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Am I going crazy?

Overcome the Fear of Going Crazy

Published 17 March, 2010 | Overcoming Fears

She fears she's going crazy. He wants her to think she's going mad so he can have her locked up in an institution. This scary plot from the 1944 film Gaslight hits a real nerve for many people. After all, who hasn't sometimes worried they might be...well, losing it?

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Is meditation the same as hypnosis?

What’s the Difference Between Meditation and Hypnosis?

Published 16 March, 2010 | Relaxation Techniques

"What's the difference between meditation and hypnosis?" I have been asked this question a thousand times. Both meditation and hypnosis require a certain kind of focus of mind - often (but not always) purposefully directed. I have a great deal of experience using hypnosis but less so with meditation, so the differences I cite here are my personal opinions. I welcome and encourage any meditative types to please comment if you feel I've missed anything.

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It takes perseverance to climb high

Maximize Your Motivation, Determination, and Perseverance

Published 13 March, 2010 | Personal Productivity

As a prisoner of war in the steamy jungles of Vietnam, he held out for months, repeatedly refusing to sign documents decrying American aggression in Southeast Asia presented to him by the North Vietnamese after his crash and imprisonment. During these times, he drew inspiration from the memory of how his grandfather had been the only person in their village strong enough not to vote for Hitler during elections, despite threats of execution.

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Needle phobia

Overcome Needle Phobia

Published 10 March, 2010 | Overcoming Fears

David explained to me how he'd been traumatized at school when having inoculations. More recently, he'd tried to overcome his needle phobia by attempting to give blood. The terror had been so intense, he'd ripped out the needle and fainted.

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Hypnotherapy can work for weight loss

Why Hypnotherapy Works for Weight Loss

Published 08 March, 2010 | Weight Loss Help

Hypnotherapy isn't a pill (even most pills don't work instantly). It's not just a case of telling someone to be a certain way and that's it, now they're sorted...forever. Obesity is a condition that can have many different contributing factors.

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