Men's Health Rural Ireland, by Breandan O'Lorcain. Farmer & Brown Cows

Men's Health & Wellbeing in Rural Ireland by Breandan O'Lorcain

Mens Health in Rural Ireland, Black & White Calf in Farmyard
Rural Mens Health by Breandan O’Lorcain.

Men’s Health and Wellbeing in Rural Ireland by Breandan O’Lorcain

When Jim first contacted me and arranged an appointment to deal with Anxiety he was sceptical at first as are many people.

Jim came to see me at the Galway clinic, he hails from Connemara, is 57 years of age, married and has 2 children. Jim has always lived in rural Ireland and grew up on the family farm which he now runs since the passing of his parents.

Rural Ireland and many men of Jim’s age are in a similar situation suffering with mental health issues, but feeling like they can’t talk to anyone. They often feel that there is still a stigma attached to mental health issues and it is one of those things you better not talk about. A recent study by Sea Change has shown that almost half of people living in rural areas say they would conceal a mental health difficulty.

Jim is part of the Farming community and studies have shown they are the most likely people to conceal mental health illness, Suicide is a major public health problem and a leading cause of death worldwide (WHO, 2012). Men are generally three times more likely to complete suicide than women and rural populations are more at risk of suicide than urban communities

As Jim grew up on his parent’s farm and spent a lot of time with his dad who he now realises suffered with anxiety too, Jim picked up those traits as a learned response and carried this with him into his adult life. Mens Health

After completing his Hypnotherapy sessions Jim was a changed man, he was now able to cope with the day to day struggles in his life like a new person.

He had learned a new way to cope with what had caused such anxiety in his life before, through breathing techniques and mind coaching. Jim had never thought that this old aged tradition of hypnosis could be used to help fix his problem. Mens Health

After I completed working with Jim through Hypnosis Sessions it got me thinking about Men’s Mental Health and especially in rural Ireland.

It intrigued me to learn more. From studies completed rural attitudes and constraints, economic disadvantage and personal biography combined to create vulnerability to suicide. It shocked me to read that Farmers are most likely to die by suicide. Mental illness, economic difficulty, and a male tendency to deny problems or refuse to seek help are contributing to the high level of suicide among men living in rural areas. Mens Health

The suicide rate in Ireland has increased significantly since the 1970s and this rise in suicide is mainly due to an increase in male rates which are now approximately three times that of female suicide rates in this country (NOSP, 2011).

The age pattern of suicide also changed from the mid-20th century in Ireland and elsewhere in that suicide has become more prevalent among younger, rather than older, people (WHO, 2012). Urban rural differences are also evident with higher suicide rates in rural areas of Ireland as in other countries and rates tend to escalate with levels of rural remoteness (Platt et al 2007; NSRF, 2011; Alston, 2012)

According to the latest survey from St Patrick’s Mental Health Services Attitudes to mental health difficulties remain fraught with stigma and negativity which is very visible in today society.  Mental Health issues touch every person and every family in some way, it is important to check in on family and neighbours and help them open up about how they feel, it may help prevent them becoming a statistic.

As Jim found out by contacting me about hypnosis at the Galway clinic we have many solutions to many problems, don’t suffer in Silence.

Two things Jim said to me stood out: “I’d rather talk to my cows about my troubles than another human being, they tell no one” and “It can get lonely on the Tractor, you end up with too much time to think”

Please let me encourage you to take that first step and start talking to someone. I want to assure you that EVERY Advance Hypnosis Therapist is bound to absolute confidentiality and we honour your privacy 100% at all times.

Jim has given permission to let you share his experience in the hope that rural men, just like him, will get the help they need it.

Breandan O’Lorcain

Clinical Hypnotherapist

Galway and Mayo Advance Clinics


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26 Things You Do As An Adult When You Have Experienced Childhood Emotional Injustice leading to identified PTSD in your adult life.

When growing up, the raising that we receive has much to do with our coping skills as an adult. And in working with adults for conditions like anxiety, and panic disorders and fears etc throughout our Advance hypnotherapy clinics network have noticed that as much as 85% of those adults  we have worked with have experienced childhood trauma growing up and in various other situations many have been victims of emotional abuse and injustice and have suffered even more as adults noticing certain behaviours within themselves that seem separate them from logically addressing current ongoing challenges.

If you, or someone you know was a victim of misconduct, then you may want to read through these. Just being able to understand where another person is coming from, or understanding yourself better, can make all the difference.

 

1. Asking Questions Even When You Know the Answer

If you have ever been berated, you may doubt yourself, even when you know you are right. Due to this, you may find that you ask a million questions.

 

2. Constantly Saying “Sorry”

Children of injustice may feel as though they were never able to do anything right. In turn, they always apologize, even when they didn’t do any wrong.

 

3. Second Guessing Everything

When you have lived in the chaotic world of emotional misconduct, you never truly believe in anything. Instead, you may always be in fear of something bad happening.

 

4. You Are Tough, But Also Very Sensitive

During a hard childhood, you learn to be tough, because you have to be. However, you also experience a number of emotions at a young age, causing you to be especially sensitive to your own emotions as well as others.

 

5. You Are Indecisive

It’s harder to make decisions if you spent your childhood hearing that you weren’t good enough.

 

6. You Are Self-Disciplined

In order to combat a parent or caregiver that constantly was searching for what you hadn’t done, or had done wrong, you may become a perfectionist. You are timely, clean, and organized. Many victims of misconduct learn to over-do because they want to people please.

 

7. You May Be Sensitive to Loud Noises

If you have been raised in fear, you may be used to being yelled at, and associate loud noises with abuse.

 

8. Victims of Emotional Misconduct Are Often Introverted

So many victims of abuse may be afraid of contact with people, and can sometimes try to distance themselves as much as possible.

 

9. You Have a Defensive Nature

You may perceive people as negative or offensive because of your previous abuse.

 

10. Having Attachment Issues

You may find that when you fear others leaving you, or abandoning you.

 

11. Issues with Eye Contact

When speaking, you may become anxious to the point that you can’t even make eye contact with the person you are speaking with.

 

12. Running Away From Conflict

Rather than face conflict, which gives you immense anxiety, it feels easier to just leave the situation entirely.

 

13. Constantly Beating Yourself Up

After being manipulated, you may be used to some sort of repercussion for wrong doings. In turn, you may constantly bash yourself.

 

14. Having Issues Getting Close to Others

If you have been emotionally manipulated by a parent or guardian, you may not especially like people. Due to this, getting close to others isn’t something you take lightly.

 

15. You Are Quiet

You may not feel as though you have a voice after you have been made to feel so small and errant your whole life.

 

16. You Can’t Take a Compliment

When someone tells you how wonderful you are, you may doubt their words, because you can’t see yourself as good.

17. You Have Low Self-Esteem

You can only see yourself as less accomplished than others, even when your work is far superior in comparison……you simply cannot allow yourself to acknowledge it never mind claim it. 

 

18. You Don’t Feel Valid

No matter what you do, you doubt that you are capable of doing it.

 

19. You Are Always Nervous

Everything worries you and makes you nervous. Even the slightest sign of trouble, you may even feel overwhelmed.

 

20. You Are Angry

Underneath it all, you are angry. Your whole life you sat back and watched an angry person treat you terribly, and in turn, you may have outbursts of anger.

 

21. Self-Harming Behaviours

Many emotionally manipulated children will harm themselves. They feel as though they deserve it, and oftentimes these behaviours follow you into adulthood.

 

22. Constant Mood Swings

Living with a toxic manipulator can cause you to have a plethora of emotions come at you at random times. This could be due to the manipulated being so used to a number of emotions and hardships. It is just how some people cope.

 

23. Living On Auto-Pilot

You may notice that you sometimes blank out entire conversations or events, because you simply weren’t present. And its not because you didn’t want to be present, you just disassociated from the situation.

 

24. Commitment Issues

Committing to people is harder when you have been hurt. You may not be able to trust others enough to settle with them.

 

25. You Have Addiction Issues

Victims of emotional manipulation often cope through addictions. These can include hard drugs, drinking, stealing, gambling, eating, etc.

 

26. You Are Humble

Despite it all, when you do have something good in your life, you appreciate it. And you are humbled by your past to some extent. Not that it was a good thing, but it didn’t change you into a bad person. Instead, you are stronger, grateful that you are a survivor.  


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5 TOP TIPS TO CALM FEAR OF FLYING

5 TOP TIPS TO CALM FEAR OF FLYING

Where didn’t you go in the past because you are the 1 in 5 who is so terrified of flying that you simply don’t?

Fear of flying can range from mild anxiety to utter terror and every year hundreds of passengers sign themselves off their flight when it comes to climbing those steps onto the aircraft.

If you suffer from mild to moderate fear of flying our 5 TOP TIPS may help you to get through it a little easier next time you travel by plane…..

…but if you really suffer, get in touch with us. Hypnosis has helped thousands of people just like you to successfully conquer their fear of flying.

5 TOP TIPS TO CALM FEAR OF FLYING

1Avoid stimulants such as coffee or energy drinks for 12 hours before a flight…The clue is in the name, they stimulate you and trying to keep calm whilst your body is hyper pumped up will make trying to cope with flying anxiety much more difficult.  Have a Turkey & Spinach Sandwich before your flight. Both of these foods are rich in Tryptophan, which increases serotonin levels. This in turn will help you feel calmer and even sleepy….it’s what causes your post- Christmas Dinner slump….Serotonin is your best friend when flying.

2. Distraction – Bring a book, best would be one you have already started reading and know you will enjoy. When you engage your imagination and become engrossed in a story you pay less attention to what is happening around you. You can use this to your advantage when you are flying.

A pen and paper can also be very useful. If you become edgy, begin writing your name with your non-writing hand, this can be helpful to interrupt unwanted thought patterns.

3. Book an Aisle seat.

If there is an element of claustrophobia to your fear, sitting by the aisle will give you a little more room, you won’t feel so trapped, sandwiched between other flyers in the middle of your row or beside the window.  It also gives you a chance to walk around when you need to.

4. Travel with a seasoned flyer that is at ease and can give you reassurance when you need it. Having a companion you trust with you can work wonders to put you at ease. Alert the Cabin Crew if you are flying alone as they will be ready to give you reassurance if you are travelling alone.      https://advancehypnosis.ie/services/trauma-ptsd/

5. Separate Fear from Danger !

We all know that flying is statistically the safest mode of transport by a very large margin.

Chances that you could be involved in an incident are miniscule  1 in 11 MILLION!!!!…in fact you are far more likely to win the lotto jackpot.

Knowing this rationally is all very well but often not enough to calm that irrational monkey mind, that has you on a white knuckle ride from start to finish.

Try this instead: Become familiar with what flying will feel like and know and understand what the different noises and sensation really mean!  Do this sometime before you are due to fly. Knowledge is power. Here we go let me take you on a flight tour

An aircraft  is pretty much like a bus.

When the plane speeds up, just like on a bus, it will push you into the seat a little.

This is normal, it is not dangerous.

When the landing gear goes up or down you will hear it. when the pilot adjusts the course and turns the plane, just like on a bus that is going around a bend you will be aware of the movement. Are any of these noises or movements actually dangerous? No, this is normal, it is not dangerous. Let yourself begin to separate Fear from Danger

.Remember an aircraft is pretty much like a bus, when it goes over bumps or through “hollows” in the airwaves it will feel bumpy. Some people have affectionately duped this phenomenon “the potholes in the clouds”.

This is normal, it is not dangerous.

When the Pilots adjust the speed of the plane, just like on a bus you will hear it and feel it,  the engines will sound a little different and you can feel the change in speed.

This is normal, it is not dangerous.

As you come in to land and the aircraft makes it’s descent and approaches the landing strip it will slow down for a safe controlled landing and a brilliant natural event takes place! As the plane approaches the ground it pushes the air underneath it downwards compressing it. This in fact causes almost a cushion like effect keeping the aircraft up against it. Atmospheric pressure rises underneath the plane! This is normal, it is not dangerous.

At this stage you will hear the engine noise change and feel a sensation of slowing down. You may also feel a pressure building up in your ears. You can bring some chewing gum or hard boiled sweets on your flight, it will help to “pop” your ears

This is normal, it is not dangerous.

Once the wheels of the aircraft touch the ground it will be bumpy just like a bus going over one of Ireland’s “well kept” country roads 😉 When your plane reconnects with the ground everything happens very quickly, the pilots will switch the powerful engines into reverse to bring the aircraft to a standstill safely and quickly. There will be some rattling, bumps and engine noise as well as a sensation of being pushed forward. Seat belts on is great choice for this reason.

This is normal, it is not dangerous.

And before you know it, you will be in the cue to get off. You can give yourself a mighty big pat on the back at this stage. You did great.

Top marks for separating fear from danger

We hope these tips will be helpful to you, but if you need some extra help, simply contact any of our clinics to find out how we may help you to get to your destination.

We are your dedicated Advance Hypnosis Clinics Team and glad to be at your service.


Stress Blog

Stress - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Stress – The Good, the bad & the ugly

Stress – The Good – The Bad & The Ugly

We all experience stress at one stage or another. It can be caused by our professional or personal lives, and each individual will cope with it differently. What one person may regard as highly stressful, another person may regard as highly motivational. Problems occur when individuals perceive themselves as unable to cope with the level of stress they face. This can then impact both their mental and physical health.

Most of us think we know what stress is. Yet it seems to be a ‘catch-all’ term that’s used to describe feelings ranging from minor irritation to the cause of a mental and/or physical breakdown. There isn’t a strict medical definition, so it can be difficult to find out what the causes are.

There are however many treatments and techniques that you can implement for stress management, including hypnotherapy for stress.

This page will delve deeper into what stress is, and discover its causes and symptoms. We will also explore how to cope with stress, and how hypnotherapy for stress can help.

 

What is stress?

Stress can help or hinder a person depending on their ability to cope. It can motivate individuals to perform at their optimum level and boost energy. However as a hindrance, it can cause major health problems. It’s caused by the body’s natural reaction to defend itself, so in an emergency stress will force us to exert maximum effort to protect ourselves. Yet when our body is prepared to face an emergency and no emergency happens, all the extra energy has nowhere to go, which can cause problems. Feelings of anger, depression, distrust and rejection can permeate.

If we live with these feelings for too long, the consequences for our mental and physical health can be dire. It can ultimately lead to headaches, insomnia and high blood pressure. So it’s no surprise that people are trying to find the best tried and tested ways to effectively relieve and deal with it.

Most of us can deal with a certain amount, as we know it’s part of our day-to-day lives. We just manage to push on and get on with everything. Yet suffering with chronic stress is physically, psychologically and emotionally draining. When it reaches this stage, it’s classed as a ‘stress disorder’.

These disorders can be very debilitating; they can prevent us from fulfilling our potential in both our professional and personal lives. Very few people know any effective stress management techniques or how to cope with stress in its severe forms. In some cases, the individual may not even know the causes.

Causes

As each individual deals with it differently, it can be hard to identify the exact cause. However, there are a number of common causes. The brain doesn’t tend to distinguish between real or imaginary stress. It’s often created by what we think will happen rather than what will actually happen.

A number of common causes include:

big changes

high pressure environments

constant worrying

not having enough going on in your life

not having any control over a situation

having an overwhelming amount of responsibility.

There might be a single cause of your stress, but it can also occur because of a number of small challenges that have built up over time. This in turn might make it harder for you to distinguish what the root cause is.

Situational causes

Different situations can create varying levels of stress. The amount we feel may depend on:

Our perception of the event – Our past experiences, thought processes and our self-esteem might dictate our perception of the situation.

Our emotional resilience – Our feelings towards the situation – i.e. the more resilient you are, the more likely you can persevere through tough situations.

How we deal with pressure – Our skills we use to deal with pressure.

Everybody is different. You might find a situation at work stressful; yet another person on your team might seem fine. For example, some people can find public speaking fun and comfortable, whereas others dread the feeling of being the centre of attention, and exhibit signs of stress.

 

Here are a number of situational causes:

injury, illness or long-term health problems

bereavement

breaking up with a partner or getting a divorce

being a carer for a relative or friend who needs a lot of support

losing your job

retirement

problems with housing conditions

money worries.

‘Happy’ events such as marriage or moving house can also cause stress. This is because along with the excitement, these situations bring massive changes in your life. These ‘happy’ situations can be difficult to deal with due to the pressure or need to feel happy.

If you know a certain situation is causing these feelings, hypnotherapy for stress management might be able to help.

 

Symptoms

If you are experiencing stress you may exhibit physical, emotional and/or behavioural changes.

Physical changes

When you are in a demanding situation, your body releases more ‘fight or flight’ chemicals to prepare for a potential emergency. Noradrenaline and adrenaline raises your blood pressure, increases the rate at which you sweat and increases your heart rate. These chemicals can also reduce your stomach activity and blood flow to your skin. Cortisol releases sugar and fat into your body, yet it also hampers the effectiveness of your immune system. These internal changes make it easier for you to run away or fight.

Sadly, these changes won’t help you when you’re in a busy office environment or on the tube in rush hour. You won’t be able to fight, nor will you be able to run away. So in turn, you won’t be able to use up the chemicals your body has produced. If this happens continuously, the changes that the chemicals produce can damage your health.

As a result, you could feel nauseous and experience indigestion and headaches. You might perspire more, suffer from aches and pains, have heart palpitations and start to breathe faster. In the long-term there might be a risk of strokes and heart attacks.

 

Emotional changes

There are a number of feelings you may experience when going through a demanding situation. These include frustration, fear, anger, depression and anxiety. The unfortunate thing about these feelings is that they can feed on each other, which can lead to physical symptoms. Extreme anxiety, which can be caused by stress, can cause headaches, heart palpitations and giddiness. These symptoms may lead you to feel even more stressed as you may worry you have an even more serious condition.

 

Behavioural changes

You may start to behave differently when you become stressed. As an example, you may become indecisive, defensive or withdrawn. You may find it difficult to get to sleep. And even if you are normally a mild-mannered individual, you may become physically or verbally aggressive.

 

How to cope with stress

Different occupations will be more demanding than others, and in work, stress is recognised to be one of the main causes of sick absence from work. Research suggests that about half a million people in the UK experience work-related stress that they believe is making them ill. Changes in personal lives, such as the death of a loved one, a new relationship, a job promotion or the birth of a child can also cause it as adjustments in our lives are needed to be able to cope.

The aim should never be to eliminate stress completely, but find effective ways of managing it and using it to our advantage.

 

Tips for managing stress

prepare to the best of your ability for stressful events

try to look at change as a positive thing, not as a threat

try not to worry about things you have no control over

exercise

eat a well-balanced diet

try to get about eight hours sleep per night

set realistic goals

ask for help from family, friends and professionals, including hypnotherapists.

 

Stress management techniques

Here are a number of stress management techniques that can help you learn how to cope with stress.

Two-minute relaxation

Train your thoughts to focus on your breathing. Inhale and exhale slowly a few times and mentally scan your body. Try to discover what areas are feeling tense and loosen them up. Rotate your head slowly a few times then roll your shoulders. Relax your muscles. Recall some pleasant thoughts. Take a few more deep breathes and you should feel a little more relaxed.

Mind relaxation

Shut your eyes and start to breathe through your nose. When you exhale, say a short word or phrase such as ‘one or ‘I feel quiet’. Continue this process for five minutes. If your mind wanders onto other things, think about your breathing techniques and your word or phrase.

 

Changing your behaviour

Changing behaviours and thought patterns can help people learn how to cope with stress. You could start to share your expectations with others, eat healthily, exercise and check your assumptions.

 

Self-Hypnosis

Hypnosis is known to be a powerful stress reduction tool, so if you want to complement your hypnotherapy sessions with self-hypnosis at home – try this out.

  1. Find quiet room, free from distraction.
  2. Relax in a comfortable position. This could be reclined on your favourite seat or sitting on the floor in a cross-legged position.
  3. Decide on a goal for the session. If you want to ease your stress levels, focus on the positive side of that statement. Instead say you want to become calmer in your chosen situation, and focus on that. Your subconscious mind won’t always recognise the negatives, so concentrating on a positive can be far more beneficial.
  4. Start taking deep breaths. Imagine you are breathing in calmness and breathing out all of the stress from your day or week. Feel the oxygen spread throughout your body.
  5. Pick a relaxing environment, and imagine you were there, leaving your current surroundings behind. If you keep your focus, you might feel like you’re in daydream.
  6. When you are feeling completely relaxed in your far away environment, repeat a positive phrase to yourself. Try visualising the sound of the word, the word itself or the end result (being stress free).

 

Treatment

Counselling and psychotherapy can be effective treatments for stress. Cognitive behavioural therapy can help individuals to understand why they think the way they do and how these thoughts can be positively changed to manage the problem.

As it is not the situation itself that is the direct cause (or everyone would be stressed by the same situation), but our reaction to the situation, hypnotherapy for stress can be effective. By altering our reaction to a particular situation during hypnosis to a more positive one, the feelings about that situation can also become more positive. When an individual then experiences that situation in real life, their reaction will often be much different.

 

Hypnotherapy for stress

Hypnotherapy can help address your stress and anxiety levels. With the help of a hypnotherapist, you may be able to identify the cause(s) of your stress. Or you may find it’s a past experience, a situation, a physical issue or something to do with a relationship that’s the main cause.

After discovering the root of the problem, you will then agree upon a goal. This goal could include how you would like to feel and what you would like to do in life without stress holding you back. Your hypnotherapist will then work with you to achieve your goals using a variation of different techniques. Each therapist might use different techniques, but they all will work towards the same goal.

Hypnotherapy for stress can start to work in a few sessions, but it entirely depends on your reaction to the therapy. After attending a number of sessions you may start to feel more relaxed and confident in the situations that previously caused you to feel stressed.

 

The most important advice we can give you today is:

Do not allow stress to become your accepted way of life. Take positive steps to give yourself the care you need to be healthy in body, mind & spirit.

Staying well is a whole lot easier than trying to recover health

Wishing you Health from the Advance Hypnosis Team

 


Hypno Health Programs Weight Loss

What's makes the Hypno Health Programs so successful?

At Advance Hypnosis Clinic’s Nationwide our Weight-loss promise to you is simple, we promise you absolutely NO waffle and want you to now get ready to enjoy the process of releasing unwanted body fat with real pride and dignity.

We have developed fantastic Weight-loss Hypnotherapy to accompany these weight release programs while our all natural blends focus on nature only. We strongly believe that a mind and body approach is essential to not just lose weight but to also support greater overall
health. All our natural programs are not just refreshingly different they are delivered passionately by our dedicated team of highly certified and accredited Hypnotherapists and are combined with specific targeted Weight-loss suggestitive therapy while in hypnosis which is what really makes all the difference when it comes to breaking all the bad eating
habits needed to succeed.  Our Weight-loss programs focus on the most important aspect of getting the MINDSET and motivation right where it NEEDS to be.

What is so special about all our programs and what is in these carefully developed blended natural mixtures ?

Our Hypno Health green smoothie recipes are a variety of blended
health mixtures that mainly contain vegetable greens or fruit, or a
combination of both. They are an easy way to flush your body of toxins and to get lots of essential healthy nutrients into every cell in your body and lose weight fast but safely focusing on FAT release.

These Hypno Health Green Weight Release smoothies are exactly what the name would suggest often green or bright green and may not exactly look like a fancy gourmet delicious meal, but if you do it right and your attitude is also right you’ll not only love these simple green smoothies, you’ll crave them! Yes, how about that for a suggestion as nature works hand in hand with your body. Your hunger will not only be satisfied, you’ll feel great and lose weight as well.

Key Point: Our Hypno Health green smoothies are a blended mixture of real natural fruits, vegetables that you can pick up at your local fruit and vegetables shop or supermarket as we focus on natural ingredients only. These natural fresh ingredients give them a distinctive natural flavour.

Hypno Health Green “Smoothie” Benefits
Because these amazing green smoothies contain all the edible parts of the plant, not just the juice, they are healthier than fruit or vegetable juices. When juices are extracted from fruit or vegetables, the fiber portion of the plant is removed. Our Hypno Health Green smoothies also contain a large amount of water, which helps boost your metabolism while absorbing all the nutrients from each blend.
When you eat fruits and vegetables in the raw state you get double the nutrients, because when you cook food it loses half of the vitamins and nutrients.

HYPNO Health Green Smoothies are easy to make You don’t need any special equipment, just a regular kitchen blender. If you’re really serious about losing weight and balancing your health you will make your green smoothies every day as a part of your structured program available only at Advance Hypnosis Clinic’s.

HYPNO Health Green Smoothies are also cheap as you can purchase what you need at your local supermarket (so you make them at home). While a vegetable smoothie at a juice bar may set you back up to €5, a homemade Hypno Health recipe green smoothie may only cost you €2 – €3 on average. Shop at your local farmer’s market and save even more money while getting the freshest fruit and vegetables possible.
If you’re not a fan of drinking something “green”, and think you’ve heard all before~~~STOP RIGHT THERE~~~ this is different to anything you have ever tried in the past, with over 7 different blends you are bound to get the one that works for you.. we promise no gimmicks or crazy shakes, bars or magic pills or gimmicks which promise the world and NEVER deliver… try starting out with getting your attitude right to losing weight
naturally and realize that food is NOT the issue. Our natural blended mixtures fit seamlessly into your busy life and come in a range of surprisingly mild, pleasant flavours and will naturally add vitamins and nutrients and high beneficial fats which body needs to help you to enjoy LOSING the weight and boost your metabolism.

The secret is in your smoothie, all you will taste is the goodness of nature as your body begins to heal, try swapping your JUNK food for our astonishing Hypno Health Weight Release Program for just 4 weeks and see for yourself. We are confident you’ll lose weight and stay fuller for longer that you will never go back to your old habits..

What make our program’s so different?

Firstly we develop each program to suit the lifestyle of the client uniquely.. taking into account eating habits while at home or in
work, factors such as social and family dynamics. Then once identified we deliver life changing hypnotherapy centred around the much needed changes required to gain that success. We address emotional factors such as emotional eating and boredom eating.. so we are committed to getting the program that’s just right for you. And in doing so it is necessary that all program’s for Hypno Health Weight Release delivered at Advance Hypnosis Clinics Nationwide are subject to a consultation and
assessment to establish through our Fact Find form exactly where you need the most help and assess which program would be best suited to each individual as everyone uniquely different and we understand that.


Wayne P Hennessy GQHP CHt Senior Clinical Hypnotherapist At The Advance Hypnosis.Director and
Founder of Advance Hypnosis Clinic’s Nationwide Lo-call 1890-987-888 www.advancehypnosis.ie
Developer Of The Hypno Health Weight Release Program’s


Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama: What is the Purpose of Life?

By Dalai Lama on Tuesday February 6th, 2018

Love is the always the answer

Brought To You By Advance Hypnosis Clinic’s Nationwide,

Ireland’s No1 Hypnotherapy Provider.   

Answering the Age-Old Question

One great question underlies our experience, whether we think about it consciously or not: What is the purpose of life? I have considered this question and would like to share my thoughts in the hope that they may be of direct, practical benefit to those who read them.

I believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. From the moment of birth, every human being wants happiness and does not want suffering. Neither social conditioning nor education nor ideology affect this. From the very core of our being, we simply desire contentment. I don’t know whether the universe, with its countless galaxies, stars and planets, has a deeper meaning or not, but at the very least, it is clear that we humans who live on this Earth face the task of making a happy life for ourselves. Therefore, it is important to discover what will bring about the greatest degree of happiness.

 

 

How to Achieve Happiness

For a start, it is possible to divide every kind of happiness and suffering into two main categories: mental and physical. Of the two, it is the mind that exerts the greatest influence on most of us. Unless we are either gravely ill or deprived of basic necessities, our physical condition plays a secondary role in life. If the body is content, we virtually ignore it. The mind, however, registers every event, no matter how small. Hence we should devote our most serious efforts to bringing about mental peace.

From my own limited experience, I have found that the greatest degree of inner tranquillity comes from the development of love and compassion.

The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater our own sense of well-being becomes. Cultivating a close, warm-hearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. This helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the ultimate source of success in life.

As long as we live in this world we are bound to encounter problems. If at such times, we lose hope and become discouraged, we diminish our ability to face difficulties. If, on the other hand, we remember that it is not just ourselves but everyone who has to undergo suffering, this more realistic perspective will increase our determination and capacity to overcome troubles. Indeed, with this attitude, each new obstacle can be seen as yet another valuable opportunity to improve our mind!

Thus we can strive gradually to become more compassionate, that is we can develop both genuine sympathy for others’ suffering and the will to help remove their pain. As a result, our own serenity and inner strength will increase.

From the moment of birth, every human being wants happiness.

Our Need for Love

Ultimately, the reason why love and compassion bring the greatest happiness is simply that our nature cherishes them above all else. The need for love lies at the very foundation of human existence. It results from the profound interdependence we all share with one another. However capable and skilful an individual may be, left alone, he or she will not survive. However vigorous and independent one may feel during the most prosperous periods of life, when one is sick or very young or very old, one must depend on the support of others.

Inter-dependence, of course, is a fundamental law of nature. Not only higher forms of life but also many of the smallest insects are social beings who, without any religion, law or education, survive by mutual respect  based on an innate recognition of their interconnectedness. The most subtle level of material phenomena is also governed by interdependence. All phenomena from the planet we inhabit; from the oceans and clouds to the forests and flowers that surround us, arise in dependence upon subtle patterns of energy. Without their proper interaction, they dissolve and decay.

It is because our own human existence is so dependent on the help of others that our need for love lies at the very foundation of our existence. Therefore we need a genuine sense of responsibility and a sincere concern for the welfare of others.

We have to consider what we human beings really are. We are not like machine-made objects. If we are merely mechanical entities, then machines themselves could alleviate all of our sufferings and fulfil our  However, since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone. Instead, we should consider our origins and nature to discover what we require.

Leaving aside the complex question of the creation and evolution of our universe, we can at least agree that each of us is the product of our own parents. In general, our conception took place not just in the context of sexual desire but from our parents’ decision to have a child. Such decisions are founded on responsibility and altruism–the parents’ compassionate commitment to care for their child until it is able to take care of itself. Thus, from the very moment of our conception, our parents’ love is directly in our creation.

Moreover, we are completely dependent upon our mothers’ care from the earliest stages of our growth. According to some scientists, a pregnant woman’s mental state, be it calm or agitated, has a direct physical effect on her unborn child.

The expression of love is also very important at the time of birth. Since the very first thing we do is suck milk from our mothers’ breast, we naturally feel close to her, and she must feel love for us in order to feed us properly; if she feels anger or resentment her milk may not flow freely.

Just like us, all living things depend on each other for their survival.

Then there is the critical period of brain development from the time of birth up to at least the age of three or four, during which time loving physical contact is the single most important factor for the normal growth of the child. If the child is not held, hugged, cuddled, or loved, its development will be impaired and its brain will not mature properly.

Since a child cannot survive without the care of others, love is its most important nourishment. The happiness of childhood  the allaying of the child’s many fears and the healthy development of its self-confidence all depend directly upon love.

Nowadays, many children grow up in unhappy homes. If they do not receive proper affection, in later life they will rarely love their parents and, not infrequently, will find it hard to love others. This is very sad.

As children grow older and enter school, their need for support must be met by their teachers. If a teacher not only imparts academic education but also assumes responsibility for preparing students for life, his or her pupils will feel trust and respect and what has been taught will leave an indelible impression on their minds. On the other hand, subjects taught by a teacher who does not show true concern for his or her students’ overall well-being will be regarded as temporary and not retained for long.

Similarly, if one is sick and being treated in hospital by a doctor who evinces a warm human feeling, one feels at ease and the doctor’s desire to give the best possible care is itself curative; irrespective of the degree of his or her technical skill. On the other hand, if one’s doctor lacks human feeling and displays an unfriendly expression, impatience or casual disregard, one will feel anxious, even if he or she is the most highly qualified doctor and the disease has been correctly diagnosed and the right medication prescribed. Inevitably, patients’ feelings make a difference to the quality and completeness of their recovery.

Even when we engage in ordinary conversation in everyday life, if someone speaks with human feeling, we enjoy listening and respond accordingly; the whole conversation becomes interesting, however unimportant the topic may be. On the other hand, if a person speaks coldly or harshly, we feel uneasy and wish for a quick end to the interaction. From the least to the most important event, the affection and respect of others are vital for our happiness.

Recently I met a group of scientists in America who said that the rate of mental illness in their country was quite high, at around twelve percent of the population. It became clear during our discussion that the main cause of depression was not a lack of material necessities but a deprivation of the affection of the others.

So, as you can see from everything I have written so far, one thing seems clear to me: Whether or not we are consciously aware of it, from the day we are born, the need for human affection is in our very blood. Even if the affection comes from an animal or someone we would normally consider an enemy, both children and adults will naturally gravitate towards it.

We gravitate towards genuine expressions of compassion and care.

I believe that no one is born free from the need for love. And this demonstrates that, although some modern schools of thought seek to do so, human beings cannot be defined as solely physical. No material object, however beautiful or valuable, can make us feel loved because our deeper inner and true character lie in the subjective nature of the mind.

Developing Compassion

Some of my friends have told me that, while love and compassion are marvellous and good, they are not really very relevant. Our world, they say, is not a place where such beliefs have much influence or power. They claim that anger and hatred are so much a part of human nature that humanity will always be dominated by them. I do not agree.

We humans have existed in our present form for about a hundred-thousand years. I believe that if during this time the human mind had been primarily controlled by anger and hatred, our overall population would have decreased. But today, despite all our wars, we find that the human population is greater than ever. This clearly indicates to me that love and compassion predominate in the world. And this is why unpleasant events are news, compassionate activities are so much part of daily life that they are taken for granted and, therefore, largely ignored.

So far, I have been discussing mainly the mental benefits of compassion, but it contributes to good physical health as well. According to my personal experience, mental stability and physical well-being are directly related. Without question, anger and agitation make us more susceptible to illness. On the other hand, if the mind is tranquil and occupied with positive thoughts, the body will not easily fall prey to disease.

But of course, it is also true that we all have an innate self-centeredness that inhibits our love for others. So, since we desire the true happiness that is brought about by only a calm mind, and since such peace of mind is brought about by only a compassionate attitude, how can we develop this? Obviously, it is not enough for us simply to think about how nice compassion is! We need to make a concerted effort to develop it; we must use all the events of our daily life to transform our thoughts and behaviour.

First of all, we must be clear about what we mean by compassion. Many forms of compassionate feeling are mixed with desire and attachment. For instance, the love parents feel of their child is often strongly associated with their own emotional needs, so it is not fully compassionate. Again, in marriage, the love between husband and wife–particularly at the beginning, when each partner still may not know the other’s deeper character very well–depends more on attachment than genuine love. Our desire can be so strong that the person to whom we are attached appears to be good, when in fact he or she is very negative. In addition, we have a tendency to exaggerate small positive qualities, thus when one partner’s attitude changes, the other partner is often disappointed and his or her attitude changes too. This is an indication that love has been motivated more by personal need than by genuine care for the other individual.

A healthy mind promotes a healthy body, and a happier life.

True compassion is not just an emotional response but a firm commitment founded on reason. Therefore, a truly compassionate attitude towards others does not change even if they behave negatively. Of course, developing this kind of compassion is not at all easy! As a start, let us consider the following facts:

Whether people are beautiful and friendly or unattractive and disruptive, ultimately they are human beings, just like oneself. Like oneself, they want happiness and do not want suffering. Furthermore, their right to overcome suffering and be happy is equal to one’s own. Now, when you recognize that all beings are equal in both their desire for happiness and their right to obtain it, you automatically feel empathy and closeness for them. Through accustoming your mind to this sense of universal altruism, you develop a feeling of responsibility for others: the wish to help them actively overcome their problems. Nor is this wish selective; it applies equally to all. As long as they are human beings experiencing pleasure and pain just as you do, there is no logical basis to discriminate between them or to alter your concern for them if they behave negatively.

Let me emphasize that it is within your power, given patience and time, to develop this kind of compassion. Of course, our self-centeredness, our distinctive attachment to the feeling of an independent, self-existent human works fundamentally to inhibit our compassion. Indeed, true compassion can be experienced only when this type of self-grasping is eliminated. But this does not mean that we cannot start and make progress now.

How Can We Start

We should begin by removing the greatest hindrances to compassion: anger and hatred. As we all know, these are extremely powerful emotions and they can overwhelm our entire mind. Nevertheless, they can be controlled. If, however, they are not, these negative emotions will plague us–with no extra effort on their part–and impede our quest for the happiness of a loving mind.

So as a start, it is useful to investigate whether or not anger is of value. Sometimes, when we are discouraged by a difficult situation, anger does seem helpful, appearing to bring with it more energy, confidence, and determination.

Here, though, we must examine our mental state carefully. While it is true that anger brings extra energy, if we explore the nature of this energy, we discover that it is blind: We cannot be sure whether its result will be positive or negative. This is because anger eclipses the best part of our brain–its rationality. So the energy of anger is almost always unreliable. It can cause an immense amount of destructive, unfortunate behaviour. Moreover, if anger increases to the extreme, one becomes like a mad person, acting in ways that are as damaging to oneself as they are to others.

It is possible, however, to develop an equally forceful but far more controlled energy with which to handle difficult situations.

This controlled energy comes not only from a compassionate attitude but also from reason and patience. These are the most powerful antidotes to anger. Unfortunately, many people misjudge these qualities as signs of weakness. I believe the opposite to be true: That they are the true signs of inner strength. Compassion is, by nature, gentle, peaceful and soft, but it is very powerful. It is those who easily lose their patience who are insecure and unstable. Thus, to me, the arousal of anger is a direct sign of weakness.

Compassion is, by nature, gentle, peaceful and soft, but it is also very powerful.

So, when a problem first arises, try to remain humble and maintain a sincere attitude and be concerned that the outcome is fair. Of course, others may try to take advantage of you and if your remaining detached only encourages unjust aggression, adopt a strong stand, (this, however, should be done with compassion, and if it is necessary to express your views and take strong countermeasures, do so without anger or ill-intent).

You should realize that even though your opponents appear to be harming you, in the end, their destructive activity will damage only themselves. In order to check your own selfish impulse to retaliate, you should recall your desire to practice compassion and assume responsibility for helping prevent the other person from suffering the consequences of his or her acts.

Thus, because the measures you employ have been calmly chosen, they will be more effective, more accurate and more forceful. Retaliation based on the blind energy of anger seldom hits the target.

Friends and Enemies

I must emphasize again that merely thinking that compassion and reason and patience are good will not be enough to develop them. We must wait for difficulties to arise and then attempt to practice them.

And who creates such opportunities? Not our friends, of course, but our enemies. They are the ones who give us the most trouble, So if we truly wish to learn, we should consider enemies to be our best teachers!

For a person who cherishes compassion and love, the practice of tolerance is essential, and for that, an enemy is indispensable. So we should feel grateful to our enemies, for it is they who can best help us develop a tranquil mind! Also, it is often the case in both personal and public life, that with a change in circumstances, enemies become friends.

So anger and hatred are always harmful, and unless we train our minds and work to reduce their negative force, they will continue to disturb us and disrupt our attempts to develop a calm mind. Anger and hatred are our real enemies. These are the forces we most need to confront and defeat, not the temporary enemies who appear intermittently throughout life.

Of course, it is natural and right that we all want friends. I often joke that if you really want to be selfish, you should be very altruistic! You should take good care of others, be concerned for their welfare, help them, serve them, make more friends, make more smiles; the result? When you yourself need help, you find plenty of helpers! If, on the other hand, you neglect the happiness of others, in the long term you will be the loser. And is friendship produced through quarrels and anger, jealousy and intense competitiveness? I do not think so. Only affection brings us genuinely close friends.

In today’s materialistic society, if you have money and power, you seem to have many friends. But they are not friends of yours; they are the friend of your money and power. When you lose your wealth and influence, you will find it very difficult to track these people down.

Our enemies can be our best teachers.

The trouble is that when things in the world go well for us, we become confident that we can manage by ourselves and feel we do not need friends, but as our status and health decline, we quickly realize how wrong we were. That is the moment when we learn who is really helpful and who is completely useless. So to prepare for that moment, to make genuine friends who will help us when the need arises, we ourselves must cultivate altruism!

Though sometimes people laugh when I say it, I myself always want more friends. I love smiles. Because of this, I have the problem of knowing how to make more friends and how to get more smiles, in particular, genuine smiles. For there are many kinds of smile, such as sarcastic, artificial or diplomatic smiles. Many smiles produce no feeling of satisfaction, and sometimes they can even create suspicion or fear, can’t they? But a genuine smile really gives us a feeling of freshness and is, I believe, unique to human beings. If these are the smiles we want, then we ourselves must create the reasons for them to appear.

Compassion and the World

In conclusion, I would like briefly to expand my thoughts beyond the topic of this short piece and make a wider point: Individual happiness can contribute in a profound and effective way to the overall improvement of our entire human community.

Because we all share an identical need for love, it is possible not to feel that anybody we meet, in whatever circumstances, is a brother or sister. No matter how new the face or how different the dress and behaviour, there is no significant division between us and other people. It is foolish to dwell on external differences because our basic natures are the same.

Ultimately, humanity is one and this small planet is our only home. If we are to protect this home of ours, each of us needs to experience a vivid sense of universal altruism. It is only this feeling that can remove the self-centred motives that cause people to deceive and misuse one another.

If you have a sincere and open heart, you naturally feel self-worth and confidence, and there is no need to be fearful of others.

I believe that at every level of society–familial, tribal, national and international–the key to a happier and more successful world is the growth of compassion. We do not need to become religious, nor do we need to believe in an ideology. All that is necessary is for each of us to develop our good human qualities.

I try to treat whoever I meet as an old friend. This gives me a genuine feeling of happiness. It is the practice of compassion

Wayne P Hennessy GQHP CHt Senior Clinical Hypnotherapist And Founder Of Advance Hypnosis Clinic’s Nationwide Network Ireland’s No1 Hypnotherapy Provider www.advancehypnosis.ie Lo-call 1890-987-888

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GETTING READY FOR YOUR NEW YEAR AND THE NEW YOU WHEN IT COMES TO LOSING WEIGHT.

  • The time for change is always now

    December 26, 2018

 

GETTING READY FOR YOUR NEW YEAR & THE NEW YOU WHEN IT COMES TO LOSING WEIGHT.

STORY AT A QUICK GLANCE

  • This guide will tell you everything you need to know about our Hypno Health Weight Release Program and how you can apply it easily to your current  lifestyle and what benefits you can achieve from it

 

By Wayne P Hennessy GQHP CHt Director of Advance Hypnosis Clinic’s Nationwide and Developer of the Hypno Health Weight Release Program.

Increasing numbers of people around the world are suffering from chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity, and the main culprit is usually the food they eat. The standard Irish diet, for example, consists of excessive amounts of protein, processed grains and carbohydrates — particularly in the form of refined, added sugars — none of which is good for your health. By continuing to consume ultra high processed foods over time you will eventually you will develop insulin and leptin resistance and, as a result, you not only will gain excess weight, but will develop chronic inflammation and will become prone to mitochondrial and cellular damage.

To get back on the road to health and stay there, significant changes in your diet are necessary. These changes begin with first understanding what mitochondria are, and then learning their importance to your overall health.

Next, you need to know how inducing your body back into a state of nutritional balance, a condition in which your body burns fat as its primary fuel, this can help regenerate your mitochondria. But, in order to reach nutritional balance and better overall health, you must follow this through with this amazing hypno health weight release program intervention to achieve the results you want, So, what exactly is this (LCHF) diet?

In this blog we will tell you everything you need to know about our especially developed Hypno Health Weight Release Program  — how you can apply it to your lifestyle and what positives you can reap from it.

Benefits of the Hypno Health Weight Release Program

Our simple to follow Hypno Health Weight Release Program is a dietary approach that focuses on minimal carbohydrates, moderate amounts of protein and high healthy fat ingredients, (which you blend from a list given to you), all of which you can purchase at your local supermarket giving you total control. When blended together you simply drink 1 pint in the morning and another pint in the afternoon then have your main meal every day gives to you the three keys to achieving nutritional balance. In fact, it’s what we at Advance Hypnosis Clinics recommend for most people who would like to optimize their health and lose weight healthily.

There are many reasons why you should try this program. It can be very beneficial for people suffering from chronic conditions, or for those who would simply like to be healthier. You’ll be excited to know that this stunningly simple program may help with the following:

  • Weight loss — If you’re trying to lose weight, then the (LCHF is one of the best ways to do it, because it helps access your body burn fat so that it can be shed. Obese people in particular can benefit from this method. In one study, obese test subjects were given a low-carb high-fat diet and a low-fat diet. After 24 weeks, researchers noted that they lost (9.4 kilograms or 20.7 pounds)
  • Fighting inflammation — the human body can use both sugar and fat as fuel sources. However, the latter is preferred because it is a cleaner, healthier fuel that releases far fewer reactive oxygen species (ROS) and secondary free radicals. By eliminating sugar from your daily food consumption, you’re decreasing your risk of developing chronic inflammation throughout your body.
  • Increasing muscle mass — Jeff Volek, Ph.D., is a registered dietitian specializing in how a high-fat, low-carb diet can benefit health and athletic performance. He’s written many scientific articles on this topic, as well as two books, and he explains that ketones have a similar structure to branched-chain amino acids that can be useful for building muscle mass. Ketones spare these amino acids, leaving higher levels of them around, which can help promote muscle mass.
  • Reducing appetite — Constant hunger can cause you to consume more calories than you can burn, which can eventually lead to weight gain. The Hypno Health Weight Release Program can help you avoid this problem because reducing carbohydrate consumption can reduce hunger symptoms. In one study, participants who were given a low-carbohydrate diet had reduced appetites, helping them lose weight easier.
  • Lowering insulin levels — when you consume carbs, they are broken down into sugars in your body. In turn, this causes your blood sugar levels to rise and leads to a spike in your insulin. Over time, you may develop insulin resistance, which can progress to type 2 diabetes.

By altering your daily routine to also include the Hypno Health Weight Release Program approach, you can reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. In a study published in Nutrition & Metabolism, researchers noted that diabetics who ate low-carbohydrate ketogenic diets were able to significantly reduce their dependency on diabetes medication, and may even reverse it eventually.3

The Hypno Health Weight Release Program May Also Help Lower Your Risk of Cancer.

Cancer is a devastating disease and is one of the leading causes of death all over the world. To make things worse, the medical profession has practically ignored evidence that indicates cancer as a metabolic and mitochondrial problem, causing conventional cancer treatment methods to fall short on their promises.

We firmly believe (as well as the numerous experts that have been interviewed) that over 90 percent of cancer cases are either preventable or treatable. The key here is to view cancer as a metabolic dysfunction, allowing you to gain control over this dreadful disease. Simply put, the right foods and strategies may help suppress cancer growth while possibly and simultaneously pushing it into remission.

What most people don’t know is that cancer cells are mainly fuelled by glucose. In this regard, the Hypno Health Weight Release Program may be the best answer. By depriving them of their primary source of fuel, as well as protein restriction, cancer cells will literally starve to death.

In addition, research regarding the (LCHF) approach in relation to fighting cancer has grown over the years, and the data indicate that aside from being a form of cancer prevention, the (LCHF) system may help complement common cancer treatments, such as radiation therapy and chemotherapy.4

We’ve developed our Hypno Health Weight Release Program With The Added Benefit of Hypnosis.

Most people who have set out to achieve losing weight and balancing their health have predominantly failed at some point because they have struggled to change their habits. The poor eating habits that may have caused the weight gain and or chronic health issues in the first place So, we at advance hypnosis clinics have really developed this most simplistic program to factor in weight loss hypnotherapy to take care of all those bad eating habits once and for all making our Hypno Health Weight Release Program the best intervention in the health and wellness sector. We’ve made it so convenient for you that these amazing beneficial blends can be prepared in the time it takes for the kettle to boil and consist of nothing but NATURE. Yup! Not a gimmick in sight.

Popular Low-Carb Diets Versus the (LCHF) Diet: How Do They Compare?

Of course, the Hypno Health Weight Release Program is not the only low-carb diet out there, but it is by far the most convenient and most simplified approach, you may also have heard of other popular eating strategies that may also help improve your health but take up a huge amount of time and resources to achieve the results you look for and they would intale that you radically adapt your entire eating regime So, how do they stack up against the (hypno health weight release program) ?

Atkins Diet Versus Hypno Health Weight Release Program.

Firstly the Atkins diet is a low-carb eating program promoted by Dr. Robert C. Atkins, who wrote about it back in 1972.In essence, the diet is all about restricting carbohydrate consumption while emphasizing protein and healthy fats as sources of fuel, as well as high-fiber vegetables to help promote weight loss.

Similar to the (LCHF) diet, you will have to avoid starchy and sugary sources of carbohydrates like bread, pasta and potatoes, as well as processed meats and junk foods. Instead, you will have to consume more grass fed meats, pasture-raised eggs, cheese and fatty fish.

One key difference that sets the Atkins diet apart from the (LCHF) diet is that it allows unlimited consumption of protein, which can cause a significant drawback to your health. Research suggests that excessive protein consumption can stimulate your mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway, accelerating aging and cancer growth.

Paleo Diet Versus The Hypno Health Weight Release Program.

The Paleo diet is another popular eating trend based on the habits of our Palaeolithic ancestors. Its foundation focuses on eating lean meat, seafood, fresh fruits and non-starchy vegetables. You must also remove processed foods, drinks, grains and sugar from your eating habits for the Paleo diet to have a positive effect on you.

While research suggests that the Paleo diet may benefit your health, one foreseeable problem with this eating regimen is that it consumes too much protein, which can negatively affect your health in the long run. Instead, I believe it is far better to moderate your protein intake and increase consumption of healthy fats.

How Many Carbs a Day Should You Get While on The Hypno Health Weight Release Program?

When determining the ideal max carbs we believe that the following amounts can be effective for most people:

  • 70 percent healthy fats
  • 25 percent high-quality protein
  • 5 percent carbohydrates

Ideally, your carb limit should be kept to under 50 grams a day, or 4 to 10 percent of your daily calories. This will help your body to transition to burning fat for fuel. However, this number may change depending on various factors. For example, if you have Type 2 diabetes, you will have to restrict your carb intake to as little as 20 grams per day. All in all, you will have to rely on your body’s feedback to help you identify the ceiling amount for your carb intake.

How to Get Started on the Hypno Health Weight Release Program.

Taking your first step into the program is an exciting phase for your health. But before beginning your blended mixtures it’s important to have those bad habits eliminated with our stunning hypnosis delivered at you’re all important first therapy session, and subsequently at any session thereafter. Then you are handed your food list for your blends, before all that you would have attended the first initial consultation and fact find where we would have identified what bad foods are most important to change for each individual we work with, it’s important to first take a look at what you’re eating now and take out anything that’s unhealthy. This means removing sugars, grains, starches and packaged and processed foods from your diet. Basically, anything that won’t add to your new eating regimen has to go. This is what we call a “kitchen sweep.”

Furthermore, avoid drinking milk because it contains the carbohydrate galactose — drinking just one glass can basically eat up your entire carb allotment for the day. In addition, avoiding milk helps lactose-intolerant people to implement the hypno health weight release program.

Fruits

While fruits are generally healthy for you and are an important part of our fantastic Hypno Health Weight Release Program blended mixtures  during your first 7 to 14 day’s (the only exception to this is for those individuals with type 2 diabetes)  because of their ability to balance blood sugar levels naturally,

Certain citrus fruits and berries are also good to eat in moderate quantities, because they are rich in antioxidants that support your health.

Beverages

As for beverages, there are several you can choose from. The most important is high-quality filtered water, but you may also drink organic black coffee (without any sweeteners or milk), which is rich in antioxidants. Coconut milk can be consumed, as well as herbal teas because they are rich in various antioxidants and nutrients.

Make sure to stay away from sweetened drinks and carbonated lemonade etc especially diet drinks, as their sugar content can throw you off weight release . Not to mention, they are simply unhealthy for your body in general. Avoid alcohol as well.

All In All You Can Really Begin To Enjoy Losing Weight Naturally While At The Very Same Time Improve Your Overall Health In So Many Additional Ways.

Oftentimes, people underestimate the potential a healthy diet can bring to their overall well-being. In truth, the food you eat contributes to 80 percent of your overall health, with the remaining 20 percent dependent on various lifestyle factors.

Now that you’re aware of what the Hypno Health Weight Release Program  can be capable of, the question is: How do you get started? Simply contact our national Lo-call number 1890-987888 and speak with our dedicated therapies advisor Lisa who will be happy to assist you further and maybe answer any questions you may have including the availability of appointments in any of our Advance Hypnosis Clinic’s Nationwide or visit www.advancehypnosis.ie Ireland’s No1 Accredited Hypnotherapy Provider.

Wayne P Hennessy GQHP CHt Senior Clinical Hypnotherapist and Founder of the Advance

Founder of Advance Hypnosis Clinics Nationwide


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How to adjust your short term eating patterns to get over the Christmas splurge

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SHORT TERM SOLUTIONS FOR THE CHRISTMAS SEASON –  How to avoid weight gain over Christmas 

Keeping in mind Hypnosis for weight loss/management can be very effective because it taps into your unconscious.  This is where significant change can take place.  Hypnosis will generally be the most effective when you combine two things:  a highly skilled and knowledgeable hypnotherapist and a very motivated client.  It is important that you are motivated to lose weight, so as to give the process 100% of your personal commitment and thus giving yourself the best opportunity to succeed. If you would like to know more about how hypnotherapy may benefit you in managing your weight and improving your choices surrounding food just get in touch – we would be happy to assist you further.

IN THE MEAN TIME 

It is possible to  temporarily adjust your eating habits through willpower alone. Here are some more handy tips to help you adjust your behaviour in the short term to keep that extra Christmas weight gain to a minimum.

MAKE YOUR BREAKFAST COUNT – sticking to a protein rich breakfast has been proven to suppress appetite and reduce subsequent eating throughout the day. Skip the waffles toast or cereal and opt for an  omelet instead.

EAT FROM A SMALLER PLATE  ….if your Christmas Table is set to have big generous plates for the look of it  pop a smaller plate on top…looks classy and will help you to keep your portions to a more reasonable size. A full plate sends the signal that you’re eating a full meal and a partially full plate looks like a skimpy meal, regardless of the actual quantity of food. Using smaller plates and filling them up is a proven way to eat less without noticing.

BLUE PLATES – believe or not the colour blue inhibits appetite and can help you to feel full sooner with less.

PUT DOWN YOUR CUTLERY – when you put down your cutlery between mouthfuls it will naturally slow down your eating, this gives your system more time to take note of the fact that you had enough.

EAT YOUR GREENS – load your coloured veg onto your plate first, then your meat then your potatoes, the Veg will help fill you up and keep your digestive tract ticking over nicely.

GO EASY ON THE SAUCE – have sauces on the side in a jug or sauce boat and add as you go instead of drowning the plate with heavy or sugary sauces from the get go.

LOOK AT WHAT YOU EAT  – DON’T EAT FROM THE PACKET – When you can’t see how much you’re eating you’re more than a little likely to lose track and consume double or even triple the amount you’d eat if you took the time to serve yourself a proper portion. Use a plate, or a bowl, or even a napkin, just make sure you get a good visual of everything you’re going to eat before taking your first bite.

USE TALL SLIM GLASSES – Just like less food looks like more food on a smaller plate, height makes things look larger than width, even when the volumes are the same. You can cut down on your liquid calories by choosing taller glasses rather than shorter, fatter ones.

ADD AN EXTRA CUBE OF ICE – this adds up very nicely over time and can help greatly in cutting your liquid calories even further

ENJOY EVERY MOUTHFUL – last but not least take the time to really taste and enjoy every mouthful. Pay undivided attention to the taste and texture of each bite…eating consciously leads to greater enjoyment of the foods you like but here is the clincher, it also leads to eating less. The other by the by of eating consciously is that you will fully recognise the foods you actually don’t enjoy so much, this also leads to eating less. It’s a win/win situation.

We sincerely hope these extra tips will be helpful to you over the Christmas season and when you are ready to make more permanent healthy changes get in touch for 2019 and we will gladly assist you with that.

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas from the Advance Hypnosis Clinics Team Nationwide.

Nollaig Shona


Workout Good

Maintaining Healthy Muscle Growth During Exercising And Training -

  • Workout Good-Eat Good Feel Good

    Maintaining Healthy Muscle Growth During Exercising And Training –

  • Article By Wayne P Hennessy GQHP -CHt
  • Although some people use carbohydrates to fuel their muscle during endurance races, marathons and weight training to gain muscle mass and lose fat healthy, they use high-fat foods and intermittent fasting together with strategic meal planning and preparation in the run up to major events.
  • Intermittent fasting helps reduce inflammation, improves insulin and leptin sensitivity and your body’s ability to burn fat for fuel
  • Muscle growth and definition also requires exercise and optimal amounts of vitamins A, C, D and B complex for protein synthesis, muscle repair and stress reduction.
  • Muscle growth and strength are also just as important as you age to maintain mental cognitive focus and independence while maintaining your ability to easily engage in the activities of daily living, such as climbing stairs and carrying groceries along with other every day tasks.

If you’re are training and engaged with ongoing exercise and interested in muscle growth and definition, there’s no getting past the fact you need to exercise. However, while exercise helps to build muscles, you cannot exercise your way out of a poor diet. One of the common beliefs about building muscle definition is you need to eat a lot of protein and carbohydrates.

However, nutritional concepts are just not that simple. For example, even when deprived of food, your body has a mechanism to build muscle. Additionally, amino acids and proteins are not just building blocks for tissue and muscle.

Some amino acids also signal genes to build protein during times of food deprivation — most notably branched chain amino acids like leucine — as long as you have them circulating in your bloodstream.

While carbohydrates do fuel muscle, high-carb diets are a disaster as they promote insulin and leptin resistance, which promotes chronic disease. Similarly, eating more protein than your body uses may promote elevated blood sugar and kidney stress, and even stimulate the growth of cancer cells.

On average, peak muscle mass occurs sometime during your early 40s. As you age, muscle mass begins to gradually decline, eventually leading to negative changes in mobility, strength and independence. However, muscle mass loss has other implications as it may also lead to an overall decline in metabolic function and play a role in your risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

Balance Your Meal Planning for the Greatest Gains

Scientists have been trying to answer the question of what constitutes the ideal and most practical diet for athletes to improve performance. In a recent review in Sports Nutrition, the authors provide an overview about how athletes should eat, commenting:

“Despite an enduring belief in a single, superior ‘athletic diet,’ diversity in sports nutrition practices among successful athletes arises from the specificity of the metabolic demands of different sports and the periodization of training and competition goals.”

In other words, the researchers found the type of diet best utilized by elite athletes was dependent on the sport they performed, their specific goals and their training routine. However, the number who train for the Olympics is a small percentage compared to those who seek the best nutritional base for optimal health and muscle growth.

In an interview, Louise Burke, sports dietitian and professor at Australian Catholic University, advises the use of 30 to 60 grams of carbohydrates each hour during endurance events lasting several hours. While some athletes find it difficult to consume during an event, she also advises to practice during training. When asked if athletes should steer clear of high-fat diets she replied:4

“I wouldn’t say that at all. Some athletes love them. And we know that high-fat diets stimulate different molecular changes in the muscles than high-carb diets, some of which could be beneficial for performance.”

When your goals are to add weight and muscle, your nutritional plan may be simpler and easier to adhere to than when you’re seeking to shave off less than a second from your time, or lift another 10 pounds. However, no matter your goals, the following strategies will help improve muscle definition, and improve your chances of success.

Up Your Vitamin Intake

It may have been easy to overlook vitamins necessary to improve muscle growth and definition if you consigned vitamins only to helping lengthen your life, or to avoid the common cold.

Vitamin A — One of the most potent vitamins necessary to utilize proteins to repair and build muscle is vitamin A. It is also necessary for the utilization and production of testosterone and human growth hormone, both of which are necessary to grow strong muscle.

The researchers theorize that with similar hard work and dedication, body builders may be able to achieve good results taking cod liver oil and eating foods rich in vitamin A on a regular basis, rather than the practice of supplementing with testosterone precursors.

Liver is very high in vitamin A and a healthy addition to your nutrition plan. Although many find it distasteful, consider cooking the liver, cutting it into pill-sized shapes, freezing it on a tray and storing it in your freezer.

These homemade liver supplements may now be swallowed frozen as you would a pill, without the taste.

Keep in mind that men and non-menstruating women should not take iron supplements but get their daily requirements from food, as their risk for elevated iron is already high.

Vitamins B6, B9, B12 — These B vitamins play a direct role in protein metabolism. B6 is used to support the absorption of vitamin B12 and together are essential in the production of red blood cells and the support of your immune system.

Vitamin B9, in combination with B6 and B12, helps to reduce homocysteine levels and improve nitric oxide production, the end result of which is improved blood flow and delivery of nutrients to your working muscles.

Vitamin B complex deficiency affects muscle growth and development, and also may lead to dementia, respiratory conditions and psychiatric symptoms.

Vitamin C — This precursor to the manufacturer of testosterone is deficient in the dietary intake of 43 percent of adults, Although not low enough to trigger scurvy, the endpoint of vitamin C deficiency, vitamin C plays an important role in many aspects of physiology, including the production of steroids.

There is also a direct connection between low vitamin C and high levels of cortisol released when you are under stress. Vitamin C has a suppressive action on cortisol, helping to reduce the impact cortisol has on the body.

Cortisol also inhibits the action of testosterone, so even if circulating levels of testosterone are high, the effect is negated with high levels of cortisol, impacting muscle growth and development. Vitamin C-rich foods, such as papaya, kiwi, strawberries, broccoli and Brussel sprouts, may also help your skin, and may even prove to be a powerful adjunct treatment for cancer and support your heart.

Vitamin D — Arguably one of the more important nutrients, vitamin D is a fat-soluble steroid hormone produced in your skin in response to sun exposure. Vitamin D is also necessary in the production of testosterone.

One study found a close relationship between vitamin D deficiency and low levels of testosterone which reversed when participants spent more time in the sun. Another demonstrated supplementation increased levels of testosterone in middle-aged men.

Include the Best Foods to Gain Muscle Mass and Definition

Healthy nutrition, including fats and proteins, is essential to building lean muscle. Fats are a necessary part of your diet, but not all fats are created equal. It is important to seek out healthy saturated fats from real, (unprocessed foods) and avoid polyunsaturated fats, such as vegetable oils and margarine. Avocados, coconut oil and walnuts are high in healthy fats, as is the meat discussed below.

Similarly, protein is a necessary structural component for muscle repair, enzymes, signaling molecules and cellular receptors. It is especially important to consume enough protein as your age increases, to ward off age-induced muscle loss or sarcopenia.

If your goal is to increase muscle mass, you will need to increase your protein intake. The important point here though is to not increase it continuously. Ideally you should have 80 to 150 grams of protein, depending on your lean body mass, on days that you are engaged in strength training. Protein like whey concentrate that is high in branched chain amino acids will help stimulate muscle building.

However, it is important that you reduce your protein intake on days you are not training as continuous high protein can overstimulate mTOR, which will inhibit autophagy and your body’s ability to ward off cancer.

As important as quantity is the quality of protein. As a general rule, the only meat recommended to eat is grass fed, grass-finished, organically raised meats, eggs and dairy. This is far superior to factory farmed meats, which are likely to be contaminated with herbicides, hormones, antibiotics and other drugs.

Plan and Prepare Your Meals in Advance

Making changes to your nutrition plan takes a little bit of effort, especially when you’re incorporating foods you haven’t used before. Consider preparing your meals ahead of time in batches or making menus for the week so you aren’t faced with the question of what to make and tempted to order out when you come home from work.

Remember to label everything you make. You might think you’ll remember what’s in the freezer and the date it was made, but you’ll be surprised how quickly you forget. Think about prepping your vegetables for the week. By cleaning, slicing and dicing and then storing in glass containers in your fridge, you’ll have the vegetables you need for a large tossed salad, a stew or casserole ready at a moment’s notice.

Homemade salad dressings can be made up to a week in advance and stored in the refrigerator, and vegetable and beef stock can be made in advance and kept in the fridge for up to four days or frozen first in ice cube trays and then bagged for up to three months.

It’s important to choose your protein sources wisely. Most meat at the local supermarket today, unless otherwise labeled, is raised on a processed diet in confined quarters and injected with antibiotics — producing low-quality nutrition. So buy organic when possible.

Intermittent Fasting Builds Muscle and Improves Insulin Sensitivity

Intermittent fasting is not only excellent for your metabolism and overall health but also has a profound effect on your muscle mass. Using this type of eating plan means you restrict your normal eating into a six- to eight-hour window without cutting any of your calories. This helps increase your insulin and leptin sensitivity, driving more nutrients into your muscles.

Intermittent fasting reduces inflammation and free radical damage and increases your ability to burn fat. If restricting the hours during which you can eat seems overwhelming at first, consider adding grass-fed butter and coconut oil into your morning coffee, giving you calories to burn until you’re scheduled meal.

Working out first thing in the morning may help reduce any feelings of hunger when you go to sleep at night, and increasing your water intake both helps you to feel full and maintains your hydration status throughout the day.

Gaining Muscle as You Age Critical to Performance and Independence

Maintaining your muscle as you age is critical to maintaining your independence. Seniors who exercise more had lower levels of heart disease related biomarkers, including C-reactive protein, Interleukin-6 and leptin.

Overall, participants in this study who undertook more activity had lower levels of negative biomarkers, translating into less sedentary time and associated with more favorable cardiovascular profiles.

The best way to maintain your health as you age is to develop a strong foundation of muscle growth and definition before you need it. While it may be easier to maintain muscle mass than to start from scratch, it is never too late to start developing muscle strength and improving your potential for remaining independent as you age.

In a study by Mayo Clinic to determine the type of exercise which works better to protect aging muscles, the researchers tested high intensity interval training (HIIT) on stationary bikes, vigorous resistance training or combination of both.

They found those who did the interval workouts had a higher increases in the number and health of their mitochondria, particularly among older cyclists. Data have also linked strong muscles to improve brain health for many years, including memory, reaction speed and logical problem-solving.

If you’ve been eating the wrong foods, you may have struggled to make inroads in your goals to gain muscle mass and definition, whether to improve sports performance, maintain your independence or to live healthier. You’ll find the combination of healthy nutrition and exercise helps achieve your goals no matter what your age.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this article is for educational purposes only. Vigorous high-intensity exercise is not safe or suitable for everyone. You should consult your family GP before beginning any new diet or exercise program and discontinue exercise immediately if you experience pain, dizziness, or discomfort. The results, if any, from the exercises may vary from person-to-person. Engaging in any exercise or fitness program involves the risk of injury. Advance Hypnosis or our sources of fitness experts shall not be liable for any claims for injuries or damages resulting from or connected with the use of this advisory blog. Specific questions about your fitness condition cannot be answered without first arranging a consultation at any of our clinic’s. To do so visit www.advancehypnosis.ie or call our Lo-call number at 1890-987888


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YOUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM IS INTELLIGENT

The human gut is lined with more than 100 million nerve cells—it’s practically a brain unto itself.

Your Digestive System is Intelligent – but if you continually fill your body with Ultra- High PROCESSED JUNK food, (food like substances)  you run the risk of compromising that digestive Intelligence system.

GUT FEELING: Sensory nerve cells inside the gut inform the Vagus Nerve (in yellow) and Brain how our stomach and intestines are doing, when they do well we tend to feel well, when they don’t we can begin to feel stressed and even anxious as this circuit begins to ring the alarm bells so to speak to get your attention that it is in distress. The longer and worse the situation becomes the stronger the symptoms may become.

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Your gut is directly connected to your brain, by a newly discovered neuron circuit

The human gut is lined with more than 100 million nerve cells—it’s practically a brain unto itself. And indeed, the gut actually talks to the brain, releasing hormones into the bloodstream that, over the course of about 10 minutes, tell us how hungry it is, or that we shouldn’t have eaten an entire pizza. But a new study reveals the gut has a much more direct connection to the brain through a neural circuit that allows it to transmit signals in mere seconds. The findings could lead to new treatments for obesity, eating disorders, and even depression and autism—all of which have been linked to a malfunctioning gut.

The study reveals “a new set of pathways that use gut cells to rapidly communicate with … the brain stem,” says Daniel Drucker, a clinician-scientist who studies gut disorders at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute in Toronto, Canada, who was not involved with the work. Although many questions remain before the clinical implications become clear, he says, “This is a cool new piece of the puzzle.”

In 2010, neuroscientist Diego Bohórquez of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, made a startling discovery while looking through his electron microscope. Enteroendocrine cells, which stud the lining of the gut and produce hormones that spur digestion and suppress hunger, had footlike protrusions that resemble the synapses neurons use to communicate with each other. Bohórquez knew the enteroendocrine cells could send hormonal messages to the central nervous system, but he also wondered whether they could “talk” to the brain using electrical signals, the way that neurons do. If so, they would have to send the signals through the vagus nerve, which travels from the gut to the brain stem.

He and colleagues injected a fluorescent rabies virus, which is transmitted through neuronal synapses, into the colons of mice and waited for the enteroendocrine cells and their partners to light up. Those partners turned out to be to vagal neurons, the researchers report today in Science.

In a petri dish, enteroendocrine cells reached out to vagal neurons and formed synaptic connections with each other. The cells even gushed out glutamate, a neurotransmitter involved in smell and taste, which the vagal neurons picked up on within 100 milliseconds—faster than an eyeblink.