Self-Help Articles

Here you’ll find various self-help articles I’ve written over the years, some of which I’ve used as ‘handouts’ for my clients. I’ll be publishing more of these over the coming months.

They highlight my approach and some of the ways you can create lasting change and transformation in your life.

I hope you enjoy reading them and putting the ideas into practise.

#1 Zen Breathing – an ancient technique to help calm your emotions

If your emotional brain is causing havoc in your life right now, please take a moment to read this article where I’ll introduce you to an ancient method that has changed the lives of hundreds of people I’ve personally worked with over the years.

It’s a powerful way to start regaining some control over your emotions. Read more here.

#2 Trance Phenomena – understanding unconscious behaviours

I’m often asked…

What exactly is a trance? 

And what am I likely to experience when I’m in it?

What most people don’t realise is that trance is an every-day occurrance; we drift in and out of trance states all day (and at night when we dream). 

This self-help article looks specifically at the types of phenomena you’re likely to experience in every-day trances such as dissociation, daydreaming, amnesia, regression, progression, hallucinations and the like.

Yes, these are all every-day trance phenomena. Read the article here.

#3 Being Fully Human- meeting your emotional and spiritual needs

If you’d come to me in my early years as a hypnotherapist, chances are I’d see you to stop smoking, lose weight, break a bad habit, boost your confidence or overcome a phobia.  The focus was on solving your problems and that would be the end of the matter.

But as the years have passed, I’ve realised that treating symptoms is only half the story. We must address something deeper, something at the core of your being – the need for meaning, belonging, and connection.

Read more here.

#4 The Fatal Flaw in CBT – why it goes against nature

If you’ve seen your doctor for anxiety, depression or a whole host of other psychological issues, chances are you’ve either been given medication or put on a waiting list to attend a well-being clinic. 

You might have been offered a course in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) in the hope that by changing your thinking you’ll start to feel better.  

In this self-help article I point out why this is a hopeless idea. You can’t just think yourself better. If it were that easy there would be no depression in the world and I, along with thousands of other therapists, would be out of business!

The article points out why the central premise of CBT is simply wrong and goes against nature. Read it here.

#5 The Hero’s Journey – answering the call of life

Joseph Campbell’s idea of the mono-myth – The Hero’s Journey – helped me enormously in my midlife transition some years ago. It has remained a ‘guiding princicple’ to this day.

This article provides you with a powerful psychological framework to help you become the hero of your own life by answering the call to aventure and life itself.

It’s time to step out of your comfort zone! Read more here.

#6 Oneness – the ultimate healing experience

It might seem a bit strange to read of a hypnotherapist talking about ‘mysticism’.

But what I’ve noticed over the last several years is that my work has become more ‘spiritual’. By that I mean I’m helping more and more people to find a deeper meaning in their lives and connect up to a bigger reality.

What I’m referring to here is expanding your consciousness, to help you out of the narrow perceptions of the ego (our bundles of conditioned responses) and into a more enlightened way of being in the world.

In this article I’ll give you my take on Oneness and tell you about my personal conversion experience. Read more here.

#7 Curing depression – using a holistic approach

The trance of depression is something I’ve helped many people out of over the last two decades.

This article looks at how a holistic approach to using hypno-psychotherapy can help you climb up and out of depression, low mood and feelings of dysphoria.

I’ll explain why we need to address all aspects of life – physical, mental, societal, and spiritual – if you want to feel better long term. Read the article here.

More self-help articles…

If you’re reading on desktop check out the other self-help articles in the side bar (or just click the links below) which cover topics such as…

Public Speaking


Overcoming Shyness

The Rules of the Mind

Boosting Confidence

Curing Social Anxiety

Neediness and Insecurity in Relationships

How to Sleep Better

And more.

I’ll be putting many more self-help articles on here over the next few months as I share my near 20 years’ professional experience in the field of personal transformation and evolution.

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