Habits. Our lives are made up a habitual actions and vices that often lead us into more damaging actions. One of the most troublesome vices is smoking. Smoking is clearly bad on the body for overall health and has been linked to cancers in many studies. Read..
When I first became certified as a Hypnotherapist in 1990, I was surprised by the number of people who came to me with anxiety and panic attacks. Many people experience panic attacks frequently and live their lives avoiding situations that frighten them, in many cases irrationally. Read..
As an ex smoker, I can completely relate to the challenges involved in giving up smoking and to the feelings of guilt, frustration and embarrassment of being a smoker, when you would really rather not be. It’s just not socially acceptable now days and as a women, the fear of developing the classic smokers face, puckered lines, grey complexion and dark circles was enough to enable me to find my motivation! Read..
A Quick Quiz For You!
Answer these questions:
- Are you actually aware of what you are feeling right now?
- Would you know how to change that feeling?
- Would you know how to get rid of it? Read..
Why ‘gentle’ change? Because change is disruptive – it takes planning, foresight and courage. But like anything else, if you follow a plan, it is easier, plus you start to recognize progress along the way as you accomplish each step in the plan. Read..
In many cultures the phenomenon of trance has a long history stretching beyond ancient Egyptian times. Hypnosis by comparison has a much shorter history, which somewhat incorrectly can be traced to the 18th century when an Austrian born physician by the name of Franz Anton Mesmer claimed that he had discovered and perfected a certain control of the human energy field, which he called animal magnetism. Read..
You readers of my articles are well aware that I wrote about story-telling and the hypnotic use of stories and metaphor some weeks ago and I want to mention a wonderful technique for story telling that is a brilliant way to create conversational hypnosis, that also offers you a chance to influence and persuade others in a very interesting way. Read..
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is the term used to describe a successful method of self development and communication skills. What makes NLP so different from other types development or change disciplines is that it is an efficient and effective technology for creating change. Read..
You were told long ago that you should save 10% of your weekly income. You were assured this would make you rich, but it didn't. What happened? Did you get discouraged because the money you thought was going to come your way didn't? Your advisor's lack of knowledge about what to do with that 10% was probably part of the learning experience. Your advisor didn't know, because your advisor had not succeeded in saving his way to wealth. This article will show you how to carefully and intelligently design a plan for creating a secure financial future. Read..
There are many different hypnotic modalities that are used to reach the unconscious mind to invoke change. Each method has its good points and its bad points. No two people are the same, so it makes sense that the best results will be obtained by utilizing the methods that each individual will react favorably to. Read..
Hypnosis can have various applications that can enhance health and change bad or negative habits. In this article, I wish to concentrate on self-hypnosis, which can be likened to a form of creative daydreaming. Self-hypnosis becomes your servant when used to control emotions and habits as opposed to you being at the mercy of your emotions. By imagining a goal or outcome, you increase your likelihood of achieving that goal. Read..
As a hypnotist, I find some great ideas for self-transformation in the most diverse and interesting places. Recently I re-read "Good Life, Good Death," by Gehlek Rimpoche. I highly recommend it for those interested in states of consciousness, honest appraisals of life and death, and Tibetan Buddhism and culture. Read..
NLP can be useful for people struggling to lose weight. In fact, wanting to lose weight is a fairly common reason for why people seek NLP, Herts. Whilst NLP is by no means a magic diet pill, it can be very useful in addressing the issues associated with over-eating such as confidence, self-esteem, motivation and negative coping strategies. This article discusses seven NLP tools, which can help you in being slim and healthy. Read..
Meditation is one of the most powerful tools for transformation. Unfortunately for many conventional people it is a “bit too out there”, so it is put in a box only to be used by the likes of martial artists and yogis. I believe meditation however need not be put in a box for the few but is a tool we all inherently know but just have forgotten how to use it in daily life. Read..
NLP and Hypnotherapy are big news. More and more people are becoming aware of the benefits of mastering the power of their own minds. Lets face it, there are infinite possibilities available to us in our lives and the more we open our minds, the more those possibilities bombard us and the more options we have. Long gone are the days of being hard wired to depression, of only doing and being what others say I must do or be, of going through life with feelings limited existence. You can do or be whatever you want to do or be, simply by mastering these skills. Read..
There are two mental states that must be satisfied before a person will voluntarily quit smoking. These elements are called “Desire,” and “Decision.”
Desire: A want, crave or a wish for Decision: Making up of one’s mind / a verdict or judgment
In order to quit smoking, you have to desire to quit. You have to want to quit. You probably want to quit, at least some part of you does, or you wouldn’t be reading this article. Read..
Self hypnosis provides practicers with an excellent means to change their lives. By visualizing our lives in different ways we can make changes that may not otherwise have been possible. Smoking cessation, confidence building and habit breaking are all positive outcomes that self hypnosis bring. Read..
NLP or Neuro-linguistic programming is the process of redefining how one thinks through the positive combination of communication, interaction and perception. NLP was originally developed in the 1970s and has since increased in popularity as business professionals, life coaches and those looking to be more fulfilled explore NLP as a means by which to achieve their goals, and in the case of life coaches the goals of their clients. Read..
Complementary approaches to health are becoming more and more popular, as many people turn to holistic methods instead of or in addition to conventional medicine. Evidence of this can be seen in UK towns as more and more complementary health centers spring up. In the U.K, hypnotherapy is listed on the NHS List of Complementary Therapies and practitioners with appropriate qualifications can join this register. Read..
Hypnosis has many faces, which is part of its fascination as a career. It is conceivable that a single hypnotist could cover all of its facets. Some hypnotists actually combine hypnotherapy with a career on the stage but one of the most incredible things about hypnosis is all its unusual uses. Read..
Do you have a compulsive need to lie that you find hard to control? Do you wish you could control what you say a little better so that you don’t have to tell lies? If you suffer from or know somebody that suffers from compulsive lying you will understand just how devastating it can be to the sufferer and the people around them. Compulsive liars often exclude themselves from certain situations because of their disorder and many people that suffer from it will often find themselves alienated from their communities and even their families because of this behavior. If you suffer from the shattering disorder of compulsive lying then it is time that you took control and got it dealt with.
NLP was created by observing and modeling people who were exceptionally talented within the field of therapy. NLP stands for Neuro-linguistic programming. “Neuro” relating to the brain and “linguistic” refers to the language used, and how it is used. “Programming” describes the patterns and habits you create, learn and persistently follow. As we experience the world through our senses, the information is translated into thoughts/ words. The thoughts affect our physiology, emotions and behaviour which can be heightened or dampened depending on how you use language within your own brain.
A typical dictionary definition of hypnosis states that it is: a state that resembles sleep but that is induced by suggestion. However, anyone who has tried hypnosis (and any self respecting hypnotist) will tell you that this is a very simplistic view of the subject! Read..
Even if we don't want to admit it, we all have something that we would like to change about ourselves. Lets face it - no one is perfect. Each of us, no matter how great of a person we are, could do with a little bit of a "Tune Up". Each of us has those tiny things that we would like to change about ourselves. Maybe it is the fact that we procrastinate too much, or maybe we want to loose a little weight or finally quit smoking. Read..
What is Neuro Linguistic Programming?
Neuro Linguistic Programming, or NLP as it is more commonly known, is based on learning to communicate with ourselves and others by observing styles of speech and actions, enabling us to adapt successfully to any situation.
NLP or neuro-linguistic programming is a tool used in the mental health profession for decades. It is based on the theory that our language and behaviour develops from our world experiences and perceptions. NLP builds on those language and communication skills that leaders have at their fingertips. It involves modelling these behaviours. They can learned. By learning and training NLP great gains can be made in communication, image, and role in the world.