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Is Narcissism Destroying The Planet?

Is Narcissism Destroying The Planet?

We’ve all seen the L’Oreal advertisement, “Buy it because you’re worth it” and no one can deny the benefits of a good dose of healthy self-confidence. But this line is often crossed by one sector of society who believes they are worth it –at the expense of all others. Welcome to the Narcissist.

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Mental Health: Can Hypnotherapy Help?

Mental Health: Can Hypnotherapy Help?

Today, they is still immense stigma and unwarranted myths surrounding mental health, with some people still being referred to as ‘just being weak’. Stress and anxiety can manifest differently for everyone. While we all go through periods when we may feel emotions such as stress, anxiety, grief or depression, mental illness lasts a lot longer than just a brief bout with these symptoms becoming severe and interfering with our ability to function.  […]

Sleeping For Beauty

Sleeping For Beauty

We all know that Insomnia can wreak havoc on our mental health but the implications on our physical health are much less discussed. How strong, exactly, is the correlation between our sleep and beauty? […]

The Positives of Patriotism

The Positives of Patriotism

According to Professor of Public Policy, Michael Kenny at Cambridge University, there is an idea that the ‘English are not allowed to be proudly patriotic in the way the Irish, Welsh or Scottish are’. He argued that this anomaly is rooted in the belief that although the nation is a political entity it continues to govern many far-flung territories. Despite this anomaly, the concept of patriotism in itself, does not sit well with many. […]

How to Overcome Insomnia

How to Overcome Insomnia

When was the last time you woke up feeling rested and refreshed without an alarm clock, not needing coffee or another stimulant to start your day? It is recently estimated up to two thirds of the western world are not getting enough sleep… […]

We can Save the NHS £99 Million a year…

We can Save the NHS £99 Million a year…

There are more than 73,000 smokers among the 1.2 million NHS employees in England and the lost working hours from their combined smoking breaks add up to £99m a year, the Royal College of Physicians’ tobacco advisory group has said. Hypnotherapy can help these NHS workers stop smoking … […]

To Be or Not To Be – In Pain!

To Be or Not To Be – In Pain!

One of hypnotherapy’s many uses has been in the application of pain management. It’s been used in dentistry, birthing and even surgery. But how does it work exactly?

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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. […]

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