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.

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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

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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.

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.

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.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gut Specific Hypnotherapy Treatment for IBS in Norwich

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If you suffer from Irritable Bowel syndrome you are by in no means on your own. One in four people go to their GP’s with IBS symptoms at sometime during their lives. This figure is estimated to be even higher with at least another 50% of sufferers not bothering visiting their GP’s though fear or embarrassment.
IBS is notoriously difficult to treat due to the symptoms sometimes varying from diarrhoea to constipation on a daily basis. There is currently no known cure for IBS which effects everything a sufferer does at work and in their social lives.
Gut Specific Treatment for IBS has been found to improve up to 80% of IBS sufferers symptoms and by far the most effective therapy for the syndrome. Hypnotherapy tackles the stress that comes hand in hand with IBS and empowers the sufferer so that they can start to live their lives again.
If you have Irritable Bowel SyndromeI have a website dedicated to IBS at http://www.hypnotherapy4ibs.co.uk that is worth a visit. Gut Specific Treatment is explained and there are some self help guides too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anxiety, fear of the tiger within

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What is fear to you? Here is an extract from the book The Life of Pi describing fear that most of us can recognise in our most anxious moments.

“Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unerring ease…Reason comes to do battle for you. You are reassured. Reason is fully equipped with the latest weapons of technology. But to your amazement, despite superior tactics and a number of undeniable victories, reason is laid low. You feel yourself weakening, wavering. Your anxiety becomes dread. Fear turns fully to your body, which is already aware something terribly wrong is going on. Already your lungs have flown away like a bird and your guts have slithered away like a snake. Now your tongue drops like an opossum, while your jaw begins to gallop on the spot. Your ears go deaf. Your muscles begin to shiver as if they had malaria and your knees shake as though they were dancing. Your heart strains too hard, while your sphincter relaxes too much. And so with the rest of your body. Every part of you, in the manner most suited to it falls apart. Only your eyes work well. They always pay attention to fear. They are on the constant prowl for more objects of fear”

The feelings and thoughts described are perfectly normal if you are facing a man eating tiger but if these thoughts are occurring outside of life threatening incidents it’s time to get some help!

If you are interested in changing where your thoughts lead you visit http://www.change4thebetter.co.uk to see how hypnotherapy can change your life. If you want some free self help techniques that can control anxiety visit http://www.hypnotherapy for anxiety.co.uk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is hypnotherapy effective for dealing with mental health issues?

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It’s mental awareness week next week and I can’t see many references as to the effectiveness of hypnotherapy for treating anxiety! Hope the picture helps.

If you want some self help techniques for controlling anxiety visit http://www.hypnotherapy4anxiety.co.uk

For information on hypnotherapy visit http://www.change4thebetter.co.uk