What is hypnotherapy and what it’s not…

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Hypnosis helps a person achieve a focused state of mind through encouraging the rational, critical mind to temporarily relax. This creates an opportunity to communicate deeply and directly with the subconscious mind, which is the storehouse of all experiences. The inner resources of the subconscious mind have within itself access to both the cause and the cure of any discord in our life. Effectively utilizing hypnosis ensures all suggestions received are from your inner guidance and will create positive and long-lasting changes. What will YOUR inner guidance say?

What is hypnotherapy?

Your subconscious mind is the control center deep within your brain that directs everything you do, like the software in your computer. It doesn’t think or evaluate; that is the job of your conscious mind which stands guard to allow only what it wants to happen, like the input from your keyboard. Hence, if we wish to change behavior…

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Addiction

So, I was trawling around the internet, looking for interesting information regarding addiction, when I (somehow) arrived at posts such as these:

Strawberry Chocolate Muffins

Double Chocolate Mango Raspberry Shortcakes with Espresso Cream

Chocolate, Chili and Cinnamon Sorbet

…which are the most beautiful examples of one of my favourite addictions; maybe yours too. I don’t just admire the skill that it takes to make or photograph these creations, I get a visceral reaction. Just based on the visual, my other senses “know” what it would be like to experience these yummies live. The core of my body seems to fly into the computer screen in an effort to possess them…it is, in fact, a physical need….must have it…my precious!

This could be me one day. It could happen.

And isn’t that the crux of addiction? It’s a place of temporary refuge from what we fear; something  that may feel so much like a solution, in the moment, to the pain that we might end up sacrificing anything to get it and, so, it becomes a problem in itself?

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meditation as treatment for addiction, anxiety…

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Physicians Explain How Stress, 12-Step Programs Change the Brain

When Bill W. and Dr. Bob created Alcoholics Anonymous 77 years ago, they borrowed principles learned from a Christian fellowship called the Oxford Group to create their 12-step recovery program.

“They knew that their spiritual program was effective where other ‘cures’ had failed, and over the years, there have been many theories as to why,” says Dr. Harry Haroutunian, physician director of the Betty Ford Center in Palm Springs, and collaborator with Dr. Louis Teresi on the book, Hijacking the Brain: How Drug and Alcohol Addiction Hijacks our Brains – The Science Behind Twelve-Step Recovery (www.HijackingTheBrain.com).

“Now we know that stress is the fuel that feeds addiction, and that stress and drug and alcohol use cause neurological and physiological changes,” Haroutunian says. “The changes are primarily in the deep brain reward centers, the limbic brain, responsible for decisions, memory…

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Eating your way out of depression…

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These are the top 5 foods that can affect mental health:

1.Potato Chips & Fries.

2. Burgers.

3. Soda.

4. Hot Dogs.

5. Cookies.

Not only are these foods not good for us, but it puts you at risk for depression, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, and obesity. Fries, burgers, and potato chips all have so much saturated fat, and its hard to digest in the body so it puts you in a food coma also known as the “itis” and makes you feel sluggish. However, in  hot dogs its mainly processed meat, and full of high levels of fat and sodium. It has chemicals that can cause cancer called nitrosamine. Next sugary soft drinks are mainly linked to depression because these drinks have so much influence in the amount of endorphin that our bodies can develop, so it puts you at high risk for depression. Consuming a lot…

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