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  1. Why do we have weird and obtrusive and inappropriate thoughts?

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    Road bridge RF

    Have you ever been somewhere up really high and just wondered about jumping off and what would happen.

    Or have you ever stood on the side of a train track and wondered about if you could jump in front of a train, or even what would happen if you pushed someone else off the platform ?

    Maybe you have been driving a car and the idea has flashed into your head about driving straight into incoming traffic or off a bridge.

    Sounds crazy doesn’t it. It all sounds quite scary. But if you have then you are not alone and you are not really going mad.

    Here's my latest video that shows you exactly what is going on and why you don't need to worry about those thoughts. You can watch it right here...

     

    So, what’s actually happening? Well, all of our thoughts have to come from somewhere. They are based on our experiences in life and what path we want to take as we move forward.

    So, in order for us to decide what we want to do, what we want to happen ,we have to think about what we don’t want to happen.

    Imagine that the dragon from game of thrones was Pink and fluffy and had rainbow coloured wings.

    You don’t need me to show you a picture though do you? You can already imagine it for yourself.

    You didn’t know you were going to think about a pink rainbow dragon but now you are thinking about one. I made you do it just like advertisers may make you think about things. Things that you didn’t know you wanted.

    I really fancy some Pringles or a coke.. do you as well now?

    So our unconscious mind is thinking of all sorts of things. It wants to keep us safe. This is so that we can rule them out and not do them. So, pretty much everyone may find they get thoughts that seem a bit random and even inappropriate

    It’s just your brain thinking... do I want that or not?  It’s a bit like if you start to wonder if you fancy your best friends wife..or husband.  Or both!  It doesn’t mean you are going to do anything. You are just processing everything and deciding what is the right path for you.

    So of course this stuff can actually be really beneficial because it helps us to decide to step away from the platform or not to get to close to a really high edge. It keeps us safe.

    Sometimes when we think about what we don’t want then it helps us to think about what we do want.

    Spend more time thinking about the stuff you want to happen and then you can make that stuff more likely to happen.

    So don’t fret about those weird thoughts. Just think about what you really want to do rather than what you don’t want to do and all will be great.

    Thanks for watching and don’t forget to like and subscribe for lots more stuff all about our amazing minds.

     

  2. Clinical Study shows Skype hypnotherapy is an effective treatment for IBS

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    Can Skype Hypnotherapy help with IBS Symptoms?

    A new study has confirmed that having hypnosis on Skype can make a real difference to IBS sufferers.

    The Study: Skype hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome: effectiveness and comparison with face to face treatment" is published in the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis

    ibs and hypnosis and hypnotherapy

    The lead in the study is Professor Peter Whorwell, who is well known for his work in helping patients with IBS and for his advocacy of Hypnotherapy in helping to treat symptoms.  As many sufferers know stress and anxiety can make symptoms much worse and by learning to let go and relax at first, and then to imagine exactly how you want things to be in relation to your gut, you can make a real difference to your life.

    So is Skype hypnotherapy an effective treatment for IBS ?

    The new study is published in the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental HypnosisThis study was with 20 patients who had the hypnotherapy for IBS treatment via Skype and was led by Professor Peter Whorwell a gastroenterologist at Wythenshawe Hospital, The University of Manchester

    As reported: “The patients in his study received 12 hypnotherapy sessions in total: the first was face to face with the remaining 11 sessions delivered via Skype. Before the treatment, 65% had severe IBS pre-treatment with the remaining 35% having moderate IBS. After the Skype sessions, 25% of were classed as having severe IBS, 40% moderate IBS and the remaining 35% mild IBS. All the patients enjoyed significant improvements in their IBS symptoms such as abdominal pain, abdominal bloating and bowel function. In addition, other symptoms commonly seen in IBS improved such as nausea, headaches, heartburn, low backache, constant lethargy, chest pain and bladder problems. Quality of life, and any anxiety or depression also improved.”

    Interestingly when compared to an earlier study of 1000 patients who had face to face hypnotherapy at the clinic run by Professor Whorwell, the online treatment was only slightly less effective.

    You can read all about Professor Whorwell and his work in much more detail here:

    https://www.markpowlett.co.uk/myblog/read_187699/the-nhs-website-reports-that-hypnosis-is-twice-as-effective-at-helping-people-deal-with-ibs-than-other-methods.html

    This includes all the information about how the NHS in the UK has conducted much more research than you may imagine.

    How Could Skype Hypnosis for IBS help me?

    One of the advantages of being able to work on Skype is that you can have sessions in the comfort of your own home. The worries about leaving home that can make things worse can be left behind. When I work with hypnotherapy to help people with IBS symptoms I always make sure that they have recordings that they can listen to at home. This can make a really big difference in the way that you are able to learn to let go, visualise and relax. In fact in the study just undertake it was noted that 71% of the subjects said they would not have been able to have the treatment if they needed to travel. This of course also helps more elderly clients who perhaps do not have the mobility of facility to travel as well as younger clients too.

    If you would like to read more about Hypnotherapy for IBS you can find out how I work with my clients here:

     https://www.markpowlett.co.uk/ibshypnosis.html

    And you can watch a video all about how Skype Hypnotherapy works here: https://www.markpowlett.co.uk/skypehypnotherapy.html

    You can email me on [email protected]