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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IBS – Are you Suffering?

IBS – Are you Suffering?

OK What is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

Irritable bowel syndrome is a “syndrome,” meaning a group of symptoms put together to form one identifiable ‘Illness’ – IBS. The most common symptoms of IBS are abdominal pain or discomfort often reported as cramping, bloating, wind, gas, diarrhea, and/or constipation or alternating symptoms of constipation and diarrhoea.

IBS affects 20% of the UK population from time to time whilst others a Hardcore of about 15% have it more regularly or Constantly. IBS affects the colon, or large bowel or intestine, which is the part of the digestive tract that stores stool or Poo.

IBS is not a ‘disease’. It’s a functional disorder, meaning that the bowel doesn’t work as well as it should, or function, correctly too fast or too slow.

Does stress cause IBS?

Emotional stress does not cause IBS it contributes to it!. But people with IBS may have their bowels react more to stress. So, if you already have IBS, stress can make your symptoms worse.

Stress Relief

Learning to reduce stress can help with IBS. With less stress, you may find you have less cramping and pain. You may also find it easier to manage your symptoms. I Can help you with this with my IBS programme and relaxation Sessions and teaching you self Hypnosis Call 01384621857 for the start to the way out of IBS. Meditation, exercise,and counseling may also help.
You may need to try different activities or a combination to see what works best for you.

Points to Remember

  • IBS means your bowel doesn’t work the right way.
  • IBS can cause cramping, bloating, gas, diarrhea , and constipation.
  • IBS doesn’t damage the bowel or lead to other […]

Hypnosis for Irritable Bowel

Hypnosis for Irritable Bowel

Hypnosis for Irritable Bowel – Relax, you’re getting sleepy … very sleepy

That may sound like a Hollywood cliché — the glassy-eyed subject lulled by a swinging watch — but some researchers believe the peaceful state achieved in hypnosis can help people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome.

At a meeting this week of the World Congress of Psychosomatic Medicine, gastroenterologist Peter Whorwell, MD, will discuss more than 20 years of research showing that hypnosis can not only improve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, but can even alter the underlying physical problems that cause the symptoms.

The movie version of hypnosis is not much like the real thing. Instead, says Whorwell, in his practice it is more like meditation, yoga, or guided imagery. For treating IBS, a hypnotherapist guides a patient in relaxation exercises and helps him focus on the muscles of the stomach that are so critical in IBS.

“It’s a concentrated form of relaxation where the therapist is teaching the patient to control systems of their body they can’t normally control,” Whorwell tells WebMD.

IBS is a common disorder of the digestive system that leads to cramps and pain, gassiness, bloating, and changes in bowel habits. Some people with IBS have constipation, others have diarrhea, and some have both.

And many doctors believe there is a psychological component to IBS, in which stress, depression, or other mental states can lead to physical symptoms in the gut. Such symptoms are called “psychosomatic,” and Whorwell says they are not confined to IBS. “Every disease has a psychological component,” he says.

With IBS it’s important for patients to have better control of the contractions of their stomach muscles and […]

Alternative Therapies

Alternative Therapies

BBC Examines Alternative Therapies

Imagine having your dentist pull your teeth out and drill into your jaw with no anaesthetic – just someone muttering in your ear about being on the beach.   Sounds alarming?  Welcome to the extraordinary world of hypnotherapy.

Half a million people in England use hypnotherapy every year.  It’s claimed it can help with smoking, obesity, tinnitus, weight loss, phobias, allergies, anxiety and even breast enlargement.  What do we know about hypnotherapy and hypnosis?  And how are scientists trying to find out about how it works and its effectiveness?

In the first in a new series, Professor Kathy Sykes, Professor of Science and Society at Bristol University, embarks on a personal and scientific journey to explore three popular alternative therapies: reflexology, meditation and hypnotherapy.

Travelling across the UK, Europe and over the Atlantic to Montreal, Kathy Sykes, in a journey that is at times funny, intimate, moving and revealing, she follows patients who are pinning their hopes on hypnotherapy.  There is Richard, the policeman, who wants to quit smoking; Nicola, who wants to eat less chocolate; and Mandy, who wants teeth implants without anaesthetic. Kathy herself has a go at being hypnotised as she tries to understand more about the science behind the hypnotic “trance.”

She meets hypnotherapists, and also mainstream scientists, who are looking inside our brains to try and unravel what goes on during hypnosis.  She meets Professor Peter Whorwell in Manchester who is pioneering the use of hypnotherapy for people suffering from the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

A mixture of serious science and personal journey – Alternative Therapies is intriguing viewing for anyone interested […]

Autoimmune Diseases and You

Autoimmune Diseases and You

Understanding Autoimmune Diseases –  When the body begins to attack itself

Autoimmune Diseases and You – An autoimmune disease occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly begins to attack itself. More commonly known autoimmune diseases include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Fibromyalgia  and multiple sclerosis. Here is more information about autoimmune diseases, courtesy of the U.S. National Women’s Health Information Center: Autoimmune diseases affect more women than men, and tend to run in families. Symptoms may come and go, with no symptoms for a while, then a sudden, severe attack called a “flare-up.” Symptoms and severity can vary greatly from disease to disease. Medication can help control symptoms, as can reducing stress. Meditation and self-hypnosis also have helped some people. People with an autoimmune disease should practice healthy habits including getting regular exercise, eating a proper diet, and getting plenty of sleep.

Diana Kohnle HealthDay News Thursday, March 13, 2008

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Hypnosis for exam nerves

Hypnosis for exam nerves

Hypnosis planned for exam nerves

CHILDREN as young as ten are to be offered hypnosis by an education authority to calm their nerves before exams. Pupils in the Kirklees area, West Yorkshire, will be taught breathing and meditation exercises to use before national curriculum tests, GCSEs and A levels. If the experiment is successful, psychologists plan to use the techniques to help raise standards in its schools throughout the year.

Dr Phil Jones, the Kirkless Education Authority’s senior educational psychologist and a trained hypnotist, will supervise the trials. He urged parents to forget negative images of stage hypnotists and claimed that he could begin to achieve results within two sessions with volunteer pupils.

Dr Jones said the children, who will work in groups, would not be put in a trance. However, they would experience an “altered state”, which would aid their concentration.

The Kirklees psychologists have used hypnosis with children previously on an individual basis, like other education authorities, Dr Jones said, adding: “We have had good results, and parents have been delighted with it.”

Two schools have already expressed interest in the hypnosis scheme.

By John O’Leary Education Editor
From The Times October 17, 2000


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Frequently Asked Questions
Here is a list of some typical questions I’m frequently asked. Hopefully anything you might want to know is covered somewhere on this page. If it isn’t, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Who is hypnotherapy for?
Hypnotherapy is for absolutely anybody of sound mind.

Is there a conflict between religion and hypnosis?
No, none whatsoever. Hypnosis does not involve religion in its application, and there is nothing in the use of hypnosis that might go against one’s religious beliefs regardless of what that religion might be.

What is the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis refers to the actual state you will enter. Hypnotherapy refers to the work done by the therapist to help you overcome your issues and fulfill your aims and ambitions.

What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy (the practice of Hypnosis) is a natural state of heightened awareness, frequently associated with relaxation, where the hypnotist enables you, if you wish, to open yourself to hypnotic suggestion and where you can make use of your imagination to help effect positive changes in your life. I practice Hypnotherapy in Dudley, Halesowen, Stourbridge and Wolverhampton areas, I do have a range of Mp3 downloadable products in my store Here!  If you need a face to face and are unable to travel to me then there are many reputable therapists throughout the country.

Hypnotic or suggestive therapy is the oldest of all healing techniques. Unfortunately, in the past, it’s been cloaked in mystery and mysticism. It’s easy to visualise the image of a showman swinging his watch in front of a helpless victim – look into my eyes. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. The actual experience of being hypnotised is very […]

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