Can you be like Adele?
Last night it was the Brit Awards and Adele had a very successful night. Picking up four awards and ending the evening by closing the show. The event as usual was a mixture of presenting awards musical performances. Most of the female artists wore clothing that could easily be described as sexy or provocative, but why? Most people will answer that question by simply blaming the men in the industry for telling them that you have to dress that way to sell music. Some will argu
More than just a record holder.
Yesterday I heard the sad news of the death of Captain Eric Brown. It was just a short two or three lines on the radio but later it did make to TV news saying Eric “Winkle” Brown, the world record holder for the most aircraft types flown, had died. I thought how sad it was that although his death made the news the news editors thought it appropriate not to mention why this man was as important in the history of our country and aviation as a whole. I dare say the majority of p
Can your doctor have an adult conversation?
Like most couples we don’t always agree as to what TV programmes are worth watching. In fact we agree quite rarely. One programme my wife does like is a fly on the wall documentary style programme based in a doctor’s surgery. A programme that shows actual patients during a consultation with their doctor. On the last episode we watched we saw a lady discussing the symptoms of the menopause with her female GP. Apart from the obvious symptoms that most people are aware of the do
Lose money; Gain good times
The schools in our local area are off this week; half term holiday. That means my wife, being a school worker, is also off work. So we can spend some extra time together. I’ve kept some time aside to spend with her during the day. We’ve had a couple of days not planning anything and yesterday having no clients booked, we found ourselves in Oxford at the Natural History Museum with our daughter and her son. After which the four of us went on to eat out, apparently it was my pl
You’ve probably never heard of Steve Parkhill, he is an American hypnotherapist and author of one of my favourite books on the subject of hypnosis, Answer Cancer. In Answer Cancer he talks about his speciality which is using hypnosis to treat the chronically and sometimes terminally ill clients. Referred to him by their medical doctors as a last resort. Many of whom have been told their illness is beyond the help of modern medicine. I can’t explore the writings of the whole b
When it won't go in, how to make it go in
I would have written about this yesterday but the previous day I’d already stated what yesterday’s writings would be about. It’s now two days ago since West Ham beat Liverpool in an FA Cup replay to end that particular campaign for Liverpool this season, but it wasn’t all bad for Liverpool. Daniel Sturridge came on as a substitute marking his return from injury and Christian Benteke started the game and played well having quite a few chances to score but as they say, when it
How do you measure hypnosis?
I said yesterday I would answer the question can you measure hypnosis? By this I mean can the state of hypnosis be measured, and the simple answer is yes. This would be too simplistic an answer if I left it there and only true to a point so I’ll elaborate. Neural oscillations, normally called brain waves can nowadays be measured using an electroencephalography commonly known as an EEG. Brain waves are classed in line with their frequency. When we are most alert and fully cons
What is hypnosis?
Hypnotherapy; the use of hypnosis for therapeutic purposes, but what is hypnosis? And can it be measured? Let me tackle these questions one at a time. First of all, what is hypnosis? Hypnosis can be simply described as a heightened state of suggestibility. Now that statement itself doesn’t sound very descriptive so I’ll expand. Hypnotherapists think of the mind as being two separate systems, two computers if you like, there’s the conscious with which we think. It is our consc
Want to look good on the beach?
Now we are in February, many of us are turning our thoughts to our summer holidays. The advertisers have already started their summer campaigns. Are you looking forward to having a nice relaxing time by the pool or on the beach soaking up the sun in that nice new swimsuit? Trouble is many of us have some work to do to look good in that swimsuit. So to look good what are you going to deprive yourself of? I mean, you have to diet to lose weight right? Well, no you don’t actuall
Do you gamble responsibly?
It seems to me that whenever I watch television every advert break seems to include advertising for gambling of one sort or another. Some of these “games” will not be considered gambling by some people but whether it is bingo, lottery, online poker or a betting company, if you pay money to play in the hope of winning more it is gambling. Also even the smallest high street these days seems to have at least one bookmakers on it makes me wander are we as a nation heading for tro