Why It’s Okay to Have Your Head in the Sand With Competitors

An issue that comes up quite frequently with clients in my business coaching work (and often personal coaching too) is an unhealthy obsession with people who are, or perceived to be, competitors. This usually manifests in the form of a large amount of time spent on a competitor’s website and social media. What usually follows […]

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 […]

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 […]

4 Red Flags in Thinking That Sabotage Positive Change

As a ‘brief therapy’ practitioner and coach, helping hundreds of clients each year, I am always interested from a clinical perspective in the small number people who struggle with the process of positive change. In this article I will explore four significant ‘red flags’ to look out for in the way a person thinks – […]

Freedom of Mind – Mind Control & the Power of Suggestion

Do you see yourself as a ‘free thinker’? Would you know if you were being ‘brainwashed? Do you really know your own mind? I believe freedom of mind to be the core freedom that underpins nearly every other type – the ability to truly think for yourself. This means being aware of your conscious decisions but […]

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 […]

How To Stop All or Nothing Thinking

‘All or nothing’ thinking is a thought process that often accompanies a range of issues that I help clients with in my clinical hypnotherapy practice, from anxiety to low self-esteem. Similarly, in my online life coach work, this type of ‘unhealthy’ cognitive process can act as a barrier to a client making positive changes in their life or […]