Archive for December, 2009

The problem of focusing on not wanting something

This is the last of a trilogy of articles inspired by reading Ozzy Osbourne’s “I am Ozzy” book. When having a break from reading my normal hypnosis books I still found myself thinking as a hypnotherapist. The following section from “I am Ozzy” really jumped out at me:

“Rehab can work, but you have got to want it. If you really want to quit, you can’t say ‘Well, I want to quit today, but I might have a drink next week at my friend’s wedding.’ You’ve got to commit, then live each day as it comes. Every morning, you’ve got to wake up and say, ‘OK, today’s gonna be one more day without a drink,’ or a cigarette, or a pill, or a joint, or whatever it is that’s been killing you. That is as much as you can hope for when you’re an addict” Read the rest of this entry »

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Naming Illnesses/Conditions and the problems it causes

It looks like this will be the second of a trilogy, inspired by me taking a break from reading hypnosis books and switching to reading Ozzy Osbourne’s “I am Ozzy” autobiography. I have really enjoyed reading the book but I am still in hypnotherapist mode and there were occasional parts which I found really interesting.

In this article I would like to talk about naming illnesses and conditions and the effects it has on us. In the book “Ozzy” writes:

“The shrink said my dyslexia had given me a terrible insecurity complex, so I could not take rejection or failure or pressure of any sort which is why I was self medicating with booze.” Read the rest of this entry »

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You can be confident of Success with Jon Hinchliffe Hypnotherapy

When you have a problem it can take a lot to talk to someone about it. Which of these qualities would you want to find in the person you talk to?

  • Someone that is a good listener?
  • Someone that is open and friendly?
  • Someone that has been trained to the highest standards?
  • Someone that can see issues from many different perspectives?
  • Someone that works with you as an individual?
  • That on repeat sessions assumes nothing and works with the new you each time?
  • Someone that can help you through the current issue and leave you better equipped to deal with future issues or better still avoid future issues?
  • Someone that can recharge and inspire you?

I am a hypnotherapist. The principles behind my work can be used with formal trance or in casual conversation. You are encouraged to take away the techniques I share with you and use them to enhance your whole life.

You might view hypnosis as guided meditation or just relaxed listening. All sessions are different and based on your needs and most will end with you knowing more about the special part of you that is your unconscious mind, your intuition or many other terms.

You will change your unconscious mind from something that seems to fight you into something this is your best friend always trying to help you. The changes you will make at an unconscious level will become automatic to you.

We all use our unconscious minds to help us but we don’t all know how to talk to it.

Driving is a good example of where we use our unconscious minds. Can you imagine what driving would be like if you still had to consciously focus on the gear stick, mirrors, steering wheel and foot pedals. When learning we are very conscious about controlling these things. As we learn we move each item into unconscious control and then when driving we can focus on our environment and safety. We no longer think now I must change gear so I need to move my hand and push the clutch in etc.

Not only can you expect a flexible, friendly, open and well trained hypnotherapist, you can also expect someone that personal experience of overcoming disability and pain. I have suffered with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME since 1994. From 1994 until summer 2009 I was a mobility scooter user. The medical world had long since lost interest in me. Now I am a runner again.

Helping people overcome issues is my passion. Please use the Free-Pre-Session button to ask me questions and discuss anything about what I do.

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Dyslexia – How this hypnotherapist ticks

One of my all time favourite bands is Black Sabbath so when the former lead singer Ozzy Osbourne wrote his autobiography “I am Ozzy” it was a must have book for me.

Since it is approaching Christmas I have decided to take a break from reading Hypnosis books and I am therefore reading Ozzy’s book.

The hypnotherapist in me is clearly still very much at work however. I have just read the following:

“The only good thing about having dyslexia is that dyslexics are usually very creative people, or so I have been told. We think in unusual ways. But it is a very bad stigma to have, not being able to read like normal people can. To this day I wish I’d had a proper education. I think books are great, I do. To be able to lose yourself Read the rest of this entry »

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Water Phobia

I was at a “Refer On” business breakfast in Sudbury Suffolk, this morning and I was asked “Can you help someone with a fear of water?”
The answer is “Yes”. Pure and simple. There are only two fears we are born with the fear of falling and the fear of loud noises.
This means every other fear is something we have learned through experience. The experiences where we learn a fear are often justified in the context and time in which they were created but like an over sensitive car alarm the problems occur when the fear is applied to situations outside that context. We can learn a fear as a child and that fear is no longer appropriate in an adult context. Consciously the person knows it is an inappropriate response but they don’t know how to over come the problem.
As a Hypnotherapist I help people change the reactions at an unconscious level. This is a relaxing, calm experience. The people I help are always in control of events they are experiencing. This is really important as this is how the reaction changes. While stressing someone out by making them “face their fear” can work some people can never get to that point. And why should people when fears can be changed comfortably and easily?

If you wish to discuss anything in this article please phone, e-mail or leave a comment. Your feedback is always appreciated.

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