Why remaking TV sitcoms doesn't work.
As part of a landmark sitcom season on the BBC to mark 60 years of comedy since Hancock’s Half Hour, the BBC has decided to remake some old favourites. Last night saw the showing of remade Are You Being Served and Porridge. Porridge which was brought up to date with Fletch replaced by his grandson and set in a different prison. While similarities may be drawn between the rest of the characters and those in the original series there was no implied link. It really was the bette
Could you have done better on your GCSEs? Don't give up on your ambition.
Today is GCSE result day and if you’re one of the millions who have found out what the results of two years of work and effort have produced for you then I hope it went well. This morning your concern was probably about how those results will affect your future. If you got the grades to go on and do what you were hoping to do then great, congratulations to you but not everyone will be so fortunate. For those individuals who didn’t get the grades they required for their plans,
Are you as dedicated to dieting as an Olympian is to their sport?
Lutalo Muhammad was chosen to represent GB in the taekwondo event of the 2012 Olympics over the then world’s number one Aaron Cook. Despite being abused on social media by those who thought Cook should have been picked, he had what most would consider a successful Olympics, taking home the bronze medal. He worked hard over the next four years and tried to improve. Despite suffering injuries in the past twelve months he was again picked to represent GB. This time he improved,
Why "overweight" people should stop hiding.
A fellow hypnotherapist posted in a Facebook group, of which I’m a member, a query about how to handle being accused of “fat shaming” because she used the word fat. My opinion on this is, for me overweight is a word used by people who are either afraid to upset or don't want to sound harsh. It doesn't have quite as negative or honest feel to it as fat so they feel better about themselves using overweight. I feel we should all be totally honest with our clients no matter what
Olympians and hypnosis
As I write we are on day six of the 2016 Olympic Games. Medals have been won, hopes dashed and no doubt someone has wandered why they bothered in the first place. Of course not all the competitors will have competed in an Olympics before and for some they won’t compete in another. There will be a few for whom this will be the only Olympic Games they make it to as a competitor but, they all have one thing in common. Dedication and commitment to their chosen sport and a belief
Fat is an option.
I saw a post on Facebook the other day that started with “Fat is not an option”, well yeah, it sort of is an option. In fact I’ll go as far to say it’s not sort of an option, it is an option. Worse than that, as I look around my local town it appears to be an option more people are taking every year. If you are one of the growing number of people who are overweight but don’t suffer from Hypothyroidism it is all down to the choices you made. If you get up in the morning and ca
Should Sam Allardyce appoint a hypnotherapist?
So since the Euro’s finished the English FA have appointed a new manager for the national side. The new English manager as you probably already know that it is Sam Allardyce. Now this is an appointment that on the surface may not seem to make sense to some, after all the last trophy he won as a manager was the 1997-98 Third Division title. But over the years Sam as become known as one of two managers you would want in charge of your team should they be fighting relegation and
New blog commitment
So rather than have periods of blogging nearly every day and periods of nothing for a week I’ve decided that from now on I will I will commit to write every Monday, Thursday and maybe one more day depending on the subject matter and time. So expect two, maybe three blogs a week. Previously I have written about how hypnotherapy can be used to help with situations or how positive thinking, sometimes brought about using hypnotherapy, can have a positive impact or how negative t