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 […]

Why I’m Passionate About Online Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is hard enough to explain to people sometimes, but add in the word ‘online’ and you will usually be guaranteed some puzzled looks. “How do you hypnotise someone over Skype?”, I’m often asked. My reply of “Oh, I don’t” doesn’t seem to help things along either! But online hypnotherapy is something that I have grown […]

Being Hypnotised – Can Everyone Achieve Hypnosis?

This is a question I get asked a great deal in my clinical work. The short answer is that nearly everyone who WANTS to be hypnotised, can be. Myths About Being Hypnotised Usually people ask me this question because they are worried, due to a myth, preconception or misunderstanding about the nature of hypnosis, that they will be wasting their time or money trying hypnotherapy […]

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 […]

What Is a Double Bind Question?

A double bind is a type of question which results in the same answer regardless of which way it is answered. It is a communication technique often used for persuasion (e.g. in the context of business sales) as well as suggestion (e.g. when being used by a hypnotherapist to help ‘change’ a client’s mind). It can also be used coercively to negatively […]

Repetition and the Illusion of Truth

Repetition is a powerful communication tool. One of the easiest ways to influence the human mind is, in fact, repetition. And, yes, I am using repetition now. If we receive a message often enough, it starts to embed itself at the deeper level and forms as a belief in the subconscious mind. Since our minds […]

How to Communicate More Persuasively

A popular type of skills training many clients ask me for is to help them learn the art of persuasive communication. With a recent 1-2-1 client, even from our first conversations it quickly became apparent that this individual’s focus had previously been more on the things they thought they need to say to be persuasive, i.e. looking for the specific words or ‘language patterns’ they believed would […]