An Exercise in Being Assertive

I dare you to be assertive. Don’t be aggressive or selfish, just recognise that you should be getting the same respect that you give. You deserve as much recognition as other people do. By asking to be treated in a certain way, by speaking out, you aren’t being unreasonable. You’re … Continue reading

A Metaphor for Self-Esteem

Where does your self-image come from? If your opinion of yourself often comes from what people say to you and how they treat you, then perhaps you will find this idea helpful. Imagine yourself as a blank canvas. When you hear negative comments, if you take them to heart and … Continue reading

Therapy or Tough Love?

One in 5 Britons has had therapy and the number of qualified counsellors has tripled in the last 10 years to keep up with demand, but does therapy work in the long term? Hypnotherapy is often used to help obese clients and those with eating disorders, obsessive disorders or generally … Continue reading