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Overcome Phobias with Hypnotherapy

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Sarah-Jane McEntee, Business Development Manager for Allied Pickfords, Bahrain, is no wimp, having only recently participated in an abseiling event to raise money for charity. However, she had a problem that caused her a major inconvenience when it came to having any kind of medical treatment - she suffered from a severe phobia of needles. “It was so severe I couldn’t even hold or go near a needle, let alone have one administered!” recalls Sarah. As Sarah was due to have an operation, this phobia presented a real problem that she didn’t know how to overcome. Fortunately, a friend of...

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Hypnobirthing & Pain Control

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Hypnosis helps many women during childbirth. Some clinicians believe that as many as 20% of the general population can be trained to use hypnosis as their primary analgesic. Not everyone may wish to rely solely on hypnosis, but a large percentage – probably everyone - can benefit from hypnosis to allay their fears of pain, including labour pain. Hypnosis helps women to keep calm during the stages of early labour to minimize discomfort, even if the woman opts for pain-relieving medication later on. However, the vast majority hypnobirthing clients don’t find it necessary to use any other form of pain...

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What is Hypnotherapy?

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Even though hypnotherapy has been established for well over a hundred years as a safe and effective method, for addressing a wide range of difficulties, many people are still unaware of just how useful it is. We think that the film and entertainment industries are probably responsible for confusing the general public and obscuring the value of hypnosis within therapeutic and coaching situations. So here's a short Q & A to address some of those points. What is hypnotherapy? Hypnotherapy is a powerful, safe and effective way of quickly and easily achieving a deep state of relaxation called “hypnosis”. In...

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Claire’s Tale of Transformation

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It was September 2013 and I was browsing through the Expat Woman website while waiting for my daughter to finish her singing lesson. An ordinary activity on an ordinary day. Little did I know that that would be a pivotal moment in my life.  I saw a course advertised: A Weekend Introduction to Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy and Counselling. Working as a Primary School teacher I’d always been interested in positive psychology and it caught my interest.  I called up there and then, spoke to Dr Leila Edwards and booked my place on the course. I was working part time as a...

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Knowing Where to Tap

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Recently, after a lot of people had asked me a lot of questions about NLP, I told them these two stories. They illustrate one of the key NLP principles that enables people to apply their knowledge and skills in a practical way to achieve measurable results in objective reality. The first story has been told over and over again, in NLP teaching situations, for decades. There are a few variations but the principle, structure, and plot, are always the same. ‘The Boilermaker, or Knowing Where To Tap – Steve Andreas There is an old story of a boilermaker who was hired...

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