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Peter Field
Peter Field is a registered psychotherapist, qualified counselor, and Board Certified hypnotherapist. He is a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and a regular BBC contributor. In 2006 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Health.

In addition to his work as a psychotherapist, Peter is Director of Rainbow Champions, an organization that provides assertive life skills and confident communication training for gay men and women, bisexual, trans, and gender fluid persons in companies and organizations across the UK and Europe.

His book, The Chi of Change – How hypnotherapy can help you rapidly heal and turn your life around—regardless of your past, topped the Amazon best-seller list in both the UK and the USA shortly after its release.

Peter's latest book, published in 2016 is 'How To Be Gay and Happy'.

Peter’s interests include Eastern philosophy and painting. He lives in Birmingham, UK, with a clan of stray cats and a house full of tea-drinking plants.

Peter Field hypnotherapy Birmingham and London.

Entries by Peter Field

Happiness: A Choice We Make

(10) Comments | Posted April 11, 2016 | 3:23 PM

2016-04-11-1460388641-5713006-happy1.jpgNo matter who we are, no matter our past, no matter our genetic make-up, it is possible to achieve deep, enduring happiness. And what's more, as human beings, we are entitled to it.

The truth is, we have...

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6 Grateful Habits for Happiness

(1) Comments | Posted March 15, 2016 | 4:17 PM


So often we count what is missing from our lives, focusing on what is not there.

In doing this, we create a form of "negative hallucination," a state of mind that blinds us to so much...

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The Joy of Self-Acceptance

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2016 | 11:47 AM

2016-02-11-1455191981-6279807-melastacc.jpgIf there's one thing that we LGBTQ people need in order to live a balanced, meaningful, more joyful life, it's self-acceptance.

Without self-acceptance and self-esteem life becomes a battle raged from within, a never-ending struggle to comply with...

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4 Steps to an Electronics Break

(1) Comments | Posted February 3, 2016 | 9:43 AM

2016-02-02-1454453827-6711125-break.jpgNot so very long ago access to the world was not instantly available on a small, hand-held digital screen.

Calls were made during business hours. News was disseminated via newspapers or the nightly newscast.

Messages were written on message...

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Make This the Year You Energize Your Attitude

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2016 | 1:08 PM

2016-01-02-1451769967-88385-attitue.jpgIt's been said many times and in many ways: When you change your attitude, you change your life.

More and more evidence suggests that when we have a positive mindset, we reap both short and long-term benefits.

The attitudes...

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Reasons for Grown Up Recess!

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2015 | 4:28 PM

2015-11-09-1447110946-7757898-play.jpg Remember sitting in the classroom, watching the clock and praying for the bell to ring? It was time for recess! After the break, you'd come back ready to face the rest of the school day.

Play is a natural...

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How to Live a More Meaningful Life

(3) Comments | Posted September 16, 2015 | 8:28 AM

2015-08-31-1441024234-550100-meaningfullife.jpgSatisfaction and Meaning

Living a life that has some kind of meaning is one of the most widely held goals in existence -- something by which we motivate and measure ourselves.

Just how to do this is...

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A Seed of Hope

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2015 | 2:36 PM

The world we live in appears so full of upheaval and uncertainty. Turn on the news, pick up a newspaper, and each day seems to bring new revelations of chaos and of man's simple inhumanity to man.

Who can really be blamed for sometimes thinking that the world itself...

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5 Researched-Based Reasons to Be Kind

(2) Comments | Posted April 20, 2015 | 7:58 AM

2015-04-13-1428948149-9442646-kindnesspic.jpgThere can be few things that pay as big a dividend as simple acts of kindness.

Selfless acts of giving, be it a smile, a word of encouragement, or the offer of a helping hand, result in an emotional uplift...

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Why Even Bad Feelings Are Good

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 1:57 PM


As a working therapist, I know that people visit me when they are feeling bad.

It's those uncomfortable feelings and difficult emotions that make them pick up the phone and come in to see me.

Being human, we are...

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5 Steps to Letting Go of the Past

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2014 | 3:04 PM

Another year is almost over, and a fresh, new one is just around the corner. The past is behind us now, and with it goes its triumphs and its trials, its errors and its learnings.

One thing is certain: Each one of us has a past, it's part and...

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The Art of Creative Laziness

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2014 | 8:27 AM

2014-09-22-lazyness.jpgWhich of these two scenarios best describes you?

Each day you attempt to maximize productivity by completing as many tasks as humanly possible, to the point of exhaustion.

Or, you complete tasks deemed of highest importance and once done,...

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4 Simple Steps to Reinventing Your Life

(2) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 8:23 AM

2014-07-09-reinvention.jpgDo you feel like pressing the reset button when it comes to your life?

So many people wish they could make a significant change with regard to their personal relationships, appearance, character or career. In a nutshell, they wish they...

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What You Need to Know About Therapy

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2014 | 1:05 PM

One of the greatest fallacies about therapy is that seeking it is a sign of weakness. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Recognizing the need for help and doing something about that need, far from being a sign of weakness, is an indication of maturity and...

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6 Ways to Manage Chronic Pain

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 12:59 PM

2014-03-13-pain.jpgIf you live with chronic pain, life might seem unbearable at times.

Unlike acute pain, which is the body's way of telling us that something needs swift attention, chronic pain is ongoing pain that serves no useful purpose.


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5 Things You Will Discover on the Other Side of Your Fears

(2) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 3:55 PM


Fear is a powerful yet essential emotion. Without it, neither you nor I would be here. We would not have survived as a species.

Fear of the saber-toothed tiger, or of straying too close to the edge of a...

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What You Need to Know About Hypnosis

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 3:59 PM

2014-03-01-hypnosis.jpgThe Trance That Damages

Over the years, many people have asked me why I became a therapist, or more precisely, how I became a "hypno-therapist."

"Why would someone with your history be working in a field that most psychologists simply dismiss?"...

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