Hypnosis has seen a huge growth in popularity over recent years. Gone are many of the old myths, misunderstandings and prejudices.
Hypnosis, or hypnotherapy in its clinical use, is quite simply the most powerful device for personal development and positive change. Why? Because it utilises the most powerful part of our creative potential – our imagination.
The British Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis states:
“In therapy, hypnosis usually involves the person experiencing a sense of deep relaxation with their attention narrowed down and focused on appropriate suggestions made by the therapist.”
These suggestions help people make positive changes within themselves. Long gone are the days when hypnosis was seen as waving watches and controlling people’s minds. In a hypnotherapy session you are always in control and you are not made to do anything. It is generally accepted that all hypnosis is ultimately self-hypnosis. A hypnotist merely helps to facilitate your experience – hypnotherapy is not about being made to do things, in fact it is the opposite, it is about empowerment.
Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis is not a state of deep sleep. It does involve the induction of a trance-like condition, but when in it, the patient is actually in an enhanced state of awareness, concentrating entirely on the hypnotist’s voice. In this state, the conscious mind is suppressed and the subconscious mind is revealed.
The therapist is able to suggest ideas, concepts and lifestyle adaptations to the patient, the seeds of which become firmly planted.
The practice of promoting healing or positive development in any way is known as hypnotherapy. As such, hypnotherapy is a kind of psychotherapy. Hypnotherapy aims to re-programme patterns of behaviour within the mind, enabling irrational fears, phobias, negative thoughts and suppressed emotions to be overcome. As the body is released from conscious control during the relaxed trance-like state of hypnosis, breathing becomes slower and deeper, the pulse rate drops and the metabolic rate falls. Similar changes along nervous pathways and hormonal channels enable the sensation of pain to become less acute, and the awareness of unpleasant symptoms, such as nausea or indigestion, to be alleviated.
Progress can only be made by reprogramming the subconscious so that deep-seated instincts and beliefs are abolished or altered.
Hypnotherapy can be applied to many psychological, emotional and physical disorders. It is used to relieve pain in surgery and dentistry. It can ease the suffering of the disabled and those facing terminal illness, and it has been shown to help people to overcome addictions such as smoking and alcoholism, and to help with bulimia. Phobias of all kinds lend themselves well to hypnotherapy, and anyone suffering from panic attacks or obsessional compulsive behaviour, and stress-related problems like insomnia, may benefit. Conditions exacerbated by tension, such as irritable bowel syndrome, psoriasis and eczema, and excessive sweating, respond well and can be treated by these techniques.
Now is the time to turn your life around and improve it; eliminate those fears ; gain self esteem ; confidence; self love; self respect , and start having the life you want and deserve . Now is the time to remove that weight from your heart and your shoulders, and start living the life you were born to live .
A hypnotherapy session lasts for approximately 60 minutes.
If you are sick and tired of feeling the way that you do, and if you are serious about changing your life, then here’s your chance to turn your life around.
When is the Best Time to Quit Smoking?
How about NOW!
It’s so easy to put off quitting…
Has anyone ever told you that “you’ll quit when you’re ready”? If you wait for the perfect time to quit smoking, it may never come. You could find yourself facing a serious smoking-related illness while you’re waiting to be ‘ready’. Not a pleasant thing to think about, but the fact is, it happens every day. Tobacco kills upwards of 114,000 people in the UK every year. Globally, one person dies from a smoking-related death every 8 seconds.
* Smoking causes numerous diseases and health problems, some fatal, among both smokers and non-smokers. For this reason, smoking is prohibited in public places in the UK and Channel Islands, so now may be the perfect time to quit smoking.
Avoiding a smoking habit
Many smokers say they started smoking before the age of 16, even though the law prevents anyone selling tobacco, cigarettes or cigarette papers to those under this age. Avoiding the temptation to smoke at an early age is therefore important to prevent you developing a habit.
Reasons to quit smoking
People give up smoking for many reasons, from a desire to improve their health and to save money, to wanting to appeal to the opposite sex or reduce any potential harm on someone else’s health.
Improving your health
In the UK one person dies from a smoking-related disease every four minutes. Smoking causes:
- lung cancer (smoking causes over 80 per cent of all lung cancer deaths)
- heart disease
- stomach ulcers
- other cancers eg mouth and throat cancer
Boosting your sex appeal
Its a myth that smoking helps you lose weight, in fact it can cause cellulite. And kissing someone with a mouth like an ashtray isn’t sexy.
Calculate how much your smoking habit is costing you in terms of money and you might be surprised how much you could save.
Protecting other people’s health
Breathing in other peoples cigarette smoke, called secondhand smoke, can also cause cancer.
o smoking around children – children exposed to secondhand smoke are twice as likely to get chest illnesses like croup, pneumonia bronchitis and bronchiolitis, and more likely to get ear infections, tonsillitis, wheezing and childhood asthma
o mothers-to-be and smoking – smoking during pregnancy can affect both you and your baby’s health, and if you are exposed to secondhand smoke this can pass on harmful gases and chemicals to your baby
o smoking in public – smoking is banned by law in many public places, including: all forms of public transport; theatres; cinemas; and public buildings
Want to stop smoking?
When willpower alone is not enough Multisession Hypnotherapy has been proven to be the most effective way to quit the habit.
Many therapists offer a one-off session for smoking cessation with free follow-up sessions if necessary. A stop smoking consultation with a hypnotherapist will generally involve gathering information into your personal reasons for wanting to quit smoking.
The stopping smoking session or sessions will include hypnotherapy techniques, positive affirmations and suggestions. At the end you will often be given a stop smoking tape or CD to take away so that you can continue to reinforce the suggestions in your own time.
The cost of a hypnotherapy session for stopping smoking will be minimal compared to the financial and health costs incurred during a lifetime of smoking.
Quitting smoking should not be difficult or unpleasant. Granted nicotine is a difficult substance to go without when giving up smoking, but after a few days it is out of your system and most smokers agree that quitting smoking for a few days is difficult but very achievable.
So that’s it! A tricky few days and then a lifetime of freedom. So why hasn’t it been that easy previously? Simple – you didn’t deal with the psychological addiction of smoking. In fact, you probably put cigarettes up on some kind of a pedestal.
If you think that stopping smoking is depriving you of something, then it is just a matter of time until you start again. Hypnotherapy is ideal for this. Using hypnosis, you can deal with all of the emotional and psychological aspects of giving up smoking.
Hypnotherapy has enjoyed a high success rate with smoking cessation and stopping smoking is one of the most common reasons why people consult hypnotherapists. When quitting smoking, it best not to dwell on negative aspects such as ill health, but instead to aim for positive outcomes such as good health, fitness, freedom and energy.
Stopping smoking – What can you do?Would you like to know how to stop smoking in a positive and easy way?
How about starting right now by making a list of all of the benefits you will enjoy as a non-smoker? Imagine yourself in the future, say six months time from now.
How good is it going to be when someone offers you a cigarette and you find yourself saying ‘no thanks’? Perhaps you can imagine how proud you are going to feel and how positive you will be about yourself.
Hypnosis is not the mind control technique that is often represented on TV and in the media. In fact, you cannot make people do anything using hypnosis. Quite the opposite, if someone doesn’t want to stop smoking, they will be even more definite about that in hypnosis! Did you realise people can lie in hypnosis as easily as they can out of hypnosis?
Hypnosis is THE MOST EFFECTIVE way to stop smoking!