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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.



Quit Smoking Audio CD & Download

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

David Barron, New Hampshire Hypnosis

The Unseen Expense of Smoking

Simply knowing you should quit smoking isn’t usually enough to make it happen. Warning labels on cigarette packages become just another form of white noise…even though you know they are right. An annoying cough and heaviness in your chest begs you to quit smoking. In spite of the impact to your health there is a considerable negative impact on something else – your pocketbook.

Is It Overlooking the Obvious or Denial?

Throwing a few dollars toward a pack of smokes seems harmless, like the cost to your health, smoking has a cumulative impact on your long term finances.  Considering the big picture of how small expense add up you should remember that According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , the average cost of a pack of cigarettes is $6.28, which means a pack-a-day habit sets you back $188 per month or $2,292 per year. Ten years of smoking comes with a $22,920 price tag.

If you’re thinking electronic cigarettes are less expensive you would be wrong. It’s just another way to feed a habit that dose more harm than good to your health and finances. A pack of cigarettes you smoke carries an additional $35 in health-related costs.

Think of the BIGGER expense

The cost of smoking adds up and costs you in more ways than you can first imagine. Health and Money are just the most obvious there is also a risk of lost respect in a world where smoking is no longer a respectable pastime. Smoking also sets an example to the people you most care about. The costs keep going up and up.

You are a wiser person when you decide to stop smoking. You will also discover that you are a stronger person too. Hypnosis has been shown to be one of the most effective methods to become a lifelong non-smoker.

Make the call.

Hypnosis is Coaching

If you really think about it, in sports, the role of a coach is to help athletes reach their full natural potential.  They are responsible with providing training, direction and analyzing performance.  Consequently, the coach is a varied role with application as a friend, a therapist, an instructor, a confidant, an organizer, and so on. The athlete himself is responsible for bringing his aptitude to the game, but it is the role of the coach to create the right conditions for learning to happen and the motivation to succeed in the game.

Since the prime goal of any coach or mentor is to help someone reach their full potential, a hypnotherapist fits perfectly with this definition. The hypnotist is a coach.  The hypnotherapist facilitates positive change in people’s lives by creating the correct environment for training to occur.

hypnosis-is-coachingHow does clinical hypnosis work?

“Hypnosis” is a focused state of consciousness. The hypnosis practitioner uses guided imagery to induce a hypnotic state. While in a hypnotic trance, the hypnotherapist is able to deal with your subconscious mind on a non-threatening level. Onc e a hypnotic state is induced, you will receive what is called “suggestions”, suggestions will enable you  to make the positives changes you sought when you hired a hypnotist. Typically hypnosis is done in a clinical setting, like any other therapist office, but can also take place in many settings like a public park or community center.  Our sessions are not rushed, but typically last about an hour and include a brief interview.

How can I get started with hypnosis?

We’re glad you asked.  We serve the entire state of New Hampshire, Maine and parts of Boston.  The easiest thing for you to do is just give us a call and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have. We hope to develop a relationship with you and help you start making positive changes in your life today.

Hypnosis as a method of Weight Loss

Why Should You Lose Weight?

Obesity is a hazardous and potentially deadly condition. Research has shown poor nutrition and inactivity  account for more than 300,000 deaths in the US each and every year. Losing weight can benefit your over all well being in a multitude of ways. For instance, if you were to lose only 10% of your current weight you would find that many of the common problems that plague those with obesity would begin to fade away.

Modern Medicine has accepted Hypnotherapy

In recent years  hypnosis has made incredible strides in becoming widely recognized for its proven benefits. In 1955 British Medical Association recognized hypnosis therapy as a viable alternative to traditional medicine and in 1958 the American Medical Association approved a report on the medical use of hypnosis. In 1960 the American Psychological Association endorsed hypnosis as a branch of psychology.

Clearing up Misconceptions about Hypnotherapy

There are many misconceptions about hypnosis / hypnotherapy. In the September 27, 2006 issue of Newsweek magazine, Dr. David Spiegel of Stanford University School of Medicine, explained: “One of the interesting ironies about hypnosis is that old fantasy that it takes away control. It’s actually a way of enhancing people’s control, of teaching them how to control aspects of their body’s function and sensation that they thought they couldn’t.”

Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness, like being in a trance. Hypnosis is usually done with the help of a hypnotist using verbal repetition and mental images. While you are under the care of a Hypnotherapist, your attention is super focused and you’re more responsive to suggestions, including behavior changes that can help you lose weight. These instructions are directed to the subconscious mind so that the changes will happen automatically like an old and well-practiced habit.

The Benefits of losing Weight are Endless

Here are some of the positive benefits of Weight Loss

  • Increased energy levels
  • Lower cholesterol levels
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Reduced aches and pains
  • Improved mobility
  • Improved respiration
  • Improve sleeping habits
  • Decreased risk of sudden death from heart disease or stroke
  • Prevention of Type 2 diabetes
  • Improved blood sugar levels

Do you want more information on hypnosis for weight loss?

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How can Hypnosis help me to Quit Smoking?

Quit-smoking2Quitting smoking

Smoking can be a dangerous and even deadly habit. But quitting as most have found, can be a daunting task. Maybe you’ve already tired nicotine lozenges, patches, chewing gum, counseling, and other smoking cessation methods but been unsuccessful? Many are turning to hypnosis for relief from smoking addiction.

Can hypnotherapy help me to quit smoking?

Yes, it absolutely can and it only requires one session. The end of your smoking addiction has less to do with willpower and more to do with a more correct way of thinking. Hypnosis can condition you to overcome the metal and physical factors that have been preventing you from quitting. You will learn how to let go of your desire to smoke and perhaps more importantly how to maintain your success. During the process of hypnotherapy, patients are coaxed into a relaxed state and then provided with a series of skills for coping with withdrawal symptoms and the urge to smoke. You can start being empowered today and overcome your addictions with the help of hypnosis. It’s that simple.

Is it too late for me to consider quitting smoking?

It’s never too late to quit smoking. When you quit smoking, you will experience immediate health benefits Studies have shown if you quit smoking before you turn 50, you’ll reduce  the risk of dying in the next 15 years in half, compared to those who keep smoking.

The benefits are endless

You can:

  • Save up to $240 USD a month
  • Regain lost productivity
  • Start smelling good again
  • Stop sitting outside Restaurants
  • Travel on long plane rides
  • No more chronic cough

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Using Hypnosis as Alternative Medicine

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis or “Hypnotherapy” (as it is more properly termed) is a technique that uses mental cues to effect a physical state. It involves an inductive trance-like state where the person receiving the therapy can experience a very relaxing form of training in which to change behaviors.  Recent studies have shown that hypnosis can be beneficial in acute anxiety disorders such as panic disorder.

Scientific Research Supports Hypnosis

Several studies have begun to identify the positive benefits of Hypnotherapy in the treatment of anxiety disorders (a class of disorders where patients experience irrational or excessive worrying that can be complicated with physical ailments such as chest pains and shortness of breath). In 2010, a report from Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, researchers found that hypnosis is safe and effective as a method to treat and manage anxiety disorders.  Moreover, they found “compelling evidence” that suggests Hypnotherapy can be used to treat physical health problems such as irritable bowl syndrome and migraine headaches.

More studies have shown that hypnosis can be used as a preventative method to treat anxiety disorders that are triggered by stressful situations. This is done by setting up positive self-empowering cues or “nudges”  that the person can use as an anchor in situations of extreme duress. Hypnosis as a means of preconditioning patients for stressful situations has been proven useful in medical procedures. A 2006 research study found that 76% of patients who were treated with a hypnosis induction prior to surgery felt less anxious before going into the operating room.

How can YOU use the benefits of Hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis is typically performed by a hypnotherapist. A proven hypnotist can help train your mind to think differently about situations and set up a treatment program for your unique situation that may include personalized recorded inductions.

Should You Use Hypnosis to Treat Anxiety?

If you are considering the benefits of hypnosis in your life, the best thing to do is to call us. We can help you to determine the best course of action for you personally.