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 […]

By |July 9th, 2013|Anxiety, Hypnotherapy, Stress|Comments Off on Hypnotherapy Responds to Figures Revealing Absences in the Workplace

What can I do for you?

What can I do for you?

My practice has been built upon the basis of a duty of care towards my clients and always giving helpful advice and guidance on the various issues. I pride myself in offering a caring and compassionate treatment to all. I have experience in treating the terminally ill as well as the more able and younger adults. All patients receive a factual and informed treatment.

My specialist areas are as follows:-

Stress and Anxiety – Alone these are bad enough, but combined with the two issues above, they go to trigger events. These can be IBS, OCD, PTSD but also breathing difficulties and Hyperhydrosis etc. I have a treatment plan that includes the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Hypnosis to assist you, in you, addressing your stressors and removing your anxiety and resulting in the eradication of both from your life. Giving you the life you really want.

IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome as a sufferer in ‘remission’ I can still hark back to the 22 years I had IBS. Its destructive nature and life controlling ways for the patient and their family. I’m now free from IBS and have been for a number of years. I can now help you free yourself of the nightmare that is IBS. I have worked with Michael Mahoney, MDHthp. I have studied under Mike and follow his proven program to treat IBS. I am currently combining my experiences and advice into what is hoped to be a book for release early next year. Read My IBS story and spot the similarities between my experiences and yours – click here You will know instantly I really do know how you feel.

Hypertension – High blood pressure. Your blood pressure is […]

PTSD – Are you Traumatised and Stressed?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder isn’t an exclusive for war veterans! Anyone can have it given they have been in the wrong place at the wrong time so to speak. That’s not dispelling or minimising the after affects of war either.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can affect people who have been in natural disasters, air crashes, boat sinking ‘s, in fact accidents and catastrophic events even a car accident PSTD can affect you.

Here are some facts about PTSD.

It’s natural to be afraid when you’re in danger. It’s natural to be upset when something bad happens to you or your loved ones or even someone you know. But if you feel afraid and upset weeks or months later, it’s time to talk with your doctor. You might have post-traumatic stress disorder.

What is post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD?

PTSD is a real illness I’ll make that quite clear. You can get PTSD after living through or experiencing or seeing a dangerous event, such as war, a hurricane, or bad accident. PTSD makes you feel stressed and afraid even after the ‘REAL’ danger is over. It affects your life and the people around you.

If you have PTSD, you can get treatment and feel better.

Who gets PTSD?

  1. PTSD can happen to anyone at any age.
  2. Children get PTSD too.
  3. Witnessing domestic violence could trigger it
  4. You don’t have to be physically hurt to get PTSD. You can get it after you see other people, such as a friend or family member, get hurt.

What causes PTSD?

Living through or seeing something that’s upsetting and dangerous can cause PTSD. This can include:

  1. Being a victim of or seeing violence
  2. The death or serious illness of a loved one
  3. War or combat
  4. Car accidents and plane crashes
  5. Hurricanes, tornadoes, and house & bush fires
  6. Violent crimes, like a […]
By |March 16th, 2013|Anxiety, Depression, Fears, Insomnia, Phobias, Sleep, Stop Smoking, Stress, Talking Therapy|Comments Off on PTSD – Are you Traumatised and Stressed?

OCD – Have a compulsion?

OCD Have a compulsion?

If you have OCD, you may have repeated obsessions and/or compulsions that make you feel anxious ( search this site to see anxiety for detail of this). Everyone has unwanted, troubling thoughts occasionally, for example, worrying that the oven has been left on. But if you have OCD, these thoughts are more common and can seem more important.

Symptoms of OCD

OCD symptoms vary from mild to severe. They include obsessions (thoughts or feelings) that make you feel distressed or anxious, and compulsions (actions) which you feel necessary to perform to cancel out the obsession. It is most common to have both obsessions and compulsions, but you can also have either alone. You may have more than one obsession and/or compulsion.

The most common obsessions are:
thinking or feeling objects are dirty or contaminated worrying about health and hygiene fear about safety and security, for example, doors left unlocked or appliances left switched on pre-occupation with order and symmetry religious or anti-religious thoughts disturbing thoughts about aggression or sex the urge to hoard useless things You may carry out compulsive behaviours to counteract the anxiety caused by your obsessions. These may be obvious actions, or just things you do in your mind.

The most common compulsions are:

  • checking to make sure things are safe (such as gas taps and locks)
  • cleaning and washing, either yourself (e.g., hand washing), or your surroundings
  • repeating acts in a particular way
  • mental compulsions (e.g., repeating certain phrases or prayers in your mind)ordering things for symmetry or exactness
  • hoarding or collecting things that are useless.

Compulsions are usually related to the type of obsession you are experiencing. For example, you may repeatedly wash your hands if you have obsessions about dirt or contamination. You may feel […]

By |March 16th, 2013|Anxiety, OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Attacks, Sleep, Stress|Comments Off on OCD – Have a compulsion?

Feeling Stressed?

Feeling Stressed?

Are You constantly feel tired and irritable?Stress
Are You finding it hard to concentrate?
Are the smallest tasks leave you feeling overwhelmed?

YES! Then you may be suffering from stress. Here is the good news! Your stress can be managed!

Stress originates in your mind with your thoughts and perceptions and hypnotherapy therefore is one of the quickest, simplest and most effective ways of overcoming stress.

Just imagine feeling totally relaxed and calm in any and every situation, leaving you feeling confident and motivated to face any challenge before you. Experience the Feeling of how wonderful it feels to feel calm, in total control and more importantly totally relaxed! With the help of NLP, CBT and clinical hypnotherapy – this can become your reality.

Why not take advantage of a free telephone consultation (20 minute) on 01384 621857 (after 6pm) (no obligation) to discuss just how I can help you manage your stresses. The Start is easy just give me a call now on 01384 621857 or email me at advice@hypnofix.co.uk to book your free consultation or have a Skype chat if you prefer.

OK So What is stress and what are the symptoms of stress?

We all suffer at some point in our lives from the effects of stress, so your not unique there! – It’s a part of human nature. Stress, for example in a sports or work environment, can enhance our performance, however if you are feeling totally overwhelmed by stress, all the time, then it is time to do something about it before the stress affects your health (stroke/heart attack etc.), self esteem and performance both at work and play.

Most events in our lives are not dangerous or […]

By |March 15th, 2013|Stress|Comments Off on Feeling Stressed?

What can I achieve?

What can I achieve?

What can I achieve with Clinical Hypnosis?

The list below is not in anyway complete but goes to demonstrate what hypnosis can help with. Clinical Hypnosis can improve the situation of many issues. Is what your looking for there? if not email us via the contact page and ask what we can do to help YOU!

A
Academic Excellence,
Addictions,
ADHD, AADHD,
Agoraphobia,
Alcoholism,
Allergies,
Amnesia,
Anger Management,
Anorexia,
Anxiety attacks,
Arthritis,
Assertiveness,
Asthma,
Aversion to Public Speaking,

B
Back Pain,
Bed Wetting (Enuresis),
Bereavement,
Binge Eating,
Binge Drinking,
Blood Pressure,
Blushing,
Boosting Confidence,
Boosting self-confidence,
Bruxism (Grinding Teeth),
Bulimia,

C
Caffeine Addiction,
Caring for the Terminally Ill,
CFS Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,
Chocolate Addiction,
Chronic Pain,
Claustrophobia,
Co-Dependance
Compulsions,
Compulsive/Obsessive OCD,
Confidence,
Constipation,

D
Dealing with Difficult People,
Dental Problems,
Dependance,
Depression,
Diarrhea, Diarrhoea
Disorders,
Drink More Water,
Stop Drinking Fizzy Drinks (Pop/Soda),
Drinking,
Driving Test Nerves,
Drug Abuse,

E
Ease Eczema,
Eat Healthy,
Eat Slowly,
Eating Disorders,
Eczema,
Emotional Problems,
Exam Nerves,
Exercise Motivation,

F
Failure Syndrome,
Fears (Flying, etc.),
Feelings of guilt,

G
Gagging,
Gain Weight,
General Health,
Get Rid of Migraines,
Goal Setting,
Grief,
Guilt Feelings,
Gym Motivation,

H
Habits,
Hay Fever,
Headaches and Migraine,
Healing Power Hypnosis,
Healthy Lifestyle,
Helping with exams nerves,
High Blood Pressure,
Hot Flashes,
Hydrophobia,
Hypnosis & Cancer Treatment,
Hypochondria,
Hysterical Symptoms,
Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS*,

I
Improve Posture,
Improving concentration and memory,
Improving sports performance,
Increased Sales Effectiveness,
Indecisiveness,
Inferiority,
Infertility Hypnosis,
Inflammatorybowel disease,
Inhibitions,
Insecurity,
Insomnia,

J
Jealousy,
Jetlag Reliever

K
Kleptomania,

L
Learning Difficulties,
Lip Biting,
Living and dealing with IBS,
Low or High Blood Pressure,

M
M.E.,
Marital Problems,
Memory Improvement,
Menopause,
Menstrual Tension,
Morning Sickness,
Motivation Problems,
MRI Scan Anxiety,

N
Nail-Biting,
Negative Thinking,
Nervousness,
Neurasthenia,
Neurosis,
Nightmares,

O
OCD,

P
Pain Management,
Pain relief,
Panic Attacks,
Performance Anxiety,
Personal Development
Personal perspectives,
Phobias & Fears,
PMS,
Poor Circulation,
Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD),
Prepare for Surgery,
Presentation Nerves,
Public Speaking,

Q
Quit Smoking , Quit4Life,

R
Rejection,
Relationships,
Relaxation,
Relaxation and Sleep,

S
Sales Performance,
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD),
Self Belief,
Self Consciousness,
Self Development,
Self Esteem,
Self help,
Self-Confidence/Image,
Self-Consciousness,
Self-esteem,
Shame,
Shyness,
Slimming,
Smoking Cessation,
Snoring,
Social Phobia/Social Anxiety,
Sports Abilities,
Sports Improvement,
Sports Motivation,
Sports Performance
Sports Psychology,
Stage Fright,
Stammering & Stuttering,
Stop Facial Tics,
Stop Nose Picking,
Stop Thumb Sucking,
Stress Management,
Study,
Stuttering,

T
Teeth Grinding,
Tension Headaches,
Test / Exam Anxiety,
Thumb Sucking,
Tinnitus,
Trauma,
Travel Fright,
Travel Sickness,
Twitching,

V
Vertigo,

W
Weight control

Stress drives teachers out of schools

Stress drives teachers out of schools

Targets, bureaucracy and ballooning workloads make teachers increasingly anxious, delegates at NUT conference are told

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Is teaching the most stressful profession? Photograph: David Levene/Guardian

Stress is driving increasing numbers of teachers out of the profession, with some even considering suicide, a teaching union conference heard on Monday.

Delegates at the National Union of Teachers conference in Harrogate heard there had been a “meteoric” rise in work-related stress due to demands to meet government targets.

Research by the Health and Safety Executive in 2000 found teaching to be the most stressful profession, with 41.5% of teachers reporting themselves as “highly stressed”.

Sue McMahon, a delegate from Calderdale, West Yorkshire, said: “As a divisional secretary, I have seen a meteoric rise in work-related stress and on more than one occasion have had to support a member who has attempted suicide.

“This … is due to the demands being placed on our members to hit government targets.”

She said a “target tsunami” from government is “sweeping away those that you are struggling to support”.

Laura Fisher from Wakefield told delegates how two weeks into her first job as a teacher, a colleague looked at her and said: “‘Go home and drink a bottle of wine and you’ll be fine.’ I said ‘I don’t drink’, and he said, ‘give it six months’.

“That was six years ago. I still don’t drink, but I do like chocolate.”

The NUT is concerned that an increase in form-filling has driven up teachers’ workloads.

The union passed two resolutions, calling for the union to support victims of work stress and for the Health and Safety Executive to intervene in schools where employers do not […]

By |April 10th, 2012|Anxiety, Sleep, Stress, The Body, The Mind, What Conditions Can Hypnosis Help|Comments Off on Stress drives teachers out of schools

Panic Attacks and Anxiety

Panic Attacks and Anxiety

Panic Attacks and Anxiety and hypnosis papers

Hypnosis and CBT with depression and anxiety’. Ester German.  Australian Journal of Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis (May 2004) Vol. 32(1), p.p. 71-85. ‘Cognitive-behavioural hypnotic treatment for managing examination anxiety and facilitating performance’. Calvin Kai-Ching Yu.  Contemporary Hypnosis (2006), Vol. 2(23), p.p. 72-82.  www.interscience.wiley.com/journal/ch‘The casual role of negative imagery in social anxiety: a test in confident public speaking’. Hirsch C. et al.  Journal of Behaviour Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry (2006), Vol.37(2). ‘The role of imagery in the maintenance and treatment of snake fear’. Hunt M. et al.  Journal of Behaviour Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry (2006), Vol. 37(4).

By |December 16th, 2011|Anxiety, CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Depression, Fears, Panic Attacks, Stress|Comments Off on Panic Attacks and Anxiety

PTSD Combat Stress Enemy Within

PTSD Combat Stress Enemy Within

Combatstress.org.uk need your support today. HypnoFix want you to help the broken as well as remember our fallen at this time of year.

Not convinced? watch this clip via the link below –

(Warning: Do Not watch this clip if you think you do or are sure you suffer Combat Stress or military induced PTSD – This may trigger an event!)

Combat Stress – The Enemy Within Appeal

Now head to www.combatstress.org .uk and sign the Ipetition today. After all they suffered once, and again, again, again, again and…. Give it more than just a thought, because they do everyday, sometimes every hour, every minute. Go on support our guys and girls who have PTSD – Combat Stress . Sign The petition and donate…. Please.

I Don’t necessarily support all the reasons for wars, but I do support those who have to carry the burdens!Please read on the extract from Combat Stress.

Enemy Within

On World Mental Health Day, Monday 10 October, we launched a campaign to battle the stigma of psychological disorders that prevents hundreds of Veterans from seeking help.

This second phase of The Enemy Within Appeal is planned to last two years.

The campaign, funded by Comic Relief, will address the stigma that surrounds Veterans’ mental health disorders. It will raise awareness of our services, and battle the perception of shame that deters these brave ex-Service men and women from seeking treatment for their mental wounds.

Please sign our pledge to battle the stigma of Service-related mental ill health

In a recent survey carried out by Combat Stress, 81% of Veterans suffering from mental ill health, who responded, revealed that […]

Stress of exams

Stress of exams
Try to reduce the stress levels of exam season

Reduce Stress of exams –  There are lots of ways to prepare for exam success and avoid the exam blues. I remember the pressure of exams which hits at the age when everyone feels they’d be better off out partying with friends or having a game of football are playing on the game boy or computer. The problem is, what once seemed like a distant memory in our own lives. The thoughts come back as soon as your own children find themselves in the same situation – EXAMS!. Exam season is upon us and it isn’t much fun for the whole family. May be you’ve had to cancel holidays fro a while till the dreaded deed is done?

 What can a parent do to help? How can you do to help?

Firstly – Keep calm and be supportive. Dont stress on their behalf, easier said than done I hear you say mmm. There is maybe more than one child in the house yes? well try to treat all equally otherwise world war III will ensue One important thing parents can do is take action to stop their brother or sisters acting up because they are jealous of the attention their brother or sister is getting. Try to explain it is just for a short while and do things they enjoy with them to make sure they don’t feel left out. Even with the best intentions in the world you can’t sit your children’s exams for them (nor do you wish to perhaps!) so getting through with the least amount of stress is important. Avoid setting up expectations by telling your son or daughter that you know they will do well – it would be […]

By |September 9th, 2011|Anxiety, Exam stress, Resources, Stress|Comments Off on Stress of exams