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Become a Non-Smoker: What Is a Habit?

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Become a Non-Smoker: What Is a Habit? So, you’ve decided to become a non-smoker… Many people seem to believe that becoming a non-smoker is hard. They’ve often come to this conclusion because they feel that the smoking habit has such a strong hold on them. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to be running a series of blogs around becoming a non-smoker and how I use my D.R.E.A.M. process to assist people in reclaiming their lives as non-smokers. This week, we’re looking at what a habit actually is. What is a habit? It is important to understand that habits are simply a routine or behaviour that we do that produces predictable outcomes for us. Your unconscious mind does not recognise habits as being good or bad, it just recognises it as something that provides you with a positive intention. For instance, you would have habits that we can all recognise as being positive. You might have a particular routine that you do every morning when you wake up. The positive intention here is that you don’t have to think about what you’re doing – it would seem to be almost on autopilot. It also means that you’re completing a…

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Private Health Fund Rebates on Hypnotherapy

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Private Health Fund Rebates on Hypnotherapy Health Fund Rebates for Release Hypnosis It isn’t uncommon for people to ask if their hypnosis session is covered with private health cover. The reality is that many health funds will have different policies towards if they cover hypnosis and hypnotherapy or not. It may be worth contacting your fund directly to ask if they offer cover with the level of cover that you’re on. Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA) Health Funds As a member of the Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA), Lawrence Akers (Release Hypnosis) is covered with the following health funds: Australian Unity CBHS Health Fund Credicare Health Fund Grand United Health HBF (WA) Health Care Insurance Limited Health Partners Medibank Private Navy Health Fund NRMA Health Insurances Phoenix Welfare Queensland Country Health Railway and Transport Health Fund Ltd Reserve Bank Health Society Teachers Federation Health SGIC Health Insurance (SA and NT) SGIO Health Insurance (WA) Westfund You may also claim for hypnotherapy using my Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA) membership number which is: 0814942. Every month, the AHA sends a list to the health funds, so if there is no specific provider number, then you simply tell your health fund that we are…

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January 4th Is World Hypnotism Day!

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January 4th is World Hypnotism Day! Happy World Hypnotism Day, everybody! World Hypnotism Day, January 4th, was established to help educate the general public of the truth and benefits the timeless and natural process of hypnotism has to offer anyone. Movies and books of fiction have warped the perception of hypnosis, which is why World Hypnotism Day is a necessity in order for more people to understand the truth and use this natural, expedient and effective process for personal change. If you scroll to the end of this article, you can find out how to get a FREE New Year’s hypnosis audio MP3 to download right now and to experience hypnosis for yourself. You might be surprised as to who has had a successful experience with hypnosis… As pointed out by my good friend, Richard Scott; ” As some of you may know – I’ve dabbled in hypnosis every now and again. So, I just wanted to let you know of some others who have used the dreaded word ‘hypnosis’ to achieve great success. Recognise anyone? See, it’s not that scary after all.” Dr. Jack Gibson was an Irish hypnotherapist who died in 2005 and he spent much of his…

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A Soldier And A Sex Worker Walk Into A Therapist’s Office. Who’s More Likely To Have PTSD?

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A soldier and a sex worker walk into a therapist’s office. Who’s more likely to have PTSD? Mary-Anne Kate, University of New England and Graham Jamieson, University of New England When we think about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), we most often think of soldiers traumatised by their experiences of war. But the statistics tell another story. While about 5-12% of Australian military personnel who have experienced active service have PTSD at any one time, this is about the same (10%) as rates for police, ambulance personnel, firefighters and other rescue workers. And while these rates are significant, they are not vastly different to rates in the general Australian population (8% of women and 5% of men). PTSD is actually most common in populations with a high exposure to forms of complex trauma. This involves multiple, chronic and deliberately inflicted interpersonal traumas (physical and sexual abuse and assaults, emotional abuse, neglect, persecution and torture). Sex workers, women fleeing domestic violence, survivors of childhood abuse and Indigenous Australians are far more likely to have experienced this complex trauma. In these groups, between 40% and 55% are affected by PTSD. So, how and why does their complex trauma differ from the PTSD we…

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BuzzFeed Take a Look at Hypnotherapy for Nail Biting

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BuzzFeed Take a Look at Hypnotherapy for Nail Biting Who doesn’t love a good BuzzFeed? They can often give you 20 reasons why Melbourne is the best city in the world or a quick video that shows you a couple of guys pretending to eat like a series of barnyard animals or something equally random… and we love it, because who doesn’t mind a bit of fun online that brings a smile to your face. The past week, they’ve decided to run a short little feature of a guy trying hypnotherapy for the first time to stop a life long habit of nail biting. The results? Well, why not watch this video to find out! You might also like to read: How Does Hypnotherapy Work With Weight Loss? Breaking Addiction Through Counselling and Hypnosis The Truth About Hypnotherapy and Quitting Smoking Tips for Mindful Eating

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Struggling With Your New Year’s Resolutions? Here’s How You Can Hang On In There

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Struggling with your New Year’s resolutions? Here’s how you can hang on in there Fuschia Sirois, University of Sheffield Oh, those New Year’s resolutions. By this point you may well be struggling to stick to those precious promises you made to yourself only a few weeks ago. And you might have even sneaked in a few chocolates or crisps when you thought no one was watching. But don’t worry, because a lot of people fail to follow through with their New Year’s health resolutions – with approximately 80% of gym goers who join in the New Year quitting their membership by the second week in February. So much for more exercise, right? Statistics also indicate that more generally, 50% of people quit their gym memberships within six months of starting, and waste almost £500 a year on unused gym memberships and equipment. Clearly, when it comes to New Year’s health resolutions, good intentions are not enough. But fear not, because insights from psychological science can help you identify and understand how to avoid the pitfalls that lead to health goal failures. So rather than beating yourself up about what you should be doing, with the tips below, you can successfully…

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – weekending 29/01/17

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – weekending 29/01/17 This is a weekly post to act as an additional resource for both clients and fellow therapists alike. This week, we’re presenting some of the best from the past week featuring topics as diverse as the value sleep has on mental health, the benefits of meditation, a 10 minute taste of mindfulness, exploring the potential faulty perception of self, and LOTS in regards to the craft of hypnosis itself from the likes of Rory Z, and James Tripp. If you have a video that you would like featured in our weekly roundup, then drop Lawrence a line with a link to your video. Preventing Vulnerabilities How Sleep Impacts Mental Health By AllCEUs Counseling Education A useful podcast that explores the functions of sleep, the sleep cycles and why they’re important, how much sleep is enough and how lack of sleep can lead to feelings of depression, anxiety and irritability. There are also tips and techniques around sleep hygiene. 3 Surprising Benefits of Meditation | Emily Fletcher By Mindvalley Academy Founder of Ziva Meditation, Emily Fletcher, shares 3 of the most surprising benefits of meditation, all of which will improve your daily…

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Why It’s Often Still So Difficult To Be Out And Proud

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Why it’s often still so difficult to be out and proud Elizabeth McDermott, Lancaster University A few months ago, I interviewed a 19-year-old bisexual woman and asked her why she had found it so difficult to “come out”. She replied: “I just had hate coming at me from all sides”. It may seem odd that a young woman living in the UK has experienced hostility because of her sexual orientation. The UK has made many legislative changes to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) equality – such as anti-discrimination laws and same-sex marriage. But although laws have changed, negative attitudes to LGBT people unfortunately still exist. Hate crime towards LGBT people remains a persistent problem in the UK. And new figures compiled by Galop – a LGBT anti-violence charity – show that homophobic attacks have increased 147% in the three months after the Brexit vote. Which suggests the rise in hate crime seen after the EU referendum wasn’t just confined to racism or Islamophobia. Part of the problem is that we live in a world where everyone is presumed to be heterosexual/straight – and as a society we still like to think that everyone fits comfortably into a male…

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TEDTalks and Hypnosis

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TEDTalks and Hypnosis Hands up who loves a TEDTalk? Who doesn’t? They’re like lecturers that are only a quarter of a length but four times as interesting. Best of all, when it comes to topics that you have an interest in, they can provide that really useful bite-size insight that just makes it all worthwhile. And we’re all about sharing here at Release Hypnosis, which is why we’ve found a handful of TEDTalks that you can check out on the topic of hypnosis. Hypnotize Yourself | Dan Candell | TEDxAuburnMiddleSchool Dan Candell guides us in the art of personal hypnotism as we awaken our minds to change the world we’re living in. Dan Candell is a world class hypnotist who has worked with Olympic medalists and celebrities to maximize their performance abilities. Hypnosis + music = hyp-note-therapy: James Giunta at TEDxNavesink Master Hypnotist, and musician, James Giunta invites the audience to engage its playful mind to become more receptive to creativity, concentration, and mastery. Music is hypnotic, and can influence mood and attitude with immediate results. It’s possible to train the mind using favourite music at any time. The powerful combination of music + hypnotic suggestion has potential to influence…

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Quitting Smoking Reduces Stress, Depression and Anxiety

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Quitting smoking reduces stress, depression and anxiety Fron Jackson-Webb, The Conversation Quitting smoking is associated with reduced depression and anxiety, and has a similar effect to antidepressant drugs for mood disorders, British researchers have found. Published today in the journal BMJ, the study shows the improvement in mood, stress levels and quality of life is as large among the general population as those with existing mental health disorders. The researchers, from the universities of Birmingham, Oxford and Kings College London, set out to test the assumption that tobacco improves users’ mood. “Although most smokers report wanting to quit, many continue as they report that smoking provides them with mental health benefits,” the authors said in the paper. The researchers analysed the results of 26 studies that assessed the mental health of participants before and after they quit. Participants had an average age of 44, smoked around 20 cigarettes a day, and were followed up for an average of six months. They found consistent evidence that stopping smoking is associated with improvements in depression, anxiety, stress, psychological quality of life, and positive feelings compared with continuing smoking. The effect sizes are equal or larger than those of antidepressant treatment for mood…

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