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  1. Stoptober Quit Smoking with Hypnosis to help with Coronavirus and Covid worries

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    Can I Quit Smoking with Hypnosis to help with Covid worries this Stoptober ?

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    This year as we head into flu season with Coronavirus still around, there is no better time to look at giving up smoking for good. Covid can cause even worse problems in smokers, so Hypnotherapy could be the answer you are looking for, if you find it hard to quit smoking alone.

    The Stoptober scheme is designed to help people who really want to give up smoking. If you can give up for 28 days then you are much more likely to remain a non smoker.

    I used Hypnosis to Quit Smoking myself !

    I gave up smoking myself with hypnotherapy well over twenty years ago and now I help others to quit smoking with hypnosis in just one session! Many things take a few sessions, but quitting smoking with hypnosis is completed in one session for you. I even make you a recording that you can listen to at home to really help you stay a non smoker.

    There are many different ways that you can get help and as a Clinical Hypnotherapist I know how successful hypnotherapy can be.

    The most important thing is that just starting to think about it and talk about it can lead you to really make the change.

    As well as offering Hypnosis to quit smoking in Redditch you can also work with me and have Skype Hypnosis to stop smoking for good too.

    NHS Stoptober Hypnosis to Quit Smoking

    In 2020 the Covid crisis has made Stoptober even more important. If you catch Coronavirus as a smoker then the effects could be much worse for you as it affects your lungs. This year the UK Government will be making even more noise about the benefits of stopping smoking.

    You can read all about how I could help you to stop smoking with hypnosis and watch a video all about it here:         Quit Smoking Hypnosis - How does it work?

    You can email me for more details at [email protected]

  2. Hypnotherapy and Mindfulness working together to help deal with stress and anxiety.

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    Hypnotherapy and Mindfulness working together to help deal with stress and anxiety.

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    A new study on treatment for stress combining mindfulness with hypnotherapy has shown positive results in a Baylor University pilot study.

    What is  "mindful hypnotherapy." ? 

    This latest study was conducted at Baylor University. Researcher Gary Elkins, Ph.D., director of the Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory at Baylor University said: "Hypnosis involves focusing attention.. it includes mental imagery, relaxation and suggestions for symptom reduction. Mindfulness is a type of meditation that involves focusing attention on present moment awareness. It can help people cope with stress, but can require months of practice and training,"

    The study is published in the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.

     

    Working as a practitioner who already uses a combination of techniques, including mindfulness, hypnosis and meditation I already explain to my clients how this combination can help people achieve results faster and easier for them.

    The study's basic premise is that using hypnosis to deliver mindfulness goals could have many advantages, Elkins said.

    "Combining mindfulness and hypnotherapy in a single session is a novel intervention that may be equal to or better than existing treatments, with the advantage of being more time-effective, less daunting and easier to use. This could be a valuable option for treating anxiety and stress reduction."

    Elkins noted that while mindfulness by itself can be an effective treatment for stress and anxiety for some people, it typically is provided in eight weekly sessions that last two hours or more each week and include an all-day retreat of eight or more hours. That amount of time -- more than 24 therapy hours -- may be a burden in cost and time for some people. Also, research has not shown that mindfulness-based treatments are consistently superior to standard cognitive behavioural therapy, he said.

    What happened in the study on Mindfulness and Hypnotherapy working together?

    For the study of mindfulness and hypnotherapy, the Baylor research team recruited 42 individuals with self-reported high stress. Half took part in an intervention of one-hour weekly individual sessions that included hypnosis inductions and suggestions for greater mindfulness. Participants also were given self-hypnosis audio recordings lasting about 20 minutes, each with suggestions for a hypnotic induction, relaxation and greater mindfulness. The second group did not take part in the intervention.

    At study's end, the intervention group reported a large decrease in stress and a significant increase in mindfulness. Most were highly satisfied with the number of sessions, the ease of home practice and the clarity of content, Elkins said. The average participant practiced almost every day, and overall satisfaction with the intervention was 8.9 on a scale of 10.

    In comparison, those who did not participate in the intervention reported no significant difference between pre- and post-study stress level.

    A limitation of the study was its small sample size, Elkins said. Future studies of a larger number of people could be of value, as well as testing mindful hypnotherapy for such concerns as anxiety, depression or chronic pain, he said.

    The good news from this study is that it is helping show that it doesn’t take a huge amount of work to help start to change the way that we think and feel.

    I often talk to people about how well these interventions work and when I do this, one of the most important points is about how much people want there to be a change. If you really want to change something then there is really no reason why you should not be able to do that.

    You can try a short mindfulness meditation and hypnosis for yourself right here: