Archive for October, 2010

The Gastric Hypnoband….. real or not???

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

‘The Hypno-Band’ and Weight Loss

I have had a couple of therapists contact me recently to ask me of my thoughts as to ‘The Hypno-Band’. There has been much publicity recently over this system that has been designed to aid clients weight loss within a hypnosis session (or 5) and I thought I’d take some time to share my thoughts on the process and its effectiveness.

So what is it? Well, simply put ‘The Hypno-Band’ is a process whereby the therapist will place their client into a state of hypnosis, and then take their mind on a journey through the actual process of Gastric Band surgery. The hoped for result is that the clients mind will fully accept the process and therefore the following result of having a smaller stomach and eating capacity. That’s it!

So what are my thoughts? Well Quite simply, unless you are the most susceptible person around, I don’t think that for one second you will leave a room believing you have just had ACTUAL surgery and that you are now the proud owner of a Gastric Band, it’s just not going to happen! Yes, the idea of visualising a smaller stomach can allow people to eat less, but surely this can be done without the whole surgery aspect? Does it really take 5 sessions? Well the answer is if you use ‘The Hypno-Band’ probably yes. Does it need to? NO!!! We at Cambridge Hypnotherapy work with clients for no more than 3 sessions.

So how do we differ? We use advanced levels of NLP, TimeLine Therapy and Hypnosis to make quick lasting change! We use NLP to change how your mind perceives food and exercise. If instead of meaning comfort, your unconscious mind saw that the levels of food you were eating made you feel uncomfortable, then it’s not going to lead you to that unhealthy cupboard in your kitchen. If instead of trying to relieve you from that stressful day, your mind saw that your levels of stress were skyrocketing due to still being overweight, again it will not lead you to that cupboard. We also use Hypnosis to allow your mind to find everything that you need from new beliefs, resources and behaviours so that when you walk out of our room, you feel confident and motivated to succeed in your goal and find it easy to just watch the weight fall off!

Want to find out how quickly you can reach your goals? Contact us NOW…

How to find a great NLP training and ensure you get the most from it.

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

“So why is it so important to find the right training for you?”

Well, it’s a great investment of your time and money and learning NLP can be either the best thing you ever do or leave you disappointed. Through the right training, with the right trainers, learning NLP can truly change your life for the better.

“So how do you decide the difference between and excellent training and one that isn’t?”

Between one that simply teaches techniques and intellectual theories and the right one, that gives you and creates in you the skills and abilities, that you can use in your way to get you want.

“What should a truly excellent training and excellent trainers provide?”

Live demonstrations and exercises of the demonstrations so you can have the most complete way of learning, as well as being able to ask questions freely and just as importantly get the answers to those questions. The trainers should be able to demonstrate all the skills they teach and give personal examples of how they use them now – not just theory. Can they and do they practise what they teach?

More than just the NLP curriculum? Does the training just teach the set curriculum or do the trainers give and teach more than they need to because they want to and are passionate about you and giving you more than just what’s required? Are the trainers willing to share what they know or do they keep it for a further training or an additional module?

Are the trainings moulded to the outcomes of every delegate and do the trainers ask what you want from the training before you enrol? That presupposes you can speak to the trainers personally before you enrol which should be a must. If they won’t speak to you before, how far will they go to make this the best training you have attended? Could you meet with them before you enrol?

Testimonials are important but can you speak with the person quoted? You might want to wonder why not.

Back up and support should be something that is given and expected free of charge. Will you able to contact the trainers after you course for help and advice? If so, for how long after?

Guarantee – Does the training offer a full 100% guarantee if you are not satisfied?

These are just a few considerations that you should want answering before you have the most enjoyable and learning experience of NLP.


Written by Joseph and Paul Clough of Joseph Clough Trainings

“I wish I didn’t have to do that presentation”

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Sound familiar? It certainly does to me, not only from the amount of Cambridge Hypnotherapy clients that say those exact words to me during an initial consultation, but I also used to not like speaking in front of people.

Standing up and presenting in front of a group of people can be a very daunting task, especially when some of the group will consist of higher authority figures, maybe a boss or supervisor at work for example. Taking this into account it is easy to see why that event could lead to a state of anxiety, panic or pure fear. You may have experienced this yourself physically, when the heart starts beating faster, the sweat starts to pour and your voice starts to tremble. However just because this appears to happen to almost everybody form time to time, does that make it right? NO WAY!!!!

Your unconscious mind is the over-ruling decision maker of you, and if it thinks a situation can cause you harm it will trigger the protection system, typically known as ‘fight or flight’ meaning you will either fight the danger or get as far away as possible if it thinks you cannot beat it.

So how does this relate to a meeting, or a presentation, or a public talk? Well, simply put, if your unconscious mind sees any risk associated with the event then it will increase your levels of anxiety wither to ensure you do your best and blow everyone away (fight), or increase them so much that you maybe have the day off, or turn up late missing your slot (flight).

Using NLP we can start to reprogram your mindset so that it no longer sees these events as having a risk associated. One client of mine, who came to see me for this exact problem, went and gave a talk to Professor Stephen Hawking feeling completely relaxed and comfortable. That was a HUGE shift!

If you have ever suffered from anxiety, panic attacks, social phobia or confidence related problems, why not contact us now to find out how quickly you can become the way you want to be. It worked for me!