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Hypnosis for Health



Weight Management 

The reason most people fail at weight loss is that the approach that they use is just too simplistic. Dieting alone will end in failure for most people.  How you eat and how it affects your body weight depends on many factors including family eating habits, personal emotions, habitual eating, times of eating, quality of diet, exercise regimes, and genetic predispositions. 

Programs that do not take a number of these factors into consideration are going to have only limited success. Hypnosis or hypnotherapy affects subconscious factors such as family training, emotions, habits and exercise. Diet programs alone are unable to do this. Even diet programs that include exercise programs are not going to work for most people in the long run.


If you can use the power of your mind to imagine yourself how you really want to be and you enjoy the future feeling of being fitter and healthier, then you are well on the way to achieving your goals. Your health, fitness, happiness and success then become an inevitable outcome in your life. With your new, positive outlook, remember that the best workout, according to top trainers and fitness experts, is one that includes the mind as well as the body. In addition to regular weight and cardio training, many people are now practicing alternatives such as yoga, pilates or tai chi, all of which engage your mind, body and spirit.


Pain Management 

One of the biggest ethical considerations for hypnotherapists is that I never use hypnosis to treat pain unless the cause of that pain is already known and has been diagnosed by a medical practitioner.  Pain is sometimes a symptom of a more serious underlying condition, for example, a persistent headache could be a symptom of a brain tumor. If a hypnotherapist were to treat the headache in this example, before the root cause of the pain was known, then this could well lead to the brain tumor not being diagnosed for longer. However, if the patient had already been to their doctor and more serious causes of the headaches had been eliminated, then it would be fine for the hypnotherapist to proceed. 


Hypnotherapy is beneficial for helping the subconscious mind focus on healing as opposed to giving more energy to the source of physical pain.


Insomnia & Sleep Disorders

How does hypnosis help? Hypnotherapy generally involves hypnosis combined with relaxation which in itself is one of the key elements in falling asleep easily. First you learn to relax physically; with practice this is very quick and very simple. Secondly, you learn to relax mentally. This can be frustratingly difficult but learning self-hypnosis will soon make it very easy indeed. You will learn to be a falling asleep expert. In fact, many people come to see a hypnotherapist for something they believe to be completely unrelated and are amazed that their sleep improves as a consequence of dealing with the other thing. This is one of the most empowering effects of hypnosis; you learn to change one thing and so many other things fall into place.


Digestive System Issues, Reproductive System Issues, Immune System Issues, Respiratory System Issues can all be settled in your conscious mind with the help of your subconscious re-call of strength and healing.


Surgery, Healing & Recovery

Research indicates that hypnotherapy can help a person respond better to surgery, reduce time spent in surgery, and help promote rapid healing. Studies show that patients who used hypnosis to help with post-surgery healing have healed 20 to 40 percent faster than average. Using hypnosis also helps reduce the chance of infection during and after surgery.


Mental Health


Depression

Depression and depression related symptoms can be resolved permanently by hypnosis, hypnotherapy and cognitive training.


We have all experienced periods when we have felt miserable or sad and, when these periods do come along, most of us usually can deal with them by seeking counsel with family and friends. This, thankfully, means these periods don't last long and we can get on with the business of living again.


But, what if you have never been able to deal with your feelings properly and these feelings, like all the others you have 'bottled up' in your life, don't go away; you begin to feel so bad under all that accumulated stress and your feelings do begin to interfere with your everyday life?


Depression affects both the mind and body and can present a variety of symptoms such as;

 Feelings of worthlessness, inappropriate guilt, helplessness
 Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism
 Difficulty thinking, concentrating, remembering, or making decisions

 Loss of appetite and/or weight loss or, conversely, over-eating and weight gain
 Insomnia, sleep problems, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
 Restlessness or irritability​
 Thoughts of death or suicide, or attempts at suicide
 Loss of interest in, or pleasure in, hobbies and activities that were once enjoyed, including sex
 Decreased energy, fatigue, feeling "slow" or sluggish
 Persistent physical symptoms that do not respond to treatment, such as headaches, digestive disorders, and chronic pain.
 Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" moods


There could be hormonal and even environmental causes of depression, as well as emotional ones. The 'inner cause' is invariably down to the stress of deeply held, unresolved 'bottled up' emotions and feelings. Feelings which have been pushed down in an attempt to push them away because, unfortunately, that person was never shown how to, or allowed to, express and release upsetting feelings and emotions.


Anxiety or Stress

A panic attack is an intense feeling of anxiety or fear. People experiencing a panic attack may feel that they are 'losing it' or that they are on the verge of a heart attack. Although panic attacks can feel really disturbing at the time and you may feel as if you are having a heart attack, they are not dangerous. In fact, it is just an increased flow of adrenalin surging through your body. It is certainly much nicer to live life without one. One of the most distressing aspects of experiencing panic attacks is that they can seem completely unpredictable and therefore uncontrollable. There have been many studies carried out into the cause of panic disorders and, although the results are still inconclusive, one thing is definite; they are directly linked to prolonged feelings of worry and stress. The 'worry cup' fills up over time, you 'bottle it' all up until it overflows and then of course it may develop into a full blown panic attack.


You have to understand that these feelings of anxiety are already within you. The panic attack is only the 'ultimate' way in which these feelings are being expressed. Unlike other therapies and treatments which try to help you to cope, or learn to live with your symptoms, I can help you to get rid of the symptoms completely by getting to the source of worry or concern in your subconscious mind, bring it awareness level so that you can live a more harmonious life.


Studies have shown that hypnotherapy offers natural stress relief,

so with surprisingly few sessions of you can make remarkable progress. 


Hypnosis is a state of enhanced relaxation where your body and mind relax creating a shift in brainwave activity. 

This is quite the opposite of what happens when you are stressed or anxious, which is why the results of using

hypnotherapy for stress relief are often so dramatic.


Hypnotherapy for stress relief and lifestyle coaching will enable you to effectively manage the demands

of daily life, lessening the impact of stressful situations and the anxiety that they can cause and even to 

turn those feelings around into a positive opportunity for achievement and personal development.


Anger Management

(RE: the following on Anger Management perfectly said by Hypnotherapy Directory)


When an individual becomes angry, their heart rate and blood pressure increases as chemicals such as adrenalin are pumped through their body. Releasing this tension (often verbally or physically) may accompany these physical changes. However some individuals may not release this tension and suppress their anger. This usually leads to a build up of emotions causing them to ‘explode’ when it all becomes too much.


The goal of anger management is to control both the emotional feelings and physiological arousal that anger creates. Recognising anger and learning to express it in the correct way can help individuals handle emergencies and solve problems easier. The key is to learn how to react calmly when something causes those feelings of anger, without lashing out, shouting or becoming violent.


Symptoms of anger

  • aggressive behaviour

  • hostility

  • explosive outbursts

  • social withdrawal due to anger

  • verbal or physical abuse

  • tense muscles

  • clenched jaw.


Causes of anger

Anger can be caused by both internal and external events and if it starts to interfere with an individual’s everyday life and relationships, help should be sought. Some of the most common causes of anger include frustration, hurt, threats, annoyance, harassment and disappointment. Other physical conditions found to initiate anger can be fatigue, hunger, hormonal conditions and sexual frustration. Each person is different and may react to certain conditions more than others.


Treatment for anger

Relaxation techniques such as deep breathing can sometimes help calm down angry feelings. If anger is affecting everyday life, counselling can often help to develop a range of techniques for changing the way an individual thinks and behaves.

Hypnotherapy can also help an individual to change the way they think or behave in situations that cause their anger to flare up. By accessing the subconscious mind, hypnotherapy can often help identify the root cause of the problem and help the individual to learn how to deal with it in a calmer, more relaxed way.


Phobias

One of the most common reasons people choose to be hypnotized is for the purpose of overcoming a phobia. Common phobias include fear of flying, water, spiders or crowds; all of which can easily be settled using cognitive hypnotherapy techniques to help instill new beliefs and behavior patterns. Learning to feel calm instead of fearful and understanding that opposing emotions feel the same in the body and it is merely a trick of the mind to see the positive aspect. Excitement feels the same in the body as fear, therefore the feeling tone you may feel will flying can be reprogrammed to feel excited.


Sometimes, if a phobia is deeper and more disruptive as can be the case with severe oraphobia or social phobia, then it may be necessary to look at some of the issues surrounding the onset of the phobia and work to resolve the underlying feelings. Phobias are often rooted in childhood misunderstanding. A child doesn't necessarily have the logical tools and information to understand the meaning of a parent standing on a stool screaming at a small insect. They will almost certainly make a deep unconscious decision that the insect is dangerous.


Teaching relaxation and visualization techniques for systematic desensitizing. Learning new habits such as being more relaxed and calm. Although it may seem obvious, these habits exist on the same unconscious level as the original phobia and hypnosis will help to create them quickly. Coming to an internal understanding and acceptance of how the phobia may once have served a useful purpose but has now become an unnecessary behavior pattern. This issue can resolve itself under a conscious level of awareness. For evidence of this, look at the way children eventually learn to not be scared of monsters even though they never actually sit down and consciously make the decision. Hypnosis simply accelerates the internal ability we have to get over irrational fears.


Achluophobia: Fear of darkness
Agliophobia: Fear of pain
Androphobia: Fear of men
Arachnophobia: Fear of spiders
Atychiphobia: fear of failure
Aviophobia: Fear of flying
Brontophobia: Fear of thunder and lightening (storms)
Chiraptophobia: Fear of being touched
Coulrophobia: Fear of clowns
Decidophobia: Fear of having to make decisions
Dentophobia: Fear of the dentist
Genophobia: Fear of sex
Heliophobia: Fear of the sun
Hemophobia: Fear of blood
Insectophobia: Fear of insects
Claustrophobia: Fear of confined spaces
​Panophobia: Fear of everything


PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress disorder can be helped in multipe ways through hypnotherapy. Again, this is a situation in which I would need a pro-active business interaction with your Primary Healthcare Provider prior to beginning hypnotherapy sessions. Reaching the core of a deeply rooted memory is a process that happens over multiple sessions, as it must be handled gently. We will work on your self care, feelings of trust of being safe in the moment, learning to live in the now, sometimes even going deeply to remember the event which causes your PTSD so that you can release the pain and fear of the moment. Once you have worked completely on letting it go, you will learn to see the moment merely as plain as a story of fiction of another's life.


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