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.

Pam Young

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Post No. 28: Giving Up Smoking (moi) Pt. 3

While Julia Gillard was Prime Minister plain packaging of cigarettes became law. We have been pursued mercilessly through international courts of law by Big Tobacco, infuriated by our successful attempt at reducing their obscene profits on what are actually poisons and killers. And won every time. When most free trade agreements are enacted there is

Post No. 27: Giving up Smoking (moi) Pt. 2

When I took up smoking again after Dad's stroke and death (I was 45) I continued to smoke for another 7 years. I had a wonderful bloke. He was the sort of person who didn't try to change me so he said nothing about me smoking. I knew he hated it though. He died of

Post No. 26: Giving up Smoking

As I have already told you I gave up smoking listening to the recording I had made for someone else, just to check if it sounded O.K. At that time I was smoking more than 20 a day, more on a party day. At the age of 17 I was smoking black and gold or

Post No. 25: Smoking Cessation Pt. 2

I beg your pardon, it was a 50% complete abstention rate and a 75% drop in consumption for the people who made their own hypnosis recordings. Oops! Still pretty spectacular. As I said, motivation to give up smoking had been found to be the most important factor in most studies. In mine motivation didn't rate.

Post No. 24: Smoking Cessation

When I began writing posts for my Website I went back to where it all began - in the late 1970's with my research into smoking and my subsequent book, "Personal Change Through Self Hypnosis". . As a Student and Staff Counsellor at University of Technology, Sydney, I made frequent use of hypnosis as a

Post No. 23: Anecdotes and Apocrypha: Bill Peach and Nurse Ratched (3)

Bill died a two weeks later. He died bravely. The nursing staff told me he had undergone a lot of unnecessary pain rather than call them before the pain got out of hand. He didn't want to make a nuisance of himself. The nurses loved him and some cried when he died. Two days before

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