Talk therapy, counselling, hypnotherapy: Are they the same thing?

Talk therapy, counselling, hypnotherapy: Are they the same thing? There is a beautiful little paragraph in The House at Pooh Corner which captures the value and relief that can be had when we are troubled by something, and can talk to someone else about it: “Pooh began to feel a little more comfortable, because when […]

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’. […]

Why stopping smoking seems so difficult

Why stopping smoking can seem so difficult   Top reasons our clients give us: 1. The first is the obvious one – the belief that stopping is difficult. This becomes a self-fulfilling idea. If we believe something is going to be difficult, it usually turns out that way; 2. There is a deep belief that […]

Conscious Mind / Subconscious Mind

Conscious mind/subconscious mind What’s the difference? In these pages (and all over the internet) there’s a lot of discussion about conscious mind and subconscious mind. What’s the difference? What actually is the subconscious mind? Your subconscious mind looks after the things that you don’t consciously do – the things that you can’t necessarily describe. Consciously, […]