TYPE 2 DIABETES . . .
. . . is a killer.
It ruins lives for those diagnosed, for their families, friends and colleagues, it debilitates, it attacks.
This book tells you how to fight back. From the truth about this chronic disease, to what to intake, to movement, to how to motivate yourself, this book will help you to change your life, to save your life.
To affect great change you must take great steps.
And those steps MUST be NOW!
Because YOU REALLY ARE WORTH IT!
Because YOU ARE WORTHY!
HYPNOSIS . . .
As a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist I am often asked what hypnosis actually is, given that most people have an understanding and perception of their own.
I first discovered it forty years ago and was very, very wary. I was scared, fearful of doing something dumb; I didn’t have a clue what it was, the massive benefits. Of course, I was on stage during a show where people were acting out the instructions of the hypnotist, you know the sort . . .
Three decades later I stumbled on the truth about this amazing phenomenon and realised that my fears were totally unfounded. I discovered what it really was, closed my eyes and relaxed, and I have enjoyed every minute since.
The dictionary describes hypnosis as thus:
‘the induction of a state of consciousness in which a person apparently loses the power of voluntary action and is highly responsive to suggestion or direction. Its use in therapy, typically to recover suppressed memories or to allow modification of behaviour, has been revived but is still controversial.’
Milton Erickson (1901-1980), one of the greatest hypnotists of the twentieth century, and a founding father of modern hypnosis, joins in as follows:
‘the hypnotic state is an experience that belongs to the subject, derives from the subject’s own accumulated learnings and memories, not necessarily consciously recognized, but possible of manifestations in a special state of non-waking awareness.’
‘It is a state of consciousness – not unconsciousness or sleep – a state of consciousness or awareness in which there is a marked receptiveness to ideas and understandings and an increased willingness to respond either positively or negatively to those ideas. It derives from processes and functioning within the subject. And is not some mystical procedure, but rather a systematic utilization of experiential learnings – that is, the extensive learnings acquired through the process of living itself.’
I normally start any conversation on hypnosis with a client by asking them what they understand about the process and then I gently dispel any myths they may have picked up, read or taken from a movie or from the TV.
Chickens. Everyone mentions chickens, don’t they? Are you going to make me be a chicken? I was going to say talk like a chicken but chickens don’t talk, do they? Will I be able to hear anything? See anything? Feel anything? You’re going to control my mind aren’t you? You’re going to perform magic! Voodoo! I’ll be hypnotised forever! I’ve never done it before!
So I dispel these myths.
I explain that the control remains with the client in an enhanced state of awareness, that they only do what they want to do, that you can’t see anything but that you can hear everything and feel everything, that you, the client, have the magic, not the hypnotist, that hypnosis is a means to an end, the conduit, that hypnosis is a gateway to fantastic change. Did you know that everyone is hypnotised on a daily basis when the conscious mind and the subconscious mind focus on the same thing? Like when you watch telly, iron, go jogging, drive or paint the skirting board, or things like this.
Once the myths are packed away with the other irrational fears you can then focus on the process, the relaxation, the joy of the experience and the things that the client wants to achieve.
To change your life hypnosis is brilliant and powerful but it isn’t a panacea; it is great as part of the entire toolkit that you have at your fingertips to help you to change, to create a better life and a greater you.
Who wouldn’t want that?