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People Pleasing

Most people do live their life based around making other people happy to some degree. It's just how far we take it that determines whether or not it becomes a problem.
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Failure

Because we're not born knowing how to do anything that comes natural to us as adults, we're literally born to fail along the way.
Whether that's learning to walk, talk or how to be calm in difficult situations. We have to learn. We have to practice. And the only way to do that is to get it wrong.
Time to embrace our failures!


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Acceptance

People sometimes make the mistake of thinking that accepting reality and moving on from the past makes them weak or naive in some way. So they hold onto their pain.
It takes a lot of strength to be the bigger person and say "You know what, the only one this is hurting is me, I'm moving on from that." But it doesn't mean you have to forgive and forget.
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Dealing With Toxic People

Episode 209: Life Changes

Plato, the ancient Greek philosopher is quoted as once saying "Everything changes and nothing remains still. You cannot step twice into the same stream" I think he probably got the idea from Heraclitus who said “The only constant in life is change” So even 2 and a half thousand years ago we knew what we were up against. That change is normal and needs to be accepted. But that doesn't make it any easier when big things happen does it?
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Social Norms

It's New Years Eve on Friday and by the looks of things this year might be another quiet one as big parties might not be a very sensible idea.
But for some people that might be a good idea every year.
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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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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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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 200: To Diet or Not To Diet

When living in a society that's full of body shaming the pressure to lose weight can encourage some very bad habits and ideas.
Let's explore them.
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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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