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The Baby Jesus Incident

Nearly twenty years ago a five year old girl was playing Mary in the school Nativity Play. When it was her cue to leave the stage she did so with Joseph in his tea towel but forgot the Baby Jesus who she left abandoned on the stage. As the audience started to realise her mistake […]

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How to Keep Your New Year Resolutions

As the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve many people here in Oxfordshire were filled with a wonderful sense of optimism and determination about reaching their goals and resolutions this coming year. That’s brilliant. You really can be all you want to be. Sometimes the initial enthusiasm lasts for a day or so, maybe […]

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Changing Feelings with Hypnotherapy and NLP

Have you ever felt really miserable, worried or anxious about something or someone? That kind of feeling that stays with you, like a festering wound, whatever else you’re doing and stops you enjoying your present moment? What do you do when you’ve done all you can to help a situation but maybe a conversation or […]

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Remembering How To Play

Looking out of the window here in Bampton the scene is a winter wonderland. Snow is covering everything in a thick, beautiful white icing. But I think the most wonderful thing I’ve noticed about the snow is that it’s given grown-ups the excuse to play again. Remember when you were a child how you used […]

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What ifs

They’re more disturbing than any Dr Who villain. With a life-force of their own they breed like rabbits. You get one hanging around and then suddenly there are loads, all vying for attention. They are the “What Ifs”. And for many people they come in a worrying or negative guise. Much worse than any Dalek. […]

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