Hypnosis for Weight Loss: Everything You Need to Know

Everything you need to know about Hypnosis for Weight Loss Hypnosis: what comes to mind? A stage magician, performing tricks on audience members who belt out Tina Turner or do the robot on stage in front of thousands? Plug “hypnosis” into google and you’ll find not just stage shows, but a plethora of other uses for the technique – recalling events, quitting smoking, and, with ever more popularity, losing weight. Who Can Benefit from Hypnosis? Hypnosis is suited to anyone looking to lose weight in a sustainable, low intensity manner. Hypnosis can create a habit of important weight loss contributors such as healthy eating choices, so it results in long-term behavioural improvements. If you are looking for a quick fix, hypnosis is probably not for you as transforming your outlook on food and health, your habits, and your life takes time! You will have to visit your hypnotherapist regularly, and may not see results straight away (for some, it can take up to a month or two for results to really shine through). But the real upside? You won’t just be dropping dress sizes only to balloon back up once the fad diet is too hard to follow. Hypnosis will help you make real lifestyle changes that will become part of your future – so you’ll keep the weight off! How to Use Hypnosis to Lose Weight First off, dissociate any thoughts of hypnosis being a “diet”. It isn’t a diet at all, but rather a re-framing of the way you look at food, exercise, and other aspects that relate to overall health and well-being. Hypnosis can demonstrate to...

Drinking, Smoking, Eating, Gambling – Each Is Temporary Relief

Smoking, Over Eating, Gambling, Drinking too much Alcohol Each is a Temporary relief for stress and anxiety This is a statement which is very relevant to the festive period. Also any other time when you are feeling stressed and anxious. You always pay for it later. It goes to the basic rule of cause and effect. The question WHY? Why do we over eat, over drink,  gamble excessively and smoke? I must point to the fact that all the above indulgences are perfectly OK in moderation. It’s the excess that’s the problem. In moderation it gives spice to life, some excitement, makes life worthwhile. It takes away the dullness and mundane periods of life. Temporary takes away the stress and anxiety. The age old saying “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. It’s when you rely on the excesses of the above, where the problem is created. The over indulgence, the relief is tempory, you pay for it at a later date. I see it so many times in my therapy. Hopefully I catch them in time, before it has ruined their health, sometimes their relationships and can also be their career and their future. Back in the days of the sailing ships. The captain know the crew would get blind drunk and legless on the last night ashore, before they sailed the following day. The following day, before they set sailed the ship just anchored, did not sail till the following day. The captain knew the desires of the crew and the ports had all the facilities to provide for those needs and to excess. The crew...

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...