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All life is problem solving

Life is problems – living is solving them  >  Can hypnotherapy be used to solve practical problems? The quick answer is ‘yes’ and Problem-Solving Therapy in particular takes a heuristic approach*. PST, which dates back to the early 1970s as a sub-genre of cognitive-behavioural therapy, takes a relatively simple, action-oriented and pragmatic approach to therapy. […]

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted

Rich people buy time – poor people sell time  >  This may be an uncomfortable truth, but it appears rich people are failing to buy enough time through sub-contracting their chores to make themselves truly happy. Presumably this is making poorer people even more unhappy as they have less work! This is all part of the […]

A nag a day keeps the doctor away

Nag, nag, nag, nag  >  Oh dear, some bad news for our henpecked clients as it seems nagging is good for you.  Research shows that unhappily married men have a lower risk of developing diabetes and a higher chance of successful treatment if they do develop it. A researcher explained,  “Since diabetes is affected by […]

The best way to get something done is to begin

Procrastination is the thief of time   >   We have been putting off uploading this Posting for months, but it is time to talk about procrastination. This is not just the go-to activity of choice for most of us, especially those preparing for their exams, but ensures that our smaller, unimportant but seemingly more exciting […]

Get out your crayons and chill

Colouring-in therapy is all the rage  >  There is a stress therapy derided by many as mindless, dumping-down and childish silliness, and yet Tonic therapists love it. Adult colouring-in books are being heralded as the latest weapon against stress and women – yes, mostly women – are buying them in the thousands. In case you […]

Free hugs are good for your health

Altruism protects your wellbeing  >  Whether you believe in karma or not, religions and our basic human morality suggest we be nice to others. ‘Do unto others as you would yourself’ is known as the Golden Rule of morality. This ethical code of reciprocity is drilled into us at an early age  and while it remains a […]

I really need love, but chocs will do

Easter is the one time when it’s safe to put all your eggs in one basket  >  If you hid all the Easter chocs from the children inside your stomach, today you will be recovering from sugar overdose.  Heavy helpings of church, family feasts and chocolate is a cocktail that takes time to digest. Even […]

Don’t get stressed about stress

Positive side of stress >    Is there too much negativity about stress? It is an essential part of your life. For example, actors say they need stress in order to perform well? It is true that most great performers not only feel stressed as they are about to step on the stage, but they claim […]