I just recently posted a new video that explores the question as to whether hypnosis can help you to lose weight? #loseweightwithhypnosis #hypnotistnj #HypnotistJamesMalone #oceancounty #MonmouthCounty
A working definition of addiction could be, "the continued use of a substance or engagement in a behavior in spite of negative consequences." Some addictions such as opioid misuse or severe alcoholism have an element of what is called "tissue dependency" where a person may need medical assistance to safely wean off of the drug of choice. However, most addictions such as smoking, overeating, gambling and a host of others do not create tissue dependency, although they can and d
On Saturday, January 6 at 11 AM I will be offering a Health Creation Class for anyone who is looking for inspiration and guidance on how to make 2018 a healthier and happier one for yourself. It will be held in the 2nd floor conference room at my office building, 302 Hawthorne Ave (Route 35 N) Point Pleasant Beach, NJ.
The start of the New Year is often when people consider adopting a healthier lifestyle, however it can be challenging to do this on your own. The information
The use of affirmations is a time tested means of cultivating a positive mindset. Essentially the method involves making self-statements where you state a desired goal as if it were currently true. Examples: "I am strong and confident." "I see myself as thin and healthy." "I choose to eat healthy foods in the right amount." It is known that if a suggestion is delivered repetitively and with emotion, eventually it will be accepted by the subconscious mind as true. Yet some peo
I am proud to announce the release of my latest book Attainable Sustainable CHANGE. It's your guide on how to create an eating, exercise and stress relief plan you can actually stick with. Many physical and emotional problems are the result of less than optimal lifestyle choices, yet making a change can be a challenge. What if instead of trying harder, you did something different? In this book you will learn about: -How to connect with you deeper motivation. -Overcoming obsta
I occasionally participate in a Facebook group for people looking for effective strategies when it comes to dealing with tinnitus.
Recently I posted this question to the members there: "I have been an ATA support group leader in the past here at the Jersey Shore. I also see clients with tinnitus in my hypnosis practice. Here's the question. Do you believe that the initial interactions with your healthcare providers when you developed tinnitus helped or hindered your recovery
A study just released in the Journal of American Medical Society indicates that HIV patients who smoke are 10 ten times more likely to die of lung cancer than the virus itself.
"Smoking cessation should be a priority in the care of people living with HIV.," the authors wrote in their study, "Lung Cancer Mortality Associated With Smoking and Smoking Cessation Among People Living With HIV in the United States."
People living with HIV are more likely to be smokers than the
Like a lot of parents, I experienced a mixture of excitement and apprehension sending the kids off to begin a new school year this week. While it is natural to worry a bit, its also important to step back and let the young people in your life struggle a bit with their challenges in and out of the classroom. Which reminds me of a story... Once there was a teenage girl who absolutely loved animals and she became a volunteer at an animal rescue center. She was very responsible a
What if there was a way you could learn to put yourself into a relaxed and positive state fairly quickly-especially at those times when life throws you a curve ball? That's exactly what this class I will be offering on Tuesday, September 26 @ 7 PM will do for you. Whether or not you have prior experience with hypnosis, you will: -Gain an insider view on how hypnosis works. -Experience a guided process that will teach you how to access your natural capacity for relaxation and
There is a meeting of the Jersey Shore Tinnitus Support Group scheduled for this Saturday, September 9 at 11 AM in Point Pleasant Beach in the conference room at my office.
This is an opportunity to give and receive support and coping tips. There is no fee to attend but preregistration is requested which you can do by sending me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org- I will send you a set of directions when you do. If you cannot make this meeting another is schedule for late Oc
The other week I sent in the renewal paperwork for my membership in the National Guild of Hypnotists and realized that this is the 22nd year I have done so. Time has flown and I thought I would do something to commemorate the occasion. I can vividly recall making the regular trek from the Jersey Shore into NYC to attend my initial certification classes with the late Dr. Richard Harte. It was an exciting experience; I connected with some really interesting people as we learned
If you are interested in maintaining optimal health, you undoubtedly know about the significance of such behaviors as not smoking, getting enough exercise and eating right. But what about mindset? In the stress management classes I lead, one segment relates to how current research tells us that mental traits such as optimism and gratitude may be as important to your well being as anything else. The thoughts and images you habitually focus on produce measurable changes in the
Quite often prospective clients will ask me how they can tell if hypnosis could help them make a wanted change in their lives such as quitting smoking, promoting healthy weight loss or overcoming a negative fear. Aren't some people more open to hypnosis than others? While its true that some folks are more receptive and comfortable with the idea of hypnosis than others, experience has shown that pretty much everyone can benefit who is willing and able to follow some simple ins
The ability to tell the difference between hunger and appetite is a crucial skill when it comes to reaching and maintaining a healthy body weight. Yet initially it may be difficult for you to make this important distinction. Hunger can be defined as the signal your body sends out when it needs food for fuel and repair. If you go too long without food, you may actually begin to feel lightheaded or weak. Appetite is the desire to eat apart from natural hunger and can be trigger
Are you at a place where you are testing the waters when it comes to make a personal transformation whether it be quitting smoking, losing weight or releasing unhealthy stress or fears? Would like some more info before making a decision?
The Life Enhancement Strategy Starter Kit can provide with insights on how hypnosis can help you move forward and whether it is right for you. It includes:
-Is Hypnosis Right for You? A concise e-book that explains the how and why of hypno
This is the time of year where many of us have travel plans. For someone with tinnitus or chronic ringing/buzzing of the ears there are specific concerns related to travel so as to not make your situation worse. Over the years I have been a volunteer for the American Tinnitus Association, organizing support meetings and make myself available to offer coping tips to those in need. Generally the advice is to protect yourself without becoming prisoner to your symptoms. In other
The link between stress and self-confidence is one that is often overlooked. Contrary to what many believe, stress is not wholly dependent on external circumstances. Rather stress is your individual response to those events. That's why two people can be have totally different responses to the same situation. The most common source of stress is the perception that the demands you are facing outstrip your ability to cope. A lack of self-confidence feeds that negative perceptio
Every sport has both a physical game and a mental game, so its no surprise many top athletes have used the services of a professional hypnotist to bump their performance to the next level. Now hypnosis will not transform an athlete who is unwilling to put in the blood, sweat and tears necessary in training into a top performer. Where it can be invaluable is for what is called "state management." When you experience excessive fear and stress, it can be nearly impossible to acc
I found a fascinating factoid on the Cleveland Wellness Clinic's website that I enjoy sharing with my private clients and group program students. It states that We have about 60,000 thoughts a day, about one per every waking second. A full 95 % of these repeating thoughts are repetitive, the same as the ones we had the day before. 80 % of these repeating thoughts are negative. Math wasn't my strong suit as I was a humanities major, but with a bit of quick calculation it woul