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Say Goodbye to IBS Symptoms with Hypnotherapy in London

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic condition that affects the digestive system, causing symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. It is estimated that around 10-15% of the population in the UK suffers from IBS. If you’re one of the many people in London who struggle with this condition, you may have heard of hypnotherapy as a treatment option.

At our clinic, we have seen firsthand the power of hypnotherapy in helping individuals with IBS manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. During a hypnotherapy session, you will be guided into a state of deep relaxation, known as hypnosis. While in this state, your mind becomes more open to suggestions, allowing the therapist to work with you to change your thoughts and behaviors related to your IBS symptoms.

Research has shown that hypnotherapy can be effective in reducing symptoms of IBS, such as abdominal pain and diarrhea. It can also improve the quality of life and reduce anxiety and depression associated with the condition. Our clients have reported significant improvements in their symptoms after just a few sessions of hypnotherapy.

Hypnotherapy sessions are typically conducted on a one-to-one basis, with each session lasting between 60-90 minutes. The number of sessions required will vary depending on the individual and their specific needs. Our therapists will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and goals.

We understand that finding the right treatment for IBS can be a difficult and overwhelming process. That’s why we strive to provide a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment where you can feel comfortable sharing your concerns and working towards a solution. If you’re ready to take control of your IBS symptoms in London and improve your quality of life, we encourage you to contact us to schedule a consultation and learn more about how hypnotherapy can help.

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Hypnotherapy to help you release stress during inflation

It is not new that all prices have increased at least 12% in the current year, alongside this increase there is also an increase in gas and oil prices, plus rents. All of the above can create a state of uncertainty, dissatisfaction, and low self-esteem.

Individually, we cannot do much to change this situation, but one thing we can do is prepare ourselves mentally, keep calm and open our hearts so we can find alternative ways to cope with this situation while it lasts.

There are several ways you can include in your daily routine that can help you, one of these is Hypnotherapy.

My hypnotherapy practice in London can help you release anxiety; find balance and clarity so you can be the best version of yourself.

Why should you try hypnotherapy now?  The simple answer is because everyone is experiencing some sort of anxiety at this moment, it is important that you start with yourself first. You can be the example, the calm energy that the world needs at this moment. When we are stressed we cannot think clearly, we run into arguments really fast and we create bad consequences for ourselves and the people we love.

Hypnotherapy works with hypnosis. An ancient method of therapy that has a very fast and long-lasting effect on you.  Hypnotherapy has the advantage to bypass the conscious mind, and going to your subconscious and change unwanted habits, behaviors, fears, phobias, traumas, and a lot more.

Whilst, you may think hypnotherapy cannot really help you, from my experience, everyone who attends one of my sessions leaves the room with a sense of peace, clarity, and stability for the future.

I am now serving clients in London and other places around the world via Zoom online. Online hypnotherapy works just as efficiently as it works in person. Now, most of my clients prefer to do their sessions from the comfort of their own sofa.

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World Mental Health Day

This is an opportunity to invite you to think about your mental health and how it can affect your relationship with other people you love.

When I started treating people with mild depression and anxiety, I came to a realization that most of the clients had few common complaints. They were all complaining about their relationships with their partners/bosses/parents. The relationship was not working and they thought that something had to be done in order for them to feel better in life. It turns out their mental health was the issue and not the relationships.

Surely you might think that sometimes other people can change their behavior or at least the way they respond to us, but it turns out we are the ones who determine how others behave towards us. If we say always yes, we don’t know how to set boundaries and have low self-esteem, and low confidence turns out humans can sense all of that and it is easier for them to manipulate the situation.

Of course, you might say, and how do I change all that? well, there is no magic pill, it all starts with you.

Firstly we have to understand that the way we think is not the same for everyone around us. We are all unique in a way and have unique ways of processing thinking and deciding. Understanding that you are unique is fundamental to making logic around the world. If we all had the same parents, same teachers, friends, and experiences in life we would still be different. Imagine 2 children from the same family. They both had the same parents, but they are so different from each other, and that is the blessing that we all carry in this world. We all have unique gifts to give to the world.

So moving now to the next on the list that is to find a purpose in life. How? you may ask. Again the answer is within you. You have to identify your own skills and talents. usually, the easiest way to do this is to see what we do so much easier than others, without too much effort. If you can identify one congratulations! You now know one gift that you have and can use to help the world become a better place!

And of course, I will also include some tips for general well-being.

Number one on the list starts with sleep. Sleep is the number one priority you have to make on your list to improve your mental state. Improving the quality of your sleep can dramatically improve your mental health. Aim for 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night!

2. Social media. What we see on social media it is far from the truth. The way people present themselves is actually not very accurate on social media and that is something you need to make a note of. You only see a snapshot of their day. Most individuals are using social media to promote their businesses. This is something most of us are unaware of unless you had some marketing class!

3. Exercise and food choices! Okay, I know this you probably heard it many times. But it is crucial for your mental health. How often you exercise and what foods you eat can play a role in your mental state. Avoiding processed foods, and increasing your intake of whole foods, fruits, and vegetables alongside protein is another way to improve your mood! Omega 3 from fatty fish has proven to be the number one food choice that can have a positive effect on your happiness!

4. Caffeine! Yes! That’s right! If you are overdoing caffeine it can have the opposite effect that you desire. The mental clarity that you crave from caffeine can turn to anxiety and panic attacks and that will have an effect on your mental health. Limiting your caffeine intake daily can help you achieve high-quality sleep and also become more productive as a result of that!

5. Your Social Life! Being too restricted with work can have a negative impact on our mental health. You have to make sure that your social life is on the list of your priorities. It’s all about balance! Meeting a friend for a coffee, going to a gathering, and exchanging ideas is an ancient activity that humans have used to express themselves. Turns out that this habit can increase your overall happiness! Finding people that you enjoy spending time with and making you laugh is the secret!

That’s all for today. I wish you start looking at ways to improve your mental health and start with you!

And don’t forget, when things are not easy, you may need a little help from a professional. That is ok too!

With love,

Antonios

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Hypnotherapy for Anxiety

For many of us, the term Anxiety sounds very familiar. We hear it every day, on the TV, on buses, on trains, and when talking with our friends and colleagues.

Surely we think we understand what they are talking about when someone says I have Anxiety or I feel Anxious. The truth is that we all understand this in different ways. For someone, it might be just rushing thoughts, headaches, or lightheaded, for someone else could be a pain in the chest and for others a loss of appetite or interest in activities. Anxiety has many different faces.

The problem starts when Anxiety interferes with our daily routines, quality of life, and pleasure in general. Often people who come to see me complain of sleepless nights and palpitations without a conscious understanding of it. This is where Hypnotherapy comes in and helps individuals deal with the unconscious response of their bodies.

Hypnotherapy has proven in these studies an effective treatment for Anxiety and Stress. Although some people don’t quite understand how it works, the truth is that when the results come they feel amazed by the speed and efficiency of the therapy.

If you also suffer from Anxiety, stress, or insomnia, why wait? You can contact me, send me an email at [email protected], or phone at +447586755862 now and discuss how I can help you overcome your Anxiety for good.

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What is Hypnotherapy?

Welcome to hypnotherapy 101! If you’ve stumbled your way here through a maze of confusing and contradictory online sources, join the club. While hypnosis and hypnotherapy boast roots in ancient history and reams of experimentally-verified results, misinformation and mythology about the concepts abound.

As a trained, certified, and practicing Hypnotherapist, you’ve learned to seek out high-quality, science-based answers to your questions. But straight answers about hypnosis and hypnotherapy can be hard to come by.

So let’s start at the very beginning.

What Is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is the act of guiding someone into the trance state. Different experts define the trance state differently, but they almost always refer to:

  • A deep state of relaxation.
  • Hyperfocus and concentration.
  • Increased suggestibility.

If that sounds commonplace, it’s because it is. Most of us go in and out of the trance state regularly. If you’ve ever zoned out on your daily commute, fallen into a reverie while listening to music, or found yourself immersed in the world of a book or movie, you’ve been in the trance state.

The only difference between hypnosis and these everyday trance states is that, in hypnosis, someone induces the trance state to achieve something: healing, discovery, or stress relief, for example.


What Isn’t Hypnosis?

What about the part where the hypnotist tricks you into quacking like a duck or doing their evil bidding?

The idea that hypnotists can take over the minds of their subjects and control their actions is, of course, an entirely media-driven myth. In the trance state, you control all of your actions, you can hear everything around you, and you cannot be forced to do something against your will.

Certified hypnotherapist Cassie Salewske writes, “In a hypnotherapy session, clients are conscious; they are awake, participating, and remembering.”

Hypnosis, she points out, is known for harnessing “the power of suggestion.” But it’s hardly the only time our minds are susceptible to suggestion.

“Advertising, music, movies, and books routinely plant suggestions into our subconscious. Language and communication are saturated with suggestion,” Salewske writes.

Even participants in stage hypnotism shows operate under the control of their own minds, as it’s impossible for someone not to be conscious while in hypnosis.

What Is Hypnotherapy?

To understand the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy, think of hypnosis as a tool and hypnotherapy as the use of a tool. In SAT terms, hypnotherapy is to hypnotism as art therapy is to art.

The definition of hypnotherapy is clear from the word itself. Hypnotherapy is the practice of hypnosis for therapeutic purposes.

In other words, if you are a professional mental health therapist or medical doctor and you’re using hypnosis to help a client overcome a mental or physical condition, you’re practicing hypnotherapy.

The hypnotic trance state is a remarkably flexible tool for solving mental and physical health problems. Here are just a few ways mental health and medical professionals use hypnotherapy:

  • Helping people quit smoking or reduce overeating by focusing their minds and suggesting healthier behavior.
  • Accessing the mind-body link to relieve chronic and acute pain, including during surgery and childbirth. Hypnotherapy has also proven effective against stubborn physical afflictions like irritable bowel syndrome and dermatological conditions.
  • Diving deep into the subconscious mind to uncover and treat the root causes of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and addiction.

We’ll focus the rest of this article on that last use. As many hypnotherapists have discovered, the trance state is the key to unlocking the hidden depths of our minds, memories, and motivations.

How Does Hypnotherapy Work?

The most powerful feature of the trance state is how it connects our conscious minds to our subconscious minds.

Our subconscious is like our hard drive, where we store every experience, emotion, and though we’ve had.

In the relaxed, hyper-focused state of hypnosis — under the guidance of a hypnotherapist — we can run a Google search on our subconscious, pulling up the repressed memories and buried emotions at the root of our mental health challenges.

Zimberoff writes:

“Each unhealthy current behavior, such as smoking, losing one’s temper, excessive alcohol consumption, or compulsive overeating has a chain of events that laid the foundation for all of our current unhealthy choices. Through the ‘memory chip’ that has been laid down in the subconscious mind, we can trace back the experiences and subconscious decisions we made as children that may be leading us to the behavior that is no longer healthy for us.”

This goes well beyond simple suggestibility.

Experienced hypnotherapist Judi Vitale describes two very different approaches to helping a client quit smoking using hypnotherapy:

“With hypnosis, you might help someone stop smoking by suggesting the taste or smell of cigarettes is worse than it actually is. But a hypnotherapist can also use age regression to examine the impulse that fuels the client’s habit and discover old conclusions and behaviors. The healing will take place when the client creates new conclusions about old memories and chooses new behaviors rather than smoking.”

Because the second approach gets at the root of the problem, Vitale says, it is much more effective than the first. Results come quickly and they last.


Does Hypnotherapy Work? What Does the Science Say?

Because it provides instant access to the subconscious mind, many therapists find hypnotherapy to be more efficient than traditional therapy techniques.

“Hypnotherapy allows us to drop beneath the rational part of our mind,” explains hypnotherapist Stacie Beam-Bruce. “We can get hung up on not understanding why we do something or why we feel something because it doesn’t make rational sense. Hypnotherapy accesses those emotional beliefs that are running amok.”

We spoke with 23 professional hypnotherapists recently, and each reported that hypnotherapy has transformed their practice and the lives of their clients. 

But there is more than anecdotal evidence that hypnotherapy works.

The American Psychological Association concludes, “Although hypnosis has been controversial, most clinicians now agree it can be a powerful, effective therapeutic technique for a wide range of conditions, including pain, anxiety and mood disorders.”

The British Psychological Society commissioned a working group to survey the evidence and write a formal report on hypnotherapy in 2001. They found, “Enough studies have now accumulated to suggest that the inclusion of hypnotic procedures may be beneficial in the management and treatment of a wide range of conditions and problems encountered in the practice of medicine, psychiatry and psychotherapy.”

Cutting-edge brain imaging technology now gives us a window into the physical manifestations of hypnotherapy. When they scanned the brains of 57 individuals undergoing hypnosis, Stanford researchers reported that sections of the brain associated with insight and change showed “altered activity and connectivity.”

What Mental Health Issues Can Hypnotherapy Help With?

Many of the hypnotherapists trained by the Wellness Institute have found hypnotherapy to be most effective against issues stemming from repressed trauma.

“When clients can go back to a time when trauma occurred, express their feelings around events, and release their emotions, they can put a timestamp on events that might have been haunting them in a way that seemed as though they were constantly reliving that traumatizing moment,” Vitale says.

Hypnotherapist Wendy Pugh tells us hypnotherapy works exceptionally well when childhood trauma has occurred.

“With hypnotherapy, my clients have experienced so much healing and have been able to make so many connections to how their past traumas are affecting their current functioning,” she says.

For example, Pugh says, many people don’t realize how deeply their current anxieties are rooted in events of the past.

By probing the past, buried emotions, and the false conclusions locked in your clients’ subconscious minds, you can use hypnotherapy to treat some of the most debilitating and persistent mental health challenges.

Read more about how you can use hypnotherapy to treat:

  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Migraines
  • Performance anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Weight problems
  • Anxiety and stress
  • OCD
  • Grief
  • Cancer
  • Childbirth
  • Sleep
  • Dementia


How Does Hypnotherapy Work With Other Modalities?

“Learning hypnotherapy does not commit you to drastically changing your therapy practice,” says hypnotherapist Catherine Reiss. “The training will allow you to more quickly and effectively get to the cause of your clients’ unwanted behaviors and the feelings they present with it, but it also facilitates the use of trance in more traditional formats.”

Once hypnotherapy has opened up the door to your clients’ repressed memories and emotions — foregoing months or years of arduous talk therapy — you can set yourself to the task of healing using your tried-and-true techniques.

“One can continue to do cognitive behavioral therapy and add the use of trance and hypnotherapy techniques,” Reiss says.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), in particular, is an effective complement to hypnotherapy.

In our recent report, we explored how the two modalities are often strongest working in tandem. We discussed recent scientific studies that have demonstrated hypnotherapy is a beneficial adjunct to CBT for promoting weight loss and treating issues like bulimia nervosa and dissociative identity disorder.

Sources https://web.wellness-institute.org/blog/bid/256330/what-is-the-difference-between-hypnosis-and-hypnotherapy

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How the universe has your back

We are all made by the same material, all of us and everything that you see around.

If you ever take the moment to think: What is my purpose in this life? Why am I here? on earth? to do what? What’s it all about?
Since a child, I had always this kind of thought on my mind. I had many opportunities to understand what’s all about since I was looking for signs. I have to say that after a lot of search and reading I came to understand one thing.

The ultimate and one thing we are here to do is Love. The word love is very simple and we all use it in our everyday life. However, when I say Love I don’t just assume that everyone knows what I am talking about. To do Love and be a loving being is a sacred task we all are here to learn and take the lesson.

I will try to make things very simple for you to understand.

How to be love:

Whatever you do, with whoever you speak give your full attention, listen and give blessings. Even when someone is trying to hurt you, remember these are the people who need the most love from you.
Everything around has a love intention behind it. You can see that by just look around whenever you are and see all the objects or streets or whatever is around you. Every item you see, behind there, is an intention of love. For example:

You see a chair, simple right? But think, someone thought about making a chair for the rest of humans to be able to sit and relax. That is what I am talking about intention. Looking at the world with this kind of eyes will make your life so much enjoyable and relax you to the present moment.

When I am talking about the Universe I am talking because we all have lessons to take, once we tune to the universal voice and listen carefully to what we are here to learn, and doing what we were supposed to do we will start creating abundance in our life. All the things that you wished, slowly will show up in your life, and you will be blessed by the universe so you can give the gifts that you were born to give.

We all have different skills and attributes. Once you realize what is your skill, and start working on it you will realize that everything will start to unfold so smoothly in your life in order to live the life to your full potential.

When we do something wrong, we always know. You cannot hide from it. and you will feel pain. So start from today.

Start living your life together with what your soul wants. Start giving love to everyone and everything. And you soon will experience miracles in your life.

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Natural ways to promote relaxation

We have been living in very busy environments the recent years. No doubt that it has an effect on our mental health often. We usually are unable to release the tension and our muscles feeling tight. If that is something you can relate to. I have some tips that worked for me personally and for others.

  1. Try some meditation or breathing exercises. Diaphragmatic breathing has shown an effect to promote relaxation and it is very easy to follow!
  2. Add Peppermint tea to your day. Peppermint leaves have smoothening effects on our digestive tract and can help promote relaxation!
  3. Reduce the amount of coffee, or just stick to the morning coffee. It is no surprise that high amounts of caffeine can have a negative impact on our nervous system. Reduce the amount of stick to a tea for a better mood and less anxiety.
  4. Avoid overeating and try to eliminate white sugar from your diet! Sugar is addictive and we tend to overeat. Also try to avoid processed carbohydrates like white flour, bread, pizzas, etc. When we overeat our body works hard to digest and has an impact on our mood.
  5. A good night’s sleep is a MUST to your overall health and wellbeing. An adequate amount of sleep between 7-9 hours shows the optimal effect on the health of individuals. People who are sleep-deprived usually are a lot more anxious and make easy mistakes. Your judgment is also impaired. So stick to your routine and look for no less than 7 hours of sleep every night.
  6. Go for a Walk! Walking in nature can drop dramatically the amount of stress in our bodies and also promotes digestion. Walk for a minimum of 20 minutes every day for optimal results.
  7. Practice gratitude in your life. It is not easy if you never did but it has an overall impact on your wellbeing! Try to look for the positives in everything that has happened in your life. Keeping a journal and writing also helps.
  8. Smile! Smiling to people and keep a positive attitude makes a huge difference to your health! Your mood will lift and you will feel completely out of anxiety!

That’s it for now! Keep the routine and you will see amazing benefits into your life.

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