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Midwife three- week ORGASM after giving birth

A mother of four claims she has experienced four pain-free labours using hypnotherapy and breathing exercises – before enjoying a three-week orgasm.

Midwife Emily Street, 35, experienced the euphoric sensation after each of the births of her four children.

The mum, who lives with husband Paul, 34, a food company manager, had her first pain-free labour when she gave birth to her oldest, Oscar, now aged nine.

Emily, from Hale, Cheshire, said: ‘I was really quite terrified having seen loads of things as a midwife, and obviously the things that really stick with you are the ones that weren’t so nice.

‘I remember being heavily pregnant with Oscar, sitting on the sofa a nervous wreck and just bursting into tears saying, ‘I don’t know how I’m going to do this’.’ Read more

Beyond the Flu Shot: How to boost your immunity

The upcoming winter months prompt the return of the flu shot — and disagreements between alternative and traditional medical professionals, and even the general population, about its importance. Reminders of the flu vaccination for Pioneer Valley residents become more and more common, and like every year, people of all ages tend to forget or skip their yearly flu shot

The Massachusetts Department of Health states the shot is vital to stay healthy during the flu season. The flu causes thousands of hospitalizations each year and can even result in death, especially for those who are more at risk, including pregnant women, infants and the elderly. Those with medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes and a weakened immune system are also at risk for health complications. Read more

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A look at integrative medicine with Stanford’s David Spiegel

I try to keep an open mind, but as someone immersed in science, I tend to view most non-traditional medicine rather skeptically. That said, I’ve spent many years living in places —like California’s Nevada City or Santa Cruz — where integrative therapies abound, and strait-laced me is often the odd one out.

That’s why I was particularly eager to chat with and learn more from David Spiegel, MD. A professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Spiegel is the medical director for the Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine and an expert in hypnosis. Here, finally, is a researcher who straddles both worlds, I thought — he can help me peer into the murky world of integrative medicine. And, as you’ll read below, I learned quite a bit, including the proper terminology.

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Little Mindset Tweak Transformed My Life & Business

For many years, I thought of myself as someone who is NOT a public speaker. Sitting at the introvert end of the scale, I often found myself quaking in my boots at the thought of merely introducing myself in a work meeting, let alone standing up in front of a room full of people to give a presentation.

‘It’s totally fine’ – I thought, I believed, I basically convinced myself.

‘I’m not really a high-achiever anyway, I don’t WANT to have that kind of job where I have to stand up and talk’.

And so, I kept my head down in meetings, not brave enough to share my opinion. I ducked out of big events in case I’d have to speak. I even went as far as to turn down an interview for a dream job opportunity because I’d have to do a presentation as part of the selection process.

‘It’s fine,’ I said. ‘I don’t want that kind of job anyway’.

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Hypnosis Is the Only Thing That’s Helped Me Lose Weight

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Photo: Getty Images

I could fill an entire book listing, in chronological order, my failed attempts at weight loss. Instead, I’ll just offer some highlights: Seven halfhearted rounds of Weight Watchers; two days each of every crash diet you can think of; two juice cleanses; training for and running three half-marathons; and diet pills that were basically prescription meth and made me such a raging lunatic my now-husband threatened to call off our wedding if I didn’t stop taking them.

Sure, I’d lose three pounds here and seven there — except for those diet pills; I looked damn good on those — but I always ended up where I started, or heavier. Slowly, those extra 15 pounds I’d never been able to shake turned into an extra 20, then an extra 25.

Friends, family, and even some doctors had told me to stop worrying and accept my body the way it was. And maybe I didn’t need to lose it — not everyone needs to lose weight. But my issues went beyond the scale. It was clear I had a complicated, if not clichéd, relationship with food.

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Making changes to become the person you want to be

Goblins and ghouls are coming – as they have every year for millennia. I know because my kids have been talking for weeks about what to wear for Halloween. My daughter wants to be a super-spy and my son has chosen Freddy Krueger.

Actually, dressing up – or guising as it was called – is an ancient tradition. Celtic people apparently believed the autumn festival time offered an opportunity for the dead and assorted spirits to pass from their realms into this one, and dressing up like them was a protection.

All the same, dressing up like someone else can be fun. Throughout the year, I meet people who also want to be someone else; or at least want to change an important aspect of who they are now. As Woody Allen once said: “My one regret in life is that I’m not someone else.”

If you want to change a part of your life, the first step is being able to explore how that part is currently not getting you the results you want. I suppose it’s like opening the hood of a car and actually looking at the machinery. The best way that I know of how to do that – not the only way – is through mindfulness.

With mindfulness you stop paying attention to the story that you’ve been telling yourself. The content doesn’t really matter that much. Person A is afraid of dogs and person B is afraid of pickles. Yet in both cases there is a structure to how each individual is making themselves afraid, and mindfulness is an excellent way to explore that structure.

The next step is about creatively imaging things in a way that makes you salivate. You know how good menus stimulate your imagination so that you can practically savour the food? Well, utilising your imagination so that the new you is equally irresistible eliminates the need for self-discipline at this stage. Who needs discipline to eat something delicious? Hypnosis is the best way I know of to utilise your imagination.

The final step is conditioning and practice.

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woman with fear of clowns beat her phobia

A woman with a crippling clown phobia has agreed to pose with one in her face for a questionable photoshoot.

She seems scared (Picture: Mercury Press)

She seems scared (Picture: Mercury Press)

Courtney Blighton, 18, said she had to leave her flat in Leeds city centre and put her studies on hold after the numerous ‘killer clown’ sightings across the country.

Here is the English Lit student, whose clown fear seriously disrupted her life, until she was cured with hypnotherapy.

I can’t remember it starting at a certain point, but when I was a child I absolutely hated clowns,’ she said, standing next to a clown.

 

‘If I ever saw one on TV it used to freak me out so much, I would get really scared.

‘I used to cry and have nightmares about them.’

She then explained that she underwent hypnotherapy to get rid of her fear of clowns.

a crippling clown phobia was left HOUSEBOUND during this monthís terrifying killer clown craze. The numerous ëkiller clowní sightings which gripped the UK earlier this month forced 18-year-old Courtney Blighton to leave her Leeds city centre flat and put her studies on hold. And the teenagerís lifelong fear of clowns ñ known as coulrophobia ñ meant she would not step outside mum Lorna Blightonís home in nearby Menston, West Yorks, for more than a week. But English Literature student Courtney is fearful no more after being hypnotised to make her forget her phobia ñ and she is even planning to go clubbing in fancy dress this Halloween. Courtney’s hypnotherapist Krystyna Szczygiel said: ‘When Courtney first spoke to me she couldn’t even look at a picture of a clown without feeling anxious.

‘We used hypnotherapy to help gain control over her thought processes and feelings to create permanent positive change.

‘Changes can occur within moments in the right setting.’

Now that her coulrophobia is gone, Courtney is able to have a bit of fun and pose in photos like these

LOL (Picture: Mercury Press)

LOL (Picture: Mercury Press)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hypnotherapy to Deal With My Skin-Picking Issue

It may sound ridiculous, but it was pretty effective.

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I’ve had this habit of messing with my pores that I haven’t quite been able to shake since I started doing it at the age of 15. It wasn’t to the point that I was pulling actual chunks of skin off my face (apologies for the visual), but if there were something, anything, trapped inside a pore, you better believe I would not ease up until I freed it. I would analyze and zero in on each specific spot, only to end up stepping away from the mirror defeated, red-faced, and with certain half moon-shaped nail marks indented into my skin. The habit got better year by year, but it was still present, and so freaking embarrassing at that.

Whispers around the internet claimed that hypnotherapy could help deal with the issue—people swore it helped them quit smoking, pulling out their hair, picking at their nails, and more, so with that, I decided to hit up hypnotherapist and stress relief expert Grace Smith. It certainly couldn’t hurt.

Perhaps due to the magic shows you see on cruise ships, people assume hypnotherapy will prompt them to make animal noises until some Gob Bluth a la Arrested Development type snaps his fingers, and you return to the real world. Smith assured me that the real deal was nothing like that.

“Hypnotherapy is more along the lines of meditation with a goal, and the way it works is that I help people relax into a state where they feel safe,” Smith explains. “Most people try to make change when they’re really stressed out, angry, and fed up, but when you’re coming from that state, your subconscious isn’t going to make a lasting change because you’re in panic survival mode, whereas when you’re relaxed, you become open to suggestion.”

For the longest time, I just thought I had terrible skin—constantly breaking out and in belief that I was still going through puberty, so I felt compelled to pick at it, or punish it for being bad, if you will. Whether it’s hair-pulling, or picking at either your cuticles or skin, Grace assure me that it was all driven by anxiety, which made total sense. On the nights I happened to be freaking out about something, I’d spend the most time in the magnifying mirror. In hypnotherapy, she would change the habit from the subconscious level, and your logical mind would follow accordingly.

“There’s some part of us that feels good when we squeeze that whitehead out, it’s weird. The conscious, logical mind knows it’s not good for us, but the subconscious doesn’t, so that’w why these behaviors continue,” she tells me. “Logic means nothing to the subconscious mind. It’s all about emotion and habit. We have to tell the subconscious that no matter how good the emotional release may be, it’s actually bad for us, but we can only have that conversation when we’re feeling safe.”

It had worked for Smith’s clients in the past—she told me of a young girl she previously worked with, who had problems with pulling out her eyelashes, and was able to stop after one session (and she has the adorable new school pictures to prove it). Of course, you have to want to make the change in order for the session to work.

“If someone wants to quit, they’ll be able to do it in a few sessions, whereas if a woman is bringing her teenage son to me and asking me to make him stop smoking because he doesn’t want to quit, it can take almost 50 sessions,” she says. “The efficacy of hypnosis is based on how much you want the result.”

Suffice it to say that I really wanted it.

Grace and I had our session over FaceTime, so after I commandeered one of the focus rooms at the office, we settled in. She told me that if I did have external thoughts that didn’t completely have to do with the session, that was fine, and just to go with it. She began talking me down, and getting me to a calmer, more meditative state. Despite the noise and activities happening outside of my little pod, I was able to relax and listen to her, guiding me to visualize a safe space.

My skin was my friend, she told me. We were going to have a better relationship, I would leave it alone, and I promised to behave. It may sound ridiculous, but it was pretty effective.

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Hypnosis To Improve Sex and Relationships

There is a growing trend of people using hypnosis and meditation as a way to improve their sex lives and relationships. Hypnosis for sex and relationships is a new approach to relationship therapy but extremely effective since sex is an emotional experience and the body literally reacts to what the mind is thinking on all levels.

Hypnotist Richard Barker has been working with couples for sex and relationship issues for quite some time with very interesting results. Richard Barker, a world renowned Hypnotist, has been teaching couples and individuals, through the power of hypnosis, how to have better sex.

Barker said, “The power of your sex life is all in your mind. You can choose to have better or worse sex depending on your thought process. Everything first begins with a thought, and the thought then translates into an action. Every thought has a tangible response to it, usually demonstrated through emotions; actions and behavior.”

Barker goes on to say “Clients that were feeling anxious or nervous in and out of the bedroom, have seen exciting results from the ability of hypnosis to influence and change the thought processes towards sex and relationships.”

In this month’s issue of Women’s Health, Richard Barker is featured helping a couple with a six-month dry spell in the bedroom. The article details how this kind of hypnosis relationship work benefits couples facing a variety of issues. It can help with any anxiety problems that affect performance in the bedroom and during a relationship.

Barker said, “Some people come to see me individually because they feel anxiety about sex or just don’t feel good about themselves. If a woman, for example, has been told by a previous partner for years that she is ugly or just not worthy, it manifests itself into the subconscious, and can have a seriously negative impact on any new relationships.” Barker added, “Once the negative perceptions are removed and replaced with positive affirmations, she can be on the road to a greater relationship.”

Barker removes the previous negative baggage many clients carry with them, and help them to feel great about themselves and sexy again. Barker also believes in the affect couples can experience in joint sessions. It provides an extremely effective platform for helping couples improve their sex life together.

Tiffany Beverlin, CEO of Dreams Recycled, a website for divorcees, said, “One of the more challenging things about moving on after divorce, is getting back in the saddle sexually. Divorcees express a lot of anguish over not only finding new people to date, but in being sexually active with them. A woman may not have sexually been with anyone but her husband, or maybe hasn’t had a new partner in years. I have seen how hypnosis helps people relax, feel confident in themselves and regain the courage to really let go and enjoy the ride.”

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HYPNOSIS: WHAT IT REALLY IS AND COULD WORK FOR YOU

There are a few things we need to straighten out before we find out if hypnotherapy is right for you.

First of all, most people have a huge misconception about what hypnotherapy really is. You are familiar with stage hypnotists who go through an audience selecting future chicken cluckers and other people to do silly things under the influence of hypnosis. These hypnotists are trained to choose highly suggestable participants who are the ones who, at a cocktail party, are most likely to put on a lamp shade and do the hula. This is all very amusing but it is only that, entertainment. It is not therapy.

The second myth about hypnosis is from how hypnosis is portrayed in movies and television, where the hypnotist asks the subject to watch a swinging watch or counts to five while saying, “your eyes are becoming very heavy, very heavy,” etc. While that could conceivably work on highly suggestable people like the ones mentioned above, for the average person it is a more involved process to achieve a proper trance state.

There is also the notion that hypnosis is “mind control’ and the person under hypnosis can be manipulated or lose control of their free will. In order to do that you would need to brainwash someone, which can be done with sleep deprivation, constant indoctrination, starvation, reward conditioning, punishment, torture, and of course, quite a lot of time — more time than the hour to ninety minutes that a regular hypnotherapy session lasts (and I hope someone would report you missing within a few days).

Under hypnosis you cannot be made to do anything that is not in your natural moral code. You cannot be made to kick a cat or rob a bank unless it is in your nature to do so in the first place.

As a hypnotherapist for over 24 years I always assure the client that if at any time during the session they feel uneasy and don’t want to continue, they have only to say so and we will stop and discuss the discomfort that is blocking the session. If they need to get up to go the bathroom they may do so and return to the session quite easily. The session is ALL about the client, so their comfort and safety are always my prime concern.

Hypnosis is simply relaxing a person so that they can access their subconscious mind. Think of your conscious mind as an island in the middle of the ocean. Your subconscious mind is the ocean. Hypnosis is the means of going into the depths of the unseen subconscious self, where there may lie sea monsters or mermaids; one never knows until you go scuba diving into the sea of self.

What is the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy? Hypnosis can be used to affect suggestible people to do funny things; you can use it to have the body react to certain suggestions so that cigarettes taste like duck poo, or to regress someone back to a childhood or even past life event.

Hypnotherapy is when you use the means of hypnosis to heal emotional, physical, and spiritual issues. With hypnosis you may go into your subconscious mind but you don’t work with the underlying reason of your distress or disease; you just go “AHA!” then come back to your conscious state. In hypnosis there may be discovery but no recovery. It is always good to bring issues to the light, but to leave them there and not heal them, to me, is more than a disservice, it is an abuse.

Now that you know more about hypnotherapy, will it work for you? If you are able to relax and trust your hypnotherapist, then I would say yes of course. If you are an A type personality who has to be in control at all times, then it may be more challenging for you to develop a rapport with your hypnotherapist and they may need to use more relaxation techniques to get you to the point at which the trance work is effective.

Please note too that hypnotherapy is a way of altering the conscious mind into a state of deep relaxation and in order for that to work, you need to be “unaltered.” Which means it won’t work if you are stoned, drunk, or hyped out on espresso. If you are taking medications such as antidepressants or even mild pain relievers, so long as that is your ongoing regimen, they should not affect the session. It is important that, while you are in a relaxed state or what we call a trance, you are conscious and awake. I sometimes have to gently nudge a client awake because they became so relaxed, and though sleep may be what they need, we still need to proceed with the work of revealing and healing.

One thing that I do know from my years of using hypnotherapy is that it is one of the most expedient and effective healing methods out there. Many women come to me very apprehensive about hypnotherapy and after just a session or two are eager to go under again and explore another fantastic episode of positive change.

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