Tag Archives: Stress

The Calligrapher

Every one wants quick results. Yet sometimes when we don’t get the results we want, we grow disheartened and lose heart. Most of us simply pack our bags and look elsewhere. Yet is there another way? Maybe this story will help. Inspired by the book Mastery by George Leonard. Continue reading

The New Yorker and The African Tribesman

My lecturer, Dr Ko Soo Meng, shared this story with us last night. He told this story to a man who believes that every one in the world sees only the negative side of him. His client is someone who has exceptionally bad interpersonal relations with almost every one around him. People just seem to always treat him badly. So Dr Ko told him the story: Continue reading

Certified Hypnotherapist Course July 2011

Using Hypnosis to Access the Unconscious

Hypnotherapists can help you access your unconscious abilities

Our current course just ended and the budding therapist are well into their practicum. They are currently sitting through real sessions with real clients as they observe and learn form the more seasoned hypnotherapists. Some of them have even brought their friends who are in need over to our center for a hypnotherapy session. Continue reading

A Shard Of Glass

Little Jane was feeling depressed. Her beloved hamster had stopped moving 5 days ago. Her heart ached for the little creature. She didn’t like this feeling for it was the first time she has experienced this. She tried to eat as much candy as she could so that she’d feel sweeter instead of bitter, but all she got was bittersweet. She went to the playground and swung herself as high as she could on the swing, so high that she’ll almost went all around. but instead of excitement, she felt emptiness. Whatever she does to push the pain away, it simply hurt a little more every day. Continue reading

The Last Drop

There was a man who was crawling through the desert, in search for a drop of water. As every second bled by, his energy drained away more and more. He needed water. Continue reading

A New Scoop Of Ice Cream: Crossroads

Life seems to always be full of crossroads and we are always made to choose. Have you ever thought “Maybe the other way would have been better”? I have crafted this story for you. Enjoy
A woman hiking aimlessly entered a narrow valley between two steep mountains. The mountain face was smooth and dark. Little vegetation grew where she walked. As she stands between the steep valley walls, she walks along the only path presented to her. She comes upon a fork in the road, both paths leading round a treacherous looking mountain. Continue reading

Sheepless Sleep

This is an article that I wrote for Cozycot on Sleepless nights. Hope it helps those of you who have problems sleeping. If not, hope you enjoy the read!

It’s the night before an important day. You know you need a good night’s sleep, so you go to bed earlier than usual. As you close your eyes, you wait. You try your best to sleep, but the harder you try, the more difficult it gets. Time trickles away slowly and before your know it, the night has gone by. There goes your confidence to perform well the next day. Can you imagine if this happens on a daily basis? Continue reading

What Are You Going to Do With That?

This is a repost of an article from The Chronicle. All credit goes to the author, William Deresiewicz. You can read the original article here. It is lengthy but it is definitely worth the read. Enjoy!

This was based on a talk delivered to a freshman class delivered in Stanford.

The essay below is adapted from a talk delivered to a freshman class at Stanford University in May.

The question my title poses, of course, is the one that is classically aimed at humanities majors. What practical value could there possibly be in studying literature or art or philosophy? So you must be wondering why I’m bothering to raise it here, at Stanford, this renowned citadel of science and technology. What doubt can there be that the world will offer you many opportunities to use your degree? Continue reading

Choking on Your Words?

Click this image to read an article by Scientific America On Choking

I was just reading about this article by Malcolm Gladwell in his book: What The Dog Saw.  In his article “The Art of Failure”, he pointed out the difference between choking and panicking. This is especially interesting for people with public speaking woes and I shared this article with my clients. Continue reading

WikiLeaks and Yourself

Are you like a fish in a fishbowl?

A client shared this idea with me. When WikiLeaks started posting diplomatic Cables online, he read them and he claims to have gotten a glimpse into the ‘true workings’ of the world. A moment later, he realized that he has never really taken a good glimpse at his own inner world before. That day he sat down and he started to let his subconscious mind leak and thats when he broke down. Continue reading