The Psychological Effects of Online Negativity

It’s no surprise that to many people ‘social media’ often feels a bit of a misnomer with some of the most anti-social sentiments one can think of being expressed online. When one considers the psychological effects of such online negativity, it is important to acknowledge its impact on both the writer and the reader. “Nice parking you f**king...

Life Lessons From My Hypnosis Work With Professional Boxers

As well as the skill and sporting achievement exhibited in professional boxing, engaging in the sport at any level can provide powerful lessons for life. As someone who has practiced a number of martial arts ‘off and on’ since childhood, I’ve always returned to boxing. There have been boxers in my family and being of...

When Is the Best Time of Day to Meditate?

This is a question I’m often asked, either on its own, or as part of an enquiry into my own personal meditation routine.  It’s no secret that I have never found meditation easy (or even sitting still for that matter), nor I am attracted to the way a lot of meditation is taught. In my view, it is...

The Benefits of a Social Media Usage Review

I always recommend that clients perform a regular review of social media usage so thought I’d share my personal experiences of doing so too.  Each year I see increasing numbers of clients, both in-person and via Skype, needing help to overcome compulsive internet use or social media addiction. It is also often a significant factor in clients I see...

Helping Marathon Runners With Hypnotherapy (Review in Metro)

Each year, I always get a few enquiries from people who want hypnotherapy to help them prepare for the London Marathon. I always share with them the experience of this first-time London Marathon runner who I helped with hypnotherapy to create a supportive mindset, both for her training and the race itself. She wrote a very detailed account of her...

Why It’s Time to Re-Imagine ‘Work Hard, Play Hard’

‘Work hard, play hard’ is advice that nearly everyone has been given or followed at some point in their life.  In my work as a clinical hypnotherapist and coach, I see many people who apply this philosophy, but are nonetheless still stressed and unhappy. As a way of coping with the latter they also often...

Spring Clean!

I’ve just launched the updated Unlocking Change website with new packages and a spring clean of my blog and social media content. I’m committed to only posting things that I believe will genuinely inform and/or entertain. There will be no ’10 Obvious Things To Fill Out My Blog’ posts, no cringeworthy motivational quote images, just...