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Anxiety

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Anxiety

Brief Therapy – Dealing with Anxiety Part of the process is starting to separate out “how” you are thinking about things rather than “what” you are thinking about. Also noticing the benefit of giving yourself time to consider responses before responding. In general the work we do together will help you to have better strategies to counter anxious thoughts.  The way it works is that by having and using these strategies the anxiety has less to get hold of and so the habit of being anxious (and it is largely a habit) reduces.  In some ways this is the same way that...

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Stop Smoking

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Stop Smoking

Thank you for your email. Probably the easiest thing is for you to give me a call when you have a spare 10 minutes and we can talk about how to proceed and when we can meet. The way I do my smoking cessation work is to speak to my clients on the telephone beforehand to find out if they are ready to quit.  When they are (and I would rather take time to get this right as hypnotherapy doesn’t work long term until the person is absolutely ready), we will arrange a single two hour meeting involving some analysis and some hypnotherapy.  After this they client will be a non-smoker. I am...

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Bad Habits

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Bad Habits

Dialogue on Nose Picking Now to matters “Picky”.  Humans, (and many animals) have certain behaviours that we learn as part of socialisation to monitor and curtail our actions in specific situations.  These can be quite varied so that whilst it is fine to belch loudly after a good meal in some cultures it is absolutely not fine in others!  The unconscious is able to take into account all the environmental and social factors at play and if an action is deemed  permissible by the unconscious, i.e. it won’t offend, embarrass or otherwise sabotage our social position we can do...

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Dental Phobia

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Dental Phobia

It is recommended that children and adults visit the dentist every six months.  For many people this is just a part of their healthcare routine.  For others it is a time of dread and worry leading to prevarication and anxiety as the appointment is delayed and put off for as long as possible. I  thought it might be useful to give a selection of the types of issues people have come to me with about dental visits and maybe you will recognise something here that will help you take action to cure your anxiety for good. Fear of the drill, fear of injections, adverse childhood memories or...

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Humility

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Humility

If we succeeded in all we try to do it would be much harder to learn humility.  Mistakes often lead to invention.  If only we can get over regret for what we didn’t do and try to discover what we could have done differently.  All life is an experiment and sometimes these don’t turn out as expected.

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