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Hypnosis in History: Franz Anton Mesmer

mesmer {{PD-US}} I'm sure you have heard of Mesmerism or feeling mesmerised, but you may not know that this comes from Franz Anton Mesmer (1754-1815). He was interested in magnetism, having watched a demonstration of ‘magnetic cures’ and exorcisms by a priest called Father Maximillian Hell in 1774.

Get rid of negative thinking

negative thinkingAre you a glass half full or a glass half empty type of thinker? To be fair, all of us think negatively from time to time. Something happens and it flits through our minds that the results of it will be bad, or uncomfortable, even though we're aware there is no particular reason that things won’t turn out well. The problem with negative thinking is that it can take over. From being an occasional, fleeting thought, it can become overwhelming, and feel as if it’s out of your control.

Happiness - can you make it happen?

happinessheader2What would make you happier? A new job? More money? Improved health? Nicer holidays? Or something else?
In fact, research shows us that this sort of detail has surprisingly little to do with how happy we believe we are.

 

  

Does hypnotherapy work?

does hypnothrapy workOften (and quite understandably) people ask me; “Does hypnotherapy work?” What can I say, except, 'Yes', and for some, that's enough But I can hear others thinking, 'Well, she would say that, wouldn't she?'

So don’t just take my word for it. The good news is that there is a lot out there and new evidence coming out all the time.

Hypnotherapy and Blushing

blushingGoing red in the face is a very common and unpleasant experience for many of us but some find that they blush far more easily or frequently than others. If you are aware of this or feel embarrassed by it, chances are you will just blush more. So what can you do?

 

How to beat the winter blues

change is goodWe all feel down or fed up sometimes, but at this time of year, the prospect of a long wait till Spring can make it easy to get into the doldrums. New Year's Resolutions are one answer to this but they often involve focussing on the big life changes which you want to make and as those can seem overwhelming, all too often you end up not changing anything.

So here is my approach to change - an alternative to those resolutions that is fun and effective at lifting your spirits.

Ten tips for new non smokers

tips to quit smokingIn my experience, lots of smokers plan to quit in the run-up to Christmas as the weather turns colder and darker. So why leave it till the New Year?

Here are ten top tips to help you stay smoke-free once you've quit.

 

Mindfulness, and how to do it right

mindfulnessMindfulness and mindful meditation have become very fashionable recently, but don’t let that put you off. It is simple, and often a very effective way of keeping your stress levels down.

You don't need any particular religious or spiritual beliefs to practice mindfulness. In fact, you can be a complete cynic and still benefit! And you can do it anywhere, so it's very convenient.

Hypnotherapy and anger

anger and hypnotherapyDoes your anger cause you problems?

Most people experience an array of emotions through the course of a day, and in many cases, they are able to express those feelings in an appropriate way. However, there are some that find it difficult to do this, especially with anger. They may think that it’s not acceptable to feel anger at all, and try to hide it or 'bottle it up', or they may lack the skills to express it in a way that's socially acceptable.

Debbie Waller Hypnotherapy

The Loft Complementary Therapies Normanton, West Yorkshire, WF6 2DB

Please note: information on this site is for your guidance only and does not take the place of advice from a medical professional.

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