Posts Tagged ‘hypnotherapy’

Child abuse and how it affects victims in the long term – Cambridge Hypnotherapy

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Over the past 12 months there have countless cases of child abuse reported by the media focusing on high profile names and famous personalities. These cases go back years and years, which has made us think about how long the victims have been holding on to their traumatic memories for and how their lives would have different if they had dealt with them at the time.

At Cambridge Hypnotherapy, we regularly work with clients who have been abused physically, sexually or emotionally, and in the majority of cases all 3! Typically they talk about how they occasionally wake up because of a nightmare, or if they hear about a similar situation in the news or watch something similar on a TV program then all of their old memories come flooding back into their mind. The vast majority of these clients also have something else in common, which is that they feel like there is something wrong with them and that they have a huge lack in self worth, because why were they treated like this… what was wrong with them?

Years and years of feeling like this has a huge effect on peoples lives and can often be diagnosed by the medical world as Depression. They may have started to develop an unhealthy relationship with alcohol as a way to escape these thoughts. As a youngster they may have found it hard to meet people as trusting people had become very hard to do, and as they grow up they find it safer and easier to spend time on their own rather than meet others, which has a knock on effect to relationships not only with friends, but romantically too. More often than not they also have not followed their chosen career path, rather chosen a safe, easy career where they can’t suffer any more trauma or upset.

The majority of clients that we work with reporting this type of situation are typically aged 40 years and above, therefore they have suffered with these emotions and problems for over 25 years of their lives, and thinking like this also makes them feel guilty and regretful for not dealing with it sooner! They dream about how their lives could really have been.

We can help them disconnect form those memories. Using advanced levels of NLP, Hypnosis and Time Line Therapy, we allow their unconscious mind to simply go back into their past, and learn from it. The learn every single learning from every possible unconscious memory that once learned and preserved, will allow them to no longer experience any emotion at the thought of it. The memory will still be there, but there will a nothingness kind of feeling about it.

If you have suffered any kind of trauma in your past that is still bothering you to this day, please feel free to contact us here for a FREE initial consultation to find out just how easy it can be to change you life in only 2-3 sessions, or you can call us on 01223 720 120.

I look forward to hearing form you.

Luke Clough

What can hypnotherapy & Hypnosis do? Cambridge Hypnotherapy

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Can we Cure?

The other day a prospective client came to our complimentary initial consultation saying they had been told by their friends to see a hypnotherapist to get cured. Oh I forgot to add the cure was also to be guaranteed.

This begs the question

Who do we know who can say they can cure?” Or “Who do you know who can and does guarantee a cure?

Let’s see….

v     A physiotherapist….. No

v     A nurse……………No

v     Oh! I know a doctor…… No. We have all heard of patients being told   there’s nothing more we can do or the prognosis is ‘x’ amount of time left to live. Some cure!

v     A Surgeon…… No, they get you to sign a consent form and give percentage chances of a full recovery.

 

The thing is we believe if a client can be cured they actually cure themselves, it’s just they get help from someone like us, and the processes we have developed, here at Cambridge Hypnotherapy. You see we believe this because there are so many cases of remission of illnesses without a supposed cure so then logically, why can’t anyone do the same thing? Ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

 

Now we seem to be have been talking about really serious illnesses or dis-ease and whilst we jump at the chance to help anyone suffering in this way many of the symptoms we see with our clients are:

v     Depression

v     Anxiety

v     Low self-esteem

v     Eating disorders

v     Drinking issues

v    Weight Loss

v     Stopping or quitting smoking

v     Gambling

v     And the list goes on and on and on.

 

The thing is if someone can overcome serious illness (and they do, we all know that) then the list above should not be that difficult to resolve when the will is there, that “I’m prepared to do whatever it takes”. We are all ordinary people who can do extraordinary things!

 

Why do we believe this?

Because we (Paul, Luke and Joseph) have all have had many experiences of our clients making wonderful changes to their lives. It’s not magic but a very magical experience for us and our clients. It’s the reason we do this ‘job’ which isn’t really a job when you’re passionate, as we are, about what we do.

 

Hypnotherapy v Counseling….. which to choose??

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Recently I have had a client enquire into the differences between Hypnotherapy and Counseling. In their words they felt they “needed some feminine empathy right now from a female counselor” and it got me thinking about the differences between that and they way that we work.

As I am a 32 year old man, I have to hold my hands up and admit that when it comes to being a female counselor, the other therapist has got me beaten hands down there! Also being male, I think she’s pretty much got me beaten on the feminine empathy aspect too!

So what can I offer them that is different then? Well quite simply, a no nonsense, quick and long lasting change without all the fuss and talking that counseling can bring with it. Counseling can be very good at gaining an understanding as to why we do things by looking at our pasts and analyzing it. The downside of this can be that understanding something doesn’t mean you know who to change it as it’s the past, it’s already happened! Another huge downside is that trawling over painful memories can simply bring all the buried emotions and thoughts back up to the surface.

Here at Cambridge Hypnotherapy, we will allow your unconscious mind to learn every possible learning from your past at a level where you will experience none of the horrible emotions that you went through then, you’ll simply notice you feel a sense of ‘nothingness’ about it now.

The easiest way to find out how Cambridge Hypnotherapy differ from all other therapies out there, is to contact us now for a FREE initial consultation. Here you’ll find out exactly what to expect from your sessions, get all the answers to your questions and most importantly make sure that you feel comfortable to achieve your results here with us. So wether you’re looking to stop smoking with hypnotherapy, lose weight with hypnotherapy, increase your confidence with hypnotherapy or even let go of your phobia with hypnotherapy, we await your call 🙂

Luke Clough

Insomnia is it real ~ Cambridge Hypnotherapy

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

When people come to see us for help it can be quite hard to understand although the problem they came about almost probably is not the problem.

Now that might not make sense at first reading but think about it ~ most of the things we experience and don’t like are the effects of something else.

 

Here’s an example:

Not sleeping at night ~ “I just want a good night sleep” but that’s not the problem it’s what’s causing you to not sleep is the underlying problem

 

Recently a client had this very problem and was so desperate to sleep because if they had 3 hours sleep that was a good night, it was if they couldn’t shut off their thinking and internal voice which were always planning what to do and not make a mistake.

 

So getting them to unconsciously remember to have a good nights sleep and use it wouldn’t work because the thinking etc was trying to do something very positive ~  to make sure they didn’t let others down and we found out ultimately not to be alone. Therefore a tiny belief of you have to do everything perfectly or others won’t like you and you’ll end up alone was causing real conflict in their life. Even if you can be perfect (an impossibility) they were so physically tired they were always going to under perform!

 

Here’s the thing we found this in the first session and also did a hugely powerful process we have developed. They left with a further appointment in a week’s time.

 

I also got this text message which as always blows me away (I don’t know why but it does every time!)

 

“Hi paul, i dont need next weeks appointment. Ive been sleeping fine since our first session on tuesday! 🙂 thanks so much, its a huge relief. Not totally sure how you did it but it worked a treat!! Please put me on your email circulation list. Thanks so much for the book too. I will send you something for it. Very best regards,”

 

Job Done!!!! One Session  ~ Brilliant!!

If you’re interested in finding out more

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Sticking to your resolutions with Cambridge Hypnotherapy

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

So it’s February, and we’re now 5 weeks into the New Year. How many of you made a New Years Resolution such as stopping smoking, losing weight, finding a new job or even starting a new hobby? More importantly, how many of you stuck to it and are STILL doing it?

Over the past few weeks we have seen a rise in enquiries from clients who have fallen by the wayside with their resolutions and reverted back to their old unwanted behaviour and are now realizing that they need a little outside help.

That’s where we at Cambridge Hypnotherapy come in. We can help change your relationship with food so that you start to lose weight without even noticing just how easy it has been. We can change your mindset when it comes to alcohol so that when you’ve finished that long stressful day you no longer automatically reach for that bottle of wine or can of beer without realizing it. Maybe you need to tap into your inner motivation and strength so that you can start to be more productive in looking for your new career path, or maybe you need that extra willpower to make it the easiest thing possible to just say no that cigarette.

Quite simply, whatever it is that you wish to change and achieve in your life, we can help you do it in ONLY 2-3 sessions…. Yep that’s right, not 12-15 sessions like lots of other therapies or therapists but only 2-3!!!

If you would like to find out more about just how easy it can be for you, you simply need to contact us here or call us on 01223 720 120.

Every journey starts with that first step… take it NOW!

 

Luke

Yo-Yo Dieting? ~ Cambridge Hyponotherapy’s answer

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

SO what is it about the Yo-yo effect of dieting?

Why do so many people go on a diet and crash only to find they become heavier than they started and more saddened and unmotivated?

Why do some people fall off the healthy eating and exercise regime and never get to their weight and shape they dream of and long for?

There’s probably one answer to all those at the heart, with a few side issues tagged along.

When we set our new weight goal how many know that the new you will be a different person than the old in so many ways?

Very few is the answer. They seem to think when we reach the goal we can live like we did before. Some even think they can live like they did before during this transition.

Guess what? It will never happen!

The old adage of ‘do what you did before = get what you got before’ is there for a reason.

SO how can we make this change with ease?

Firstly if we understand we will be a different person then we need to let go of the underlying beliefs towards food and exercise that have underpinned the old you, when you do this the changes become exciting and natural and not ‘a regime’ or a hardship or a sacrifice.

Yes we know that this to the conscious and intellectual way of thinking makes complete sense, doing this without knowing how is almost impossible. That’s where someone like us comes in to play, because we do this part for a living ~ it’s second nature to us, it’s what we’re trained to do.

You don’t need fad diets, fad hypno bandy thingies (we’ve written about those before!) simply letting go of negative beliefs and old emotional attachments to food etc with a little tweak to our motivation strategy and away you go.

If for those who need company or assistance after that then you may consider:

  • A personal trainer to start you off gradually where you will see and feel quick improvements
  • A nutritionist to help you prepare your healthy eating life
  • Join one of the diet clubs because now you can with confidence of finishing where you want to be.
  • Get a couple of friends along and plan your own workouts
  • Find out about new and exotic foods that tantalize you taste buds and become a food connoisseur where you savor the taste not the quantity.
  • Plus any other wonderful pursuits your new you can explore….Hmmmmm.

There you go that should be enough to get you thinking in the right way.

We’re here to help and initially it only costs you 20 minutes of your time ~ no money involved at all to come a speak with us an learn how we can help you get that new you (remember the old one got you the way you are now) and keep it.

Here’s how

call us on 01223 720 120 

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Lose weight with Hypnotherapy? Let’s change your mindset about food and watch that happen anyway!!!

Monday, January 7th, 2013

2013 is upon us, and no doubt 1000’s of people out there are now starting to plan their new healthy eating diets and joining up with their local gyms in order to lose weight, as this year they’re sure things will be different…..

I admire their initial motivation, and their positive approach to weight loss is wonderful to see, but I really do think that these people are approaching losing weight COMPLETELY wrong. The reason I think this is simple….. FOOD is not the problem, THEY are!! As they think about not eating that rich chocolate cake that’s in the fridge, or those tins of chocolates left over after Christmas, or even all those other goodies they have in the cupboard, one thing is for certain…. they are thinking about food!! Quite simply whatever you focus on you will get, even if you are telling yourself not to do it.

You can try this yourself pretty simply by doing the following… First think about not eating chocolate and notice what happens. I’m sure you are already thinking about the chocolate that you want to not eat, and how good it tastes when you ate it before. Now go ahead and think about eating a nice juicy orange, and notice the pictures you create in your mind. Completely different pictures right? However, when you look at it both outcomes are the same, only one is focusing on what you want to not do, and the other on what you do want to do. Compare this to a Sat Nav…. how often would you ever put in where you don’t want to go to? If you did put in where you wanted to not go to, it would end up taking you there, not good!

Our approach to helping  you lose weight is very straightforward and easy. We simply help you change what food means to you, and start to get your mind focusing on what you do want to eat, how much you want to exercise, and what you want to look like, not what you don’t want to look like.

Here is an email from a recent client that found out just how easy it can to change with Cambridge Hypnotherapy.

I admit I came to hypnotherapy a cynic. I had tried diets and exercise and never stuck to them before and I wasn’t sure how hypnotherapy could help me. I am so pleased I gave it a go! The hypnotherapy helped change my mind set and now not only do I eat healthily and exercise regularly – I enjoy it too! In fact the whole experience has been thoroughly enjoyable – I have loved talking to you, relished the relaxing feeling of trance when hypnotized and most of all I like the new me that is 1st 8lb lighter and happier! Thank you.

So why not start out your new year with the right approach. You too can achieve the same results in only 2-3 sessions as they did. Contact us here not to arrange your free initial consultation. I look forward to hearing from you 🙂

Luke Clough

Stopping smoking at Christmas with Cambridge Hypnotherapy

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Don’t stop smoking for Christmas!

Some people think it would be great to stop and quit smoking over the Christmas period.

But think about it seriously…. Yes, absolutely stop smoking and stop when you are at your best and can prepare for it properly.

You see you smoke for a reason, it’s not addictive, it’s a behaviour you do for a positive reason / intention and if you just go ahead at one of the most stressful times of the year your heading for disappointment.

“So what can I do?” or “well how do I stop?” we can hear you thinking to yourselves.

You plan it and you make sure you put other things in place that really honour your reason / intention for smoking.

“But I don’t know why I smoke I  just do!” …. Exactly and that’s why you should:

1 Give us a call so we can advise you the best way 01223 720 120

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2. email us from our contact page by clicking here

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3. fill in the Call-Back boxes at the top right of this page and we’ll even call you

 

As they say in the adverts

SIMPLES….

Remember stopping and quitting smoking is easy when you have the desire to stop for yourself and are willing to do whatever it takes

We’ll post some more information soon to help you get ready

 

Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy in Cambridge ~ can I be hypnotised?

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

We here at Cambridge Hypnotherapy always work with the intention our clients take full responsibility over their issues and also be responsible for their change and success. We (Luke, Joseph & myself) are purely the facilitators of that change ~ we have just developed processes and ways to use Hypnosis and NLP etc that enable our clients to change quickly and easily.

We take responsibility for being able to facilitate the change and on the extremely rare occasions our clients are unable to make the change they desire it is us not being able to help them not that they are “unhypnotizable” (if that’s actually a word) or able to make the change.

It’s when we hear of clients being told by other therapists that it’s they who are a bad client, cannot be hypnotized we shudder in disbelief.

Here’s an exert of a recent email we received:

“I did see a hypnotherapist a few years back to help me with my depression, she tried to take me back to a place in my childhood where she believed everything changed, after three sessions she told me that I was not able to be hypnotised and it was probably because whatever it was was too hard for even my subconscious to bring up, Im not convinced anything really bad happened to me as a child”

Needless to say we do not work in any, shape or form work like that or speak to our clients in such a way

here is part of our reply:

“As for your previous work, we work in a COMPLETELY different approach and
don’t believe everything goes back to childhood. It sounds very much like an
approach which personally we don’t agree with.

We, unlike many, Specialise in Brief Therapy and Lasting Change. With our
passion using NLP, Time Line Therapy, together with Hypnosis we assist in
helping people who really want to change in a comfortable way.

It is difficult to guess the number of sessions you may need, we believe
this should always remain your choice and the fewer the better is our belief
(normally 2-3 sessions).Many clients have achieved their goals even quicker!
We can explain all at an initial consultation.”

We believe (and also teach in our Trainings) that every client is unique and has all the resources they need to make the change they desire.

We also believe we are probably the best at facilitating quick, easy, comfortable and lasting change.

Stoptober has ended!!!

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

It’s here… The first of November… which means that Stoptober has officially ended!

For those of you that don’t know, Stoptober was a public campaign backed by Cancer Research UK and The British Heart foundation set up to encourage mass quitting of smoking for the 28 days of October. Apparently research showed that those who quit smoking for 28 days are 5 times more likely to stay smoke free. This may well be the case, and for those that did participate in Stoptober I’d love to hear your thoughts and to find out whether you have decided to remain a non smoker or whether you lit up at the first opportunity now that your campaign is over.

The problem with setting yourself a time period to stop for, already predisposes that the quitting period will end, which means you are free to go back. It’s like having a holiday in 6 weeks that you want to lose weight for, and deciding to not eat chocolate for those 6 weeks. In your mind, you will probably already be counting down the days until you can have it again, and this my only concern.

It also doesn’t address the reasons as to why you were smoking in the first place. Were you smoking because you found it an escape from stressful situations, or did you actually enjoy it at the time? To me, these are the real issues that need to be dealt with and reframed so that your unconscious mind can programme itself differently and therefore no longer feel the need for cigarettes anymore.

If you would like to find out more about how Cambridge Hypnotherapy can help you stop smoking in only 1 session, contact us here now and we’d be glad to speak with you.

Why stop for 28 days, and battle through the full 28 just to go straight back to it again, when you could stop smoking in only 1 day!

Luke Clough