Improving Athletic Performance

Practise makes perfect, that’s what my old Nan always used to say. However, what she failed to mention, is the importance of practising things going the way you want them to go, instead of considering what to do if it does go wrong. How many times do you ask yourself “What’s the worst that could… READ MORE

A Burning Rage

We’ve all experienced anger at one time or another, it’s in many ways a perfectly, natural and normal state, ranging from mind frustration to intense rage. When you become angry physiological and biological changes occur within the body- heart rate and blood pressure are elevated and adrenalin production increases. For some people, there is a… READ MORE

A Cure for Depression

Bet you were hoping that I was going to offer some magic pill that you could take to make it all better, well sorry, it doesn’t work like that. The thing is, there is nothing that can stop you from suffering from depression, except you. You might not like this much, but it’s the truth,… READ MORE

A Spring Clean

We all feel better after a spring clean. To be able to enjoy the space that has for so long cluttered the corners, restores a level of energy to ones spirit. As a hypnotherapist, some of the hypnotherapy work I enjoy most is empowering others to clear negative emotions from their past. These negative emotions… READ MORE

Make a Turning Point

Do you have emotional pain? Most of us do from some point in our lives. What is important is to not only move on, but to grow from the experience in such a way that we are not continuously represented with similar painful situations throughout the rest of our lives. When reoccurring pain is happening,… READ MORE

Dealing with Compulsive Disorders

A definition of what compulsion means is usually worded in the following kind of way: A psychological and usually irrational force that makes somebody do something, often unwillingly. These “irrational forces” are, in the case of compulsive disorders, caused by repetitive thoughts, or mental activity. This is an important factor in understanding and beginning to… READ MORE

Using NLP to Create More Confidence

As pressures to earn money increase, the pressures to work harder, smarter and faster increase also. It is rarely a surprise to me to have clients who are struggling with their levels of confidence despite having what could be perceived as very successful lives. Solicitors, CEO’s and managing directors have regularly graced my doorstep, feeling… READ MORE

3 Things to Change Your Behaviour in a Swish

In this article we discuss how unwanted behaviours can be eliminated in an NLP technique called a Swish Pattern. This technique is also employed by hypnotherapists, and can be used to round off sessions regarding weight loss and smoking. 1. Create a picture in your mind of the behaviour you no longer want to have.… READ MORE

The Big Phobia Cure

In case you didn’t know already, Red Nose Day is Friday 16th March 2007. In an exclusive charitable event, People Building training providers of Hypnotherapy and NLP throughout Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and London are going to be performing an event for the general public. As far as we are aware, it is a first in… READ MORE

The Religion of NLP

I find it fascinating that as people, we are drawn to the idea of being part of something bigger than ourselves. We want to find unity and yet still be unique, we want to have similarities but not be the same. For me, religion is a classic example of where people can find unity and… READ MORE

Change your Beliefs

Has anyone ever told you that belief is everything? Indeed it would be true to say that the success of my Hypnotherapy business in Hemel Hempstead ,is dependent on belief alone. Working as a hypnotherapist means that my clients belief in my ability to help them, or even induce a hypnotic trance, is solely down… READ MORE


Relaxation is usually a much needed and little experienced emotional state for all of us. Quite often the relaxed frame of mind is one that we only tap into whilst on our holidays or if we’re lucky on a quiet Sunday afternoon. It is treated more as a privilege than a necessity, and it is… READ MORE

Pain Control

The first account of painless surgery using hypnosis was in 1838. Dr. Elliotson capitalized on the times by giving public demonstrations of hypnosis (which was at that time still referred to as mesmerism, a name given by Franz Anton Mesmer) at the London University College Hospital. Later in 1845 James Esdaile performed over 2000 operations… READ MORE

Past Life Regression

For those who believe in the possibility of past lives, Past Life Regression can be particularly interesting. It works on the basis that a persons’ soul has lived in another body, experiencing a life before the life they are experiencing now. Some people believe they have had many past lives, some as men and some… READ MORE

Nail Biting

Nail biting is usually caused by a persistent bad habit, or as a symptom of anxiety or stress. It is a behaviour that sometime occurs unconsciously, so that the patient is not even fully aware of the times when they put their fingers into their mouth and bite their nails. Others are aware of what… READ MORE

Nausea and Travel Sickness

Motion sickness, or travel sickness as it is better known, occurs when the brain is confused about the motion that the body is experiencing. The eyes are seeing stillness in the environment  but an organ in the inner ear, the labyrinth, which an important part of our vestibular (balance) system is experiencing motion. This mismatch… READ MORE

Recalling Forgotten Memories

We’ve all had the experience of racking our brains to try and remember where we left our keys, or the name of someone or that extra item that you needed to buy in the super market. We’ve all felt that frustration and annoyance at knowing we know it and yet not being able to find… READ MORE

Headaches and Migranes

I started having migraines when I was about 7 years old and found them a very scary experience. There is something quite frightening about experiencing that degree of pain in the part of the body where the brain is stored! Luckily, my migraines would disappear after I had vomited, and gone to sleep- pain killers wouldn’t… READ MORE

Dental Phobias

Are you someone who is so scared of going to the dentist that you will absolutely avoid going, even to the detriment of your own dental hygiene? If the answer is yes, the chances are you have a dental phobia. A phobia is more severe and intense than a fear which happens when the body… READ MORE

Building Immunity and Healing

It is well documented that stress has an impact on health and the ability to heal one’s self when in a state of illness. How many stressed people do you know that also suffer from headaches and pains in their bodies, or reoccurring colds? My own personal story is that I used to work in… READ MORE

Break Your Bad Habits

Having just looked at a list of bad habits posted on the internet, I can honestly say that whilst they are habitual repetitive behaviours, many of them are also disgusting! One site listed nail biting, throat clearing, lying, interrupting, chewing the end of a pen, smoking and swearing in its top 20 list of bad… READ MORE

Improving Confidence Using Hypnotherapy

Why is it that some people seem to be naturally more extroverted than others? Those who seem to relish the lime light and speak out with confidence and ease, tend to appear more comfortable with themselves, and radiate towards other much more easily. Some might say that it takes all sorts, that it’s important to… READ MORE


I once heard that people are more motivated by pain than pleasure and in many instances I believe this to be true. Pain provides us with the natural survival instinct to escape and can often get us moving away from a troublesome situation- whether we are in physical danger or suffering with emotional pain. Pleasure… READ MORE

Why Chose NLP?

NLP was created by observing and modeling people who were exceptionally talented within the field of therapy. NLP stands for Neuro-linguistic programming. “Neuro” relating to the brain and “linguistic” refers to the language used, and how it is used. “Programming” describes the patterns and habits you create, learn and persistently follow. As we experience the… READ MORE

NLP Training

NLP and Hypnotherapy training in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and London is here to proudly present to you certified and approve NLP and Hypnotherapy training courses. As you are certainly aware, computers come with huge manuals that most of us have never read!We are sure you feel, as we do, thatin the 21st century, training and… READ MORE

What to look for in an NLP and Hypnotherapy Trainer

NLP and Hypnotherapy are fast growing must-have skills these days. However, in a market where practically anyone can call themselves a practitioner, how do you know that the company or individual training you, is professionally qualified and skilled in the area of expertise. Do you know how to tell the difference between Joe Bloggs off… READ MORE

Public Speaking

If you’ve ever had the experience of literally “feeling” people’s eyes on you, you can understand the power that a public speaker can have. A master of public speaking will appear calm, confident, charismatic and completely at ease in speaking with his audience. His voice is as level as if he were speaking to his… READ MORE

What Can a Life Coach Do For Me?

“Sometimes there are just so many choices it’s difficult to know what it is that you really want or what the right opportunity would look like. Be assured that confusion is your minds way of looking for the answer. All you have to do is relax. The right thing will be there at the right… READ MORE

Hypnotic History and Uses

It does seem in life that over time there are newer varieties of physical ailments and mental disorders. I wonder if that is because we are getting smarter and so more able to understand the human body, mind and behaviour better than before, or if we’ve got into a habit of labelling stuff and try… READ MORE

Improving Interpersonal Skills

If you ever have to communicate with another person, then you are using interpersonal skills. You have been using these skills your whole life already, and with varying degrees of success. Sometimes it is as easy as breathing to gain rapport and get your point across to others. At other times you might be feeling… READ MORE

The Subtle Changes That Can Help You Lose Depression

Lets be honest, everyone feels depressed at some time during their lives. Circumstances and life events can sometimes propel us into this state as if we have little or no control over being there. Here’s the thing, there are times when feeling depressed is appropriate, when you should feel glum or grumpy or angry, sometimes… READ MORE

Boost Your Creativity

The Encarta dictionary defines creativity as “the ability to use the imagination to develop new and original ideas or things, especially in an artistic context.” Creativity and imagination are largely linked with right brain functions, whereas analytic and rationalized thinking are more associated with the left brain. As individuals, we may tend to be more… READ MORE

Steps to Success in Life Coaching

What is the best way to move forward when you are stuck? When every area of you life seems to be deficient in some way, who can help you find the way forward? A good Life coach may be able to help. Ideally choose someone who has a number of credentials so that there are… READ MORE

Life Coaching

Life Coaching is an effective means of establishing where you are currently in your life, where you going, and how it is you will get there by focusing on specific areas- from self confidence, to enjoying your work, creating time for yourself or living your dreams. Some people find it difficult to comprehend what life… READ MORE