. If and when it should get to that point, usually outside intervention is required. Here are ways that Grief can take all the joy out of life and what to do about it…