SELF magazine reports how Keira Knightley

“”I had not been out of the house for three months when the BAFTA nomination happened, and I remember having conversations with my agent and going, `I cannot get there`, and everyone going, `If you do not get to the BAFTAs, the heat on you is going to be 10 times more` Knightley recalled. “So I actually did hypnotherapy so that I could stand on the red carpet at the BAFTAs and not have a panic attack.” You can read more here

AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION reports on scientific research supporting hypnotherapy – specifically for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
“While there are plenty of examples in the scientific literature attesting to the usefulness of clinical hypnosis, a study published in the journal Gut is noteworthy. The study involved 204 people suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Treatment consisted of 12 weekly sessions of hypnosis (lasting about one hour each). Fifty-eight percent of the men and 75 percent of the women reported significant symptom relief immediately after finishing treatment. More than 80 percent of those who reported initial relief were still improved up to six years later. Fewer than 10 percent of the participants tried other treatments after hypnotherapy. (Gut, November 2003).”

“The study demonstrates that the beneficial effects of hypnotherapy appear to last at least five years. Thus it is a viable therapeutic option for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.”

What happens when you lose it? When a phobia kicks in or you have a panic attack? When you your thinking brain shuts down under stress and you do not make the right decision? Or you just lose your form. What happens when you lose your performance or do not achieve the results you want?


Part 1 of video

If NLP is about anything its about achieving excellence in a specific context. I use a range of techniques to help clients achieve excellence. Where in your life would you like to feel and think differently – when you take decisions about important things? Or just avoiding negative situations like stress and anger and saying something you might regret? ight it be around food or exercise? I am here to help and I post stuff here that I hope you will find useful in your everyday life.
This talk by Dr Alan Watkins a very successful and entertaining life and business coach offers some brilliant suggestions on how to be brilliant every day.
Quite a big ask you might say?
Being brilliant when you are up in front of your boss for assessment ? Performing well in interviews for that dream job. Be creatively brilliant? Well according to Dr Alan there are some simple things you can do to help you do just that.
There are two videos here parts 1 and part 2 on Youtube. Its all about how we can improve our results whether its academic performance, sales performance, relationship performance or sports performance. Wherever stress and anxiety get in the way and we lose our access to our best resources.
Dr Alan Watkins talks through the various levels of behaviour, thinking, feelings and raw biological emotions.

And here is part 2. The solution to being brilliant every day…

Sometimes we find that our Conscious mind cannot access the resources it needs to change a habit or behaviour that is unwanted. Hypnotherapy is an excellent way of changing especially when other methods have not succeeded yet, be it dieting to lose weight or patches to quit smoking, controlling anger or getting motivated. For deep & lasting change to happen that is congruent with your personality and well being the Unconscious needs to be on board for the change as well as the Conscious part of your mind. And that is I what I can help you with.
here Michael Carrol who is an excellent trainer working with the NLP Academy. Michael trains hypnotherapists anc coaches to get excellent results for their clients. In this video he is talking about and how you can harness the resources of your Unconscious and the Conscious for changing behaviors. Take a look and I wonder what your thoughts are on it.
If you have a pattern or habit of unwanted behaviour you wish to change: stop smoking or increase motivation towards a goal then please get in touch. I am happy to have a no obligation conversation with you to see if we can work together to get relief. In the meantime, have a look at this.

BOOK OF THE WEEK 20/2/2013
The Tell-Tale Brain by V.S. Ramachandran
I love my kindle. But it does lead to some impulse purchases. One minute you are in traffic and listening to the radio as I was the other night when I heard the Dalai Lama on the Radio 4.
A few minutes and a couple of clicks later I had pulled over and bought a book that was briefly mentioned.
The book`s title was “The Tell-Tale Brain (Unlocking the Mystery of Human Nature: Tales of the Unexpected from Inside Your Mind) by V. S. Ramachandran.
He is a fascinating neuro-scientist and has been called one of the most influential people in the world by Time magazine. As a Neuro Linguistic Programming practitioner and a hypnotherapist I am looking forward to learning even more about the mind and the brain.
So it is with much excitement that I have started to read it. I was especially impressed that one of my heroes Allan Snyder (the eccentric Director Of The Centre For The Mind described it as “A masterpiece. The best of its kind and beautifully crafted.”
I am especially interested in the chapters on autism, phantom limbs and synthesia (the surreal blending of sensation, perception and emotions) these are people who experience the world in extra-ordinary ways: they taste colours, see sounds hears shapes or touch emotions. Very excited.
Now I just need the time to read it. There is a bit of a traffic jam on my kindle of other books waiting to be read. But this goes to top of the queue.
You can read the reviews or buy it for yourself on Amazon.