Articles and writing with Linda Connors
You are the artist of your own life. You have a choice to keep thinking of things you don't have or feel blessed for all you do have.
What will you decide?
Your thoughts reflect your inner world, what do you your thoughts say about you?
Your thinking patterns impact how you feel and how you live your life. If you want to make changes into your life and your thoughts are mainly negative it may be difficult and challenging to take the action and steps you need to change your life.
So it's important to understand your thoughts, and how to change them.
Think about something you wish to do, maybe it's changing jobs, have a career change, go on a holiday, or even start a family. Take a few minute out and reflect on this.
What thoughts come up for you:
* Money issues
* It's not safe to change jobs
* It's too difficult to make changes
* Life wasn't meant to be easy
* I don't have the skills to change jobs
* It's safer to stay where I am - even though I am miserable
These thoughts live within you and create blocks in your life. They become your reality and stops you from living the life you want.
These thoughts are designed to keep you safe and within your comfort zone. Ask yourself do you want to stay in your comfort zone and be safe or do you really want to experience your life at your greatest potential?
Making change into your life
This is one wonderful and special life you have and even though it may not feel like it at times, you are the artist of your life. You can't control all things that happen to you but you do have a choice over how you respond to them.
By changing your thinking pattern, taking responsibility for your emotions and taking action in your life you will become a person who is much happier, joyful, content and satisfied.
How to change your thinking pattern
Here are some tips to help change your thinking patterns:
* Accept your thoughts
* Acknowledge your thoughts
* Understand your thoughts
* Do not try and block them out or ignore them
* Introduce new positive thoughts into your life
* Ensure the positive thoughts are realistic
* Laugh and have fun
* Enjoy life
* Eat healthy
* Go for a walk
* Write down positive thoughts and practise them
* Be kind and compassionate to yourself
* Write a list of all that you are grateful for in your life
* Focus on what you have and what you can do
* Start to think about the steps you need to take to change your life
* Take action to change your life
Happy and joyful living
About Linda Connors
I am a London hypnotherapist helping people to create positive thinking into their life.
I understand what it is like to be filled with negative thinking as around 10 years ago I was caught in the trap of negative thinking and my life came to a standstill. But I also know what it is like to take the courage to take the steps to change your life - ten years ago I also took responsibility for my own happiness, emotions and thinking patterns and my life is a living example of that.
If would you like to find out more please do contact me, I would love to share with you all that I have discovered to help guide you to towards changing your life.
I was reading an article today on the BBC website regarding woman and alcohol and alcohol related diseases and deaths are on the rise for women especially those born in the 1970s.
Drinking has become a social way of life for some women, it has become a platform to feel more confident, from sexy, happier and funnier. Some women also use alcohol to hide from their emotions and stresses of daily life.
As a Hypnotherapist for Binge Drinking I help women to understand where their binge drinking stems from, and more importantly building up their inner resources and social skills to feel much more confident, happier and relaxed naturally without the need to use alcohol to do this.
If you are concerned about the amount you are drinking, having blackouts, feeling embarrassed about your behaviour or worried about the impact drinking has on your body use this as an opportunity to take the first step to make changes into your life.
Do not allow yourself to become another statistic.
Here are some tips to help you:
* Do not mix drinks
* Drink water between drinks
* Sip and enjoy the flavour rather than gulping it down
* Ensure you do not drink on an empty stomach
* Drink at your own pace
* Do not go into rounds with other people
* Get your friends and family to support you
* Understand your why you drink - for stress, to forget about things or to feel more confident.
Just imagine, if you transform the intention from using alcohol to feel more confident, relaxed and happier to one of enjoying a few quiet drinks naturally how much more happier and in control.
Once you have the control back in your life you will begin to notice wonderful changes in your life:
* Wake up the next day feeling clear headed and focused
* Feeling much more emotionally stronger as you develop the skills to manage emotions, thoughts and stress
* Feel naturally confident, relaxed, and happier
* Have the energy and focus to develop and create new interests in your life away from the pub.
* Improve work performance and relationships
* Make wonderful changes into your life.
* Feel empowered as you realise you can do this!
Hypnotherapy and binge drinking
If you would like to find out more about the hypnotherapy and binge drinking and how I can help you please call 075 3421 3557.
Please note: if you are concerned that you have a physically dependence on alcohol and you may be an alcoholic please go to your doctor.
As a hypnotherapist I work with people who are dyslexic to help them to overcome fear and anxiety of learning.
I am also dyslexic myself so understand the frustration of knowing you are intelligent, yet find it difficult to read, write, spell, organise written thoughts and to memorise.
When I decided to return to study psychology, hypnotherapy, counselling and psychotherapy in my early 30s I was also greeted with an high level of fear and anxiety relating to studying.
If you are dyslexic you will understand how frustrating it is live with dyslexic at times and there is naturally stress, anxiety and fear relating to studying and the workplace and many dyslexics excel at covering up their dyslexia.
But this can cause even more anxiety, stress and fear.
If you are currently studying or thinking of signing up for a course, and would like some assistance to help control the feelings of confusion, anxiety, fear, fear of failure, low confidence and self esteem and transform them to increased confidence and self esteem, feelings of calmness, relaxation and clarity to help you create the freedom to be all that you are capable in life please do contact me and find out about my dyslexia hypnotherapy and how it can help you.
For more information on my personal dyslexia story please visit: The gifts of being dyslexia - by a dyslexic hypnotherapist.
From an early age most of us are taught that to put ourselves first is selfish and narcissistic.
Loving yourself is the core of happiness, joy and life satisfaction. Loving yourself involves being compassionate and kindness to yourself.
Your relationship with yourself is one of the most important relationship you will have with anyone.
Impact of not loving yourself
Just imagine this: At work there is a particular person you have to see each day but you dislike that person, how does that impact your day? How do you feel about going into work and seeing that person each day? Can you imagine waking up with that person each day, everywhere you go they are there and part of your life?
Well if you do not love yourself - you are already walking around with someone you do not like.
If you dislike yourself that will naturally have a huge impact on your day to day life - in terms of your experience of life, your relationship with others and even down to the job you do.
When you do not love yourself you may find your life full of indecisions, negativity, inner conflicts and self doubt which may even lead into self-hatred.
Your inner thoughts and beliefs will begin to reflect in your outer world and how your experience your life.
Importance of loving yourself
If you are unable to love yourself how can your truly love someone else, or let them love you?
When you develop a positive, loving and compassionate relationship with yourself you will find that your experience on this wonderful earth is full of happiness and joy.
You will also discover that it's okay not to prefect that in fact you are perfectly flawed or as some say perfectly imperfect!
Loving yourself allows you to be who you are deep down, and this helps you to connect with other people on a deeper level.
When you begin to focus and invest time and energy into creating a loving relationship with yourself things become much clearer, relationships become deeper and stronger, and you experience much more happiness, confidence, joy and inner strength.
As a London Hypnotherapist and personal life coach I help people to discover their own unique relationships with themselves, to transform critical thinking into positive thoughts, to transform self hatred into self love and to help them to reach their true potential in mind, body and spirit.
If you would like to find out more please call me on 075 3421 3557.
Appointments are available in London Harley Street and Glastonbury on Mondays.
Happiness is something most people want and some believe they can never find their true state of happiness.
Some of the most successful people are not happy. They have everything their heart and mind desires yet something seems incomplete or empty for them.
Happiness is difficult to define. Happiness is not relating to material wealth or material goods as some people search for the meaning of happiness in a new car, TV, holiday. Nor is it about waiting for life to happen e.g. I will be happy when I get a promotion, find a husband/wife, have a child etc.
I believe that true happiness is more about the relationship we have without ourselves rather the relationship we have with material things.
My favourite quote on happiness is by Gandhi "Happiness is what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony."
This first step to creating this harmony is beginning to get to know the "real you", showing understanding, compassion, love and kindness to yourself.
If you dislike yourself how can you be happy?
About 15 years ago I went on my own journey to discover what happiness is and get to know who I really was.
I thought happiness was all about what shoes, handbags, clothes, hiding my true self.
Now my relationship with myself is a positive and wonderful one, I find immense joy and happiness in a beautiful flower in the countryside, writing comedy with my partner, drawing and sketching, hiking, dancing, having dinner parties, being with friends and family, patting Huckleberry the cat, gardening, laughing, working, having "me" time, the list goes on!
I experience this happiness because of my relationship with myself and I am in harmony with all that I think, say and do.
If you would like to speak to me, or book a London Hypnotherapy appointment please call 075 3421 3557.
As a Hypnotherapist in London I specialise in working with male sexual issues, including premature ejaculation hypnotherapy.
Sex is a natural part of life - it's part of being human. So it's natural when you experience stress, work issues, financial concerns, confidence issues, previous sexual experience or issues in your relationship that these flow through to your sexual performance.
What is premature ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation is a common condition and many men feel embarrassed about it. It happens when a man is not able to control his ejaculation and orgasms too early.
Although it is difficult to gauge what is "too early" as it depends on many factors such as on what some couples feel is satisfactory others may feel it is not enough.
The cycle of premature ejaculation
Perhaps it happened once or twice, you may have felt a little embarrassed - you want to last longer and also satisfy your partner.
The next time before sex the feelings of anxiety and stress increase in your body, your body tenses up, you lose control and then before you know it you have ejaculated before you are ready.
Each time you have sex, you carry the past experiences with you, and these build up and up.
Sexual relationships can becomes more and more stressful and distressing over time and which can cause relationship problems, avoiding sex, and confidence issues.
The more you ejaculate prematurely the more the anxiety increases and the anxious thoughts become stronger and it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Hypnotherapy and Premature ejaculation
If you are interested in speaking to me about premature ejaculation hypnotherapy and how it can help you please call me on 075 3421 3557.
Appointments are available in Harley Street London, Holborn and Glastonbury.
Are you restricting your life by not having a "can do" attitude?
Are there things you want to do in your life but fear holding you back?
If you answered yes to the above questions, this article on "how to develop a can do attitude" can help you.
As a hypnotherapist who also practices personal and business life coaching I see many people held back by fear. Indeed, I remember a time when fear also held me back!
I was a very shy and quiet person back in my 20s. When I reached around my mid 20s I decided to travel the world. I became fearless! Travelling through India, Africa, Indonesia, Egypt I embraced and faced my fears. I was scared of heights so I went sky diving in Africa. I wasn't a very strong swimmer but I still went white water rafting (and fell out and got caught up in whirl pool - but that's another story!).
My fearlessness also helped when I decided to give up my job and set up my own private practice. I have walked my talk!
So here are some tips I can offer you to help you to free yourself from fear and develop a can do attitude!
Tip 1 - Embrace fear
Fear doesn't have to be crippling and restricting in your life. Begin to use it's energy to drive you forward.
Ask yourself "what is fear trying to tell me?" and then challenge it.
Life wasn't meant to be watched from the side lines, embrace and grab it by its horns!
Tip 2 - Trust yourself
Stop comparing yourself to other people. You are one amazing and unique individual. Begin to recognise all your wonderful inner assets, abilities and strengths.
Tip 3 - Take risks
Human beings need variety, if we keep to the same routine life gets a little dull and predictable and you may lose your lust for life. Take a step out of your comfort zone in love, work and social life. Life wasn't meant to be watched from a sofa - this your life so make your dreams a reality.
Tip 4 - Trust your inner voice
Deep down within you there is a part of you that knows what you need to do in this life. Start to open your heart so can hear it's message. Trust the voice and all you have within you.
If you want to do something - go and do it, stop making excuses as today is the perfect day to start developing your can do attitude!
As a London hypnotherapist and life coach I help people to create a freedom from fear and to embrace life and all it has to offer on the mind, body and spiritual level.
If you would like to find out more please contact me on 075 3421 3557.
* Do you find it difficult to say no to people?
* Do you always put others first?
* Is your low self-esteem impacting your confidence, relationships
* Do you always put yourself down?
This questions are a guide to see what level your self-esteem is. Is there anything you wish to change or improve with how you view yourself?
As a London Hypnotherapist I have helped many people to heal their past to develop their confidence and self-esteem.
What causes low self-esteem
Lots of people experience the occasional lack of confidence and self-esteem at some point in their lives. However for some people low confidence and self-esteem becomes ingrained into part of their personality.
Self-beliefs form how you feel about yourself and although they are only opinions your mind sees them as fact. Beliefs are developed from your experiences in life from childhood, school, friends, work and from family. If your experiences were negative your self-beliefs and how you see yourself will most likely be negative too.
Experiences from trauma, failing to meet your parents, school or friends’ expectations, little or no praise, warmth, affection or
interest, belonging to a minority group and being prejudiced against, or being the different one all can have a direct impact on self-esteem and how you feel about yourself.
Low self-esteem can also be caused by work place bullying, traumatic experiences, relationship issues, or stress and anxiety.
Why is self-esteem important?
Self-esteem is basically how you value yourself and how important you think you are. It is central to everything you do from choices in career, friends, and relationships.
With a healthy level of self-esteem you have the confidence and self-worth to make the right choices in your life in:
* Work and professional choices
* Belief systems
How to improve self-esteem with Hypnotherapy and Counselling
By using an integrated dynamic approach which incorporates hypnosis with counselling, NLP, coaching, mindfulness, and EFT you have an opportunity to to create an understanding of your true value and to increase and boost self-esteem.
At the Art of Living Hypnotherapy you can:
- Understand what is blocking your true value and self-worth
- Build a sense of worth, belief and acceptance of who you are
- Create value within yourself
- Recognise your inner strengths
- Accept mistakes happen
- Boost your self-confidence and self-esteem
- Feel much more happier
Want to find out more? Contact me on 075 3421 3557. I look forward to hearing from you and being part of your journey to boost your self esteem to fully embrace who you are and your full potential.
Do you feel shyness is holding you back?
Stopping you from missing opportunities that others embrace?
Does shyness stop you from meeting potential partners, dating, friends, getting promotions at work, or stops you from living the life you want?
Do you want to feel more confident?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions have you considered hypnotherapy to help you to overcome shyness to feel more confident and relaxed?
It's natural to feel shy at certain times in your life, however if it is impacting your quality of life give me a call and discover how hypnotherapy can help you.
Why dome people feel shy
Most people feel shy at some time in their lives, it’s perfectly natural. However for some shyness impacts their quality of life to such an
extent that it restricts who they speak to, how they social and their
People can feel shy because they are worried they will be judge, say the wrong thing, blush, or not able to speak or articulate words.
Impact of shyness
The depth of shyness each person experiences varies, for some people it's meeting new people, public speaking, dating, attending social events, and work events. Some experience shyness as an anxiety, panic or a more intense shyness can be combined with social anxiety and social phobia.
How hypnosis and counselling can help you overcome shyness
My therapeutic approach incorporates modern day therapeutic approaches such as hypnosis with counselling, NLP, positive psychotherapy, coaching, EFT and mindfulness.
The shyness hypnotherapy sessions will help shift your way of thinking and behaving to help release the feelings and thoughts associated with being shy and will help you gain new insights, awareness, skills and understanding why you feel shy.
The benefits of hypnotherapy at the Art of Living Hypnotherapy
* Quickly and effectively understand where shyness stems from
* Helps you to feel more relaxed and much more confident
* Learn breathing, relaxation and mindfulness exercises
* Change your emotional and physical responses
* Feel calmer and more comfortable within yourself
* Increase your self-worth and self-esteem
* Learn communication, body language, and assertive skills
* Improve relationships and work prospects
* Help you to live your life to your greatest potential
About Linda Connors
Linda is a qualified and experienced Hypnotherapist and Counsellor with over six years’ experience helping people overcome shyness in her private practice in Harley Street in Central London and Holborn and in Glastonbury in Somerset.
She believes each person has the capacity and potential to create and embrace an amazing life and she can show you the path to overcoming shyness and to embrace and enhance your inner confidence through your mind and body.
Next step to overcome shyness
To speak to Linda or to book an hypnosis appointment for shyness please call 075 3421 3557.
Working as a hypnotherapist in London, an important aspect of the work is working with the mind and body connection. Often I see a huge disconnect between the mind, body and heart. It seems in recent times the mind is considered more important that the connection with the body.
The mind and body connection is a recent revelation for western culture, although eastern countries have been very much aware of the mind and body connection for a long time.
At the Art of Living Hypnotherapy, my approach to the hypnotherapy process mind and body connection is a conscious awareness of what are mind and bodies are telling you at any specific moment. It also goes beyond our physical body but also our inner selves or as some people like to say our spiritual selves.
When the mind and body connection is not balanced you may feel stressed, anxious or perhaps get a stomach upset or a head ache.
When you have a thought or feel an emotion these have a direct impact upon your body, and how you respond.
By understanding your mind and body connection helps you to:
* Understand what you body is telling you
* Re-balance your emotions
* Feel calmer
* Deeper sense of well being
* Feel emotionally stronger and more resilient.
* Feel much more happier
If you would like to find out more or to book a Harley Street Hypnotherapy appointment please call 075 3421 3557.