Don’t Start the New Year with Depression

Don’t Start the New Year with Depression We are now well into the New Year. Are we depressed? Listening to the daily news, taking it on board.  You have every reason to be depressed.  Several on going wars, the odd terrorists attacks, which are getting nearer.  Various road fatalities.  Just to mention a few  events, which will depress the average person There are several extensive news broad casts, every hour news flashes.   You have difficulty escaping.  The world economy, is on the slide, so you are depress with your super fund shrinking, how will you survive when you retire?  There is the weather forecast, a drought or a flood.   We are now getting into the cyclone season. All the above mentioned, it’s like a dripping tap. Depression is like a cloud hanging over you. Let us just stand back, how many of the above situations will directly make you depress? Perhaps just one.  The remainder will not affect you, unless you let them.  All the above have been going on all your life time.  Have they directly affected you?  Only if you have let them. All we are, are thoughts and beliefs. You need to be in control of your life.  You need to have positive thought, you then have positive actions.  The opposite is, negative thoughts, which results in negative actions, bringing on depression.  You lose control.  In my previous blogs I have emphasised control.  Once you have lost control, this will bring on depression.  With weather, depression is a common description.   Especially in England, where I spent fifty years of my life.  When you are depressed it’s like...

Taking the Stress out of Achieving your New Years Resolutions

New Years Resolutions I am writing this blog, on the 1st January 2016. I can visualise the thoughts of thousands of people, making their New Years Resolutions. Why not it’s, naturals and it’s a positive step into the New Year. How resolute are you and can you keep them? There is no reason why you can’t. Why not let the power of hypnosis help you. I am speaking from experience of many years of practicing hypnotherapy. There is a lull just before Christmas and during Christmas week. In fact if a client wants help to lose weight, just before Christmas, I advise them to wait until the New Year. If they go ahead, making commitments, just before the festive season. They are only going to torture themselves during the Christmas period. Getting stressed and frustrated at the parties that welcome in the New Year. This creates stress and anxiety. Just imagine going to a party, drinking soft drinks and nibbling on healthy food, that’s if there is any healthy food available. You are going to feel the odd person out and not joining in. If there is a medical reason, that is different. If you over indulge, that’s better, giving that added impetus why hypnosis to help you? Because in the hypnotic state you are gaining even more control, than in the conscious state. Your subconscious is like a computer, better than any computer that Microsoft or Apple ever produced. It has all the fact of your life, from the day that you were conceived until now. Computing all that information and giving you the answer that you require....

Addicted to Excess Alcohol, Gambling or Smoking?

Time to make a change to your life and take away the Stress & Anxiety My pre Christmas blog. I pride myself that I talk to my clients in reality not morality.  I also say to my clients, you have never made a mistake.  They always look back in disbelief, as much as to say, what a stupid question!  I then say, you have had lessons and experiences. If you have done something and it has gone really ‘pearshaped’, you come out of it as a much wiser person.  Mistakes are the stepping stones to success.  Or should I reword it and say, experiences are the stepping stones to success. My clients come to me for help when their life has gone out of balance and they are out of control, they have become addicted. That creates Stress and Anxiety in their lives.  If someone is addicted to smoking, drinking alcohol and gambling and they are not harming anyone, I personally can’t see a problem.  They have the right to do that. This message I think is applicable, especially during the festive season. You are going to enjoy a few drinks, go to the races have a flutter, play the poker machines. It’s when it gets out of control and you become unbalanced, that you have a problem, then stress and anxiety is created.  Notice I left out the cigarettes, cigarettes are additive, you are either a smoker or a none smoker. I have witnessed on several occasions, a person has quit smoking, even after several years, they just have one cigarette, they are back in the trap. Smoking, usually starts...

Quit Smoking for a life free of Stress

You Can Change Your Life When You Quit Smoking Relief from the Stress at the same time Information, that is important to all smokers. The more you understand how nicotine has a negative effect, not only on your physical body, also on your mind.  Which at the subconscious level, leads to Anxiety, Stress, Frustration and perhaps ultimately Trauma. You think the cigarette relaxes you, it does not.  You think it stimulates you, it does not. Nicotine is a powerful drug, it fools you. Cigarettes contain 1000’s of chemicals that you would never normally put into your body. These chemicals you normally avoid at all costs,  DDT, tar, carbon monoxide, arsenic and formaldehyde (gas used to preserve animals) Also nicotine.  This is the chemical that causes the addictive habit. Nicotine effect not only the body, also the brain. Nicotine (or continine which is a nicotine by-product) is a greedy drug.  When the nicotine is inhaled, it enters the lungs where it is immediately absorbed into the bloodstream, it is then carried to the heart, liver spleen, brain and other systems of the body.  It effect the hormonal system, blood vessels, sexual organs and sex drive.  It lowers the temperature, also reduces blood flow to the legs and feet.  How more negative do you want? It has a negative effect on your health and your pocket. I never cease to be amazed on how quickly a person can recover.  May times a lady, probably in her late fifties early sixties, comes for help to quit smoking.  They come back the following week and I can hardly recognise them.  The texture has returned...

Life Is A Gamble Causing Stress & Anxiety

Your Daily Life Is A Gamble The knock-on affect is stress and anxiety My two previous blogs I have discusses gambling it’s addiction, how it creates Stress and Anxiety, probably leading to Trauma.  The second blog, helping a client with his gambling shared a unique twist, in that, when I attempted to treat this person for smoking addiction it happened to be the same person who wrote the book which had a blue print to win at roulette!   This client was driving a taxi and his final outcome and factual statement on gambling was that “greed finally takes over”.    In the end you finally lose. Life is a gamble, your career depends on the odds you take.  The majority of my life I farmed in the UK.  You planted a crop, you depended on the weather, the conditions at harvest time and finally the market, as to what price you were going to get.   The same with animals, their health the availability of food and finally the market.  Vegetables even more so as you are dealing with a product that is very perishable. My own experience, it creates stress and anxiety.  Farming in Australia even more so with floods, droughts etc.  Dependent on the weather the market and the political environment; one of them is going to get you.  The incidents of suicides in farming is alarming.  Extreme stress and anxiety and finally extreme trauma. In my eyes Farming is a gamble. Your career, if you are in sales and reliant on commission.   The odds of stress anxiety are much higher, than if you had a stable government job, with an income...

Helping a Gambler and the Consequences

Helping a Gambler Who’s Addicted, To Face the Consequences Last week my blog related to gambling and how it can create stress, anxiety and depression.  These facts come from my own personal experience from gamblers who I have known and clients who I’ve helped.  Just to emphasise the fact, gambling is one of the most vicious and destructive vices that one can become inflicted with.  Finally sliding down the slippery slope.  Leading to stress, anxiety and depression. Here is an interesting twist, with an interesting outcome.  Some time ago in fact a few years ago, a client came to me, his request was to help him with his gambling addiction.  My job is to help the client in whatever direction they want to go.  It is not my job to judge them, or even argue with them.  As long as it fits in with my basic principles and they are not doing any harm to themself or society, it’s OK.  Obviously I’m not going to help them commit a crime.  Also the fact is, there are successful gamblers, my son-in-law being one of them. He has managed two bookmakers shops, he knows the business from top to bottom, he has a very good mathematical brain and he has discipline. He is not what he calls one of the mug punters.  He also has his periods of stress and anxiety, a facts he has accepted. My new client knew a person who’d made his living playing roulette and had written a book, teaching the principles he applied.  It was quite an extensive booklet, it was not a booklet you could read in...