The Misleading Mind
As a child I was fascinated by all living things. From ants to elephants, from microbes to dinosaurs, if it was or had been biologically alive, I was interested. So it was unusual for me to be frightened by a spider. At about the age of 8, I was standing in our home’s backyard laundry … Continue reading The Misleading MindReadmore
Does Worrying About Not Sleeping Keep You Awake?
I had one of those nights last night. You know – one where you wake at 3am and think, is this it? Will I sleep anymore tonight? I’m sure many of you can relate to that. So what do you do? Do you fuss and worry about it? Do you toss and turn? Perhaps you … Continue reading Does Worrying About Not Sleeping Keep You Awake?Readmore
Mindfulness Skills For A Balanced Life (Tuesday evenings)
Are you looking for coping skills to deal with life’s challenges? You may have a stressful job. a challenging relationship or a difficult health issue. Or maybe there’s just too much going on in your life right now and you’re feeling the strain. This introductory Mindfulness course will teach you how to manage stress and … Continue reading Mindfulness Skills For A Balanced Life (Tuesday evenings)Readmore
The Difference Between Hypnosis and Meditation
Hypnosis and meditation are both trance states that result in similar brain wave patterns. Hypnosis uses the guidance of a therapist, whereas meditation is usually done independently. Hypnosis is a trance-like state of heightened awareness. Everyone goes in and out of natural trances many times a day. If you’ve ever walked or driven somewhere whilst … Continue reading The Difference Between Hypnosis and MeditationReadmore
Being Anxious: Does It Help?
One of my favourite movie quotes in recent times is when lawyer James Donovan (played by Tom Hanks) describes the depth of trouble his client Rudolf Abel, a Russian spy (played by Mark Rylance) is in. The scene goes as follows: James Donovan: I have a mandate to serve you. Nobody else does. Quite frankly, … Continue reading Being Anxious: Does It Help?Readmore