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When Discrimination Is Acceptable I found myself yesterday commenting on a Facebook posting about a man called Dr Michael Davidson from an organisation called Core Issues Trust. This organisation embraces the discredited practice of reparative therapy in to in their … Continue reading

Cancer and Fake News In the not to distant past, I wrote a piece or two about hypnotherapists who make false or misleading claims about how hypnosis can treat cancer. As I have said many times, it is a cruel … Continue reading

Hypnosis and Reparative Therapy For many, many years, I have been a vocal opponent to the quackery which is reparative therapy. For those who do not know what this is, it is using dubious therapy and prayer to “cure” people … Continue reading

Friendship and Marriage Good For The Brain Dementia is a horrible condition and could be an unexpected and unwanted consequence of people living longer. Steeling memories which is ultimately what makes us who and what we are, is the cruelest … Continue reading

Mental Health and Jobs For years, professionals like myself, professional bodies like the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and other concerned individuals and groups have been saying that this country faces a mental health crisis which if left unchecked could … Continue reading

Hypnotherapy and Good News Having been in practice for 28 plus years gives a person an opportunity to be able to look back over a profession over a fairly long period of time. I can remember in the early years … Continue reading

Is Hypnotherapy A Science This is a common question that gets asked by new students as well as clients, “Is hypnotherapy a science?” Well the long and the short of it is yes and no. I see regularly practitioners advertising … Continue reading

Be Mindful Of Who Works With Your Children I know today’s title sounds a bit more ominous than usual, but believe me the message is appropriate and necessary. I have been doing this work for more than 28 years and … Continue reading

Let’s Not Get Sloppy When It Comes To Confidentiality After teaching this weekend, my mind has turned to confidentiality. We teach ethics on the first module of the foundation in hypno-psychotherapy course, and discussions around confidentiality always generate a lively … Continue reading

Hypnotherapy The Double Edged Sword Teaching this weekend’s foundation in hypno-psychotherapy course always reminds me of the double edged sword nature of hypnotherapy and hypnosis. Because there is still much misunderstanding about what hypnosis is and isn’t and what it … Continue reading

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