How Hypnotherapy helps
I firmly believe that it is NOT difficult to QUIT, if you KNOW how to do it! It seems that many people have a vested interest in making you think that it is difficult to QUIT smoking and in some cases, they actively maintain your addiction to nicotine. There are some prerequisites to successfully quitting, you have to want to QUIT. You do have to make an effort to achieve the goal but the other things you learn during the session with me will assist in your goal. No-one can make you magically stop smoking but once you make up your mind it can be achieved quickly, pleasantly and easily. Hypnotherapy can certainly assist with achieving the correct state of mind. The unique technique I use concentrates on the TWO main physical aspects of smoking as well as the TWO psychological aspects. Most other systems approach smoking in a very simplistic way and only deal with the physical habit and Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) keeps you addicted to nicotine while doing little or nothing to deal with the psychological processes that are a key part of the smoking addiction. I understand this only too well myself. I started smoking at the age of about thirteen and by the time I QUIT, in my late twenties, was smoking over sixty cigarettes a day. The techniques I teach you are the updated version of how I QUIT smoking, thanks to my father. (See below) Many people are concerned that they will put on weight or take up some other bad habit, this will only happen if you replace one bad habit with another bad habit (cold turkey techniques often cause this). My goal is to teach you several good habits to replace the bad.
- Each year more than 18,000 Australians die prematurely because of smoking – that is 50 a day.
- Smoking kills more people in Australia than the total number killed by drink, drugs, murder, suicide, road crashes, rail crashes, air crashes, poisoning, drowning, fires, falls, lightning, electrocution, snakes, spiders and sharks.
- Of 1,000 young Australian males who smoke, 1 will be murdered, 15 will be killed on the road and 250 will be killed before their time by tobacco. Source: Australian Council On Smoking and Health
About 50 years ago, Leslie Bullock, my late father, invented a system to help people give up smoking cigarettes and other addictive substances, which has proven to be very successful. Using a combination of stress management techniques, self hypnosis and specialised suggestions and ideas, I have helped many people to quit smoking, quickly, easily and pleasantly. Quit Now! Many people can quit after just one session. Sometimes people need more than one session, however, my goal is to help you in one session. It is important that you want to stop. I also offer telephone support and coaching services for all clients where necessary. Call 0411-811-432 or email now for an appointment.
Stress Management and treatment of Anxiety or Panic attacks
Why do I place Stress Management at the top of my list? Because managing stress is fundamental to dealing with all the issues I work with. There is always an element of negative stress in any addiction, phobia or bad habit. There are many different kinds of stress, there is even “good” stress, the stress that motivates you to do the things you do every day. Built into every session I do, is an element of dealing with stress which includes relaxation and self-hypnosis techniques.
Possible Stressors include:
- Major Lifestyle changes such as a new job or promotion, divorce or unemployment.
- Unexpected life events like the death of a loved one or sudden loss of a job.
- Accumulative events over a period of time, work, financial, study or personal problems, fears, doubts and worries.
Signs and symptoms include shallow or rapid breathing, palpitations, fear, panic and self-doubt. There may also be sweating, blushing and occasionally difficulty speaking.
When these things are having an effect on our lives, a new strategy is required. The self-hypnosis and relaxation techniques I teach are designed to be quick easy and effective to implement at those times they are most necessary. This will require a little practise on your part, however, most people are pleasantly surprised at how quickly they can learn to relax and how rapidly they gain benefits.
It has been shown that 10% of Australians drink at a risky or high risk level that can cause them long term harm while 34% drink at rates that can cause harm in the short term.
Source: Australian Department of Health and Aging – Fact Sheet: Alcohol Abuse July 2007
I have helped many people to deal with alcohol problems. By dealing with underlying drives, stresses, tensions or emotional problems, we have found that people can stop drinking altogether.If you want to stop you can! I have found that two or three sessions is all that is usually required for clients to quit or to reach their planned and safe level of alcohol consumption. As with all services I offer telephone support or additional refresher sessions after the initial consultations if required.
Call 0411-811-432 or email for an appointment.
2004-2005: Australians overall gambled $142 billion in turnover of which 72% was on gambling machines (pokies). In NSW, Victoria and Queensland gambling on pokies is about 90% of total wagering.
Source: Australian Gambling Statistics 2006 prepared by the Queensland Treasury
Gambling is becoming more of a problem in our society. Pokies, Poker, Horses,Dogs, TAB, Casinos, Lotteries & etc. There are many problems associated with it. I have some excellent methods for helping you to quit gambling. If you are determined to make a real change in your life, and you are willing to help yourself. By dealing with underlying stresses, tensions or emotional problems, it is possible to stop. Using a specialised system of relaxation exercises and focusing skills to help you to take charge of your life. Only one or two sessions will usually get you on your way, and as with all our services we offer telephone support or booster sessions after the initial consultations. Call 0411-811-432 or email for an appointment.
According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
1. 60% of Australians over the age of twenty-five years are overweight or obese. This rate is more than double what it was twenty years ago.
2. In detail, and in real terms, this means there are 4.82 millionAustralians who are overweight and another 2.6 million Australians who are classified as obese.
1.Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2004. Heart, stroke and vascular disease – Australian facts 2004. AIHW Cat.No. CVD27. Canberra: AIHW and National Heart Foundation of Australia, (Cardiovascular disease Series No. 22). 2. Cameron AJ et al. Overweight and obesity in Australia: the 1999-2000 Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study (AusDiab). Medical Journal of Australia 2003; 178(9):427-432
Excess weight puts people at increased risk of health problems as well as mental health concerns such as low self-esteem and increased stress. Many people try all kinds of methods to lose weight. It can be easy to lose some weight in the beginning but it is often very difficult to continue the momentum of weight loss to achieve the overall goal of a healthy weight. Research shows that it is especially difficult to MAINTAIN the loss. Most people understand that the best method to achieve a healthy weight is to develop a healthy eating pattern combined with sensible exercise. This requires changes; new eating patterns, techniques and habits that do not rely on crash diets, chemicals or surgery. Some people need assistance to make and sustain these changes.To this end I have developed a system of relaxation exercises and focusing skills to help you to visualise and achieve your goals. By dealing with underlying stresses, patterns, or emotional problems, we find that people can effectively lose weight and learn to MAINTAIN that loss over time.Three or four sessions will usually get people well on their way, and as with all my services, telephone support or booster sessions after the initial consultations are available. It is vital that clients include physical exercise and healthy eating patterns to assist them to reach their goals. Call 0411 811 432 or email for an appointment.
My aim is to help people better understand and manage their life situation including any areas of concern they might have. I teach self-hypnosis andstress management techniques – learning how to deal with stress in a more constructive way. Using a specially developed system of relaxation exercises and focusing techniques can help clients make dramatic changes to their lives.
Areas that can benefit from this approach include:
- Self Esteem and Self Confidence
- Stress Management and Anxiety
- Fears and Phobias
- Nail biting/picking, Hair Pulling (Trichotillomania)
- Public Speaking
- Study and Concentration
- Eneuresis (bed wetting)
- Stuttering and Stammering
- Motivation including Sports Motivation
- Excema, psoriasis, asthma
- Clarity and relief from traumatic experiences
Depending on the issues explored 1-6 sessions may be needed, 1-3 sessions is common. Some people find that they enjoy relaxing so much that they come back regularly for a top-up and to re-focus on their goals. Call 0411-811-432 or email to make an appointment or if you have any questions whatsoever.