Hypnoshift hypnotherapy blog posts

How to Stop Smoking Using Hypnosis

People wanting to give up smoking have often tried every method imaginable. Millions of people a year even try quitting without any assistance, but unfortunately, only 3% actually succeed. With the cost of 20 cigarettes varying between £8.80 and £13.50 (as of Oct 21) and the steep price of living, your reason might be financial or health reasons for giving up smoking. I often get asked. How can hypnosis help in stopping smoking?

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Can Hypnotherapy help with IBS?

IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome) can significantly impact the quality of your life and social relationships. IBS is estimated to affect up to 30% of the UK population and more than 10% of Americans, and according to the National Institute of Health, IBS affects 11%-20% of the population worldwide. Irritable bowel syndrome is still a relatively unknown condition to most people. The medical community knows very little about it. The condition’s exact cause is not known, but it is thought to be related to abnormal functioning in the brain-gut axis.

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What is Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis?

The Virtual Gastric Band hypnosis is a life-changing four-week programme. There is: No depriving yourself. No more dieting or calorie counting. No more using food as an emotional crutch. You can: Look forward to a slimmer, fitter and healthier future. Start to feel happier and more confident knowing that you eat consciously and rationally. Know that you are in the driving seat, you are responsible, and you are in control of your eating habits.

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Can Hypnotherapy Help With Weight Loss?

Tried every diet? Despite all your good intentions, the weight is still there? Do you have difficulty sticking to a weight-loss plan? Can’t maintain a healthy weight mindset zone? How many times have you tried, only to quickly give up? If this is you, hypnosis can help you take back control. So what do you need to change? Healthier meals? Smaller portions? Stop unhealthy snacking? Reduce emotional eating? Increase motivation to exercise?

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What are Hot Flushes in Menopause and How Hypnotherapy can Help

What are hot flushes in menopause? Hot flushes, also known as hot flashes, are the most common symptom of menopause. They are often one of the early signs of menopause and can affect up to 80% of women. A hot flush is a sudden feeling of warmth or heat in the upper body, and this can be more intense in the face and neck, causing you to go red and even sweat.

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Hypnosis for anxiety and overcoming negative thoughts 

Have you tried every method available to get rid of your anxiety, but nothing seems to work? Then you should consider hypnotherapy. It is one of the most effective methods available for helping people overcome their fear, panic attacks and negative thoughts. We all experience anxiety from time to time. Whether it’s worrying about an upcoming test or presentation, a looming deadline at work, or just feeling uneasy about something that happened earlier in the day, this type of anxiety can be positive as it gives you energy and makes you more alert.

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7 Tips on Mental Health and What Helps the Menopause Transition

A jam-packed existence is the result of living in the twenty-first century. You feel compelled to be as efficient as possible at work, home, and in your social life and this can be really hard in the menopause transition. Yet, these same endeavours can also wreak havoc on your emotions. How can you take care of your mental state as you strive to live your best life during menopause? Use these strategies to ensure your mental health is well cared for during your menopause transition :

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Viewing Challenges as Opportunities with Hypnosis Help.

When times are tough, it’s difficult to stay focused on your goals and aspirations. You may find yourself wondering when the hardships in your life will go away. The truth is, life’s hardships never truly fade away. You can use this to your advantage, though, by viewing these challenges as opportunities. The more you’re able to view life’s tests as catalysts for growth, the better prepared you’ll be to sail through them.

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Gain Control of Your Emotions with these Strategies

Learning to Control Your Emotions Some of us have great control over our emotional responses, and some of us struggle. Doing or saying the wrong thing in the midst of an emotional meltdown could have very negative effects. Say something your manager doesn’t like and you could be out of a job. Gain control of your emotions with these strategies: Realise that negative emotions simply don’t last. If you’re angry about something right now, you’ll probably be over it by next year, next week, or even by tomorrow.

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Low mood, Sadness and Depression Help through Hypnotherapy

The World Health Organisation (WHO) documents that 264 million people across the globe suffer with depression. It is a leading cause of disability worldwide, is a major contributor to the “overall global burden of disease” and can also lead to suicide. It affects all ages but afflicts more women than men. It can cripple functionality in many areas of life, rendering null and void the ability to work, socialise and maintain healthy relationships.

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FIVE Hints for Better Sleep using the Power of Hypnosis.

The pandemic has certainly changed the we live our everyday lives and during the menopause sleep can be affected It has affected many of our daily routines, and one of its biggest reported impacts has been that on sleep - sleep becomes more elusive when we are anxious. Many people are suffering sleep issues for the first time in their lives: awake for long periods unable to fall asleep at all wake up several times during the night more intense and emotional dreams tired and groggy the next morning find it difficult to concentrate or function properly feel irritable But good sleep strategies will help you sleep well and can limit the negative effects of poor sleep.

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Fear Ruling Your Life and what to do about It

The pandemic continues to be ever present in our lives, and many of us have been tested in ways we could not have imagined. It may even have reached a point where fear may in fact be ruling our lives. 

Fear itself though can be a state of mind that controls all aspects of life, and it can show up in many guises. 

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How Self Esteem can be Increased Through Hypnotherapy

In a 2017 research in the UK by Dove, it was found that 61% of 10-17 year old girls in the UK have low self-esteem Self-esteem is an area that can affect so many different areas of an individual life. From sports professionals to teenagers, weight issues to addictions, self- esteem can lie beneath many of the issues that I work with as a hypnotherapist. We all have times when we lack confidence and do not feel good about ourselves.

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Parenting During a Pandemic aboard the Emotional Rollercoaster

I wanted to share my honest account on my emotional rollercoaster journey of last year, the insights and some strategies that helped me to regain calm within the chaos of the Covid 19 which may be helpful to you too. Thanks for reading. We all cope differently with stress and uncertainty and it’s important to be aware of that. Parenting in normal times is a juggle anyway, but add all the additional changes and pressures that the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown have brought and still does, it’s no wonder stress and anxiety has been at an all time high and many people have struggled with their mental health.

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Does hypnotherapy work for PTSD and Trauma?

There are so many different settings trauma can be experienced, in your home, job, community, what’s currently happening in the world with conflicts and over the last year and half during Covid19. It’s not the event it’s how you personally experience the event which defines it as traumatic. Experiencing or witnessing the event can be disturbing or deeply distressing. Here are some examples: Violent assault Sexual assault Mugging Witnessing violence Robbery Traumatic loss Childbirth Road traffic accident Sudden illness Life threatening illness when diagnosed Medical trauma Being hospitalised Terrorist attack War Natural disasters such as flooding Pandemic such as Covid 19 What is PTSD Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder, which typically develops after being involved in or witnessing a traumatic event.

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Post lockdown anxiety and five ways to overcome it.

Many people with social anxieties have been in a “comfort zone” bubble during the lockdowns, but are now feeling panic has lockdowns and restrictions have been removed . 

Social anxiety is difficult enough to cope with in normal circumstances, but factor in a year-long shut-down of our communities and amenities and that social anxiety becomes more serious.

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How to Manage Uncertainty in Uncertain Times

The world is in the grip of a global pandemic. 

We are living in extremely uncertain times - and that uncertainty can be difficult to cope with. 

  • You may feel worried right now
  • You may struggle to keep anxious thoughts in check
  • And you may feel unsure about the future

But help is at hand - you CAN learn to live with uncertainty. 

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How to Improve Relationships with the Power of Hypnosis

Coronavirus outbreak is leading to big changes in the way we live our everyday lives. Our relationships are hugely important to us just at a time when they are being placed under the most intense pressure. Relationships are not built on the expectation that you’ll be spending all day, every day with that person. If you’re both working from home, with nowhere to go in the evenings, there’s a chance you may experience some friction.

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Is Online Hypnotherapy as Effective as Face to Face and How Does it Work?

In this post I will describe what happens in a typical online hypnotherapy session, along with some of the questions that I am often asked about working online and if it is as effective as working face-to-face. 

Since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, I switched to working online and my results have been just as good as I was when working face-to-face.  Clients have reported that they love the fact that they are in the comfort of their own home and it saves them so much time.

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Feel Guilty for Thinking About Your Own Needs?

Putting yourself first can make you feel out of your comfort zone when you are a busy mum. You feel guilty for even thinking about your own needs.

The external and internal pressures coming from social-media as well as high expectations from family, well-meaning friends, other mothers, and our own self imposed pressure.

It is possible to have a more balanced life, you just have to look at where you can find the opportunities where you can meet your own needs. Simpler said than done, eh!?

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