SELF HELP TECHNIQUES

  • By Hazel Eagles
  • 29 Jan, 2017

SELF HYPNOSIS

Hello everyone!  As promised for my blog on my website www.mindhealinghypnotherapy.com  here is my first hypnosis self help technique which you can use to help yourself either between sessions, whilst waiting for your sessions to begin or to just help you take back a little control over how you are feeling.
Now hypnosis is a naturally occurring state that we all drift in and out of every day without even realising we are in a hypnotic state.  A typical example would be driving your car to work each day except its Saturday so you are going the supermarket instead....your conscious mind drifts off thinking about your shopping list when you suddenly realise you are half way to work!  Your unconscious mind has taken over as your conscious mind was busy thinking of other things and so it has taken you on your usual route to work that is has memorised.  This is a form of light trance.  The unconscious or subconscious mind (both the same thing) is responsible for many automatic body responses such as breathing or blinking as well as storing all your important memories with the emotions attached to them.  This can be the source of many troubles.  If an event was frightening in some way the unconscious mind will make a note of the fact that it was scary and so then give you the same reaction next time it finds a match when you are in a similar situation.  This leads to fear of flying, fear of heights, panic attacks, social anxiety, fear of public speaking or speaking in groups, fear of exams, fear of fear basically.  All forms of anxiety states are my speciality so if this describes something you are going through then please get in touch for one to one help.  
Ok so lets begin.....

Firstly you will need to make a mental list of positive statements you wish to use to help yourself once you are relaxed.  These need to be simple and in the present tense and begin with an "I am".  For example I am a non smoker,  I am drifting off to sleep easily,  I am good at speaking in groups,  I am confident I can do it easily.

Settle yourself somewhere comfortable where you can relax undisturbed.

Take some deep breaths, imagining breathing in peace and relaxation, hold it four four seconds and then breathe out, imagining you are breathing out all your stresses and worries.  (This action stimulates the vagus nerve which then releases a compound to slow the heart rate and breathing therefore aiding your relaxation.  Do this four to six times or until you feel your body responding.  Now continue to breathe steadily concentrating on the flow of your breath.

Push or roll your eye balls up into the top of your head as if looking at your forehead.  This is to get eye strain to tire the eyes.
Now use your imagination and see yourself stepping DOWN a staircase and add words to your thoughts such as I am drifting deeper down more and more ..relaxing more and more counting from one to ten.
Now use your positive statements repeating them at least ten times each.
Use positive statements only.  Use present tense.   "I AM happy and in control.  I CAN remember everything I have learnt and it will come naturally to me.  
Once finished you can either allow yourself to drift off to sleep if its that sort of time and you will wake naturally in the morning or you may want to come back into the room to continue with your day.  In which case tell yourself that you will open your eyes in a few moments feeling full of energy for your day ahead.  Count yourself up from five to one.  Open your eyes.
Well done! You have just completed your first self help technique.  Obviously if you need help with deeper seated issues then please contact me and I will talk you through the procedure.
By Hazel Eagles 29 Jan, 2017
Hello everyone!  As promised for my blog on my website www.mindhealinghypnotherapy.com  here is my first hypnosis self help technique which you can use to help yourself either between sessions, whilst waiting for your sessions to begin or to just help you take back a little control over how you are feeling.
Now hypnosis is a naturally occurring state that we all drift in and out of every day without even realising we are in a hypnotic state.  A typical example would be driving your car to work each day except its Saturday so you are going the supermarket instead....your conscious mind drifts off thinking about your shopping list when you suddenly realise you are half way to work!  Your unconscious mind has taken over as your conscious mind was busy thinking of other things and so it has taken you on your usual route to work that is has memorised.  This is a form of light trance.  The unconscious or subconscious mind (both the same thing) is responsible for many automatic body responses such as breathing or blinking as well as storing all your important memories with the emotions attached to them.  This can be the source of many troubles.  If an event was frightening in some way the unconscious mind will make a note of the fact that it was scary and so then give you the same reaction next time it finds a match when you are in a similar situation.  This leads to fear of flying, fear of heights, panic attacks, social anxiety, fear of public speaking or speaking in groups, fear of exams, fear of fear basically.  All forms of anxiety states are my speciality so if this describes something you are going through then please get in touch for one to one help.  
Ok so lets begin.....

Firstly you will need to make a mental list of positive statements you wish to use to help yourself once you are relaxed.  These need to be simple and in the present tense and begin with an "I am".  For example I am a non smoker,  I am drifting off to sleep easily,  I am good at speaking in groups,  I am confident I can do it easily.

Settle yourself somewhere comfortable where you can relax undisturbed.

Take some deep breaths, imagining breathing in peace and relaxation, hold it four four seconds and then breathe out, imagining you are breathing out all your stresses and worries.  (This action stimulates the vagus nerve which then releases a compound to slow the heart rate and breathing therefore aiding your relaxation.  Do this four to six times or until you feel your body responding.  Now continue to breathe steadily concentrating on the flow of your breath.

Push or roll your eye balls up into the top of your head as if looking at your forehead.  This is to get eye strain to tire the eyes.
Now use your imagination and see yourself stepping DOWN a staircase and add words to your thoughts such as I am drifting deeper down more and more ..relaxing more and more counting from one to ten.
Now use your positive statements repeating them at least ten times each.
Use positive statements only.  Use present tense.   "I AM happy and in control.  I CAN remember everything I have learnt and it will come naturally to me.  
Once finished you can either allow yourself to drift off to sleep if its that sort of time and you will wake naturally in the morning or you may want to come back into the room to continue with your day.  In which case tell yourself that you will open your eyes in a few moments feeling full of energy for your day ahead.  Count yourself up from five to one.  Open your eyes.
Well done! You have just completed your first self help technique.  Obviously if you need help with deeper seated issues then please contact me and I will talk you through the procedure.
By Blog Admin 25 Nov, 2016

We are fully aware of what we should and should not be eating In order to maintain optimum health but with todays busy life styles it has become ‘the norm’ to buy processed ready made meals and snack bars.

Our urge to seek out sugary foods is inbuilt from pre-historic times when food was eaten to survive.  Berries and fruits were gathered and regarded as a premium food source for high energy and laying down fat stores. These days sugar and other similar refined sweeteners are so readily available and humans are consuming far too much with severe consequences to our health.   Too much of the white stuff can lead to heart disease, cause memory problems, compromise kidney function leading to type 2 diabetes cause cirrhosis of the liver which is fat build up around the liver, sexual dis function as well as obesity which has become an epidemic. Lets not forget emotional eating which is another whole subject and dealt with very effectively with EMDR and hypnotherapy.

High levels of glucose in our blood streams causes stress on the heart and fructose (artificially sweetened food) lowers the levels of ‘good’ cholesterol causing increased risk of heart disease and stroke.

The overload of sugar in our systems pus a strain on our kidneys which could in turn lead to kidney failure. Too much of this highly addictive food could turn off the gene that regulates the level of testosterone and estrogen which are the two key hormones needed for sexual function. Obesity is linked to many diseases such as cancer osteoarthritis gout high blood pressure diabetes and of course heart disease and stroke.

So this food once so vital for survival has turned on us in modern times to become the enemy! Manufacturers hide it in our food in many forms of guise to make their products more appealing ensuring the consumer purchases their product over others.

How to avoid this pit fall? Eat like they did in the early 1900s.   Cook from scratch using meat/poultry/fish in its original form unchanged by modern processing and eat it with unprocessed vegetables! Hard to do with our modern busy lives but necessary to avoid killing ourselves sweetly.

Are you are struggling with sugar addiction?  Would you like to eliminate a particular sweet food or foods from your diet? Do you want to achieve weight loss but have tried every modern diet known to man only to find yourself swinging back to old habits. Are you an emotional eater? If so the root cause needs addressing first which is why you are failing. I can help. Have you tried most other ways bt still loop back to old habits? Try hypnotherapy.  At mindhealing hypnotherapy I have techniques that will help you switch your sugar craving off or switch off the ones you chose to do without.  I can help re programme your mind for controlled eating.  If you are an emotional eater I am trained In special techniques to bring about positive change to allow you to live your life the way you want to. My programmes are designed to help you get back the control. To find out more call me or message me on my website at www.mindhealinghypnotherapy.com
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