Self Hypnosis
Self Hypnosis

Self-Hypnosis Happiness

Self-hypnosis could help you to overcome difficult issues and situations in areas of your daily life.

Self HypnosisFor some, the idea of hypnosis conjures images of magicians telling us to “sleep” before “clucking” across a stage like some performing puppet. In stark contrast, hypnotherapy is quite the opposite.

Hypnotherapy has been recognised as a talking therapy by the British Psychological Society and considered a useful treatment for anxiety, addiction, IBS, fears, and phobias.

Celebrities Lilly Allen and Geri Horner have turned to hypnotherapists to lose weight, and Kate Middleton reportedly used hypnobirthing to aid labour pain.

We can all use self-hypnosis to get ahead-be it to ace a presentation, stick to those gym goals or feel less stressed.

The unconscious mind is incredibly powerful, and by using it, you can use it to your advantage.

The idea of hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis is to induce a mild trance-meaning a relaxed state. This state is similar to when our minds wander off or when we switch to autopilot. An example of this is the morning commute. Whether you dive or take public transport: you are fully aware of how you got to your destination, but you don’t quite recall the entire journey. It is during this period that suggestions are introduced. These suggestions are of things that we would like to change, such as feeling more positive, less afraid of something, and more confident in our ability.

It is estimated that the unconscious mind governs up to 90% of behaviour. It is during this relaxed hypnotic state we are more open to accepting these suggestions.

Self Hypnosis

Think of the brain as a computer. It is not the computer itself that’s the problem, it is the software programme that has the bug. Hypnotherapy aims to fix the bug allowing the application to run efficiently once again.



Work Smarter

If you have a presentation or a speech coming up, it is only natural that you worry something may go wrong or merely push it to the back of your mind.

Instead, try self-hypnosis to focus on it going well. In this context, self-hypnosis works like a powerful short cut to build skills in an area you are not confident about.


Super-charge your health

Hypnotherapy with a trained professional has been found to help an array of physical conditions from aches and pains to insomnia.

A recent study in the Netherlands found that six sessions of hypnotherapy were more effective for IBS than standard supportive care. 40% of hypnotherapy patients reporting relief from symptoms, often for several months afterwards.

When aiming to lose weight or lead a healthy lifestyle, the use of hypnosis can improve results through changing a persons’ mindset.

Research has shown that those who regularly use self-hypnosis techniques before eating felt more full than those who hadn’t.

Using hypnosis and hypnotherapy for your health and fitness is about making definable aims that are achievable and maintainable.


Contact us today for your FREE consultation and see how self-hypnosis can benefit you.

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Louise Dawkins, 2018 Diploma in Hypnotherapy

Would I make a good hypnotherapist, and would I enjoy it?

Let me tell you a short story about a client:

Let me tell you a short story about a client: Anxiety can manifest itself in different ways. For one of my clients,  this manifested around her throat, causing pain and distress.

She came to me for hypnotherapy because she was anxious and depressed. She regularly spent hours analysing why her father left the family when she was a child.

Before coming to see me, she had seen several medical specialists, none of whom had be able to diagnose an underlying medical problem. She was worried that she would have to live with this for the rest of her life.

During our sessions, I combined hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). The Hypnotherapy allowed her to fall into a deep state of rest, during which I taught her a technique to relax the muscles in her throat.

After the exercise, she stroked her neck and said that the feeling she had felt for over a decade had gone!

This was not a one-off thing either. She learnt to use that technique when she felt her throat tightening. I also taught her a quick technique that stopped her dwelling on the past. The combination improved her mental state dramatically.

Anxiety can manifest itself in different ways. For one of my clients,  this manifested around her throat, causing pain and distress.

She came to me for hypnotherapy because she was anxious and depressed. She regularly spent hours analysing why her father left the family when she was a child.

Before coming to see me, she had seen several medical specialists, none of whom had been able to diagnose an underlying medical problem. She was worried that she would have to live with this for the rest of her life.

During our sessions, I combined hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). The Hypnotherapy allowed her to fall into a deep state of rest, during which I taught her a technique to relax the muscles in her throat.

After the exercise, she stroked her neck and said that the feeling she had felt for over a decade had gone!

This was not a one-off thing either. She learnt to use that technique when she felt her throat tightening. I also taught her a quick technique that stopped her dwelling on the past. The combination improved her mental state dramatically.

Why am I sharing this with you?

Well, because with the New Year approaching, you are more than likely thinking about the changes you want to make. Many people think about saving, getting fitter, healthy eating, or getting our more.

You might be considering something much bigger – a complete career change. And since you have come to us, you are considering hypnotherapy.

You might be wondering if you would enjoy being a hypnotherapist? There is no point switching to a new career unless it fulfils you.

If you have never practised hypnotherapy, it can be difficult to tell whether you would like doing it day in, day out.

Over the past decade delivering training courses, I have seen a pattern in the types of people who thrive as hypnotherapists. These are the those that like to help people make positive changes in their life. They are interested in what makes people tick and love to watch them develop and grow. They often say that friends/family turn to them for support when they have a problem.

When you train and become a hypnotherapist, you gain the skills to help people solve problems, like the one mentioned above, that they thought we unsolvable.

If you have ever wondered whether a career in hypnotherapy is for you, ask yourself:

Is this the level of impact I’d like to have on someone’s life?

For further information relating to Hypnotherapy training and your suitability to become a hypnotherapist, please do contact us and we will do our best to answer all of your questions. 

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Driving Confidence with Hypnotherapy

Driving Confidence with Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy For Exam Nerves


“I can highly recommend Chris Fleet as a hypnotherapist.”

Driving Confidence with Hypnotherapy

Without his help, I don’t think I would ever have passed my driving test. His relaxing, calm nature combined with his professional and perceptive approach instantly made me feel safe. I had been trying to get my driver’s licence for over a year with each failed test making my anxiety even worse. While my instructor was happy with my driving skills and I had consistently driven the test routes without ‘failing’ within our lessons. Continue reading “Driving Confidence with Hypnotherapy”


Smoking Cessation: A Case Study of Parts Therapy

By Chris Fleet, top UK Hypnotherapist, Devon School Of Hypnotherapy


“I really want to stop smoking, but there is a part of me that just keeps making me want to smoke.”

How many times, as a smoker, have you said this?

How many times as a hypnotherapist have I heard this?

Perhaps not related to smoking but most can add their slant on the statement; I really want to stop…. [worrying, stressing, over/under eating, picking nails/skin, drinking, gambling, using illicit drugs, etc.]….but there is a part of me that just wants to carry one. This is something that is common to us all.

Parts therapy is an excellent way of finding a resolution for this dilemma. Of course, as with everything, there are drawbacks and caveats, but overall, it is an excellent way of dealing with the hidden reasons as to why we feel the need to do these things.


A client named ‘Mandy’ (not her real name), came to see me last month. Now, Mandy had stopped smoking several times before but had always started up again.

The first time she came to see me, I realised that her treatment would not be a simple case of direct suggestion. To begin with, I used my usual first-time techniques; Fork in the path, the smoke-filled room, coping to master, future packing, and ego boosting. Mandy responded somewhat, but I was not convinced that she was being compliant. Mandy passed the hypnosis tests I gave her -her hands were stuck together, but something just didn’t quite sit right with me. Continue reading “Smoking Cessation: A Case Study of Parts Therapy”

The Trainer

Gain A Diploma In Hypnotherapy, Alison De Matos With Chris Fleet's Devon School Of Hypnotherapy for Certificate In Hypnotherapy & Diploma In Hypnotherapy

There are tens of thousands of hypnotherapy trainers worldwide teaching a wide variety of students millions of variations on traditional techniques, so what should you be asking the course trainer?

Are they a qualified hypnotherapist and are they qualified to teach?

This may sound silly, but there are some out there masquerading as something they are not, and the field of hypnotherapy is no stranger to impostors. Ask the tutor for proof of their credentials and affiliations to professional bodies. Genuine trainers will not think twice about showing/telling you their qualifications and affiliations. If a trainer shies away from proving their professional credentials step well always from their institute because more than likely they are fake and will take your money without a second thought.


Here is an example of two nationally registered qualifications our tutor holds;

The Devon School of Hypnotherapy proudly lists Tutor Chris Fleet’s qualifications on our website.


Can they teach and what are their methods?

Hypnotherapists are great at demonstrating the practical side of hypnotherapy, but can they actually teach the theory just as well? There are numerous teaching methods out there and it is not a case of one method suits all, much like learners (students).


Types of learners;

  • Spatial (visual) Learners prefer using images, pictures and spatial understanding
  • Aural (Auditory) Learners prefer using music and sound
  • Linguistic (Verbal) Learners prefers using words in both speech and writing
  • Kinesthetic (Physical) Learners prefers using their body, hands and a sense of physical touch.


Teaching methods vary greatly depending on the personality of the tutor, the educational setting, the range and students and pace of progression. As a general rule of thumb trainers need to remain professional yet approachable, and friendly yet able to step in when deadlines need to be met.

Unless you have taken a course with this tutor before there is not sure-fire way in which you will be able to tell their exact teaching methods but there are ways in which you can gauge an accurate description. If you know someone who has taken the course, you can directly ask them. If the course and school is new to you then you can read reviews and feedback from their website and social media pages or directly ask to speak to a previous/current student.


We hope this short quide has answered some of your questions. If you would like more information or have further questions please do contact us and we will do our best to answer.


GHSC - The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council, accredited practitioner, Chris Fleet, Devon School Of Hypnotherapy
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“I want to train as a hypnotherapist”

“I want to train to be a hypnotherapist but there are so many out there, how do I know where to go?”

This is a common question many people come to us with and so we have decided to write a blog to answer as much as we can relating to training to become a hypnotherapist. If we have missed something, please get in touch so we can add it.

Hypnotherapy Titles

This one confuses a lot of people. Typically, we get asked; what is the difference between a hypnotherapist and a clinical hypnotherapist? The truth, absolutely nothing. A hypnotherapist uses psychotherapy techniques and hypnosis to enhance the effectiveness of the session. A clinical hypnotherapist is a regular hypnotherapist that uses hypnotherapy for clinical reasons (treatment of medical conditions such as pain, anxiety, depression and addiction). This is not to say that regular hypnotherapists are not doing the same, they are but without the label.

To take it out of context; let’s say you bought a branded cereal and a budget one. In a blind taste test, would you really be able to taste the difference? Probably not, and that is the difference between a hypnotherapist and a clinical hypnotherapist-one has a fancy name, the other does not.

Note: Hypnotherapy is an unregulated profession in the UK with the exception of hypnosis for entertainment purposes or “stage hypnosis” (hypnotism Act 1952), so technically you can call yourself what you like.


Course Titles

There are a whole host of schools and educational facilities out there offering an array of hypnosis and hypnotherapy training ranging from one day to one year. Are you looking for self-study or a training centre? Are you looking to zone in on a specific area or broaden your horizon? Are you looking for a hobby or a change of career? Whichever it is the main difference in these courses is what you get at the end-do you want a certificate of achievement or do you want a nationally recognised qualification with real practical value?

For example; a one-day hypnotherapy or hypnosis course (regardless of accreditation level) will give you valuable skills in learning about your subconscious but it will not teach you the art and science of becoming a professional hypnotherapist.

The level of course you chose depends entirely on how far you wish to take your training.


The Devon School of Hypnotherapy offers four levels of training;

  Self-Hypnosis -A one day course that teaches you the inner workings of your mind. During this course you will also be taught introductory Cognitive Behavioral   Therapy or CBT and how to talk to yourself in a positive manner.

  Certificate in Hypnotherapy (Sometimes known at Hyp Cert) –A two-day course, typically over one weekend. This course will teach you how to put someone in   and out of hypnosis in a safely. The majority of this course is practical teaching you the different types of inductions from gentle permissive through to more   dramatic ‘snap’ or instant.

  Diploma in Hypnotherapy (Sometimes known as Dip Hyp, GQHP) – A ten-month course, typically one weekend per month. This course contains practical,   theory and written content including setting up and maintaining your own practice. Successful completion of this course enables you to practice as a fully qualified   hypnotherapist with registration to professional bodies. This course is regulated and accredited by the GHSC, Brittan’s hypnotherapy governing body.

  Continued Professional Development (known as CPD) – One off annual training sessions held throughout the year for qualified hypnotherapists to enable   them to develop and maintain professional levels of conduct, enhance skillsets, and remain up to date with the laws relating to hypnotherapy and hypnotherapy   practice.


Should you choose to be a professional hypnotherapist it is important to remember that your training must be accredited and recognised by the professional governing bodies.



  1. Is the course/training externally accredited?

As mentioned above, accreditation really depends on how far you would like to take your training. If your aim is to become a professional hypnotherapist, professionally accredited training is a must.

The main UK accreditation body for hypnotherapy is the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council.

Here at The Devon School of Hypnotherapy our Diploma course holds accreditation from both the GHSC and GHR.

GHR - The General Hypnotherapy Registry, Acknowledged Supervisor, Chris Fleet, Devon School Of Hypnotherapy
GHSC - The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council, accredited practitioner, Chris Fleet, Devon School Of Hypnotherapy


  1. Does the course meet the core curriculum requirements?

The Diploma in Hypnotherapy requires 450 hours of training as noted in section 12 of the core curriculum. This is to include 120 guided learning hours-this means in-house training/training with a tutor.

The Devon School of Hypnotherapy offers 170 hours of in-house training-30% more than recommended to ensure students gain the best skill set possible.

You can download the PDF Core Curriculum here


  1. Does it blend with the real world?

Are the skills (theory and practical) relevant to today’s world? There is no value in learning out of date methods that are only relatable to generations past. Ask the provider to give you real time examples of how their course relates directly to modern life-do they work with modern addictions such as smartphones and shopping? Do they tackle smoking and food related issues? Do they promote growth and self-worth? And if so, how?

Here is a short case study example form our tutor relating to smoking and parts therapy.


  1. Course Length

We know that the core requirement is 450 hours but over what time length? The answer to this question is not straight forward.

Scenario One: 7-Day Intensive Accredited Diploma course

It ticks all the boxes, it is accredited, covers all the required modules, tests and hours. Congratulations, you are now a fully qualified hypnotherapist! How much of what you were taught on Monday morning are you remembering Sunday night?

Very short intensive courses are a quick way to gain a qualification, but the reality is that you are unlikely to retain much information.


Scenario Two: 5 Year Degree in Hypnotherapy

Less than 1% (yes, that is correct), of hypnotherapists in practice have a degree in hypnotherapy. For some having that degree is very important but for the vast majority the ability, confidence and competence to actually help others far outweighs the ability to write a good academic paper.

In essence, the answer is up to you. The time scale really depends on you the learner and how much time you have to give to learning hypnotherapy.

  1. Does it teach to you adapt?

A hundred people can present to you with the same problem with a thousand different causes and effects. Does this course only teach set scripts, or do they teach you how to adapt them to benefit the individual?


  1. Are there tests or exams?

Does the course require you to pass modules, tests and examinations, both written and practical? If the answer is no, then alarms bells should sound because these are vital components of the Diploma in hypnotherapy. A piece of paper to stating a qualification is just that, but physical evidence such as a learner’s practical journal of progress, modules and examinations passed contain proof not only of knowledge but of experience.


  1. What sets them aside from everyone else?

What aspect of their course stands taller than all the others out there? It could be; Location, digital /telephone/1-1 support, accreditations, results and success rates, feedback, Learner style, post qualification support, CPD training, feedback, perhaps they keep in touch or send clients to help you get started. It does not matter which aspect makes them stand out to you as long as they have all of their credentials in place you can be sure of what you are signing up for is a genuine, value for money course.

You can check the validation of Hypnotherapy schools and tutors on the GHSC website

Here are ours;

The Devon School of Hypnotherapy

Tutor Chris Fleet


Click HERE for our follow on blog relating to tutors


Mark Redfearn Hypnotherapy Case Study ~ Chris Fleet's Devon School Of Hypnotherapy
Testimonial Mark Redfearn ~ Chris Fleet's Devon School Of Hypnotherapy. Mark gained a Diploma In Hypnotherapy & now has started his own Hypnotherapy business
Liz Hornby & Her Diploma In Hypnotherapy From The Devon School Of Hypnotherapy
Gain A Diploma In Hypnotherapy, Alison De Matos With Chris Fleet's Devon School Of Hypnotherapy for Certificate In Hypnotherapy & Diploma In Hypnotherapy

Mark Redfearn Hypnotherapy Case Study

Mark Redfearn, Case Study ~ Chris Fleet's Devon School Of Hypnotherapy. Gained Certificate In Hypnotherapy & Diploma In Hypnotherapy & started his own business.

Mark Redfearn Hypnotherapy Case Study

Certificate In Hypnotherapy & Diploma In Hypnotherapy

Before Starting His Own Hypnotherapy Services


Testimonial Mark Redfearn ~ Chris Fleet's Devon School Of Hypnotherapy. Mark gained a Diploma In Hypnotherapy & now has started his own Hypnotherapy business
Our Mark Redfearn Hypnotherapy Case Study is an inspiring story describing how despite having to look after his son at home, he managed to study and pass the Diploma In Hypnotherapy Training Course with a high grade and then go onto start his own successful hypnotherapy business alongside his other taxi driving business.

It Was Just Before Christmas

It was just before Christmas, a couple of years ago, and Mark rang to say he was interested in learning about hypnotherapy and hypnosis and to learn how it could help people with life affecting conditions.
But, before signing up on our course, he wanted to know more about the training and how it would work.
Meeting in a nice pub and, over a pint, we discussed the Diploma In Hypnotherapy Course and I was able to answer all his questions.
The Diploma course comprises 10 modules over 10 months and Mark, due to life pressures, had one major concern about missing a module, or part of the course, and whether he would be able to catch up. He also enquired about further training after the course finished.
But, more than anything, though, I think he wanted to make sure I was someone he could get on with.
That is a massive thing for anyone considering a training course.
If you don’t like or get on with your trainer then it’s going to be a tough time for both the trainee and the trainer.


Mark Is A Single Parent

Mark is a single parent and this responsibility limited his working hours around school hours and school terms.
At the time of our meeting, he was working as a taxi driver and as a trained masseuse. Both allowed him to work flexibly around bringing up his son.
We discussed the possibility of adding hypnotherapy into his working week; the fact that Mark would be able to earn an extra £120 a week, just for seeing a couple of clients per week certainly seemed appealing to him.
But, above all else, he liked the idea of helping other people improve their lives and he could see hypnotherapy as a great way of doing just that.
He is that sort of person.


Mark Signed Up For The Course

He signed up for the Diploma In Hypnotherapy Course and he took to it straight away.
It was obvious after the first weekend that it was something that his demeanour and manner was well suited to. He has a calm and a relaxed nature and, above all, he is someone you feel you could trust.
Following a good start, Mark started to encounter a few problems.
Part way through the second module, Mark received a phone call saying that his son had been taken ill. Mark had to leave half way through the first day of the module.
The next day he returned but, unfortunately, he was called away again.
From a technical point of view, that is not necessarily a problem because the minimum classroom hours required for the full Diploma In Hypnotherapy Course is 120 hours and our course includes a minimum of 160 hours.
But from a practical point of view, Mark was missing a vital part of the training.


Mark Is Not The First Person To Have Experienced This Problem

Mark is not the first person to experience this problem and he will not be the last.
It is easy to fix.
At The Devon School Of Hypnotherapy, if we know that someone is going to be absent for one day of a module, we can include the practical part of the training into the day that they are present and they can catch up on the theory later.
Alternatively, if they are going to be away for the whole module, then I am happy to catch up with them 1-2-1 training, at a later time (obviously within reason).
We helped Mark catch by coming in extra, one evening. He lives about 15 miles from the School, so this was possible.
For anyone, living further away, it is possible to carry out the training via Skype.

Mark Considered Deferring The Course

At one stage, Mark’s home life was getting in the way of his training and he even considered deferring the course for a year.
But thankfully, he decided to carry on and, after a while, he began to fly through the course.
He just got it.

He Has Common Sense And Desire To Help Others

In many ways, he is similar to me; neither of us are straight ‘A’ grade University students (I spent my early working years on building sites), but we both have common sense and a desire to help others.
These ingredients are fundamentally important and, with these in place, the course then becomes relatively simple.
The penultimate module of the course consists of a practical text.
Mark was very calm and relaxed in a situation which may have phased a more competent hypnotherapist, but he passed both sets of exams (practical and written) with ease, scoring more than 90%.

Mark Is Doing Well Now

Routinely, I like to catch up with students on a regular basis and recently he told me he was doing very well as a fully qualified hypnotherapist.
He is still working as a taxi driver BUT now instead of using his taxi service just as a means of income, he is using it as a means to advertise his hypnotherapy skills and to spread the word about his new business …
Meeting many people gives him the ability and opportunity to say “Hi, I’m xxxxx … and I’ve just trained as a hypnotherapist”
Approximately one third of the population will have no interest, one third won’t care, but one third will be fascinated and intrigued.
It’s that 33% that may spread the word about him and may even use his services.


Mark Is On His Way To Cracking It.

I’m confident that in a short space of time, more and more people will become aware of his hypnotherapy services and he will reach a tipping point where he earns more money doing his part time job than his full-time job.

When your part time job is something that you love and pays more than your full time job, you know you’ve cracked it ...



Chris Fleet, top UK accredited Hypnotherapist & Hypnotherapy Trainer for Certificate In Hypnotherapy & Diploma In Hypnotherapy

Final Word From Chris Fleet

Mark, like many students, did find parts of the Diploma In Hypnotherapy Course challenging, particularly when he had to miss parts due to his son not being well.  But he was able to catch up and ultimately flourished, finishing with a good grade.


The Courses Are Designed To Allow Time For The Students

The courses are designed to be flexible when students find certain parts challenging and even when time is lost due to personal circumstances, as in Mark's case.
The big advantage of studying in a small group, everyone works to support each other.
My goal is always to make sure everyone can work successfully towards to gaining their qualification, whatever their personal circumstances are.    


If You Wish To Know More

If you would like to know more about my courses, I offer a FREE ONE HOUR CONSULTATION at my Devon Clinic, by SKYPE or by 'phone, whichever is best for you.
Then, I would be able to explain everything fully for you and be able to answer all your questions.
Please book your FREE CONSULTATION by ringing 01803 500300, emailing or by contacting me below:

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Briggs-Myers Personality Quiz

The Myers Briggs personality test is based on the work of Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers. The development of the test occurred in the 1940s and itself was built upon the research performed by Carl Jung in the 1920s. The test is based on a series of questions that gather information on how a person usually responds and relates to various situations.

The answers to these questions are collated to determine the person’s personality type. Important insights can be gained by understanding personality types, such as potential career choices, better romantic and friendship links and paths to personal growth.

Tests that draw on this method sort people into one of sixteen different types which are organized by four pairs of opposite traits :

  • Extraversion (E) and Introversion (I)
  • Sensing (S) and Intuition (N)
  • Thinking (T) and Feeling (F)
  • Judging (J) and Perceiving (P)

One of each pair is taken and combined to create a 4-letter abbreviation for each personality type e.g. :

INFP: Introversion (I), Intuition (N), Feeling (F) and Perception (P)

ESTJ: Extraversion (E), Sensing (S), Thinking (T) and Judgment (J)

Everyone experiences both traits in each pair, but usually one is more dominant than the other in this personality test.


Extraversion (E)

Extraverts are energized when in the company of other people. Extraverts like speaking their minds and thrive in social situations. They are usually popular and well-liked by other people. Extraverts may feel down and become drained if they’re not in the company of others for too long.

Introversion (I)

Introverted people are quiet, reserved, and more comfortable being alone. Introverts prefer to rely on themselves for entertainment rather than seeking interaction with others. They are usually self-sufficient and would rather work alone than in a group.

Sensing (S)

Sensing individuals place great emphasis on what they see, touch and experience in the real world. Prioritizing facts and practicality, they prefer not to deal with philosophical ideas or introspective ponderings. They would rather focus on what they can concretely experience with their senses.

Intuition (N)

Intuitive individuals put emphasis on imagination and ideas. They tend to prioritize introspection and dreaming and sometimes feel like they do not belong or live in the real world. Intuitive people are inward-focused and prefer living in their own heads. They tend to lean towards allusions, read between the lines, and analyze things in great depth.

Thinking (T)

Thinking individuals are objective, rational, and logical. Their decisions and actions are usually governed more by their minds than by their hearts.  Feelings are not their main priority, and they can hide their emotions well. They prioritize facts over feelings.

Feeling (F)

Individuals with the Feeling trait care more about emotions and expressing them than what is deemed rational or logical. This does not mean that they are irrational but that they are more likely to express their emotions. Those who focus on feelings and expressions of emotion tend to be more open-minded, vocal, empathetic, and sensitive.

Judging (J)

Those with the Judging trait tend to strategize and plan before they act. They prefer a thought-out plan to ‘going with the flow’. They are organized, reliable, responsible, and have very good work ethics.  They are likely to commit to future plans but may forget to live in the present.

Perceiving (P)

People who have the Perceiving trait value their sense of freedom. They do not want to be tied down to a specific activity or commitment. They are excellent at spotting new opportunities. They are good with improvisation, even in emergency situations. They take life as it comes and feel unhappy if forced to stick to a schedule.

Each whole personality type is more than the sum of its traits. In addition to each of the four main traits of each personality, further insights from the test emerge when the combination of those traits are taken into consideration.

For instance, a person with Thinking (T) and Intuition (N) will behave differently than someone with Thinking (T) and Sensing (S).

Take our quiz starting below to find out your Personality Type.




Are You Stressed?

Everyone reacts to stress in their own way. No single stress test can provide you with a detailed diagnosis of your stress levels but they can give you an overview. For an in-depth analysis, please see a Stress Management professional.

Answer all questions by selecting ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. Select ‘Yes’ even if only part of the statement applies to you. Take your time and please be completely honest with your answers :

Drivers Quiz

Drivers are unconscious internal pressures that make us do things a certain way. They are sometimes unhelpful or inappropriate in achieving tasks as they tend to strive to satisfy inner needs rather than the needs of the task at hand.

Whilst any combination of results is possible there tends to be stronger, mid-range and weaker drivers. These drivers are called ‘Be Perfect’, ‘Hurry Up’, ‘Please Others’, ‘Be Strong’ and ‘Try Hard’. Whilst some seem to be at odds with each other, such as strong ‘Be Perfect’ and strong ‘Hurry Up’, they are a possible combination.

Take our test to get an indication of what your drivers are.