Take Action…. or stand still!

Are you taking action?

It’s very easy to say we all want something different in our lives, and that we aren’t happy with where we are….. but the question is what are you doing about it? It’s easy to say you want something, yet just wanting it and acting on it to actually make a change are two very different things.

Some people don ‘t know how to take action, or what action to take so I thought it’d be nice to raise the topic to get us all thinking. So here are a few scenarios and what you could do if they sound familiar:

  • Lose weight: Buy exercise clothes, join a gym, plan your diet, hire a trainer
  • A new job: Contact employers within your desired sector, contact agencies, speak to your current employer to raise concerns
  • Learn a hobby: Contact local clubs, search facebook for local groups, decide upon chosen hobby, buy equipment

I know they are only a few examples, but hopefully you can see that there are decisions to make and choices you can act upon to make your change happen.

Heres a quick video I did for our facebook page whilst out walking:

W H A T – A C T I V I T Y

Posted by Cambridge Hypnotherapy on Tuesday, January 28, 2020

If you need help and would like to discuss how we at Cambridge Hypnotherapy can help make your change swifter than you ever thought possible, then why not drop us a message here and we’ll be in touch!

Speak soon,

Luke

Update on how we are continuing to working whilst keeping you safe

Working remotely and reduced session costs

Whilst the Coronavirus is continuing to cause disruption to our everyday lives, it is important to keep on top of our mental health and not let ourselves spiral downwards. If you had an issue with alcohol, or wanted to lose weight for example then now is the perfect time to make sure your problems don’t escalate. Whilst staying at home all day, it means it is much easier to have that drink earlier than you would, or reach for the snack cupboard as you are bored.

Here at Cambridge Hypnotherapy we have adjusted our working ways so that we are still able to help you to achieve your goals and continue to grow. We are not seeing clients for face to face sessions, as it would be irresponsible for both yourselves and us. Keeping us all safe, and stopping the spread of Covid-19 has to be everyones priority. In order to do this we will be continuing to perform sessions, however they will be done remotely from the comfort and security of your own home via Zoom. This allows us the best possible chance of helping you make your changes whilst remaining safe.

We are also aware that many people are on a reduced income if there are staying at home, or unable to work and note that 80% of a wage seems to be the average for most people. We feel it is only fair to do the same for you, and will reduce all of our online sessions by 20% to match this. Here is a quick video I did for our facebook page which helps explain things.

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Posted by Cambridge Hypnotherapy on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you right now, so that you don’t have to wait until this period ends then contact us here, or call us on 01223 720 120 and we’ll be more than happy to arrange an appointment for you.

Stay safe,

Luke

Health Anxiety and Coronavirus (Covid-19)

In these trying times, we here at Cambridge Hypnotherapy have noticed 2 things happening with regards to health anxiety:

  1. A few clients wishing to postpone their sessions due to the worries about the Coronavirus.
  2. An increase in enquiries from those with an increased level of anxiety about catching Coronavirus.

The one thing they have in common? Both categories of people have an overwhelming fear and anxiety about getting ill, and this is affecting how they live their lives. We have all seen the stories about how people are going into self-isolation, how people are panic buying and stock piling groceries, how people are refusing to attend certain events etc due to the risk of getting ill.

Over the years we have worked with many clients suffering spefically with health anxiety, and have fantastic success in helping people overcome it. There are things that we need to worry about and deal with, for example finding a physical lump and then there are things that we can often overthink , for example a headache. Yes, it could be a sign of a tumour, brain issue etc however it could also be a simple headache due to dehydration.

Our job as hypnotherapists is to help your unconscious mind start to rationalise what is going on around you and prevent any over reactions. By changing how your brain processes information we can start to create new behaviours so that you can enjoy every aspect of your life.

If your worrying about the Coronavirus is affecting your physical health, or even worrying about how it will affect your life in other many areas then don’t hesitate in contacting us here now. We offer all of our clients a complimentary consultation and the majority of our clients achieve their results in only 2-3 sessions.

Speak soon,

Luke

 

What do you spend your time on?

So, you have £86,400 in your account and someone stole £10 from you. Would you be upset and throw all of the £86,390 away in hopes of getting back at the person that took your £10? Or would you move on and live? Right, move on and live. See, we have 86,400 seconds in every day so don’t let someone’s negative 10 seconds ruin the rest of the 86,390. Don’t sweat the small stuff, life is bigger than that.

 

I love this quote….. when you think about it like that theres no way you’d be bothered about that £10, you’d enjoy all the rest of it that you had! So what”s the difference? Nothing, right?

I guess the question is how do you adapt the right mindset to able to switch off to those things that don’t matter, and focus on what you do have. I love the phrase, and my clients will tell you I use it all the time in my sessions, that were should all simply “forget to remember those things that you don’t need to remember”. If only we could do that, and remember to pay attention to those things that do matter. Or can we? Too right we can! It’s all about making the right choice.

Do you need help in doing this, or learning how to do it unconsciously so that you don’t need to try? We can help you! Contact us now by clicking here and find out just how easy it can be to focus on all the positive seconds you have left in the bank!

Speak soon,

Luke

Be Kind……

So, with everything going on in the news recently regarding the unfortunate and tragic situations where celebrities have felt the only option was to take their own lives, the phrase ‘Be Kind’ has become thrown about at will. The questions is, what is being kind?

Working with a client recently, they mentioned that they had a family member going through hard times and they were struggling in knowing how to deal with them. Even though they knew that this person was behaving in a way that was harming their future, they were so worried that if they said the wrong thing it could really send them off the rails. So what did they do? They tried to be kind, to only say nice things and to not bring up anything that could be a potential trigger. This was their idea of being kind. My view? They were being very unkind. By saying nothing they were also allowing, and even facilitating, a behaviour that could cause huge issues further down the line.

I think there is a degree of truth in the phrase “Be cruel to be kind”. Obviously I don’t like the idea of being cruel to people, but sometimes we do need to tell people harsh truths. It may cause them to be upset there and then, but if it also helps them make different choices and take a different path in life then surely that can only be a good thing? If you know you are saying something for the right reason, and that it was for the greater good, then surely that can be considered Being Kind?

Just a few thoughts,

Luke

How to think big

I think that a lot of our problems when it comes to making change in our lives is that we think too small. We don’t set our goals big enough as we are often too reserved. By only making small goals we are much more likely to succeed than fail, and that is hugely attractive to us as emotional people. The downside though is that even when we achieve them, we are still miles away from where we want to be. For example, if someone wants to lose weight, an ideal goal of losing 3 stone seems way too far away so they decide to lose 6lbs. They put in all of the hard work, train hard, eat clean, avoid their guilty pleasures and then 1 month later they weigh themselves again and they have lost 7lbs. They’ve beaten their goal of 6lbs, yet they still feel overweight, tired, lethargic, heavy and unhappy with themselves as they are still sooooooo far away from a 3 stone loss! More often than not that feeling of deflation is enough to make them go and get some food, think “whats the point’ and they start to pile the lbs back on again.

So how can we think BIG?
  1. Let Go: Let go of the things that you cannot control. Focus on what you are in control over.
  2. Accept you may stumble: It might not go your way the whole time, but that’s ok…. just keep going!
  3. Face your Fears: Don’t make excuses or run away from obstacles. Face them head on and enjoy the fruits of your labour when you get there.
  4. Be open to new ideas: If you keep doing the same thing you’ll get the same results. Be prepared to try something new.

Now these might feel like they are obvious, but sometimes it doesn’t have to be any harder than you make it. Try them, set some goals and follow the tips above to think as big as you deserve!

If you need any help, then feel free to input your details in the contact form on the right of this page and I’ll be more than happy to help you!

Luke

Why Cambridge Hypnotherapy?

Which Hypnotherapist do I choose?

If you do a google search for a hypnotherapist in your area you will undoubtedly be bombarded by countless websites all promising you they can help. The question you have to ask yourself is which one of them do you choose? How do you know they can deliver what they promise? They are very good questions, and I thought I’d give you a few reasons as to why we believe that we at Cambridge Hypnotherapy are the very best in the field.

  1. We offer a complimentary initial consultation to all of our clients. This allows you to come and meet us in person and to get a feel for the way that we talk about things. Anyone can have content written to go on a website but by meeting us face to face you will soon see that we don’t only ‘talk the talk’, we also ‘walk the walk’!
  2. We have over 50 years of combined experience. Whilst working with clients for this period of time we have worked with and helped clients let go of every issue you could imagine. No matter what your issue is, we believe we can help you.
  3. This had been our main and mostly only source of income. We don’t have other jobs which pays our bills, so we need to get results to continue to get our high levels of referrals.
  4. Our referral rate is super high. Many of our clients send their friends and family members to see us once they have experienced the power of change.
  5. Quick and long lasting change is what we specialise in. We don’t spend weeks and weeks talking about your issues. We want you to achieve your desired outcome and experience progress straight after our first session together.
how do i book in?

Simple…. Fill out the contact form on the right of this page and we will do the rest. Alternatively you can call us on 01223 720 120 to arrange your free initial consultation and we can get you started asap!

I look forward to speaking with you.

Luke

Hypnotherapy v Counselling

Here at Cambridge Hypnotherapy we get a lot of enquiries from people asking about the difference between hypnotherapy and traditional counselling. I thought I’d take a few moments to give you a quick breakdown and hopefully highlight how we see Hypnotherapy as a quicker and easier way to change for you.

The brain:

The way the brain works, although a very complex organ, is pretty simple and straightforward. It is simply a computer inside your head that is constantly processing information and running behaviours accordingly. Whatever the situation we are in, whatever we touch, taste, hear or see is simply information that floods into our brain. We then unconsciously process that information, make sense of it and then choose a behaviour that fits. There is an input, a process and an output.

Which bit to work on

The input is completely out of our control, as we cannot dictate situations or other what people say/do. The output is the behaviour that needs to change, and that is what counselling tries to do however working with that, we feel, is a much harder way to change. You have to learn coping strategies which by default means we are learning to live with the problem. Imagine having an anxiety attack and trying to manage it? Those who suffer with anxiety will tell you how exhausting and near on impossible that is. Imagine someone with an alcohol problem not drinking, but still believing it is the best way to escape their problems. They would desperately want alcohol all day yet not be able to drink it. Sooner or later they will probably be so desperate to escape their issue that they will end up having a drink and be back at square one. You will always be treating the symptoms, so we believe the best way to make the change desired is to go to the middle part of this process. We can help our clients change the way their mind thinks about certain things. If this happens then the mind has to find a new behaviour to suit its new programming. They will also find themselves behaving completely differently without even having to put effort in as the mind will be doing it unconsciously.

We can help you

So what would you like to change? Would you like to  let go of a phobia, drink less, let go of anxiety, stop smoking or anything else in fact? We can help you do this in a very quick and easy way, so why not fill out the form on the right to arrange a complimentary initial consultation, we’d love to speak with you!

Luke

New Years Resolutions….. why I dislike them, and the reasons why….

Why limit yourself to one day?


So no doubt many of you made a New Years resolution just over 1 week ago, and I’m keen to find out how you are getting on. Did you decide to lose weight, stop smoking, to drink less alcohol, to train towards a marathon, or to make a particular lifestyle change……. for the umpteenth time again? I’m sure you made them with the absolute intention of following them through this time, yet a study of 3000 people showed that 88% of people who also made them failed for various reasons. These include setting unrealistic goals, failing to track and monitor them, all the way to actually forgetting about them!

One of the issues we at Cambridge Hypnotherapy have with New Years resolutions is why do you need to have only one day in a whole year to change? Quite often people plan their commitment for months before January 1st, so why not start as soon as they know they are going to be doing it? The other reason I dislike the resolutions that people generally make is that they are as mentioned above, either unrealistic or unmeasurable. For example someone wishing to lose weight will often focus on such a huge goal that they become disillusioned and give up. Imagine saying  to yourself that you won’t have chocolate again, its not realistic so when you eat some everything goes to pot and you give up. Or people decide to exercise 6 times a week when realistically only 3-4 are possible. The feeling of failure kicks in and again they give up.

The other reason is the goals are often not clear enough, which makes them impossible to track or measure. Someone may say they want to lose weight, and they way they are going to do it is just by trying to eat better. What does that actually mean? How can you work towards a goal if you don’t know what that goal is?

So, its now the 9th January 2020, and if you have made a resolution and still going strong then massive congratulations and keep going! If you made one and failed, or didn’t make one but don t want to wait 12 months to decide to change, then heres a few pointers to help you:

  • Set a specific goal
  • Make it measurable
  • Set a deadline, a date in which you want to have achieved it by.
  • Track your goal, and adjust your behaviour if need be
  • Be accountable

If you need any help and would like to discuss how we can help you make these changes permanent, why not drop us a message here and we’d be happy to offer you a complimentary initial consultation, or call us 0n 01223 720 120.

Speak soon!

Luke