Richard Nicholls
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Monday 29th April

Today's episode is in response to a patron question about daydreaming, mind wandering or zoning out.
Why is it so often frowned upon if it's a state of mind that improves creativity?

Monday 22nd April

This mornings episode is about having a "growth" mindset vs a "fixed" mindset.

Monday 15th April

I'm sure you've heard the phrase "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" but I wonder if there needs to be a bit more to that.
Well, that's what I want to talk about today.

Monday 8th April

Today's the day!
This episode is all about the importance of taking opportunities in the present moment.

Monday 1st April

It's a new week and a new month so you'll have 2 episodes from me today.
This one is a deeper dive into gratitude. Have a great day.
Dealing With Crazy Thoughts

Episode 168: Dealing With Crazy Thoughts

Regularly clients will tell me that they've had frightening bizarre thoughts, sometimes about hurting, or even killing, someone that they care about.

Odd as it may seem this is something that everyone experiences, but it doesn't really get talked about for fear of other people thinking we're strange or even dangerous.
So I want to put your mind at rest that if you have thoughts like this, you need to remember that they're just thoughts, they're not reality.

Monday 25th March

It's Monday again and that means it's time for a new episode.
Today is about the big things that hold us back and why we need to be quite harsh with ourselves sometimes.

Monday 18th March

Following on from a couple of emails I thought it useful to talk about conflict resolution today.

Monday 11th March

9 weeks into a new year and new years resolutions have probably fell apart.
If you need a reminder, then now's a good time!
How To Get More Done

Episode 167: How To Get More Done

If you Google the words "how to be more productive" you get 187 million results. Interestingly that's the same number of results as "how to learn Romanian." And although everyone learns in different ways we all know the answer to both of those questions.
If you want to learn a new language, you need to read it, listen to it and absorb it until you understand it. And the key to that is simply to practise.
And the answer to how to get more things done is simply to "do more things."

But is everything really that easy?
Can it be so black and white?
Disappointment & Low Expectations

Episode 166: Disappointment & Low Expectations

It's often said that optimism isn't all it's cracked up to be. That expecting the best only leads to disappointment, and I can understand why but I think it's important to see the difference between expectations and goals.
Practise Doesn't Make Perfect

Episode 165: Practise Doesn't Make Perfect

It's a new year!
And for a hypnotherapist who specialises in helping people to make changes in their life people will often say to me things like "I bet you'll be busy at work in January then, all the New Years resolutions."
Yet, it's nothing like February, when all those that have tried to make some changes are a month in and can feel themselves giving up and need help.
Which raises questions doesn't it? Because if the changes you make are something you actually want, then why would we feel like giving up?
Wooden Legs & Excuses

Episode 164: Wooden Legs & Excuses

Have you ever met someone with a wooden leg? Not a real wooden leg, but a metaphorical one?
In the 60’s, a psychiatrist called Eric Berne, turned some common problematic psychological processes into what he called “Games People Play” One of which he called the wooden leg game.

Imagine a man with a wooden leg who has used it as an explanation for why his life is unfulfilled all of his life, he would often say “If it wasn’t for this wooden leg, I could have been an athlete.” Or when he complains that he’s unemployed he says “What do you expect from a guy with one leg?”

The wooden leg game can hold us back from enjoying life and feeling fulfilled, and there are many things that can be your wooden leg. People will say…
Dealing With Depression

Episode 163: Dealing With Depression

Depression is a huge topic. It’s a big problem in the 21st Century and to try and understand it by listening to a single podcast episode probably isn’t going to be enough.

Even 4 years at medical school wouldn’t do that.

But I hope that with today’s episode I can help you to gain a bit of extra insight into it and I encourage you to read up on it if it’s something that you feel you need to understand more about.
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