I have just released a new book entitled Successful Self Hypnosis. Successful Self-Hypnosis details a simple 3 step process for relieving stress, cultivating healthier habits and enhancing motivation. This framework will enable the reader to apply what he or she has learned to a wide array of challenges. What you will learn: Chapter One shares some famous people who have benefited from using hypnosis. Chapter Two explains essential principles and terms when it comes to unders
Imagine being able to present calmly and clearly in front of a group. How would that change your life? The fear of public speaking is all too common and can often halt a person’s academic and professional progress and success. Whether it be in a social, professional or academic setting, many of us are held back by this type of fear. Yet it doesn’t have to be that way. This is an issue I get really excited about helping people with. Overcoming the fear of public speaking oft
One fascinating aspect of what we call the subconscious mind is that it can work on a problem or challenge without our conscious awareness that it is doing so. Recently I had an incident that demonstrates this beautifully. Let me start off by saying that when you offer professional hypnosis services, it is usually advised you don't attempt to work with close friends or family members as it can blur personal boundaries. However there are situations where its OK to make an exce
Can your beliefs and expectations regarding what you are about to eat have a tangible physiological effect on your appetite? Or is it just a matter of some straightforward math as to calories in and your level of satisfaction?
The placebo effect is where someone's positive belief about a medication or other form of treatment initiates a healing response even though that intervention is not actually proven to be effective on its own.
It is now known placebos are not just a
Thanksgiving is here again, the holiday officially designated to promote the practice of counting your blessings. Yet should this be limited to just once a year? Psychologist and author Dr. Robert Emmons has looked extensively into the benefits of cultivating an intentional and regular practice of noticing things you can be appreciative of. He has found that the "attitude of gratitude" reduces stress, improves personal functioning and can even enhance weight loss efforts. Why
Do you tend to hibernate with the arrival of colder weather and is there anything that can be done about it? I came across a recent article by Gretchen Reynolds in the science section of the New York Times entitled, "Being Still, and Being Active" that addresses this topic. Data indicates that while dedicated fitness fanatics will continue to remain active during the month of November and beyond, this is a time of year when many people will become significantly more sedentary
In my private and small group consultations a point frequently emphasized is that the subconscious mind persists with habit patterns whether they are good bad or neutral. It is in it's very nature to resist change and to equate staying the same as staying safe. Why is this so? People will often state they feel like dummy for persisting in behaviors they "know" are unhealthy and self-defeating. Yet it is almost never an intellectual shortcoming that keeps someone in an unprodu
"When you find yourself on a vicious cycle, for goodness sake, stop pedaling" -Swami Beyondananda Virtually all people who struggle to free themselves from unhealthy habits of thought, feeling and behavior have something in common, namely what might be called the "cycle of impulsivity." The people I see for hypnosis services have a habitual response or behavior that they logically know is doing them a disservice or else they would decide to hang on to it. It can come to seem
There is a Zen story where a young novice approaches the master asking how he could achieve his wish of experiencing true enlightenment.
Without a word the master roughly grabbed the young man and dunked his head underwater in a nearby horse trough. He struggled for some time until the master released him, sputtering and gasping for air.
"When you desire enlightenment as much as you craved air just a moment ago, then you will find it," said the elder monk.
A bit extreme
Getting sick to your stomach is one of the most unpleasant experiences going. Yet did you know that in certain cases hypnosis may offer significant relief? More frequently than not vomiting is a protective and potentially life saving involuntary response. Often it occurs when we are exposed to a pathogen (stomach bug) or ingest an excess of alcohol or something else that is toxic in high enough doses. The body is purging itself of something it recognizes as harmful and this
A popular practice in weight loss is that of having 'cheat days," where you intentionally plan to deviate from your diet plan from time to time. Is this a good idea? Proponents of cheat days maintain that being too inflexible with your eating behaviors lowers the likelihood that you will be able to maintain healthy eating behaviors in the long run-an idea which has a lot of merit. The prospect of never indulging again seems unrealistic to all but the most disciplined souls. H
How could studying the grey matter of cab drivers thousands of miles away help you to better manage your stress levels? Due to what is known as neuro-plasticity, the answer is quite a lot. The process of becoming a licensed London taxi driver is notoriously difficult due to the layout of that city. Unlike major metropolitan centers such as New York or Philadelphia, whose streets are for the most part arranged in an orderly grid system, London has retained a medieval floorplan
Once upon a time there was a young woman who was walking through the forest. During her travels she came upon an old oil lamp which she opened, whereupon a genie emerged! The genie thanked her for freeing him and offered to be her eternal servant, but under one condition. She would always have to keep him occupied or he would devour her. She laughed, believing it would be easy to keep him occupied and agreed to his terms. Her first request was that he make her a dress worthy
Have you been curious as to whether hypnosis can enable you to change bad habits, alleviate unhealthy stress or improve your self-confidence? Hypnosis often helps people when nothing else has worked, but it is a topic that is often shrouded in mystery.
I am pleased to announce the release of Life Enhancement Hypnosis, an anthology of articles written by experienced hypnosis practitioners and colleagues that I have to know, like and trust over the 20+ years I have been in th
Public health statistics indicate that most adults who smoke would rather that they didn't and many of them will attempt to quit at some point during a given year. However, the success rate at stopping is relatively low. The most popular interventions involve medications and nicotine replacement products. Many of the prescription stop smoking medications have serious side effects that can be rather frightening, so they are not right for everyone. They can also be rather expen
After smoking cessation, weight loss is one of the primary reasons a person will seek out the services of a professional hypnotist.
Now more than ever people are seeking effective ways of releasing excess weight and with good reason. Public health statistics indicate that overweight and obesity may soon overtake smoking as the leading cause of preventable death and illness in our society.
Now you may be wondering how brainwashing, willpower and hypnosis fit into this situ