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In the garden of choices

by Sonya Yeh Spencer, Certified ITA NLP Trainer
I was working in our little veggie patch this morning, enjoying the gentle sunshine and watching a butterfly getting intoxicated on the sweet nectar of our nasturtium, orange, yellow and red, adorned with glistening pearls of dew. Satisfied, I sat and admired how the golden garden lizards were fattening up by eating away most of the garden pests this year, because we have created a more balanced garden environment to cater for all the little creatures. As I was picking away at the juicy plump strawberries, I noticed something was not quite right. Continue reading “In the garden of choices”

Has Hypnosis Finally Been Vindicated by Neuroscience? (via @NYMag)

Has Hypnosis Finally Been Vindicated by Neuroscience? Hypnotizability … is modestly correlated with absorption, a personality construct reflecting a disposition to enter states of narrowed or expanded attention and a blurring of boundaries between oneself and the object of perception,” writes John F. Kihlstrom, a psychologist at the University of California, Berkeley, in a 2013 paper in Cortex. “Absorption, in turn, is related to ‘openness to experience,’ one of the ‘Big Five” dimensions of personality.” Continue reading Has Hypnosis Finally Been Vindicated by Neuroscience? (via @NYMag)

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Bird on peach blossom, West Lake 西湖 (West of Shanghai, China)

Developing Gratitude – 3 little techniques I use for myself and clients – part 3

Practice changing your thinking. Yes, there are things in life that we just get frustrated and want to vent! Understand that ultimately, the longer these stressful emotions linger the more damage it is doing to you. Continue reading Developing Gratitude – 3 little techniques I use for myself and clients – part 3

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Bird on peach blossom, West Lake 西湖 (West of Shanghai, China)

Developing Gratitude – 3 little techniques I use for myself and my clients – part 1

This was re-posted from Facebook by request. (See Part 2 and Part 3) Following from a post on gratitude, here is what I had promised to share with you. The key is to really develop a deep sense of gratitude … Continue reading Developing Gratitude – 3 little techniques I use for myself and my clients – part 1

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