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Catastrophisation

I first came across the term “catastrophisation” many years ago in a conversation with a clinical psychologist at Southampton General Hospital. I understood that it is a concept often explored in CBT client work. Basically, it is making mountains out … Continue reading

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Dial 419 NLP Nigerian

I’ve just spent a few minutes Googling on the words, “NLP career.”  It is interesting how many training companies are offering their services from the sales angle of `NLP as a new career.”  Nothing new of course, but the question … Continue reading

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The Map is Not The Territory?

I must be getting old, either that or I am just getting tired. I’ve seen it happen to relatives and their peers who take up political causes, rage at the television news debates, get angry at the behaviour of the … Continue reading

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Law of Attraction

There seems to have been a new work ethic lurching about in recent years.  It looks something like this:  “If it seems difficult, or if it seems like hard work, then you are doing it wrong.”   The Law of … Continue reading

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Teaching the Armless to Juggle

One of the tips I offer therapists and clinicians on my Brass Bollocks workshop is that in order to get more clients, some of them may need to reduce and lower their claims for success.  The main issue is that … Continue reading

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Cold Callers

Today’s idiot phone call.  I get one or two a week. Ring, ring… Me: “Good afternoon, Andy Austin, how can I help?” Caller: “Hello, is that Mister Austin?” Me: “Yes it is.  How can I help?” Caller: “You run a … Continue reading

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NLP, Metaphors, Neurology and Depression

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Over the Edge

This was originally posted in September 2011. It wasn’t a good year but had some interesting life lessons occurring throughout. A business trip in Turkey had a rather surprising turn of events last week.  I started off in Ankara to … Continue reading

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Treatment for Chronic Pain

Patient with chronic pain often report that the lack of understanding from professionals about their situation can be a major problem when receiving treatment. In this video I wanted to cover some of the main considerations that IEMT practitioners and … Continue reading

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Filming the Miraculous

The personal development field is awash with grand claims and new hope.  I regularly see advert offering workshops where the attendees will learn to make a six-figure annual income from coaching, and therapists claiming life-changing work for a mere £10,000.  … Continue reading

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