Drug Free Pain Relief

Control and Manage Pain using Hypnotherapy – by Dee Twentyman

Ouchahh! How many times have you had that painful experience? More than once in your life I guarantee. That painful sensation is doing an essential job. It’s helps us to maintain our health and wellbeing and quite often it helps in our very survival.

Without that vital message from our pain centre in the brain we wouldn’t even be aware that anything in our body was needing our immediate attention.

When we experience that ‘acute’ pain for the first time, our initial thought is to go and visit our Doctor to get it checked out and to make sure we get the correct diagnosis and treatment. Usually this is all that is needed and all is well. But let’s say you did that quite some time ago, and yet the pain is still there, nagging away at you.

This is what we call ‘Chronic Pain’ and it affects millions of people on a daily basis. It’s effects are such, that it can seriously harm the mental and emotional wellbeing of the person who is having to deal with Chronic Pain every day. If you suffer with Chronic pain then you will know that is affects your quality of life and your days are caught up in the suffering and the worry of a whole future of pain in front of you. Is this You?

Do you have Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, CFS/ME, headaches, back ache or other pain following surgery, cancer treatment, phantom limb pain, or do you have a progressive condition where pain is an issue?

As i have already mentioned, pain is either, ‘Acute’ or ‘Chronic’. Acute pain is an essential element of our bodily responses, as it tells us that something needs our immediate attention, this type of pain is there for a reason. It’s what we term your Call to Action.

Chronic Pain is very different, it’s the signal that appears to be stuck once the cause has been found and dealt with. It just unnecessarily, nags away, serving no real purpose any longer.

Again, when we want to turn off this pain we make another trip to the Doctors surgery, or the pharmacy. We may ask their advice and get more painkilling drugs. What we are doing, is looking outside of ourselves for help and relief. We have been conditioned to do this, but we rarely if ever, look inside ourselves to manage that discomfort. Our body has it’s own very powerful analgesics and we can be taught how to access them, and this is where true pain relief can be found.

When you begin to understand this, when you are shown how to do this, you are one step closer to freeing yourself from the grip that chronic pain can have on your life.

Properly applied hypnosis, mindfulness, guided imagery and self hypnosis, give you the power to direct and instruct your mind to reduce and even silence any pain you may experience. These techniques do not involve drugs or other pain relief gadgets such as TENS. Your own mind is all you need.

There are people who may well doubt what i am saying, however, there is a huge body of research to prove that this is true. There are records of actually surgery being performed using hypnosis as the sole method of anaesthesia. It is the same techniques that you will learn if you decide to give this your attention. If you, or someone you know, is experiencing chronic pain of any kind and would like to take back control of your life, then there really is no reason not to give this gift of Drug Free Pain Relief to yourself.

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Hypnotherapy CPD course

A Fantastic Opportunity to gain further skills to your therapy practice with these 3 superb Online training courses.! 

Course 1

Pain Management  – What you will get:

You will be qualified to offer Chronic Pain Management therapy to your clients/patients!

Skills to teach a range of practical and psychological approaches which can be used as appropriate to the individual client and their pain experience. These approaches can be incorporated within a clients overall pain control / management to help them feel more comfortable and to address all associated emotional and psychological issues.

You will gain the skills to help the client feel more in control of their life.  Confidence to approach this issue with the knowledge of how the brain registers pain.  You will be able to pass this onto your clients/patients to instill belief and confidence that they can use the strategies effectively and once again feel a level of participation in their own health and wellbeing.

At the end of this training you will be able to talk about and inform your clients of:

Pain facts and figures

Our expectations of pain and how the brain and body experiences pain.

The resources to teach clients how to manage their levels of comfort effectively.

The mind and body connection to pain.

Emotional component to pain.


  • hypnosis techniques 
  • innovative client confidence building techniques
  • Add value to your therapy sessions
  • Easy to follow online training.
  • Full transcripts of all hypnosis scripts and meditations
  • Bonus supervision
  •  MP3 recordings
  • Audio Introductions to relevant sections
  • Ebook: Subconscious Medicine – ‘Your journey away from pain’

1 Supervision session per month for the first 3months following the course to assist with individual client’patient issues and to help with marketing and advertising this therapy to potential clients.


Course 2

I.B.S. Hypnosis Training 

You will be qualified to offer IBS therapy to your clients/patients.

I.B.S. is a functional bowel disorder that has far reaching effects on individuals who experience varying degrees of symptoms.  Stress is a major factor in IBS and this is why this condition lends itself well to being treated using Hypnotherapy.  It is estimated around 25% of the population have IBS.  This is only a rough estimate as many people will not admit to this due to the embarrassment factor.  As a Hypnotherapist, CBT, or health practitioner, you will be trained in the skills necessary to help many people to overcome this condition.


What you will get:

  • Indepth knowledge of IBS
  • Relevant dietary advice for clients
  • proven strategies used by renowned gastroenterologists 
  • 2 days intensive interactive training
  • Scripted suggestions and MP3’s
  • Bonus supervision
  • Video introduction to relevevant parts of the course.

You will gain the knowledge and confidence to deliver a comprehensive approach to your clients/patients on how their body works.  How hypnotherapy is  now considered by (NICE) as the best treatment for this debilitating condition.  You will be given information on various dietary and nutritional approaches.

After the training you will be able to offer your clients proven strategies to reduce and often eliminate IBS symptoms.  You will be able to offer them deeper insights in how negative self talk and thinking, adds to the symptoms and how they can think more calmly to reduce tension within the body, and to finally find relief and a return to normal gut functioning.

A 2 day intensive training with one of the most experienced IBS Therapists in the country.  You will also receive everything you need to carry out successful IBS Hypnotherapy treatment plan to your clients with, 6 x scripted suggestions and MP3 recordings.

You will also receive 1 supervision session per month for the first 3 months to help advertise and market this therapy to potential clients and to assist you with any client issues you may have.

Course date: To Be Confirmed

Course 3

Past Life Regression Training

Carl Jung felt that past life recall comes about when a persons subconscious explores the universal memory bank, which he referred to as ‘Collective Unconscious’.  He felt that this produced ancestral memories that reflect the persons’ own problems today.

Regressing and guiding someone to re-experience these memories, enables them to work their way through them, with new understanding.  Release of negative associations held in exchange with positive beliefs instead, then becomes possible.  This can bring about an immmense sense of relief and positive change to most individuals lives. Many people choose past life regression purely out of curiosity to give them an understanding of certain things in their life. Others come to see if it holds answers to specific health or emotional issues. By recalling these events and gently exploring situations it can help to give you increased awareness and self knowledge.


What you will get:

  •  Online study 
  • PDF Booklet with Scripted suggestions and strategies to enter deep hypnosis
  • Bonus supervision
  • MP3 recordings

This Intensive Online Training will give you, the therapist, knowledge of the theories around past life regression, around cell memory and ancestral memory.  Skills of how to help clients enter a deep state of relaxation to access a number of past lives.  The skills to manage any abreaction that may occur and the skills to re-orient the client into the here and now completely and safely.

You will also receive:

All scripted suggestions and MP3 recordings.

1 supervision session per month for the first 3 months following the training to help advertise and market this therapy to potential clients and assist with any client issues you may have.

Course date: To Be Confirmed


  • Chronic Pain Management
  • IBS Therapy
  • Past Life Regression



  • 9 supervision sessions       
  • Transcripts
  • Workbooks
  • MP3’s >>  6 x IBS, 1 x Past life, 8 x Chronic Pain Management

Your very own Memory Stick with all of the above

  • PLUS CPD certification
  • Total Value

Total Package Price ONLY: 

** Early Bird price until **  


NOTE: There is a basic requisite that you have an understanding of  psychological processes/currently work with people who experience IBS and/or chronic pain.


Option 1 Pay in Full now! and join us as our guest in month 4 bonus course in Sunny Lanzarote (value £800 alone)






Option 2 Easy payment structure: Only £50 reservation today plus 3 monthly payments of £280







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IBS Awareness Month

April is IBS Awareness month, IBS is a common digestive disorder which can seriously impact the quality of life of the sufferer (and can have knock on impact to friends / family / social life / work life / college etc) Up to One in Five of the population are affected at some time in their life.

This is a condition I have specialised in since 2004, using specific hypnotherapy processes to reduce frequency and severity of symptoms in both physical and emotional aspects of the IBS condition.

Why suffer this condition when there is help at hand, either with face to face sessions or via Skype.  CALL NOW! and finally get relief from this disabling condition.

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What State are you in?

Quite often when we are feeling under the weather, when our body doesn’t respond the way we would like its very easy for us to use that as the reason we are ‘down’.  We quite often believe that if we were physically well then we would be able to create the life that we want to live, and yet its our mindset that we need to alter in order for our body to respond to that.

You will have had, many times, when you felt that you were on a roll and nothing could stop you!  At times like these, you may notice that your body worked better too.  You feel GREAT!  I’m sure there are other times too that you have felt whatever you touched went wrong, and every step you took led you down a blind alley! Yes?  At times like these you probably also noticed a tension in your neck and shoulders, or a headache, maybe your gut began ‘playing up’ or the Chronic pain felt worse on those days.

This happens because of the internal talk and representations we hold.  What and how you visualise, and what and how you talk to yourself about the situation or event will create very different states.

When you are angry at someone then this will translate into your physiology, your body posture changes, your muscles respond by tightening up, and a set of behaviours are then played out. You might slam a door, punch something, etc.

All of this physical tension will tend to magnify your negative feelings.  When you are feeling vibrant and alive you see the world differently, you are filled with optimism confidence etc.

The key is to focus on what you do want rather than what you don’t want.  When you focus on the things you don’t want and all the possible problems, you put yourself in the state that will give you all the very things you are trying to avoid.  Focus on the reality you want and your state will change, it will support all the things you want and you will create the things you dream of.  Your body will be calm and at ease and those niggling aches and pains, those IBS symptoms will be gone.  Change your state, Focus on what you want you will be surprised by the results!  What do you make of that?

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InnaSynergy -Connecting to your Authentic Self

Have you ever wondered why you keep slipping into bad habits despite ‘knowing’ you want the opposite?  Ever thought ‘There has to be more to life than this”?  Does life seem to be a constant round of struggle and survival?

This is a 2 day workshop designed to address your negative beliefs, and the behaviour and patterns that hold you back. You will be shown the simple steps you can take to live the life you truly desire.Over the 2 days you will learn the difference between your social self, the face you show to the world, and your true self. You will learn about the strategies you employ, which most of the time, hold you back and keep you locked into a life of struggle. You will be given new ways of connecting to the real you, to enable you to shift your focus, relieve the tension and create the life you really want to live.

There is limited availability for these workshops of 8per workshop so register NOW to secure your place for this Inspiring weekend!

When:  April 6th and 7th 2013

Where:  Callerton Yurt, Callerton, Newcastle upon Tyne

CONTACT: Dee on 07903 456237 or email for any enquires and further information:  dee@reachouttherapy.co.uk

Further dates are:

20th -21st April 2013

11th-12th May 2013
Cost: £150 This price includes, online support, via access to attendees forum. The entire course notes and all recordings on USB stick for your future reference.

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Erroneous Beliefs

The most effective way to lose weight, is ‘move more and eat less’. However, most people that ever got into the habit of ‘moving less and eating more’, will tell you how hard it is to change these bad habits.  It’s that false belief, that actually makes it harder to change.  A self fulfilling prophecy if you like.  Our belief system defeats us before we even start the process of change, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

Let me explain. Imagine the human brain to be a massive filing cabinet. When we are born, apart from out instinctive knowledge, it is full of empty files, but then gradually as we go through life these files are filled with information about the world we live in, and these files, in turn become our ‘belief system’. Much of what we learn comes from our own experiences, i.e. if I do ‘this’….. ‘that’ happens. However one of the reasons why man is so successful is his ability to learn not just from his own experiences, but also from others. So for example, the chances are that, stored away in one of the countless files in your brain, is a file labelled….’DON’T EAT DEADLY NIGHTSHADE’…it will kill you (clue’s in the name! However, did you experience it yourself to learn this? Well as you’re still here, evidently not.  Important information is passed on down the line.  Much of what we fill our belief system with is what we have learned from others. The Rest is made up!  yes That’s right, made up.  We do this in an attempt to make sense of things that our immature brain cannot rationalise at the time we experience an event in early childhood.

The problem is however, whilst we are programmed to take onboard information from others to survive, we take on board a lot of erroneous stuff too. That information is also filed away in our minds, and helps make up our belief system.

Let me give you an example of how our subconscious minds can take on board information as ‘truth’ and yet….are ‘not’ fact:-

Glance at the following passage and tell me how many letter ‘F’s u see in the text:


Four right! Let’s face it, it’s not hard is it. If you said four you are telling the truth. If you had a million pounds how much of it would you wager that there are four F’s in that passage? – probably all of it.  However, there are actually 6 F’s! The subconscious will usually not register the 2x F’s on the words ‘OF’, because to the subconscious, it is actually pronounced as ‘OV’ and therefore discounts them

So once the belief system takes something on board it finds it very hard to let go of that belief.

Some prime examples of this are speaking to others who have tried to lose weight. How many people do you know that actually say losing weight is ‘EASY’? Yeah, thought so…..very few. Most say it is really hard to do.  Many will tell you, that even when they succeed in losing weight, they found it even harder to keep that weight off, RIGHT?

Similarly to the above example with the 4 ‘F’s’, they are telling you the truth….’their truth’, which hopefully now you realise truth does not always equal fact.  They truly ‘did’ find it difficult. Why? Almost certainly, because others told them the same thing, ‘IT WILL BE DIFFICULT’. So as we also learn by others experiences, another ‘belief file’ is filled with, ‘losing weight WILL BE DIFFICULT’.

Once a thought becomes a part of your own subconscious belief system, it will actually ‘become’ difficult for that person to lose weight until that belief is pulled out by the grass roots and replaced with a positive belief that actually losing weight is going to be really EASY.  If you manage to do that ‘losing weight really WILL be easy’.

This is where Hypnotherapy comes into a class of its own.

Our conscious mind is pretty puny only being able to handle approximately 8 different thoughts at anyone time, so even though consciously you might appreciate the reality, i.e. I can lose weight easily, your subconscious mind (which is a power house and could run the whole of the BT telephone network at any moment in time) effortlessly prevails with it’s negative belief that it will be difficult to lose weight.  This is why so many people lose a few pounds as they make a supreme conscious effort to lose weight, only to put all the weight back on as the subconscious beliefs kick in that it’s all too difficult.

In hypnosis, we are able to bypass something known  as the ‘conscious critical faculty’.  The conscious critical faculty is a bit like the gateway to your subconscious mind.  By entering a certain state of mind achieved with hypnosis we are able to bypass the critical faculty, locate the erroneous belief and replace it with a new, positive belief that will help you achieve your goal.  This could be for example that, losing weight is difficult, or perhaps to stopping smoking is hard.  Once rewired, many clients find it incredibly easy to achieve such goals.

When the subconscious mind is engaged, any changes that come with the new belief system are permanent

Another good example is in sport.  For anyone who plays sport competitively, they will instantly recognise what it is to hit a purple patch where they feel supremely confident and before they even hit the ball they just know it’s going to be a great shot.  Suddenly however, your mood changes along with the belief that you will play well and sure enough suddenly you are playing like a wombat! (No disrespect to wombats intended).  This is another reason why many top professional sports men and women around the world regularly use hypnosis to visualise themselves playing a great shot or running the perfect race, because once these positive thoughts become part of your belief system performance can be positively transformed.

Perhaps today will be the day you decide to start transforming your negative beliefs into positive ones and successfully achieve goals you never believed possible. It truly is all about mind over matter, so just ask yourself; Do you mind? and does it matter?

Call Dee on 07903 456237 or go HERE for further help in shifting the power from those erroneous beliefs!

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Re-energise your Relationship.

Getting Your Relationship Back On Track

Lost that loving feeling?  Struggling to get it back, but feels like you’ve got a mountain to climb?  Is it worth it?  What should I do?  Sounds familiar?

It’s a sad fact that two out of three long term relationships come to an end and many of the remainder continue in unhappy relationships.   Relationships can begin to falter, often after many happy years together and often for no apparent reason, they just lose that ‘loving feeling’, BUT there ‘is’ always a reason and perhaps you are simply too close to the woods to see the tree’s?

This article is assuming you are struggling to make a relationship work with someone you feel ‘is’ right for you and that you want to be with, because most of us will have encountered people who we hook up with, but that deep down we know are not right for us.  Those relationships follow a different set of rules.

We’ve all heard the saying, ‘familiarity breeds contempt’ and sadly that’s often the case.  When people become too comfortable there is a danger that one or both partners start taking each other for granted.  For example, they may not take the same amount of time and effort to look good for their partner anymore.  You may believe that ‘they know me warts and all now, they accept me for who I am, so is it really necessary to have to try so hard anymore’?  IT MOST CERTAINLY IS!  It’s even more important, because as the initial excitement of a new relationship inevitably starts to wane, it’s your choice whether or not you want it to grow into something even deeper, where the couple continue to grow together throughout their lives.

Remember, it’s true of most things that we tend to ‘get out what we put in’ and relationships are no exception.  By taking a few simple steps there’s a good chance you ‘can’ get that ‘loving feeling’ back as long as that’s what you both want.

Before you do anything else you have to be completely honest with yourself.  You love this person, but is the pain worth the gain?  If the answers to this question is a resounding ‘YES’, despite the water under the bridge, feelings of hopelessness, frustrations, etc, then as long as you accept it’s going to take some work and some changes, there’s a good chance you can achieve what you want.  Taking on board some of the pointers below will help get you well on your way to achieving your goals.

Communication: If you’re not doing so already, learn to start talking to each other.  Communication is the most important key to your relationship.  Sounds simple, but if your relationship is already struggling, chances are, so are the communications between you.  So where is it going wrong?

Listen and Hear: Are you doing all the talking, but not enough listening?  We have two ears and one mouth and sometimes we need to be prepared to use them in those proportions!  Do you recall conversations where you interrupt someone because you disagree with them and don’t let them finish?  Have other people done that to you? and if so, how did it make you feel?

When we are passionate about something, it can be difficult not to interrupt, especially if we are defending ourselves, but resist the temptation.  Don’t just listen, make a point of really hearing what they are telling you, and then before you answer, just put yourself in their shoes so you can see both points of view clearly before responding.  Be honest in your responses, and if you realise that they might have a point then acknowledge that.  Chances are if you get the ball rolling in this respect, your partner will follow your lead – you get out what you put in.

If you’ve listened, but do not agree with what’s been said, it’s a good habit to acknowledge how they feel too, but that you disagree, ‘because’, etc.  Always ’respond’ calmly and with sincerity, no matter how difficult it is, resist the temptation just to let rip.  If you’ve listened and you know, deep down, you have been wrong, then be big enough to say so.  Some find it impossible to say the simple words, ‘I’m sorry’.  It’s not showing weakness, it’s showing you respect your partners opinion, and you will gain a lot of respect from your partner in return.  It’s rarely all one persons fault, in which case if you budge a little, so might they and before you know it you’ve started a new positive cycle.

Sarcasm: One of the biggest don’ts – DON’T ever use sarcasm when dealing with serious issues, at least not if you are serious about improving your relationship.

Be positive: Focus on the things you do like about one another. Sometimes, even when things are going well, we still spend our time thinking about what could make life better instead of focusing on what is already good. Focusing on the things you like about one another will help you to regain those feelings you had when you were first dating.

Work / life balance:  It’s easy to get caught up in a lifestyle that becomes all work and no play.  Sometimes we even tag it with, ‘I’m doing this for you and the family’! Yes, we need to work hard and earn a living to survive and yes, to enable us to do some of the nicer things in life that cost money, like holidays etc, which areimportant.   The trick is getting the balance right.  By all means work hard, but remember to play hard too.  Put time aside just to spend together and learn to have fun again.

Plan the fun stuff: Spontaneity is great, but sometimes it’s good to plan the fun times too, it gives you both something to look forward too.  So get some dates in the diary and don’t let other things get in the way of them.

It’s the small things that mean far more to most people.  Whether or not it’s helping to tidy the house and do the dishes or putting a little note in the packed lunch or perhaps a back rub at the end of a long day – these are the things that if done regularly make someone feel cherished and make them want to go the extra mile for you too.

Making the other person feel attractive and desirable is key to improving one of the most important parts of your relationship – your sex life.  If either of you feel undesirable, it is likely to lead to a reduction in physical intimacy.

Sex: is one of the most important base instincts hard wired into all of us.  Without it, none of us would even be here, and you would not be reading this now.  Sex is not the be all and end all, but it is the glue that cements an already good relationship, further helping to bring you closer together.  Even if, for whatever reason, you are unable to have full penetrative sexual intercourse you can still enjoy many forms of sexual contact which will strengthen your bond and bring you closer together.

Many people have some kind of psychosexual dysfunction at some point in their lives ranging from Erectile Dysfunction to unhealthy beliefs about sex being ‘dirty’ sometimes taught to us by our parents.  Sex can either be a wonderful relationship enhancing activity, or it can be a source of immense frustration and resentment.  Many Sexual disorders are psychological.  If you believe you may suffer from sexual dysfunction, you should always see your GP initially, to rule out any underlying physical conditions, but if there are none, then it’s likely you are suffering from ‘psychological sexual dysfunction’, which is incredibly common and can happen for a myriad of reasons.  (If this sounds like you, why suffer in silence? This is something that we at Reachout Therapy work with.  Feel free to contact us for a completely free, no obligation initial telephone consultation to find out more.

‘Laughter is the best medicine’.  How true is that!  Surveys, especially when asking women what they find most important in a partner, show that it wasn’t the six pack, chiselled face or pert bottom, it was the Good sense of humour that did it for most of them.

From a physical view, laughter actually produces endorphins in your brain, which are nature’s happy pill if you like.  They make you feel happy, so learning to have a good laugh again, whether it’s walking along the beach, watching a funny movie or enjoying a meal out is another key ingredient to getting your relationship back on track.

Love doesn’t just disappear, but is something that can die if it is not given the proper nutrients to survive.  Making time for one another, laughing, talking and showing affection will do more for your relationship than any professional counselling ever could. However,  if you struggle to do it on your own and need a helping hand to rediscover the love that the two of you share, then feel free to contact us where we will be happy to offer a free telephone consultation, and arrange an appointment either on your own or as a couple, to help get you back on track.

Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

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Resisting Change?

The clocks have now been turned back one hour and the longer winter nights lie ahead of us for the next few months.  Some of us look forward to the change from long summer days to the cosy evenings at home associated with winter.  Others find it more difficult to cope with the short days, colder weather and the effect it has on our mood.  The fact is that resistance is futile.  All we can do is adapt to the seasons as they come along. It is much more difficult to make changes within ourselves when we recognise that change is necessary.

We have all reached times in our lives when we feel that something within us has to change, where we just know that our lives will not improve until we begin to go against everything that we have become accustomed to.  Yet even though we claim we are interested in doing this our behaviours are often in conflict with what we are thinking.  Its as if every ounce of our being is kicking against what we know is ultimately for our highest good.  We don’t want to do the work that is involved.  We don’t want to let go of the thoughts, feelings and beliefs that we think have been supporting us.

When you come up against this wall of resistance what is there to do?  What do you need to do to help you push past it and fully embrace the new?  What structures do you need to dismantle in order for you to see the clear path ahead and the life you want?

There are a couple of questions that are very good starting points if you are currently at the stage of thinking, ‘Something has to change here’.

1. ‘What do i actually get from maintaining this behaviour?’   Asking this question will give you a ‘pay-off’ or a set of  ‘pay-offs’. Finding these will help you to get past them and help you find other, more beneficial, ways of getting what you believe you get from the current behaviour.

2. ‘Why do i keep doing the behaviour when i know its not serving my highest good?’  The answer to this question is usually because it feels safer to hang onto a way of being than to take the risk of losing your sense of security.  It also  gives you a ‘get out clause’ of having to make the changes and you can abdicate responsibility if you do keep the behaviour.  This means you can blame other things, rather than yourself for the state of your life.

Once you get rid of these reasons for resistance then you will find change becomes easier than you could ever imagine.  Just as easy as getting used to that extra hour in bed when the clocks go back each season. Now, how good does that sound?

For more help with making positive changes in your life why not CALL DEE. on 07903 456237 or go HERE. For more information on using your inner strengths to create the change you deserve.


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Affirmations – Do they work for you?

Hi there,
I have always been a little disillusioned by the use of affirmations in themselves. As a hypnotherapist and psychotherapist i have found that affirmations prove to be quite poor in changing peoples mindset without the underlying work of looking at a persons belief system and helping them to dismantle or reduce the power that these core beliefs have on us. Once the beliefs have been identified understood and accepted then we can begin to shift the power away from them and the underlying strategies that the client has employed to maintain these beliefs. Knowing where our erroneous beliefs come from is a huge help and an essential starting point. Then and only then can affirmations prove useful.

Before i understood about my own core beliefs I spent many an hour reading affirmations and repeating them daily.  I found they didn’t work for me and then i found out why.  I didn’t believe!!  My belief about my capabilities, my capacity to change, trust belief, good enough belief and many others all contributed to the effectiveness (or lack) of  effectiveness of affirmations.  Once i began to dissect and dismantle the strategies i had used over the years to maintain the beliefs i had built up about myself and my abilities i began to see a change in how i operated and then the affirmations began to make sense, become more real and more a part of who i really was.  I had surrounded myself in a cloak of identity that wasn’t the ‘real me’… it wasn’t the person that i was born to be. I was born with all the confidence i needed, all the self esteem, self worth and mental and emotional strength i ever needed.  I had to find that person once again in order to achieve my full potential. It is a journey of discovery and one i was glad to take, no matter what hurdles i encountered along the way.  You can find the ‘you’ that is hidden beneath your belief system too.  What do you think?

To find out more click Here: or CALL DEE: 07903 456237 for an appointment and discover the real you!!

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Is It Serious?

When people first experience recurrent symptoms of IBS they begin to worry that something more serious is going on.  This can then make the symptoms worse as the stress and anxiety attached, create the cycle of pain and discomfort.

The symptoms of IBS have a lot of features that show the problem to be one of function rather than one caused by a serious disease.  Easy to spot once you know what you are looking for. Do you have the following symptoms?  If you do its more likely to be IBS.

1. Symptoms usually come and go over hours or days.  Bloating or swelling gets worse as the day goes on but disappears overnight.  When we have serious disease the symptoms are persistent.

2. IBS symptoms are quite variable.  pain is often felt in different places, stools vary in appearance from day to day.  In serious disease symptoms tend to be less variable.

3. Pains that come with IBS come from the intestines.  They may ease off when you open your bowels. Also someone with IBS will have a change in bowel habit when the pains are occuring; stools become softer or more frequent. Clearly, other more serious conditions can cause intestinal pain and a change of habit but they tend to come along with other obvious signs such as vomiting bleeding and loss of weight.

4. IBS also causes other symptoms; a wanting to ‘go’ but can’t, feelings of fullness or not emptying properly even though you may have just gone to the toilet.  This can cause you to keep straining which makes matters worse.

5. There is also the appearance of slime (mucus) on the stool. this is nothing to worry about it is simply the reaction of an irritated rectum.

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