Sunday, January 13, 2013

Why Choose Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss?

The city of Auckland in New Zealand is a large and booming area with many suburbs.  It contains 32 per cent of the country’s population and is a popular place to settle down in.  Residents interested in undergoing hypnotherapy for weight loss in Auckland are encouraged to choose a professional who is qualified to assist with health goals and make sure you achieve them. 

The problem that qualified hypnotherapists face is that there are no government regulations; this has led to people setting up businesses when they have no form of training and are not qualified to practice hypnotherapy.  By seeking services of these businesses, you will find that it will be a waste of your time and money as you will not see results.  You are more inclined to see results if you go for a daily brisk walk and see some of Auckland’s attractions along the way.  

So how does hypnotherapy work when it comes to weight loss? It helps you tap into the power of your mind to achieve your goals. Most people tend to overeat or eat the wrong types of food due to low self-esteem issues. Hypnotherapy can help you recover from such problems and start to gain your confidence and self-esteem back so you will no longer need to be a comfort-food eater. 

Many people have negative views about hypnotherapy, thinking that they will lose control and be forced to conduct embarrassing tasks. This view is typically generated from television shows where an audience member is pulled from a large crowd and forced to make a fool out of themselves for comedy. However, nothing could be further from the truth with hypnotherapy for weight loss. By engaging in the services of qualified hypnotherapists, you will never lose control of your mind, you do not go to sleep and you will always be aware of your surroundings. It is necessary for you to contact and liaise with hypnotherapists in order to undergo this type of treatment, and you can always remove yourself from future appointments any time you please. 

Once you have completed a session with the qualified hypnotherapy clinic in Westmere, you will feel refreshed and have a relaxed state of mind. This will reflect on your new positive outlook towards your health goals and commitments, and you will soon see a change in your weight and eating habits. 

No matter how much we want to change our bodies, it seems that we cannot manage it alone. Once you undergo a few hypnotherapy sessions, you will suddenly notice that you can really do what is necessary to achieve your weight loss goals. This will actually turn your life around for the better and provide more positive outcomes such as increased self-esteem, better health and an improved quality of life.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A message from John at Positive Change Therapy

As 2010 draws to a close I wish to personally thank, and offer my best wishes to all of my personal clients who, through taking the opportunity of Positive Change Therapy have literally turned their lives around in 2010!.
Whether the goal was to lose weight, quit smoking, reduce stress and anxiety, I say again well done and may your personal achievements continue to gain momentum.
I also wish to thank you all for the many positive testimonials and kind words of thanks that have flowed my way; a gesture that is really appreciated.
By applying the learning’s offered to you by your personal therapy and supported with consistent use of the Positive Change CD, you have achieved something priceless for yourself: personal empowerment, happiness and a better quality life.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Positive Change Blog: Breaking the Stress Cycle for better health.

Positive Change Blog: Breaking the Stress Cycle for better health.: "USE POSITIVE CHANGE HYPNOTHERAPY TO BREAK THE STRESS CYCLENegative stress is the root cause of poor quality sleep, feeling sluggish, depress..."

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Stop smoking using Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy Outperforms Other Treatment Approaches for Smoking Cessation 
News Author: Martha Kerr CME Author: Désirée Lie, MD, MSEd
Release Date: October 23, 2007; Reviewed and Renewed: November 4, 2008; 

October 23, 2007 (Chicago) — Of hospitalized smokers who receive hypnotherapy, 50% show sustained quit rates 6 months after discharge, investigators reported here at CHEST 2007, the American College of Chest Physicians 73rd Annual Scientific Assembly.
This is twice the success rate of smokers who quit "cold turkey," which is even higher than the sustained quit rate with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), principal investigator Faysal M. Hasan, MD, of North Shore Medical Center in Salem, Massachusetts, reported yesterday during a news briefing.
Dr. Hasan and colleagues studied 67 patients admitted to their institution with a cardiopulmonary diagnosis and a willingness to stop smoking. Patients were divided into 4 groups. The control group quit smoking without any supportive treatment, a second group underwent hypnotherapy, a third group received NRT, and the fourth group received both hypnotherapy and NRT.
Patients selected their own treatment approach, which Dr. Hasan explained was strongly influenced by their previous experiences with smoking cessation, with most patients choosing a different method.
Women were more likely to choose hypnotherapy, whereas men were more likely to choose a patch or go cold turkey. The men were looking for the "quick fix," news panel moderator Frank T. Leone, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania Health System in Pittsburgh, commented.
At 26 weeks postdischarge from the hospital, 25% of the control group, 15.78% of the NRT group, and 50% of both the hypnotherapy and hypnotherapy-plus-NRT groups remained smoking free.
"Adding NRT did not help" improve efficacy of hypnotherapy, Dr. Hasan said. Success rates were higher with a cardiac diagnosis than a pulmonary diagnosis, at 45.5% and 15.63%, respectively, he added.
Dr. Hasan told Medscape Pulmonary Medicine that motivation is the key to success in any treatment approach: "Patients made their own [treatment] choice — this is important," he said. "Smoking cessation is only going to work if the patient is motivated."
Virginia Reichert, NP, of North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System in Great Neck, New York, agreed. "We do anything we can to support the patient's willpower.... We need to offer whatever works."…
Both investigators stressed that many patients move from one addiction to another. "In general, every intervention doubles the success rate," Dr. Hasan said.
Ms. Reichert, Dr. Hasan, and Dr. Leone have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
American College of Chest Physicians 73rd Annual Scientific Assembly: Abstract 6066. Presented October 22, 2007.
·         Hypnotherapy is more efficacious (50% quit rate) than control (25% quit rate) or NRT (16% quit rate) in maintaining quit rate at 26 weeks after discharge from hospital in patients with cardiac or pulmonary conditions, and adding NRT to hypnotherapy does not improve quit rate.
·         Women are more likely to choose hypnotherapy, whereas men are more likely to go cold turkey for smoking cessation; cardiac patients maintain a higher quit rate (45%) vs pulmonary patients (16%) at 26 weeks.

Friday, November 19, 2010

What Constitutes Successful Hypnosis?

One of the things that people who are new to hypnotherapy often say to me is that they are worried they did not enter into hypnosis because their expectation did not match their subjective experience at the time of therapy. When I ask further, I find that they were expecting to be ‘put under’, be in a complete state of oblivion, and lose total awareness of everything that was going on around them. Because this subjective experience had not occurred, then they wonder if therapy has been ineffective for them.
Unfortunately holding thoughts of this nature is somewhat missing the point and is a red herring in terms of achieving your goal.
In reality there are many levels of consciousness that individuals experience when in hypnosis. It is true that with a lot of consistent use of the cd I provide to all clients, or if you were having a session in my office, then you could enter a deep state of  hypnotic relation, a state in which your focus and attention would be completely inward and not on your external environment (other than a focus on the words spoken to you by me).
However, for most people during self- hypnosis, and when working with me, some awareness of the external environment will remain. I explain it to clients that it is as if they were in a state of comfortable, dream-like relaxation. Their eyes closed, in order to further reduce external stimuli, but maintaining some level of awareness of the activities going on around them.
Let’s be clear, for therapy to be helpful for the individual, "depth" of hypnosis, or the subjective experience of going ‘into it’ is not the goal. The important thing to remember is the outcome of the process, the result i.e. what the content of the therapy is and how it impacts on the client’s behaviour after the session.
As reported to me by clients undergoing therapy, they can have both surface and deeply internal hypnotic experiences and that both states produce positive results. It is the result that matters and not necessarily the depth of the hypnotic state that is the determining factor in this regard.
The more important thing to keep in mind is the power of consistent application of the therapy given, mixed with honest intention and desire to change.
I want to finish with the following statement -  rather than a client focusing effort and energy on the relevance of the "depth of hypnosis", it is far more productive to remind oneself that the actual depth of hypnosis is nowhere near as important as being open to the process of hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy works most effectively when you work with it!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Breaking the Stress Cycle for better health.

Negative stress is the root cause of poor quality sleep, feeling sluggish, depressed, and making poor food choices leading to weight gain.
Positive Change Hypnotherapy can assist you eliminate this from your life!
When suffering from stress there is an over production of the stress hormone Cortisol which interferes with the sleep hormone Melatonin.
When excess Cortisol interferes with the production of melatonin, it interferes with your biological clock – affecting your ability to sleep soundly, think clearly, remember things and therefore make sound decisions.
Poor sleep leads to more stress; as negative thoughts intrude into your daily life and everyday worries then feel out of proportion. Ultimately your self-esteem, self-image and confidence suffers.
When you wake up stressed and lack quality sleep often a stimulate such as coffee or high sugar food is consumed to artificially boost energy levels. Eating high sugar items to boost your energy raises your blood sugar levels too high, too quickly. Your body then releases insulin to normalise the levels, they drop suddenly and you again crave more sweet food, as you seek more energy. This is an unhealthy state of “energy bounce”. This can lead to mood swings and a love-hate relationship with food, as poor food choices, (high in energy but not nutritionally sound) lead to weight gain and inconsistent energy levels.
A cycle started by stress is then in place; feeling stressed, not sleeping adequately, less energy, making poor food choices - leading to ‘’bouncing’’ blood sugar levels, more weight gain, feeling less confident as your self-esteem and decision making is poorer and then feeling more stress, and more prone to poor food choices.
Taking action to break this cycle starts at the first stage; addressing negative stress and its associated feelings from your life. This leads to better sleep, better mood, better performance, better self-esteem and confidence, and reducing the desire to crave sugary foods; Breaking the cycle completely!