Have you ever tried to lose weight but found that diets don’t really work - and you blame your lack of willpower? Or you really want to give up smoking but, again, find that nothing works? Are the words ‘I’ve tried but I just can’t do it’ familiar to you?
Do you feel your self-esteem is quite low in these difficult times and you are lacking in confidence?
Do you experience stress and anxiety and sometimes feel you can't cope with life? Perhaps you and you partner are struggling with your relationship? Some people don't know even know where to start in defining counselling.
Perhaps you have a phobia with a fear of spiders, wasps etc or you’re in desperate need of a holiday - but can’t face flying? Do you feel despair because you think nothing helps?
Mind Generating Success is a successful hypnotherapy practice based in the west of Edinburgh.
The reaction of many people when I tell them I am a fully qualified hypnotherapist is somewhat inevitable. They wear a look of surprise, there’s an audible gasp and a somewhat predictable ‘oh, look into my eyes’ reaction whilst waving their fingers in my direction. Given the recent television show Back in the Room on ITV, this is no real surprise. Hypnotherapists can be perceived as magical wizards who sit in a therapy chair dangling a swinging watch, putting people into a trance like state where they lose all control. In reality, hypnotherapists can help people transform their lives – and the client is fully aware and in control at all times. And if I tell you just how many different issues hypnotherapy can help with you may be surprised.
Hypnosis is an altered and heightened state of awareness that is sometimes referred to as a trance state. Most of us slip in and out of trance states throughout the day in everyday life. Has anyone ever said to you ‘Hey – you’re away in a dream!’ in an attempt to get your attention? When you day-dream you are at your most relaxed and comfortable. This is often when the best ideas 'pop' into your mind – they certainly do in my case!
You may be aware there are two parts to the mind, the conscious and the subconscious. Many therapists use the term 'unconscious' instead of 'subconscious', and many describe the workings of the mind in great detail. My explanation is very simple:
You are aware and in the present with your conscious mind. It’s the part of your mind that reasons and makes decisions and choices. It acts as a filter to thoughts and suggestions, deciding whether to keep them in the forefront of your mind, or put them ‘on hold’, or to dismiss them altogether. When a thought or suggestion is put ‘on hold’, it goes straight to the subconscious where it is filed away.
The subconscious is a container for your thoughts. Amongst other things, it houses all the information your conscious gives it to store, like memories and things it can't deal with immediately.
Once induced into a feeling of total relaxation, I can talk to the subconscious mind and, after a few sessions, help change the way you think about the issues that affect you.
Most people know that hypnosis can be helpful for stopping smoking, losing weight, increasing confidence and treating phobias. However, you may be more surprised to find that it can help you to pass your driving test or become better at public speaking. Having trouble sleeping? Got a job interview or presentation coming up and feel nerves will get the better of you? Or are you the best man at a wedding or father of the bride and are fearful about your speech?
Hypnotherapy can help all these issues – and more.
Firstly, you need to know what changes it is you want to make to your life. Once you do you can contact me and together we can discover the tools and techniques that will bring improvement to the quality of your life – and bring happiness and contentment. Life is too short to accept what we’ve got if we’re unhappy with it. Change for the better is all about you. When you discover the tools to make those changes then your hopes for a better life can be fulfilled.
Hypnotherapy can be applied to a wide range of medical, dental and psychological problems. Areas of application include anxiety and stress conditions, the aforementioned weight control and addictive behaviours and confidence issues. It is also used to enhance performance in several areas such as sport and public speaking.
Okay, I hear you ask. What can hypnotherapy do for me?
Well, that depends on you. Hypnotherapy gives you time for one of the most important things in your life – you. With relaxing techniques tailored to suit you, you will feel calmer, more relaxed and have a better understanding of your life, needs and aspirations as well as others.
So, if you are someone who wants to lose some weight or stop smoking but find your willpower evaporates after a few weeks; if you feel a distinct lack of self-esteem or self-confidence; if you are someone who has a phobia whether this is of spiders, wasps, general ‘creepy-crawlies’; or even if you’re thinking about going on holiday to sunnier climes but have a fear of flying - contact me to arrange an appointment. After a no obligation initial consultation, we can decide together the best way to enable you to achieve your goals.
Phone or text me on 07521 353787 (24 hours) to arrange a date and time for an initial consultation or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sessions are £60. Payment is now available via PayPal - contact me for details.
For smoking cessation this is usually a one-off session which costs £95. If you smoke 20 fags a day you're spending around £4,000 per year on this habit.
There is 10% off every session for NHS workers and staff and students of the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Napier University.
With COVID-19 restrictions, I am now holding sessions via video link usually through Zoom. This means you can change your life for the better and not even need to leave your own home! Evening appointments available.
Whether you wish to stop smoking, lose weight, increase self-confidence or overcome a phobia why don't you contact me to arrange a consultation and take the first step to overcoming this by natural methods - the strength and power of your mind - by contacting me for further information.
We have but one life – so why not try and change your life for the better?
Mike Smith Hyp CS
Mind Generating Success
National Hypnotherapy Society Membership No: HYP14-01935