31 January 2012

"Our Deepest Fear" inspires me!

I love this quote from 
Marianne Williamson

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

27 January 2012

This picture always makes me laugh

Meg just after a combing.  It's good to laugh.  Surround yourself with happy pictures to keep the winter blues away.

What if up? I love this

What if up?
Here's a little game to play with yourself. The idea has been expanded by Mindy Audlin www.whatifup.com. The mind is always asking what if DOWN questions like:-

What if it all goes wrong?
What if they don't like me?
What if I lose all my money?

In this game you ask what if UP questions like:-

What if it all goes right?
What if I become a brilliant ________________?
What if I become a millionaire?

When you start asking the what if UP questions it will start changing your energy levels and your internal dialogue. It feels good.

Don't take my word for it....try it and see what happens.

Have fun.

20 January 2012

I saw a client today who wanted to give up smoking.  I became a hypnotherapist because I went to see one to stop smoking myself.  It was so worth it and I have never been tempted once to smoke again.  It seems hard to believe when you give it up, that within such a short time, you will have wished you never had started.  But that is part of life, making mistake.  The great thing about giving up smoking is your body will start helping you correct that mistake the second you stop.

Within 20 minutes of your last cigarette
-       blood pressure drops to normal
-       pulse rate drops to normal
-       body temperature of hands and feet return to normal

8 hours after your last cigarette
-       carbon monoxide leels in the blood drops to normal
-       oxygen level in blood increases to normal – 8 hours – WOW
-       you smell better

24 hours
-       chances of a heart attack decreases

48 hours
-       Never endings start re-growing
-       Your ability to smell and taste things is enhanced

72 hours
-       Bronchial tubes relax making breathing easier.
-       Your lung capacity increases – how amazing is that?

2 weeks to 3 months
-       Circulation improves
-       Walking becomes easier as you have more breath literally
-       Lung function increases by up to 30%

1 to 9 months
-       Coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue shortness of breath decrease
-       Lung cilia re-grow increasing the ability to handle mucus and clean lungs
-       Body’s overall energy increases

5 years
-       Lung cancer death rate for average smoker almost halves

10 years
-       Lung cancer death rate down to almost that of a non-smoker
-       Pre-cancerous cells are replaced
-       Other cancer risks decrease

And all these benefits are lost when you start smoking again so after this recording you will never have ONE puff again.  Here’s to good health.

16 January 2012

Even though... At least....

This is an excellent tip if you have anything negative happening in your life.

You first acknowledge it and then let it go.  For example, "Even though I hate my job, at least I can find a new one".   "Even though I have gained weight, at least I can do something about it".  "Even though I don't have a partner in my life now, at least I can be proactive and start looking on line".  "Even though I can't seem to stop smoking, at least I am trying to cut down".  It really helps to let go of negative energy.

It is a great habit to get yourself into for the New Year.

13 January 2012

Goals for 2012

If you can't figure out your goals for 2012, you will never reach them.
Take 2 hours and sit down and pick 4 areas of your life you want to change/improve/start within the next 6 months.  Then take a calendar and slot in what needs to be done to achieve them.  For example:
Health - exercise 5 times a week and slot in when you will do it.
Learn Spanish - Look up classes or maybe swap languages on Gumtree and set up time or join a class.
Clear out - plot in 4 hours each weekend to clear out what ever it is you need to do (clothes, garage, office, anything) and start this weekend.
Social life - get in touch with old friends and plan on coffee or walk for 1 hour over the next few months.
In 6 months time, do it again and choose 4 new areas to work on.  Fill in a life wheel to get you going.
Good luck to getting all your goals sorted for the year.

10 January 2012

New Year and Hypnobirthing classes start

Happy New Year.  I am back from the States and looking forward to 2012.  We are starting new Hypnobirthing classes this month at The Putney Clinic branch.  You can see details on the my website or The Putney Clinics or Yoga Mama.  Call to book on 0208 789 3881 or 07931 547414 to get more information or speak with me.  I am excited to the New Year.  I hope everyone else is as well.
Go forward and accomplish your goals.

05 January 2012

Common phobias

by Marygrace Anderson

We have all seen the list of absurd and ridiculous phobias:
  • Consecotaleophobia – The fear of chopsticks
  • Euphobia - The fear of good news, hearing good news
  • Melophobia - The fear of music
  • Soceraphobia - The fear of parents-in-law
  • Arachibutyrophobia - The fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth
  • Metrophobia - The fear of poetry
  • Olfactophobia - The fear of smells or odours
  • Heliophobia - The fear of the sun or sunlight
There are in fact only two phobias we are born with, fear of loud noises and falling over, which, we believe, are caused by the natural reflexes we experience as babies. This is great news! This actually means you created your own fear and therefore, you can stop it as well!

When I get a call from a client, they will tell me they have a fear of flying. They do not say, I have aerophobia, aviatophobia, aviophobia or pteromerhanophobia. The same applies to people who suffer any fear.

In my personal experience, I have treated a wide range of people with many types of fear: social situations; speaking in public; cats; spiders; performing concerts in public; taking exams; the dark; urinating in public places; loud noises; flying; dating, to name but a few.

The thing is, no fear is ridiculous or stupid if it is truly ruining your enjoyment of life. The other important point is that you are not alone! Many people believe they are the only sufferer even with the most popular phobias. We all have fears, but if the fear is preventing you from doing an activity, you should seek help. A characteristic of phobias is that it can spread into other phobias. Children can also “learn” fears from their parents. So if your mother hated going in lifts, the likelihood of you developing a fear of lifts will increase as well.

So I encourage you now to face your fear and challenge it. Fear hates change, laughter and losing. So stand up and say over and over to yourself:
“I am no longer going to tolerate this fear! I can and will stop it by the power of my own thoughts. I created it in my mind and I will stop it now with my own mind.”
Please feel free to call Marygrace on 07931 54 74 14 to discuss your situation. Alternatively, you can her an email with any questions you may have to mghypnosis@aol.com or you can visit the MG Hypnosis website.

04 January 2012

Local hypnotherapist meets new national standards

A Putney-based hypnotherapist has achieved a new national standard for her practice.

Marygrace Anderson has been registered by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the government backed UK regulatory body for complementary healthcare practitioners.

The recognition places her at the forefront of a national drive to provide a benchmark for standards and safety for the public. Practitioners registered with the CNHC meet national occupational standards and abide by a rigorous code of conduct, performance and ethics.

Marygrace said: "Achieving CNHC registration is not only great news for me and my clients, but a vital step for hypnotherapy."

Hypnotherapy is a treatment that uses hypnosis to alter the way you feel or change aspects of your life that need improving. Hypnosis is a perfectly natural condition, which we experience every day of our lives, like day dreaming. We drift in and out of a hypnotic state all day long without being aware of it. Under hypnosis, we are capable of making amazing changes to our thinking patterns and unlocking unlimited potential to improve and transform our lives.

Hypnotherapy is a results based therapy and the success rates with helping overcome phobias, panic attacks, stress reduction, weight loss and smoking cessation, among a whole list of other common conditions. It is effective for kids on upwards.

Marygrace added that: "Hypnotherapy is one of 10 disciplines now recognized by the CNHC. Members of the public can search the CNHC register to find practitioners in their local area. More than 40,000 searches have been carried out so far this year. By providing a verification of standards, the CNHC allows GPs, hospitals, private healthcare providers and insurance companies to refer patients, with confidence, to practitioners of hypnotherapy or to make the therapy more readily available in health centres, clinics, doctors’ surgeries and hospitals."

For further information, you can contact Marygrace Anderson on 07931 54 74 14, by email at mghypnosis@aol.com or visit the MG Hypnosis website.

03 January 2012

Imagination: the best confidence booster of them all

by Marygrace Anderson

There is one thing all parents would agree that their kids excel in over themselves – Imagination. Kids have wonderful and brilliant imaginations. The only trouble is when their imaginations start focusing on their fears versus their strengths. This can lead to phobias, sleeping problems and anxiety. So what can you do to help your child?

There are a few things, but one I recommend is, at night teach them to put a bubble around themselves and visualise how they want to feel. So for example, if they are having trouble sleeping, do the following steps: Have them rub their hands together quickly.

Next, have them take a deep breath. As they exhale, have them imagine a protective bubble surrounding them so nothing can get in and they will sleep all night with beautiful dreams. (You can put the bubble around them as well for extra strength if they want you to but make sure you rub your hands together too for good energy – and partly for dramatics). Then starting with your hands together over their heads, pretend to be forming a bubble around them. Ask them for suggestions on what can go into their bubble to give them strength, protection, or comfort.

For more help or information on hypnotherapy, contact Marygrace Anderson on 07931 547414 or go to www.mghypnosis.co.uk.