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The Difference Between a Fear and a Phobia

Everything in life is learned through experiences of the past that project into the present. Fears are similar to this as fears are learned from experiences in the past that create feelings of fear in the present.

We are only born with 2 fears one of falling the other of loud noises. So as we go forward in life we start to take on experiences some good and some bad, which can be re-triggered by similar experiences in our present situations. For example you might be at a fireworks display and one firework made you jump by its sudden loud noise, now you are scared of the others because of how it made you feel. This could lead into a phobia whereby you don’t want to go to the fireworks display because you are scared of feeling scared.

So a phobia is a fear of a fear. Now there are many different names of phobias and fears and i will list a few below some are linked to everyday life some to business, work and money take a look and see if any fit in with your experiences.

  • Fear of flying
  • Fear of spiders
  • Fear of loud noises
  • Fear of the dark
  • Fear of being alone
  • Fear of nightmares
  • Fear of elevators
  • Fear of failure
  • Fear of Heights
  • Fear of losing control
  • Fear of speak to an audience
  • Fear of approaching women (rejection)

There are many more fears/phobias our there, now if any fit yours and you need any help please don’t hesitate to give alex a call on 07917204512.

What is Intuitive Life Coaching?

The new age of life coaching has come upon us with more intuitive people channeling their higher selves or true selves they start to use this higher intelligence to help people with their past, current and future situations.

Original life coaching was all about planning the future and setting the goals that both you and the coach agree on. With a highly intuitive coach those goals will become a lot more realistic as we can use the energy you provide to allow us to give you an idea whether your goals or future planning is the correct choice to take. We can intuitively guide you through by channeling or through the use of oracle or tarot cards to help you see the true picture.

You will be able to make the correct choices and once those choices have been made you subconsciously program them in so you become highly motivated to achieving them, and blocks mainly in the form of fears will be automatically be removed through the use of understanding your true path. Fears are mere blocks that protect you until you know the true understanding of a situation. If you are scared of the future knowing whether or not it is a good choice will unlock and remove the fears and will motivated you to achieving what you truly desire.

For more information about holistic life coaching please contact Alex on 07917204512






Zap your allergies, intolerance’s and habits part 1

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to easily zap away any problem you have? Nearly all allergies and intolerance’s are neurologically connected.
Using methods from Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Hypnosis and Holographic memory resolution we can put all the dots together and simply and easily eradicate these issues.

NLP taught us that we can see, listen and feel our own thoughts and experiences by reliving them in our own minds.

Most issues with allergies and intolerance’s happened at a young age where we experienced a reaction that our unconscious mind did not like. Sometimes this is bad reaction to food. Remembering our tummies are more sensitive at a young age and wheat, gluten and lactose can be tough to digest.

The unconscious mind stores experiences in the body as feelings and these collect, build up and compound together which sends us messages to stay away. All you simply did was learn from the experience.

If your body can learn something that quickly it can unlearn it at the same speed.

Look out for part 2 next week where I teach you a technique to do this.

Hypnosis for children

Hypnosis for kids works extremely well, in fact children make excellent hypnotic subjects.  Their ability to play pretend and engage in visual constructs and use their creative imagination allows for great success. Children naturally experience this kind of trance many times a day quite, by pretending, being absorbed and focused on imaginative play. Children from ages 5 -16 have minds open to easily making positive change.

Typical Children’s Issues That I Have Successfully Treated With Hypnosis

  • Anxiety
  • Exam Stress
  • Confidence & self-esteem
  • Phobias of spiders and heights
  • Bedwetting
  • Nail Biting
  • Thumb sucking
  • Nightmares
  • Anxiety about school
  • Anxiety about the dentist
  • Fussy eating
  • Pain
  • Bullying
  • Speaking issues e.g. stuttering

Please take a look at what I can offer for kids hypnosis on my work with me page

Become More Resilient — Achieve More

Become More Resilient — Achieve More

Doesnt matter who you are bad things will happen in your life, love, deaths. Determined to go back and find the good stuff. Sense of humour, determined to achieve goals no matter what happens.Vivid goals no matter what happens is going to be over, or achieved. Tone of your internal voice and how clear and vivid your goals and images of what you want to change are. Most people that are devastated by mad memories are still looking at them, put those images in the past and create positive memories in their place.

How Sports Hypnosis helped this young tennis player to win on the court

How Sports Hypnosis helped this young tennis player to win on the court.

The Problem

Alex Maggs-Wellings recently worked with Billy (his name has been changed to protect his identity) who is an avid tennis player and likes to play competitive tennis at his local club. Recently, Billy has been struggling with loosing 6 out of his last tie breakers to his competitors. This started to lead him to doubting his abilities to overcome these tie-breakers with a win.

The Solution

Alex worked with Billy using the following methods;

  • Helped Billy to create mental imagery and future rehearsal of success through hypnosis
  • Helped Billy to focus on success and the strategies to have the right mindset before and after a match
  • Helped Billy to address mental road blocks and barriers to achieving wins
  • Helped Billy to believe in himself, stay motivated and have a positive outlook


Alex worked with Billy to collapse the belief that he could not win matches or breakthrough tiebreakers. By empowering Billy with mental triggers for staying relaxed on the court when he had to overcome a tiebreaker situation.


The Outcome

After working with Alex the following week Billy had his next tournament. While in his first match Billy had to face adversity when he once again found himself facing another tiebreaker situation.

As he got started with the tiebreaker he was overcome with the feeling of staying calm and relaxed and all the feelings of nots in the stomach and anxieties simply vanished and allowed Billy to focus his full attention on winning the tiebreaker and moving on in the tournament.


The benefits

Billy has now a renewed positive optimism for how he is performing on the court and he is winning more matches than ever before with his renewed focus and future rehearsals for success.

How Effective Is Hypnosis?

Source : Results of Comparative Study by American Health Magazine

Psycho analysis:

38% recovery after 600 sessions

Behavior Therapy:

72% recovery after 22 sessions


93% recovery after 6 sessions


Here is an example video of how Alex is using the SPIN technique in hypnosis to address back pain.

This approach can also help athletes to overcome mental blocks and barriers that are impeding their potential for success.



How to get in touch

If you are interested in booking a free 30-minute session with Alex Maggs Wellings you can reach him via his website or by phone.




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Hypnosis versus NLP

Hypnosis versus NLP

People often hear the terms hypnosis and Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and can be confused about what they both mean and more importantly the differences that there are between them.

Perhaps it is best to state here that NLP is disguised hypnosis. In NLP you are still in a trance once you start your imagination and it is understood that things are more likely to stick once you are in a submanbolism (deep trance).Hypnosis is different in that it allows you to achieve a clean detox quickly.This is much harder in NLP. Put in its simplest form hypnosis allows you to make changes directly to your sub-concious (many people relate this to making changes to your hard drive in computing terms).

NLP, on the other hand, has no formal induction. It doesn’t use the same tools and techniques as hypnosis, because both your conscious mind and unconscious mind are involved.

Hypnosis is a specific set of tools and techniques to help you enter into a trance-like state (in layman’s terms, your conscious mind goes to sleep).

Alex Maggs-Wellings is expert at using both techniques to solve a range of issues you may face in your everyday life.