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What’s your ‘thing’ you want to get rid of?

What’s your ‘thing’ you want to get rid of?

Most people have a thing

As a Hypnotherapist I attract conversations with people about their ‘thing’ or the thing of a friend or family member. And the range of ‘things’ can be varied.

The most common things that people want to talk about are Hypnotherapy for weight loss and giving up smoking. This might be because they are more socially obvious and health risks.

Most people I speak to say they are stressed or would like to be calmer and there really is no better calm than in hypnosis. If you want to try hypnosis for free, you can sign up to my newsletter and receive a free download. I always say if mums who have had hypnosis can be calm when they have the baby then that’s worth everyone having!

Anxiety is a big problem for a lot of people

stop anxiety attacks

Next come anxiety, phobias, OCD and panic attacks. These things can sometimes be visible to others but quite often the person with this ‘thing’ will have found strategies to deal with the issue in private. Managing the problem can cause stress itself as it may involve cutting off from people or situations to avoid being seen with the problem. So people with these kind of issues really suffer because they have the issue itself and the issue of managing the issue.

It is estimated that 67% of people in UK have a sleep problem and sleeping is so very important to our wellbeing. If we don’t get enough good sleep we can be grumpy, lack motivation and find it hard to concentrate. It can also cause weight gain as we reach for the sugar for an energy boost. It can also actually mean that you lose years off your life. When we sleep we repair and restore. There are also a couple of theories bouncing around that when we sleep we offload our minds, sort of like a defrag of the brain. So if you are not getting good sleep, under this theory you are carrying more in your mind than you need to.

1 in 3 people suffer from depression at some time in their lives to varying degrees. Often people know something is wrong but they will use a lot of effort hiding it from people and pretending everything is ok. And they might mask the problem with drink, shopping, drugs or whatever but it is still there. A lot of people don’t realise that Hypnotherapy is very effective for treating depression.

Habits can last decades

break bad habits

Many people have a habit such as nail biting, cheek biting, picking, itching, hair pulling, thumb sucking.

And if asked many people would say they would like more confidence in general but at particular times they will want it more than others. For example for an interview or presentation.

Other ‘things’ that people want help with:

  • Fear of spiders, wasps, birds, dogs, insects
  • Fussy eating
  • Bed wetting
  • Blushing
  • Nerves
  • Stuttering
  • Tinnitus
  • Driving tests
  • Social anxiety
  • IBS
  • Studying focus
  • Anger
  • Fear of flying
  • Exam nerves
  • PTSD
  • Focus for sports


And other other ‘things’ that people ask for Hypnotherapy for help with….

Mobile phone addiction

Remembering where things are hidden

Past life regression

You can get rid of your ‘thing’ quite easily

action changes things

Some people will continue to put up with their ‘thing’ throughout their lives. Finding work arounds, waiting for it to go away, pretending it doesn’t exist.

Other people will try a number of self-help techniques and this may work.

A lot of people will try several therapies and might find it works for a while or help or maybe even for good. But as most therapies take place in the conscious mind, often they don’t stick and the problem comes back or presents itself in a different way.

And the lucky ones. Well. They realise that life can be more comfortable and enjoyable without the ‘thing’ and many will find that Hypnotherapy is an easy way to get rid of it.

So if you have a ‘thing’ that you think it’s time to get rid of. Please do get in touch and we can have a chat about it and make a plan to set you free 🙂

30 days to a happier you – Day 16 – Why you shouldn’t leave a tooth abscess

30 days to a happier you – Day 16 – Why you shouldn’t leave a tooth abscess

Why you shouldn’t leave a tooth abscess untreated

abscess tooth

Having a tough time emotionally and not doing anything about it is the equivalent of having a tooth abscess in your mouth that’s causing a lot of pain. You hope it will die down. You don’t want the hassle or cost of going to the dentist and you might be scared of what could happen. So you carry on living with the pain.

After a while you stop eating on that side of your mouth as it becomes too painful and this becomes the norm. Even though you are noticing that now the good side is starting to ache because it’s doing all the work. You take painkillers on a regular basis or the pain ruins your day and sleep. Then one day you wake up with a big swollen face. That abscess is saying ‘SORT IT OUT’.

Do not ignore the problem anymore. So you go to the dentist and he can’t believe the size of the abscess and that you haven’t come sooner. Because this is what he deals with all the time and although it’s a bit tricky on the day, in no time at all the swelling has gone down and you can even eat on that side again. It was like that abscess never existed! And you really do kick yourself for not going sooner.

You don’t need a problem to have a problem.

What I mean by this is you can feel ‘out of sorts’, ‘confused’, worried or sad. Or suffer from anxiety or panic attacks, depression or stress. Or the problem presents itself in poor sleep. You might be clear on the symptoms, but not the cause. That is because the sub conscious mind has taken in a life event, it could be really small, and programmed it in a way that it effects behaviour and makes you feel bad.

What you resist persists

resist persist

Some people know they are not ok. But they continue to struggle on.. Maybe the problem presents itself in behaviour like over eating, drinking regularly to ‘numb’ those feelings or spending money for a quick feel good. Only to find that all of these things soon wear off and the feelings are still there.

Maybe you feel guilty for ‘over indulging in those feelings and that you should stop ‘being silly’. Or maybe you have found a way to avoid the problem? I’ve now treated two clients who drove everywhere without doing right hand turns because they were scared of turning right!

But what you will find is that what you resist, persists. It is the subconscious reminding you that something isn’t right and you need to sort it out.

We shouldn’t underestimate the link between mental health and physical health. There have been numerous studies into the links between the two.

What you may not realise if that when you are going through a traumatic time or feeling bad for no apparent reason, the difference getting therapy can make is unbelievable. You can feel better, gain strength and turn almost any situation into a learning experience. Once you learn to do this you will find curveballs that life throws at you easier to deal with. You will be more equipped to support others too.

Here’s the plan:

  • Review the postcard that you wrote to your younger self yesterday. What learnings can you see?


Happy hug 🙂