Bill Noon Healing Freedom

Help your self to a better life

Hidden powers of the human mind

The hidden powers of the human mind will continue to interest the scientific researchers for a long time yet. The more that is known about the complexities and the hidden powers of the human mind, the human brain and the many factors that influence man’s behavior the more there appears yet to be discovered.

What makes any of us behave the way we do? Why do so many people ‘conform’ to what is expected of us by our society, our religion and our governments? Why do some communicate better than others? Why are many susceptible to the vagaries of modern life? Why can some people cope and thrive with whatever is thrown at them and yet others ‘fall apart’ ?

Stress is needed by the human body unfortunately not all stress is good. Stress stimulates a reaction that sends the brain a signal and in turn the brain triggers off chemical changes that affect our many organs, heart, liver etc. In some ways stress is a great help in others it can be the start of a death sentence. What I call modern stress is caused by a range of factors that if controlled in some way could help your self to a better life. So many people want what others have, they worry and create stress on themselves or they put themselves in positions of pressure that can’t be managed. Often people carry out jobs that they hate and that is enough to make them ill. They are often driven by the need for a life style that is beyond their reach and has been created from the so called celebrity culture. Keeping up appearances and being seen with must have designer clothes, jewellery or car can have long term damage on your health.

Why can some people communicate well with animals and others  can’t, just think of the horse whisperer! I think it is a capability within us all to work at a higher level of communication we have to open our minds to greater possibilities. Lets face it go back 30 years and who would have been convinced that a small device the size of your hand could carry more information than a truck load of paper files. Man’s brain is far more intricate and powerful than the man made computer. Yet we believe what we see on the computer screen over and above what we feel and sense in our selves. Man has developed  over millions of years and now we are probably further away from using our own built in equipment than ever before. The main sense that man seems to use out of all those that remain dormant inside his mind and body is his ‘gut’ feeling. Even as you read this people will be having a ‘feeling’ inside them that they will ignore and yet it could possibly save their life. You should make greater use of what you have to help your self to a better life and I’m sure life for many would be greatly improved.

Even in this modern materialistic western world there is room for man to develop further his own inner abilities. The are high profile individuals who have tapped in to their inner beliefs and make use of them to help and entertain, sadly unless it is easy and entertaining many people have no interest.

Mind Matters

Stress: the cause of numerous health issues

This time of year you are likely to encounter a cold, the ‘flu’, chest infections, sinus infections and sore throats to name a few or someone close to you will develop the symptoms. These bugs and nasty infections get into us when our immune system is a little weak or overworked and no matter what you do they will have their time irritating and weakening you further.

Stress is often seen as something linked just to our mood or emotions, we are at work and things are not going right, a particular task is outside of your comfort zone maybe you feel threatened and you feel ‘stressed’ and can’t wait to get home for a beer, glass of wine or grab a bar of chocolate.

The mind matters, getting ‘stressed’ can trigger off chemical reactions in the bodies organs for example to produce more adrenaline, this is generated in times of fear and the situation is often referred to as the ‘fight or flight’ mode . Adrenaline could be seen as the bodies supercharger it gets you going and has been known to push people to do extraordinary physical feats outside of their normal capability. At the time of an accident for example people have been known to lift up a car to release someone who is trapped, when in normal circumstances they don’t have anything like that strength available.

Imagine what state your body and mind would be in if you were feeling that adrenaline rush every few hours during your working day! And in many, many cases that’s exactly what is happening. If the mind and body keeps pumping extra amounts of chemicals like adrenaline in response to the stresses being perceived by the mind on a regular basis eventually the body can collapse or shut down. There is a cost to this activity and one is that our poor old immune system gets battered and weakened, when you put up your feet for a rest so does the immune system, it can’t cope it has a nap, its defences are down and hey presto you have a sore throat, a high body temperature etc. etc.

So take a look at how to manage the stress in your life, take a break for 5 minutes from the computer screen, have a good laugh with friends or colleagues, have a quiet ‘day dream’ of a great memory, put into perspective the threats in your job.  Is ‘failure not an option’? I can’t recall any UK bankers being taken out and shot after their catastrophic mismanagement of their business! Perhaps we say YES to often in our jobs when sometimes a reasoned explanation can take undue pressure away. For example “Yes I can do XYZ, I will have to put ABC on hold of course so which way do you want to play it?” Give it a try. Good luck and remember your mind does matter, preserve it for you.

Good Mental Health

Some years ago an American T.V. comedy programme called ‘Frasier’ (currently being repeated on UK’s Channel 4) featured the line ‘wishing you good mental health’. The reason for this was down to the character Frasier who was a psychotherapist and a radio personality with his own ‘call in’ programme when he would analyse caller’s personal issues, at the end of the programme he would sign off with ‘wishing you good mental health’.

Why you might ask am I talking about a T.V. comedy? Well here in the UK there still seems to be a ‘stigma or taboo’ about ‘mental health’, if you mention your deepest most inner feelings to anyone other than your closest partner, spouse, relative or friend the chances are you will be given a sideways look and kept at a safe distance. One of the biggest growth areas in the British leisure industry recently has been membership of the gym or ‘fitness centre’.  So we are happy to have a go at keeping our physical aspects ‘fit’ why not keep our mental or mind aspects ‘fit’ and in top shape at the same time?

Modern life throws many pressures on us all with ‘stress’ (or too much stress) being detrimental to our bodily functions.  I know people who go to the gym everyday to keep up the fitness regime and to be fit to cope with work. While working out they wear head phones to keep up with messages from the office or in case their boss calls for the latest data or to listen to the latest business analysis, ‘commitment’ is it a word or a way of life?

So do good levels of general fitness help us to deal with pressure, stress etc? Well it must help, I think that is accepted by most people, so what about our mind doesn’t that need help from time to time? How do we get the help we need when a problem spins in our heads and there is some emotional ‘fall out’?  How do we cope with the demand for increased sales when a recession is on?  How do we cope when we have more money going out than is coming in? Alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, food and ill health all become the ‘crutches’ for many who have no way to safely off load or overcome mind challenging issues.

I help people with these challenges through Healing Freedom™, Reiki and Hypnotherapy there is no smoke and mirrors, long gowns, chiming bells or magical apparitions just me being open and honest and trying to help. Something as simple as learning how to relax deeply can have an effect on the way you view issues and situations that are thrust upon you. So my intention to promote ‘Body and Mind’ fitness sessions with a friend who operates his own private fitness centre could provide welcome relief to some, if not all, of his clients.

Thank you reading my blog and in the words of  Frasier Crane “wishing you good mental health”.

Bill the Hypnotherapist

Today I have completed the first (and largest) section of training to become a Hypnotherapist. I can now practice Hypnotherapy and offer people help in a great number of ways and learn a great deal more of life. Although I’m qualified the training doesn’t stop, there are specialist areas in Hypnotherapy that require specific in depth training and I’m looking forward to the continuing journey.

The energy and goodwill I have received certainly has helped me to take in the Hypnotherapy training. Above all having two great teachers Paul Peace and Karen Bartle from the Academy of  Advanced Changework in Sheffield, has given me the experience of a lifetime.

Talking to my colleagues on the Hypnotherapy training course we seemed to arrive at a conclusion that life dictates what will happen. What I mean is that why in the autumn of my life have I been fortunate enough to discover energy healing, Reiki and Hypnotherapy amongst other things to help me to help other people. At the same time meeting new people of differing ages (most of them much younger than me) who have arrived at a similar place with their own stories to tell and undertaken training to become Hypnotherapists.  Life is a wonderful thing which we should enjoy and help others enjoy whenever we can.

Hay fever the curse of summer

Hay fever a growing problem

Here in England we have been enjoying warm, sunny days the stuff that makes a memorable summer, blue, blue skys and bright energy giving sunshine. The green grass and rich textured leaves of the numerous trees are full of life that just gives you a big lift after the cold damp winter.

Sadly for many of us, both young and old, ‘Hay  fever’ appears right on cue with summer to throw us into a world of sneezing, itchy running eyes, runny nose and constant mouth and throat irritations. Over the years I have tried many remedies and relief giving concoctions with varying degrees of success and failure. I don’t particularly like modern over the counter drugs, from my own experience they do one job, say stop you sneezing only to compromise your breathing and if like me you suffer from asthma this can become quite stressful and upsetting which compounds your symptoms.

Prevention is often an answer to the issue – avoid visiting gardens, parks, green open spaces, trees, don’t go outside unless you really have to, miss out on summer, stay in an air-conditioned bubble if you have one – just a few of the things that might help!

A good friend of mine has recently found relief in ‘tapping’ and swears by the positive results (tapping in specific points on the body as described in E.F.T. the Emotional Freedom Technique). He previously relied on nasal sprays and assorted  antihistamine drugs to get him through the day.

By using my own methods  I get through the uncomfortable stages that try my strength with some positive thoughts, a session of self help through Healing Freedom ™ uses the energy fields to re-tune my defences in some way making me feel better in my mind and stronger to cope with the irritations of hay fever. When I find the complete cure for hay fever I will let you know.

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