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To smoke or not to smoke…a New Year reminder that the choice is yours!

If you truly want to stop smoking, you can – IF you are really determined to say goodbye (and good riddance!) to that smoking habit…

Get yourself a title

Cox & Budge are online booksellers who can help find that rare or out-of-print psychology/hypnotherapy book for you. Visit them on www.coxandbudge.co.uk

Is it ‘irrational’ to be afraid of heights?

A Hypnotherapist writes…

I am currently working with a client who has a fear of heights – a.k.a. acrophobia. He is highly self-critical and says his fear is “irrational” and “stupid”. Is it? Not necessarily, according to Australian researchers who say that “…heights often evoke fear in the general population…and this suggests that acrophobia might actually represent the hypersensitive manifestation of an everyday, rational fear”. That supposition should help acrophobics “normalise” their fear – an important step on the road to managing it.

(Research citation: Coelho, C. M. and Wallis, G. (2010), Deconstructing acrophobia: physiological and psychological precursors to developing a fear of heights. Depression & Anxiety, 27: 864–870. doi: 10.1002/da.20698)

What to look for!

This is Flint Cottage, 2 Ranelagh Grove, St Peters, Broadstairs – where we have our hypnotherapy practice.

A Hypnotherapy A-Z

Visit www.hypnotherapistregister.com to find a local hypnotherapist

It’s all down to YOU!

If you truly want to stop smoking, you can – IF you are really determined to say goodbye (and good riddance!)  to that smoking habit…

Help yourself to SELF-HYPNOSIS at this new web site

There is a very useful self-hypnosis “script” to be found at www.selfhypnotise.co.uk 

No great expectations!

“Always borrow money from a pessimist; he doesn’t expect to be paid back.” Author unknown, quoted in Money Week - “Britain’s best-selling financial magazine”.

Researchers scratch away at skin problems

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) came out ahead of relaxation and meditation (but only just…) in helping to ease the physical symptoms of psoriasis, eczema, acne and the pigment disorder vitiligo, according to a study by Sheffield University researchers published in the current issue of the British Journal of Dermatology.

A meta-analysis of 22 studies involving more than 900 participants concluded that “psychodermatology” provided real benefits, particularly in helping patients deal with itching and scratching.

“This is welcome news as it adds more weight to the debate that we ought to pay more attention to psychological intervention and its benefits in managing and treating skin conditions,” commented Bevis Man, spokesman for the British Skin Foundation.

For CBT, visit: www.cbtprovider.co.uk & for relaxation, www.hypnotherapia.co.uk

 

 

Fat chance for hypnotherapists!

The fight against obesity has become a global industry! That’s the rallying call of the Penny Sleuth. According to the financial opportunity-spotting news-sheet, “Obesity will transform the broader health industry, so investors should be prepared.” One of the sectors forecast to profit from the increasing burden of overweight populations will be the the weight loss and nutrition business – which is already a $4bn market in the USA. It’s time to go overweight (as share-tipsters like to say) in hypnotherapy! Obese people should be encouraged to look at investing time and energy into this form of therapy – and hypnotherapists should ratchet-up their special offerings to this group, with profit to both parties.