At times we all put off things we dislike. Chores. Housework. Paying bills. But why procrastinate things we actually want to do?
Sometimes it's about identity theft…Read More
Cognitive Hypnotherapy and Mindset Coaching for mental health treatment in Leighton Buzzard and Milton Keynes. Clinical hypnotherapy and coaching for help with anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, depression, stress, addiction, and more.
Here's where I post what I write. Some may be useful. Some even entertaining. And if we're lucky, it's both.
Why do we struggle to make the changes we know we need to?
I stayed in a lacklustre job for a number of years. Despite my lack of interest in the role. Despite mounting tension with my boss. I wasn't happy. I knew that. But I didn't leave.
And why?Read More
I had some time off recently. Which was great. But as we know, going away means coming back. And coming back means catching up. Easy enough though. Because I'd already planned how I'd get back on track. Simples.
And then life happened…Read More
Rules are important. They can be helpful. Define boundaries. Create order. All the good stuff we complained about as children and eventually learned (somewhat) to appreciate once we got older.
But some rules can set us up to fail…Read More
I went to London recently to see some friends I haven't for a while. And this might seem trivial. But it was nearly a whole day spent on connection. And well away from anything I could consider 'productive'.
Now, it's not like I wouldn't have done that in the past. I would. And did. But I'd have found myself increasingly uncomfortable as the time-to-leave drew closer and closer.
But why?Read More
We can become upset when a new estate goes up across the road. Destroying the view of the fields and cattle we had before.
We complain to family and friends. Co-workers. Post to online forums. We worry about the traffic. It's grown worse the last few years. It can only get even worse now…Read More
I never did well with compliments.
People would tell me how they enjoyed a gig after I'd played. And I'd always make self-deprecating jokes. And find a way to quickly move on.
It wasn't until I saw a friend play with his band I saw the impact it had…Read More
Nobody likes to fail. Not really. But sometimes we need to.
I cracked my phone screen recently. A month old. First time ever. I'd always relied on a particular case. But with a change in design, I didn't spend any real time looking for something on par. "It'll be fine" I thought. And it wasn't.
But would my complacency have been shattered without such a blunder?Read More
I was on a bike ride this weekend. A pub crawl, technically, (those were the checkpoints) except on wheels.
I've been doing it for 10 years. And what started as an off-cuff idea between friends, 15 years later, is now an organised community of cyclists. Riders come and go. People get busy. Move away. Gain commitments. But twice a year, the ride still goes ahead…Read More
Often find yourself on edge? Like a ready-to-boil-over pan, or Jenga pile nervously awaiting the next nudge?
I used to get stressed a lot. So much hacked me off. Slow drivers. Program crashes. Blown light-bulbs. Instruction manuals that didn't make sense just by staring at them blankly for four seconds…Read More
Suicide. It's not something we like to talk about.
Keith Flint of Prodigy. Chester Bennington of Linkin Park. Chris Cornell of Audioslave and Soundgarden. And, of course, the beloved Robin Williams. All tragic losses…Read More
Planning on heading out over the next week or so?
Something I often did to combat fear of failure was focus too much on the have-to's, musts, and shoulds. I was always chasing my to-do list. Which often led to disconnection. And then on to depression…Read More
"Thank you. You really frustrate me at times but ultimately help me". That's a text I got from client a little while ago after a session.
Now, a couple of years ago, that would've hurt on some level. I may have laughed it off. But it would've stung. I used to have an overwhelming need to be liked. And I know we all like to be liked. Who doesn't?Read More
A lot gets posted about anxiety these days. And it's great we're talking about it. But some of it just doesn't sit right with me.
We love to personify things… And if it helps create connection and understanding then I'm all for it.
But what about when it doesn't?Read More
If you've felt depression's emptiness, this isn't for you. If you know what it's like to believe things never get better, despite past contradiction, this isn't for you.
This is for those of you who get frustrated when we can't tell you what's wrong. When we're inexplicably miserable, without cause that withstands logic or reason.
This is for those of you who…Read More
David Bird Cognitive Hypnotherapy & Coaching in Leighton Buzzard.
Cognitive Hypnotherapist & Mindset Coach
in Leighton Buzzard and Milton Keynes
I've helped people with:
Anger & Frustration
Fears & Phobias
Fear of failure
Feeling not good enough
Habits & Behaviours
Health Anxiety & Fear of Dying
Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviours (OCD)
Purpose & Meaning
Self-Esteem, Self-Worth, Self-Hate
Sleep Trouble & Insomnia
Trauma & Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD)
Let's talk about what's possible.
You have nothing to lose except what's holding you back