Can Hypnosis Help With Anxiety and Depression? Yes, hypnosis can be a very useful and powerful tool to help people overcome anxiety and even depression. One factor that contributes to the success of my hypnosis clients is how hypnosis is used to build a strong sense of self-worth and self-esteem. Meet T'ea. She was referred to me by her sister who used hypnosis to quit smoking. Hear, in her own words, how hypnosis helped her to stop her anxiety. Do you know someone who is dealing with anxiety and depression? Find out how hypnosis can help. Contact us for a free 15 minute consultation. The only thing you have to lose is a bad habit.* (603)589-8033 Schedule your appointment here: *Results may vary from person to person. (Do you want to learn hypnosis? Check out this link.)
The fear of public speaking haunts many of us. The thought of having all eyes on you worrying about the judgement of the masses is a relatively common fear. For most people it is not debilitating, just an annoyance. For many it's a fear that goes away with just a little experience and training. But for a few, it is the worst possible situation they can imagine. Now imagine that speaking to groups makes you feel faint and nauseous and your job requires it every week. What do you do? You make excuses, lose sleep, ask someone else to cover for you. In short you do everything you can to avoid doing what your job requires. That is what Kristine was going through when she decided to give hypnosis a try to remove her fear of public speaking. Hear Kristine explains her experience and the change she now feels about public speaking. You can get the same great treatment as Kristine.* You’ve got nothing to lose but a bad habit. (603)589-8033 Schedule your appointment here: *Results may vary from person to person. (Do you want to learn hypnosis? Check out this link.)
I was recently interviewed by Business Talk Radio in a segment where they were discussing how the profession of hypnosis has evolved. Click the button to hear the entire interview. Listen To The Radio Interview
Hypnotizability isn't a thing. The idea of being hypnotizable has evolved from people watching stage hypnosis. There is often a time that the hypnotist will take one of the subjects and remove them from the stage because they are not responding quickly enough. Researchers have even developed hypntizability tests (ran by eager undergrads wanting to ef with peoples minds). This can lead people to believe that certain kinds of people cannot be hypnotized. That is just not true. What people don't understand is that hypnosis is an entirely natural phenomena. At its very simplest it is a narrowing of the attention and an increase of focus. With that in mind anyone who can focus their attention, even for a brief time, can be hypnotized. To be clear, some people do respond to hypnosis very quickly and very dramatically. Some people are incredibly easy to hypnotize while others simply require more patience. But as long as you can follow instructions you can be hypnotized. People often approach hypnosis with inaccurate preconceptions. They May say “ I wasn't hypnotized because I could hear every word you said” and they say this even though they've got the result that they wanted. Their preconception is that every hypnosis experience should have a complete loss of consciousness and memory. This is simply not the case. There are multiple list of hypnotizability surveys that are supposed to measure how easily one can go into hypnosis. Are of very little use to hypnosis practitioners who are helping people with hypnosis. Here is what’s weird: in my experience and according to some documented material on the subject the ability to experience hypnotic phenomena has very little relation to the results of the session. Studies have not found significant associations between hypnotizability and any outcome measure ...Thus, the existing [...]
A Non-Smoker Explains How Hypnosis Works* Nicole was determined to do whatever it took to become a non-smoker... and it was a challenge! Finally, after multiple attempts, she thought hypnosis was worth a try. Hear it in her own words how she happily describes hypnosis as "amazing" and "kind of a mind-freak"! Everyone is different and quitting smoking, even with hypnosis, is going to unique to you. We can help find solutions for a number of problems. That is why our work isn't a "one-session-wonder", it a thorough quit smoking program that deals with your specific situation and needs. If you are eager to quit smoking you have nothing to lose. It is so easy to call and get all the information. In less than 15 you’ll know all you need to take the next steps. If I could take those steps for you I would, but I can’t. Pick up the phone and call or just schedule your appointment online below. You will get the same great treatment as Nicole. You’ve got nothing to lose but a bad habit. (603)589-8033 Schedule your appointment here: (Do you want to learn hypnosis? Check out this link.) *Results may vary from person to person.
You Can Really Never Fail to Quit Smoking I tell this to all my quit smoking clients and it's worth repeating here. When it comes to quitting smoking THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS FAILURE. Why? Because failure only happens when you 1) give up completely and decide you will always smoke, and 2) you fail to learn from your last attempt. While others are going to be hard on themselves and whine "I failed" you'll do several things differently. First, you will vow to continue. If your last attempt to quit ended with you deciding to smoke a cigarette LEARN FROM IT! Yes, there is something positive you can learn from it. Maybe it's that certain triggers make you more susceptible to cigarette cravings. Perhaps, it's fatigue can weaken your resolve. Maybe certain settings or smells or situations make it easier to go back to old behaviors. Second, you'll take that information to make changes. Just knowing how fatigue can weaken your resolve can give you enough strength to say "I'm just tired. I need some rest, NOT a cigarette." When you know certain places in you home can trigger you then do something different in that area to shake up the trigger. Move furniture, spray a nice smell in the air, are good examples that will help. Third, deciding to have a cigarette is NOT a reflection of you. YOU are not a failure. YOU have vowed to quit NO MATTER WHAT and NO MATTER HOW LONG IT TAKES. Get Angry In The Right Way Remember, tobacco and it's accompanying behaviors hide the billion dollar marketing effort to keep you hooked. Don't get mad at yourself. Get mad at the industry that is committed to enslave and kill you through smoking. Righteous anger can be a great motivator [...]
Meet Marianne. She was a pack-a-day smoker for over 15 years. Then in less than a hour she became a non-smoker with no cravings, no sleeplessness and no irritability. How did Marianne do it? Through hypnosis! But let her tell you in her own words. If you are eager to quit smoking you have nothing to lose. It is so easy to call and get all the information. In less than 15 you'll know all you need to take the next steps. If I could take those steps for you I would, but I can't. Pick up the phone and call or just schedule your appointment online below. You will get the same great treatment as Marianne. You've got nothing to lose but a bad habit. (603)589-8033
Can everyone be hypnotized? This is a version of a question I get asked often. It demonstrates how confusing the idea of hypnosis is for people. To answer it I usually have to explain something about hypnosis. Firstly, I explain hypnosis is a very natural phenomenon. Hypnosis involves a focusing of the attention. Thus, anyone who can understand and follow simple instructions can experience hypnosis. This does not mean that everyone will get the result they want just because they are hypnotized. Success requires a skilled hypnotist to help formulate the best hypnotic solution to a problem. For example a smoker may use smoking to control anxiety. A skilled hypnotist will be able to determine if the solution should be aimed at the smoking habit or the underlying anxiety that causes it. Myths vs. Facts A few other myths still surround hypnosis. Among them: Myth - Hypnosis is like being a sleep. Fact - From the outside a hypnosis subject may appear asleep but they are intensely focused and aware of what the hypnotist is saying. Their relaxed and calm appearance is the result of their intense inner focus. Myth - You won't remember anything in hypnosis. Fact - Amnesia can occur in hypnosis but it isn't proof of hypnosis. Most people clearly remember what they are told in hypnosis. The real measurement of hypnosis is results that occur after the hypnosis session. [Click here to hear how one person describes her hypnosis experiment] Myth - You will tell be compelled to tell the truth in hypnosis. Fact - Hypnosis isn't a truth serum. People can lie in hypnosis. Myth - The hypnotist has control over the hypnotized subject. Fact - That's only partly true. The hypnotist is a guide directing where the subject focuses their attention. By following the instruction, [...]
We all want more control over our lives. Sometimes it can get so frustrating we ask for help from a hypnotist. Watch this video of one of my clients as she describes the control she gained over eating behaviors. You'll also learn what it's like to experience hypnosis and how you may benefit. If you have any questions call (603)589-8033.
Hypnosis To Forget? I've been asked can I use hypnosis to forget a bad memory or trauma? The answer is not completely yes or no. There is a short answer to that questions and a long answer. The Short Answer, Yes. Yes, it is possible to have someone forget a memory or a trauma but it's important to understand that forgetting the trauma is not the same as removing the symptom created by the event. Simply removing the memory of a car accident does not promise to end the fear of driving. Having worked with over 10,000 hypnosis subjects in my career, I know some people respond differently to the being instructed to "forget". Some respond perfectly with no symptoms, for others forgetting may produce a very uncomfortable feeling of confusion. Also, amnesia is one of the more dramatic hypnotic phenomena and can be more challenging for some subjects to create. It's important that hypnosis has an overall positive effect on the subject. This is referred to as being "ecological". I know of one hypnotist who told his client to forget he ever smoked. It was successful but the result was he got into arguments with family members who insisted he used to be a smoker. This is hardly the most ecological result. The Long Answer, It's Complicated. The best outcome to treat a trauma is one in which the subject is free to the symptoms created by the trauma. This does not mean they forget the event. Instead the meaning of the event is changed and as a result the feelings they have toward it changes. What the client notices is they feel differently about the event. They can remember it but no longer feel anxiety, stress or sadness. The event begins to fit into the story of their [...]