Stuttering, also referred to as stammering, is a speech problem that is quite common in children and can continue into adulthood. It is estimated that around one in 20 children will struggle with stuttering at some point. Around four in five of those affected will grow out of it and it’s estimated that one in 100 adults will continue to stutter.

With stress often making it worse, having a stutter can affect confidence, self-esteem and lead to high anxiety.

You’ve probably noticed that when you get upset or stressed about something, the problems with speaking clearly seem to get worse. And it may also be the case that when you’re concentrating really hard, really trying to speak as clearly as possible, it seems more difficult than ever.

Research seems to indicate this is due to the different parts of the brain that are activated at these times.

Many people notice that it feels easier to enunciate clearly when they sing, or put on an accent. This is partly because these forms of communication don’t feel like “ordinary speaking”.

Singing is music, and acting is pretending… functions which are mostly ruled by the right brain hemisphere, and somehow that seems to take the pressure off, so that it’s easier to produce the right sounds.

These are key findings…the more relaxed you are, the easier communication is. And the more you can engage the left-brain hemisphere (which generally rules logical thinking and speech), the easier spoken communication is.

Hypnosis is a great way to teach your brain new habits.

Hypnosis will help you make progress by accessing the powers of your unconscious mind to change your instinctive behaviors.

You’ll notice you start to feel much more relaxed and calmer. You begin to feel more comfortable with specific words and sounds that used to present problems. You can visualize how you are vocalizing, and directing this process through your left-brain hemisphere. You’ll start to feel more at ease in different situations, confident that you can say what you want, and life becomes more fun!

Hypnosis is an ideal tool for helping people cope with or eliminate stuttering. It’s effective because, unlike speech therapy, for example, it works directly with the unconscious mind. And when it comes to learning or relearning skills, the unconscious mind makes a far better student than its “conscious cousin”.

Don’t be afraid to reach out, lets discuss your needs.

Change your Mind ~ Change your Life.

Kenda Summers, the Hypnotherapist of choice for people seeking a better life today!

Grief can cause a lot of stress and there is always a lot to do when someone you love passes away.  On top of that, you may have to go back to work, or you are already back at work and don’t feel you’ve had time to process your grief. You may feel overwhelmed and not able to concentrate.

You may be so busy and overworked that you haven’t given yourself time to grieve.  Or, does your grief interrupt you so that you are overwhelmed by intense feelings of sadness, so that you can’t get anything done?  Are you hiding your grief with alcohol or food, or hiding in sleep or not going out?

We all deal with grief in different ways, but often it can become challenging. We need to grieve, yes, but we don’t want it to completely take over our lives.

Hypnosis is a great way to help you overcome grief and loss and reach a stage where you can enjoy the memories of your loved one without being overcome by the pain of missing them.

Hypnosis can gently help you get through a time of grief in various ways, it can help you find times of peace where you can rest from your grief, help you look after yourself with compassion, grieve at your own pace but not all the time, find a place for grief in your life which doesn’t overwhelm you, reconnect with the positive memories of the person you have lost, enjoy your memories without them being painful feelings, allow you to feel calm and strong, and help you to move on with your life without feeling guilty.  

Grieving is a process, not a permanent state, and we need to go through this process. With hypnosis, the process will become less stressful and more a time of appreciation and love. 

Hypnosis will give you the tools for processing difficult emotions and looking after yourself at the deepest level.

The death of a loved one is one of the most difficult things a person will go through.

Whether the loss is from natural causes, disease or accident the process of grieving can be devastating for some people.

Using hypnosis to assist you in your grieving process can help if you are feeling stuck.

Hypnosis can help you move through the stages with a better understanding and help you to physically and mentally feel calmer and more relaxed. It can help with the stress and anxiety associated with grief and loss such as sleep issues and lack of appetite. Even through our grief we still need to maintain a reasonable level of good health.

Don’t be afraid to reach out, lets discuss your needs.

Be Well, Stay Healthy

Change your Mind ~ Change your Life.

Kenda Summers, the Hypnotherapist of choice for people seeking a better life today!

(Sources include Elizabeth Postle RN, HV, FWT and Lesley Postle)