I was really heartened by the focus on hypnobirthing by the media lately. Firstly there was One Born Every Minute on Channel 4 yesterday on the 14th February, and then in the Daily Mail talking about the NHS using hypnotherapy in a trial to take the pain out of birth. However, they both miss the point. The fact is that they are actually perpetuating the problem. In both of them their main feature is PAIN.
If it hadn’t been for a hypnotherapy session when she was 17, Jade Williams, aka Sunday Girl, now 22, wouldn’t have conquered her fear of singing in public.
As a hypnotherapist and anxiety specialist for nearly 12 years now, I have come across the belief that “I’m not good enough” so many times that I’m fed up of writing it so in my client notes it’s just INGE syndrome.
I probably see this in 70 – 80% of my clients. The strange thing is most of my clients believe that it is just the way they were born. This is definitely not the case.
Both UK men and women are in Europe’s fattest top ten.
The fact is that there is a direct correlation between our weight increase and the increase in sugars that we eat. It is said that in the UK we eat on average 2 pounds of sugar every week. It is not all sugars that are the problem…..
Ambulances are the latest vehicles to face up to one inarguable fact – as a nation, we are getting bigger and that poses a huge design headache.
Nowadays warnings about rising obesity levels are in almost every headline – as a result of which, ironically, the advice suggests we need to be moving more and eating less. Surprise surprise! The point is that the vast majority of people who are overweight already know that. The problem is how do they achieve that.
The Surrey Institute tackles the obesity problem from a different angle.
The government has announced this week its new mental health strategy for England and promises an extra £400m for therapies, such as counselling, so as to increase access to them by 60% by 2015. This together with the shift of NHS spending to the GP’s might explain why we at The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy have been approached by two local GP’s this week to discuss sending their patients to us for effective help with smoking cessation.
According to a new report published by the Mental Health Foundation, insomnia needs to be treated as a major health issue.
The report called “Sleep Matters” suggests there is a link between insomnia and poor relationships, and also low energy levels and an inability to concentrate.
You most probably have heard all the old clichés about many a good tune played on an old fiddle and experience helps us not to repeat the mistakes of the past, you will be familiar with many more little maxims to help soften the rampant discrimination built into our culture against ‘getting old’.
How is anxiety generated, maintained and enhanced. There are ways to combat it that perhaps you haven’t tried. Hypnotherapy is backed by a raft of scientific research and is very effective in the fight to remove anxiety.
For anybody that does not have the condition Psoriasis it would seem ludicrous to suggest that they deserve to suffer from this condition. However, during the study I conducted on the effects of Hypnotherapy upon Psoriasis, this is one of the core beliefs that I discovered a Psoriasis sufferer has.