Hypnotherapists in Oswestry
2 Sycamore Fields
Monday to Sunday: 9am - 5:30pm
Angela Mandy Dip.C.Hyp/NLP formed Healthy Horizons in 1997 to provide effective help for all kinds of emotional problems including addictions, anxiety, confidence, stress, fears and phobias. She has qualifications in clinical hypnotherapy, NLP, Emotional Freedom Technique, counselling, yoga teaching and nutritional support for weight loss and works from comfortable and peaceful surroundings at her home based office in Maesbury Marsh near Oswestry.
Hypnotherapy is a completely safe and natural process, that encourages deep relaxation and inner absorption. Whilst in this relaxed state, it is easier to bring about beneficial changes in the subconscious mind, the all-knowing and more intuitive part of the mind. By helping this part of the mind fully understand and accept the changes we want, we make it easy for the more critical, conscious part of the mind that is often causing the problem to accept the changes permanently.
Hypnosis is usually achieved through deep relaxation, or focussing on something to create a trance like state. Actually, there are probably many times in normal life, such as watching a film, reading a book, staring out of a train window or driving somewhere, only to find that you've arrived at your destination without remembering the journey, when it can feel as if you've been in a trance-like state.
Although the word ‘hypnosis' comes from the word ‘sleep', its actually nothing like being asleep. Contrary to popular films and stage shows, there's no big mystery: you are conscious, in control, can wake up at any time and most people are fully aware of what's happening and can remember everything. In fact our senses are often heightened as we become more aware of the workings of our own inner mind.
Actually, most people find the experience of hypnosis to be a very pleasant sensation, leaving them feeling relaxed and happy – like going on holiday but without suffering the inevitable airport queues!
Most people take between 1-6 sessions to achieve the results they want, and by using the techniques at home, including free self hypnosis CD's, you can get even faster – and longer lasting results.
Where relevant I often include EFT (emotional Freedom Technique) and/ or NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)
EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique is a simple, yet amazingly effective body/mind technique which is often called acupuncture without needles, as we tap on many of the same meridian points. There is a huge resource of information on the internet and the many successful results are well documented. However, nothing beats just having a go and trying it for yourself! It is easy to learn and can do no harm.
The simple tapping process helps to release emotional and physical responses and limiting beliefs that can so easily sabotage our success. It also helps to tranform past memories and reduce their impact.
EFT is used to help with:
...and many more. The list is truly endless!
EFT also goes hand in hand with other healing modalities such as life coaching, hypnotherapy, counselling, psychotherapy and all types of bodywork and energy work. Better still, you can easily learn to use on yourself to continue releasing emotional and physical issues to enhance your life.
Finally, EFT can be carried out over the phone or Skype, so if distance is a problem, there's still a way you help yourself to release those old, unwanted habits, thought patterns and beliefs.
What is anxiety?
If you wake up in the morning with a racing heart and debilitating feelings of panic for no reason, you know only too well what anxiety is. Most, if not all of us have experienced anxiety in some form, but many of us do not live with the constant pressure of anxiety that so many experience.
Anxiety of course, comes in many forms from a general feeling of unease to a full blown panic attack and can come from nowhere or be triggered by a specific event – or even just thinking about an event, such as an exam or being asked to be best man at a friend's wedding.
We probably all know the symptoms of anxiety which can include: a faster heart beat, shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness or just wanting to run away. It might even feel as if we are being chased by a rampaging tiger, but of course there is no tiger.
GAD is short for Generalised Anxiety Disorder and is said to affect 1 in 20 adults in the UK.
How can hypnotherapy help?
Hypnotherapy can be very helpful for relieving the symptoms of anxiety. Hypnotherapy is often used to promote deep relaxation and can also help to dissolve any negative beliefs that have been built up. Learning to relax is really important and practising self hypnosis can be easily learned. Also, by learning these techniques for oneself, you will always have them at your disposal when the need arises and the habit of anxiety could gradually be replaced by the habit of relaxation!
What else can help?
NLP or neuro linguistic programming is a recognised element of hypnotherapy and it can help the anxious person put things into perspective
EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique is an amazingly simple tool that you can learn very easily. Tapping on specific acupressure points, the anxious person can find their anxiety diminishes very quickly.
Mindfulness: this is a valuable tool of bringing our focus to the present moment. Often the anxiety stems from stress that happened in the past or overthinking about the future. The present moment is actually often a safe and comfortable place to be. Even if there are problems currently happening such as sitting in an aeroplane which is increasing the sense of panic, mindfulness can help with accepting that emotion, recognising it for what it really is, accepting it will pass and anxiety itself will not kill you – and actually is likely to make things worse.
Again, learning to relax is the most valuable skill, which can be learned very easily – but does require regular practise to make an effect.
CBT or cognitive behavioural counselling can help by gradually encouraging the anxiuos person to recognise and confront their fears, one small step at a time.
Angela of Healthy Horizons, has been using a combination of these tools for many years with a great deal of success and reports: ‘having used these techniques on myself, I know they work!'
As most people now know, diets don't work in the long term because they put the body systems into ‘starvation mode' which slows down the metabolism as the body thinks it has to conserve energy.
Also, traditional diets don't deal with the effect of the mind. As you've probably discovered, as soon as you try not to think of something – it becomes even more important to think about it! Therefore, as soon as we think of all the foods we now tell ourselves we cannot have – we simply want them even more!
But who wants to live a life focussed on counting calories, restrictions and denial anyway? Wouldn't it be better to change your relationship with food, so it becomes a natural part of life, like bathing or sleeping?
How hypnotherapy can help with weight loss:
It can help you discover the reasons for the weight gain. This could include: comfort eating, large portion sizes, lack of effective planning, or old, outdated habits of unhealthy eating.
It can help change eating habits: encouraging you to eat smaller portions and perhaps eat more regularly to keep blood sugar levels topped up.
It can help you reconnect to natural feelings of hunger and fullness or satiety: Often these feelings have been over-ridden so many times that they need to be to relearned.
It can help eliminate emotional eating and change core beliefs around food: looking at why, not just what and how much, you eat. Emotional eating patterns are often set up in childhood and just keep triggering the same eating habits. Only by changing these original core beliefs can we really hope to achieve lasting change. Hypnotherapy and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) can change these triggers, permanently.
It can help reduce cravings: again, a combination of hypnotherapy and EFT can reduce or eliminate cravings completely.
I am a licensed Hypnoband practitioner (Click here for the website for more information). This is a simple and affordable way of getting a gastric band to help you deal with portion sizes and to help you feel full more quickly. However, Hypnoband is not a ‘magic pill' and won't necessarily eliminate cravings, so emotional eating does also need to be addressed for a long term solution.
If you are struggling to lose weight and have tried everything, why not come along for a free initial session to discuss how you can change your core beliefs around food, so losing weight – and maintaining that weight loss is comfortable, easy and permanent.
So why not call now on 01691 661217 for a free initial session, to find
Hypno-Band is the original Virtual Gastric Band therapy and world leader in gastric band hypnotherapy in UK, USA, Australia and many more countries. Using a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Hypnotherapy, you can change your eating habits forever. If you are really committed to losing weight then the Hypno-Band will help you to achieve your goals. Designed for those with a BMI over 25 the Hypno-Band is a safe, risk free – and cost effective alternative to Gastric Band Surgery. With over 750 Licensed Practitioners in 37 countries the Hypno-Band is the World's No.1 gastric band hypnotherapy system.
What is the Hypno-Band weight loss system?
The Hypno-Band System is a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and hypnotherapy techniques that help you explore, analyse and change your eating habits. Then using the mind/body connection a “virtual gastric band" is fitted to your stomach, helping you to eat less and less often.
Does it involve surgery?
No. the Hypno-Band system is a non-invasive behaviour changing method using the techniques of hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy.
Does it hurt?
On the contrary. The Hypno-Band procedure is extremely relaxing and pleasurable.
Are there side effects?
No. There are no known side effects associated with undergoing this procedure.
Will I be under the hypnotherapist's control?
Never. No hypnotherapist can make you do anything you do not want to do nor make you behave in a way you would not normally behave.
Am I suitable for the Hypno-Band weight loss system?
If you are over-weight and really want and are committed to losing weight then you should be suitable. The only exception would be if there is a physiological reason for your weight problems or if you are taking certain medications. Your suitability will be assessed at the initial session.
Will it work for me?
The key to success is YOU! No weight loss system will work unless you are committed to losing weight. You must be prepared to change your eating habits and life-style. If you are totally serious about losing weight then it will certainly work for you. The Hypno-Band system provides you with the tools and ability to lose weight and maintain a healthier body.
Is it guaranteed?
Like any medical or therapy procedure there can be no definite guarantees. Even a surgeon cannot guarantee that an actual gastric band will work. It should be noted that it is YOU that holds the key to losing weight. No system will work if you are not 100% committed. The mind is a very powerful instrument and by using the Hypno-Band system you will have the tools and power to change your eating habits. The only way to lose significant amounts of weight is to move more and eat less! The Hypno-Band system helps you to change behaviour and life-style which in turn provides you with the ability to lose weight and stay that way!
Yoga can help us move more easily, breathe more fully and relax more completely. Its continued popularity is not surprising as it's simple yet profound – and as relevant today as it was when it was practised thousands of years ago. It can help us physically, mentally, emotionally and many people (including me) have found that it can literally change their lives!
I practise and teach a gentle flowing style of hatha yoga that is gentle, therapeutic and hopefully fun! There's no standing on heads, putting legs round necks, or any other uncomfortable contortions! You don't have to be flexible or strong, young or thin – and you don't have to sign up for 10 weeks.
I currently teach a class at the Venue, Park Hall, near Oswestry on Monday evenings from 7.30pm – 8.30pm. Free for members or £5 for non-members.
I also teach one-to-one classes where you can have personalised tuition, tailored to you and any problems or goals you might have. These sessions are £25 and include a home based programme and free relaxation CD. They can be at my home or yours (within a radius of 6 miles).
Introductory session: FREE
Following sessions: £45 for a single session or £40 if booking more than one.
Weight Loss: Session prices as above or
Bite Size Changes: 6 session weight loss course including Hypnoband £250 (Including a useful and informative manual, 3 self hypnosis CD's and follow up session)
Non-smoking: 2 sessions £125 including CD and one free follow up if required
EFT via phone or Skype: (approx 1hr): £30
Yoga sessions: £5 at the Venue, Park Hall, Oswestry.
Personlised one to one: £25 including relaxation CD.
Full body: £30
Back, neck and shoulders: £20
Indian Head Massage: (In chair) £20
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