The Stroop Effect Myth or Reality?

Just been helping my daughter with her science project with one of my all time favourite psychological experiments. The Stroop Test. Although used for assessing attention deficiencies and brain injury disorders it can also help people become more aware of how we process information and how we can improve our attention span and focused attention.… Read More

10 things stopping you being awesome

Stop worrying about what others think of you, as they probably too consumed with worrying about the same thing. Spinning too many plates. Stop. No one can do it all by themselves, start delegating or outsourcing to free up time. Hate your job? Do something about it as it won’t change itself. Too many energy… Read More

Now you come to mention it Yes I am stressed and anxious.

Stress and anxiety are in my experience involved in a great many of the causes for clients coming for hypnotherapy. People looking for hypnotherapy may present with an issue such as smoking or weight loss however I see stress and anxiety as an underlying cause and can lead to many problems if ignored. Relaxation exercises,… Read More

Anxiety management and mindfulness

A big thank you to the 1st year nursing students for being a wonderful audience over the last few weeks. Keep up the good work and remember to use the little techniques I showed you to stay mindful: 478 breathing, 54321 grounding, H-P-F and many more. Really enjoyed your company and I wish you well… Read More

Stanford professor reveals the science behind ‘Zoom fatigue’

Constant Zoom calls are tiring and science has been looking at why (Credits: Getty Images/iStockphoto) A new scientific study has backed up the … Stanford professor reveals the science behind ‘Zoom fatigue’ This is a fair assessment, as a medium video conferencing has its place in the world. However its use has gone beyond its… Read More

Tipping the anxiety scales in a global pandemic

I read this morning that more people have now been vaccinated compared to those who have COVID-19. This is great news. I know I’m one of those lucky people. Necessity is of course the mother of all invention and with the continual roll out of the various vaccines that are available, or soon to be… Read More

My anxiety doesn’t define me

Do you believe that this statement is true? If you do then you are right. If you don’t then you are right. Paradoxically both positions can be seen as correct. However it is not that your anxiety defines you, it is your belief that it defines you is the correct position. Of course anxiety can… Read More