Steve Carey, our resident Clinical Hypnotherapist has penned this piece about phobias. Phobias can be debilitating for some people and can effect the quality of life for some. Read what Steve has to say on the topic and give us a call to find out more.
Do you have a phobia? Lots of people will say they have a 'phobia' of spiders, snakes, heights or public speaking - but what they really mean is they have a healthy respect for them. A phobia is different. A phobia of snakes, for example, can mean that when you enter an office building in the middle of the city, you look around the floor for anything snakelike... even while part of you is busily telling yourself that you're being stupid and that there's no snake. It's tough having a phobia.
Steve Carey, Clinical Hypnotherapist, gives us the low-down on some sleep savings tips!
How's your sleep? I see many clients with insomnia, and very often they're unaware of practical steps they can put in place to improve their sleep.
Perhaps you're in one of these categories:
* You're a mum who hasn't got back into a good sleep routine even though your kids aren't waking up at night;
* You're finding it difficult to get to sleep;
* You get to sleep OK, but wake up during the night and find it hard to get back;
* You just don't seem to get enough sleep and wake up feeling tired and lacking energy.
How can Hypnotherapy help me stop smoking?
If you hadn’t already decided it was time to quit the fags, then the Budget should well and truly have helped you make up your mind. Believe it or not, cigarettes are set to soar to over $50 per packet by 2020!
So there’s never been a better time to quit. But can Clinical Hypnotherapy help you do that, and if so, how?
People sometimes think using hypnosis to stop smoking is something like a miracle cure. You hear lots of stories about people stopping in just one session – and in fact I’ve had many, many clients respond that quickly (though I never make that promise: sometimes it can and does take longer).
Even so, it’s no miracle, and after quite a few years thinking about it, I’d like to share with you how I think it works. Let’s start with a mystery. You want to stop, right? In fact, if you’re like most smokers you have stopped, maybe more than once… only to start again.
Sometimes people who’ve managed to stop and then take up the fags again tell me they think they must have an ‘addictive personality.’ Quite the opposite, I’d say! In fact, if you can stop for months or even weeks at a time, the one thing you can say is that you’re NOT addicted, because the physical reaction to withdrawal from cigarettes is at its worst in the hours and days following, and then gradually weakens, within a few days and certainly within weeks and absolutely certainly before months have passed.
Rebecca Pearce is a psychologist, a lover of nature, being active and finding ways to challenge herself, learn, expand and grow. She is partial to a music festival, a dance, good food and sunny days. Rebecca works in private practice, helping overwhelmed and confused humans to find peace and calm in their otherwise perfectly normal lives.