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Benefits of Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation

benefits of hypnosis for smoking cessationWe all know that smoking is deadly. Not only does it kill the smoker, but second handshake can also kill your loved ones. Even if it doesn’t kill you, smoking or vaping is extremely harmful to your health. Smoking and secondhand smoke is the leading cause for cancer, and heart disease, as well as a long laundry list of other harmful diseases and health ailments.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “The tobacco epidemic is one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced, killing more than 7 million people a year. More than 6 million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use while around 890 000 are the result of non-smokers being exposed to secondhand smoke.”

Although we know how dangerous smoking is, kicking the habit is hard. In fact, at times it seems impossible. As the world shelters in place observing social distancing orders in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many smokers are feeling anxious about their health, future, and loved ones. Ironically, this anxiety often leads to more smoking. 

The good news is that you are not alone. The professionals at AB Mindworks offer hypnotherapy for smoking cessation to help you quit once and for all. Hypnotherapy for smoking can help you quit smoking and lead a healthier life.

 

What is Hypnotherapy?

stop smoking hypnotherapy dubaiHypnosis is a natural state of deep relaxation and heightened awareness. In 1955, hypnotherapy was officially recognised as a legitimate therapeutic technique by the British Medical Association. By 1958, the American Medical Association followed suit and published a report recognising hypnotherapy as an orthodox medical treatment (rather than one relegated to the realm of alternative or holistic medicine). Since that time, hypnotherapy has become an accepted and celebrated component of traditional health treatment. 

Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy focuses on understanding and altering the patterns of behaviour that make you crave nicotine and cigarettes. For example, are you more likely to smoke when you are frustrated or anxious? Do you smoke after meals or right when you wake up in the morning? 

The only way to break an addiction is to rewire the brain and change the neural pathways which drive you to carry out the addiction. Hypnotherapy is designed to allow your therapist to work with the unconscious part of the mind. Together with your hypnotherapist you will locate the triggers that cause you to smoke and work to break the negative behaviours and thinking patterns associated with these triggers. 

 

Hypnotherapy Reduces and Eliminates Cravings for Cigarettesstop smoking hypnotherapy

Unlike nicotine patches and other medications, hypnotherapy successfully fights and eliminates a patient’s tobacco cravings. 

Hypnotherapy sessions are tailored according to the individual patient and their specific needs, focusing on the specific feelings and triggers that result in smoking (both conscious and subconscious).

During your hypnotherapy session, your hypnotherapist will help you identify the reasons you want to smoke and use positive suggestions to reduce your cravings. During your sessions, you will also learn techniques to help you eliminate your cravings when you are at home, work, or any other place you would usually be tempted to smoke.

 

Quit Smoking with AB Mindworks

Research shows that treating smoking without relying on medication can be achieved through techniques such as hypnosis, mindfulness, and relaxation. AB Mindoworks use hypnotic and relaxation techniques to help patients understand the triggers and root causes of their addiction.

Hypnotherapy provides an effective method for coping with stress and anxiety, as well as managing chronic pain. Aside from proving beneficial for relationships, hypnosis has also proven beneficial for other conditions, including anxiety, phobias, sleep disorders, smoking cessation, and much more.

 

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Hypnotherapy for Love, Relationships and Breakups

relationships hypnotherapy uaeAs human beings, we are all social. We crave connection, conversation, and intimacy. So it should come as no surprise that when a relationship is in danger, we are deeply impacted. Whether romantic or platonic, our emotions are attached to these relationships. Additionally, the experiences we have when we are young impact the relationships we have as adults. Over time, these subconscious events can develop into unhelpful behaviours and patterns that deeply affect our current relationships.

Relationships Hypnotherapy is an extremely powerful tool for ending difficulties and generating positive relations to help you create the healthiest relationships with romantic interests, friends, colleagues, and family.

 

The Benefits of Relationship Hypnotherapy

love relationships hypnotherapyWhen we are in healthy, positive relationships, we are much more likely to be fulfilled in other aspects of our life. An unhappy relationship can wreak havoc on your happiness, and trickle into many other aspects of your life too. 

Hypnotherapy is an effective method of change. It can assist us in understanding why we act and feel the way we do. Additionally, hypnotherapy for relationships can help us develop new ways of thinking, and provide us with the tools needed to see things from our partner’s perspective.

 

Relationship hypnotherapy can help with:

  • Conflict management – It is perfectly natural and healthy for relationships to have conflict. After all, we cannot always agree with one another. However, when conflict and anger become a constant presence in relationships without resolution, it may be time to take a step back and reevaluate things. Relationship hypnotherapy is designed to help get to the root cause of your conflict, and helps you to recognise and change the way you communicate for positive conflict resolution. It can also help you learn to manage and cope with stressful emotions more easily.
  • Moving past toxic relationshipsFrom a friend who makes you feel bad to an abusive significant other, a toxic relationship is any relationship that makes you feel bad and has a damaging impact on you. Hypnotherapy can help you build the confidence and self-esteem you need to reconnect with yourself to move beyond your toxic relationships. Commonly used to manage anxiety, hypnotherapy can also provide you with an inner anchor and help you to learn how to manage difficult memoires that may be impacting your current relationships.
  • breakup hypnotherapy uaeMoving past a break-upBreak-ups can be very painful and sad. They are a great loss, and the pain can linger long after the relationship ends. While some people can move on quickly, others get caught in the cycle of loss and grief. This is often caused by an unconscious denial that the relationship has ended. During this time, you may become trapped by feelings of negativity. Hypnotherapy can help you reevaluate negative behaviours and thoughts, turning them into a more positive perspective. 
  • Dating confidenceWhether you have been single for some time or are just coming out of a relationship, dating can prove to be and exciting and stressful experience. Opening yourself to be vulnerable and meet new people can be difficult. Relationship hypnotherapy can help you develop a stronger self of self-worth and confidence. 

 

AB Mindworks

relationships hypnotherapy uae annie browneAt AB Mindworks, Annie Browne and her team leverage their experience and expertise to successfully treat a variety of mental health concerns, ranging from stress and anxiety to eating disorders, depression, sleep deprivation and more. 

Hypnotherapy provides an effective method for coping with stress and anxiety, as well as managing chronic pain. Aside from proving beneficial for relationships, hypnosis has also proven beneficial for other conditions, including:

If you are hoping to enhance your health and wellness, both mentally and physically, as we enter the new decade, hypnotherapy can help. Together with the professionals at AB Mindworks, you will decide the best course of treatment for your happiness and mental health. 

 

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Hypnotherapy and Mental Health

Every year, on 10 October, the world observes World Mental Health Day, with the aim of raising awareness for mental health issues around the world. According to the World Health Organisaton (WHO), "World Mental Health Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide." 

 

What is Mental Health?

Mental health includes our psychological, emotional, and social well-being. Our mental health impacts how we feel, think and act. It also helps to determine how we relate to others, handle stress, and impacts the choices we make. 

Just like any other aspect of our health, mental health is important at every stage of life. Essentially, there is no health without mental health. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:

- Biological factors (such as brain chemistry, genes, or family history)

- Life experiences (such as abuse or trauma)

- A traumatic brain injury

- The use of alcohol or recreational drugs

- External factors (such as lack of sleep, anxiety, and stress)

 

While many mental health problems are common, there is hope. With the proper treatment, people suffering from mental health problems can feel better, and in many cases can completely recover.

 

Mental Health Disorders

According to the World Health Organization, "One in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide."

Treatment for mental health problems differs between patients, depending on the severity of their diagnosis. However, as many as two-thirds of individuals with a known mental disorder choose to not seek medical treatment. Most commonly, discrimination, stigma, embarrassment, and neglect prevent care and treatment from reaching people with mental health disorders.

Common mental health disorders can include one or more of the following:

- Depression

- Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

- Panic disorder

- Social anxiety disorder

- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

- Eating disorders (such as bulimia and anorexia)

 

Mental Health and Wellness

Positive mental health allows people to:

- Reach and live life to their fullest potential

- Deal with the pressures of life

- Work productively

- Create significant contributions to their family, friends, and community

 

Ways to achieve, support, and maintain positive mental health include:

- Seeking professional help if you need it

- Forming meaningful connections with others

- Remaining positive

- Helping others

- Developing coping skills

 

AB Mindworks for Mental Health

Officially recognized in 1955 as a legitimate therapeutic technique by the British Medical Association, hypnotherapy is recognised and celebrated as an essential component of traditional health treatment. By placing the brain in a natural state of heightened awareness and deep relaxation, hypnotherapy can improve mental health by helping an individual understand and change the patterns of behaviour that trigger stress and anxiety. 

Research demonstrates that treating physical and emotional ailments without medication can be achieved through techniques such as hypnosis, mindfulness, and relaxation. Designed to change how you perceive and think, hypnotherapy helps identify the memories held in your mind causing you to experience feelings of panic, anxiety, and fear. 

Annie Browne and her team at AB Mindworks use hypnotic and relaxation techniques to help patients understand the triggers and root causes of their habits and behaviours to successfully treat a variety of mental health concerns, to include sleep deprivation, stress, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and more. 

If you are ready to live a healthier life, both physically and mentally, schedule your hypnotherapy session today. Together with Annie Browne and her team, you will decide the best course of treatment for your mental health. 

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Public Speaking Hypnotherapy

75% of people experience feelings ranging between mild resistance and full-blown terror at the thought of public speaking.

Chances are, you’ve heard a few people expressing their overwhelming fear of public speaking. In fact, more people fear public speaking – by a pretty sizeable amount.

A 1973 study, found that 41 percent of adults surveyed were afraid of public speaking, compared to the 19 percent who said they feared death.

These statistics were again reiterated in a 2000 Gallup Poll, where 40 percent of those polled expressed an immense fear of public speaking. According to this specific poll, public speaking was the second most common fear among participants, falling behind the fear of snakes.

The Fear of Public Speaking

Glossophobia (speech anxiety) is the fear of public speaking. Whether it's presenting a PowerPoint to a handful of colleagues or speaking to hundreds of people, the thought of public speaking causes overwhelming anxiety in many people. The fear of public speaking can manifest in many forms ranging from breaking out into a cold sweat to enduring sleepless nights leading up to the presentation.

In short, fear of public speaking resides deep within our subconscious mind. Essentially, our subconscious mind is the warehouse where we store our vast collection of desires, beliefs, and memories. Without even realising it, we can develop strong opinions on how we feel about various things in life - to include public speaking and our confidence in our public speaking abilities. The challenge lies in untangling these thoughts and replacing them with new, more helpful information.

 

Why is Public Speaking So Difficult?

We talk to people every day. We talk to our family, our friends, and our colleagues. Many of us even strike up the occasional conversation with a random stranger in the checkout line. However, place most of us in front of an audience, whether it's a dozen or thousand, and we freeze up.

 

Generally speaking, there are three different reasons we fear public speaking:

1- Evolutionary Trait - The fear of public speaking is deeply rooted in our evolutionary development. Since the dawn of man, our brains are constantly thinking about survival. Through the course of thousands of years, we have evolved to become skillful at recognising threats. When we recognize a threat, our bodies respond with the fight or flight response. Essentially, when you are speaking in front of a group of people, regardless of the size, you can not flee. You are stuck.

2- Self Perpetuating Fear - Negative thinking patterns (before, during and after your speech), can derail your performance. Your thoughts get in the way. You've memorised your notes and prepared for the big event. But what if you mess up? What if you forget a word? As we become nervous about speaking in front of people, we fuel our fear with self-doubts. These feelings of self-doubt can become heightened when combined with a negative experience. Over time, these self-sabotaging, irrational, negative thoughts become embedded and reinforced.

3- Fear of Failure - Up until you step in front of your audience, your mind races. Your thoughts are all over the place, which makes you lose focus. You have become lost “in your head.” Unfortunately, when we become lost in our heads, our nervousness amplifies. When we become nervous, we also become distracted, stumble over words, and lose our train of thought.

 

AB Mindworks

During a state of hypnosis, our minds become much more receptive to new information. We listen to suggestions and we file them away in the subconscious, and they are more likely to stick. Public Speaking Hypnotherapy works with the unconscious mind to quickly and efficiently determine the root cause of your fear.  Designed to change how you think, hypnotherapy will identify any memories held in your mind that are causing you to experience feelings of panic, anxiety, and fear about speaking in public.

With the assistance of your hypnotherapist, you will process your memories to prevent them from triggering fear in the future. Together, you learn to identify anxiety patterns and triggers, as well as learn key skills to help you respond differently in the future.

With the help of Annie Browne and her team at AB Mindworks, you will regain control and overcome your fear of public speaking so you can enjoy the experience talking calmly, naturally and confidently.


Hypnotherapy and Addiction – Can it Help Recovery?

Hypnosis is a set of techniques designed to enhance concentration, minimize distractions, and strengthen responsiveness to suggestions in order to modify an individual's thoughts, behavior, feelings, and/or physiological state.


Research indicates that hypnosis can be an effective tool in the early stages of addiction, as well as throughout the recovery process. By introducing relaxation therapy, hypnosis can help remove physical barriers to recovery, such as the body's symptoms of withdrawal, anxiety, muscle tension, spasm and pain. Along with reinforcing the commitment to sobriety or abstinence.

What is an Addiction?

In general terms, an addiction is something that you have no control over taking, doing, or using. What may start out as a small and perhaps harmless occasional habit can quickly become a behavioural pattern that can escalate over time. When left untreated, addictions can become more powerful and advanced, eventually interfering with and destroying your quality of life.

In addition to the commonly recognised addictions, such as drugs and alcohol, there are many other types of addictions that would benefit from addiction hypnotherapy, to include addiction to social media, gambling, pornography, food, eating disorders, and many others. Regardless of your addiction, if it's something you do regularly, is detrimental to your life, and is habitual, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Overcoming Addictions

Hypnotherapy addresses the mind-body link recommended for individuals looking to conquer their addictions. Individuals suffering from addictions are in a continuous battle with their conscious mind to control and stop their harmful addiction. However, they fail to recognise their subconscious mind plays an essential role in whether they can free themselves from their addiction. Unfortunately, conscious willpower alone rarely provides an individual with the ability to overcome their addiction.

The only way to overpower an addiction is to re-wire the brain and change the neural pathways which drive you to carry out the addictive action or behaviour. Addiction Hypnotherapy works with the unconscious part of the mind and aims to get to the root of the problem by inducing a state of heightened awareness in the patient.

How does Addiction Hypnotherapy Work?

As you begin your addiction hypnotherapy session, you will focus on relaxing and letting go of distracting thoughts. This will help to temporarily tune out the conscious part of your mind, opening your mind to the power of suggestion. During this relaxed state, the patient is more receptive to suggestions and ideas that are compatible with their addiction goals and prolonged recovery.

At this point, your hypnotherapist will make suggestions and offer ideas to facilitate control over the addictive substance or activity -  helping patients to gain control over their addiction. Your hypnotherapist will also provide post-hypnotic suggestions, which will allow you to carry out self-hypnosis in between onsite sessions.

Annie Browne Anxiety Hypnotherapy

Research demonstrates that hypnotherapy techniques such as hypnosis, mindfulness, and relaxation can all help an individual overcome their harmful addictions, to include alcohol and substance abuse. Annie Browne uses hypnotic and relaxation techniques to help her patients develop tools to help them with their pain management plan.

Addiction Hypnotherapy helps you break free from the addictive patterns controlling your life, health, and happiness. Through hypnotherapy, you will retrain your brain to replaces addictive behavious with new, more positive and healthy behaviours. You too can find relief. If you are ready to rid your life of the daily impact persistent pain, schedule your Pain Management Hypnotherapy session today!


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Pain Management Hypnotherapy

Working as nature intended, pain signals provide us with beneficial information. However, when left untreated, persistent pain negatively impacts our mental health and every area of life, including relationships, work, hobbies and interests. Typically, a variety of approaches are required to help lessen pain, improve independence, and to help cope with the emotional implications associated with chronic pain management. While pain medication can prove beneficial in the short term, they produce many adverse side effects and are not intended for use as a long-term solution to manage chronic pain.

Whether you’re dealing with transient or chronic pain, you may be able to use hypnosis as a natural, non-invasive approach to diminish or eliminate the need for pharmaceutical pain relief. Clinical hypnotherapy creates a natural bridge between the body and our mind. It provides individuals suffering from pain a non-pharmacological option for pain relief.

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a set of techniques designed to enhance concentration, minimize distractions, and strengthen responsiveness to suggestions in order to modify an individual's thoughts, behavior, feelings, and/or physiological state.

Research indicates that hypnosis works as part of a treatment program for a number of psychological and medical conditions, including pain relief and pain management. Perhaps the most beneficial aspect of hypnotherapy, as cited in by the American Psychology Association, is its ability to alter the psychological components of the experience of pain that may have a direct impact on acute, chronic, and severe pain.

How does Pain Hypnotherapy Work?

Hypnotherapy addresses the mind-body link recommended for individuals dealing with both acute and chronic pain. The way the mind responds to pain directly links to the perception of physical sensations. Over time, persistent pain can lead to stress and anxiety, which can make the sensation of pain more intense.

Hypnotherapy is designed to reduce stress and change the thought patterns related to pain, which has a positive impact on how the body perceives pain. Rather than persuading you that your pain doesn't exist, pain management hypnotherapy aims to help individuals control any fear and anxiety they may have relating to their pain. Additionally, it also helps to reduce stress and anxiety on the nervous system, which can help the body become less reactive to pain or cbd for pain.

As you begin your hypnotherapy session, you will focus on relaxing and letting go of distracting thoughts. This will help to temporarily tune out the conscious part of your mind, opening your mind to the power of suggestion. At this point, your hypnotherapist will make suggestions to encourage pain relief. You will also be provided with post-hypnotic suggestions, which will allow you to carry out self-hypnosis in between onsite sessions.

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Research demonstrates that managing both acute and chronic pain without relying on medication can be achieved through techniques such as hypnosis, mindfulness, and relaxation. Annie Browne uses hypnotic and relaxation techniques to help her patients develop tools to help them with their pain management plan.

You too can find relief. If you are ready to rid your life of the daily impact persistent pain, schedule your Pain Management Hypnotherapy session today!


The Benefits of Sleep Hypnotherapy

Sleepless, Restless Nights - Sleep Hypnotherapy Can Help!

At one point or another, we have all found ourselves obsessively glaring at the clock, trying to calculate how many hours of sleep we might hope to get if we finally fall asleep. Lying in bed and trying to sleep is remarkably frustrating when it does not happen naturally.  Our inability to sleep can be influenced by many factors, to include stress, anxiety, and depression.

 

Whether you are anxious about what happened the previous day or simply just worried because you can't sleep, lack of sleep can have a serious impact on your health and wellbeing. Luckily, sleep hypnosis can help you get the rest you have been seeking.

 

What is Insomnia?

Insomnia is when an individual experiences difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, even when they want to and have the chance to do so. However, insomnia is not only defined by how long it takes to fall or sleep or the number of hours a person sleeps, but insomnia also relates to the distress and day-to-day damage a person experiences as a result of one or more of the following:

 

  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Difficulty remaining asleep through the night
  • Waking up too early
  • Receiving nonrestorative sleep (which can leave a person feeling unwell, irritable, distracted, or tired the next day)

 

An Active Mind

Our 'daytime' state of mind is very active. During the day, our active imagination contemplates the future. Our brain runs through upcoming activities, troubleshooting any potential obstacles we may encounter along the way.

 

While this is essential to functioning at maximum levels during our daylight hours, it can become troublesome if our 'daytime' mind carries over into the evening hours. An active mind can cause sleepless nights and subsequent groggy days. When we lack sleep, we worry. When we worry, our mind races and we can not fall asleep naturally. It becomes a cycle, which often leads to watching the clock and worrying what sleep (if any) we may end up getting.

 

Sleep Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis is a natural state of deep relaxation and heightened awareness. In 1955, hypnotherapy was officially recognised as a legitimate therapeutic technique by the British Medical Association. Since that time, hypnotherapy has become an accepted and celebrated component of traditional health treatment.

 

Sleep Hypnotherapy concentrates on understanding and changing the patterns of behavior that hinder your sleep patterns. Although the causes of sleep deficiency and insomnia vary for each person, many conditions may increase your risk of developing a sleep disorder.

 

How does Sleep Hypnotherapy Work?

Together with your hypnotherapist, you'll determine the causes of your sleep disorder so you can change the way you respond to certain triggers. Sleep Hypnotherapy will teach you various methods to relax quickly and efficiently. You'll learn how to switch off your active mind before it turns into the troubling thoughts, anxiety, and stress that keeps you awake. Your hypnotherapist will also teach you how to practice self-hypnosis to aid your sleep.

 

Generally, the fact that you will be able to put yourself into a deep state of relaxation will naturally help your sleep. However, you will also be given hypnosis specifically formulated to help you learn how to get to sleep quickly and easily. Additionally, learning the art of relaxation will help you return to peaceful, natural sleep patterns.

 

Annie Browne Hypnotherapy

Research demonstrates that treating insomnia without relying on medication can be achieved through techniques such as hypnosis, mindfulness, and relaxation. Annie Browne uses hypnotic and relaxation techniques to increase both the quantity and quality of sleep, as well as addressing the underlying causes of insomnia.

 

Through sleep hypnotherapy, individuals will gain new skills regarding how to change their sleep habits in order to obtain more sleep, learn techniques to attain a more relaxed state of mind in order to receive a better quality of sleep. Throughout the treatment, Annie will also use her expertise to help reveal the underlying causes for the development of insomnia to more effectively ward off future bouts of sleeplessness and help decrease negative emotions (e.g., anxiety, depression, or irritability).


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Seven important things you should know about hypnotherapy for improved sport performance

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Ever wanted to be the best you can be in sports? The top sport performers know the benefits of hypnotherapy in helping them achieve greatest of heights. Here are 7 reasons as to why hypnotherapy can be so advantageous to whatever the sports activity you enjoy.

Hypnotherapy gets you in the Zone

Mental focus is unbelievably important to a top sports performer. No matter how much skill you have achieved over the years, if you mind isn’t totally focused during the match then you may as well hand victory over to your opponents. Sports Hypnotherapy can help eliminate all other concerns, stresses and worries and promotes a100 per cent focus on winning the match.

Hypnotherapy creates strong visualisation

Ever heard a footballer discuss how he drove home an penalty shot and say that he just imagined it hitting the back of the net? Ever been told as a child to just visualise the netball going through the hoop if you want to score? There is actually a lot of science behind this. All success starts with a strong visualisation of the outcome and this visualisation has to be hardwired into the complex network of your brain and its neural pathways. Hypnotherapy allows for a direct route into the subconscious meaning these successful outcomes can be instilled at the deepest of levels.

Hypnotherapy turns your reactions into responses

We are not born knowing how to accurately hit a golf ball onto the green or sink a black ball into the far right pocket. These are abilities and prowess that our brain has had to learn. The more you throw a ball to a child, the better they will become at catching a ball. This is because our neurons will start to learn from the random reactions of our bodies to create an intricate formula for success. Suddenly our lightning reactions to catch will be mapped out in the neural pathways of our brains making this skill more of a controlled response – this is a process that hypnotherapy encourages.

Hypnotherapy improves confidence

Deep in all the affirmative language of a hypnotherapist’s therapy is a basic framework of building confidence. This is because we know that healthy confidence is the building block of most of favourable results and progression. Professional sports men and women are keenly aware that all theie skill and expertise is completely useless without self-belief and confidence in themselves. Through guided hypnosis, a hypnotherapist will instil a confidence blueprint in the mind of the sportsperson and with this winning formula they are miles ahead of their competitors.

Hypnotherapy helps manage sleep patterns

When we are asleep we use a process called REM to change our emotional memories into narrative memories. We empty our metaphorical bags of stress and give ourselves more spare capacity to deal with the everyday complications of our busy lives. When we are not doing this effectively our sleep patterns are the first thing to suffer causing us to become emotionally, mentally and physically tired – these are all cataclysmic for a sportsperson. Hypnotherapy replicates important REM patterns which, in turn, helps us to sleep more efficiently giving us bundles of energy for that all important match tomorrow.

Hypnotherapy decreases your stress

When we suffer from stress we are spending time existing in our primitive minds – where our base response options are anxiety, depression and anger. These are responses are clearly not good for anything especially sports that require mental focus, precision and clarity of thought. Hypnotherapy moves our thought patterns into the intellectual area of mind and this eradicates stress and it’s paralysing effects on performance.

Hypnotherapy acts as an inner rehearsal

In whatever sport discipline, people at the top of their game know the importance of rehearsal. Many boxers mentally rehearse every uppercut before going out into the ring. Studies have shown that in many cognitive processes the brain cannot distinguish between imagination and reality meaning that a mental rehearsal is as useful as a physical one. Hypnotherapy provides the ultimate mental rehearsal. What’s more is that it is tailor-made. The client, in communication with the hypnotherapist, is in complete control of every aspect of the training.

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Why hypnotherapy is the most effective path to quit smoking

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You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand the benefits of quitting smoking – you can exercise better, have more vitality, less guilt, don’t smell like an ashtray, have more money, increased lung function… Not to mention the dramatic reduction in your chances of death by lung cancer or heart disease.

Despite these overwhelming incentives, many people still struggle to kick a highly addictive dependency and will try numerous methods to quit. Hypnotherapy can be the lowest on the checklist, as people see it as somehow lightweight. Here are a few reasons why hypnotherapy remains the best choice for you to stub out that last cigarette.

Hypnotherapy is quick and efficient

Whereas nicotine patches can take months to wean you off the addiction, hypnotherapy is dynamic and instant. In fact, the full treatment is only a relaxing two hours session – come in a smoker and leave a non-smoker.

You are not alone

Most stop smoking therapies can be brought over the counter in a chemist shop. There is little interaction with others and going it alone often leads to failure. When working with a hypnotherapist you have someone who truly understands the nature of addiction and how best to support you in giving up what can appear to be an insurmountable task.

Hypnotherapy has the best success rates

Ten years ago a Which? report concluded that of all the systems used to stop smoking, hypnotherapy has the most success.

You have very few cravings

Most people who have given up through hypnotherapy would conclude that the reason it was so effective was because they didn’t yearn for a cancer stick. People are staggered that, after years of being imprisoned in a craving cycle, their bodies can so easily go without a cigarette. Most of our subjects report little or no cravings whatsoever.

Hypnotherapy is cost effective

Although there is an initial outlay cost of the treatment, other forms of stop smoking therapy, such as nicotine patches, will spread a much greater cost over an extended period of time. Often nicotine patches can be around AED130 for a week’s supply and this cost can skyrocket if a client is on them for long periods.

Hypnotherapy is incredibly pleasant

Nicotine replacement is a slow procedure, cold turkey is unpleasant and rarely effective on a long term basis. Hypnotherapy, on the other hand is a process that promotes positivity, relaxation and creativity. Quitting a bad habit has never been so soporific.

The relapse rate is minimal

In research conducted by the Clifton Practice in 2003, participants were given the opportunity of free extra sessions if the quit smoking hypnotherapy they purchased was unsuccessful. Six months later only 8.3 per cent of clients returned to take up this offer suggesting that failure for quit smoking hypnotherapy was under 10 per cent.

Hypnotherapy deals with the actual root problem

Most nicotine replacement therapies help you quit by steadily reducing the nicotine intake, but this does not tackle the route of the problem. Addiction happens in the limbic system of the brain, so when we intellectualise the habit most people reject it at a deep level. Other therapies rarely deal with why we smoke on the first place and, therefore, never break the cognitive association between pleasure and smoking.

Hypnotherapy is based upon science

Hypnotherapy is often misjudged because of stage hypnotists performing entertaining routines involving chickens – this is a misconception. The success of hypnotherapy is actually based in pure science rather than faith – once you understand how our brains are wired to crave cigarettes it is easy to understand how we can re-wire our brains under hypnosis.

There are other benefits

When we work together using hypnosis we achieve so much. The focus of stop smoking hypnotherapy will, at the same time as helping you quit a life threatening addiction, address a number of other important feelings, with many clients reporting increased confidence, self-esteem and happiness after hypnotherapy treatment.

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