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A team of 100 doctors and medical professionals made a statement from King’s College, London, to mark World Obesity Day, on March 3. In it they suggested that calling people fat or lazy must stop – as it was hindering the fight against obesity.
Their paper is published in Nature magazine. It makes it clear that it is not only choice and behaviour that leads to obesity, but also the effects of genetics and environment. They recognise that many obese people may suffer stigma and discrimination – in the workplace, the education system, the media, and the public health sphere. Their behaviour may well be to refuse to do anything about it.
As obesity can lead to a number of serious and positively life-threatening conditions – this is obviously a worry to professionals. But it can also affect quality of life and lead to psychological conditions – such as depression and low self esteem.
Whist it’s all very well to highlight this, and launch a Pledge to Eradicate Weight Stigma, not much is actually proposed to go about acheiving this.
It could always be argued that the truth hurts, and maybe it will motivate people to lose weight. But bullying and harrassment is hardly likely to encourage people to change anything in their lives. There is a need for positivity and support in making even the smallest of changes.
One of our clients said, when booking her sessions at Effective Hypnosis, that she was horrified to see that her doctor had referred to her as an obese female ( when she thought she was just a little podgy). At the end of her 6 week program she had lost 2 stones and had a respectble healthy weight of 9 stones. She found that her severe fatigue had disappeared too.
Hypnotherapy had given her the motivation to control her emotions and responses and healthy choices followed. Do have a look at the hundreds of testimonials to our work in www.thebestof.co.uk/local/ealing and our website www.effectivehypnosis.co.uk to see how you could escape from stigma and social exclusion too.
Matthew Hall, Master in Clinical Hypnosis and Specialist in Psychosexual Dysfunction
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The Sunday Times today (24.2.19) claims that opioid addiction has reached epidemic proportions in the Uk – leading to five people every day dying through overdoses, and many more admitted to hospital for overdose treatment.
Whilst we admire the highlighting of the problem, this may be sensationalism. Alcohol related deaths are three times this number, yet nobody has claimed that this is an epidemic.
The Sunday Times says that prescribing seems to be out of control – as many Britons are given the highly addictive drugs for chronic pain, but use is supposed to be short term. Use is intended merely to stop the pain, not to heal it. There are side effects and those who take them long term tend to develop a dependence.
Dr Andrew Green, the British Medical Association’s clinical and prescribing lead, calls for immediate action. But, it is claimed, many GP’s don’t have access to alternatives. Evtan Alexander, of UK Addiction Treatment, says “It is vital that alternatives to medication are provided.”
Hypnotherapy presents a natural, drug free, way to heal pain. Self hypnosis can be taught as a skill for life to bring pain symptoms under control and then build a better future. We can also deal with opiod addiction .
Addicted Youngsters – Cannabis
A study has recently been published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry – looking at joint research completed by the Univerities of Oxford, in the UK, and McGill, in the USA. They studied more than 23,000 people who had used cannabis in their teen years, and measured this against the risk of depression. They found that the risk was raised by 40%, and suggest that half a million people could have avoided depression by avoiding cannabis.
Professor Andrea Capriani says ” Regular use during adolesence is associated with lower acheivement at school, addiction psychosis, and neurological decline, increased risk of motor vehicle crashes, as well as the respiratory problems that are associated with smoking ”
Of course, it isn’t only the user that suffers and pays the price. Parents suffer the bereavement of their hopes and dreams when confronted by complete lack of motivation. If the users are young parents themselves, children suffer through bad parenting. If they are in work, employers have to put up with workers who are checked out from reality – spaced out when they smoke and irritable and nasty when they don’t.
Hypnotherapy is about creating permanent change. Please see www.thebestof.co.uk/local/ealing for over 300 testimonials from satisfied West London customers.
Matthew Hall, Master in Clinical Hypnosis
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The Times reports on 9.2.18 that the number of children with a gambling problem has doubled in the UK in the last two years. Accoring to the Gambling commission, about 55, 000 between the ages of 11 and 16 are addicted. One in seven gambles every week.
They are said to be seduced by the flashing lights, the candy-coloured games, the promise of easy wins. Online games are bright and alluring, designed with Disney colours and cute cartoon characters. whilst online gambling is illegal for children, some use their parents credit card details.
Live sport is laced with adverts for bookies and stars encourage watchers to get a bet on. online gaming may be offered free by some, but children can buy ‘loot boxes’ of special powers or ‘skins’ which can be gambled with as digital currency.
Gambling appears to have been normalised and more than ever seems to involve children.
Effective Hypnosis runs a successful Gambling Cessation program and welcomes referrals.
Matthew Hall, Master in Clinical Hypnosis
The number of school aged students in America addicted to vaping doubled in the year between 2017 and 2018 – according to a study by the University of Michigan. This has been described as an epidemic by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA Commissioner called for cessation drugs for teens. A texting service has been set up to provide coaching on quitting.
Whilst E- cigarettes were first marketed as smoking cessation tools it is thought that sweet flavoured ones have enticed teens to start and many of them also smoke as well. The industry that first produced an antismoking device is now called upon to create quitting vaping drugs.
There are worries about e-cigarettes having equally disastrous effects on cardiovasculasr health as cigarettes do. But they are regarded as generally safer than smoking.
Effective hypnosis provides a totally natural, drug free way to stop smoking in Ealing W5 2RS and Hillingdon UB10 0PS. Please see www.thebestof.co.uk/local/ealing for 300+ testimonials from satisfied customers.
Matthew Hall, Master in Clinical Hypnosis
The Sunday Telegraph Online – 3.2.19 – features a sponsered advert for Viagra explaining the six most common psychosexual problems. Much of it is quoting Kate Moyle – Psychosexual Psychotherapist. She says that the longer sexual problems go on for, the more prominent they can become, because of a cycle of anxiety – the more anxious we get, the more prevalent the problem.
Anxiety 1 is presented as Erectile Dysfunction. This is experienced by 4.3 million men in the UK. The causes can be both physical and psychological. She advises that a GP should rule out a physical cause before therapy is tried.
Anxiety 2 – not being in the mood. She says that there is no normal and that couples should reduce pressure by not expecting instant arousal. GPs can help with worries.
Anxiety 3 – Sex is painful. Do get checked out by a GP for physical causes.
Anxiety 4 – Premature Ejaculation. Gps can check for physical causes, but again, there is no normal.
Anxiety 5 – Lack of confidence in the bedroom. This can be caused by lack of experience as well as a body confidence issue. There is no normal. Increased execise or diet may help with body confidence.
Anxiety 6 Lack of orgasm. There is no normal. There may be psychological issues that therapy can help with.
Hypnotherapy may help too. Matthew Hall, of Effective Hypnosis Hillingdon UB10 0PS and Ealing W5 2RS is currently training for a Diploma in Psychosexual Dysfunction and welcomes referrals.
Many people try to give up alcohol in January, when they are broke, and realise how much their drinking got out of control over Christmas. Divorce petitions are high and alcohol may be involved.
Some make giving up a New Year’s Resolution. Some also get in on the bandwagon of group support through Dry January or Alcoholics Anonymous. But what happens if they fail? Is there another way?
This week I recieved a testimonial stating that someone had given up alcohol and cocaine with Effective Hypnosis. This is fantastic news. I have been growing and developing my method, of using Clinical Hypnosis alongside Neuro Linguistic Programming and Thought Field Therapy, since 2000. But each case is unique – so I make my therapy bespoke to the individual. I have over 300 published testimonials on www.thebestof.co.uk/local/ealing – do have a look.
So, if you gave in to the demon drink or didn’t find group support was for you – don’t panic. Hypnotherapy could be the answer for you. I can gear sessions towards giving up completely or cutting down to moderate consumption.
Matthew Hall, Master in Clinical Hypnosis
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BLOG POST 25.1.19
A study from Cambridge University has been published in the journal PLOS Genetics. Over 14,000 people were included in the study, at The Wellcome Institute of Metabollic science. They were looking at how some people can eat what they want and still not put on any weight – despite not being involved in physical activity. They identified a series of genes which seemed to speed up a person’s metabolism or burn fat more quickly. They concluded that 18% of thinness is written in our DNA
So, are we fated, or doomed to live in overweight bodies if we are amoungst the 82% who don’t have these genes?
The short answer is no. We can exercise to speed up the metabolism.We can drink more water than we normally do. This speeds up the metabolism. We can get more sleep than we normally do. |This speeds up the metabolism.
We can use Meridean Therapy to speed up the metabolism. Meridean Therapies EFT and TFT teach tapping techniques to remove blockages to normal functioning – in the case of blocked metabolism to remove blockageas to become faster, stronger and more efficient.
We can use hypnotherapy to get the metabolism fired up to the perfect level for burning fat faster, and processing food quickly and efficiently. This will lead to weight loss naturally – as your body stops storing excess fat and sugar from your food. But we can also use hypnotherapy to decrease addiction to sugary foods, increase use of water rich foods, and encourage both gentle and calorie burning exercise.
Please see www.thebestof/local/ealing for testimonials to Effective Hypnosis on the success with EFT, TFT and Hypnotherapy in West London.
Matthew Hall, Master in Clinical Hypnosis
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The Royal College of Physicians has said that obesity should be viewed as a disease – not as a lifestyle choice. Now, of course there are medical conditions and medications that lead to obesity, which people cannot do anything about. But, the implication is that all obesity is uncontrollable.
This is not so. We are not condemnmed to live our lives constantly grazing on whatever titbits take our fancy. We are not condemned to eat sugar laden foods and live sedentary lives. If people give a little more attention to what they eat, when they eat and where they eat, then they can begin to make small changes in their weight. If they make a commitment to regular exercise as well then they can make bigger chages in their weight.
Hypnotherapy can help by convincing the subconscious mind that someone doesn’t need sugar addiction and can find fulfillment in other food intake. It can also help withencouraging them to get active and feel good about their body. It doesn’t promise to deliver the body of a supermodel. But if someone follows a program that leads them to lose 2- 5 pounds a week for a period of six weeks they can begin to see a real change. if they carry on following that program for six months or a year then they can be really happy with what they see.
Most resolutions taken up in January are abandoned by mid February> Hypnotherapy aims to encourage more long term change.
Do have a look at testimonials to the work of Effective Hypnosis in Ealing W5 2RS and Hillingdon UB10 0PS on www.thebestof.co.uk/local/ealing and you may see what we mean.
Matthew Hall, Master in Clinical Hypnosis
Today’s Daily Mail reports on a University of Sussex study on those who had taken part in the 2018 Dry January – the annual challenge to give up alcohol for 31 days. They were presented with three surveys, over a period of eight months, and the study reports these benefits –
93% had a sense of achievement
88% saved money
82% thought more deeply about their relationship with alcohol
80% felt more in control of their drinking
76% learned more about when and why they drank
71% realised they didn’t need a drink to enjoy themselves
71% slept better
70% had generally improved health
67% had more energy
58% lost weight
57% had better concentration
54% had better skin
According to a Youguv report – 10% of those who drink are going to try Dry January 2019.
Matthew Hall, Master in Clinical Hypnosis
07732391008 / 01895810772
Blog post 4.8.18
Smoking cost To Rise Again?
The Sun tells us, on 3rd August, that researchers from the University of Bath have suggested that the amount of tax charged on smoking is not enough to stop people from smoking. They point out that, whenever the price of smoking goes up, smokers sacrifice other things in order to keep smoking. But if the price of smoking 20 cigarettes were to be increased from £10 to £20 by 2020, the researchers think, – it would make a real impact. £20 a day would lead to an annual cost of over £7000.
They tell us that Australia has increased the smoking tax to £20 a pack. However, the Sun does not tell us if this made any impact. Also, the minimum wage is £15 an hour in Australia but nothing like that here.
Of course, price does have an impact on people deciding to stop. But Effective Hypnosis finds that Health is the number one concern when people present themselves for Smoking Cessation.
A sugar tax – on sugary drinks – is to be introduced today, in the UK. The stated aim of the tax is to combat obesity. The levy will tax the soft drinks industry – who will pass this cost on to consumers – as follows; –
An extra 18p per litre if the drink contains more than 5g of sugar per 100ml, or 24p per litre if the drink contains more than 8g per 100ml.
Some products were below the 5g mark, so were not going to be effected – Tango, Lilt and R Whites. A lot of manufacturers adjusted their formulas to avoid this tax – Fanta, Sprite, Ribina and Irn bru should not be increasing price,s as they have changed. But Pepsi, Coca Cola, Red Bull and Old Jamaican Ginger beer are all going to be taxed, and therefore prices will increase.
It is thought that the tax will raise £520 million a year, which will go to promoting sport in primary schools. Many have speculated that sugar addicts will just continue and pay the increase, but the government hopes that levels of obesity and diabetes will decrease significantly.
For help with Sugar Addiction and Weight Loss please see www.effectivehypnosis.co.uk
Matthew Hall, Master in Clinical Hypnosis
01895810772 / 07732391008
This week the media has lamented celebrity Ant McPharlin’s enforced return to rehab. Dr Max Pemberon has reminded Daily Mail readers of his view that alcoholism is not a disease – but rather a choice. He feels that the so-called disease model of alcoholism helps no one. He quotes an article in medical journal Lancet Psyciatry in 2015 that states that research does not support the disease view.
“Alcoholic addiction represents an inappropriate coping strategy for intense emotional pain and psychological distress – calling alcoholism a disease removes personal responsibility” He says, adding that if people do not take responsibilty they are unlikely to change.
Of course, no amount of rehabs, pills, or therapy will be effective in treating addiction unless the addict makes the choice to change.
Hypnotherapy provides an excellent tool for therapeutic change.
It has recently been made public in the news that antidepressants actually work. The newspapers picked up the report from The Lancet’s publication of an Oxford University study of over 500 trials – of use of placebos compared to use of prescribed antidepressants in treating depression. They concluded that drugs do work in helping most people with depression, by lifting their moods. Around 60% of people respond by two months, with about 50% reduction in symptoms. They also reported that talking therapies work equally well for moderate to severe depression.
It does seem odd that this is news. Some antidepressants have been in use since the 1950’s, and it seems a little late to be reporting on trials. But, as John Naish points out, in the Daily Mail, this research was funded by the phamaceutical companies, in order to encourage more prescriptions.
The Mail points out that studies only looked at the response over a period of two months, which does not fulfil the requirements of NICE as a clinical study.
The debate is about whether or not symptoms of depression are merely about clinical imbalance, or lots of problems triggered by a variety of causes. If it is purely clinical imbalance then drugs may help. But if psychological support is needed – then can GPs surgeries afford it?
There have been lots of comments posted by the public to newspaper reports on how the authors have responded – both positively and negatively to antidepressants.
As to the effectiveness of talking therapies –
Hypnotherapy aims to treat the causes rather than just the symptoms. A hypnotherapist realises that the cause may be reaction to a traumatic event – and can use many techniques to change a clients perception. We can deal with unfinished business and release stored sorrow or anger. Hypnotherapy teaches techniques to improve mood and motivate people to build self esteem.
We don’t want anyone to throw away their medication, but we do provide a valid alternative.
The Daily Express ran an article yesterday on using hypnosis to cut down on drinking. They were reporting on a newly published book called ‘Drink Less In 7 Days’ by Georgia Foster, and sent a reporter to attend one of Georgia’s workshops.
Georgia stated that many of her clients found it easy to do Dry January, but went back to their old habits once February came. She says that this is because they make a conscious decision to abstain for a period, but the message doesn’t get through to the deeper mind, so it is not permanent. Hypnosis, however, speaks directly to the unconscious mind, where habits are formed, and can lead to permanent change.
The reporter said that she was able to change her drinking habits.
Do have a look at the hypnotherapy page on www.thebestof.co.uk/local/ealing for information on a West London service for hypnotherapy.
blog post 28.1 18
Sugar Free February
How was Dry January? Did you manage to quit alcohol for a month? Coming up soon is the Sugar Free February challenge. The idea is that someone gets people to sponsor them to give up sugar for a month – in order to raise funds for Cancer Research.
Last year celebrity Chris Evans did both Dry January and Sugar Free February ( in all probability giving up alcohol for two months).
Why Do It ?
In Britain we consume an average of 700g of sugar a week – that’s 140 teaspoons each. This means taking on a lot of calories without any nutrients. It may provide short term energy, but we will quickly crave more as it is shortlived. Too much fructose can cause liver problems. Sugar harms insulin function and it therefore drives diabetes. it releases dopamine into the brain, which can cause addiction.
Cancer research suggests that you will feel great – without so much junk food; that it will boost your intake of healthy, nutrient, foods – like fruit, veg, wholegrains and pulses; that you will learn to be a better cook; and that this will improve your will power.
What they don’t mention is that you will have peer group supportt from those that have sponsored you.
Effective Hypnosis would like to wish all those who attempt Sugar Free February the greatest success in raising funds.
Matthew Hall, Master in Clinical Hypnosis
Yesterday’s Daily Mail tells of how Charlotte Coker, from Wellington, responded to the hypnotic gastric band.
She had gone to a hypnotherapist suffering from anxieties and desparate to lose weight. The weight had piled on due to over indulgence in crisps and fizzy drinks.
Following Hypnotic Gastric Band treatment her panic attacks disappeared, as did cravings for unhealthy food. She was not only filled with confidence – she shrunk three dress sizes and lost three stones in weight. She told the DM that she felt that she had taken on a new lease of life.
Hypnosis works because the mind believes what it is told and acts accordingly. When told, under hypnosis, that she had had a gastric band fitted, Charlotte believed that she wasn’t hungry and consumed less food.
Matthew Hall, Master in Clinical Hypnosis
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A study from Man’s Health Forum has shown that 55% of overweight men thought that their weight was “Just about right”, and were less likely than women to take action – believing that most weight loss programs were designed for women.
Sadly, men are at more risk of diabetes and heart failure – so should take more notice than women. Ironically, men are more successful at weight loss programs.
On November 14th 2017 Alexandra Thompson reports, in the Daily Mail, on Tracy Hoff – a Type 2 Diabetic from Chichester. She had tried to reverse her diabetes with diet and execise through slimming clubs, but found no success – because the clubs had failed to change her attitude to foods. She then tried the Virtual Gastric Band – a hypnotic technique that reprogrammed her thoughts about eating – allowing her to be more mindful about eating.
Her weight has shrunk from 17.7 to 13 stones – although she is still hoping to lose another stone. Her dress size has gone from 24 – 16. She no longer requires life preserving insulin injections, and hopes to reverse the process of diabetes.
In the popular soap opera, Coronation Street, Robert Preston has recenty been seen to steal money from a till and head to a casino to raise the £5000 that he has promised to another character. After losing to begin with, he then puts about £200 on a Red spin of the roulette wheel – and, amazingly, wins the £5000 he needs to pay his debt.
This is irresponsible on many levels. First, because it gives the message that someone can solve their problems by gambling. Also, because it gives the message that it’s ok to steal to gamble. But also, it gives totally unrealistic odds – you won’t find any casino offering a 20-1 bet on a 50- 50 chance. This will only encourage people to start gambling.
At Effective Hypnosis, we do find that many people won’t stop when they are trying to win back what they have lost. We aim to create a revulsion to gambling, and encourage an internal dialogue between the different ego states, so that gambling becomes less attractive. Do have a look at our website – www.effectivehypnosis.co.uk
Today’s Metro reports on a study for charity Relate that shows only one third of us are happy with our sex lives and one of the main reasons given is loss of interest. The five main causes for low libido are given as –
Depression – low levels of serotonine and dopamine can lead to lack of desire
Stress – producing cortisol and adenaline – that may turn off desire hormones
Alcohol and Drugs – disrupting the balance of chemicals in the body
Porn – which may reduce motivation for real contact,
and Obesity – which may lead to loss of energy.
Now, whilst hypnotherapy does not intend to interrupt a clinical treatment for depression, it can do a lot to bring the sunshine back into someone’s life. We can influence how the body produces endorphins, to help people feel great again.
Hypnotherapy can have a great influence on stress levels and use up the fight or flight chemicals in a healthy fashion.
Hypnotherapy can end drug and alcohol addiction and need.
Hypnotherapy can end porn addiction.
Hypnotherapy can tackle obesity problems.
Hypnotherapy can be used to bring back the original desire and motivations that first attracted couples to each other.
Hypnotherapy is a valid treatment for loss of libido.
Signs of a sugar addiction can include –
Weight gain, difficulty sleeping, flare ups of acne, a weakened immune system, wrinkles and premature aging, imbalance of hormones, unexplained bloating, low energy, sugar cravings, damage to teeth and low sex drive.
Benefits of giving up sugar –
Losing weight, a healthier heart, better teeth, fewer energy slumps, a stronger immune system.
How to do it –
You could follow the Daily Mail’s three day sugar detox plan ( published 8.6.17 ).You could book a series of sessions with a nutritionist. You could look at the Effective Hypnosis page on this site – and/or some of the 299 testimonials from satisfied customers.
The Daily Mail tells us this week that the Sleep Council has said that 25% of us regularly use alcohol to get to sleep. They suggest that many women drink more than their recommended 14 units week, at one sitting – because sleep eludes them.
Professor Jim Horne, a leading sleep neuroscientist, warns against relying on drinking to do this – ” It might knock you out, but alcohol tends to be metabolised quickly – so after four hours your blood levels will have plummeted, and this tends to cause you to wake up during the night in a state of agitation.”
But, if this is happening on a regular basis – how long before alcohol dependency?
Effective Hypnosis has been successfully treating people for both alcohol dependency and sleep problems since 2000, in Ealing W5 2RS and Hillingdon UB10 0PS
Warnings of obesity are often bandied about without the dangers being explained. So it is perhaps worthwhile to consider these.
Reproductive Health – Obesity can lead to Infertility and Complications during pregnancy and birth.
Cardiovascular Health – Obesity can lead to Heart Failure, Hypertension, Heart Disease and Stroke.
Musculoskeletal Health – Obesity can lead to Gout, Osteoarthritis, and Lower Back Pain.
Respiratory Health – Obesity can lead to Asthma, Chronic Obstrucive Pulmonory Disease, and Sleep Apnoea.
Gastrointestinal Health – Obesity can lead to Gallstones, Gastro-Oesophagal Reflux, Pancreatitis, Kidney and Liver Disease.
Neurological Health – Obesity can lead to Dementia and Depession.
And, of course, there is also a risk of Type 2 Diabetes and Cancers .
It may not be too late for change.
Many products claim that they will help people to look younger but the latest research from Noble prize winner Dr Elizabeth Blackburn shows us that it is possible to reverse the aging process.
When we quieten our minds we allow our bodies to relax and let go of tension and stess. This leads to the process of our cells repairing and rejuvenating – which has an effect on our DNA.
Ongoing stress damages the telomeres at the end of DNA strands, which then fray and allow aging to begin. Inflammation and deterioration of muscle follows.
But when we relax these telomeres reknit themselves together. So relaxation increases longetivity and muscle tones benefit too.
Meditation and hypnotherapy can teach how to make relaxation a part of your life.
Macaela Mckenzie attempts to show how science has approved therapeutic use of hypnosis- in yesterday’s edition of ‘Men’s Health’.
She says that hypnosis induces a state of focus that may help you to tackle everything from your workout goals to fear of root canal treatment. She quotes research articles as evidence for:
Hypnosis may help you to quit smoking;
Hypnosis may help you to lose weight;
Hypnosis may help you to conquer fears;
Hypnosis may help you de – stress;
Hypnosis may help you treat chronic pain.
Evidence for success in Smoking Cessation is given by quoting a 2013 study on group hypnosis for stopping smoking which had a lot of success.
Evidence for both Hypnotic Weight Loss and Overcoming Dental Fears is shown in an article in the Journal of Physiology.
Evidence for success in relieving stress comes from a study in Complimentary Therapies In Clinical Practice.
Evidence for hypnotic successes with treating chronic pain is shown in a 2014 study by the American Psychological Association.
What more can we say? For information on a local, bespoke, hypnotherapy service please see our page on www.thebestof.co.uk/local/ealing
Hope For Sugar Addicts?
The journal Personality and Individual Differences reports on research at the Universities of Warrick and Imperial College, London, into the possibility of using the drug Modafill for weight control.
Modafill is generally given to sufferers of narcolepsy,but the researchers were looking into using it for controlling impulsive behaviour. As it increases levels of the feel good chemical dopamine,could it be used to end food cravings?
The reasoning behind it seemed sound. Professor Vlaev said that a substantial number of people who are obese are, in fact, food addicts who can’t control their impulsive behaviour. The results, too, seemed positive.
However, Modafill is speed. So a sugar addict may be swapping one addiction for another. In fact, taking Modafill for food addiction could be compared to taking morphine for a headache. It may work, but it may be a stupid thing to do.
Sugar has an influence on feel good brain chemicals dopamine and serotonin, but a dependence on it can lead to – needing more and more to get the same effect, fighting cravings by eating foods when not hungry, feeling sluggish and fatigued from overeating, both sugarhighs and lows, and withdrawal symptoms from not getting enough.
But an addiction to sugar can be cured quite naturally, with no side effects. A hypnotherapy program will be bespoke to your individual situation, tackle emotional eating, tackle cravings, tackle a sweet tooth,give guidance on healthy eating, and even install a hypnotic gastric band.
The British Association of Anger Management have produced a couple of useful downloads to help people. These are –
Anger Awareness Week Kit
Keep your Cool Over Yuke Kit
They can be downloaded from www.angermange.co.uk
Anger can sometimes make people feel hijacked by feelings and emotions. It can come out very publicly in road rage or telephone rage. But sometimes doesn’t come out visually.
Chronic anger can often affect the immune system – leading to symptoms of high blood pressure, colds and flu, heart disease, stroke and stomach problems. Suppressed anger can lead to anxiety, self harm and depression.
Hypnotherapy can help to give people the right tools to help them to calm themselves down.It can help to uncover the root cause of the anger, deal with the symptoms, teach assertion, and self hypnotic and relaxation techniques.
This can be life changing.
The BBC’s Panorama last night looked at why people gamble on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals – despite a 97% chance of losing.
Traditionally, behavioural psyhology has said that people keep going back to gambling machines through what is known as variable reinforcement – the inexplicable chance that you win some of the time. Some people think that they can beat the odds by working to a system, too. However, most who try this end up poor.
The new information in last night’s program came from experiments presented by Professor David Nutt, Director of Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial college. He said that they had put a gambler, with access to a gambling machine, through an MRI scanner – and had watched as various parts of his brain fired up during gambling. They noticed that the periods of anticipation – whilst waiting for a wheel to turn – got just as much pleasurable brain stimulation as when they actually won. This was presented by a relative as evidence that gamblers don’t really care if the win or lose – as long as they get this stimulation. They might feel pretty wretched at having lost,but at least they had had their fun.
There was much wringing of hands and calls for the government to limit the availability of FOBT outlets, but no real solutions presented.
What if there was a way of changing people’s motivations – so that they would avoid gambling altogether? A skilled hypnotist can alter people’s timeline – so that they would get the feelings of wretchedness – associated with losing – everytime they considered gambling.
The journal Neurology reports on Finish research on smoking and strokes. Figures showed that the number of Finish smokers aged between 16 and 64 had dropped by 30%, during the years between 1998 and 2012. During the same time period there was a drop in the number of people who suffered subarachnoid haemorrhage – by 45% in women, and by 38% in men.
Haemorrhage occurs when a blood vessel bursts, flooding part of the brain with too much blood, depriving other parts of the body with adequate blood supply.
30% of haemorrhage sufferers die before reaching hospital. A further 25% die within 24 hours. 40% die within a week. Many survivors have lifelong disabilties.
The director of ASH – Action on Smoking and Health – has said that this is a wake up call to smokers, who should seek support in giving up.
The Daily Express reports this week on a Glotech survey of 2000 people, in the UK, who have tried diet plans. They say that 61%of British Adults are overweight and that about one third are on dietry plans of some kind. That means about 17 million people. However, most of them give up their plans after about four months, having become disillusioned with the results, or lack of them.
It could, of course, be argued that diets don’t work because they only focus on food restriction – when a proper weight loss attempt needs a strategy, taking into account nutrition, exercise, stress, hunger, habits and reasonable goal setting.
If we reject the diet mentality – throwing out diet books and magazines that offer false hope of losing weight quickly, easily and permanently – at least we lose the feeling of failure when it doesn’t work.
If we can build a program of weight management that will teach stress responses that free you from emotional eating we will acheive something long lasting.
* Anxiety is not hunger, we can find another response than eating.
* Loneliness is not hunger…
* Boredom is not hunger …
* Anger is not hunger …
Effective Hypnosis has a wealth of experience in helping people with weight management. We build a bespoke service for the individual and it works – see our testimonials. Have a look at www.effectivehypnosis.co.uk and think about giving us a call.
Fear of vomiting 25.7.2016
The Daily Mail today features the story of Chelsea Skroback, who has suffered from emetophobia – extreme fear of vomiting – for twenty years.
It is not only herself vomiting that she has worried about, but others too – which has limited her friends and social life. She has avoided doctor’s surgeries, theme parks, flying and car travel,and babies.
But she went to a therapist who recommended EMDR -Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprogramming – a therapy which reduces the impact of disturbing memories – normally used with Post Traumatic Stress. Through taking Chelsea back to the memories of frightening contact, and changing her attitudes to these individual situations, the therapist was able to remove the phobia. Now Chelsea is able to consider having her own children.
EMDR is available in Ealing and West London as part of the Effective Hypnosis service.
The Daily Mail today tells the story of Lindsey Hives, a mother from Coventry, who had gone to a hypotherapist to lose weight. During the assessment it was discovered that she had been drinking five Red Bulls a day since her son was born eleven years ago.
The Daily Mail makes a real hash of arithmetic – saying that this would have cost her £24,000 – unbelievable. But they go on with the story saying that the hypnotist quickly identified the Red Bull as the cause of weight problems.
The thing is – Red Bull has 114 calories a can – and if we add four more it is 570 calories. Since the healhy calorific intake for women is only 1940 a day, Lindsey had been using over a quarter of this intake with Red Bull. Knock out all these calories and sugar from a daily diet and weight loss is sure to follow.
The article also says that she would get headaches if she didn’t drink the stuff. The thing is – that the effects of Red Bull will wear off over time, so you need more of it to get the same effect. The headaches may have been withdrawal symptoms.
Hypnotherapy has great results for both addictions and weight loss.
Smoking in Pregnacy
A 2016 study from Nottigham and York universities has revealed that nearly 90% of pregant women smokers are still smoking when it comes to birth. These women are risking damage to themselves and their babies. there is a riskof rupturing ofthe placenta,which may lead to brain damage or still birth for their child. This comes after a study in 2012 linking meningitis and ADHD to pregnant women smoking. If you are pregnant then you should stop – for the sake of your child’s health. Effective Hypnosis has a high success rate with stopping smoking. We could be the answer for you.
Reproduced from the best of ealing 16.3.16
National no smoking day – March 9 2016
The annual No Smoking Day takes place on March 9th 2016. It is intended to enourage people to see how they can cope without smoking.If you do manage to stop for one day, then congratulations are due – you are25% of the way tostopping your physical addiction. Yes, physical addiction to smoking only lasts four days. Therefore, if you manage to abstain for four days then you have broken your physial addiction.
However, the psychological addictions – of how you started, who you smoke with,and when you smoke -might last longer. Hypnoterapywill help to tackle both the causes of smoking, and the cravings, that keep you smoking. For a bespoke hypnotherapy -service to stop smoking – call Matthew Hall.
Sleep Awareness Week
Sleep Awareness Week is being promoted as running between Wednesday 2nd March and Wednesday 9th March – to raise awareness for the health benefits of sleep and its importance to safety and productivity.
When we sleep our body heals and repairs itself – allowing the brain to process the information collected through the day. Each person has their own requirements for sleep and this can change throughout the course of their life.
A lack of sleep can affect brain functioning, the immune system, respiration, blood pressure, appetite and mental and emotional heath. It can make us fatigued, have low concentration skills, foggy thinking, irritability, sleepiness, anxiety and depression, and a lack of emotion.
A solution may be found in sleeping tablets, but this may throw up the problems of addiction or side effects. Hypnosis has been found to be effective for helping people to get back to a normal sleeping pattern. It can be used to tackle both the cause and effects of insomnia. And, through visualisation, clients can experience what it feels like to experience a good night’s sleep in trance state. The learning brain will not reject this as something that hasn’t happened, but will accept it as a real experience, and change can take place.
Hypnotherapy testimonials can be seen on www.thebestof.co.uk/local/ealing under Effective Hypnosis. Effective Hypnosis was voted the business of the Year 2016 in Ealing, by satisfied customers, in thebestof awards
Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy 23.1.16
The Daily Mail today runs a feature by journalist Sean O’Hare, who decided to see hypnotherapist Max Kirsten six weeks ago. He had had two previous attempts to stop smoking with hypnotherapists but the results had not lasted more than a year. Max Kirsten has successfully treated singer Adele and actor Ewan McGregor to stop smoking, and he decided to have a try.
Sean describes the process – how he had been questioned on when he started, why he started, what and how many he smoked a day, the people whose company he was most likely to smoke in, and all his triggers – then the therapy being directed at these areas – through visualisation and positive mental rehersal.
After a wonderful experience Sean has become a non-smoker – though does point out that there are no guarantees, and time would tell.
In Ealing and Hillingdon Effective Hypnosis offers Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy with FREE FOLLOW UPS – therefore, if a past client ever starts to smoke again then Matthew Hall will stop them again at no charge. We do this because we realise that clients may face adversity, and start again. But in the vast majority of cases, it is never needed. See our testimonials on www.thebestof.co.uk/local/ealing
The benefit of backup recordings
Somebody said to us that they weren’t sure how much good a few sessions would do to stop her drug addiction. I explained that it doesn’t stop at three sessions. Those three sessions are over a six week period, with recordings to listen to in between them.
So, if you listen to a recording the day after the session, allowing yourself to go into trance with it – the messages become twice as strong. If you listen again on the next day the messages become twice as strong as that (four times the original message). If you listen again the next day, twice as strong (eight times the original) and the next day, sixteen times the original. Compounded out over three weeks you will get the original message increasing in strength by over five hundred and twenty-eight thousand – before you get to your next session.
I used Dr David Hamilton’s analogy – If you walk across a field of snow you make a pathway. If you continue to walk back and forth along that pathway you create a groove. And if a groove is created in your mind by repetition, then you have a tremendous power for change. Hypnotherapy can work wonders like this, even if it is a long established drug addiction.
Doing away with marijuana
Smoking cannabis is something people turn to for numerous reasons. Typically it is to distract them from life’s problems. In some instances, it’s a result of long term problems, such as anxiety, depression, and problems relating with close friends and family. The truth is that cannabis is able to only distract them from their problems for a short period of time but that time frame is usually enough to form a dependency. In this article, we’ll talk about how you can break the reliance using hypnotherapy.
First, it’s imperative to understand what cannabis is and the way it is used. Cannabis can be found in lots of different forms, each with its own traits and levels of strength. The forms include; skunk, oil, hash, grass, or dope. Each of them come from the same plant, but the power varies depending on the plant’s breed and how that plant was prepared to be used. Cannabis can be brewed as a tea or as an ingredient in cakes but primarily it is smoked as a joint or pipe.
The principle effects of cannabis use are elevated feelings of relaxation, reduction in pain levels and enhanced sleep. A key aspect in the dependency is the social aspect and ritualised preparation and sharing of cannabis laced cigarettes, known as ‘joints’, or ‘spliffs’.
There are other negative effects that are simply forgotten such as paranoia, anxiety attacks, dizziness, nausea, tension, hallucinations, psychosis, short term memory loss and lack of coordination. A number of people struggle to quit using cannabis even if it starts to affect them negatively both mentally and physically. When this happens they normally realise that they have a cannabis reliance.
Whether you eat, drink or smoke cannabis there are some physical symptoms that come with it. These may include increased blood pressure, increased heart rate, permanently restricted fertility in both sexes, permanent problems with short term loss of memory, lack of dexterity, lack of balance, and the increased possibility of developing a mental illness.
The issue with dependency is that while you may be worried about the risks or finding that the negative effects of cannabis are taking over your life, you really feel powerless to stop. What is normally misunderstood is that the dependency affects both the conscious and the subconscious mind and as such it often needs professional help to cause change. If you find that you are smoking cannabis frequently with little control; it may be time to find yourself some help before it causes you anymore long-term injury.
Hypnosis could help remove the emotional dependency, making it easier to regain control. Treatment may differ depending on your needs, so the place to start is to have an initial consultation to assess your situation. You will probably be able to gain control of your dependency and work towards total abstinence. The hypnotherapist will not remove the addiction; they simply enable you to change the beliefs about your cannabis use at the subconscious level. Hypnotherapy helps you find ways to satisfy the underlying needs in a different, healthier way, so despite the fact that it doesn’t remove addiction, it helps to divert and channel it more effectively. Why not take the first step to change and look into hypnosis for marijuana addiction today?
Matthew Hall from Effective Hypnosis based in Hillingdon and Ealing, Middx said, “Through the power of hypnosis you can change the future – so that you become a master of your destiny rather than a victim of addiction.”
Britain is the top cocaine country Europe
A report has come out, in June 2015, from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction – stating that Britain’s young adults take more cocaine than their peers in the rest of Europe. One in twenty four of the age group 15 – 34 admitted taking cocaine in the last twelve months. The European average is 2% lower.
There maybe all sorts of sociological reasoning behind this. Perhaps it could be made into a statement about what the young think of education and opportunities. Perhaps the nightlife is so good that the young just don’t want it to end. But if cocaine becomes a problem for you then hypnotherapy can help with reducing the urges and ending the addiction.
Hypnotherapy Solutions for Weight Loss
A good number of people are turning to hypnotherapeutic specialist techniques for a variety of problems, as opposed to conventional medical treatment. One of the largest problems facing our society currently is obesity or eating too much.
With so lots of diets on the market, all making miraculous claims, it can be tough to know which one to select that will be just right for you. Despite the fact that the claims are plentiful typically the evidence is actually comparatively thin.
Most people that come for hypnosis have tried a myriad of other weight control techniques without success.
Hypnosis looks to make changes within the subconscious mind, which can make a significant difference to the way we connect food and weight.
A hypnotherapist when working with a weight reduction client will have to consider a lot of different factors of the client’s behaviours around food. Treatment would include analysis on eating habits and patterns that have long been established, in some cases since childhood.
Hypnotherapy strategies enable the customer to gain favourable results and keep weight off long term. Most diets, if not all, usually do not consider many of these extremely important aspects which all have to be addressed for weight control to be productive and maintained successfully.
What diets don’t generally tell you is that the body reduces metabolism, so you need much less calories in order to maintain weight reduction, this suppression can last from anything up to 6 years and the hormones that change within the body as a result of dieting make it more and more harder to shed unwanted weight and keep it off.
Hence, hypnotherapeutic processes are so much more successful due to the way it considers the individual’s circumstances and helps to alter patterns within the mind that make it more difficult to lose weight. In some cases the hypnotherapist will help the client overcome any issues with powerful desires and motivation as the programme progresses making it easier to keep on target and succeed. Hypnotherapy processes can alter learnt behavioural patterns, negative thought processes linked to detrimental eating routines and supports people in achieving weight reduction and long term health.
Matthew Hall from Effective Hypnosis based in Hillingdon and Ealing, Middx explained why in their view hypnosis is extremely effective in eliminating inappropriate behaviours and thought around food “People can change their futures with the help of Effective Hypnosis Weight Control Program – incorporating the popular Hypnotic Gastric Band.”
Blog post on www.thebestof.co.uk/local/hillingdon September 2011
Hypnotic Gastric Band
The NHS reported, in 2009, that a quarter of all adults were clinically obese. But now, in 2011, youngsters seem to be worried about it.
The media reports that the number of teenagers who have had the gastric band operation has gone up by three times in three years.
There could be a number of reasons for this. The lifestyle ofteens encourages them to eat cheaply – so that they can save for clothes or drink – and fast food is low cost. When they do eat it seems to be on the go , and processed foods are full of additives. even if they do seem to be getting their three meals a day, all of us are continuously stimulated to eat food outside of mealtimes – through advertising and packaging. Teens may also find gymsd boring and repetitive.
The risks associated with obesity are many – Type 2 Diabetes, Gallstones, Osteoarthritis, Stroke, Heart Attack, Gout, Heart Disease, and several types of cancer.
Gastric band surgery involves fitting a band near the top of the stomach, restricting the amount of food that can pass down to the lower part – the top part of the stomach fills up quickly, makionmg patients feel full . It costs upwards of £7000, and can involve long waiting lists.
It is possible to use the power of hypnosis to convince people that they have had the gastric band fitted, and the success has been published in the media.
This process carries no operative risk, no pain, no waiting list, and is done at a fraction of the operative cost.It can have the same result
Of course, the Hypnotic Gastric Band does not wave a magic wand – those who take part also take on responsibility for diet and exercise, but bad eating habits can be overcome, and self esteem raised.
Matthew Hall can be contacted on 07732391008, or 01895 810772, via email on email@example.com