Atomic Kitten Liz and how she lost a stone through Hypnotherapy
Hypnosis Can Help Shed Weight Without Pill Popping:
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Gastric Mind Band Helped Mum to Lose Weight
Why you should consider Hypnosis
Here is an excellent article by Roy Hunter who trained under the legendary Charles Tebbets. This article clearly explains the benefits of professional Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy. If you have ever wondered why hypnosis is so important, then read this:
Fear of going to the Dentist?
Hypnosis for Allergies
Evidence to support the findings that Hypnotherapy could banish Hayfever. I am fully trained in the NLP Allergy Technique, which is an amasing technique for freeing a person from experiencing an allergic reaction.
Brilliant article on Guided Imagery
This article shows the evidence to support Guided Imagery. I can state that Guided Imagery is even more powerful when in a state of trance. It is important to frame suggestions properly, so if you are thinking of using Guided Imagery then please see a professional Hypnotherapist who will be able to teach you self hypnosis whilst showing you how to construct suggestions appropriately.
Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy - The Evidence
Click on each of the side bars relating to conditions to see just how effective Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy are. Here you can see scientific results which show that in professional hands like mine, Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy can be very powerful and effective forms of therapy:
Stress Management with Hypnotherapy
Will Hypnosis Cure My Anxiety?
In this article a sufferer of anxiety writes in to Net Doctor to ask if Hypnosis will help to cure their anxiety, only to be told that CBT is the preferred therapy of choice for a phobia!! This is complete and utter nonsense in my professional opinion. Some would say that I would say that as a professional Hypnotist and Clinical Hypnotherapist but I am giving an honest and open answer.
Lets look at the facts, anxiety (fear) is a primitive response designed to protect us and in certain circumstances it makes very good sense to have anxiety or fear, for example when crossing a road it makes sense to have some anxiety, which is designed to keep us alert to danger so that we can respond effectively if needed i.e. a car suddenly appearing. The appropriate level of anxiety in the instance of crossing a road also heightens our senses and means that we are more vigilant to possible risks. However, anxiety that is overblown and out of proportion for the situation at hand, can often limit our ability to respond appropriately. Phobias which are an extreme manifestation of fear can significantly affect a sufferer's life to the point where many activities are either avoided or only tolerated under extreme duress.
Now, consider this, no one consciously chooses to have a phobia, do they? No one consciously chooses to have a panic attack, no one consciously chooses to hyperventilate (well not normally) or to blush at awkward times. These are Unconscious responses! And thus to state that CBT which uses the Conscious Mind is the preferred route of choice for Unconscious responses (fear and phobias) does not make any logical sense to me, now does it?
Whilst I fully accept that CBT seems to be the flavour of the month as far as Talking Therapies go, this I believe is because it does not root into a client's past, it works from the here and now and attempts to instigate change in the present, which is all well and good, since the Government likes to use a short, straight forward and clearly defined approach which is time framed and CBT fits this model. Now I am not knocking CBT as such, since it does have its merits but I do not think that it is superior in any way to properly applied Clinical Hypnotherapy.
Also what is not taken into account is that professional and qualified Hypnotherapists such as myself are using cognitive and behavioural techniques and more within the framework of Hypnosis. That means that qualified professionals such as myself are using the best of both worlds. Within the healing and relaxing state of altered awareness called Hypnosis, I am guiding my client's to be deeply relaxed whilst loosening their worries and fears around the phobic response. I am also reframing the events which generated the phobia as being in the past and I can allow clients to use Timelines to not only understand cognitively that the phobia is in the past but they can also viscerally understand this at the deepest level of their neurophysiology. Furthermore, using techniques such as the NLP Fast Phobia Cure, I can completely remove phobias within one or two sessions. I do not have to take multiple sessions to get there.
The human mind learns quickly, super quickly in fact. True phobias are normally a one off learning experience. No one learns to have a phobia slowly. For example somebody is in a train crash and survives but they learn to fear trains for the rest of their lives. Until that is they meet a qualified and competent Hypnotherapist, like myself. In Hypnosis, I can age regress clients back to a time when they did not have their phobia and use that as a template to teach them how to be free from that phobia in the future. Can this be done in CBT sessions? Not without some form of Guided Imagery and in all effects that is Hypnosis. Note well I have a lot of respect for CBT, but I have even more respect for having an integrated approach which makes use of the ideal learning state which is Unconscious Competence. Anyone who learns to do something well does it with Unconscious Competence, this is the learning model. When a person first wants to learn to drive or ride a bike, they have no idea as to how to do it, thus they are Unconsciously Incompetent. Next as they begin to learn the skill, they realise just how difficult it is and that is Conscious Incompetence but as they keep on learning and practising then they begin to gain some real skill but they are still consciously aware of the process and have to focus and concentrate hard to achieve it, that is Conscious Competence. However, finally they master it and begin to just instinctively know how to do it, they do not have to even think about it as such, they just flow with it. That is Unconscious Competence! Think about this if one had to stop and think about how to write every time one was doing it, then that consciousness would get in the way! The same with driving or riding a bike or opening doors. Human beings generalise after learning how to do something well.
With a phobia whether by one stop learning or a continous feed of information and events which conditioned a person to feel fearful in situations, the person generating the phobic response is doing it Unconsciously. The response happens all by itself. Yes there may be specific triggers or what we call anchors in NLP, that lead to the phobic response occuring but the response is happening at a level below the conscious threshold of awareness. If it was a conscious response then one could use logical analytical thought to stop it and yet many phobics have done just that their whole life after having a phobia. They have talked to themselves and told themselves not to be silly. not to be fearful, that there is nothing rationally to fear and yet the fear is still there and often magnifies the more they try to consciously fight it!
The key is to consult with a professional, well qualified and experienced Hypnotherapist and preferably one who is also trained in NLP. A skilled Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner will be able to help an anxiety sufferer quickly and competently, reprogramming the mind so that the old phobic response does not get wheeled out anymore!
Thus lets wake up to the fact that Hypnotherapy is not the back seat driver of therapies but in many respects it is the cream of therapies. It is the master of therapies and needs to be treated with the respect and significance it deserves. Hypnosis is but the tool the real key to successfully therapy is the Hypnotherapy i.e. the therapy that is undertaken whilst the client is in Hypnosis and for that to be good, a client needs to consult with a well qualified and experienced Hypnotherapist such as myself.
To be fair to the article it is mentioned that many Hypnotherapists get good results with phobias, they should do as Hypnotherapy goes direct to the source of the anxiety and phobia. Note well the article mentions choosing a Hypnotherapist through the NCH but this is just one of the professional associations. Since I am already a member of the main professional associations and a member of the UKCHO, you can rest assured that I am fully qualified and a recognised professional. Please see the APHP for more details of just some of my training.
Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (APHP)
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Now onto the article
Hypnosis and Fibromyalgia - How Hypnotherapy can help with pain control
Another study which highlights the significant effects of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy in Pain Management. Read this now to find out how Hypnosis allowed sufferers of fibromyalgia to control their pain:
Hypnotism it's all in the mind!
This is an excellent article debunking many of the myths about Hypnosis, it explains clearly and succinctly what it is and what it is not. It identifies that Hypnosis is a very powerful method for healing work at the deepest level. It also shows the medical evidence for Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy. Please read it to find out just how useful Hypnotherapy can be when used by a skilled professional such as myself. I have helped many clients with numerous problems and have had highly beneficial results time and time again! Hypnotherapy is very useful for IBS and this is highlighted in this article as are a number of other case studies, which cover everything from using Hypnotherapy for stopping smoking, to wound healing, comfortable childbirth and snoring as well as much more. Let me show you now how you can overcome your problems with Hypnotherapy. You can see from the article the credibility of the findings and judge for yourself, just how effective Hypnotherapy can be when carried out by a skilled professional like myself.
Imagine Your Gut Like A River - Hypnotherapy for IBS
In this article Dr Peter Whorell states that he devised the idea of using Hypnotherapy to treat IBS, whilst the article is fairly good, it was not Dr Peter Whorell with all due respect that devised the idea of using Hypnotherapy to treat IBS, since Hypnotherapy has been used since time immemorial to treat this condition and many others. I am sure that many sufferers of IBS have already taken themselves into an altered state and imagined that they are disconnected from their pain in some way. In fact all human beings have a tendency to do this, the excellence of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy with a trained professional is that there is a systematic method of allowing a person to disconnect and to visualise healing taking place. Also "cure" is not a word that any professionally qualified Hypnotherapist would normally use, we would use the term alleviating the symptoms, learning to harness the power of the mind to affect positive changes or a resolution of the symptoms. However, that does not mean that people cannot "cure" themselves of ailments, they can and in fact in science even some of the most intractable conditions such as terminal cancer can be gone from the body, in these cases it is called a Spontanoeus Remission! It is rare but the key thing is it does and can happen. So the human mind and body is such a magnificent system that one should not limit one's ability to heal oneself by having limited beliefs, this is one of the reasons why Hypnotherapists open up the internal map of their clients enabling them to create highly positive states, if this means that they are open to the possibility of people being able to "cure" themselves, is this such a bad thing. Charles Tebbets a master of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy made a full recovery from a major stroke that threatened to paralyse him. He was living testimony to the fact that the human mind can control to a very powerful level the workings of the whole system. I too have worked with stroke patients and they have made amasing changes to their motor function and cognitions as well as accessing powerfully positive feelings of relaxation, hope and empowerment. So whilst Hypnotherapy is not a cure all, it is a very powerful method of affecting change at the deepest level and it deserves as much professional credit if not more than CBT or Psychology. Now, if one uses Hypnotherapy and NLP (The Science of Excellence) then the possibilitis really do expand rapidly, do they not?
Anyway, now enjoy the article bearing in mind my thoughts on it:
Man Hypnotises himself before operation
This article focuses on a Hypnotist’s ability to hypnotise himself so that he can undergo an operation on his hand. In it he achieves a good depth of hypnosis and states that he felt no pain. I too have successfully used hypnosis to remain pain free whilst undergoing dental treatment. I took myself into trance and whilst aware of what was happening I felt no pain. Please note that Hypnosis is not mind control, nor does one “go under”. In fact hypnosis is a state of magnified concentration or focussed attention. One will be aware of one’s surroundings and also noises and other stimuli in the room but also deeply relaxed and at ease. However, if a person needed to respond to anything such as an emergency they would immediately come out of the hypnotic trance and deal with what needed to be dealt with. Equally a person undergoing surgery remains aware but feels free from pain, they can respond to the needs of the medical staff as well.
Read this article to see just how good hypnosis can be for pain control and then call me to let me show you how to control your pain either for surgery or to manage chronic pain and feel much better!
Hypnosis slows onset of dementia - Proven results
Please read this amasing article from the Liverpool Daily Post on new research which confirms that Hypnosis is highly effective in slowing the onset of dementia! This is an amasing finding, is it not:
Quit Smoking with Hypnosis
Yes, it really is true to say that Hypnosis can be a very powerful method for stopping smoking. Please click on the link that follows to be taken to an article on quitting smoking with Hypnosis:
Hypnotherapy shows promise for hot flushes
An article on the positive benefits of Hypnotherapy for the menopause:
Studies Show Hypnotherapy Eases Dental Anxiety
Read this excellent article which shows that Hypnotherapy is proven to reduce Dental fears and anxiety:
Guardian News Article To Support The benefits of Hypnotherapy
Hypnosis is not just a stage trick:
Please see this fascinating article which explains what Clinical Hypnotherapists have known all along: Note that there are distinct changes in the brain to show that Hypnosis is real. Positive attention and suggestion is not enough! Hypnosis is the answer.
One really must seek out a professionally qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist, regsistered with the main professional bodies.
Now onto the article:
CBT? Check out the latest findings in brain research which state that emotions always come first and thus find out the limitations of CBT.
The Human Givens approach to Psychology uses the latest findings in brain research and has clearly identified that whilst CBT is an effective model of therapy it misses out a vital component. Thus the Human Givens approach has developed the APET Model for therapists to use. This maintains all of the benefits of CBT approach but takes into account the latest findings in brain research. Note Clinical Hypnotherapy which uses the trance state is essential in helping clients to calm down and to lower emotional arousal. The trance state is in fact the way in which the brain learns new material and thus it is a vital part of any talking therapy. One which is in fact the mother of all other talking therapies. Read this article to find out more:
NLP Works: See the Research Studies
Click on the link below to view a number of fascinating research studies to support the fact that NLP and Hypnotherapy work very well:
Home 4 Complemetary Medicine Hypnotherapy
This article on the 4 Health Website neatly explains what Hypnotherapy is and how it can be of help to people: Please note I am trained in Hypnosis to Master Level as well as in Clinical Hypnotherapy but above and beyond this I am also trained in NLP to Master Practitioner Level and in Ericksonian (In Direct) Hypnotherapy. In addition I have trained in Psychotherapy including Gestalt Therapy and Transactional Analysis. I have also gained an Advanced Diploma in Professional Stress Management at Distinction Level and undergone training in EMDR as well as Hypnoesitherapy. Thus I have a very comprehensive range of knowledge and practical ability to be able to help clients to overcome their problems and difficulties.
Please enjoy the article and note that Clinical Hypnotherapy is rapidly gaining once again its rightful place as an outstanding therapy and add to that the skills, experience and knowledge of Psychotherapy and one can begin to see how deep seated problems can be helped considerably by a qualified therapist such as myself.
Cheek Biting treated successfully with Hypnotherapy
Please see this excellent article which shows how the use of Clinical Hypnotherapy can successfully treat a person who has developed the habit of biting their cheeks. Cheek biting can coincide with Bruxism which is grinding of the teeth or it can exist on its own. Its technical name is called Frictional Keratosis due to the lesions caused by biting the inner lining of the cheeks. Very often the condition exists due to stress. In times of relaxation the sufferer normally notices a reduction in the severity of their symptoms. Thus general relaxation, breathing techniques and work/life balance are essential for gaining control of one's life and for easing the problem. However, the cheek biting can also be linked to an ingrained habit and this is where Clinical Hypnotherapy comes to the fore. Bypassing the Conscious Critical faculty allows the skilfully trained Hypnotherapist to implant new empowering suggestions for change to stop the cheek biting once and for all. Of course there can be secondary gains or other areas where the pattern may continue to exist and that is where Analytical Hypnotherapy or Regression techniques can be of excellent value. Please read the article to begin to see how a trained Clinical Hypnotherapist such as myself could help you to be free from cheek biting for good.
CHEEK BITING A SCEPTIC TRIES CLINICAL HYPNOSIS:
Unblocking The Mind - Sexual Dysfunction
Hypnotherapy can be used to unblock the mind to assist with sexual dysfunction: Please read this carefully:
Sexual dysfunction can be helped through hypnotherapy. SUZANNA PILLAY speaks to a clinical hypnotherapist on the common sex-related problems faced by men and women today. SEXUAL problems can undermine self-esteem, relationships and the identity of femininity and masculinity in sufferers.
They have a massive impact on a patient's inclination or ability to have sex and can be traced either to organic (physiological) sexual problems which require medical intervention, or caused by psychological issues.
In the latter, hypnotherapy can help all psychosexual dysfunction and disorders where there is a psychological origin for the disorder.
Hypnosis is a state of mind connected to deep relaxation, narrowed focus and increased suggestibility. Hypnotherapy does the therapy inside this experience and is an effective approach to dealing with behavioural and anxiety-based conditions.
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WHAT IS GUIDED IMAGERY
Please see this article which provides an overview of Guided Imagery. Guided Imagery can also be called Hypnosis. Note it is not simply learning to use the visual imagery but also using all five of our senses. Thus one does not need to be a good visualisor to utilise Guided Imagery.
Can Hypnotherapy Beat IBS? Daily Mail Article:
If you suffer with IBS, then you will know how distressing this condition can be. Please take the time to read this article in full and find out how successful Clinical Hypnotherapy is in alleviating symptoms for up to five years. It really is amazing:
Hypnotherapy appears to be an effective long-term treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with sufferers feeling the benefits for at least five years, new research claims.
More than 200 patients with IBS were monitored after undergoing gut-directed hypnotherapy, each recording their symptoms, quality of life and levels of anxiety and stress before and after treatment.
The researchers found that almost three-quarters (71%) of patients responded well to hypnotherapy and most did not deteriorate over time.