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Oxytocin is no Monkey Business!

Oxytocin is no Monkey Business!

It seems there is a lot more to oxytocin than we previously thought. The latest research suggests oxytocin- the love hormone, does more than just develop bonding and build trust, it also flattens group hierarchy.

Could this be the answer to a more egalitarian society? In a study published by Scientific Reports, dominant male rhesus macaques became a lot more relaxed whilst subordinate macaques became a lot more confident after inhaling the oxytocin and vasopressin spray. […]

How to Transform your Relationships

How to Transform your Relationships

Relationships are one of the biggest sources of happiness or unhappiness in our life. Sam Walton founder of Walmart, and America’s wealthiest man in the 80s said on his deathbed, “I blew it” realizing that his wife had, he felt, only stayed with him out of obligation. How can we create happy, harmonious relationships and make the most of this very important area of our life? […]

Relationships Matter: The antidote to addiction

Relationships Matter: The antidote to addiction

Johann Hari’s Ted talk ‘Everything we think we know about addiction is wrong’, stated that the antidote to drug and possibly all addiction, is connection. […]

30% of Depressed People are not Receiving Treatment

30% of Depressed People are not Receiving Treatment

Hypnotherapy helps relieve depression according to experts. Unfortunately depression is increasingly becoming a global problem, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that globally more than 350 million people suffer from depression, more women than men being affected. Many, but not all are being treated. […]

Do You Stomach Your Sadness?

Do You Stomach Your Sadness?

Have you ever had a gut instinct about something? A gut instinct describes a certain feeling or knowingness that resides deep in our stomachs. We sometimes ignore these feelings at our peril preferring to listen to our minds. What would our stomachs know, after all? Well, the answer is a lot. […]

Hypnosis Makes You so Good at Sport That You Don’t Need to Cheat!

Hypnosis Makes You so Good at Sport That You Don’t Need to Cheat!

Recent revelations about the full extent of cheating in Australian cricket have triggered debate about what athletes can more ethically do to improve their performance. Indeed, more and more athletes are turning to sports hypnosis for help to improve their game.  […]

Sports Hypnosis: Raising the Bar

Sports Hypnosis: Raising the Bar

In 1954 Roger Bannister ran a mile in under four minutes. Until that point, it was an accomplishment no athlete had ever thought possible. The following year over 100 people ran the mile in under four minutes. The barrier in runners’ minds had suddenly evaporated and the realms of what they now thought possible had been stretched. This Bannister Effect is evident and holds good for all areas of our lives, not just in sports. […]

Spring Clean Your Mind!

Spring Clean Your Mind!

 

I can’t promise you a squeaky, clean conscience but if you want to de-clutter your mind, here are some tips to help you gain access to the crooks and crannies of your subconscious. […]

Happy or SAD?

Happy or SAD?

Are you SAD? No, I’m not referring to the sense of being uncool or grumpy, although you may be that too. I’m referring to your ability to fair well during the autumn and winter months.

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Mama Don’t Preach

Mama Don’t Preach

With the first calendar event of spring just around the corner, Mother’s Day, many of us will be thinking of ways to thank our mothers. Our mothers gave birth to us, raised us and instilled us with all her virtues and values. As a child, we inherited a lot of her qualities and have so much to be grateful for- and not! […]

Targeting Success in the New Year!

Targeting Success in the New Year!

At this time of year many of us are thinking about or have already set New Year’s resolutions. Goal setting can be a great way to keep the mind focused about what is most important over the next year. There are many ideas and theories about goal setting, but how do we stick to our New Year’s resolutions? […]

How to Stay Healthy Over Christmas! Part 1

How to Stay Healthy Over Christmas! Part 1

Wondering how you’re going to survive the holiday party season? Christmas is a time for indulgence, relaxing, and celebrating – we all need a bit of time off over the holidays. Here are our 6 top tips to help deal with the Festive Season temptations…

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