How Hypnosis Can Help With Bullying In The Workplace

If you are experiencing bullying at work, you may be wondering what you can do to deal with the problem. Bullying can be seriously detrimental to your mental health, and could even prompt further symptoms of depression and anxiety. You spend many hours per week at work, so an uncomfortable working environment can significantly impact on your overall well-being. The good news is, there are things you can do to combat workplace bullying – and methods you can use to cope with the problem. More people are turning to hypnotherapy in an effort to deal with a difficult workplace, and to help them find the strength to cope with work bullies. Are you Being Bullied at Work? According to the Fair Work Ombudsman, an employee is bullied at work if: – “A person or group of people repeatedly act unreasonably towards them or a group of workers.” – “The behaviour creates a risk to health and safety.” Bullying in the workplace can take many forms. Often, it manifests as aggressive or intimidating behaviour, such as managers yelling at staff or making threats. It can also include teasing and humiliating employees – for example, playing practical jokes on somebody. Bullying at work is often dismissed as ‘banter’ between colleagues, or a normal part of the working environment. However, a person who is being bullied can suffer serious harm to their mental health. No worker should have to put up with bullying behaviour or feel uncomfortable when they are at work. Other forms of workplace bullying include managers placing unfair work demands on their staff, excluding them from receiving rewards or...

Personal contact in business reduces Stress

Personal contact in business reduces Stress Growing up I watched my father in business and the relationships he built, both professionally and personally. Now, in my own business, I realise that most of my best business connections are with people I already knew personally or they came from personal recommendations.  I grew up on a farm in England and farmed in my own right for over thirty years.  The agriculture merchants and other businesses that I did business with, I knew their representatives personally.  Not necessarily as close friends, but colleagues. One incident in particular comes to mind.  A sales rep of a new machinery company, which had just started up in the area, arrived at my door one day.  At that point I really didn’t need a new tractor, although I liked the idea of a new one.  The sales rep viewed my tractor, produced a quote for part exchanging of my tractor for a new one.   I was not completely conversed with the value of agriculture machinery.  I rang Philip a friend, who owned a machinery agency and told him of the quote. Phillip’s immediate reaction was, “take the deal quick and make sure you have all the extras”.   Phillip did not persuade me to deal with him and his own company; he missed out on a sale.  From then on, nearly all my machinery purchases were via Phillip’s company.  I knew I had service reliability, mutual trust.  The same applied to all the agriculture merchants, who I purchased fertilisers and concentrated feed for the pig enterprise.  I was not a ‘shopper’ as such, trying to squeeze the...

My analogy of the Richards Process

My analogy of the Richards Process Judith Richards The Richards Process is something I have been practising for the last two years.  Prior to that I considered myself an accomplished practitioner.  I was satisfied with results that I was achieving.  Many of my clients were personal referrals.  I also had excellent testimonials and short video clips – see them here on my site. I have to attend so many workshops a year to keep up my qualifications.  At one event the main speaker for one of the workshops cancelled due to illness, Judith Richards was a ring-in.  Her presentation made sense.  Some of the presenters were, in my opinion, wafflers. First she gave her background of where she was coming from.   In her first marriage she had been extremely abused and traumatised, both physically and mentally – to the extent that she couldn’t show her face in public.  She didn’t go under; she worked out how to fix it.  She then studied hypnotherapy and used that skill as the tool.  She worked up a very good practice using the skill of hypnosis and the knowledge of what she had been through in her own personal life.  When she finished her presentation she stated she intended to run a two-day course to teach other therapists her own personal skills.  I immediately shot up my hand and fortunately I was one of the group she selected. As we go through life there are milestones that, on reflection, have a major influence on our lives.  One of the main ones in my life was joining the Royal Marines.  That was a period which...

Reduce emotional stress, Increase confidence to communicate

As Stress Levels Increases Confidence & Communication skills decrease The power of hypnosis is not the be-all and end-all in helping my clients.  The basic principle of hypnosis is to bypass the conscious mind and access the subconscious mind.  The ability to do this not rocket science.  In fact, to learn it is relatively simple.  All one needs is to have a passion for it and an aptitude.  I fortunately have both these attributes.  I enjoy my therapy work and I have a passion for it.  I rely mainly not on the courses I have attended but on my experiences in life in general.  I reflect on my personal experiences and what I have observed with other people. In fact recently I have had a few health problems.  My therapy has been my therapy.  It has given me something to focus on, not on myself.  It’s amazing how this alleviates the stress. I will reflect on helping a young part-Chinese man stressed out by his inability to communicate, stressed out with his studies.  This stress created anger outbursts.  He was, on first observation, a classic example for the Richards Trauma Process.  This was to clear the negative emotion from what he had experienced in his life which had created stress.  He had come from China.  His parents, quite understandably, wanted him to be a high achiever. He has a first class academic brain and is achieving excellent results.  The problem is that his parents had put too much pressure on him.  This principle is quite understandable.    The records show Asian students are coming out on top.  Their parents instil...

The Nicotine Trick

The Nicotine Trick This is an explanation of a concept regarding the nicotine trick. This will help educate the smoker to recognise another reason why the smoking habit becomes an habitual cycle for them. There is a process called the nicotine trick. This process describes the actual physiological, chemical and psychological effects of nicotine on the body when someone experiences their first puff and takes in the nicotine. Nicotine causes a very specific chemical reaction in the body. This reaction can mimic the     sensations of fear and anxiety.  It takes about twenty minutes after smoking a cigarette for the body to begin to develop this response.  So when someone has their first cigarette, approximately 20 minutes later the heart automatically begins to beat faster and they get slightly sweaty palms or a tightness or knot in the stomach, also in the muscles of the jaw. The neck and upper body begin to feel tense and tight, including the shoulder.  There seems to be an uneasy feeling in the body, just like the unconscious experience of anxiety. This is the chemical effect of nicotine on the body. It feels like uneasy fear or anxiety What happens then is a natural human response when people do not understand or like the way they are feeling. Many acknowledge that they feel odd so they say ‘Hmmm, I don’t like this feeling.  I must need another cigarette to calm me down and make me feel better.’ The cycle begins. They initiate the same 20 minute cycle process again. The person takes another dose of nicotine, they feel bad again, they take another cigarette...

The Power of Positive Thought Takes Away Stress and Anxiety

The Power of Positive Thought Takes Away Stress and Anxiety All we are, are thoughts and beliefs.  Thoughts are more powerful than words.  Some of my blog readers may have difficulty in agreeing with that statement.  In my therapy room I tell my   clients there is more happening than we can see, feel, taste, smell and hear.  I call it the ‘universal energies’.  In one of my previous blogs I told the story of the lady who had not seen her son for over two years and had a grandchild that she had never seen.  When she was in a hypnotic state she talked to him and he talked back.  The son came to see her the following week.  That is not an isolated incident.  This helped her to take away the stress and anxiety which was having an effect on her general health. Thought forms travel.  The last session of the Richards Process is putting positive thought out into the universe.  Positive thoughts: positive things happen, taking away the stress and anxiety.   Negative thoughts: negative things happen, creating stress and anxiety The Power of Positive Thought Takes Away Stress and Anxiety All we are, are thoughts and beliefs.  Thoughts are more powerful than words.  Some of my blog readers may have difficulty in agreeing with that statement.  In my therapy room I tell my   clients there is more happening than we can see, feel, taste, smell and hear.  I call it the ‘universal energies’.  In one of my previous blogs I told the story of the lady who had not seen her son for over two years and...