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What Type of Hypnosis is Best?

Most people don’t know that there are many types of hypnosis. They go by all sorts of interesting names and equally interesting claims, “past life regression”, “ericksonian”, “authoritarian”, “deep trance”, “core transformation”, even “demonic de-possession”. Because hypnosis works so intensely with the human mind and imagination people have taken the study of hypnosis into some very interesting (perhaps “weird”) directions.

Many hypnotists are proud to advertise their style hypnosis, so it’s natural to ask ‘which type of hypnosis is best?’ The answer is simple: the one that gets the result.

Since 1998, when I started helping people with hypnosis I learned that very few people will eagerly pay for hypnosis. What they will pay for is a RESULT. What hypnosis has been proven to do well is to help modify the internal feelings and responses that people have little or no control over.  They want to stop smoking, or lose weight, or overcome anxiety. RESULTS are what people are willing to pay for, thus, if you are looking for a hypnotist, they’re style of hypnosis isn’t as important as their ability to get you the results you’re looking for.

For the consumer focused on results here are some recommended questions to ask of the hypnotist you might be working with:

-> Have you helped people with _____? (Insert the result you are looking for.)

-> How does it work? (They should describe the process you will go through is clear and understandable manner.) 

-> What do you charge? (Always good to know.) 

-> Do you have any guarantees? (Some hypnotists provide guarantees under certain conditions.)

If you have any questions about hypnosis you are welcome to contact my office and my secretary will connect you directly to me. (603)589-8033

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Why Hypnosis Shouldn’t Matter

Being a professional hypnotist for two decades has taught me a lot. It’s taught me that people can change in dramatic and positive ways given all the right reasons.  I’ve seen people quit smoking and never go back after one session. I’ve seen people overcome paralyzing PTSD and phobias, change behaviors and start making healthy life sustaining decisions in what seems like minutes. To my surprise what I’ve learned late in my career is that hypnosis doesn’t really matter.

Let me explain.

“Hypnosis” is the name given to a very natural process. It seems mysterious and magical but, in fact, it’s very straight forward. We’ve all has some form of hypnosis happen to us in our lives. Maybe it’s when you were watching a movie and got so involved you could feel your heart race and your emotions swell. Maybe it was a time you witnessed something so dramatic you decide, then and there, to make a change to your life. These are all forms of “hypnosis” and they happen to all of us. Hypnosis is just the process one goes through to make changes. Think of any dramatic decision or change you’ve made and you will find a form of “hypnosis” in that experience. 

The reason why “hypnosis” shouldn’t matter is that no one has ever willingly paid me for “hypnosis”. What they wanted was a result, a specific change. They wanted to go through a process that would make improving their lives seem simple and easy.  “Hypnosis” didn’t matter at all. Getting the change they wanted did matter.

With this realization I no longer have to sell people on hypnosis… because hypnosis doesn’t matter.  Becoming a non-smoker is what matters. Getting over PTSD and phobias are what matters. Making life better is want matters.

If you have any question about the hypnosis process, please feel free to contact me by email via the contact form or call my office (603)589-8033.

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“What’s it like to be hypnotized?”

Because hypnosis has a sense of mystery about it a common question I get is “what’s it like to be hypnotized?”

A lot of people think hypnosis is like sleep because what they have seen are people completely relaxed and appearing to be asleep and unconscious. The truth is they are very much aware what is being told to them.

Everyone has a slightly different experience but what hypnotized people have in common is that hypnosis is a highly focused state of concentration. With that in mind, imagine being both completely relaxed and comfortable and focusing intensely on something that is important and meaningful to you. That is what it’s like to be hypnotized.

Within that highly focused and relaxed state you will create, plan and rehearse new habits, responses and behaviors that seemed impossible when you were trying to consciously control them. The hypnotic process also creates a powerful opportunity to directly address subconscious processes that no longer help you and change them directly.

Remember, it is the RESULT that matters. Some people will say “I don’t think I was hypnotized” but they are changed! They still get their result.

If you want to experience what a hypnosis session is like you can visit this web page and participate in a no cost hypnosis audio session. http://newhampshirehypnosis.com/audio/

If you have any questions about how hypnosis can help, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you for taking a look at how hypnosis can help you. You’ll be working with professionals that have over 20 years of experience helping people, just like you.

Warmly,
David Barron
New Hampshire Hypnosis

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How Mindfulness Helps

Hypnosis has the ability to change deep unconscious habits that seem outside of your conscious control. But there is a way to bring many habits under our control without resorting to fatigue producing “will power”.  The process is called Mindfulness.

I often encourage my hypnosis clients to practice a simple exercise in mindfulness. Mindfulness does not mean sitting cross-legged in meditating for hours. Instead, it is the very simple and intentional Act of paying attention. Putting all of your attention to what you are doing without judgement and without emotion. Mindfulness is the act of observing what you are experiencing with intense curiosity.

When one practices mindfulness and applies it to habits like smoking, compulsive eating, anxiety or other seemingly subconscious processes, interesting things are uncovered. For the smoker, the Habit that used to happen automatically now is given awareness and the smoker begins to discover things they had not been fully aware of. The taste of the smoke is much less Pleasant, The Habit not really as urgent as it used to feel.

Keep in mind, mindfulness does not mean trying to gain control over the habit, only to observe it with intense curiosity.

By bringing awareness to the habit the habit changes on it’s own. By using your awareness in this way you can get yourself “unstuck” from long and persistent habits.

There are other benefits to practicing mindfulness. Mindfulness can: help relieve stress, treat heart disease, lower blood pressure, reduce chronic pain, improve sleep, and alleviate gastrointestinal difficulties.

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Author David Barron is a 20 year veteran hypnotist with over 10,000 clinical hours helping people make change. You can contact David at this link.

Heroin, Methamphetamine and Hypnosis

I would like to describe my experience with hypnosis and serious drug abuse, specifically heroin and methamphetamine (meth).  I’ve had experience working with drug addiction and want to share my insights with those who know someone suffering from addiction.

Addiction is a profoundly painful condition. Withdraws from heroin can be extremely painful. For some people hypnosis can eliminate or reduce the discomfort of withdraw but it is not something I, as a hypnotist, want to deal with. There is a detox period of up to a week a heroin addict must go through to get over the physical withdraws.  At that time I’m willing to help them get rid of the mental and emotional dependency with hypnosis. At that point hypnosis can be very helpful at building up a stronger sense of self as a person who is drug free.

One should expect a lot of other work be done outside of the hypnotists office. Removing familiar triggers to use is important. Often that means changing the places one regularly visits where drug use happens and removing the people the user associates with. This alone can be a lot harder than visiting a hypnotist but the hypnosis will help provide good internal, mental and emotional support.

I have helped people quit drugs with hypnosis alone but I remind people it’s best to build a very strong support system of family, friends and care givers. Every drug counselor will tell you quitting is easier when you have people behind you to help.

When someone asks if I can help them get free of drugs I remind them I’m not a doctor or drug counselor and I’m very cautious taking on anyone with a serious drug problem. I will give my assistance only the right conditions.

Many drug counselors will tell you the emotional maturity of a addict will stop when they begin their drug use, thus a 15 year heroin use, who started at 18 may not be more emotionally mature than any 18 year old, despite the fact they are 32 years of age. This

I want to always make it clear that I am not a doctor or drug counselor, I’m a hypnotist, plain and simple. If someone asks if I can help them get off meth or heroin I take it very seriously and want them to know my expectations.

Confession: I Was A Hypnotist Who Smoked Cigarettes

“Giving up smoking is easy…I’ve done it hundreds of times.” ~Mark Twain

It’s true. For a majority of my career as a hypnotist, while I was helping people quit smoking, I also smoked. I know that makes me seem like a hypocrite and I would agree.

I started smoking a few years before I started my career in hypnosis. Smoking made be feel independent and rebellious. I also knew no good would come of smoking but, like every smoker, I suppressed that thought with a double dose of justification and denial.  Also like many smokers, I quit smoking many times. What I want to share with you is what got me over the hump and made stay a non-smoker.

The turning point came for me when I realized that, while I liked smoking, and sometimes really wanted/craved a cigarette, I liked being a non-smoker even more. The change happened when I made smoking about my self image and self-esteem.

Many of us use a habit like smoking to distract us from something deeper, to keep us from facing a problem that might be easier to ignore. I thought I had a healthy self-esteem but I surrounded myself with un-supportive people and isolated myself from people who really cared about me. I was figuratively alone and used smoking to prop myself up and “be a man”.  Even now it sounds kind of pitiable.

Deciding to be a non-smoker and give up smoking was the most positive rebellion I could have designed against a half-lived life. When I quit smoking a lot of things changed. I began to treat myself with more respect and care. The most difficult part was ending the relationships that didn’t support my emotional well being.

As a result of all that I’m more dedicated than ever to helping people become non-smokers. Long term smokers are now the people I seek out the most to help. I want them to have the same change I did.

For some people, that simple message is enough to make them reconsider smoking. For others it can be a lot harder, I know! That is why I love helping people quit smoking and it’s why I developed my Quit Smoking CD and Download.

With the Quit Smoking CD and Download you don’t have to make an appointment with me or anyone. You just have to decide you’re ready to quit smoking.

With the Quit Smoking CD and Download you don’t have to pay $400 for my stop smoking program. It’s only $49.95, the cost of 5 to 8 packs of cigarettes.

With the Quit Smoking CD and Download you don’t have to schedule an appointment with a hypnotist. You follow the instructions and decide for yourself when you’re ready to quit.

With the Quit Smoking CD and Download you don’t have to worry. If you decide you want to work one-on-one with me instead, I’ll give you a $100 discount on my hypnosis program.

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If you know a smoker who wants to quit, forward this to them. I’ll be happy to answer any questions.

Warmly,
David Barron, New Hampshire Hypnosis

How Much Is Hypnosis Worth?

Are you shopping for a hypnotist?
Are you wondering what you should pay for hypnosis?

Let me offer a perspective that comes from 20 years as a professional hypnotist.

It’s understandable that you be shopping for the best deal. What you’ll find in terms of payment for hypnosis services will vary widely. Here is what you may find:

  • $50-$100 a session and recommend 5 sessions.
  • One session $200-$500. Period. Often referred to as the “One Session Wonder”.
  • Multiple sessions over weeks costing $1200-$5000.

For a moment put aside any thought of what you’ll be paying. Consider what you want instead. Most people want a result. They want to be free of tobacco cravings, or anxiety. They want to get rid of their late night snacking habit or to deal with stress more productively.

Think about the RESULT you want and ask yourself  “how much would I pay for that”? Depending on how important the change is you might be willing to pay a LOT. What you want is a RESULT not just a good deal.  There should be other considerations than price.

Most importantly, you should feel confidence in the hypnotist you hire.

Here’s what you can expect from New Hampshire Hypnosis when it comes to service and cost. The cost of a hypnosis program is $400. A hypnosis program includes three mandatory sessions and unlimited follow-up sessions as needed. As of today, June 2018, no one pays for hypnosis, they pay for a result. Sessions are usually a week apart. After the third session, if the client feels more work is needed there’s no additional charge.

If you have any further questions about hypnosis, please call New Hampshire Hypnosis (603) 589-8033 and my secretary will transfer you directly to me, your hypnotist, David Barron.


David Barron has helped over 10,000 people since he began his profession hypnosis practice in 1998. He is the author of several books on hypnosis and influence and teaches hypnosis to qualified professionals.

The Hypnotic Power of Gratitude

I was recently working with a client for drug addiction.

Anyone who recognizes they’re stuck in a problem starts working to get out of it. As you might guess, he spent much of his time and mental energy working to avoid using drugs and alcohol. This avoidance became a huge preoccupation. Of course doing this can work but such vigilance can make an exhausting amount of stress. A turning point happened in our work when he realized that it is easier and  more enjoyable to focus on the things that he appreciates in life as opposed to trying to avoid using drugs and alcohol. The more he would be aware of the things he appreciates the less likely he is to think of drinking or using. Ultimately, if he thought about using intoxicants he realized they wasn’t appreciating the things his life as much as he could have.

I regularly remind clients how quickly craving and habits can be eliminated. Sometimes, when a client gets the result they want they start to wonder how long it’s going to last. Early on I remind them how fruitless this direction of thinking can me. As long as they are worrying, their not focusing on the things for which they can be grateful. As a result, when I’m working with my hypnosis clients I put a strong emphasis on using gratitude to reinforce positive results. What I tell my clients is whenever they notice something we’ve done in hypnosis working to simply appreciate it, smile, do a happy-dance, pat your subconscious mind on the back and say ” ‘at a girl”.

Conclusion

The subconscious mind is incredibly smart and, like a very intelligent child, whenever you acknowledge it for doing something right it starts to do it more. This is true for ANYTHING in your life and is why Gratitude has such an amazing power to help people improve their life.  There is nothing too small to feel grateful for; the air, the sun, the ability to breathe.  Gratitude only takes a moment of your attention to make you feel better. 

Common Sense and Hypnosis

I love that quote. Everyone I work with wants to do common sense things that should be easy to do. They want to stop smoking, eat right, control anxiety, focus on important areas of life and avoid distractions.  All of these things are just common sense.

  • It’s common sense to not smoke tobacco.
  • It’s common sense to eat healthy foods.
  • It’s common sense to get physical activity.
  • It’s common sense that speaking to groups of people should be easy.

These things should be easy … but they are not.  If gaining this level of control were easy people wouldn’t need a hypnotist.  A lot of people will explain that they “can’t get our of my own way.”

Hypnosis is designed to create the “ideal conditions” where doing the commons sense things are simple, easy and automatic.

People wonder what the experience of hypnosis is like to make such a dramatic, and common sense, change.  I remind people that it’s all about directing the attention to the right things. The hypnotist is the tour guide, your job is to do the “heavy lifting” by simply following the hypnotists instruction. Most of the time the feeling you get in hypnosis is so positive and pleasant it’s amazing. A lot of people feel so dramatically better they’re smiling and laughing at the end of the session.  Yes, it’s an “ideal condition” for being able to do what is just common sense.

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Radio Interview with New Hampshire Hypnotist, David Barron

A few weeks ago I was contact by a radio station that wanted to talk to me about hypnosis. It was a great interview. You can listen to it here:

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