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5 May 2021

Fixing Sleep Issues with the Power of Hypnosis

As we come out of the other side of the pandemic

It has affected many of our daily routines, and one of its biggest reported impacts has been that on sleep - sleep becomes more elusive when we are anxious.

Many people are suffering sleep issues for the first time in their lives:

• awake for long periods

• unable to fall asleep at all

• wake up several times during the night

• more intense and emotional dreams

• tired and groggy the next morning

• find it difficult to concentrate or function properly

• feel irritable

But good sleep stratagems will help you sleep well and can limit the negative effects of poor sleep.

Try these FIVE hints for calmer and better sleep.

1 Limit news intake and avoid your mobiles and tablets for at least an hour before bed

Do something to boost your mood before bed - a humorous television programme or an uplifting podcast can help you sleep

2 Have structure to your day

Our brains and bodies love structure. Wake, exercise, eat and sleep at similar times each day

3 Focus on your breathing

Think about resting rather than sleeping. Follow your breathing by silently whispering the words ‘in’ and ‘out’ to induce sleep.

4 Learn to relax

Relaxation can switch off the stress response, physically and mentally. Find something that works for you - mindfulness meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing or a long hot bath.

5. If you can’t sleep - get out of bed

Your bed should not be a battleground. Instead, try to enjoy the sensation of merely resting.


Hypnosis can help many forms of sleep issues.

If you are not sleeping well, and traditional treatments are not working, hypnosis may be able to help you sleep the way you deserve.

It uses different approaches to induce relaxation, such as focused attention, symptom control and guided imagery.

And, unlike sleep medications, it has no side effects, so it can be an aid for those who can’t or don’t want to take sleeping pills.

It can help overcome bedtime restlessness - ease the worry, tension and anxiety that prevent sleep - and can show the way to the deep, restorative sleep that we all need.

To get started, download this complimentary hypnosis recording. And take the first steps on the road to better sleep!

Click on the link below for your free sleep recording

Press for  free recording

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Do you want to quit smoking?

Posted on 8 October, 2020 at 14:50

How Fear Keeps You Smoking and, how to change it

If you’re a smoker and worried about the risks around COVID-19 then now would be a good time to think about quitting for good.

It’s a harsh reality that if you’re a smoker you’re more likely to get acute respiratory infections and have a higher risk of those infections becoming severe

There has never been a better time to stop smoking.

But quitting is hard for many, and perhaps particularly so at a time of great stress and when many of our routines have been so suddenly disrupted

Perhaps, like the majority of smokers, the mere thought of stopping fills you with panic

If you smoke, the mere thought of giving up can fill you with PANIC...? Is this YOU?

You have every intention of quitting one day - just not today...

Is this YOU?

You are not alone

Most smokers continue to smoke for one reason...

FEAR!

THE ONLY THING THAT PREVENTS US FROM QUITTING IS: FEAR!

Fear - that you will have to undergo an unknown period of time suffering feelings of deprivation

Fear - that social occasions will not be quite as enjoyable without a cigarette Fear - that you can’t concentrate or be as confident without that crutch Fear that your identity

your personality

or your character will change

Fear - that you will lose the “helpful friend” that helps you cope with stress And that quitting may cause you to gain a few pounds.

And here’s the news...

That fear of giving up

is actually CREATED by cigarettes

You never decided to fall into the nicotine trap!

 

But nicotine is designed to ensure that you remain there And you need to be motivated to break free

You can take some small steps towards a nicotine-free life A rehearsal for the time when you can give up smoking

for good!

1 Make a list of the reasons to quit

There are probably a number of them - but have you ever actually written them as a list?

2 Set a quit date And stick to it!

3 Change your brand

ONE week before your quit date - change your brand of cigarette. You

will find they are not as enjoyable

4 Try to change the hand you use to hold your cigarette

It will feel awkward - but this small change breaks down habits and associations

5 Change your routine

 

If you normally smoke after a meal, try to break out of this routine. Try reading a chapter of a book, watch a TV show, or retreat to a part of the house where you wouldn’t normally smoke

6 Get active

A five-minute walk or stretch produces chemicals in the brain that

reduce cravings

7 Positivity!

Make regular affirmations to yourself several times a day “I am enjoying life as a non-smoker”

Hypnotherapy can help you to have your last cigarette ever!

It will show you the reasons to stop

And can help you

• With motivation to stop smoking - and stay stopped

Break the connections - the triggers - to smoking • feel positive about becoming a non-smoker

So if you haven’t been able to quit smoking before, that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to do it now!

• And if you COULD stop smoking easily and without cravings Why wouldn’t you break out of that habit

into a fresher, cleaner, healthier YOU

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