April 2022 – Common Issues

Welcome to Spring, what a nice time of year it is, spring flowers and blossom and trees in bud ready to burst into lush green leaves, birds singing, twittering and tweeting, the longer evenings and sun, it makes life so much easier, doesn’t it.

I’m feeling pleased having submitted all my level 5 units for the Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma and wait for the last two units to be marked. It will be my highest qualification and its the highest available within hypnotherapy to date so fingers crossed.  It’s been hard work, however I have found it so interesting and fascinating and it helps me to broaden and deepen my knowledge and understanding enormously.

Here’s a reminder of some of the common issues that Solution Focussed Hypnotherapy can help with.

  1. Ease stress
    Stress reduction with hypnosis is one of the easiest ways to achieve deep relaxation. It is a very effective way to enhance your health and well-being, leaving you feeling calmer, more positive and very refreshed.
  2. Help you achieve success
    Change the way we think to allow you to help achieve success in your life whether in your finances, relationships, creativity, motivation, improve your confidence and self-esteem.
  3. Help with anxiety and depression
    Anxiety and depression can be caused or exacerbated by harsh critical self-talk and the overthinking. We have over 75,000 thoughts a day and most of these can be negative. Hypnotherapy is an effective way of changing the way we think about situations and help move us towards more positive and empowering thoughts and behaviours.
  4. Help to Exercise
    Exercise is so beneficial to our wellbeing in life whether its going for a walk, running, dancing its beneficial. Author and renowned psychiatrist John J. Ratey says if exercise was available in pill format then it would be out of stock and he’s not wrong.  Exercise gives us an amazing boost to our body and releases chemicals called endorphins. These endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain. Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body, similar to that of morphine.

Regular exercise has been proven to:

  • Reduce stress
  • Ward off anxiety and feelings of depression
  • Boost self-esteem
  • Improve sleep

Exercise also has added health benefits:

  • It strengthens your heart.
  • It increases energy levels.
  • It lowers blood pressure.
  • It improves muscle tone and strength.
  • It strengthens and builds bones.
  • It helps reduce body fat.
  • It makes you look fit and healthy.
  1. Help you overcome fears and phobias
    Fears and phobias can hold us back , restrict our lives and make us change the way we want to do things. Solution Focussed Hypnotherapy will help you to take back control and to do what you want to do , when you want to.
  2. Help you quit smoking
    Whether you smoke 80 a day or have smoked for 60 years, hypnotherapy is one of the most successful ways to stop smoking safely and easily with no cravings.
  3. Help change your eating habits
    If you want to reduce your weight without dieting and feelings of deprival, this is a great way of changing your eating habits. Hypnotherapy does this by removing unwanted blocks to your success, addressing emotional eating, your negative thoughts and feelings about your body and desire for unhealthy snacks. Increasing the desire for eating nourishing foods, water and exercise, this can be a lasting and beneficial way to stay healthy.
  4. Help you stop drinking
    If you are struggling to stop drinking alcohol with willpower, hypnotherapy is such a successful way to stop drinking. Hypnosis is one of the most effective ways of removing habits, unwanted behaviours and addictions that no longer serve us quickly, safely and naturally.
  5. Ease symptoms of IBS
    Hypnotherapy is a powerful way of reducing the negative effects of IBS so much so that it’s now recommended by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
  6. Support fertility treatmentHypnotherapy can be effective in encouraging relaxation, easing stress and overcoming mental blocks for those trying to conceive. Stress, anxiety and so many other factors can affect the body and can make it more difficult to get pregnant. Hypnotherapy works to ease this anxiety to help improve overall health and well-being allowing the mind and body to work in harmony more.


If you have any questions, need more information or would like to book an initial consultation please do contact me by phone, email or text, info@louisebarneshypnotherapy.co.uk, 07516 962361

So for now, I’m off for a run as I have a half marathon to train for in May and raise money for a Children’s Hospice.  I’m looking forward to getting those endorphins flowing and burn off some of those calories from a lovely Sunday lunch.

Have a great April.

Best wishes