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  1. Hypnosis can help with menopause symptoms

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    The following article first appeared in the Daily Mirror written by Dr Miriam Stoppard. Her description of the benefits of hypnotherapy for menopause symptoms is very easy yo understand and concise so if you would like to read the article here it is...

     hypnosis can help with the menopause

    Hypnotherapy is great for using during childbirth. Most Women find it amazingly helpful and the research is very robust. Now this easy to learn technique could prove a book to women with menopausal symptoms. What’s more, it’s massively superior to herbs, ginseng, soya, evening primrose oil, yoga and acupuncture – all of which are unproven despite their popularity.

    Many women might shy away from using hypnotherapy for menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats, but a report suggests that of all the alternative treatments available – from herbal supplements such as black cohosh to acupuncture – hypnosis is almost uniquely effective in alleviating symptoms of the menopause.

    As the menopause approaches, oestrogen levels drop, the ovaries cease production of an egg every month and menstruations stops. As well as the embarrassment of hot flushes, sleep is often interrupted by night sweats, mood swings are common and vaginal dryness and a loss of libido affect a woman’s sex life. However, fewer that one in 10 women seeks medical advice. Dr Janet Carpenter, who led the expert panel for the North American Menopause Society said: “Many women try one thing after another. This information (about hypnotherapy) will be critical before they stumble on something that works”

    The panel of experts commissioned by NAMS reviews the results of rigorous clinical studies on Hypnotherapy. They concluded that there was solid evidence that using this, and also cognitive behavioural therapy, were beneficial for menopausal symptoms. One study showed that women who had hypnotherapy five times a week had a dramatic reduction in the number and severity of hot flushes.

    So how does hypnotherapy work? It’s a powerful, natural and safe state of profound relaxation that you allow yourself to enter. You remain in control of your body and mind and you can come out of hypnosis at any time.

    We all experience a state of hypnosis many times a day – you drive to work but on arrival you have no recollection of the journey for example. Hypnosis allows you to visualise your body without troublesome menopausal symptoms. Body and mind are linked.

    Your body doesn’t know the difference between imagination and reality so imagining that you can control your hot flushes becomes what you experience.

    It will empower you to trust your body and have confidence controlling it. You can be taught by a hypnotherapist. Try one of two weekly sessions to see if it helps you.


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  2. Kim Kardashian Uses Hypnosis to Turn Her Baby Around

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    Realisty TV star Kim Kardashian is turning to hypnotherapy to help turn her breech baby report the hollywood gossip columns.

    Currently pregnant with her second child, Kim experienced anxiety and worry last time so is now turning to hypnosis to help her through what felt traumatic last time, reports Marie Clare magazine and website.

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    Most babies turn of their own accord, as they grow and develop in the womb.

    Sometimes however this doesn’t happen at a time that you would wish, and as the baby grows it becomes harder for them to turn into a head downwards position from which they would have an easier delivery.

    When this happens it can often create more worry and stress for you and that worry and stress really won’t help either you or your baby.

    Blog post from Kim

    "I guess 4 percent of women are faced with [breech pregnancies]—so, lucky me!" Kim wrote on her blog "It's been hard because I usually go to my mom or Kourtney for baby and pregnancy advice, but they both, with nine total pregnancies! have never experienced one of these crazy things."​

    You are probably already aware of how being calm, relaxed and confident about your birthing will be the best way forward for both you and your baby, but it can sometimes be difficult to get yourself into that place when you have extra worries.

    Kim is trying many different ways to help her ease the birth of her second child, trying many methods to get the baby to turn.  "I lay practically upside down three times a day for 15 minutes," she said. "I play music in the right position and ice my belly in certain spots to get him to squirm out of the breech position. I even started acupuncture where I burn moxa (mugwort) on my pinky toe every day! I am even attempting hypnosis!"

    Most babies turn of their own accord and of course helping to ease that stress is always a good thing.