It’s not you, it’s your brain!

How many times a day do you berate yourself for not being good enough? It doesn’t have to be serious self-loathing just daily little thoughts going through your mind like ‘Why am I scared of going to this meeting, no one else seems to be bothered‘ or ‘My presentation sucked, I’m just no good at this’ or ‘I’m never able to make decisions, I just … Continue reading It’s not you, it’s your brain!

Solutions vs. problems

In a problem focused world, looking for solutions can appear slightly flippant. It’s like saying to a severely depressed person that they should just think of something positive. It simply wouldn’t wash. Continue reading “Solutions vs. problems”

Overcoming negative thinking

That we are what we think has been pretty universally proven by science over the last few years. If we think negative or destructive thoughts on a regular basis, for long enough, we tend to eventually develop disharmony in our lives or in our bodies. Our external circumstances literally mirror the internal dialogue we have with ourselves. This is both good and bad news. It’s GREAT if we feel good about ourselves, maintain healthy boundaries and expect to be treated with love, respect and understanding, when we know our own worth and anticipate good in life. Continue reading “Overcoming negative thinking”

Believe it before you see it

When my hypnotherapy clients come to see me, I talk A LOT about how the brain works. As solution focused hypnotherapy is firmly based on the latest neuroscience this is highly relevant. Neuroplasticity means that we can change the wiring in our brain by thinking and doing things differently, which in turn helps us change how we react to things in our lives and how we feel. Continue reading “Believe it before you see it”