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Anxiety, It’s a Choice

Everything in life comes down to a choice. We often hear someone say that they have no choice. It’s not true, there is always a choice, even when there seems to be no choice. Anxiety can be overcome when you make a choice. You can decide that you have had enough or you can choose to stay anxious. It might not seem to be that way when you have been anxious for a long time but there is still a choice. You can choose to Read More...

Are you addicted to drama?

Do you have a life where you seem to go from one crisis to the next? Does your life resemble a sitcom where you go from drama to drama? These seems like a silly question, don't they? Does anyone really enjoy continuous drama in their life? Isn't life chaotic enough? It seems that for some people, drama follows wherever they go. The question is do we play a hand in creating some of our own anxiety inducing scenarios? Could Read More...

Righteous Anger

Often there is anger or excess energy associated with unresolved past stress or trauma. If this is not expressed or you do not let it go it contributes to long term stress, anxiety, depression and PTSD. When you see two dogs after a fight you will notice that they will shake. This has nothing to do with fear, they are getting rid of the anger and energy associated with the fight. If you see an Impala after escaping from a li Read More...

It’s safe for me to forget

One of the ways to protect one’s self and to feel safe is to forget the past stress or traumatic events. The problem with this strategy is that whilst consciously you forget the subconscious mind does not forget. If past stress or trauma is not resolved, turned into a memory, it does not get forgotten in the subconscious. The unresolved events are constantly being relived in the subconscious mind. This in turn leads to Read More...

Quitting for the New Year

The New Year has come and like many people you have made a New Year resolution to quit smoking, quit eating unhealthy foods and lose weight and quit other things in your life that are not serving you. If you are true to the pattern you will start off great and full of enthusiasm, but as time goes by your motivation will drop off and the next thing you know you are back to your old ways. Why does this happen!! If you look a Read More...

Are you suffering from PTSD

Are you suffering from PTSD? You know, highly anxious, flashbacks, easily angered, survivors guilt, hyper-vigilance?My name is Steve Gardiner and I know all about this as I was once diagnosed with PTSD. I was a medic in a rather nasty war we had and saw and did a lot of things that you would not normally do. I would see or read about war or conflict and could not sleep after it. I got angry at the slightest thing, I used to th Read More...

The Past Gets in The Way

As with everything thinking of the past can be both negative and positive. Thinking of fun and positive parts of the past can bring up feelings of joy and love. On the other side of the coin thinking of negatives of the past can bring up feeling of guilt, anger and despair. We have a choice we can either think of the positives or the negatives of the past. What if you did not have a choice? What if the negatives of the past  Read More...

Am I in hypnosis?

A comment I frequently get from clients is, was I in hypnosis? The question here is what is a hypnotic trance? This is a hard question to answer as we all go into hypnotic trance in different ways and it varies from time to time. There are many definitions of hypnosis but I like; hypnosis is a state of focus and acceptance that causes a change of state. We all spend our lives going in and out of trance, in fact we will pro Read More...

I’ve forgotten!

Often people forget things especially when it comes to past stress or trauma. For some people this loss of memory makes them feel incomplete and they feel as if a part is missing. The loss of memory about past stress or trauma is a way for a person to protect themselves. If they remember the events, then it brings up all the trauma associated with the event. This in turn retraumatises them and they go into the downward spira Read More...

Breaking Domestic Violence

More and more people are suffering from the effects of domestic violence, in fact domestic violence is becoming one of the top causes of stress, anxiety, depression and PTSD. This means that more and more people are suffering from stress, anxiety, depression and PTSD, they are in survival mode. This means that these people are unable to function properly and frequently cannot work. The ripple effect from this is that more of y Read More...
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