Posts Tagged ‘hypnotherapy’

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

The Ways People Quit Smoking

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

Stopping smoking could be achieved by numerous methods. Nevertheless, prior to going for any of the techniques, i suggest you research all the methods and choose the one which fits you most.

1. Cold turkey: Cold turkey refers to giving up smoking right away without any support. Therefore, an individual ought to go through all the urges and enticement that he/she will probably face next. Cold turkey is one of successful method to stop smoking. As you can imagine, it is the cheapest.

2. Nicotine patches: These kind of patches function through providing the body with doses of nicotine. It can help prevent the craving for nicotine when a person stops cigarette smoking. This particular smoking cessation won’t perform until the individual is set on giving up. The actual effectiveness is less when compared to other smoking cessation techniques.

3. Nicotine gums: They work on exactly the same base as nicotine patches. In this case, it’s a chewing gum providing you with little dosage of nicotine. Once again, this isn’t efficient until the individual is set and carries a strong committment to quit smoking.

4. Therapies: There are many sorts of treatments that are offered to help people who want to quit smoking. Team therapies, Individual therapies, cognitive behavioral therapies etc. guide a person by aiding them in giving up. These kinds of remedies concentrate on supplying the stength to giveup smoking.

5. Hypnotherapy: These therapies work by affecting the sub conscious mind of the smoker. The sub conscious mind is hypnotised in to thinking that the person never smoked and does not have to have smoke. This method offers one of the greatest success rates. The only con is that it can’t help anyone who is not ready to quit smoking. Until an individual truly wants to quit smoking, hypnotherapy won’t work on them.

Smoking cessation is something that everyone wants to do currently, mainly due to all the benefits of quitting smoking cigarettes. Many are actually successful and have improved their own life with the use of various techniques. Merely a small fraction of folks that giveup smoking are able to sustain their abstinence.

Research has shown that those who quit smoking making use of bodily aids like nicotine patches and gums are prone to return to cigarette smoking in comparison with individuals who make use of natural methods to giveup smoking, such as cold turkey or hypnosis.
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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

My Expert Service

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.