Careers… Choices or Changes..let Hypnosis help you!

A career choice is for life not just for a living!

Are you feeling tired, frustrated and overwhelmed in your career? Do you need a change to fulfil your potential? Are you getting the acknowledgement and recognition you deserve?

Hypnosis Studio offers a compehensive evaluation and assessment of skills and abilities.

Making a career choice or change is a difficult decision. Therefore it is necessary to explore all avenues of interests. It is not an a single isolated decision – it is an extension of your self concept. The kind of person you think you are is reflected in the type of career you choose.

Often careers are chosen for the wrong reasons:
*  excessive parent influence
*  group pressure
*  unrealistic expectations
*  career myths
*  lack of career guidance

Hypnosis assists in self development and management, decision making and  ways of attaining goals.

It is important to assess and evaluates ourselves in order to obtain a realistic picture of who we really are. It is necessary to recognise predominant interests, skills, abilities, values, needs and goals. Leisure interests, hobbies and social activities often indicate the type of career which would fulfil needs and senhance self concept.

A positive attitude and commitment is essential to achieve success.  Achievement is what makes us happy.

Many of us dream of doing something else for a living, but fear holds us back. Be fearless in the pursuit . You are never too old to follow your dream – you can make a career change if you really put your mind to it!

You’ve got to dream big with hypnosis as your guide!

Motivation vs Procrastination

Motivation vs Procrastination

Never put off tomorrow what you can do today!

Motivation has various areas which can be defined. The areas range ftom physiological to psychological.

We need food, drink, sleep and sex. We need to have safely and protection and to be free of fear, and we also need for structure and order. We require a sense of belonging and love. Social contact, friends and family. A positive self esteem where we are valued and respected. These aspects result in self actualisation where we can grow and fulfil our potential.

To improve motivation and success we must rid feelings of failure.  There is a need to establish goals and goals provide incentive, creating a sense of achievement.

In order to increase your motivation for success there is a need to define exactly what you want to achieve.  For example, a hypnotherapist concentrates and focuses on the individual or group in order to bring insight and personal growth and knowledge of self. It is essential to know what you really want and set realistic goals. So easy to procrastinate and leave ideas and goals till later. This causes stress and fear of failure.

Link the goal to a reward. A sense of pride and satisfaction.  Accomplishment on an intellectual, emotional or social level. Material gains. The development of innate or learned skills or knowledge.  Remember, your reward is as personal as your goal!

No success can be achieved or goal realised without a positive attitude.
Get an idea of how your attitude contributes to your success. Free yourself from previous challenges….imagine nothing can hold you back. You are confident, self assured, centered and strong!

See yourself put energy into your goal, put minor goals on hold and focus  and complete major projects.

As women we need to dicard feelings of guilt and assimilate success into our busy lives, feeling a sense of enjoyment and pride.

Every choice made and any path taken is absolutely right now. See yourself successful, with many wonderful paths to choose to enhance your life! You can and will succeed ig you believe in yourself!

Special considerations for motivation and success:

* Give yourself positive suggestions at bedtime
*  Perceive problems as opportunities
*  Exercise and eat nutritious food
*  See uourself as capable and healthy
*  Mix with friends with a positive outlook
*  Find yourself a mentor who can offer advice and moral support.

As women we are experts at multitasking and thinking of others before ourselves. Now is the time to move forward with confidence and self determination! We can succeed!

Self Awareness

The Journey of Self Awareness.

In today’s times we feel that we are on a treadmill, going nowhere – fast!  24 hours in a day is no longer enough time.  How often do we say “I don’t have the time…”  Time is the most valuable commodity we own and it is incumbent upon us to live our lives to the fullest potential we can muster.

It is vital to feel happy, content and satisfied with ourselves.  This immediately projects into good energy and is contagious to all who come into contact with us.  You will have experienced coming into contact with people you enjoy being with, who make you laugh and feel lighthearted and you will also have experienced being in somebody’s company that seems to ‘drag’ you down, leaving you drained and tired.

We are too polite to extricate ourselves from this type of relationship but it has become a necessary exercise to look deep into the life you lead and the choices you make.  Very often we feel forced into making choices that conflict with our own desires and resentment builds, feeding into the negative position of ‘self’.

When we look deeper, we discover that many events from our past – family dynamics, school friendships, first boyfriend, lover, ex-lover, loss etc. have had an enormous impact on us.  We become a society of people pleasers, doing what we think will make others happy, neglecting the importance of ‘self’.

Hypnosis assists with  intricate insight into the life you are living and the changes you can effect to reconnect with ‘self’. To manifest your own desires, happiness and goals without being ‘self-ish’.  This is a common misperception when you invest your time into yourself. 

The relationship with oneself is so underrated and yet it’s the most important relationship of your life!

It is only when you are in touch with yourself that you are the most effective person you can be.

Let Hypnosis help you on your personal journey….Your relationship with yourself!

Loss & Separation

Loss and separation

Emotions associated with any type of separation reaction occur whenever your lifesyle changes significantly.  Many of us do not handle change well.  It is important to remember to confront feelings of despair to help healing. Denying or suppression of feelings will delay recovery.

There are different types of loss. Death and divorce can be devastating to an entire fanily.

Job loss threatens financial security and can result on feelings of low self esteem and loss of confidence.

Loss of a dream creating feelings of helplessness, hopelessness and frustrstion, often effecting the entire family.

Relocation maybe a better lifestyle but may cause feelings of lonliness and abandonment.

Loss of health creates fear and negativity.  The inability to live ‘normally’ and enjoy past pleasures.

Rejection causes sadness, anger and hurt being the most predominant emotions.

Often the physical reactions are imsomnia, fatigue, a change in eating patterns
Anxiety/panic attacks

There are five stages of recovety.

Learning to cope
Realisation. This may mean mood swings
Immobilisation.  A feeling of emotional paralysis
Letting go. Forgiveness of self and others

Hypnosis assists in finding a sense of emotional well being.  Blocked feelings such ad anger and sadness are confronted in a safe environment.
In order to move forward we learn from mistakes and fears by developing nrw life situations

It’s important to release blocks and plan a programme of recovery.  Realalizing the situation fully and accept emotions as part of the healing process.

Forgive all people that have created sadness and sorrow. Hypnosis will help you find compassion and the ability to move forward.

Release the negative feelings that keep you from recovering such as anger, sadness and guilt.

Lastly and most important feel a sense of healing. Turning the negative into a positive and proactive feeling. This becomes a reality when all feelings of sorrow are let go.

As women we are nurturers. We are carers, we feel guilt and sadness deeply.  But we are also strong and can overcome adversities and move onwards and upwards with pride and confidence.

We are winners not victims!


Self esteem

Loss of self esteem does not suddenly occur. Self depreciation is not an accident.  It reflects a condition that is rooted in the past. The major cause is often judgmental parents, teachers or friends. it results in fear of failure, an immobilising condition and often a fear of success.

Self esteem maybe how we perceive our physical self. Society has unrealistic expectations.  Are we ‘pretty’? Are we too fat? Are we popular? If we view ourselves negatively it reflects behaviour and actions. A positive approach is self acceptance.  The acceptance of our physical self can shift focus of mental, social and emotional development. So the major goal is to improve how we see ourselves in order to develop a positive self esteem – not just for today or tomorrow, but permanently!

Specifically it is necessary to consider the following:
*  Rid past negative programming
*  improve self projection ( watch out for
Body language)
*  increase confidence and self  acceptance
*  change perspective in relation to problem solving.

Remember people are interested in who you are and your opinions.  Reflect on all the positive aspects of yourself and be proud of who are!

Hypnosis will help focus on positivity and confidence.  Give you suggestions which will assist you in changing behaviour and attitude.  Enable to perceive problems and challenges as opportunities.  Promote exercise and healthy eating.Feel capable and in control of yourself and life in general.  Encourage friends with a positive outlook.

You are a special and precious person.  Believe in yourself, for you know best, so aim for the best and live your dream!

Relationships and moving on

Emotional Cord Cutting

All of us at some stage in our lives have gone through difficult relationships, whether it be a significant other, parent figure, friend or a work colleague. A cord maybe a positive or negative energetic structure that ties you and another person together.

A positive bond that contains energies like love, good times and lesson learned together, affection …all the good stuff! This is a positive cord that we never want to sever because it contains all that is good about the relationship.

Sadly one other is a negative cord of attachment – this energetic structure is very different from the positive type because it contains all the negative energies that have ever been a feature of your relationship.  For example, let’s say you have a cord of attachment to an ex-boyfriend…. Maybe he cheated on you, maybe he just ignored you, maybe he was emotionally absent..  Encoded within this cord are the feelings you had when you found out he was cheating on you.  This could be feelings of paranoia, energies of inadequacy; feelings of rage.  Also encoded within the cord could be the pattern of wanting to please your boyfriend, so that he wouldn’t ever leave you. When you split up, you may never see each other again, but the negative structure (the cord of attachment) between you can remain…. This is a cord that contains those unhelpful patterns : rage, inadequacy, paranoia; keeping quiet and pleasing others at your own expense.

Even though you are supposed to have moved on from the relationship, those energies circulate between you both and still affect you.  For example, you still think of your ex-partner and you still despise him even though you wish you didn’t.  When you get into a new relationship, you may feel the same old paranoia.  And things that happen may remind you of the old relationship – even though it bears no resemblance, in reality.

The problem is that all the painful and traumatic experiences that were created in that relationship can then be carried on to your next relationship. In fact the frequency of those unresolved energy cords and ties may attract you to people, places, times, things and events that resonate with the frequency of that , anger, grief, betrayal, heartbreak, pain and hurt. So when you do enter into another relationship you can have a tendency to project onto your new relationship all of this anger and hurt from the past one. These relationship cycles continue over and over and the person is not aware why their relationships fail or why they can’t attract a different type of person. So they keep creating more and more similar experiences and the energetic blockages become more solidified

What is cord cutting?

Cord-cutting is a process that severs that negative attachment between you and another person so that the shadow of that past does not hang over you or affect your behaviour in the present.    Cord cutting often frees up more of our energy and stops you repeating the pattern with the person in question.

This process is exactly what I facilitate for other people during the interactive Cutting Cords of Attachment Clearing Session.  Using Hypnosis with advanced energy healing techniques  we are able to cut all karmic ties and energy cords that bind you to that previous relationship(s).

Some of the most common relationships that are important to focus on are:

mother/daughter, father/son, husband/wife, past friends, past lovers, past abusive relationships, and relationships with employers.

When we clear the karmic ties and cut cords of attachments between you and your family members, it doesn’t mean that you can’t have a relationship with them anymore. It just means that your relationship will evolve from a karmic or co-dependent one, into a relationship of love and understanding.
 A true union is when you can love the other person and not expect anything back from them in return, and allow them to be who they are. In this way, you have two people who are truly whole, and not just trying to extract what they feel that they lack in themselves from the other person. And they are also not trying to constantly change the other person.

Reiki & Hypnosis

Definition of Reiki

Reiki is a spiritual healing art. It is not massage nor is it based on belief or suggestion. A Reiki session usually is between 60 and 90 minutes in length. The session is performed by a Reiki Practitioner (RP or RMT) using specific Reiki hand positions. During a Reiki session, the client is fully clothed while comfortably reclining on a massage table or seated in a chair. A Reiki session aids in stress reduction and it is almost always a very relaxing experience. Reiki sessions or classes are a great investment in yourself.

Reiki is:
– A subtle and effective form of energy healing using spiritually guided life force energy (Rei-ki)
– Practiced in every country of the world
– Being used in many setting including hospitals, hospice, as well as in private practice and in self-care
– A wonderful complementary modality in a personal wellness or healing program

Reiki is not:
– Affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice
– New, it is thousands of years old (at least)

Defining qualities of Reiki:
– A practice of transmitting healing energy through the hands
– Passed on through the attunement process
– The energy is not guided by the practitioner, but the energy has it’s own innate wisdom to guide itself.
– Reiki energy is not based on belief, faith or suggestion.

A Reiki session can help ease tension and stress, and can help support the body to facilitate healing on all levels- physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. A session is pleasant and relaxing and is often utilized for one’s own personal wellness, not just illness. A Reiki I class is a great gift to give to yourself.

The Reiki Ethics

Reiki is a unique healing method. It requires that you touch another person. Not just with your hands but also with energy. You share in the loving energy of the source that God has made available to all. It is a unique and special gift.

Many people coming for healing are vulnerable. They may be vulnerable emotionally or physically. It is imperative that you do not violate that trust that they place in you. If a person is experiencing emotional release, as a result of the treatment it is essential that you maintain their confidentiality and respect their lives.

Reiki principles as follows:

Just for today I will count my blessings

Just for today I will not worry

Just for today I will not anger

Just for today I will do my work honestly

Just for today I will be kind to every living creature






Listen.  Listen to what your body is telling you. Each and every cell in your body is full of innate wisdom that is being communicated to you constantly.  All you have to do is learn to listen.  It is truly amazing what you can learn if you will just listen to what your body has to say!

Whether physical or emotional in nature, disease in general, and pain in particular can be ways for your body to send you messages.

This listening and getting to know the uncomfortable place is just exactly the opposite of what most people want to do.  The tendency is to hide, ignore, push away or numb uncomfortable feelings. Yet, the more one ignores or actively numbs a painful place or feeling, the “louder” the body will get.  It is only in bringing awareness to the affected area and listening to it, that true healing is possible.

It is often in exploring and listening to the uncomfortable place that it will begin to diminish or release.  Its message conveyed, it can now let go.

Paul Aurand created this wonderful healing process that I was taught nearly 10 years ago. It is a gentle but extremely powerful journey of healing …the combination  of Reiki and Hypnosis is a pathway to health,happiness and general well being.





The Battle of Willpower and the Subconscious Mind

Many people believe they could improve their lives if only they had more of that mysterious thing called willpower. With more self-control we would all eat right, exercise regularly, avoid drugs and alcohol, save for retirement, stop procrastinating, and achieve all sorts of goals. Survey participants regularly cite lack of willpower as the No. 1 reason for not following through with such changes.


Defining willpower

We have many common names for willpower: determination, drive, resolve, self-discipline, self-control. But psychologists characterize willpower, or self-control, in more specific ways. According to most psychological scientists, willpower can be defined as:

  • The ability to delay gratification, resisting short-term temptations in order to meet long-term goals.
  • The capacity to override an unwanted thought, feeling or impulse.
  • The ability to employ a “cool” cognitive system of behavior rather than a “hot” emotional system.
  • Conscious, effort to  resist.

The Subconscious Mind

Your subconscious mind is like a huge memory bank. Its capacity is virtually unlimited. It permanently stores everything that ever happens to you. It is lazy and doesn’t like change…that which is familiar is the order of the day!

The function of your subconscious mind is to store and retrieve data. Its job is to ensure that you respond exactly the way you are programmed. Your subconscious mind makes everything you say and do fit a pattern consistent with your self-concept, your “master program.”

So if we think we are a smoker…sure enough we are!

If we think we are fat…Happy to oblige!

If we think we cant….well then we cant!

and so on and on  we go repeating the pattern

The subconscious mind is an unquestioning servant that works day and night to make your behavior fit a pattern consistent with our emotionalized thoughts, hopes, and desires.

All your habits of thinking and acting are stored in your subconscious mind. It has memorized all your comfort zones and it works to keep you in them.

Your subconscious mind causes you to feel emotionally and physically uncomfortable whenever you attempt to do anything new or different, or to change any of your established patterns of behavior.

For you to grow, to get out of your comfort zone, you have to be willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable doing new things the first few times. If it’s worth doing well, it’s worth doing poorly until you get a feel for it, until you develop a new comfort zone at a new, higher level of competence.

Hypnosis can help with that change… can and often does keep us on the right road until a new habit has been formed. Once we feel comfortable again with our chosen new habit we find it easy to remain a non smoker,easy to slim down,easy to be optimistic, easy to reach for the stars!   Try it!


Feeling is just as important as doing..emotions grow and fester and then dictate negative behaviour. The only way to resolve these situations is to confront the feeling and act on it. So start by identifying and dealing with difficult emotions.

Learn to forgive. To forgive is to let something go, mourn and grieve the loss and be ready to move on. Forgiveness is ultimately an act of of self compassion. It’s painful but necessary to ‘ dump’ what is causing these negstive emotions.

Understand that failing is a part of being brave. We may experience disappointment but at least we tried, whatever the outcome!!

Self respect comes from accepting blame.  We have to take responsibility for our own life and actions and learn from mistakes.

No matter how hard we try, sometimes things go wrong.  We need to examine past mistakes, forgive, let go of self blame, reject any regrets ……start again!!
Reach for the stars!

Jane Pogrund