Little White Lies… of Omission!

One of the things about my career in therapy is that it prompts me analyze my beliefs/opinions at a deeper level. I had a client recently who was having some issues with honesty in their life/relationship and they asked me whether I considered purposeful omission of facts to be in the same category as lying. […]

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Sirens And Their Song…

Nope, I’m not referring to police, ambulance or the oh-so-famous firemen… I’m talkin’ about the Sirens of greek mythology and their modern counter-parts. Gambling. According to the myths, Sirens were beautiful but dangerous women, they sang songs to enchant and lure passing sailors to their island. It is said that “their song, though irresistibly sweet, was no […]

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Stress – How To Make It Your Friend!

A while back one of my colleagues, sent me the link to a TED Talk about stress, and how it’s not actually a BAD thing. Excuse me… what?!?! As a hypnotherapist, one of my biggest beliefs was that stress is BAD, very very bad. We always hear about how it’s one of the leading causes of […]

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The Dreaded Half Glass!

Half empty or Half full? It’s the question of the day! If you haven’t heard it before, the question is usually presented with a picture of a glass filled to the half way point. The basic premise is that your perception of the glass defines whether you tend toward pessimism or optimism. If you say […]

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Can You Make Me More….?

When asked what I do for a living, my answer changes based on my mood. If I’m feeling mischievous  I’ll say I’m a hypnotist, this usually illicits fun reactions. My favourite response was an American Border Guard asking me to hypnotize him right then and there. #NationalSecurity However, if I’m feeling serious I’ll tell people I’m a hypnotherapist. […]

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