EQ ADVANT-EDGE HYPNOTHERAPY

WHAT IS HYPNOTHERAPY?

As human beings we are easily susceptible to a range of conditions that hinder our everyday functioning, which is why hypnotherapy is so important. It helps us to fight these conditions and reach our goals in an effective and easy way.

Hypnotherapy is a therapy that uses guided meditation, where your conscious mind becomes more narrowly focused, placing you in a hypnotic state. The hypnotic state is similar to our everyday daydreaming state. The brain waves cycle down from beta to alpha and/or theta waves when one is in a hypnotic state. This enables the therapist to talk to the subconscious mind rather than to the conscious mind, by anchoring suggestions into the subconscious.

Goals such as weight loss, stopping smoking, improving sleep and enhancing concentration, just to name a few, can be achieved more easily by suggestions that are anchored in the subconscious. As soon as those suggestions are anchored into the mind, the subconscious, the conscious accepts them more readily. Research shows that only 3 out of 20 advices from other people, in other words, suggestions from the outside, are followed. This makes hypnotherapy so powerful because the mind perceives that the suggestions come from inside and are thus followed more easily.



HOW DOES HYPNOTHERAPY WORK?

Firstly, goals are established with the client in order to make positive changes within themselves. Thereafter, the client can enjoy the therapy session while the therapist cycles the brain down using relaxation exercises to alter their state of consciousness. The hypnotic state is a natural state to be in and is very safe. You do not have to be asleep like you have seen people in stage hypnosis. When the brain waves are cycled down suggestions are given by the therapist for the client to reach their goals. They experience a sense of deep relaxation, narrowing down their attention in an enhanced state of awareness.

The client receives a CD to take home which helps reinforce the suggestions to achieve their goals more effectively. The client does not have to sleep and will often hear everything that the therapist says during the session. The client is always in control. Many clients even come in just for a relaxation session as hypnotherapy is great for de-stressing.

What are the areas hypnotherapy can help?
  • concentration problems Read More
    A lack of concentration affects our levels of performance in a number of important functions like studying, effective performance at work and any function that requires the mind to work. A lack of concentration can result in low performance levels. Increase your levels of concentration with Hynotherapy. As your subconscious mind is assessed by the therapist, he/she will send suggestions that will increase your level of concentration.
     
  • self-esteem Read More
    Without great self-esteem an individual cannot be expected to feel good, happy and content and could be at risk of manipulation by others. Through hypnotherapy and a range of different exercises, we will be able to assess the root of your self-esteem issue and help you to build your confidence and self esteem.
     
  • bed-wetting Read More
    Children who have problems with bed-wetting are often anxious. A hypnotherapy session can help them to feel more at ease and overcome their bed-wetting problems simply by listening to their audio track that has been created for them during our first session. Helping children to stop wetting their bed with hypnotherapy is a gentle therapy that has a success rate of up to 90%.
     
  • anxiety/separation anxiety Read More
    Hypnotherapy is a great therapy to help clients overcome their anxieties. Every person feels anxious at times. However, if the anxious feelings cannot be controlled and inhibit you from having a good social and school/work life, you need to seek help. The anxiety-provoking thoughts and feelings start in the mind. Hypnotherapy is a great technique to help you change those negative thoughts and overcome your anxiety more effectively. Often there are underlying reasons why we feel anxious and why we do not want to leave our loved ones alone at home. In our sessions we determine why the client feels anxious and eliminate those negative feelings with the help of conscious and subconscious work.
     
  • depression Read More
    Depression often makes us feel down, negative, angry, low in energy, stuck and helpless. 70% of change can be achieved by changing thought patterns and attitude in certain situations. Hypnotherapy is an easy and gentle technique to help you change, feel more upbeat, positive and stronger. Most of my clients do not only want to talk about their problems, they want solutions and to be helped to feel better. Hypnotherapy is a great choice for change as it is relaxing, allowing you to let go of the negatives with specific visualisation techniques. It works on the root of the problem, the subconscious mind (which is 90% of our mind’s capacity where all our thoughts, beliefs and everything we have experienced are stored). Working with your subconscious mind is a lot more powerful and helps you to change and feel in control quicker.
     
  • nail biting Read More
    Nail biting is related to anxiety. Often the person feels nervous and has learned the negative behaviour of nail biting to calm himself/herself down in a stressful situation. Generally, people bite their nails in other situations as well, such as in front of the TV, when feeling bored, feeling exited or feeling sad. This behavioural pattern has to be broken and hypnotherapy is an amazing tool to change those negative behaviours into positive, favourable behaviours. A lot of my clients feel very proud when they have nice-looking nails, fingers and hands again. This often increases their self-esteem and confidence levels as well.
     
  • enhancing sport performance Read More
    What can be accomplished through the powers of the mind? Perhaps the most important thing is the development of a positive attitude. Negative thought patterns pertaining to performance skills can be changed or eliminated. Performance of your chosen sport will be enhanced to a major degree as skills improve to the point where intermittent incidents of poor performance no longer arouse feelings of discouragement, irritation or other detrimental emotional reactions. Concentration, coordination and technique can improve as well as awareness of proper form and posture. Sports enthusiasts face some stumbling blocks in their quest for perfection such as fear, and fear comes in many forms. Fear of failure is always restrictive and is as common in sports as is its hidden partner, fear of success – an apprehension that success can create the expectation of further improvement. Fear of humiliation can also be very strong. Competition can produce sensations of intimidation resulting in deterioration of skills.

    Hypnotherapy can work to reduce or eliminate the mental obstacles to peak performance in sports activities. This is an area where the truth of the phrase "What the mind can conceive, the body can achieve" becomes highly evident.
     
  • insomnia Read More
    Insomnia is a sleeping disorder that leads to irregular sleeping patterns, which results in sleepiness, fatigue, irritability and concentration problems during the day. Hypnotherapy, through the use of hypnosis, cycles your brain down to remove the obstacles that stop you from sleeping and at the same time induces brain wave patterns that promote and are conducive to sleep.
     
  • stress relief Read More
    Stress hypnosis is an effective method of dealing with stress from which you cannot get relief through any other methods. Through hypnosis you can learn many beneficial techniques that will help you cope with ordinary and extraordinary stress and live a happier, healthier life. Hypnosis can also teach you how to relax and stay calm even under the most stressful conditions.
     
  • exam stress Read More
    Many students feel very overwhelmed in exam situations. The brain feels as if it freezes and the recall of the learned information seems to be blocked. Hypnotherapy sessions help clients to let go of their fears, teach them to stay calm and focused during exams and allow them to visualise how they are able to recall the information easily in order to do well in the exams. Learning to control your mind and feelings is amazing as it gives you back the control and allows you to perform much better.
     
  • weight loss Read More
    Hypnotherapy is a weight loss treatment that works! Hypnotherapy recognises that the subconscious mind plays a major role in your behaviours, and re-educates your thought process to stop craving unhealthy food and develops healthy eating habits that feel natural. Where diet pills, drinks and programmes all treat the symptom of your problem, hypnotherapy looks at the cause of the problem, how it is programmed in your subconscious mind and corrects it.
     
  • eating disorders Read More
    Eating Disorders are often linked to having a low self-esteem and feeling "stuck" in life. Hypnotherapy helps to improve confidence and creates a positive self-image. In a hypnotherapy session, we are able to get to the root of the problem and can eliminate it. Each session has an element of conscious and subconscious work so that the client can get quicker and more lasting results.
     
  • stopping smoking Read More
    As a smoking cessation aid, hypnosis has one very important benefit that other "quit smoking" tools aren’t able to offer. Because it uses the power of positive suggestion to help you stop smoking, it actually has the ability to help you develop and strengthen your will and determination to succeed.

    Cigarettes might taste bitter or terrible suddenly, the urge to smoke becomes less and less until there is no craving for a cigarette any more. The habits of smoking will be broken and you can enjoy a healthy life without nicotine and that cigarette smell. Cigarettes are becoming more and more expensive and it is not socially acceptable any more to smoke.

    Hypnotherapy can help you to become a none-smoker easily and effectively!

    You are only 2-6 sessions away from being a non-smoker!

    Hypnotherapy has a success rate between 60-80%, which is significantly higher than many other therapies or supplements on the market.
     
  • phobias Read More
    Phobias are based on fears that are often irrational, but provoke a strong feeling of anxiety of a certain object or situation. Hypnotherapy can help you to visualise how you overcome those phobias with help of gradual desensitisation in a safe environment. I help my clients to overcome their negative thoughts and behaviours and teach them to replace those negative thoughts and behaviours with positive and constructive ones. I have had great success with this and have helped many people lead a normal life, feeling in control and happy again.
     
  • skin disorders Read More
    Skin disorders are closely related to subconsciously underlying psychological problems. The skin is a mirror of the inner self, and we frequently use phrases that reflect this: 'getting under your skin', 'thin skinned', 'thick skinned', 'itching to do something' for example. It is only when the skin begins to malfunction that these expressions really start to have a meaning. The epidermis, our outer layer of skin and nervous system originate from the ectoderm (the outer layer of the early embryo), and as such, when the embryo fully develops a strong series of connections exist between the two. Therefore, an imbalance within the nervous system may frequently be reflected in the epidermis itself. It can be a signal of an implicit vulnerability to a situation, or a response to that initiating trigger itself. Treating the symptom alone for psychogenic disorders (physical disorders resulting from mental or emotional discord) is not as effective as treating the trigger as well. Stress increases the vulnerability of the autonomic nervous system and this has a direct effect on the epidermis. It increases the dermatological symptoms and sets the client into an anxiety loop.

    Scratching or itching, which gave temporary relief to the patient from the condition, itself becomes a habit. Even when the trigger has been removed and a new dermatological response is generated, the reaction still remains in place and must also be reconditioned. The scratching or itching can be dealt with by hypno-desensitization. Confidence increases and you will shift into a positive mindset about yourself and the future.

    Hypnotherapy, when administered by a trained professional, is a safe process and the client is always in control which stands in contrast to the shows seen on stage. During hypnotherapy the client is helped to enhance his/her life-style by reaching goals set by themselves.


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FEAR OF FLYING

FEAR OF FLYING


Flight anxiety is a state of mind which causes uneasiness, worry and panic. General symptoms are: ongoing tension, imaginary problems, restlessness, irritability, tension in the muscles, headaches, sweating, tiresome feelings, nausea, lack of sleep and trembling.

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This guided meditation CD will help you to learn to control your mind, emotions and thoughts by creating positive visualisations in which you can see yourself being in control again and having a good, stress-free flight.

The program will help create positive affirmations naturally which will result in a better emotional state. Furthermore, it is very important to focus on correct breathing techniques to combat flight anxiety. This program will teach you to breathe correctly and focus on your breathing throughout the day. It has been proven that positive thoughts, correct breathing and a happier outlook in life can combat the symptoms of anxiety successfully.

There are many positive reasons why hypnotherapy is helpful for passengers on board of an airplane. It helps passengers to:
  1. De-stress effectively.
  2. Calm down in cases of fears of flying, confined spaces, turbulences etc and have a more pleasant flying experience.
  3. Pass time quicker due to the relaxing content of the CD.
  4. Lessened medical problems. 5) Feeling uplifted and less anxious.
Let’s begin with this program! It will teach you to feel calmer, happier and more in control.

COMBATTTING ANXIETY

COMBATTING ANXIETY


Anxiety is a state of mind which causes uneasiness and worry. It is an unpleasant feeling mixed with fear. Anxiety doesn’t need an external condition to trigger it; sometimes it can be an imaginary threat or something that seems uncontrollable. General symptoms are: ongoing tension, imaginary problems, restlessness, irritability, tension in the muscles, headaches, sweating, tiresome feelings, nausea, lack of sleep and trembling.

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Negative thoughts are the root cause for anxiety. As they get a strong hold on your mind you feel tenser and thereby breed anxiety. This hypnotherapy CD will help you to learn to control your mind, emotions and thoughts by creating positive visualizations in which you can see yourself being in control again. The program will help create positive affirmations naturally which will result in a better emotional state.

Furthermore, it is very important to focus on correct breathing techniques to combat anxiety. This program will teach you to breathe correctly and focus on your breathing throughout the day. It has been proven that positive thoughts, correct breathing and a happier outlook in life can combat the symptoms of anxiety successfully.

The audio program has a great calming effect and will allow you to feel de-stressed and in control again.

Let’s begin with this program! It will teach you to feel

DE-STRESS

DE-STRESS


Stress can be defined as the way you feel when you’re under too much pressure. Pressure can be caused from work, home or our personal lives, and each individual copes differently with these levels of stress.

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Stress is caused by the body’s natural reaction to defend itself, so in an emergency stress will force us to exert maximum effort to protect ourselves. However when our body is prepared to face an emergency and no emergency happens, all the extra energy has nowhere to go, and negative stress is caused. High cortisol (our stress hormone) and adrenalin levels are found in the body, which cause a fight or flight mode to occur. This inhibits serotonin production (our happy hormone) and we often feel that we cannot cope any more. High stress levels can inhibit your decision making, lower your IQ for the duration of your stressed state and cause you to feel helpless and overwhelmed. The brain works goes into overdrive and this often inhibits our concentration and focus which are important to perform well at work and at home.

To combat the negative effects of stress it is important to de-stress the brain and body. Guided meditation is an excellent technique that teaches your brain to relax better, think more positively and feel that you are coping again.

In this audio recording you will learn to let go of the things that stress you, adopt a more positive view of stressful situations and feeling an inner calmness and a better sense of coping.

This will enhance your mental and physical wellbeing as well as your sleeping patterns, focus and decision making.

Take back control over your life and feel that you can achieve anything you want to achieve.

WEIGHT-LOSS

WEIGHT-LOSS


Guided meditation is a weight loss treatment that works. Often your craving and urge to eat is because of "conditioning". When you associate consuming food with any other behavior, the other behavior will trigger cravings for food and a sense of urgency to eat. This is called a conditioned response. For example: As a child you always got a chocolate when you did something well.

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As an adult, you are now conditioned into seeing chocolate as a reward, hence you are not able to stick to a diet. Guided meditation understands the processes in the subconscious mind that play a major role in your behaviors, re-educates your thought process to stop craving unhealthy food and develops healthy eating habits that feel natural. Where diet pills, drinks and programs all treat the symptom of your problem, guided meditation looks at the cause, how it is programmed in your subconscious mind and then corrects it. The session on this CD will help you gain control over your eating habits, eat regular, smaller meals, feel full quicker, get rid of cravings and urges for high sugary and fatty foods and feel more energized. Furthermore, it will help you to stick to your new life-style, feel motivated to carry on with it and help you not to give up.

Let’s begin with this program! It will help you to achieve your goals and make the changes for a healthier, better you.

STOP SMOKING

STOP SMOKING


As a smoking cessation aid, guided meditation has one very important benefit that other “quit smoking tools” aren't able to offer. Because it uses the power of positive suggestion to help you stop smoking, it actually has the ability to help you develop and strengthen your will and determination to succeed.

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Here are some facts that will help you to understand how your body changes when you stop smoking:

After 20 minutes - Blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal.

After 8 hours - Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels reduce by half, oxygen levels return to normal.

After 24 hours - Carbon monoxide is completely eliminated from your body and your lungs start to clear mucus and other smoking related debris.

After 48 hours - There is no nicotine left inside your body and your senses of taste and smell are greatly improved.

After 72 hours - Your breathing becomes easier as your bronchial tubes begin to relax. Your energy levels increase dramatically.

2-12 weeks later - Your circulation improves greatly.

3-9 months later - Your lung function improves by up to 10%, improving coughs, wheezes and breathing problems.

1 year later - Your risk of heart attack falls to half of that of a smoker.

10 years later - Your risk of lung cancer falls to half of that of a smoker. Let’s begin with this program! It will help you to achieve your goals and make the changes for a healthier, better you.

ACHIEVING GOALS

ACHIEVING GOALS


Everyone dreams of achieving their goals. Some people dream of love; some dream of wealth; some dream of success. But very few learn how to turn dreams into reality.

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Guided meditation can help anyone develop the tools they need to achieve their dreams, and free themselves from negtaive thought patterns. Use the power of attraction- if you know what you want, believe that you can achieve or get it, you will be able to! This program focuses on goal setting and achievement, and also includes improvement of attitude, confidence, and motivation.

Effective goal setting requires both a sense of completion and reward. Motivation and attitude are just as essential as proper goal setting. You must have a strong desire to achieve your goals. You must have the confidence to know that you can succeed in a certain time frame and maintain your achievements. Guided meditation can help you to find these things within yourself.

Please write down all your goals that you would like to achive before starting with this program. Try to establish at least 5 short term goals (3 weeks- 3 months) and 5 long term goals (3 months- 3 years). These goals need to be achievable, attainable, manageable, realistic and have to have a time frame attached to them.

This guided meditation program is going to help you to achieve those goals, to not give up and feel motivated until you have reached your aim.

Remember, anything is possible- your mind is extremely powerful.

SLEEP

SLEEP


Learning effective relaxation and visualization skills can help you to significantly improve your sleep patterns and can help with the indirect effects of insomnia and other sleep-related problems such as daytime anxiety and bruxism (teeth grinding during sleep). In order to fall asleep, your brain must move from a BETA (fast) brain wave into ALPHA (slow) brain wave.

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Alpha-state is where everything is dreamy, where visualizations are clear and the sleep-switch in your brain is ready to move you into THETA, and bring about sleep. When the conscious mind is busy, with worry, anxiety, fears, anger, emotional conflicts, etc. the brain has a hard time letting go of its conscious processing and to switch off. Some people hear music in their head, repeat endless statements with their inner voice, think about work or other stressful events or just worry so much about not being ableto sleep that they indeed cannot sleep! Generally people have difficulty falling asleep or/and staying asleep. Guided meditation helps to teach your brain to switch off, relax and fall asleep faster. It also trains your brain to stay asleep and have greater quality of sleep. The positive suggestions in this audio recording allow you to feel more relaxed, content and teach your brain new sleeping patterns. The more you listen to the CD the more the new, desired sleeping pattern is manifested. This will re-train your brain to be able to sleep naturally again.

When listening to the CD it is not necessary to follow each word directly. It is fine to allow thoughts to come in, drift away and let go. The more you relax and enjoy the process, the better it works.

Let’s start the program! It will help you to be able to sleep deeply and feel great.


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