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Are You Ready for That Big Magical Change in 2016?

Are you ready for that big magical change in 2016?

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Time for Change Comes To All, When We Are Ready

I know what it is like to struggle with an ingrained habit or lifestyle choice that ruins your plans, but change needn’t be scary nor difficult. If you have decided that you have had enough of Smoking, Anxiety, Over Eating, Drinking too much, Addictions or cycles of Unacceptable Behaviours that seem to be running your life, limiting your happiness, relationships, Career and potential, then now it the time to act. Just make that decision today, and follow it with action.
But first… Just How BIG is your want?  Ask yourself this question using a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the most wanted. So, if you want to be relaxed while speaking and presenting to the whole office and advance your career, just how much do you want it….Or if you want to be slimmer, fitter and leaner, can you picture that for yourself, and how much do you want it, and why? By asking these questions you will have a clearer frame of mind before you come to see me, and know exactly what you want for your life, and why.
Do you feel deserving of a Positive Change in your life, and are you ready for it?  Quite often I will get the occasion client at my clinic who will have an unknown emotional block on really wanting to go for what they realise deep down would make them happy. When this happens it can be because they do not feel that they are deserving of something good happening to them, and that everyones else happiness comes first. In my professional opinon as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, this could not be further from the truth in helping the family dynamic. Often when you give too much of yourself, you become emotionally tired, drained and weakened, and are of less use to those who need your help, not only that, but often others fail to take personal responsability for their own happiness, if we step in too often to do things for them. Taking care of yourself, is just as important as taking care of others.
Being ready for postive change, is realising that if you Stop Smoking for instance and you live with someone who refuses to Stop Smoking themselves, then they may be non too pleased at your Success! The same goes for Weight Loss, as the weeks roll by your weight will be rolling off, but if you are living around those who refuse to support you in your new life, or they want to eat out most nights, or go for drinks, then you must be prepared that as your life changes, this will also have an inpact upon theirs. Being ready for change, is realisng that your choice belongs to you, and you deserve to make the most of your life.
Can you really become more confident and relaxed with these new choices?   With hypnosis anything is possible, and so if your want and intention are there, and it is important to you to be and feel more confident for that new job interview you wanted, or more relaxed while you give a presentation at work in order to advance your careeer, or go on a new date with someone gorgeous then yes, you can be, and you will be. In the end, the choice as always is yours.
If you are ready for that change, then just contact me directly, and I will help you to create the life you want.
Joanna knight
www.1stsuccess.com
Clinical Hypnotherapist, Author, Speaker, EFT Practitioner and Emotional Coach

3 Top tips On How To Stay Happy Over The Festive Season

We can all struggle during the Christmas period from time to time, and for some it is the most stressful time of the year, which is a terrible shame, when you think that we all have the opportunity to enjoy a season that lights up the dark winter time weather.

During this time of the year, we have so much to do and prepare, and of course for many it is a time of trying to reach a balance that never quite seems to be reachable. For others it is a time of bitter sweet sadness, as they long for lost relatives or family who live far away.

But all is not lost. There are ways for us to stay happy and relaxed, and so I am going to share my 3 top tips with you today, in order for your festive season to have just that little bit of extra sparkle!

 

1) Don’t follow the Crowd Half the time we run into trouble, when we simply do not take a moment to stop and think, and instead find ourselves just blindly following the crowd. Do what works for you. If you want to start preparing for Christmas 12 weeks in advance do it. If you want to leave everything to the last minute because you love the buzz, and relax instead on the lead up to Christmas then do that. If you want to eat beef instead of Turkey, or have decided that due to work commitments you would rather move your special day to the day after or before, then do that too! You are the boss of your life, so enjoy!

2) Don’t buy into the media story I can’t tell you how many clients I have seen over the years, who are depressed and all because of Expectation. Often this expectation becomes a pressure, especially if we all buy into the media stories that are sold to us in Christmas adverts, magazines and even packaging on gifts! Do yourself a favour, and realise that media are there to “sell” to sell a picture, a story that doesn’t fit in with everyones reality or circumstances, as not everyone has a huge family who are all lovely and friendly for instance. Create a unique story for yourself during this special time of year, and remove the X-pectation for X-mas.

3) Relax, it’s just one day! Yes Christmas celebrations mainly take part on that magical day 25th December, and although you may or may not be having people to stay over, remember it is just 1 day, 24 little hours, a fraction of the whole year. So, if you have relatives that drive you nuts, take a deep breath, a step back, and remind yourself this is just 1 day. If you are alone and feeling low, again it is just 1 day. You can find creative ways to enjoy special parts of your day, maybe allocating a Christmas hour, whereby you decide to go for a nice walk, or call a friend you haven’t had a chat with for ages. Remember, you are in control of you.

If you want to further your emotional and mental well being then just give me a call to book an appointment for some of the mind tools that are on offer, such as Thought Coaching, Clinical Hypnosis, NLP, EFT, Emotrance and much more…. or why not check out my website page at www.1stsuccess.com

Merry Christmas everyone

Joanna


5 Simple Ways:- On How To Stay Positive In a Negative World:

5 Simple Ways:- On How To Stay Positive In a Negative World:

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Conscious Thought Coaching by Joanna Knight.

 

1Find Sources Of Positive Inspiration!

Look for books on positive thinking, and self progression.  An easy search of Amazon reveals over 44,000 books under the topic of positive thinking alone! and that is without the Self Help Section.

Reading a book either physically or electronically, is a great way to expose yourself to positive reinforcement daily.  Look for positive content on television. Seek programs and shows and films that inspire and uplift you, not shows that are depressing and dark.  Listen to positive music, and wear colours that brighten you up, even fragrances and after shaves can have an inpact on the way you feel and see the world.  Look out for my book “Return from the void” on Amazon if you wish to take some lessons from adversity and turn them into successful thoughts and actions.  My book can also be found on www.1stsuccess.com or www.returnfromthevoid.co.uk or think of the question you have in mind, and find it in a title, and go from there.

2Make a Feel Good, Be Good Journal

What is a good list? Some people call this a gratitude list, but the idea is to write down the things in your life that are really good, and bring up good memories for you and thoughts.  For example, I might make a list and say I am grateful for my health, I’m grateful for my partner, and grateful for my lovely cat, my friends, family and their support.

Once you make a list of all the things in your life that are good, it helps you see that there are many wonderful things in the world and in your life particularly. Life is good, when you look!

3. BE The Positive In You And Yours

It’s easy to fall into the cycle of mixing with friends who have a darker perspective on life, and yes life can be tough at times, but that doesn’t mean you need to focus upon it and feed it.  Family members can also be a little down on the world around them, especially if they are elderly and live alone, but you know what?  That is their experience to have, and not necessarily yours to put up with.  If you treat people kindly and positively, and you bring out the light and not the dark that surrounds them, so rather than joining with their winging or moaning about lfe, You can be an agent of change.

4. Avoid That Negativity

I am not saying to stick your head in the sand.  However, I think you will lead a much happier and more motivated life if you avoid those internalised negative programs, negative people, and negative gossip and just refuse to be part of the powerful life draining, soul crushing force of negativity.  It will not achieve anything other than more fear in your life!

5. Seek Fun and Joy!

Take a moment now and have a think about what makes you giggle inside, smile, laugh and what brings you that warm feeling of joy….now take these thoughts and process them onto paper working a gradual list into your schedule. I find that far too often the reason why people lose their motivation is that they get so stressed or busy that they simply forget how to be joyful and fun.

They leave out the joyful activities in their life, in the end up becoming grumpy and unmotivated. Their heart and soul is saying “Why do I work so hard when I never get to really have any fun?”  When, maybe is could be… “I can have fun while I get to work, and I will work more on having fun, because life is for the living”.

I’m Joanna Knight, Clinical Hypnoatherpaist, Thought Coach, Motivator, Author, Speaker and Life Progressor.

Contact me for an appointment for change, when your ready.  Until then, have a great week!

 

 

 

 


E cigarettes V Hypnosis for stop smoking

 

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.


So, it is finally out in the news today that E Cigarettes could actually be bad for you.  I must admit that as a hypnotherapist I was wondering when the penny would drop for those who have been holding onto the idea that smoking an e ciggie just doesn’t count as smoking, or that the chemicals that react within the handheld plastic tube is somehow perfectly ok to inhale into your respiratory system, with no side effects whatsoever.

The NHS are in desperate need of an answer to the various health crisis that they are faced with are trying to find a middle ground also, as cancer and heart disease are increased as they are considered to be smoking related.  The shame of the matter is that hypnotherapy and hypnosis has been long know to be one of the best methods for stop smoking, and yet e cigarettes are being offered as a solution.  

Sadly what people do not always take into account is that it is the very wealthy investors of the tobacco industry that actually are connected to cigarettes, patches, gums and yes the e cigarette too!  The NHS are offering out these temporary fixes in order to promote health and yet the money goes straight back to those responsible for millions of cancer deaths in the first place, yes you have guessed right…the tobacco industry.  They just can’t lose.

Hypnotherapy however, is a natural, non invasive therapy which can help us to come to terms and take responsibility for the smoking that may have been repeated over the years.  Hypnosis is a very rewarding and relaxing experience which holds many health benefits, helping to enhance your natural resilience through your subconscious mind. Once you have decided that you have had enough of smoking, and that you wish to stop, then that is the first step towards health, wellness and freedom.

The next step is to recognise in truth why you wish to stop, and list 3 reasons that you can look back on with pride at a later date.  By doing this, you are reconfirming to your subconscious mind that you are in a place of recognition and not denial.  

Finally (and here is the exciting bit) you get to pick a special date to stop, you could even tell loved one’s or organise a friend or a group of work colleagues to also stop with you on that very day!  Then you just pick up the phone, make your hypnotherapy appointment and look forward to the relaxing experience that is there for you to enjoy.

If you want to find out more about hypnosis, and my clinic at the Amber Zone then take a look at www.1stsuccess.com 

My name is Joanna Knight and I look forward to hearing from you soon!  take care.

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Hypnosis works for many and yet is the last resort for many…

Why hypnosis is often the last resort, and yet works so well for many…

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by Joanna Knight

I’ve got a question for you…

When was the last time you spoke to someone about having hypnosis?  Now just take your time on this, as it may be quite recently, but for many people they just can’t recall, simply because it’s not the sort of everyday conversation or information that needs to be shared.

Sadly, because the subject of hypnotherapy isn’t spoken about as often as it could be, we are not then in a position to learn more about it, unless we go out and try it for ourselves, or google the information held on this fascinating subject.

This is exactly why it is common place for my clients to tell me that I am literally their last port of call.  It is when they are at their most depserate and they have tried everything else that they turn up at my clinic wanting to give hypnotherapy a try.  What is lovely for me, is that more often than not many people are amazed with the positive results that hypnosis can offer in a much faster time than they anticipated, which funnily enough is exactly why I named this company 1st Success, because from my own experience I WAS one of those people.

After using hypnotherapy for Stress and Anxiety my perception and reactions changed.  After all else had failed, my 1st Success was with hypnotherapy and the magic of N.L.P.

You will find that once you are aware of just how powerful and useful hypnotherapy can be, that you will never leave it as a last resort again, simply because you wouldn’t want to waste your time feeling upset, miserable or trapped within a situation that can be relieved.

Once we realise that the mind is one of the most powerful assets we have, and that our healing can be started the minute we face up to an issue or problem, then we are taking full responsability in that moment, often with some empowering results!

So next time you strike up a conversation why not ask someone if they have ever experienced hypnotherapy for themselves, because this is an area that will give you the chance to open up your mind, and create a new way of moving forward.

To find out more about hypnosis and other mind tools such as N.L.P. or E.F.T. just give me a call, and I will be happy to answer any of your burning questions.  

I am Joanna Knight, and I work at the Amber Zone Complimentary across from Saint Marks Hospital in the Royal Borough of Maidenhead Berkshire.  I studied at the Royal Berkshire College for Clinical Hypnosis and am a member of the National Council of Hypnotherapists.  I currently have my self progressional Book/Journal on sale titled “Return from the void” and am a Co Presenter on Radio Marlow FM.  I have featured on Sky 201 on the Moore show and have been interviewed on BBC Radio with Anne Diamond.  Having worked within the field of professional clinical hypnotherapy since 2008 I have helped over 4,566 clients and have gathered experience within many areas of hypnosis.

 

To view my lastest book that has been released on ibooks then please click here

See also www.1stsuccess.com my sister website to find out more…

 

I look forward to helping you to achieve your potential.

Enjoy a productive and happy day!

Joanna


Are Phobias and Fears stopping you from enjoying your Christmas time?

What is an irrational fear or phobia?

A phobia is an irrational fear, literally a fear without good reason, or a fear of something that may not happen. People with phobias often experience unwanted responses to animals, objects, insects, actions or places, and just the very thought of any of these can set off a physical reaction.

This physical response is known as a stress response; people often describe their reaction to something as being “paralysed with fear” or “having butterflies in my stomach”,they say that the feel like “just wanting to run away” from whatever is triggering that response.

People with phobias often realise that their response is irrational, which makes it harder to accept. “Why am I reacting like this when I know it can’t hurt me?” is something most hypnotherapists hear from a client who has come to see them for treating a phobia.

Phobias are far more common than you may think. It is estimated that more than 11% of the population have some kind of irrational fear, now that IS a lot of people.

People do muddle through and manage their phobia on a day-to-day basis and only seek help from a hypnotherapist when it prevents them doing something they want to do, or when they know a situation will force them to face it. People are also aware of the possibility of unconsciously passing on their phobias to their children, who learn from their behaviour, and then it is often passed on again.  Again this is another reason people resort to hypnosis.

People often say to a hypnotherapist, “you’re my last resort” or “my final hope”. The most common phobias seen by hypnotherapists are:

  • Fear of flying
  • Claustrophobia
  • Fear of sickness (often linked to social phobias)
  • Fear of insects
  • Fear of heights
  • Fear of needles
  • Fear dentists
  • Fear of Pregnancy
  • Fear of water

One of the hardest fears to resolve is a fear of clowns. But even for this, hypnotherapy has been widely successful.

How do people get phobias?

An irrational fear of something is a learned behaviour, sometimes from a parent or a respected friend or relative. It is part of the body’s natural defence system: often phobias are exaggerated fears of evolutionary memories; imprints on our brains that help protect us through caution, making us innately awareness of something that could harm us.

For example, we know there are poisonous spiders in the world that can hurt us and even kill us, so we have an awareness of that on a primal level. However, a house spider in the UK is completely harmless. A person with a phobia is unable to make this differentiation.

As a small child we learn about fears from our parents, as they teach us (consciously and unconsciously) how to live and relate to the world around us. If you see your parent being frightened of a spider, your instinctive response and the message hardwired to your brain is that this is a threat and can harm you too.  Children do tend to copy.

Over time, when you see a spider that message is reinforced, so it is exposure to that fear which compounds it and makes it worse.  This simply compounds the problem and allows it to grow and grow.

How do you treat phobias?

Generally, the solution is to see that phobia in a different context starting from an objective perspective and then gradually building up exposure from a minimal to comfortable level.

Using hypnosis this can be done rapidly as the unconscious is able to process information more effectively without the interference of the critical mind. This is a known as desensitisation.  This can work quite well.

Often phobias can be treated in just one session. There is, however, no guarantee as change depends on the individual’s willingness to embrace it. Most therapists will therefore give you a realistic expectation of how long treatment may last.

Each hypnotherapist may use a slightly different approach to treating phobias depending on whether you know when the phobia first started, how you view it and how receptive you are to change.

What would a session be like?

Your hypnotherapist will probably evaluate you and the level of your phobia and then use a combination of techniques to help you to resolve it, gradually building up your confidence and your ability to stay calm when you are confronted with your phobia.

It may be hard to believe, but in just one session you could be able to hold a spider in a transparent container on your lap, maybe even hold it or see one across the floor in front of you when previously you may have run screaming out of the room at the sight of one.  When this happens often people can’t stop smiling to themselves.

 

If you want to find out more then just contact Joanna Knight on 01628 780470 for a non obligation chat.

 

www.1stsuccess.com is another website where you can find further information.


LOOK GOOD IN THAT LITTLE BLACK DRESS FOR PARTY SEASON

Seasonal weather can always have an effect in one way or another on our emotions, with the Summer time bringing visions of holidays, sunshine and bikinis to mind.  When we think of the summer, we tend to lean towards feelings of lightness, and wanting to be light and feel right within ourselves.  This is often the most common time when people will embark upon a diet in order for them to look fantastic in that brightly coloured bikini or shorts.

By the time winter season arrives we are feeling a little cooler, and are ready to wrap up, but WAIT a minute! isn’t it party dress season? where we have Christmas day, office parties, friends round for lunch, as well as family gatherings, neighbours popping in, and  New Years Eve too!  Just because it’s not hot outside, needn’t mean that we don’t want to look and feel our best as well as enjoy that sense of confidence that feeling good and looking good can bring.

However, we all know that the downside to this, is the over eating, the over indulging in all the goodies that the shops so gleefully place in our way.  After all marketing agencies who represent our shops will spend a fortune over the entire year, just waiting to get into your head, in order to entice you, convince you, that unless you have this food or that, then you Christmas won’t be quite so happy.

This is why Christmas time, (lovely as it is) can be a very challenging time for most of us.  Yes, we tend to enjoy all of those lovely goodies and booze, but the over indulgence and sheer quantity of food that covers pretty much most of December, (with invites, parties, and gatherings,)  does tend to lead us into having those extra bits and bobs that we wouldn’t normally have during any other month, including the extra food in our kitchen cupboards.

Now we all know that over doing anything is something that throws us out of balance, and in moderation most things are ok most of the time.  However, with all of the temptations that surround us, it does make it extra difficult at times for us to be mindful, or to ignore that inner urge to grab another piece of that delightful cake, or that crispy roasted potato, dripping in gravy.

The good news is that not all is lost, and with the application of a little hypnosis you could be enjoying your christmas just as much as anyone else, with you will be the one who is in control!  Not the shops, marketing agencies, adverts or relatives who demand you eat up a little more….no, instead you will be the one who decides what you eat, and what you choose to place in your mouth for your own reasons and you own well being.

Imagine if you walked into a shop and spotted the perfect outfit for Christmas?  Imagine how good you would feel when you slip into that outfit and feel that extra sparkle, feeling a little bit special and excited?  Now imagine walking into a room or function with that same feeling…..just how good would that feel!  Would you walk a little taller, or feel a little slimmer? How would if affect your food choices if food were there in the same room?

This is the version of you at your best.  You deserve to look and feel good inside, but this all starts with change, and exciting change which I would love to be part of.  So, if you are ready to go on the journey then I  am more than happy to take you.  Please get in touch when you are ready, and not before…to Joanna@1stsuccess.com or text me on 07898 230000 where we can arrange a time to meet or chat.  All consultations are completely confidential and are carried out in a gentle, caring environment.

I’m Joanna Knight  (Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP, EFT Practitioner, Life Coach and Stress Consultant, Author and Reiki Healer) from Maidenhead Berkshire, operating from The Amber Zone Complimentary Centre. I look forward to meeting you.  www.1stsuccess.com  or you can also find me on Seasonal weather can always have an effect in one way or another on our emotions, with the Summer time bringing visions of holidays, sunshine and bikinis to mind.  When we think of the summer, we tend to lean towards feelings of lightness, and wanting to be light and feel right within ourselves.  This is often the most common time when people will embark upon a diet in order for them to look fantastic in that brightly coloured bikini or shorts.

By the time winter season arrives we are feeling a little cooler, and are ready to wrap up, but WAIT a minute! isn’t it party dress season? where we have Christmas day, office parties, friends round for lunch, as well as family gatherings, neighbours popping in, and  New Years Eve too!  Just because it’s not hot outside, needn’t mean that we don’t want to look and feel our best as well as enjoy that sense of confidence that feeling good and looking good can bring.

However, we all know that the downside to this, is the over eating, the over indulging in all the goodies that the shops so gleefully place in our way.  After all marketing agencies who represent our shops will spend a fortune over the entire year, just waiting to get into your head, in order to entice you, convince you, that unless you have this food or that, then you Christmas won’t be quite so happy.

This is why Christmas time, (lovely as it is) can be a very challenging time for most of us.  Yes, we tend to enjoy all of those lovely goodies and booze, but the over indulgence and sheer quantity of food that covers pretty much most of December, (with invites, parties, and gatherings,)  does tend to lead us into having those extra bits and bobs that we wouldn’t normally have during any other month, including the extra food in our kitchen cupboards.

Now we all know that over doing anything is something that throws us out of balance, and in moderation most things are ok most of the time.  However, with all of the temptations that surround us, it does make it extra difficult at times for us to be mindful, or to ignore that inner urge to grab another piece of that delightful cake, or that crispy roasted potato, dripping in gravy.

The good news is that not all is lost, and with the application of a little hypnosis you could be enjoying your christmas just as much as anyone else, with you will be the one who is in control!  Not the shops, marketing agencies, adverts or relatives who demand you eat up a little more….no, instead you will be the one who decides what you eat, and what you choose to place in your mouth for your own reasons and you own well being.

Imagine if you walked into a shop and spotted the perfect outfit for Christmas?  Imagine how good you would feel when you slip into that outfit and feel that extra sparkle, feeling a little bit special and excited?  Now imagine walking into a room or function with that same feeling…..just how good would that feel!  Would you walk a little taller, or feel a little slimmer? How would if affect your food choices if food were there in the same room?

This is the version of you at your best.  You deserve to look and feel good inside, but this all starts with change, and exciting change which I would love to be part of.  So, if you are ready to go on the journey then I  am more than happy to take you.  Please get in touch when you are ready, and not before…to Joanna@1stsuccess.com or text me on 07898 230000 where we can arrange a time to meet or chat.  All consultations are completely confidential and are carried out in a gentle, caring environment.

I’m Joanna Knight  (Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP, EFT Practitioner, Life Coach and Stress Consultant, Author and Reiki Healer) from Maidenhead Berkshire, operating from The Amber Zone Complimentary Centre. I look forward to meeting you.  www.1stsuccess.com

Have a fantastic day!

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STOPTOBER HYPNOTHERAPY OFFER FOR YOU! SAVE £25.00

IS IT TIME TO STOP SMOKING, AND START LIVING?

 

For the month of October I am running a special offer with a £25.00 discount on hypnotherapy services for stop smoking, and the Amber Zone in Maidenhead, Berkshire.

Did you know that hypnotherapy is one of the top ways to stop smoking for good?  Often when my clients come along for a session I am usually the last resort, but happily they soon realise that their decision to give hypnosis a go, turns out to be one of he best decisions they have made.

But before I can accept working with someone for hypnosis, I need to know a few things…and maybe here are a few things you could consider…and I would only ask two of the following questions below…

Do you enjoy smoking?  Why do you think you smoke? Is smoking affecting your health?  Is it affecting your purse or wallet? What are you reasons for wanting to stop smoking?  Can you think of 3 reasons right now just off the top of your head with no hesitation for wanting to stop smoking?  On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the most wanted, what number are you on that scale?  What does smoking stop you from doing? or having?

The reason for this, is that any hypnotherapist who is keen to work with you, will first listen to your wants and needs, and will access many factors into your session.  This is simply because everyone is unique and the smoking experience is slightly different for each and every one of us.

If you are serious about wanting to stop smoking, then hypnosis is a non invasive, natural and relaxing choice to make.  Quite often with patches, I have clients reporting that they have experienced hot flushes, nightmares, change of mood and various other side effects.  Also with the new e cigarettes there is concern as to the health implications over time, and the large amount of vapour they push out, which is quite unsightly for some.  It also draws attention to the user, as it is highly visible and shows off the action of smoking to younger children as something that is seems to draw attention or is attractive, but in negative context, as ultimately it IS still smoking.  You are sucking on a vapour, and the action is mimicking a smoker.

This is simply swapping over one action for another, which some would call a habit that has still gone unbroken.  This is why hypnosis works so beautifully, as it appeals to the subconscious framework of the mind, which is where our repetitive nature is born, and broken.

So, if you want to take advantage of this fabulous offer that I have this month, then I would love to see you and discuss your needs, wants and desires further.  When you are ready, just give me a call.

 

Until then, why not take a snoop around my website, and read up on how hypnotherapy can help you in various areas of your life at www.1stsuccess.com

 


IS STOPTOBER THE MONTH FOR YOU TO STOP SMOKING FOR GOOD?

Stopping smoking isn’t always as easy as we might think, OR is it?

When clients come to me for advice on how to stop smoking, it is often after all else has failed, and they have come to the conclusion that perhaps the only way to stop smoking is to try hypnosis.   Fortunately, hypnotherapy is becoming ever more popular in the media, and the mainstream are now noticing just how successful hypnosis can be when it comes to stopping us from smoking when all else has failed.

Luckily, over the years I have enjoyed a 98% success rate with my clients, despite them having tried smokers patches, gum, will power, self help books and various other factors.  When they have tried hypnosis however, the story has happily been very different.  This is because hypnotherapy is one of the most successful ways to stop smoking.  However, in order for your hypnotherapy to work for you, you must have already decided that you want to quit smoking for yourself.  Now this might sound like an obvious statement, but you would be surprised that upon questioning, just how many people are under pressure to stop smoking for someone else.

For this reason, when booking a stop smoking session any qualified hypnotherapist, they will probably want to ask you a few questions in order to understand where your intentions are coming from and why.  Often this is a good indicator as to whether you are ready to stop smoking or not.  As with anything in life, we need to be ready to embrace the big changes that come with anything, whether it is moving house, meeting someone new, having a new baby or stopping an old way of being.  These changes needn’t be difficult if we are already accepting that they are coming our way, which gives us a sense of control and preparation and even excitement for the impending benefits that we will receive in the future.

Coming from a place of health and well being most therapists will encourage the public with various offers or discounts here and there throughout the year, which is why I am offering a very special discount this coming October!   For the month of October I am offering a £25.00 reduction on all stop smoking hypnosis for those who wish to quit smoking for good.  This offer will be running at my clinic The Amber Zone Complimentary Centre, in Saint Marks Crescent Maidenhead, Berkshire, and will be running under the promotional tag of STOPTOBER.  So if you are interested in either calling me for an informal chat or calling the Amber Zone Clinic then just quote the Stoptober promotion and you will be booked in of the special discount automatically.

In the meantime, here are a few interesting smoking related facts…Did you know?

  • Your vitamin C levels are severely affected and decreased by smoking
  • Smoking will also affect your B12 and B6 levels and over all health, as it acts as a stimuli on the nervous system.
  • Smoking kills more people each year than aids, car accidents, booze and drugs combined.
  • Cancer isn’t the only issue that smoking creates, it can also offer you vascular disease, aneurysm, arterial disease, coronary heart disease, impotence, facial lines and advanced raging, bad breath, skin discolouration, stroke, thromboangiitis obliterates (buerger’s disease) AND the affect of passive smoking will increase a decline in coronary blood flow in those around you.

I could go on, but what is the pointing that when….

By stopping smoking with hypnosis you will benefit from 

  • Blood pressure dropping to normal, with pulse rate dropping to normal and temperature in hands and feet returning to a normal balance within the first 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Carbon monoxide levels in blood back to normal and oxygen level increased within the first 8 to 10 hours.
  • A chance of a heart attack decreasing within 24-48 hours!
  • Nerve endings beginning to regrow with smell and taste back to normal within 48 to 72 hours
  • Circulation and walking becomes easier, with breath and lung function beginning to increase by one third within 2-3 months, and even earlier for some!
  • Cilia regrowth in your newer healthier lungs and airways, increasing lung efficiency and energy levels increase by 6-9 months.  This removes some smoking side effects from the past such as tiredness, coughing, sinus issues, shortness of breath.  

Again I could go on and on with the benefits of stopping smoking for good, however I am sure you can work out most of the benefits for yourself.  If you have any further questions or wish to discuss or have a no obligation chat with me then just contact me via my website at www.1stsuccess.com 

In the meantime, have a wonderful day!

 

 

 


HYPNOTHERAPY CAN HELP YOU SLEEP YOUR WAY PAST THE CURSE OF INSOMNIA

Recent studies in the USA  suggests that people who sleep six hours a night or less are more likely to catch a virus such as a cold.  This ties in with a further UK study last year which noted that less sleep can lead lead to health problems.6-tips-from-real-women-about-how

Diseases like cancer, heart disease, type-2 diabetes, infections and obesity have all been linked to reduced sleep and scientists say the trend towards a 24-hour society means many people are living against their body clocks with damaging consequences.  However, all is not lost.

One way to improve length and quality of sleep is through hypnotherapy, with a qualified hypnotherapist. 

I will say that insomniacs generally respond very well to hypnosis, whereby a professional hypnotherapist would create a personalised program, that will identify the clients current sleeping patterns and then would go onto teach them self-management techniques. These will make a difference to how the client sleeps and also the quality of sleep they will have. 

Research, shows that hypnosis combined with cognitive behavioural therapy is the most effective treatment for insomnia or disrupted sleep.  Treatments such as NLP and EFT are also extremely effective, which I like to offer during treatment as an extra tool.

The Californian study, reported in the journal Sleep, worked on findings from 164 healthy volunteers who asked to wear a wrist sensor that tracked their normal sleep habits.

They were then given nasal drops containing rhinovirus and quarantined in a hotel for five days under close observation to see how many got a cold. The findings support the theory that poor sleep blunts immunity.  Stress is also a closely linked trigger here too.

Fortunately, Hypnosis is a gentle and useful therapy that can alter behaviours and reactions that could be contributing to chronic health problems (such as insomnia and other sleep disorders). 

Although hypnosis is often induced by a hypnotherapist, self-hypnosis techniques are commonly used in treatment of insomnia. Some research suggests that self-hypnosis may improve sleep by redirecting patients’ attention away from anxiety, producing thoughts that promote relaxation.  These techniques can be taught by a qualified therapist if required.  Night recordings can also be offered, but usually are not needed once treatment has commenced.

Usually after a hypnotherapy session, a person may feel more confident; more relaxed in situations that have previously been challenging. The person is usually a lot calmer and has clarity of thought, can focus and are  able to make decisions more easily. Those who have experienced side effects of anxiety such as insomnia, find that they are sleeping much better and as a result are able to work more effectively.

If you looked at my other article…

 http://www.1stsuccess.com/blog/post.php?s=2015-07-23-how-to-change-your-mind-to-change-your-life  You will find that your mind can react differently with hypnosis and therefore you can literally change your life.

To find out more, simply contact me for a chat, or I can mail you back by return, go to www.1stsuccess.com or mail to joanna@1stsuccess.com  text to 07898 230000

In the meantime have a fab evening.