How To Lose Weight Safely and Steadily in a Healthy Way

Major life changes such as “to lose weight” are notoriously difficult to achieve and maintain. Your eating habits as they are now have been instilled into you for many years, and you are probably still thinking, for example, that you must eat three healthy meals a day, and you must not skip eating your breakfast whatever you do. With the following tips from Worthing Hypnosis, we can help you to lose your excess weight slowly and safely.

The very first thing you can do to help yourself, once you have firmly decided to lose some weight, is to go and visit your family doctor or healthcare provider. They will be very pleased for you that you have made such a healthy and important decision. They will record your height and your weight, and they will check your blood pressure. Then they will sit down with you, and discuss your current health conditions, your medication, and any risk factors such as obesity. If you tell them you would like to take up some form of healthy exercise, they will help you to compile an easily maintained exercise plan to suit your personal needs, your circumstances and your physical capabilities.

Keep looking for relevant information, such as in healthcare articles online, or read some books about losing weight. Think of friends and helpful family members who will gladly help you in your quest, and will continue advising you along the way. When you start to successfully shift your excess weight, they will act as your cheerleaders for every milestone that you reach. You will be able to talk to them easily on the telephone or on the computer and discuss things like useful television programmes on healthy eating, and you can share healthy recipes that you can cook from scratch. Changes in your life such as losing weight are not half as daunting when you know you can pick up the phone and have a nice chat with a friend or someone in the family.

The next thing you need to do, is to start keeping a detailed Food Diary. Draw up three columns headed Breakfast, Lunch, and Supper and the times when you have these meals. Write down all the things that you eat and drink every day, and the times that you actually consume them. You should ideally also keep track of the number of calories you are consuming as you go along, and write these down also. While you are doing all this, you will find that you are more aware of everything that you are eating, (even the snacks, sweets and occasional chocolate bar that you eat). This, in turn, will help you to avoid unnecessary eating such as in-between meals, or when you are not actually hungry.

When you have been keeping your food diary for a couple of weeks, carry out a review of all your eating habits that you currently have, and write down a list of them. This will help you to find your bad eating habits, and may we mention here, that hypnosis is well renowned for helping people to conquer bad habits. You might find, for example, that you always want to eat a chocolate bar or some other sugary snack like a cream cake to help you get through the mid-morning and mid-afternoon energy dip even if you are not actually hungry. When you feel that you really must have something to eat to keep you going, always write down how you were feeling when you wanted the sugary snack, such as if you were bored, tired, angry and/or depressed, for instance. Quite often you might find yourself wanting to eat due to something environmental that bothers you about where you live. What you could do, is replace eating the calorie-laden snack with a non-food activity, such as going for a quick walk, or making a useful telephone call.

Some useful ideas for helping you to keep yourself from eating these snacks, which could certainly be adding to your weight gain, are:- (1) Always plan your meals, to ensure that you eat a healthy, well-balanced meal. (2) Eat only when you are truly hungry, and not when you are tired, anxious, stressed or feeling fretful. A quick walk instead will help you to feel better. (3) If you drive to work every day, do not stop at the local corner shop and pick up a doughnut to eat in your tea-break. Wait for your lunch-time and eat then. (4) Eat more slowly. If you eat too quickly you may empty your plate from habit, rather than paying attention to whether you have stopped feeling hungry.

You will find hypnosis to be of great benefit to you in your quest to lose some weight. If you decide to try hypnosis, simply go and see a hypnotist and explain to them what it is that you wish to do. They will then give you a hypnosis session, either in person or online, and you will find this to be extremely comforting. They will talk to you in a soothing and relaxing manner, and when they think you are feeling very comfortable and ready, they will directly address your subconscious mind. They will give it a completely new set of instructions to follow regarding your wish to lose weight. When the hypnotist has ended the hypnosis session, you will feel absolutely wonderful, and you will also feel contentment, along with a wonderful sense of ease, comfort, and peace of mind. Week after week, as you obediently follow these instructions, your weight will drop almost automatically, and you will feel really pleased with yourself when you see that you are at last achieving great results.

You will begin to feel so much better and happier and much more content when you have managed to lose some of that stubborn weight. However, if you have already started your weight loss journey, and you are finding things difficult to shift, and nothing seems to be happening, you can always call us on 07904 605344 and we will be pleased to help you with hypnosis for your weight loss ambitions.

How To Acquire And Keep Peace Of Mind In These Troubling Times

“Peace of mind” is a mental state of feeling calm, peaceful and tranquil, and it is having a sense of complete freedom from any anxiety and stress.

I give below some helpful ideas to aid you on your way towards obtaining complete peace of mind.

De-clutter your house

The recent lockdown has taught us all something. You were shut in your own house, within your own four walls. What you do is de-clutter and have a big clear-out. Separate all your stuff into three piles labelled “keep”, “dither”, or “chuck”. Work on one room at a time and look at each thing at a time. You don’t have to keep everything and you don’t have to chuck everything. If you have used something in the last 12 months, then keep it, and if you haven’t used something in the last 12 months, then chuck it.

But what do you do with all the clutter you want to throw out?. You can donate to charity, but call the shop first before you take your donations along, in case they are not suitable, and make sure any clothing you are giving them is clean and ironed. Put similar things in the same bags. You can sell some things online, such as a games console or a pushchair, on websites such as ebay, marketplace, or gumtree, or you could place an advertisement in a newspaper or in a newsagents window.

When you have decided on the things you want to keep, it will greatly help if you obtain some cardboard boxes of all shapes and sizes and put some of your stuff in them. Then put the full boxes somewhere like in your box-room, spare room or attic.

When you have worked through the “chuck” pile and the “keep” pile, you can begin sorting out your “dither” pile. This will probably take rather longer, but give yourself plenty of time and space to do it in and don’t rush at it. Take your time. One thing at a time, one step at a time, one day at a time.

It is very important to de-clutter your house and get in control of it, because you will then feel so much happier and more stress-free. You will feel calmer and more peaceful, and so much more in control of your surroundings.

Go for a walk in the countryside

Going for a walk in the open countryside will bring you close to nature. It will increase pleasant feelings mentally and reduce your anxiety and stress. It will also greatly help to make you feel better emotionally and will increase your mental and physical sense of well-being. It does all this by reducing your blood pressure, your heart rate, and your muscular tension, as well as the production of your stress hormones.

So get to your nearest public space out in the open air, such as a park, on a nice warm and sunny day, and go walking for at least half an hour in the warm sunshine. This will help you to feel better in so many ways and will stop you concentrating on all your anxieties. You will find you are very tired later in the day, but you will also feel much calmer and more peaceful.

Go and work on a “Care Farm”

Care Farming is a mental health practice that can be prescribed if you are suffering from mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and stress. If you are suffering from these, or any other similar ailments, especially those brought on by the recent lockdown, you can ask to be placed on a “Care Farm”.

Working on a Care Farm will give you opportunities to carry out physical activities and will also bring you close to nature. Doing something physical, such as planting vegetables or looking after farm animals such as cows or chickens, or pigs, requires focused attention and concentration, but not intense thought. This helps to relax your mind and also helps to stop the anxieties and worries brought on by the mental effects that the lockdown has had on you, that you may now have. As an added bonus, because you have been working very hard physically all day, you will be very tired at night and consequently able to sleep much better than you normally would.

The Care Farmer acts as a personal mentor who will support you as their client and will help you to develop the skills required to undertake the routine farming tasks. While carrying out these tasks as ordered by the Care Farmer, you will find that you will feel a sense of achievement because you have something to focus on other than all your stress, anxieties and worries. You may also find that at some point you may even be offered a job on an ordinary farm and be paid for doing it.

Hypnosis is something that many people find is very helpful to them, if they want to constantly feel calm, peaceful and tranquil, and they want to be able to fully experience that state of constant comfort and calmness known as true peace of mind. Hypnosis is a safe, natural and extremely relaxing and very enjoyable way of totally unwinding from all the stresses and strains of their very busy, everyday life.

Go and see a hypnotist

If you decide to go and visit a hypnotist in person, they will very gently place you into a deeply relaxed hypnotic state, by talking to you in a very soothing manner and sometimes by playing soothing background music. When you have become deeply relaxed and very still and almost motionless, as though you are fast asleep, that is the point when they will be able to address your subconscious mind directly. They will be able to speak to it, and will give it a brand new set of instructions to follow, whether they are to help you to quit smoking, to lose weight, or some other practical wish that you may have. These instructions will help you to feel that wonderful, constant sense of comfort, joy and peace of mind for every moment of your life, however busy and cluttered it may be. And when the hypnotist has finished giving your subconscious mind all these different, new instructions, they will gently waken you to a state of full, waking consciousness and they will welcome you back to your normal life. At this point you will be feeling wide awake and absolutely wonderful.

There are many hypnosis audios and videos out there online which will always help you to stay calm, become more relaxed generally, and able to experience that wonderful mental state that is known as peace of mind.

If you would like to know more about hypnosis, or about how hypnosis works, give us a call on 07904 605344 for a friendly chat. All enquiries regarding COVID-19 or the Indian Variant will be dealt with fo

The International Travel Rules For UK Residents Wishing To Travel Abroad

As you are no doubt aware, international travel for non-essential purposes has been made illegal since the beginning of the third lockdown.

Holidays Are Here Again.

Most people really enjoy going on a wonderful holiday trip abroad. It is doing something completely different, and it disconnects them from their usual everyday humdrum lives. They have a complete break from everything, such as cooking lots of meals, laundering their clothing, or doing loads of housework. A holiday abroad gives them a totally different environment, and it gives them the chance to recharge, refresh, and renew, and gather all their thoughts about everything. If they are interested in cooking, they might go abroad to taste the local food.

Many people choose to get away from it all by going on a cruise, sometimes for two or three weeks. Bearing in mind the new international travel rules from May 2021, they can choose any destination(s) they wish, or even travel on a round-the-world cruise. If they go on a cruise, they do not need to keep unpacking the suitcases. Cruises offer live entertainment on board ship, and tours on shore at ports of call. Passengers can do things on board that they can do at home, such as relaxing in the spa, going to the cinema, or even doing lots of wonderful shopping, because cruise ships always have fantastic sales.

If you are one of those people who are tired of hearing about nothing but Covid-19, and you are absolutely longing to travel long-haul, (or or even short-haul), you will be pleased to know that the current international travel rules are changing at 4 am on Monday, 17th May. From this date, international travel will be allowed to restart, governed by a new “traffic light system”. Countries have been allocated by government ministers according to the latest data, so quarantine and testing requirements on return from those countries are appropriate to the risk of coronavirus and variants of concern.

The UK Transport Secretary has confirmed that the current ban on international travel will end on Monday, 17th May. From this date, you will no longer have to complete a “Declaration To Travel Before Departure Abroad”, and there will no longer be a £5,000 fine for trying to make an illegal international leisure trip abroad. However, many of the restrictions will remain, and these include having to quarantine if you have just travelled to a country on the “red list”. This quarantine has to be completed in one of the special government-designated quarantine hotels in the UK for “red list” travellers. You must also check what further restrictions there are in the country you wish to travel to, because either their borders are completely closed, or they might not want to let people into their country from the UK.

A negative Covid-19 test will soon become the new normal for international travel, and so the details for the rules for each list are given here:-

If you are travelling to a destination on the “green” list, which includes popular countries like Portugal, you will need to take a pre-departure Covid-19 test before you travel back to the UK. You will also need to book and pay for another Covid-19 test which you must take on Day Two of your arrival back in the UK, and you will not need to quarantine if both of the Covid-19 tests have proved negative.

If you are travelling to a destination on the “amber list”, you will need to take a pre-departure Covid-19 test before you travel back to the UK. You will also need to book and pay for another two Covid-19 tests because you will be self-isolating at home for 10 days. You will need to take a second Covid-19 test on Day Two of your self-isolation, and a third Covid-19 test on Day Eight of your self-isolation. Because you are self-isolating, and not being held in quarantine, you can also book and pay for an “early release” Covid-19 test which you will need to take on Day Five if you wish to be released early from your self-isolation. All three Covid-19 tests must have proved negative.

However, if you are travelling to a destination on the “red list”, will need to take a pre-departure Covid-19 test before you travel back to the UK. The difference is, that you will be required to book and pre-pay the sum of £1,750 for being held in quarantine for 10 days, when you have travelled back to the UK, in one of the special government-designated quarantine hotels. You will also need to take a second Covid-19 test on Day Two of your quarantine, and a third Covid-19 test on Day Eight of your quarantine. All three Covid-19 tests must have proved negative.

The List of 12 Countries on the “Green List” (From 4 am On 17th May 2021):-

AUSTRALIA; BRUNEI; FALKLAND ISLANDS; FAROE ISLANDS; GIBRALTAR; ICELAND; ISRAEL (AND JERUSALEM); NEW ZEALAND; PORTUGAL (INCLUDING THE AZORES AND MADEIRA); SINGAPORE; SOUTH GEORGIA AND SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS; ST HELENA, TRISTAN DA CUNHA, ASCENSION ISLAND

12 Popular Countries on the “Amber List”:-

AFGHANISTAN; AUSTRIA; AZERBAIJAN; BELGIUM; CANADA; CHINA; DENMARK; FRANCE; HONG KONG; JAPAN; SPAIN; UNITED STATES (USA)

12 Popular Countries on the “Red List”:-

ARGENTINA; BANGLADESH; CHILE; INDIA; MALDIVES; NEPAL; PAKISTAN; PHILIPPINES; SOUTH AFRICA; TURKEY; UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE); VENEZUELA.

Hypnosis for Travel Anxiety

Hypnosis is a safe, natural, relaxing and highly effective way to treat anxiety about travelling, including a fear of flying. If you have always been afraid of flying, for example, then this fear will be deeply embedded in your subconscious mind. You now want to travel, and you want to be able to get on a plane without shivering and shaking, and enjoy your ten-hour flight like everybody else seems able to. If you go and see a hypnotist, they will give you a hypnosis session to completely banish this fear. The hypnotist will place you in an extremely relaxed hypnotic state, where they will be able to access your subconscious mind and speak to it directly. They will then find out what causes you to suffer from travel anxiety and your fear of flying, and they will accordingly give your subconscious mind a new set of instructions to follow. As a result of the hypnosis session, when the time comes for you to go on your holiday, you will find yourself sitting very comfortably and happily in the departure lounge at the airport without any anxiety, fear, or panicky feelings whatsoever. You will find yourself calmly boarding the plane, and thoroughly enjoying the flight, and when you get to your destination you will be able to completely relax and enjoy your holiday.

If you want to know more about hypnosis, or about how hypnosis works, give us a call on 07904 305644. Any enquiries regarding Covid-19 will be helped for free.

What Happened When Katie Went To See A Hypnotist For Help With Keeping Her New Year’s Resolutions

Katie knew that hundreds of people make New Year’s resolutions every year, usually on the 1st January. Some of them manage somehow, in some magical way, to achieve great success at keeping them, while others just simply fall by the wayside and fail miserably.

When the ones that do not manage to, for example, quit smoking, or lose any weight, they just simply shrug their shoulders and get on with their lives. They think no more about it at all and say to themselves, “OK, I’ll try again next January”. They lose all their self-motivation that they might have had about their resolution, and go back to sitting around aimlessly thinking about how they were going to make their life better.

Katie had been quite tubby for most of her life. She was now 24, and she was totally fed up with being fat. A couple of weeks ago she decided to finally do something about losing some weight, because she knew that if she succeeded she would be so much more attractive and self-confident than she was at present. She wanted a sense of ease, a sense of comfort, and peace of mind so that she wasn’t constantly worrying about how she looked all the time. However, she did not want to join a slimming club, because that would mean she would have to be weighed in public once a week in front of everybody. Nor did she want to go on a countryside ramble every weekend with 200 other people struggling along a 20-mile route.

One Saturday morning, she went online and found a lady called Rosemary who had a business called Worthing Hypnosis. And right now Katie was sitting in this very nice office, and Rosemary was very polite and friendly and also very chatty. She was saying that hypnosis is an absolutely wonderful way of helping people to make great changes in their life, and it can really help them to keep up with their New Year’s resolutions. When Katie heard that, she became quite excited by the whole idea. She also decided that she would buy a book on hypnosis as well.

When Rosemary had finished asking Katie questions about her health and why she had come to see her, Rosemary told her what would happen in the hypnosis session. She explained to Katie that during the hypnosis session, she will talk to her in a very calming and soothing manner so that her mind and body became extremely relaxed. Doing this will place Katie in a deep, very relaxed and very peaceful hypnotic state, which would then enable Rosemary to directly access and speak to Katie’s subconscious mind. Rosemary will need to do this in order to give Katie’s subconscious mind a completely new set of instructions to follow regarding her wish to lose weight. Rosemary also advised Katie that she should be more specific and less vague in her resolutions, and say something to herself such as, “I will lose six kgs in six months”. This will allow her subconscious mind to think calmly and rationally about it all, and, because it knew how much weight and how many months she had to lose it in, it knew there was no rush and there was plenty of time in which to achieve Katie’s goal.

So when Rosemary gently asked her if she could please lie on the couch and get into a very comfortable position, handing her three very fluffy large pillows for her head, Katie was more than pleased to do so. She was not at all afraid because Rosemary had explained it all so well. It was 3.15 pm, and Katie was lying on the couch, feeling extremely comfortable, and Rosemary had been wafting on for what seemed like an hour, until she was satisfied that Katie was in a very deeply relaxed hypnotic state. She was saying, “And now I speak to you, subconscious mind”. And although Katie knew Rosemary was giving her subconscious mind various instructions, such as telling it to increase Katie’s energy levels so that she was able to increase her physical activities, like for example, going for a 15 minute walk every other day outside in the fresh air, she didn’t really fully conscious. She felt as though she was about to drop off to sleep, but couldn’t quite. This was because she wanted to know what was happening, as it were. She actually felt quite sleepy most of the time. Then the gentle music stopped playing, and she heard, as though miles away in the distance, Rosemary actually telling her to wake up. “You can wake up now, Katie”, Rosemary said. Katie opened her eyes, and she was smiling widely. “I’m going to beat this”, she said, as she climbed off the very comfortable couch, feeling intensely grateful to Rosemary for all her hard work which she knew was going to achieve her resolution to lose the weight she so wanted to lose.

Hypnosis is a very safe, natural way to achieve things that you would like to experience, such as a sense of ease, a sense of comfort, and peace of mind. It will help to clear away all your stress and anxiety. It will also motivate you to achieve and keep your New Year resolutions. You will find it an extremely calming and a very relaxing process, and I can guarantee that you will really enjoy it.

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

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.