Covid, Hypnotherapy and Health Anxiety

Since Covid spread around the world Health Anxiety is probably even more prevalent than ever before. However obsessive worrying about one’s health is nothing new and nothing unusual. But it can easily turn into an obsession that takes over one’s life. Continuously checking Google, worrying, looking for confirmation from friends, if these habits and more are taking over your life then it may be time to take a step back and ask yourself if you are not becoming obsessed with your health in an unhealthy way. Of course it is important that our first step is to get good medical advice and look after ourselves physically and emotionally. Unfortunately continuous worrying about one’s physical health for no apparent reason is not going to help our mental health. This worry will negatively impact both our mental and physical health and it will certainly diminish the pleasure of our own life. Bringing
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Build Happiness into your Life with Hypnotherapy

Wouldn’t we all like to feel happier?   Now I’m not saying we should feel happy every moment of the day since that wouldn’t be possible  and wouldn’t be healthy for us. Feeling sad, bored, distracted etc are feelings that are hardwired into our brains for important  reasons. These are what I call primal feelings and all those uncomfortable feelings have been part of our makeup since our ancestors lived in caves or in the jungle. Circumstances were different in  those days! Let’s say they are feelings that are designed to keep us safe in the jungle and enable us  to act appropriately to the dangers and different life situations that would occur there. However we are not living in the jungle now, BUT we are in effect living in a different jungle and  these primal instincts are still extremely strong. In fact they are hard wired to kick in unconsciously 
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Seven Chakras

How modern Hypnotherapy and EFT can be used with the ancient Chakra system

The origins of the seven chakras probably began in India around 1500 to 500 BC. They relate to seven points in the body starting at the base of the spine and traveling to the crown of the head. They are depicted as 7 whirling balls of energy located along a line starting at the base of the tailbone and ending just above the top of the head. Each chakra has its own colour and each chakra represents particular aspects of our physical, spiritual and mental well being. 1   Root Chakra 2   Sacral Chakra 3   Solar Plexus Chakra 4   Heart Chakra 5   Throat Chakra 6   Third Eye Chakra 7   Crown Chakra Survival, Security Pleasure, Sexual Centre Seat of your Personal Power Love and Connection Communication,Truth Intuition and Inner wisdom Higher consciousness and Spirituality Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet The idea is that
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Alchol Addiction

Hypnosis for Addictions

Hypnosis is an extremely powerful tool in helping anyone recover from an addiction. Whether it be alcohol addiction, gambling addiction or drugs. In fact any addiction (and there are many) is very suitable for treatment with hypnosis. However to get help for addictions and achieve the results the client is expecting the route to success is in the quality of the therapy and the desire of the client to engage in the process of letting go of their addiction. We have all seen the street hypnotist appear to immediately put a passer by into a deep trance. Although that is possible there really are only about 10% of the population who will respond this way. Impressive but obviously it’s not therapy. Therapy implies that there is work to be done and of course that is the case. The words “Sleep” from a hypnotist are not likely to change anyone’s mind
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Hypnotherapy and EFT

How Hypnotherapy and Emotional Freedom Technique can help stimulate the vagus nerve

Vagus in Latin means wandering and the vagus nerve is the body’s 10th cranial nerve. It runs from the brain down the body connecting with virtually all the organs from the larynx to the digestive tract. It helps regulate our breathing, our heart rate, blood pressure and digestive system. Even our voice and hearing. The vagus nerve has a profound effect on the body helping calm us by engaging the parasympathetic (relaxation) part of our nervous system. It is interesting that until the research by Stephen Porges the vagus was almost like the forgotten nerve in the body which seems quite remarkable since it has such an effect on our everyday life. In a medical environment the vagus nerve can be stimulated with mild pulses of electricity to help with epilepsy and major depression. However we can all stimulate the vagus in a healthy way using very simple everyday exercises
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Autoimmune Diseases

Hypnotherapy help for autoimmune diseases

When I am working with a client with an autoimmune issue the first thing I would ask is “have you been given a medical opinion?” It is extremely important from a professional stand point, for the client and their Doctor to know that they are taking medical advice. However although autoimmune diseases will show in bodily symptoms there is often much beneath the surface that cannot be pinpointed by an xray or resolved by drugs. So what else could be below the surface that is triggering the event? It is becoming more and more recognised that these physical symptoms can have their roots and origin in past trauma. The acronym ACE stands for Adverse Childhood Experiences and it has been shown that a large majority of people suffering from illness such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, dystonia and many more will have had experience of abuse, neglect or difficult childhood. Also
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Imposter Syndrome

Do you struggle with imposter syndrome?

How Hypnotherapy can help imposter syndrome Although the term imposter syndrome sounds like the title of a Netflix movie it certainly does not bring anything like that to mind if you are someone that suffers with it. Imposter syndrome is a state of mind where people don’t believe that the talents and abilities they have are real, that they are a fraud and will get caught out sooner or later. However skilled they are at their job, however high their celebrity status they feel that they are an imposter who will soon be exposed for the inadequacy of their knowledge and abilities. This is a psychological phenomenon that has no grounding in the reality. In fact we all know of people who may be totally unaware of the inadequacy of their skills yet have no idea that this is the case. High profile personalities such as Kate Winslett, Lady Gaga
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