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 […]

Does hypnotherapy work Science says YES!

Does hypnotherapy work Science says YES!

Hypnosis and hypnotherapy is quickly gaining ground as a recognized therapy.
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Thursday, May 2, 2013 – Steps to Authentic Happiness via Positive Psychology by Paul Mountjoy

Hypnosis seems helpful in treating addictions and the depression and anxiety associated with them”- Psychology Today

Hypnosis and hypnotherapy has been rooted in science with evidence based results reported for many years. Although the American Medical Association (AMA) currently has no clear position on the effectiveness of hypnosis and hypnotherapy, in 1958, the AMA reported hypnotherapy has a recognized place in the medical armamentarium and is a useful technique in the treatment of certain illnesses.

Hypnotherapy is considered an effective adjunct in psychotherapy for many issues, and more are being studied. On its own, hypnotherapy is reported to be beneficial: In 2001, the British Psychological Society commissioned a group of expert psychologists and published a report that declared hypnosis a proven therapeutic medium and valid for study.

The report went on to say hypnotherapy is beneficial for a wide range of issues encountered in medicine, psychology and psychiatry with regard to stress, anxiety, pain, and psychosomatic illnesses. Some illnesses described are insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, headaches and migraines, asthma and a variety of skin maladies. Weight reduction was also cited as benefiting from hypnotherapy.

A comparison study reported in 2007 by American Health Magazine indicates some psychological issues benefit more from hypnotherapy than psychoanalysis and behavior therapy.  A German university meta-analysis of 444 studies supported this claim, concluding a 64 percent success rate with hypnotherapy for stress, anxiety and chronic pain.

According to Sanjay Paul, A psychology instructor at several universities, hypnosis is a heightened sense of suggestibility for accessing the […]

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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.

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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 […]

Anxiety – Do YOU Have it?

Anxiety – Do YOU Have it?

Anxiety – Do YOU Have it – Every one has experienced being anxious at some time so we know what anxiety feels like- YOUR not Alone.

YOUR heart pounds before a Driving Test,that important presentation or an exam at school or Uni. YOU can get butterflies in your stomach during a trip to the dentist or hospital. We can and do worry and fret over family problems or feel uneasy in these times at the prospect of asking the boss for a raise.

However, if worries and fears are preventing you from living your life ‘Normally” thats the way you’d like to, you may be suffering from an anxiety or even an anxiety disorder.

The good news is, there are many anxiety treatments and self-help strategies that can help you reduce your anxiety symptoms and take back control of your life. Hypnofix can help you there too. Ring 01384 621857

Understanding anxiety disorders
Firstly it’s normal to worry and feel tense or scared when under pressure or facing a stressful situation. Anxiety is the body’s natural response to danger, an automatic alarm that goes off when we feel threatened. The Flight or Fight Systems kick in. Thats ok if your facing Godzilla with a spear but not a presentation to your colleagues.

Although it may be unpleasant, anxiety isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, anxiety can help us stay alert and focused, spur us to action, actually perform well in that presentation, and motivate us to solve problems. But when anxiety that is constant or overwhelming, when it interferes with your relationships and activities—that’s when you’ve crossed the line from  what generally is acceptable ‘Normal” anxiety into the territory of  anxiety out of control […]

Feeling Stressed


Feeling Stressed?

Are You constantly feel tired and irritable?
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 hypnotherapy – this can become your reality.

Why not take advantage of a free telephone consultation 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 life threatening in […]

Evidence Based Hypnotherapy

Evidence Based Hypnotherapy

Review of Evidence-Based Hypnotherapy: by Donald Robertson.
Which Forms of Hypnotherapy are Evidence-Based?
Hypnotherapy as Empirically-Supported Treatment (EST)

Ratings using Chambless & Hollon (1998) criteria reviewed by David M. Wark (2008)
Copyright © Donald Robertson, 2009  Reprinted from The Hypnotherapy Journal Spring 2009

I beg farther to remark, if my theory and pretensions, as to the nature, cause, and extent of the phenomena of have none of the fascinations of the transcendental to captivate the lovers of the marvellous, the credulous and enthusiastic, which the pretensions and alleged occult agency of the mesmerists have, still I hope my views will not be the less acceptable to honest and sober-minded men, because they are all level to our comprehension, and reconcilable with well-known physiological and psychological principles.  – James Braid, Hypnotic Therapeutics, 1853

One of the most useful articles to be published recently was arguably Wark’s review of those studies on hypnotherapy that were rated as meeting the Chambless & Hollon (1998) criteria for “empirically-supported treatments” in the field of psychology, known as ESTs for short.  It may not surprise many NCH members to know that when the research literature on psychotherapy was previously reviewed by a task force of nineteen psychologists led by Prof. Dianne Chambless most of the psychological therapies identified as “empirically-supported” (formerly termed “empirically-validated”) tended to be specific forms of cognitive and/or behaviour therapy (CBT).  Most forms of psychotherapy, ranging from the more controversial and pseudoscientific ones to some of the more “respectable” and mainstream approaches, do not meet these strict criteria for empirical support.  However, one study was identified which demonstrated that cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy (CBH) was “probably efficacious” for weight loss in obese clients.  In this respect, hypnotherapy might (tentatively) be said to […]

Should you be gluten free?

Should you be gluten free?

Around 1 in 10 people with IBS could benefit from a gluten free diet. Now, a simple and reliable home test kit can tell you whether you should be gluten free in just 5 minutes.

The importance of an early diagnosis of gluten intolerance (coeliac disease) cannot be over stressed.  Left undiagnosed and untreated, coeliac disease carries a higher risk of developing osteoporosis, infertility and bowel cancer later on in life.

If you do have coeliac disease, a gluten free diet could change your life within weeks… but first, get a diagnosis.

Feeling tired, IBS symptoms, urgency to use the toilet after eating, nausea, mouth ulcers, diarrhoea, bloating, wind, constipation, headaches, depression, bone and joint pain, weight loss, anaemia…. the list goes on and could mean you have IBS but any one of these symptoms could also mean that you have coeliac disease (gluten intolerance).

Unlike IBS, coeliac disease (also spelt celiac) is a risk factor for other diseases such as bowel cancer, infertility and osteoporosis. Early diagnosis is essential. It is estimated that 1 in 10 people originally diagnosed with IBS actually have coeliac disease.

In 2006 and 2007 the home coeliac test was used to test MPs at the House of Commons as part of an awareness raising event by Coeliac UK, a charity providing support and advice for people diagnosed with coeliac disease.

A report in the British Medical Journal  which studied 2690 children and 120 adults showed that the finger prick blood test for coeliac disease was as accurate as hospital laboratory tests (Korponay-Szabo et al. BMJ 2007;335;1244-1247).

Five good reasons why you shouldn’t ignore your symptoms… or those of your relatives
It is important that diagnosis is made early as left untreated, coeliac […]

IBS,Colonic Irrigation and probiotics

IBS,Colonic Irrigation and probiotics

In a recent meeting with a leading Midlands Colonic Irrigation Therapist, Gillian Edwards. I posed Gillian some searching questions into  the general background and specific help that colonic irrigation can do generally and for those who suffer from IBS. This is what she had to say to me when I asked:-

Firstly Gillian what is Colonic Hydrotherapy?

Basically, it is a bowel cleanse. Your bowel (also known as the colon, or large intestine,) is the area where your body stores the waste products from digestion, and it can become toxic if it is not functioning efficiently. A build up of toxic matter, caused by modern day living, will have a direct impact on your health and well being. Also known as Colonic Irrigation, Colon lavage, or High colonic, colonic hydrotherapy is a safe, effective method for cleansing the colon of waste material by repeated gentle flushing with highly purified water.

Just for the record what exactly is a colon?

The digestive tract or, alimentary canal, is the food passageway that runs from the mouth to the anus. The colon is the end portion of the digestive tract, and is approximately 5 feet long and 2.5 inches in diameter. Its major functions are to eliminate waste, and to conserve and absorb water. Around 90% of the body’s water is absorbed through the colon. Also, there are bacteria living in the colon which synthesize valuable nutrients such as vitamin K and portions of the vitamin B complex.

What is the purpose of having a colonic?

Well, waste material, (e.g. impacted faeces, dead cellular tissue, accumulated mucous etc,) especially that which has remained in the colon for some time poses several problems. Firstly, this material is quite toxic, (poisonous). These poisons can re-enter […]

Award for innovative treatment for IBS in children

Innovative treatment for IBS in children

Award for innovative treatment for IBS in children

AN innovative town centre company (Warrington UK) helping relieve serious medical problems took home the innovation and research prize from this year’s business awards.

Healthy Audio, based at the Guardian Medical Centre on Guardian Street, researches, develops, distributes and retails self help audio programmes for clinical and none clinical conditions in the UK and worldwide.

Innovation & Research Award winners Healthy Audio. Buy this photo
Their IBS Audio Program 60 for children, helps mitigate the painful and distressing condition of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Recurrent Abdominal Pain in children between the ages of 8 to 13 years old.

Developer and managing director Michael Mahoney said the award was a great achievement of his work.

He added: “It sums up my work wonderfully, which is about developing innovative, researched solutions for medical and non medical conditions of mind, body and emotion.

“Building on the success of our IBS audio program 100 for adults, which is trusted and respected worldwide, this award gives us a great springboard to replicate that success with the IBS Audio Program 60 for children.

“The high calibre of companies who entered the awards, makes winning even more of an achievement.”

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Welcome Parents

Functional or recurrent abdominal pain or RAP, tummy aches, missed school and the various symptoms of functional motility disorders and Irritable Bowel Syndrome  in children, is not new, but finding an appropriate treatment for your child may prove to be quite frustrating. While many medications and behavioral treatment methods can provide some relief for your child, you may still be searching for something more effective that can be used alongside treatment prescribed by your child’s physician or doctor.

The […]