Dealing with depression by using hypnotherapy.

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This article is from my Norwich Hypnotherapy Services website. I hope you find it useful.

The main contributer to feeling depressed is frustration. This frustration is usually related to work, relationships or social circumstances. If you are not happy with these situations the frustration, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness can lead to you feeling ‘depressed’.

Going into depression is the minds natural way of turning off the frustration that is just too much to bare. Depression is not a disease, it is a symptom of not being able to cope with the feelings of frustration. Unfortunately today’s society is geared up to dealing with symptoms so until the causes of depression are dealt with the depressed feelings will remain.

If you are not able to make the changes in your life so that you can move forward there are people who can help. Feeling depressed doesn’t have to be a life sentence. It can be a period that you went through when you briefly lost your way.

One of the last places that most people look for help is through Hypnotherapy, but it is the most effective. Hypnotherapy deals with the causes and core issues that maintain depression. Hypnotherapy is natural, fast, cost effective and has no nasty side effects.

If you are interested in finding out how hypnotherapy can change your life visit http://www.norwichhypnotherapyservices.com or call Alex on 07899886882 to arrange for a consultation.

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Hypnotherapy for IBS hits the headlines at the BBC

Here is an article published on the 18th of March by the BBC. Hypnotherapy ‘can help’ irritable bowel syndrome Greater use of hypnotherapy to ease the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome would help sufferers and might save money, says a gastroenterologist. Dr Roland Valori, editor of Frontline Gastroenterology, said of the first 100 of his patients treated, symptoms improved significantly for nine in 10. He said that although previous research has shown hypnotherapy is effective for IBS sufferers, it is not widely used. This may be because doctors simply do not believe it works. Widely ignored Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common gut problem which can cause abdominal pain, bloating, and sometimes diarrhoea or constipation. Dr Valori, of Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, said the research evidence which shows that hypnotherapy could help sufferers of IBS was first published in the 1980s. He thinks it has been widely ignored because many doctors find it hard to believe that it does work, or to comprehend how it could work. He began referring IBS patients for hypnotherapy in the early 1990s and has found it to be highly effective. “To be frank, I have never looked back,” he said. He audited the first 100 cases he referred for hypnotherapy and found that the symptoms stopped completely in four in ten cases with typical IBS. He says in a further five in 10 cases patients reported feeling more in control of their symptoms and were therefore much less troubled by them. “It is pretty clear to me that it has an amazing effect,” he said. “It seems to work particularly well on younger female patients with typical symptoms, and those who have only had IBS for a relatively short time.” Powerful effect He believes that it could work partly by helping to relax patients. “Of the relaxation therapies available, hypnotherapy is the most powerful,” he said. He also says that IBS patients often face difficult situations in their lives, and hypnotherapy can help them respond to these stresses in a less harmful way. NHS guidelines allow doctors to refer IBS patients for hypnotherapy or other psychological therapies if medication is unsuccessful and the problem persists. Dr Valori thinks that if hypnotherapy were used more widely it could possibly save the NHS money while improving patient care. Dr Charlie Murray, Secretary of the British Gastroenterology Society, said: “There is no doubt that hypnotherapy is helpful for some patients, but it depends on the skill and experience of those practising it. “But the degree to which it is effective is not well defined. “I would support using it as one therapy, but it is no panacea.”

The hardest thing about being a hypnotherapist!

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When people are sitting in my chair my job is usually pretty straight forward. I talk to my clients subconscious mind, ask it what the problem is and it either just tells me or I go and find it. When it’s been found I get them to re-process it so that they can move forward.
The hardest part of the job is getting them into the chair in the fist place. Through misconceptions about what hypnosis is, the attitude of soldiering on and unawareness that hypnotherapy can help are the main barriers that I have to overcome.
Close to 1in 3 people will have a mental issue at some point in their lives including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, IBS, psoriasis, grief, trauma and phobias to name a few. Taking drugs and talking about them will not make them go away because they are subconscious issues.
Why can’t you quit smoking, loose weight, stop reliving a past trauma, get on a plane, leave your house, have to check the lights are off 50 times, be near a spider?
If you want to find out why and you are sick of living with one of the above go to http://www.change4thebetter.co.uk. If you suffer from anxiety and want some free self help techniques for stopping anxiety go to http://www.hypnotherapy4anxiety.co.uk. If you suffer from IBS go to http://www.hypnotherapy4ibs.co.uk.

 

The cure for Anxiety is here!

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A group of Maverick hypnotherapists are claiming that they have found the solution to curing anxiety and stopping panic attacks. Some of them are even claiming that they can reverse depression. Speaking for hypnotherapists Alex Evans, from the aptly named Change 4 the Better hypnotherapy practice in Norwich said that “hypnotherapists have known that depression is an issue maintained in the subconscious mind for years and can be reversed”.

Health officials stumped

Doctors have found anxiety and depression very frustrating, many opting to deal with it as a physiological issue prescribing antidepressants even though it has been recently proved that placebo was more effective.
Officials at the NHS are still very confused as how to approach anxiety and depression still opting for conscious therapies like Counselling and CBT. Hypnotherapists all over the country are baffled by this as mental issues are in the realm of the subconscious mind where beliefs and memories are stored.

Scientists

Experts are working hard on understanding the complexities of the mind. One said that everyone’s mind is different due to genetics, different life experiences and ones individual experiences. Frankly we are finding it very difficult and uncooperative to work with.

No change on the horizon

We asked some big Pharmaceutical company’s about the hypnotherapists findings but most would not comment though one said off the record that there was no money in curing people, what ever that meant?

Beliefs

Alex Evans when asked if hypnotherapy could help everyone said “only the ones who were ready to change and came willing to use their imaginations could be helped. There are some people who’s minds are closed to this type of therapy and had already decided that there is no help for them which made him sad”
He also said that talking and exposure therapies compound anxious and depressive thoughts making patients feel worse. Hypnotherapy is fast, direct, effective and most clients are able to move on from anxiety after just 4 sessions he claimed.

Power

Alex Evans told us “knowledge is power, and when people have the information that you can change your mindset, mental issues become less scary”
Alex has a website for anxiety self help at http://www.hypnotherapy4anxiety.co.uk and his main website http://www.change4thebetter.co.uk for information about hypnotherapy.

Are you really ready to change?

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Generally when someone comes in to see me for hypnotherapy they are at a stage where they have recognised that they have an problem that is effecting their happiness and now is the right time to sort it out.
Sometimes people bring family and friends in because they feel that they have an issue and need help. That is the caring thing to do but for change to take place the sufferer must recognise they have a problem and be determined to change.
It is vitally important that that person takes responsibility for their change and not expect the therapist to do all the work. The change has to come from within and will only be effective if they are 100% committed.
The good news is that if you put as much effort into changing your issue as you do in maintaining them things will reverse. The brain is pliable and it is scientific fact that it can learn new, better, more productive ways of thinking.
If you want to find out about how hypnotherapy can change your life visit http://www.change4thebetter.co.uk.
If you have an anxious feeling and want proof that by changing your thoughts you can change the feeling go to http://www.hypnotherapy4anxiety.co.uk. Use the free self help techniques there and notice the change. Make sure you engage, put 100% effort into them and follow the instructions.

Hypnotherapy gets stuck in jam at the WI…

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I wouldn’t normally post this but here Is the response I got from the WI when I asked if they would consider me coming in and talking about hypnotherapy and mental health issues.
I will have to give them the benefit of doubt as some of them may have thought I was going to turn them into chickens!

Dear Mr Evans

“Thank you very much for expressing an interest in being a speaker for the WI.
The Board of Trustees, and members of a recent Auditions Day, have recently been reviewing the list of prospective speakers.
Unfortunately they feel that your talk on hypnotherapy would not attract enough bookings for you and so it would not be appropriate to ask you to attend an Audition”
Apologies for being the bearer of this news.

Dear Madam,
I am very surprised by your committees reply as 1 in 4 people will suffer from a mental issue including anxiety, stress, panic attacks, OCD, trauma, chronic pain as well as stress maintained Illness like IBS and psoriasis at one time in their lives. hypnotherapy can also help people cope with cancer and even aid recovery.
I guess it’s my fault for not being clearer about the benefits of hypnosis and the mind/body connection.
Kind Regards Alex.

Dear Mr Evans,

“I am sorry but although the subject is important and people need to know, they often choose not to do that at a monthly meeting. For some, the importance of the meeting is the social aspect and we find that health and tax subjects are not as well supported as other topics”