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 There is So Much To Enjoy Today   Life Is To Short To Live In The Past Or The Future  We Can All Enjoy Today  

The past has no power over the present moment, unless we allow it to. 
What ever we are currently experiencing in life, is what we need to experience to evolve into who we need to be. 
We do not need to consider why we have this experience, what ever it is, this our area of growth, it would be helpful to ask, 'what can I learn from this experience.' 
By remaining with and learning from our current experience, we are experiencing life in the present, this experience is all there really is. 
There is no past except as a memory and the future has not happened yet, just an anticipation in our creative mind. 
By making "the now" the primary focus in our life, we can realise everything we have and need in our life. 
We cannot waste time, we have constructed time, time is not real, it is an illusion and yet we hear ourselves saying, this is a waste of time. 
Remaining in the now has no time, now is the right time on your clock, the minute before and after now has no value in the now. 
That moment that we can see on the clock face as now is precious, before and after has only the experience that we ascribe to it. 
By focusing on the past and the future we miss the most precious experience there is: Now. 
The present moment is life happening now, this is where life can work for us, we are being alive. 
Creating a good present, creates a good now, creating a good now constructs a better future. 
Our negativity is a response to the denial of our present experience, if anything is not constructive or a waste of time, energy and resources, not being present in the now, achieves this aim. 
So where and how do we start: 
The first step is to think about not being present, now you are, you are now aware of what you are doing now. 
Becoming an observer, frees you from your mind, you are no longer trapped in it. 
You have developed maturity, you have evolved the ability to observe your mind and not be of your mind, you are a witness of you in the present moment. 
Like sitting next to a brook on a summers days, you can enjoy a stream of thoughts floating by. 
Now you are not wasting time, water does not have time, like you it exists, if something does not exist it cannot be wasted. 
Welcome to the present, welcome to your life. 
Now you have everything you need for the now, you are alive. 

When It Feels Safer To Fail Self Sabotage A Human Phenomena  

Have you been on the cusp of being successful, just about to gain what you want and somehow find a way to bring yourself back to where you were. 
Just think for a moment, haven't we all been there at some point? 
Everything appears to be going ok or better, hugely successful and then we find ourselves back where we were, struggling with similar issues and conversations that we thought had been resolved. 
We know the unconscious mind fears change. It prefers to have a life that it can predict, even if it is predictably painful. That is why we continually find our selves back in a similar situations. 
Why do we have such an aversion to happiness and success?  
Why do we avoid feeling loved, desired, or successful? 
Would it not be logical to rush toward success, to accept every opportunity to be happy, even to avoid unhappiness and failure.  
Why do I continually see self-sabotage in my self and my clients?  
Maintaining success can feel like a Sisyphean task, when we are about to achieve the pinnacle of success and everything drops into a heap and just when everything was going so well. 
Could our inner self want to keep us safe by failing regardless of cost, if so this could be the territory for hypnotherapy, we are the architect of our own failure and our own success. Alternatively we can remain victims and blame everything and everyone else for our failure. 
Where does this requirement for failure come from? 
Often our way of responding to the world is established in childhood. Without realising, we learn by unintentional messages from our parental others that offer a map of their world. This learning quickly becomes our own internalised beliefs and behaviour, and of course our parental others had parents. Ways of behaving and responding with subsequent feelings are handed down through generations of families that eventually become the cultural normality or even the human condition. 
Some of the internalised barriers to becoming successful in life might be: 
Not feeling good enough. 
Being successful will make others I love, feel like a failure.  
I am being disloyal. 
I do not deserve to be successful. 
I would not be able to handle success. 
Success brings pain. 
Success is not for people like me. 
If I am successful, I might fail later on and then look foolish. 
If I try and fail, I will feel or look stupid. 
It is to much effort, I do not have the energy. 
Here is a space for you to write your own personal internalised messages that have restricted your happiness. 
Take a moment to notice your thoughts and feelings as you continue to read on. 
A Cultural Norm 
Western culture is dependent on people not feeling good enough, which leads us to look for validation of self from others. Maintaining an external locus of control is useful for parents, employers, and to establish cultural norms. However, when we feel that we are fundamentally flawed we are unable to accept success and relationships can be stressful. When someone else is in love with us, the feelings that we are told they have for us do not match how we feel about ourselves, this disparity can lead to confusion, anxiety, tension and even disbelief. 
We can even regress to the Groucho Marx syndrome, how could I possibly love someone that would love me, more accurately, "why would I join a club that would have me as a member. What sort of club is this?" 
Usually we believe that we do not deserve it or that we are unable to earn it. This can lead us to falter at the finish line. Another barrier to success is feeling that we have abandoned the ones that we love or that we have betrayed our family or culture. This might emanate from family members who do not understand the choices that we have make, moving away from the herd can be isolating. As we are social beings moving away from approval can lead to anxiety. If this is the case, then even if we are successful we feel as though we cannot gain the approval of those who we care about the most. This belief can lead us to committing our whole lives to the beliefs and acceptance of the herd. 
We might believe that if we are successful we will have more responsibilities, this can be true, however, it is the very process of becoming successful that prepares us for the change and improves our skills. The part of us that wants to stay small and afraid of taking risks or being rejected, in an unconscious way is protecting us and yet this is the very part of us that needs us to succeed in order to feel strong. By remaining small we only reinforce the belief that we are unworthy
Childhood Learning 
When our childhood successes result in jealousy or resentment we receive the message that we are upsetting others or making others feel less valued by being successful. We can learn not to be more successful than others so that their insecurities are not triggered. The truth is, there are those that will resent your success, perhaps it is time to find people that are inspired by your magic. 
Well, are you holding any irrational beliefs that are triggering that internal saboteur? 
Has this article said something to you? 
Have you found yourself messing up as things start to improve? 
If so, you are in good company. This is a fundamentally a human phenomena. The first step to climbing over this barrier, is to notice when you are building the walls. Understand when you're getting in your own way, stay with those feelings and listen to the thoughts that come to you. Do not allow your unconscious mind to steal the success that is rightfully yours. 
You are entitled to all of your success and happiness, perhaps it is time to own it! 

  82 Year Old Woman  Undergoes Heart Surgery Without Anaesthesia  Using Hypnosis 

An 82-year-old woman underwent heart surgery, at Niguarda Hospital in Milan, to replace a heart valve percutaneously, with the use of hypnosis. 
The elderly woman explained that she could not be sedated due to her life threatening pulmonary condition. 
With the patients consent, the doctors decided to rely on hypnosis along with a very small dose of local anaesthetic. 
Anaesthesia and resuscitation specialist Sandra Nonini explained, the patient must feel the need to use this technique or have the curiosity to try it before we can use it. 
"I had the patient fixate on one point and asked her to work on her breathing. Then I lead her to imagine that she was in a safe place. In this state of trance, which is very different from sleep, we were able to complete the surgery, thanks to a state of immobility from the beginning to the end of the procedure."  
Lasting an hour, the operation had the continuous presence of the hypnotist. Once awake, the 82 year old patient reported that she had no discomfort. 
"Hypnosis however, is not practicable for all types of procedures,” Nonini clarified. “Certainly, it is not possible for open-heart surgery or surgery involving the opening of the chest, sternum or abdomen, while it is fine when intervening percutaneously, as in the case of implants and replacements of defibrillators, pacemakers, aortic valves." 
"In hypnosis, the patient has full control of himself and perceives what is happening around him, "he is able to exploit abilities that his brain already possesses, these resources are not available during the usual cognitive state, he is able to raise the pain threshold, remain calm and relaxed and maintain immobility." 
This article has been taken and adapted from https://www.wantedinmilan.com/news 
A patient in Lille University Hospital recently underwent heart surgery under hypnosis, a medical first in the region.  
The 88-year-old patient is now recovering well. The hospital hopes to develop this method, which enables the patients to recover more quickly and poses a lower risk of side-effects than traditional anaesthetics that involve injecting medicine 

 Do You Want To Become More Practice Confident   The More We Practise The More Confident We Become  

Still not quit sure that you are ready to see clients? 
Confidence comes from doing. 
• Looking for more information to become a therapist? 
• Just going to read another book? 
• Thinking about another course? 
• Perhaps, what you are really looking for is experience? 
• Be brave contact another SCCP member, could be just in your group, arrange a practice session. 
• Think about safeguarding. 
• Do it, nothing replaces doing it
Please make sure that you have read the course notes several times, put them down and then go back to them. There is a wealth of information here for you to access. 
A therapist’s confidence though comes from two main areas: 
• We need to understand the theory and the procedures to be used. 
• Practice, confidence cannot be found in a book, knowing the procedure to be used is only a part of your understanding, confidence builds from doing. 
Reading another book, going on another course or talking about knowledge, none of these will ever offer the depth of experience that we gain from doing. 
Graduates have qualifications, therapists have clients. 
We can hide in books and intellect and courses; we are unable to hide from life and be life confident. 
We can learn from life and life experiences every day but only by interacting with life. This course will give you all the information that you require to become a therapist, your part is to gain the confidence to be a therapist by continuing to practice, not once but many times. 
We practice on the course, this starts to build your confidence, you will need to continue practising to build and maintain and hone your craft. 
Everything new is a challenge, you will need to challenge yourself, however people on the course will know how you feel. 
Just like the client, it will be your choice who you work with, you do not need to work with everyone & anyone. 
We are starting a register today for those students who want to be available to practice. 
If you want to be available to practice at your convenience, email me on info@hypnotherapysurrey.com with your information in the following format: 
Name ……………. Email Address ………………………………………………. 
No other information is required. 
We, the SCCP will hold a register of those students who want to be contacted and send the list out only to those students past and present, registered on the list. 
If you think you might like to improve your skills, we look forward to hearing from you. 
 Humility And Self-Doubt Are Hallmarks Of A Good Therapist 26 02 20 
The problem is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts. 
An observation made in the 1930s by the English philosopher Bertrand Russell is understood as, the Dunning-Krüger effect. This refers to the tendency for the worst performers to overestimate their performance, whereas the top performers underestimate their performance.  
The Dunning-Krüger paradox is noted in academic and business settings, but what about in the context of psychotherapy? Is it better to have a confident therapist or one with self-doubt? 
Unfortunately, psychotherapists’ self-assessment is biased, too.  
When asked to rate their own performances in delivering psychotherapy, therapists tend to overestimate themselves. What’s more, in one study, overconfidence was more typical of those therapists who were rated to be less competent by an independent expert rater.  
Fools are certain of themselves 
Wiser people are full of doubts 
Alternatively, research suggests, therapists who asses themselves as less confident are typically judged the most competent by independent experts. 
There is also a growing body of evidence linking the therapists cultural humility to therapeutic effectiveness, clients who see their therapists as more culturally humble, tending to achieve better outcomes 
A German study compared therapist's estimations of their client's progress with the client's validated improvement in therapy. This study offered the most convincing evidence of humility as a therapeutic virtue to date, with clients improvements and quality of life increasing dramatically with the more conservative of therapists.  
The willingness of the therapist to listen to the client is possibly key in explaining why humility is beneficial.  
Additionally, a humble attitude might be required for therapists to be open to feedback from their client’s, whilst offering a willingness to self correct appropriately. 
Michael Helge Rønnestad at the University of Oslo and Thomas Skovholt at the University of Minnesota – both experts on the development of psychotherapists, stated in their book, The Developing Practitioner: Growth and Stagnation of Therapists and Counsellors (2013): ‘Humility appears to be a characteristic of therapeutic experts across many studies.' 
Characteristically this is a training component of the SCCP Psychotherapy Diploma, we consistently train therapists not to give advice or tell the client what to do. 
An expert is first and foremost one who continues to learn – and this seems to apply as much to psychotherapists as it does to other professions. 
Joshua Hook, a counselling psychologist at the University of North Texas and the co-author of Cultural Humility (2017), and his colleagues suggested recently, 'humility may appear to be the opposite of expertise, but we argue that humility is foundational, for achieving clinical excellence.’  
Taken all together, the growing evidence for the benefits of therapist humility supports the early observation of the Danish existential philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, writing in 1859, that ‘all true helping begins with a humbling’. 
Is humility a paradoxical component of expertise?  
We believe the therapist's Self-affiliation also enhances the effect that professional self-doubt has on therapeutic change.  
Conversely, when some believe their value is based on how confident they appear, that they must ‘sell themselves’ at every opportunity, understanding that it is the therapist's humility which is an underrated virtue and a paradoxical ingredient of expertise might be a relief. 
Taken and adapted from, Psychiatry and psychotherapy Knowledge Virtues and vices - 05 February, 2020 
It appears that a benign self-critical stance in a therapist is beneficial, but self-care and forgiveness without reflective self-criticism is not.  
A combination of self-affiliation and professional self-doubt seems to pave the way for an open, self-reflective attitude that allows psychotherapists to respect the complexity of their work, and, when needed, to correct the therapeutic direction to help clients more effectively. 
It can be difficult for a brief strategic therapist, hypnotherapist, NLP practitioner etc to develop and maintain the balance of knowing and being confident with the therapeutic interventions used and still maintain humility within the self and for the client. Generally, we believe a lack of humility within the therapist has the affect of distancing the client from an empathetic connection with the therapist. 
The SCCP incorporates the message that humility is an important therapist quality within our training and supervision. Part of this understanding will involve a cultural change within our profession, qualified therapists can allow humility with clients and colleagues, without fear of ‘losing face’.  
Carl Rogers, Client Centred Therapy, was a great believer in the therapist being congruent and authentic whilst allowing themselves to be wrong, this approach Rogers believed, allows the client to be less self judgmental and more accepting of their own learning experiences. 
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The Surrey College of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy is not part of The University of Surrey. 
We are fortunate enough to be able to hire training facilities at the University of Surrey to run our courses 
The Best Place To Start. 
You know if this year is to be different from the other years you will need to move out of your comfort zone. 
If this year is to be better than the ninety's and you are going to grow, don't think outside the box, throw that box away. 
The box is what limited you in the first place. 
Minds are a little like parachutes, they work better when they are open. 
Easier said than done? 
Well the next question usually is how? 
The Ericksonian hypnotherapy way is to ask your self a couple of mind opening questions. 
The following questions will help you to refocus on your priorities. 
Even though they might not necessarily be obvious to you at the moment. 
How would you answer these questions? 
1) In one sentence, explain who you are? 
2) For a one word answer, ask yourself, what do you live for? 
3) What is the priority change you need to make for yourself in the next twelve months. 
4) What would be worth the pain. 
5) What would you not give up on? 
How would you answer these questions? 
6) What do you always try to avoid? 
7) What something do you take for granted every day? 
8) What do you need most right now? 
9) If no one could judge you, what would you do differently right now? 
10) What could no one ever take from you? 
And these  
11) Who would you like to forgive right now? 
12) Happiness is not? 
13) What impression do you want to leave on the people that you love. 
14) Life is too short to tolerate? 
15) What used to scare you but no longer does? 
And these  
16) What do you want to remember for ever? 
17) What do you always look forward to? 
18) What do you appreciate most about your current situation 
19) What recently reminded you about how fast time flies? 
20) What is something that you would like to be able to say before you die? 
21) What would you like to be able to say before the end of 2020? 
22) How are you doing so far? 
23) Did you have some surprising answers come to you? 
24) Have you realised the answers that came to you are what really matters to you? 
25) So how much time did you spend experiencing those answers in the ninety's? 
26) What do you think?  
27) Time for a change? 
28) Now you are starting to live your life! 
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Why Ask these Questions 
These are questions of change, by listening to the answers that your mind gives you we become focused on what we really want and not what we have been taught to want, we develop congruence, an internal locus of control. 
It is the questions that we ask ourselves on a regular basis that can determine the type of person we become.  
Self-questioning, applied effectively and consistently, gradually frees our mind to focus on what matters most to us.  
This process and many more are available for you on the Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma course, we have successfully guided hundreds of our therapy clients and course students through these approaches since 1980, helping them cope with the various sources of stress that were holding them back. 
If your looking to make this a better year and would like to better cope with the stress in your own life in 2020 that has been holding you back so far, you might want to consider the following: 
The questions that you have already answered focus on the back drop to your life, the big picture. The following questions will support you when you are frustrated by life’s smaller everyday issues that throw you off course.  
The key to using these questions is to embrace the belief that most of the frustrations that hold you back in your daily life could be avoided, if you would simply take the time to ask, 
Struggling With Something At The Moment  
That Seems To Crop Up On A Regular Basis  
Just Catches You Out Of The Blue? 
Ask yourself the following questions and see what comes to you. 
1) What else could this mean? 
2) What is the story I’m telling myself about this situation? 
3) Can I be absolutely certain this story is true? 
4) How do I feel and behave when I tell myself this story? 
5) If I stopped telling myself this story, what else might I see, feel, or experience? 
Give yourself the time and space to think the answers through carefully, notice how doing so opens your mind to respond more peacefully and appropriately in the year ahead. 
Why This Approach 
This is a life coaching approach to change and very Person Centred, Carl Rogers, in other words the approach stays with the client and this is the power of our approach, we are utilising the skills and resources of the client, this is considered to be self empowering. 
The old approaches are teaching the client, you and I, that the therapist knows best, this plays to the ego of the therapist and dissempowers the client who might come to rely on being told what to do. 
Above all, what we need to understand is that it’s not the answers we get from others, but the questions we ask ourselves that will help us grow stronger. 
So here is my challenge to you for 2020, re-read and reference all the questions above throughout the year. And keep in mind that they have no right or wrong answers because asking the right questions of yourself, regularly, is the answer to growth. 
Wishing you every success in 2020 
The Secrets Of Cultivating More Happiness Every Day 
How often have you searched for happiness in weight lose, promotion or feeling wanted? 
Often we search for happiness in external temporary things, which eventually predict disappointment. 
If only happiness was gained by losing weight, having a certain body type, a face lift, promotion or income.  
We have been fed these messages for years and at some point many have come to believe the fable that the fabulist would have us believe, that's correct, there is usually a corrupted moral to the story that inevitably will make someone else, wealthier or happier. 
Happiness though is an internal experience, enjoyed from within, our true self. 
We have many barriers that might sabotage our experience of happiness on a daily basis. 
We all have the internal saboteur, I wonder how you self sabotage? 
I wonder if you are ready to let go of what is holding you back, not allowing you to live your full life, the life you are meant and entitled to live. 
This self sabotage might include, worrying about what others think, just practising worrying about anything, placing ourselves in a hierarchy of success, staying busy, having a perfectionist mindset, noticing what is wrong in our world, this is known as an external locus of control. 
Thankfully, we can overcome these obstacles, here are some ways we can cultivate happiness every day by wondering. 
I Wonder How You Feel About Changing For The Better? 
I Wonder - Is So Much Better Than I Worry 
We can spend destructive time thinking about negative consequences that might never happen in our life, those possibilities that might never happen, can reduce the quality of our present experience and they are only possibilities?  
One of the fastest ways to reduce the frenetic pattern of over thinking about the “what-ifs" is to use the turn around approach. This is very different from just pretending everything is OK or even perfect, and yet allows balance to our emotional experience. 
Examples might be: 
Fear of failure: I might fail? 
Try the, I wonder: I wonder, how it would be if things go better than planned, and I am happier than I ever thought I could be? 
Fear of rejection: I could be rejected? 
Try the, I wonder: I wonder, what if I am accepted, how will my life change for the better? 
Fear: What will others think if it does not work out? 
The I wonder: I wonder how it will feel to realise my ambition. I look forward to living with more happiness. 
Another approach is to wonder how we might support a close friend, a younger you or a child. How would you guide and nurture them?  
How would an optimistic friend handle this scenario?  
What helps your optimistic friend to have a more optimistic perspective, have you asked them?  
See Life as an Adventure 
We all need to make plans and have direction however, allowing life to develop brings back spontaneity, surprise and enjoyment; by seeing life as unfolding and expanding, we can enjoy the creative adventure. Appreciating the moment, relaxing into the present, allows the surprise and wonderment into our lives. 
It can be disappointing when expectations are not met, acceptance is the key to happiness. Looking for five great things everyday, embracing the magic in every moment and noticing those tiny things that make us smile. Waiting for a miracle to happen or judging ourselves against others can be so destructive. 
Being an active participant in our own lives, realising how meaningful each moment is, allows the appreciation of life. 
Being Authentic (Carl Rogers) 
Being honest and real with ourselves and others instead trying to be what we think we should be, allows us to be who we truly 
are. We start by identifying how we feel about ourselves, our needs and what we want and slowly move toward acting on these.  
What excites and fascinates you, what engages, recharges and lifts you, debating your preferences and what you feel like doing is uplifting. A while ago, someone told me "good food is what you enjoy, if that's a burger, that's good food to you." 
The more you get to know who you really are and what you really want, the better you can understand and connect with your feelings and the happier you are likely to be, When you can, start moving away from the shoulds and shouldn'ts, these are parental words of control that we internalise, you are an adult now, within your own boundaries of morality, you can have, do and achieve what you want.  
Authentic living offers a freedom for those with the courage to be happy and live a real life.  
The Secrets Of Cultivating More Happiness Every Day 
If in some small way this article has resonated with you and you would like to learn more, whether for yourself, someone you care for or you would like to take this approach when developing your practice, perhaps you are already a therapists and would like to add to your skills, this might be the weekend or even the course for you. 
What Are The Real Causes Of Depression And  How Do We Remain Resilient And Buoyant 
Certainly a lack of serotonin is now robustly rejected as the cause of depression, which fiercely places medication and pharma at question. 
Whilst "What Are The Causes of Depression" is a valid question, we come to the conclusion that there are many answers, certainly everyone's depression is different however, there are common denominators: 
1) Having a lack of control. 
2) Not having a voice, as we might experience by being passive and not assertive. 
3) A lack of meaning or purpose in life, include meaningful connections with others, 
4) Not being valued and the quality of what we value. 
Whilst ones experience might be of anger or anxiety, these are considered to be depressive states. 
" Man was born to fail but live in hope" 
Some see this statement as depressing, for me it highlights mans spiritual need for hope, to be able to continue, it identifies what makes us human. The need for hope is identified in the four common denominators, a reduction in hope is proportionate with our change in mood. 
Man's Search For Meaning Could Becoming A Therapist Bring More Meaning To Your Life?   
The classic tribute to hope, from the Holocaust  
Viktor E Frankl 
Existentially, depression can be seen as a healing process, providing there is a guide to light, which might offer hope. 
Perhaps it is time to become a therapist?  
The work offers meaning and purpose, the feeling of being valued by a client restores faith in the self. 
What of control? 
You are working for you as well, your needs, working when you need to means you are in control. 
Stress And Anxiety Can Double Your Risk Of Dementia  
Stress And Anxiety Can Double Your Risk Of Dementia  
Dementia risk doubled in people who suffer with stress and anxiety, poor sleep patterns, unhealthy diet and lack of exercise can be contributors to anxiety. 
Recent research indicates that people with tendencies toward worrying and moodiness are more likely to experience negative emotions like depression, anxiety, guilt and envy. However, the link between stress, anxiety and dementia only occurred in people experiencing long-term stress.  
Simply put, when we have a certain personality profile, worrier, perfectionist nature, external locus of control, internally sensitive, find it difficult to let things go and over conscientious, we are particularly sensitive to chronic stress. 
However, those with this personality profile not exposed to excessive stress, were at no greater risk of dementia. 
(Dr Lena Johannsson)  
Dr Johannson, could see that the women who developed Alzheimer disease had more often been identified in the personality test 40 years earlier as having the above tendencies. "We found a clear statistical correlation for the women who had at the same time been subject to a long period of stress.” 
The study followed 800 women with an average age of 46 for almost four decades. They were asked if they had experienced prolonged periods of stress. 
This meant a month or more of ongoing stress related to family, work or health that created feelings of nervousness, fear and irritability. 
Thirty-eight years later, one-in-five had developed dementia. The risk was substantially higher, though, in those who had the above personality profile. 
At higher risk were those who had the above personality profile with an introvert nature. 
“We know that many factors influence the risk of developing dementia. 
Our personality may determine behavior, lifestyle and how we react to stress, and in this way affect the risk of developing Alzheimer disease.” 
"However, this personality profile can be changed by therapy and its effects can be dramatically reduced." Dr Johannsson said: 
Those with this personality profile are more sensitive to stress than other people. 
The study was published in the journal Neurology (Johansson et al., 2014). 


In my experience these findings would escalate dramatically if the control group were left handed with a kinesthetic modality.  
Hypnotherapy is an ideal vehicle to address Anxiety & stress. 
No need to suffer, you can start to feel better after your first session and gain skills that you can own for the rest of your life.(James) 
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Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma Course 
You can gain all of the skills that you might require to address these issues for yourself and your client on the Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma Course, held at the University of Surrey. 
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Hypnotherapy helps smokers kick the habit  
The pledge to stop smoking ranks among the top 10 New Year resolutions. An unusual tool for quitting is hypnotherapy. One ex-smoker who tried it suddenly lost his desire to light up, after only one session
Smokers know that tobacco use is linked to cancer and heart disease. However, it's not the rational, cognitive mind that keeps the nicotine habit in place - but rather, the recesses of the unconscious. And these can be reached through hypnosis. 
In Germany, hypnosis has been recognized as a treatment method in the field of psychotherapy since 2006 - but it still suffers from an image problem. This can be linked to how the practice of hypnotherapy is often confused with stage hypnosis, where a subject might be instructed to gulp down half-a-dozen raw eggs in front of a television audience and then have no memory of it afterwards. 
"In stage hypnosis, a person is in such a deep trance that cognitive thinking is switched off," explained Bonn hypnotherapist Norbert Schick. "Less than a third of all adults are capable of being hypnotized to that extent - it's like a blackout," continued Schick, who has been helping clients overcome their fears and addictions for the past 20 years. 
Bridge from conscious to unconscious 
By contrast, a smoker undergoing hypnotherapy to stop smoking is keenly aware of what's happening around him or her. 
"It is a natural state that everyone is capable of. When you're deeply engrossed in a great book or film, you're in a state of hypnosis," Schick said. 
The mind knows that it is watching a fictional film with actors playing characters, but is able to suspend disbelief for two hours in a dark movie theater. 
"In this trance-like state, the hypnotist communicates with the mind. You laugh, you cry, emotions swell, and the unconscious opens up," Schick added. 
Where there's a will, there's a way 
Cologne lawyer Jochen Gerhard, 58, had smoked at least a pack a day for 40 years until he quit cold turkey two years ago. In spite of coronary bypass surgery in his forties, Gerhard continued to smoke until his doctor gave him a hypothetical but realistic ultimatum: Quit smoking or die of a heart attack. The doctor then recommended a local hypnotherapist. 
"At that point, my will to quit was so great I said, okay, I'll try it," said Gerhard, who had nothing to lose except the 150 euros ($180) cost of a day-long group session. 
Gerhard was at first skeptical about hypnosis - especially when the day started with the hypnotherapist giving a pep talk like a Baptist preacher in a revival church. 
"He shouted and kept repeating: You don't want to smoke anymore! You can quit, you are strong! And we shouted back, 'Yes, we can, we are strong!'" he said. 
The motley group of young and old, men and women, were shown images of a smoker's lungs blackened by tar and yellow tobacco-stained teeth, among other grisly photos. Afterwards, they went outside to smoke their last cigarette. 
From skeptical to convinced 
When they returned to the gym, they lay down on mats to soft soothing music. The lights went out and a candle was lit to induce a hypnotic state. 
"I wondered if it wasn't all just hocus-pocus - but I tried to put aside those thoughts and concentrate on the hypnotist's voice," Gerhard said. "He kept repeating what he'd said earlier, but this time very slowly and emphatically." 
Then it was over, the lights went back up, and Gerhard threw out his remaining pack of cigarettes. 
"Since then, I've not had the urge to smoke. I don't miss it. I can't explain it," Gerhard said. 
The test of Gerhard's resistance to cigarettes came last Christmas when he and his wife Sabine spent the holidays with his relatives, who are all heavy smokers. "He didn't light up at all," said Sabine Gerhard, who had lived through Jochen's previous failed attempts to quit. 
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"He used to be a nervous wreck (without cigarettes) - but now he behaves like a normal, emotionally balanced person," she said. 
Reprogramming the mind 
Hypnotherapist Norbert Schick explained what happens during hypnotherapy: "It's like reprogramming the unconscious mind. The cigarette becomes less and less appealing until the smoker is indifferent to it." 
First attempts to quit smoking often fail - but it's not addiction to nicotine that keeps smokers from quitting, since the quickly metabolized chemical leaves the body in a matter of days. 
Martina Pötschke-Langer, head of the cancer prevention unit of the German Cancer Research Center, describes how a smoker's mind must be primed for quitting. "Quitting is a mental decision, and if a person is not ready, then no method will be successful," Pötschke-Langer told DW. 
"More than 80 percent of people quit without any support or methods. They decide they want to quit, and they do it," she said, adding that less than 1 percent of all ex-smokers in Germany had used hypnosis to quit smoking. 
"There is no recommendation by medical associations for hypnosis as an appropriate method to quit smoking," Pötschke-Langer said. But she conceded that in individual cases, hypnosis may help smokers kick the habit - depending on the skill and qualifications of the hypnotherapist. 
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Please remember, when you feel upset, these are your feelings, when your client is upset it is their feelings, rarely the fault of anyone else but a response from previous experiences.  
Working these feelings through, by projecting your pain onto another will predict that you continue the cycle of pain throughout relationships, this will be the same for your client. 
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The repetitive coping mechanisms that we use to defend our feelings, resentfully withdrawing, sulking, physically withdrawing, blaming the other etc. 
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