When the process of losing weight is hard work, small lapses can lead to an unsuccessful outcome: the short-term gratification that one gets from those lapses can often lead to losing the main purpose. This episode aims to make the process of losing weight a joy rather than doing something you hate, in a way that you hate. In other words, don't so much lose weight to be happy, but be happy losing weight.
Are you worried about going back to an earlier addiction - like smoking - that you've given up? For many people who've stopped smoking, there's a nagging worry that they may start again: either due to stress or an occasional social dropping of that internal guard which threatens their new non-smoker identity. This episode uses the metaphor of mechanical scales to strengthen the determination to resist a return to a previous addiction, and to solidify a decision about change for the better.
Confidence and self-worth as an adult generally stems from childhood: it may be thought that childhood is what you make of it, but not everyone has the same opportunities. Where this is the case, the consequences are either to develop a coping strategy, which often leads downhill, or to react against that feeling of resignation and make the change. This episode helps find people that different roadmap, and achieve their potential in life.
People who strive for delivering high standards often put themselves under quite a lot of pressure, driven by the instinct that things have to be done right: there is no choice, in their mind. Subconsciously, this may reflect a yearning for the approval and compliments of others: but it can result in considerable anxiety, even guilt, about not meeting those high standards. This episode explores alternative mindsets for meeting these same goals, exploring sources of inspiration, enthusiasm and creativity. It's about looking for a different framework where you can still have those high standards, but without stress.
For many people, finding a balanced attitude to money is not a simple process: the extremes of abundance and scarcity, the 'haves' and the 'have nots', seem to be always with us. From a physical perspective, Share Radio's proposals for egalitarian capitalism go a long way to providing answers. However the mind struggles with these polar opposites of abundance and scarcity and tends to generate a level of anxiety which can be addressed; this episode is designed to achieve to help with this.
This episode may on the surface be about eating, but it's also about how we make choices generally, because habits can steer our actions in many ways. If you feel you don't have any choices, you're effectively on auto-pilot. If you make two choices in your mind, you're potentially on the horns of a dilemma. But with three choices, there appear to be lots of options, and you can discern the best way forward. So try disrupting your normal pattern - the hypnotists call it 'pattern interrupting'.
Imagine if we could look back at past events within our lifetime - that's the theme of the movie 'Reminiscence', where technology enables such experiences; for parents that may provide a helpful way to re-visit memories linked to emotions. Adam Cox explores the use of hypnosis to enable us to re-connect with moments in the life of a child.
A yearning for financial security has been a feature of human life for millenia: both creating it and keeping it is a challenge. Adam Cox explores these anxieties and the value of planning ahead, preparing and doing 'due diligence' to reduce risk. But the key thing is to come to terms with the changes and chances of life: 'Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these'.
.. means the fear of being alone, and can be rooted in early family years. Adam Cox suggests this episode for those who want to build their confidence and move away from a yearning for dependency. It may also help people who have recently been bereaved.
Rats induce fear and symbolise greed.
Phobias are brought on by all sorts of things and people: this episode focuses on rodents. People apply a variety of coping strategies to deal with anxieties, and Adam Cox uses a technique called 'Staged Disassociation' to help provide a more effective approach to particularly challenging situations. Can there be a future without phobias? Please listen, and decide for yourself.
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