34% Dealing With Anxiety

“A survey of 2,000 British workers in junior and senior roles has found that 34% of us are dealing with anxiety, depression, or stress.” Contact us for help and support with stress, anxiety, confidence or self esteem.” http://metro.co.uk/2017/07/13/one-third-of-british-employees-are-dealing-with-anxiety-depression-or-stress-survey-finds-6775619/ Contact us for help and support with stress, anxiety, confidence or self esteem. (Featured image: Metro.co.uk/Liberty Antonia Sadler)

Beat The Blue Monday

You might have heard that today is “Blue Monday”, supposed to be the most depressing day of the year. For those suffering with anxiety and depression every day could be called a “blue” day (or even a “black” day).  The good news is that every day could also be the day you decide to take action and seek help. Call us on 01303 684056, or send us a message on our Facebook page or use our contact form for a quick informal chat and see how we can help you.

How One In Five Have Given Up Smoking

Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit. Willpower, it turns out, counts for very little. Smokers are coming under increasing pressure to quit. Earlier this month the Institute of Actuaries published the results of a study it commissioned which showed that the mortality rate for smokers is twice as high as for non-smokers, and that, on average, a smoker dies six years earlier than a nonsmoker. Surveys suggest that three in four smokers would like to give up, according to the Read more…

Leading Charities Urge UK Government To Address Mental Health ‘Crisis’

Twelve mental health bodies have written an open letter urging ministers they ‘cannot go on’ with so many patients ‘locked out’ of vital services. Leading charities have urged the UK government to urgently address the ‘crisis’ facing mental health services in the forthcoming Budget. (source: The Independent) Hypnotherapy is a fast, safe and drug-free aid to improved mental health and wellbeing. Contact us now to find out how we can help you.

Hypnotherapy for IBS Looks Convincing In Randomized Trials

More patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) reported relief of pain and discomfort after hypnotherapy than after education and supportive care, interim results from a randomized controlled trial conducted at 13 centres indicate. Most evidence supporting hypnotherapy for IBS in the literature involves highly specialized therapists at secondary and tertiary care centres delivering 10 sessions or more of therapy, said investigator Catharina Flik, MD, from University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands. “I’m interested in demonstrating its effectiveness in a broader perspective — primary care, for example,” she said here at Read more…

Ask The Dentist: Hypnosis Can Be A Good Way Of Overcoming A Dental Phobia

HANDS up who likes going to the dentist? Actually there are some people who do but the majority of people find it challenging, with about 20 per cent of adults suffering from a full-on dental phobia. Dental phobias stem from a variety of sources like bad experiences in the past, embarrassment of neglected teeth, stories told by others, fear of panicking in front of people, fear of losing control or of choking. They can be so all consuming that some people avoid the dentist for decades, with the phobia leaving Read more…

5 Science-Backed Health Benefits Of Hypnosis

It sounds like the work of sorcerers and scam artists, but hypnosis can play a very real role in protecting and promoting health. This isn’t the “You are getting very sleepy…” hypnosis you’re used to seeing in pop culture references, but a clinical procedure used in conjunction with other therapies and treatments, according to the American Psychological Association. Hypnosis for health benefits “should be conducted only by properly trained and credentialed health care professionals (e.g. psychologists) who also have been trained in the use of hypnosis and who are working within Read more…

Stanford Study Identifies Brain Areas Altered During Hypnotic Trances

By scanning the brains of subjects while they were hypnotized, researchers at the School of Medicine were able to see the neural changes associated with hypnosis. Your eyelids are getting heavy, your arms are going limp and you feel like you’re floating through space. The power of hypnosis to alter your mind and body like this is all thanks to changes in a few specific areas of the brain, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered. The scientists scanned the brains of 57 people during guided hypnosis sessions similar Read more…

Heal Thyself: Self-Hypnosis

Hypnotherapy has struggled for scientific acceptance ever since Franz Mesmer claimed in the 18th century that he could cure all manner of ills with what he termed “animal magnetism”. “The whole field is plagued by people who don’t feel research is necessary,” says Peter Whorwell of the University of Manchester in the UK. Whorwell has spent much of his professional life building a body of evidence for the use of hypnosis to treat just one condition: irritable bowel syndrome. IBS is considered a “functional” disorder – a rather derogatory term Read more…

Best Evidence Yet That Hypnotised People Aren’t Faking It

You are feeling sleepy…or are you? In a hypnotism performance, ordinary people seem to somehow become puppets, made to talk in silly accents, or act like a baby or in other embarrassing ways. But have they really lost command of their bodies, or are they just pretending? Now we have some of the best evidence yet that people who are hypnotised really feel like they are acting involuntarily. When estimating split-second timings, hypnotised people behaved as though their actions were outside their control, in ways that would have been difficult Read more…

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