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William James was born on this day in 1842

William James was born on this day in 1842 William James was born in New York City into an intellectual family and was educated in both the USA and Europe. He started off studying art but switched to chemistry at … Continue reading

The Therapist as the Narcissist

The Therapist as the Narcissist Hello again world! If you have been a regular reader to my blog, you will have noticed that I have been absent from writing for 6 plus months. I have been convalescing after a battle … Continue reading

The End of the Road

The End of the Road It was April 1993 when I first undertook to train, albeit with another tutor a group of eager want to be hypnotherapists. I was young, enthusiastic, and if honest a little arrogant. Let us now … Continue reading

Happy Christmas and Happy Festival of Lights

Happy Christmas and Happy Festival of Lights To all colleagues, clients and followers ┬áhave a wonderful Christmas, Hanukkah or whatever you celebrate. Make these moments count as they will never come again. Also in your merry making spare a thought … Continue reading

Obesity Surgery and Mental Health

Obesity Surgery and Mental Health There are some out there who believe that obesity is merely a matter of a lack of control which causes people to become fat. This is simply not the case, those of us in the … Continue reading

Be Mindful of Claims of Experience

Be Mindful of Claims of Experience As regular readers of my musings will know, I am a very strong advocate for excellent training for therapists who are providing their services to the public. Good training is the bedrock on which … Continue reading

Are Hypnotherapists Psychologists

Are Hypnotherapists Psychologists To all things their place is an adage I have lived my life by. A slight alteration of that thought is to all professions their place. I have noticed and indeed I have written on many occasions … Continue reading

Hypnotherapy Supervision

Hypnotherapy Supervision One of the proudest accomplishments over my over 30 year career was to establish a nationally accredited qualification in hypnotherapeutic supervision. The necessity of supervision cannot be overstated. However, then as now, clinical experience in and of itself … Continue reading

Another Incarnation of You are Back in the Room

Another Incarnation of You are Back in the Room Regular readers of my musings will know about how much I loath the “Hypnosis Gameshow” You are back in the room. I have a real disliking of hypnosis being shown as … Continue reading

The Vilification of Mental Health

The Vilification of Mental Health I have been debating for days about writing this piece, but have decided to do so as I cannot stomach the vilification of mental health being perpetrated by the current United States Administration. Gun deaths … Continue reading

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