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If you want to stop smoking………read on!

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Firstly, why do you want to stop?    We all have different reasons!

Are you fed up with stinking like an ashtray? Are you afraid of an extra risk of cancer? Do you want to improve your health / breathe easier? Is it financial reasons? Are you embarrassed about having stinky breath? Are friends and family nagging you?  Are you worried about aging prematurely.  Is it inconvenient standing out in the cold and rain?  Do you feel controlled by fags?

If you have tried to stop before, do you know why it didn’t work?

Was your will power not strong enough?  Peer pressure?  Were you stressed?  Angry?  Fed up?  Did alcohol play a part?  Are you making excuses?

Are you scared to stop?

Most people are afraid to stop smoking – what if you fail?  What if you succeed?  These fears cause you to sabotage any attempt to stop.    Do you worry about what you will do with your hands?  What if I get stuck in a traffic jam, what will I do if I don’t smoke?  How will I deal with stress?  How will it change me?  It’s what I have always done?  You can overcome these fears if you understand them – you will find a way to work it out.

If what you are doing isn’t working, then do something else!

For example, if taking nicotine doesn’t help you to stop smoking, taking nicotine some other way isn’t likely to help you stop smoking either.  The physical habit of smoking will not be replaced by a nicotine substitute.

What is the best method for me to stop smoking?

We are all different and so certain methods will be successful for some and not for others.  So, if your friend stopped by using the conscious act of willpower, this does not necessarily mean it will work for you or if you know someone who succeeded with hypnotherapy, that doesn’t necessarily signify it is the right therapy for you (but of course it might be as hypnotherapy has one of the highest success rates in stopping smoking!).

Choose the right hypnotherapist for you

There are many people out there promising they can stop you smoking.  The only person who can stop you smoking is YOU.  A therapist can HELP you to stop smoking.  When choosing the right therapist for you, check their qualifications.

So if you would like help to stop smoking, give me a call on 07932 084321  for a no obligation chat or email me Bridgette@123relax.co.uk

I also help people to  lose weight, overcome fears / phobias / anxiety / stress / insomnia/ lack of confidence and most emotional issues, I also teach hypnobirthing antenatal classes.

 

 

 

Tips to reduce Stress

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Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure, when you feel unable to cope, which can cause health problems

We all experience stress at one stage or another. It can be caused by health issues, money worries, constant worrying, loneliness, pressure at work, no work, lack of control, family problems, bereavement, divorce and many other reasons.  Stress is recognised to be one of the main causes of sick absence from work and it seems that more and more children are suffering with stress due to school or peer pressure.  However, a situation that feels stressful to one person may be motivating to someone else and this can be down to our past experiences, our leant behaviours, our thought processes and our own level of self-esteem.

So how can hypnotherapy help reduce stress levels……………..

Stress is caused by our subconscious protecting us.  We may go into a fight or flight response when we are in an uncomfortable situation.  Our subconscious can’t tell the difference between what is real and what we are imagining so it sometimes acts as if we are in a life threatening situation when in fact all we are doing is for eg. a presentation in front of 20 people or starting a new job!  We are then left with all this extra energy with nowhere for it to go.  This can leave us with feelings of stress, anxiety, anger, depression, frustration, insomnia and mood swings

Being stressed is a physical reaction as much as an emotional one. Stress is everywhere in our lives these days. You cannot change that, but you can change your reaction to it.  The aim is to find ways of managing stress and using it to our advantage

Self-hypnosis – tips for relaxation

Hypnosis is known to be a powerful tool to help reduce stress.  In fact, hypnotherapy for stress can be effective even after just one session

You can complement your hypnotherapy sessions with self-hypnosis at home.

1. Find a place where you can relax and be free of too many distractions e.g. your favourite chair, lying on your bed.

2. Take in a slow deep breath, imagining you are breathing in positive thoughts and feelings and then gently close your eyes.  As you exhale, relax your body as much as you can and blow away any worries, stress and negative thoughts.

3. Count down from 10 -1 with each deep breath, feeling yourself sinking deeper and deeper into the chair.  When you get to 1, imagine the most peaceful place for you, whether it’s a tropical beach, a beautiful garden or maybe your home.

4. Then repeat positive affirmations.  For eg.  I am calm…..I am relaxed…..I am in control

Whatever you say to yourself in your mind, make sure it is positive (so don’t say to yourself…I am not stressed… as the subconscious does not recognise the negative.)

After approximately 2 mins, you can count out 1,2,3, open your eyes and continue with your day.  I if you do this every day for two weeks, you will find that you start to think more positively.

 

Hypnobirthing – The Wise Hippo

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Hypnobirthing, the Wise Hippo Way is a fun, educational preparation class for pregnant women and their birthing partners.  Why a hippo you may ask?  Well, if a female hippo can go off and birth her babies easily and without a fuss, why can’t us human females do the same?

I absolutely love teaching this course as it enables women to actually look forward to the birth of their baby, rather than fearing it.  Hypnobirthing is not just about birthing babies, it’s empowering women to make the right choices for them and their babies.  Hypnobirthing is not against medical intervention, it’s against unnecessary intervention.

Wouldn’t it be great to look back at your birth experience as a positive one whether you have a natural birth without pain relief, a caesarean, an epidural or water birth.  Whatever turn your birthing takes, you will look back at it feeling in control.

Group classes are run on Saturday mornings or Tuesday evenings in N21 / Enfield

http://www.123relax.co.uk/hypnobirthing-r

Bridgette Mansfield Hypnotherapy

07932 084 321

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Look good for the party season and lose weight once and forever.

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There are only 13 weeks till Christmas! Yay (Sorry, I had to get that in!)
This means, that if you wanted to,  you could lose a couple of stones comfortably and safely before Christmas
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So, is it the right time for you to lose weight and deal with the underlying causes for over eating once and forever? Then click here…

Have you  tried every diet going, only to feel like a failure when you haven’t reached your target weight? Or maybe you are one of those people who did achieve their goal only to pile it all back on once you came off the diet.  Well, the good news is that the only lasting results come from changing your eating habits and learning to eat how slim people do.

Perhaps your self-esteem has taken a beating because you are upset with your inability to stay on a diet. If you’ve ever looked in the mirror and thought ‘yuk!,” then you know that hideous feeling

Have you ever disbelieved one of your slim, beautiful friends when they have said something like this – ‘I eat all I want and don’t gain any weight.’  Maybe you thought, ‘Yeah right!  They must be starving themselves.’  Well the truth is, is that they do eat all they want they just don’t have the desire or need to overeat or snack on unhealthy foods

The safest, kindest way to lose weight is to deal with the emotional reasons why you are overeating. ‘Using’ food to solve problems or make yourself feel better doesn’t work.  You may not even be aware that you are eating ‘emotionally’.

So if you are bored, read a book.  If you feel unloved, call a friend, or if you feel sad, watch a funny film.  There are a lot of other things you can do to solve your emotional needs rather than stuffing down a cream cake.   If you are eating to feed an emotion, the food will not take away that emotional pain but actually add to it as you will then feel like you have let yourself down by eating when not physically hungry and stopping yourself from acheiving your goal weight.

We can help you to increase your self–esteem, boost your motivation and determination to achieve your target weight.  You will also learn how to discern ‘real’ hunger from ‘fake’ hunger and find out what triggers your overeating and bingeing.  By eliminating negative self-talk and be your own best friend, you can become a happier, better person

A great tip – every time you think you are hungry – drink a glass of water first!  Make this your habit.

Losing weight through hypnosis is one of the safest, long term ways of achieving and maintaining  weight loss sensibly.  Most overweight people are simply eating more food than their body requires. There is a reason why you do this and hypnotherapy enables you to recognise when you are physically hungry and when you are emotionally hungry (e.g. when you are bored, depressed etc).
Not only will you lose weight , but you will actually take pleasure from saying ‘NO’ to any foods that will interfere with you losing weight.  Most clients leave the sessions feeling optimistic and in control of their weight.
If you would like to know more about hypnotherapy and how it could help you or a loved-one, please visit my website or just give me a call.
So book in now to get all your sessions before Christmas so that you can fit into that dress for any special do’s you have coming up!

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”.

It is National No Smoking Day on Wednesday 13th March

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It is National No Smoking Day on Wednesday 13th March 

Would you like to say ‘No’ to the offer of  a cigarette standing outside in the freezing cold on 13th March and feel good about it?

Are you embarrassed about that stink on your breath or clothes?
Do you feel ashamed that cigarettes have a control over you?
Do you want to improve your health / breathe easier?
Are the cost of cigarettes hurting your pocket?
Are friends and family nagging you?
Are you afraid of an extra risk of cancer?

If you have answered yes to any of the above, then read on…….

Are you scared to stop or making excuses?
How will you deal with stress?  What if you fail?  What if you succeed?  These fears cause you to sabotage any attempt to stop.  You can overcome these fears if you understand them – you will find a way to work it out.

If what you are doing isn’t working, then do something else ………….stop trying to stop with the methods you have used and failed with, because they don’t work for you. For example, if using nicotine patches doesn’t help you to stop smoking, taking nicotine some other way isn’t likely to help you stop smoking either.

Think about how you can stop?
WillPower…….Acupuncture………..Patches………..and of course…………. Hypnosis………… (one of the best ways to help you stop – just have a look at my testimonials :).  I’m sure you know someone who has stopped smoking but the method that they used doesn’t necessarily signify it is the right method for you (but of course it might be :).

P.S.
There are many people out there promising they can stop you smoking.  The only person who can stop you smoking is YOU.  A therapist can HELP you to stop smoking.  When choosing the right therapist for you, check their qualifications.  Money back guarantees are usually a bad idea and more expensive does not mean better.

How are you doing with your New Year’s Resolutions?

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How are you doing with your New Year’s Resolutions?

If you’ve been successful, congratulations!  If not, don’t feel bad that you joined the gym, went a couple of times and haven’t been since…… most people break theirs after a couple of days! Read on…..

Did you focus on what you ’should’ do and not on what you want or build in failure before you have even started?   This is an easy trap to fall into. After all, there are plenty of things we probably ’should do’, ‘ought to’, ‘have to’ that didn’t seem a lot of fun, at any time of year and then build in failure on top of that and you have practically hypnotised yourself to fail.
The following start with ‘problem focused’ statements. It’s a classic case of ‘don’t think of a pink elephant’ – your brain can’t process these statements without making you think about what youdon’t want.

Make the following changes:

‘I should really lose some weight’      to      ‘I’m going to look fantastic in my bikini on the beach!’
‘I need to get fit this year’      to      ‘I want to have a toned body’
‘I ought to give up smoking’      to      ‘ ‘I am going to have a clean smelling breath!’
‘I have to do my tax return’      to      ‘My tax return will be dealt with on time’
‘I must cut down on my drinking’      to      ‘I am going to look after my mind and body’
“I’m going to lose that 15 pounds this year, I hope”      to      ‘I am going to achieve my target weight’
“I’m going to try to lose those 15 pounds”      to      ‘I will be my desired weight’
“I’m going to lose 15 pounds—at least for a while.”      to      ‘I will be slim and fit for life’

Did you rely on willpower?  Smokers are particularly fond of this one. The idea is that if you exert enough of this magical force, you will somehow be able to overcome your real desires (’cravings’, ‘temptations’ etc) and stop yourself doing what you desperately want to (smoking cigarettes, eating cream buns, drinking too much etc.).
The big problem with willpower is that it’s hard work. You have to force yourself to go to the gym and remember not to eat that cream bun! You have to be vigilant at all times, avoiding giving in to weakness.  After all, you’re only human – sooner or later, your resolution cracks and you wake up the next morning cross with yourself for not being strong enough to resist temptation.
Fortunately with the use of hypnosis, you don’t need to worry about willpower.

The only way to keep a resolution is to get the subconscious and the conscious in agreement.  If our conscious was the part that was in control, it would be easy to stop smoking/drinking/biting nails, however it’s the subconscious that is control and that is why we need to access it and the best way to do that is through hypnosis.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”.

Weight Control.

February is a great time to reaccess your eating habits and finally get rid of those extra pounds forever.  So, if you started a diet in January and you have already given up, hypnosis is the way forward for you.  Losing weight through hypnosis is not about dieting (the word ‘diet’ puts your subconsious into a state of alert, self survival kicks in thus making you want to eat more  just incase you are going to starve).  It’s about looking after yourself and being kind to your body.  You will find the weight comes off easily and effortlessly – and you don’t have to rely on willpower!

Want to find out what HypnoBirthing(The Mongan Method) is all about?  I will be doing a free talk at the end of Jackie’s yoga class in St Peter’s Hall, Vera Avenue, Grange Park, N21 this Thursday 7th February at 7.30pm.   It is an opportunity for you to meet us and to hear more about the benefits of HypnoBirthing and how it can help pregnant mothers and their partners.  This is absolutely FREE to attend.  Please email us to register your interest and we will do the rest.

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

 

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.
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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”.