Our trilogy of smoking hypnosis programmes concludes with this brief episode, challenging the unconscious resort to a cigarette in stressful situations such as handling a difficult telephone call. It might help plant a seed for ideas to help cope with a variety of difficult times, and helps move those unconscious reactions into conscious choices for the better.
Following on from last week's episode, Adam questions the inner dialogue that binds people to unconscious habits like smoking. Using the metaphor of a cage, he asks why people who have experienced a sense of freedom outside the cage should allow any addiction to draw them back within it.
For those who have smoked for years, it can join many of other daily actions in becoming almost automatic in certain situations or circumstances. If you're resolved to give it up, it's therefore a good idea to try to break these neural pathways so that the subconscious no longer reaches for a cigarette without thinking. Adam Cox uses a technique called 'staged disassociation' to interrupt these pathways and help to remove those historical triggers.
Based on the 1937 book of the same name by Napoleon Hill, this episode takes the principles from that book — which was commissioned by Andrew Carnegie and drew on the experiences of the most financially successful people of that time — and transports them into the modern day. The absence of financial security can create misery: wealth can help people get through tough times. So this episode would be helpful for anyone looking for more financial security, and it's a preview of Adam Cox's 'Hypnotic Wealth' series.
Adam Cox is joined by Rebecca Taylor, from Aquarate, to discuss new research which revealed Brits are complacent or ignorant about hydration and how much liquids they should be drinking. Rebecca explains why there are still concerns around hydration in developed nations and who is most at risk of becoming hydrated. She also speaks about what Hydracare is, and how technology is being used to track the hydration levels in vulnerable people. https://www.aquarate.com/
There are things with which we just can't cope, and one such may well be vomit. Adam Cox tackles a pair of beliefs - that vomit is horrific, and an inability to cope with severe anxiety or terror - by changing these mindsets into alternative understandings: this approach can be much more effective than de-sensitisation. The episode can be used to tackle other phobias such as arachnophobia - so if you suffer from these unpleasant things, give it a try
It's not unusual to associate people who are financially successful with character flaws - perhaps a ruthless personality, perhaps a focus on the 'self': this can result in irrational spending when good fortune appears in order to return to one's perceived former state of equilibrium. This episode uses concepts of hypnotic wealth to help come to terms with this challenge.
Welcome to our 250th commentary, produced over these last five years since Share Radio moved to 100% online broadcasting. It's been a period of massive change and increasing clarity on what we need to do to sort out the problems of the world, and we hope these thoughts are making some contribution in that respect. To mark this staging point we thought it might be helpful to set out some of the guiding principles which have steered, and will continue to steer, our comment.
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Background music: Hovering Thoughts by Spence
Trauma and anxiety can often be linked to a few recurring thoughts, particularly those that arise from within. They can be a struggle to fight — the more you try to suppress them, the worse they become. This episode uses a metaphor to help you detach yourself from these thoughts, using an acknowledged technique called 'Acceptance and Commitment Therapy' (ACT) in order to help minimise such intrusive/unpleasant thoughts.
Adam Cox is joined by Charles Ellis, Benign Prostatic Enlargement (BPH) sufferer, to discuss the condition and the effects it can have on sufferers. He explains how BPH has impacted his daily life, and also talks about Water Vapour Therapy and how it is used to treat BPH. www.bostonscientific.com
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