My Services

The variety of services that I provide

Christine Ashley provides a wide range of different therapies depending on the specific phobia, anxiety or mental issue that the the client has, below are just a few of the therapies Christine deals with on a regular basis along with a bit more information about those issues and how she looks to go about solving them.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Gastric Band Therapy
  • Hypnobirthing
  • Phobias
  • Smoking Therapy
  • Weight Loss Therapy

Anxiety Therapy

Overcome Fears

Anxiety and panic are simply processes we have learned. As with all thoughts and behavior, they are impossible to “unlearn” without help.For instance, can you “unlearn” how to ride a bike? It is the same with anxiety and panic, once you have learned these processes you are stuck with them. This is where hypnotherapy comes in as we work with the subconscious mind to access the processes and “unlearn” the offending behavior.

Panic disorder is a serious condition, affecting around one out of every five people. It usually appears during the teens or early adulthood, and while the exact causes are unclear, there does seem to be a connection with major life transitions that are particularly stressful, e.g. changing jobs, moving house, getting married, having a first child, and so on. Normally it seems to start with a particular event that scares the sub-conscious.

The role of the subconscious is to keep you safe, and if something scares you or even embarrasses you severely, the subconscious will seek to avoid the same or similar situations. There is also some evidence of a genetic predisposition. If a family member has suffered from panic disorder, you may have an increased risk of suffering from it yourself, especially during a time in your life that is particularly stressful.

Symptoms of Anxiety

Panic disorder is marked by recurrant, spontaneous panic attacks. A panic attack is an intense period of fear or discomfort. During the attack, a person may experience the following symptoms.

  • difficulty breathing, feeling as though you can’t get enough air
  • racing heartbeat
  • terror that is almost paralysing
  • dizziness, light-headedness or nausea
  • trembling, sweating or shaking
  • choking, chest pains
  • hot flushes or sudden chills
  • tingling in fingers or toes (pins and needles)
  • fear that you are going to go mad or are about to die

Get Back Control

To be diagnosed as a panic attack, four or more symptoms should be present. Otherwise the attack is known asa “limited symptom attack”. Those who experience panic attacks usually describe them as occurring “out of the blue”.

You probably recognise this as the classic “fight or flight” response that human beings experience when in danger. But, during a panic attack, these symptoms seem to arise out of nowhere. They occur in seemingly harmless situations and can even happen when you are asleep.

Hypnotherapy teaches you to control your breathing and heart rate. It enables you to relax at will, even during the onset of a panic attack, stopping it in its tracks and reducing the levels of anxiety.

Tackling Depression

Understand, Anticipate and Reduce Symptoms

Hypnotherapy with Christine Ashley will help. Hypnotherapy can help stop the negative thought patterns that occur in depression.

Depression is more common than you may realise and is increasing in all age groups, particularly in the younger teenage group. Statistically, women are twice as likely to become depressed as men and depression is more common amongst those who have grown up with a parent who is depressed.

There are many misconceptions about depressed people and often they are told “to snap out of it” or “there are other people worse off than you”. This is certainly NOT an answer and often makes the person feel guilty or worse about their condition.

The Depressing Truth

Depression has many causes and many avenues of treatment. It can affect you physically, causing problems such as eating disorders, insomnia, lethargy, fatigue, and anxiety. Depression can affect your ability to think clearly, making it difficult to concentrate or make decisions. Poor memory and bad judgment are other symptoms.

Day to day living has become more stressful for some people. Changes in society, a higher divorce rate, job insecurity, or even body imagine – too fat or too thin, are all common factors. There are a growing number of issues which can lead to despair, frustration, anxiety, helplessness, or hopelessness. Of course, not all sufferers with these problems or stresses become depressed, however, there are many who go untreated either because they do not know they are depressed or because a doctor fails to diagnose it.

Underlying medical and psychological disorders that create depression may need a full investigation before you seek hypnotherapy. Biochemistry, chemical imbalances or incorrectly prescribed anti-depressants may be affecting your condition and require other forms of treatment.

Break the Pattern

Despite many side effects, medication can provide relief and, in some instances, is definitely required. So if you think you are suffering from depression, remember there are many treatment options to explore.

Whatever type of depression you have, it IS possible to break the pattern IF YOU WANT. Firstly, it is important to recognise depression and seek help specific to your individual needs.

A depressed person does the same old things, day in and day out, more than likely ruminating over the same old negative thoughts and problems. When you do something differently, you may find you get a different and much better result. Through hypnotherapy you can find out what to do differently, managing your depression and providing a better future for yourself.

“IF YOU ALWAYS DO WHAT YOU HAVE ALWAYS DONE, YOU WILL GET WHAT YOU HAVE ALWAYS GOT – IF YOU WANT SOMETHING DIFFERENT, YOU MUST DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT.”

Do not hesitate any longer, make that call for a better life – Hypnotherapy CAN help!

GASTRIC BAND HYPNOTHERAPY

The virtual gastric band therapy is sweeping the country. People are realising you can have all the benefits of a Gastric Band without ANY of the drawbacks or side effects, and it is a fraction of the cost. Chris Ashley, Hypnotherapist is a qualified practitioner, weight loss can be achieved.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

It is a course of 4 sessions and follows the same procedure as a normal Gastric Band whilst in a relaxing, hypnotic state. You will feel as though you have undergone surgery without the pain, stitches etc. The purpose of the Hypno Gastric Band is to convince your subconscious mind to eat smaller portions and make healthy eating choices.

Cost effective, Safe, Successful Weight loss in Portsmouth

The cost is £250, as you can see, a mere fraction of the surgical cost, with none of the dangers. Excellent feedback from clients who have lost weight.

HypnoBirthing in Portsmouth

Hypnobirthing is simply a generic term that means the use of hypnosis for birth.

We are all in hypnosis, without knowing it, about 60% of the day so this is something that comes naturally to us all. It occurs just before you fall asleep and just as you awaken. In essence, hypnosis is simply a state of heightened relaxation and altered awareness. In hypnosis you are awake, aware of what is going on around you and you are in control.

So hypnobirthing is the intended use of hypnosis to allow you to tap into your inner resources, which we all have in our subconscious minds, to create feelings of well-being.

These feelings of well-being are created by using special breathing techniques to maintain calmness, positive affirmations, visualisation, colour for relaxation and healing and of course self-hypnosis which is created by using all these techniques.

When you are relaxed you cannot feel fear at the same time. When you are relaxed your body produces serotonins, a morphine-based hormone, that makes you feel good about yourself and is your body’s natural epidural. I call this hormone the ‘happy hormone’!

When you are anxious the body responds by producing the panic hormone, adrenaline, which causes all the skeletal muscle to contract, the heart to beat faster and your breathing to increase. So you feel tense, scared and you do not allow your body to work as it should do, especially when giving birth to your baby.

I feel that today we have lost sight of the fact that the female body is, in fact, perfectly designed to give birth naturally. When you are in a relaxed, hypnotic state then you work with your body to have a wonderfully natural birth creating a magical experience as nature intended. When you are relaxed your intuition tells you what is going on in your body and the baby can flow out much more easily.

Hypnobirthing is not just for the mum-to-be. It is also for the dad-to-be who plays a vital role in helping his partner maintain her self-hypnosis during the birth.

Hypnobirthing helps you to:-

  • Put things in their true perspective
  • Relax, stay calm and in control – in a calm, relaxed state your muscles and skin can stretch easily and naturally in a pain-free way
  • Stay focused on the process that your body is going through and be in tune with what your body and your intuition are telling you
  • Be healthy and sleep well
  • Heal quickly and recover faster
  • Bond with your baby
  • Breastfeed easily, if you choose to do this
  • Be happy and have confidence in your abilities as a mother
  • Get back to pre-pregnancy weight, shape and dimensions very soon after the birth.

Hypnobirthing does not guarantee a pain-free birth. It does, however, give you the tools to make it as comfortable an experience as possible and an enjoyable, empowering one

Hypnobirthing can also help you if you have; nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, needle, doctors and hospital phobias; swollen extremities; placenta previa and how to move the placenta to a safe place for the birth and how to turn a breach baby.

All the techniques that you learn for Hypnobirthing are techniques that you can use for the rest of your life to keep you calm, relaxed and in control and so deal with all of life’s challenges.

My daughter was happy to experience Hypnobirthing with me in August 2013 when she had her third child, she highly recommends this aid to natural birth.

Fears and Phobias

Hypnotherapy in Portsmouth can help whatever fear or phobia you suffer from – there is no need to suffer any longer.

Common Phobias

Some of the more common phobias are – fear of flying, fear of dental treatment, travel sickness, exam nerves, fear of needles, fear of water, fear of spiders, fear of balloons, clowns, mice, snakes, heights and many, many more.

Hypnotherapy is very successful in these treatments. My oldest client is 93 and she has conquered her fear of snakes and heights as a result of having Hypnotherapy sessions with me, so it is never too late to improve your life.

Cure Phobias with Hypnotherapy in Portsmouth

Fears and Phobias usually appear as a result of something that has happened in your life, sometimes you may be aware when it started, but more often than not, people do not remember – they may have been a small child at the time. Sometimes it can also be a case of learned behavior, maybe another family member had the fear and you copied this reaction.

Hypnotherapy is very successful in banishing this fear for ever.

Don’t delay!

Contact me now for an appointment, free yourself from your phobia and see a new you.

STOP SMOKING – PORTSMOUTH

I can help you stop smoking at my home in Portsmouth.Smoking cessation therapy takes only one session and works because the power of your subconscious mind is used to change your thinking processes, making it easy to stop. Quit Smoking One session price £90, if a second is required, discounted price of £45. Most clients find one session is successful. Any additional sessions after the second are £60 each.

When people try to give up using willpower, it tends to create irritability, mood swings, bad temper, cravings and possible weight gain. Hypnotherapy in Portsmouth has been proven to be the best and most natural method of stopping smoking in surveys by Which and New Scientist magazine. These findings were the results of in-depth studies in all methods used to give up smoking.

Using a combination of positive suggestion and visualisation, hypnotherapy in Portsmouth makes it easy to stop smoking without craving cigarettes. You will be surprised to find that you feel confident, determined and relaxed not only after the session but continuing throughout the following weeks.

You will take away a CD to play on a regular basis to play on a regular basis as this helps to enforce the positive messages to your subconscious mind, thereby ensuring your change of behaviour to become a non-smoker.

BENEFITS OF QUITTING!

  • Think of the MONEY you will save – this is the wisest investment you can make in yourself.
  • No nicotine replacement therapy or other drugs/toxins taking the place of a cigarette, just a natural answer to stop for good!
  • Health!
  • Sweeter smelling breath, clothes, home etc.
  • No longer will you need to feel isolated when you are out socialising.

HEALTH BENEFITS!

  • Within 24 hours – carbon monoxide is cleared from your body
  • Within 48 hours – your sense of taste and smell begin to improve
  • Within 72 hours – your breathing becomes easier and energy levels increase
  • By 5 days – nicotine addiction in your body is over
  • 2 – 12 weeks – Circulation starts to improve, walking becomes easier
  • 3 – 9 months – Coughing, shortness of breath and wheezing problems will improve
  • 1 year – Risk of heart attack falls to about half that of a smoker
  • 10 years – Risk of lung cancer reduced to about half that of a smoker
  • 15 years – Risk of heart attack falls to the same as someone who has never smoked

Weight Loss Therapy in Portsmouth

Lose weight without dieting! It is much easier than you think, try Hypnotherapy in Portsmouth.The healthiest way to lose weight is not the quickest way to lose weight

Easy and Natural

Hypnosis can help by allowing you to overcome any subconscious obstacles which prevent you from losing weight and from keeping weight off after a successful healthy eating plan. We all know that eating more than the body requires for fuel is not going to keep you slim, and that exercise and sensible eating plans are important for a trim and healthy body.However, these are not conscious, logical issues. Successful weight loss is as much about re-educating your subconscious mind as it is about dieting.

Hypnosis is one of the most natural ways to lose weight.

Most people that diet end up putting on more weight after they have reached their goal and stopped dieting. Diets can be useful for losing a few pounds for that special occasion, but to maintain a healthy weight in the long term, you really need to be thinking about things differently.

How to lose weight permanently

Hypnotherapy can help with weight loss and weight management in many ways.Hypnosis is one of the most natural ways to lose weight.

Develop a new self-image

See yourself in the future at your target weight and shape. Learn to be more relaxed about weight loss, stress is often a serious factor in bad diet and comfort eating.

Think positive about weight and diet

Stop worrying about your weight and about weight loss and start looking forward to losing weight and achieving your goals. YOU CAN DO IT!

Make changes

To maintain a healthy weight in the long term you need to be thinking about things differently. You also need to be developing new habits and breaking down old associations by building new positive associations. Hypnotherapy helps you to do this.

Do not deprive yourself

It is important not to deprive yourself of particular foodstuffs, because our bodies immediately desire the forbidden foods. The natural way is to eat what you want but in moderation. When we deprive ourselves of something we are likely to binge on the item if when we get the chance.

Book Your Session

To book your session today just follow the link to Paypal where a secure fast payment can be processed.This guarantees your appointment and is the start of your life style change. Made payable to chrisashley1949@hotmail.com

*non-refundable if appointment is cancelled without 24hrs prior notice

Contact Me!

If you have any questions about our services or wish to book an appointment then please feel free to call me on: 

023 9269 2232 or 07903 279 185

Email me on:

chrisashley1949@hotmail.com

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