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Stop Smoking Using Hypnotherapy and the Power of Hypnosis

Over the years hypnosis has gained an increasingly positive reputation for its therapeutic and medical benefits, things like relaxation, weight loss, pain control, and quitting smoking. However, people are still somewhat skeptical of hypnosis and its ability to assist with issues like smoking cessation. Being a Hypnotherapist and also an ex-smoker myself, I can completely understand peoples hesitation to believe that hypnosis can help them overcome their addiction to tobacco. Speaking from personal experience I can attest that like most people cigarettes became a coping mechanism for me to help deal with my stress, in situations where I felt uncomfortable, also to pass the time when I was bored. While I may not have been fully addicted to the nicotine itself, given the right conditions I could go for days at a time without smoking, I was however psychologically addicted and would resort to smoking any time I felt uncomfortable,…

Does Hypnotherapy for Anxiety Work?

For many people, anxiety can become a crippling mental health condition. There are several different anxiety-related disorders. They can range in severity from mild to extreme. The simplest definition of anxiety is the experience of unnecessary fear and/or stress. Anxiety is not a logical response to the environment. Instead, it is an irrational fear of potential negative consequences or the future in general. Some people may experience discomfort in social settings. Others may develop such severe anxiety that they cannot leave their home. For many people, anxiety can worsen over time. While there are medications on the market for anxiety, not everyone responds well to these prescription drugs. For others, the side effects of anxiety drugs may be worse than the anxiety they want to treat. Talk therapy can also be a source of ongoing anxiety. This is especially true if the patient worries about how the therapist perceives their…

Weight Loss: Do You Want to be Slimmer? The Power of Hypnosis Will Help You Release Those Unwanted Pounds

Some people find it difficult to lose weight, are you one of them? It can be very difficult, what with all the different weight loss methods out there, various drugs, and programs mostly focused on restricting what you eat, trying to get you to eat less, restricting you from eating any of the things you like, while also convincing you to exercise like your life depended on it. It may seem like a losing battle, everywhere you go, you get bombarded with delicious photos of large plates of food, advertisements for snacks and drinks, all looking so tasty, but packed full of things you maybe shouldn't be eating right now. If you're trying to live a healthier life, make better choices and lose weight in the process, this can really put a strain on your motivation, tempt you into making decisions you may later regret and ultimately cause you to…
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Theory of Mind

During my education at HMI, I was introduced to an interesting concept known as the Theory of Mind. The basic idea is this, your mind comprises of your conscious mind (about 12%) logic, reason, decision, willpower etc. and your subconscious mind (about 88%) all the positive and negative knowns, things you have experienced, beliefs you have etc., and around about the age of 8-9 we develop a critical filter between the two, to try to help protect you. As we process information throughout the day we are exposed to various ideas and influences, some we accept and some we reject, this is the critical filter doing its job. We go through a process of identification, association and then reaction. Within our subconscious mind, we have a collection of knowns, these can be positive or negative, for example, you may have a positive memory of eating your favorite chocolate bar or…

Top 10 Myths Surrounding Hypnosis

Over the years there have been many misconceptions and myths surrounding hypnosis, here we will dispel some of the most common. Myth #1: Hypnosis is "Mind Control" and the Hypnotist/Hypnotherapist will control you. Fact: No one is able to control your mind unless you allow them to. Your Hypnotherapist will only give you suggestions that you want to be given, based on the Pre-Hypnotic Interview. If you hear a suggestion that you don't agree with or don't understand, your subconscious mind will automatically reject it. At no point during your session will you lose control of your mind. Myth #2: I will be made to act out silly things, such as clucking like a chicken or barking like a dog. Fact: This assumption is based on things often seen in Stage Hypnotism and Hollywood fiction. The truth is, these people volunteer to act on stage, and they allow themselves to …

What's Your Body Trying to Tell You? All About Body Syndromes

Body Syndromes Many people experience symptoms that are considered psychosomatic, that is, the physical symptom someone is experiencing arises from an emotional or psychological cause. Commonly these symptoms may include things like headaches, fatigue, and sleep problems, as well as things like stomach issues and a wide assortment of unexplained pains throughout the body. It's also possible that weight loss/gain could have a psychological origin for a variety of different reasons as well. That being said, if you should experience any of these issues, your first port of call should always be your medical doctor to rule out any potential medical causes. After your doctor has ruled out all possible medical causes and you're still experiencing the problem, there's a good chance that your issue could be resolved by exploring the possible psychological or emotional causes, the psychosomatic symptoms. I was first introduced to the concept of Body Syndromes by…