The Times Weekend Supplement - Max Kirsten: Surviving Addiction Made Me A Better Therapist

“I’ve survived drugs. It has made me a better therapist”

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This week I’ve treated a cocaine addict, a smoker, a shopaholic and an insomniac. With each person, the technique I use is different, although it will involve some hypnosis, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), education and stress management, but I know I would not be in a position to help them without having spent a lot of time being my own worst …

The Times Online - Max Kirsten's Survive and Thrive Guide

The Times Online – Survive and thrive guide

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Anxiety is endemic in a recession – but there are ways to keep the gloom at bay. All this week a leading hypnotherapist will show you how to plan for the future We are living in anxious times. Paint a picture of unmitigated gloom often enough on 24-hour rolling news programmes and it’s hard to avoid the virus of fear …

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The Times – Max Kirsten guide to getting a perfect night’s sleep

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The hypnotherapist explains how to sleep without counting sheep Anxiety and sleep are not great soulmates. This means that when we’re confronted by a global climate of anxiety, as we are at the moment, increasing numbers of people start the day feeling exhausted. I know this is happening because in recent months more of my clients have been seeking help …

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The Times Online – Max Kirsten: how to give up bad habits

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When the world as you know it seems to be disintegrating, it’s normal to reach out for a quick comfort hit. Sadly, many of us choose distractions that give us more to worry about in the long term. Cigarettes, the extra glass of wine, the multipack of crisps, the shopping trip that we can’t afford, recreational drugs – they may …

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The Times Online – Survive and thrive: financial insecurity

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Financial insecurity is one of my specialist subjects, although I wish it wasn’t. Anyone who has a business or a mortgage, rent to pay or debts to face – and who has watched the global economic collapse over the past few months – knows what it feels like to worry about bills. It’s frightening and even if you haven’t over-borrowed, …