We often blame ourselves but are we really to blame? This sort of conditioning is generally way out of our control. As a child it can come from parents, bullies, teachers or even siblings. Worst of all, if it continues for a substantial period of time, we become used to it.
The hypnosis section of the Royal Society of Medicine says the NHS could save money and serve patients better by treating some serious conditions with hypnosis.
It was reported today in The Sun that Kate Moss is the latest celebrity to turn to hypnotherapy. She follows a long list of high profile stars to successfully kick the habit using, what research shows is the best way to stop smoking.
However, can we really blame the lack of regulation for this problem. Surely the behaviour is set up long before people can afford to buy alcohol. Children are subjected to watching their parents having a great time whilst drinking alcohol, using it to de-stress and even using it to “let off steam”.
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.
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’.