November 30, 2008

DoorKnobs and Bodypaint: Fantastic Flash Fiction- an anthology

I have just received the book 'Doorknobs and Bodypaint : Fantastic Flash Fiction - an Anthology' - and very nice it is too. This anthology, put together by Leila Rae, is a treasure trove of writing inspired by its own brevity. Some works read like tasty morsels from intriguing longer novels that you might want to delve right into, others works read like stark headlight poems, leaving you startled with an indelible image or a thoughtful afterglow.

I am glad I found time this past year to help edit these stories. This meant combing in detail through hundreds of stories on the website to find the ones that stood out. It is good to see all the other stories now in the finished product, a labour of love. All the stories are of high quality which goes to show that being brief is a virtue in and of itself. It also includes one of my stories, 'The Thousand and One Tales and a Tale and a Half', the winner of the Hayward Fault Line competition, 2000. I'm sorry I missed the public launch with readings in New York back in October. Well done though, and all those contributing should be proud to be in such a slender and lovely book to add to your library. For more info about how to contribute to the online magazine, Doorknobs and Bodypaint has the latest submission instructions.

September 06, 2008

Hynpotherapy NLP Life Coaching EFT and The Lightning Process

Hypnosis, NLP and EFT show time and again that knowing how to operate our bodyminds is the key to removing the obstacles to our goals. Unconscious habits get in the way of success. Learning to unlock this potential and live the life you love is the goal of these amazingly effective procedures. They can help you make the changes you need.

Kieron is no stranger to the powers of the mind’s interaction with the body. As a child he suffered a debilitating blood phobia which no doctor could explain. He overcame this gradually through mind training and self hypnosis. After a long struggle with intermittent depression, anxiety and nervous breakdowns, he has emerged armed and ready to help others. His experience has included a variety of jobs: stage management, small business, editing, journalism, teaching English, personal tutoring and mentoring of people with learning needs. He has always been interested in personal development and helping to unlock anyone's hidden potential.

Kieron is a trained Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner, and Life Coach with a very calming, reassuring and enthusiastic approach. He is committed to being confidential, understanding, and working on helping each client to find answers, to overcome anything that might be holding them back. He understands the many common stresses and tensions that continually bombard us all. Sessions are aimed at achieving deep relaxation in order to focus on your major goals. In some cases, this can be done effectively by phone sessions. In other cases, it would mean several individual sessions. The Lightning Process is also available.

He has a special interest in recovering expression and overcoming blocks to creativity. This unique approach uses a combination of tools from Hypnotherapy, NLP, and EFT and makes use of restorative clearing and visualisation and writing techniques that help get effective results.

Call 07896 483746 for an appointment. Sessions are held at the Yoga Therapy Centre, Pentonville Road, Islington, N1

Symbolist Art

I've always been fascinated by The Symbolists and Symbolist Paintings - even at school I did a study of this subject for my A Level Art Project. Years on, I look back at these somewhat morbid- some would say twisted- images and note their psycho-pathological slant with interest. Also, how powerful the images still are to rouse curiosity, to defy full explanation and remain enigmatic, impenetrable and strangely hypnotic. Yes, as you look at them long enough you find that you are lured into an even deeper trance.

It was as though these artists Jean Delville, Gustave Moreau, Fernand Knopff, Edward Coley Burne Jones, Odilon Redon, Felicien Rops, each in their own unique way, held up a mirror that reflected the oddities of the male artists' subconscious mind at the turn of the 2oth century. They are definite precursors of the Surrealists, thirty or forty years, and they were painting mind-boggling fantasy worlds long before Dali came along to show us how clocks bend.

Take a look at the gallery and see what each picture can stir up in the mind, but then remember to let any ghouls and it go and pass like clouds and enjoy the subtlety and plain weirdness of the Symbolist obsessions.

September 05, 2008

New Website Launch Soon

Apologies for the very long hiatus. Two whole years. Life -in which time is a luxury- got in the way of blogging.

My new website is underway and soon should provide the real forum for all that I have learned in my intensive training and profound search for answers to life's mysteries. The site will provide sessions of Hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Life Coaching, Emotional Freedom Techniques and the magnificent unbeatable 3-day seminar, the Phil Parker Lightning Process, guaranteed to get anybody who is stuck, one the move and growing again.

The site still isn't up and it will take a while so please bear with all the changes and updates and more news, freebies and articles will be posted very soon.