Transform Imposter Syndrome with The Peer Coach

Every day I was told that I wasn’t good enough

The true story of my imposter syndrome - more honest than ever before It was December 2013 and I was ...
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Gemma Holmes Cognitive Hypnotherapy OCD

My OCD became my superpower

Between the ages of 5 and 10, I had two phases of being controlled by OCD. The one I remember ...
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Mind strategies to deal with toxic colleagues

Mind strategies to deal with toxic work colleagues

This is not an HR blog so I write this assuming you already know the practical steps to take to ...
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The 5-step formula to fulfilment

Who doesn’t want a fulfilled life? My bet is that no-one would opt for an unfulfilled life if they felt ...
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Missing my posts? Join my Instagram community!

Hey hey! So, it's been a while since I've posted a written blog. That's because I've been focusing on shorter ...
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The art of switching hats

How many hats do you wear in a week? Not the cap or fedora kind, but the invisible ones that ...
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It’s ok to want more – and there’s a formula for getting it

Many of us have a lot to be grateful for. A secure job, people who care about us, somewhere to ...
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Gemma Holmes Cognitive Hypnotherapy Blog

Reclaim the long-lost summers of your childhood

Now I wasn’t quite around in the summer of ’69 but when I was a child the summers certainly seemed ...
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Why mental health is like being on a plane

I recently attending a talk by the mental health charity MIND. It was a fascinating talk in general and I’ll ...
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The unexpected benefit of spring

What a difference a sunny weekend can make! It suddenly seems appropriate to drink prosecco and eat ice cream in ...
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My January, not Dry January!

If you’re anything like me, you’ll have a few less pounds in the bank and a few more on your ...
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“So, what do you do?”

We’ve all been there. That friend’s party or a networking event where you suddenly find yourself standing in a group ...
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Listen to the seasons – it’s time for change

It's officially autumn. The leaves are turning stunning shades of reds, browns and oranges. The mornings are crisper and the ...
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Why I wear makeup

There is a fabulously simple technique we use as Cognitive Hypnotherapists called anchoring. In NLP, "anchoring" is the process of ...
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Even the strongest trees can fall

A tree stands tall in a forest, seemingly effortless to those around it. It thrives from being well nourished and ...
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You are not a fraud!

Before I became a hypnotherapist, back when I had an office job in PR, I so often felt like I was ...
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The circles we reside in

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the importance of surrounding yourself with good people who make you want to ...
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Press the off switch

So, apparently almost three quarters of employed folk struggle to disengage with work after leaving the office/classroom/studio/station/(insert your own place ...
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