Page 36


As you walk down aisles in supermarkets, does chocolate almost entice you towards it, with the promise of that golden ticket, or that pure taste of ecstasy - that feeling when it lands on your tongue for the first time? Chocolate has an effect on our brain’s levels of serotonin, a contributor to our feelings of well-being and happiness. No don’t go out and eat lots of chocolate! But scientists around the world have found health benefits, especially with dark chocolate. Cacao, a raw form of cocoa cultivated in Mexico and Central America, has been used as far back as 1100 BC, yes even longer ago than when Bruce Forsyth was born. Take control of your chocolate habits! Because let’s face it, the majority of us love chocolate and sweet foods.

They say it takes 21 days to change a habit, so here’s a few tips to help you on your journey...

• Next time you crave chocolate; identify what is going on at that time. Is it because of a stressful situation, post lunch dip, or boredom? • Sort the craving out from the roots upward. A bit like removing a weed from the garden. Taking the top off without the roots will probably make it grow back even stronger. • Seek alternative ways of dealing with it, exercise, hypnotherapy, Reiki and many other forms of therapies can help to rebalance emotions within the body. • Exercise doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Take yourself out for a walk before you reach for the chocolate. See if you’re still hungry once you’ve had a refreshing walk. Seek professional help to guide you through those initial few weeks if you need it. It’s not just chocolate for you, it’s a nemesis to be tamed.

Becky Wells Hypnotherapist and Sports Therapist www.beckywells.com - 07801 941949 36 - HEALTH AND BEAUTY


What is hypnotherapy? Hypnotherapy is a natural state of heightened awareness that occurs within all of us. It allows us to open our minds to beneficial suggestions and allows the client to use their imagination to make positive changes. A brief way to describe a feeling similar to hypnosis is that moment you've been watching TV and not heard a word that's been said, even though you've been staring straight at the screen. Alternatively it's the car journey where you wonder how you got to a certain place. Your mind is on auto-pilot and must have been in control, otherwise there would probably have been an accident. What can hypnotherapy help with?  Addictions (e.g. nicotine)  Anger management  Anxiety  Blushing  Bruxism (teeth grinding) Chronic Fatigue Syndrome*  Depression  Exam Nerves  Fear of Flying  Food Addiction  Eating Disorders  Gastric Band Hypnotherapy  Insomnia  Internet addiction  Irritable Bowel Syndrome  Low Self Confidence  Low Self-Esteem  Obsessions & Compulsions  Childbirth  Confidence  Fears and phobias  Grief  Habits e.g. nail biting  Health  Memory  Relaxation  Performance  Personal development  Regression  Relationships  Sexual problems  Sleep Disorders  Sports performance  Stress and anxiety  Weight loss

To advertise call - 01293 824088

Profile for Mantra Magazines Ltd

RH16 Uncovered April 2014 Issue  

Local Glossy Mag

RH16 Uncovered April 2014 Issue  

Local Glossy Mag