Join the New Year Resolution revolution

It’s that time of the year when many of us are almost compelled into making vain and futile New Year resolutions – like quitting smoking, eating less, exercising more, drinking less and so on.2016

Most of these ‘resolutions’ last a few days at worst, a month or two at most, or until the next party.

And that’s kind of how it goes on, until the next December 31 party and the pressure to make yet another New Year resolution.

While many of us will make a New Year’s resolution – maybe to lose weight, quit smoking or drink less – says the NHS, but only one in 10 of us will achieve our goal.

However, there is one way to make your resolutions work – with hypnotherapy. But, be warned, there are some ‘hypnotherapists’ who might not be as good as they make out.

Representing more than 1800 hypnotherapists around the UK, the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH), is the biggest not-for-profit professional association of hypnotherapists in the country.

And all its members are fully insured and trained to the highest standards, many of them also members of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and the NHS recommends that, when choosing a hypnotherapist, you look for one who is CNHC registered.

Clinical hypnotherapy is an evidence-based therapy with a proven track record. The NHS states: “Hypnotherapy is a type of complementary therapy that uses hypnosis, which is an altered state of consciousness. Hypnosis is widely promoted as a treatment for various long-term conditions and for breaking certain habits.”

With that in mind, and the fact that hypnotherapy works with the subconscious, bypassing the critical mind, it gets to the root of the issue so that changes can be made that support your goals quickly and efficiently.

Among the successes on hypnotherapy’s track record is a high positive rate in smoking cessation and an equally good rate in weight management – both instances working better than nicotine patches or fad diets respectively.

So, how does it work? Your hypnotherapist will take detailed history and with some conditions may request permission from you to write to their doctor, to let them know you are having hypnotherapy.

They will then discuss you goal and what you would like to see or feel at the end of your sessions. A programme of treatment will be drawn up and your sessions will begin.

Using a range of different techniques your hypnotherapist will relax you, make you feel comfortable and work with you towards achieving your goal.

After a session you may feel uplifted, lighter and very relaxed. Often change is very subtle, as your hypnotherapist will be working with you subconscious mind, and you may just notice a very positive shift in how you are feeling.

It can be that easy to stick to your New Year resolution. Why not contact an NCH therapist near you by using the Council’s directory. For all you know, 2016 could be a very good year.