Archive for the Happiness Category

Overcome perfectionism

Overcome perfectionism

Overcome perfectionism A healthy level of perfectionism can have huge benefits. Performing and working to the best of your ability is a great way to live, to achieve both at work at in your personal life. Extreme perfectionism can be very damaging, however, and can contradictorily stop

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Overcome Bereavement

Overcome Bereavement

Overcome Bereavement Overcoming bereavement is a very difficult and personal process. Whether your loss was sudden and unexpected, or the result of a long illness, there is no ‘normal’ way to experience grief and no time limit to get through it. Follow my tips to take the

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Find Your Purpose

Find Your Purpose

Find Your Purpose In our fast paced society, it’s easy to become stuck in a rut without even noticing. We are often so busy trying to keep up with work, family, socialising and other commitments, that we stop paying attention how we are feeling, and this leads

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Find inner peace

Find inner peace

Find inner peace In my last blog, I mentioned a song that I had written with Aly about Peace Pilgrim; an amazing woman who walked alone across America to spread a message of peace. Whilst she spoke of peace between nations and individuals, she also taught a

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The Wayfarer

The Wayfarer

The Wayfarer Twenty years ago, I read a story about a lady known as Peace Pilgrim. Between 1953 and 1981, Mildred Lisette Norman Ryder, spiritual teacher and non-violence advocate, walked more than 25,000 miles across America, spreading a message of peace. This amazing lady believed wholeheartedly in

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Boost Your Energy

Boost Your Energy

Boost Your Energy In the winter months, it’s especially hard to keep your energy levels up. Dark evenings and sub-zero temperatures increase our melatonin levels, which make us feel sleepy and under the weather. Follow these simple steps to boost your energy and feel better, inside and

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Re-centre Your Life

Re-centre Your Life

Re-centre Your Life January is a difficult month for many people. Getting back into a routine after Christmas and New Year is always difficult, whether you love or hate the festive season. It’s a great idea to use the transitional period of January wisely. Instead of making

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Tips to Avoid Family Stress

Tips to Avoid Family Stress

Tips to Avoid Family Stress With the festive season fast approaching, many people are looking forward to spending time with their families. For others however, family time can be difficult and stressful. Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, any family gathering can cause friction. Follow my tips

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Overcome social anxiety

Overcome social anxiety

Overcome social anxiety Social anxiety can be a crippling condition and a self-fulfilling prophecy; the more disastrously we imagine a social situation, the more likely it is to go badly. It becomes a vicious cycle. We avoid social situations; we grow more anxious about them and consequently

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Healing your inner child

Healing your inner child

Healing your inner child Taking time to heal your inner child can help with a number of issues. Whatever our age, there are always times when we feel as if life is overwhelming, and this overwhelm comes directly from our inner child. Whilst we may look at

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Self-hypnosis – the myths & facts

Self-hypnosis – the myths & facts

Self-hypnosis – the myths and the facts Self-hypnosis is the ability to focus your energy whilst in a deeply relaxed state of mind and body. When you are in a trance state you can focus your energy on a specific goal or simply quieten your mind and

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Teach your child to meditate

Teach your child to meditate

Teach your child to meditate Meditation is often thought of as an adult pursuit, as it is used so often as a technique for stress relief. The 21st Century is a complex place however, and it’s more important than ever to teach children the techniques and benefits

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Improve your relationship

Improve your relationship

Improve your relationship A loving, happy relationship is an important part of life. Relationships can be challenging, but anything worth having requires a little hard work! Take a look at these steps to help strengthen your relationship. Keep working! Numerous Hollywood films have given us the impression

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Create your Law of Attraction goals

Create your Law of Attraction goals

Create your Law of Attraction goals One of the key elements of the Law of Attraction is the setting of goals, and getting it right plays a huge part in your success. You decide upon a goal. You infuse your goal with positive feelings, imagine it as

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Overcome fear and negativity

Overcome fear and negativity

Overcome fear and negativity With recent events, the world can feel like a very scary and uncertain place. It’s more important than ever to minimise negative thoughts, and to spread peace and happiness where you can. Follow these steps to strengthen your positivity and overcome fear and

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Beat stress in the workplace

Beat stress in the workplace

Beat stress in the workplace However much you love your job, stress is bound to occur from time to time. From difficult colleagues and tight deadlines, to a lack of job satisfaction or stability, work stress can be debilitating and leave you feeling dreadful. Extreme or prolonged

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Create a More Positive Future

Create a More Positive Future

Create a More Positive Future With the negativity surrounding us, the world can be a scary place, full of fears and uncertainty. Taking charge of your life may seem impossible, but with the right attitude, you can create your own positive future and live the life that

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Beginner’s Guide to the Law of Attraction

Beginner’s Guide to the Law of Attraction

Beginner’s Guide to the Law of Attraction The Law of Attraction sounds complicated, but in fact is a very simple system of energy; cause and effect. The Law of Attraction states that the Universe delivers back to you exactly what you feel about yourself and the world

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Create a more positive body image

Create a more positive body image

Create a more positive body image In today’s society, it seems to become harder and harder to feel good about yourself and have a positive body image. How we feel about ourselves affects everything – our work, home life, and relationships with others. We can also easily

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Overcome fears and phobias with hypnosis

Overcome fears and phobias with hypnosis

Overcome fears and phobias with hypnosis In my experience as a hypnotherapist, I have found that understanding the source of a phobia can really help clients to overcome it. Sometimes phobias are very deep rooted, but with focus and determination it is possible to reverse their impact,

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Mindfulness and healthy eating

Mindfulness and healthy eating

Mindfulness and healthy eating It’s the start of a New Year, and with it comes an abundance of New Year’s resolutions. At the top of most people’s lists is the resolution to lose weight. With our current lifestyles – juggling work, family life, social life and other

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Control stress and anxiety with self-hypnosis

Control stress and anxiety with self-hypnosis

Control stress and anxiety with self-hypnosis Most of our worries come from a need to be secure. The world is a chaotic place and it can be hard not to feel the fear at times when there are so many things beyond our control. We are living

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The benefits of gratitude

The benefits of gratitude

The benefits of gratitude The benefits of practising gratitude are huge. From improved sleep to happier relationships, it’s scientifically proven that taking time out of your day to consider all that you have is immensely powerful. Let’s take a look at some of the perks of being

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Overcome stress: Dealing with difficult people

Overcome stress: Dealing with difficult people

Overcome Stress: Dealing with difficult people Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, from time to time, you will encounter difficult people. In the workplace, in a friendship group, or even in your family; difficult people can make life very complicated and stressful. Whilst they cannot

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Detox your mind with self-hypnosis

Detox your mind with self-hypnosis

Detox your mind with self-hypnosis It is a sad fact that in the 21st Century, despite all the gadgets that we now have to make our lives easier, 59% of British adults say their life is more stressful than it was five years ago. (Source http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk) The

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Release anxiety and worry with mindfulness meditation

Release anxiety and worry with mindfulness meditation

Releasing anxiety and worry with mindfulness meditation If you have ever taken a car journey, and suddenly realised that you don’t remember the journey, or eaten something without really noticing, congratulations; you are human! We are all guilty of ‘mindlessness’ from time to time, but learning and

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Create a space for meditation

Create a space for meditation

Create a space for meditation When we practise self-hypnosis or meditation, we access the right hemisphere of the brain. The right side is where your creativity lies and through hypnosis and meditation, you will be tapping into the infinite, universal source of creativity that is available to

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Using mindfulness to cope with change in 5 easy steps

Using mindfulness to cope with change in 5 easy steps

Using mindfulness to cope with change in 5 easy steps An inevitable part of everyday life is change. Whether good or bad, change can be very stressful as we learn to adapt to each new situation. This can be very debilitating, and can reach the point of

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Eight steps to de-stress your parenting

Eight steps to de-stress your parenting

Eight steps to de-stress your parenting Family life is a wonderful thing, but inevitably comes with its own stresses and worries. As a parent myself, I know how hard it can be to get the balance right, but with love, patience and humour, you can keep parenting

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Overcome job interview nerves

Overcome job interview nerves

Overcome job interview nerves It is completely natural to feel anxious when you are going to be interviewed, but often, the nerves and worry affect your performance in a negative way. The stress and worry prior to an interview can stop you showing your true capabilities, and

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Work/life balance & meditation

Work/life balance & meditation

Work/Life Balance & Meditation The 21st Century is filled with ways to communicate and ways to be entertained, and it can be very difficult to switch off. This can lead to a number of problems; stress, anxiety, and sleep deprivation to name a few. Whether you work

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Banish negative self-talk to build self-esteem with hypnosis

Banish negative self-talk to build self-esteem with hypnosis

Banish negative self-talk to build self-esteem with hypnosis The first rule of learning to love and respect yourself is to completely banish negative self-talk from your vocabulary. Self-criticism is very destructive and you must never again speak negatively to yourself or about yourself, as all you are

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Overcome chocolate addiction with hypnosis

Overcome chocolate addiction with hypnosis

Overcome chocolate addiction with hypnosis After the excess of Christmas and Easter, many people are fed up with mountains of chocolate, and looking forward to a summer of healthy eating. Wouldn’t it be better however, to say goodbye to unhealthy chocolate binges forever? Over the years, I’ve

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Be grateful with meditation

Be grateful with meditation

Be grateful! With the stresses and strains of everyday 21st Century life, and the awful, negative information being drip-fed to us through the media, it’s easy to feel low, stressed or hopeless. One of the best ways to flip out of negative thinking and feel better about life

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Create financial abundance with hypnosis

Create financial abundance with hypnosis

Create financial abundance with hypnosis It is perfectly possible to create financial abundance using hypnosis and the power of your own mind. This is not necessarily about winning a large amount of money (though that is perfectly possible) but about reprogramming your mind to follow a new

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Clear debt and attract abundance in 5 easy steps

Clear debt and attract abundance in 5 easy steps

Clear debt and attract abundance in 5 easy steps Whilst the economy is gradually recovering, there’s no denying that the last few years have been enormously stressful and difficult for many people. The criminal behaviour of large financial institutions and the subsequent overspending of the early 2000s

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Meditation and relaxation techniques for stress

Meditation and relaxation techniques for stress

Meditation and relaxation techniques for stress It is a sad fact that in the 21st Century, despite all the gadgets that we now have to make our lives easier, 59% of British adults say their life is more stressful than it was five years ago. (Source http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk) Whether

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Happiness – the myth and the reality

Happiness – the myth and the reality

Happiness – the myth and the reality Flick through any magazine, walk past a billboard or channel-hop your television and you will see companies trying to sell happiness. If only you were to buy their car, their shoes, or their insurance policy, you would achieve true contentment!

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