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Treatment For Fears And Phobias

Posted on: Feb 22, 2013

Fears and phobias have become more prevalent over the years. The one change that has occurred in recent times is that more and more people who are in the grip of fears and phobias are no longer prepared to put up with the misery of their phobia or fear. They are actively seeking out treatment from a qualified, experienced therapist or counsellor to deal with their issues.

A very common fear is the fear of dogs. This can be bewildering to a person who has a love of all sorts of different animals and birds, yet can’t understand why they have such an irrational fear of dogs.

One such patient came for therapy to finally sort out his irrational fear of dogs. In the course of the therapy a memory that had been long dormant was recovered. When the patient had been a toddler he was out one day with his mother in his push chair. His mother stopped to talk to a neighbour who was out walking her dog, a big friendly German Shepherd.


How Therapy Can Help You Overcome The Fear Of Public Speaking

Posted on: Feb 15, 2013

It’s been said that speaking in public ranks way up there on the fear scale along with fear of dying. As social and career demands can put people in a position where they have to speak in public, more and more people are turning to therapy to help conquer their fear of public speaking.

Usually the first thing a therapist will ask is for the person to describe what it feels like when they go to speak in public. Often they will relate how they get dizzy, butterflies in their stomach, they can break out in a sweat and feel nauseous.

Public speaking isn’t something most people do on a regular basis. But occasions such as where the best man has to get up and give a speech at a wedding, or the new employee has to give a presentation can send people into a tail-spin of fear.

So what can you do to get over this fear of public speaking?

You may have come across the odd nugget of wisdom such as imagining the people sitting in front of you are not wearing any clothes. That may work for some people, but more often than not it won’t.


Increasing Your Confidence With Hypnosis

Posted on: Feb 8, 2013

If you take CEOs of companies, or athletes who are at the top of their game, people who are in business-especially for example people who are in stocks and shares; these are confident people. They have to be confident people because what they’re doing is they’re facing other people and challenges every single minute of their working life.

But then what happens-you have a different set of people-people who are not the confident type. They are hesitant. They pull back a little bit when they need to go forward. So, confidence can be learned. It can be learned in a way that can help you to become this person who is the CEO or the person who is the athlete, because remember the CEO and the athlete are just human beings as well. They’re the exact same as you and me. So anybody can learn to be confident. But what we have to do is find out why you are not confident to start with. And by finding out why you’re not confident, we can look into that and work on that, to build up your confidence.

What sort of things in a person would affect their confidence in the first place that you would need to deal with?


Sports Motivation

Posted on: Dec 11, 2012

Every athlete on a team has a different sports motivation psychology. Perhaps one team member knows he is the best and wishes to prove it while another may be good at the sport but is motivated only by the money he can make while still another is looking for approval from someone.

The difficulty for the coach is to take all of these diverse motivations and use sports psychology motivation applied in different ways for each team member as well as motivation techniques for the team as a whole. That can be a lot of balls to juggle in the air at once and is no simple task.

Recognising that the life of a professional athlete is an unusual one with many outside influences and pressures that can result in poor choices and worse performance on the field also adds a challenge for a coach.

Many professional athletes showed such promise as children that they never developed the emotional maturity and valuable life experience they need to (more…)

Fears & Phobias

Posted on: Dec 10, 2012

What is a phobia?

A phobia is an intense fear of something that, in reality, poses little or no actual danger. Common phobias and fears include closed-in places, heights, motorway driving, flying insects, snakes, and needles. However, we can develop phobias of virtually anything. Most phobias develop in childhood, but they can also develop in adults.

If you have a phobia, you probably realise that your fear is unreasonable, yet you still can’t control your feelings. Just thinking about the feared object or situation may make you anxious. And when you’re actually exposed to the thing you fear, the terror is automatic and overwhelming. The experience is so nerve-wracking that you may go to great lengths to avoid it — inconveniencing yourself or even changing your lifestyle.

If you have claustrophobia, for example, you might turn down a lucrative job offer if you have to ride the elevator to get to the office. If you have a fear of heights, you might drive an extra twenty miles in order to avoid driving over a tall bridge.

Understanding your phobia is the first step to overcoming it. It’s important to know that phobias are common. (more…)

Relationship Counselling

Posted on: Dec 10, 2012

Most of us want to find a partner to share our lives with. When we finally fall in love and commit to a relationship that we believe will last us to old age, we have expectations that we will act together to realise our dreams. Inevitably though, every couple will experience relationship difficulties. Couples will always be confronted and sometimes overwhelmed by challenges they face, but mostly they are able to deal with them and move on.

However sometimes these challenges leave each partner feeling alienated and alone and unable to sort out the issues, no matter how hard they try. The same old arguments occur, with the same frustrating outcomes, and both partners can feel stuck. As time goes on one or both may start considering separation. Sadly, separation and divorce statistics are high, yet many of the difficulties that threaten the survival of relationships can be sorted out, with the right help. This information booklet may be a starting point for you.

What causes relationship problems?
There are a number of patterns and situations that can develop within a relationship which will contribute to problems occurring.

Neglect of the relationship
Research shows that the foundation of a happy relationship is (more…)

Stress Management

Posted on: Dec 6, 2012

The demands of everyday life cause much stress. The work responsibilities alone would make anyone look older than they really are. When you are stressed, your body reacts in a negatice way. You may feel abnormally tired, have headaches and even lose weight. To help you manage your stress better, here are some helpful tips.

Find Some Alone Time

You should make sure that you find time to recover from stress by spending some quality time with yourself. You can go to a spa and enjoy a relaxing massage.

If you do not wish to go out and face the horrible traffic, you can stay at home and read a book or listen to music. Sometimes, something as simple as a bubble bath could relieve much of the stresses of the day. Inform of your family and friends of your alone time so that there will be no distractions from relaxing.

Click here for details of our Relax & Float Away Stress Audio


Physical activities can help you remove stress in your life. It is believed that endorphins or the “happy hormone” is (more…)


Posted on: Dec 6, 2012

Depression is very common – it is thought that one in five people in Ireland will develop depression during their lifetime. So chances are that you may know someone who has been affected by depression.

Everyone can feel a bit ‘down’ from time to time. In many people, this unhappiness is a reaction to an upsetting event, and they will start to feel better after a few days or weeks. It is a natural, short-lived response to stressful times in life. However, some people are unable to escape this low mood, and find it difficult to carry on with life as usual.

They may experience long-lasting feelings of sadness and hopelessness, have unexplained aches and pains, suffer from poor sleep, anxiety, and/or lack of interest and energy. If this is the case, the person may be affected by what is called ‘clinical’ depression which is a treatable condition.

Depression affects different people in different ways – not everyone has the same symptoms. You can reassure your friend that it is important to seek professional help if symptoms’ have been present for more than two weeks or if they have thoughts of self harm or suicide.


Fear Of Public Speaking

Posted on: Dec 6, 2012

Ever had butterflies in your stomach, that dizzy and nauseous feeling when asked to speak to a group of people?

Even days before, you seem somewhat uncontrollable and disoriented. And when you get to the rostrum or stage, you just want the floor to swallow you up? That feeling that gives you the jitters and that you just want to back out?

Alas, you are not the only one. I guess that would relieve you a bit, knowing you are not an isolated case. A lot of people are horrified having to talk in front of a group of people. You share this social phobia of public speaking with just about millions out there. It is one of the worst fears people have, in fact, in surveys, it came out as the number one fear.

Public speaking is when you speak to a group of people in a deliberate manner either intended to influence, entertain or inform your listeners. And the fear of that is public speaking anxiety. There are lots of ways to overcome this fear and soar high with your public speaking engagements.

These few tips may help prior to your public speaking date. Have a mind set that 99% of your worries do not actually happen, and that leaves only 1% that they do. (more…)


Posted on: Dec 6, 2012

Do you wish that you could be confident and not blush in front of people? Do you sometimes wish that the floor would open and swallow you in when you blush? Well if you have a problem with blushing, you can now get the help and solution that you need and desire from hypnosis.

So, how great would it be not to have to worry about your blushing as it was a thing of the past? How much would your life improve and your confidence increase knowing that you’re blushing is in the past? Well maybe you would like to find out and let the results of hypnosis speak for themselves.

Hypnosis works with your sub-conscious mind to achieve the results that you want. It changes the parts that need to change and gives you a boost to your self esteem, allowing you to feel more confident and more in control. Harnessing the power of your sub-conscious mind may sound like a difficult and timely job, however this is not always the case as hypnosis with its speed and effectiveness, gives you the results that matter in a very short time – that’s why we refer to hypnosis as ‘brief therapy’ as it takes a fraction of the time that other approaches take. (more…)

Lack of Confidence

Posted on: Dec 6, 2012

Confidence is when an individual feels self-assured and has very real belief in their mental and physical capabilities. As you might imagine, CEO’s of large companies and world class athletes are the types of individuals who have higher than average confidence and self-esteem. Their confidence in themselves unlocks the door to significant success and achievement.

For the rest of us, confidence is a critical facet in enjoying success in work, in relationships and generally in life. A confident person will not be afraid to show interest in a special someone or will not be afraid to take a life-changing risk in order to accomplish their hopes and dreams. Confidence can be thought of as a means of power.

But many of us are plagued by having a low level of confidence. Sufferers of a lack of confidence may feel that their work is not good enough or that they are not smart enough or attractive. These negative thoughts can stop someone right in their tracks. A lack of confidence can lead to a roadblock that stops an individual from living the life they always dreamed about.

You can start building your confidence today through hypnosis. (more…)


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