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Get rid of stress – it’s simple.

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Get rid of stress – it’s simple.


If you’re experiencing too much stress in your life, it’s probably making you anxious, irritable and unproductive, affecting your performance at work, your relationships at home, your long term physical and emotional health and, the quality of your life in general.

So why is it that all we seem to hear about these days is stress? Why does it seem to pervade everything we do? Well the simple answer is…pressure.  So much is expected of us  and people are constantly ‘on alert’ and as a result , we are spending increasing amounts of time using our bodies natural stress response.

This instinctive response, which protects us from danger, releases stress hormones directly into the bloodstream. These hormones cause an instant mental, emotional and physical change that provides us with extra awareness, extra endurance and extra strength. So if we were in a dangerous situation, this would help us to survive.

Luckily, we are very rarely in a life threatening situation, however, our subconscious can’t tell the difference between what is actually real and what we are imagining so our bodies respond ‘as if’ we were in actual danger.

 For example, if you were going for an interview or off to present at a meeting, or if you are working towards a deadline, or worrying about missing a train, or when can’t get onto the Internet, or when someone records over our favourite DVD, etc..our bodies still produce the same hormones getting us ready to fight harder or to run quicker.

So the stress hormones get us as fired-up as sprinters crouched and waiting for the starting-gun, however,  because most stressed people don’t release that energy, the stress hormones just keep on working. And as a result, we retain this pent up emotion/feelings and don’t relax.

Stress can have a dramatic impact on the quality of our lives. Stress  can cause a wide range of emotional problems including issues with anger, anxiety, panic, obsessive thoughts and addiction. It can also effect us physically in relation to insomnia and the ability of our immune system to work effectively.

Well I use a combination of hypnotherapy and neuro linguistic programming (NLP) to help you overcome stress quickly and easily, leaving you physically more relaxed, mentally calmer, altogether more confident and most importantly, free of that old unwanted stress. Ultimately, I’ll help you to start living the life you desire.
We will also provide you with the tools required to avoid stress ongoing.

So why contact us?  No matter what you are facing, we are sure that we can help you.  We have a proven track record of success – just look at the testimonials .  We are friendly, informal, affordable and here to help, so no matter what your concern is – get in touch and we can have a no-obligation chat so you can “set yourself free”.

The Many Uses of Hypnosis

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Hypnosis is most commonly associated with losing weight and stopping smoking. However, you can use hypnosis for many, many other things

For example, hypnosis can enhance your athletic performance. Not only can it be used to increase your self-discipline, it can be used to help you focus on your shot, your stroke, your accuracy (depending on the sport you are playing) to improve each little movement which in turn improves your overall performance. The results of using hypnosis for fitness and competition have proven amazing, making this a valuable training tool for athletes in all sports, at any level.

Hypnosis can be used for overcoming your fears. The fear of public speaking, social engagements, claustrophobia, stage fright, a fear of heights, flights, driving or spiders or snakes … these are all areas that can improve dramatically when hypnosis is administered by a professional hypnotherapist.

Then of course, hypnosis can help you to change your bad habits and behaviours such as nail biting, gambling, drinking too much alcohol, drug abuse, pulling your hair, picking your skin, nervous twitches, OCD,  procrastination, anger etc.

Relationships can be improved at home and at the work place by working on any issues that may be holding you back.  Hypnosis can be an excellent tool when applied to school work, studying, or academics in general by giving you the tools to calm your nerves and taking the edge off your stress.

Self confidence,  determination, motivation and concentration … pain control, depression, anxiety, social anxiety, memory improvement, healing, relationships, tension and stress – the list goes on…..hypnotherapy can help you to  overcome all of these issues which can open up an entire world of new opportunities.

If you have an issue that you need help with, call me for a free consultation over the phone to discuss further 07932 084 321

 

Are you going on holiday soon and worried about the flight?

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Did you know that a fear of flying is one of the most common phobias?

Many, many people experience anxiety whilst flying.  Although consciously (and statistically) we know that flying is safer than driving a car, flying is essentially an unnatural thing for people to do so our subconscious kicks in thinking it is protecting us by making us anxious.  Symptoms can include sweating, dry mouth, panic attacks, racing heart beat, hyperventilating, feeling out of control or uncomfortable.

We aren’t born with a fear of flying – it is a learned fear, which may stem from childhood (perhaps if the individual’s parents showed fear) or could have developed after experiencing a negative experience (such as bad turbulence or the plane having to make an emergency landing). Fear of flying may also be caused by other fears and phobias such as claustrophobia or fear of heights.

Many people who come to see me to overcome their fear of flying say that this fear is interfering with holidays or business travel and can sometimes lead to an individual avoiding a career involving travel or a family holiday abroad.  There are different reasons for this fear, such as:

fearing the plane will crash,  claustrophobia,  being out of control,  fear of having a panic attack,  fear of terrorism.

Even being at the airport or boarding a plane may create anxiety for some people. Fear of flying can therefore range from mild anxiety before flying, to a state of terror which can prevent an individual from getting on the plane or even leaving it once they have boarded.

It’s such a shame because people miss out on the excitement of the build up to their holiday.  Some also worry they will transfer this fear to their children.

By accessing the subconscious mind through hypnosis, we can change our reactions and control our fears.  Imagine actually looking forward to go getting on the plane, flying off to a different country and experiencing joy whilst at the airport!

Here are a few of my testimonials about overcoming a fear of flying

Not only did I want to let you know about the flying session, but I weighed myself this morning and I have lost exactly 1 stone now. I am so chuffed! It’s been 2 and half months since we started the sessions and I plateued for a while, but a couple of pounds seemed to have now dropped off quickly. Not bad considering that I do not feel as though I’ve been dieting and I’ve just come back from holiday. In addition, the plane journey this year was the most relaxed one I’ve had in years. I was able to read my book, watch the movie, and I even managed to look out of the window which I always avoid doing. I was expecially pleased as I did not cry during the journey. Even when we were told 1 hour into the return journey that there was a problem with the engine and we had to turn back, there was never the panic and tension that I’d experienced before. We can now contemplate on doing longer haul flights – the only issue this time is being stuck in a plane with 3 kids for a longer period of time 🙂

Thanks for all you help and I will contact you shortly to arrange a weight loss “booster” session.

Best Wishes

Maria


Hi Bridgette,

I’m so sorry I haven’t been in touch but life has been ridiculously nuts!

I have wanted to tell you that you have totally turned my little life around!! I got out to Turkey and back from Turkey without a hitch. My mindset has been so altered, whereas before I was so terrified of flying, now it’s really bearable. I won’t go so far as to say it was enjoyable…but it will not ever hamper my holiday plans or arrangements ever again… Woooooooo Hoooo!!

Just an example of how improved I am… I’ve never left my seat on a plane as I’m too scared to leave it, but I happily had a little wander to the toilet and back again!

Bridgette, you are truly wonderful and have helped me so much.

I look forward to seeing you again soon…hopefully you can work your magic on my other areas of nuttiness!!

Thanks again,

Warmest regards

Kate x


I’m here. I love you x I’m going to become a pilot. Thank you thank you thank you x I have never been so calm and there was a thunder storm! I can’t thank you enough. I’m so excited x

S.C


Very happy to report the hypnotherapy worked really well ! I was so relaxed that morning and no nerves what so ever in the airport. The take off and flight going was perfect, I had a few nerves but nothing like normal.

We really had a great time and I never once thought about flying home.

Thank you so much for your help ( my hubby is very thankful too! )

Lisa

I have been avoiding flying for years and was only able to do so when drugged up to the eyeballs, but deep down I knew this wasn’t a long term solution.  Flying made me panicky and stressed, I would spend weeks worrying about getting to my destination and most of my holiday worrying about the journey home.

I heard of hypnotherapy and thought it sounded like the perfect solution.  Bridgette looked after me very well, taking the time and trouble to really understand my fears and worries.  Being hypnotised was not only very relaxing, but also an amazing opportunity to tidy up my stressed out brain!

After seeing Bridgette I felt really confident and capable that I would be able to fly, and managed to do so with no tears, no stress and most importantly, no drugs.  Not only did I find myself capable of flying, I enjoyed the journey and found myself making plans to visit friends in Australia… something which I never thought would be possible.

Thank you Bridgette!

Natalie B

 

Do you have any fears or phobias?

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Do you have any fears or phobias?

Do you fear flying? Scared of heights?  Scared of spiders?  Frightened of feet?  Afraid of appearing on stage? Terrified of trains? Petrified of presentations? Wary of water? Anxious around animals?  Dodging the dentist?

A fear of flying is a learned fear, which may stem from childhood (perhaps if the individual’s parents showed fear) or could have developed after experiencing a particularly terrifying experience (such as bad turbulence or the plane having to make an emergency landing). Fear of flying may also be caused by other fears and phobias such as claustrophobia, fear of heights or agoraphobia. Misunderstandings of the principles of aviation can fuel a fear of flying too.
Treatment
Hypnotherapy can often really help individuals suffering from fears and phobias.  Hypnosis can be used to communicate with the subconscious mind and re-evaluate thinking patterns and behaviour. Hypnotherapy can also help an individual to relax and access a calm, focussed state of mind to help them control their fear.So why contact us?  No matter what you are facing, we are sure that we can help you.  We have a proven track record of success – just look at the testimonials .  We are friendly, informal, affordable and here to help, so no matter what your concern is – get in touch and we can have a no-obligation chat so you can “set yourself free”.