Tuesday, 31 December 2013

New Year resolution time (again!)

There's something about the start of a new year that sets the mind, or part of it at least, towards doing something differently, or better, or maybe not at all during that coming year. Sadly, most of the resolutions made so solemnly on January 1st are long gone and forgotten by the end of the same month. 

So how can you stay motivated? What is the solution for resolutions! I believe the clue is in the word - resolve. Maybe if we chose to solve something properly in the first place we wouldn't need to re-solve it later? 

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. Zig Zigler
This is how to make it work. It is very important that you have a clear idea of what it is you want to achieve. A clear idea means that you can visualise it - actually see in your mind's eye, YOU living the goal. Seeing and hearing and feeling what you will see, hear and feel when the goal is being achieved. See the steps you must have taken to achieve the goal. Notice how good you feel. Breathe it in and feel even better about it. Do this regularly - several times a day. It will rapidly build a powerful association in your subconscious mind between the goal and the good feelings and then you will begin to find that the subconscious begins to find ways to make the good feelings happen and the goal to be achieved. Don't stop there. Keep reviewing your progress. Keep looking for other, newer ways to be even better, and to feel even better about being better. In fact, don't wait until new year for the next step, plan time - just a few minutes - every day to spend visualising all the great things you want to do in your life. It makes sense to keep an eye on the road and to be thinking about the destination - unless you want to end up in the ditch! You will be amazed at the difference this process will make in your life if you do it regularly. So start by visualising yourself doing it....................... :)

A great resource is Brian Colbert's excellent book "From Ordinary to Extraordinary"  which will give you much more detailed instructions than are possible in this short blog post. It also includes a hypnotic CD recording to help you program the concepts into your deeper mind. Even better is to book a couple of sessions with an NLP Mind Coach. Nothing beats one-to-one coaching with a skilled mind programmer! It could be the best investment you ever make.

If you are in travelling distance of Cork, appointments are available Monday to Friday between 10am until 8pm. Contact me on 021 487 6072 and book now! For people elsewhere in the country (or world!) find details of an accredited coach near you by contacting the Irish Institute of NLP on 01 490 2923.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Hypnotherapy or electronic cigarettes?

Planning on giving up smoking in the New Year? Most people are successful in only one session of Hypnotherapy and NLP. If you need a second session, it's free of charge. And there are no side effects, and no need to keep using expensive (and toxic) nicotine replacement preparations.

E-cigarettes may be the current fad, but why replace a reliance on tobacco with a reliance on an equally unhealthy and expensive product? Why not just get rid of the habit for good?

American research has shown that e-cigarette users are inhaling even more toxins than those smoking cigarettes.

Book your hypnotherapy session now and save €50 on the usual price during December 2013.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

New Year No Fear

Do you have a friend or relative you suffers from a phobia? An irrational fear of anything can literally ruin one's life. The strategies of avoidance becomes a dominant fact of everyday living. But help is at hand, and the answer is easier than most people suspect.

Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) has an excellent track record in the rapid removal of phobias. In most cases a single session is all that is required. Whether it is spiders, mice, snakes, dogs, flying or the most common of all - public speaking; NLP coaching makes a real and surprisingly speedy difference to the quality of life of the former sufferer. Thousands of phobics have been successfully treated by NLP practitioners since the techniques were first developed in the 1970's.

If you are in the Munster area, sessions are available at my clinic in Cork City. Phone 021 487 6072 to book an appointment. Elsewhere in the country (and indeed, worldwide) the Irish Institute of NLP can recommend a coach near to where you live. They can be contacted via their website (click here)

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

A time of Peace and Goodwill?

It's the most wonderful time of the year, or so the song says. And if that's true for you then you can be sure to enjoy the magic of the Christmas season. Sadly, many people are unable to enjoy the holiday season for a variety of reasons. Increasingly the cost of Christmas is becoming overwhelming for many, both financially and in terms of mental and physical health. Have you ever considered what makes Christmas special for you? Is it the hangover, or maybe the bloated feeling after the 8000 calories we are estimated to binge through on the day? It surely isn't the January credit card bills? The financial and body weight cost of the festive blow-out can take until Easter to get rid of!

There is no need to give in to the advertising pressure and spend money you don't have on things nobody needs or indeed truly wants. If you want some tips on cutting back on the over-indulgence and putting some of the magic into a truly memorable Christmas (memorable for the right reasons!) have a look at this web site You could also take some time to think about what really makes you and your family happy - and plan more of it for the holiday period. Quality time together, a walk on the beach with the dog or whatever brings peace and goodwill to you. An ideal gift could well be a copy of Brian Colbert's excellent book "The Happiness Habit" which gives practical guidelines for identifying what is really important in your life and installing more and more of it into your daily routine. A session with an accredited NLP coach or therapist will help you significantly and speedily understand your values, get rid of what holds you back, and experience some genuine peace and goodwill, not just at Christmas, but for life.

Have a Merry Christmas by all means, but above all, have a Happy Christmas.