Why Hypnosis Is Better For Stress Than Meditating

Stress Is The Life Killer

Stress is the greatest problem for people in the modern world, and it’s much worse than just health problems such as Strokes, heart attacks and hypertension that are brought on by too much stress for way too long. Stress impacts EVERYTHING. 90% of all illness has its roots in stress.

Stress kills our libido, impacts on fertility, our enjoyment of life; stress causes disturbed emotions of anger, rage, sadness and depression; stress makes us clumsy; stress causes us to make mistakes and worst of all, stress makes us think stupid thoughts (we become “stress stupid”) and it cuts off the internal flow to our creative and innate talents and abilities.

It is clear that we ALL need to de-stress, whether we are teenagers who suffer from acne and migraines as a result of stress, men and women in “anger management”, authors who suffer from writer’s block even, business people who burst a blood vessel, or parents at home who aren’t enjoying their kids but end up screaming at them all the time instead.

So how do we de-stress, and urgently, and FAST?

Why Stress & Meditation Are At Odds

Many hold that meditating and meditation alone is the answer to stress.
Meditating and meditation is the act of entering into altered states of consciousness, to widen our conscious awareness and to re-connect with the super subconsciousness of our energy mind, our subconscious mind, subconsciousness if you like.

This does not happen when we are stressed – a person under stress is like a TV that isn’t tuning properly. Everything is disturbed, mad, doesn’t fit together, there is no clarity, life is full of static.

Trying to meditate when you are stressed is like trying to be romantic with […]

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Hypnotherapy in Dudley

Hypnotherapy in Dudley

HypnoFix Clinical Hypnosis in Dudley provides hypnotherapy services for the Dudley and surrounding areas. Please click here to go to the HypnoFix homepage.

Hypnotherapist Phil Green offers hypnosis and hypnotherapy sessions for health and well-being in Dudley, West Midlands. The hypnotherapy practice is easily accessible from surrounding areas.

If you are interested in hypnosis and hypnotherapy sessions with hypnotist Phil Green, you can find directions to us on the contact page above.

If you have any queries, would like to discuss any aspects of therapy with us wish to book sessions please call us on 01384 621 857 or mobile 07930638249. You can also email at: advice@HypnoFix.co.uk

Phil Green can help you change, after-all, change is the key to your return to happiness, because, if we do what we have always done, we will undoubtedly, get what we have always got. That goes for our thinking and actions.

Start the change process today and let Phil Green and HypnoFix move you forward in your life and achieve your ambitions and goals.

Phil Has helped many to rediscover what life has been missing recently and also to rediscover a more fulfilling and peaceful life going forward. That’s the direction we are traveling after-all, the past is the past and shouldn’t influence the future, with my help it won’t

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Hypnotherapy in Dudley

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Hypnotherapy for Bad Habits in Dudley

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Treat Dyspepsia & IBS

Treat Dyspepsia & IBS

Hypnosis to Treat Dyspepsia & IBS

Dyspepsia is a very common gastrointestinal disorder. Researchers and doctors are not sure what the underlying causes are of the disorder, which makes treating dyspepsia somewhat challenging. However, researchers have found that hypnotherapy has helped treat the symptoms of the disorder.

IBSSlogoThe major symptom of dyspepsia is upper abdominal pain which is not caused by a type of disease. The symptoms often overlap with irritable bowel syndrome and researchers believe that both could be a result of the same disorder. Some theories as to what causes dyspepsia include acid secretion, stiff stomach, delayed stomach emptying, and stomach hypersensitivity.

When diagnosing dyspepsia, other disorders must be ruled out including diabetes, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and peptic ulcers. Treatment of dyspepsia often depends on the patients symptoms. The Mayo Clinic suggests lifestyle changes and behavioral therapy to treat the disorder.

Hypnosis has already been shown to be a highly effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome. One study aimed at researching the effect of hypnosis on dyspepsia. The study consisted of 126 participants diagnosed with functional dyspepsia. They received hypnotherapy, supportive therapy and placebo, or medical treatment. Dyspepsia symptoms were analyzed before treatment began, after the 16-week treatment, and during a 56-week follow-up.

Results of the study showed that the hypnotherapy group saw more improvement in the short-term (16 weeks) compared to the therapy and medication groups. Looking at the long-term results, the hypnotherapy group showed significantly improved symptoms. Of the participants in the study, 73% of those in the hypnosis group reported improvement, compared to 34% of the therapy group and 43% of the medicine group.

Hypnosis is often overlooked for use in medical […]

Insomnia destroyed my marriage

Insomnia destroyed my marriage

One woman’s account of how sleepless nights robbed her of a husband

Most of us know the pain of one sleepless night and the crippling tiredness it leaves the next day.

But for a  quarter of the population, insomnia is a daily struggle. Bridget Davidson, a 36-year-old florist from Cambridge, spent seven years lying awake in bed next to her sleeping husband.

Here, she tells LORRAINE FISHER how insomnia ruined her marriage . . .

Restless nights: Bridget Davidson spent seven years lying awake next to her sleeping husband... and it cost her their marriageRestless nights: Bridget Davidson spent seven years lying awake next to her sleeping husband… and it cost her their marriage

Walking around the house from room to room, I ran my hand over every single wall that had once been mine.

My mind raced back through myriad memories — one, in particular, of my husband John and I picking up the keys to our new home and moving endless boxes into each empty room, then collapsing, exhausted, into our bed on our very first night.

Now, as John asked if I was ready to go so we could lock up for the last time, tears ran down my cheeks. I was saying goodbye to the house — and the marriage — I’d once adored.

Most marriages end because of betrayals,  hurt and anger on either side, but after seven years together, ours had ended because of sheer exhaustion.

John had told me that I had changed beyond recognition, that I was no longer the carefree, happy woman he’d met more than a decade earlier. And, harsh though it was to hear, I could only agree.

I had become a walking shadow of my former […]

By |June 10th, 2011|Insomnia|Comments Off on Insomnia destroyed my marriage

Man hypnotises himself before operation

Man hypnotises himself before operation

A hypnotist from West Sussex has undergone surgery on his right hand without a general anaesthetic. Alex Lenkei, 61, from Worthing, chose to sedate himself by hypnosis before undergoing the 83-minute operation. He said he was fully aware of everything going on around him during the procedure but was free from pain. The operation at Worthing Hospital involved removing some bone in the base of the thumb and fusing some joints in an attempt to improve his arthritis. Consultant orthopaedic surgeon David Llewellyn-Clark said he was happy in agreeing to the unusual sedation on Mr Lenkei, a registered hypnotist who has been practising since the age of 16.

At one stage a hammer and chisel was used as well as a surgical saw, but I felt no pain Mr Lenkei said Wednesday’s surgery “went amazingly well”. “It took between 30 seconds to a minute for me to place myself under hypnosis, and from that point I felt a very deep relaxation. “I was aware of everything around me, from people talking and at one stage a hammer and chisel was used as well as a surgical saw, but I felt no pain.” Throughout the operation, an anaesthetist was on standby to administer an anaesthetic if necessary. Mr Llewellyn-Clark said he had been confident that Mr Lenkei was a skilled hypnotist and was “delighted all went well”.

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Man uses hypnosis to dull pain as dentists pulls out his teeth WITHOUT anaesthetic

Dentists pulls out teeth

Man uses hypnosis to dull pain as dentists pulls out his teeth WITHOUT anaesthetic

After avoiding the dentist for the best part of a decade, Leslie Mason was in pain and knew he needed some work. He needed two rotten teeth and four roots removed but could not afford to pay £400 for the work and was dreading the agony he was about to endure. He mentioned his dilemma to his friend John Ridlington, a qualified hypnotist, who revealed he had been discussing the potential of hypnosis to a dentist he knew. A quick check confirmed Mr Mason could act as a guinea pig to test the theory and have the dental treatment for free. He underwent a two-hour procedure without anaesthetic last month and afterwards reported feeling nothing more than a ‘little sting’. ‘It was incredible. There is no worse pain than that inflicted by dentists but I didn’t feel any,’ said Mr Mason, 54, a DIY store worker from Colchester, Essex. ‘The dentist had to dig away at the rotten roots that were right up into my jaw. ‘There isn’t anything I wouldn’t have done under hypnosis now. It’s incredible.’

The father-of-seven, who is married to wife Anne, 53, has previously used hypnosis to quit a 40-a-day smoking habit. He added: ‘Not everyone is as susceptible as me to hypnosis but it’s an area that should be exploited further. There are so many benefits.’ Mr Mason last visited to a dentist before the recent check-up had been in 1998. During the operation on May 20 he had two upper right molars removed along with their roots, plus two roots from teeth that had been pulled in the 1980s. Mr Ridlington spent 45 minutes getting him into […]

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Hypnosis may help anxious teens

Anxious teens

Hypnosis may help anxious teens

Self hypnosis could be useful in aiding treatment for children suffering from anxiety, research has suggested.
A small study found that hypnotherapy helped psychological treatment in reducing anxiety and feelings of helplessness in students.

effects of hypnotherapy were found to be greater than those of more traditional relaxation techniques.

The research, conducted at Hampshire Hypnotherapy Centre, was revealed to the British Psychological Society.

David Byron, a senior specialist educational psychologist for Hampshire County Council studied 10 pupils, aged 11 to 16, being treated at the centre for emotional behavioural difficulties related to anxiety.

The students received psychological treatment in sessions with their parents during which they set things they wanted to change about their lives. They were then taught how to self-hypnotise and work towards these targets.

Mr Byron said the hypnotherapy acted as a useful vehicle for the psychological treatment, and he found it produced greater effects than were seen in students using more traditional relaxation techniques.

He said hypnotherapy could be used to influence the treatment process and could be used by psychologists as “an adjunct” to their professional training.

He said: “It seems to empower the students to change their lives and it’s not me doing it, it’s them.”

Mr Byron said hypnotherapy could also be useful to help with a number of other treatments, and that he would like to see the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services nationwide employing people to offer a hypnotherapy service to patients.

He said: “There is no doubt it has a tremendous amount to offer.”

Anxiety common

Ian Goodyer, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge said anxiety is a significant problem in children aged 11-15. He said: “Children may have […]

Hypnosis ‘can help ease motor neurone disease

Motor Neurone Disease

Hypnosis ‘can help ease motor neurone disease

THE power of hypnosis is being used for the first time in Tyneside to help control symptoms in patients with motor neurone disease. Health Reporter Helen Rae takes a look at this alternative form of therapy.

HYPNOTHERAPY can, at times, be associated with showmen peddling silly pranks in front of packed-out theatres. But this holistic therapy can be an alternative form of health treatment, which is said to use the healing powers of the mind to help tackle a whole host of medical problems.

And for the first time in Tyneside, hypnosis is being used to help those live with debilitating motor neurone disease (MND).

Lisa Cairns, clinical hypnotist at Newcastle’s St Oswald’s Hospice, is currently carrying out a PhD to look at the use of hypnosis in controlling symptoms in patients with the condition.

Her study involves helping patients control their saliva secretions, a common symptom of MND.

Since qualifying as a hypnotist in 2002, Lisa, of Woodside, Ryton, has helped as many as 10 people alleviate their symptoms of MND and curb their saliva problems by the use of hypnotherapy.

The 39-year-old said: “The original idea to use hypnosis for MND came from a patient who had tried medication and radiotherapy to control one of her salivary glands, with little benefit. MND patients produce normal amounts of saliva, but in some patients the disease impairs swallowing, which causes the saliva to spill out of the mouth instead of being swallowed.

“The use of hypnosis could appear to be an unusual approach, but dentists trained in clinical hypnosis use this technique to dry the mouth to allow them to carry out procedures.

“We also know from existing research that hypnosis can influence the […]

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Therapy for Irritable Bowel

Therapy for Irritable Bowel

Therapy? Hypnosis for Irritable Bowel?

Some people may cope better with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with help from cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnosis, three new studies show.

The studies were presented in Los Angeles, at Digestive Disease Week 2006, an international meeting of doctors, researchers, and academics.

One of the studies used cognitive behavioral therapy to teach IBS patients new ways to handle their condition. The other two studies tested hypnosis in IBS patients who hadn’t been helped by other treatments.

Cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnosis were each linked to improvements in gastrointestinal symptoms, the studies show.

Not ‘Hocus-pocus’

The hypnosis researchers included Magnus Simren, MD, of Sahlgrenska University Hospital’s internal medicine department in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Hypnotherapy is already used to treat IBS patients, mainly at a few highly specialized gastrointestinal centers, Simren told reporters in a conference call. His team used two more common settings: a university hospital and a county hospital.

Exactly how hypnosis helps IBS isn’t clear. Simren, a gastroenterologist, admits having his doubts that patients would give it a try.

“When I started with this, I was a little bit afraid that patients would be hesitant, that they would think this is hocus-pocus. But they are very open-minded to this,” he says.

“When I speak to the patient, I tell them that this is a way that you can get control over your symptoms,” says Simren. “They are quite satisfied with that explanation.”

Hypnosis Studies

Simren’s hypnosis studies had a combined total of 135 IBS patients. The patients’ average age was 41; most were women.

In both studies, participants were split into two groups. One group got 12 weekly one-hour hypnotherapy sessions focused on gut-related problems. For comparison, […]

Hypnosis fools the brain

Hypnosis fools the brain

Hypnosis fools the brain into seeing what it believes

HYPNOSIS can make people see what they believe, producing changes in the brain that suggest the effects are real, according to a study presented to the world’s largest general science meeting yesterday.

TherapyAbout two thirds of the population can be hypnotised and 10 per cent, mostly children, are easily hypnotised. Common medical applications of hypnosis include the treatment of pain, anxiety and phobias.

In a study of eight subjects who were hypnotised, the changes to the part of the brain that processes colour were studied as the individuals were shown black and white or colour pictures.

When subjects who were looking at a black and white image said they were seeing colour there were increases in blood flow to the area of the brain that processes colour vision. When they saw black and white, though they were looking at a colour image, there was a decrease.

“Believing was seeing,” said Prof David Spiegel of Stanford University School of Medicine. “When they believe that they were looking at colour, the part of the brain that processes colour showed increases in blood flow.

“This is scientific evidence that something unusual is happening in the brain, that does not happen ordinarily, when people are hypnotised.

“There has been a whole school of argument that hypnosis is nothing more than an exaggerated form of social compliance. This is evidence that they are not just telling you what they think you want to hear. They are actually perceiving things differently. That is a very important lesson.”

Prof Spiegel studied the effects of hypnosis on colour vision with Prof Stephen Kosslyn of Harvard University. Now they plan […]

By |February 18th, 2008|Anxiety, Childrens Issues, Fears, Hypnotherapy, Pain, Stress|Comments Off on Hypnosis fools the brain