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Uncommon self help articles for anxiety, self esteem, confidence, peak performance and more. Plus everything you need to know about hypnosis and why it can be such an effective tool for mental health.

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  • So, What Are the 'Personality Types', Really?

    We're all interested in human personality and motivation. Personality tests, quizzes, and analysis are massively popular search terms. Sit down in any public space for a little while and eavesdrop on conversations people have about the people in their lives. We all love to talk personality types.
  • Do You Have a Fear of Commitment?

    'Fear of commitment' is a well-known phrase. We hear it in the media, as well as use it to describe ourselves or other people who seem chronically unable to decide whether to commit properly to a relationship. Fear of commitment might range from a little uncertainty about your relationship to an...
  • No Strings on Me: Is There a Psychopath in Your Life?

    Ever been toyed with by a psychopath? Conned? Manipulated? Ever dated or been married to one? Worked for one? Voted for one? Perhaps you've even been attacked by one? Maybe you just know one?
  • Overcome Performance Anxiety

    Performance anxiety gets in the way of performance because it clutters the mind just when your consciousness needs to be clear and 'light'.
  • How to Get Along with People

    When making friends, understanding how emotional needs work is essential. It's unlikely we will meet all the needs of our friends and acquaintances, but meeting some of them effectively will make us feel valuable to them.
  • How to Increase Your Creativity

    "Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them." (Albert Einstein) True creativity is fresh, new, and unexpected. And it can be shocking.

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  • The Astonishing Power of Placebo

    The human brain is an 'anticipation machine': it is organized to act on what we predict will happen next. This idea, known as expectancy theory, helps explain why the mental constructs we develop in our daily lives are as influential in defining our reality as the activities we undertake - maybe...
  • “I can't be hypnotized - I'm too strong-willed!”

    One thing I have noticed from my experience is that people who are able to direct powerful concentration are often better hypnotic subjects.
  • Is Negative Self-Hypnosis Ruining Your Life?

    How to free yourself from negative hypnotic states that make you anxious, angry, or afraid.

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