Mind-FULL and Conscious Eating for Weight Loss

One of the most interesting and effective ways to help stimulate weight loss and to keep it off is through the practice of mindful eating or conscious eating. In the Hypnodieting Programme for weight loss in Hertfordshire, we teach you the all-important principles of this approach. According to a Harvard University research report, mindful eating or conscious eating habits play a big role in keeping in check the calories you consume. The method encourages you to eat without distractions and […]

Tips to beat exam stress

Well, it’s finally here – it’s exam time, and the period of maximum stress for students, but it’s not all bad news! If managed well, stress can actually be a positive force, and can help you improve your exam performance. It’s only when we let it overwhelm us that exam stress becomes a problem. Here are some tips to beat exam stress: Plan ahead: Write down your revision plan and allocate time for each subject, but leave some slack in […]

Hypnosis for Insomnia

Can’t sleep? A hypnotic approach might help We all need sleep to function comfortably and most of us need 6-8 hours nightly. The loss of one night’s sleep can take a while to get over, but eventually we do catch up. However, long term sleep deprivation can be quite difficult to shake off. So how might hypnosis for insomnia help? Insomnia is on the rise and is increasingly becoming the cause of a visit to the GP. Unfortunately, there is […]

A Bribe To Help You Stop Smoking (If you’re pregnant that is)

£400 to stop smoking? On Thursday, Radio 4’s Today Programme ran a great story about the £400 bribe – sorry – “incentive” offered to pregnant mums-to-be to persuade them to stop smoking.   It seems the fact that smoking during pregnancy is likely to result in an underweight baby with many other health risks also attached is not quite enough. Amazing the power that the offer of a four hundred quid Argos voucher can wield. The study, which was led by […]

Stress Management and Business

What’s so important about stress management and business? “Stress-related conditions are now the number one cause of staff absenteeism” According to a recent survey on work-related illness published by the Health and Safety Commission: Work-related stress, depression and anxiety were estimated to account for the loss of approximately 13 million working days per year in Britain. Absence from the workplace costs Britain’s businesses £11.6 billion a year which averages to around £500 per worker. Around 530,000 individuals in Britain believed they were […]

Weight loss hypnotherapy – is it really possible?

A study carried out in the U.S. indicated the effectiveness of weight loss with hypnotherapy. The research involved two groups of obese patients with one group receiving hypnosis alone and the other group receiving both hypnosis and an audio recording. A third group, known as the control group, received verbal instructions only. At the end of the study, both of the groups using hypnosis for weight loss had lost an average of 17 pounds per person. Whereas in the control […]

Why is mindfulness in London becoming so popular?

Mindfulness in London When you consider that London now ranks as one of the most stressed-out cities in the world, it’s easy to see why the practice of mindfulness in London is becoming so popular. Mindfulness is based on very ancient Buddhist meditation principles. Mindfulness however is completely non-religious, and requires no particular spiritual belief or cultural context for the practitioner. The adaptation of the original traditions of meditation into the practical and teachable system of mindfulness is mainly due to […]

CBT sessions at the City Therapy Centre in Radlett in Herts

CBT  (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) is a form of “talking” therapy which focuses on the present and immediate state of the client seeking help with or relief from feelings of mental distress. CBT is evidence based and has been shown to be effective in dealing with a great number of disorders. I run regular CBT sessions at the City Therapy Centre in Radlett in Herts. The aim of CBT is to teach the client new ways of thinking and behaving which will eliminate this distress. […]

Weight loss and insomnia or sleep deprivation

Regular undisturbed sleep is essential for the body to maintain a healthy optimum weight, and the important connection between weight loss and insomnia or sleep deprivation is often overlooked in many weight loss methods. In an article as long ago as February 15th 2010 in the Daily Mail, Flic Everett reported: Around 60 per cent of British adults are overweight or obese, and research suggests that the cause may not be overeating or lack of exercise, but sleep deprivation.