How To Restore Your Self-Confidence After The Recent Lockdown

We have all been in this lockdown for several months now, and it is now apparently coming to an end. Hopefully, you might have learned how to manage the previous one. For example, you probably successfully learned how to stockpile food with long dates, such as tinned soup and tinned

vegetables, and things that you use a lot such as washing up liquid, kitchen towels and soap. Stockpiling is all well and good, but you need to make sure you have enough room in your house in which to store it. Some people have even resorted to buying an extra fridge-freezer for this very purpose, but you have to make sure that you keep an eye on the use-by dates.

You might have found that your old eating habits, your old perhaps previously constant personal care habits and your old socializing habits seemed to be something from the distant past. You have probably learned to put comfort before looking good, and food and drink before anything else, simply because you were shut in the house all that time. You were probably thinking, as the lockdown continued, that it would just come to an end eventually, and you would be able to go out and about freely again, anywhere and everywhere, just as you always did, without any hindrances or restrictions.

You might also have found, in this current pandemic, that you have become bored, restless and depressed, and you did not want to go anywhere particularly anyway. You just wanted to stay home, stay safe, and stay well. The thought of catching Covid-19 has probably made you agoraphobic and frightened of going outside, and even of opening your windows in case the virus just comes flying into your house. You might even have found that you still feel wobbly about the thought of going out anywhere, because you have not been using your leg muscles very much by walking, jogging, running or even dancing.

What you must do now, as the lockdown restrictions begin to ease, is remember that you are not alone in this terrifying situation. You are not sailing this ship on your own. You are not alone. You are not, and I repeat, not, alone. Everybody else has been in the same boat for the last few weeks. So when the current pandemic restrictions begin to finally be eased by the government, you will, yet again, just like you did the last time, be able to go out of your own front door. You will be pleased to find that everybody else has also not been to the hairdresser’s for simply ages, and they have all eaten far too much and drunk far too much alcohol and put on a load of excess weight as a result.

Even if you have constantly been made bored stiff by all the lockdown rules and regulations of what you can and cannot do for all this time, you will be very pleased to know that in England, from Monday, the 12th April some of the current regulations will be eased. The main ones are that pubs and restaurants with outside space such as beer gardens will be re-opening.

Pubs and restaurants will also be allowed to serve food indoors, although this may be stopped again. All the non-essential shops, garden centres, hairdresser’s and barber’s will also be re-opening. A trip to the hairdresser’s or the barber’s will certainly help to uplift you and restore your self-confidence. You will also once again be able to go and exercise in the gyms, and go to the swimming pools. Even the zoos will be open again for you to wander around in the sunshine, admiring the animals.

However, you will feel more confident if you still continue to follow certain rules, such as washing your hands frequently, wearing a face-mask, and social distancing, because these things will be with us for probably another year. And with regard to international travel, this is currently banned from the UK except in certain cases, but the government is considering Covid-19 passports, vaccination passports and/or self-done lateral flow tests. The

earliest date from which people in the UK can travel abroad legally is 17th May but this may change. Booking a foreign holiday is one of the things that give people something to look forward to which in turn can help their self-confidence, so if you wish, make enquiries and book a holiday somewhere in the late summer. This will uplift you, and give you something to look forward to, which in turn will make you feel more self-confident.

Simply remember to take things one day at a time. One day at a time, one thing at a time, and one step at a time. Do this slowly and cautiously. Take care, stay safe, and stay well.

Hypnosis is a very safe, natural and relaxing way to help you to feel calm and extremely peaceful. If you go and visit a hypnotist for help with, for example, restoring your self-confidence after the recent lockdown, or many other things such as anxiety that may have been incurred by it, you will be placed in a deeply relaxed hypnotic state. When the hypnotist knows you are comfortable and ready, such as when you are not moving, and when your breathing is steady and even, they will address your subconscious mind directly. They will give it instructions for you to follow that will help

you to achieve whatever it may be that you initially visited the hypnotist for help with. (They will discuss this with you before they start the hypnosis session). When they have given you all the instructions that you need to follow, they will gently waken you to full consciousness. May I recommend that you seriously give hypnosis a try, because you may well be pleasantly surprised with the results that you achieve. For example, you may feel extremely self-confident about everything, and you will also experience complete and total peace of mind.

Hypnosis is absolutely wonderful for increasing and restoring a person’s self-confidence, and will undoubtedly help if you have become at all anxious, fearful and worried about Covid-19. Or about a lot of other things. If you want to know how hypnosis works, or how hypnosis can help you, call us on 07904 605344. Any enquiries related to Covid-19 will be helped for free.

April is a Good Time To Revisit Your New Year’s Resolutions – Part Two

Now that we are well into the New Year, this is a very good time to review your New Year’s resolutions. You can go back and look at your list of resolutions, which could be things like to lose weight, or to quit smoking, that you wanted to work on when it was the beginning of January. Now it is the time of year to look back, and ask yourself how you are doing.

So, pick a nice, quiet and calm day such as a Sunday, on which you can do this. Find a space for half an hour in your busy daily schedule, make a cup of tea or coffee, go and sit in your favourite armchair, and maybe play some very quiet music. It is now time to simply look back and see what progress you have made with any of your resolutions. If you need to refocus, get to it now! If you have kept a notebook of how your resolutions are getting along, read through this unhurriedly at your own pace, and at your leisure. Think about the various resolutions that you have made, and perhaps make some notes about each of them individually. Doing this will help you to decide which ones have been helpful to you, and which ones have not been of any help at all.

When you have read through what you have written in your notebook about each of your chosen resolutions over the past 12 months, decide to “Pick One” to work on in a more dedicated way. Choose one which you have enjoyed doing some of, and which you know and feel will work for you when you give it enough time and space. Maybe you have made a resolution that is to “Decorate the living area”. Perhaps you have painted just one of the walls and enjoyed doing this, but for one reason or another you have not ventured any further. Pick the one resolution that will bring you joy and contentment, along with a sense of wonder and amazement, and peace of mind, when you have finally reached your goal and achieved great success in your chosen resolution.

The Wikipedia definition of Guided Imagery is:- “Guided Imagery is a mind-body intervention by which a trained practitioner or teacher helps a participant or patient to evoke and generate mental images that simulate or re-create the sensory perception”.

Guided Imagery is a method of mental and physical relaxation where you focus on mental images that help you to feel wonderfully calm, peaceful and relaxed. When you have practised this a few times, you will find that you have much more energy and enthusiasm which will help you to focus on what you want to get done, such as when you want to do some further work on the resolution that you have chosen. Now make sure you are sitting very comfortably in your favourite armchair, where you know you will not be disturbed for about 30 minutes or so. Play some gentle and quiet music if you wish. Take a few deep breaths to slow your breathing down, and you will gradually start feeling generally calmer and more peaceful. Now close your eyes and imagine seeing calm, quiet and peaceful scenes, such as a long and beautiful beach, or a peaceful meadow filled with colourful summer flowers just sitting there in the light of the sun. Your breathing will become slower while you do this, and your muscles will become very relaxed.

You will feel very calm, very still, and totally relaxed. You can see yourself strolling gently through the flower-filled meadow. Now listen to the birds singing, and feel the warmth of the summer sun on your face. You can bend down to pick one of the flowers, and inhale the scent from it. Then carry on and continue walking, until you see a garden bench which has been put there so that people can have a rest and take in the wonderful scene of this beautiful summer meadow. Now just sit quietly and listen once more to the birds singing, and acknowledge how beautiful everything here is.

Once you know that you are feeling completely relaxed, both mentally and physically, you will know when to slowly open your eyes and just sit for a while in your armchair, maybe for five minutes or so, while you go over in your mind how absolutely wonderful you were feeling during the last 30 minutes. You will now be feeling wonderfully calm about everything and anything, and you will feel a sense of ease, a sense of comfort, and total peace of mind. You will also feel beautifully energized, and more than ready to get going on making your chosen New Year’s resolution work for you, and come to fruition.

Hypnosis is an extremely safe and relaxing way to help people like yourself to make big changes in their life. It is a wonderful way to help you to achieve incredible success with, and keep on track with, all your New Year’s resolutions. Hypnosis will put you into a very deep and relaxing trance state, where a hypnotist is able to gain direct access to your subconscious mind. When they have done this, they will speak to it directly and give it instructions to follow which will, slowly but surely, enable you to achieve amazing and wonderful things like conquering your New Year’s resolutions.

If you have made one particular resolution, or several resolutions, and would like to try hypnosis to help you to achieve them, perhaps using Guided Imagery as well, call us on 07904 605344 for a chat. At Worthing Hypnosis we know exactly how to make sure you are totally relaxed throughout your hypnosis session, and we will ensure that you will be able to achieve one or more of your chosen resolutions. You can also call us if you want to know more about hypnosis, or about how hypnosis works. Any enquiries regarding Covid-19 will be helped for free.

March is a Good Time to Revisit Your New Year’s Resolutions

This is a good time to revisit your New Year’s resolutions. Now that you have enjoyed Christmas-time and New Year’s Eve, and we are into another New Year, March is always a very good time to have a look at your list of New Year’s resolutions. It is time to look back, and ask yourself how you are doing? If you have made a few of them, looking back will help you to decide which ones have been relatively helpful to you, and which ones have not really helped you at all. If you are keeping a journal, then it would be a very good idea to read through what you have written about each of your chosen resolutions over the past 12 months, because doing this will help you to decide which ones are still worth pursuing. If you have only made one resolution, and you have not been able to stick to it, or you have not had any success with it at all, then if you want to, you can decide on a different one to work at. If you need to refocus on getting things done, get to it, NOW!

You do not have to wait until the 1st January in the next year to decide on when you want to have another go at keeping a particular resolution. You can decide on any date during the course of this year, so you could say, “I will quit smoking on the 15th March”. Keep in mind that if it is a big goal that you are aiming at, then you may need a few months to achieve it in. In this case, you would probably need to start on it just as soon as you possibly can, so you could say, “I will start on my New Year’s resolution to lose

weight tomorrow”. It might help to choose a date that means something to you, like your birthday, or the first or last day of any month, or Easter Sunday, for example. If you want to choose just one resolution from a list of five, and just concentrate on the one that you have chosen, then you can give yourself a couple of weeks to decide on your starting date.

New Year’s resolutions are easier to keep if they are the right resolutions for you. They therefore need to be “Smart”, which stands for “Specific”, “Measurable”, “Achievable”, “Realistic”, and “Time-based”. “Specific” means your resolution should be crystal clear and not vague. Therefore instead of just saying, “I want to lose weight”, you need to say, “I want to lose three kgs”. “Measurable” means that you need to say exactly how long you are giving yourself to lose the weight in, so you need to say, “I want to lose three kgs in ten months”. “Achievable” means that if you want to lose weight, it

must be a reasonable amount of weight over a reasonable length of time, and you need to say, “I want to lose three kgs in ten months”. “Realistic” is similar to “Achievable”, and it means that you need to choose a realistic amount of weight loss over a realistic length of time, and you therefore say, “I want to lose three kgs in ten months”. “Time-based” means the amount of time you give yourself in which to lose a specific amount of weight, and you say, “I want to lose three kgs in ten months”.

You can use “hypnotic affirmations” to help you to fully relax, calm down and unwind, completely and totally. They will help you greatly to achieve any resolution that you may be working towards. When you have become completely relaxed, you can then talk to yourself about how your resolution is progressing. When you use hypnotic affirmations, you need to find a comfortable place where you can sit, recline, rest, or lie down, hopefully where you know for absolute certainty that you will definitely not be disturbed. Once you have made yourself feel very comfortable, take a few deep breaths and close your eyes. Focus on positives. When you know that

you are ready to begin, repeat out loud to yourself some simple phrases such as:- “I am very calm. I am very relaxed. I am feeling very calm and very relaxed. I am feeling very positive about wanting to lose weight. My thoughts are calming down. My mind is calming down. I am feeling calm and relaxed. I am feeling at peace. I am feeling peace of mind. I am feeling a sense of comfort. I am feeling peace of mind and a sense of comfort. I am feeling calm, quiet, and at peace, and I also feel a sense of comfort in knowing that I am very slowly moving towards achieving the amount of weight that I desire to lose”. (Or whatever it is that you are aiming towards). When you have finished, slowly open your eyes, and sit very calmly just for a while, knowing that you are working steadily and successfully towards achieving your New Year’s resolution.

Mindfulness Meditation will also be very helpful when you are working on your resolutions. The first thing you do, is to make sure you are sitting very comfortably in an armchair in a quiet place. In this meditation, you focus on what you are sensing, feeling and hearing in the present moment. For example, you might choose to focus intensely on listening to something like the ticking of a clock on a shelf. So, begin by focusing on your breathing. Take a few deep breaths, and close your eyes, and simply start to focus on nothing but the ticking of the clock. When you feel really calm and relaxed, and your breathing is steady and even, concentrate only on the sound of the clock ticking. While you are meditating, you will find that all your racing and negative thoughts have slowed down. It will also calm down your mind and your body. When you are have finished, open your eyes, and you will feel calmer, and more relaxed, and you will become very aware of a sense of comfort, a sense of ease, a sense of purpose, and peace of mind. You will also know that you have spent some valuable time doing something positive towards achieving your resolutions.

Hypnosis is a safe, natural and extremely relaxing way of helping people to make big changes in their life. For example, it is a wonderful way of helping people like yourself achieve and enjoy great and amazing success with, and to keep on track with, your New Year’s resolutions whatever they may be, whether it is something like “to quit smoking” or “to lose weight”. If you go and see a hypnotist, they will slowly put you into a very relaxing and deep hypnotic state. Once you are in this state, they will then be able to address your subconscious mind and speak to it directly as though it is a very bright ten year old child. They will give it direct instructions to follow which will help you to achieve your resolutions, and when they have finished doing this, they will gently waken you back into full waking consciousness.

If you want to know more about hypnosis or about how hypnosis works, call us on 07904 605344. Any enquiries regarding Covid-19 will be helped for free.

What Happened When Henry Went To A Hypnotist About Quitting Smoking

Henry is a 30-year-old office assistant, who had been smoking cigarettes since he was around 18 years old. He was repeatedly reaching for the familiar pack of cigarettes, knowing full well the possible damage that smoking cigarettes could be doing to his lungs. Everything had started to mount up in his mind, and things were making him feel that he was not coping very well with everything like he used to be able to. It had got to the point that after smoking yet another cigarette, he always felt relaxed once again. However, just recently he had also been researching the various possible methods that were able to help people to quit smoking.

It was on a beautiful, sunny Saturday afternoon one week-end in early Spring, when Henry was driving aimlessly around the town where he lived, and he found he was worrying about the cough that had recently started bothering him. “Hm’mm”, he said to himself out loud, “I wonder if it’s anything to do with the fact I’m smoking 15 cigarettes a day?”. He parked in a tree-lined layby and mulled things over in his head.

It seemed that at least after every meal he was smoking a couple of cigarettes every single day, and many more at other times. Late in the evening he would smoke about four in a row because he knew that he would sleep well when he had done that. They didn’t allow smoking in his office, so at break times he would slope out and quietly have a ciggie round the corner somewhere nearby.

He then remembered that he had read a story in a local newspaper about how a chap had been to see a hypnotist who had cured them of their compulsive smoking habit. “That’s it! That’s what I’m going to do!”, Henry thought, brimming with great excitement. “I’m going to make an appointment right now, to see that wonderful sounding lady hypnotist called Rosemary who lives in that up-market apartment block on the corner of Brook Street”. He dug his mobile phone out of his back pocket, and found her number. It was three o’clock, and Henry didn’t know whether Rosemary would be open at that time of day. As luck would have it, he struck lucky and Rosemary answered the phone herself.

“Oh, hi”, Henry said, trying to sort of sound more confident than he felt, “I’m sorry to bother you on a Saturday, but I really need help to quit smoking. I’ve read that hypnosis can be extremely useful in helping people with this awful habit, and I am currently smoking about 15 cigarettes a day”, he garbled quickly because he felt very nervous all of a sudden. Rosemary realized that he was feeling awkward, and she said, very helpfully, “Yes of course, in my career as a hypnotist I’ve successfully managed to help several people quit smoking. I can see you at 12 noon next week-end, on Saturday?”. “Oh thank you”, Henry answered, and he found that he was really looking forward to seeing this hypnotist called Rosemary.

That Saturday, Henry arrived at Rosemary’s apartment. She showed him into her office, made him a cup of tea, and gave him some instructions. She said, “Hang your jacket here”, and she pointed to a hook on the back of the door. “Sit in this armchair here”, and she pointed to the armchair. “Make sure you’re sitting comfortably. I’m going to talk with you for a bit”. She handed him the client intake form asking for his personal details and also asking a few medical history questions. “Now, complete this form”. Then Rosemary asked, “How are you feeling right now, Henry?”. “I’m feeling really anxious”, he replied, “I don’t know if the hypnosis is going to work, or not”. “Well”, Rosemary said, “Hypnosis is very relaxing and you will find that after the session you will not need another cigarette, ever again.

“Now, Henry, what do you want?” Rosemary asked in a kindly way. Henry said, “I want to be rid of this dreadful urge to smoke yet another cigarette. I’m getting so anxious and jumpy a lot of the time, and I’m wanting a cigarette every five minutes. I don’t want to feel this anxiety saying that I must take another puff of that lovely cigarette you’re holding because it will make you feel better instantly”. And Rosemary said, “Oh yes, I know. But what do you want to feel?”. Henry said, “I don’t want to feel this anxiety”. Rosemary said, “Well, you’ve made it very clear that anxiety is what you don’t want to feel. But what do you want to feel?”. (This is where, if you go and see a hypnotist about quitting smoking, you have to be really clear on letting the hypnotist know what it is you actually want). So Henry said, “I want to be completely free of all this anxiety about everything, and more than anything else, I want to quit smoking once and for all”.

Then Rosemary began the actual hypnosis session. Henry knew he was going to have an hour of hypnosis, but he wasn’t quite sure what to expect although he assumed it would be very relaxing. At the very beginning, she instructed him to breathe deeply for a couple of times, and then close his eyes. She talked to him very soothingly for a while, and then gave him a few more instructions to follow. After a few minutes, when she knew that he was in a very deep hypnotic state, she also knew that it was the point where she was able to communicate directly with his subconscious mind.

Henry became gradually aware of some quiet music playing in the background. She addressed his subconscious mind as though she was talking to a very intelligent 10 year old child, and gave him instructions that he would follow regarding his wish to completely quit smoking. She said things like, “Starting right now, Henry will be a non-smoker. This will be healthier for him. You will follow all my instructions, because you have Henry’s best interests in mind”.

When Rosemary had finished the hypnosis session, she gradually wakened Henry to full waking consciousness, and when he opened his eyes she asked him how it went for him. Henry simply said, “That was amazing. Thank you very, very much, Rosemary”. At that point, he silently made a vow to himself not to smoke any more cigarettes, at all. He was also conscious of a feeling of peace, of ease and comfort, and an overwhelming sense of peace of mind.

To find out more about hypnosis, or about how hypnosis works, call us on 07904 605344. Enquiries regarding Covid-19 will be helped for free.

Hypnosis for Weight Loss

If, like a lot of other people, you are constantly finding yourself struggling to reach your desired weight, hypnosis is an extremely successful tool for you to make use of that will help you. It is a safe, natural and extremely relaxing and peaceful way of achieving success in your seemingly hopeless quest.

If you go to see a hypnotist, for example because you want to be helped to lose weight, they will initially ask you to complete a patient intake form where you will need to fill in your personal details such as your name, address and telephone number. There will also be a page with questions about your medical history, and a question about why you have come to see the hypnotist.

Once the hypnotist has agreed to help you to lose some weight, they will instruct you to make sure that you are sitting very comfortably. They begin talking to you in a soothing and gentle manner, accompanied by some appropriate background music, and they will put you into an extremely relaxed hypnotic state, which you will find deeply soothing and relaxing. This will stop you thinking over and over again about, “Why can’t I lose any weight?”, or, “Why, oh why can’t I lose weight?”. While they are talking to

you ever so gently, you will become aware of a subtle change in their voice. This is because they have reached the point where they are now directly addressing your subconscious mind. They need to ask it to do certain things, and they need to give it some instructions to follow which will help you with your weight loss. They need its co-operation, and therefore they talk to it as though it is a very bright and intelligent 10-year-old child.

For example, although your subconscious mind has kept you at a weight of 65 kgs, you would certainly feel much happier and you will be a lot healthier, at 58 kgs. There is no need to be afraid of hypnosis. The hypnotist will not be cruel, and tell your subconscious mind to force you to eat a lot of salad and raw carrots. They will speak to it in a very soothing, kindly, and gentle manner. For instance, they will inform it that your metabolism needs to be changed. As a result of your metabolism being changed, you will have so much more energy, and you will therefore be able to increase your activity levels and generally do more. And when the hypnotist has finished giving your subconscious mind these instructions, they will gently waken you into full waking consciousness. In this way, by using hypnosis, you will be able to successfully achieve a steady and ongoing amount of weight loss until you reach your ideal weight.

Once you have managed to successfully get to your ideal weight through using hypnosis, you will acquire a wonderful sense of ease, a sense of comfort, and an amazing feeling of complete peace of mind. Your self-confidence will also greatly increase. This peace of mind will remain within you, growing ever stronger at every single moment.

If you want to know more about hypnosis, or about how hypnosis works, call us on 07904 605344. Any Covid-19 enquiries will be helped for free.

What Happened When Wendy Went To A Hypnotist About Her Bad Habit

Wendy was 25 years old, she lived alone, and she had been unemployed for quite some time. This was mainly due to the effects of Covid-19, because a lot of people like herself had been laid off work and did not have a lot of money.

Wendy had several thoughts and good ideas about owning a hairdresser’s salon with a nail-bar, where ladies could go and have their nails done after the hairdresser had finished with doing them. She had always loved going to the hairdresser’s and always asked for Lorraine because she was about the same age and was interested in the same sorts of things. Wendy had also come up with the idea of practising on friends and family first, and not charging them anything to start with, and when she became qualified in doing nails she would then open a hairdresser’s and nail-bar.

However, a real problem that Wendy had, was that she was constantly biting her nails. Hundreds of people had dreadful fingernails. She had read countless articles online about “How to stop biting your nails”. She just couldn’t stop. The minute she started worrying about every silly little thing, or even if she was simply waiting around for a cake to cook in the oven, she would sit down and automatically start biting her fingernails. She would think something like, “How on earth do I stop myself from constantly biting my fingernails?”, and she would look at them with some disgust. She had spent some time browsing through loads of articles on this question, and there were quite a few answers, which she got down to about half a dozen possibilities. One that really caught her attention was an advertisement about a lady hypnotist called Rosemary.

Wendy had learned a lot of things about the bad habit of nail-biting, including its medical name which was “onychophagia”. Nail-biting causes not only an unattractive appearance of the fingernails, but it can also significantly physically damage the nails and their cuticles. Wendy had read that in times of terrible boredom, severe depression, and psychological distress, some people often automatically resort to nail-biting or even nail-eating, because every time they even attempt to resist the amazing and wonderful feelings of sheer absolute pleasure that they experience from this habit, they find that they cannot do so, however hard they try. It is much the same as the permanent alcoholic, who, every time they feel sad, low, or depressed, will automatically reach for the wine bottle for the soothing, pleasurable feelings that they get from drinking the wine.

Wendy made an appointment to see the hypnotist called Rosemary, because she wanted to put an end to her nail-biting habit once and for all. Wendy was constantly nail-biting and she knew that all her fingernails on both hands were broken, flaking off, ugly, and unattractive. Whenever she got worried or anxious she would start biting them and chewing them off, and this in some strange way gave her a lot of personal pleasure.

When Wendy arrived at Rosemary’s apartment, she rang the doorbell. The door was opened by Rosemary herself, who looked just like a hypnotist should, wearing a long-sleeved white shirt and a long plain black skirt. “Good morning”, she said. Wendy said “Hello”. Then Rosemary became masterful and said, “Give me your coat”.

Wendy did as she was told, and Rosemary hung it on the back of the front door. Rosemary pointed to an upright plain wood chair near the door. “Sit in that chair, and fill in this form with all your personal details including your name and address and contact telephone number”. “Thank you”, Wendy said. When Wendy had done this, Rosemary then instructed, “Lie on that couch over there”. Wendy climbed onto the couch, which was extremely comfortable to lie on, and she pulled the rug over herself because it was quite a cold day.

Rosemary was firmly in charge of the situation, and she said in a very smooth yet commanding voice, “Now make yourself very comfortable. All you will be aware of is the sound of my voice, and the gentle soothing music playing”. Wendy found herself becoming more and more relaxed and she was almost drifting off. She felt as though she was asleep and actually dreaming a very peaceful and relaxing dream.

An image that Wendy felt she was “dreaming” about

Although she could physically hear Rosemary talking as though from a distance, and some music playing in the background, she could not really understand what was going on. She vaguely knew that Rosemary had direct access to her subconscious mind and that she was speaking directly to it, and giving it instructions to follow that would stop her biting her nails completely, but she could not understand how it all worked. Then Rosemary was saying, “And now you will totally awaken, and you will be wide awake, having enjoyed the most amazing experience”. And then the music stopped, and there was only silence apart from the ticking of a clock on the mantle shelf. “How was that for you?”, Rosemary asked. “Um, oh, that was absolutely amazing”, Wendy said, and she felt totally incredible and absolutely wonderful, and she told Rosemary so.

Several weeks later, Wendy called Rosemary to report the results from the hypnosis, and told her how pleased she was about how fantastic her fingernails were looking, and how she hadn’t even thought about biting or chewing her fingernails for the last three weeks since the hypnosis session. Wendy also told Rosemary that she felt a lot happier in herself, now that her fingernails looked so much more attractive, and she mentioned about her idea of becoming an owner of a nail-bar where she could show people how good her own nails were.

Hypnosis is something that many people find useful and very helpful with many problems, for example if they are trying to conquer a bad habit like nail-biting. Hypnosis places you into a deeply relaxed, hypnotic state, whereupon the hypnotist can address your subconscious mind directly.

This means they can speak to it directly, and give it instructions to follow that will help you to overcome your problem. Hypnosis will leave you with a wonderful feeling of calm and peace, and a sense of ease, comfort and total peace of mind.

To find out more about hypnosis, or about how hypnosis works, call us on 07904 605344. Any Covid-19 enquiries will be helped for free.

Why Mary Wanted To See A Hypnotist To Lose Weight

Mary is a 27-year-old secretary who lived on her own in a medium-sized apartment in the middle of town. It is now another New Year, and it is that time of year when people start to think about what New Year’s Resolutions they should be making. Mary had recently been spending some time thinking about ways in which she could improve her life, and she always had trouble making decisions whatever they were about. She was always a nervous kind of person, and she sometimes felt anxious and stressed. Right now, she had just enjoyed spending about half an hour writing down a list of possible Resolutions that she could make, including “Conquer bad habits”, “Quit smoking”, “Lose weight”, “Get your finances in order”, and “Clear out the junk from your apartment”.

While she had been writing this list, she suddenly remembered a television programme that she had recently seen, that had discussions about hypnosis and hypnotherapy. She had found it all extremely interesting, and she really liked the hypnotist who was presenting the programme. “I know”, she thought to herself, “I’m going to call that hypnotist in town called Rosemary whom I’ve seen advertised, and see if I can make an appointment for next week”. Mary had decided that she needed to drop a couple of kilograms in weight, because she weighed 63 kilograms and wanted to be more like 55 kilograms, and she felt quite self-confident when she picked up the phone. When she made the call, she found Rosemary very friendly and easy to talk to, and she mentioned that she wanted to lose weight. She arranged an appointment for 11.30 am on the following Saturday morning.

A Plate Of Fresh Salad

Mary had no trouble finding Rosemary’s address, and when she had rung the bell for the Upper Apartment, Rosemary said to go straight up. There was no receptionist, just a cheerful and friendly Rosemary, who said, “Now let me take your coat”, which she hung up carefully. She then instructed Mary to go and sit down in the comfortable armchair, in the corner over there. Mary did as she was told, and then Rosemary passed her a Client Intake Form to complete. Rosemary said that Mary needed to complete it because she needed the information like Mary’s address and telephone number, and various other questions like her hobbies and interests, and any health problems. They then had a very friendly chat including why she wanted to lose weight, and how much she wanted to lose, and was there a timeframe in which she wanted to lose it by, which there wasn’t.

Mary had noticed a very comfortable-looking couch along one wall of Rosemary’s office, and when Rosemary said that she was about to begin the hypnosis session, Mary immediately got up on it when instructed to do so. It was really soft to lay down on, and Mary felt as though she was sort of sinking right into it. As it was January, Rosemary offered a dark purple rug to help make Mary feel comfortable. “Now, Mary”, she heard Rosemary saying very smoothly, as if she was some distance away, “I just want you to make sure that you’re feeling very comfortable. All I am going to do today, is to make you feel very warm, cosy and relaxed, and all you will hear is the sound of my voice”. At that point Mary found herself relaxing very easily.

Sunset

She was vaguely aware of what was actually being said, and she could hear Rosemary’s voice very clearly, but at the same time she sort of felt that she was almost dropping off to sleep. It is at this point in a hypnosis session, when the subject is feeling both physically and mentally relaxed, that the hypnotist can access their deeper mind, known as the subconscious mind. The hypnotist can then speak directly to the subject’s subconscious mind, and they can give it direct instructions to follow that will help the subject to achieve what they want, such as the ability to lose weight. (Rosemary had said that she would be able to speak to Mary’s subconscious mind directly, and give it certain instructions that would help her to reach her desired weight).

A Snow-Covered Road

Mary spent a whole hour like this, feeling extremely comfortable on this very comfortable couch, and she almost felt like she had sort of gone off to sleep. So, when Rosemary got to the part of the hypnosis session where it was time to wake Mary up, Mary was quite reluctant but nevertheless knew that she must follow the instruction to waken. When the hypnosis session had finished, and Mary had fully woken, she felt very calm and peaceful and relaxed, but at the same time she felt that she had quite a lot of energy. Mary also felt very pleased that she had made the effort to come and see Rosemary, because she definitely felt that the hypnosis would somehow be able to help her in her quest to lose weight.

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Hypnosis For New Year’s Resolutions

A New Year’s Resolution is a promise to yourself to start doing something good, such as to lose some weight, or to finally stop doing something bad, like quit smoking. It is a promise to make changes in your life.

It is that time of the year again, when people make New Year’s resolutions to help them make changes in their life, however big or small, but for one reason or another they find them difficult to keep. They will begin the brand New Year going around saying to themselves something like, “Yes, I will lose some weight” over and over again, or saying, “Yes, I will quit smoking” over and over again. And then, by the end of January or even February, they will have completely given up because it was so hard to do it on their own.

A Healthy Meal

For example, if they want to lose weight, and they have told themselves that they will unfailingly walk round the block three times every morning, they will follow the same route each time. They know that there is a cake shop two corners away, and they craftily make sure their walk takes them by it. As they walk in the shop door, they will tell themselves, in no uncertain manner, that one delicious cream cake won’t do any harm, and it certainly won’t make much difference to their weight once in a while, even if they had only two of these cakes a week. As a consequence, their weight simply creeps up and up, and spirals up out of control again, and they are once again back where they started.

Or, if they want to quit smoking, and all of their life’s problems are simply getting too much to cope with, they will subconsciously reach for their very familiar packet of cigarettes. And they smoke even another cigarette.

A Breath Of Fresh Air

As the weeks pass, these people who make these New Year’s resolutions, simply lose all their self-motivation that they might have had at the beginning of the year. They will sit around aimlessly wondering how on earth are they going to help themselves make their life better.

Hypnosis helps people to make big changes in their life. It is a wonderful way of helping people to achieve and keep on track with their New Year’s resolutions. It is a safe, natural and extremely relaxing way of giving people success with whatever their resolution is, whether it is to quit smoking or to lose weight.

Fresh, Juicy Peaches

You can contact a hypnotist directly and ask for an appointment. Make sure that you tell them that you want to try hypnosis to help you to achieve your New Year’s resolution, and say for example that you want to be able to lose some weight. When you go and see the hypnotist, they will very slowly put you into an extremely deep and relaxing hypnotic state. This will stop you thinking over and over in your mind about why it is so hard to lose weight. When you are in this deeply relaxed state, the hypnotist will then be able to directly address and speak to your subconscious mind, and they will give it appropriate instructions and tell it what to do in order to help you to lose weight. For example, they may tell it that it must help you to stop eating so much chocolate every day. Once the hypnotist has finished giving your subconscious mind all the necessary instructions, you are then gently wakened back into full waking consciousness. When you have had your hypnosis session, it is a good idea to keep a journal of how your weight loss is progressing. You could keep some notes on what you eat every day, and weigh yourself once a week. If you are mindful and careful with your diet, and you make a chart in your notebook of your weekly weight, you will be able to see your weight slowly but surely coming down.

Hypnosis can really help you to motivate yourself to achieve and keep your New Year’s resolutions with absolute confidence. Losing weight can be hard. With the help of hypnosis, you will be able to change your thought patterns and find ways to break away from your old eating habits.

To find out more about hypnosis, or how hypnosis works, call us on 07904 605344, and talk to us. Any enquiries concerning Covid-19 will be helped for free.

How To Keep Calm And Carry On In A Crisis

The “Keep Calm And Carry On” poster was produced in England during World War II. It was created by the UK government’s Ministry of Information in 1939, to increase the morale of the British people at the beginning of this war.

There are several ways to help yourself to feel a peaceful calmness when a crisis shows itself.

The use of affirmations is just one of these ways. It is very easy to relax when you use positive affirmations, simply because they will help you to completely calm down and unwind. So find a comfortable and quiet place where you can sit down, and take a few deep breaths to help you to relax. Close your eyes, and focus on positives. Focus on your strengths and your resources, instead of affirming and emphasizing the crisis. Repeat a few simple phrases out loud to yourself, such as:- “I am beginning to relax beautifully. I am feeling very positive today, and I shall continue feeling positive. I am feeling calm and mindful. I am feeling at peace. My thoughts

A Peaceful Landscape

are calming down. My mind is calm and quiet. My thoughts and my mind are calm, quiet and at peace. I am feeling mindful. I am feeling calm. I am feeling peaceful. I am feeling calm, quiet and relaxed. I am feeling calm, quiet, at peace and very comfortable. In fact, I am now feeling extremely comfortable. I am feeling a sense of comfort. There is only a deep sense of silence. My mind and my body are now completely relaxed. I can totally relax, and completely let go and totally unwind”. When you have spent 20 minutes or so repeating positive affirmations like this, you will feel very calm, relaxed and peaceful. You will feel a sense of comfort, joy and peace of mind.

Mindfulness Meditation can be very useful when you are having a crisis. It is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you are sensing, feeling and hearing in the present moment. It instructs you how to slow down all your racing and negative thoughts. It will also calm down both your mind and your body, and greatly help you to reduce your stress levels generally. The first thing that you do, is find a comfortable and quiet place where you can sit down in silence. Now make sure that you are sitting very comfortably in your armchair or on your sofa, and just settle in.

A Forest To Meditate Upon

Breathe steadily and evenly, and then close your eyes. When you are ready, take a slow, deep breath, and try to relax yourself completely. Focus now on your breathing, or whatever else you have chosen to meditate upon. Your thoughts will immediately try and distract your attention away from what you wish to concentrate on, like your breathing, to something else like the ticking of a clock. As soon as you find yourself being distracted by your thoughts in this way, gently and silently return to focusing on what you were doing so in the first place. You will feel wonderfully calm, relaxed and peaceful after a session of Mindfulness Meditation.

Another method of feeling calm in a crisis is to practise some Guided Imagery Meditation. You will find this to be extremely relaxing and it will help to keep you calm. To do this kind of meditation, find a comfortable place where you can sit or lie down, and make sure you are in a very comfortable position. If you wish, you can play some gentle, quiet music to help you relax. Begin by taking a few slow, deep breaths to relax yourself, and close your eyes. Then focus on something very specific such as a particular goal that you wish to achieve, like keeping calm amidst a crisis. You keep the result that you want to achieve and hold it deep within your mind, and imagine it becoming reality. While you are doing this, form mental images that are quiet, calm and peaceful, such as an ocean in the setting sun, or an autumnal image of a forest glade. You will slowly but surely achieve the wonderful feeling of calmness and peace of mind that you are seeking.

A Wooded Glade In Autumn

Learning Yoga will help you to keep yourself calm and relaxed in any kind of crisis. It is very relaxing and will benefit both your mental and physical health, and it will also help you to feel very calm and peaceful mentally. There are several benefits of doing yoga regularly, including improving your posture. Yoga will make you feel stronger, because it will increase your flexibility and the strength in your muscles. It will increase your blood flow and lower your blood sugar. And more than anything lese, it will also help you to keep feeling calm, peaceful, and relaxed, and it will increase your self-confidence because it makes you feel good about yourself. It will also give you peace of mind. Although to begin with you might find it easier to join a yoga class because the tutor will help you with the different positions known as “asanas”, you can if you wish simply log into you tube and learn how to do it online.

Hypnosis is something that many people find really helpful if they want to keep calm and carry on. There are many hypnosis audios and videos, many of which can be found online. They will always help you to keep calm, become more relaxed, and gain peace of mind. Try to listen to one every evening, and you will find it to be extremely relaxing. Hypnosis is a safe, natural and extremely relaxing way of unwinding. It puts you into a deeply relaxed state, and whereupon the hypnotist can address your subconscious mind, and give you instructions to follow that will help you to keep calm and peaceful at all times, and not just in a crisis. You will then be gently wakened back into full waking consciousness. Straight after the hypnosis session, you will feel absolutely wonderful, and you will feel a wonderful sense of ease, comfort, and peace of mind.

To find out more about hypnosis or how hypnosis works, call us on 07904 605344 and speak with us. Any enquiries concerning Covid-19 will be helped for free.

How To Simplify Your Life To Be Less Stressful – Part Three

Simplifying your life will empower and enable you to feel that you are in control of your life as much as you possibly can be. Being in control of things will fill you with a sense of ease, comfort, and peace of mind.

One of the first things to do every single day, is to follow a Daily Plan. With this, you get up at the same time every morning e.g. 7 am, and you retire at night at the same time every night e.g. 10 pm. You eat your breakfast at 7 am, your lunch at 1 pm, and your evening meal at 6 pm or 7 pm, and work at everything else around your meal-times, and snack times. Make a list of all the things you want to do on a particular day, and write down the time you start each task and the time you finish it. Include your appointments and every chore that is a high priority. Working on tasks in this way will make you feel that you are in control of things.

Daily Plan

When you begin working on your daily tasks, tell yourself that you will do only one thing at a time, and that you will really concentrate on doing it. This is very simple. You just focus completely on doing one thing at a time. Do one thing at a time, one step at a time, and one day at a time. You clear your desk space as much as you can, and give it a good scrub. Choose something, one thing, that needs your attention and needs to be worked on, like an important letter, an email or a report. Remove your phones, ignore all the emails in your inbox, and just work on the one thing that you have chosen. Ignore all your other tasks until this one thing has been done and fully completed. Being in control of an activity in this way will give you wonderful sense of ease, comfort, and peace of mind.

The main thing to do to make your life less stressful, is to sort out your house. Declutter everything in every room, one room at a time. Start with all your piles of papers that are scattered around all over the place, and then move onto things like clothing, and china ornaments. Have a box for “keep”, a box for “chuck”, and a box for “dither”, and you will feel so much better when the rooms are looking better. When you have done that, you can give each room a lift by just re-painting the walls. When the house is in order, then get your finances in order too. Ask the bank for help with doing this, if you need to. You will achieve a great sense of peace of mind by doing all this, because you will feel that you are in control.

Make sure that you get regular, daily exercise, because this will help you to deal with any stress. Apart from going for a walk, with or without a dog, or even going for a run, there are forms of exercise that you can do indoors by yourself, or outdoors in a group. Yoga or tai chi are good examples of these, because they will help you to really unwind and you will feel so much better and more relaxed afterwards. You can even join socially distanced outdoor yoga and tai chi classes. If you do not fancy having to lie down on the grass, invest in a very good yoga mat to take with you.

Walking For Relaxation

In hypnosis, a mental imaginary place is created, called Sanctuary. It is a secret place, deep within your mind, where you can go, where you feel the very most in control and where you can acquire peace of mind. Imagine your Sanctuary as the most comfortable and safe place, where you can rest, recline, or relax, or just sit quietly on a comfortable seat. When you are in Sanctuary, you will sense a wonderful feeling of ease, comfort and peace of mind that tells you you’re safe and in the right place, and tells you that you are a good person. When you return from Sanctuary, that wonderful feeling of ease, comfort and peace of mind that you have experienced will remain with you, growing stronger and stronger at every moment. And remember that Sanctuary is always here for you, and you can return to it at any time, whenever you wish. Sanctuary is always here for you.

Sanctuary

Hypnosis is a safe, natural and extremely relaxing way of unwinding from everyday life. It puts you into an extremely relaxed state, and stops you constantly worrying about things that are troubling you. The hypnotist speaks directly to your subconscious mind and gives it instructions that will help you to overcome these worries. After the hypnosis session, you will feel absolutely wonderful, and you will also feel a wonderful sense of ease, comfort, and peace of mind.

To find out more about hypnosis, or how hypnosis works, call us on 07904 605344 and talk to us. Any enquiries concerning Covid-19 will be helped for free.