Category Archives: Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis vs. Meditation

Hypnosis and meditation are both powerful ways to make your life amazing and, both have their place.

I love Meditation, it has been around for thousands of years and it really changed my life! Popular fitness and wellness practices include meditation more and more particulary practices such as Yoga. Even famous company’s suach as Google have places for staff to meditate and even neuroscientists are promoting meditation now.

Millions of people benefit from meditation in its many forms, that includes me and and I believe that is an amazing tool and I know it will continue to help people.

Thousands of people around the world are also using hypnosis to change their lives in dramatic ways. They stop smoking, lose weigh, reduce and get rid of stress and improve their health. It is incredible how powerful hypnosis is and can can help you change your life today.

Hypnosis Can Change Your Life

I hve found that hypnosis is a powerful tool to change your life, this is becasue it is so easy and changes can happen instantly. Seeing that happen has been amazing – as one of mentor’s says – It is not Magic but it can be Magical.

I am a qualified Hypnotherapist and Meditation Teracher and practice both hypnosis and meditation daily myself and I truly believe that there is a place in this world for both hypnosis and meditation. They don’t need to be at odds at all, we need all the #selfcare we can get.

Meditation andHypnosis are different tools for different purposes for different people and like all useful tools, you should pick the tool that works for you and use it when you need it, even if that is now.

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Hypnotherapy to Enhance your Wellbeing

Learn how you can transform your relationship with food, increase your energy, feel more confident, reduce your anxiety and learn to control any situation rather than let it control you.

Hypnotherapy is guided trance-like state of focus and concentration achieved with the help of a hypnotherapist. This trance-like state is similar to being completely absorbed in a book, movie, music, or one’s own thoughts.  In this deeply realxed state, clients can turn their attention completely inward to find and utilize the natural resources deep within themselves that can help them make changes or regain control in certain areas of their life.

When It’s Used

Hypnotherapy can be used to treat anxiety, phobias, smoking, undesirable spontaneous behaviors, and bad habits. It can be used to help improve sleep, communication, and relationship issues. Hypnotherapy can aid in pain management and help resolve conditions such as digestive disorders, skin issues, and gastrointestinal issues.

A Stanford psychiatrist saying hypnosis works:
“We can teach people how to manage pain and anxiety, ” says David Spiegel, a psychiatrist and director of the Center for Health and Stress at Stanford University who has studied hypnosis for 40 years.

“Two studies from Sweden found that one hour a week of hypnotherapy for 12 weeks eased symptoms of irritable-bowel syndrome in 40% of patients (compared with 12% in a control group) and that the positive effects can last as long as seven years.”

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Client Testimonial

Very happy with the hypnotherapy sessions I have had with Kerry. It is a very calming experience and I quickly felt a shift in my feelings and attitude to a difficult situation in my life, which has enabled me to deal with it in a different way. I have also had some pain relief for a chronic issue I have, which has helped with my sleep as well. Cannot recommend Kerry highly enough!

If you would like to:

  • enhance your well-being,
  • reduce your anxiety,
  • manage your pain better,
  • create new habits,
  • resolve digestive disorders
  • resolve skin issues
  • improve your sleep

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How Stressed Are you?

Some amount of stress is healthy, but excessive stress, left untreated, can lead to anxiety and illness.  Too much stress makes you at best ineffective, and at worst physically ill.

Stress affects everyone but it is all about how we deal with the stress and how prepared we are.  Acute (sudden or short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems go on high alert and these stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation.  However, most of us face repeated stressful situations that if not dealt with put a strain on the body that contributes to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences.  90% of all ill health has a stress/ emotional component to it.

WHAT STRESS DOES TO YOUR BODY

HEAD: mood swings, anger, depression, irritability, anxiety, lack of energy, swings in appetite, concentration problems, sleep issues, headaches, mental health issues, anxiety disorders and panic attacks

SKIN: Skin problems such as acne, hives, rosacea

JOINTS AND MUSCLES: Aches and pains, tension, lowered bone density

HEART: Increased blood pressure, higher cholesterol, increased heart beat

STOMACH: stomach cramps, acid reflux, nausea, bloating, digestive issues, diarrhoea, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome

REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM: lower sperm count (men), increased pain during periods (women)

IMMUNE SYSTEM: Reduced ability to fight and recover from illness

 

Stress is immensely harmful to your health because your body reacts to it in the same way that it would react if you came upon a lion in the wild.  The reaction is not always to the same degree but there is no question that your sympathetic nervous system increases its output whenever you feel anxious, tense, frustrated, or angry (In other words, whenever you feel stressed).

The process of learning to control stress is life-long. Overcoming stress will not only contribute to better health, but it will also increase your resilience and your ability to succeed.  It is important to consider that no single method is always successful and that a combination of approaches is generally most effective

Nutrition and Lifestyle Changes are essential : enhance your overall health and stress resistance by getting regular exercise, eating a diet rich in a variety of organic vegetables particularly leafy greens, and avoiding alcohol and  caffeine.   Cut out sugar : Stressed spelled backwards is desserts and take a plant based natural magnesium supplement – remember that all supplements are not created equal!  Find out more about my go to magnesium supplement : Bodyprime.  This is the only magnesium supplement I use and recommend to all my clients and of all the supplements they use this is the one they order month in and month out.  It’s known in my clinic as the miracle mineral.  The benefits of magnesium for anxiety and stress are substantial, yet up to 75% of us are deficient.  You can read more about magnesium here and here

The best way to manage your stress in the short and long term is to learn coping strategies that you can use daily. Download my FREE 5 Simple and Easy Ways to Reduce Stress and you can start practicing these tips right away. Try one or two until you find a few that work for you. I recommend you practice these techniques until they become habits you can turn to when you feel stress.  Follow the link to get access to the FREE 5 Simple and Easy Ways to Reduce Stress : http://bit.ly/2Cr4ZW9

EMAIL ALERT! SWITCH OFF THE CONSTANT PRESSURE

EMAIL ALERT!as published on Watchfit

Email Alert! Do you get react instantly every time you see an email in your inbox or receive an email on your phone, stop what you are doing and reply? Would you like to know how to stop being a slave to technology and what I call other people’s stuff…….. Every time you stop what you are doing or are distracted by an email you are being controlled by something or someone else. I stopped the constant pressure and demands over 2 years ago and now my email works for me, I am not a slave to it.

Firstly our email is not the problem, we are, constantly check our emails effects our productivity, ever had one of those days where you are busy being busy and at the end of the day you have achieved nothing? Secondly, constantly checking our emails not only affects our productivity but can affect our stress levels as we feel pressured to constantly deal with our inbox. However, equally important is how you set up your email and your alerts.

Research shows that you really don’t get much done when you’re constantly checking your emails all the time, this is because you are distracted and jumping from one thought to another as you read through the emails and it may make this more difficult for you to focus on the task at hand. Furthermore, an email that is sitting in your inbox unread may drain additional resources as you keep thinking about it, you keep wondering who it is from, what does the email contain?, is it good or bad news?.

While this may be the case some of us are required to respond to emails instantly as part of the job, so what practical measures can we take to avoid being a slave to email alerts!

This is what I did and my hope is that you can use some of these strategies in your life to switch off the constant pressure:

  1. Take your email off your phone: take a break you do not need to be online and contactable 24/7. It also stops you peeking at your email during lunch or business meetings and being distracted. When you are with someone else you need to be fully present and you are unable to do this if half your brain is constantly checking your emails every 5 seconds.
  2. Block out time in your day to respond to emails: depending on your ratio of emails to work you can block out time once a day or 4 times a day. For example first thing in the morning, mid morning, after lunch and before you leave the office.
  3. Categorise your emails: during your “email time” file your emails in two different folders: Never – delete right away, Later – follow up and Now – deal with the emails you need to deal with immediately.
  4. Set up an auto response: this lets people know you have received their email and will deal with it. I like to give a time frame so that you can manage their expectations and they know how soon they will get a reply.

In conclusion, stand up to your email – be the boss of your inbox and get more done. Use the Now, Later, Never principles to control the emails in your inbox and develop your own system that fits in with your specific job and email requirements, the idea is to make this easier, less time consuming and less stressful and as with everything these is no “one size fits all approach”.

Will you give these strategies a try? Although it may not seem easy at first it gets easier over time and you will wish you had done it years ago. Let’s use technology as it was intended to make our lives easier not more complicated – don’t be a slave to your email, learn to switch off the constant pressure.

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The gut: food allergies, skin conditions, and mental health

The gut needs good bacteria to to be a barrier, neutralize toxins and metabolize vitamins – our intestine is naturally porous, and we depend on our friendly bacteria to form a barrier to prevent large proteins (like gluten (from wheat and grains) and casein/lactose (from dairy)) and toxins from going through the gut wall and into the bloodstream. Once these particles enter the bllod stream it cuases a reactiion and inflammtion within the body. The role of the gut flora is to neutralize, metabolize, and further break down our food and transport vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients across the gut wall.

If we do not having enough good gut bacteria, the presence of bad ‘opportunistic’ bacteria creates further problems by releasing toxins into the bloodstream, which affect the body in a number of ways such as gas, bloating, pain, headaches, brain fog etc.

We have “bad” bacteria in our system as it does have a role to play but we can wipe out the good bacteria with medication and antibiotics and this allows the bad bacteria to establish colonies because there aren’t enough good bacteria to crowd them out.

The gut also has our ‘second brain’ in it, there is actually neural tissue in the gut that helps regulate the emotions. When the gut is not healthy, anxiety, depression, and other moods aren’t kept in check.

Allergies and other chronic health conditions such as inflammation and skin issues are primarily from either undigested particles going through a ‘leaky gut’ and then the body reacting to the ‘foreign’ materials, or a response the body has to the chemicals emitted by the pathogenic bacteria that have colonized in the gut.

Accessing the Power of Gratitude by Kerry Madgwick

The practice of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been in the mainstream for years. Long-term studies support gratitude’s effectiveness, suggesting that a positive, appreciative attitude contributes to greater success in work, greater health, peak performance in sports and business, a higher sense of well-being, and a faster rate of recovery from surgery.

But while we may acknowledge gratitude’s many benefits, it still can be difficult to sustain. So many of us are trained to notice what is broken, undone or lacking in our lives. And for gratitude to meet its full healing potential in our lives, it needs to become more than just a Thanksgiving word. We have to learn a new way of looking at things, a new habit. And that can take some time.

That’s why practicing gratitude makes so much sense. When we practice giving thanks for all we have, instead of complaining about what we lack, we give ourselves the chance to see all of life as an opportunity and a blessing.

Remember that gratitude isn’t a blindly optimistic approach in which the bad things in life are whitewashed or ignored. It’s more a matter of where we put our focus and attention. Pain and injustice exist in this world, but when we focus on the gifts of life, we gain a feeling of well-being. Gratitude balances us and gives us hope.

There are many things to be grateful for: colorful autumn leaves, legs that work, friends who listen and really hear, chocolate, fresh eggs, warm jackets, tomatoes, the ability to read, roses, our health, butterflies. What’s on your list?

Some Ways to Practice Gratitude

  • Keep a gratitude journal in which you list things for which you are thankful. You can make daily, weekly or monthly lists. Greater frequency may be better for creating a new habit, but just keeping that journal where you can see it will remind you to think in a grateful way.
  •  Make a gratitude collage by drawing or pasting pictures.
  • Practice gratitude around the dinner table or make it part of your nighttime routine.
  • Make a game of finding the hidden blessing in a challenging situation.
  • When you feel like complaining, make a gratitude list instead. You may be amazed by how much better you feel.
  • Notice how gratitude is impacting your life. Write about it, sing about it, express thanks for gratitude.

As you practice, an inner shift begins to occur, and you may be delighted to discover how content and hopeful you are feeling. That sense of fulfillment is gratitude at work.

 

 

 

 

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