How one man saved $3,600 in two weeks with hypnosis

  This gambler’s results blew me away I have been practicing hypnotherapy for over twenty years and I class myself as a competent therapist. I have studied and attended workshops in England, America and Australia.  Now and again I get a client whose results blow me away I don’t usually work Sundays A man rang me on a Saturday evening and wanted help to stop gambling.  He was going away for two weeks and he wanted an appointment on the  following day, a Sunday.   I have never worked on a Sunday. I need that day to relax, clear my mind and get ready for Monday. I made the appointment for 11.00am Sunday. He arrived right on time.  The session went well.  I pride myself on having a good record treating gamblers.  Not only do I help them stop gambling, I help them find the reason why they gamble in the first place.   There is always a reason and sometimes it even goes back to their childhood. I also give them twelve months support.    He came back two weeks later. Not only had he not been gambling, he had also stopped smoking.  This was an extra he asked me to factor in. He’s up $3,600 in just two weeks  He had saved $4000 not gambling in those two weeks. He also saved $400 not smoking. My fee was $1000. That’s a positive $3,600 in just two weeks. Imagine how much his life – and yours – will change with that kind of difference. It’s your turn If you gamble more than you think you should, give me...

How Hypnosis Helps Treat PTSD

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be broken down into five diagnostic categories, according to DSM-V: Exposure, Intrusion, Avoidance, Alteration, and Arousal. All of these symptoms combine to cause trauma and ongoing difficulties for sufferers – which is where hypnosis for PTSD can help. Hypnotherapy is an evidence-based treatment which treats the underlying causes of the illness, as well as addressing each of these symptoms in turn: 1. Exposure Clients who have experienced a traumatic event, or a prolonged series of traumatic events, perceive the world in different ways going forward. The experience of such trauma imprints on the body’s limbic system – the “fight or flight” response – which means that sufferers continue to suffer ongoing anxiety and feelings of stress. Hypnotherapy can work as treating PTSD by addressing the underlying triggers of the stress, allowing the client to access his or her memories/emotions and processing them to help remove the negative triggers and transform the body’s response. 2. Intrusion Flashbacks, nightmares and other negative thoughts are common amongst PTSD sufferers. These thoughts can be very intrusive on day-to-day functioning and can distract sufferers from normal functioning. Hypnotherapy addresses intrusion by targeting the disruptive thoughts and preventing them from interrupting daily functioning. Hypnotherapy gives clients the tools to take back a sense of control, in a technique called ego strengthening, whereby a client can reconnect with inner strength and develop a greater sense of agency. 3. Avoidance Most sufferers will do anything to avoid confronting situations or stimuli which invoke past trauma. Such avoidance can be conscious – for example, staying away from people, places or smells – but...

Does Hypnosis Work?

Hypnosis was first introduced for medical applications in the mid-1800s, as a way to sedate patients before major operations. Before hypnosis, the only other alternative – a couple of shots of strong alcohol – was quite barbaric. Since then, the use of hypnosis for medical requirements has evolved and it is now considered an accepted medical therapy to treat a broad range of health concerns. These range from childbirth pain all the way through to weight loss. How does hypnosis affect the human body? It’s believed that hypnosis improves health through physiologically changing mental processes. Neuroscientist Marjorie Woollacott defines the impact of hypnosis on the human body as follows: “our thoughts have the power to alter our physiology in many ways, including not only the function of the pain pathways in our brain, but also the manifestation of a genetically inherited disease.” Does hypnosis work differently in changing mental processes depending on the individual? Studies have revealed that hypnosis doesn’t have the same physiological effects on everyone, although the healing benefits are generally the same. A study on hypnosis, conducted by Halligan and Oakley in 2009, found that the same hypnotic procedure resulted in patients experiencing pain relief through different neural passageways. During the study some subjects had pain-reducing physiological changes in the anterior cingulate cortex (the area of the brain responsible for making decisions), whereas other subjects had the same pain reduction benefits, but these occurred in the somatosensory cortex, which is where the perception of touch develops. So it’s the individual’s mind that is able to decide what part of the brain will be used to block...

Family of Hypnotherapists

Julie James: Way back in 1995 my husband came home one day and announced that he was going to London for the weekend to do a Self-Hypnosis course. I thought I might be missing out on something if I didn’t do it as well. Little did I know at that time the wonderful life-changing effect it would have on me and my family. Having been blown away by the self-hypnosis course, I then signed up for the full Hypnotherapy course and have not looked back since. I was looking for a career change at the time as I always thought there must be more to life that working nine-to-five. So I came to hypnotherapy to be good at it and make a profitable career from it. A lot of people train as hypnotherapists after having hypnotherapy themselves so their motivation is more from the self-development point of view. I believe my approach and that of my father and sister has made us more professional and successful. After qualifying, I didn’t waste any time setting up my practice and was so happy helping so many people in my new career that I also encouraged my father, Roland James and sister, Helen James to take up Hypnotherapy. View Julie’s website at www.jjhypnotherapy.com/ Roland James: Prior to coming to Australia I served with the British Royal Marines during the conflict in Cyprus. I then managed the family farm. I was on several National Farmers Union committees, two at national level. These experiences have given me a wider knowledge of life. This is a great asset for understanding my clients’ problems. As for our...

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....

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...