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...

Happiness Is Living to Your Definition of Success

The concept of ‘success’ is much talked about in personal development, but defining the word, like achieving success itself, can prove both complex and elusive. Add ‘happiness’ to the equation and what started out as difficult problem can start to seem almost insoluble. As someone who coaches people in developing the ‘success mindset’, I believe...

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...

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...