Archive for September, 2013

Stoptober….. or StopForever with Cambridge Hypnotherapy to stop smoking

Monday, September 30th, 2013

So once again Stoptober is here, and the government are trying to push helping smokers become a non smoker for 28 days. Although this is obviously a great initiative, I do find it flawed in many aspects!

Firstly, why stop for 28 days? Why not stop smoking FOREVER? If people stop smoking for 28 days they are apparently 5 times more likely to stop smoking permanantly. I would counter that with 100% of those who do stop forever, actually have stopped forever? Strange, eh 😉

The problem I have with setting a 28 day target, is that for many people they are instantly counting down to when they can have that lovely cigarette again, and that is all that goes around in their mind. Every day they get closer to that 28th day, their desire for it gets bigger and bigger. Similar to people who go on a crash diet for a holiday or a wedding, as soon as its over their gorge on takeaways and chocolate and snacks, as those ‘treats’ have recently been forbidden. When Christmas is coming, we all get more and more excited about it as the day nears, and unfortunately I do find Stoptober can create this sort of excitement about smoking again, not for everyone mind, but for a large portion of people that do it.

So what happens when you decide to be a non smoker forever? Well your aim has instantly shifted to remaining a non smoker, not to when you can smoke again. We have designed a fantastic smoking cessation session package that can make stopping smoking the easiest decision you have ever made. We will be working on exactly what I just said, boosting your incentive to remain a non smoker. By the time you walk into our therapy room here at Cambridge Hypnotherapy to stop smoking, you will in fact have already stopped smoking and your unconscious mind will be onside, ready to learn everything it needs to learn to enable you to stay that way regardless of anything that may happen in your future.

Stopping smoking with Cambridge Hypnotherapy is not a long winded affair, it is in fact ONLY one session.

Finding out just how easy it can be is simply, you just need to email us here, or call us on 01223 720 120.

I await your call 🙂

Luke Clough

Hypnobirthing in Cambridge – with Cambridge Hypnotherapy

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Recently my wife and I were lucky enough to be blessed with the birth of our first son. It was a truly magical experience, and something that will stay with me forever.

I thought I’d write a bit here about the process as my wife has now had first hand experience of using Hypnotherapy for birthing, something which has become known as Hypnobirthing. As a full time Hypnotherapist in Cambridge, I guess my skills were always going to be called into action on this one!

I had recently devised a 3 session plan on how Hypnotherapy could be used successfully not only for the actual event of labour itself, but also the build up before the big day, as well as the days, weeks and months following the birth of your child.

The build up to giving birth can be a very stressful and anxious time. From Ante Natal classes, to working out what to buy and the idea of labour itself, they can all cause a degree of anxiety and even panic within a pregnant women who will already no doubt be suffering from all sorts of emotional and hormonal changes. This level of anxiety can be exhausting and lead to issues when it comes to the actual labour itself.

The labour is the next part that our work will cover. The actual physical exertion of pushing a baby out can obviously be a very painful experience, and the that pain can cause panic and fear and in turn actually make the whole experience longer and more painful. After Hypnobirthing with us here at Cambridge Hypnotherapy, you will find the while process strangely relaxing and quick…. My wife gave birth 3 hours after entering Hospital, and said that the process has far from put her off doing it again as many say it has.

The third section of our work is ensuring that none of our clients suffer from post natal depression. Being left with a tiny baby to look after can be a very daunting experience and not being able to communicate and understand what a baby is crying for can cause all sorts of emotions including fear, upset, depression, and a feeling of not being good enough to do things right.

We will soon be launching a dedicated website to Hypnobirthing in Cambridge, and I will update you more in the near future.

Until then, if you have any questions on how Cambridge Hypnotherapy can help you with your birthing process, please feel free to call us on 01223 720 120, or contact us here now.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Luke Clough

working as a hypnotherapist in cambridge

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

I’ve now been a Hypnotherapist in Cambridge for over 6 years. My background has always been Sport and Psychology, going all the way back to when I was at College and studied the 2 subjects at A-Level. Luckily, with the P.E syllabus there was a section on Sports Psychology, and also within the Psychology Syllabus there was a section on Sports Psychology.

Having left College, I decided to train and become qualified as a Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer having trained in a gym from the age of 16. I became fascinated with how some people could motivate themselves to train on their own, yet others needed someone else to push them. There is also the strange way that people can be very motivated to train on January, yet come April they rarely visit  the gym at all!

The only problem I had with working a gym was job satisfaction. Yes I was helping people become fitter, but I personally was not overly enjoying going to work every day and knew something needed to change.

As it happened my brother and father were about to run a Practitioner course, training people to become a qualified practitioner of NLP, TimeLine Therapy and Hypnosis so I jumped at the chance of enrolling and taking part. Something just clicked during the course, and I realised that this was something that would allow me to help others in a much more satisfying way.

In the following days after successfully completing the course, I saw my first client at Cambridge Hypnotherapy, and have been a full time Hypnotherapist in Cambridge ever since.

Is there something that you want to change? If so, what;’s stopping you!!!

Contact us now if you’d like to find out how you could benefit from Hypnotherapy in Cambridge

Make the change NOW!

Luke Clough

Cambridge Hypnotherapy

Cambridge Hypnotherapy tips to feel better

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

I have just been asked to give a few quick tips on ways to carry on the great work one of our clients has made so I thought this would be great to share as they can be used by anyone ~ you don’t need to have been a client.

Use your count down timer on your mobile set to one hour and repeat this throughout the day. When it beeps, stop and notice how you feel right now and then make yourself feel just a little better. Little is the main thing ~ just a little better; you’ll find that easy I know. Just remember to turn it off before bed time!!!???

Whenever you catch yourself asking things like “Why do I……, Why can’t I……..? etc. etc” STOP and ask a better question like:

What would be like to feel X or do X (you choose which is appropriate) and enjoy the process of feeling X or doing X ?”  

and then just let that happen you don’t need to think of the answer.

 

Lastly ( for now anyway)

Before you get up , think of your day ahead and imagine how you want it to be if it were to be exactly how you want it to be. Do this for a few minutes. Then ask yourself this question:

What would it be like to have this day just like this or something even better and enjoy every minute of it?

 Then get up without thinking of an answer because your unconscious mind will create it for you.

 

Repeat the mantra

(Your name) comes first ~ number one

Try them out.

These are things everyone can do and remember if you do have issues that are holding you back from enjoying this life of yours you owe it to yourself to let them go and create the change inside of you to have the life you want and dream of. You can do this with a little help from us~ LUKE & PAUL of Cambridge Hypnotherapy

~ so call us today on 01223 720 120 to arrange a 20 minute complimentary consultation to find out how can help you.

Or

Email us your question by clicking here

 

 

Amazing results ~ Hypnotherapy for young adults ~ the real Cambridge Hypnotherapy

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Something special happening at Cambridge Hypnotherapy

Lately I have been overwhelmed, in a good way, in having the opportunity to work with young people, young adults that is. With that I mean 19 – 21 year olds, wanting to get theirself together and doing something about it. It seems to me that it must take a lot of courage to get in touch with a Hypnotherapist, someone that does an ‘ism ~ Hypnotism and then be prepared to do whatever it takes to be the way they want to be!

It’s been really encouraging to watch these young people make great changes in their lives and take responsibility for it themselves, no blaming others or circumstances, and doing things for themselves.

You see, we all see a lot of people in the world blaming their situation on anything or everything but themselves ~ The economic situation, the government, the weather, other people, their bosses, the anything you can think of except themselves. It’s simply the law of cause and effect and if you live on the effect side of life you have and can find any amount of reasons why you can’t do or have something or in other words ~ Excuses, because that’s what they are.

When you live on the cause side of life and take full responsibility for you life you can do anything and change things the way you want them to be, simply because you can!!!

That’s the great thing about watching these young people have the courage and conviction to want to be the best they can be and settle for nothing less. They just didn’t realise they had all they need inside them and just needed our special processes to guide them to access those resources and make those changes. And because they were prepared to do whatever it takes it meant they were able to make the changes they wanted quickly and easily ~ mostly within one or two sessions. The funny thing was, because it was obvious to us that they couldn’t afford to pay our full price, we had to offer them concessionary rates. They didn’t ask for them and didn’t know about them until it came for payment of the session which made it even more rewarding giving them.

Here’s what one sent to us..

You helped  me out in a way that’s changed my life. I can’t begin to thank him enough. You have given me confidence and  a deeper understanding of my self. I have been able to control my anxiety and relax allot more! I saw improvement from the very first session. My whole life and understanding has changed for the positive. Again thank you!!!” 

It doesn’t get better than that or can it…?

We, (young, old and in the middle and any sex) all have this ability to take action, to have the courage to make a change in our lives, to take back responsibility for your life and have it they way you want it. You don’t need to know how, just how you want to be and we’ll help you.

If this resonates with you, even if only a little then do one of two things:

Contact us by email by clicking HERE

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Simply call us on 01223 720 120