Women with Anxiety are Strong, Wise and Kind Women learn courage, self-awareness and empathy by fighting their fears… Her strength comes from battling her anxiety when her overwhelming impulse to run away and hide.Sometimes, the voice of fear is too loud to ignore. But mostly, she finds a way to pretend she’s okay. She finds […]
Hypnotherapy for Confidence Many people lack confidence when dating. If you are looking forward to that special Valentine’s Day date with trepidation and would like more confidence on the day and in the future, hypnotherapy could be the answer. Do you lack the confidence to date? Has a previous romantic relationship left you feeling vulnerable […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kent based hypnotherapist Karen Martin advises insomniac Sue on how to get a good night’s sleep and manage a stressful life.
It’s not just the bride who suffers from pre-wedding nerves. All she’s got to do is turn up on the day looking ravishing whereas the groom, best man and father of the bride have to stand up in front of a sea of faces and deliver flawless, witty and memorable speeches and this can generate significant wedding speech nerves.
Tunbridge Wells based Hypnotherapist Karen Martin helps needle phobic sports enthusiast Sam man up and get over a traumatic childhood experience.
Most people suffer from insomnia at some point in their lives. In fact, more than half of us will have trouble sleeping in the course of any given year.
For some, the mere thought of not being able to get a good nights sleep gives them insomnia. For others, sleeplessness is a debilitating symptom of wider conditions like depression, stress, anxiety, chronic pain or the menopause. As any new mum with a hungry or colicky baby will tell you, lack of a good nights sleep makes you crabby, forgetful and miserable. Simple things can seem difficult as both brain and body become overwhelmed with exhaustion.
What do the Dalai Llama and Kate Winslet have in common? They’re both afraid of flying. Variously described as aerophobia, aviatophobia, aviophobia or pteromechanophobia.
An estimated 500 million people worldwide have a fear of flying with 2.5 million of those in the UK. As many as 20-30 per cent of population are apprehensive about flying and between 2 and 10 per cent have a phobia. It’s more common in women and often starts in childhood or early adulthood.
So, on a Boeing 737 carrying 200 passengers, between four and 20 passengers will be really scared and more than a fifth will be quite worried.
No one is immune from an invisible killer which stalks silently through every office, factory floor and work-place. It doesn’t discriminate against age, sex, race or occupation and its grip tightens as the social and economic pressures of 21st century life increase.
An epidemic of workplace stress-related illnesses has driven unprecedented numbers of the population to bail out of the workplace. Countless others resort to antidepressants to help them face the day. So, just what is going on in this age of unparalleled prosperity and comfort?
‘Happiness, happiness, the greatest gift that I possess,’ trilled comedian Ken Dodd in a pop song from a more innocent age. There’s been a lot of guff written about happiness in recent times. On the one hand, you’ve got the positive thinking gurus peddling their often simplistic fast track to deep joy and on the other you’ve got the doom-mongers telling us we’re richer, healthier and unhappier than we’ve ever been.
Kent based specialist Karen Martin explains how she helps failing dieters to lose weight with hypnotherapy by changing thoughts, feelings and eating habits.