The Ten Steps of Hypnosis Process – Step 5, Simple Deepeners

Today, you will be reading about the fifth step in The Ten Steps of Hypnosis Process.

Step 5, Simple Deepeners.

A “deepener” further narrows the subject’s attention on what is around them, to the point where all they are capable of doing, is focusing only on the sound of the hypnotist’s voice and what the hypnotist is saying to them.

By turning focus into enjoyment, it becomes easier for the subject to be able to focus even more.  Once the hypnotist has linked “enjoyment” to “focusing”, the subject will find enjoyment in focusing.  They simply start to go deeper, and become even more enjoyably focused.  Now that they are focusing so enjoyably and feeling wonderful, they go even deeper, and start to feel so much better.  They automatically go even deeper still, and they focus even more enjoyably because they are enjoying it so much, and they are feeling even better.  It’s so much easier for them to now go deeper and deeper, because it becomes so much more enjoyable, and it just follows naturally.

The Simple Deepener is the very first thing the hypnotist says after the Induction, and it continues to narrow the subject’s attention.  Typically, it simply gives the subject instructions so that their attention continues to narrow.

Deepeners

There are two kinds of deepeners.  There are Simple Deepeners, and there are Complex Deepeners.  Today you will be learning about the Simple Deepeners.

A Simple Deepener is the most straightforward, because it is simple, fast and direct.  It is a very quick and easy way to deepen the subject’s hypnotic state.

Examples of Simple Deepeners

The “Go Deeper and Deeper Deepener”.

This is a very simple deepener.  The hypnotist describes that “to go deeper” means “to focus even more enjoyably”, and this will help the subject to understand what the word “deeper” means.  The hypnotist says, “Go deeper and deeper.  Focus even more enjoyably.  That’s what deeper means”.  This deepener links the word “deeper” with a very good and enjoyable feeling.

The “Three to Zero Deepener”.

This is another simple deepener.  The hypnotist simply counts from three down to zero, telling the subject what is going to happen with each count, and with each count, how they are going to respond to it, and how they are going to feel.  The hypnotist says, “With every count go 10 times deeper, focusing 10 times more enjoyably, and feeling 10 times better with every count”, and then counts from three all the way down to Zero.  This deepener further links very good and enjoyable feelings to “going deeper”.

The “Tap Deepener”

This deepener is very simple but incredibly effective, and it is useful as a covert test to see if the subject is following instructions.  It is often used after a complex deepener, but it is very effective at any point for really deepening the subject’s state of hypnosis.  The hypnotist simply taps the subject’s hand, knee or shoulder or wherever, and looks for any kind of physical reaction in response to the tap.  The hypnotist says, “When I tap you on your knee, you will instantly go 10 times deeper”.  They will look for a physical reaction and whether there is one or not, the hypnotist tells the subject how good they’re now feeling.  The hypnotist repeats the tap twice more, and tells the subject what a wonderful place they’re now in.  The subject is now much deeper than they were before and is feeling awesome and absolutely wonderful.

The “Hand Drop Deepener”

This deepener can be used with several hypnotic inductions, such as The Hand Drop Induction.  The hypnotist uses it when they do an induction where they are holding the subject’s arm or hand at the end of the induction.  While the hypnotist is still holding the subject’s arm, they say, “Now, in a moment, I am going to drop this arm”.  Or, if the arm is “floating”, they say, “Now, in a moment, I am going to touch the back of this hand”.  After this, they say, “When I do, you can just let it fall to your lap, just as quickly as you want to go, all the way down … because you know, the moment this hand, touches your lap, you will go … all … the way … down”.  The hypnotist drops the arm just as they are saying “down” the second time.  Then they say, “Very good … deeper and deeper”.  The subject is now deep in hypnosis and is feeling incredible.

The “Snap Deepener”

The hypnotist says, “In a moment, I will snap my fingers, and you will instantly go 10 times deeper, and every time I snap my fingers you will go 10 times deeper with every snap”.

The “Knock Deepener”

The hypnotist says, “In a moment, I will knock on the desk, and you will instantly go 10 times deeper, and every time I knock on the desk you will go 10 times deeper with every knock”.

 

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The Ten Steps of Hypnosis Process – Step 4, Inductions

Today, you will be reading about the fourth step in The Ten Steps of Hypnosis Process.

Step 4, Inductions

The hypnotic induction is a series of specific steps that induce the hypnotic state in the subject.

The whole purpose of the induction is to place the subject into the state of hypnosis, and it also continues to help narrow their attention.

When a hypnotist is doing hypnosis demonstrations on the stage, or out on the street, performing a well done, professional-looking hypnotic induction will serve the purpose of creating an image in the minds of the spectators, and the subject as well.  It will be a sort of “show” or “performance” for them, and it can make the hypnotist look as though they have amazing skills, and sometimes even absolutely awesome powers.

There are some really well known inductions, also known as “rapid inductions”, such as “The Eye Lock Induction”, “The 8-Word Induction”, and “The Magnetic Hands Induction”, which are used by many hypnotists.  Using rapid inductions such as these, rather than progressive relaxation, prevents the subject from falling asleep, rather than falling into hypnosis.

The hypnotist should have just a few that they know so perfectly, that they can perform them automatically, without even thinking about it.  They should be able to run straight through the induction, because when they are doing hypnosis, their attention should be focused completely and solely on the subject.  They will not be able to do that very well at all, if they are busy in their head thinking about what on earth comes next.  The hypnotist should therefore have only a handful of inductions that they can use almost all the time, especially the ones which give the best results.  They can slightly alter these inductions in order to make them their own, and use their own words if they want to, so that they feel really comfortable when they are performing them on a subject.  Consequently, their words and actions will thence flow naturally and smoothly without being stilted, and this will enable them to keep their focus and attention fixed entirely on the subject.  When doing hypnosis, the hypnotist will often find that they begin to simply fall into a natural rhythm of speaking.

When the hypnotist is about to start an induction, they should say something like, “Let’s do something”, because this means that if they do not get the expected result, they were not trying to do anything.  They were just doing “something”.  And if the subject should look at the hypnotist and say, “What on earth was that?”, the hypnotist can just shrug it off and say, “that was interesting, OK, now let’s do something else”, and then swiftly move on to another different induction.

Although inductions are not always necessary, people who go to see a hypnotist usually expect them, when they are paying for change work.  Because of the fact they are paying, they will be expecting the hypnotist to do something that looks like hypnosis, and the induction will subconsciously reinforce the change work that follows later in the process.

The induction is only a small part of the hypnosis process.  It is therefore best that the hypnotist performs it quickly and flowingly, and gets it over with quickly and out of the way, so that they can move onto other steps which further deepen the hypnotic state in the subject, and make them even more able and willing to follow further instructions from the hypnotist.

As soon as the subject has been induced into hypnosis, the hypnotist can swiftly proceed on to the fifth step, which is “Simple Deepeners”.

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The Ten Steps of Hypnosis Process – Step 3, Slow Deep Breath

Today, you will be reading about the third step in The Ten Steps of Hypnosis Process.

Step 3, Slow Deep Breath

When someone takes in a slow, deep breath, it will generally make them relax and calm down.  It is going to encourage them to get very comfortable and become very relaxed, and this is why the hypnotist commands the client to take a slow, deep breath.

The slow deep breath is something that is easy for the client to do, and it achieves a couple of things.

The slow deep breath follows the acts of compliance and the eye engagement.  Once the hypnotist has instructed the client to carry out one or two acts of compliance, which they have followed immediately, and has been able to secure eye engagement with them for 5 to 20 seconds, they then instruct the client to take a slow, deep breath.

The hypnotist instructs the client to take a slow deep breath to achieve two things. It is also an act of compliance, and when the client takes a very slow deep breath, the hypnotist will know they are following instructions. The slow deep breath also calms the client down and helps to narrow their awareness.

The hypnotist will say something like, “Good.  Now take a slow, deep breath”, and they will make sure they remember to emphasize the word “slow” very strongly.

The hypnotist will also take a slow, deep breath themselves, so that they are going along with what the client is experiencing.  The slow deep breath serves as a covert test, because it is also an act of compliance.  If the client takes a fast breath, or a very shallow one, then he will not be following the hypnotist’s instructions, and in this case the hypnotist will say, “Okay, now take another very slow deep breath, only very SLOWLY …”.

The slow deep breath will calm the client down naturally, and will also make it easier for them to follow further instructions that are given.  The slow deep breath helps to narrow the subject’s attention and helps him concentrate more easily, putting him in a more comfortable state of mind.

As soon as the client has taken a slow, deep breath, the hypnotist can then move swiftly on to the fourth step, which is Inductions.

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The Ten Steps Of Hypnosis Process – Step 2, Eye Engagement

Today, you will be reading about the second step in The Ten Steps Of Hypnosis Process.

Step 2, Eye Engagement

Eye engagement is when the hypnotist begins to look silently and directly into the client’s eyes, and it can take anything from 5 to 20 seconds.  The 5 to 20 seconds can seem very uncomfortable or too long an amount of time to sit silently staring at someone straight in the eyes.

The very first thing the hypnotist does when doing the eye engagement, is to begin looking silently and directly into the client’s eyes.  When the hypnotist first starts staring, they should have a small amount of tension in their face, such as clenching their jaw a little bit.  They can also make a gesture by pointing to their own eyes with their index finger, which should make the client look straight back at them.  It should not be needed to say anything out loud to the client, such as “Gaze into my eyes”, or “Now look at my eyes”, or “Now look straight at me”, unless they absolutely have to.

When the hypnotist has the client looking straight back, they should slowly start to relax their facial muscles, and then watch to see if the client is following and doing the same.  The client does not have to follow the relaxing movements of the hypnotist’s face, but if they do it will make everything much easier for the hypnotist because it is a covert, or non-verbal, act of compliance.  If the hypnotist manages to get the client to do this, then the client is ready to follow further instructions.

The purpose of the eye engagement is to begin the process of reducing the client’s conscious awareness of what is around them, to the point where all they are capable of doing is focusing on nothing but the sound of the hypnotist’s voice, the hypnotist’s instructions and what the hypnotist is saying to them.  It starts to narrow their focus so that all they are aware of is the hypnotist’s voice.  It also starts to build the feeling of anticipation in the client so that they find themselves wanting to know what the hypnotist is going to do or say next.

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The Ten Steps of Hypnosis Process – Step 1, Acts of Compliance

Today, you will be reading about the first step in The Ten Steps of Hypnosis Process.

Step 1, Acts of Compliance

Acts of Compliance are very simple and direct instructions for the client to follow, such as “sit here”.  It can speed things along if the hypnotist can get compliance right away.  For example, if the hypnotist and the client are sitting facing each other, the hypnotist could say, “move your chair a little closer”, or “sit up straight”, or “put your feet flat on the floor”.  If they are both standing up, the hypnotist could say, “move a bit to the right”, or “sit in that chair right there”.  These commands are just general things for the client to do.  They should not be rude or pushy, but just simple and direct instructions.

The hypnotist must speak clearly and with an air of authority and expectation, as well as in a commanding and masterful tone of voice, showing that they fully expect the client to follow every instruction.  The hypnotist must demonstrate his authority.  When giving instructions, it is best that the hypnotist has the tonality of voice to match the intention, and they must sound as though every instruction is expected to be followed.  Doing this generally requires using the “command tonality” which is achieved by having the tone of voice go down at the end of a sentence.

Simple acts of compliance can be carried out even before the hypnosis appointment takes place.  For example, if the hypnotist instructs a “quit smoking” client to show up at the appointment craving a cigarette because they have not smoked that day, that is an act of compliance.

The purpose of all the acts of compliance is to get the client comfortable with following the hypnotist’s instructions.

Examples of good acts of compliance are:-

  • Make sure your phone is off
  • Follow my instructions
  • Stand right there
  • Say, “Good morning”
  • Do not speak again unless I have asked you to
  • Take three steps towards me
  • Stop
  • Sign this form here
  • Sit here
  • Move closer
  • Move your chair a little to the right
  • Now move it a little to the left
  • Stand up
  • Sit down again
  • Sit up straight
  • Put your feet flat on the floor
  • Put your hands in your lap
  • Turn your head to the left
  • Turn your head to the right
  • Turn your head facing forwards
  • Make sure you’re sitting comfortably
  • Take a very deep breath
  • Close your eyes
  • Sleep

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How Much Is Hypnosis Worth?

Today, you will be reading about what hypnosis is worth.

A fee is what people pay.

What Hypnotists Charge

Hypnotists’ fees can vary greatly.  For example, if you want to see a hypnotist in the UK, for instance to help you stop smoking, they can charge you anything.  The average UK cost seems to be somewhere around £40 an hour to £150 an hour.  Some hypnotists offer “pay one price programs”, where you might have to pay anything from £200 to £350 or more for a program of three separate hypnosis sessions.  In the USA, a hypnosis session is usually around $85 an hour, but on the East and West Coasts it can be up to around $125 an hour, with a “pay one price program” costing from $300 to $450 or more.

The Benefits of Stopping Smoking

There are many benefits to be had from stopping smoking.

Health Benefits

If you stop smoking, the health benefits will include prolonging your life.  You will greatly reduce your risk of disease, including heart disease and heart attack, high blood pressure, lung cancer, emphysema, and many other conditions.  Please note, that your risk of heart disease and heart attack increases with the number of cigarettes you smoke, and your risk of a heart attack will increase the longer you go on smoking.  You will feel so much better, less tired, more energetic and more alive.  You will not cough and wheeze so much, and you will not get so short of breath when, for example, you go up that steep flight of stairs.  You will have fewer sore throats and you will have more stamina for doing more things.  Unlike smokers, people who quit smoking are more likely to exercise on a regular basis.  When you quit smoking and you are feeling more energetic and revitalized, you will want to improve your health even further.  You will find yourself wanting to take up regular exercise and you could join an exercise class; this would be an amazing thing to do, if you wanted to lose weight as well as improve your stamina levels, on top of everything else.  You will be looking and feeling so much healthier and generally so much better.  You will also find that your senses of taste and smell will be so much more improved, and you will be able to enjoy tasting your food properly.

Financial Benefits

Apart from all the health benefits, there are the financial benefits.  Smoking is extremely expensive.  No doubt you usually spend around £30 for a pack of 20 cigarettes, possibly every day, or even more cigarettes than that.  Obviously, £30 a day comes to £210 a week which over the months can add up to quite a lot of money.  If you stopped smoking, and saved this money aside, it would very gradually build up into a tidy sum.  If you are heavily in debt, you could gradually start to pay off some of the most immediate debts, especially for example if you are behind in mortgage or rent payments on your home.  You will feel so much better when you have given up smoking, and you will be able to see things more clearly mentally.  You will be able to say to yourself, “Right.  The first thing I need to do is to pay off the six months’ arrears on our mortgage.  Month by month I will add the money I’ve saved to what I always pay the bank, so that I am paying in more, and eventually the arrears will be all paid off”.  You could do even more things with this money.

You could save it in an interest bearing bank account; invest it wisely in an ISA account, or even in stocks and shares if you have wise knowledge of trading; buy a new house for your family; go on holiday; go on a once-in-a-lifetime cruise.  There are hundreds of “you could’s” that I expect you can immediately think of what you would like to do with it, once you have saved the money that you used to spend on cigarettes and tobacco.   It may take many months to save up your extra money towards something that you have always wanted to have or do, but just think how jubilant you will feel once you have achieved all the “you could’s” that you have thought of.  If you make a list of them, you can turn them into life goals, and work on each goal one-by-one.

Social Benefits

There are also quite a few social benefits to gain from quitting smoking.  If you constantly make regular health insurance payments, and you inform your insurers that you have quit smoking, your premiums will go down, and this will save you money.  If you quit smoking, you will feel that you are in control of the situation, and that you are in charge.  You won’t be feeling that the cigarettes are controlling you.  You will become aware of a strong sense of self-esteem and self-confidence.

Your family will not have to put up with breathing in your second-hand smoke any more, and they will be really pleased about this because they will also be looking and feeling better, and more alive and energetic, just like yourself.  They will be really thankful to you for quitting smoking.  If you attend any social or business gatherings that are only for non-smokers, you will not have to try and leave the proceedings without people noticing so that you can go outside and have your cigarette, or a few puffs of your pipe, because you won’t have this problem anymore.

Benefits in self-image and self-esteem

When you quit smoking, you will start to have a strong and healthy appearance. rather than looking pale, gaunt, ashen and grey-faced like a heavy smoker does.  You will be looking and feeling so much better and so much healthier.  Quitting smoking can help you to prevent wrinkles on your face, it will get rid of stained teeth, which will become brilliantly white, and your skin will have a rosy glow.  People who feel better about themselves notice positive results in other parts of their life.  This is the benefit of healthy self-image and self-esteem.

The value of hypnosis is the benefit people get from it.

The Benefits of Hypnosis

The benefits of hypnosis are many and varied, and they are what make it of such great value to people who experience a wonderful hypnosis session.

Among many other things, hypnosis will help you to increase your motivation; to build up your sense of self-confidence, and to reduce your stress and anxiety levels.  For example, if you want to experience the joys of a particular life goal, such as maintaining your weight loss, hypnosis will help you to fulfil this goal.  Hypnosis will generally fill you with energy and vitality and sheer motivation, and you will find yourself brimming with self-confidence as you continue to drive yourself towards your desired quest.  It will help you to keep to your desired weight by encouraging you to eat more healthily; to try out new and healthy recipes that you have not cooked before, and to take regular easy exercise like walking every day.  It will fill you with an endless stream of wonderful ideas that will help you to achieve your dreams.  Hypnosis is also good for other things, such as if you want freedom from cigarette cravings.  It can also help you to relax and unwind better, and to sleep more soundly than you ever have before.  These are only a few examples of the many benefits of hypnosis.

How much are these benefits worth to you?.

What I Charge For a Quit Smoking Session

At the moment, I charge £70 an hour for someone who wants to come and see me so that I can help them to quit smoking.  If they want to make use of my three session program, then I will charge them £210 altogether.

If you’re looking to experience the joys of having freedom from cigarette cravings, then hypnosis will help you to fulfil this goal.

In order to achieve your goal to quit smoking, take the time now to call us and schedule your appointment.  Call this number 07904 605344, or visit our Contact Page to leave a message.  I can also work with you through Skype, so send me a message and I will get back to you.

 

 

 

Five Wonderful Ways To Watch For Weight Gain

Today, you will be reading about wonderful ways to watch for weight gain, and how you can keep watching how much healthy food you are actually eating, even though you believe it doesn’t matter because it’s all healthy food and really good for you.  If you have been dieting, and you have reached your weight loss goal, you still have to be careful of how much you eat so that the weight you lost doesn’t all pile back on again.

Always eat a proper breakfast

No doubt your mother always told you to make sure that you eat your breakfast, because it includes foods that are high in protein, fibre and vitamins.  Breakfasts include healthy things like whole grain cereals, fruits, berries and yoghurt.  Before you sit down to eat your breakfast, and also any other meal, put all the leftovers from the meal that are sitting in the saucepans and baking dishes into storage containers, and put them in the fridge.  This will help to stop you leaving the leftovers on the stove for “seconds”, which could tempt you into eating extra helpings of food that you don’t actually need.  If you eat a healthy breakfast, you are going to have more energy and you will therefore be more physically active, and much more likely to exercise during the day.  The energy you spend doing physical activity will burn a noticeable number of calories, and this will help you to avoid regaining weight.  However, if you lead a very busy lifestyle, and just don’t have the time to cook a full, home-cooked breakfast, then you can use meal replacements with top quality whey protein and other nutrients.  You can simply enjoy a shake which is packed with protein.  This is a modern and healthy way to help to maintain your general health and your wish to avoid further weight gain.

Set Goals

Set goals to help you to keep focused on your aspirations regarding your weight.  This will help you to concentrate on your weight, and you will be able to notice how your weight has changed.

I now give three examples of possible goals that you may want to use, if you think you might find them helpful.

Goal 1: Weigh yourself every day.  Doing this on a regular basis will keep you on track with your goal, and as a result you will be more consciously aware of how much you weigh.

Goal 2: Keep a daily planner, where you can keep track of all the food you actually eat, and make sure you add how many calories you have actually consumed for everything you eat.

Goal 3: Exercise for at least 30 minutes every day of the week.

Keep Exercising

When you have finally reached your goal weight, don’t make the easy mistake of stopping your diet and then crawling back to your old and bad eating habits.  You will need to continue eating as you did before you lost your weight, and also to keep exercising.  Keeping up regular exercise will help you to burn even more calories and to increase your metabolism, and both of these are needed for you to achieve your energy balance.  If you exercise for at least 30 minutes every single day of the week, including weekends, this will help you to maintain your weight loss by balancing your intake of calories against the amount of calories you burn while you are exercising.  There are many different pleasurable ways to exercise.  You can just walk round the block.  If you live near the sea, you could walk along the beach, or along the promenade.  You can keep up your regular visits to the gym.  You can keep up your weekly or twice weekly exercise class.  You could join a pilates class, or a yoga class.  You could join a walking or rambling group.  You could even take up a sport you used to do, like football, or a completely new one like running or golf.  If you became good at running, you might even consider training to enter a marathon.  Apart from being able to keep the weight off, you will soon be feeling much fitter and much healthier generally.

Join a support group

There are many benefits to joining a slimming support group, either locally or online, to help you lose weight or maintain your weight loss goal.  Every month in places like community centres and church halls, people like yourself are signing up to join a slimming club like Weight Watchers, Slimming World and Rosemary Conley.  The secret of their success is that they offer personal advice, support and encouragement in person at their monthly meetings, as well as on the telephone, and they advertise extensively on the internet, and in magazines and newspapers.  Trying to struggle on alone to meet your weight loss goal is not always easy, and there are times when you probably feel like just giving up.  For instance, one afternoon when you are all alone and you have just made a cup of tea.   You might find yourself munching your way through a whole packet of chocolate biscuits, and you could feel that you might like to go to such a meeting to meet like-minded people with similar problems.  However, take note that these meetings also include a public weigh-in.  There are people who join these clubs simply for the social side of things and to have people to chat with, and perhaps they are fat and jolly and outgoing types who simply don’t mind a jot about being weighed in public and maybe being told off if they haven’t lost any weight.  But if you are one of those sensitive people and you can get easily upset, especially about your weight, and you just don’t like the idea of having to line up in a queue of other people to be weighed, only to be made to feel upset, ashamed and humiliated in public because you haven’t managed to lose any weight, then a public slimming club may just not be the right place for you.  In this case, why not come and see me for a private hypnosis session?  I can really help you with your weight problems using hypnosis.

Personal makeover and photoshoot

When you have managed to reach your weight goal, go and have a personal makeover and a photoshoot.  Hire a local professional photographer, and have several photographs taken of you looking really good, and keep them all in a luxury photo album.

When you are feeling miserable and sorry for yourself at times, for example if you have gone on a binge and some weight has crept back on, you will be able to get the album out and keep looking at your pictures.  This will motivate you to keep at it, because the photographs will inspire you and uplift you, and will help you to keep going.  They will reinforce your positive belief that you can do it, and that you can look wonderful.

If you’re looking to experience the joys of maintaining your weight loss, then hypnosis will help you to fulfil this goal.  Hypnosis will fill you with a newly found energy and confidence, and it will also give you a helping hand in remaining positive about your desires to maintain your weight loss.  It will encourage you to continue eating more healthily, which will include cutting down on sugary things like cakes and biscuits, and alcohol.  Hypnosis is also good for other things, such as if you want freedom from cigarette cravings, and it can help you to relax better and sleep more soundly.

In order to fulfil your weight loss maintenance goal, take the time now to call me and schedule your appointment.  Call this number: 07906 605344, or visit our Contact Page to leave a message.  I can also work with you through Skype, so send me a message and I will get back to you.

 

 

 

 

Managing, Making and Maintaining Your Weight Loss Goal

Today, you will be reading about how you can manage, make and maintain your weight loss goal.  Many people who manage to lose a lot of weight find that they simply pile it all back on again once they stop dieting and crawl back to their old habits.  However, there are quite a few ways to maintain your weight loss, ranging from keeping up your regular exercise routine to controlling your stress levels.

Keep up your regular exercise routine

Keeping up regular exercise will help you to burn off even more calories and to increase your metabolism, and both of these are needed to achieve your energy balance.  If you exercise for at least 30 minutes every day of the week this will help you to maintain your weight loss by balancing your intake of calories against the amount of calories you burn while exercising.  Apart from regular visits to the gym for your workouts, there are many different pleasurable ways to exercise.  You can walk for 30 minutes, possibly just going round the block.  You can keep going to your weekly or twice weekly exercise class.  You can join a pilates class, or a yoga class.  You can join a walking  or rambling group, and you could even take up a sport you used to do, such as hockey or football, or even a completely new one, like running, skiing, or golf.

Keep up your plan every day of the week, including weekends

A bad habit that can demolish your weight loss maintenance is eating a healthy diet on weekdays from Monday to Friday, but not doing this at the weekends.  This can mean that you might binge on things like junk food, and takeaway curries.  If you are doing this on a regular basis it could lead you to putting even more weight back on again than you lost in the first place when you began your diet plan.  Studies show that people who follow a consistent eating pattern for the whole of the week are much more likely to be successful in maintaining their weight loss in the long term.  If you stick to your healthy eating plan all week long, as well as at the weekends, you will find it much easier to keep your weight off.  And if you keep track of the food you eat and the number of calories you consume every day in a journal, you will be more aware of how much food you are actually eating.  This will encourage you to keep going, and it will really help with your weight loss maintenance.

Eat a lot of protein and vegetables – And drink more water

Eating protein is good for weight loss maintenance.  It will help you to reduce your appetite by curbing your hunger, because it reduces level of bodily hormones that increase hunger, and it gives you a feeling of fullness after you’ve eaten protein rich foods such as beef, pork or chicken, because it also reduces levels of hormones that have this effect.  As a result, you will find that you reduce automatically the number of calories that you consume every day, and this will help you to lose even more weight.

Protein requires a large amount of energy for your body to break it down and digest it, and so eating it on a regular basis will automatically increase the amount of calories that your burn during the day.  You can also eat lots of vegetables. because they are low in calories and you will not put any weight on.  You will also consume many nutrients that are good for you.  Vegetables are high in fibre and this will make you feel full, which means you can reduce the calories you take in.  Ideally you need to serve one or two portions of vegetables at every meal.  Drinking plenty of water makes you feel full, and it is particularly helpful when you drink a couple of glasses of it just before you eat a meal.  The water will make you feel full, and therefore you will not eat as much during the meal and you will consume fewer calories accordingly.

Control your stress levels

It is important to manage your stress levels when you are maintaining your weight loss.  This is because when you suffer from a lot of stress, this can stimulate your appetite which in turn will make you eat a lot and much more than usual.  Stress also often causes impulse eating, and if you are very stressed you will find yourself eating something even when you are not actually hungry.  There are things you can do that will help you to calm down and reduce your stress levels, and these activities include hypnosis, regular exercise, meditation and yoga.

Weigh yourself regularly, preferably every day

If you weigh yourself every day, this will put your goal about maintaining your weight loss at the forefront of your mind.

It will make you consciously aware of how well you are progressing, and will also encourage you to continue making healthy choices about what you eat and drink, and how much you exercise.

Weighing yourself on a daily basis will keep you on track with your goal.

If you’re looking to experience the joys of maintaining your weight loss, then hypnosis will help you to fulfil this goal.

Hypnosis will fill you with a newly found energy and confidence, and it will also give you a helping hand in remaining positive about your desires to maintain your weight loss.  It will encourage you to continue eating more healthily, which will include cutting down on sugary things like cakes and biscuits, and alcohol.  Hypnosis is also good for other things, such as if you want freedom from cigarette cravings, and it can help you to relax better and sleep more soundly.

In order to fulfil your weight loss maintenance goal, take the time now to call me and schedule your appointment.  Call this number: 07904 605344, or visit our Contact Page to leave a message.  I can also work with you through Skype, so send me a message and I will get back to you.

 

 

 

Five Fabulous Facts To Fulfil Your Weight Loss Goals

Today, I am going to give you some ideas about how to help you to achieve weight loss.  Firstly, I will advise you not to start any of those hundreds of fad diets, like the 5 / 2 fasting diet, or the Military diet.  They only work in the short term, and then once you have fulfilled your goal and stop using the diet, your weight will simply pile back on.  The ideas I give here are simple, straightforward and easy to apply to anyone’s daily life.

Fact One – Do More and Eat Less

This fact is obvious.  You can do more than usual.  Do more housework, and you will find that even using the hoover around the house every single day, or even twice a day, will soon take the pounds off.  Do more physical exercise, and gradually increase the number of visits you make to the gym.  You can start your “getting more healthy” campaign by going for a 30 minute daily walk every morning and every afternoon.  Keep a daily journal, and write details of how long you walked for, and how far.

And while you’re doing all this, simply eat less.

Fact Two – Train Professionally for a Marathon

As you find yourself getting fitter and feeling more healthy with all this walking and exercising, you could then try taking up going for a run every day, which might even make you think about the possibility of training professionally for a marathon.  Just think of the amazing feeling you will have while you embark on this exciting and uplifting adventure, and the thrill you are bound to  experience when you actually win one.

When you’ve won, you can justifiably feel proud of yourself for helping others by raising money for your chosen charity that you ran for.

Fact Three – Take the Stairs

Always walk up and down the stairs instead of taking the lift / elevator when you are at work, or in a business building, or a big building like a hotel or hospital.  This will uplift and energize you, and will leave you feeling refreshed.  However, while you are taking the stairs, be mindful of whether the stairs are slippery, such as if the cleaners have just washed or polished them.  Go up or down the more carefully if this is the case, so that you don’t slip and suffer a nasty fall.

Fact Four – Walk A Couple of Stops Instead of Taking the Bus

When going to work on the bus, get on it two stops later, and when coming home from work, get off the bus two stops earlier.  The extra exercise you take by doing this will refresh you and help you to lose more weight and get fitter. Obviously, this might not be a great idea if it is pouring with rain or snowing heavily, but it would really do you the world of good on a calm, fine and bright day.   And if you drive everywhere to places close by, such as the shop around the corner, walk the trip instead of taking the car.

Fact Five – Reduce your Intake of Sugars and Starchy Food

Sugars and starchy food increase the stimulation of insulin, which is the main hormone that stores fat in your body.  When your insulin levels go down, your body starts to burn fats instead of carbohydrates.  Lowering your insulin levels helps your kidneys to excrete excess water from your body which will reduce bloating.

Try to cut down on eating sugary things like biscuits, chocolate, cakes, and sweet desserts especially ones that are filled with cream.  Don’t eliminate them altogether, but reduce how many you eat in a week.  Try and reduce your alcohol intake.  A useful tip is to avoid sugary drinks and fruit juices containing a lot of sugar. so drink something like tea or coffee, but without any sugar in it, or even try sticking to drinking water.

If you’re looking to experience the joys of weight loss, then hypnosis will help you to fulfil this goal.  Hypnosis will fill you with a newly found energy and confidence, and it will give you an endless stream of wonderful ideas, such as trying out new, healthy recipes.  It will also give you a helping hand in remaining positive about your desires to achieve weight loss.  Hypnosis is also good for other things, such as if you want freedom from cigarette cravings, and it can also help you to relax better and sleep more soundly.

In order to fulfil your weight loss goals, take the time now to call us and schedule your appointment.  Call this number: 07904 605344, or visit our Contact Page to leave a message.  I can also work with you through Skype, so send me a message and I will get back to you.

 

 

 

“Feeling the Joys of Spring 2018”

 

And now it is February and soon, very soon, it will be Spring.  Spring is nearly here, oh yes it is!  Spring is certainly in the air and it’s literally just around the corner.  You can almost see it, hear it and feel it.  Last year is last year, it is past.  The year 2018 is already with us, it is already here.  Springtime is coming, along with leaves on the trees coming into bud, and the flowering plants just beginning to peep above the ground and a lot of their leaves are already showing.  No more doom and gloom because all that has gone, along with the cold, dark days and very long, dark nights and the freezing weather which seemed to consist of nothing but everlasting rain, sleet and snow.   The reason for Winter is because that is the time of year which lets people hibernate in their warm and cosy houses and apartments.  The Winter has therefore now given them time and space to dream about what goals they are going to create for themselves for the coming year, and how they are going to achieve these goals.  The warmth of the Spring wakes them out of their hibernation.  It re-energizes them and gives them renewed growth.

This is now almost Spring, and you need to move on because it’s a new year!  It’s practically Spring.

Spring is the time to renew and revitalize.  It is the sprouting forth of new growth from the cold, hard and frozen ground when it gets warmed by the heat from the sun.  It is also the sprouting forth of new ideas which have come into your mind during the long, dark days of Winter.  In Spring, begin to build on these thoughts and bring them into your reality and into your life!  In early Spring, even in February, start your usual annual spring cleaning routine.  Now’s a good time to tidy up the garden.  Now’s a good time to start doing things like chucking out stuff that has accumulated in all your cupboards and wardrobes.   Clean out the cupboards and put it all back in an organized fashion.  Don’t stop at the cupboards.  Tidy up everywhere!  Clean everywhere, every little dark corner, every little nook and cranny, even underneath the sofas and the armchairs.  Don’t leave any stone unturned.  While you’re busy doing all this, take the time to focus your thoughts and use your Springtime energy to work out what is the most important thing that you wish to achieve in the current year.

During the Winter, you have probably considered things you want to do when Spring happens, so you have made a list.  You’ve kept a notebook of all your amazing and wonderful ideas about the things that you want to get out of life itself.  What you want to do.  Where you want to go.  Who you want to see.  There are all sorts of things you have been planning, and with your notes from the Winter, now’s a good time to add a shortlist of what are the most important things you want to actually and physically achieve.  The long, dark Winter days might have made you feel too tired and lacking in energy to start anything new because maybe the weather was just too gloomy and freezing cold, or maybe the ideas that came to you were just too big to handle.  The lighter, warmer days of Spring will give you so much more energy, and you will find it much easier to focus on something in particular that you would really like to be able to do.  Any Winter depression, known as seasonal affective disorder, which might have made you feel heavy, tired, lethargic, lacking in energy and terribly depressed, will have all but disappeared.  At last, now’s a good time to start getting on with things that have been building up and left untouched over the last few months.

Using hypnosis is an effective way to maintain the positive emotions of the Spring season.  Hypnosis is a natural process.  An energizing session of hypnosis will enable you to rid yourself of any left-over feelings of sadness or depression, and it will lift you up out of the doldrums and the gloom.  Hypnosis will clear out all the junk from every dark recess and every dark corner in your mind, so that you are able to harness the renewing and revitalizing energies of the Spring.  This will empower you to work positively and steadily towards all that you wish to achieve in the coming months.  Hypnosis will strengthen you and fill you with a positive and far-reaching sense of self-confidence.  Instead of constantly being bombarded with totally negative thoughts such as, “No, I can’t possibly go and do that”, you will find yourself thinking more positively.  You will think, “Why ever not?  Yes, I am going to try doing that.  I can, and I will!”.   Hypnosis will fill you with a newly found energy and confidence, it will fill you with endless ideas, and will help you to remain positive.

In order to maintain the positive feelings of Spring, take the time now to call us and schedule your appointment.   Call this number: 07904 605344, or visit our Contact Page to leave a message.  I can also work with you through Skype so send me a message and I will get back to you.