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The Emotional Cycle of Change

Change can be a difficult thing to face. Understanding the emotional cycle of change makes it easier to accept and respond positively to. read on to discover how to be more accepting of your responses to change.

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I Don’t Belong Here!

Ever feel like you’re not actually cut out for business? Or worried that you’re not good enough?
Ever felt like you just don’t belong or found yourself putting things off and procrastinating because you don’t want to get it wrong or be judged?
The good news is, you’re not alone and you do have the power to change it. Read on to find out how…

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Mind Magic

Words have been used for centuries to cast powerful spells on ourselves and others. Would you like to know how you can harness that power without witchcraft?

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Change
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The Power Of Aspiration

Often when we want to create change in our lives it’s driven by wanting to get away from something. Sometimes we are so focused on what we DON’T want that we may not even realise what it is that we are working towards. How will you know if you’re successful if you don’t know what success is?

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What Is Acceptance

You’ve probably heard that acceptance is important, but what is it, why does it matter and how do you achieve it?

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Sleep
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Expelling sleep myths

It seems everyone has advice to share about sleep, it can be hard to know who to listen to so here are some common sleep myths – busted!

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Sleep
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6 Things you didn’t know stop you sleeping

There are many things about modern busy lifestyles that can negatively impact on sleep but in this article, I’m going to cover some of the less-commonly discussed obstacles that may be stopping you from sleeping which you may not even have considered.

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Why Does Sleep Matter?

Sleep matters. You probably already know that it does but you may not realise just how much it can impact on other areas of your life, here’s why it matters.

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Why I Love Failure

Do you fear failure? you’re not alone if you do. I used to let a fear of failure get in my way a LOT. I’ve learnt to love failure instead, here’s how…

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How Do I Change My Life?

Change is a personal thing and we are all different but whether it’s a small change to your daily habits or a complete overhaul of your life situation, these 6.5 steps will help you to create and maintain positive change for YOU.

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Anxiety
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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Do you find yourself experiencing lower mood and struggling with motivation during the darker months? You’re not alone! It could be seasonal affective disorder or just low mood influenced by the weather and shorter days. Either way hypnotherapy can be a powerful intervention as can the other tips that follow…

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Anxiety
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What Can Horror Films Teach Us About Anxiety?

Do you like scary movies? Have you ever considered that they could actually help you manage and reduce anxiety? Like them or not, there’s some great lessons we can learn from how we respond to them. Read on to find out more…

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Are you procrastinating sleep?
Insights and Information
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How To Overcome Sleep Procrastination

Looking to overcome sleep procrastination?
You’ve done it too, right? Stayed up to watch “just one more” episode on Netflix or just one more game on your phone and before you know it – it’s the early hours and you’re dragging yourself wirily to bed, already regretting your choices?

You’re not alone – but it doesn’t have to be that way.

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Why positive language is important
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Don’t Pay Attention To This Title!

The language you use matters!

If somebody else spoke to you the way you speak to yourself – How would you feel about that person?

If you wouldn’t like someone else speaking to you that way, why do you speak to yourself that way?

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What Are Cognitive Biases?
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What Are Cognitive Biases?

Would you love to make more rational decisions?

Do you sometimes look back on the choices you’ve made or the things that you’ve said and wonder what on earth possessed you to act that way?

Understanding Cognitive biases can help you to improve your decision making processes. Read on to discover how.

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Change you habits without willpower
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Why Relying On Willpower Will Fail You

If you’re currently relying on willpower for something you may not want to read this.

Reading this will make it much much harder to make the change you want to make if you’re relying on willpower alone.

If willpower is working for you, please scroll on now (but come back to this if it doesn’t work out).

If relying on willpower is hard work and you’re wondering why you’re “so weak” and keep giving in to temptation or habit then this blog is for you…

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Why Am I So Stupid?

Does it sometimes feel like you just keep making ‘stupid choices’ and bad decisions?

Do you feel like you’re constantly beating yourself up for being so stupid?
You are NOT alone and you CAN change it. Read on…

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The Emotional Cycle of Change

Change can be a difficult thing to face. Understanding the emotional cycle of change makes it easier to accept and respond positively to. read on to discover how to be more accepting of your responses to change.

Read More »

I Don’t Belong Here!

Ever feel like you’re not actually cut out for business? Or worried that you’re not good enough?
Ever felt like you just don’t belong or found yourself putting things off and procrastinating because you don’t want to get it wrong or be judged?
The good news is, you’re not alone and you do have the power to change it. Read on to find out how…

Read More »

Mind Magic

Words have been used for centuries to cast powerful spells on ourselves and others. Would you like to know how you can harness that power without witchcraft?

Read More »

The Power Of Aspiration

Often when we want to create change in our lives it’s driven by wanting to get away from something. Sometimes we are so focused on what we DON’T want that we may not even realise what it is that we are working towards. How will you know if you’re successful if you don’t know what success is?

Read More »
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Expelling sleep myths

It seems everyone has advice to share about sleep, it can be hard to know who to listen to so here are some common sleep myths – busted!

Read More »

Company History

Mind Affinity - the beginning

  • Duncan worked in a range of roles including a coaching role for Tesco head office while running his own business as a hypnotherapist and coach.
  • In 2017 Duncan realised it was time to follow his own advice and take the leap to live the life he wanted and spend his time helping others to empower themselves.
  • Mind Affinity was founded running self hypnosis training and individual therapy.
  • Services have grown to include public speaking, corporate services, Relax Club and more…

The Relax club Story

  • Mental wellbeing deserves the same attention as physical health so I wanted to make it easy to look after yourself proactively.
  • Relax Club initially started life in-person as a regular weekly group relaxation session for existing Mind Affinity clients and friends.
  • Covid-19 meant that easy self care and relaxation were needed more than ever and in-person was not a practical option.
  • Relax Club online was born. With weekly live sessions.
  • Feb 2021 The new website launched specifically to allow Relax club to grow with new additional resources, incentives and rewards, and more…

The Corporate Journey

  • Working in corporate leadership, training and coaching roles Duncan has experienced, first hand, how much difference staff mindset and wellbeing make to the results of a business.
  • He is passionate in helping people to realise their own strengths, achieve more and feel better doing it.
  • The workplace has a huge impact on personal wellbeing. Duncan believes that impact should be a positive one.
  • Companies have the opportunity to improve their results and efficiency by investing in their staff. The staff get to improve their mental health with support and encouragement. Duncan gets to help more people and share his message of personal empowerment. Everyone wins!