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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.

Latest Articles

  • Why You Can't Understand People Without Understanding Hypnosis

    Hypnosis is all around us. It's a central and natural part of human experience, whether we appreciate this or not. Hypnosis occurs in all kinds of ways, and it can harm or help us.
  • Overcome Victim Mentality

    When you are proactive and put plans into action, you may find you don't always have to wait for the 'cage door' to open. You may just find you can force it open yourself.
  • How to Think Big

    "Why limit yourself?" The old man looked at me unwaveringly. He was a client I'd helped hypnotically control his blood pressure. He had shown a great deal of interest in my therapy business. "Think big, Mark! Why only see eight people a week when you can teach one hundred, a thousand others to do...
  • Spotting Nervous Breakdown Symptoms

    "She's had a nervous breakdown!" Half whispers, hushed tones, fear; something strange, to my young mind, had happened to "the woman down the street at number 36." I had no idea what a nervous breakdown was or what the symptoms were, but I sensed it was an awful, mysterious, terrifying thing.
  • Are You Really Having a Midlife Crisis?

    In your twenties, if you take up a new hobby or decide to travel, it's just seen as you being who you are. But in your forties, any new decision or change in direction leaves you open to diagnostic mutterings of, "Ah, midlife crisis!" Life is full of transitions, but when you make them in your...
  • How to Handle a Bully

    Here are five steps to confront a bully at work

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  • The 9 Secrets of a Happy Marriage

    Some couples argue passionately but still have a happy marriage. Others argue less but when they do, the relationship is severely damaged. What's the difference?
  • Stop Blaming Other People (and why it will help you)

    Basil just couldn't bring himself to admit liability. We've all known people like this. It's never their fault, is it? It's their parents' or children's or bunny rabbit's fault. It's their star sign or the cat next door or you! "You made me do that!"
  • Put the Spark, Fun and Excitement back into Your Relationship

    There they sat, both about fifty. I guessed they'd been together since Paleo times, but even so, I was struck by the sheer boredom emanating from each of them toward one another. They didn't speak; not an angry silence, but a "What possibly else can there ever be to talk about? We've said it all."...

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