Some Wonderful Ways Of Reducing Your Anxiety and Stress Levels After The Most Recent Lockdown

A lot of people are currently feeling anxious and stressed about the current lifting of the latest lockdown restrictions. Many are saying that these restrictions have come too soon, because the number of cases of Covid-19 in the UK has risen sharply. They said that wearing a face covering is no longer a legal requirement, but you can continue to wear them if you so wish. Social Distancing in England has been scrapped, and the requirement to work from home has been dropped. You will be sitting there, wondering what other recent changes have been made. Having been anxious and stressed-out about the very first lockdown rules, the changes to the current one will no doubt have added to your ongoing anxiety.

Many people are now self-isolating and “locked away in their own homes”, because they have been notified by the NHS app that they must do so, as they have been in contact with someone who who has tested positive for Covid-19. Others may be vulnerable people who are either elderly and/or disabled, or who have health conditions that may make them prone to catching the virus. These vulnerable people may be self-isolating purely from personal choice, or simply out of fear of “leaving their house” in case they catch it.

If you would like some help in how to relieve your anxious feelings and your nerves with regard to all the worrying about the lifting of the latest lockdown restrictions, I am going to give you some wonderful ways of doing this. There are ways to reduce your anxiety levels by making lifestyle changes, which will help your mind to relax so that you can stop those frightening thoughts racing around your head, which will in turn help you to sleep soundly at night.

Do Something Different

The first way is “To Do Something Different”. If you are sitting around biting your fingernails, just get up and do something ordinary, like wash the dishes, put a pile of laundry in your washing machine, or scrub the kitchen floor. Anything ordinary and every-day that will give you something else to focus on and stop your mind racing. Doing this will stop the flow of anxious thoughts and will bring you a feeling of peace of mind.

Watch Something Peaceful And Calming On Television

The second way is to have a television rest-break. Sit in your favourite armchair, and choose something relaxing to watch for about an hour or so. Something peaceful, like programmes featuring the countryside, public gardens, nature scenes like forests, ideal places for holidays, or people looking at properties for sale in foreign countries. It needs to be restful, and not all energetic like The Olympics, football, or people running. The programme you choose will be a distraction from your worries and anxieties and you should feel more relaxed after watching it.

Do Some Deep Breathing

The third way is “To Breathe In And Out Deeply”. If you breathe in and out deeply several times, this will help you to calm yourself in any situation. If you wish to do so, you can count your number of breaths, or you can count how long you inhale and exhale for. Deep breathing will slow you down and will help you to regain control over your worrying thoughts.

Do Some Yoga

The fourth way is “To Do Some Yoga”. Gentle Yoga exercises will help you to calm right down when you are feeling anxious or stressed. Yoga consists of carrying out some gentle “poses” or “asanas”, that use meditation as well as certain gentle, physical movements. It will also help you to control your symptoms of anxiety and/or panic, because it helps to steady your breathing, which consequently slows your heart-rate back to normal. Yoga will also help to improve your general mood and it will give you a sense of well-being.

Ask A Friend’s, Or A Relative’s, Opinion

The fifth way is “To ask a friend’s, or a relative’s opinion on what is worrying you”. When you are alone, and you are feeling threatened by your own thoughts, just call them for a friendly chat, and explain to them why you are so worried about something. They will give you their unbiased opinion on the matter and give you suggestions as to the next actions you should take. Telling your troubles to someone that you know, might very well help you to see the situation in a different light, and you might suddenly come up with an answer instantaneously that will hopefully sort the problem.

Hypnosis

Hypnosis is a safe, natural way to achieve things that you would like to experience. This could be gaining total freedom and complete peace of mind from your anxiety and constant worrying about all the lockdowns and all the constant changes that are continually being made to the restriction rules. You are probably finding that the government say one thing, and the very next day they say something completely different, and you are finding this confusing.

You can make a direct appointment to go and see a hypnotist about all this and explain to them how anxious you are about it all. Tell them you are feeling very anxious and panic-struck about the whole situation, especially about all the lockdown rules and everything. They will be delighted to help you. First of all, they will have a little chat with you about your worries, and then they will give you a hypnosis session. They will tell to to make sure you’re sitting comfortably, and then they will talk to you in a gentle and soothing manner. Some hypnotists may also play background music to help you to relax and unwind. When they know you are comfortable enough, they will speak with your subconscious mind directly, and they will give it a new set of instructions to follow so that it knows how to help you to cope with any further government lockdown changes, or even with possible forthcoming total lockdowns. And when they waken you at the end of the hypnosis session, you will feel wonderful and free, and you will sort of think to yourself, “Whatever was I so worried about?”. You will also find that you will be feeling wonderfully relaxed, and totally calm and peaceful.

If you would like to know more about hypnosis, or about how hypnosis works, call us now on 07904 605344. for a friendly chat about what you would like to have help from hypnosis with, even if it is not anything to do with government lockdowns or lockdown restriction rules. You will be surprised at how many things hypnosis can help.

Some Very Good Ways To Overcome Your Bad Habits

There are many people who have maybe just one, or possibly several, bad habits, who are looking for positive and far-reaching help with overcoming them. First of all, these people somehow need to find a way through the maze in order to find and conquer the one particular bad habit that is getting at them the most. Or even two. And during the whole pandemic, and as well as lingering on through all the Covid restrictions that seem to be continuing and constantly changing, and even thereafter, they might have unwittingly created even more bad habits. These could have included such things as eating too much, because they had become bored and were fed up with being “imprisoned in their own house”; drinking too much alcohol for the same reason, or perhaps they had actually started smoking. They will have now reached a point where they can simply go no further on their own. They now really want to be completely free of these bad habits in order to gain comfort, peace of mind, self-confidence, and true happiness in their freshly-found freedom.

Hypnosis

Hypnosis is, of course, one of the most natural ways that you could use in order to rid yourself of all your bad upsetting habits. There is one sure and certain way to do this, and that is to make up your mind that you are going to make an appointment to see a hypnotist, and ask them how they can help you. What they will do, is place you in a very relaxing, hypnotic state. They will talk to you gently and soothingly, until you have become mentally and physically relaxed, and on the point of sleep. When you are ready, and you are relaxed enough, they will be able to access your subconscious mind and speak directly to it. They will give it new instructions to remove whatever the bad habit is that you wanted removing, which you will have previously agreed with them. They will somehow be able to eradicate this unwanted habit by removing the old set of instructions which your subconscious mind had been following, and they will replace it with these totally new instructions which your subconscious mind is commanded that it must now follow, from this point forward. When they are finished doing this, the hypnotist will then gently waken you fully, and you will instantly feel absolutely wonderful and on top of the world. You will somehow know, for sure, that you will now be able to conquer this particular bad habit whether it was smoking, or over-eating, or whatever it was. You will then return home, feeling a sense of ease, a sense of comfort, and total peace of mind, knowing very well that you will succeed in overcoming it.

Meditation

Meditation is a very useful thing to do, either on its own simply to help you unwind and completely relax, or you can use it to prepare yourself for a session on hypnotic affirmations. Therefore, on a relatively quiet day, such as at the week-end, when you know you’re going to be at home all day with nobody bothering you like visitors, find a comfortable place in your home where you can sit, recline or rest very comfortably without being disturbed by anyone at all. When you are ready to begin meditating, focus intently on what you are hearing in the present moment, like your own breathing, or a ticking clock. When you know that you feel calm and relaxed, and your breathing is deep and evenly spaced, you will find that all of your muddled, racing and negative thoughts will have slowed down, and you will feel extremely calm and peaceful. Meditating in this manner will benefit you immensely by calming down both your mind and your body, and you will instinctively become aware of when you are ready to start your exercise on hypnotic affirmations to help you overcome your bad habit of over-eating.

Hypnotic Affirmations

“Hypnotic Affirmations” are an absolutely wonderful tool, that you can do all by yourself, which will help you to overcome at least one of your bad habits. Basically they are phrases that you repeat out loud that will instil into your mind that you wish to stop over-eating, for example. Have you ever considered, that perhaps every time you have a meal, you eat the whole plateful of food, without stopping to think about whether you actually feel full, or not.

Instructions for Hypnotic Affirmations

Hypnotic affirmations will help you to fully relax, calm down, and completely unwind. When you know that you are feeling totally relaxed, and completely calm, and you are ready to begin, simply take a few deep breaths and close your eyes. Hypnotic affirmations are very simple. When you are ready to begin, all you have to do, is to repeat out loud to yourself, in a slow and restful way, a few key phrases, which relate to wanting to stop over-eating, such as:- “Everything is at peace. Everything is peaceful. I am aware of a sense of comfort. I feel peace of mind. I am totally and completely relaxed. I am totally and completely calm and peaceful. I can sense a feeling of comfort, and a feeling of complete peace of mind. OK, yes, I can stop myself over-eating. I do not have to eat every single thing on my plate. Yes, I can do this! I can lose weight! Yes, I absolutely and truthfully can do this! I am now really and truly up for this great adventure. I have signed and dated on the dotted line. I am now feeling calm. I am now feeling peaceful. I am now feeling at peace. I am feeling total peace of mind, because I know, that I can do this”.

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

Some Excellent Reasons Why You Should Quit Smoking

You should be ready and willing, and wanting to quit, when you finally decide to quit smoking. Quitting smoking is one of the most important steps you can take in order to help yourself to improve your general health.

The very first thing that you do when you decide to become a non-smoker, is to give yourself the most precious gift a smoker is able to give you, which is the gift of prolonging the remainder of your natural life. Making this momentous decision will also give you the gift of improving your general health; and also the gift of vastly improved self-esteem and self-confidence that comes with better health. You will also experience a profound sense of comfort and peace of mind, simply by knowing that you have helped your health to improve in such a positive way.

When you quit smoking, you will feel so much happier and so much healthier, because once you have begun this journey, you will not be coughing quite as much; you will not have so many sore throats and things like a stuffed-up nose; you will have much more energy to do all kinds of things than you did before, and you will also find that you are able to do much more general exercise such as walking, running, or swimming than you could manage to do previously. Physical exercise is well-known for improving your health, and you will feel so much better generally.

You will greatly decrease your chances of getting some diseases, for example lung cancer, emphysema which is a lung condition that causes an unnatural stretching of the lungs; throat cancer, and heart disease. Should you need to be in hospital for surgery, having become a non-smoker will reduce the risk of catching infections, and having any breathing problems and complications from the general anaesthetic while you are having the surgery.

You will also find that your looks will greatly improve, because smoking tobacco can cause wrinkles which will make you look a lot older than you really are. You will no longer have the problem of tobacco staining your teeth, fingernails and toenails and making them turn yellow, and it will not be making your skin look very dull. And, of course, an added benefit is that you will no longer be smelling of tobacco smoke.

When you have begun your journey from tobacco smoker to non-smoker, try finding ways to help yourself to focus on your ultimate goal. Find support. Tell your family and friends that you have finally given up smoking. If you go out in the car with them, mention it, and they will know not to smoke. If you are at your place of work, inform the people that you work with that you are now a non-smoker, Befriend fellow workers who are also non-smokers to enjoy your tea breaks with, or spend your tea breaks doing something different like going for a walk in the fresh air on your own. This in turn will of course burn up some calories and will help to keep your weight down.

Avoid triggers that tempt you to smoke, like having an alcoholic drink such as wine or beer. So try drinking where smoking is prohibited, or simply choose non-alcoholic drinks. And when you have had a meal at home, and your custom was to end the meal by lighting up yet another cigarette, eat something healthy like an apple or some other piece of fresh fruit.

Use what is known as distraction techniques. Every time you find yourself getting bored at home and you start thinking it’s time to smoke, do something to keep you physically busy, like wash the dishes, watch something interesting on the television, have a long chat with someone on the telephone or take up some kind of exercise for half an hour or so.

Hypnosis has proved itself to be one of the safest and quickest tools that help people to quit smoking. It is a safe, natural and very relaxing way of helping people to make big changes in their life. It is a wonderful way to help people like yourself achieve, and enjoy great success with, becoming a non-smoker. If you go and visit a hypnotist, they will slowly put you into a very relaxing and deep hypnotic state. When you are in this state, they will then be able to address your subconscious mind, which is the deepest part of your mind, and they will speak to it directly as though it is a very bright ten-year-old child. In the case of wanting to quit smoking, hypnosis gives your subconscious mind a new and better set of instructions to follow, that are completely in tune with what you consciously want, which is to become a non-smoker. When the hypnotist comes to the end of the hypnosis session, they will waken you to full consciousness. Once you waken, you will find that you are without any cravings whatsoever for tobacco, and you will recognize yourself as a total non-smoker, because your subconscious mind now runs on a completely new set of instructions which have been installed into it during the course of the hypnosis session.

To find out more about hypnosis, or about hypnosis works, call us on 07904 605344 for a friendly chat about anything that you feel you would like some help with, that you think could be helped by hypnosis. Any enquiries relating to Covid-19 are helped for free.

How To Lose Weight Safely and Steadily in a Healthy Way

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

De-clutter your house

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

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

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

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

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

Go for a walk in the countryside

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

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

Go and work on a “Care Farm”

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

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

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

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

Go and see a hypnotist

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

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

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

The International Travel Rules For UK Residents Wishing To Travel Abroad

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

Holidays Are Here Again.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12 Popular Countries on the “Amber List”:-

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

12 Popular Countries on the “Red List”:-

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

Hypnosis for Travel Anxiety

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How To Restore Your Self-Confidence After The Recent Lockdown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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