During her 50 years as a psychologist, Pam has studied and practiced hypnosis in order to help people with their problems. Her work and research into the fascinating area of self-hypnosis has resulted in an important technique for promoting personal change.

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Post No. 21: Anecdotes and Apocrypha: Bill Peach and Nurse Ratched (Pt. 1)

I just read an article about a woman trapped in a public hospital trying to transfer to a private hospital for which she had full cover. I decided to write about Bill's experience shortly before he died. Before I do I should tell you that Nurse Ratched is Jack Nicholson's nemesis in "One Flew Over

Post No. 20: Anecdotes and Apocrypha: A Weekend in the Country (2)

Kevin and the Golfing Surprise. On the Sunday of the weekend we stayed at the Grand Hotel in Mt. Victoria some of us decided to have a round of golf at the Leura Golf Club and a round of drinks afterwards at the nineteenth watering hole, the Fairmont Hotel. The maggies were stealing the white

Post No. 19: Anecdotes and Apocrypha: A Weekend in the Country

Kind of a Fawlty Towers weekend, but also tragic. I have a very dear friend Kevin. We met when I was 27 and he was 17 - at the old convict gaol, East Sydney Technical College - studying Day Matriculation for the Leaving Certificate in 1964. He went on to study Law at Sydney University

Post No. 18. The New Guinea Artisans: Magenta Moment No 2 at U.T.,S. (Pt. 2)

Apologies, folks. Haven't posted since April due to an unfortunate run of health problems, including a fractured spine. But you can't keep a good girl down! Toujours gai! I was telling you about two artists in residence at U.T.,S. appointed by the Assistant Registrar Stanley Ashmore-Smith. They were sculptors from the Highlands of New Guinea.

Post 16: Anecdotes and Apocrypha (2). Ross Gittens and Me (Pt.4)

Ross nominated Paul Keating and I think John Howard as the other two best Treasurers, Keating for floating the dollar and Howard for not letting the banks loan money to people who had no chance of paying. That was what the rest of the world did, particularly the United States of America, bringing about the

Post 15: Anecdotes and Apocrypha (2) – Ross Gittens and Me (Pt. 3)

Ross's speech was humorous and very well received. He has certainly come out of himself since his more reserved U.T.,S. days. He has always been extremely even-handed politically, but writing even-handedly for the Sydney Morning Herald marks him as more left than right-leaning. He began by saying how nice it was to be in a

Post 14: Anecdotes and Apocrypha(2) – Ross Gittens and Me Pt. 2

At some stage during the morning Ross appeared in the doorway, one of what I call my three magenta moments at U.T.,S. That is, his face colour was somewhere between scarlet and purple. Accusatory words like censorship, attack on freedom of the press, poured out of his outraged mouth. He fumed and gesticulated, but it

Post 13: Anecdotes and Apocrypha (2): Ross Gittens and Me

This is yarn No. 2 after A Night to Remember: U.T.,S. Student Services Unit was originally located in the old Anthony Hordern's building, Brickfield Hill, where World Square is today. The building was broken down, rat-infested and a fire hazard. People had previously died there in fires, either by jumping out of windows or from