Smoking is a habit and an addiction. The addiction to nicotine is strong, but the habitual behavior associated with smoking is far stronger. If the addiction to nicotine was very strong then I would have clients with an addiction to nicotine gum or patches. The smoker has linked all the pleasures… [more]
There are numerous misconceptions and half truths regarding hypnosis. Hypnosis occurs in the alpha/theta brainwaves. We all have these brain waves and therefore we can be hypnotized if we are willing. Anyone who has ever arrived at their destination without remembering the drive has been in hypnosis. Similarly… [more]
Tired of dieting? We all know that diets don’t work long term. Dieting will not result in permanent weight loss without permanent behavior change. A new life style has to replace the old. Obesity is a huge problem and according to the latest statistics if we continue on the path we are on all… [more]
Improving Golf Performance
Shoemaker, a noted golf coach and the author of Extraordinary Putting, explains why most thinking is bad for your game. "It's easy for people to accept the fact that negative thinking can be a source of interference. I've found that the real challenge is to have people see for themselves… [more]
The mind is a thinking machine and most people think too much. This is a fact. Actually the average person has 50,000-60,000 thoughts a day. An astronomical 90% of thoughts are repetitive and 75-80% of those repeating thoughts are negative.
The reality is that our thinking mind thinks that’s its job. However, we have another part [...]
Emotionally, many people have a constant struggle between the desire to sell, to feel competent and the fear of appearing pushy or aggressive. Many in sales have this problem and even more entrepreneurs. As with most problems in life it relates back to fear and fear is a powerful block to success. Fear of the [...]
Being an entrepreneur can be very difficult. There have been numerous stories recently detailing the downside of entrepreneurship. So how can we avoid the pitfalls and negative mindset that affects many entrepreneurs?
This one is difficult. Obviously you are going to be putting a huge amount of effort into making your business succeed. In the [...]
Olympic athletes are obviously in top physical condition but they are also in top mental condition. Mental toughness is part of their training. One of the sports psychologists for the Olympics has stated that 80% of an elite athlete’s success is based on the mental aspect. It is no mistake that the same number applies [...]
Smokers, you can have less Anxiety, depression and stress. All you have to do is stop smoking.
In a study published last week many of the common beliefs of the smoking community were debunked. By studying the emotional life of people who stopped smoking for 6 months the study was able to determine that once the [...]
Health & Weight Loss
There is a basic equation for losing weight: use more calories than you consume. One of the easiest ways to do that, it is sometimes believed, is simply to eat less at least of certain foods and/or exercise more. And, it’s true, that is fundamentally what all diets amount to. But how to do that [...]
In this season of reassessment, looking back over the year as to what we have accomplished and what we would like to achieve in the next year, I am reminded of “The Secret.” The book and movie was a huge hit back in 2006 and even though some of its participants have been discredited, much [...]
Binge eating is now estimated by behavioral experts to be the most common eating disorder. Almost 30% of those who are seriously seeking help to lose weight are binge eaters.
What defines a binge eater?
Eating an unusually large amount of food in a short period of time.
Frequent binges- at least weekly.
A feeling of being in a [...]