For most of my life I’ve been at war with vegetables. Apart from peas, pretty much they were just table decorations – and salad? Well, salad came in for a particular level of contempt. Despite a lifelong enjoyment of keeping fit, I spent little time thinking about keeping healthy through my food choices, and what […]
Quest-trained Cognitive Hypnotherapist Lesley McCall describes in the Guardian what it feels like to help people as a therapist. Read it here.
ThinkingSlimmer is a new approach to weightloss using short recordings (known as Slimpods) to adjust our unconscious relationship to food. It only requires 10 minutes listening per night and we’ve had some brilliant successes. I used Wordweaving to create them, and I’m ‘the voice of the Slimpod’. Darin is one of our most inspiring successes – from couch potato to running the Great South Run in just a few short months.
This particular blog began as a response to a thread on our student forum – an extremely lively place which often receives up to a thousand visits a day from our network of students and therapists (collectively known as Questies). Someone on the thread had quoted me as describing counselling as a backward step – […]
Darin McCLoud is a nice guy who had a recent bad experience with the press. He’s a diabetic and has had problems with his his weight for as long as he remembers. Having failed with diets on repeated occasions he believed that a gastric bypass was the best way to remedy the problem. However, when […]
There’s an interesting new treatment that has been shown to be effective with anxiety and addictions and which is now being tested for PTSD. It’s called Cognitive-bias modification (CBM) and can have a positive effect in a short space of time. It is based on the idea that many psychological problems are caused by unconscious […]
We often think of conforming as being a sign of weakness, and often applaud and admire the person who swims against the current. However, it would appear that the urge to conform comes directly from the brain, and my guess is that it’s a behaviour designed to help us thrive within a group – we […]
We’ve been running our hypnotherapy training now for over ten years, and one of the things we love about it is the range of people we get to meet. Probably the largest are those either looking to change careers or wanting to supplement the income from the one they have. As you’d expect, with the […]
“You’re in the Evening Standard on page 3!” After over ten years of working bloody hard to develop Cognitive Hypnotherapy into an approach that not only works, but which the public come to recognise, that has got to be a great message to get, so you can imagine how much I was looking forward to […]
I was interested to read recently that the company who make Power Balance bands were forced to admit that there was no credible scientific evidence to support their claims. Before I go any further, for those of you who haven’t come across them, a Power Balance band is a silicon bracelet that contains two holograms […]