Creating a healthier way of life means different things to different people. Does it mean you exercise your right to move your body again? Stay calm and controlled in the face of obstacles and chaos, or be able to wake in the morning rested and ready to go? There are many ways to enhance health, physically mentally and emotionally.

Some of the more familiar issues involve weight and exercise, sleep issues, stress management and learning to take control of your own health through self-hypnosis techniques.

Healthy Lifestyle: Food, Exercise and Weight Choice and Control

Grey Matter Network helps people to take back control of food, weight and exercise, to feel happier and healthier in mind and body. We work successfully with an ‘inside out’ approach, helping people change their habits and beliefs about who they are and what their bodies require for greater health and well-being.

If you have trouble with:

  • Eating larger than required portions
  • Snacking in between meals
  • Having sweet (or other) cravings
  • Choose the ‘wrong’ foods for health
  • Comfort eat
  • Eat at inappropriate times for your body
  • Can’t get motivated to exercise
  • Have been sedentary for a while…

We can help. Whether the change in weight has been drastic or slowly creeping upwards, working with the subconscious mind can help to shift old behaviours and start new patterns that support your body’s release of unwanted weight.

Even if you’ve been doing all the ‘right’ things – better food choices and regular exercise – we work extensively with discovering and letting go of the cause and effect of excess weight.
You want to be energised, healthy and in control of your habits and life – hypnosis helps rapidly without crash diets, pills, wraps, etc. Naturally discover the body you desire working with the deepest parts of mind.

While the body requires some time to let go of unwanted body fat etc, we conduct brief therapy, conservatively suggesting 4 to 6 sessions. However, many of our clients experience positive shifts in fewer sessions.

Book an appointment to take your first steps down the path to a healthier and happier future.

 Trouble Sleeping? Insomnia? A Good’s Night Rest is Near!

It’s 3am and you’re still up, worrying about what you have to do tomorrow because with each minute that passes you know how much more tired you’ll be in the morning and all through the day…

It’s 4am and you’re suddenly awake after having fallen to sleep easily. You know that it’ll be another hour or two (or more) before you fall back asleep – just before the alarm goes…

It’s morning and while it seems like you’ve slept the whole night, but it doesn’t feel like you’ve had any peaceful rest at all – you’re exhausted and it’ll be another hard day…

We understand the frustration of not being able to have a good night’s sleep, and how you’ve tried harder to get to sleep, yet it seems to be getting even harder to do so.

Trouble in sleeping can occur because of external or internal stressors, an increased belief or self-labelling that we are ‘insomniacs’ (we tend to believe what we focus on or say about ourselves), or a well established habit of not sleeping well (which might have had good reason at the time but is no longer helpful or working).

The Subconscious Mind, where our habits and behaviours, our beliefs, and feelings are stored, is the programming part of our mind and works closely with the actions and reaction of the body. Hypnosis works with these deeper and more powerful parts of mind to your quality of sleep, quickly.

Our Hypnotherapists have worked extensively and successfully with people who suffer from insomnia or trouble sleeping and wish to have a better night’s sleep. While we conservatively say 4 to 6 sessions, should there be important contributing factors to lack of sleep that need to be dealt with, often people start getting a better night’s rest after the first session. Our goal is to help you get to bed and to sleep as soon as possible, not schedule more sessions.

If you want to get a good night’s sleep, right away, contact us to book your appointment.

Stress Control

You Can Increase Effectiveness, Avoid Burnout

From primitive times the human animal has possessed a protective escape mechanism that even today, under severely threatening condition, can cause regression to primitive behaviour. This is also called the fight/ flight response, which was a productive means of dealing with fears, threats, and attacks through the evolutionary process. When faced with physical danger, this certainly made sense. In the fight mode, the body prepares — the heart pumps harder, blood pressure rises, super-strength can be generated. In flight mode, alternatives for escape are processed at high speed.

How does this translate into today’s world? Many of the areas we are ‘fighting’ against or ‘flighting’ from are things we can’t overcome or from which we have no escape. We can’t fight a job, urban noise, an accident, a relationship breakdown, a bad decision – What now?

Imagine a group of musicians playing together. Imagine the trumpet player getting ahead, which the guitarist drops a little behind. Meanwhile the drummer, misses the cue and the whole group gets off beat. The conductor, trying to coordinate all the instruments just seems to be waving arms around with no effect. The music falls apart and the players just end up giving up, after being frustrated by the failure of the whole endeavour.

A person experiencing continuing stress may well become subject to such frenzy, in the process developing any or several forms of stress-related illness.

I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once. ~Jennifer Yane

While certain types of stress are even desirable (romantic stress, job promotions, winning a lottery), stresses that produce debilitation, depression, excessive “distractions” such as smoking or overeating, anger, grief, and similar reactions need attention.

The problem with stress is that, while it can help us to work more efficiently and effectively, over a certain threshold for each of us it can make us less and less capable of dealing with stress in the future.

Stress may be a reaction to people, places, events, or things. The threats may be real or imagined. They may be external or internal. If stress is affecting you, wherever the input, you can take back control from the inside out and release it so you can work, play, love, and live better.

Self Hypnosis: DIY for Positive Change!

Self-Hypnosis is one powerful tool you can use to make changes in your subconscious mind and your life. Because you are doing it yourself, this is a portable and useful tool that goes wherever you go, and you can use it whenever you need it. Self-hypnosis can be learned in one-to-one sessions or in a group.

Why Don’t I Just Learn Self-Hypnosis from a Book?

Reading and following directions from a book requires the conscious mind to make sure all the steps are implemented. This tends to work contrary to letting the subconscious absorb information and program it for the future. When you are taught self hypnosis by a Hypnotherapist, you are allowing the deeper parts of mind to focus solely on accepting suggestions for change and learning the process below awareness.

What Can Self-Hypnosis Do For Me?

Many people experience a deeper sense of calm and control when they practice self hypnosis. There are many different approaches to learning hypnosis for yourself, and each of these have particular strengths. Whether directly or indirectly, self-hypnosis is used to help people feel better about themselves, direct or influence changes in behaviours, habits, beliefs and patterns.

Self hypnosis can be learned privately or in a group, in a classroom or through streaming. Whatever the way you learn, establishing this powerful practice with the help of a trained Hypnotherapist is the fastest way to start you on the path to supporting yourself mentally, physically and emotionally. Contact us to learn this valuable skill.