If you do the old same thing you get the same result…right?

Patterns of behavior or habits allow us to function and get things done. These patterns can be useful and positive or they can be negative and make us unhappy. All the people that I see in my hypnotherapy practice are running negative patterns or they have bad habits that they can’t seem to shake.
Most people are afraid of changing their patterns behavior even though continuing with them makes them miserable. They stay in the same jobs, with the same partners doing the same things all the while whining and complaining how unfair life is, waiting for something to happen.
If you keep doing the same thing all the time you will surely get the same result!
When children are learning to walk they fall down, think about what went wrong, get up and try again until they find a way of walking that does work.
So why shouldn’t we as adults do the same thing?
If you hate your job and it makes you miserable, look into changing it. If you are in a relationship that isn’t working, find a way to salvage it or leave.
What ever it is that makes you unhappy do something different and observe what happens. If it works stick with it, if it doesn’t, do something else until you find something that does work.
The most important thing to remember is that you can only control your actions. Don’t expect everyone and everything around you to change just to make things easier for you.
If you like what you read why not follow my blog or look at my website to see how hypnotherapy can change your life.
If you don’t like what you are reading, don’t follow me and don’t look at my website.
The choice is yours….


Hypnotherapy has an 80% long term reduction in the symptoms of IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a disorder of the gut that produces a variety of symptoms that vary from person to person. Hypnotherapy  consistently shows an 80% long term reduction in the symptoms of IBS (5 years and over).

IBS can be triggered and maintained by stress and anxiety held within our subconscious minds. Hypnotherapy can help sufferers re-process traumas, improve self image, boost confidence, change habits, and focus the immune system on repairing of the gut.

About a 1/4 of the population in the UK will visit their doctor with IBS symptoms at some point in their lives. It is estimated that 1/2of the people suffering from the complaint do not seek treatment from IBS. It is thought that only 10% of people suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome actually get treated by the health service in the UK.

The symptoms of IBS can change from day to day depending on diet, moods, lifestyle and hormonal changes (i.e. menstrual cycle). Sufferers of IBS can suffer from, Pain, wind, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, alternating bowel habits, indigestion, headaches to name a few. Symptoms can make a sufferer uncomfortable, disturbing their sleep and affecting their love life. The symptoms of Irritable Bowel syndrome lead to the sufferer planning their lives around toilet breaks causing them to become anxious. It is estimated that 60% of IBS sufferers will have a mental issue such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks and stress.

An important thing to remember is that IBS is a medical condition and must be diagnosed by a doctor to rule out other gut related issues before seeing a hypnotherapist.

I am in the process of developing a website devoted to the treatment of IBS. For more information on hypnotherapy visit http://www.change4thebetter.co.uk


Hypnotherapy to find the cause of anxiety

Anxiety is a symptom and treating a symptom does not address the cause. Anti-depressants and serotonin based uppers treat the symptoms of anxiety and depression, which in the short term can help but until the cause of the anxiety has been dealt with the problem rarely goes away.
There is always a reason for a person becoming anxious. Anxiety does not start for no reason. Some event or experience has happened and the subconscious has processed it as a a threat. Every time the same or a similar situation occurs the person becomes anxious. It is our subconscious minds way of protecting us from what it perceives as immanent danger.
Using regression therapy under hypnosis the cause of anxiety can be found and then reprocessed. Once the cause has been dealt with a and the subconscious has been reprocessed then true healing can occur. Sometimes these initiating events have happened way back in childhood and the anxious person isn’t even aware that’s where their problem started.
A good hypnotherapist will help a person find the cause of the anxiety so that they can deal with the cause of the problem and move forward.


Hypnosis demonstration for sufferers of anxiety in Norwich

Hypnosis demonstration for sufferers of anxiety in Norwich

If you want to find out how hypnotherapy can help with anxiety I will be talking and demonstrating at “The Way Out Society” meeting on Wednesday 5th March at 7.30. The meeting is held at the Vauxhall Centre just off Chapelfield Road in Norwich.

The Way Out Society is a group of people who are suffering or have suffered anxiety at some point in their lives.
If you are interested in getting help for anxiety you are welcome to come along, they are a friendly bunch.

For more information on The Way Out Society go to their website


Please share this as many sufferers of anxiety are unaware that there are groups that can offer support and help

Hypnotherapy for a better nights sleep

Worry, anxiety and stress prevent a proper, restful night’s sleep. Lack of sleep has been linked to a suppressed immune system, diabetes, heart attacks, weight gain and an increase chance of developing cancer.

Sleep is essential for our restoration, processing and filing of all the days information.

When we are tired we tend to be less creative, impulsive, more likely to make poor judgments and have worse memories.

A proper nights sleep increases  concentration, attention, creativity, social skills and of course our health

Hypnotherapy is extremely effective for tackling sleep problems and is usually a byproduct of most of my client’s issues.

If your worry, anxiety and stress are causing you sleepless nights give me a call in my Norwich office to see how using hypnosis can help with sleep problems can change your life or check out the page on sleep on my websie.

An Evolutionary Analysis of Whether Antidepressants Do More Harm than Good

Just found an article on the dangers of taking anti-depressants in the long term. I have put a link to the article in full at the bottom of this excerpt if you want to read the whole thing. It was written by Paul Andrews, J Anderson Thompson, Micheal Neale and Ananda Amstadter.

long termAntidepressant medications are the first-line treatment for people meeting current diagnostic criteria for major depressive disorder. Most antidepressants are designed to perturb the mechanisms that regulate the neurotransmitter serotonin – an evolutionarily ancient biochemical found in plants, animals, and fungi. Many adaptive processes evolved to be regulated by serotonin, including emotion, development, neuronal growth and death, platelet activation and the clotting process, attention, electrolyte balance, and reproduction. It is a principle of evolutionary medicine that the disruption of evolved adaptations will degrade biological functioning. Because serotonin regulates many adaptive processes, antidepressants could have many adverse health effects. For instance, while antidepressants are modestly effective in reducing depressive symptoms, they increase the brain’s susceptibility to future episodes after they have been discontinued. Contrary to a widely held belief in psychiatry, studies that purport to show that antidepressants promote neurogenesis are flawed because they all use a method that cannot, by itself, distinguish between neurogenesis and neuronal death. In fact, antidepressants cause neuronal damage and mature neurons to revert to an immature state, both of which may explain why antidepressants also cause neurons to undergo apoptosis (programmed death). Antidepressants can also cause developmental problems, they have adverse effects on sexual and romantic life, and they increase the risk of hyponatremia (low sodium in the blood plasma), bleeding, stroke, and death in the elderly. Our review supports the conclusion that antidepressants generally do more harm than good by disrupting a number of adaptive processes regulated by serotonin. However, there may be specific conditions for which their use is warranted (e.g., cancer, recovery from stroke). We conclude that altered informed consent practices and greater caution in the prescription of antidepressants are warranted.


Hypnotherapy can help!

People do not “choose” to feel depressed, anxious, have panic attacks, be anorexic, and be scared of spiders or of flying. They are victims of their experiences of life and their internal belief systems gained from these experiences.

 Every one who smokes knows it is bad for them but continues to smoke. People who have weight issues continue to eat the wrong foods even though they know that it makes them unhappy. People who feel depressed can only think of shitty things even though it makes them feel worse. This is not logical agreed?

Telling people to snap out of it or keep a stiff upper lip, or there are worse off people in the world than you does not makes any difference to them. This is because these issues are out of conscious, logical reach stored in their subconscious which is a more powerful part of the mind and one we don’t have control of. If we did we would all be slim and happy!

One in four people will suffer from a mental illness (a bad thought pattern) at some point in their lives. Mental illness is only now starting to be accepted and not seen as a social stigma.

I am seeing many people with similar “bad thought patterns”. They have not chosen to feel bad but have recognized they have issues and have decided to change them so they can lead a better life.

Most people who are suffering from “depression” are running unproductive thought patterns that make them feel bad and end up looping so that they then feel even worse. They go to the doctors asking for a label, get one called “depression” and a bottle of pills that dub things down. Unless they have a chemical imbalance that requires medication most “depressed” people need to be taught how to change the bad thought patterns into good, productive ones.

There are people out there who’s misery becomes part of them for what ever reason but the vast majority of people would rather be rid of these bad feelings and be happy again.

They don’t understand why they feel bad and they are mostly unaware or scared of getting help.

Help is available so why not give hypnotherapy a look?