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Dealing with stress by clearing out the library

Continuing on from our last post about a lovely little model of the mind (click here if you haven’t read it) we will be looking at some very simple ways to help our inner librarian cope with their work load. Clearing the library As you might remember […]

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A model of the mind

  In order to grasp a complex subject, it is often useful to create a model of it. Not an Airfix model but a conceptual model. The idea behind a model is to represent complex subjects in an understandable way without the need for prior education on […]

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Struggling with your New Year’s Resolution?

New Year’s Resolution’s often mean big changes, sweeping corrections to one’s life that involve time and money. They require effort and dedication. Most of all, you will need willpower. Using willpower alone can be hard. The bigger the change you are trying to make the more willpower needed. […]

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Why We Dream

I’ve ridden atop an African elephant, with Whoopi Goldberg as my guide, through an endless labyrinth of pan continental portals… Through which any place in the world, nay the universe, was accessible. I’ve played table tennis in Hyde park against Jessica Rabbit. And I’ve waltzed with Kate […]

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Better Sleep – Part 3

Better Sleep – Part 3 Over the last two weeks we’ve investigated the importance of small changes to our lifestyles and environments to improve our sleep. This week, we will consider the importance of timing. Have you ever wondered how people coped before the alarm clock was […]

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Better Sleep – Part 2

Last week we discussed a couple of techniques to prepare ourselves for better sleep. If you did read part 1 then check it out here. This week we’ll be looking at the second (of three) topic of better sleep, namely environment. Environment Life is a multi-sensory experience. […]

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Better Sleep – Part 1

As a clinical hypnotherapist, one of the first things you learn is the value of a good night’s sleep. The value of sleeping, and indeed dreaming, can never be overstated. While we sleep, we repair the damage of the day and dreaming is how we remove the […]

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Cultivate A Creative Thinking Habit

  One of the many things I love about my job is the opportunities it affords me to see the world from a different perspective. From other people’s ideas of a worthy goal to learning stuff that sheds a new light on something everyday.   A prime […]

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Interest Fuels Effortless Engagement

After years of struggling with dyslexia I began to find learning, or the theory behind learning, more and more interesting. Yes, I know, I’m a nerd. But the value of being a nerd is actually very important to the learning process. One of the first people to […]

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Imperfect Perfectionism

Perfectionism is, in my opinion, on the OCD scale, somewhere between double checking your door is locked and the really debilitating extremes. We all want things to go well and maybe even hope that things will be perfect. The problem with perfection is that it’s unattainable, as […]

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