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The Power of Hypnotherapy

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Confidence can be hard to pin down at times! Most people have had the experience of observing someone they know at a party or in a work situation, communicating with ease and naturally, without a hint of self-consciousness and have thought, “Why cant that be me?”

People look to hypnotherapy, Herts for all types of confidence problems. It may be that you lack confidence within specific relationships or situations, you may want to be more assertive or to become a better public speaker. Perhaps you want to be able to share some of the knowledge and ideas that you hold back because of lack of confidence, or you find it difficult to speak up in front of groups of people. Some people feel they lack confidence in all areas of their lives. All these experiences are common and can be helped by hypnotherapy, Herts.

Of course, in life there will always be natural differences among people. Some people just seem to be more introverted, whilst others seem to enjoy the limelight and draw others towards them with ease. Whether confidence is a problem is self-defined by the individual. If it impacts on your life in subtle or more obvious ways and you feel frustrated or held back by lack of confidence, then hypnotherapy may benefit you.

Hypnotherapists use hypnosis to bring about positive therapeutic changes in order to help people solve problems, such as lack of confidence. Hypnosis is an experience characterised by deep relaxation, a concentrated focus and increased sensory alertness. This state of mind occurs spontaneously and people slip in and out of this state, known as ‘trance’, all the time, in everyday life. Examples of trance states include fantasising about someone you are attracted to, becoming deeply immersed in a book, being anxious about an event causing you to re-live what could go wrong over and over in your head and daydreaming. As you may see from the examples given, trance states can be positive or negative, depending on what is being focused on.

Hypnotherapists induce deeply relaxing trance states because when a person is deeply relaxed, access to the unconscious mind is enabled. The hypnotic process is wonderfully pleasant and relaxing, which in itself is beneficial for people who lack confidence and experience stress and worry on a regular basis. Being free of stress and worry, during the hypnotic process, allows the therapists to pack your unconscious mind with positive suggestions of confidence. Whilst in this state you also get to practice situations in which you will act with confidence and conviction, through a process known as visualisation.

Hypnotherapy can also be effective in removing negative associations that you have developed between situations and feeling unconfident and it can also be used to remove and free you from negative emotions from the past. Sometimes self-esteem can be related to childhood experiences and these can be dealt with through at Hypnotherapy, Herts.

During your hypnotherapy treatment, the hypnotherapist will also work with you to achieve confidence through a technique called anchoring, which involves learning to develop an association between an external trigger, and a emotional response. Anchors develop all the time in everyday life as the human mind attempts to understand your environment by looking for patterns between things. Not all anchors are positive. People learn to make negative associations between things, such as feeling anxious or worried when they are required to give a presentation to colleagues. Your hypnotherapist can work with you to remove negative anchors.

If you are fed up with being held back or not being able to do what you dream of doing because of lack of confidence, book your appointment with a hypnotherapist now!
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Karen Hastings, Hertfordshire

Karen Hastings is a NHS experienced mental health occupational therapist, Master NLP practitioner and hypnotherapist. Karen uses hypnotherapy in Hertfordshire, along with cognitive therapy approaches. For more information about Hypnotherapy, Herts visit

Addiction and the Habit of Smoking

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

Like any other addiction, the habit of smoking is one that is difficult to quit. Most of them continue down the road of destruction, puffing on the silent killer, day after day. People turn for help towards pills, injections, nicotine patches, support groups, inspirational books and even the revolutionary idea of genetic modification as methods to get rid of the habit of cigarette smoking. There is one way which can truly beat the habit, and that is to simply take away the very idea of smoking. It is a very wonderful concept if put into practice. It sounds so simple in statement, yet many a person finds it incredibly difficult to stay on and execute the job in an effective way.

Even those people that smoked 30 cigarettes a day for a good ten years have been able to quit the habit of smoking very quickly; that too, without any side effects such as weight gain, dizziness, strong cravings or mood changes. In order to be successful, one has to rewire one’s brain by looking at the habit from a different angle. Out of the many methods and ways pursued to quit tobacco cigarette smoking, hypnotherapy works for many people. Hypnotherapy does not involve the likelihood of a person going into a state of trance. It does not even mean that you have to leave your house. There are a lot of books and CDs that act as a sort of hypnotic therapy activity. Taking the help of hypnotherapy to kick the habit of smoking is quite simple; and it has got the potential to changes your views regarding smoking. You might go in for the argument that smoking helps you shed your anxieties, but hypnotherapy will try to reprove whether this is really the case.

In short, hypnotherapy can remove the reasons you put forward for continuing with the habit of smoking. If you fall short of having any justification for your urge to smoke, then you may not feel the need to pick up and light a cigarette. Smoking is first and foremost a sort of psychological addiction, and some of the remedies do not help remove the psychological bond you have with tobacco cigarettes; instead, they just go on to strengthen it. How many times have you been to the cinema and sat there for a few hours without feeling the urge to smoke? In fact, the only time a person wants a cigarette is when he actually thinks about the fact that he has not smoked for a while.

To conclude, it is important that you break your psychological dependence on cigarettes. The only way to break the barrier of psychological addiction is to streamline the thought patterns you have subconsciously developed over the course of your smoking stint during your smoking life period. One of the best ways would be to achieve this through hypnotherapy. If you are really intent on getting rid of the habit, ensure that you do not replace one addiction with another one.

List of Top Reasons People Use Hypnosis

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

This subject will be open to a lot of debate as different therapists will have different views on the matter. I can only speak from my own experience and hope you find the information useful.

Hypnotherapy is becoming more and more popular and this list I expect to change fully over the next couple of years as we continue to find more and more uses for this wonderful science. However the following list seems to have stood the test of time and if any of them do drop out of the top five im sure they will always be in anyone’ s top ten.

Stop Smoking – Stopping smoking is being publicised everywhere currently and the pressure to stop is huge. This has got to be the most popular reason that people visit a therapist even if they dont want to stop as they believe it is some magical source that will make them stop even if they dont want to. This isnt the case as hypnotherapy is a 100% consensual therapy and if you are not 100% committed to the outcome it will not help.

Lose Weight – Everybody seems to be having plastic surgery today so as with the smoking the pressure on people is immense to lose weight. Hypnotherapy can help here greatly as through hypnotherapy you will delve into eating habits and find out the reasons why you eat what you eat, why you eat it when you eat. Coupled with lots more in depth subconscious work the therapist will help improve your eating habits that will assist in weight loss. Relieve Stress – Stress is another area that can be helped hugely through Hypnotherapy. Hypnosis is state of mind that relies heavily on the client being totally relaxed. Stress relief can usually be helped very quickly with minimal sessions and is usually backed up through the help of audio hypnotherapy whereby the client can take a recording home to use as and when needed.

Building Confidence – This is more of a personal issue and is one that is massively popular but a lot less talked about. Low confidence or self esteem usually stems from something that happened at a younger age. Through Hypnotherapy we can delve into the past and help pin point the exact moment that caused the low self esteem and confidence. Usually when clients are presented with this exact moment and the therapist explains to them that it isnt their fault this can help almost immediately.

Phobias – Nobody likes to even think about their phobia so to take the step to overcome any phobia is a massive step and once the therapist sits you down he or she will explore the reasons why through regression. As with confidence and self esteem we are not born with these phobias. Something has triggered them so by pin pointing the exact moment any phobia can be cured relatively quickly.

Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy continues to be extremely successful at helping people with all sorts of issues so is definitely worth exploring even out of curiosity as you will be surprised and just how far this form of therapy reaches.
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Hypnosis and Self-Help Tools

Friday, March 5th, 2010

The mind is a fascinating piece of equipment. What you feed it is what it churns out. Our whole body’s functions, reflexes and emotional reactions reflect what our mind recognizes as universal truths. Take faith healing for example, the healer is not more powerful than the person needing healing, but it is the latter believing that the former can indeed heal him or her, or that he or she can truly be healed that possesses the true power to make healing possible. Having that powerful tool sitting on each of our shoulders is indeed nothing short of a miracle.

Of course, there are people whose minds are more powerful (or developed) than others, but all of us have inner strengths that we can tap when the situation calls for it. Now I’m sure your question is, “how do we tap these inner strengths”?

No, you don’t have to constantly put yourself in great danger nor do you have to pound your brain to a pulp to get your inner strength to manifest itself. Simply finding your purpose and focusing on this will allow you to gain or call on your inner strength to help you take control of your life.

Quite a lot of times, people take a long time (think years) to discover their life’s purpose. They just know the end result that they want which is often to feel content and fulfilled in life, but more often than not they don’t really know how to achieve this. The key is to probe into your deepest and innermost thoughts to find out what it is you really want in your life.

Once you find your purpose, that which gives you enormous joy and sense of accomplishment, you can now begin to use self-hypnosis or visualization techniques to bring you to act on your self-development goals.

I know this is easier said than done because sometimes life just throws a lot of curve balls at us. We get distracted and we sometimes miss the forest for the trees. Life is really like that, nothing much you can do but to stay focused and persistent. The good thing is it can be done, although it might take a lot more work for some than others. Still, the prospects are a lot better this way than going through life as if you are wandering through a desert not knowing which way to go.

Using visualization or self hypnosis is a good way to keep you at it. When you have a clear picture in your mind that shows you have achieved what it is you have set your eye on, it is just so much easier to stay motivated because you are giving your mind and body the encouragement and support it needs. And we all know how good it feels to feel supported and encouraged, right?

Another thing about visualizations is that it helps us to draw up a process flow or a map so that we can point our mind in the right direction. Think of it as your compass.

Finding your purpose lets you chart out your goals in accordance to achieving that purpose. When you have your goals written down for you it is so much easier to identify the things you need to do to achieve them, right?
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Rachel Ford is a Clinical Hypnotherapist & Personal Change Coach. For more information about how to access the power of your mind, pop over to her hypnosis blog at

Does Hypnosis Really Work?

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Does Hypnosis Really Work?
Yes! Scientific research has solidly documented the effectiveness of hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy works directly on the source of the difficulty to permanently resolve it. This is why hypnosis is highly effective with many problems that have stubbornly resisted all other helping approaches. There are many scientifically designed studies that show the effectiveness of hypnosis. Studies have focused on: Hypnosis for control of pain, speedy recovery from surgery, hypertension (high blood pressure), skin diseases, warts, reducing blood loss during surgery, immune system responses, hypnosis to quit smoking, hypnosis and weight loss and many more. Hypnosis helps us gain control of responses that are normally controlled by unconscious mechanisms. These responses can help increase motivation or decrease the power of addiction. Combining conscious intention and focus with the powers of the unconscious mind gives you a much greater capacity to accomplish your goals.

Tamara Shadday

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

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Tammy has a special talent for manifesting and helping you to create the reality you want in your life using hypnosis.

Tammy believes we create OUR reality with the thoughts we think, words we speak, emotions we feel and then the actions that we take. She can help begin today by helping you change your thoughts to positive ones and therefore change your life into one you would actually like to be living.

Experience & Qualifications

Tammy is a Certified Hypnotist thru HMI a Nationally Accredited Hypnosis College and a Certified Hypnotherapist by National Educator of the Year Michael Watson, his program is approved by American Board of Hypnotherapy, the International Association of Counselors & Therapists, and the International Medical & Dental Hypnotherapy Association and Patricia Scott at the UP Hypnosis Institute. She is also a Essential Reiki, Chikara-Reiki-Do Reiki (encompasses Tibetan & Usui) and Usui Reiki Master.

She is currently pursuing her degrees in Metaphysical Life Coaching and Metaphysical Counseling at the University Of Metaphysical Sciences. Files in the subconscious mind can block what we are manifesting until we realize those feelings and pictures, and change them. One good way to do so is thru hypnosis. That is why I have become a Certified Hypnotherapist – to help people change the thoughts, pictures, and feelings in their subconscious mind that are blocking what they want to create, and what they are manifesting.

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