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...

Smoking Causing Financial Stress

Why Smokers are Becoming More Stressed I have been helping smokers to quit for several years.  Although I personally am a non-smoker, I fully understand how smoking can become addictive and the power of nicotine. My brief experience of smoking goes back to my time spent in the Royal Marines.  I was in the commando division in the terrorists campaign in Cyprus.  This was way back in 1955 (this has really given away my age now!).  Our division had two smokers, the remainder non-smokers. On Christmas Day we were on duty and the CO brought us cigarettes and beers.  Persuaded by others, I had just one cigarette.  I didn’t enjoy it.  The following day was our Christmas Day.  After our dinner there was nothing else to do except go to the NAFFI, smoke and drink. Our camp was way up in the mountains with no way to leave. I started a smoke and before I was even half way through the cigarette, we were called out on duty.  I forget the reason –  probably an ambush or some other emergency.  I put the cigarette out and never picked up another.  It was not long before I was the only non-smoker in the section.  That is the history of my personal smoking experience. I think it ironical that my main clients are smokers.  Just think of the money and stress I have saved myself.  Although back in those days, being on active service, we could buy cigarettes for a shilling per packet.  I will not go into the conversion, I think a rough calculation would be a fraction of a dollar per packet....

Personal contact in business reduces Stress

Personal contact in business reduces Stress Growing up I watched my father in business and the relationships he built, both professionally and personally. Now, in my own business, I realise that most of my best business connections are with people I already knew personally or they came from personal recommendations.  I grew up on a farm in England and farmed in my own right for over thirty years.  The agriculture merchants and other businesses that I did business with, I knew their representatives personally.  Not necessarily as close friends, but colleagues. One incident in particular comes to mind.  A sales rep of a new machinery company, which had just started up in the area, arrived at my door one day.  At that point I really didn’t need a new tractor, although I liked the idea of a new one.  The sales rep viewed my tractor, produced a quote for part exchanging of my tractor for a new one.   I was not completely conversed with the value of agriculture machinery.  I rang Philip a friend, who owned a machinery agency and told him of the quote. Phillip’s immediate reaction was, “take the deal quick and make sure you have all the extras”.   Phillip did not persuade me to deal with him and his own company; he missed out on a sale.  From then on, nearly all my machinery purchases were via Phillip’s company.  I knew I had service reliability, mutual trust.  The same applied to all the agriculture merchants, who I purchased fertilisers and concentrated feed for the pig enterprise.  I was not a ‘shopper’ as such, trying to squeeze the...

Chemicals in Cigarettes Cause Stress and Anxiety

Chemicals in cigarettes Smokers, you probably already know the following facts and just ignore them, you may think they are never going to damage you. These are just a few or the chemicals in cigarettes, many of them are poisonous.  This is what you are constantly inflicting into your body. This is obviously creating stress and anxiety.  You may not show it outwardly, it’s still deep down in your subconscious mind. TAR refers to particles in the smoke that are measured in   machine test methods.  These partials are made up of many constituents including some that public health authorities believe are the likely cause of smoking related diseases like lung cancer. NICOTINE When tobacco is burned , nicotine transfers into the  smoke nicotine had been identifies as the addictive substance in tobacco smile. CARBON MONOXIDE is a gas that is formed in tobacco smoke.  It has been identified  as a leading cause of cardiovascular disease (heat disease) in smokers. AMBERGRIS is more commonly known as whale vomit. It is a waxy fatty substance that develops in the intestines of sperm whales.  It is believed that ambergris is vomited up by the whale in order to help  expel indigestible food from the whales stomach.  Lumps of ambergris are known to wash up on shorelines with indigestible parts of cuttlefish and squid deep inside ARSENIC exposure affects the structure and function of the cardiovascular system. It may cause arrhythmia and chronic exposure could induce cardiovascular pathogenesis BENZENE: The content of benzene in cigarettes accounts for half of the total exposure to this dangerous chemical that humans are to subject to during their...

Reduce emotional stress, Increase confidence to communicate

As Stress Levels Increases Confidence & Communication skills decrease The power of hypnosis is not the be-all and end-all in helping my clients.  The basic principle of hypnosis is to bypass the conscious mind and access the subconscious mind.  The ability to do this not rocket science.  In fact, to learn it is relatively simple.  All one needs is to have a passion for it and an aptitude.  I fortunately have both these attributes.  I enjoy my therapy work and I have a passion for it.  I rely mainly not on the courses I have attended but on my experiences in life in general.  I reflect on my personal experiences and what I have observed with other people. In fact recently I have had a few health problems.  My therapy has been my therapy.  It has given me something to focus on, not on myself.  It’s amazing how this alleviates the stress. I will reflect on helping a young part-Chinese man stressed out by his inability to communicate, stressed out with his studies.  This stress created anger outbursts.  He was, on first observation, a classic example for the Richards Trauma Process.  This was to clear the negative emotion from what he had experienced in his life which had created stress.  He had come from China.  His parents, quite understandably, wanted him to be a high achiever. He has a first class academic brain and is achieving excellent results.  The problem is that his parents had put too much pressure on him.  This principle is quite understandable.    The records show Asian students are coming out on top.  Their parents instil...

The Nicotine Trick

The Nicotine Trick This is an explanation of a concept regarding the nicotine trick. This will help educate the smoker to recognise another reason why the smoking habit becomes an habitual cycle for them. There is a process called the nicotine trick. This process describes the actual physiological, chemical and psychological effects of nicotine on the body when someone experiences their first puff and takes in the nicotine. Nicotine causes a very specific chemical reaction in the body. This reaction can mimic the     sensations of fear and anxiety.  It takes about twenty minutes after smoking a cigarette for the body to begin to develop this response.  So when someone has their first cigarette, approximately 20 minutes later the heart automatically begins to beat faster and they get slightly sweaty palms or a tightness or knot in the stomach, also in the muscles of the jaw. The neck and upper body begin to feel tense and tight, including the shoulder.  There seems to be an uneasy feeling in the body, just like the unconscious experience of anxiety. This is the chemical effect of nicotine on the body. It feels like uneasy fear or anxiety What happens then is a natural human response when people do not understand or like the way they are feeling. Many acknowledge that they feel odd so they say ‘Hmmm, I don’t like this feeling.  I must need another cigarette to calm me down and make me feel better.’ The cycle begins. They initiate the same 20 minute cycle process again. The person takes another dose of nicotine, they feel bad again, they take another cigarette...