Month: June 2019

How cigarettes hypnotise you

How cigarettes hypnotise you

I doubt any (well, many) of you have ever heard a cigarette whisper “look into me eyes, you’re getting sleeeeepy….” That doesn’t mean cigarettes aren’t hypnotising you. You might not think of the pack of smokes in your desk draw as having any ‘mind…

Expand your mind, then expand your portfolio

Expand your mind, then expand your portfolio

The media is agog today – it turns out Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has taken up meditation. (Wait, is he still home affairs? Did that change in the election? I’d look it up but it’ll probably change between me writing this and me…

The nasty side effects of mind training

The nasty side effects of mind training

Many people wonder if there are any side effects, consequences or negative reactions to hypnosis and meditation. Some people, including younger versions of me, would tell you absolutely not. Your mind only gives you what you’re able to deal with, I would have said….

Have you tried turning you off and on again?

Have you tried turning you off and on again?

No, not in that way – get your mind out of the gutter. I’m talking about how sometimes you just need a break – a mental reset. When your thoughts swirl in all directions and your energy levels are all over the place, sometimes…

Are you too afraid to try?

Are you too afraid to try?

Many people – too many people, that is – can’t see how they’ll achieve their dreams, so they don’t even try. They don’t pursue the dream job. Or the gorgeous woman. Or the crazy project that might just change the world. It’s far easier…

Left-brained guide to hypnosis and meditation

Left-brained guide to hypnosis and meditation

One of the perks of having a solid web presence and decent SEO is strangers from all over the world find your website. “Of course”, you might think, “that’s the whole point of running a business online”. That’s true… but that’s not what I’m…

The art of selfish, selfless self-love

The art of selfish, selfless self-love

What does the term ‘self-love’ conjure from the shadowy depths of your imagination? Do you see a burnt-out hippy, blind to the horrors of the world and their own shortcomings, bleating about the cosmic life force that creates rainbows and puppies? What about a…

The sure-fire self-hypnosis technique

The sure-fire self-hypnosis technique

If you’ve heard all the benefits of self-hypnosis, then you might be intrigued. Some people describe it as being like meditation, only easier, more flexible and more fun. Others describe it as a gateway to your inner mind – one that you can step…

When justice eludes you

When justice eludes you

We all have a yearning for justice. Something inside us lights up when we think about wrongdoers getting what’s theirs. The corporate raider finding themselves bankrupt and in gaol. The violent psychopath receiving that violence in turn. Or it could be as simple as…

Unconsciously, no news is good news

Unconsciously, no news is good news

Recently I read someone talking about the media. This is someone I respect a lot – someone much wiser than I on many issues. Still, what he said made me think one of us must have missed the point. He was talking about someone…

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