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Smoking Cessation

 

The only thing a client requires is to bring with them a positive desire to stop smoking.  

We can then help them to achieve this end. 

Under hypnosis, the client's subconscious mind will be willing to accept suggestions which they would not accept or would ignore in the normal waking, conscious state.  As a result, suggestions can be placed which will affect the motivation and behaviour of the individual, so supporting their resolve to be a non-smoker.

While we expect the motivated client to stop smoking after the first session, we do recommend a second one.  In the second session, the suggestions given initially can be reinforced and, perhaps even more importantly, if the client has experienced any residual desire to smoke, the therapist can assist the client to try to discover why this might be.

Often our behaviour is prompted from within as a result of subconsciously held beliefs and if there is a conflict between the rational conscious mind and the subconscious conditioning, the individual can find themselves behaving in a contradictory and sometime self-abusive fashion (smoking being a form of self-abuse).

Utilising hypno-analysis, the therapist can help to unearth any root causes (faulty wiring), analyse and help the client to eliminate same.

A word of caution however!

We here at the B9Hypnotherapy, Argyll are not magicians - though we would love to be!  We cannot fiddle with your mind and send you off a non-smoker without your active participation.   If we could - we would be very rich and very famous!!

This is your fight - but we can help.

Medical research has shown that of all the options available to help people to stop smoking, Hypnotherapy is the most effective.  Whilst success cannot be guaranteed, those who stop, with the aid of hypnosis are less likely to return to smoking and tend to suffer less withdrawal symptoms.

Weight gain is not inevitable!

 
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Weight Control

 

Welcome to the B9 Hypnotherapy Centre's philosophy on weight loss

(if your problem is one of being underweight - we can help you too) 

  • FORGET DIETING
  • RELAX INTO FOOD CHOICES & SELF ACCEPTANCE 
  • ENJOY LIFE
  • WATCH YOURSELF BECOME THE PERSON YOU WANT TO BE! 

The key to weight control is relaxation - relaxation around and about food.

Remember - diets are only ever temporary!

Hypnotherapy allows the client to reconnect with what it feels like to be really, really relaxed and they then can take back control of their lifestyle choices.

Hypnosis is utilised to harness the subconscious into allowing the client to gain more control over their response to food by by means of positive suggestion therapy.

Furthermore, any inappropriate relationships which may have been established between the client and their food, can be investigated through hypnoanalysis.  This allows for understanding of the root causes of negative, food related behaviours which in turn assists in the reprogramming and acceptance of better beliefs and attitudes. 

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 Phobias

 

DO YOU THINK YOU ARE ALONE IN WHAT YOU ARE AFRAID OF? 

YOU'D BE SURPRISED
A phobia is an irrational fear.  The irrational nature or this fear however, does not decrease the severity of the experience.

Practically every client who has attended for hypnotherapy for assistance with a phobia will have said, at some point in the initial consultation,

'I know its silly to be afraid of  xyz, ......but.......'

But  no - it is not silly!  The fear is very real.  What the individual is experiencing is a conflict.   A conflict between their:

  • rational, critical analytical conscious mind - which recognises the illogical fear response; and the
  • uncritical subconscious which believes the fear reaction to be appropriate.

Hypnosis can be utilised to harness the subconscious into allowing the client to gain more control over their response by utilising a combination of positive suggestions and desensitisation visualisations.  

Whilst this alone can be very powerful, it is usually necessary to address the deeper cause of the phobia.

Phobic responses are rooted in the early developmental years, although they may not become troublesome until triggered later in life.

To try to resolve the phobia permanently, it is important to identify the root cause and to reprogramme the individual's response.  This can be achieved through hypnoanalysis - see FAQs

Phobias know no limits. Phobias we have treated to date include fear of:

  • Flying
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Birds
  • Worms
  • Buildings
  • Types Of People
  • Snails
  • Vomiting (Self And/Or Others)
  • Illness
  • Old Age
  • Eating
  • Food (General Or Specific Types)
  • Needles
  • Hospitals
  • Dentists
  • Loosing Teeth
  • Losing A Loved One
  • Growing Old
  • ....The list is endless. 

If you feel that you are phobic about something outwith this range and want to know if we can help, see the Contact page and get in touch as soon as

 
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Stress Reduction And Relaxation

 

Hypnotherapy allows you - the client - to reconnect with what it feels like to be really, really relaxed.  

Even after one session, it is likely that an improvement will be experienced, as in many cases of prolonged stress, the client may have forgotten entirely what it feels like to be truly relaxed.

During the deeply relaxed state, it is possible to anchor various techniques which can be brought into play, in order to allow an individual to regain control of their reactions to any situation, no matter how stressful. This ensures that the client is more in charge of how they feel and in turn this can allow them to take back control of their life.

Much ill health (dis-ease) is underpinned by stress and clients attending for other problems may find a decrease in their overall stress levels as a by product of this powerful therapy and vice versa. In this way too, hypnotherapy can act as a preventative measure by reducing the client's chances of developing stress related illnesses.

Whilst it is important to relearn how to relax in order to assist in the management of day to day life stress, this reconnection with the body's ability to relax deeply can be further utilised to assist people in any stressful situation such as public speaking, examinations, stage performance and sports performance.

 
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Alcohol And Substance Abuse

 

HYPNOTHERAPY CAN HELP IN THE FIGHT AGAINST DEPENDENCY ON ALCOHOL OR OTHER SUBSTANCES BY ROOTING OUT THE ORIGINATING SOURCE OF THE BEHAVIOUR 

The physical addiction to any sort of substance is often only the tip of the iceberg and while this may be tremendously hard to overcome, positive suggestion therapy can be very powerful in supporting an individual going through such withdrawal.

However, underpinning much abuse of alcohol or drugs, is a psychological addiction, which can be much more insidious.  With the application of hypnoanalysis, the subconscious may reveal the hidden rewards of such  self-abuse. 

Once a client gains an understanding of the deeper associations of their behaviour, a strategy can be developed to assist the individual to reprogramme their thinking, under hypnosis and in so doing, overcome the dependency.

At the Centre here, we take a holistic approach to helping those who find themselves in the powerful grip of addiction and  include nutrition and life style advice  as well.

 
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 Insomnia

 

SLEEP DEPRIVATION IS EXTREMELY DEBILITATING

Break the vicious cycle with hypnosis.

Anxiety is a principal cause of insomnia, which in turn creates a higher level of anxiety, which in it's turn, extends the period of insomnia as the sufferer worries about the inability to sleep and the results that a lack of sleep might bring.

Hypnosis, can help in a number of ways:

Firstly, the sufferer can be taught how to relax properly, which in itself will help to alleviate the symptoms. 

Secondly, they can be encouraged through the use of suggestion, to sleep more easily and deeply.

Finally, and most importantly, utilising hypnoanalytical techniques, the sufferer can identify the root cause of the anxiety or insomnia thereby diminishing its ability to influence behaviour.

 

 
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Sports Performance

 

PERFORMANCE AT AN EBB?

LOST YOUR EDGE?

LOST YOUR CONFIDENCE?

Many athletes or participants in any sport, plateau when they have reached a certain level of performance.  If they start to become concerned about this, the stress response will begin to inhibit their natural abilities and performance may even begin to decline.  This cycle becomes self-perpetuating.

Further, if an individual has not been achieving what they consider to be their par - they can lose confidence too.  Hypnosis allows them to address this through the use of suggestion therapy.

Hypnosis not only allows the individual to regain control over their response to stressful situations, but through the use of visualisation techniques their skills can be 'practised' and perfected in a very relaxed ambience.  The visualised experience then becomes a blue-print for the mind  -  a plan which the player can then employ to achieve the outcome they desire during the next 'real' application of their skills.

Occasionally there may be a deep seated cause for their inability to fulfil their full potential.  Hypnoanalysis can utilised in such a situation to identify and root out such self-defeating beliefs.

 
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 Anxiety And Panic Attacks

 

DO YOU SOMETIMES FEEL OVERWHELMED BY DREAD FOR NO OBVIOUS REASON
DOES YOUR HEART RACE AND YOUR STOMACH KNOT?
DO YOUR SURROUNDINGS APPEAR UNREAL?

OTHER SYMPTOMS INCLUDE:

  • Chest Pain
  • Palpitations
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Sweats
  • Nausea
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Dizziness
  • General depressive state
  • Irritability
  • Feeling isolated, or as if you are going mad or losing your self-control
  • Disturbed nights with vivid and scary dreams.

Panic attacks create feelings of high anxiety and are often, though not always, experienced in a particular situation such as in a train, a busy shop,  alone, or in crowds -  the list is as endless as it is personal.  The thought patterns of the individual suffering a panic or anxiety attack are often similar to those which a phobic might experience.

An individual may only experience a panic attack infrequently yet still find themselves in a state of dread, either because they recall that situation, and/or fear that it may happen again. This kind of excessive worry before the situation has even happened is sometimes referred to as pre-anxiety, or a pre-anxiety attack.

By vividly imagining a reoccurrence of a panic attack the individual sets off confirmatory internal messages which in themselves create the feelings which they describe as 'panic' internally, and this in turn produces a loop - a vicious cycle. Often the sufferer will be unaware of this pattern.

Panic attacks start to occur when the body overreacts to this cycle of stress - the flight or fight mechanism - and the chemicals in the body start to become imbalanced. 

RELAXATION through Hypnosis can start the process of righting this imbalance.

During the deeply relaxed and altered state of awareness which is hypnosis, it is possible to reconnect with what the body feels like when it is completely at peace and then, utilising various techniques, anchor these feeling so that they can be recollected as and when necessary,  in order to allow the individual to regain control of their reactions whatever the situation, no matter how stressful. This ensures that the client is more in charge of how they feel and in turn this can allow them to take back control of their life.

Much ill health (dis-ease) is underpinned by stress and clients attending for other problems may find a decrease in their overall stress levels as a by product of this powerful therapy and vice versa. In this way too, hypnotherapy can act as a preventative measure by reducing the client's chances of developing stress related illnesses.

Whilst it is important to relearn how to relax in order to assist in the management of day to day life stress, this reconnection with the body's ability to relax deeply can be further utilised to assist people in any stressful situation such as public speaking, examinations, stage performance and sports performance.

 
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 Wedding Nerves

 

What on earth has Hypnosis got to do with weddings?

And NO – its not meant to hypnotise your partner into getting wed!

 Hypnosis is just a way to help make your day both exciting and pleasurable.

When large sums of money may be spent, every detail has been planned and replanned and the whole focus is on that 24 hour period – tensions can run a bit high.

Hypnosis can take the edge off that nervous tension – not eliminating the excitement – but turning what can be an ordeal into a happy and enjoyable occasion. The results obtained through hypnosis are invaluable in the run up to the big day too.

In the deeply relaxed state which is hypnosis, suggestions placed in the subconscious can help to induce a state of composure no matter how anxious or stressful the moment may be.

Remember – if you are the bride you might be cool as a cucumber or if you are the groom, you may well be a  balanced individual who takes life as it comes.  Fine, then you may not feel any need of such a service, but who else in the wedding party might benefit?

What about poor Dad– and then there is the the Best Man?  Standing up to make a speech is not something many of us relish.  Lack of experience in addressing an audience can aggravate confidence issues and turn the experience into a nightmare.  Something they could be spared.

Then there is Mother of the Bride.  She is often, though not always, the one who feels ultimately responsible for ensuring all goes well and while hypnosis cannot help to alter the outcome of events outwith one’s control, it can help individuals to control their reaction to whatever happens.

There are other areas too in which hypnosis can be utilised to gain the optimum from your wedding experience.  Perhaps that beautiful dress is a little tight?   See WEIGHT CONTROL.

Or is it the flight for your honeymoon which is worrying you?   See PHOBIAS.

Maybe you have decided that now is the time to stop smoking before you marry and start a new life? 

Hypnosis can be of assistance in a wide range of ways.  So when you are ticking off your list of things to organize – church, cars, dress, cake……..don’t forget ….think HYPNOTHERAPIST!

 For any further information please look at the FAQ section of our site,

 
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 Sexual Dysfunction And/Or Fertility Problems

 

SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION IS MORE COMMON THAN YOU THINK

DON'T SUFFER IN SILENCE - WORRYING ON YOUR OWN WONT HELP

Many medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, disease or injury to the nervous system, hormonal problems, depression, abuse of alcohol or drugs, smoking and certain prescription medications, may underpin sexual dysfunction in men and women. It is therefore, essential that a full physical examination be carried out by a medical professional prior to considering help for psychological influences.

That said - stress, low self esteem, self abuse through over utilisation of harmful substances - alcohol, tobacco or other drugs, poor communication and further factors such as upbringing, religious beliefs, emotions and attitudes to previous sexual behaviour can all have a detrimental effect, firstly on the sexual act and secondly, on fertility of either the man or the woman.

Many of these problems can be addressed by hypnotherapy.

First and foremost  the ability to reconnect with what it feels like to be completely relaxed under hypnosis can be the vital key in relearning the ability to relax during what should be an intimate expression of love and affection.  Suggestion therapy can be very powerful in this situation, but the utilisation of hypnoanalysis  to reveal any underlying causes for reticence or discomfort - mental and physical - during the sexual act is also a major influence.

 
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 Pain Management – Post Operative And Childbirth

 

IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE YOU CAN HAVE CONTROL OVER PAIN?

Pain is nature’s way of letting you know something is not right, however hypnotherapy can be utilised to assist in controlling the experience of pain, WITHIN CERTAIN PARAMETERS.  Pain relief is not offered to clients where the cause of the discomfort has not been investigated first.

Individuals, who live with the chronic pain of arthritis and related problems, can be assisted to create for themselves periods of pain free time, which can make a huge difference to their quality of life.

Post-operative pain can also be managed, reducing the requirement for drugs.  Any reduction in the need for pain killing drugs speeds the patient’s recovery and this has further applications in the case of labour and child birth, providing great advantages for the health of both mother and baby.

The same technique can be further utilised in phobic situations where the client is afraid of, say needles and/or visits to the dentist.
Under hypnosis, the client is encouraged to create an analgesic response in their dominant hand which is then transferred to different parts of the body.  They are also, under hypnosis, taught how to induce hypnosis themselves (self-hypnosis), so that they can in turn, develop that analgesic response for themselves as and when required.

The client is instructed however, that utilisation of this process to eliminate pain, the pathological origin of which is unknown, will be unsuccessful.  This is because, as mentioned above, pain is nature’s way of telling the body that something is not right and should be investigated.

 
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 Irritable Bowel And Digestive Problems

 

DON'T LET THAT BLOATED FEELING RULE YOUR LIFE
KICK THE STRESS

It is well known that Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other digestive problems are exacerbated by stress.

It is in relearning to control reactions to stressful situations that hypnosis can be invaluable to sufferers of this condition.  Many clients who attend for other disorders, but who also endure IBS, report a reduction in the severity of their discomfort as a by-product of what they experience during both the hypnotherapy and the relaxation sessions they have with their CD between sessions.

 
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 Skin Disorders

 

The skin is the largest organ in the body and reflects our inner balance.  When we are under pressure, especially prolonged pressure, it is often the skin which will first show signs of strain.

Excema, dermatitis and sometimes psoriasis can develop as a direct result of stress and can, without doubt, be exacerbated by it. 

Hypnosis can introduce the client to relaxation which will enable that process to be reversed, and the condition alleviated.
Occasionally skin complaints are underpinned by a repressed memory.  If this is the case, utilising hypnoanalysis, this memory may be identified and depotentiated, thus assisting the client to full recovery.

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