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 [...]
Hypnotic Regression is Sometimes Cruel. Some hypnotist believe that results can be achieved when a hypnotist regresses a person to an initial sensitizing event (ISE). An initial sensitizing event is the first time a person originally experienced a trauma. Through hypnosis the hypnosis subject can be led back in time to re-experience the event and reevaluated it with objectivity with an adult awareness. Regression to initial sensitizing events can bring about very dramatic results. There is however a major downside. The downside of regression is bringing the client through a deep and traumatic event. The hypnotist is essentially forcing the client to re-experience the trauma. I warn neophyte hypnotists to be prepared. It is very messy. Most of the time the results are positive, but when it’s is not the hypnotist will only successfully re-traumatized their client. I personally take no pleasure and watching a client, whom I am responsible for, writhing around in the hypnosis chair crying and screaming as they go through their original trauma. Better Options For Changing Habits and Overcoming Anxiety What many hypnosis schools completely fail to mention is that going to an initial sensitizing event is completely unnecessary. In fact, there are many hypnosis schools that accept regression too ISE with dogmatic fervor. For some, to even question to use of regression is to go against scripture. Be cautious if the hypnotist you're working with insists that regression is the only hypnotic solution available. Understand, if hypnosis is making changes to the subconscious mind there's no reason to make those changes through the messy work of regression. This is what distinguishes what you'll experience at New Hampshire Hypnosis from many other hypnosis centers. My mentor, Jeffrey Stephens, was very clear about his opposition to regression to ISE. Having been a hypnotist for over 20 [...]
How to Find The Best Hypnotist I often joke that the only reason people hire a hypnotist is because they can't find "witch doctor" in the business listing. Most people don't even know what to look for when considering a hypnotist. The best most can do is call around and find out which hypnotist "feels" like the best fit. The best place to start is getting a referral from someone you trust, but not everyone has experience with hypnosis. Here are some things to consider when seeking out a hypnotist. Website Just about every business now days has a website and hypnotists are no different. Keep in mind that every website is designed to give a positive image for the business they represent. To look deeper, see if they have a blog that regularly posts relevant articles. Does the website have a scheduling system online? Do they offer free informational videos and audio downloads? Do you get a "feel" of the type of professional you will be working with? Experience and Training Most hypnotists will be happy to tell you their experience. It's almost a requirement to make their clients feel comfortable. There are a few questions you can ask to better understand the experience level of the hypnotist you're considering. How many years have they worked as a full time hypnotist? Have they worked full time or part time as a hypnotist? Do they have a specialty like quitting smoking, weight loss, habit control, anxiety or phobias? Check out customer reviews. Reviews Check out hypnotists reviews on Google or Yelp. How does the average reviewer rate the hypnotists or hypnosis center? Keeping in mind it's rare to find a business with all positive reviews, are the reviews generally positive? Guarantees What kinds of guarantees does the hypnotist [...]
Can hypnosis help with anxiety? Treating anxiety with hypnosis has a long and successful history. Many people associate hypnosis with a deep state of relaxation and that will certainly contribute to easing anxiety. Hypnosis goes even further than mere relaxation. Hypnosis goes to the most basic habit of how we respond to the world around us. Many people thrive in high-stress environments while other people find it hard to cope. The difference between these two people is in how their subconscious minds respond to stress. It makes sense that to change a person's subconscious response to stressful events they will not perceive or react to that event in the same way. Hypnosis can change a stressful event, like public speaking, into an exciting opportunity that builds ones confidence and self esteem. Hypnosis helps make this subconscious change buy first imagining the ideal response. This could be a state of calm, or ease, or peace of mind. In building this is ideal response the subject is given more control over it until the they can feel at ease in any situation. Creating Resourcefulness This is much more than just imagining one so-called “happy place” because the immediate response to stress is now peace of mind. Peace of mind, comfort, ease happens automatically, without conscious effort. An additional part of the hypnosis process is also call the ego strengthening. Ego strengthening consist of building the self-image and self-esteem of the subject so the on a very deep level they see themselves as stronger and more resilient. For many people the amount of control they feel after hypnosis is dramatic and positive. To demonstrate this to the subject the hypnotist will ask the subject to try to create anxiety after the hypnosis session. The subject will often report being unable to feel anxiety [...]
As of 2016 18% of all the adults here in New Hampshire smoked the national rate 17.1% In 2017 23.8% of high school students used e-cigarettes and 9.5 smoke cigars at least once in the last 30 days. That beats the national average of 13.2% for e-cigarettes and 8% for cigars. The amount of healthcare costs that smoking has created amount to $729 million dollars per year. The lost in productivity for New Hampshire caused by smoking is 506.9 million dollars per year. For help to quit smoking check us out here. Quit Smoking Hypnosis.
I'm sending this post out to my friends, Manchester and Bedford New Hampshire. Please, quit smoking. You know what smoking is doing to you. It's taking your money and your health. In the long run it's ruining you. Sure, you may like it or think it's cool, but come on. You know that smoking is killing you. So, as a friend, please quit. Please, at least TRY to quit... and don't stop trying. If something doesn't work, don't give up, KEEP TRYING TO QUIT. You're worth it. You're better than that disgusting, life crushing habit. You don't know me very well but you do know what smoking has done to people. You know what it's doing to you. You don't have to work with me, but if you do, you'll get my very best help. I've helped thousands of people quit smoking and I want to help you. When you work with me I show you how easy it is to stop the smoking habit. I'll show you how to DESTROY a cigarette craving. You'll learn how liberating, how freeing it is to wake up and be complete free from that tobacco habit. All you have to do is to want to quit and be willing to follow some very simple instructions. Most of all let me remind you that you are worth it. You're worth living healthy. You're worth that feeling of freedom. You're worth that feeling of power and control. Smoking took all that away and you deserve to have it back. Just give it try. New Hampshire Hypnosis has been helping people quit smoking since 2008. Give us a call at (603)589-8033