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.

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

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.

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

The first major thing to do, is to get your house in order, especially if it is an absolute mess and everything is lying about everywhere.

To help you to keep on track with everything you are doing towards organizing your house, you will find it very helpful to keep a daily plan. To make things easier, have breakfast, lunch, and dinner around the same time every day and work everything else around this. Have three columns in your Daily Plan. In the first column put “Start”, in the second column put “Task”, (such as “filing papers”), and in the third column put “Finish”.

A Smartphone “To Do” List

You cannot do the whole house all at once, so write a long To Do List of each room in the order you want to do them. Start on the room at the top of your list. Before you begin, organize three piles of things in that room. Make one pile for “chuck”, one for “keep”, one for “dither”, and maybe one for “donate”. Pick up every single thing and think to yourself, “Have I used this item in the past year?”. “Am I likely to need it again?”. This will help you to decide whether you can sling it, or not.

When you have cleared away the clutter from each room, they will look so much bigger. Do one room at a time, and when it is ready, give it a thorough deep clean. Doing this will make you want to re-decorate. You don’t have to get somebody in to do the decorating, all the room will need is a fresh lick of paint on the walls to freshen it up. And then you can continue on to the other rooms.

When you have completed the kitchen, for example, and/or the pantry, start thinking about where to put all your food. You can also start thinking about stockpiling things that you would be needing eventually, especially things that have long dates on them such as tins of soup, tins of tomatoes and tins of baked beans.

When your house is finally in order, you can also help yourself to simplify your life by organizing your finances if they are in a mess. If necessary you can ask the bank to help you with this. You can either call them on the phone, make an appointment to go and see someone there, or write an email or a letter to them, whichever you feel the most comfortable with doing. Tell them what you would like to be able to do. Tell them things like you want to have just one current account, one credit card, one savings account and one loan account. They will organize everything for you, and you will feel so much more on top of things when it has all been sorted out.

Whenever you wish to do so, stop what you are currently doing for a few moments, and remember something amazing and wonderful called hypnosis. This is an extremely safe and natural process whereby I am able to help you to become completely calm, comfortable and relaxed, so that I can speak directly to your subconscious mind. I will then be able to work with it directly in order to obtain for you the result that you require, such as weight loss. When you are gently wakened up, you will be back in full waking consciousness. Many things can be helped with hypnosis that might not be helped by anything else. If you try it, you might be pleasantly surprised at how wonderful it really is.

You can also make good use of hypnosis audios and videos. Many of these can be found online, so make sure that you listen to one in the morning and a different one in the evening. You will find them to be very relaxing, calming, and soothing.

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

How To Simplify Your Life To Be Less Stressful

There are several things you can do to make your life seem less stressful, especially in these times of Covid-19. Even if you are currently not in lockdown, you need to remember that the virus is still out there and that the numbers are rising.

A basic way of simplifying your life is to get up at the same time, such as 6 am, every morning, and retire at the same time, such as 10 pm, every night. Also, have all your meals at the same time, for example, breakfast would be at 7 am, lunch would be at 1 pm, and dinner, or supper, would be at 7 pm. If you have snacks between meals, you could have a snack at 11 am, and again at 3 pm. A good idea is to draw up a daily plan of all your activities that you do, such as taking the dog for a walk, or doing the dishes. Buy a note book for this, and rule up each page with a column for “Start”, “Activity”, and “Finish”.

A Tasty Dessert For Your Dinner

One of the first things to think about is to get your house in order, and to have a good de-clutter. Throw away as much as you possibly can, empty all your cupboards and drawers, go through every single thing and decide whether you need to actually keep it. With regard to filing, throw out any old papers that are more than seven years old, and you will find that getting rid of what you can will make you feel so much better and much calmer. Make sure you have enough files and filing wallets for all the papers. Once you have cleared all the old filing, deal with bits of paper as they come in and file it all with the latest date on top, at the front.

Files For Your Filing System

When you have thrown away everything that you wanted to, you can then think about doing some easy re-decorating. You do not have to spend a fortune renovating your kitchen, or get planning permission in order to add a conservatory to the back of your house. All you need to do to give your place a real uplift, is to give the walls a new coat of paint. Once you have done this, everywhere will look lovely and fresh, and everything will seem much more manageable.

A Pot Of Paint Ready To Go On The Wall

You can also get your finances in order. Do not have too many bank accounts. Keep to one bank and try to have just one current account, one credit card, one loan account, and one savings account, for example. Keep up-to-date with all your utility bills and make a note of when they are due to be paid in a note book.

You can enjoy several forms of exercise either indoors or outdoors, for example you can exercise out in the fresh air, such as when you go walking around a park. However, you need to remember to keep to the rules; you need to wear a face mask, do your social distancing, and keep 2 metres away from anyone else, especially someone who is coughing or sneezing nearby. Try and keep as far from other people in the vicinity as you can.

Apart from walking, or even jogging or running, there are other forms of exercise that you can do indoors or outdoors, such as yoga or tai chi. These kinds of exercises will help you to really unwind and you will feel so much better and more relaxed afterwards. (If you do not know how to do them, check the instructions on the internet). You can even join socially distanced outdoor yoga and tai chi groups.

And if you really enjoy baking because it relaxes you, you might decide that one day a week you will learn to cook something new like a black forest gateau. However, if you do decide on this, you will need to remember to continue exercising in order to keep on top of your weight.

Hypnosis is a safe, natural and extremely relaxing way of unwinding from all the stresses and strains (physical and mental) of everyday life, and of course from any overwhelming, mentally disturbing trauma that you may be experiencing. It puts you into an extremely relaxed state, and stops you thinking over and over about the same thing that is constantly worrying you. The hypnotist can then address your subconscious mind and give you instructions that will enable you to overcome whatever it is that is constantly worrying you, whether it is being overburdened with debts, or not knowing which way to turn about some family relationship. You are then gently wakened back into full, waking consciousness. A lot of different things can be helped with hypnosis, that perhaps cannot be helped by anything much else. Why not give it a try, and you might find yourself being pleasantly surprised by the efficacy of hypnosis.

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.

Peace Of Mind

Peace of mind is more than the absence of worry. It includes a feeling of ease, a feeling of being in the right place. Peace of mind is a feeling of acceptance that you are a decent person and one that is worthy of love.

Peace of mind is a state of mental and emotional calmness and quietness that helps you to manage coping with things in your day-to-day life, and it will also help you to generally feel more relaxed, and more calm and more peaceful.

Scottish Countryside

Peace of mind has something more profound to it. It’s a feeling of ease, it’s a feeling of comfort, and it’s a feeling of being right.

Peace of mind is a sense of ease. It’s a feeling of freedom, and it’s a feeling of knowing that things are right in this moment.

Peace of mind is that sense of profound peace, ease, comfort and freedom that you can sometimes experience when everything in your life is right.

You need to build within yourself a state of peace. Everyone achieves peace of mind in different ways, so you need to find out what actually works for you, and what techniques you respond to best.

If you are someone who has gone to see a hypnotist in their office, they will hold a conversation with you. They would ask, “What do you want?”. You might say, “I don’t want to feel anxiety”. The hypnotist says, “Oh. OK. Great. What do you want to feel?”. And you just keep saying, “I don’t want to feel anxiety”. The hypnotist says, “Oh yes, I know. What do you want to feel?” And you say, “What I don’t want is my anxiety”. The hypnotist says, “You’ve made that very clear that’s what you don’t want to feel. What do you want to feel?”. And if you don’t know what you don’t want to feel, then how does the hypnotist know what you want to feel?. You have got to be really clear on what you actually want. The hypnotist can ask if you would like to feel peace of mind, and if you say “yes”, then they can start talking about peace of mind and describing it.

Sanctuary

In hypnosis, a mental imaginary place is created, called “Sanctuary”. Sanctuary is a secret place, deep within your mind, where you can go, where you feel the very most in control and where you can also acquire peace of mind. Everything within Sanctuary contributes to that feeling of control, and to that feeling of peace of mind. Imagine your Sanctuary as the most comfortable and safe place, where you can rest, recline, and 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 will remain within you, growing stronger and stronger at every moment. Remember that Sanctuary is always here for you, so you can return to it whenever you want. It is always here for you.

And whenever you return from Sanctuary, and the feeling of ease, comfort, and peace of mind is still present, open your eyes with that feeling. Focus on this feeling, and try to hold on to it, as you move around your room and do things.

A Peaceful Beach
Rural View

In addition, hypnosis is useful at helping develop states of peace of mind.

There are many hypnosis audios and videos that can help you to become calmer and find peace of mind, and many of these are online. Set aside a time every day to listen to one in the morning, and another time to listen to a different one in the evening, and you will find them to be really calming and relaxing. They will really help you to achieve peace of mind.

You can gain great peace of mind from keeping a detailed Daily Plan of your daily activities that you do, which is also known as a To Do List, for every single day of the week, in a dedicated notebook. Create three columns in this Daily Plan. The first column is for the time you start the activity, the second column is for the name of the actual activity, such as “Do the dishes”, and the third column is for the time you have done the activity. List all of your activities in time order. To make things easier, try to get up in the morning at the same time every day, such as 6 am, and try to retire at night at the same time every day, such as 10 pm. Also, have all your meals at regular times, for example breakfast could be at 7.30 am, lunch could be at 1 pm, and supper could be at 6 or 7 pm. Work on everything else around that.

To find out about hypnosis, or about how hypnosis can help you, call us on 07904 605344. Any enquiries which are related to Covid-19 will be helped for free.

The Eighty British Tourists Who Had To Spend A Night in Spain Instead Of Gibraltar

Gibraltar is a tiny British overseas territory in the Mediterranean, that remains on the UK’s list of “safe” countries and territories, where British holidaymakers can visit without having to self-isolate for 14 days in quarantine when they return to the UK. Spain, on the other hand, is now no longer on this list, having been taken off it due to a huge increase in Covid-19 cases, and therefore all travellers returning to the UK from Spain are now required to self-isolate for 14 days in quarantine upon their return to the UK.

Gibraltar Rock, Gibraltar

Eighty British Tourists who paid in full for a dream trip to quarantine-free Gibraltar, found their dream trip had suddenly turned into a nightmare. Everything became suddenly chaotic, when their flight back from Gibraltar to Gatwick Airport in the UK had been cancelled due to bad weather on Tuesday, the 24th August. This meant that they would all need some sort of overnight accommodation.

Because there were hardly any hotel rooms available overnight that night in Gibraltar, all of the eighty British tourists were accordingly put onto a bus by the airline, and driven across the border in the middle of the night, to a hotel somewhere in Madrid, the capital of neighbouring Spain. And the fact that they had spent a whole night in Spain, meant they had to isolate for 14 days when they got home again, which accordingly meant that if they were workers they would have lost out on two weeks’ pay.

Many of these tourists had carefully saved up the money for this trip of a lifetime, and accordingly, some of them were feeling anxious, frightened, scared, angry and/or upset about having been forced against their will to spend a night in a foreign hotel, somewhere in the wilds of Spain. Some of these eighty British tourists might well have chosen to holiday in Gibraltar rather than the more popular Spain, purely because of there currently being a lot less Covid-19 cases in Gibraltar than in Spain.

Manzanares Castle, Madrid, Spain

Gibraltar currently has only 53 Covid-19 cases, with only four recorded on Monday, 23rd August; four recorded again on Tuesday 24th; and five on Wednesday 26th. On the other hand, Spain currently has 233,253 Covid-19 cases, and had a sudden increase of 19,382 Covid-19 cases recorded on Monday, 23rd August.

Gibraltar’s Chief Minister has said that they are now doing a lot more testing for Covid-19 than other places, and they were very successful at identifying positive cases and imposing self-isolation. They continued to test about 2% of the inhabitants of Gibraltar a day, which is about 1.2 million people a day in the UK. He also said that although they have larger numbers of cases detected, they do not have anyone in hospital with Covid-19, or anyone dying from Covid-19. Gibraltar is a “safe” country.

If you are finding all the changes in which countries are quarantine-free and which are not, are making you feel anxious or scared or worried about travelling to a particular country, or about whether you should even travel, even though you really need a holiday, hypnosis can help you to overcome this feeling of fear and anxiety. Call us now on 07904 605344 for a free consultation.

British Tourists Make A Mad Scramble Back To The UK From France (Over The Weekend Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th August)

At 4 am on Saturday, 14th August, new quarantine rules have come into force. France, along with The Netherlands and Malta, was suddenly removed from the list of “travel corridors”. This means that France is now no longer regarded as a “safe country” that British people could safely travel to, whether for a holiday, or for business purposes. The new quarantine rules mean that now, as soon as British people return to the UK from France, they will have to immediately go into quarantine and self-isolate for 14 days. They will be in lockdown. (British people returning to the UK from The Netherlands and Malta will also have to immediately go into quarantine, and self-isolate for 14 days).

The UK government said that France was taken off the list due to mounting concern about the daily rising numbers of new cases of Covid-19 infections in the country. There were 2,524 new Covid-19 infections reported on Wednesday, 12th August in France, and a 66% increase in positive Covid-19 tests in the past week. The British Prime Minister said that it was now direly necessary to stop more Covid-19 infections being carried into the UK from certain foreign countries like France. He also said that during a pandemic, we cannot have the virus coming back into the UK. There are fears of a second wave of the virus.

Somehow, British tourists in France on Thursday, 13th August, had heard it would be taken off the list of quarantine-free countries. They then started the mad scramble to try and get tickets so they could travel back to the UK in time, in order to avoid having to quarantine for 14 days. In the first hour after the new rules were announced at 10 pm on the Thursday night, about 12,000 British people were trying to book train tickets from France to the UK, compared with the usual hundreds.

A train in the snow

Those who were booking Eurostar tickets online kept on finding themselves logged in to extremely long virtual queues. The train service, Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, which transports vehicles through the Channel Tunnel, was totally full to capacity on the Friday. They were also very busy on the Saturday and Sunday, and they said nobody would be allowed to board alternative shuttles if they did not have a valid booking.

Because there was such a high demand over that particular weekend for train, plane and ferry tickets, prices were very quickly raised. On the Friday, a Eurostar ticket to from Paris to London cost £210, but on the Saturday it cost £165. Some British people had to even buy expensive business class train tickets, which cost nearly £1,000 for two. There were also price hikes in plane tickets. Some airfares over that weekend cost six times as much as they usually did. There were some plane tickets available on the Friday, for a flight from Paris to London Heathrow, costing £452, which subsequently cost only £66 on the Saturday. British travellers had to literally take what tickets they could get.

Now, if you are worrying and becoming anxious because you have a future holiday in France booked for example in September or October, be aware that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is asking people not to travel unless it is essential. Pre-booked holidays in France should automatically be cancelled by your travel agency, whereupon you will be legally entitled to a refund. If you do not hear from your travel operator, contact them and ask them if you can have either a refund, a refund credit note towards a future holiday with them, travel vouchers or even a change of holiday.

Buckets and Spades

Hypnosis is a wonderful way of easing feelings of anxiety and worry about things, like where you can now go safely for a holiday. If your summer trip to Paris or the South of France has just been cancelled, for instance, and you just do not know what to do and you feel in a muddle about it all, but you still want a break, call us now on 07904 605344 and see how we can help.

Concerns About EU Travel

Because of all the confusion about quarantine rules in different countries, a lot of British travellers are cancelling their summer holidays to France simply because of the worry and the anxiety caused by the fact they may have to quarantine for 14 days when they return to the UK.

Arc de Triomphe, Paris

These tourists might well be very upset about having to cancel their journey, but there are quite a few British holiday home owners in France whose sole income comes from people going over to France and renting a “gite” for the duration of their holiday.

France is possibly about to be taken off the UK government’s list of places that are quarantine-free, because there is an ongoing rise in Covid-19 infections. The country has 12 million or so British holidaymakers a year, and currently has about 1,700 new Covid-19 infections a day. The virus is spreading in mainland France and affects every age group including young adults.

There are people in France who might be running a very successful vineyard, growing and selling all types of wine. Because a lot of the British tourists have cancelled their trips, the holiday home owners could well be losing money on the business, because the customers are pulling out or putting off paying until the last possible moment.

A French holiday farmhouse to rent

Many late summer and autumn holidays are now being cancelled, or the tourists are not making a final payment. The holiday home owners have to spend money on calling them to try and get them to pay, rather than just keep waiting to see if there are changes in the quarantine rules. For a lot of holiday home owners, and owners of ordinary guest houses, the business might be their only source of income.

Hypnosis helps with worry and anxiety about whether to cancel, or go on a trip anyway. For information on how hypnosis works, and how it can help you to not get so anxious, call us on 07904 605344.