Posts Tagged ‘therapies’

Hypnotherapy – Access All Areas – via the Unconscious Mind

Written by Judy Sharp. Posted in Blog

By Judy Sharp Dip Hyp; Dip PLT
GHR and CNHC registered

Hypnotherapy is simply the therapeutic use of hypnosis as a way of accessing the unconscious to resolve a very wide range of issues ranging from irrational fears and phobias to anxiety and depression; from emotional trauma to weight management; from challenges with relationships or money to giving up smoking. Or it can be used to harness the potential of the unconscious to provide motivation and positive suggestions to overcome stressful situations: exam nerves, driving test blues, yips on the golf course, giving presentations to large audiences ….

Have you ever been mesmerized by flames in a log fire? Or been lost in a beautiful piece of music? Have you been in a car on a rainy journey as the wipers slip-slapped against the windscreen? Then you have slid into “an altered state of consciousness” – precisely the “trance state” that is induced in a session of hypnotherapy.

The mind is like an iceberg

The mind is like an iceberg, with the 10% that shows above the surface of the ocean being the conscious mind, controlling our day-to-day activities and rational, cognitive functions. The 90% of the iceberg sitting quietly below the ocean equates to the unconscious mind. This is the control centre, the computer hard drive, and by by-passing the conscious mind, the hypnotherapist can access the unconscious mind. Not only does it monitor all the physical and biochemical processes that keep us alive, such as breathing and temperature control, it also influences our overall health and wellbeing. It is in the unconscious mind that all memories and traumas, feelings and emotions are stored, and it is here that the therapist works to find the real underlying emotional root cause of an issue.

We all need a sense of community and contribution

Written by Robert Sanders. Posted in Basic Human Needs, Blog

Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” – Helen Keller.

Returning to this occasional series on the basic psychological needs. Today the focus is on our need for community.

Human beings are essentially social animals. Throughout history, from the earliest times we have lived in groups and depended on each other. This has been part of our success, if we can call it that.

To varying degrees, people need people. One of the basic psychological needs that must be fulfilled to keep you free from depression and anxiety is that  sense of community. More than this it is about making a contribution to others.  Essentially, you need to feel part of something larger than yourself, part a community of people, working for something that has meaning and significance. 

Weight Loss: 2 Therapists, 2 Approaches

Written by Caroline Burton. Posted in Blog

One of the (many!) lovely things about Vinings Natural Health Centre is the range of treatments and therapies you can enjoy under one roof. 

Often, there is more than one approach to a particular condition or issue, and we are holding a series of informal talks over the next few months to highlight this aspect of our work. In each case, two of our practitioners will talk about their approach to the same issue.

Our first talk is on Wednesday 15th March, 10am – 11.30am, at Vinings, and the topic is Weight Loss.
Nutritional Therapist Darshika Bower (left) will show you how you can kickstart your health, energy and weight loss through eating foods that balance your blood sugar.
Hypnotherapist and Past Life Regression Therapist Judy Sharp (right) will outline a more alternative approach, including Hypnotic Gastric Banding.

Places for the talk are limited, so if you would like to come along, please contact Darshika or Judy to book your place – there’s no charge, we’d just like to know how many (healthy) refreshments to provide!

Darshika:  07930 388 874             darshika@thehealthsurgery.com            www.thehealthsurgery.com

Judy:   07597 020 512            judy@effective-hypnotherapy.co.uk              
www.effective-hypnotherapy.co.uk

We look forward to seeing you there!

Vinings Natural Health Centre is located in Church Road, Haywards Heath, just behind the M&S car park at Orchards Shopping Centre. We share an entrance with Clover Court Retirement Flats, and have our own car park for clients.

 

 

Cranio Sacral Therapy – what happens during a session?

Written by Caroline Burton. Posted in Blog

Vinings is delighted to welcome Lisa Moore, an experienced Cranio Sacral Therapist, to the team of practitioners working from the lovely relaxed surroundings of Vinings Natural Health Centre.

Lisa explains what to expect from a typical session:

“We will always start with a written case history, this allows me to understand the exact reasons for your visit, and this is really important. Typically the session lasts between 40 – 50 minutes, although this can vary. You remain clothed, and will usually lie face up, but if this is uncomfortable you can lie on your side or you may be seated.

I will make light contact with your head, the base of your spine, and other areas, encouraging your body to relax and begin to make the changes it needs. Sometimes you will feel as if I am moving your head, arms or legs but it should all feel natural and comfortable, there is never any force applied. Because the body functions as a whole, I may focus on areas other than where your symptoms occur – remember the song: your hip bones connected to your thigh bone? Well, everything is connected, so an issue in your neck could be related to a sprained ankle that happened a long time ago. I know it sounds odd but our bodies are very good at bringing us back to “normality” and if this means that you stand slightly twisted as that eases a pain on your ankle, then this will form a habit that may eventually manifest as neck pain!

After a session there is occasionally a short period of adjustment as part of the healing process, where you may become more aware of symptoms. Sometimes people report relief after one one or two sessions: this was certainly true for me when I started having CRT! For long-standing problems, further sessions may be needed, and many people report that they benefit from regular treatent – think of it as a regular MOT! They say that, as well as noticing improvement in their physical or emotional symptoms, they feel that they have more awareness of their own needs and strengths, and their quality of life has improved.”

If you feel that some sessions of Cranio Sacral Therapy with Lisa  could help you, call her on 01444 847 951 or email her on lisa@fitformoore.co.uk.

Click on the link to find out more about Cranio Sacral Therapy 
Click on the link to find out more about Lisa Moore

 

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