FREE AUDIO during Corona

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BSCAH's therapists are all healthcare professionals and have donated 
FREE AUDIO DOWNLOADS below for anyone needing help to cope in these potentially stressful circumstances.

The content in these audio recordings are NOT meant to replace medical or psychological treatment or consultation. Always continue to consult with your doctor regarding the management of your health problem or condition. Under no circumstances must you cease taking prescribed medication without your doctor's approval. Do not listen to hypnosis recordings whilst driving or operating machinery. The content of each recording has been chosen by a number of our practitioners, based on their extensive clinical experience.

These audio recordings will help you to become more physically relaxed and mentally calm. They utilise various forms of imagery to help focus your attention and give positive suggestion. Self-hypnosis is a natural state similar to daydreaming, or getting lost in a good book. This relaxed state is good for both physical and mental health, improves your immune system and helps you to recharge. Self-hypnosis can be done as often as you like; as with any skill it gets easier and quicker to do with practise, and after a while you may well find you no longer need to listen to the audio recording to enter a deeply relaxed state.

  • It is important NOT to listen to these when driving or in any other situation that requires your full attention.
  • If you some active significant mental health issues please discuss with your doctor/counsellor/psychologist whether these recordings would be appropriate for you
  • However relaxed you become, using these audios, part of you will remain alert and you will be able to stop at any time if there is an emergency that requires your attention and deal with it appropriately
  • You may find you are very good at visualisation but just having some awareness of the imagery used is absolutely fine and works just as well
  • If your mind wanders whilst you are listening, just gently focus back on the recording when you notice this, and don’t beat yourself up about it – it’s just what minds do
  • Self-hypnosis is a ‘being’ state, you don’t have to try and do anything..Just listen and allow yourself to become curious......

For further information about hypnosis click here: Hypnosis & FAQ

You can download these audio recordings by right clicking on the three dots or the volume icon to the right of the play bar and selecting download or save audio as....

Relax and Recharge by Jean Rogerson  (Nurse) – 6 mins 36 secs

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A short relaxation focusing on the breath and an eye roll, letting go of physical tension through the body.

Relaxing Breath by Ann Williamson (GP) – 6mins 28 secs

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A brief relaxation using the breath and imagery of a safe, happy calm place

Brief Relaxation by Charlotte Davies (A & E Doctor) – 5mins 39 secs 

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A brief relaxation exercise focusing on the breath.

Also available in Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/charlotte-davies-39/brief-relaxation

 

Longer relaxation and imagery by Ann Williamson (GP) – 13 mins 47 secs

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A longer relaxation using progressive muscular relaxation, imagery of your special calm place, with positive suggestions both given verbally and using imagery.

Self Hypnosis by Grahame Smith (GP) – 13 mins 17 secs

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(The word Thula comes from an African word meaning quiet and peaceful)

This is a series of 3 recordings. You can access all 3 recording plus an explanation on how to use the recordings effectively. To access these further resources please click here http://www.dropbox.com/sh/rbdlp0nqvi5qll3/AAC7ZPfJC7ZV2gtqAfIgC9D2a?dl=0

A longer relaxation using an eye roll and physical release of tension on the breath with creation of a calm place. Also teaches how to connect to calm feelings whilst alert.

 

Special Place by Jean Rogerson  (Nurse) – 14 mins 35 secs

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A longer relaxation using an eye roll and muscular relaxation with special calm place imagery. Also teaches a way to connect to calm feelings while alert, using imagery of a ‘keepsake’. Gives positive suggestions for confidence and calmness.

Relaxation Hypnosis by Gill Smith (Psychiatrist) – 24 mins

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A longer relaxation using focused attention on sensations from the environment and the body, and a progressive muscular relaxation. Uses imagery of a mountain to connect with strength, resilience and your ‘essential self’.

Self hypnosis with positive suggestion by Ann Williamson (GP) – 7 mins 22 sces

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A self-hypnosis audio using a breathing focus and special place imagery with suggestions for optimal immune functioning.

Self hypnosis with positive suggestion 2 by Ann Williamson (GP) (an alternative for those with breathing difficulties) - 9 mins 46 secs

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A self-hypnosis audio using eye roll with progressive muscular relaxation and special place imagery with suggestions for optimal immune functioning. 

Using hypnosis to control anxiety bu Paul Slater (Anaesthetist) – 8 mins 2 secs

Soundcloud link: https://soundcloud.com/nghnhstrust/session-1-hypnosis-session-to

(The scripts for some audios are available to health professionals on application to BSCAH National Office natoffice@bscah.co.uk)

If you are a health professional you can find extra resources here