Friday, July 24, 2009


I have just finished reading a really interesting article by the philosopher Roger Scruton published in the Sunday Times magazine on the 5th of July regarding how we view neroscience and the subject of consciousness. Beginning the article with his understanding of the smallest word in the language which is "I" and what does "I" mean, am "I" seperate from my body or a part of it and how that reflects on our understanding of the self has the "I" been reduced to a function within the brain. He describes the advances in medical science which can capture the activity of the brain on an MRI scan and show which part of the brain is responsible for moving an arm and the belief that amongst some neurosurgeons and pyschologists that the self is "located" in the "mirror neurons" which fire when people instinctivley imitate the expressions and gestures that they observe . The neurons responsible for intentional activity trigger before we are conscious of "making up our minds" therfore there is no free will. He goes onto discuss that it assocciates ideas with parts of the brain but says nothing about the self about free will,about spiruality or the magnificence of the world around us, it just tells a story of neurons!Brain imaging or neuroscience will not help to understand the emotion surrounding a beautiful piece of music or a tragic event in our lives, it will do nothing to lead to a better understanding of personal accountability and the ability to change our behaviour, it will never give us what it means to be truly motivated which is why I am so curious how altered states of consciousness,through hypnosis and timleline therapy can have such a positive effect on our lives.If you are reading and would like an appointment to see us our practice is based near Kettering Northamptonshire.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

weight loss

At our hynotherapy practice in Northamptonshire in the Midlands we have a very succesful track record with clients who want to control their weight with hypnotic techniques or hypnosis
Its at this time of the year with the holiday season almost upon us that we perhaps begin to look more closely at our image or more precisely our body image, how others see us and how we feel about that. The media are constantly bombarding us with the perfect size, the perfect shape , the perfect dress size , the perfect waist measurement, bronze tanned bodys , the perfect pecs, the perfect muscle toned body ect ect .
Unconsciously we judge ourselves by what we see , read , and watch in the media. At this level we are constantly comparing and contrasting ourselves with what and who we see around us and what we are lead to believe is "normal".
Over time this inner dialogue at an unconscious (and sometimes conscious level)can be very unhealthy and destructive both emotionally and physically.This can manifest its self in many ways with general anxiety and stress about body image or even worse!
Its quite common for people to feel helpless about their situation perhaps lacking in the confidence and motivation to know that they can feel differently about how they percieve themselves. At Sahasrara we dont believe in a "one cap fits all aproach" instead we believe we are able to offer the perfect blend of therapys to suit the individual and enable them to think differently about themselves using Hypnothrapy Hypnosis,NLP, Timeline Therapy, and Thought Field Therapy.
Best Wishes
Edd & Lori