The Power of Provocative Coaching

When I get a massage (which I do regularly as part of my personal recipe for wellbeing), I am usually asked how strong I want the massage – light, medium or hard.  Sometimes, my neck or back is so stiff I need hard – I need to push through any temporary pain and discomfort, be […]

Life Lessons From My Hypnosis Work With Professional Boxers

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 Irish-Scots descent I think it’s a little bit hard-wired into our DNA as well. As well as the skill and sporting achievement exhibited in professional […]

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 […]

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 […]