Learning how to relax

Learning how to relax

Learning how to relax is something that everyone can benefit from. Relaxation reduces tension, stress, anxiety and promotes the release of endorphins that promote health and healing.
Stress is an unwanted byproduct of a busy and demanding modern day lifestyle. Unfortunately all that stress releases hormones like cortisol that keep us on high alert. These hormones effect our health, our eating habits, emotional states and our sleeping patterns.
Many people are using Hypnotherapy for stress relief and controlling anxiety to improve their lives and health. A hypnotherapist can teach anyone how to self hypnotise and when practiced it becomes a skill that they will have for life.
The advantage that hypnosis has over other relaxation techniques is that it is faster to induce and as the state is usually deeper, less time needs to be spent there for the same benefits. Some of the deeper states of hypnosis can improve healing between 6 and 10 times faster. Natural pain control techniques can also be taught using hypnosis as analgesia is a byproduct of the hypnotic state. At the deepest hypnotic state refereed to as ‘the Esdale state’ full body anaesthesia can be replicated. Positive suggestions can also be introduced to improve self confidence.

If you would like some more information on hypnotherapy and relaxation visit http://www.norwichhypnotherapyservices.com or fill in the contact form below;

You really are not alone!

You really are not alone!


You are not alone! Believe it or not statistically1 in 4 people will suffer from a mental problem at some point in their lives. I believe it’s much higher because many sufferers are living life by coping with their anxieties and trying to push their pain away. Many use alcohol, exercise and work to distract themselves. The problem is when they get back home the pain is there, waiting for them.

Most are holding on to a belief that it’s shameful or embarrassing to admit that they are struggling to cope with life and never seek help. Many have tried to solve their problems with anti depressants or talking with counsellors and believe that there is no hope of leading a normal life.

Many of you know how much I hate the label “metal illness” that is given to problems like anxiety and depression. Only about 7% of people labelled with the mental illness tag are actually mentally ill. The other 93% have a “thinking problem” that can be resolved much quicker than they think.

The human mind works very much like a computer. It analyses the world using Imputed past experiences or memories to make decisions. If imputed information doesn’t match what is in there already it will be rejected.

Here is an example of how information is accepted or rejected through programming. Just read this next statement and see what happens:

This is a triangle! ◼

The mind compares the information that it has retained in it’s hard drive and rejects the statement because it doesn’t match.

Now use this idea to analyse these statements and see how your personal computer accepts or rejects them:

You are a good person!

You are beautiful inside and outside!

You are loved and lovable!

You are just as good as everyone else!

You don’t need to feel anxious any more!

If your computer rejected any one of these statements then you have a corruption or a virus that has been programmed in at some point of your life. This corruption is affecting your decisions and how you “perceive” yourself.

Notice I use the word perceive. I use that word because your perception of yourself is not true!
Talking and taking medications can not reach or affect your inner computer. There is only one way to access your hard drive, reprogram, de-frag and install new realistic programs. It is by using hypnotherapy. In deep trance states your beliefs and perceptions about yourself can be altered without interference.

Contact me at http://www.norwichhypnotherapyservices to find out more about how you can change your perceptions so that you can live the happy life that you deserve.

Remember “you are not alone”

You are not alone!

Sigmund Freud was right about anxiety…

Sigmund Freud was right about anxiety…

In this photo released by the Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna former Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud is pictured in his working room in 1938. Austria and the world will be celebrating Sigmund Freud's 150th birthday on Saturday May 6, 2006. (AP Photo/Sigmund Freud Museum)

When the subconscious mind detects a threat it prepares the body to take action which is to run away or fight. The mind becomes ‘fully focused’ and adrenaline is released, speeding up the heart rate. Blood courses through the body, oxygenating the muscles in the legs and arms preparing us for action. Blood leaves the stomach making us a little nauseous and the bowels and bladder prepare to empty. The slow conscious, rational mind shuts down and the ‘faster’ life preserving subconscious mind takes control. We are now ready for action!

We are not really under attack it is only a perceived threat. We are then left with all this adrenaline and pent up energy trapped in our bodies and the ‘slow’ uncomfortable release of energy and hormones begins leaving us tired, tense and aching.

If this cycle is repeated and we regularily feel under threat the stress hormone ‘cortisol’ is fed into our system so that we are prepared to take action at any moment. Unfortunately if the anxiety is prolonged cortisol can be detrimental to our wellbeing.

The established way of dealing with anxiety is with anti-depressants and talking therapies which address physiology and conscious, rational thought. They do not address the actual problem and that is why they are largely ineffective.

Sigmund Freud said “there is no effect without cause and the cause is usually hidden from the conscious mind”. He also said” amnesia lies at the base of all neurotic symptoms. Our goal is to reveal the forgotten memories through yet to be learned methods”

The “yet to be learned methods” have been largely ignored for years by health professionals. The key to gaining access to these “forgotten memories” is through hypnosis. In hypnosis you can access these memories and re-process them so they don’t bother you any more.

Dealing with depression by using hypnotherapy.


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.

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!


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!


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.


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?


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.


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?

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.

Brain Magnetism

As a hypnotherapist I am asked to explain to my clients what is wrong with them because they don’t understand why they feel so bad. My reply goes a little like this.
Your brain is magnet that searches for whatever your dominant thoughts are. Notice if a negative thought takes you inside your mind how quickly other negative thoughts seem to come along making you feel even worse. If this negative thought process continues a pattern or habit will be formed and your mind will only search for more negative stuff.
If this continues it can turn into depression where a person has been following this pattern of thought for so long their mind has difficulty finding anything positive it is so intent on looking for negative stuff.
If you recognise this happening to you don’t worry the mind can be helped to look for positive stuff too. The brain is elastic and can be taught to attract positive stuff just as effectively.
If you want to break the cycle of negative thought and are interested in how hypnotherapy can help go to http://www.change4thebetter.co.uk
If you are suffering from anxiety and would like to learn some anxiety busting techniques go to http://www.hypnotherapy4anxiety.co.uk