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Fear of Public Speaking - Use the Power of Hypnosis

Hypnotherapy for Public SpeakingJust the words "public speaking" can cause instant terror in some of us. In fact, many people have a real fear of talking in public and some research suggests it's one of the most common fears in the world. Whether it's making a speech at a wedding, giving a professional presentation or speaking in front of a small number of people, public speaking can cause our body to shake, our mind to go blank and our stomach to feel physically sick. Everything in our mind may be saying "run away now", but public speaking requires us to deliver our speech fluently in spite of all these thoughts and feelings – which often seems impossible.

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Hypnosis for Children, Youth, Tweens and Teens

Hypnotherapy uses the state of hypnosis as therapy - a state of intense concentration similar to daydreaming, where you remain alert and aware of your surroundings but your focus of attention is elsewhere. You may wonder how hypnosis, hypnotherapy and guided imagery can actually be of any benefit to your child, or help improve medical or emotional conditions such as anxiety, bed-wetting and fussy eating.

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Hypnosis Helps to Relax, Promote Healing and Alleviate the Fears of Cancer

Hypnotherapy for Cancer-HYPNOSIS helps with Anxiety and pain

How clinical Hypnotherapy can help you in many ways.

Imagine yourself in a quiet, peaceful setting, some where you have been before or an imagined place of safety and beauty. . You are breathing calmly and comfortably, allowing your body to experience a deepening state of physical relaxation. You focus on the sound of the hypnotherapist voice; you relax and feel safe and peaceful. When deeply relaxed you image a peaceful place like a beach or a mountain path and waterfall. You focus even more and travel deep into the structure of your own body, exploring the control center and the operation of your immune system. The feelings are wonderful, empowering, and effective for you. In a few moments, you will open your eyes feeling relaxed, alert and at ease.

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Anxiety, Anxiety Disorders and Anxiety Attacks in Nanaimo

What’s the difference between Anxiety, Anxiety disorders & Anxiety attacks?

There are so many various descriptions, opinions, and theories on the subject of anxiety that I thought the easiest way to answer this question would be to provide you with Wikipedia’s non-bias facts on the subject. So here are some excerpts taken from Wikipedia for you and links in case you wish to read any further.

A man fighting a bear who is pushing him off of a clicff.

  • Anxiety is a feeling of fear, uneasiness, and worry, usually generalized and unfocused as an overreaction to a situation that is only subjectively seen as menacing. It is often accompanied by muscular tension, restlessness, fatigue and problems in concentration. There are many differing anxiety types such as stage fright, test anxiety, social anxiety and stranger anxiety.
  • Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and shakiness. There are a number of different anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. 
  • Panic attacks are periods of intense fear or apprehension of sudden onset accompanied by at least four or more bodily or cognitive symptoms (such as heart palpitations, dizziness, shortness of breath, or feelings of unreality) of variable duration from minutes to hours. 

What causes anxiety to occur?

After reading all of the above regarding anxiety, anxiety disorders and panic attacks you may have noticed a common theme regarding how our nervous system provides reactions to the feelings and emotions because of FEAR with many differing but yet similar symptoms. Have you ever wondered why that is and what makes our bodies react in such a way? The answer has to do with our fight or flight response mechanism within our bodies.

What is fight or flight response and what does it have to do with my anxiety?

Put very simply, our sympathetic nervous system automatically sets into motion our adrenalin to respond by discharging a cascading hormonal secretion of catecholamines which are specifically designed to immediately cause many physiological changes within your body in order to prepare you for a fight or flight response. You may have already noticed this yourself whenever you have had a feeling of fear that your heart would suddenly beat faster, your blood pumps harder, your muscles are suddenly tighter, and even your digestive system gets prepared for whatever is about to happen so that your whole body is on the alert and ready to make a quick decision to either fight this opponent or to run away and take flight.

Here’s an example of how fight or flight works:

Let’s just say for instance that you are walking along a wooded trail one day and you happen to see a bear a distance away in the forest........ you immediately getting scared and your body quickly responds are able to make a quick judgement call as to whether you’re physically capable of fighting off this bear or not (ex. you’ve got a gun, you have bear spray etc.)....your rapid reasoning reminds you however, that you don’t have a weapon and the bear is much stronger than your next choice is to run as fast as you possibly can....somehow you’re able to run quicker than you’ve ever run before....suddenly all of your internal systems are working at peak performance because of a flood of catecholamine hormones rushing into your body! You really lucked out this time because you were able to outrun the bear and found a safe hiding place and perhaps the bear might have even lost interest in you and wandered away. Breathless by now you are so thankful that you got away, and it’s over, whew!

Soon after, your body needs to calm down again because you are no longer in any danger and you don’t need all of those extra hormones anymore from your adrenalin for support. This is when your body signals your parasympathetic nervous system to bring you back to normal functioning just like before. And so you go back to feeling like your happy, calm, self once again. Or do you?

Some of us find that we never quite go back to that normal calm state or your body’s natural normal CALM homeostasis state again because you are always feeling afraid or anxious, how come? Some of us are always activating our fight or flight response even though we might not need it.

Now let’s be realistic here, most of us have probably never even seen a bear in the forest and maybe we never will, but yet we are still feeling very afraid and anxious all the time because of many other types of dangers, traumatic events, episodes, or remembered traumatic events, that we need to face in our modern world today. Some anxiety and panic attacks can even be triggered by internal memories or environmental triggers that happen around us every day.

How Can Hypnotherapy Help You Overcome Anxiety and Panic Attacks?

Man relaxing in an office chair, in a field, under a blue sky.

I think we can all agree that having this fantastic mechanism in our bodies called the ‘fight or flight’ mechanism is a pretty darn good thing to have. It’s there for a purpose and that purpose is for our continuing survival as a species. We have evolved and survived as human beings over many millions of years because of this wonderful, natural, mechanism within our bodies. But here we are today living in a world of traffic jams, high mortgage payments, job layoffs, soaring food prices, poor relationships with our families and loved ones, environmental disasters, wars, traumas from accidents, abuse, illness, poor parenting, and the list goes on and on. Kina miss the bear in the woods now don’t you?

So if you think about this carefully your body and mind may be reacting constantly to these perceived feelings of fear that are either from remembered traumatic events or they are about fears and worry of what is about to come. So how can hypnotherapy help?

Hypnotherapy can help you to:

  1.  Learn the difference between what is a real threat or a perceived one.
  2. Help you to get back to that calm, comfortable, ‘in control’ state once again so that you can think clearly and efficiently.
  3. Help to guide you through hypnotic imagery to release any negative past memories that may be holding you back from living a free and light life today.
  4. Give you the tools needed to help you with remaining calm even during stressful circumstances.
  5.  Show you how to continue practicing these new thinking patterns (by self-hypnosis) so you no longer have a dependence on drugs, alcohol, or any other addictive substances.
  6. Learn how to go into a relaxed state completely and use the power of your own mind to create the outcome that you truly want in your life through positive imagery.

Do you desire to learn how you can feel more calm, comfortable and ‘in control’ during your normal daily life? Then please feel free to call today and make an appointment for a consultation with Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists, Ron Thompson or Tracy Thompson today.


Hypnosis for Fears and Phobias in Nanaimo

Hypnotherapy for Fears and PhobiasFears and phobias can be severe and seemingly irrational, which focus on particular objects or situations. Spiders and needles and bees are a few of the top fears. These objects or situations become much bigger than they are in the persons mind.

There are an enormous number of fears that can manifest themselves in people's minds. Many of these problems may not appear to be 'fears' to some people but are often related to other stress symptoms, never the less they may affect your life dramatically and your way of living.

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Sports Performance Hypnotherapy - Powerful Focus and Concentration Creates a Winner

Hypnosis for Sports PerformanceHypnosis and Hypnotherapy can greatly improve your inner beliefs and in the world of performance, especially sports performance, where belief is everything, having a strong winning inner belief system is everything! Athletes can sabotage themselves based on negative thoughts, beliefs, and mental programming. These beliefs stem from a level beneath conscious their thinking. The level of the sub-conscious mind!

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Past Life Regression Hypnosis - Who were you In a Past Life?

What is Past Life Regression and Regression therapy?

Past Life RegressionRegression is the experience of going back to an earlier time in this life or a past life. Past-life regression (PLR) involves the re-experiencing of a previous lifetime.Past Life Regression Hypnotherapy.

Have you ever wondered if you might have been alive before this life? Do you want to find out what and who you were in a previous life? Discover the ability to release past conflicts with hypnosis!

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Self- Confidence building with Nanaimo Hypnotherapy Center

Build or Rediscover Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem

Are you feeling low on confidence and self-belief?

Self Confidence HypnotherapyLifes challenges just seem to hold us down from time to time. And sometimes there are many issues that add up to defeat our positivity. It happens to everyone at one time or another.

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Sleep Disorders- Sleeping Problems- Symptoms of Insomnia

Sleep trouble?

You're not alone. Everyone at some point in their life will experience some sleep problems. It's not surprising really given on average we need 7 hours of sleep in any 24 hour period.

Sleep problems include getting too much, not enough, not getting to sleep, waking up and still feeling tired, or having interrupted sleep. Sleep problems can be temporary or long-term and even in some instances life threatening. They are more common among women (especially menopausal), the ill, the elderly, smokers, alcoholics and surprisingly common among young people.

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Depression Help in Nanaimo- Overcome Symptoms of Depression

Effective Therapy to help with Depression

Depression HypnotherapyEveryone occasionally experiences sad or down days thats normal. Unhappiness signals to us that something is not working the way it should in life. It is important to focus on fixing the situation ASAP. However, when we are feeling blue, it is difficult to see past our problems or negative thoughts and depression can set in. This cycle of sadness can cause us to fall into a long term rut. If the events that started the depression don't clear up then normal daily unhappiness can spiral into chronic, clinical depression.

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Stress Management in Nanaimo – Hypnosis for Stress

Stress Management HypnotherapyStress, as many sufferers can testify, is a suggestive state whereby the mind tells the individual that things are overwhelming them. Hypnotherapy has long been useful in stress management. Hypnosis gives a person the ability to target their subconscious mind and control their negative thoughts.

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Pain Management Hypnosis in Nanaimo

How can Hypnotherapy be used for Pain Management?

Pain ManagementHypnotherapy is a recommended treatment for both chronic and acute pain patients. Strong evidence has been gathered by a 1995 panel of physicians of the National Institutes of Health that show hypnotic interventions are beneficial in the management of cancer pain, tension headaches, and irritable bowel syndrome and many other forms of mental and physical pain.

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Stop smoking in Nanaimo- quitting smoking with hypnosis

Quit Smoking Now!You know all of the reasons why you shouldn't be smoking. You hear it and think it every day of your life. The problem is that you just can't kick the habit right? Are you frustrated because the habit controls you? If the answer is YES then you've not alone and it is time to give Hypnotherapy a try and make a positive change in your life.

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Weight Loss in Nanaimo – Effective Weight Loss with Hypnosis

How Can You Lose Weight Using Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy?

Weight LossWeight Loss using Hypnotherapy has many unique advantages over many other therapies in that it has the ability to positively help the client change their behaviors.

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Tracy L. ThompsonTracy L. Thompson
Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist
Phone: 250-739-4609 
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Ron E. ThompsonRon E. Thompson
Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist
Phone:: 250-755-6479

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.