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Dealing With Toxic People

Episode 208: Dealing With Toxic People

Love it or hate it, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas isn't it?
Unfortunately for a lot of folk, the people we might be expected to spend time with are not always the people whose company we enjoy.
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PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and its counterpart Complex PTSD, are life altering conditions.
And although the symptoms may often resemble Anxiety and Depression, they need working on in slightly different ways.
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Sleep

Some specialists say we need 8 hours every night, some say we need more. In truth there's only one person who knows how much sleep you need.
You.
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Accepting Criticism

According to multiple studies, fear of judgement is the number one biggest fear, above dying.
The author Elbert Hubbard once wrote "Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing, and you'll never be criticised." And that's probably the only way to avoid criticism isn't it?
I guess we need to learn to live with it.
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Willpower

Not only is my house full of left over trick or treat chocolate but now the supermarkets are pushing mince pies onto me and there's only so much willpower we have to resist.
But sometimes it's all a matter of perspective.
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It's OK To Be Selfish

Episode 207: Jealousy

Although we often use it to also mean envious, jealousy is the feeling of losing something to someone else. Particularly when it comes to partners or close friends.
Today's episode is all about exploring what's really going on when we feel jealous.
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Loneliness Part 2

Following on a little from a public episode in July I thought I'd go into this topic a little more.
I once heard someone say that if you're on your own and lonely then you obviously don't like the company you're in. And when listening to clients talk about their loneliness that really does ring true.
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It's OK To Be Selfish

Episode 206: Belonging

What does a hypno-psychotherapy conference, The Rocky Horror Show and football shirts all have in common?
These are all areas where we can feel a sense of belonging.
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It's OK To Be Selfish

Episode 205: Do You Need To Make A Change?

If you're not at your best or you think you have room for improvement, then this episode is about helping you to figure out what's stopping you.
Maybe it's down to expectations, your beliefs, your self esteem, maybe fear.
Whatever it is look into it, figure it out, work out what makes you tick so that you can see what's holding you back.
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It's OK To Be Selfish

Episode 204: Affirmations And The Law Of Attraction

A lot of people think of affirmations as the key to their success. Either because they're tapping in to some collective unconscious or simply inspiring their own unconscious.
Today we'll explore that a little.
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It's OK To Be Selfish

Episode 202: Loneliness

It's been a lonely 18 months for a lot of us. But even before Covid there were plenty of people saying that they were lonely and didn't have many opportunities to connect with people.
Recent research suggests that as many as a third of us have literally nobody that we would class as a close friend.
It would be nice to do something about that!
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It's OK To Be Selfish

Episode 201: Resolutions

It's July!
We're exactly half way through the year and how are your New Years resolutions going?
I ask because enough time has gone by for any resolutions you might have made in January to have fallen by the wayside.
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It's OK To Be Selfish

Episode 199: Burnout

In 1974 Herbert Freudenberger came up with a term that he defined as “the extinction of motivation or incentive, especially where one's devotion to a cause or relationship fails to produce the desired results.”
He called it "Burnout" and is a different sort of stress to what we might normally think of.
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It's OK To Be Selfish

Episode 198: Nature

Imagine a therapy that had no known side effects, was readily available, and could improve your cognitive functioning at zero cost. Such a therapy has been known to philosophers, writers, and lay people alike: interacting with nature.
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