Now the wheels of commerce and industry have started turning again, there will be many offices, factories, shops, restaurants and bars where the doors will stay shut and the lights out. The social and economic landscape has changed in a way that affects us all and we’re only now starting to emerge blinking into a […]
Stop those Snack Attacks with Hypnotherapy
Our supermarkets are absolutely rammed with a smorgasbord of both sweet and savoury snacks to tempt the taste buds of every shopper. And who, these days, doesn’t fill themselves up with one of the handy treats stacked high by the queue to pay for fuel at the filling station?
Childhood mental health services are in crisis. When a child who feels helpless, hopeless and out of control is brave enough to tell their parents, only to discover that they can’t find a way to solve the problem either, the world very quickly becomes a much scarier place. Small issues can become huge and […]
Tunbridge Wells based hypnotherapist Karen Martin spends a great deal of her working day helping children, teens and adolescents. So, she’s busy at this time of year helping to banish back to school blues. Karen’s passion and expertise in this field have enabled her to help many hundreds of young people and she has established […]
Can you afford not to give hypnotherapy a try? Although hypnotherapy offers a profound improvement in quality of life, many still see it as a luxury. So the spending on food, booze, cigarettes and retail therapy continues, while investing in hypnotherapy is regarded as an extravagance. However, research has shown that hypnotic strategies can help with […]
It’s easy to dismiss commonly expressed laments about being over-stressed but most of us are aware that we would be happier with a less stressed life. We all buckle under the strains and difficulties of daily life from time to time. Our world is a busy one.
Everyone is afraid of something. It doesn’t matter where you live, the year you were born, your skin colour or creed, our top five fears are a natural component of the human experience. They part of our primeval, genetically determined survival instinct. Without them, our chance of recognising danger and avoiding it or defending ourselves would be considerably reduced. The whole point of those top five fears is to keep us safe.
The fear of interviews prevents many hopefuls from performing well at job interviews and some will avoid them completely, losing the chance to go for that dream job. There are many hypnotherapeutic strategies that help beat interview anxiety, providing life-changing opportunities for career advancement and job satisfaction.
What benefits can teenagers get from hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis helps youngsters in many different ways. Specialist hypnotic techniques are effective at tackling a number of teenage problems, improving their ability to achieve their potential so they can develop into healthy, emotionally balanced and confident adults.
If a childhood phobia is left untreated, it can soon become an uncomfortable habit that causes feelings of terror and panic whenever exposed to the stimuli. It can then have an effect on a child’s well-being and social development and restrict many of aspects of their life. Many phobias are rooted in childhood and can range from the surprisingly common fears of the seemingly harmless, like buttons, balloons and clowns or the more serious fear of going to school.
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is caused in many ways, for example, by seeing a horrific accident, being attacked or going through a natural disaster. Though we tend to think of PTSD as being a problem for the armed services, it can easily affect civilians too. Left untreated, the symptoms of PTSD can have a long lasting effect on daily life.
As if handling the hormonal and bodily changes wasn’t enough to tackle, teenagers typically encounter pressure to succeed at school as well as the social uncertainties which come with the transition to adulthood. As a result, many youngsters find this one of the most arduous periods of their life. Left un-checked, the weight of these countless pressures can frequently leave a mark by damaging the teen’s confidence and self-esteem, and leading to a feeling of “not being good enough”.
Gambling is usually a difficult habit to kick but hypnotherapy stands head and shoulders above the other therapies because it efficiently deals with the root causes supporting the addiction. What’s more, it equips the sufferer with the tools to navigate life’s problems more effectively, enabling them to feel more in control and less likely to resort to destructive gambling behaviour.
Anxiety is a form of stress that can have physical, mental and emotional symptoms. Negative expectancy of future events may cause big problems in youngsters and the way these negative thinking styles are set up can vary hugely. Feelings of lack of control are common in sufferers of tension and anxiety so children, with their limited independence, can be very vulnerable.
There is much more pressure on smokers to stop smoking from the medical community and the public. With various projects running across the nation and encouragement to seek smoking cessation advice, it is now quite tough to avoid pressure to stop smoking cigarettes. Warnings about the risks of cigarette smoking surround us and the related […]
When first experienced, panic attacks tend be very scary as they share some of the symptoms of life-threatening conditions, including chest pains and shortness of breath. Sufferers are frequent visitors to accident and emergency departments thinking they are having a heart attack. Luckily, hypnotherapy helps stop panic attacks and anxiety with a range of rapid and effective strategies.
In answer to the question: “Will hypnotherapy work for me?” Tunbridge Wells hypnotherapist Karen Martin replies: “We are all capable of entering hypnosis given the right circumstances. It is a normal state of awareness which we go in and out of spontaneously throughout our daily lives and is no more unusual than sleeping in that regard. As a hypnotherapist, it’s my job to make sure whoever I’m working with understands the process, is motivated to change and trusts me to help them.”
Stanford University in the US has conducted breakthrough research which strongly supports the use of hypnotherapy for those, for example, seeking to manage their own pain or anxiety. It also suggests the potential for hypnotherapy to improve the general functioning of mind and body, with or without additional treatment.
When postnatal depression makes coping with the pressures of parenthood tough, it’s good to know that hypnotherapy can help ease anxiety so you can enjoy the experience of caring for your baby.
IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is a condition which induces gastrointestinal tract pain for many people. If you suffer from IBS, Tunbridge Wells hypnotherapist Karen Martin provides suggestions and help with handling symptoms linked to the disorder.