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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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Top tips for Christmas

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Top tips for Christmas

I love Christmas – watching the kids open their presents, spending time with friends and family, fantastic food, a tipple or two, singing on the karaoke, winning all the board games…I could go on but that’s enough about me!

However, sometimes this time of year brings over indulgence, arguments and having to put up with relatives you haven’t seen all year!

So here’s a few tips to help you to stay in control.  It’s all about moderation.  We all need to have fun and enjoy ourselves or life would be very dull.

  • For those of you who like to have a drink, make sure you have a glass of water in between each alcoholic drink.  Just doing this will not only stop you drinking as much but also keep you hydrated so the hang over won’t be so bad.
  • Have a glass of water before you put anything to eat in your mouth. This will help you to realise if you are actually hungry or just thirsty.
  • Only eat when you are actually hungry for food and not hungry for love, excitement or to overcome boredom or stress
  • Take a deep breath and relax your shoulders when in the company of someone who irritates you!  Don’t over react and cause an unnecessary scene!
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And why not help yourself…..we can help you to stop smoking, lose weight, sleep well, gain confidence, the list goes on …..have a look at the testimonials .  We are friendly, informal, affordable and here to help, so no matter what your concern is – get in touch and book your session in for January now!   Or call 07932 084 321 for a no-obligation chat.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

Fear of Hypnosis

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The Fear of Hypnosis

Many people are afraid of hypnosis.  The reason for this is that they don’t really know what hypnosis is.  Some people imagine spinning eyes, like Kaa in Jungle Book.  When thinking of hypnosis, some people think that it is something that is done to you sometimes against your will!

So I am going to dispel the myths of hypnosis.  Here are some questions people ask me:

Are you going to make me cluck around like a chicken?  No

Will I be made to do something I don’t want to do or wouldn’t normally do?         No, you can’t be made to do anything that you don’t want to do.

What are you going to do to me?  I‘m not going to ‘do’ anything to you.  All hypnosis is self hypnosis, I just guide you into hypnosis and give you the tools and information you need to overcome your problem.

Will I be asleep?  No, but it can feel like a state of deep relaxation  – the  state you naturally go into when going to sleep at night.  So, it’s more like how you feel just before you go to sleep or when you first wake up in the morning when you are so relaxed you just can’t be bothered to move.

Will I be able to drive afterwards?  Yes

What does hypnosis feel like?  People have different experiences in hypnosis.  Some feel light, some feel heavy, some may get tingles in hteir hands or feet.  Daydreaming is a form of hypnosis

Can I get stuck in hypnosis?  No, just like you can’t get stuck in a daydream.

What if I can’t go into hypnosis?  Everyone over the age of 5 and who can follow instructions is hypnotisable.  The only reason you wouldn’t go into hypnosis is if you stop yourself.  It’s all about aloowing yourself to go into hypnosis.

Hypnotherapy is very effective in helping you with many areas in your life.

If there is anything else you would like to know about hypnosis, send an email to info@123relax.co.uk

 

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.

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.
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”.