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]
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 [...]
Plato, Aristotle and even Freud studied happiness. The Dali Lama has written a book on the subject. Everyone wants it but how do we know if we have it? If the purpose of life is in fact the pursuit of happiness as many philosophers, psychologists and behavioral specialists agree then why is it so hard [...]
Having rapport can make all the difference in sales and for that matter in life. We have all had the experience of buying something largely because we liked the person who was doing the selling. Most of us have also experienced the opposite, where we wouldn’t buy bread from someone unless starving. That is the [...]
As we move through January, the New Year’s Resolutions we were so excited about begin to fade. Whether it’s responsibilities at work or home, we tend to re prioritize other things and the goals fade into the background. Procrastination is also behind this behavior. Over thinking and pushing off the first day of a new [...]
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 [...]