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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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  • Who Wouldn’t Want to Be More Charismatic?

    If you're in the market to be more charismatic, here's a riddle for you: What makes you attractive even if you're ugly? What moves people to take notice even if you're penniless? What invisible 'magic' can seduce, convince, inspire, and mesmerize others? You're ahead of me - it's charisma, of...
  • Inflate Your Dating Confidence

    Dave felt uncertain about his looks, he thought his conversation was boring and felt he might run out of things to say. He reminded himself that women find confident men attractive. Somehow this thought made him feel even worse. And he knew he was thinking too much. The trouble was he'd known (even...
  • Do You Wonder How to Be More Feminine?

    Okay, right off, you might think: "Who the heck is he, a man, to tell me, a woman, how to be more feminine! How dare he? Humph!" Well, I figured women write about men and masculinity, so I'm going to write about femininity.
  • 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!"
  • Best Man Speech Tips: Relax, Inspire, and Amuse

    He'd been so terrified of his best man's speech he drunk half a bottle of whisky, tripped over the microphone, and belched casually at the audience before stumbling away. He'd made an impact all right, but not the one he (not to mention the bride and groom) had hoped for.
  • Are You Shy When Naked?

    Our bodies are an important part of who we are. It's not that we have to shove nudity in people's faces (unless we're lap dancers) to show how wonderfully un-uptight we are. However, life becomes a little easier and more enjoyable when we can relax about nakedness when it does happen.

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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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