There have been references made in regards to the use of Hypnotherapy to enhance sports performance going back 1932. More recently, in his book ‘Golf My Way ‘(Nicklaus & Bowden, 1974), Jack Nicklaus describes the power of imagery as the single most important element in achieving high levels of performance. The ‘The Effects of Hypnosis… Continue reading Athletic Potency: Psychology, Skill or Practice?
Human beings enjoy routine. It provides a sense of stability. I believe that this is why the rituals of practicing meditation and yoga are often so helpful, so popular and so highly recommended, because they have proven to provide comfort and a sense of participatory fulfillment.
Funny. Ha Ha. Laughter is contagious. It’s also universal. When you laugh, there is no question that you either find something funny or ‘laughable’, for whatever reason. We all have an inherent capacity for laughter. We do know that laugher occurs because of different feelings within the body, like being tickled, or the brain producing… Continue reading Laughter. Is it on your to do list?
People often used the word ‘depressed’. They may say, ‘I’m so depressed about this’. Or ‘This is so depressing’. They are describing what appears to be a ‘down’ moment. What will determine, however, whether you actually suffer from depression or not is whether you recover quite quickly from these down moments, or stay in them for… Continue reading Depression: Real or Imagined?
Panic Disorder & Panic Attacks Have you ever felt so frightened that you felt you would pass out? But you didn’t. Have you ever felt so scared that you thought you would throw up? But you didn’t. Have you ever felt so doubtful that you thought you couldn’t walk? But you did. If you have… Continue reading Panic Attacks. Is there any hope?
Behavioural Therapies are learning theory based and aim to treat psychopathology through techniques designed to reinforce desired behaviours and eliminate undesired behaviours. Many behavioural therapies have been formed and are practised with varying results. Here we will look at the ones that are available in practice today with a brief description. CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy… Continue reading Behavioural Therapies: Changing Your Actions