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Psychological Wellbeing Hypnotherapy Newcastle

When someone is feeling ill, physically sick or has pulled a muscle, the normal course of action is to go and see a health professional. For physical damage and hurt it may be a doctor. For a pulled or damaged muscle a physiotherapist or body work specialist are many peoples first ports of call.

Why then, is it so many people suffering psychological dis-ease put off for a long time before seeking a psychological well being professional such as a counsellor, psychotherapist or professional clinical hypnotherapy in Newcastle?

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Dis-eases or problems of the psyche are less well accepted in society than physiological ones. They are certainly less well understood. Your psychological well being is as important as your physical health because they effect each other.

PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING

Seemingly for most westerners, long gone are the days of actively worrying and performing rituals to get into a heaven where a priest or cleric could dispense the right psychological assurance and penance to affect a good seat after the main show. With time doctors and psychoanalysts became the new order of priests tending to the psychological needs of those who could afford them. At one time it was trendy to be hysterical.

Grieving for loss and not being able to stand because a painful back are two different kinds of ‘weakness’, with one being traditionally less well accepted until quite recently. It must be completely obvious to the hard or thinking and feeling that psychology effects physiology and physiology effects psychology.

A Simple Thought Experiment

Imagine a fresh, shiny lemon. Put it in your hand and get a sense of the weight. Now, imagine taking a knife and cutting a slice of lemon, noticing the lemon smell as you cut this slice. a big juicy slice. Now, put it in your mouth and bite down, lemon juice squirting all over your tongue.

Right now you are salivating and there is no lemon. This is using your imagination to guide your experience. This is one example, not a definition but an example, of how hypnotherapy can function to change your physiology and psychology at the same time.

THE PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING CRUTCH – DRUGS

Drugs can and often are a useful way for people to get through troubling times. They can and do save lives. Drugs are an essential part of our society. They also have their down sides too.

The occasionally well informed and holistic doctor will refer their patient to a professional hypnotherapist or psychotherapist; Usually the patient will have to pay for this themselves.

Very occasionally, some of the more multi faceted, highly integral doctors may refer their patients to counselling or CBT where they can talk about their problems for many sessions and may have to wait six months for the privilege.

One of the most common courses of treatment prescribed by doctors for psychological dis-ease are drugs. Drugs for anxiety, depression, sexual performance problems, grief, guilt, pain, lack of motivation or drive.

The idea is likely a combination of very limited time to actually talk with and treat their patients and popping a pill requires zero effort and zero commitment.

So what the majority of doctors do seems to be prescribe drugs. Most rarely seem to treat psychological disease with anything other than drugs. And of course, drugs treat the symptom and not the cause.

PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH

Experiencing anxiety, worry and depression are actually very common for practically all people. Performance pressures such as public speaking fears are all too common. The majority of people ( like when a muscle is sore ) work through these issues quite perfectly without professional assistance.

When these every day worries and problems become really problematic or are affecting health or are a constant source of anxiety then it is very likely a good idea to contact a professional to help you with your psychological health and wellbeing.

Working as early as possible with a professional hypotherapist Newcastle based psychotherapist or highly skilled counsellor could help heal and treat psychological problems.

Hypnotherapy will not offer drugs and will usually attempt to help you learn and uncover ways to change your thinking and behaviour so your life improves in the right ways for you.

A telephone consultation is completely free of charge and will take up to 30 minutes. Call 0770 481 8467 or complete and return the questionnaire on the ‘booking a therapy session’ page above.

Hypnotherapy For Weight Loss : Psychological Relationship with Food

Newcastle Hypnotherapy for help with loosing weight and maintaining a healthy attitude towards yourself and your relationship with food. To find out how hypnotherapy can help with the psychological relationship with food, read on.

Hypnotherapy can be used to help you deal with emotional, psychological and environmental aspects of eating. This could mean using food or snacks to deal with stress and negative emotional issues. Or learning to stop ‘snacking’ on junk food treats.

Professional Hypnotherapy Weight Loss

Weight loss, and healthy long term maintenance is not about fad diets, not just about how much you eat vs how much you burn off, its not just about your psychology. So not surprisingly it is all of these aspects and more.

The foods we eat are divided into three groups. Fats, Protein and Carbohydrates. Some of these are used to build and maintain our body while others ( fatty acids and sugars ) provide the fuel.

Surplus energy from fats, carbohydrates and sugars is stored in the body. Fatty acids and glycerol form triglycerides, stored in your fat cells and glucose forms glucogen which is stored in the muscles and liver.

Clearly, having a good and balanced diet is important. Continue to eat too much and store too much fat means you will become fat. A dietician and nutritionist can provide with all the above informations and even work our a new regime or suggest a new diet.

When latest diets, joining a new gym or a whole new eating regime doesn’t work for you for the umpteenth time it is a good idea to explore the psychological aspects of your relationship with food.

Psychological Relationship with Food

Hypnotherapy as any psychotherapeutic practice can, can help you change your perceived motivations, ideas and thoughts about food, eating and weight. This is not just a psychological issue because thoughts create and feed emotions as emotions can create thoughts.

More than two thirds of people eat more when they are stressed or emotionally challenged. This could be a craving for high carbohydrate foods or simply a grazing behaviour to help cope. This means stress and emotional states alter apatite.

High carbohydrate, fatty and sugary foods taste good to most people. When these becomes used as a pick me up for low moods, stress alleviation or even to relieve boredom they can become coping habits.

At a simplistic and at the same time very honest level, overeater’s are using food as a coping mechanism, a coping behaviour.

When a habit or coping behaviour is acted out, there is, a reward actually felt for doing that behaviour. Long term these kinds of behaviours can produce guilt, shame and create the negative spiral of yo yo quitting. Why because they never address the real issue. Yet coping behaviours for a short while do the trick.

There are two very effective aspects you can address to change your psychological relationship with food and how you eat.To make honest and lasting change you need to be honest with yourself.

  • First, get very clear about why you want to lose weight.  This is usually nothing to do with health, looks or even weight loss!
  • The second is acknowledging and addressing the underlying causes for eating the ways you have.

For professional hypnotherapy in Newcastle upon Tyne for weight loss. Call Nigel Hetherington for a free no obligation consultation. 0770 481 8467