Category Archives: Change

Pattern Break: Problems, Patterns and Change

Got Patterns? Nearly everyone has a way of thinking, feeling or a behaviour they want to change. Why do we get stuck repeating things that cause us problems? Why do we do things we don’t want to do? How come … Continue reading

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The Divided Mind: Human Nature, Problems and Change

When the ancient Greek philosophers attempted to explain the mind, thinkers like Plato and Aristotle presented theories with a common theme. Thousands of years later, when Freud put pen to paper, this same theme was present. What could cause thinkers … Continue reading

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Modelling Problems with NLP and Neuro-Semantics

How do we solve complex problems? How do we make changes when change has been hard? How do we solve problems that are resistant to change? The question that has dominated the field of psychology is why? This has led … Continue reading

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Effective Change: The Core Principles of My Approach

Since 13 years of age, I have been on a quest to “decode the human mind” and find what really works to help people change. Over the past 18 years, I’ve studied virtually every approach to psychology out there, from … Continue reading

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The Art and Science of NLP Techniques: Six Tips for Technique Troubleshooting

NLP was like nothing else in the field of psychology. It promised rapid and dramatic change, and in many cases, it delivered. The history of NLP is filled with impressive cures and life-changing results before live audiences, on TV and … Continue reading

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The Art and Science of NLP Techniques: The Method Behind the Magic

Everybody loves techniques! The very idea that we can use simple techniques to make changes in ourselves and others is enticing. We’re attracted to the romantic notion that change can happen quickly, as if magically, by applying a simple technique … Continue reading

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The 10 Most Common Mistakes People Make When Setting and Achieving Goals

As humans we are driven by desire; the more we have, the more we want. And why not? In today’s society, in which education is available to anyone, where economic opportunity is everywhere, and the tools and resources are available … Continue reading

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The Magical Solution

Everyone has goals of some kind, and we’re told from all directions to set goals, make them clear (and SMART) and take action. Positive thinkers tell us “anything is possible” and to think big! Movies and books like The Secret … Continue reading

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Problem Solving with the Hierarchy of the Mind

The mind, and any biological or social system for that matter, is organized into levels. For efforts to change or achieve goals to be effective they must address the various levels of human experience. When working to create change or … Continue reading

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Sticky Problems: Simplifying Complexity

Most people would say that change is difficult. Many people have tried wholeheartedly to change things in themselves or their behaviour, but failed. Sometimes people have tried many things, and the lack of results has led them to give up … Continue reading

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