Avoid being a victim


When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation, change the situation or accept it. All else is madness.” This is a quote from Eckhart Tolle and it makes total sense.

Sure leaving some situations can be difficult but a lot of the situations you are in are really just re-runs of something old playing over and over and it is time to move on.

Start observing what your inner voice is saying. It is not who you are… it is the accumulation of those around you – your parents, your siblings, your teachers, your extended family. All those thoughts and beliefs that have built up around you like the layers of an onion are not your thoughts and you can change them.

Listen to that inner voice and take control, reject thoughts that don’t help you, definitely stop complaining and self-bullying, then you stop being a victim. Your life changes. And yes, it IS that easy.

If you find this too hard just come and see me. Call me on 08 8365 9513 or go to the website, click on the black “Book your time now” button and yes, I can help people who are not in Adelaide just as well using online tools.

If you come to me because you have been or are being bullied I help you to use the power of your imagination to change both your mind and your physiology so that the bully sees you differently, you have changed the situation.

The direct hypnosis that I use really works.

I had a wonderful email recently from one of my trauma clients. She had been hoping for a health refund from Bupa who don’t cover hypnotherapists so she wrote. That’s ridiculous, isn’t it? What you do is 100% more beneficial than psychologists! Doesn’t make sense these silly funds”.

Interestingly the Government believes they get good value with PTSD treatment costing $15,000 and taking months or even years. I treat PTSD effectively in less than a month for $1,300. Go figure.

If you don’t have time to read emails you may like to look up my new always short, Podcasts, which will save you a lot of time. http://jeancannon.com.au/podcasts/

I now also have a Facebook Group where you can interact with others and with me plus you also get short regular helpful updates. This is the link https://www.facebook.com/groups/2036062080003670/

Burying past stress, trauma and pain


Burying past stress, trauma, and pain seems like a good idea at the time, however all that pain is stored in the cells of your body and it does not go away.

A sad fact about our society is that we don’t all live relaxed and pain free lives.

So many kids have a very difficult childhood. You either know people in this situation or read about it in the papers or on the news. I see a lot of it in my job as many of you know.

Many people survive serious and sometimes even horrendous problems in their past and just keep going.

In some cases the person has always led a calm, low stress life and they are able to return calm quickly but in many other the person simply buries the problem and says they have dealt with it.

Even when you think it is out of your mind and buried, in fact it still festers in the back of your unconscious mind impacting on your relationships and your health.

And even worse, it is still a base of stress and anxiety that every day stresses build on top of bringing you close to becoming overwhelmed.

What happens when you are overwhelmed is that the part of your brain that files memories (called the hippocampus) becomes overwhelmed. It builds a lot more neural connections and actually becomes bigger and more reactive.

This part of your brain is very close to and connected to your hypothalamus and thalamus, which triggers the fight, flight, freeze response. If your body spends months or years responding in this way and is unable to fight the cause of the problem, the body turns on itself causing illnesses like allergies, autoimmune diseases and cancer.

You do need to get rid of the problem and to do this you need to engage your imagination to access your unconscious mind. The traditional method used by most mental health professionals is cognitive therapy, which asks you to use your conscious mind to repeatedly revisit that traumatic memory. This takes months or years to work if it does at all and simply re-traumatises you.

I work with clients to help them access the “theatre of the mind” in their imagination – and this is astonishingly effective. No re-traumatising and it only takes 3-4 visits. Call me if you want to know more about this and how I can help.

I’ve been there and I had PTSD for several years while I carried on regardless until I developed breast cancer. Then I stopped, did not training in the area of the mind/body connection which has always fascinated me and then found someone who treated me quickly and effectively.

Once I know what worked so effectively, I chose to do the extra study to learn how to help others which is what I DO NOW.

You need to resolve it


When stress and anxiety and overwhelm happen, you need to resolve it. it may have built up over years or you may have had a sudden trauma.

Either way going over and over an issue in your mind increases your pain.

It builds more connections between your neurones and it actually changes your brain and makes it worse

Are you back to normal?

  • Ok you seem fine soon, you are back at work, you are feeling much more tired than usual, but there are things to do. You must be over it by now!
  • But you are not over it. Inside your body keeps the score. Your cells are still holding that fear, pain and bewilderment.
  • That overwhelm is still there as buried stress or unexplained anger deep inside. It doesn’t go away until you release it.
  • In major or prolonged stress our
memory of the stress is NEVER 
stored

Because this is all held in your body and by your unconscious mind, your logical mind can never fix it.

People spend years and many thousands of dollars doing cognitive therapy, using their logical mind, which often just increases the trauma.

I use a very powerful direct hypnotic process called TRTP or The Richards Trauma Process to allow people to recover in only 3-4 sessions. The results even astonish me. It is so fast and effective. This is quite different from most hypnotherapists and very different from psychologists.

Logic will never change emotions and behaviour. Trying to persuade people logically to change emotions is useless in practice, and most people have experienced this.”
That is exactly the basis of my work with stress and anxiety. I do not use Cognitive Therapy because it uses the logical mind and even after months or years of treatment, it seldom works.
I use the theatre of the mind in trance to let people access their emotions and so that they can heal themselves.

The other very big difference is that while the Government thinks that $15,000 for months of cognitive therapy is good value, I help people recover from stress, anxiety, depression and PTSD in 3-4 weeks for only $1,300.

If you know people who need this help, please refer them to me

Changes are a challenge


I think we all sometimes find that some things and especially changes are a challenge, I certainly do. Clients often send me emails after they have been to see me… sometimes years later telling me how their lives have changed because I helped them overcome some of their challenges.

I really appreciate hearing from you and how you are going however because of privacy issues I don’t share your story. Because of this I have decided to set up a closed Facebook Group.

I would love to hear from clients, past clients and also get questions from people who are interested in managing their mind more effectively and/or overcoming blocks and problems and just generally keep in touch. You can share stories that I can’t and if you have benefited from my help you may feel able to tell others about it so they can also.

This is the address of the group https://www.facebook.com/groups/2036062080003670/?ref=br_rs. I am not inviting people on Facebook to join… just people on the newsletter list.

I have found setting this up a challenge. The settings are not the same as a Facebook page so there has been more to learn. The header needs a lot more tweaking yet but I am getting the hang of it slowly.

Some things are a challenge and although this can be frustrating, it is also very good for us. Our unconscious minds do not like change. Its job is to keep us safe and what it knows is safe… after all we are still alive so it must be safe. Change might be dangerous even though logically we know it will be an improvement.

That is something to think about. What do you want to change but don’t get around to, or you procrastinate about it because “it might be a better time tomorrow”. Resistance to change is about your unconscious mind wanting to keep you safe.

Library


This section is a library of all the (mainly) weekly newsletters about how your mind can either kill you or it can heal you.

Resolve stress, anxiety, depression now


Resolve stress, anxiety, depression now. When these hit for whatever reason, whether the trigger is from your work, family, relationships or any combination including something you can’t define – they affect your whole body from head to toe. Every cell in your body is affected. This makes you ill if it goes on.

When it is something long partially buried, the physical effects can be devastating. Research shows people suffering with long-term stress, anxiety and/or depression have an increased risk of developing cancer and autoimmune diseases.

The World Health Organization predicts that by 2020, anxiety and depression will be the second leading reason in the world causing premature death or disability.

Mainstream medicine’s reaction is to jump to prescription pills designed to make us “feel happy and normal” again. But the drugs don’t address the cause of the problem, they fail to work for a great many people, or have dangerous side effects.

The thing is that anxiety, depression and stress are controlled by your unconscious mind while mainstream psychology, counselling and psychotherapy use try to address the problems using your conscious mind. If this does work it takes months or even years and takes you back over the causes of the problems, re-traumatising you in many cases and cost much more if long-term help is needed.

I use something very different. This is The Richards Trauma Process (TRTP), which allows you to access your unconscious mind using your imagination and the theatre of the mind. This is rapid, gentle and avoids the re-traumatising of the other psych processes. It only takes 3-5 sessions and it transforms your life.

I certainly know personally how well this works because I had many years of stress and abuse leaving me with PTSD and breast cancer. Then I met Judith Richards, the remarkable woman who developed TRTP and after I had the treatment myself I also did the training because it was so much more effective than all the psychology, NLP and hypnotherapy had had done and was qualified to do for my clients.

TRTP totally changed my life and I see it changing that of my clients. I also adapted my Quit Smoking treatment to include some of the TRTP techniques and make it even more effective

If you want to know more about getting help for any of the following

  • Stress, anxiety or depression
  • Business stress
  • Weight problems
  • Phobias or
  • To change habits like smoking, biting nails, etc (not major drug addiction)

Please call me on 08 8365 9513 and ask questions or book straight in using the black “Book your time NOW” button which takes you to a page with a calendar where you can choose a day and time that suits you.

Why New Year resolutions so often fail


The big problem with New Year resolutions is that our Unconscious mind, not our conscious mind, controls 90% of what we do and it is the boss.

Our unconscious mind’ job is to keep us safe. What we know and have done for years is safe… we have survived.

Change is scary and we are intrinsically afraid of change. We need to stay safe as our number one priority.m

The other thing is that our unconscious mind is like a toddler (or a puppy). Let it get away with something – just once – and this leaves the door open to keeping on doing that, to revert to the old unwanted behaviour.

You end up consciously behaving like a strict parent trying to control your determined unconscious mind and your unconscious mind throws tantrums to try to get you to let it revert back to the “safe” old behaviour.

In my house I am finding this on two man levels. Once is with being consistent in setting the boundaries for my puppy and yes I am taking her to dog school… her third term starts in just over a week. She is now 9 months old and that is equivalent to a young rebellious teenager… I noticed that she is very like my 14year old grandson as she tests her boundaries

My other challenge is something I thought I had resolved several years ago – sugary deserts, chocolate and Champagne. It is pretty nearly under control again but Christmas and all the celebrations before Christmas was the ‘just once” that caused some issues.

New Year is a great time to reset your various boundaries however you need to be aware of the issues involved.

  • Avoid changing too much at once it will just cause stress. One thing at a time works best.
  • Setting up some regular affirmations abut the behaviour you are changing and repeating them regularly is a form of self-hypnosis that works well, especially last thing at night and when you first wake up.
  • If you really feel blocked by something you can ask your unconscious mind to let you know what you need to change, just as you go to sleep at night. Have a pen and paper handy to jot down the answer you may get a 3am.

Of course if you really are blocked give me a call and come in for help.

How do your Christmas food choices affect your body?


If you are anything like me you have been caught up in a flurry of eating and drinking for the past few weeks and next weekend it may get even more interesting so how do your food choices affect your body?

For my family, Christmas started on Sunday 17th. My son was in Adelaide for the weekend after several years in England, which is where his family still are. He returns there on Friday. So all the Cannon family went to my daughter’s house bringing lots of wonderful festive food and drink.

I cooked a turkey, my daughter prepared a wonderful range of vegies, someone else brought a whole smoked trout, and another ham. Then there were the deserts and we did have plenty of good things to drink.

It was a wonderful day with an amazing array of great food. It was served buffet style so we could choose what and how much we wanted to eat. I find the buffet style is easier because I do not want to put on weight after taking 15 kgs off this year and feeling much better for it.

I confess to eating too much but with healthy options and I came home to a pot of peppermint tea so I feel great today.

Christmas Day will be much more difficult because a different side of my family servers the dinner up and like so many of us, Mum filled me with enormous guilt if I do not clear my plate every time.

Managing Holiday excess is a challenge especially when we also want to be enjoying summer and wearing bathers. UMM…

I do have a hypnosis program for weight loss and if this is a challenge to you please either call me or just book in and start changing the way your unconscious mind thinks about food and food choices. You do have the power to change your automatic responses to food.

Your unconscious mind is the one in control


Your unconscious mind is 90% of your mind and it is the boss, much more powerful than your tiny conscious mind. It’s the one in control. The voice in your head is your the conscious mind – it’s not in control.
When you consciously want to do something, like change a habit or lose weight, and the unconscious doesn’t agree with that idea, well guess what? Your unconscious will win every time.
And even before we’re born, we’re taking on ideas about the world and our place in it. Ideas to do with – we’re loved, wanted, (or not), the world is a welcoming, safe place, or not, etc. Then we’re born. And that can be a trauma in itself, which may teach us ‘I’m not safe!’ or whatever.
Until around we are around the age of 7 years old, we’re pretty much like a sponge. We take on other people’s ideas – ideas such as ‘You’re a nuisance. You’re unlovable. You’re stupid. You don’t matter. You’re trouble’ etc. These ideas go into our unconscious mind, and form the foundation for our life.
For example, if you take on the idea ‘I deserve to be treated badly, because I am not really worthwhile.’ Well, guess what? You’re set up to be the one who gets picked on, bullied, goes into abusive relationships etc. Change this underlying core program / belief to ‘I deserve to be treated with care and respect’, and your life changes.
That is interesting!
Also, if the unconscious doesn’t want you to do something, it wins. That’s what self-sabotage is about. For example, if your unconscious has the program, ‘It’s not safe to be successful. It’s not safe to stand out,’ and you want to be successful, well guess what? It’s going to be very difficult to become successful.
The way that I help people is to allow them to communicate with their unconscious mind which is easy when you relax then strongly imagine what you want to change. And the results are remarkable and rapid without taking people back over traumatic events like traditional treatments. And it is permanent.
If you have a problem with anxiety, stress, procrastination, weight or a habit like smoking just come and see me to sort it out and make your life so much better.
I also have gift vouchers if you are looking for a Christmas gift idea for a loved one

The pressures of Christmas are here again


We all have a range of expectations about Christmas and these are often not met. Instead Christmas can be about increased stress, anxiety and depression.

It is a very expensive and exhausting time of year and the shops go crazy trying to start your spending increasingly early and increasing the amounts. In fact I apologise for sending this early because I don’t want to even think about Christmas until mid December but am forced to.

An if you run your own business, you may also need to cope with the Christmas shutdowns and the impact of that on cashflow.

Christmas can be a stressful time as many families are not totally about supportive love. A surprising number of families have their dark secrets about who bullied and even abused other family members. Yet media about the love and joy of being together bombards us.

In many families we end up with a bunch of people cooped up together expecting a wonderful loving time. Grandma has no idea why the tensions are there but there is lots of guilt around not upsetting her. The problem can be that while we can choose our friends we can’t choose either our relatives or our in-laws.

And of course your real family can be about the people you love most rather than the ones with the same genetic tree.

If you are one of the many people who have to cope with sharing Christmas with family members who abused you there is time to come and see me so that I can help you to pull the fuse out of those resulting emotions so that they just feel like historical facts.

I help your unconscious mind to deal with the problems from the past and the perpetrators in your wonderful imagination, leaving you feeling safe and relaxed to cope with the rest of your family and enjoy your day.

When you sort out any past bullying and abuse, it also has an amazing impact on the rest of your life because what happens in childhood and especially in our families sets us up for lack of confidence, higher stress and anxiety levels and being bullied throughout our lives until we defuse it.

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Avoid being a victim

"When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation, change the situation or accept it. All else is madness." This is a quote from Eckhart Tolle and it makes total sense.

Sure leaving some situations can be difficult but a lot of the situations you are in are really just re-runs of something old playing over and over and it is time to move on.

Start observing what your inner voice is saying. It is not who you are… it is the accumulation of those around yo...

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Burying past stress, trauma and pain

Burying past stress, trauma, and pain seems like a good idea at the time, however all that pain is stored in the cells of your body and it does not go away.

A sad fact about our society is that we don’t all live relaxed and pain free lives.

So many kids have a very difficult childhood. You either know people in this situation or read about it in the papers or on the news. I see a lot of it in my job as many of you know.

Many people survive serious and sometimes even horrendous problem...

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You need to resolve it

When stress and anxiety and overwhelm happen, you need to resolve it. it may have built up over years or you may have had a sudden trauma.

Either way going over and over an issue in your mind increases your pain.

It builds more connections between your neurones and it actually changes your brain and makes it worse

Are you back to normal?