Why diets don’t work…


It’s January again! So it’s out with the old and in with the new. Many of you out there will once again be looking through the hundreds of fad diets trying to find one that promises the most with the least effort! Sadly, even with all the good intensions in the World statistically over 80% of us will fail in our attempts to lose weight.

I’m not qualified to lecture on diets but I think you will all agree that if we fill our bodies with crappy processed foods containing high levels of sugar, salt and fat our waist lines and butts will expand. Combine that with a sedentary life style and no exercise and the health implications are too frightening to contemplate.

So why is it that armed with this information we still eat badly and risk sending ourselves to an early grave? Simply because our conscious, rational, mind doesn’t run the show! There is a much more powerful part of the mind called the subconscious that controls pretty much everything we do. It lives in the moment, likes instant Gratification, it doesn’t like difficult and has no conscience. Within it are all of our memories, all our beliefs about ourselves and our remembered patterns of behavior (or habits).

The subconscious mind is emotive and has a clear Internal representation of who we are, built up from years of experiences stretching back from when we were born. Everything we do has to match up to this internal representation or any suggestions of change will be swiftly rejected.

The bad news is that will power and common sense alone have very little effect on the subconscious mind which explains why diets are so hard to maintain. The good news is that through the use of hypnosis that internal image of ourselves can be changed and the subconscious mind can be altered so it accepts positive suggestion.

If you have been struggling with yo-yo dieting and are interested in finding out more about hypnotherapy go to:


Transform your life quickly and easily with no harmful side effects using the power of hypnosis.

It’s mental issues not mental illness!

It’s mental issues not mental illness!

IMG_0313Anyone who has studied semantics or language patterns realises the importance of the words that we use to describe the world around us. For example illness is defined as ” a disease or sickness of the body or mind”. Common mental issues like Anxiety, stress, depression, OCD, PTSD and phobias are classed as mental illnesses but they are not diseases or sickness. While they are thought of as illnesses there will be stigmas attached to them and sufferers will be less likely to seek help.
Over 90% of people classed as mentally ill actually have thinking issues or problems. Either they are in a situation that they are not comfortable with or, they have been traumatised or they have a habitualised negative way of thinking. They do not need chemical intervention to make them well, they just need to be taught how to think clearly so that they can move on and start enjoying life again.

The mind beneath.


There is a mind beneath our conscious that is responsible for maintaining anxiety, fears, phobias, OCD, PTSD, panic attacks, eating disorders and harmful habits such as smoking. This subconscious mind sometimes makes us do harmful things to ourselves and overrides logic thought. This subconscious mind may seem irrational at times but it’s purpose is to protect us and fore fill our basic needs. The subconscious mind has kept us alive for thousands of years but unfortunately hasn’t adapted to the pressures and complexities of modern life. This mind is capable of processing millions of bits of information a second and creating wonderful things but can sometimes be our Achilles heel.

if you are interested in exploring the power of the subconscious mind or experiencing difficulties coping with life call me on 07899886882 or visit http://www.norwichhypnotherapyservices.com.

Our natural resistance to change


A piece on the news caught my attention this morning. Apparently the NHS are funding a 400 person survey to discover why people do not follow through with the advice of their GP’s, take their medication and make appropriate life style changes.

No doubt this survey will cost the tax payer tens of thousands of pounds and probably conclude that GP’s will need to clearer explain the health benefits of following their advice and the terrible out comes if they don’t to their patients. This is the logical and correct advice but unfortunately it will be rejected by most patients. So why is it that even when faced by death most of us ignore the advice of people who know best?

We are controlled by a subconscious mind that is programmed to move us away from discomfort. When I say discomfort I mean it hates moving away from what is familiar and what requires effort. The subconscious mind lives for instant gratification which is particularly evident in people who smoke and people who over eat. While they are smoking or eating they are in ecstasy and it is only afterwards that the realizations of what they have done sets in and makes them feel bad. It is a fact that 60% of smokers diagnosed with lung cancer continue to smoke.

It is essential the subconscious mind is convinced that the effort is worthwhile and that change is more beneficial than continuing what is familiar. For some this can be achieved by the awareness of new information or through re-education.

If there is still no acceptance of the benefits of change and a ressistance to change then alternatives need to be looked at. The most appropriate is through hypnosis where a connection is made with the subconscious mind to break down any resistance to change.

Hypnosis has been around for thousands of years. Hypnotherapy is a natural and safe way to deal with problems like anxiety, fears, phobias, trauma, negative habits and thinking issues. There are no nasty side effects, it is direct and fast.

Look through the website to see how you can change your life for the better or call me on 07899886882 to make an appointment.

Hypnotherapy gets stuck in jam at the WI…


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”

Terrible thoughts and feelings.


Some people have terrible thoughts, go to bed and wake up in the morning.

Some people have terrible feelings, go to bed and wake up in the morning.

Some people act on these terrible thoughts and feelings and don’t wake up in the morning.

If you suffer from terrible thoughts and feelings, there are people who can help you see a different future and that nothing is set in stone.
If you haven’t found anyone to help maybe you’ve just been looking in the wrong places!

RIP Robin Williams.

Hypnotherapy for healing your inner child

Image We are all damaged children to some extent bought up by carers who also happen to be damaged children themselves. Because it’s all they knew they bought us up using their experiences of their own upbringing. How often do you hear your carers using the same language or holding the same values as their carers?

They are our role models from when we were born and the ones we look to for guidance. If you have been bought up in a family where you felt safe, were supported and loved you are likely to take these values and beliefs into adulthood. If you were bought up in a family where some or all of your basic needs we’re not met or suppressed you are likely to go in to adulthood with some beliefs that will cause you problems.
If you are having difficulty “moving on” or have the feeling something is wrong and stopping you from getting on with life hypnotherapy could be the answer. In hypnosis the deep subconscious where our memories and core beliefs can be reached, understood and reprocessed.
Deep down we are all damaged children in some way and accepting that our carers are too is sometimes enough to begin the process of change. Everybody makes the right decision for them at the time using information from their own beliefs and experiences. Unfortunately we are not blessed with hindsight and sometimes make the wrong ones!
I use regression therapy in hypnosis to reframe incidents, review core beliefs and reprocess incidents so that people can accept, understand and move on.
If you are interested in how hypnotherapy can change your life go to http://www.change4thebetter.co.uk












Hypnotherapy can help sufferers of mental illness live longer!


I was searching through the internet the other day when I came across a study published in the British Medical Journal 2 years ago. The study involving 68,000 people over the age of 35 looked at the link between mental health and reduction in life expectancy.
Worryingly some mental illness reduced sufferers life expectancy equivalent to that of a 20 a day smoker. A sufferer of schizophrenia or Bipolar disease’s life expectancy could be reduced by up to 20 years, a sufferer of depression up to 10 years.
Many of the sufferers of mental health issues had never sort help from their GP’s sadly because of the stigma that goes hand in hand with mental illness. Their mental states bought on on or made worse physiological conditions that caused early death.
Many common mental health issues like anxiety can be dealt with using hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy is becoming more popular for dealing with the cause of anxiety unlike drugs which only deal with the symptoms. There are some self help techniques that can help with anxiety on www.hypnotherapy4anxiety.co.uk.
If you are interested in research into how hypnosis can change your life go to www.change4thebetter.co.uk.