How to encourage a friend to get help.

Let's suppose there is someone in your life you care about who seriously NEEDS help.  They are engaging in a behavior you want them to stop. How do you talk to them so they are more likely to ask for help? Don't Do This... Nagging, lecturing, critisizing. It may feel good. It may feel like the only thing you can do for the people you care about. After all, you are watching them engage in behaviors that at best, are wasteful, and at worse, self-destructive. The problem nagging, lecturing and critsizing is that it creates an opposition for them to push against. No one likes to be told what they are doing is wrong even if they conscious know it's wrong. Guilt is not always the best way to encourage change. Do This Instead... Show support by letting them know, first, you are on their side. Ask them about their hopes and dreams. Ask them to talk about what is important to them. Ask them if you can make the first move for them and make the call. How About Seeing a Hypnotist? Over the course of two decades as a hypnotist. Yes, I've often gotten a call from a family member asking "Can you hypnotize my relative so they would (fill in the blank)?" The standard response is to explain how hypnosis works and that their relative would have to want to work with me. If the person is present I ask to talk to them. Because it's important they want to work with me I can't pressure them but I'll answer any questions they have about the process. Feel Free To Call Us If you want to know more about hypnosis, or about how hypnosis works, please feel free to call us at (603)589-8033 on from our contact [...]

By |2022-08-11T15:51:26-05:00|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Change a behavior? Change how you see yourself.

As much as people use hypnosis to change behaviors like quitting smoking, fear of flying and the like, the truth is they want to be someone different. People want to be someone better than they are now. Our identities are not fixed.  In fact, your self-image is flexible and fluid. Consider how teenagers are noted for experimenting with their sense of identity. It is a central feature of becoming an adult. But formulating a new sense of self is not limited to the young. Anyone can reshape and form a newer and better personal identity. Our self-perception is a cognitive shortcut that helps our brains make what might be considered difficult choices in advance, thus shortcutting the decision-making process. Personal Story I often tell clients how I used to smoke. There were even things I liked about smoking. I tried to quit many times but I always started up again. Finally, I realized that the one thing I didn't like about smoking was "being a smoker".  That was when I decided to be someone different. I decided that regardless of any urge or want for a cigarette I would remind myself "I am NOT that person any more". Every time I said those words I was filled with a rush of strength and determination. Quitting smoking was easier (and more enjoyable) than I thought! Our sense of identity, how we see ourselves, has a dramatic effect on our behaviors, now and in the future. As a simple exercise, consider how an ideal version of yourself would behave. What would be their habits? What habits would remove? How would they feel about themselve? For a period of time (a minute, an day, a week) see yourself as that person and take note of what you are able to do and how you feel. If you [...]

By |2022-06-17T11:28:26-05:00|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 . Dick M. Having been a smoker for 52 yrs I was skeptical hypnosis would actually work for [...]

By |2022-06-15T16:41:38-05:00|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2022-06-14T14:23:59-05:00|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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. Find out how hypnosis works here. Give Us A Call Today (603)589-8033 Elaine P. I sought out David after a visit with my Diabetic Nurse Educator. At that time she informed me that my high A1C needed to be addressed and insulin was the next step. I did not want to go on insulin but my cravings for chocolate, sweets and desserts [...]

By |2022-06-14T14:27:05-05:00|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How hypnosis helps relieve mental and emotional pain

How can hypnosis help you relieve mental and emotional pain? When most of us think of hypnosis, we think of a person losing control of their body to someone else because this is what is commonly shown in the media about hypnosis. In reality, hypnosis is a tool which can increase a person's attention and focus. The use of hypnosis in medical practices has been researched for a long time. In recent years it has become more popular with its use being more common and its benefits being more well known. Hypnosis has proven to be a very good tool in helping people deal with all sorts of pain, including mental pain. This article will look at how the use of hypnosis helps to relieve people of their mental pain. How does hypnosis work? To look at how hypnosis affects mental pain, we must first understand how hypnosis works. A trained hypnotherapist usually performs hypnosis. In some cases, a person can perform hypnosis on themselves, but only with proper training. A hypnotherapist helps the person going under hypnosis to go into a trance-like state where all of their senses are heightened, and their brain becomes focused. The person in this state will be in a sleep-like condition, but they will be fully aware of their surroundings. The hypnotherapist will guide you using suggestions to reach whatever goal you desire in the hypnotic state. A person is more likely to listen to advice and change their behavior under hypnosis than they usually are. Hypnosis, in reality, just helps the person achieve what they want or subconsciously might think. How does hypnosis help in dealing with mental pain? The human brain is complex and hard to deal with, and many different pains can affect it. Hypnosis can help many people deal with [...]

By |2022-06-09T10:49:39-05:00|Uncategorized|0 Comments

7 Reasons Why Hypnotherapy Has Been Successful

7 Reasons Why Hypnotherapy Has Been Successful When most people think of hypnosis, they think of a person being controlled by another person because that is what is portrayed in movies and on television. In reality, hypnosis isn't like that and can be a valuable medical and relaxation tool. The basic idea of hypnosis is to put the person undergoing hypnosis in a trance-like state where they have heightened focus and concentration. Hypnotherapy is done for a magnitude of reasons to help the patient. This article will look at seven reasons why hypnotherapy works. 1. Use in surgery Hypnotherapy has shown to be successful when used on patients before surgery, either alongside anesthesia or without. Hypnosis isn't a direct alternative to anesthesia, but it has some benefits. For minor surgeries or for surgeries where the patient needs to be awake, hypnosis can be beneficial. A hypnotherapist must practice with the patient to properly implement hypnosis so nothing goes wrong during the operation. Check this out How does Hypnosis Work. 2. Relieving pain Hypnosis has proven successful in helping people deal with chronic pains and reduce their effects. For this, a hypnotherapist will put the patient under hypnosis and guide them to have more control over the pain. Many researchers have found that hypnosis can last longer than the effects of medicine to reduce some pains.  3. Helping to eliminate bad habits There are many bad habits we have, and these bad habits can have long term adverse effects on our health; these include habits such as overeating and smoking. Quitting these habits on our own can be a challenge as they are addictive, and our mind always tells us to go back to them. Hypnotherapy has proven to be successful in dealing with these habits. Under hypnosis, we are more likely [...]

By |2022-06-09T12:05:33-05:00|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Theory Behind Weight Loss Hypnosis

The Theory Behind Weight Loss Hypnosis There's a common understanding that eating healthy and doing exercise can do wonders for our weight loss. Yet, after an intense three or five days of munching on veggies and sweating hard, we go back to square one. Why? Habits are unconscious processes that can be hard to build and even though we know what we should be doing to lose weight, it is just too hard for our brain to actually make us act on it. This is where hypnosis can be so useful. Under hypnosis, your attention is highly focused, and you're more responsive to suggestions, including behavior changes that can help you lose weight. What is hypnosis? Hypnosis is an intense state of focus that feels VERY good and help access those unconscious processes. With hypnosis you can make dramatic change at a very deep level so that habits and motivational changes are automatic. When you actually experience hypnosis, you’re not unconscious. It’s more like a deep state of focused  relaxation. “It’s simply the natural, floaty feeling you get before you drift off to sleep, or that dreamy sensation you feel as you wake up in the morning, before you’re fully aware of where you are and what is surrounding you,” explains New Hampshire Hypnosis's David Barron. Read more:  https://newhampshirehypnosis.com/whats-it-like-to-be-hypnotized/ How will it help in weight loss? Some practictioners will say hypnosis addresses the cause  directly at the subconscious level in the person’s mind, where their memories, habits, fears, food associations, negative self-talk, and self-esteem germinate. Even better Hypnosis builds feelings and motivations that make you WANT to eat healthy. No other weight loss method addresses the core issues at the root like hypnosis does. For changing habits, thought patterns, and behavior, hypnosis is one of the most effective methods. Getting [...]

By |2022-05-12T16:30:08-05:00|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“I tried hypnosis once and….”

If you haven't heard there are a big business hypnosis seminar that roam the country like a traveling circus. They book big venues and buy a lot of advertising promising to help people quit smoking if they come to their hypnosis seminar. The seminar rooms are filled with hundreds of people wanting to quit smoking. Many of them quit smoking ... and many of them don't. A person emailed me about hypnosis for quitting smoking. During our email exchange he said "I went to a big quit smoking seminar and listened to the program over and over it does nothing for me. How will going to you be any different?" Good question! The Difference First, this is not a seminar. Everyone I work with one-on-one.  In a one-on-one session the client gets ALL of my attention. This allows me, the hypnotist, to adapt to what client is experiencing. Second, no one is paying to be hypnotized. Clients pay for a result. A client wanting to quit smoking is paying to get rid of cigarette craving and to see themselves as a non-smoker. If at the end of that first session they still want a cigarette they will not be charged. Yes, I realize this is different that most hypnotists. Why do other hypnotists charge you even when you don't get the result? This is not to put down any hypnotist who decides to charge by the hour or the session. Everyone has their reason. These are my personal speculations ... and I may be wrong. They need/want the money. A hypnosis practice is a business. There are expenses that need to be covered a hypnotist may choose their fee structure based on that. They perceive hypnosis akin to therapy. Psychotherapy has a strong emphasis on the process of therapy and less [...]

By |2022-06-09T12:09:54-05:00|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hypnosis Story From The Archives…..

A woman called me up asking if hypnosis can help releave her of emotional pain, feelings of loss, saddness and regret. From our conversation it became clear what she wanted to achieve and I explained that hypnosis is a great tool for helping people with the emotional pains she described. The problem was our language barrier. The conversation we had was difficult because her English was not very good and my Spanish wasn't very useful. I asked her if she knew of someone she trusted who was able to translate during hypnosis session. She said her niece would probably be able to do it. This was going to be interesting. My only experience doing hypnosis through translation was several years ago when I spoke at a seminar in Italy. A professional translator was hired and the whole thing went well ... and was an amazing experience. For this hypnosis session I spoke breifly the niece. She cared very much about her aunt and was eager to provide support. While she has helped family members translate back and forth from English to Spanish I explained this would be somewhat different. The ideal would be that we created a rythme where I give the hypnotic instruction and she translates. I also explained, based on what her aunt told me, it is likely to be emotional. We began and her aunt proved to be a very sincere hypnotic subject following well to all the instructions she was given. As expected it got emotional when we briefly explored the origins of the pain. At this point even the niece has a hard time translating as she watched her aunt express her grief and sorrow. But she persisted and it was amazing how well she did. At the end of the hypnosis session my client expressed [...]

By |2022-04-10T17:10:25-05:00|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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