Reduce stress, anxiety and depression in children

Reduce stress, anxiety and depression in children

Primary school hires a hypnotherapist to help children as young as four cope with stress and depression

Reduce stress, anxiety and depression in children – A primary school has hired a hypnotherapist to help children as young as four cope with ‘stress and depression’. St Mary’s CE School in Rawtenstall, in Lancashire, has hired Anne Cartridge, 48, to run workshops with staff so they can pass on their anti-stress tips to the 194-primary school pupils.  The mother-of-two, who runs a course called ‘In Mind Therapies’, has already run workshops with youth volunteers at the school.   Ms Cartridge said her courses reduce stress, anxiety and depression in children as young as four.

St Mary's CE School in Rawtenstall, in Lancashire, has hired Anne Cartridge, 48, to run workshops with staff so they can pass on their anti-stress tips to the 194-primary school pupils

St Mary’s CE School in Rawtenstall, in Lancashire, has hired Anne Cartridge, 48, to run workshops with staff so they can pass on their anti-stress tips to the 194-primary school pupils The NHS does not currently recommend hypnotherapy for clinical practice, and while it is practised by some doctors, dentists, psychologists and counsellors, it’s also offered by non-professionals with little training.  This is because in the UK, hypnotherapists don’t have to join any organisation or have any specific training by law. Ms Cartridge explained: ‘A lot of my work is dealing with anxiety, stress and depression.’If those issues are dealt with in primary school, young people can cope better in high school and it helps them feel more in control as an adult.

By |February 24th, 2016|Anxiety, Childrens Issues, Depression, Education, Exam stress, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness, Relax Kids, Stress, Talking Therapy, The Body, The Mind|Comments Off on Reduce stress, anxiety and depression in children

Benefit from Hypnotherapy

Benefit from Hypnotherapy

Mesothelioma Patients May Benefit from Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapist is treating a woman

The word “hypnotism” used to scare me. My mom taught us to avoid it, though I never understood the reasons behind the warning. I certainly didn’t want someone else “taking control” of my mind.

I recently discovered hypnotherapy for myself. After several appointments with Sandy Drenner, a hypnotist and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner in Orlando, I can tell you firsthand there is nothing to fear. She helped me process some self-esteem issues and also helped me to form new beliefs about how I define success.

And when I discovered hypnotism can benefit mesothelioma patients and their friends and family, I knew it was time to learn even more about it. So I spoke with Drenner at length about the topic. I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did.

The Hidden Wonders of Hypnotism

Q: How can hypnotherapy be useful for patients with mesothelioma and their loved ones?

A: Clinical/Medical Support Hypnotherapy can provide support physically and emotionally. Clients can be taught how to calm the body using self-hypnosis, how to manage the effects of pain, allowing the body more physical comfort. Hypnosis can also prepare clients for upcoming medical tests and surgery, allowing the body to be calmer and receive treatment.

I have been privileged to work with people with cancer. I find hypnosis a great adjunct to medical treatment. It is designed to complement what the physicians are doing and thus create the best environment for the body to heal.

For patients and loved ones, it can be a very therapeutic way to process emotions and even grow spiritually if […]

By |February 23rd, 2016|Hypnotherapy, NLP|Comments Off on Benefit from Hypnotherapy

Quick and Easy Stress Management

Living in modern life means that we all have to deal with stress. Sometimes this can be a positive force in our lives. It can motivate and get us going. However, sometimes stress can really get us down. Fortunately, there are plenty of tools out there to help us cope and deal with life’s pressures.

Here are a few tips to help you get through life’s stresses.

Stressed people naturally touch their forehead. This is because touching the forehead does actually relieve stress. Put two fingers on the boniest part above the eyebrows and think about whatever is causing you tension. You will be able to feel a pulsating underneath your fingers. When the pulsating has eased and you feel that it is difficult to think about the stress. Then you are finished.

Regard your emotional ups and downs as an avenue to learn and grow rather than as an enemy that must be combated. Getting angry at the stress only creates more dis-stress and makes you feel worse. Thanking it, even if you have no idea how it is going to help you to learn in the future is empowering. It gives you hope, which puts positive energy into the situation.

Vitamins C and B complex are the stress vitamins. When under pressure or emotional strain, take a higher dose of both than normal. They are both good for your adrenal glands, which produce your ‘fight, freeze or flight’ hormones. The glands can become exhausted under stress, and make you feel tired and even more stressed, an ever increasing circle of despare. These vitamins balance and calm the adrenal glands, allowing you to get back to your normal […]

By |April 8th, 2014|Free Meditation Download, Hypnotherapy, Stress, Support Organisations, Talking Therapy, The Mind|Comments Off on Quick and Easy Stress Management

Are You Susceptible To Hypnosis?

Are You Susceptible To Hypnosis?

A person’s susceptibility to hypnosis is dependent on several factors. Whether these factors work together or oppose each other is entirely in the hands of the individual being hypnotised.

There are factors that are outside of anyone’s control. They come down to the individual makeup of each individual person. For instance, if someone is naturally susceptible to suggestion in their everyday life, they likely will carry along that susceptibility in the hypnosis process as well. Everyone is susceptible to some degree, but this is one of the variables that will contribute to a person’s likelihood of achieving hypnosis very easily.

But there are varying degrees of depth of hypnosis, and hypnotherapy doesn’t require a deep state of hypnosis or ‘sleep’. It can be beneficial at varying levels of depth. The self hypnosis CDs and downloads that I have produced are designed to take someone from a completely awake state into some degree of hypnosis. The deeper they let themselves go the better they feel and the better they feel the deeper they go. Deep relaxation and release of the days pressures can be achieved.

Susceptibility to suggestion is also impacted by repetition. The more you hear a message, the more likely you will be to able accept it is as fact, to buy into it, whether consciously or not. This is also true in everyday life. Take advertising for instance. It doesn’t influence you of course not…What really did make you purchase that new brand of washing powder or Car?

Some people take to hypnosis quite effortlessly, while others need a bit more practice, to help them let go. Their degree of susceptibility might be influenced by other conditions, how relaxed are they what […]

By |July 18th, 2013|About Me, Hypnotherapy, Make an Appointment, Self Hypnosis, The Body, The Mind|Comments Off on Are You Susceptible To Hypnosis?

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 […]

Why do I need Help?

Why do I need Help?

Well let’s have a look at life briefly to establish Why do I need Help?
We are all born with a clean memory. We become what we have experienced to a degree. As we go through life we have good and bad experiences with those around us and things that happen to us, or, our closest family.

Problems in human beings do not necessarily emerge overnight. As I have already said they are an accumulation of experiences. Things we put into our life’s rucksack if you like. They tend to evolve over time. Some things we deal with satisfactorily, others may be firewalled because they are too big to deal right there and then, or, just too painful at that time of the event. Unresolved emotions or feelings from long ago which have slipped from conscious into subconscious memory, all may have an impact on your current ‘being’ and your perceived feeling of wellness.

Childhood trauma, stressful relationships, work issues, bereavement, divorce, and accidents, war, sudden shocks, all can have an impact on the whole that is an individual human being. Mind body and soul to some can feel the effect internally as well as externally.

When problems do occur many people tend to assume that they will just go away, or disappear if we ‘don’t go there’ as we feel the body has its own innate healing processes. All will be well, they think if they ignore things. But if you overlook problems they may later manifest themselves in physical ills later in life such as – frequent colds, headaches, migraines, stomach disorders , IBS, heart attack and stroke etc.

These physical reactions may be signals that your body is sending out to tell […]

Tips to Avoid a Panic Attack

Tips to Avoid a Panic Attack

In response to recent enquiries the National Council for Hypnotherapy has released a press release about anxiety and panic attacks which can often be aided by a course of hypnotherapy sessions. As the UK’s most renowned hypnotherapist directory the NCH offers local based hypnotherapists to help clients with a wide range of conditions, including that of panic attacks. In this press release the National Council for Hypnotherapy discusses some tips that can be applied by clients in order to control pending panic attacks.

A panic attack is the body’s exaggerated response to a perceived danger flipping the body into flight or fight mode, releasing a massive shot of adrenaline which speeds up the body’s heart rate, breathing and gives feelings of hotness, sweating, tingly and dry mouthed. Hypnotherapy can help the client to rethink and re learn about situations that may provoke a panic attack and teach them to apply the following techniques.

  •     Slow your breathing – Breath in and count to five and slowly exhale then repeat the process, increasing by 5 seconds until you reach 15, repeat until breathing returns to normal.
  •     Rationalise – remind yourself that these feelings are simply a response to adrenaline and are not permanent and will end soon.
  •     Cut Stimulants – try not to consume drinks with high levels of caffeine such as coffee and high sugared fizzy drinks as this increasing the heart rate which can result in naturally higher adrenaline rates.
  •     Remove yourself Mentally from the Situation – focus on your left shoe and describe it in great detail as if you are submitting a witness report. Ensure to describe fine detail like the buckles, laces and soles which will keep your mind occupied […]
By |July 9th, 2013|Anxiety, Hypnotherapy, Panic Attacks, Stress|Comments Off on Tips to Avoid a Panic Attack

Charlatans Beware

Charlatans Beware, Largest Hypnotherapist Directory Launches to Take the Hype Out of Hypnosis

Hypnotherapy Guide has launched two new services to tackle the problem of charlatans and frauds and clean up the image of hypnosis.

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Hypnotherapy Guide has launched two new services to tackle the problem of charlatans and frauds and clean up the image of hypnosis.

The world of hypnosis is shrouded in mystery. When we think of hypnosis we imagine a tall, mysterious man draped in a black cloak, passing his pocket watch to and fro over the heavy eyes of his young, attractive, female victim as she hopelessly tries to escape his power, only to finally submit herself to his seductive gaze and lose all control.

But that image is about to change.

The first initiative is a hypnotherapist directory and guide, boasting over 8000 qualified hypnotists all registered with a professional body who adhere to their strict code of conduct.

The second initiative is a hypnosis information center,, hosting articles, facts and scientific studies.

“When I would tell people I’m a hypnotherapist, people would recoil in fear.” says the founder, “It’s quite funny to watch, it’s like you have some supernatural power over them, but it’s simply not true.”

A brief history of the hypno-hype:

The hype started with Franz Anton Mesmer, the source of, ‘to mesmerize’. He believed in a universal life force called animal magnetism which could be harnessed by magnets. Magnets were fashionable at the time and there was hope it would solve life’s problems.

Hypnosis was born around seventy years later in 1841 when surgeon James Braid showed he could do the same as […]

By |July 9th, 2013|Hypnotherapy|Comments Off on Charlatans Beware

Fire fighters trained in clinical hypnotherapy

Fire fighters trained in clinical hypnotherapy

The National Council for Hypnotherapy Responds to Hypnotism Being Used to Help Victims in Traumatic Situations

According to Connexion France in an article published on the 24th June 2013, the complementary therapy hypnotherapy has been used to help victims of traumatic situations, helping them to remain calm and focus on relaxing situations rather than the traumatic situation they are currently in. At Haguenau fire station in France some 120 fire-fighters have been trained in basic medical hypnosis in order to soothe victims of accidents and serious traumas. The idea is that hypnosis can be used alongside traditional medical techniques to help the patient physically and mentally. The fire-fighters tend to establish an interest or like of the patient and use hypnosis to help them imagine that, ‘While my colleagues take care of your safety, your mind will take off to the ski slopes and your body is going to stay here,” explained a trained member of the team.

Describing the effectiveness of hypnotherapy station manager David Ernenwein said:

“We have all noticed that when we hold someone’s hand, things go better, even if we did not label it as hypnosis. The first thing we can do to help people is to calm them down, and this technique has given us the tools to be able to do that, to help people suffer less.”

The introduction of such techniques is supported by UK based hypnotherapist directory, The National Council for Hypnotherapy. A representative from the Council explained:

“Hypnotherapy has many different uses and we are delighted to hear that it is being used to help victims in need of help. We hope that the pilot scheme in France will be successful enough […]

By |July 9th, 2013|Anxiety, Fears, Hypnotherapy, Latest News, Pain, Panic Attacks, Stress, Support Organisations, Talking Therapy, The Body, The Mind|Comments Off on Fire fighters trained in clinical hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy Responds to Figures Revealing Absences in the Workplace

Hypnotherapy Responds to Figures Revealing Absences in the Workplace

According to The Telegraph in an article published on the 26 June 2013, anxiety and stress are the most popular reasons for missing time off work. An official major nationwide study looked at tens of thousands of sick notes issued by GP’s and found that 35 per cent were for reasons associated with mild to moderate mental health disorders. A spokesperson from the Department for Work and Pensions said:

“Sickness absence is a burden to business, to the taxpayer and to the thousands of people who end up trapped on benefits when they could actually work. Supporting people with mental health problems to return to work more quickly will be an important part of the new independent health and work advisory service.”

One way to help people deal with mild mental health disorders is by using complementary therapies such as hypnotherapy. The National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) gives members of the general public access to local hypnotherapist’s details from all over the UK which can be used to arrange hypnotism sessions. This can help a variety of issues including weight loss, phobias, habits like smoking and anxiety or stress. In this case, hypnotherapy could help the client reduce levels of anxiety and stress through discussing the issue and using hypnotic techniques to control and alleviate symptoms.

“This could help those who are absent from work due to anxiety and stress and reduce symptoms with the goal of returning the client back to the workplace ASAP,” added a spokesperson from the NCH.

The National Council for Hypnotherapy aims to highlight the variety of uses for hypnotherapy.

NCH represents over 1800 hypnotherapy professionals within the UK and is committed to […]

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