Live fast die old and have a good looking corpse

By | 2017-05-07T15:32:25+00:00 December 30th, 2011|Blog|

What I have learned in 20 years as a doctor and 10 years teaching Healthy Thinking is that if you want to change behaviour, it helps to reward people. 2011 was good for me in that I lost 17 kilos in weight by rewarding myself in other ways than eating, and have partnered with Les Mills.

Could you win a World Cup?

By | 2017-05-07T15:37:20+00:00 October 10th, 2011|Blog|

From Blog Talk Radio - "Dr Tom has been affiliated with the FIJI and Taranaki Rugby teams. He is well known for his whole concept around healthy thinking, healthy life and there is no doubt this best-selling author, TV star and medical professional will deliver a world class interview with hosts Dave & Mike."

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Having fun with your emotions

By | 2017-05-07T15:28:56+00:00 October 6th, 2011|Blog|

Before having too much fun manipulating and being innovative with our emotions, we first need to learn how they work, and how to control them. Understanding how we are wired up, the effect our emotions have on our performance and physiology and how they affect our behavior and relationships are part of the learning process.

New York City

By | 2017-05-07T15:25:22+00:00 August 6th, 2011|Blog|

Our Kiwi attitude to alcohol and drunkenness is quite frankly a national disgrace. I'm not moaning, it's a fact. I often hear bandied about that if we tighten our laws around alcohol especially around the Rugby World Cup we will be the laughing stock of the world as Auckland needs to be a global city.

The importance of “being chilled”

By | 2017-05-07T15:26:46+00:00 April 26th, 2011|Blog|

Having just spent 4 days working as a doctor at Auckland City Hospital over Easter I am appreciating the importance of being chilled. In my 20 years working as a doctor I have spent 7 Easters that I can remember working in the Emergency Department of a number of hospitals and Emergency Clinics. In that 20 years I have seen unbelievable road carnage, families and lives destroyed and changed forever.

Psychology of Illness and a Theory of Resilience

By | 2017-05-07T15:17:15+00:00 April 14th, 2011|Blog|

I have just returned from attending The Psychology of Illness invited conference on the beautiful Coromandel peninsula. It was a privilege to be surrounded by 60 of the world’s top health psychologists for 4 days and be a part of an amazing conference organized by Professor Keith Petrie.

First Healthy Thinking organisation gains accreditation

By | 2017-05-07T15:46:06+00:00 March 10th, 2010|Blog|

MedRecruit is now the first company in the world to be accredited as a Healthy Thinking organisation by New Zealand’s Healthy Thinking Institute, a world leader in emotional management, stress reduction and attitude improvement.

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Reclaiming the important things in life

By | 2017-05-07T15:15:53+00:00 August 19th, 2008|Blog|

"We have collected data over the years. We have data on at least 2000 people. I believe in the scientific approach. Everyone that came to my workshop had to do an online survey and we noticed that there were triggers that annoy people like dealing with traffic, small children, relationships at work. But what I started noticing was that there was common patterns of thinking about these triggers."

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Book of the week: Healthy Thinking

By | 2017-05-07T15:13:14+00:00 August 25th, 2006|Blog|

By Sakshi Ojha - "These are pretty interesting and keep you hooked up. For instance, in the second part Dr. Mulholland uses the technique of comparative analysis to highlight two different kinds of attitudes, thus making it easier for the reader to decide which of the two options would be a better one in a given situation."

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Attitude plus behaviour = goal

By | 2017-05-07T15:12:19+00:00 August 7th, 2006|Blog|

From The Hindu Business Line - "What to do if you identify that the thought is `unhealthy' meaning, it doesn't assist your enjoyment or `lead you anywhere other than unhealthy emotions'? You can elect to stop it, deal with it later, change it, or forget it, counsels Mulholland."

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