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Gambling Awareness Week – Victoria

Hypnosis and gambling : controlling the pokies using hypnotherapy

Today marks the start of of Gambling Awareness Week in Victoria which is held annually to raise awareness about the importance of gambling responsibly. Gambling is becoming a more a more serious social problem throughout Australia and on the Gambling Awareness Week website a survey reports that more than 60% of people think that it is becoming more difficult to gamble responsibly. cyl-450

The problem of increased gambling is prevalent all over Australian and at New Farm Hypnotherapy we have experienced a 74% rise in clients who contact us because they are are that they have or may develop an issue with gambling. Very often this revolves around poker machines or gaming machines which have greatly increased in number over the past few years. Victims of gambling find that their lives are no longer their own and the most important things in life, relationships, health and financial security begin to suffer as gambling becomes the driving force that controls a gambling addict.

Hypnosis is a powerful solution that can help break what can seem like a hopeless addiction. New Farm Hypnotherapy’s “Cut Your Losses” program provides real hope to people seemingly trapped a a destructive cycle of gambling. The program isn’t about willpower, its about realigned your desires and values so that you can look back at your addiction with a sense of relief and pride that it no longer has a hold over you. You can begin to repair your relationships and finances and get you life back on track.

If you feel you have a problem with gambling, the chances are that you’re right. Call us on 07 3254 1374 and speak directly with one of our experienced hypnotherapists, we’ll answer all of your questions in a friendly non-judgemental way and help you get back on track.

Using the unconscious mind to achieve change

When is the best time to make a change in our lives?

Many of us choose the the New Year to make changes in the way we live and the things we do. These can be a simple as quitting smoking, taking more exercise of being more positive in our outlook on life. Research shows that making changes is much more effective when we have prepared ourselves and given consideration to all of the ramifications that change may bring.

I don’t know how you got on with the resolutions you made at the beginning of 2015 but statistically, the chances are that despite the resolve you felt on January 1st, in a few weeks you will have reverted at least in part back to old patterns of behaviour. One study shows that as little as 8% of new year’s resolutions are actually accomplished.

Often this this is because of a lack of preparation and appreciation of how difficult it can be to change ingrained habits without involving the unconscious mind through the use of hypnotherapy.

Hypnotherapy has been shown to be a powerful agent of change because it helps us write new patterns of behaviour in the unconscious mind easily and without a conflict with your conscious desires.

Making change and improving your life is best done when you are ready and prepared to do so rather than because of an arbitrary date on the calendar.

Whatever and whenever you decide to change old habits or improve your health and wellbeing, at New Farm Hypnotherapy we have a team of experienced and dedicated therapists who will help you achieve your goals. Just as habits are built over time, using hypnosis they can be changed giving you the freedom and confidence to successfully get on with life.

If you’re ready for change, call us on 07 3254 1373 or email clinic@brisbanehypnosisclinic.com.au and one of our therapists will be happy to answer all of your questions.

High Risk and Binge Drinking

A new study released by the University of Western Sydney suggests a worrying rise in high risk alcohol intake by women aged 35 – 59 years old. This supports a trend that we have seen at Brisbane Hypnosis Clinic over the past few years. Ten years ago it was rare for women in this age group to present concerned about their drinking habits yet today this is probably about 30% of our work. This is why we developed the highly successful Taking Control program which helps people restore balance to their alcohol consumption. [Read more…]

  1. Can I respond to hypnosis?taking control hypnotherapy to control drinking
    The hypnotherapists at New Farm Hypnotherapy Clinic have a combined experience of delivering successful therapeutic outcomes of more than 70 years. In that time we have yet to see a client who wants to experience change through hypnosis and is unable to respond. Hypnosis is a completely natural and very safe state which most people have experienced but don’t recognise as hypnosis. A commonly given example is that of driving and arriving at a destination with no real memory of the journey, this is a form of self-hypnosis that most will recognise as familiar. If you have experienced this state of mind there is no reason to think that you won’t be able to respond to hypnotherapy is a positive way.
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  2. I don’t want to stop drinking completely, I just want to cut down?
    Many clients who undertake the Taking Control – alcohol program at New Farm Hypnotherapy Clinic feel that their drinking is getting out of their control. They want to maintain control over alcohol while at the same time still being able to drink occasionally or socially. This is the goal of Taking Control and by the tome you have completed the program you will feel able to choose when to drink, how much to drink and be able to stick with your healthy decisions and still be able to enjoy yourself , you will be in control of your alcohol consumption.
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  3. How will I feel?
    After completing the program you’ll feel proud of your achievement, better about yourself and you’ll feel much healthier. Imagine getting up in the morning feeling energised, fit and able to face your day confidently. You’ll certainly be more relaxed, experience less stress and be able to manage issues much better. Taking Control is one of the most important steps you can take to stay in good health.
  4. Will my health fund rebate for this program?
    Some health insurance funds allow you to claim part of the cost of hypnotherapy programs. Any rebate differs between funds and is subject to review by funds on an annual basis. If you have private health cover and a rebate is important to you please check with your health insurance fund.
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  5. How do I make an appointment?
    You can make an appointment for the Taking Control Program by completing the form below, emailing us at appointments@brisbanehypnosisclinic.com.au or phoning the clinic on 07 3254 1373. If you phone the clinic we may be with clients so please leave you name, a contact number and the best time to return your call and one of our therapists will call you as soon as we are free.

 

Taking Control Enquiry Form

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  1. Can I respond to hypnosis?smoke free : quit smoking with hypnosis
    The hypnotherapists at New Farm Hypnotherapy Clinic have a combined experience of delivering successfultherapeutic outcomes of more than 70 years. In that time we have yet to see a client who wants to experience change through hypnosis and is unable to respond. Hypnosis is a completely natural and very safe state which most people have experienced but don’t recognise as hypnosis. A commonly given example is that of driving and arriving at a destination with no real memory of the journey, this is a form of self-hypnosis that most will recognise as familiar. If you have experienced this state of mind there is no reason to think that you won’t be able to respond to hypnotherapy is a positive way.
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  2. Will I experience withdrawal symptoms or weight gain when I quit smoking?
    Most clients do not experience any symptoms when quitting smoking, the techniques used minimise the impact of quitting smoking and people generally feel calmer and more relaxed after experiencing a session of hypnotherapy.
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  3. Will I ever smoke again?
    No-one can guarantee that you will never choose to smoke again, but it is very rare that a person would make a conscious decision to start smoking after successfully overcoming their smoking habit. Quitting smoking is the single best decision that you can make to safeguard your future health and you will quickly feel much better with clear lungs, better health and a sense of achievement that it is doubtful you would ever decide to smoke again.
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  4. Will my health fund rebate for this program?
    Some health insurance funds allow you to claim part of the cost for stop smoking programs. Any rebate differs from fund to fund, if you have private health cover please check with your health insurance fund as you may be entitled to a rebate.
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  5. How do I make an appointment?
    You can make an appointment to quit smoking by completing the form below, emailing us at appointments@brisbanehypnosisclinic.com.au or phoning the clinic on 07 3254 1373. If you phone the clinic we may be with clients so please leave you name, a contact number and the best time to return your call and one of our therapists will call you as soon as we are free.

 

Smoke Free Enquiry Form

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The Three Dependencies Associated with Stopping Smoking Successfully

Smoking is a multi-faceted addiction or habit and to stop smoking permanently it is vital to overcome the three dependencies associated with the smoking habit. These are;

stopping smoking using hypnosis

Nicotine dependency: Perhaps you wake each morning craving a cigarette. This is because of nicotine dependency. Nicotine is a highly addictive drug with a half-life or about 40 minutes and while you sleep the level of the drug in your bloodstream has dropped to the point where you may feel uncomfortable and need to smoke soon after waking. In fact many smokers have two or three cigarettes in quick succession soon after waking to restore the nicotine level in the bloodstream to a comfortable level.

Habitual dependency: Are you one of the many smokers who gets into the car and lights a cigarette before driving off? All smokers have habitual dependencies, some of these include smoking when having a cup of coffee or talking on the phone, smoking when consuming alcohol or when enjoying time out. These are habits that are formed over many years of smoking and these must be broken in order to successfully quit smoking.

Psychological dependency: It is very common for smokers light a cigarette when they are stressed, perhaps lonely or bored. Psychologically dependency occurs when cigarettes are used to change our mood or as a coping mechanism to deal with unpleasant emotions.

The Smoke Free Program specifically targets all three dependencies making it the most effective method for you to quit smoking permanently. You will be amazed at its simplicity and effectiveness as you begin to reap the immediate financial and health benefits of quitting. For an average smoker, smoking a pack a day, Smoke Free pays for itself in less time than it takes to complete the program. If stopping smoking is what you want, call Brisbane Hypnosis Clinic – New Farm Hypnotherapy on 07 3254 1373 and talk to one of our friendly professional therapists.

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