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List of Symptoms

  • Addictions
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Confidence & Self Esteem
  • Eating disorders
  • Fears & Phobias
  • Insomnia
  • Pain Management
  • Pre-dental procedure
  • Public speaking
  • Reaching targets in business
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Sexual issues
  • Shyness
  • Smoking cessation
  • Sporting and Artistic Performance
  • Stress
  • Teeth Grinding & Nail Biting
  • Weight Management
 
 
 
 

Hypnotherapy allows the subconscious mind to seek out root source of issue and provides the ability to change specific unwanted/outdated behaviours, responses, habits for better functioning.  Hypnotherapy sessions are often covered under Health Spending Accounts included in Extended Health Insurance. Please check with your provider.

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Fears and Phobias

Whatever your fear or phobia is…there was an initial experience in your life that created this feeling and reaction. Below is a brief explanation of how phobias manifest themselves and how hypnosis and hypnotherapy can help.

 
 
 
 

FEARS

A fear is an unpleasant reaction we feel when confronted with real danger. The “fight or flight” response is a natural instinct in all humans. It prepares us to either run away from that danger, or stick around and fight it out.

PHOBIAS

A phobia on the other hand (while still producing a strong reaction), is an irrational fear which causes little or no real danger. The mind ‘symbolically attaches’ this response to an object or situation.

Intense feelings of anxiety, loss of control and panic are often present as well as strong avoidance behaviours when a phobia takes hold.  

 

WHAT CAUSES PHOBIAS?

While the causes of phobias remain unknown and open to much speculation, experts generally agree that it is common for children to have extreme fear reactions before the age of seven and learn to distinguish between actual dangers and legitimate fears as they mature. The research into the origins of phobic responses theorize that as many as 40 percent of all those who suffer from specific phobias have inherited those fears from their parents or close relatives. Whether Mom jumped up on a chair and screamed at a spider, Dad went into a frenzy at the sight of a rat, or Aunt Mary fainted at the sight of blood, the child who perceives such dramatic demonstrations of fear is likely to remember them forever and respond similarly in his own experience.

Other experts state that childhood traumas, such as being bitten by a dog, stung by a bee, or being lost in a dark wooded area create more than enough memories of fears to be lodged in the brain as phobic responses to dogs, bees, and forests.

Of course phobias can be created at any age. The triggering incident may vary, for example,  from witnessing an accident, visiting the dentist’s office, or even just hearing about terrible disasters.

PHOBIAS CAN BE HELPED!

There is a type of hypnotherapy that can REALLY help with phobias. Hypnoanalysis has helped countless people over the years. The aim of Hypnoanalysis is not to ‘control’, or ‘manage’ the problem, the aim is to resolve it completely.

 
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Depression

Many people with depression go through life without seeking help, believing that depression is just ‘part of them’. The truth is depression is very treatable.

Clinical depression is more than just the “blues” or being “down in the dumps.”  It isn’t feelings of sadness we all have from time to time in our lives. It is a serious condition that affects a person’s mind and body. It impacts all aspects of everyday life including eating, sleeping, working, relationships, and how a person thinks about himself/herself. People who are clinically depressed cannot simply will themselves to feel better or just “snap out of it.” If they do not receive appropriate treatment their symptoms can continue for weeks, months, or years.

 
 

SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION:

There are many different types of depression as well as varying intensities of the symptoms of depression. Below are some common symptoms of depression and depressive illness:

  • Consistent feelings of sadness, loneliness or tension.
  • A reduction in feelings of pleasure when doing activities that have brought pleasure in the past.
  • Significant weight gain or weight loss.
  • Insomnia and/or a change in sleeping patterns: inability to fall asleep; too much sleep; constant or early waking.
  • Feeling lethargic; tired all the time; having less energy.
  • Decreased concentration or ability to remember.
  • Increased pessimistic thoughts.
  • Difficulty making decisions.
  • Decrease in feelings of self-worth or self-esteem. Feeling worthless, ashamed or guilty.
  • An unexplained restlessness feeling.
  • Suicidal thoughts.

YOU REALLY CAN OVERCOME DEPRESSION!

I want you to know that there truly is help for your depression. You don’t have to suffer any more. Treatment for depression includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy combined with Hypnotherapy and shows greater therapeutic outcomes than drug therapy. Clinical Hypnosis provides a different way of thinking and feeling regarding depressive negative thoughts and feelings.

It’s time to take back your life! Imagine how wonderful your life can be again. Simply start by booking an initial consultation and we’ll have a friendly, informal chat about how depression is affecting your life, and how I may be able to help.

 
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Weight Management

 HYPNOSIS IS THE KEY

Many of us know dieting doesn’t work. Chances are you’ve already tried diets and various other strategies to get your eating under control in order to lose weight before you began to consider weight reduction hypnosis. True weight loss and weight management is about lifestyle changes. It’s not about eating salads and forgoing cheesecake. Healthy living is all about choices…the sweet and the savoury. Choices become an issue when you overindulge. These overindulgences typically happen when you’re feeling stressed, emotional, bored, lonely…you name it! Hypnosis is the key that unlocks the emotional driver behind the overindulgent or mindless eating habit.

Hypnotherapy helps address the psychological and emotional reasons why you overeat.  It’s about identifying your behaviours that have contributed to taking in more calories than your body needs. Hypnotherapy for weight loss is not about dieting. It’s about giving you control of your eating. Without any conscious effort you will begin to eat less, put less food on your plate. You will notice that you no longer continually snack or graze.

 

HYPNOSIS HELPS WITH MOTIVATION

Physical activity builds muscles, so even if you don’t lose pounds, you will look and feel better when you are more active. Being active also reduces your risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes, even if you are overweight. Hypnosis can help increase your motivation to exercise. The natural endorphins created by your body when exercising will increase your feelings of well-being. When you feel good, you look good and that positive behaviour will directly affect the way you live your life.

 
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