It’s all about heart
I was watching an advert for a TV program about a boxer… not my thing but the statement “it’s all about heart” really resonated with me and I felt a deep YES welling up inside me.
When we really want to achieve something, we engage our heart, our passion… it’s all about heart.
I so often see clients who come to me depressed, anxious and/or stressed without passion because for a variety of reasons their “heart” has been suppressed or even broken by events in their lives.
My job is to help them beat the cause of their problems and find their power and rebuild their heart. I do this by using hypnosis to let them create a “theatre of the mind” or an imaginary movie scene where they are in charge, they are strong and powerful and they regain their passion and their heart.
When people are severely stressed or stressed over a long period they activate the fight, flight, freeze mechanism. Fight brings out anger in people but freeze is more sinister because many people remain in a traumatic situation because they have frozen and no longer have the heart to get out.
It is wonderful to see the change when a nervous “mouse” comes in and a strong calm person leaves in less than a month. This change happens reliably in only 3-4 visits plus a follow up in 2-3 months time.
This is the change that happens when people are able to rebuild their heart and their passion for life. It is the biggest privilege to be able to help people in this way
Sometimes the client is an adult who was abused as a child; a woman who has been a victim of domestic violence… or sometimes a man in the same situation.
Business people are often stressed over many months or years and this has a severe effect on their mental health and they are some of the last to ask for help.
Children or adults who are being bullied also often freeze and cannot escape from their situation, gradually becoming more and more depressed.
Don’t allow it to continue. All you need to do is to give me a phone call or go onto my website. We can work together to get this fixed easily and without dredging up problems in detail. Just do it!
As humans we are hardwired on a quest for safety
As humans we are hardwired on a quest for safety and we often use others to help us feel safe. When we don’t feel safe our minds and our bodies are in defensive state, ready to run, fight or freeze. When people are in a position when they can’t fight and run (flight) they freeze.
Very abused women and children are often frozen and this is why they do not leave their situation… they are frozen and have lost the ability to run. Fire fighters, the military and other emergency personnel are also often in this position – they can’t just leave. In this situation, people either partially shut down or they disassociate so they can appear to be functioning while a large part of their mind is frozen to prevent their pain.
This shut down often leads to the frustrated body looking to anything to fight and turning on part of itself. “Lets attack the thyroid gland to see if it helps” or some other part of the body, which is what causes autoimmune disease.
The special hypnotic process I use, called TRTP, allows you to very safely “fight” the cause of the problem in an imaginary movie scene and this both empowers you and also lets your unconscious mind know that it is over and you are safe.
If you have suffered some sort of stress, trauma or abuse, the change in you after this treatment is remarkable. It takes 3-4 hypnotic sessions plus a follow up after 2-3 months.
All the world experts on trauma say the same thing. A person needs to feel empowered; they need to know that it is over and that they are safe.
In Australia there are over 2 million people who have been diagnosed with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and very many more suffering from anxiety, stress and depression or having undiagnosed PTSD. This massively affects their health as well as their outlook on life.
If you are one of this group, stop this suffering and let me help you transform your life. Transform is not an exaggeration! I suffered from PTSD in the past and doing TRTP transformed my life which is why I decided to do the extra training and specialise in this area.
Overwhelm is insidious
Overwhelm is insidious because it affects your hippocampus and triggers a protective response by your amygdala, which acts like a security guard, and you find yourself in the Fight, Flight or Freeze response. Your entire metabolism is disrupted to allow your body to cope with an emergency and you may not return to calm.
Some people remain in the hyper alert mode for years and this is post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD.
You may become overwhelmed at work, by too much attention, by an accident or sudden shock or even by severe trauma of various types.
This overwhelm shows up in so many areas of your life and it is seriously damaging.
Whatever the cause, when you get overwhelmed a small part of your brain called the hippocampus has too much to deal with at once. This is the part of your brain that acts as your librarian to file and store memories properly.
To recover from Trauma two things must happen:
- The body has to know it is over
- The unconscious mind must be empowered.
There are two very different approaches to treating PTSD, Anxiety and Depression.
- The traditional way uses cognitive therapy, which works with the conscious mind. Some psychologists also use some hypnosis but with a very different approach to TRTP. This approach does not work as effectively as working directly with the unconscious mind.
- TRTP – the Richards trauma process – see it in the short video link here
These websites are also informative.
I use a special hypnotic process called TRTP because it is fast and effective and avoids continually re-traumatising you.
Trauma is stored in the subconscious mind and in the body. TRTP works where the trauma is stored, and addresses it there.
I am one of a group of around 100 practitioners around Australia who use TRTP and we undergo weekly continual professional development in this area.
If you have stress, anxiety, depression or PTSD you can feel very comfortable and confident that you are safe with me.
Because I have had PTSD myself after an entire series of traumatic events I understand what it is like and when TRTP transformed my life, I decided to go ahead and do the additional specialist trauma training.
Your body remembers
Your body remembers all your feelings because they are energy and every cell in your body has those feelings with most clients complaining about stressThey smoke because they are stressed,
Overweight people complain about stress and in a very great many cases the reason they are overweight is because they are insulating and protecting themselves from stress.
Those with autoimmune disease almost invariably have some major stress or event in their past. At the time they and their body wished they could destroy the thing causing the stress, so the body turned on itself harming itself instead.
This may have been when they were very small and can’t remember… but their body remembers.
Feelings are energy and every cell in your body has that feeling – It is not part of your logical mind. Feelings, emotions, habits all release peptides from the brain that go to every cell. No wonder negative emotions make us ill.
The thing is that your mind can either kill you or it can heal you and it makes sense to sort this out.
Over 2 million Australians have been diagnosed with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and there are many more people suffering from stress, anxiety or depression.
So many people are not really ill, but they are not well either and in many cases unresolved stress is the real cause and I can fix this easily with hypnosis.
Most of us are able to cope with stress but some get overwhelmed When major or prolonged stress are overwhelming the memory of the stress is NEVER stored.
These people can’t cope or move on. They remain in a highly stressed state sometimes for many years. Their life is controlled by the past and they never feel safe
Because stress is stored in the body, the logical mind can never fix it. Which is why Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is very slow and often does not work.
The cause is OVERWHELM. This happens in the brain – in our hippocampus
The hippocampus is our brains’ “librarian” and it files information in pre-frontal cortex. When it is overwhelmed things are not properly stored and this sets off the Amygdala or “security guard” to trigger your sympathetic nervous system which is all about fight, flight, freeze
To fix PTSD two things are needed:
- The entire body needs to realise it is OVER. This is not something that the logical mind can do – it must be a whole body response.
- The person’s unconscious mind needs to feel EMPOWERED so that they do not become overwhelmed again.
Hypnosis is able to repair this with 3 vital steps:
- Remove the limiting beliefs and discover their authentic self – the empowered person
- The empowered person pulls the fuse out of the stressful or traumatic event without revisiting the event itself
- Then they see a future free from the shackles of the past. Its over, you are safe, you can plan the future.
If this is you, someone in your family or a friend, just book in to see me or phone me for a chat on 8365 9513.
Stress builds up in you like blowing up a balloon
Stress builds up in you like blowing up a balloon.
Then you relax and let the balloon down… this is normal…
But if there is already a lot of stress or anxiety from the past, the balloon gradually fills up and possibly gets over full.
There are a variety of ways to release the stress. Playing with kids, working out at the gym, walking, cuddling a pet are all healthy ways. Releasing stress gently is very important.
Some people use anger to release their stress. Others freeze to avoid going out and getting more. Some try to anaesthetise themselves with alcohol, smoking or various drugs.
Some people never learn to release stress gently because things have happened in their lives that prevent this.
Excess stress builds up as anxiety, depression and in many cases your body may even turn on itself causing illnesses like autoimmune disease and sometimes even cancer because it suppresses your immune system.
How we fix it
All you need is to IMAGINE so that your unconscious mind knows that:
- The past is over
- You are safe
- You have the POWER to change.
So I talk to your unconscious mind to let that happen.
If you are coping with
- Too much coming in at once
- It may be work stress or overwork, cash-flow issues
- Accident, illness, something happening to a family member
- Perhaps marriage, divorce, moving, retirement or even having a baby
- Teenagers with exams, bullying, etc
Let’s just fix it!
Change can be scary
Change can be scary but it is often very rewarding.
It feels as if it is easier to stay put but if you feel as though you want something more, or if change is forced on you for any reason, it is about overcoming fear.
I have had to cope with many changes in life, as I am sure all of you have and some of these were very scary. I am so glad I bit the bullet and accepted those changes.
My two cats are coping with change at present. They have a new cat door into the courtyard. It has a hinged door – apparently it is very scary… even for cats who can open an normal room door.
Coping with change is about overcoming fear and I have a couple of favourite quotes that really apply here:
The first’/ is ‘The only thing that’s standing between you and your dreams is YOU!”
And my favourite is “cherish your visions and your dreams, because they are the children of your soul”. Don’t risk losing those wonderful children of your soul…
Usually before you’ve even given something a try.
You think “I CAN’T, I CAN’T, I CAN’T!”
It’s like it’s an automatic reflex. Well in a way it is… it is just some dud software preventing you from doing what you want.
But the fantastic thing is you can turn I CAN’T into I CAN!
Your brain is your computer and you can change how you think. You can choose to change this bit of software. It is really just a mind virus.
Just imagine how good it will be when you learn how to change.
If you want help to:
- change a habit,
- cope with a problem in your life,
- cope with change at work
- get the confidence to retrain in a new area
- allow yourself to remain peaceful while family dramas rage around you (I often work with clients who need to cope with this)
- recover from past stress or trauma
Let’s just do it! Call me today on 08 8365 9513
Thoughts that feel strangling
Thoughts that feel strangling keep you awake at night, they prevent you relaxing, they sometimes cause unexpected angry reactions…
Thoughts like this are symptoms of stress and anxiety and you need to get rid of them. They happen because a part of your mind is afraid of something… or many things.
Because 90% of your mind is unconscious you may not know what your original problem is and that original fear is what causes your more recent problems to appear larger than they would be to someone else.
Your brain is your computer that your conscious mind operates and if you are like most of us, you have collected some very strange software over the years. You have probably collected some software from your family, your teachers and your friends and often much of this is not helpful and may even be harmful.
So listen up! You CAN change habits and step though stress, anxiety and “stuff” that happens to become calm and safe very gently, rapidly… just like that…
Strangling thoughts are just a fear caused by bad software and you can get rid of this in 3-4 visits with a follow up after around 3 months.
I use a remarkable hypnotic process called TRTP that has extraordinary results in a very short time. You are not asked to go back over things, you are not re-traumatised like so many other treatments because this is all done using the theatre of your mind and this is very safe, relaxing and enjoyable.
Call me to ask any questions or just book in here. Getting rid of that background fear will also have amazingly helpful effect on many other health problems.
Remember… your mind can either kill you or heal you… it is your choice. You have the power to choose!
You can choose to change your life!
Yes you CAN choose to change your life… the way that you want to. Just because you can… you do have that power.
You can choose to change habits, to stop being angry, to recover from anxiety and stress, to get over procrastination, to follow up new opportunities. Or what ever it is that you choose.
You can choose to stay the way you are, or even to dwell on things that upset you and get even more upset. That is also your choice.
Sometimes these changes can be difficult on your own but you can choose to ask for help and this is what I do.
My skill is to help you to clear out faulty habits, dud programs in your head and memories that hold you back so that you can live your live the way that you really want to.
Changing habits like smoking is easy and you can almost always do this in a single session with a free backup in the unlikely event that you need it.
Anger that goes on over time is interesting. It is about things from the past that are still unresolved.
The problem is that when you can’t deal with the person or situation that triggered that pain, your body often attacks itself, sometimes making you ill, sometimes adding layers of protective fat or even keeping you housebound.
All painful memories can be resolved when you choose to get help to do so. You do not need to go on feeling stressed, overwhelmed, angry, depressed, anxious or making yourself ill or overweight.
Changing your habits in the New Year
Changing your habits is a often a focus in the New Year. It is a strange time of the year when people build up all sorts of expectations and world wide there is a sense of anticipation and curiosity about what a new year will bring.
For many it is a time for reviewing the past year and deciding to start the New Year the way you want it to continue, to make resolutions and plans and hopefully a strategy to carry these new plans out.
If you are planning changes for this year, do you have a support structure to help you and some accountability? Starting something “tomorrow” doesn’t work because tomorrow never comes.
Your brain is a wonderful computer and like other computers, it gets some very dud software and incorrect data over the years. This dud software and harmful ideas and memories (data) are responsible for your bad habits, anxiety, depression, illness and other problems in your life.
You can change dud software and defuse then file away harmful memories. I use a very effective hypnotic process that lets you to update the software and data that is no longer helpful to you so that you can move forward and life the life that you want.
I am back in the office today and busy seeing clients again – lots of smokers at present but also many wanting other help with stress, anxiety, depression, weight and autoimmune disease.
If you would like to see me either book straight in at one of the webpages below or else call me direct on 08 8365 9513 and leave a clear message if I am busy with a client.
Is Your Christmas Joy or Stress?
Your brain is a wonderful supercomputer and your mind is the user. Like any computer it only works as well as the software that runs it and during your lifetime you will have picked up some pretty dud software… we all do.
Our software so often holds us back, traps us in bad habits we want to quit but can’t and often locks in emotions, memories and hurts that seem to be fresh in our minds even though they happened years ago.
And then comes Christmas!
The thing about Christmas is that it comes with huge expectations, plus financial stress and all our old programs tend to surface.
We can choose our friends but we can’t choose our relatives and we definitely can’t choose our in-laws. Christmas get togethers can trigger issues, emotions, anxiety or even anger instead of the joy we are told to expect.
Sometimes those old issues feel like we are trapped in a net we can’t get out of. If this is you, there is an answer… just call me!
You CAN change habits and step through stress, anxiety, depression and even strong reactions to certain people very gently, safely and surprisingly fast using a hypnotic process that has extraordinary results.
Most habits are easy. Things like smoking are often controlled by a part of your mind that still thinks that smoking keeps you safely part of the peer group and hasn’t realised that you are no longer 16 years old. That bit of software can be changed very easily… usually one session.
Stress, anxiety depression, nightmares and even strong reactions to certain people take 3-4 sessions plus a three-month follow up.
After all that doom and gloom, I wish you a wonderful Christmas.
If you have any problems I will be in the office until Friday and back on Jan 9th.
It's all about heartI was watching an advert for a TV program about a boxer... not my thing but the statement “it's all about heart” really resonated with me and I felt a deep YES welling up inside me.
When we really want to achieve something, we engage our heart, our passion… it’s all about heart.
I so often see clients who come to me depressed, anxious and/or stressed without passion because for a variety of reasons their "heart" has been suppressed or even broken by events in their lives.
As humans we are hardwired on a quest for safetyAs humans we are hardwired on a quest for safety and we often use others to help us feel safe. When we don’t feel safe our minds and our bodies are in defensive state, ready to run, fight or freeze. When people are in a position when they can’t fight and run (flight) they freeze.
Very abused women and children are often frozen and this is why they do not leave their situation… they are frozen and have lost the ability to run. Fire fighters, the military and other emergency personnel ar...
Overwhelm is insidiousOverwhelm is insidious because it affects your hippocampus and triggers a protective response by your amygdala, which acts like a security guard, and you find yourself in the Fight, Flight or Freeze response. Your entire metabolism is disrupted to allow your body to cope with an emergency and you may not return to calm.
Some people remain in the hyper alert mode for years and this is post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD.
You may become overwhelmed at work, by too much attention, by a...