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Childhood Stress (for Parents)

Childhood Stress (for Parents) Sometimes I wish I was a kid again, don’t you? I would play all day long, have fun, not go to work, and not worry about paying bills. However, the world of children is not necessarily free of worry. When I am helping kids, I listen to their stories and observe…

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How Can You Protect Yourself from Stress?

When you turn on the TV or check your newsfeed, chances are you’ll be hit with some sort of a negative story. Although statistically, violent crimes in American are falling, we’ve probably never felt so much tension and anxiety about our safety. According to the Pew Research Center, less than half of all violent crimes…

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Do Our Genes Make Us Look Fat?

When interviewing a prospective hypnosis client, a weight loss candidate, she commented on she noticed that some of her friends were able to eat large amounts of food, yet remain thin. Her statements included “It seems like when Emma eats; I’m the one who gains weight!”  I also heard her self-criticism,  “I am big-boned.” “I…

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Is Your Relationship Solid Enough to Survive the Holidays?

Relationships are not easy at the best of times. During the holidays, however, the pressures can increase even further. Spending time with relatives and estranged families, introducing your new beau to other people in your life, meeting (your partner’s) friends, feeling the financial strain of Christmas shopping, cooking and entertaining like there is no tomorrow.…

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Can Hypnosis Help Me Lose Weight During The Holidays?

  Overall  Statistics According to the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2014 more than 1.9 billion adults and 41 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese. The amount of obese people has nearly doubled from 1980 to 2008. Overweight issues were associated with the countries with a high level of income, but…

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Life Cycle of a Thunderstorm

In the beginning of the Life Cycle of a Thunderstorm, warm, moist air rises in and condenses into a cumulus cloud. The interaction between rising and cooling air results in the development of a unique phenomenon. The warm air within the cloud continues to rise, and ultimately, cools and condenses. The condensation releases heat into…

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How Does Smell Change Your Life

A few years ago, I was visiting an Ulcerative Colitis patient at home. I knew from previously treating patients at home, as a Registered Nurse that using hypnosis lessened the symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis. Hypnotherapy also was successful for many years as a treatment for psychological disorders, and for the treatment of various medical diseases…

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Why do I gain weight when I’m stressed?

  When our ancestor, the ‘caveman or woman’, faced periods of famine, hunger was one of the reasons for anxiety. When there was not enough food, their bodies coped with this stress by secreting steroids. The steroids were absorbed by the omentum, a fold of tissue beneath the abdominal muscles.  Even after thousands of years,…

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Stress Management and Anxiety

Stress management and anxiety are two of the main reasons for people coming for hypnotherapy. An important point to note is that many of the other individuals who come for hypnotherapy for issues such as insomnia, nail biting, stopping smoking and weight loss will report stress and anxiety as playing a part in the problem…

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Could you be lying to yourself?

  Do you continue to say that there is something you would like to change, and it is within your physical power to do so? Is there something that others appear to have taken control of, but you apparently cannot? If this so, then I have good news.  The good news is that you can…

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