Procrastination and new habits

“A new habit should not feel like a challenge. The actions that follow can be challenging, but the first two minutes should be easy. What you want is a “gateway habit” that naturally leads you down a more productive path.” - James Clear, the author of Atomic Habits Remember, the action itself is not easy. But as James says, the first two minutes should be easy. And what you’ll find is that you can scale down nearly any habit or activity into a two-minute version. Want to read every day? Rea...
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Changing the Inner Critic

That internal voice ...a constant presence ..... The voice inside our heads that constantly chatters away... ... Telling us... We are not good enough. We are not going to succeed. There is no use trying since we are just going to fail anyway. And this inner voice causes fear, doubt and worry to build until... A tsunami of negative emotions comes crashing down on your head. It can become so debilitating that you freeze, become stuck, never take action. But... what if you could finally si...
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Alcohol Abuse and Recovery Therapy Birmingham

You cannot force someone you love to stop abusing alcohol. As much as you may want to, and as hard as it is to watch, you cannot make someone stop drinking. The choice is up to them. Don’t expect the person to stop drinking and stay sober without help. Your loved one will need treatment, support, and new coping skills to overcome a serious drinking problem. Recovery is an ongoing process. Recovery is a bumpy road, requiring time and patience. An alcohol dependent person will not mag...
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ANXIETY and PANIC ATTACKS

When we come into this world, we are anxiety and fear free. What we learn from there on, based on our environment and situations we encounter. This forms the basis of our beliefs, attitudes and responses, all of which drive our behaviour. Learn how to unlearn unhelpful anxiety thinking styles and empower yourself to believe in being able to deal with situation that life presents to you. Panic attacks are a frightening and scary experience. Anxiety and panic attacks are one of the most common ...
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Eating Disorders and Control?

Many adolescents and adults in treatment for an ED share that their symptoms serve a purpose, that of control. Control of what though? Their body? Their environment? Their lives? What I have experienced as an ED Therapist is that ED symptoms serve to control, numb, or even suppress the experience of uncomfortable emotion, whether it was fear, sadness, anger, shame, or all of the above. Therefore, a therapy focused on behavioural symptoms was necessary, but is not always sufficient. In some ca...
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How Clinical Hypnosis Works for Erectile Dysfunction

Sexually active individuals can benefit greatly from using hypnosis to improve sex and relationships. The most effective way to treat erectile dysfunction completely and permanently, is to resolve what’s causing it; if there is no longer any cause, there can be no effect. So why do you suffer from erectile dysfunction? You have probably puzzled over this many times before. Looked for reasons, triggers behind it. Perhaps you know why; an early sexual experience caused you embarrassment or feel...
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What is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a highly effective treatment method for a wide range of issues. EMDR is a powerful therapeutic approach with the aim of reducing distress in the shortest period of time. It uses the natural healing ability of your body to clear emotional and cognitive blockages. The mind can often heal itself naturally and much of this occurs during sleep, particularly during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. However, when you experience a traumatic event...
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Making A Change Is A Decision

Did you ever realise that making a change is actually just a simple as making a decision? Just like you decide what you eat for breakfast, you decide whether you smoke, what job role you have, how much money you make. Taking responsibility for all of this can seem overwhelming, but ultimately it’s the truth. I work with clients all over the world, some of them want to simply want to stop smoking, whilst others need to work to become more high-performance individuals within specialist careers. ...
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Neuroticism: handling negative emotion

How well do you handle negative emotion? Are you easily offended? Do you react easily to criticism? Neuroticism is a trait that dictates your responsivity to negative emotion. Psychologically, it is well understood that those who are high in neuroticism have an harder time with depression and anxiety. But an understanding of this trait can really open you up to change, particularly with how you react with others. I work with many clients who need to overcome high levels of negative emotion...
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Set the standards: becoming better than yesterday

Setting long-term goals it hard. There’s always someone one step ahead of us. It’s a constant sacrifice for the future, which will always lay within the unknown. One important fact about your self-development and increasing your efficiency? It compounds. If you were to get 0.1% better every day? You would be 25% better within the year, and 100% better within four years. And not only that, you would be continually getting improving on your improved self. Over several years, you can become m...
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