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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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  • Overcome a Fear of Talking on the Phone

    He wasn't merely anxious about using the phone; he was terrified. But he had good reason. During his wartime experience in the trenches, a shell had exploded just as he was dialling the telephone.
  • Overcome Fear of Failure

    Fear of failure is closely linked to fear of rejection and criticism from others, as well as to procrastination and excuse making. You can always create an excuse not to do anything, no matter how potentially valuable and rewarding. It's just whether you choose to believe those excuses.
  • Overcome the Fear of Going Crazy

    She fears she's going crazy. He wants her to think she's going mad so he can have her locked up in an institution. This scary plot from the 1944 film Gaslight hits a real nerve for many people. After all, who hasn't sometimes worried they might be...well, losing it?
  • Dealing with Moody People

    Some people profess to being attracted to moody types (unpredictability can be interesting), but if you're over thirty (chronologically or emotionally), then moodiness in others has probably lost its appeal.
  • Stop Being So Defensive!

    If we're caught in an avalanche, it's a natural instinct to adopt the defensive posture and make like a foetus. But being emotionally defensive as a general strategy is self-destructive.
  • 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?

All about Hypnosis:

  • 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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