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About Ivertherapy

Hello; I am a well established hynotherapist and NLP practitioner. We work together to set achievable and workable goals, one step at a time. This gets rapid and long term results. You are welcome to ring me for an informal chat and find out how we help people turn their lives around. Linda Farrugia- 01628 665178 We offer a high professional standard while maintaining a strict code of ethics. General Hypnotherapy Registered- Dip. Hyp., ASHPH. GQHP, GHR. Reg. MNSCI Adv.Hyp., AANLP Pract., and Life Coach

Stoptober or not Stoptober that is the question?


The NHS is encouraging smokers to stop for October.

              Brilliant if you can stop for a month.But can you keep this going?

The smoking habit itself, like any habit  is under the control of your subconscious mind. This part runs on routines and thus hates change. The only way this part will change comfortably is to not only stop smoking but stop “being” a smoker.

Find out why you smoke- ask yourself is it to relax, to concentrate, to socialize, or simply you enjoy a smoke. Possibly some other reason or a blend of these. With the help of a skilled hypnotherapist you can have a completely different perspective on smoking so those reasons along with the desire to smoke no longer exist. There is no need to fear stopping and losing your identity. Think about this. You are never a smoker, just some-one who smokes cigarettes; it is the cigarettes that smoke. This means it is not part of you, but an external action. Hypnosis ends that fear and gives you confidence and pride to move towards a healthy outlook, for life.

Easter Eggs and chocolate cravings?

Spring is in the air and Easter approaches. All good, unless you are trying to  diet. If you find you binge on chocolate and find the urge is over whelming, fear not ! Provided there is a part of you that wants to change a behavior, hypnosis can help the other part to be in line with your wishes. So what may have seemed to be an addiction is nothing more than a distant thought.                                                                                                                                                                                                          We create our own habits and behaviors, we are not born craving chocolate, cigarettes, alcohol even. So does it not make sense we can just as easily re-create new habits that are more in line with the person you are today.Hypnotherapy relaxes and focuses the mind so you do not need willpower. Instead we work with you and not against, so you can implement change as a natural process.                                      Happy Easter from Ivertherapy !

10 Top Tips for Helping Stop Insomnia

1. Establish a bed-time routine. This means giving your body and mind the message you are starting to relax at least an hour before bed. Avoiding any mental stimulation such as the t.v. and computer- and keep these out of the bedroom.
2.Avoid alcohol,caffeine and products that incorporate caffeine.
3.Learn to switch off your mind. Have a notebook next to you,so you can then write it down. This can be sorted out in the morning, as your mind, after a good nights sleep, will be sharper and clearer.
4.Do not force yourself to sleep. You wouldn`t do it as a child, no doubt, so why would you now- you allow yourself to fall asleep, in your own good time.
5.Keep focused on the positives. Not what you don`t want, but what you do want – you want to relax and to wake up refreshed in the morning. Keep enforcing this and over time, your mind will accept this- and it will happen.
6.Keep the bedroom dark. Dusk stimulates us to get sleepy,and light stimulates us to naturaly wake.
7.Keep at a comfortable temperature. Your core body temperature will drop, so make sure your extremeties are kept warm, but don`t keep the room temperature high.
8.Turn your clock away from you.
9.Learn to visualise yourself going to bed, and sleeping throughout the night.
10.Check with your doctor that there are no medical reasons for insomnia. Often stress can be the main factor, and even when this situation has passed, we may still be holding onto the stress and need to learn to relax at night.

Sleep impacts heavily on our physical and mental health We are hard wired to sleep, so we are able to wake refreshed in the morning, suitably repaired and rested. Sometimes your sleep becomes disrupted and with repetiton becomes a tiresome habit- literally!
Restoring what is a natural instinct may seem impossible. Hypnotherapy can give you the results you require by changing old behaviours so easily restoring that inborn instinct.
The fact that Ivertherapy teaches people a series of techniques to help relax and maintain calm means you will Continue reading

Hypnotherapy weight loss advice

1.Avoid the term “lose” weight.
Think about it; when you lose something what do you do? Yes, you try to find it and get it back again.
2.Always think in the positive.
Stop using must not, should not .. but I will, I prefer.. The mind does not recognise negatives, only positives . For instance – DO NOT think of a Mars bar…… .. you probably have though!
3.Get a good night`s sleep.
Lack of sleep can lead to overeating. This is because the body has not adequately replenished the serotonin levels; serotonin activates the “feel good” factor. This can lead to craving carbohydrates and fatty foods.
4.Drink adequate water.
Water helps to flush out the toxins stored in body fat. The signal that you are hungry is the same as thirsty, so, especially in between meals always check this out first. If you are still genuinely hungry have a healthy snack.
5.Limit alcohol.
Not just empty calories but you may be tempted to eat rubbish- same problem the next day if you have a hangover.
6.Think why you want to drop weight.
Make sure it is for yourself and not to please some-one else. Then give yourself an achievable target and set a date to aim for.
7. Visualization; ( best as you first wake or just before you sleep )
Imagine your day ahead, anticipating any weak moments and how you will overcome them and imagine how you want to look; this can be the final result or step by step.
Hypnotherapy gets results everytime, no diets, no gimmicks, just dropping weight naturally.

Quitting Smoking?

I thought I would offer a little verse- To those who consider being a smoker a curse- And if you have tried to stop, yet again- And all that willpower applied was all in vain- For real friends would not sneakily destroy your health- And manipulate your time,steal your wealth- If you feel, at last the time has come- Consider hypnotherapy, it works,…and it can be fun!

Waste to Waist !

Many people are taught as children not to be wasteful. Fine when you are a child. Take this forward to adult life and eating everything that is on your plate could have developed into an unwelcome habit.  Habits often can be so deep-rooted, it seems a mammoth task to change.  This is due to not working in the  place the habit is stored ;   the drivers that almost as if by magic  “make us overeat. ”  Hypnotherapy works alongside of habits, so can gently ease you into  a more preferable way of thinking and        behaving.                                                                                                                                                                Throwing out what we do not need to eat is not a waste.  With only a few hypnotherapy sessions you can automatically eat less food each meal-time , so in turn you will  serve up less on your plate. So you can find your waist again, hence “waste to waist.”       

Smoking- when to stop?

To stop smoking is a mindset                                                                                                                 *1st :  make it your decision then stick with it                                                                                                                        you do this for you initially, not to please some-one else.

*2nd :   ask yourself the reasons why you smoke     – stressed out,   – bored,                                – concentrate easier,     – relaxing ,    or simply  enjoy     –  anything other reasons ?

*3rd :   what situations leads you to smoking a cigarette   – at the end of a meal,   – before going to bed,    – with a drink ,   –  on the phone,  – maybe you can add more ?

The mechanics and drivers that lead us to smoking are way below conscious decision, so it is far easier to use hypnotherapy , as this changes the way we view cigarette smoking.

Helping you identify what drives your smoking routine and the mechanics behind it. I am an expert in my field , so why go it alone ?  Whether it is in one session or several my complete package gives you complete support throughout , empowering you to take total control and put an end to nicotine once and for all.   Aiming for a life-time of total indifference to smoking.