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Memories start in the womb

Feb 9, 2010   //   by Steve Wooding   //   Food For Thought  //  No Comments

Research published last year and summarised in this article in the latest issue of Scientific American Mind shows that developing babies begin forming memories before they’re born, including voices, music and even threatning vs. safe noises. This supports what many therapists and other personal development specialists have suspected for years – that even our pre-birth womb experiences shape our post-birth lives.

Makes you think…

The Wholly Trinity of Success

Feb 8, 2010   //   by Steve Wooding   //   A Slice of Lemon  //  No Comments

IN SHORT: Stubbornly banging your head against a brick wall isn’t going to knock it down – you’ll just end up with a headache and a wall still standing.

“The bend in the road isn’t the end of the road unless you refuse to make the turn.”


(910 words, approx 5-8 mins to read)

A few weeks back, when the snow and ice in Liverpool was pretty much at its worst, I took to the road on my mountain bike, suitably prepared and wrapped up warm, in order to get to a client meeting.

Odd, you might think, but remember that a significant fraction of the nation seem to have forgotten the ‘can do’ spirit of previous generations and decided not to venture off the couch to seek alternative ways of getting around, particularly to work.

I wasn’t going to let a client down, so Read More »

2010: the Year of Health & Wellbeing

Jan 21, 2010   //   by Steve Wooding   //   General  //  1 Comment

Many of you already know that 2010 is the official ‘Year of Health and Wellbeing’ in Liverpool, with businesses, organisations and individuals taking extra steps to help their employees, contacts, customers and clients and themselves make sure they get to Christmas 2010 in better shape than they started.

And I want to do my bit too. So here’s how I’m going to start the ball rolling! Read More »

How effective is hypnosis..? VERY..!

Jan 18, 2010   //   by Steve Wooding   //   In The Press  //  No Comments

I’ve been asked quite a few times just how effective hypnosis is, and whilst I know the results are great for my clients, I decided to go hunting for some more widespread statistics. I found a great summary of a variety of research studies and surveys, and the bottom line is as follows: Read More »

Refusing a Gift

Jan 12, 2010   //   by Steve Wooding   //   Food For Thought  //  No Comments

I came across this fantastic quote today, courtesy of Clive Gott, from a conversation between Buddha and one of his followers:

“If I offer a gift and you refuse that gift, to whom then does the gift belong?”

The follower answered “It belongs still to you.”

“So,” said the Buddha “if I offer an insult and you refuse to accept it, to whom then does that insult belong?”

Pebbles (podcast)

Jan 7, 2010   //   by Steve Wooding   //   Audio, Podcast  //  1 Comment

This isn’t that new a tale – I first used it as part of a series of ‘Creating Calm’ stress-management sessions a few years back.

As always with metaphorical tales, it’s about whatever you take from it… enjoy! Read More »

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