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People who sleep less than 8 hours a night more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety


Binghamton University Professor of Psychology Meredith Coles and former graduate student Jacob Nota assessed the timing and duration of sleep in individuals with moderate to high levels of repetitive negative thoughts (e.g., worry and rumination). 



The research participants were exposed to different pictures intended to trigger an emotional response, and researchers tracked their attention through their eye movements. 



"We found that people in this study have some tendencies to have thoughts get stuck in their heads, and their elevated negative thinking makes it difficult for them to disengage with the negative stimuli that we exposed them to," said Coles. "While other people may be able to receive negative information and move on, the participants had trouble ignoring it."

These negative thoughts are believed to leave people vulnerable to different types of psychological disorders, such as anxiety or depression, said Coles.

"We realized over time that this might be important -- this repetitive negative thinking is relevant to several different disorders like anxiety, depression and many other things," said Coles. "This is novel in that we're exploring the overlap between sleep disruptions and the way they affect these basic processes that help in ignoring those obsessive negative thoughts."



The researchers are further exploring this discovery, evaluating how the timing and duration of sleep may also contribute to the development or maintenance of psychological disorders. If their theories are correct, their research could potentially allow psychologists to treat anxiety and depression by shifting patients' sleep cycles to a healthier time or making it more likely a patient will sleep when they get in bed.

Many people turn to hypnotherapy to get better sleep patterns and thus reduce anxiety. At The Hypnosis Clinic, every treatment is bespoke to the client and we have great success.

To make a free initial consultation, go to www.thehypnosisclinic.com

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You'll Never Guess How Much Smoking Costs You in New York

A new Wallet Hub report (courtesy of Patce Staff) breaks down costs of smoking in each state over a smoker’s lifetime. Hint: It’s a lot of money.

We all know how smoking damages your health, but, possibly even more jarring, is the knowledge that smoking costs each person in New York nearly $2 million over their lifetime.

In support of Tobacco Free Awareness Week, financial support website Wallet Hub calculated the monetary costs of smoking in each of the 50 states plus the District of Columbia. And the results are shocking.

Wallet Hub found that smoking costs the most in Northeastern states like New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Vermont, where people pay at least $1.7 million over their lifetime to smoke.

Wallet Hub calculated costs based on four factors: Tobacco Costs, Health Care Costs, Income Loss and Other Costs.

To estimate tobacco costs, the financial website assumed a person would buy one pack of cigarettes every day from age 18 (when it’s legal to purchase tobacco in the United States) to age 69 (the average age a smoker dies.) They then multiplied the average cost of cigarettes in each state with that number.

For New York, where an average pack of cigarettes cost $10.29, tobacco costs each smoker $1.53 million.

While tobacco accounts for the brunt of the financial cost of smoking in each state, Wallet Hub shows health care costs, income loss and other costs also make up a big chunk of change.

These three factors combined cost New York smokers nearly $500,000.

Wallet Hub used the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s data of the amount of annual health care costs per state to calculate health care costs. They divided that number by the total number of adult smokers in each state, which averaged just under $210,000 for New York smokers.

But smokers shouldn’t only worry about health care and tobacco costs. A study from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta shows that smokers make on average 20 percent less than their non-smoking peers. Wallet Hub used this data to calculate income loss for smokers in each state.

“We assumed an average 8 percent decrease in the median household income for each state,” Wallet Hub said.

That number accounts for absenteeism, workplace bias and lower productivity due to smoking-induced health problems, according to Wallet Hub.

In New York, smokers are expected to lose about $234,000 in income over their lifetime.
Wallet Hub estimates “other costs” for the state would add up to more than $12,500. Included in this number are an increase in homeowner’s insurance premium and secondhand-smoke exposure costs.

When Wallet Hub combined New York’s tobacco costs, health care costs, income loss and other costs, the financial site found smoking costs Empire State smokers $1,982,856.

At The Hypnosis Clinic, we have helped many people to stop smoking for good.

To find out how, make a free initial consultation online at www.thehypnosiscinic.com

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How to trick your body into reducing your weight.

Our eating habits and food choices are shaped by far more than just hunger, which is why for many people, choosing a salad over a slice of pizza requires some serious willpower.

Over the past decade, researchers from the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab have made some fascinating discoveries about how our environment and perceptions of food affect not only what but also how much we eat. So here are six ways you can use their research to trick yourself into making healthier food choices every time.

1. Use smaller plates

The size of plate you use directly impacts how much you end up eating, because a bigger plate makes a regular serving of food seem smaller.

A study that took place at a health and fitness camp found that people who were given larger bowls ate 16% more cereal than those with smaller bowls. And even though they had eaten more, they estimated that they had eaten less compared to the small bowl group.

So not only can bigger plates cause you to overeat, they may even fool you into thinking you’ve been quite modest. With this in mind, opting for smaller plates whenever possible could help you to eat less but still feel full and satisfied.

2. Start each meal with something healthy

Since visual cues are so powerful, the order in which you serve yourself can impact your whole meal. One experiment that studied two groups of people as they enjoyed a free buffet found that when healthier items like fruit were arranged at the beginning of the buffet rather than at the end, people served themselves more of those foods.

So rather than denying yourself every ‘unhealthy’ food, which can cause cravings and lead to binge eating, you can positivity influence your choices by starting each meal with a healthier item like a fresh salad or other vegetable dish.

3. Turn off the TV while eating

Numerous studies show an association between watching TV and consuming more food, and it makes sense; watching TV is distracting, so when you eat while watching your favorite show, you don’t pay much attention to what or how much you’re eating.
Surprisingly, though, certain types of television are worse to watch while eating than others. One study found that participants who watched a suspenseful movie ate 98% more than those who watched a talk show, while another showed that moviegoers ate an average of 55% more popcorn when they watched a sad movie than when they watched an upbeat comedy.

Switching the TV off during mealtimes is best, but if you must watch something, save the tearjerkers and action thrillers for after your meal. Also, if you enjoy snacking while watching TV, make a point of putting out only as much food as you plan to eat.

4. Stay away from low-fat foods

It may sound crazy, but we’re more likely to gain weight when our diet is composed primarily of low-fat foods. Why? Research shows that when we eat foods that are labelled as low-fat, we mistakenly assume that because we’re consuming less fat; we can afford to eat more.

So instead of maintaining sensible portions and simply switching out ordinary products for their low-fat counterparts, we actually end up increasing our calorie intake. With this in mind, sticking to full-fat products can prompt you to monitor your food intake more closely and avoid the trap of overeating.

5. Never skip meals

When you skip meals, you’re far more likely to end up bingeing on starchy, high calorie foods once you finally do eat, and food shopping on an empty stomach could even ruin your diet for the whole week, with research showing that short-term food deprivation can cause you to buy nearly 45% more high calorie foods.

To avoid this, try not to go for more than 3-4 hours without eating at least a small snack, and make sure you’ve had a good meal before you step foot in the grocery store.

6. Dim the lights and play some music

The atmosphere in which you eat your meals can also affect how much you end up eating. In one experiment, a section of a fast food restaurant was transformed with soft lighting and jazz music.
Although participants all ate the same type of food, those who had eaten their meal in the revamped section ate less. They also spent more time eating and rated the food as more enjoyable than those who had eaten in the regular fast food environment.
Since watching TV while eating isn’t the best idea anyway, have your meals at the table with pleasant lighting, music and conversation whenever you can – you’ll not only be less likely to overindulge, but will also enjoy your food more.

At The Hypnosis Clinic, we have helped many people to reduce their weight to live a healthier lifestyle.

To find out how, make a free initial consultation online at www.thehypnosiscinic.com

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Hypnosis-To-Go

Whilst hypnotherapists have been around since before Egyptian times, we're not behind when it comes to new tech.

Take this funky memory stick for example, we use it to record bespoke hypnotic 'programmes' that you can use at home.

The MP3 quality is amazing and each digital recording is made individually for the client.

Using your own hypnosis session every day really helps to speed up the success of the new habits you want to develop.

What would you put on your Top Ten wish list of things you want to change?

If you would like to make a free appointment to help you get your life back on track, visit www.thehypnosisclinic.com and book online.

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How to be a brilliant public speaker.

It was Dale Carnegie who said, “You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.” A common fear among many people is the fear of public speaking. The idea of standing in front of an audience to persuade or present often causes worry and anxiety, but it doesn’t have to.

At The Hypnosis Clinic, we have helped many people to feel confident about speaking in public. Here are a few tips to help you.

1. Think Out Your Ideas

In order to speak well in front of multiple people, you need to have your entire presentation planned out. Just as you would create an outline for a research paper, you should do the same for your presentation. You’ll need to support your ideas, so think of examples that you can use as evidence. Structure your thoughts in a way that makes sense, and create a feeling of completeness with a beginning, middle, and end.

2. Be Prepared

You will need to practice your speech in order to feel confident while speaking. Don’t wait until the last minute to prepare or you will not feel ready to present. Instead of trying to memorise every word, only memorise the key points of your outline and the examples you will be using for support. You want to be engaged, not robotic-sounding. Your speech should flow naturally, as if you were having a conversation with another person.

3. Start Confidently

The opening of your presentation will determine how the rest of the speech goes, so speak with assertiveness and at a volume where everyone can easily hear you. Open with a strong statement and bold language in order to convey confidence. Remember that the audience has no prior opinions or thoughts on what you are going to say, and you are the authoritative source in this situation.

4. Make Eye Contact

Throughout your presentation, it is important to make eye contact with individuals in the room. While you should not focus on one particular person for two long, it is okay to hold someone’s gaze for a few seconds. If you look at the floor or in a random direction, your audience will sense that you are not as engaged as you could be. Making eye contact lets your listeners know that you believe in what you are saying and that you are there to inform them about something new.

5. Slow Down

A beginner’s mistake when it comes to public speaking is to rush through the presentation. When you walk to the podium or front of the room, take a deep breath, look at your audience, and even count to five before starting to speak. It may feel like an eternity, but it will seem like a normal amount of time to the people in the room. Remember to speak clearly and annunciate your words. You should have a slight pause after commas and between sentences, and an even bigger pause between paragraphs or major points in your argument.

6. Stay Steady

Most people know that it’s important not to fidget during a presentation, but it’s also crucial that you limit your movement as much as possible. Slight swaying or talking with your hands can be just as distracting as ordinary fidgeting. Stand with your feet about shoulder width apart, keep your head up, and plant your feet firmly to the ground. It may feel awkward to hold this stance for a long time, but it will help you to stand up straight and look more confident while you speak.

7. Be Human

Remember: it’s okay to be nervous. In fact, it’s normal. Don’t worry about seeming nervous in front of others, since everybody in the room has had to give a presentation at one point and understands how you feel. If you make a mistake, that’s okay too. Just take a deep breath and pick up where you left off. Keep in mind that everyone in the room is looking forward to hearing what you have to say.

If you would like to make a free appointment to help you become a great orator, visit www.thehypnosisclinic.com and book online.

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Problems sleeping??

It’s estimated that approximately one in four people will suffer from insomnia at some point in their life.

Some people need more sleep than other people, and age often influences the amount of time an individual spends sleeping. Generally, a baby needs about 16 to 17 hours of sleep a day, an older child needs about 9 to 10 hours, and most adults need approximately 7 to 9 hours each day. However, this varies from person to person, their lifestyle, diet and environment.

There are a number of reasons individuals may suffer from insomnia, including: disruptions within the sleeping environment, such as noise, light, snoring or a partner’s movement, physical conditions causing pain, discomfort or movement, including arthritis, hot flushes, restless leg syndrome and headaches, loss or worry, such as bereavement, work worries, anxiety about not being able to sleep and relationship problems.

Mental health problems such as depression or anxiety.
Alcohol, caffeine, antidepressants and other medicines can also prevent sleep, so can a big change such as a house move, new job or starting university.

Here are some top tips if you want to get a better night’s sleep;

Limit alcohol, caffeine and nicotine, especially late in the day.

Exercise regularly, but don’t overdo it before bedtime. Meditation and yoga can be relaxing, preparing your body for sleep.

Don’t take naps during the day.

Don’t eat too much late in the evening, but don’t go to bed hungry either.

Establish a routine of going to bed at a certain time and getting up at a certain time each day.

Write down any worries to clear them from your mind.

Have a warm bath before bedtime.

Have a milky drink or listen to soothing music to create a relaxed mood.

Make sure your bed is comfortable, and your room isn’t too hot or too cold.

If you can’t sleep, do something relaxing such as reading until you feel sleepy.

Hypnosis is often an effective treatment for those suffering from insomnia. Hypnotherapy can help an individual to relax, both mentally and physically, using varying relaxation techniques. It can also help an individual to understand some of the causes of insomnia and sleeping problems.

Many people suffering from insomnia believe they are not going to be able to sleep, which often means they don’t. Hypnotherapy can help to re-educate an individuals mind to expect a good night’s sleep.

To give your sleep a real boost, come and talk to us. Your first consultation is free of charge.

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Love to be a more confident person?

Everyone has different levels of self-confidence. If it is something you want to improve in 2017, here are some actions you can take today, right now, that will put you in the driver’s seat of your life and begin to improve your self-confidence.

1. Challenge your thoughts. Identify the negative beliefs you have about yourself and challenge them. Find evidence to the contrary.

2. Retrain your brain. Negative thinking becomes a habit ingrained in your brain. Rewire your brain by intentionally thinking new and positive thoughts, even if it feels awkward at first. You will create new wiring and new habits.

3. Smile. Arranging your facial muscles in a smile actually makes you feel happier and more confident. It triggers those feelings in your brain.

4. Stand up straight. Pay attention to your posture. It makes you appear more self-confident and therefore you feel more self-confident.

5. Practice. If you lack self-confidence in a skill, practice it. With improvement comes confidence.

6. Make a list. Write down your skills, abilities, successes, and gifts. In moments of low self-confidence, you forget all of the great things about you. Write them down so you can remember.

7. Interact. Isolating yourself allows you to get lost in negative thinking. Spend time withe other people. Make yourself, even if you don’t feel like it.

8. Create boundaries. Low self-confidence often goes hand-in-hand with people-pleasing. How are you allowing someone to control your decisions or behaviour? What is one thing you could do to create a boundary here and reclaim yourself?

9. Write a vision. Write down exactly how you would like your life to look if you were creating it from scratch. When you put it in writing, you have begun the process of creating it.

10. Look your best. Take care of your appearance. Dress nicely. Get your hair styled. Put on make-up. When you look your best, you feel more self-confident.

11. Challenge a fear. Where are you holding yourself back? Where are you afraid of failure? Take one teeny tiny action in that area. Then another.

12. Hug your failures. Take a good look at past failures. Write down what you learned from them and how they served you. See how failure has been kind to you.

13. Define your values. Write down your most important life values. How are you living contrary to those values? What is one action you could take to correct that?

14. Find a mentor. Who is someone inspiring and motivating to you? Learn more about them, how they conduct their lives, and how they got where they are.

15. Focus on now. Most self-confidence problems stem from worry about the future or regret about the past. Focus on the task at hand. Immerse yourself in it so your mind is happily engaged.

16. Do something for others. When you are kind and giving by choice, you will find immense satisfaction and confidence in sharing and serving others.

17. Try something new. Anything. A hobby, a sport, a recipe. Just do something that you haven’t done before.

198. Read something inspirational. Keep a motivational book with you to give yourself a booster shot of self-confidence.

19. Call in reinforcements. Take a class to help you improve your self-confidence. And if you have issues from the past that you can’t resolve, seek the support of a counsellor so that you can move forward.

To give your confidence a real boost, come and talk to us. Your first consultation is free of charge.

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Conquer your fear of flying and see the world!!

There are so many amazing places to see in the US and the rest of the World, but if you’re one of the thousands of people who suffer from a fear of flying, you could be staying at home.

Everyone loves to travel, but according to top Clinical Hypnotherapist, Jonathan Garside, more and more people are missing out, because they’re too frightened to fly!

According to a survey sponsored by Boeing, nearly 1/3 adults is either anxious about flying or actually afraid to fly. Women were reported to be twice as likely as men to experience fear of flying.

“Whenever we hear about a plane crash on the news, it’s natural that we question how safe air travel really is”, says Garside, who runs ‘Joy of Flying Courses’ from his clinic in the Upper West Side.

He is uniquely qualified to help people, as, in addition to his experience as a Master Hypnotist, he is also a fully qualified Flight Instructor on the Boeing 737.

According to Jonathan, “It’s about being calm and relaxed, seeing things in their true perspective - and understanding that air travel is safer than ever before. The chances of being in any form of air accident are infinitesimally small. When you understand that at a subconscious level, you can really enjoy your holiday!”

Dr. Arnold Barnett of MIT says, “A person would have to fly on average once a day every day for 22,000 years before they would die in a U.S. commercial airplane accident according to recent accident rates”

“Everyone has a different reason to be apprehensive about flying, so the treatment is entirely individual”, says Garside, who runs the course on a one-to-one basis.

The fee includes three sessions of deep hypnosis, a specially recorded programme for you to use at home before you fly and a session about how aircraft fly and how air safety is achieved.

The cost of the course is just $1500, and, as a special offer, there is a free 30 minute consultation so you can see if this course is for you.

If you would prefer, individual sessions of hypnotherapy are just $350 per hour.

To find out more, visit our web site at www.thehypnosisclinic.com


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