Virtual Hypnotic Gastric Band Procedure…

By | Hypnotherapy
Why would you choose the ‘Hypnotic Gastric Banding’ method over the ‘Surgical Gastric Banding’ to have your stomach shrunk? Simply because you can achieve the same, if not better, results without having to risk having surgery and going under the knife. You can be the shape and size that you want to be. Weight loss is very challenging and there are many drastic diets and exercise programs that people try over and over again….going from one diet to the next feeling disillusioned and disappointed from repeated diet failure. The Virtual Gastric Band, VGB for short, is not a diet. It is a powerful weight loss hypnosis program created to help maintain a healthy lifestyle. As, you may know the gastric band is a physical band that is fitted to the top region of the stomach which restricts the amount of food you can eat, making you feel fuller quicker…..but after having this surgery there is nothing to stop the types of foods you eat and you can fill up on chocolate, takeaways, biscuits and sweets. A hypnotic gastric band changes what you eat by gradually changing your attitude towards food, in a non-invasive, inexpensive and risk free way. It reprograms your brain to eat treats in moderation, to control the size of the meals you eat, drink more water, to make healthy food choices along with some daily exercise. It is designed to create a permanent positive change in your eating habits, getting you to where you want to be, easily, safely, naturally without feeling deprived, providing a long-term solution for weight loss. Hypnosis is a deep relaxation natural method and when used for weight loss you would focus on exercises to retrain your brain to be satisfied with smaller amounts of food…which then sets you up to shed weight effortlessly and to improve many areas of your life. By taking people through this effective weight loss hypnotherapy method it can successfully change a person’s attitude towards food and help them to regain control over their cravings and bad habits around food. It unlocks the power you already have to make a positive change in your life and to then be able to visualize what you want. The program will help you to eat less, get rid of food cravings, address your sabotaging behaviour, exercising to lose weight for good while feeling better about yourself right from the start.It is designed to create a permanent positive change in your eating habits, getting you to where you want to be , easily, safely, naturally without feeling deprived, providing a long-term solution for weight loss, so you have the control. Hypnosis is a deep relaxation natural method and when used for weight loss you would focus on exercises to retrain the brain to be satisfied with smaller amounts of food...which then sets you up to shed weight effortlessly and to improve many areas of your life. By taking people through this very effective weight loss hypnotherapy method it can successfully change a person's attitude towards food and help them to regain control over their food cravings and bad habits around food. It unlocks the power you already have to make a positive change in your life and to then be able to visualise what you want for your life. We need to eat as it is a survival requirement but it is how we eat and why we eat the way we do that needs to be looked at. It is not only food that is the problem it is the emotional demands behind the reasons that cause us to overeat. Unless these emotional drivers are looked at and resolved the undesired eating habits will resurface time and time again.   Ask yourself this question…What will you gain from losing weight?   How will you feel when you have achieved your weight loss goal, what does it mean to you and how will your life be different. Knowing 'why' you want something and having a clear vision of the outcome will mean to you, makes it easier to keep on track, when you hot a hard patch. If your 'why' is big enough it is easier to focus on the 'how' you do it. If you take a few seconds to think ahead before you eat as to how you will feel when you are finished. Ask yourself, will eating this food make me feel good? This can help you to make a more helpful and healthy choice….and to not react from a snap decision of eating whatever is convenient, making excuses that it won't matter just this once.  Often we over eat to comfort ourselves, to feel better, to beat boredom. To swallow down emotions so they don’t surface and holding back feelings we’re afraid to feel. We contain the fear of failure, anger, disappointment, frustration, sadness. You have to behave, think and act like the person you want to be to shift the mental and emotional habits to support what you want. Instead of reaching out to chocolate, biscuits, pizza and the like when you’ve been upset, stressed or overwhelmed. When it becomes our go-to strategy for dealing with emotional distress, the consequences for our physical and mental health can be devastating. Psychologically comfort eating doesn’t do what we imagine it will in helping us to cope with life’s difficulties. Instead, it can make us feel worse with numerous negative feelings of guilt, shame, futility, disappointment, worthless, ugly, weak …so that buzz you might feel from the mouthfuls of food is not worth the emotional price that goes with it. A major cause of weight gain is sugar, it is a dense food which means you can eat a lot of it even with a smaller stomach. To eat a very large meal and then eat another large meal would make you feel very uncomfortable, but you can always manage to fit in a sugary dessert even if you are quite full as sugary foods go into your bloodstream straight away and so take up less space in your stomach – allowing you to eat more even with a medical gastric band. Unlike hypnotic gastric banding, surgery gastric band fails to address cravings. When you eat sugar, your body is looking for nutrition, and because it is not getting any it will keep looking for some and encouraging you to keep eating. Even with gastric banding it is possible to eat quite large amounts of chocolate and cakes and this is a major problem. It is essential that you eat real and proper food to get the essential nutrients you need.  People can learn after banding that if they eat very slowly, they can eat more and take in large amounts of calories. Also, they might live on smoothies and juices and the high sugar content in some of these continually raises their insulin levels leaving them more prone to fat storing. If you want your body to become a fat burning machine you need to avoid refined sugar and starch like bread, pasta and pastry. Starch turns to sugar really quickly. Your body can only store fat if insulin is present and insulin is present in the body when you have eaten carbohydrates therefore the most effective way to become slimmer and maintain a slim body is to cut back starch and sugar. Eat foods like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, fruit and vegetables. You don’t need to limit quantity as your body cannot store fat if no carbs are present. A gastric band can discourage you from eating the very foods that burn fat and encourage you to eat the foods that make your body store fat, so that is why it is very important to have the right attitude and mindset to help keep you on track to achieve the outcome you want.   Are you addicted to junk food? You crave junk food and can’t stop at one biscuit, that you go back for another…and another….until you finish the whole packet. Do you feel powerless around sugary treats or maybe its salty snacks that are your downfall? You say to yourself I just don’t have the willpower to overcome the addiction to junk food. Do you feel like no matter how many diets you try; you can’t stick to them? You might go weeks, months following a strict eating pattern and then suddenly you give into your cravings and your right back where you started. It is a huge disappointment and let down to yourself, feeling like a failure and beating yourself up. You can continually repeat this cycle unless you have dealt with and faced the reasons that you reach for food. Willpower alone is not enough, it also takes looking at the pictures you create in your mind, the thoughts and words you say to yourself, the beliefs you have around what you are eating. So many of us attach our sense of self-worth to our weight, shape, and size. Looking at false images of perfection in magazines and on social media feeds the idea that we need to look a certain way to be attractive and to feel good about ourselves. We can then end up in a vicious cycle of starving ourselves, punishing our bodies for not looking like those airbrushed images that we see everywhere. Then we step on the scales and don’t see the weight loss we hoped for, and then feel like we have failed. So, then we comfort eat, our emotions drive our eating habits and all those sugary, high fat snacks are the ultimate comfort food. We overeat, then we feel bad about ourselves and then the cycle starts all over again, this is learned behaviour and this means you can learn a new behaviour and change your patterns. You can have a healthy relationship with food and your body. Become aware of what you are eating and drinking in a day by keeping a food diary and write down what you have eaten. Also record things like what time of the day it was, who you were with, what physical daily exercise you done even if it was only for a few minutes. Note your thoughts and feelings around your impulses to eat and the emotions that you experienced. This will help you to identify what emotions you are responding to when choosing food so that you become consciously aware of the choices you are making. This awareness of how you respond to food and what the void is in your life that the food is filling. This helps you to find other ways of satisfying theses needs that is not food related...it is helpful in cutting down your need to reach for all those snacks during the day. When it is an ingrained habit of reaching for food you are not aware of just how much you are eating in a day. Be honest with yourself and even if you had a tough day still record it in your diary. No matter how powerless you feel you can change it and be the shape and size that you want to be. The Hypnotic Gastric Band procedure works on the whole body, your mind, emotions, feelings, your self-worth and belief in yourself and is incredibly powerful about creating the change that you want. You can enjoy a healthy relationship with food and your body. Be totally honest with yourself and identify the connection between your emotions and your food choices and behaviours. Develop healthy patterns to get your mind and body working together to overcome comfort eating. Eating to soothe our emotions is very much a human thing to do. Try to be mindful of what and when you are eating, start slowly making changes, avoid self-judgement as you try out a new way and give yourself self-love, prioritizing sleep and eating regular small meals is a simple way to tackle the issue. The more ownership you take over your health and the food you eat, the more likely you’ll be able to make lasting change. You can be the shape and size you want to be, what you choose to be. Everyone is a different body shape and size…it’s about accepting the diversity of body shapes, it’s about enjoying foods and not being fearful of them – it’s a psychological approach to food, rather than counting calories. Hypnotic Gastric Banding is a safer non evasive long term option by addressing the main issues that caused the overeating helping you get to the root cause of why you put on weight in the first place – providing the fast results of surgery without the risk, setting you up for long-term success. It encourages you to eat less and to feel full quickly now that you have a small, tiny, shrunken stomach, eating less as you become slimmer. It conditions you to only want to eat real and nutritious food while becoming indifferent to and disinterested in sugar and junk food. It is a four session hypnosis program requiring no time off work, no special pre-treatment diet, no shakes, no formulas, no pills, no potions and another plus with today’s technology the sessions can be conducted from the comfort of your own home or office via Zoom or Skype video link….in comparison the surgery would require time in hospital and at least two to three weeks recovery with no strenuous activity, including driving.   Obesity News Today in their writings say that “Gastric Bypass Surgery does not provoke weight loss on its own, but helps patients achieve weight loss when combined with a healthy diet and regular physical activity.” The problem with this is, if the patients were able to successfully diet and exercise to achieve their weight loss goal, then they wouldn’t require the surgery at all! Virtual Gastric Band therapy not only provides fast results without the surgical risks, but it also helps you get to the root cause of why you put on weight in the first place. It is helpful in supporting people of all shapes and sizes to look after themselves in a healthy and sustainable way, which sets them up for long-term successful results. If you’re contemplating surgery for weight loss, I urge you to seriously consider Virtual Gastric Banding. Success rates using hypnosis after a through consultation for weight loss issues are high at 85 to 100% and can also help with any other correlating issues such as stress, addictions, past trauma or maybe it’s you don’t have time just for you, that your life is on one continuous treadmill….whatever the underlying cause is it can be helped with hypnosis. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have regarding this process. Book a free, 15 minute no-obligation advisory session. www.karensydne.com

Champion High Performance Mindset For Greater Levels Of Success…

By | Hypnotherapy
THE POWER OF THE MIND “Your mind delivers to you exactly what you think you are worth.”   The mind is the most powerful tool that humans possess and it is the ultimate key to success. It can take you to the greatest heights on the success ladder or to the depths of failure. When you change your thinking, you can change your life. Hypnotherapy is a very remarkable way to help with mindset shifts bringing greater success in any area of your life. Hypnotherapy is a centuries old method for re-booting our minds to positively improve aspects of our life. It is a very quick and easy way to help someone snap out of the things that are doing them harm and to start developing more beneficial habits.   You might have spent years climbing the corporate ladder and chasing the promotion you thought would make it all worthwhile, only to get it and suddenly feel bored, uninspired, or disillusioned. If you often find yourself sitting at work wondering, ‘Is this it?’ it’s likely that your work lacks purpose. The same in your sporting career your successes lack the excitement you thought they would bring you.You don’t stop and celebrate your achievements just continuing on to the next quick fix. Hypnosis has the power to bring about positive and permanent change in your life. It rewires the beliefs and behaviors behind your fears, phobias, and negative habits by tapping into your subconscious mind. It can free you from whatever is holding you back - low self-esteem, unhealthy eating habits, toxic relationships, lack-lustre unfulfilling days, not fulfilling your passion and purpose - so you can live a joyful, successful and abundant life. When you do what you are meant to do and excel at it, you live your life with meaning, purpose, and significance. You feel happy, rewarded, satisfied and fulfilled.   For many people, the hardest task in business, sports and life is to know who or what helps them to feel good about themselves and their world, that is, who or what promotes a state of relaxation and well-being. The second most difficult task is achieving a state of balance between training and rest, between work and play, between seriousness and spontaneity, between relaxation and readiness. People get caught up in what they have to do, should do, or should be and what they think others expect them to be. This imbalance costs them a lot. The more relaxed and at ease you are, the more you feel in balance and the better your performance, whether in sport, school or at work or in your relationships. To be an effective and successful athlete, to achieve at the level you desire, you should know who and what promotes your centeredness, confidence, relaxation and your ability to have fun.   But people seldom take the time to be honest and self-nurturing enough to really connect with all the things that add to their lives and to balance the more negative things to which they seem so attached. People seem to be very good at knowing all the things, situations, people and so on that make them feel insecure, angry or frustrated with themselves….   But how do you achieve this balance, to achieve your peak performance?   One step is to become aware of your mindset and how you speak to yourself. Those harsh, hurtful & critical words that you say to yourself on a daily basis. When you are harshly critical of yourself it can cause you to self-sabotage. The mind loves positive words, it loves words only in the present tense, it loves words that make a picture and that you can see where you need to go…..learning and growing and that makes you feel great! Hypnosis is the best way to change, the most powerful way to change, the most permanent way to change. It uses cutting edge tools and is based on new and exciting methods that work. With the power of hypnosis you can have anything you want in your life.   Research indicates that future success emanates totally and absolutely from a person’s present mental attitude and self-concept. If you accept that the pictures in your mind, how you see yourself, your self-concept, have real and actual power, you will understand the importance of those pictures. What is your mind? It is that thinking part of yourself, the visions, the thoughts, the dreams you have. That part of you that talks to its self, analysing, creating, thinking and problem solving. You can change your mind through using powerful affirmations as they help to recondition your thinking and reframe your experiences into a positive, learning mode. This allows you to create a new reality for yourself with your mind and your emotions. It works best for you when you quiet yourself and when you are willing to move your mind aside and listen to the still, small voice inside.   Without a doubt you are strong, you are perfect and you can do anything you want and when you add your mind power behind it you will be unstoppable. Your mind is a very powerful machine so learn to harness its power and it can help you to experience all that you want in life, business or sports. Also, your mind tells you to think differently, to be afraid, to doubt yourself, to compare your abilities with those of others, to judge yourself or tell yourself to quit. Your mind wants to control you and when you let it you are giving it all the power. You must train it to work for you not against you. If you believe you deserve to have what you want, you will go towards achieving that goal. If you don’t have acceptance of yourself and you feel there is something lacking, something to be ashamed of, or something that is less than perfect about yourself, you will deny yourself of the things that you wish for.   People are their own worst critics and that is why they are so hurt and angry when someone else criticises or judges them. The critics are saying what the person is already thinking or feeling. If you are not self-accepting in your personal life, you will have trouble being self- accepting in your business life or sporting life. If your only identity in life and who you are is as the business person or sporting star, when you are finished your career, there is no self to be. You are lost. Who are you really? What is your purpose? You can have exactly what you want in life, business or sports or personal outcomes but it is your choice. You must be honest and true to yourself, think of everything you have ever wanted to be, do or have. Allow yourself to want anything you want and back it up with total commitment. Write it down. Imagine yourself being, doing, and having exactly what you want. Feel how it feels, notice any inner talk. Is it positive or negative? Set your mind free to allow yourself everything.   What if you actually got everything you wanted?   Take a moment to actually see yourself being what you have always wanted to be, doing what you have always wanted to do and having what you have always wanted. What does that look like? Now that you know what it is you most want, that you have the clarity put a plan in place outlining the action steps you need to take and you are ready to go. It is your mindset, thoughts, beliefs, the way you speak to yourself that stops you getting what it is you want. Remove all the limitations from your life and watch yourself soar. Remember for every 'but’ or reason why you cannot do, be or have something there is always a way to turn that around. Focus specifically on what you do want and the results you want to achieve. Be sure they are very clear to you and that you know exactly what these goals mean to you and what the exact result is that you want.   See yourself succeeding, hear the support and enthusiasm from yourself and others. How it feels to accomplish this important desire. See, feel and hear it all from the beginning to the end. Notice how simple it can be. Step-by-step you move towards your goal until you succeed. You are always in control. It’s about changing old belief systems so that you can form new ones that allow you to move forward to achieve, to become, to do and to have what you want. The more you get out of life, the more you have to give to yourself, to those you care about and to the world in general. Keeping a mental log book for life goals will help you to remember and to keep focused on the goals and the steps you need to take. If you are willing to risk and be dedicated to your mental training you will achieve your goals and perform at the top of your game. The process is exactly the same for all areas of your life. Each move forward is a learning experience and a growth step. With each step you go beyond your self-imposed limitations. You let go of fear and become willing to risk the next step.   Successful people, leaders, athletes have similar things in common: they have total belief in themselves and their abilities: they have total concentration and focus. They visualise or image what they want for days or weeks before seeing the end result. Successful people, leaders, professional athletes have similar things in common: they have total belief in themselves and their abilities: they have total concentration and focus. They visualise or imagine what they want for days or weeks before seeing the end result.   How do you want to live in the world and with what values?   Is it integrity, accountability, respect, knowledge, commitment, wisdom, honesty, reliability, perseverance and persistence?  Knowing what values are important to you, come down to taking an honest look at yourself, what you believe in, and what kind of life you want to create for yourself, your family, your friends, your community, your country. Even though you are just one person “who” you are, your values, your actions, thoughts and attitudes can make a difference. Whether you are looking at expanding your horizons, changing your lifestyle, or climbing the ladder, access your mindset to that allow you to perform better. Think thoughts of success and go confidently in the direction of your dreams and know that you have all that it takes. It is what you think about, the thoughts you have, that is what you will bring into your life. The sky is not the limit – the limit is in your mind. Mindpower is key. Mindpower is one of the strongest and most useful powers that you have. Using your imagination, you create whatever you want, whether it is success or failure. Happiness or unhappiness, opportunities or obstacles. Mindpower uses your attention, your mental images and your thoughts and you have the total control over it. Harness yours and steer it in the direction you want to go to live an unstoppable and limitless life!   “Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.”
  • Earl Nightingale
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What Is Hypnotherapy and How Can It Help You

By | Hypnotherapy

“The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of hell or a Hell of heaven.”   -   Joseph Conrad

Hypnosis does not mean losing control of your mind, it allows you to take back control, to empower yourself so that you can better look after yourself.

It’s about learning what the brain is capable of. The mind is a funny place, and, for some people, the difference between being able to do something or not, can come down solely to a single thought. For many, hypnosis can certainly be very helpful, producing amazing results.

It’s like a heightened concentration and is more common than you think. If you’ve ever really got into reading a book, or watching a television show and the rest of the world around you has sort of disappeared, you are aware of nothing other than your book or the television show. Hypnosis is very similar to that.

It helps to get past the mental barriers that cause most of the problems you deal with mentally and physically….people achieve outstanding results within the following areas and with many other life issues they may face;

  • Achieving in high performance sports
  • Business and career success
  • Stress and anxiety issues
  • Sleep disorders
  • Weight problems
  • Self-esteem/confidence issues
  • Addictions/Quit smoking
  • Depression
  • Chronic pain
  • Mental health conditions
  • Exam performance/stress

Hypnosis is a relaxed state that we all go in and out of naturally every day. It helps people to unlock what it is that they most want, as it works with their subconscious mind. It empowers them to live their best life.

Hypnosis can help to achieve transformation and success in almost all areas of your life, creating positive and life-long results. It resets the patterns, your habits, that control your day, that are in your conscious mind.

For example, what you may believe and feel about yourself, that sabotaging self-talk that we use in the way that we all speak to ourselves…..which usually is not true, it is what we perceive to be true. We would not speak in this destructive and critical way to our best friends so why do we speak to ourselves like this?

Hypnotherapy can be successfully applied to many different issues, including addictions to substances ranging from sugar to alcohol and drugs; sexual problems; chronic pain; phobias; lack of self-confidence and to improve professional success and sports performance.

What has been found without exception from the many clients that approach Clinical Hypnotherapists is that they have already visited doctors, consultants, rehabilitation centers and counsellors. They have tried numerous different weight loss diets and ways to quit smoking and addictions and the list goes on. And none of those things have successfully worked for them.

So, they present themselves with a preconception that they are there because hypnosis is their last resort, when reality is that our minds are the most powerful avenue available to us. If more people understood the capability that their own mind has to impact on their lives whether it’s for the good or bad, they’d start with hypnotherapy first and not use it as an end result.

“The mind of man is capable of anything.”   -   Joseph Conrad

Hypnotherapy is a centuries old method for re-booting our minds to positively improve aspects of our life. It is a very quick and easy way to help someone snap out of the things that are doing them harm and to start developing more beneficial habits. The human mind is basically split into two parts – our conscious mind and our subconscious mind.

The conscious part is like the ‘tip of an iceberg’ which guides us on our daily activities, from making sure we eat to getting us from where we want to go and back again and for fulfilling our daily work tasks.

It is the little chatterbox inside our heads, which knows very well what we need to do to keep ourselves happy, healthy and on top of things. Also, all too easily it keeps helping us to give into bad habits like overeating and self-destructive thoughts centered on why we can’t do something or achieve certain things.

Then there is the subconscious mind, which is like the far bigger area of an ‘iceberg’ and is hidden below the water. It is the conflagration of everything we’ve ever thought, experienced or had said to us, which then drives some of the things our conscious mind does.

The subconscious never forgets any of these influences and will continue leading us to do certain things, because, we got what it saw, as a positive result at some time in the past.

For example, comfort eating, the first time we do it, it makes us feel better, at least at that moment in the short term. So, our subconscious thinks ‘I know, that worked well last time, so, I’ll make them do it again, and again.’

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”   -   Buddha

Hypnotherapy is such a great tool to use as it produces results faster and easier. For most people when things are out of their control they can get stuck in negative and worrying problems….but instead, it is much more helpful, if they can focus on those things within their control and take the necessary action to solve the issue – asking themselves “what can I do about it?”

For example, if a person has decided to use Hypnotherapy for weight loss then it is critical that the first step a therapist would take is to dig deep to uncover the underlying issue the person has that was causing the weight gain.

To find out what is the emotional reason that causes them to reach for food, what has happened in their life that causes them to over eat. Weight gain is the end result that happens when people reach for food to cover up their pain or problem, or whatever issue they have.

Being overweight is not only about the food. Developing a better relationship with your body in general, and looking at what you put in it, has to start with breaking that ‘daily trance,’ which is the root cause of a number of self-destructive habits.

It is not a one size fits all and so working with a practitioner is important. They can determine through getting to know you, how to work out the best approach and method to suit your individual needs.

It is crucial to get down to the underlying cause of the issue and to resolve that…..rather than just putting a band aid over it.

Hypnotherapy treats the cause addressing the whole body. Modern Hypnosis is a natural awake state, complete relaxation and what we experience ourselves everyday as we naturally go in and out of this state….it can be described as like daydreaming.

In this relaxed state of hypnosis, the person drops down from the conscious mind, which is only 10% of the mind, into the subconscious. Now we are addressing the whole person, 100% of the mind rather than just treating symptoms.

Helping to resolve those destroying feelings, such as resentment, regrets, blame, anger, guilt, jealousy and fear that is stored in the body and must be released to ease the melancholy and overwhelming sadness.

Those feelings sometimes experienced of helplessness and being useless which continues to recycle as self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviour that can be associated with being depressed.

With hypnotherapy you can help to release traumatic experiences, hurtful memories and stored emotions from the mind and body. People report that when they have stopped those repetitive compulsive thoughts and behaviours their depression or sadness lifted so they can then resume living their lives again. Depression often has a cause, and when the cause is found, released and transformed, the depression lifts.

Hypnosis uses the ability of the brain to do this and to connect to new experiences and helping people to focus on a better, brighter future…our brain is the most intelligent computer and has the answers.

You could liken the mind to a self-learning computer, which is hardwired to run the same programs over and over again. Occasionally it needs rebooting to ensure that it’s producing the outputs the user is actually looking for and that’s where hypnotherapy comes in.

Everyone can be hypnotised, to some extent. The reasoning for this is that in reality, most of us are in a trance, most of the time.

Think about it. How many times in a day do you do something in an automated state, where you can’t remember the process you actually went through?

Maybe it was driving your car on auto-pilot and you can’t remember how you got to your destination, if you even stopped at the corner and checked for traffic. Or you cooked dinner and it just happened while you were mentally shifting through the events of your day.

This is very common because, while our conscious minds are focusing on the practicalities of the things, we need to get done that day in the here and now. Our subconscious is only too happy to oversee our habitual activities in a kind of automated state.

Therefore, it is also not a case of being strong or not strong, literally everyone is susceptible to hypnosis in one form or another.

Hypnosis will actually snap you out of the trance-like state you inhabit every day, so that you can change the behaviours that are not doing you any favours.

It’s a bit like when you go on holiday and as soon as you switch off and start to relax,

the day -to- day clutter in your head starts to dissipate and you think in a new way about all those aspects of your life you might like to change, or new activities you would like to try, any new ideas come to you.

Or suddenly you might remember something important that had been blocked out by all the other noise going on. Hypnosis provides a shortcut to stepping back from the world in a similar way so that you can reassess, which we all need to do every now and again.

Like anything in our lives, if we concentrate on one thing for long enough, we are likely to become good at it. The fact is our brains are wired so that they just will not update their systems until they are presented with something better. This is how hypnosis works, the power of it enables this to happen instantly, with very little conscious effort.

This is why when someone comes to a hypnosis practitioner with an issue like wanting to stop smoking and straight away, they stop craving cigarettes, whereas if they went cold turkey, stopping would be a lot harder to do.

When you are ready to take control of your life hypnosis can help create the changes you want. Because a complete assessment session is done first, and if the client answers truthfully about why they want these changes, the success rate is very high.

Also, it comes down to the belief you have about whether it will help you or not. How willing you are to engage in visualization and suggestions given to you by the hypnotherapist, to use your imagination….hypnosis works from repetition, so if a recording is given to you from the clinic it is important to follow the instructions and listen to it for several days.

As a therapist the results achieved for people is where the rewards come for them as there is nothing better than to see people happy and achieving what it is, they want. If you focus on the good things, then the good gets even better.

“Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.”  -  Eckhart Tolle

Everybody has free will and a person cannot be made to do anything they don’t want from a clinical hypnotherapy session, so the results achieved depends on the outcome the client wants.

There are many myths and untruths surrounding hypnotherapy which mostly come from false reporting from the media and from fictional films and novels, says Irving Kirsch, a lecturer and director of the ‘Program in Placebo Studies at Harvard Medical School.’

Kirsch says, “hypnosis is a well-studied and researched legitimate form of adjunct treatment for conditions ranging from obesity and pain after surgery to anxiety and stress.”  In terms of weight loss, some of Kirsch’s research has found that, the hypnosis group also maintained that weight loss during an 18-month follow-up period.

For a lot of people, the only experience they have had of hypnosis is seeing it being used in an entertainment scenario and so the number one question asked is: “You are not going to make me cluck like a chicken, are you?” Of course, the answer is, “absolutely not!”

You cannot be hypnotized against your will – you always have to want to do something a hypnotherapist asks you to do, or you would not comply with it.

Even people who are made to cluck like a chicken must want to do that on some level, otherwise they wouldn’t, it’s as simple as that. Choose a practitioner that you have rapport with for the therapy to be as effective as possible. A qualified practitioner only ever wants what is best for their client.

The hypnotherapist is just the facilitator. It is you and the power of your mind, that puts you into a hypnotic state from which you will start to change your behaviour. You will be amazed by what you are capable of.

As said, it is helpful for many conditions including obesity, depression, anxiety and stress. It helps with addictions and smoking cessation.

It is a great way to enhance the mind power to use in high performance sports for that winning edge and the business owner who wants unlimited success….for a higher level of confidence and self-esteem, it is life changing and the fast track to getting what you most want.

Certain people are not suitable to undergo hypnotherapy. These include children under five, whose language isn’t advanced enough to understand the necessary instructions. Also, those with serious mental health issues that result in a chemical imbalance in their brain, such as schizophrenia or clinical depression as hypnotherapy work’s by heightening someone’s senses.

Thinking and feeling more vividly in this way could lead to them doing something that isn’t good for them. If you have any doubts regarding your physical and mental health always seek advice from your doctor before having any alternative treatments.

Believe in a healthier, better you on all levels and let hypnotherapy help you to achieve your ultimate lifestyle, transforming your life for the better and feeling fantastic…as William James said, “If you can change your mind, you can change your life.”

Become your best self with hypnosis. Becoming a better person, and giving your mind and body the opportunity to grow in ways that have been scientifically proven….listen to yourself and change yourself in ways you might never have before in your life. People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be. Renew your mind and transform your life!!!

“All problems are illusions of the mind.”  -   Eckhart Tolle


High Performance Coach
Professional Hypnotherapist