According to a University of Iowa study of 72,000 people:
Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to
No only that, research shows that people who use hypnosis to give up smoking are more than three times as likely to still be stopped after 26 weeks. Other research shows a 80-90% success rate for stopping using hypnosis. Not only that, there are no negative side effects of hypnosis as you are using your own subconscious brain to stop, effortlessly.
Hypnotherapy works. For people who really want to stop we offer this guarantee: free follow up sessions in the one year after you have received stop smoking hypnotherapy from us (group or individual), in the unlikely event that you feel you need it.
During hypnosis you will relax out of your conscious state and enter your subconscious state. You will be awake but relaxed. In cases of light relaxation, your brain will operate in the area of alpha brain waves. This is an ideal state for your hypnotherapist to imprint your brain with positive suggestions, including about your body image, self acceptance, and how you treat your body. For example, if your body was a good friend, you would look after it by making sure it received regular, healthy food and appropriate exercise. If it had been bullied you would provide soothing and positive affirmations.
If deeper relaxation is required you will enter a state of theta brain waves. This is sometimes called regression to cause hypnotherapy and can involve the hypnotherapist taking you back to the event that started things (perhaps you were bullied at school). The hypnotherapist can use a variety of techniques to remove the negative effect of that event so that it no longer controls how you live your life now.
Body image issues can affect all kinds of people, including those who are overweight, have anorexia or bulimia, or who are transgender or who have a non-binary identity.
Research shows that hypnosis is very effective for weight loss, whether used as a stand alone treatment or combined with cognitive behavioural therapy ("CBT").
An analysis of many different scientific trials showed that in the group that only received hypnosis (and not CBT):
The average participant receiving some form of hypnosis lost more weight than about 94% of control participants at the end of treatment and about 81% of controls at follow-up.
An analysis of many different trials involving the use of both hypnosis and CBT showed:
The average participant receiving CBT plus hypnosis lost more weight than about 60% of participants receiving only CBT at the end of treatment and about 79% of participants receiving only CBT at follow-up.
In summary, hypnosis is a very effective treatment in producing weight loss and it is a treatment option for obesity.
Think about it …
• Who would you be if you truly believed in yourself?
• How much better would you feel if you just stopped beating yourself up?
• What if you finally got rid of fear, anxiety, self-doubt?
• What if anger and guilt no longer had any power to control you?
• What if you could finally lose the excess weight?
• What if you could reduce or eliminate physical pain – without any of the negative side-effects of drugs?
What if you could start feeling better – physically, mentally, emotionally – right away?
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Research shows that yogic breathing (pranayama) decreases stress, lowers blood pressure, and improves immunity. A new study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that yoga breathing for just 20 minutes was able to lower stress-related markers of inflammation measured in the saliva. Even a few minutes a day can be enough to make a difference.
Breathing issues can cause tiredness, depression, anxiety, dizziness and they can reduce your ability to cope well with stressful situations like exams and sports. In this session we will show you how to harness your breathing so that it nurtures you, and improves quality of life.
Learning how to breathe calmly and well is good preparation for students facing exams and other stressful situations.
We offer yoga for addictions and habits that you want to change (food/alcohol/prescription drugs/tobacco etc). We use specific yoga and meditation practices to enhance self regulation and self soothing, provide a healthy focus in life, and to increase overall well being, while working towards long term recovery.
We support all recovery paths, and will explore with you (if you wish) whether abstinence or moderation is the best goal for you.
Insomnia affects many, and it can have serious effects on mental and physical health. Some people drink, or use prescription medicines, to try to deal with their insomnia, but these "solutions" can cause their own serious health problems.
In these sessions Shanti will show you ancient yogic techniques that can promote restful sleep, peace, relaxation and happiness. Sessions can be booked at your place (by arrangement), our yoga studio, or via Skype or similar. Insomnia Yoga can be a one off, or as a series of sessions. If you are tired of being tired, yogic sleep could make a real difference.
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