Hypnotically Speaking - Hypnosis in Ely & Newmarket:

When I talk to people about hypnotherapy, one of the most common concerns they have is about a loss of control. They imagine that, for whatever reason, I would want them to enjoy a deep state of hypnosis so they can cluck like a chicken or sing like Elvis.

These misapprehensions seem to generally come from having seen or heard about stage shows where the hypnotist seemingly makes a member of the audience do silly things. Stage shows are just that – shows – those who volunteer would probably do the silly acts anyway for an audience and there are selection processes before the start as well as the social pressure to do just as the hypnotist suggests or risk ruining the entire night for everyone.

My clients tell me they love the feeling of relaxation they get from trance and are surprised to find how aware they are throughout the session.

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Shifting The Weight - Weight Loss Hypnotherapy:

Life isn’t fair when it comes to weight – it’s amazingly easy to pile on the pounds but seems much harder trying to shift them again.

As a teenager I was massively overweight. And I was massively unhappy about it. But I loved crisps and cola and sweets and anything else like it. Why eat vegetables and fruit when you can eat crisps?! I also hated exercise – quite frankly when you are an overweight kid, exercise is not fun and is not encouraged.

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How did I shift the weight? I went into extreme exercise mode and (in the privacy of indoors) did 10 miles on an exercise bike most nights. When I felt a bit better about myself I went out and played football every night. As I grew older I started to enjoy running - but that’s another story.

Now it seems to me that if I suggest to people that they cycle 10 miles a night for weight loss they may do it for a day or a few days, maybe even a few weeks, but it isn’t going to last and it isn’t going to get to the root of their

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Back To The Beginning - Hypnotherapy in Ely & Newmarket:

Picture this: I was waiting at Birmingham train station. I’d been on a four day training course. I’d passed the assessments but I felt low. The things I was telling myself in my head weren’t good. The images I had were all the stupid things I’d done wrong. I wanted to get home as fast as I could. The negative parts of the feedback I’d been given were ringing in my ears. I wanted to be away from other people and be on my own for a bit.

I wandered around WH Smith to kill time and, as often happened, found myself looking for answers amongst the self-help books. I had a library full of them at home already – I’d never finished one yet and seemed to hope that by some sort of osmosis my life would be transformed. It hadn’t worked yet but I still had hope.

I picked up a book and began to flick through the pages. Something in the content resonated with me. Still I wasn’t sure so I

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Eliminating persistent anxiety and low confidence quickly with hypnotherapy and NLP:

When Adam (not his real name) came to see me at Dan Regan Hypnotherapy he told me how he felt anxiety and low confidence nearly all day long about one thing or another. He believed that he just wasn't good enough.

It's surprisingly common how many people go through their day with this inner anxiety and worry, forever overthinking and struggling yet never wanted other to notice any of it (after all, that would could lead to them judging you in some way which would just add to the anxiety).

He was due to go on a big night out the following evening and was already worrying about how it would go, what people would think of him and whether they would like him and say good things about him afterwards. Even as he told me this he was running an internal commentary as he tried to guess what I was thinking of him based on what he was saying.

In his mind, he was constantly guessing and worrying about what other people were thinking about what he was saying or doing. He couldn't relax and just be himself with this constant internal dialogue going on and

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