November 18, 2012

Smoking & Stress

Posted in Hypnosis, Hypnosis Training, Stop smoking, Stress Management, Uncategorized tagged , , at 6:05 pm by hypnosiscenterofva

Everyone deals with stress every day. Stress comes in all sizes and shapes. Stress can wear you down, especially when it is constant and recurring. Small stress can gang up on a person and become one large persistent stress. Even happy events can be stressful. It’s important that you know what your stressors are and fine the best way for you to deal with them.
Many people smoke as a way of dealing with stress. Cigarettes may help a person to calm down, or be a companion when the person takes a break. Many people realize that cigarettes are harming them, but they just can’t seem to be able to give them up. There is a link between stress and smoking. It’s important for the stressed out smoker to learn new ways to relax. You may want to find outlets for relaxation rather than reaching for a cigarette. Many methods for quitting smoking are out there; i.e., pills, patches, hypnosis. Not every method works for every individual. Do some research and decide which method is best for you.
Some good techniques are: Give yourself a relaxation break. Allow yourself to have pleasant relaxing thoughts. Mentally go to your favorite place. Practice Yoga breathing; a method of deep breathing that helps you produce endorphins – the feel good hormones. Keep your body active – take walks in nature, keep a worry stone in your pocket and use it to keep yourself focused on relaxation. Learn to accept life’s stresses and let go of worrying about yesterday and tomorrow.
Take the Stress Quiz to identify your triggering events: http://www.smokefree.gov/stress_quiz.aspx
Hypnosis Center of Virginia is a hypnosis certification and training center located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. We offer a Hypnosis Certification program that is accredited by the National Guild of Hypnotists and approved for continuing education credits for RNs and CRNAs. For additional course details, visit our website at http://www.hypnosiscenterofva.com/
Hypnosis Center of Virginia is affiliated with Healthy Visions. Healthy Visions is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). Approved for 40 CE Credits Code # 5-133-101.Exp. 7/15/14
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July 6, 2012

Long term stress and your health

Posted in Hypnosis, Medical Hypnosis, Self Hypnosis, Stress Management, Uncategorized tagged , , at 4:09 pm by hypnosiscenterofva

Dr. Anthony Komaroff of the Harvard Medical School wrote in his recent syndicated column that “Long term, constant stress can harm many aspects of your health, including your cardiovascular health.”  It has long been known that stress is related to heart attacks and strokes.  Stress may even cause elevated cholesterol levels.  If you have elevated cholesterol it’s helpful to exercise and eat healthily.  There appears to be a connection between stress and a craving for sugar, salt and greasy snacks.  Eating unhealthy foods leads to a buildup of plaque in the arteries.  This narrowing of the arteries restricts blood flow and a blockage can occur.

Long term stress can cause high blood pressure and the possibility of blood clots due to the blood platelets becoming sticky.  People who are highly stressed are more likely to smoke and they are also less likely to exercise.

Hypnosis is a strategy that can help you to change bad habits into good habits.  It helps you to develop a positive mental attitude.  Hypnosis is very helpful in assisting you to stop smoking and start exercising.    You can learn relaxation techniques which can lead to healthier outcomes for yourself.  Make a positive decision about your health today.

Hypnosis Center of Virginia is a hypnosis certification and training center located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. We offer a Hypnosis Certification program that is certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists. For additional course details, visit our website at http://www.hypnosiscenterofva.com/

May 8, 2012

DON’T BREAK YOUR HEART

Posted in Hypnosis, Medical Hypnosis, Self Hypnosis, Stress Management, Uncategorized at 6:52 am by hypnosiscenterofva

More and more research is finding there is a link between our mental health and our heart health.  “We know that anger, depression and even loneliness release stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol,” says Mimi Guarneri, MD, Director of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in La Jolla, CA.   Stress hormones cause the blood pressure to rise.  Adrenaline and cortisol are the “fight or flight” hormones. Not only do these hormones cause stress upon the heart, cortisol contributes to abdominal obesity as well as type II diabetes.  These are well documented risk factors for heart disease according to Dr. Guarneri.  She also says that, “Eighty percent of illness is related to lifestyle and environment.” 

You can make healthy choices and alter a downward pattern in your health.  Did you know that anger is a hazard to your heart?  Recent research published in the journal Circulation found that healthy women who scored high on tests of cynical hostility had higher rates of coronary heart disease and mortality than women who tested high for optimism. 

A study from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD found that medical students who were quick to anger when they were stressed were several times more likely to develop early heart disease than those who were calmer. 

Studies have been done which showed that transcendental meditation which allows the mind to relax,  was associated with a marked reduction in heart attacks and strokes.  The Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis recently concluded that a history of major depression increased the risk for heart disease more than genetics or environment. 

Some people use relaxation techniques (also called relaxation response techniques) to release tension and to counteract the ill effects of stress. Relaxation techniques often combine breathing and focused attention on pleasing thoughts and images to calm the mind and the body. Some examples of relaxation response techniques are autogenic training, biofeedback, deep breathing, guided imagery, progressive relaxation, and self-hypnosis. Mind and body practices, such as meditation and yoga are also sometimes considered relaxation techniques – National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Hypnosis Center of Virginia is a hypnosis certification and training center located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. We offer a Hypnosis Certification program that is accredited by the National Guild of Hypnotists and approved for continuing education credits for RNs and CRNAs.  For additional course details, visit our website at http://www.hypnosiscenterofva.com/

Hypnosis Center of Virginia is affiliated with Healthy Visions. Healthy Visions is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).   Approved for 40 CE Credits Code # 5-133-101.Exp. 7/15/14 

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August 4, 2011

Why diets alone do not work

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:59 pm by hypnosiscenterofva

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you know how hard it is. Many of us have tried every new diet out there and maybe lost a few pounds in the beginning but eventually end up gaining it back. Why? Because

Diets don’t address the reason you are overeating to begin with. 

The number one reason for overeating is STRESS! Stress creates cravings of sugar, salt or carbohydrates and we all know that carbs turn to fat quicker than protein. Another reason we over eat is due to our emotions. We eat because we are bored, sad or lonely. Food is a way to change these emotions so that we can feel comfort, satisfied, and it temporarily takes away that empty feeling in our life. Food and weight gain can also provide a sense of safety and security by keeping relationships at a distance or it can be a “reward” or a treat to ourselves. Think of how many celebrations that we attend are focused around food. 

There are many more reasons for overeating and gain weight and for each person the reasons are unique, but the key is the same. Adding hypnosis can increase your success and help you keep the weight off.  

How? Using our hypnosis weight loss program we start with helping you change your perception about food and exercise. Food is no longer just a reward or a comfort and exercise becomes a way of life. We provide you with techniques to help manage your daily stress. We also provide valuable information regarding proper nutrition and help you uncover and let go of the underlying reasons that you overeat. 

Our program is not a quick fix but it will help you to make lasting changes in the way you treat yourself. Love yourself and your body enough to make a decision to be healthy and you be rewarded with lasting good health and maintaining your optimum weight. 

Weight loss affirmation: 

“I am at peace with my own feelings. I am safe where I am. I create my own security. I love and approve of myself.”  Louise Hay

 

 Hypnosis Center of Virginia is a hypnosis certification and training center located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. We offer a Hypnosis Certification program that is certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists. For additional course details, visit our website at http://www.hypnosiscenterofva.com/

 

February 10, 2010

Releasing Blocks

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:02 pm by hypnosiscenterofva

Everywhere you look these days there are new books and self help programs that want to teach you to release the “blocks” that are holding you back. Those blocks they refer to are things such as; lack of confidence, feeling unworthy, fear, lack of motivation, just to name a few. 

These are the things in our lives that keep us stuck in our current situation, repeating the same mistakes over and over again because we don’t make the necessary changes in our lives to move forward. It’s as if we’re in an airplane waiting to take off and the pilot announces that you’re in holding pattern due to all of the other planes that must move out of the way before you can takeoff. 

Many of these books and programs offer a complex multi-step process, often with a personal or business coach, to help guide you along the way. Rarely does anyone stick with a complex process on their own and although hiring a personal coach can be rewarding, it can also be time consuming and an expensive investment.  

If you are ready to takeoff but need help clearing the runway, consider Hypnosis. 

Hypnosis is an easy effective way to make changes in your life. By tapping into the subconscious mind, we can easily identify the core issues that keep you from growing and experiencing all of the joy and abundance that you deserve. Once these issues are identified, hypnosis can help to release and replace them with positive suggestions to help you soar to new heights and reach your goals. Best of all, hypnosis accomplishes this normally within a few appointments, versus the time commitment needed with other programs. 

Consider Hypnosis. It works!