26 November 2017

MG Hypnosis Exercise and Ageing - so important

Highlighting the importance of exercise in ageing by referencing Deepak Chopra’s, Ageless Body. Timeless Mind. Good reference for the people who lack motivation to exercise, the elderly, just retired, and people with depression.

21 November 2017

MG Hypnosis Hypnotherapy for exercise video 2

More tips to keep you motivated to exercise and just to get started on
days you don't feel like it.  These
are fun, mind games - to keep you going when its time to "get out
there" but you would rather stay in bed.

Don't forget that exercise gives you energy and lifts your spirits - so
just start for 5 mins - and momentum will take over.  I hope you enjoy them.
Please let me know if you want more ideas or share your own.

5 great tips to keep you motivated during exercise.

THINK! Think about what would motivate you to keep going vs. letting your "chatterbox of doubt" make you give up or fail.  If you just use a little creativity, you will find hundreds of ways to keep going.  These are my top 5 when I am out for a run.

1.  Pretend you are leading a class of new runners.  In your head, imagine what you would be telling them about proper running style.  What foods to eat, how to prepare with good clothes and shoes (what do you personally like to recommend).  Is there something, like tension socks or runners gadgets you think are worthwhile to invest in?  Then tell them about breathing, stride, pacing, interval training, best posture, the importance of warming up and cooling down, stretching.    By the time you have finished telling "your class" about the joys of running, you will be done with your own run.

2.  Imagine you are on a TV program.  Similar to above, but when I do this, I imagine I am in the middle of some endurance test (even if it is 5K) and explaining why I run and a little of my history and when I started running.  I "talk" about all the benefits I get from running and exercise in my life and about other exercise I do to keep my body in shape.  Again, by giving this your full focus, you will not consider stopping for a moment - how would that look on national television?

3.  Pray.  It does not have to be 12 Our Fathers and Hail Mary's, (however I did do this once during a 10K race through London - partly because I didn't really have time to train for the 10K and had been only doing 5K's, and it was my first 10K).  But you can also use the time to be thankful for everything you have in your life and break it down.  I think of people, starting with family, then friends, then neighbours, and other people I regularly see, but not socially.

Then I think of health, and break down my whole body into sections.  I thank my body areas one by one for the work they do to help me run.  Starting with the toes for the balance they give my body, and work my way up...ball and heal of feet/knees/thighs/legs for the power they bring to the run etc.  Then heart, blood cells, muscles, stomach (nutrition), even sweat to keep you cool etc..., if you break your body up into the fine detail, you can spend 30 minutes or more preoccupying your mind.

4.  Break up your even into smaller chunks.  Like I tell my marathon runners, "It is simply 4 x 10Ks with a little extra on the end.  In any race, the last 1k is mainly for you to savour the cheers from your fans when you finish your marathon.  Even if it is a smaller run or walk, break up each 1K into a project.  Sing a song on the first one, think of your favourite holiday and relive it on the second 1K, etc...

5.  Rewards.  As my partner would advise, have an ice cold beer waiting for you when you return.  I would suggest a healthier reward but no matter what it is, at least you will have deserved it.  

Enjoy your exercise but more importantly, enjoy using the creativity of your brilliant mind.

20 November 2017

Think yourself young

STAYING YOUNG in the mind does influence your physical body. I am reading Deepak Chopra's book "Ageless Body. Timeless Mind", that was released 10 years ago (got it out of the library) and the findings still hold true today. In fact, we are learning more and more about this remarkable power each of us possesses when it comes to our own well being and ageing. 
There are some outside factors like exercise, food, and enjoying your work, BUT your thoughts about your exercise, food and work also add to how you grow old. So many old sayings apply, but my favourite is from Norman Cousin's in particular, - Belief creates biology, i.e. you are only as old as you think you are. So a great way to start is learning how to stay young is learning how to think "young". Read the book to learn the exercises and "secrets" on how to help yourself stay fit and well for longer and better quality of life.... 
Hypnotherapy is great for self-talk as it really targets the unconscious mind into believing how you want to feel.  We know from several studies how powerful the mind is in healing the body from illness - and if you think about it, many people see growing old as an illness.  It doesn't have to be that way.  
I am going to order it for my mom as a Christmas present. She is young in mind and body, and this will encourage her to stay that way for the rest of her years. Christmas present that literally will be used year after year, after year.

06 November 2017

Stop smoking before Christmas

Don't let another year go by being addicted to cigarettes. If you really have been thinking about it seriously, I can help you stop in 1 session. See my video below. You will never regret it.

With the end of the year fast approaching, we have launched a campaign called to help you...

Smoking challenge.

I am amazed at the amount of different excuses people tell me that they can't stop smoking. I am told they can't stand the craving , or they are slaves to the addiction, or they need it to relax from stress, or whatever.  They simply don't realise is that it is not the cigarette, it is simply the "credit" they have given to the cigarette as to why they don't stop.  

Let's really look at this.  For example, the person who can't stand the craving.  I asked them if they mind being in places where they can't smoke, like a restaurant.  They said it doesn't bother them.  I asked if they can take a long hall flight (over 8 hours), and again, it doesn't bother them.  I ask if they can sleep during the night 5 hours or more....and yes, they can.  So, really they can in fact, stand the craving as it isn't really there.  A craving is really a desire for something.  You can choose to crave health and a longer life instead.  The actual time the craving lasts is literally less than a minute.

I know, some of you are saying there is the nicotine addiction.  I am not talking about that.  I am talking about the excuses we create as to why we say we can't stop.  The key is what you tell yourself.  If you keep saying, "I can't", then you are right.  Try saying, "it might be a little difficult, but I can do it", and you will.

The other excuse that really gets me is the excuse "it relaxes me".  In fact it is one of the things usually adding to your current stresses. The whole list of wasting money, the act of smoking and knowing it is harming my health, feeling ashamed and burdened by the addition, the awful smell, and the negative social stigma that now we associate with smokers.  Smokers never appreciate that when they light up a cigarette, they take in extra fresh air on that first puff....AND IT IS THE AIR AND DEEP BREATH THAT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD, not the poison from the cigarette.  It is your choice. bring me your excuses and we will find your solution to stop smoking, and find new better things to say to yourself instead.

I have never had a client yet that didn't love being a non-smoker more then smoking.  This is even after they said they were sure they would miss it.  You won't - trust me.