POPULARLY KNOWN VIEWS OF DEPRESSION

“I didn’t want my picture taken because I was going to cry. I didn’t know why I was going to cry, but I knew that if anybody spoke to me or looked at me too closely the tears would fly out of my eyes and the sobs would fly out of my throat and I’d cry for a week. I could feel the tears brimming and sloshing in me like water in a glass that is unsteady and too full.”
― Sylvia Plath

 

“People don’t come to therapy to change the past. They come to therapy to change the future.”- Milton H. Erickson, M.D.

SO, WHAT REALLY IS DEPRESSION?

Depression is a constant feeling of sadness and loss of interest which stops us doing our normal activities.            Different types of depression exist, with symptoms ranging from relatively minor to severe. Depression usually does not result from a single event, but from a mix of traumatic or stressful events and factors.  e.g. family history, Illness and health issues, medication, drugs, alcohol and personality.

Our Depressed Behaviors can appear to others as: not going out anymore, not getting things done at work or school, withdrawing from close family and friends, relying on alcohol and sedatives

Our Depressed Feelings can appear to others as: looking like being overwhelmed or indecisive, guilty, irritable or frustrated, lacking in confidence, unhappy or disappointed, miserable or sad.

 

Our Depressed Thoughts can sound to others as: ‘I’m a failure’, ‘It’s my fault,’ ‘Life’s not worth living’, ‘Nothing good ever happens to me’, ‘People would be better off without me, ‘‘I’m worthless’

 

The idea of Milton Erickson’s people coming to therapy to change our future is key to helping with Depression.

Michael Yapko ,clinical psychologist, marriage and family therapist, Southern California,

comments on this future orientation: 

 

“No amount of Medication can teach us more effective coping skills, and how to build a realistic and motivating future.”

 

“Helping people develop skills in these areas to empower them to live effectively is what therapists can do that medication can’t”

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY 

Although the two conditions are different, we can have both at the same time. 

Depression causes feelings of sadness, hopelessness and reduced energy, restlessness and agitation.

Anxiety creates feelings of nervousness, worry or dread, restlessness and agitation.

CAN HYPNOTHERAPY HELP US WITH DEPRESSION? _____ YES fortunately!

HOW DOES HYPNOTHERAPY HELP WITH TREATING DEPRESSION?

Hypnotherapy uses a number of therapeutic techniques and if we’ve already experienced hypnotherapy we’ll have thankfully benefited from some or all of these.

The therapist’s suggestions will depend on the condition or behaviour we are trying to change . Hypnotherapy can help target unwanted or unhealthy habits and possibly replace them with healthier behaviours. e.g.  anxiety, weight loss, fear of flying, chronic pain, concentration problems, irritable bowel syndrome, smoking control, teeth grinding, etc. 

 Eg.1 being able to better control pain or anxiety or adjusting negative thought patterns that could be worsening depression symptoms.

Eg.2 In Depression, we usually want to change the debilitating effects in our current lives to a more effective, future life free of depression’s behaviours, feelings and thoughts. 

A trained therapist uses various relaxation techniques to guide us into a hypnotic state. In this state, we are still conscious and aware. Our body becomes more relaxed and the mind more responsive to suggestions for the changes we’ve discussed with the therapist that we want.

 If this rings a bell with you, please ring Suzy who would like to help you into a hopeful future.

TOP 10 Hypnotherapy Outcomes

WELL WHO WOULD HAVE THUNK IT?

TOP TEN Hypnotherapy Outcomes

  1. STRESS AND ANXIETY REDUCTION: Hypnotherapy helps individuals relax and manage stress, leading to improved mental well-being
  2. BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION: It assists in changing unwanted habits, such as smoking, skin picking, nail-biting
  3. PAIN MANAGEMENT: Hypnotherapy is used to alleviate chronicpain, including migraines, arthritis, gut and irritable bowel
  4. IMPROVED SLEEP: It helps overcome insomnia or other sleep disorders, promoting better quality sleep and clear thinking
  5. INCREASED SELF CONFIDENCE: Hypnotherapy boosts self-esteem and self-belief, helping overcome self-doubt to achieve personal goals
  6. PHOBIA AND FEAR REDUCTION: It can be effective in treating phobias and fears, such as fear of flying, driving over high bridges, public speaking, or spiders
  7. ADDICTION RECOVERY: Hypnotherapy’s used to support individuals overcome addictions, such as alcohol, smoking or drug dependency
  8. ENHANCED PERFORMANCE: It has assisted prominent athletes, musicians, and professionals in excelling focus, concentration, and performance in their respective fields
  9. EMOTIONAL HEALING: Hypnotherapy aids in processing and resolving past traumas, grief, or emotional pain
  10. IMPROVED OVERALL WELLBEING: By addressing underlying issues and promoting positive changes, hypnotherapy contributes to a general sense of well-being and personal growth

from Bill Patterson
Psychotherapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Melbourne
– picture from Anastasiia Rozumna

Vaping

VAPING A new challenge has surfaced in the wake of the smoking epidemic, a challenge with profound health implications: the rapid rise of VAPING. A phenomenon that was barely on our radar a decade ago now involves an estimated 4.3 million individuals in Great Britain alone, equating to 9.1% of the adult population. Figures are higher in Australia, 9.3%.

 

This is a call to action because Vaping is a Cloaked Hazard. Vaping was initially hailed as a safer alternative to smoking, but vaping is now unmasking its true colours. Early research indicates links to lung damage, heart disease and a host of other health issues. Alarmingly, the impact on youth is profound, with a stark increase in vaping among school students raising fears of long-term addiction and health risks. The reality is clear: vaping is not a safe harbour. And it’s not cool and it does not make people looking better.

 

Hypnotherapy Vaping Cessation is necessary because it works. Studies, including those published in the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, have demonstrated the efficacy of hypnotherapy in smoking cessation. The parallels between smoking and vaping – particularly in terms of addiction and habit – suggest that Hypnotherapy skills are uniquely positioned to help a growing demographic desperate for solutions.

Is this you? Vapers are diverse: – Ex-smokers turned to vaping – Dual users, juggling cigarettes and e-cigarettes users – Non-smokers trying it for the first time, out of curiosity. Please Ring Suzy, and discuss your needs/ habits/ causes of vaping and how to change them. Phone 0409429101

Australia Hypnotherppists Association

An interesting read for hypnotherapy doubters

and for hypnotherapy enquirers, looking for evidence that Hypnotherapy actually works.

An International Spanish Academic study in 2009 shows that …….Yes it works especially for clinical applications, especially: Pain management and other medical conditions, Anxiety, Obesity, sSmoking cessation, Trauma, Psychosomatic disorders, Gastro intestinal disorders, Diabetes, preparation for SurgeryOncology; used with cancer patients to help them manage pain, reduce medical procedure related anxiety, and reduce post chemotherapy emesis and hyperemesis, ObstetricsDermatological DiseasesAsthma, Immunology, Hypertension, Tinnitus , Dentistry and  Hypnosis with Children in treating medical and psychological problems.

EFFICACY OF CLINICAL HYPNOSIS: A SUMMARY OF ITS EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE

by: M. Elena Mendoza and Antonio Capafons
Universitat de València

Hypnosis is a valuable clinical intervention for the treatment of a wide variety of psychological and medical problems which helps improve the quality of life in patients. This paper reviews the state of the evidence regarding the efficacy of hypnosis taking into account the most rigorous research results in this respect, together with other studies of clinical relevance although they do not fulfill stringent methodological criteria. Overall, the findings of research indicate that hypnosis used as an adjunctive to other medical or psychological interventions increases the efficacy and/or efficiency of these interventions. Moreover, hypnosis efficacy is well established in certain clinical applications, especially pain management and other medical conditions, and there is acceptable evidence of its efficacy in treating depression, sleep disorders, smoking cessation, obesity, asthma, and enuresis in children. According to the literature to date, continued research using randomized, controlled methodologies as well as adequate sample sizes is well justified, and it is essential in order to establish the efficacy of hypnosis in other areas. Keywords: hypnosis, efficacy, empirical evidence, theoretical study.

In Spanish

La hipnosis es una intervención clínica valiosa en el tratamiento de una amplia variedad de problemas psicológicos y médicos, ayudando a la mejora de la calidad de vida de muchos pacientes. Este artículo revisa el estado de la evidencia empírica de la eficacia de la hipnosis, teniendo en cuenta los resultados de la investigación más rigurosa al respecto, así como los de otros estudios que, a pesar de no cumplir unos criterios metodológicos rigurosos, poseen relevancia clínica. En general, y según la investigación revisada, cuando se utiliza la hipnosis como un coadyuvante a otras intervenciones médico psicológicas, incrementa la eficacia y/o eficiencia de tales intervenciones. Asimismo, la eficacia de la hipnosis está bien establecida en diversas aplicaciones clínicas, especialmente el manejo del dolor y otras condiciones médicas, existiendo evidencia aceptable de su eficacia en el tratamiento de la depresión, los trastornos del sueño, dejar de fumar, la obesidad, el asma y la enuresis infantil. De acuerdo con la investigación publicada hasta la fecha, está justificada la realización de investigaciones que utilicen estudios controlados con muestras de tamaño adecuado. Así mismo, es esencial establecer la eficacia de la hipnosis en otras áreas aún por investigar.
Palabras clave: hipnosis, eficacia, evidencia empírica, estudio teórico.

 

Click Here to read the full article.

Self-help Guide: Tapping

Why is EFT (Tapping) helpful when we’re stressed, fearful or anxious?

Firstly, what is EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique Therapy or Tapping?

Emotional freedom technique (EFT) is a method used to help us manage emotions and troubling thoughts. 

We can use it to lower our stress and anxiety. For example, EFT may help calm us if we feel angry, fearful, anxious. Or it may help ease our thoughts if we’re worried or stressed about something, someone or an emotional situation.

How does EFT heal trauma?

  • Emotional Freedom Techniques, EFT or ‘Tapping’ is a scientifically proven technique which can release any ‘blockages’ in this energy, which can be the source of emotional intensity and discomfort, and has shown to be incredibly effective at treating PTSD, including for returned soldiers from any war-torn conflict.
  • Emotional freedom technique (EFT) is an alternative treatment for physical pain and emotional distress. It’s also referred to as Tapping or psychological acupressure.
  • People who use this technique find Tapping our body can create a balance in our energy system and can treat pain. According to EFT’s developer, Gary Craig, a disruption in energy is the cause of all negative emotions and pain.  Though still being researched, EFT Tapping has been used to treat people with anxiety and people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

How does EFT Tapping work?

Similar to acupuncture, EFT focuses on the body’s meridian points — or energy hot spots — to restore balance to our body’s energy. Restoring this energy balance can relieve symptoms which a negative experience or emotion may have caused. 

Based on Chinese Medicine, meridian points are areas of the body, which energy flows through. These pathways help balance energy flow to maintain our health. Any imbalance can influence disease or sickness. 

Although Acupuncture will apply pressure to these meridian energy points, EFT uses our own fingertips tapping on the same points to apply that pressure. 

People who use EFT say the tapping helps access our body’s energy and sends signals to the part of the brain that controls stress. Users say that stimulating the meridian points through EFT tapping, can reduce the stress or negative emotion we feel about our distressing issue, thus restoring balance to our disrupted energy.

Here’s how to help yourself with Tapping

EFT tapping focuses on tapping nine of the 12 meridian points of the body to relieve symptoms of a negative experience or emotion.

There are 12 major meridians that mirror each side of the body and correspond to an internal organ. However, EFT mainly focuses on the following nine points:

  1. side of hand, sometimes referred to as “karate chop” (KC): small intestine meridian
  2. top of head (TH): governing vessel
  3. eyebrow (EB): bladder meridian
  4. side of the eye (SE): gallbladder meridian
  5. under the eye (UE): stomach meridian
  6. under the nose (UN): governing vessel
  7. chin (Ch): central vessel
  8. beginning of the collarbone (CB): kidney meridian
  9. under the arm pit (UA): spleen meridian
  • Before starting tapping, you need to establish a phrase that explains what issue you’re trying to address. The phrase must focus on two main goals:  acknowledging the issue exists and accepting yourself despite the problem. 
  • A common setup phrase might be: “Even though I have this (fear or problem or anxiety in my body), I deeply and completely accept myself.”
  • You can always alter this phrase so that it fits your problem, but it must not address someone else’s problem.  For example, you can’t say, “Even though my mother is sick, I deeply and completely accept myself.”  Instead, you focus on how the problem makes you feel in order to relieve the distress it causes you. e.g. It’s better to say, “Even though I’m sad my mother is sick, I deeply and completely accept myself.”

Begin by tapping the side of the hand point while simultaneously reciting your focus you want to change or YOUR personal setup phrase three times. 

Then, tap each point seven times, moving down the body in descending order from steps 1-9.

 

Eco-Meditation

Another very helpful practise we can do to help ourselves at home,  work and life.


An EFT (Tapping) practitioner in Melbourne (Jenny Johnson) recently commented on her blog “ EFT for the Soul”  https://jennyjohnston.com.au, about how scientists are now studying meditation. Their studies showing us how to be better meditators. And, also revealing which meditation techniques work best for changing the brain.

Effective practice creates new neural pathways in the brain’s reward and happiness circuits. These enhance the networks associated with happiness, productivity, and cognitive ability. 

EcoMeditation is a combination of Tapping and Meditation.

Researcher Dawson Church gathered findings from over 400 scientific studies. He found that 7 simple techniques are the most effective at producing rapid brain change in meditators.   He named this method of 7 techniques EcoMeditation.
Dawson’s research team conducted an MRI study of people who used EcoMeditation for 22 minutes a day.    They found that in 28 days, the brain’s empathy circuit activated, while the “suffering self” dialled down.

In another study, EEG expert Judith Pennington (https://www.judithpennington.com, Pennington et al., 2019) reported that even in novices, “EcoMeditation produced … elevated brain states normally found only after years of meditation practice. EcoMeditation facilitated participants’ ability to induce and sustain the alpha brain waves characteristic of high-level emotional, mental, and spiritual integration … participants were able to carry elevated mental states into waking consciousness.”
Carrying  “elevated emotional states” we  experience in meditation “into waking consciousness”……. has to be a good thing. Jenny Johnston

Many have endorsed Dawson’s work.    e.g. Marilyn Schlitz, PhD, Dean of Transpersonal Psychology at Sofia University, https://noetic.org/profile/marilyn-schlitz/ describes it as, “an evidence-based path to creating a happy, peaceful and resourceful brain.” 

EcoMeditation is  becoming the talk of the town among meditators.

“EcoMeditation produced extraordinarily high levels of Gamma Synchrony … participants acquired elevated brain states normally found only after years of meditation practice. EcoMeditation facilitated participants’ ability to induce and sustain the alpha brain waves characteristic of high-level emotional, mental, and spiritual integration.”

MRI scans show that EcoMeditation decreases activity in the brain regions associated with self-focus and suffering and increases activity in the areas of compassion 

So what is this EcoMeditation?

7 Steps of EcoMeditation: a combination of Meditation and Tapping

Before you begin, turn off your cell phone, laptop, and alerts. Give yourself the gift of 20 minutes of undisturbed time. You can do this first thing in the morning, last thing at night, or during a break in the day. Sit upright in a quiet place where you won’t be interrupted.

Step 1

Use your fingertips to tap on each of the EFT acupressure points in any order, (see previous article/post )while thinking the intention that you are in a calm and peaceful state, and nothing matters except the gift of undisturbed time you are now giving yourself. Tap from top to bottom, and when you get to the last point, start on the first point again.  This is time just for you. Let all your preoccupations vanish, and allow yourself to be fully present. As you tap, say:

“I release any and all blocks to inner peace. I release all tension in my body. I release anything in my past, present or future that stands between me and inner peace.”

Step 2

Stop tapping and relax your hands. Close your eyes, and let your tongue rest loosely on the floor of your mouth.

Step 3

Feel your hands. Feel your feet. Feel the space inside your hands. Feel the space inside your feet. Feel the space inside your legs, your arms, your torso, your neck and head. Feel the space inside your whole body. Picture a big empty space behind your eyes. Picture a big empty space between your eyebrows

If thoughts arise in your mind at any point during the meditation, just let them go. Watch them drift like clouds across the sky, without attachment.

Step 4

Breathe slowly, for 6 seconds per out-breath, and 6 seconds per in-breath. Count to 6 silently each time you breathe in, and each time you breathe out. Notice how relaxed your tongue is. Picture the big empty space behind your eyes. Keep your tongue relaxed.
If physical sensations arise in your body, such as aches or pains, just observe them. You don’t have to do anything about them. Keep your attention focused on your breath, counting 6 seconds in, and 6 seconds out.

Step 5

Visualize the location in your chest where your physical heart resides. Imagine breathing in and out through your heart, while maintaining 6 second in-breaths and 6 second out-breaths. Maintain a relaxed tongue.

Step 6

Imagine a beam of love pouring out through your heart toward a person or place that you love with each out-breath. Stay in this state for several breaths. Notice the big empty space behind your eyes, and how relaxed your tongue is on the floor of your mouth

Step 7

Bring the beam of love back into your body, into the area of your physical heart. Send that love to any part of your body that is uncomfortable or in pain. To end the meditation, take 3 deep 6 second breaths.

When you feel complete with the meditation, return your attention to the room you’re in. Open your eyes and look at the object closest to you, and observe its characteristics, such as colour, texture, and weight. Shift your gaze and look at the object furthest away from you. Notice your breath. Notice the weight of your body on the chair or on the surface on which you’re sitting. Feel your hands and feet. Be aware of the time.

Bring yourself back to the here and now. While a meditative state supports our well-being, it’s also vital to orient yourself to the “real world” and function there effectively at the end of each meditation period.Do this every day for a week, and you’ll notice a difference in how you feel during the rest of the day. Do this every day for a month, and you’ll be hooked! It only requires 20 minutes, though you may want to gradually increase your time frame to 30 or 45 minutes.

What Studies Show About Master Meditators

High-resolution MRIs and EEGs are now showing us what’s going on in the body and brain of a meditation master.

They have large amounts of the slowest brain waves, alpha, theta and delta, as well as the fastest wave, gamma.

They have small amounts of beta, the signature wave of worry and stress.

Their bodies generate a unique “cocktail” of 7 hormones and neurotransmitters, including pleasure chemicals like serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin. Their nervous systems are firing in “coherence,” relaxed but alert.

The happiness centres of their brains are lit up, while the self-absorbed parts shut down. They are literally in “bliss brain.” Amazingly, when novice meditators follow the 7 steps above, “strong echoes” of these very same changes are observed. (Pennington et al., 2019)

Clinical trial eco meditation has found:

  •  Cortisol down 29% Immunity up 27%
  • Heart rate down 5% Happiness up 9%
  • Anxiety down 23% Brain balance up 30%
  • Pain down 43%

Research validating the remarkable benefits of EcoMeditation has been published in peer-reviewed professional journals.eg

Global Advances, 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/journals/2198/https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/journals/2198/

  • Jebim, 

Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine

https://us.sagepub.com › en-us › nam › journal203506

Energy Psychology

Can hypnosis get rid of Anxiety?

a guide for anxious people who may be anxious about hypnotherapy

Yes, hypnosis can help many anxiety disorders, like old “unwanted” habits that relate to anxiety, fears and phobias such as fear of driving over high bridges, fear of flying,  fear of the dentist,  fear of doctors and surgery,  anxiety about needles,  anxiety about storms, social anxiety, body dysmorphia anxiety, picky eating or AFRID (Avoidant  Restrictive Food Disorder), nail-biting anxiety, Tinnitus, hair pulling, sports behaviour and anxiety about sports performance, enhancement, panic, lack of confidence, relationship difficulties, etc.

So, what is the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis is the tool. Hypnotherapy is the means by which the tool works, using hypnosis with psychotherapy and counselling, helping people to change, understand and better use their emotions.

Anxious people may be anxious about how hypnotherapy works 

Evidence shows that hypnosis isn’t just a placebo (sugar pill effect of manifesting the expected result), instead, it does make changes happen in the brain. Neurocognitive research and the use of PET scans and MRI scans, demonstrate this.

What happens during hypnotherapy for anxiety?

Usually In a clinical hypnotherapy session, after a question and answer by the hypnotherapist, she/ he uses different ways to help you get into a trance-like state. Most people find they like to close their eyes and enjoy relaxing. Then awaken to calm relaxed awareness about their issue for the next few days, weeks, months, or years.

During a hypnosis session, your experience helps you relax and focus your mind. This state is similar to sleep, but your mind will be very focused and more able to respond to suggestions. While in this relaxed state, you’re more willing to focus on your subconscious mind.

The hypnotherapist may tell stories, or paint word pictures, or use direct talking to give positive suggestions while you focus your attention in this relaxed, pleasant and comfortable state.  Some people while in hypnosis use their imagination to help them imagine the changes that they want to make, while others half listen and drift off vaguely then returning to half listening.  You are in control.

Most people feel comfortable and just want to relax. At the end of the session, the hypnotherapist may ask you to open your eyes when you are ready, feeling motivated, refreshed, committed to making changes you’ve decided to make in your life. 

Are you worried that hypnotherapy may not work on everyone?

People need to want to change, so it needs to be the right time to change for them.

If a potential client is fearful of hypnosis or believes some of the myths (e.g. they will be made to quack like a duck, as in a stage hypnotist act), then they may not feel that they want to go into hypnosis. However, hypnotherapists are trained to provide information and help the person feel relaxed and in control. So, you need to have a good rapport and trust in the hypnotherapist who needs to understand the things that you want to change and they need to have the knowledge and skills to assist you. Usually when you’re in the office with the clinical hypnotherapist, you remain aware and remember what happens. 

Tried and True: how long has Hypnosis been around?

Hypnosis is one of the world’s oldest sciences.  As early as 3,000 B.C. Egyptians used hypnosis according to ancient hieroglyphics, with evidence of Greeks and Mayans understanding and using it as well. 

Hammond found that “Self hypnosis training represent a rapid, cost effective, non-addictive and safe alternative to medication for the treatment of Anxiety related conditions” Hammond DC “ Neuro therapeutics”, 2010

 

AUSTRALIAN STATISTICS

  • In 2017-18, over half (56.4%) of Australians aged 15 years and over considered themselves to be in excellent or very good health, while 14.7% reported being in fair or poor health. This has remained constant over the last 10 years. 
  • Around one in eight (13.0% or 2.4 million) adults experienced high or very high levels of psychological distress, an increase from 2014-15 (11.7% or 2.1 million).
  • 4.8 million Australians had a mental or behavioural condition
  • In 2017-18, one in five (20.1%) or 4.8 million Australians had a mental or behavioural condition, an increase from 4.0 million Australians (17.5%) in 2014-15. 
  • In 2017-18, 3.2 million Australians (13.1%) had an anxiety-related condition, an increase from 11.2% in 2014-15. 
  • One in ten people (10.4%) had depression or feelings of depression, an increase from 8.9% in 2014-15.

Is it too late to stop smoking at 50? What’s the age limit for quitting smoking?

None!……… It’s never too late to quit smoking. 

Health benefits start immediately, at any age. 

A 50-year-old lady rang me to book in for a stop smoking session ………………………. for her father Frank, 84.

Frank stopped smoking immediately after one clinical hypnotherapy session with me. He bought all his rollies, ashtrays, ifs and butts, and bits and pieces for his session. And dumped them in my bin.

If you quit smoking before you turn 50, you’ll cut the risk of dying in the next 15 years in half, compared to those who keep smoking.

Some people try several times before giving up cigarettes for good.  If that’s you, don’t get discouraged. Instead, think about what led to your relapse, such as your emotions or the social, emotional, and physical environments you were in. 

And ask yourself these questions…….. 

  • How do you feel about your smoking?
  • What are your recent thoughts about quitting smoking? 
  • What do you know about smoking and your family’s health? 
  • What do you think it would be like to stop smoking? 
  • What are your concerns about quitting? 
  • What holds you back from trying to stop smoking? 
  • What do you imagine it would be like if you weren’t a smoker anymore? 
  • What do you think you would need to successfully stop smoking? 

Use your answers as your reasons for quitting

It may be to lower your chance of getting lung cancer, heart disease, or other health conditions and being around for your loved ones 

  • Or to look and feel younger 
  • It may be to protect your family from toxic second-hand smoke 
  • And to breathe easy going up the stairs, regaining your old fitness once again
  • It may be to taste and smell wonderful foods again, fully, exquisitely
  • And to Save all that wasted money, gone up in smoke, putting it to better use

Choose your reason/s …..  Are they strong enough to begin to outweigh the urge to smoke?

Suzy helps you stop smoking in one clinical hypnotherapy session. You delete those old bad habits and all the ifs and butts.

Ring  Suzy  0409 429 101 to chat and make an appointment.

 

 

 

 REFERENCES

  • National Cancer Institute, “Quitting Smoking: Why to Quit and Where to Get Help.”
  • Barnes, J.  The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2010 Oct 6.
  • Tahiri, M. The American Journal of Medicine, 2012 June.
  • American Cancer Society: “Other Methods of Quitting Smoking.”
  • American Cancer Society: “Guide to Quitting Smoking.”
  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis: “Facts About Hypnosis: What is Clinical Hypnosis?”
  • Centre for Tobacco Independence: https://ctimaine.org › uploads › 2018/09 

Weight Loss Issues

Weight loss, hypnotherapy, Wynnum
Hypnotherapy with Suzy Woodhouse, Wynnum

 Did you see the article in the Courier Mail on 7 November 2022 page 3- “ WEIGHTY issue for women”?

 I was surprised the article said more than half of Australian women avoid seeking medical help for their weight management and weight loss. 

It described how over  50% of Aussie  women are reluctant to get medical advice when they are trying to lose weight, anxious they will  be judged

However, during my work as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, I’ve found that people are very keen to start, stay, and work on their weight loss In the VIRTUAL GASTRIC BAND  (VGB) program. 

They’re curious about how they came to put on weight in the first place and what we are going to do about it.

Both Men and women of Wynnum are amazed how without even trying, they lose weight and stick with the now, new normal way of life and relationship with food.

If you are curious, Call Suzy on 0409 429 101  to check out how to benefit from the VGB program too. 

 
 

Covid-19

Since the start of the easing of the COVID-19 restrictions in various states, inquiries to the Hypnotherapy Council of Australia (HCA) websites have had a significant spike.

Between 24 March 2021 and 31 March 2021 days the HCA Register page views were 7576, up 46% on the prevoius week.

It seem that people are reaching out for professional help in the midst of uncertainty.

There is much published evidence that the Coronavirus pandemic has caused a great deal of anxiety in the community.

As hypnotherapists, we are uniquely placed to help those who are distressed. And HCA hopes that these additional searches will result for HCA Registered Hypnotherapists.

For more information on Anxiety, please go to the Anxiety page on this website. suzyshypnotherapy.com.au/anxiety

Book in for your free chat and discovery with Suzy on ph. 0409429101  And let her help you address your issues. SKYPE: suzywoodhouse,  email: suzyw@bigpond.com,  web: https://suzyshypnotherapy.com.au

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