Three Steps To Overcoming Your Phobia

As a hypnotherapist, I often work with people who have phobias and fears they just cannot escape. As they realise how much this is affecting their daily lives, they come to me seeking help to alleviate the anxiety and stress that has been caused by the phobia. Phobias are irrational fears that develop in a person's mind. They could be of an object, animal or experience. Some of the most popular examples include: Social phobia (social anxiety disorder) - the fear of social situations A...
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How A Life Coach Could Help You Achieve Your Potential

We all feel lost and unmotivated at some point in our lives. Life coaches aren’t some elusive, omnipotent beings that have the ultimate knowledge. We are therapists that listen intently to your current situation and help you conceptualise how you could become more satisfied with your life. There are many ways that I can work with people, and it’s all on an individualistic basis. Some people literally have one thing in mind, they want to stop smoking or stop a certain behaviour. Others are hav...
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Setting Goals: A Mindset To Success

The only way to set yourself up for success over the long-term? Clearly define your goals and ensure that working towards them becomes the focal point of your life. As a life coach, it would make sense that I promote goal setting. But I don’t simply promote goal setting. I promote goal setting that provides you with a real purpose. Goals that are well thought through. Goals with meaning. What are you looking to achieve? Even better, why do you want to achieve those specific goals? If your ...
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Self-Awareness: Tips For Understanding Your Personality Type

Learning how open to experience you are will allow you to consider how you make decisions. If you’re too spontaneous, you may want to put more thought into your decisions, whereas if you aren’t very open to experience you may want to consider how rigid you are in your thoughts and behaviour. Conscientiousness Have you often been described as easy-going or careless? Or perhaps people have called you controlling? If you aren’t very high in conscientiousness, you are more flexible and spon...
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Long-Term Perspective: The Journey To Success

How can you continue to strive for excellence in the face of constant struggles? How can you sacrifice the present for the future? How can you take responsibility for your own circumstances and make your dreams a reality? A long-term perspective is generally considered a ten to twenty five year plan. It's a journey to success that takes sacrifice, will, commitment for. Let me ask, when was the last time you seriously thought about where you will be ten years from now? Forget about a decade...
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Self-hypnosis: Could you help yourself with autosuggestion?

Could you help take control of your life with self-hypnosis and autosuggestion? Autosuggestion can be a real, practical way to change behaviour and influence your life in huge ways. Since it's conception, autosuggestion has been used as a form of self-hypnosis, self-development, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy. Developed in the early 20th, there are two separate forms of autosuggestion identified: Intentional - "reflective autosuggestion", made by deliberate and conscious effort Uni...
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Personal development planning: Recipe for success

A personal development plan offers a great way to ensure that each job role and experience feels more meaningful, offers you a purpose and gives you an amazing insight into the future and is excellent for developing an efficient long-term perspective within your career. Firstly, the definition of a personal development planning is “the process of creating an action plan based on awareness, values, reflection, goal-setting, and planning for personal development within the context of a career, ...
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Your self image: How does it influence your ability to change?

Are you wanting to make a change in your life but no matter what you do you seem to be stuck in those destructive habits that are forever bringing you to your knees? There are countless stories of people trying to lose weight; give up smoking, quit the drug habit, all of them using, tried and tested methods such as smoking patches, dieting pills, supplements for drug use. Do these substitutes really work? Or does change only occur when you change how you perceive yourself? Your self-image ...
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Understanding your destructive habits: 12 signs of self-sabotage

Self-awareness is a huge advantage when it comes to identifying your own self-sabotaging behaviours, and understanding the ways you're being self-destructive can be a great place to start. Addictions Addictions are one of the highest forms of self-destructive behaviour and over time destroys self-esteem and your confidence, becoming a deadly cycle that keeps you trapped in an unproductive lifestyle. Emotional neglect Repressed emotions are not good for your mental or emotional wellbeing....
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Getting the utmost from life coaching

To create value from life coaching, the client needs to make space for it in their life. Set aside time and set aside current projects and distractions, in order to focus on your scheduled session. Coaching is more likely to reap the rewards you are looking for when you are brave, candid and even outspoken. Be willing to tell your coach everything, nothing is too small or large. If your coach ends up knowing more about you than almost anybody else, that is usually a desirable outcome. Be read...
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