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Fact or Myth ?

Fact or Myth ?

Being a hypnotherapist I often hear “Don’t look into my eyes!”. It’s a joke that comes from media portrayals of hypnosis but stems from some basic myths and fears of hypnosis, so lets clarify! MYTH: I can’t be hypnotised. FACT: Everyone who is willing can be hypnotised. MYTH: I’ll get stuck. FACT: This is impossible. You are the one who…

Don’t Fight the Panic

Don’t Fight the Panic

A panic attack can be frightening, overwhelming and a very uncomfortable experience but it is ABSOLUTELY NOT DANGEROUS. It is an extremely natural bodily response to perceived danger. It serves us well sometimes and keeps us alive sometimes – think – don’t step in front of that bus ! don’t get in a relationship with that abusive person ! However…

Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder

Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder

A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense anxiety and/or fear with physical symptoms such as dizziness, shortness of breath, heart racing, trembling, sweating and chest pain caused by the hormone adrenaline flooding your bloodstream up to 2 ½ times the normal amount. Sometimes panic attacks can occur without warning with no obvious environmental or situational triggers associated with…

Quit Smoking in 60 minutes with Hypnotherapy

Quit Smoking in 60 minutes with Hypnotherapy

You CAN quit smoking with Hypnotherapy ! Tried “toughing it out” ? Tried medication and patches ? Tried battling with your subconscious mind to stub those cigarettes out FOREVER ?!  At Takapuna Therapy we are passionate about helping people quit smoking for good. The conscious mind battles with the subconscious mind and sometimes wins…but with hypnotherapy we can put you…

Try Havening Therapy

Try Havening Therapy

Havening, is a new psycho-sensory therapy developed by the Ruden Brothers and popularized in part by hypnotist Paul McKenna; it relies on “amygdala depotentiation” that has the power to treat everything from work-related stress,  phobias, post-traumatic stress and anxiety, depression and fears. Havening involves instructing the patient to recall troubling emotional memories, which can be shared with the therapist or…

Post Menopause Anxiety

Post Menopause Anxiety

Can menopause cause panic attacks and anxiety ? According to the Cleveland Clinic it can for some women. Menopause is not the same for every woman, but it is not the norm to suffer from ongoing panic attacks or chronic anxiety. Estrogen can act as an anti-depressant so when you go through menopause and your estrogen levels drop, you may…

Hypnosis is the most relaxed you’ll ever be !

Hypnosis is the most relaxed you’ll ever be !

During hypnosis, your body relaxes and your thoughts become more focused. Like other relaxation techniques, hypnosis lowers blood pressure and heart rate, and changes certain types of brain wave activity. In this relaxed state, you will feel at ease physically yet fully awake mentally, and you may be highly responsive to suggestion. Your conscious mind becomes less alert and your…