Category: hypnotherapy

April 24, 2014 Jason No comments exist

Welcome to The Doing Well Centre. We are a coaching and therapy centre focused on facilitating adults and children. Many have come here for strengths coaching: they find out about their character and ability strengths, learn resilience and mindfulness-based practices in order to build concentration and self-confidence (for example, during public speaking), and reduce mental…

November 18, 2013 Jason 1 comment

There is a delightfully sardonic article on misery and how to nurture it circulating on the internet. It touches on the secondary gain miserable people get – yes, there are benefits to acting dour – and why some of us exhibit defensive pessimism. There are also some useful observations about manipulative personalities. I happen to…

September 28, 2013 Jason No comments exist

Age regression is a hypnotherapeutic method for clients to retrieve memories of past events that explain certain behaviors, emotions and beliefs that they have today. Disorders, addictions, phobias, fears, anxieties and dysfunction in interpersonal relationships can be addressed, and frequently resolved, with age regression therapy, according to the Wellness Institute of the Americas (n.d., para….

September 3, 2013 Jason No comments exist

Being busy can feel glamorous. Entrepreneurs love being busy and seen going places, and breathlessly working (perhaps because it signals success). Stay-at-home parents haven’t any time for rest, what with the spouse, the kids, the pets and everyone else’s needs. Employees in developing economies appear busier than their counterparts in more developed cities. One reason…

August 30, 2013 Jason No comments exist

This is a word cloud generated for this blog. For some reason it couldn’t fit in one key word: “psychology.” That’s just as well. Psychology underpins the entire blog so there’s no point in stressing the point. I’m glad the other ideas I care about have been prominently communicated: Positive; Hypnotherapy; Rumination; Mindfulness and even…

August 29, 2013 Jason No comments exist

I have been reading Search Inside Yourself, which is no surprise since I wrote about its author Chade-Meng Tan last Sunday. In the book, he advocates mindfulness through meditation and other techniques, and self-awareness as its reward. Among the techniques he recommends is envisioning: we are asked to speak about the life we will lead…

August 25, 2013 Jason No comments exist

Mindfulness is what we achieve when we become able to identify both our emotional shape of the moment and the traits we use to run our lives. It’s this ability that helps us stay focused, react after thinking (not before), know where pain and joy or any other feeling hover in our bodies, and reduce…

August 12, 2013 Jason No comments exist

Yes, even hypno-trainees get mellow. Sometimes. That’s counting trainees such as I who haven’t begun the formal clinical hours (but soon!). Hours of hypnotherapy helping people quit smoking, lose weight, sleep better and cure insomnia. All the positive stuff that qualifies us as bleeding hearts. Yet there is the casual therapy, minus the hypno, which…

August 11, 2013 Jason No comments exist

Professor Kathy Sykes, a physicist, found some compelling evidence that hypnosis works to reduce pain and physical suffering. Still she couldn’t dispel all her skepticism. What do you think of hypnosis? Take a poll.