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/

July 2, 2010

Medical Hypnosis

Posted in Hypnosis, Hypnosis Training, Medical Hypnosis tagged , , , at 2:54 pm by hypnosiscenterofva

Everyday more medical professionals are looking for alternative approaches to treating patients. These professionals understand that: 

  • Healing is an event that involves the whole person. 
  • Traditional medicine alone typically only treats the symptoms and not the cause. 
  • The power of the mind has the ability to impact the body.  
  • The power of their words have an impact on their patients overall sense of well-being.  
  • Patients need to feel a sense of responsibility, control and empowerment regarding their treatment.

These medical professionals are rediscovering the benefits of adding hypnosis to their practices. Hypnosis, as an adjunct to traditional medicine, addresses their desire to integrate a holistic approach to healing. 

Hypnosis is already being used by many physicians and nurses for:

  • Reducing fear and anxiety
  • Pain management
  • Natural childbirth
  • Pre and post surgical care
  • Managing the side effects of Cancer treatments
  • Treating depression
  • Preventative Health Programs-smoking cessation, weight loss and stress management

 Psychologists and social workers are also returning to the use of hypnosis for identifying the root cause of the issue as a much faster and effective method than talk therapy alone. 

There are many more ways to use hypnosis than we can possibly list here and as we explore the potential of the human mind, there are bound to be additional benefits and techniques discovered in the future.  Hypnosis and traditional medicine together can open the door to new possibilities by utilizing the power within ourselves. 

“You have in yourself the instrument of your cure.” Emile Coué 

 

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. July 31, 2011 

Approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, 40 CE Credits Code # 32950 Expiration 6/25/2011

November 13, 2009

Hypnosis Center of Virginia-New Website

Posted in Hypnosis tagged , , at 10:35 pm by hypnosiscenterofva

Hello everyone,

Hypnosis Center of Virginia is up and running ! We offer personal hypnosis sessions, group hypnosis workshops, online self-hypnosis products, hypnosis training and resources for professional hypnotists! Please visit us at HypnosisCenterofVA.com.

Stay tuned for articles and information on how hypnosis can help you.