Philip Hollingdale – hypnotherapy can make it much easier

Hypnotherapy can make it easier – Philip Hollingdale I am lucky that I get to talk to hypnotherapists every day – they always have something interesting to say, and I’m always reminded that the people who are really great at this work are strongly motivated to provide care and help to people who are struggling. […]

Feeling comfortable in your body

Feeling comfortable in your body “Don’t forget to get some sunlight, and make sure you get enough water: you’re basically a houseplant with complicated emotions.” – A Wise Internet Meme Bikini bodies and beach bodies Summer is coming up and it’s that time of year we start shedding some clothing layers and think about taking […]

Gentle nudge or mental slap?

Gentle nudge, or mental ‘slap’?   Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another. George Eliot   Glenn and I were having a conversation about our first week back at work for the year, and remarked on the number of people who had booked themselves in for a ‘new year tune-up’. […]

What makes a good hypnotherapist?

What makes a good hypnotherapist? In his book, Trances People Live, psychotherapist Stephen Wolinsky, Ph.D, makes the statement: “Being a therapist is as much (if not more) about my own growth as it is about my clients’ … perhaps the most profound way for a person earning a living as a therapist to expand his […]

Can hypnosis be used to uncover lost memories?

Memories, hypnosis and change

Can hypnosis be used to uncover lost memories? Many of us have things in our past that we cannot, for one reason or another, remember. Often, we want to uncover lost memories to help us make sense of our world. If we can’t remember, is our mind protecting us from something? Do we have to […]

How Carol Moore came to be a hypnotherapist

Personal and professional development

How Carol Moore came to be a hypnotherapist Carol Moore became a hypnotherapist because of her experience using hypnosis to quit smoking. She’s been with us here at Brisbane Hypnosis Centre since 2003. In that time, she’s been in the clinic 2-3 days a week, seeing between 3 and 5 clients a day…that’s a lot […]

Sometimes it’s ok to ignore how you feel

When feelings aren’t your best guide Today, an article was posted on the ABC news website, which, amongst other things, referenced the rise of modern Stoicism, and one professor’s advice that we “stop navel gazing” and just get on with things (“Stand Firm: Resisting the Self-Improvement Craze”, by Mira Adler-Gillies, referencing an interview with Danish psychologist […]

Thinking Differently About Smoking

Thinking differently about smoking This piece first appeared in Holistic Bliss Magazine, October 2016. For someone who smokes and seeks to improve their life and wellness, quitting is one of the most important and meaningful changes that needs to be made. Smoking is often a cause of great struggle and distress in someone’s life.  It […]

Anxiety and The Fear Avalanche

Anxiety and the fear avalanche   “We often use our active imaginations in the service of fear. We think of possibilities that another person would never imagine. We expect traffic jams, terminal illnesses, and potentially embarrassing moments because we are in the habit of scaring ourselves… A fear avalanche is a chain of frightening thoughts […]

Willpower, motivation and smoking

Willpower, motivation and smoking Now is always the right time People who don’t smoke often assume that a smoker is someone who is weak-willed. In fact, many smokers say this about themselves – that they lack the willpower to quit, even though they want to. It is a nice, neat theory, but it isn’t right. […]