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Hypnotherapy can help you achieve and sustain your New Year's Resolutions.

Whether you have committed to lose weight, stop smoking, stop vaping, do more exercise....in fact whatever your New Year's Resolutions are, Hypnotherapy is the most natural form of therapy that can help you to succeed.

Hypnotherapy is equally as effective if conducted virtually (via Zoom, Teams etc) as it is if conduced in person.

To arrange a free initial discussion please contact me at: [email protected] or 07955 708647 and further details can be found on my website: www.gavinbhypno.com. Thank you.

What is a Panic Attack?

A Panic Attack is a specific, intense exaggeration of autonomic arousal that increases your body’s normal response to fear, stress or excitement. It is the rapid build-up of overwhelming physical sensations, accompanied by intense apprehension, fear or terror without any apparent cause. This misinterpretation of your body cues generates a cycle where your anxiety increases, leading to more symptoms, leading to more anxiety, spiralling into full panic as your fear feeds upon itself – a true vicious circle.

What are the causes of Panic Attacks?

As is the case with most Mental Health issues, research demonstrates that there is likely to be a number of key factors that may increase the likelihood of you suffering from panic attacks.  Just some examples are: genetic factors, short-term emotional triggers, substance withdrawal, certain medications, situation avoidance, dysfunctional beliefs.

What are the symptoms of Panic Attacks?

A Panic Attack will generally last between 5 and 20 minutes, usually peaking within 10 minutes. For some, these attacks may be months apart; for others, they may be daily or weekly occurrences. Common symptoms are: shortness of breath, accelerated heart rate, palpitations, sweating, nausea, trembling, feeling faint, flushes, chills, fear that dying, fear of going crazy.

How can Hypnotherapy help?

Now having more of an understanding of what a panic attack is, I would suggest we re-frame “panic attacks” as  “heightened stimulation.” I will then work with you to  understand what exactly happens when you experience a state of heightened stimulation and this is done by you giving me a step by step breakdown of what you experience when in a state of heightened stimulation. I will  then agree with you what positive outcome(s) you want  from working with me using hypnotherapy.

Having listened to you, I can then explain the relevant hypnotherapy techniques that I think will suit you best, together with some suggestions outside hypnotherapy,  and we can agree on the way forward ie to agree:

Rest assured that by collaborating and working together, we can achieve the positive changes you are looking for.

What Next?

Panic attacks are frightening and debilitating. Please contact me for a FREE initial discussion so you can find out more more details as to how Hypnotherapy can help you manage your panic attacks.

I am based in Winchester; however, Hypnotherapy works just as well on-line as well as in person.

E: [email protected] P: 07955 708647 W: https://gavinbhypno.com

What is Sleep Hygiene?

Paying attention to your sleep hygiene is one of the most straightforward ways that you can set yourself up for better sleep. Strong sleep hygiene means having both a better bedtime environment and daily routines that promote consistent, uninterrupted sleep. All of the following can contribute to you having an ideal sleep hygiene regime: keeping a stable sleep schedule, making your bedroom comfortable and free from distractions, following a relaxing pre-bed routine and building healthy habits during the day.

Why is Sleep Hygiene important?

Obtaining healthy sleep is important for both physical and mental health, improving productivity and overall quality of Life. Research has demonstrated that that forming good habits is a central part of a healthy lifestyle. Crafting sustainable and beneficial routines makes healthy behaviours seem almost automatic, creating an ongoing process of positive reinforcement. On the flip side, bad habits can become engrained even where they have negative consequences.

What are the signs of poor Sleep Hygiene?

The most telling signs of poor sleep hygiene are: finding it hard to fall asleep, experiencing frequent disturbances of your sleep and suffering day-time sleepiness. An overall lack of consistency in sleep quality or quantity can also be symptoms of poor sleep hygiene.

How can Hypnotherapy help?

Every sleeper can tailor their sleep hygiene practices to suit their needs. In the process, you can harness positive habits  to make it easier to sleep soundly throughput the night and wake up well rested. I will discuss your sleep hygiene and maybe consider some changes that can be made to benefit you. I will then work with you to  understand what else might be causing problems with your sleep pattern and therefore where hypnotherapy could play a part in helping you. I will  then agree with you what positive outcome(s) you want  from working with me using hypnotherapy.

Having listened to you, I can then explain the relevant techniques that I think will suit you best, and we can agree on the way forward ie to agree:

Rest assured that by collaborating and working together, we can achieve the positive changes you are looking for.

What Next?

Every sleeper can tailor their sleep hygiene practices to suit their needs. In the process, you can harness positive habits  to make it easier to sleep soundly throughput the night and wake up well rested. Please contact me for a FREE initial discussion so you can find out more about how Hypnotherapy can help you with any sleep issues you have.

I am based in Winchester; however, Hypnotherapy works just as effectively on-line as well as in person.

E: [email protected] P: 07955 708647 W: https://gavinbhypno.com

The Problem Of Being Overweight

It is well known that weight related problems are on the increase and have been for a number of years. Being overweight can lead to many issues including: cardiovascular problems, degenerative joint disease, diabetes melita’s, strokes and so on.

The majority of people are who are overweight are in that position simply as a result of over-eating and poor exercise. However, for those people who try and do something about this by going on a diet, the fact is that 95% of people losing weight with diets actually regain weight once the dieting has ended.

To be successful with your weight management programme you first need to be truly motivated to do whatever is necessary to lose that weight and as the weight is lost, so the motivation increases.  You then need to make permanent and healthy changes to your lifestyle…..and this is where hypnotherapy can help.

How Can Hypnotherapy Help?

I will work with you to first understand what exactly you want help with regarding your weight management and agree with you what positive outcome(s) you want  from working with me using hypnotherapy.

I can then explain the relevant techniques that will suit you best and we can agree on the way forward ie to agree:

Rest assured that by collaborating and working together, we can achieve the positive changes you are looking for.

What Next?

To be successful with your weight management programme you first need to be truly motivated to do whatever is necessary to lose that weight and as the weight is lost, so the motivation increases.  You then need to make permanent and healthy changes to your lifestyle…..and this is where hypnotherapy can help.

Please contact me for a FREE initial discussion where you can find out more about how hypnotherapy can help you manage your weight.

I am based in Winchester; however, Hypnotherapy works just as effectively on-line as well as in person.

E: [email protected] P: 07955 708647 W: https://gavinbhypno.com

Many of us will have experienced the passing of someone close to us during our Lives. Some people are able to deal with the grief that inevitably follows such a loss; however for others it is not so easy to come to terms with the passing of someone close. This grief can last a long period and sometimes is constantly there. This then affects the quality of Life for that person to such an extent that gets in the way of them leading a fulfilling Life. Well the good news is Hypnotherapy may be able to help people who are suffering from a loss.

Bereavement sometimes also referred to as grief is a term used to describe the sense of loss felt when a loved one passes away. It can also be used in relation to other losses, for example, the loss of a friend, personal friend , a job or even on item of property such as a house.

This sense of loss may contain a host of emotions such as: sadness, anger, guilt and/or frustration and anxiety and any loss involves a loss of self: self-esteem, self-worth, self value and/or self-validation.

A system of healthy processing of bereavement and loss tends to occur over a period that will vary from individual to individual. There will be a natural reduction of the emotive response, with acceptance and integration of the loss into the individual’s Life.

It is thought there are four stage of bereavement processing:

  1. Acceptance of the loss ie that it has really happened
  2. Experiencing and processing the pain of grief
  3. Adjusting to Life without the person who has died/item that has been lost
  4. Putting less emotional energy into grieving and more into something new ie moving forward

Conventional Treatment

Conventional routes to dealing with grief include the following:

  1. Support from friends and family
  2. Religion and faith support groups
  3. Talking therapies including group sessions
  4. Charities and organisations such as CRUSE (www.cruse.org.uk) can offer support, guidance and advice

If the symptoms persist or there is a profound low mood, then a GP appointment is indicated for either medication or a referral to a psychologist. However, for an alternative and natural solution, people can try Hypnotherapy .

So How Can Hypnotherapy Help?

I will work with you to first to understand at what stage of the bereavement process you are currently at and to understand how your bereavement is affecting you. I will then agree with you what positive outcome(s) you want  from working with them using hypnotherapy.

I will then explain the relevant techniques that will suit you best and to agree on the way forward ie to agree:

Grief can last a long period and sometimes is constantly there. This then affects the quality of Life for that person to such an extent that gets in the way of them leading a fulfilling Life. Well the good news is Hypnotherapy may be able to help people who are suffering from a loss. Rest assured that by collaborating and working together with me, you can achieve the positive changes you are looking for. For a free initial discussion about what hypnotherapy is (and isn't!!) and how it might help you, please contact me. I am based in Winchester; however, Hypnotherapy works just as effectively on-line as well as in person.

What Is A Phobia?

A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder that is an overwhelming and debilitating fear of an object, place, situation, feeling or animal. Phobias are more pronounced than fears.  They develop when a person has an exaggerated or unrealistic sense of danger about a situation or an object.

What Happens If A Phobia Becomes Severe?

If a phobia becomes very severe, it can cause a person to organise their everyday Life around avoiding the situation or object that is causing them the anxiety. As well as restricting that person’s day-to-day Life, it can also cause a lot of distress for the person themselves and also people they inter-act with.

How Can Hypnotherapy Help?

I will work with you to first understand what exactly your phobia is and what you are fearful of and agree with you what positive outcome(s) you want  from working with me using hypnotherapy.

I can then explain the relevant techniques that will suit you best and we can agree on the way forward ie to agree:

Rest assured that by collaborating and working together, we can achieve the positive changes you are looking for.

What Next?

If a phobia becomes very severe, it can cause a person to organise their everyday Life around avoiding the situation or object that is causing them the anxiety. Please contact me for a FREE initial discussion so you can find out how Hypnotherapy can help you to manage your phobia. I am based in Winchester; however, Hypnotherapy works just as effectively on-line as well as in person.

E: [email protected] P: 07955 708647 W: https://gavinbhypno.com

What is PTSD?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health problem you may develop  after experiencing a traumatic event. 

What Are The Signs Of PTSD?

Below are some common signs and symptoms of PTSD you may recognise. Everyone’s experience is different so you may experience some, all or none of these signs and symptoms ie:

How Can Hypnotherapy Help?

Each person’s experience of PTSD is unique to them. You might have experienced a similar type of trauma to someone else and yet be affected in different ways. I will therefore work with you to first understand what exactly is your own experience of PTSD and how this manifests itself and agree with you what positive outcome(s) you want  from working with me using hypnotherapy.

I can then explain the relevant techniques that will suit you best and we can agree on the way forward ie to agree:

Rest assured that by collaborating and working together, we can achieve the positive changes you are looking for.

What Next?

People can suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for a number of reasons and they struggle to live with PTSD. The good news is Hypnotherapy can help. Please contact me to have an initial FREE discussion to help you understand how Hypnotherapy can help you to manage your PTSD. I am based in Winchester; however, Hypnotherapy works just as effectively on-line as well as in person.

E: [email protected] P: 07955 708647 W: https://gavinbhypno.com

What Is A Habit?

Having habits can sometimes be a good thing. When you drive to work for example, you don’t need to wonder whether you should turn left or right; the route becomes habit. But sometimes habits can lead people astray, for example, turning to comfort food when we are sad or taking a cigarette break when we are stressed.

Why Do People Have Bad Habits?

Most of the time bad habits are a way for people to deal with stress and boredom. Everything from biting your nails to overspending on a shopping spree to drinking every weekend to wasting time on the internet, can be simple responses to stress and boredom.

So How Can People Break Their Bad Habits?

However, it doesn’t have to be that way!!  Since habits take practice and repetition to form, the same is true when it comes to breaking them. Working with me you can teach yourself new and healthy ways to deal with stress and boredom which you can then substitute in place of your bad habits.

Of course, sometimes the stress and boredom that is on the surface, is actually caused by deeper issues. These issues can be tough to think about; however if you are serious about making changes then you need to be honest with yourself. Are there certain beliefs or reasons that are behind the bad habits? Is there something deeper – a fear, an event or a limiting belief – that is causing you to hold onto something that is not good for you?

So How Can Hypnotherapy Help?

I will work with you to first understand what exactly what your habit is, how it manifests itself and how and why the habit started. I will  then agree with you what positive outcome(s) you want  from working with me using hypnotherapy and what good habits you want to replace the bad habits.

I can then explain the relevant techniques that will suit you best and we can agree on the way forward ie to agree:

Rest assured that by collaborating and working together, we can achieve the positive changes you are looking for.

What Next?

Having habits can sometimes be a good thing. When you drive to work for example, you don’t need to wonder whether you should turn left or right; the route becomes habit. But sometimes habits can lead people astray, for example, turning to comfort food when we are sad or taking a cigarette break when we are stressed.

If you have any habits you want to break, please contact me for a FREE initial discussion so you get a better understanding of how Hypnotherapy can help you. I am based in Winchester; however, Hypnotherapy works just as effectively on-line as well as in person.

E: [email protected] P: 07955 708647 W: https://gavinbhypno.com

What Is Pain?

Pain is defined as: ”…An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage. Pain is always subjective.” (International Association for the Study of Pain).

They also say: “…Pain is unquestionably a sensation in a part or parts of a body but it is also always unpleasant and therefore an emotional experience.”

So What Is The Purpose Of Pain?

Pain serves as a warning signal that a part of the body is injured, or being injured. Pain helps during the healing process in reminding us to take care of the injury and the injured area.

The experience of pain is subjective and is divided into two components:

There are also two main types of pain and both can be episodic:

So How Can Hypnotherapy Help?

I will work with you to first understand what exactly what your pain issue is and agree with you what positive outcome(s) you want  from working with me using hypnotherapy.

I can then explain the relevant techniques that will suit you best and we can agree on the way forward ie to agree:

Rest assured that by collaborating and working together, we can achieve the positive changes you are looking for.

What Next?

Pain serves as a warning signal that a part of the body is injured, or being injured and helps during the healing process in reminding us to take care of the injury and the injured area. However, pain can be very debilitating and prevents people from living a fulfilling Life. Hypnotherapy can help you manage your pain such that it is no longer such a hindrance in your Life.

Please contact me for a Free initial discussion so you can understand in more detail how Hypnotherapy can help you manage your pain. I am based in Winchester; however, Hypnotherapy works just as effectively on-line as well as in person.

E: [email protected] P: 07955 708647 W: https://gavinbhypno.com

What Is Self-Esteem?

Self-esteem is the opinion we have of ourselves. When we have healthy self-esteem, we tend to feel positive about ourselves and about Life in general. It makes us better able to deal with Life’s “ups and downs.”

However, when our self-esteem is low, we tend to see ourselves and our Life in a more negative and critical light.  We also feel less able to deal with the challenges Life brings to us.

We all have times when we lack confidence and do not feel good about ourselves. Having low self-esteem isn’t a mental health problem in itself; however they are closely linked. If lots of things affect your self-esteem for a long time, that might lead to mental health problems, for example, anxiety and depression.

Some of the experiences of low self-esteem can be signs of a mental health problem, particularly if they last for a long time or affect your day-to-day Life.  For example: Feeling hopeless or worthless; unfairly blaming yourself; hating your self; worrying about being unable to do things.

So How Can Hypnotherapy Help?

To boost your self-esteem and confidence you need to identify the negative beliefs you have about yourself and then challenge them and then replace them with positive beliefs….this is where hypnotherapy can help you.

I will work with you to first understand what exactly you have this sense of low self-esteem and agree with you what positive outcome(s) you want  from working with me using hypnotherapy.

I can then explain the relevant techniques that will suit you best and we can agree on the way forward ie to agree:

Rest assured that by collaborating and working together, we can achieve the positive changes you are looking for.

What Next?

To boost your self-esteem and confidence you need to identify the negative beliefs you have about yourself and then challenge them and then replace them with positive beliefs….this is where hypnotherapy can help you. Please contact me for a Free initial discussion so you can find our in more detail how Hypnotherapy can help you. I am based in Winchester; however, Hypnotherapy works just as effectively on-line as well as in person.

E: [email protected] P: 07955 708647 W: https://gavinbhypno.com

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