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Adam Cox

The Hypnotist: The World is Safe and People are Good

Adam Cox
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The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist: The World is Safe and People are Good
It's easy to understand how the big picture people hold is often quite the opposite to this episode title: every day the media seems full of bad news and awful stories. While it's important to remember that bad news sells, this often leaves a deep scar on listeners' perceptions, and that can grow into a mindset of retreat. In contrast, if we can develop a belief system that people are fundamentally good (that's not to say there are no malice or deceit, but more of a general outlook on life), it's possible to look outwards in a positive and empowering way.

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Adam Cox

The Hypnotist: Electrical Dog Collar

Adam Cox
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The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist: Electrical Dog Collar
The electrical dog collar is a rather cruel way of imposing a comfort zone by creating an aversion to crossing the perimeter. Adam Cox uses this analogy to describe what we often do to ourselves, drawing inwards to avoid the anxiety which can arise as we go beyond our comfort zone: it can lead to being somewhat of a recluse. Adam proposes rising to this challenge by building resilience for going beyond that perimeter, by developing new ideas and strategies better aligned with our vision for the future.

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Adam Cox

The Hypnotist: Hypnosis to Release Trauma from the Past

Adam Cox
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The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist: Hypnosis to Release Trauma from the Past
This episode helps tackle trauma suffered in the past, perhaps in childhood or teenage years, which can hold people back in the present. Adam Cox uses the technique of disassociation to break the link, thereby helping to build a sense of security and provide confidence in the present.

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Adam Cox

The Hypnotist: The Mirror of Self Love and Inner Beauty

Adam Cox
Original Broadcast:

The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist: The Mirror of Self Love and Inner Beauty
When your focus is less on others and more on yourself it's easy to feel anxious about who you are. However, when you look at photos of yourself, you can get a different perspective from just looking in the mirror, and it's also important to perceive inner beauty and gratitude for life. Adam Cox refers to this as tackling self-perception through a 'body dysmorphic lens', that beauty is subjective and lies in the eye of the beholder.

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Adam Cox

The Hypnotist: Stoic Anxiety Hypnosis — What stands in the way becomes the way

Adam Cox
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The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist: Stoic Anxiety Hypnosis — What stands in the way becomes the way
It's very natural to avoid situations and actions that raise anxiety levels, but retreat into the bunker can just lead to becoming a recluse. There is another way — to challenge those anxieties by tackling them head on. Adam Cox takes a Roman quote from Marcus Aurelius to show that this is a time-honoured way of facing up to our challenges — by moving towards the very thing that the flight instinct is telling us to move away from. Could this have been a motivation for Rishi Sunak when he stepped out in the Downing Street rain on Wednesday 22nd May? Image source: BBC News

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Adam Cox

The Hypnotist: Limitless Flow and Capabilities

Adam Cox
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The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist: Limitless Flow and Capabilities
The realisation that we have infinitely more potential than we access can be challenging — just look at the way that great athletes and performers can draw on their resources to achieve great things. Too often we settle for a mundane, safe and comfortable lifestyle which doesn't test us to reach for the potential that we know we have. In this episode, Adam Cox helps us to search for the anchor or trigger by going back to a point in time when we were highly resourceful, looking for a positive way to find the necessary belief systems and intentions to restore a new sense of determination.

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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Mental Health Awareness Week and new research from Personify Health

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset:  Mental Health Awareness Week and new research from Personify Health
During this Mental Health Awareness Week, new research from Personify Health has revealed how workplace stress is at an all-time high. In fact, approximately 3.9 million of us are stressed at work every single day. Joining Adam Cox now to discuss what needs to change to support employ ees, is workplace health & wellbeing expert Jill King from Personify Health.
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Jill King


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Gavin Oldham

Thought for the Week: Recognising Individual Achievement

Gavin Oldham
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Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week: Recognising Individual Achievement
Individual achievement is recognised in many walks of life, and that recognition spurs people on to achieve even greater things. With education, good exam results and university entrance are celebrated, but this doesn't do much for those who find it difficult to get started in the first place. That's why The Share Foundation's introduction of incentivised learning is so important for young people in care, achieving an attitudinal transformation as they progress through the six-step Stepladder course. We need acceptance of incentivised learning to break the cycle of deprivation. Background music: 'Everything Has a Beginning' by Joel Cummins

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Adam Cox

The Hypnotist: Hero's Journey of Transformation and Acceptance

Adam Cox
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The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist: Hero's Journey of Transformation and Acceptance
There are many reasons why people suffer from insecurity, a loss of confidence, or a sense of feeling unworthy: it could be personal issues or the circumstances in which you find yourself. The concept of 'The Hero's Journey' forms the bedrock of many stories and films where an ordinary person beset by challenges experiences something well out of their comfort zone, introducing a very new perspective on life. Through that experience they learn something about themselves, some as yet undiscovered strengths, and are then challenged to test that new realisation. As a result, their new sense of confidence builds as the journey unfolds — and that sense of insecurity is transformed into a new strength, enabling them to achieve their real potential in life.

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Adam Cox

The Hypnotist: Hypnosis for Overthinkers — The 'What If' Driver

Adam Cox
Original Broadcast:

The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist: Hypnosis for Overthinkers — The 'What If' Driver
Anxiety for the future can become a self-fulfilling prophecy: that's what's known as an 'anticipatory fear strategy'. It can hold you back and deny you opportunities. If those 'What If' thoughts could be entertaining, inspiring, they could give rise to useful ideas — turning 'Glass Half-Empty' into 'Glass Half-Full'.

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