Why not Hypnotherapy

Why not hypnotherapy?

When it comes to mental health, it drives me mad that there is still this horrible stigma associated with getting help. Why is getting help mentally so different to getting help with any other area of your life?

Physically

If your body is not working the way you want it to, I guarantee that you would put the time and effort into getting it checked out. If you had a bad back you’d  visit a chiropractor, or if you had an ongoing health concern you’d probably get checked out by a doctor. Maybe it’s simply you noticed you constantly feel tired and lethargic and put it down to being overweight, so you join a gym or get a personal trainer onboard. Even down to doing a yoga class to loosen up if you noticed that just putting your socks on felt like the hardest thing to do and made your back creak!

business

If you run your own business, there’s a very good chance that you are great at what you do. However, how many that do can claim to be great at every bit of their business? I believe I’m great at hypnotherapy and helping clients change, however I know nothing about accounts so I simply have an accountant. You may employ an advertising agency as you realise you know nothing about social media advertising for example. Maybe you hire a web designer as you want a new website and don’t have the time (or inclination) to learn how to do it yourself

Mentally

What’s different? Simple answer….. nothing! Here are just a few examples of how investing in your mental health can benefit you more than you could imagine.

  • Anxiety: Find yourself feeling comfortable around anyone and WANTING to go to social events.
  • Emotional eating: Feel your confidence grow as you change your body through letting go of turning to food in times of emotion.
  • Depression: Wake up looking forward to what the day will bring, instead of wanting to go back to sleep
  • PTSD: Disconnecting from your past allows you to look forwards with excitement into your future

Those are just a few ideas as to how investing into your mental health is a massively positive thing to do. There is nothing to feel bad or ashamed about as you deserve to feel your best and live your best life.

We can help you

Drop us a message by clicking here and we’ll get back to you letting you know how we can help you in only 2-3 sessions with hypnotherapy. If you want to hear me talk to you about it you can watch this quick little video I did on our facebook page. Why not give it a like whilst you’re there 🙂

I T ' S – O K

Posted by Cambridge Hypnotherapy on Friday, July 10, 2020

Speak soon,

Luke

Take some time out

Taking some time out for yourself

Do you ever have one of those days, or even weeks, where you feel like you just want to switch everything off?  You’ve tried your best to just muddle through things, to get on with things and try and brush off those negative feelings? What did you end up doing? More often than not my bet would be that you ended up beating yourself up for feeling bad and tried to force yourself to smile through the pain. I’ve a better idea…. take some time off.

“That’s easy for you to say, try living my life and taking time off”

Ok, so it may not be that easy to drop everything you are doing and vanish for the day or even longer. I totally get that the majority of us have commitments that we cannot just walk away from, whether that may be your job, family, or quite simply anything else that involves your time and energy. So lets think about how you can take time off? Remember, I didn’t say take a day off, or a week off…. I said take some time off. That could be an hour, it could be longer but it could also be shorter. At the end of the day if you are in a position where you feel like you are going to crumble, then even 10 minutes off can seem like heaven. The reality is that we all have time to do it, its just we don’t choose to use our time to do it.

So what exactly is time off?

That’s up to you to decide. It can literally be anything that you can think of that will break your mental state and allow you to regenerate some positivity. For example:

  • Hit the gym for a workout
  • Read a book
  • Watch a movie
  • Take the dog for a walk
  • Draw or paint a picture
  • Do some yoga or meditation
  • Go for a bike ride
  • Catch up with a friend
  • Do a jigsaw puzzle

The list can be endless so I won’t go on anymore. Hopefully you get the picture that you can do anything you want to take your mind away from the issues you are facing. This quick way to break ‘state’ will allow you to return to whatever it is that are doing more focused, relaxed and likely to enjoy it. (If you do want a longer list check out this link)

So there you go. Just a quick tip on how taking time off can actually benefit you. Most people presume that taking time off will push you back in your work and stop you from hitting deadlines etc. This creates more stress and anxiety and causes performance levels to drop. The reality is taking an hour (more if you like) will IMPROVE your performance and allow you to be so much more efficient.

If you would like to find out more about getting some help learning how to do this without anxiety then click here to drop us a message. We’ll arrange a time for you to attend an complimentary initial consultation and explain more about how we can help you in only 2-3 sessions.

Speak soon,

Luke

Be true to yourself

Be true to yourself, and don’t let others stop you!!

follow your dreams

We hear a lot from people talking about how you shouldn’t simply chase the dream life of money, fast cars, expensive houses and luxury items. Whilst I agree on one hand, I completely disagree on the other. I did a brief facebook video on this subject the other day, which you can watch below.

B E – T R U E

Posted by Cambridge Hypnotherapy on Sunday, June 14, 2020

 

Being completely content is a beautiful concept, although it is also one that is very subjective. What is contentment? I think it means very different things too different people. For one person who is massively into living as minimalist life, being content can mean simply being on their own, or with their family with nothing else around.  For others who love cars for example it might be buying their dream car and keeping it all pristine and sparkling. Two different people, with two very different concepts of what being content means.

Ignore them

That would be my advice if someone tells you to stop chasing things that you truly believe make you happy. If your dream has always been to be a millionaire, and someone tells you your need to just be content with what you have…. IGNORE THEM! They are wrong, utterly wrong. You need to follow your goals and dreams, but what is important is making sure that they are YOUR goals and dreams. Don’t follow what society and others tell you you should be doing.

First step

That said, the first step is to go ahead and work out what your dreams are. At the end of the day how do you chase your dreams if you don’t know what they are. Once you know what they are, you can start to work out a plan as to how you’re going to achieve it. Oh, and this by the way, is where you let no-one take you off course. You follow those goals, and when you do let me know how it feels to reach contentment 🙂

As always if you need any help drop us a message by clicking here and we’ll be more than happy to help you start to discover what your goals are.

Speak soon,

Luke

We can help you

Why haven’t I lost Weight yet

We get so many requests from people asking can we help them lose weight. They’ve probably tried everything from weight watchers, slimming world, juice plus and even just good old determination and will power. They’ve also generally all worked, for a while anyhow. Unfortunately they have become so disillusioned with there feeling of failure once the weight returns. They’re fed up of the guilt and regret when they see old facebook pictures of them being overweight and they still look the same! That feel good factor of seeing the figures on the scales coming down drain away when it’s back where it was (quite often and some more). So why do these methods fail? Unfortunately they all fail for one reason and one reason alone…. they are targeting trying to lose weight.

“Thanks to Cambridge Hypnotherapy I lost 7lbs in only 2 weeks, and the best thing about it was I didn’t have to even try!!!”

Magic Formula

There is one very simple magic formula for losing weight, it really is not rocket science. Calories consumed has to be less than calories burnt. That’s it, nothing else. That is how your body will break down its reserves for energy and stop stockpiling any excess food as fat. This can be done in the following 3 ways:

  1. Same amount of exercise but eat less food
  2. Same amount of food but exercise more
  3. Less food and more exercise

Now it doesn’t take a genius to recognise that option 3 will get you to your outcome much quicker than either 1 or 2. The question is how do you do it to make sure your weight loss is long term, and you no longer yo-yo diet.

Why hypnotherapy

The question that many people ask is how can hypnotherapy differ from the usual weight loss methods. Well we don’t target closing weight. What we target is changing your mentality and relationship with food and exercise. If we start to change your mindset and eliminate any emotional eating for example,. your calorie consumption will drastically reduce. If we also increase your desire to exercise your calorie expenditure will increase. And there we have it, option 3 as above in 2-3 sessions!

Is hypnotherapy for me?

Hypnotherapy can be for everyone. Everyone can be hypnotised, however saying that you can only be hypnotised to do something that you actually want to do. We always recommend attending a FREE initial consultation so that you can find out more about what is involved and proceed comfortably. It also gives you a chance to meet us and make sure we all feel comfortable together.

To find out more simply click here and send us your details. We will call you back within a couple of hours and get you started on the road to your perfect physique. Remember, a FREE initial con salutation to find out more awaits you!

Speak soon,

Luke

Why I don’t like motivational speakers

Boring and generic

Ok, so how many times have you searched on google or youtube for a motivational speaker or speech? I’ll be honest and admit I used to do it regularly. I used to love watching a quick 5 minute video of people succeeding, I thought I needed it. I also see no end of people posting links to such speeches on facebook, and now it’s really starting to get on my nerves. They are so boring and generic. They have EXACTLY the same content. I just did a search for motivational speech on YouTube and 5 of the first 8 videos had a picture of the same film moment. They have simply been cut and edited together and are all identical!!!!

Rant alert

Here’s a video I did on our facebook page where I discuss my thoughts (warning, I may have ended up going on a bit of a rant)

M O T I V A T I O N AL – S P E E C H E SA bit of guidance, or a rant, not sure which……

Posted by Cambridge Hypnotherapy on Thursday, May 28, 2020

The problem I have with people searching for motivation videos is that they shouldn’t need it. If you need motivating then there is something else wrong or missing. Maybe your priorities are misaligned or you need specific guidance. If you don’t know how to do something do you think listening to someone tell you how amazing you are will help? Listening to a general video giving you a 5 minute rush or adrenalin will not give you the answers you need. We can all have someone screaming “you can do it” etc at us for 10 minutes but is that what you need? NO!!!

so where do you look?

The answer is to NOT search for motivational speech. Search for something specific. If you are struggling with motivation to exercise and lose weight find someone who has done it before. If you need motivation to build your business, find someone who has built businesses. If you need motivation to stop doing something (drinking, gambling etc), find someone who has already done it. Search for a success speaker within that field, I guarantee you it will benefit you much more. Sure, it may not give you that 5 minute of drive, but it will give you a long term feeling of “you can do this” because someone else already has! Search for success stories to motivate you to make that change

we can help you

Once you’ve gotten that drive to succeed, you are probably left wondering which way to go. Being motivated to do something, and knowing how to do it are 2 very different things. If you feel that you need guidance then that is where we can help. I can’t teach you how to play golf, or promise to show you how to handle whatever it is that you are going through. I may not have been through it myself. But what I can do is allow you to find the tools you already have to excel whatever it is that you want to do. I can help you change your relationship with alcohol, or with food. I can help you change the way you see yourself so that your determination and confidence improves infinitely. Whatever it is, we can help you. All you need todo is click here to send us your details. We’ll contact you within 2 hours to talk you through how we work.

Speak soon,

Luke

Be Selfish

Why it’s ok to put yourself above others

So many times we hear people being moaned at and criticised for putting themselves first, and not thinking about others. Sure, there are times where this may be true but nowhere near enough to warrant the accusation. I’m all for helping others where we can, but there comes a point where you have to say NO!

You want me to sacrifice doing something that will make me happy and bring enjoyment to my life, just so I can do something that suits you? Sorry, not always going to happen! Yes I will put myself first at times, and there will be times where that will simply piss others off, but that’s now their issue to get past.

Now obviously there is a limit to this. I don’t think we should be saying “to hell with everyone else, I’m looking after No 1”. To blatantly ignore someone that genuinely needs help because we’d rather watch our favourite tv programme is not right. There are certainly times where it is right to help others and we can get back to doing our thing later on. However I believe that we need time to ourselves to the the best version we can be. This then allows us to help others more in the long run as well so its a win-win. So wether its going to watch a game of football, a night out with friends, hitting the gym or simply enjoying a hobby, take time for yourself and give yourself permission to do it. Afterwards you’ll find yourself in a much more stable and happy mental place, which allows you to be more productive for others as a result.

So many people enquire saying that they need to change their perspective as they are always saying yes to others. Others want to watch a different film so they say ok, someone wants to go to a different shop so they say ok, someone wants to eat somewhere else so they say ok. We help them regain that voice and start to be more assertive in their opinions.

As I often do, here’s a quick video I did on our facebook page with a few outlined thoughts.

SA Y I N G – N OIt's ok to say no! We get a lot of people saying that they find themselves always saying yes to others and unsure what to do about it….. here's my thoughts…#Hypnosis #Hypnotherapy #CambridgeHypnotherapy

Posted by Cambridge Hypnotherapy on Monday, May 18, 2020

contact us

If this sounds like something that you may need help with then feel free to drop us a message by clicking here. We’ll get right back to you within a couple of hours.

Speak soon,

Luke

Boost your incentive

is it worth it?

For many people who enquire with us here at Cambridge Hypnotherapy, the desire to change is sometimes just not quite big enough… yet! The first step we can help people take is to go from thinking it would be nice to be different, to thinking it is essential to be different. This is the moment where we believe any change is possible!

That is where an initial consultation comes into play. We can not only talk about what hypnotherapy involves and make sure that potential clients get their questions answered, but we can also start to look at their ‘why/incentive’. If we feel it is not compelling enough then we can help them by getting them to complete a fantastic mind map we have called “What Will It Mean”. After that we have an audio track to listen to. I’ve done a brief talk on our facebook video last week about this, which you can see below.

I N T E N T I O N S

Posted by Cambridge Hypnotherapy on Monday, May 11, 2020

We have a moral view that we will only work with clients that we believe we can get results with. If we feel you are not ready then we will give you some work to do before booking a session. Then, if this work is not completed then that reinforces our opinion that we would not have been a good fit for that client and that we made the right decision in not booking sessions up. if, on the other hand, they call us within days saying they have done it then let’s go!

If you would like to find out more about whether we can boost your incentive, contact us by clicking here. We will then call you to book your complimentary 20 minute initial consultation and get you started.

Stay safe, and we shall speak soon.

Luke

 

Alcohol in Lockdown

every day seems like a weekend

There has been an increase in the number of enquiries over the past few weeks from individuals with a common problem…. their relationship with alcohol. Over the past few weeks (or has it been months?) it has become very easy to lose track of our daily routines. Sometimes I don’t even know what day of the week it is, let alone what work I have on that day.

When it comes to alcohol, I know lots of people like to commit to drinking nothing midweek, whereas others like to have maybe 1 drink a night during the week and then let loose on the weekend. Either way is fine, there is no right or wrong. Whichever way works for you and you choose for your life is right for you.

During these times though it has become very easy to get out of synch with our daily routines. Any given day could quite easily seem to be a weekend for those who are either now not working or those who work from home. So when we look at things like that, whichever category from the two above that you fall into, it could be a dangerous time. If you only drink alcohol at weekends, yet every day seems like a weekend it can be very easy to start to drink every day. On the other hand if you are the type to let loose at weekends, again it can be very easy to start finding yourself getting carried away on any given day.

What can you do to stop thins happening

Here are just a few ideas as to how you can consciously try and keep a lid on your alcohol consumption levels:

  1. Keep a diary about what you are drinking. Notice any trends
  2. Commit to a daily routine
  3. Have a reward night where you say its ok to have a few drinks
  4. Find a hobby in the evenings to fill up your time

Now these are things you can do to try and stop the output/symptom of drinking. We however want to help you change your internal programming so that you don’t even need to put the effort into drinking less. We have found that over the duration of no more than 2-3 sessions it can be very easy to regain that level of control. We can help you start to create a daily routine that fits back into who you are and how you want to live your life.

If you would like to find out more about exactly just how easy it could be to change, click here and drop us an email. We’ll get back to you to arrange a time to have a complimentary initial consultation so you can find out a bit more, and to ensure you’re comfortable to proceed!

Until then, stay safe and we look forward to hearing from you.

Luke

 

Initial consultation

The First step

Once you have made the decision to seek help with Cambridge Hypnotherapy, the first thing we do is ask you to come along for an initial consultation. This last roughly only 20 minutes, and is complimentary. There is also no obligation at then end, its not a sales process!

The aim of the consultation

The consultation has a few main objectives, which I will try and outline below.

  1. Going to see a hypnotherapist for the first time can be a very daunting and anxiety inducing event. We believe that if you were to attend your first session having no idea about us, the room, or whats going to happen then you’re already battling. You will attend your first session feeling much more comfortable having met us before.
  2. Anyone can write a website, or have one written for them. Come and get a feel for us as professionals. We are super confident that you will quickly start to see that we don’t only talk the talk, but we are more than capable of walking the walk too.
  3. We want you to understand the process. When you mention the word hypnosis to people, it conjures up a loss of control, being humiliated on stage or having a watch swung in front of your face. We can explain not only what NLP, TimeLine Therapy and Hypnosis are, but more importantly how we will use them for you personally.
  4. It is for us too! Now that may seem strange, but let me explain. It is a chance for us to decide whether we believe we can help you. We don’t work with everyone who enquires. We will only book you in for sessions if we are sure we can help you achieve your goals.

These are just a few points as to why we believe offering a FREE initial consultation is vital in making sure you are giving yourself the best chance to let go of your issue. I made a quick Facebook video about it which you can see here.

F I R S T – S T E P

Posted by Cambridge Hypnotherapy on Tuesday, April 21, 2020

 

If you would like to find out more, please don’t hesitate to email us by clicking here. We can have a quick chat on the phone and see if it is the right thing for you to do.

Stay safe,

Luke

Start your day well

Don’t play Catch up

I honestly believe that starting your day off in the right way is vital in being effective. Why oh why did alarm clocks and phones invent the snooze function! What is the point of it? If you set your alarm for a certain time, then surely you did that the night before because you made a conscious decision to get up at that time…. not 10 mins later, not 20 mins later etc. I beg you, if your device allows it, turn off the snooze function. If you cannot turn it off, DO NOT use it. You will feel like you’re playing catch up from the very beginning of the day. Breakfast will be late, your work will start late, you’ll miss your exercise session or walk you wanted to do. In addition, by the time it goes off again 10 minutes later there is zero chance you have had any extra good recovery sleep. Interrupted sleep is no good for us, and if anything will make you feel worse than you did when you first woke up.

How to get up in the morning

So what can you do to make sure that you give yourself the best chance of starting your day on the right foot?

  1. Set your alarm at a realistic time – Don’t set it for 5am if you know there is no chance you’ll get up then.
  2. Move your phone to where you have to get out of bed to turn off the alarm
  3. Create a morning ritual that needs to be done – stretching, walk, yoga, mindset

There’ll be plenty of other ideas, but there’s just a few to get you thinking about what you can do. At the end of the day whats right for one isn’t for another.

As always, please feel free to contact us here if you feel you need any further help with this and I’ll be more than happy to speak with you. Remember we offer all of our clients a complimentary 20 minute initial consultation, and only work with clients for 2-3 sessions after that. We are still working online at this time too.

Stay safe,

Luke