Why Women Should Avoid Being Stressed During Pregnancy

Why Women Should Avoid Being Stressed During Pregnancy

Why Women Should Avoid Being Stressed During Pregnancy! Stress has become an inevitable consequence of modern everyday life, that’s a fact for most of us and as we are subjected to increasing amounts of it, we experience more and more of the effects of the great rate of wear and tear we subject our bodies to. The term was originally coined by Hans Selye in 1936, and defined by him as “the non-specific response of the body to any demand for change.” This means thatACT Change for the Better are all subjected to stress, but its effects on our bodies differ greatly from person to person, largely dependent on the gravity of and how we handle the stressful situation. It manifests itself in any number of physical or psychological symptoms that are often ignored until it seriously affects our health. In fact, stress is currently one of the leading causes of illness worldwide, such as depression, erectile dysfunction, hypertension, stroke, IBS and heart disease. This increasing number of stress-related illnesses has raised alarm bells throughout the worldwide medical community.

Stress can stem from both positive and negative experiences in our lives. Positive stressors, or eustress, are situations that are perceived to be happy or good, such as weddings, childbirth or big family holidays. Negative stressors, or distress, are situations that are traumatising or unhappy, such as the death of a loved one, divorce, or an accident.

Pregnancy can be considered both a positive and negative stressor, being a time of great joy and adjustment for the expectant mother as she and her partner welcome the new addition to their family. Apart […]

By |April 9th, 2014|Fertility, Stress, Womens Issues|Comments Off on Why Women Should Avoid Being Stressed During Pregnancy

Why is your job really stressful?

Why is your job really stressful? In my survey conducted a few weeks back I realised a very crucial fact pertaining to professional careers A common question Is your job really stressful? was the theme of the survey. What was really uncommon was the result of the survey. I realised that a majority of the survey takers were happy with their job. Every morning was a new challenge to them as far as their jobs were concerned. However this was a positive feedback and contradicts the fact that many people are unhappy with their jobs. So I researched more on this topic. This is what I found out, 90% of the masses are happy with their job but extremely stressed because of many allied factors.

Let us see these factors in detail

Here goes the boss’s pet, a phrase used commonly against people that try to be extra friendly to their seniors or bosses. This is mainly done with the motive to get noticed in the eyes of your seniors or bosses. People who are called so cause unavoidable stress to the rest of their colleagues. Their colleagues won’t just envy such people but would be worried that their contribution towards the company would be overlooked and decisions could be influenced by that particular person. On the other side of this story would be the fear incurred by such people, of loosing the attention that they got from the seniors in the company. The co-operation level attained by their colleague would constantly be reducing. Hatred and anger would be emotions constantly shown towards people with this behaviour. This could be considered as one important factor that could cause that person to part ways from the company or […]

By |April 9th, 2014|Men's Issues, Stress, Talking Therapy, The Body, The Mind, Womens Issues|Comments Off on Why is your job really stressful?

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!

Academic Excellence,
Anger Management,
Anxiety attacks,
Aversion to Public Speaking,

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

Caffeine Addiction,
Caring for the Terminally Ill,
CFS Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,
Chocolate Addiction,
Chronic Pain,
Compulsive/Obsessive OCD,

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

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

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

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

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

Improve Posture,
Improving concentration and memory,
Improving sports performance,
Increased Sales Effectiveness,
Infertility Hypnosis,
Inflammatorybowel disease,

Jetlag Reliever


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

Marital Problems,
Memory Improvement,
Menstrual Tension,
Morning Sickness,
Motivation Problems,
MRI Scan Anxiety,

Negative Thinking,


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

Quit Smoking , Quit4Life,

Relaxation and Sleep,

Sales Performance,
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD),
Self Belief,
Self Consciousness,
Self Development,
Self Esteem,
Self help,
Smoking Cessation,
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,

Teeth Grinding,
Tension Headaches,
Test / Exam Anxiety,
Thumb Sucking,
Travel Fright,
Travel Sickness,


Weight control

Hypnotherapy ‘can help’ irritable bowel syndrome

Hypnotherapy ‘can help’ irritable bowel syndrome

Greater use of hypnotherapy to ease the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome would help sufferers and might save money, says a gastroenterologist.Dr Roland Valori, editor of Frontline Gastroenterology, said of the first 100 of his patients treated, symptoms improved significantly for nine in 10.

He said that although previous research has shown hypnotherapy is effective for IBS sufferers, it is not widely used.

This may be because doctors simply do not believe it works.

Widely ignored

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common gut problem which can cause abdominal pain, bloating, and sometimes diarrhoea or constipation.

Dr Valori, of Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, said the research evidence which shows that hypnotherapy could help sufferers of IBS was first published in the 1980s.

He thinks it has been widely ignored because many doctors find it hard to believe that it does work, or to comprehend how it could work.

It is pretty clear to me that it has an amazing effect
Dr Roland Valori, editor of Frontline Gastroenterology

He began referring IBS patients for hypnotherapy in the early 1990s and has found it to be highly effective.

“To be frank, I have never looked back,” he said.

He audited the first 100 cases he referred for hypnotherapy and found that the symptoms stopped completely in four in ten cases with typical IBS.

He says in a further five in 10 cases patients reported feeling more […]

By |June 10th, 2011|Hypnotherapy, IBS - Irritable bowel Syndrome, IBS A Alternating, IBS C Constipation, IBS D Diarrhoea, IBS W Wind / Gas, Womens Issues|Comments Off on Hypnotherapy ‘can help’ irritable bowel syndrome

Sports Hypnosis

Sports Hypnosis

Sports Hypnosis – Get the edge and find out how it can make you a great performer

Whether you simply want to feel more motivated to go to the gym, or whether you need a competitive edge to win. I use hypnosis to eliminate many obstacles that can be removed from your mind leading you effortlessly towards your goals and desires.

Sports hypnosis is now in the mainstream of sports development. The mind is part of the art of great performance – no mental direction – no performance. The points raised below will allow you to appreciate the importance of non interrupted and controlled visualisation that can achieve the desired results. The history of hypnosis in sport goes back to the 1956 Olympics where the Russians are testament to that winning for what is now the  Soviet Union 37 (Gold)     29 (Silver)     32 (bronze)     98 (total)

They took 11 hypnotherapists to the games.

The biggest percentage of sports people coming to visit Sports hypnotherapists tends to be those wishing to improve their golf. However, hypnosis can be equally useful with all kinds of individual and competitive sports. The greatest of champions and athletes also tend to be the ones who have learned to think successfully, they have mastered the psychology of their individual sport. You can do this too…

Hypnosis in sports performance is focussed on enhancing the mental state of that sportsperson or team. Achieving the edge in competition, one contestant over another is what its all about. Could be described as YOUR secret weapon, no one need know if you don’t wish them too. Consultations are done usually away from […]

IBS Are you Suffering

IBS Are you Suffering

Thanks largely to the work of Peter Whorwell of Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, hypnosis is now acknowledged by the medical profession as an effective treatment for IBS. However, Peters research doesn’t mean that it is universal one size fits all. It is the opinion of NICE that hypnosis is the best treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome after diagnosis and medication has failed or partly failed.

This said your doctor will not, unless you are one of the fortunate whose GP has trained as a Hypnotherapist, be able to give you hypnosis as a treatment. Not all ‘lay’ hypnotherapists will be able to help either you should consult a hypnotherapist who specialises and ideally who has had IBS themselves.

Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the most common disorders of the digestive system. The organisation IBS Network estimates that it affects one third of people in the UK at some point and to some extent, and one in ten people have symptoms bad enough to visit their doctor. IBS is characterised by a collection of symptoms affecting the small or large bowel, which can cause pain and discomfort.

The exact causes of IBS are unknown. IBS sufferers usually have no physical abnormalities in the bowel, so it has been suggested that there is a strong link between stress and IBS. What seems to happen with Irritable Bowel Syndrome is that the bowel becomes super sensitive and […]

Left brain vs Right brain

Left brain vs Right brain: What does this mean to the way you work?

We’ve all heard the terms left-brained and right-brained, but you may not know which side of your brain you use most, or why this knowledge is even important to you. We’ve explored how the different sides of your brain influence the way you process information, ultimately affecting how you communicate and learn—in your work environment and beyond.

From IT to creative fields, knowing your brain dominance, and that of others in your workplace, can help you adapt your message and bridge the communication gap so everyone can work more efficiently and more contentedly.

Small misunderstanding, big consequences
According to Business performance.com, poor communication in the workplace can be directly linked to increased operating costs and reduced efficiency causing:

* lower productivity
* employee dissatisfaction and turnover
* lack of understanding of business strategy
* lack of common direction

And, poor communication can also be extremely costly. IDC research shows that UK and US enterprises are losing an estimated $37 billion a year as a result of employee misunderstanding.

To help you improve your communication, we’ll take a look at the root of communication—how your brain processes information—and give you tips on how to better maximize the full capacity of your brain in a workplace setting.

What’s the difference?
Although we all work using both the left and right hemispheres of our brain, most of us have a dominant side which affects the way we process information, approach problems and communicate. Understanding the key differences can help you communicate (and also be understood) better every day.

The left side of the brain processes information from part to whole. Think of it as a linear approach; taking pieces of […]

By |June 17th, 2010|Men's Issues, Resources, The Mind, Womens Issues|Comments Off on Left brain vs Right brain

British women are unhappy with their lives

British women are unhappy with their lives

According to a new study, around two thirds of British women are unsatisfied with their lives, citing pressures from work and household chores as the main reasons for unhappiness.

The study by Florette Fruit found that of the 3,000 women surveyed, half said they were bored of daily life, with 46 per cent saying that they had an unfulfilling social life.

The most pressing reasons for dissatisfaction include routine, lack of social life, housework, appearance, responsibilities and job stress, with 25 per cent of women stating that they would love to quit their current role.

Despite a general consensus of unhappiness, many women feel too unconfident to make impromptu changes to their lives, worrying about whether they have the time and the gumption to perform such changes.

With women most susceptible to anxiety related illness and depression, it is important to address the reasons behind such a trend, encouraging women to make changes. Hypnotherapy and life coaching can provide that boost to empower women into updating their appearance, going for that new job or making time to see friends. Such therapies can provide that confidence to enable women to take courageous life decisions, such as relocating or organising that holiday of a lifetime.

Marketing manager at Florette, Elaine Smith was cited in The Telegraph as commenting on the survey, saying: ”It’s no surprise two thirds of British women are bored with their lives and half are sick of doing the same thing day in and day out. Women have lost the get-up-and-go to shake up their lives and try something different.”

by Sarah Howard

Hypnotherapy News – The Therapy Lounge

By |June 17th, 2010|Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Womens Issues|Comments Off on British women are unhappy with their lives

Group Hypnotherapy Reduces IBS Symptoms

Group Hypnotherapy Reduces IBS Symptoms

Mary-Joan Gerson, Ph.D. and Charles D. Gerson, M.D. of the Mind-Body Digestive Center have been kind enough to send me the results of the research they presented at Digestive Disease Week 2010. Entitled “Gut-Focused Hypnotherapy in a Group Format Significantly Reduces Symptoms in Refractory Irritable Bowel Syndrome”, their study took a rare look at the effectiveness of gut-directed hypnotherapy in a group setting.

The study involved 75 patients who received seven 45 minute hypnotherapy sessions, one every other week, led by a clinical psychologist specifically trained in an IBS hypnotherapy approach. Group meetings included a brief opening discussion of the experience of having IBS in work and relationship life. Patients listened to the hypnotherapy tape at home between sessions. Data regarding symptom improvement was gathered at the end of treatment, as well as three, six, and twelve months.

The results indicated that the treatment was effective in reducing IBS symptoms by the end of treatment and throughout the year following treatment. Patients shifted their categorization of IBS as being “severe and moderate” to “mild and inactive”. (How nice does that sound?)

The study also sought to determine what characteristics would be predictive of treatment success. Interestingly, patients who were more likely to attribute their symptoms to emotional factors experienced less symptom improvement. On a more optimistic note, patients whose symptoms were more severe at baseline experienced greater symptom improvement.

The Gersons said it perfectly: “We hope that this more cost-effective group approach will make it more feasible for this kind of effective treatment to be made available to IBS patients.” My thanks to the two Dr. Gersons for sharing this important research. Perhaps it will inspire you to give gut-directed hypnotherapy a try.

Mary-Joan Gerson, […]

Golf Think Away Your ‘Double Bogey’ Baggage

Golf Think Away Your ‘Double Bogey’ Baggage

Millions of golfers stand at the first tee, address the ball, take their swing, and then wonder why they can’t achieve the coveted level of play that Tiger Woods has been known for year after year. “The answer is rigid training and, of course, total focus on your game,” explains Dr. Kenneth Grossman, internationally-known golf hypnotherapist. “Unfortunately, Mr. Woods has lost that intense game focus because of distracting and very negative mental chatter caused by his recent personal issues.”

Dr. Grossman, who was recently quoted in a Time Magazine article (April 4, 2010 Edition), “Tiger at the Masters: A Test of Mental Preparation”, has been counseling professional golfers and other athletes around the world for over 30 years. “One of the major problems with golfers is that they can drag all their problems such as marriage, health, money, and low self-confidence issues with them at every hole.” He went on to point out that, “Many golfers not only carry their golf bag around 18 holes but they also drag an even heavier bag of personal problems as well. This excess baggage is a major cause of sub-par performance.”

As many pros have said, “Golf is truly a mental game.” Dr. Grossman has observed that when players don’t do well, such as Tiger Woods’ recent inability to make the cut at Quail Hollow or withdrawing from the Players Championship after only six holes, it’s often because of tension, outside distractions and symptoms of anxiety. “Hypnosis is a tool that counteracts stress and helps a golfer to relax physically and mentally,” added Grossman.

Dr. Kenneth Grossman has trained thousands of golfers in self-hypnosis, a process whereby your conscious mind steps out of the […]