Debbie's Hypnotherapy Blogs
Thomas Edison is supposed to have said about developing one of his inventions ‘I never failed. I just found lots of ways not to make a lightbulb’! Or words to that effect. Unfortunately, it’s not just inventing lightbulbs that has a high ‘trial and error’ factor – learning anything new comes with failures pretty much guaranteed and sometimes we learn more from them than from our successes. So, why do we worry so much about failing and how can we get past it?
As you will have seen elsewhere on my site, hypnotherapy is very much about using your unconscious mind and the strength you have there. But sometimes it can feel as if your unconscious is working against you. You might be keen to quit smoking, or be friends with every spider you see (well, OK, that one could be a stretch, but you know what I’m getting at). But down in the back of your mind, where you may not even be aware of it, there could be a part of you that has other ideas.
Habits are things we do without really thinking about them – a kind of mental short cut that makes life more convenient by freeing up our attention for less routine activities. Stop reading for just a moment and think about how many things you do every day on ‘auto-pilot’.
Are you back now? Maybe you came up with driving, putting the same leg into your trousers first when you get dressed, where you put your keys when you come in, signing your name. I’m sure there were others.
Most of us experience situations where we’d like a bit more confidence, or maybe you feel your confidence is generally low. Either way, it is possible to give your confidence a boost by following these suggestions, and they’re easier than you’d think. It’s all about doing something rather than nothing, and feeling in control again.
As Halloween approaches, you may find certain fears being triggered in a way that is less fun than Halloween is supposed to be. Hypnotherapy can help get these fears under control. Here are some examples of unusual phobias which might be more noticeable at this time of year.
Quitting smoking is one of the best decisions you can make, but some people find that, as their bodies adjust to being smoke-free, they don’t sleep as well as usual. In fact, a study reported in the Mirror  says that over two-thirds of those who went back to smoking after quitting successfully did so because of lack of sleep.
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