Your Guide To Hypnosis

Your Guide To Hypnosis

There are many stories about hypnosis and hypnotherapy being dangerous, turning people into chickens, people not being able to wake up, and unscrupulous hypnotists exploiting their ‘vulnerable’ patients. However there are many people who are adamant that it has helped change their lives, some from Dudley, Tipton, Wolverhampton and much further afield – I know of for sure. I have helped them succeed in their goals. Millions of people swear that it has helped them with many issues such as weight loss, quitting smoking, other addictions, confidence, phobias, stress, success, IBS, and many more issues.

Many people are missing out on this powerful, yet very safe therapeutic tool because they are too afraid to use it. I hope to dispel these fears by answering these common questions about hypnotherapy right here and now!.

Can I be hypnotised? Most people can go into a hypnotic trance. The only types of people that cannot be hypnotised are … 1. Those suffering from psychosis or a thought disorder 2. A person with a low IQ 3. A person who does not want to be hypnotised. It is very easy to resist hypnosis if you want to.
What is a hypnotic trance? It is a normal and natural state that most of us experience several times a day without even knowing it. It commonly happens when people are driving. Have you ever driven somewhere and not really remembered the journey?, I have just missed my junction. It also often occurs when reading a book or watching TV. Sometimes you can be so absorbed in the book or TV programme that you are not consciously aware that someone is talking to you, or even where you are sat. Hypnosis […]

Gluten and you

Gluten and you

IBS Gluten and you – New regulation affecting food manufacture. If you have IBS and suspect gluten may be part of the problem, or suffer from Celiac disease This information is important to you. The levels of gluten from foods claiming to be either ‘gluten-free‘ or ‘very low gluten‘ have been introduced by EC Regulation 41/2009 respectively as 20 parts per million of gluten or less and 100 parts per million or less – although only foods with cereal content that has been specially processed to remove the gluten may make the very low gluten claim.IBSSlogoThe EC Regulation allows the two terms to be used as appropriate on labellings, while only allowing the phrase ‘suitable for coeliacs‘ to be used alongside them and not on its own. The term ‘No gluten-containing ingredients‘ may be used on food where no gluten containing ingredients have been added, but a small amount may be present from contact with other foods. This phrase has no legal force so it cannot guarantee that food bearing it is free. The gluten levels labeling regime introduced in the EC regulation have been implemented in England by The Foodstuffs Suitable for People intolerant to gluten (England) regulation.

This regulation has been adopted also in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Source: &


Irritable bowel syndrome and diet

Irritable bowel syndrome and diet – NHS – NICE

What is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

IBS is a very common condition. It describes a wide range of symptoms that vary from one person to another and can be worse for some people than others.

The most common symptoms are:
wind and/or bloating
• diarrhoea or constipation, or both
• low abdominal pain, which may ease after opening the bowels or be accompanied by a change in bowel habit or stool appearance
• passing mucus
• feeling the need to open the bowels even after having just been to the toilet
• a feeling of urgency
• feeling that your symptoms are worse after eating.

If you have any of the following symptoms consult your doctor immediately:
unintentional and unexplained weight loss; rectal bleeding; a family history of bowel or ovarian cancer; if you are over 60 years old, a change in bowel habit to looser and/or more frequent stools for more than 6 weeks. Before attempting to manage symptoms via your diet, it is important to rule our other medical conditions, and to have a diagnosis established by your doctor or healthcare professional.

Ensure that you:
• eat regular meals
• do not skip meals or eat late at night
• take your time when eating meals
• sit down to eat and chew your food well
• take regular exercise – for example, walking, cycling or swimming
• make time to relax.

Helpful hints:
• keep a food and symptom diary to see if diet affects your symptoms. Remember symptoms may not be caused by the food you have just eaten, but what you ate earlier that day or the day before.
• give your bowels time to adjust to any changes that you make.

Make changes […]

By |December 5th, 2011|Diet, IBS - Irritable bowel Syndrome, IBS A Alternating, IBS C Constipation, IBS D Diarrhoea, IBS W Wind / Gas, The Body|Comments Off on Irritable bowel syndrome and diet

Diet Cokehead

Diet Cokehead – mum drinks SEVEN PINTS of fizzy pop a day

Diet Cokehead ... Claire Ayton

Diet Cokehead … Claire Ayton

CLAIRE’S headaches as she gave up Diet Coke are more likely to be down to caffeine withdrawal than the sweetener.Her 2424mg of aspartame a day is unlikely to have done any lasting harm. But I can only imagine the bloating she felt consuming such large  quantities of gassy drinks. On every level, kicking her four-litre a day habit is a step towards better health. Hopefully she can one day enjoy the odd can in moderation.

Sun Nutritionist


A MUM told yesterday how she guzzled so much Diet Coke she was diagnosed as ADDICTED.

Thirsty Claire Ayton, 36, ended up needing a fizzy “fix” of SEVEN PINTS a day.

She said yesterday after finally beating a ten-year addiction to the low-calorie treat with the help of a hypnotherapist: “I’d drink it all day.

“People used to comment at how many bottles we bought.”

Teaching assistant Claire reckons that since getting hooked at the age of 26 she knocked back a whopping 25,692 pints — or 14,600 litres.

By the end she was buying 14 two-litre bottles a week — and it was costing her £1,300 a year. But none of the fizz was for husband Des, 37, who runs a car parts business, or sons Conor, 14, and Ellis, 12.

Claire, of Pailton, Warwicks, said: “It was me who drank it all.”

Eventually hypnotherapist Russell Hemming got her to quit her habit by going cold turkey.

He said: “This is the worst case of fizzy drink addiction I’ve ever treated.” He found Claire had become hooked on aspartame — the artificial sweetener in the […]

Slimmer who lost 10st

Slimmer who lost 10st on diet lands new job as fitness instructor

SUPER slimmer Helena Cameron lost HALF her body weight – and landed a job as a fitness instructor.

Helena, who’s 5ft 6in, weighed 20 stone when she was 25 and couldn’t even walk to the shops.

Now, at 27, she’s a trim 10 stone thanks to hypnotherapy and exercise – and a personal trainer hired by her worried gran.

helena cameron slimmer in old clothes

And she’s started a new full-time job with trainer David Wilson, helping others shed the pounds.

“I feel great,” Helena said last night. “I can’t believe the change. I have my life back.”

Helena, of Waterfoot, Renfrewshire, started piling on the weight as a 13-year-old with anxiety problems. She gorged on junk food, chocolate, sweets, crisps and fizzy drinks, and would eat a large pizza herself at night.

Just walking as far as the car made Helena’s feet throb and she dreaded going out in case people laughed at her.

The last straw came when she went away on holiday and had to have an extension for her seatbelt plane.

She said: “The embarrassment was excruciating.”

But Helena’s life began to change in December 2008 when her gran Helen called David, and the former St Mirren midfielder used psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, diet and exercise to help.

She’d lost five stone by December last year and quit her job child support worker to focus on losing more weight, as well as helping David with his company Rapid Hypno Fitness.

And she completed her transformation last week by starting full-time work with the firm. She said: “Thanks to my grandmother, I feel amazing.”

Source: Nov 8 2011 […]

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IBS course for the UK

IBS course for the UK

Today reading many of the Facebook comments and posts I posted the following in response to the suffering.

Hi can’t help feel for you guys. I had 20 years of ibs D. You have motivated
me over a few weeks to put together all the studying of IBS and my skills as a practitioner( not GP) to try and spread my message of how I conquered IBS now clear since 2006

I have a no nonsense site info only on useful tips and some of my relevant products

Getting back to my project I intend and have prepared an IBS course for the uk it will be given based upon the geographical area of respondents.

Please email via contact page on site giving your email ( so I can contact you with dates times etc) and your name and location in the uk post code too would help. Subject : IBS course

I intend to show the mind body connection and diets and foods and much more including free cd for the attendees. This is the first I’ve mentioned this so watch the site for details.

Your comments triggered this keep as well as you can an IBS survivor!

Look forward to hearing from you.

Hypnosis overrides your brain

Hypnosis overrides your brain

The air is spiked with the scent of antiseptic and the steady, punctuating beep of a heart monitor.

The patient is in a deep sleep; the gastric band operation she hopes will transform her life is due to commence.

But Natalie Couldwell, a size 22 mum of two whose weight has plagued her since early childhood, is lying fully-clad on a couch in a tiny meeting room at Hillsbrough Leisure Centre.

There’s the faint hum of conversation from the coffee shop next door. Every now and then, a tannoy call for a gym staff member rings out.

And the “surgeon” on whom Natalie is nailing her hopes has not a single medicinal qualification.

Alison Tynan is a qualified clinical hypnotherapist; she is hypnotising Natalie into believing she is undergoing a gastric band operation, the drastic weightloss surgery which has soared in popularity, despite its risks and costs of up to 6,000 for non NHS patients.

A real gastric band operation reduces the size of an obese patient’s stomach with an adjustable band so only small meals can be eaten; usually dramatic weightloss follows.

Natalie’s stomach will be untouched. But hypnosis will hopefully convince her mind that a band is in place – and be enough to stop her from binging on her beloved chips, bread, crisps and big family meals.

Moments earlier I had watched the Stocksbridge supermarket worker close her eyes and fall under Alison’s hypnotic spell.

Rhythmically and repetitively, she talked of steps Natalie was encouraged to slowly descend, […]

By |September 9th, 2011|Addiction, Compulsive Eating Disorder, Diet, Hypno-Band Weight Loss System, Hypnotherapy, Weight Management|Comments Off on Hypnosis overrides your brain

Train your mind to keep you calm

Train your mind to keep you calm

I’m sceptical about the benefits of old-fashioned hypnotism but one area that’s exciting is the use of hypnotherapy to help people find inner control over something that makes them anxious.

Self-hypnosis is proving to be an effective way for people to gain power in situations where they would otherwise feel helpless.

Two great techniques that have really taken off recently are hypnobirthing, which helps women feel in control and relaxed during childbirth, and hypnodieting which help compulsive eaters take charge of their diet and lose weight.

The idea of a virtual gastric band – which saves overweight people needing the real op – is especially intriguing and I approve of anything that reduces the number of people having this drastic surgery.

The technique is also branching out to treat other problems including phobias and Tourette’s syndrome.

Hypnotherapy v hypnosis

When we think of hypnosis, what comes to mind for most of us is the stereotypical image of a stage hypnotist waving a watch, saying: “You’re feeling very sleepy,” before making you cluck like a chicken.

That’s the type of hypnosis in which you’re put into a deep trance and become under someone else’s control.

Deep-trance hypnosis has its uses. I once witnessed an obstetrician give a woman an anaesthetic-free caesarean section while she was hypnotised – a technique known as hypnoanaesthia. But, in my opinion, it is not as useful a technique as hypnotherapy, which is all about

self-empowerment and taking charge of your own thoughts and behaviours rather than handing over control to someone else.

Mind over matter

This newer form of hypnotherapy involves a practitioner teaching you how to get into a relaxed state of mind, in which you […]

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Overweight teacher loses 8 STONE after being hypnotised into believing she had a gastric band

Overweight teacher loses 8 STONE after being hypnotised into believing she had a gastric band

Weight had spiralled to 21 stone after diets failed

An overweight primary school teacher has lost almost eight stone after she was hypnotised into believing doctors had fitted her with a gastric band.

Kim Robinshaw, 31, whose weight had spiralled to 21 stone was sent into a trance by a slimming expert after other dieting attempts failed to work.

When she woke up Kim believed she had undergone surgery to have the band fitted and she started shedding the pounds.

Virtual gastric band: Kim Robinshaw, of Lancashire, was hypnotised into thinking she had the surgery and has lost almost 8 stoneVirtual gastric band: Kim Robinshaw, of Lancashire, was hypnotised into thinking she had the surgery and has lost almost 8 stone since
Before the weight loss: Kim on holiday in Egypt in 2009, when she was a size 24 dress Before the weight loss: Kim on holiday in Egypt in 2009, when she was a size 24 dress

She dropped from a size 24 to a svelte 14-16 in nine months due to her ‘virtual gastric band’.

Kim, of Thornton Cleveleys, Lancashire, said: ‘I think the results are incredible, I’ve still got a bit more weight to lose, but I just can’t get over it.

‘I didn’t tell anyone at first about the hypnotherapy. My mum and dad were supportive, so they were the only ones that knew. I didn’t want to say it was going to work.

‘It was coming up to Christmas that colleagues at work started to notice and I started to tell people and I think about ten of them have already booked to see […]

By |September 9th, 2011|Diet, Eating Disorders, Hypno-Band Weight Loss System, Weight Management|Comments Off on Overweight teacher loses 8 STONE after being hypnotised into believing she had a gastric band

A digested guide to perfect digestion

A digested guide to perfect digestion: Experts reveal how to relieve common symptoms – with some very surprising advice

We are a nation obsessed with our guts. From bloating to bowel issues, an estimated nine million of us have problems with our digestive systems. ‘The number of people being diagnosed with digestive disorders is on the rise, as people are taking their symptoms more seriously and are getting diagnosed earlier,’ says Dr Anton Emmanuel of the gut health charity CORE. One in five of us suffers with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a disorder of the gastrointestinal tract characterised by diarrhoea, stomach cramps and bloating.

Nine million sufferers: One in five of us suffers from Irritable Bowel SyndromeNine million sufferers: One in five of us suffers from Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Many of us resort to all kinds of measures for a healthy gut, chomping through bowls of high-fibre cereals and guzzling water. But could we be unwittingly making our symptoms worse?

Here, some of the country’s leading digestive experts dispel the most common myths and advise how to have a happy gut.


IBS patients are often told to eat more fibre. ‘But this is the worst thing for a significant number of patients, particularly when it comes to bran,’ says Peter Whorwell, professor of medicine at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester and a leading authority on IBS.

‘While eating more fibre undoubtedly helps to sort out mild constipation, it’s rarely helpful for severe IBS symptoms and it won’t help diarrhoea. Fibre is a bulking agent which gives the bowel even more work to do, so it’s likely to worsen symptoms in people with severe constipation.’

Instead, he advises white bread, white pasta, […]