Archives for April 9, 2021

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.