Month: March 2017

THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF HYPNOSIS

How Hypnotherapy Can Benefit You And Your Health

It is still assumed by many that hypnosis, being classed as an ‘alternative’ therapy, either is unlikely to work, or only work in some limited capacities.

However, more and more, medical research is catching up with the facts that hypnotherapists and many of their patients have known for decades.

That hypnosis works and can work in a variety of different ways. More health conditions than were previously realised can benefit from hypnosis. And although we acknowledge that not everyone finds hypnosis personally works for them, for those which it does, the news may be better than expected.

Charlotte at halcyon hypnotherapy in Sheffield, England listed a selection of a few of the health conditions and illnesses which have been aided by the use of hypnosis. Perhaps some of them might surprise you!

 

  • IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

 

A 2003 study came to some surprising findings, 81% of participants experienced some improvement in their symptoms for up to six years after their sessions had finished.

 

Yes, they were still also advised to make some diet and other lifestyle changes, but the use of hypnotherapy also seemed to quell their symptoms effectively.

 

Maybe it was help with relaxation techniques, but it benefited between 70 and 80% of participants. Further studies have also been conducted, which have also confirmed similar results to the 2003 study.

 

  • INSOMNIA

    This picture is a man and woman suffering insomnia

 

Hypnosis has long been used in the treatment of insomnia. And while we have no idea exactly how many people it has helped, we can see the advantages of having a drug free solution to the hell that is insomnia.

 

Sleeping pills can be habit forming and come with a long list of side effects. Whereas hypnosis does not. The worst that can happen here, is that it will simply fail to work.

 

Although no-one is exactly certain how it works; being brought into an intense state of relaxed concentration (which is the hypnotic state) is a good place to start, with trying to unlock the psychological state of the brain and bring it to sleep.

 

Whereas no one can know whether hypnosis will help your insomnia, there is hard evidence to show that it has helped others.

 

A Swiss study revealed that a test group of healthy young volunteers slept more deeply after a period of hypnosis, than otherwise. The research also found that women were more susceptible to the hypnosis working than men!

 

  • WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

 

One of the best things you can do for you health is to lose weight. High blood pressure, heart disease, chances of having a stroke, diabetes, some cancers are just some of the symptoms you could avoid if you lost weight

 

Hypnosis, primarily the hypnoslimmer sessions at Halcyon Hypnotherapy are said to aid weight loss. Many people are said to have started to lose a considerable amount of weight when used with other types of weight control such as exercise and diet.

 

It is all part of a healthy mind set towards your diet and living a healthy lifestyle.

 

 

  • MENOPAUSE SYMPTOMS

 

One of the least expected findings, were on the beneficial effects of hypnotherapy on some menopausal symptoms – notably the reduction of hot flashes.

 

One piece of research conducted in 2013 suggested that women suffering for multiple hot flashes (i.e. around fifty a week) found their symptoms ameliorated by around 74%. This was achieved after five weekly sessions of hypnosis.

 

  • PAIN MANAGEMENT

 

Maybe it should hardly be news that hypnotherapy should be used in the management and alleviation of physical pain.

 

Perhaps it cannot totally stop the source of the pain, but it can help the individual better deal with the stress which may accompany it.

 

Simply by promoting relaxation and eliminating the anxiety which many chronic pain sufferers find makes their conditions worse, some degree of help can be achieved.

 

  • STOPPING SMOKING

Hypnotherapy can also help when it comes to addictions or cravings.

 

One of the most popular requests is to help stop smoking at halcyon hypnotherapy according to its owner and head hypnotherapist Charlotte.

 

The results quite simply are amazing and are backed up to be one of the most effective ways to quit.

 

The above is only a small selection of some of the health benefits which hypnosis can help with!

 

HOW TO HAVE A HEALTHY SUMMER

    1. Take up your new hobby

Summer is definitely the perfect time to begin a new activity. We recommend gardening as is a great way to burns calories, but also helps you to enjoy the outdoors. If you have kids, then get them joined in playing outside.

    1. Always use sunscreen

It is always necessary to apply a sunscreen lotion of at least SPF 30 to keep your skin from detrimental UV rays. With sensitive skin, it is better to use a mineral-based type. Do not sit in the sun at midday from 10 am to 4 pm to minimize the radiation of UV. If you want to go out in the sun for hours, apply sunscreen again for every 2 to 3 hours.

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    1. Drink a lot of water

During hot days in summer, sweat and heat can make your body dehydrated. The lack of water is really harmful to your health and could also make you long food even when you are not actually hungry. In general, it is recommended to drink at least from 8 to 9 glasses of water every day. If you are bored of water, consider to add some fruits or another choice such as coconut water or green tea   . (more…)

HEALTHY ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR KIDS

These days, the number of children with obesity has rapidly increased due to many factors. Finding healthy activities for your children is becoming more and more important. Besides the higher risks for diseases, this problem often results in poor self-esteem and social discrimination.

More and more kids are turning to hand-held electronic devices and television to entertain themselves, which is basically the main cause of this shift in rising rate of obesity. Therefore, it is really important to teach your children to step outside and do some healthy activities.

According to the guidelines of doctors, adults and children should engage at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day. However, you need to find a creative and fun way to make you kids love those activities instead of playing video game. Do not worry, we will show you a list of interesting and healthy activities and how to add them to the daily life of you children.

Advantages of healthy activities for children

It might be challenging to convince your children to eat green vegetables or to be more active during the day, but they are really important for the proper development and growth in their childhood. In general, the healthy lifestyle that your kids develop when they are young will usually affect how healthy they will be in the future.

You would try those flexible and fun activities below so that your children can be healthy and lean:

Low stamina

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Those healthy activities for children are basically low-key and do not need a lot of stamina. They are especially suitable being in shape or for the afternoon. (more…)