Beat addiction. Beat anxiety. Build you!
Addiction, trauma, and anxiety are some of the most common issues and problems faced by people in today's busy, stressful and challenging society.
And often, a client who is an addict may also be experiencing anxiety. Or vice versa, a person suffering from trauma or anxiety, may also be developing (or already have) an addiction.
Clinical hypnotherapists are seeing an ever increasing number of clients facing these issues such as addiction, trauma and anxiety. And when you consider what we all have to manage, juggle, and combine in our lives, then actually, initially, it is no wonder people are suffering and are crying out for help.
With our demanding bosses, fast-paced jobs, gruelling hours, spinning plates, frenetic lives, and all this combined with family commitments, financial worries, Brexit uncertainty, a lack of job security, kids, school, relatives, housework, relationships, friends, social media pressures, and with limited free time and time just for us - we can often feel at breaking point, lost and alone, or at worst, suicidal.
Sometimes we make a cry for help.
Sometimes we can call a friend, speak to a family member, or see a coach or a therapist.
But sadly, more often that not, many people turn to the bottle, cocaine, sex, the credit card, gambling, drugs, food, self-harm, or something else, something worse.
Every person's reason for making a cry for help, or wanting to escape, is different, as we are all different individuals with our own unique make up and background.
Everyone's life story is different.
But some common themes emerge in hypnotherapy sessions as to why a client may be experiencing difficulty in their lives, feel anxious or perhaps dealing with an addiction.
Here are some (not all) of the reasons why someone may try to escape life's stresses and challenges using drugs, alcohol, or something else:
a childhood issue, a family breakdown, a divorce/broken relationship, loss of job/finances, low self-esteem, an accident/injury/loss of health, poor health/disease, a traumatic experience/post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)depression/anxiety, loss of a child/sibling/parent/family member, work pressure and demands/school and exam stress, lack of confidence/motivation, relationship issues, social media pressure/comparing our lives with others, war/terrorism/disaster. etc...
There are more reasons not listed here why people may feel anxious, depressed, wanting to escape (often through an addiction), or commit suicide.
Everyone's life story is different and unique.
But help and support is available.
How can hypnotherapy help?
Using clinical hypnotherapy clients can experience a two-part approach where not only is the negative aspect of their life removed, (e.g. an addiction or PTSD), but in addition, the void created by the addiction being removed is filled with something new in their life, something positive or exciting for their lives, and something which will enliven, reboot, and energise your life once more.
This two-pronged approach means that after your therapy sessions you do not just leave having beaten your addiction or anxiety, but you also leave having gained something new and positive in your life too.
You not only leave having beaten your trauma, but you gain a new you! You not only leave having beaten your addiction, but you gain a new dream! You not only leave having beaten your anxiety, but you gain a new life!
What is it that you have always wanted to do, be, have, or achieve in your life?
Now you can do it!
Clinical hypnotherapy and research has proven its success of eliminating and combatting addictions, anxiety, and trauma, alongside beating mental health issues at the same time.
A negative issue is removed whilst also improving your mental wellness and well-being.
And thus building a lighter, brighter and happier new you.
Please remember that help and support is available for you.
Beat your problems. Build a new you!
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Rebecca Jones (M.A.DipPCH) is a clinical hypnotherapist with a thriving practice in Harley St. London and a clinic on Deansgate in Manchester.
Rebecca also travels extensively to clients around the world including Paris, New York, and further afield.
She also provides an online hypnotherapy service and her new book will be published later this year.…
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What is artificial intelligence?
These days most of us have heard of AI, or artificial intelligence. In this article I will look at what it is, how it can be used, and whether it can be used to replace clinical hypnotherapy as we know it.
AI is defined as intelligence demonstrated by machines. Artificial intelligence also speaks of intelligent agents: any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximise its chance of successfully achieving its goals.
Artificial Intelligence is in fact an area of computer science in which computer systems are able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making and translation between languages.
So, can AI replace what we as humans do? Can AI replace, and ultimately beat, our own intelligence? Can AI replace the role of clinical hypnotherapy to resolve people's issues and problems, and mental health matters? Can AI replace the role of clinical hypnotherapy to improve people's lives; boosting people's confidence, self-esteem, motivation, and more?
In short: NO.
AI cannot replace a human's intelligence, nor can it beat it, and here's why...
The power of our unconscious mind is beyond anything that any machine, AI machine or intelligent agent could achieve, and since research has proven that we only use a very small part of our brains and unconscious minds, the reality is that we can achieve so much more than we ever believe we could, as well as far exceeding any machine or robot.
The myth that we only use 10% of our brains is of course not true, and the reason that it has been claimed to be a myth is that we actually do not know the exact figure of how much of our brains we do use. Researchers have stated that in fact it is more likely that we only know about 10% of the brain, rather than only using 10% of the brain.
The brain is so vast, complex, and undiscovered that scientists, surgeons, and neuroscientists claim that our knowledge of the brain to date only scratches the surface. Our knowledge of the brain is only the very tip of the iceberg.
The untapped power of our unconscious minds therefore means that it could be quite possible that we are only using approximately 2% of our brains, and that the remaining 98% of our brains is still unexploited and unused, waiting to be discovered...