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Hypnotherapist and NLP Coach specialising in Anxiety Management and Performance Improvement

NLP Presuppositions Part 2

Following on from my first post, here, I’m going to cover off two more presuppositions:   ‘If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you have always got!’ It sounds obvious and yet it’s such a common trap we can fall into, in all sorts of areas of our lives. I see…

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NLP Presuppositions Part 1

One of the core principles of NLP is to give ourselves as much choice and flexibility in any situation, allowing us lots of possibilities in the way we might respond. This idea has stuck with me and on the whole is a philosophy that has become very helpful. Presuppositions are one of the ways this…

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Public Speaking Tips

Having a fear of speaking in public is one of the commonest fears in the world, affecting most people to some degree, especially if they haven’t had much experience of speaking in public. Here are my top tips, based both on my personal experience and through the many clients I have helped:

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Hypnotherapy For Pain Management

I’m really pleased to be reading that more people are now willing to use hypnosis for minor operations instead of the traditional form of anesthesia, with surgeons now working alongside hypnotherapists. This makes it easier to show to my patients that controlling and substantially reducing their pain is something easily learnt.

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Five Tips To Build Self Esteem And Confidence

Helping clients to build self esteem and confidence is something I do a lot of, probably because it’s an area in our lives that most of us feel we could do with improving on. So below are a few tips and exercises I use on myself and with my clients and because we all respond…

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Changing Negative Thinking

When I help clients who have self esteem and confidence issues, they also often run a negative thinking style that can reinforce their self esteem and confidence concern.

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Hypnotherapy For IBS

Helping clients ease their IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) symptoms such as pain, bloating and the anxiety that goes with that is particularly satisfying, as I used to suffer with this myself a number of years ago. And it’s great to see that hypnotherapy for IBS is getting some good press too; BBC article Quite often…

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The Power Of Visualisation In Sports Performance

‘Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them- a desire, a dream, a vision’ Muhammad Ali It’s been well recognised that having positive thoughts and expectations are more likely to bring you positive results. We know what it’s like when we walk into a room and feel a…

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Filtering Out Reality?

We all know what it’s like when we try to communicate a message across to someone and it’s misunderstood. In NLP it has been suggested that there exists a set of learning filters which we use to communicate to one another and so the response we get can depend on how we use these filters….

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The Core Principles Of NLP: Flexibility

In my final blog on the principles of NLP comes Flexibility. This is all about being flexible enough in our behaviour so that we have choice and options open to us. The more choices we have available to us the more likely we are to achieve success in our outcomes.

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