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If you are a therapist or coach of any persuasion; counsellor, psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, life coach, bodyworker, in fact anyone who works in the helping professions, you will glean valuable, actionable ideas, tips and techniques from Clear Thinking, my free therapy techniques newsletter.

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    How to Turn a Miserable Client Into a Motivated One

    People sometimes reach the point where the future ain’t what it used to be. And if the life ahead doesn’t seem to contain what they’d assumed they’d need to be fulfilled, it suddenly seems there is no real future at all. Here I give you four ways to help clients build a sense of a […]

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    “I Can’t Be Hypnotized – I’m Too Strong Willed!”

    Belief in hypnosis isn’t necessary to be hypnotized but, at least in a formal psychotherapeutic setting, willingness to participate is. So when someone trots out the old cliché about being too strong willed to be hypnotized, how can we respond?

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    The Underappreciated Art of Taking Risks

    Success may be associated with certain kinds of intelligence, diligence, and certainly conscientiousness, but – perhaps more than we realize – also with the capacity and willingness to take risks. Often the greater but less obvious risk lies in trying to avoid risk at all costs.

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    How to Use Time Travel to Maximize Client Motivation

    The brain needs a clear sense of where we need to go, not just where we don’t want to be. Beyond just creating a psychological template toward which a client can work, hypnotic age progression can provide many advantages in therapy. So how can you use hypnotic age progression with your clients?

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    How to Use Hypnotherapy to Treat Overeating

    Here I want to give you three scientific approaches I use to help clients deal with cravings, and an idea of how I convert these tips into hypnotic procedures. Ultimately, when clients meet their needs adequately, the raison d’être of snacking falls by the wayside.

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    3 Curative Steps to Help Your Client’s Hypochondria

    Health anxiety or hypochondria, a pathological fear of illness or even a psychosomatic creation of symptoms, is not uncommon. In fact, health anxiety may even be increasing. So what causes chronic health anxiety? And how do we help the hypochondriacal client?

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    How and Why to Teach Your Clients Self-Hypnosis

    Sometimes, for whatever reason, you’ll want your therapy clients to help themselves either after you’ve stopped seeing them or between sessions. In this week’s blog I give you two self-hypnotic inductions your clients can take away and use immediately to improve their lives, as well as a tip to make their self-hypnosis more powerful.

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    Why You Should Teach Your Clients Self-Hypnosis

    You can do amazing, incredible, wonderful things for your client using hypnotic therapy. And much of this can be done during their sessions with you. But sometimes you may want to teach your client self-hypnosis to use on an ongoing basis. So when and why should you do this?

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    Mindfulness for Pain Management

    People have been using hypnotic techniques such as mindfulness for centuries to help ease physical pain, but recent research shows that meditation actually changes the way pain signals are communicated in the brain. So how exactly can we use mindfulness meditation to help our pain clients?

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    7 Steps to Treating a Nervous Breakdown

    The term ‘nervous breakdown’ isn’t a clinical one, but to me, it’s what happens when someone reaches a crisis point – when their capacity to cope with a situation is exhausted. So if we are called upon to help a client who seems to have ‘broken down’ in this way, how might we help ‘mend’ […]