Subliminal Hypnosis

So much research has been done about subliminal hypnosis and subliminal programming over the years. Here at the Complete Mind Therapy Institute we are experts at positive life change through the use of combined modalities.

What Exactly Is Subliminal Programming?

Subliminal programming is specifically designed to get information to the subconscious level of the mind without it being detected by the conscious mind. To better understand how the mind works there are two levels of the mind that we will discuss.

  1. The Conscious Mind -and
  2. The Subconscious Mind

 

The Conscious Mind

The function of the cnscious mind is to deal with what is happening in the present, the here and now so to speak. Although the conscious mind only makes up about 5% of the mind, it dominates over the subconscious mind. As the mind’s present feature it is primarily concerned with the present. In other words the conscious is the current conversation, this article you are readung, etc. The conscious mind also acts as a filter of the subconscious mind. The guard to the doorway to the subconscious mind. The conscious mind is often resistant to change in our lives because it is content in the present situations.

The Subconscious Mind

The subconscious mind as its name implies is subordinate or sub to the conscious mind. The subconscious mind of course is about 95% of the mind and is responsible for storing and retrieving every experience that we have ever experienced throughout our lives. If we were to explain it as a computer which our mind is often referred to as the most awesome computer in existence. The subconscious mind is the playground for change.

Anything that you desire to change in your life can be changed and the most effective means of change is to change the perception you hold in your mind about the situation. The subconscious mind can not reason fantasy from reality, and if you plant a idea into the subconscious mind the subconscious then begins to work to facilitate the desired change.

Dealing with the subconscious can be done effectively by means of such modalities as hypnosis, neuro-linguistic programming, affirmations, an visualization.

Subliminal Messages in Advertising

The concept of subliminal advertising was first introduced back in the 1950’s, 1957 to be exact. A gentleman by the name of James Vicary claimed to have introduced subliminal messages into a movie that was playing at a New Jersey movie house. He also claimed that these messages that were inserted between framse of the movie flashed on the screen so quickly that the human conscious did not see them, but the eyes and the subconscious did. It was not possible for the conscious mind to process the information.

So what did these inserted frames actually say and what effect did they allegedly have on the movie goers? Well the messages that Vicary allegedly inserted into the film were:

  • Hungry? Eat popcorn. and
  • Drink Coca Cola

These messages flashed so quickly that

It was displayed so fast thatWe people never consciously could notice them.

 

The Vicary Fraud

James Vicary had perpetrated a huge fraud. Or did he? He later claimed that the whole thing was a hoax an he had made it all up. But I am not quite sure I really believe that claim. People are often motivated to claim things that are not necessarily true especially about a subject that would be as controversial as mind control.

 

Is Subliminal Programming Mind Control

Well, if someone can get you to do something that you would not have necessarily done, such as in the Vicary sitaution as go to the concession stand and buy popcorn or a soda, well then the answer would have to be a resounding “YES”

But mind control has been practiced subtly in advertising for years, Every commercial on television, every advertisement in print media is in fact an example of mind control.

Years ago I saw an advertisement in a magazine. It was a travel agents ad, or was it? Let me share the layout with you here.

It was a pull out ad, which the advertiser had obviously spent a pretty penny on, it was a picture of a scene with a rugged looking cowboy sitting on top of his horse, looking over a herd of cattle. This subliminally suggests everything the avareage guy truly desires. To be free and adventurous. It is a beautiful landscape, a scene that anyone woul want to experience.

Yet in the very corner of the ad it said simply four words, and without those four words you would never have known what was being sold. But the four words were, “Come to Marlboro Country”

Yup it was not a travel agency ad, but an advertisement to sell Marlboro brand cigarettes.

Or maybe while you were watching the Super Bowl this past February you may have noticed one of the

When Hypnosis Meets Subliminal

Hypnosis and subliminal walk hand in hand here at the Complete Mind Therapy Institute. As our name implies we employ any and all modalities in our treatment programs. It is of course our desire to help our clients to achieve their objectives by whatever means necessary.

By combining such things as hypnosis and subliminal programming we are able to first through the hypnosis plant the suggestions of change directly passed the conscious mind into the subconscious mind, and by combining the heypnosis with subliminal recordings that reinforce that desired change we multipy the effectiveness of the treatment.

Although subliminal programming can be one in a variety of ways the two most popular mathods are verbally by recording positive affirmations and masking them just below the level of conscious awareness with over tones of music or other sounds, and the second most popular is very similar to the method employed in the Vicary experimant mentioned above,I personally use a program that flashes the positive affirmations that I have chosen to flash on my computer screen while I work online. The flashes are not noticable to the human eye but are recorded by the subconscious mind and acted upon.

I have personally studied the use of Subliminal programming for years since i was first exposed to it in the early 1980’s. And have used it in my own life since that time.

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Hypnosis Certification Training Online

Choosing a Training School for Your Hypnosis Certification Training Online

“America’s # 1 Choice for Hypnosis Training Since 1996”

Hello, my name is Dr. Carl Welliver and I am a professional hypnotist an hypnotherapist. I have a private practice in Stoneham, Massachusetts. In this review, I will reveal the deep dark secrets behind online hypnosis certification training and why you should seriously consider the American School of Hypnosis.

The rising popularity of online education has grown leaps and bounds over the past few years, it seems like you can take some sort of course or another on just about any subject, and hypnosis is no exception to the rule. Yes, it is possible to learn hypnosis from the comfort of your own home.

All Courses Are AIA Approved

The Truth Behind the American School of Hypnosis

So, you are interested in a possible career in hypnosis. Well, I want to be the first one to congratulate you on that decision. Having been certified myself back in 2011-2012 I have gone on to develop a successful practice at the Complete Mind Therapy Institute located in Stoneham, Massachusetts.

The reason that I have chosen to do this first review on the American School of Hypnosis is that is where I got my first certification as a hypnotherapist way back in the day. Of course, I have gone through a variety of other training in the various modalities of treatment, but in our practice, hypnosis is the core element of any treatment.

A Little Bit About Your Instructors at the American School of Hypnosis

I can attest to the instruction and the instructors. Rene Bastarache the founder with his wife Raluca are two highly motivated individuals that have created a curriculum that is nothing short of incredible. And as a matter of fact, they will allow you to download their 446-page course textbook for FREE. Just simply click on the picture below to get your very own copy now.

This curriculum will guide you step by step to a new, rewarding career.

This is the core course that will walk you through the process from being a complete newbie with little or no knowledge on the subject of hypnosis to being a competent practitioner.

 

Rene Bastarache

Rene Bastarache (Bass-tah-rash):  Author, Speaker, Trainer and Fisherman was born, raised and presently resides in beautiful Biddeford, Maine in the Northeastern corner of the USA.

Rene is the author with Raluca of over twenty self-help books including their most recent one: How to Attract the Life You Want, Learn a New Way of Thinking. which is the main thrust of their Seminars and teachings. 

He has built a reputation of being the “How-To Authority” of the mind, thought and imagination training as a result of writing his CLINICAL HYPNOSIS Training Manual from A-Z” in 2005, which has become the definitive text in hypnotherapy and the science of thought worldwide. 

He founded the world renown American School of Hypnosis in 1996 which since then has expanded to over 20 training locations internationally.  He has taught thousands of people in over 150 countries how to change their lives by changing their thinking.  He has found hypnosis, guided imagery and meditation to be among the most effective vehicles to create positive, permanent change.

Rene is the founder and director of the American International Association of Hypnosis which is the largest and quickest growing hypnosis and self-help association of its kind with over 20,000 members worldwide.

He was a US Army Drill Sergeant for many years as well as a National Corporate Sales Trainer. Both of these careers paved the way for him becoming a specialist in how the thought process of the mind works. He had been using it to condition the minds of trainees and clients without even understanding the process. It’s truly amazing where life’s many turns will take us.


Raluca Bastarache

Raluca Bastarache (Bass-tah-rash): Author, Researcher, Instructor and Perfume Connoisseur was born and raised in Iasi, Romania and currently resides in Biddeford, Maine in the Northeastern corner of the USA.

Raluca is a graduate The Octav Bancila School of Music and Arts of Iasi Romania.  A former professional Opera Singer performing Opera Houses throughout Eastern Europe. 

She is co-author and researcher of  “HOW TO ATTRACT THE LIFE YOU WANT – Learn a New Way of Thinking “ as well as a Success & Relationship Consultant utilizing the Programs of Life Transformation and other methods described in their book.

She is the current Director of the American School of Hypnosis in Biddeford and Portland, Maine, offering basic and clinical hypnotherapy certification.

She is on the Board of Advisors of the American International Association of Hypnosis.

She is the owner of HypnosisSessions.com, which is the world’s most popular site for Telephone hypnosis and consulting sessions as well as a large selection of CD and mp3 complete hypnosis sessions.

Rene & Raluca are both available to travel internationally for Seminars & Workshops.

Announcing Upcoming Live Training in Stoneham, Massachusetts

As an AIA Certified Instructor, we will be teaching the In-Person version of this course at our Stoneham, Massachusetts location and will be posting a training schedule in the near future. The school, of course, offers a variety of other courses that will be covered later in individual reviews as each one deserves its own review in my opinion. But if you are looking to get started then this is the place to start.

But, if you simply cannot wait to get going this home study course is an excellent option. And if you decide to further your education by taking an in-person live class we will gladly credit the cost of the online component towards the cost of your tuition.

The best part of the home study course is, of course, the price saving you almost $1,100 off the cost of the LIVE TRAINING  You can sign up for the complete home study course today for only $399.00

Having Graduated from this school personally I can recommend them with my highest rating of FIVE STARS.

For further information about the IN-PERSON LIVE classes please email me directly at drcarl@doctorhynotist.com for more details Today.

American School of Hypnosis

 

Hypnotism to Stop Smoking

You can use hypnotism to stop smoking, as a matter of fact, the two most common requests we get at the Complete Mind Therapy Institute are for clients seeking help with weight loss hypnosis and stop smoking hypnosis. We offer individual therapy sessions for those wishing to use hypnotism to quit smoking as well as quit smoking hypnosis seminars for both corporate and private groups.

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Hypnotism to Quit Smoking

Before we dive right into the nuts and bolts of using hypnotism to quit smoking let’s discuss quitting smoking in general.

Smoking cigarettes is an addiction, and quitting smoking cigarettes has been compared to withdrawing from a heroin addiction. It simply is not easy. So let’s talk about a few different ways to help you to succeed in your effort to quit smoking.

time-to-quit-smokingBut, you have made a decision today to visit this site to gain more information on quitting, and you should be congratulated for taking the first step. And it is our objective to help you accomplish that objective.

The most important thing in getting ready to quit smoking is to have a plan. So let’s take a look at what you can do to plan ahead for the big day.

There are a variety of strategies that you can use to help you to quit smoking, start off by researching the various strategies.

By simply following the steps below it will help you to create your very own customized quit smoking plan. As you move through the steps, you want to keep your plan readily available when you quit.

Step One: Pick a Quit Date

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When it comes to choosing a quit date, sooner is obviously better than later. Many smokers choose a date within two weeks for their quit date. This two-week timeframe will give you enough time to prepare. In this first critical step, it is necessary that you really think about the date ahead of time. You should, of course, avoid choosing a day where you know you will be busy, stressed, or tempted to smoke.

Now that you have chosen your Quit Date: Circle the day on your calendar. Put a Bright RED note in your Day Planner. Make it a countdown if you want. Write it out somewhere where you will see it every day. This will remind you of your decision to become a non-smoker and give you the necessary time to prepare to quit.

Let Your Loved Ones Know That You Are Quitting Smoking.

It is much easier to quit smoking when you have support from the most important people in your life. Let them know ahead of time of your decision to quit and your quit date. Explain to them how they can help you quit, be sure to enlist their help. It isn’t always easy for us to ask others to help, but the support of the people closest to you can truly mean the difference between success and failure.

Getting Rid of the Smoking Paraphernalia

Anything that would remind you of smoking should be discarded. Getting rid of those items can keep you on track during your quit. This paraphernalia can include such things as your cigarettes, matches, ashtrays, and lighters. It may also help to make things clean and fresh at work‚ in your car (consider getting the car detailed)‚ and at home. Even the smell of stale cigarette smoke can cause a cigarette craving.

Never save one pack of cigarettes “just in case.”

Clearly State Your Reasons to Quit Smoking, and Write Them Down.

Everyone has their own personal reasons for quitting smoking. Maybe they want to be healthier, maybe they want to save some money (with cigarettes priced at nearly $10.00 a pack in many locations the savings can really add up fast, or maybe you keep their family safe. All of these are of course great reasons to quit.  As you prepare to quit, think about your own reasons for quitting. Remind yourself over and over of them every day as the big day approaches. These reasons alone can be enough to inspire you to stop smoking for good.

Once you have made your list keep it in a place where you can see it (that bathroom mirror, the refrigerator, on the coffee table beside your favorite chair).  Any time you feel the urge to smoke, look at and review your list. It will keep you motivated.

Identify The Triggers to Your Smoking

As human beings, we are creatures of habit. When we smoke, it is often tied to many parts of our life. Certain activities that we engage in, certain feelings or emotions we experience, and even the people that we associate with can all be triggers. When you come across these things, they may “trigger” your subconscious desire and turn on your urge to smoke. If you can anticipate these smoking triggers ahead of time it is much easier to develop ways to deal with them.

Thinking about these triggers in advance and writing them down can help you to develop alternative actions to the triggers, for example, if driving in your car to work is a trigger for you why not bring a piece of fresh fruit with you when you get into the car, when the urge strikes munch on your piece of fruit. Make a list of everything that makes you feel like smoking. As you go through your list of triggers why not write down one way you can deal with or avoid each item on your list.

Develop Your Coping Strategies

There is nicotine and a variety of other chemicals in cigarettes but nicotine is the primary ingredient that makes you addicted to smoking. When you stop smoking, your body will have to adjust to no longer having that addictive nicotine in its system. This is called going through withdrawal. Withdrawal can to say the least be unpleasant, but you can get through it. By developing your coping strategies to deal with the withdrawals ahead of time you can help ensure that you stay smoke-free for good!

There are certain medications and behavior changes that can help you manage the symptoms of withdrawal. As a matter of fact, there are many medications that can help you quit smoking available both over the counter and by doctor’s prescription. Do your research ahead of time and discuss your plans to quit with your health care professional, they may be able to offer you a variety of suggestions. Whatever you choose, however, be sure that you have them on hand prior to your quitting day. Remember that the withdrawal symptoms‚ including the cravings‚ will subside with every day that you stay smoke-free.  Yes, it does get easier and easier with each and every passing day.

Line Up Your Support Ahead of Time.

The obvious most difficult time, while you are quitting smoking, is the first few weeks. While you experience the uncomfortable feelings, and the temptations to smoke, the withdrawal symptoms, and cravings. It is best to have a couple of supportive people around you that you can turn to when the urge hits hard, someone that you can pick up the phone and call that will encourage you that you are doing the right thing.  It is important to understand that if you can get your mind off that urge for just a couple of minutes the urge will go away, after all, you are just reacting to an old trigger.

Another great thing to do when the urge for a cigarette hits is to brush your teeth, after all, why would you want to smoke just after you just brushed your teeth and your mouth and your breath is minty fresh.

Here at the Complete Mind Therapy Institute in Stoneham, MA we realize that quitting smoking happens one minute at a time, one hour at a time, one day at a time. And it is not easy, but with the proper help and support, you can succeed. And we are here to help. It doesn’t matter if you want to set up an appointment to come in and see us, or if you work with a corporate or private group that is looking to set up a quit smoking hypnosis seminar, or you simply desire one of our custom stop smoking recordings, each method is extremely effective in helping you to quit.

To get further information on any of these alternatives please feel free to contact me by email at drcarl@doctorhypnotist.com

Another great tip to help you with your success is to remember to reward yourself throughout the process. Celebrating the individual milestones along the way, being 24 hours smoke-free, one week smoke-free, and one month smoke-free. Quitting smoking is hard, and you should be proud of your accomplishments. Treat yourself with a nice dinner, or a day at the movies, or any other smoke-free activity that you enjoy. Plan out your milestone rewards ahead of time and set up a smoke-free reward for each one to give you something to look forward to.

Willpower vs. Hypnosis…Hypnosis Wins

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In this post, I want to discuss why hypnosis wins over the mere use of willpower and wins EVERY TIME. As the founder of the Complete Mind Therapy Institute in Stoneham, Massachusetts I have helped countless people overcome many of life’s issues using hypnosis.

Many people may believe that they can do or accomplish anything that they desire to do or accomplish because they have willpower.

Let’s look at the ever going battle between Willpower and Hypnosis, shall we?

First, let me define both:

Willpower – control exerted to do something or restrain impulses.

Hypnosis – the induction of a state of consciousness in which a person apparently loses the power of voluntary action and is highly responsive to suggestion or direction. Its use in therapy, typically to recover suppressed memories or to allow modification of behavior by suggestion, has been revived but is still controversial.

With willpower, the individual is relying on their own determination, whereas with hypnosis they are seeding in their subconscious mind the desire that they hope to achieve. And you know what they say, “you reap what you sow.” What you put into the subconscious mind will become manifest. If you put in the negative in then you will experience negativity. But if you put in the good, the clean, the positive then you can only experience that.

It is estimated however that nearly 80% of all of our thoughts are negative in nature. No wonder we are in such a debacle.  How can we beat those odds? Well, the answer is simple. HYPNOSIS!

Having practiced the art for the past 7 years I have learned so much along the way. And have even improved so many areas of my own life by practicing what I preach.

Back in 2011, I was 440 pounds of mass, to say that I was fat would have been an understatement. By means of a gastric sleeve surgery and self-hypnosis, I was able to reach my goal of 240 pounds and have maintained that goal within 5 pounds either way for the past 6 years.

See my personal story of success here —->
Dr. Carl Weight Loss Success Using Hypnosis

As a matter of fact, because weight loss is one of the most common reasons that a client will visit my office I even have a post here that instructs, step by step, any individual who is motivated enough to try on how to create their very own weight loss hypnosis CD or MP3 for their own personal use. You can find that information here—->  Produce and Record Your Very Own Proven Weight Loss Hypnosis CD or MP3

Of course, we do offer one on one hypnosis sessions for our clients, as well as group hypnosis sessions for both weight loss and smoking cessation. We will soon be offering right here on our blog a variety of our favorite hypnosis downloads.

Hypnosis can be used to deal with such issues as:

  1. Gastric Band Weight Loss
  2. Fear of Driving
  3. Tinnitus Relaxation
  4. Trichotillomania: Hair Pulling
  5. Binge Eating
  6. OCD Relaxation
  7. Jealousy
  8. Skin Picking
  9. Emotional Eating
  10. Inner Child
Addiction Hypnosis Scripts
Anger Management Issues
Body Image
Business Skills and Finance
Childbirth Scripts
Children’s Issues
Confidence Hypnosis Scripts
Coping with Loss
Exams
Fears and Phobias
Grief Hypnosis Scripts
Habits and Disorders
Health Relaxation
Memory and Learning Scripts
Hypnotic Metaphors
Pain Relaxation & Visualizations
Performance Hypnosis Scripts
Personal Development Scripts

As you can see there is not much in life that has not been addressed by hypnosis scripts and recordings.

We here at the Complete Mind Therapy Institute will record a custom program on any topic for our visitors.

Does Weight Loss Hypnosis Work ?

One question that I am often asked in my private practice at the Complete Mind Therapy Institute is ” Does weight loss hypnosis work?” Does it really work? Well today I will share with you a very personal success story. My success story of my own weight loss success using hypnosis to reach my weight loss goal.

My Weight Loss Journey

It was the late spring of 2011, and I had just walked into my doctors office and as was always the case the nurse had me step onto the scale. I knew that I would once again have gained some weight, but was not really prepared for what I would see on the digital readout. It had only been a little over three months since my last visit, as I was a diabetic an my A1C was at the time out of control so 3-4 doctor appointments a year was the rule as opposed to the exception at the time.

But, I was shocked, almost to the point of tears, but as a big tough guy, you never let anyone see you cry. As a matter of fact up until that day I had been in denial about my ever increasing weight gain, and my general overall health, always making light of the situation. Always joking about the fact that I was as big as I was. But that day the scale would tell a horrific story, and the nurse simply wrote the number on my chart without saying a word. I guess she was going to leave that to the doctor.

My doctor at the time had been caring for me for a number of years, and I considered him more of a friend than just a physician.

I sat in the examining room after the nurse had taken all my vitals and recorded them on my profile. She without saying anything else except “the doctor will be with you shortly” left the room.

Alone in the room now, I just broke down in tears. I was upset with myself and the fact that I had let myself get so out of control. I just kept on weeping and saying to myself “440 pounds. How?”  “440 pounds. How did you ever let this happen?” As I heard a slight knock on the door, I quickly wiped my eyes with my sleeve and the dostor opened the door and walked in.

He sat down on his stool across from me, and looked at the computer screen looking over my stats.

Before he said anything he mentioned to me what my last lab test was for my A1C and it was still not where he would have liked to see it. At that time I was taking a huge amount of Insulin daily as well as a variety of other medications. After a few minutes of silence once again my eyes began to tear up. I knew what was coming next, and he began to speak. I remember this particular appointment like it was yesterday. He said, “Carl we really need to talk about this weight gain, over the past year you have gained 15 pounds, and you are slowly killing yourself. I don’t know what I can do to help you, we have had this discussion before and you have just shrugged it off.” He was right, I had but today was different, I was not only disappointed and angry with myself, but I was disgusted with me, disgusted with my life.

I said whimpering, “Doc … Please help me, I am out of control and cannot go on like this.” At that moment something happened. I felt closer to him than I had ever felt before, he looked me straight in the eye, and I saw the love an compassion in his eyes as he said, “I know we have discussed this before but you were not ready and now today I think you have hit a low point in your life and now come to the realization that you cannot do this on your own. So, I want to discuss the various weight loss surgeries that are available, it is the best way for you to begin to take control of your life back.”

I at that time was all ears, even though I had dismissed the idea on numerous occassions before and I said, “yes, please.”

440 Pounds and Out of Control

We discussed the ‘gastric band’, the ‘gastric bypass’, and a relatively new procedure the ‘gastric sleeve’. What I could expect from the alternatives and what would be required in order to move forward from that point on.

He mentioned a referral to a surgeon in his network, which I balked at as I knew of a surgeon that a couple of people I knew had used and were very happy with. He agreed to give me a referral out of network simply telling me that if I would do what I needed to do that even though the insurance company’s discourage out of network care he would give me the referral.

I called the surgeons office that afternoon, and was able to get an appointment for an initial consult a few days later.

When I went to that consult, I went in feeling a little bit better about myself (after all I was taking some positive action), the doctor was very caring and compassionate, as we discussed my prior medical history the option available to me became limited and narrowed down. He explained to me that in order for him to consider me as a candidate that I would have to lose about 40 pounds on my own to show that I could exhibit the necessary discipline to succeed. I agreed to give it a shot.

Well within a couple of months and a diet of eating nothing but tuna fish (brreakfast, lunch, and dinner) not a diet that I would recommend to anyone, but it is high in protein, and it worked for me. I also had begun the necessary testing and counselling that he required prior to the surgery. One thing that was a concern in my case was the removal of my spleen when I was a teenager because of a near fatal car accident. You see the area that such surgeries are performed are in the area where the spleen is located and having had my spleen removed would have led to the area being loaded with scar tissue. That would make the full gastric bypass a rough surgery. But when he submitted his recommendation to the insurance company for the approval he submitted Plan A (the full bypass) and an option for Plan B (the gastric sleeve). The gastric sleeve is done arthroscopically and is far less invasive, but at the time was not as well recieved by the insurance company’s. But he got the plan approved based on the fact that he would view the area arthroscopically and if the bypass were an alternative he would proceed if it was going to be complicated by all the scar tissue he would proceed with the gastric sleeve.

Gastric Sleeve It Was

On December 27, 2011 I walked into the hospital at 396 pounds, I was prepped for surgery and would soon be on my way to the operating room. Just as was expected the area where the surgery was to be perfomed was loaded with scar tissue, and it was the gastric sleeve that would be done.

Now with any such procedure there are the positives and the negatives. The positive for the gastric sleeve was that it was all done arthroscopically and the time on the operating room table and the recovery time were both minimized because of that. The negative was that the doctor had told me before we booked the date of the surgery that with the sleeve I would only be able to expect to lose 55-65% of my excess body weight.

Now let’s do some quick math here.

Current Body Weight  396 pounds
Goal Weight 240 pounds
Excess Weight  156 pounds
Projected Weight Loss at 60%  96 pounds

The months after the surgery went pretty much as were expected. Yes, I did lose the 96 pounds and as hard as I tried from that point on I had for the most part plateaued. I was stuck at right about 298 give or take a couple pounds either way. Now don’t get me wrong, to have gone from 440 pounds to just under 300 was a great accomplishment and I credit all of that to my surgeon. The results had been exactly what he had predicted, and I was feeling pretty good about it. But, it wasn’t really I really wanted to be. You see, in my mind going into this, even know I was not really expecting it based on what the doctor had told me I wanted to get to 260 pounds (my weight when I got married 23 years earlier). But i was holding firm at 300 +/- a couple of pounds.

Hypnosis. The Ultimate Alternative

As a teenager I was always intrigued by hypnosis having seen a stage hypnosis show, I always thought how cool it would be to be able to do that, so I began buying books on the subject. I studied and practiced, practiced an studied. Began hypnotizing friends and family just for fun.

One day when I was sitting at home thinking to myself that although I had great success to that point I was not really happy where I was.

Now the doctors were overjoyed, my wife and kids were encouraging me on and supporting me every step of the way. But in my own mind I still wanted so deperately to shed that aditional nearly 30 pounds to get to my true desired goal. Well, thank God for the Internet… As I sat at my desk that day I decided to look up hypnosis training. I found a couple of certification courses that I was interested in checking out, so I signed up for one, and finished it and was now recognized as a certfied hypnotist, then I signed up for the next and upon completing that one was then considered a certified hypnotherapist.

Well, then it was time to put my skills to the test. I became my own first client, after all if it worked on me then why wouldn’t I be able to use my newly perfected skills to help others?

Well within a month I began losing weight again. I was quite happy, and just a few short months later I reached my goal of 260 pounds.

But why stop there? I then considered the 260 goal as an interim goal and decided if I could get to 260 then why not 240? Well I reached my goal of 240 pounds and have maintained that weight between 235-245 for the past six years. To this day when I sit down to eat, I feel satisfied easily an often push my plate away with food still on it.

Conclusion

So to answer the question “Does Weight Loss Hypnosis Work?” Well I am living proof that it does. Now I am not going to say that my journey was an easy one. But the initial surgery was a catalyst in my weight loss, but from 300 to 240 can only be credited to the hypnosis. Now like anyone else who has had that type of surgery they know that after losing that much weight you have lots of excess skin just hanging around. If I chose to have that skin removed surgically I would shed an additional 15-20 pounds my doctor tells me. But in all honesty that in my opinion is a vanity surgery and not something I am willing to consider at least not at this point in my life. But YES, Weight Loss Hypnosis DOES WORK.

If you have found this post helpful please feel free to comment below or you might also enjoy my post where you can learn more about creating your very own self-hypnosis recording at FREE WEIGHT LOSS SCRIPT

-Dr. Carl

 

 

 

 

Success With Hypnosis

You too can experience success with hypnosis

It is possible to accomplish just about anything humanly possible by means of hypnosis.

After all, hypnosis is all about dealing with any issue or situation in your life by reprogramming your subconscious mind to effect the change.

Napoleon Hill said it best in his best-selling 1937 book Think and Grow Rich when he wrote, “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

So no truer words were never spoken. When we desire something and believe in our hearts and minds that we can accomplish it then look out world.

Now Napoleon Hill was one of my favorite authors, and his Think and Grow Rich was one of my favorite books growing up. OK, call me a nerd, but I would take a good self-help book over any text book any day of the week.

So how do we change anything in our life?

Well first we need to know what it is that we want to change. We need to be very specific and in detail about the changes we want to take place in our lives.

Once we know what it is that we want to change we have to envelope that change inside a burning desire to achieve that change.

Then we have to formulate a plan how we will get from where we are today to where we desire to be tomorrow and beyond.

Then we have to put that plan into action, it can be a series of steps layed out to get to a long-term goal or just the accomplishing of a simple task, but either way we must implement the plan, otherwise we stay stuck right where we are. You know the old saying, “the road to hell was paved with good intentions.” Well you can intend all you want but if you don’t act on those intentions then guess what? You are stuck exactly where you are with no chance of ever getting to your goal or objective.

When you embark on a journey of change you must not falter from your plan, of course from time to time we must adjust our thinking and shift gears a little bit, but if something is important enough that you feel the need to change then you must keep moving toward that goal, even if you have to sidestep an obstacle or two along the way.

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What Exactly Is Complete Mind Therapy?

Not Your Run of the Mill Hypnosis

Hello, Dr. Carl here… And welcome to my blog What Exactly Is Complete Mind Therapy?

To answer the question in one sentence… “it is the treatment of the entire being using a variety of modalities to deal with the situation.”

Now that I’ve answered the question with the Reader’s Digest Abridged definition let me go into just a little more detail. It truly is not your run of the mill hypnosis.  Here at the Complete Mind Therapy Institute we combine a variety of modalities in our treatment of our clients. We employ such techniques as pre-hypnosis counselling, conventional hypnotherapy, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), self hypnosis coaching, subliminal affirmations and programming, and Mind-Movies. When we combine various modalities in our treatment of our clients we have found our long-term success rates to be much higher.  

So, now let’s take a look at these modalities individually:

Pre-Hypnosis Counselling

During this counselling session I meet with the client to determine their wants and expectations from the session. Hypnosis is explained in detail and any other modalities that could be potentially helpful are also discussed. At which time we agree on a method of treatment to be used. We also discuss specific hypnotic suggestions that might be incorporated into their hypnosis session. 

It is vital that the client be in agreement with this plan of action, as anything that goes against their will could sabotage the treatment all together.

Conventional Hypnotherapy

The first approach to most treatment is conventional hypnotherapy. We have access to over 1000 standard scripts that deal with all sorts of life aspects and issues. We will of course cover the depth of our script library in another post, but suffice it to say, if a client is dealing with any issue in their life, we probably have a hypnosis script, or one that can be adapted to deal with that issue. We will as we develop our site further offer some of our favorite therapists and their products, as well as our own product line for your use. There are literally thousands of programs available online and we will be reviewing some of the best of the best and making recommendations. 

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

In order to define NLP let’s visit Wikipedia.

Here is what Wikipedia has to say in its introduction to Neuro-Linguistic Programming:

“Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California, United States in the 1970s. NLP’s creators claim there is a connection between neurological processes (neuro-), language (linguistic) and behavioral patterns learned through experience (programming), and that these can be changed to achieve specific goals in life.[1][2] Bandler and Grinder also claim that NLP methodology can “model” the skills of exceptional people, allowing anyone to acquire those skills.[3][4] They claim as well that, often in a single session, NLP can treat problems such as phobias, depression, tic disorders, psychosomatic illnesses, near-sightedness,[5] allergy, common cold,[6] and learning disorders.”

Depending on the desires of the client NLP may also be incorporated into their treatment plan. The most impressive part about NLP is that it can be used for immediate change making it a viable treatment option in many cases. This form of therapy was taken to a whole new level by the late-night infomercial Guru Anthony “Tony” Robbins, you may have heard of him.

Self-Hypnosis Coaching

All hypnosis is in reality self hypnosis if properly applied. In the initial counselling session as I stated above the specific wants and desires of the client are evaluated in order to form their treatment plan. After their session the client is emailed an MP3 file of the recorded session. 

It has been stated in various research that in order to modify or change an existing behavior, or to break a bad habit takes 21 days. Although some change is immediate it is recommended that the client listen to the MP3 as they are retiring for the evening. For it is at that time that the mind is winding down and relaxing, making it easier for the client to enter back into the trance (suggestible) state. 

This repetitive listening to the recorded session reinforces in the subconscious mind the changes desired. 

Look at it like this, if you wanted to build up your muscles, you would not go to the gym once and expect to develop 24″ biceps. No, you have to exercise the muscle in order to develop it. Well your mind is a muscle just like any other muscle in your body and to improve it you must exercise it regularly.

Subliminal Affirmations & Programming

Dictionary.com defines “subliminal” as:

adjective Psychology.

  1. existing or operating below the threshold of consciousness; being or employing stimuli insufficiently intense to produce a discreet sensation but often being or designed to be intense enough to influence the mental processes or the behavior of the individual: a subliminal stimulus; subliminal advertising.

Now to better understand this concept of subliminal programming allow me to share this story that I found at:

https://study.com/academy/lesson/james-vicary-experiment-lesson-quiz.html

James Vicary’s Popcorn Experiment:

In 1957, a social psychologist and market researcher named James McDonald Vicary claimed to have conducted an experiment on 45,699 moviegoers in a New Jersey theater. In a press release, he stated that he exposed the moviegoers to .03 second flashes of ‘Hungry? Eat Popcorn’ and ‘Drink Coca-Cola during a movie to see if concession sales increased.

Vicary claimed that his experiment actually increased the sale of popcorn by 57.5% and Coca-Cola by 18.1%. These results prompted the CIA to write a report titled The Operational Potential of Subliminal Perception about their own plans for research with subliminal messages.

Later it was determined that Vicary’s experiment and claims were fraudulent. He admitted that it was done as a ‘gimmick’ and there was very little support for the effectiveness of subliminal messages. Despite its (alleged) ineffectiveness, the practice is still being used by advertisers today. It remains a controversial practice that is steeped in ethical and legal issues.”

If you are interested enough to find out what the CIA spent your tax dollars on here is a link to the report: The Operational Potential of Subliminal Perception  although somewhat dry it might be an interesting read to further your knowledge about the subject of Subliminal Programming. Although when this report was first written back in 1958 it was of course classified as “SECRET” but was reclassified and released in September 1995 some 37 years later. So if there was no real significance to the subject of Subliminal programming why did it take the CIA 37 years to reclassify and release this information?

Mind-Movies (Visualization Exercises)

I have personally used the Mind-Movies concept for many years to train many of my students in how to master any skill that they desire to master.

I think that we all can agree that the best way to master any skill is to practice it repeatedly. A single success does not master the task, it simply starts the process of mastering it. Everything you have ever experienced in your life is stored in the recesses of your subconscious mind. So once you have done something you can replicate that success simply by tapping into the resources of your subconscious mind and then simply duplicate the action to get the desired results.

Let me give you an example. Say you are learning to drive and you need to learn how to parallel park a car in order to pass your in vehicle road test to get your driver’s license. Well someone is kind enough to work with you in your training and show you how to do it. They guide you through the process step by step, putting on your blinker, then pulling up along side the other vehicle, putting the car into reverse, turning your wheel toward the curb, rolling back to a specific angle, quickly turning your wheel in the reverse direction and continuing to back in until you are straight along the curb right behind the other vehicle. 

Ok so you have successfully parallel parked your vehicle for the first time. Congratulations! But that is just the beginning, how are you going to be able to do it again? 

That is where Mind-Movies and the incredible power of the subconscious mind come in. 

Let’s say for example that you know how to parallel park a car. If you have a driver’s license hopefully you do. But if I asked you to take part in a brief experiment right now, would you do it? I hope so. Because I am about to prove to you the incredible power of your subconscious.

So, here goes. Close your eyes for a moment and ask yourself the following question, “If I had to parallel park a car RIGHT NOW, how would I do it? You will be amazed at what happens. 

But let me clue you in just for those who didn’t participate. You would have seen the images of you n your mind going through the steps I highlighted above and successfully parallel parking your vehicle. Why? Because you put an immediate demand on your subconscious when you ask the question “RIGHT NOW”.

Okay, because this is actually one of my favorite subjects  let me share with you one more example. If I were to ask you, “Have you experienced your  first kiss yet?”

Well at that point an image of that person that you shared that experience with should have popped into your head almost instantly, even if that was years and years ago. Why, because although you may have numerous first kisses in numerous relationships in your life, you only have ONE FIRST KISS!

That is the power of the subconscious mind and the speed at which it can recall information once you know how to ask the right questions to get the answers you need, when you need them.

I hope you understand how that works now.

Mind-Movies and Visualization can help you to master any skill you desire to master, so please consider this my present to you helping you to learn or master anything you want in your life.

Here is to your success, and I hope that I have answered your question, “What is Complete Mind Therapy, and How Does It Work?”

If your have found the information in this post informative or useful please feel free to leave a comment below as we love feedback from our readers.

-Dr. Carl

Does Smoking Hypnosis Work

Smoking Hypnosis Works…

One of the most common questions we are asked here in our private practice “The Complete Mind Therapy Insitute” here in Stoneham, Massachusetts is “Does smoking hypnosis work? Can I really quit smoking using hypnosis?”

Well most smokers are slaves to the filthy habit of smoking. Slaves because smoking is an addiction, and quitting smoking cigarettes is said to be as hard as kicking a heroin habit. Most smokers whether they are willing to admit it or not hate the fact that they smoke, and would live a happier and healthier life simply by giving up the cigarettes.

But quitting is not easy. And we all know about the health issues that smoking cause, unless of course we have been living under a rock for the past forty or so years. Even the moderate smokers experience some symptoms related to their smoking.

Have you ever found yourself short of breath while climbing a set of stairs? Woke up from a sound sleep with a persistent cough? Had an itchy throat and coughed until you spit up that phlem?

But, that isn’t the worst of it. The World Health Organization has estimated that tobacco use is responsible for nearly 5 million deaths per year. Like that isn’t enough to make a logical person quit. But we keep right on lighting up. It is estimated that nearly 6.5 trillion (6,500,000,000,000 and that is an awful lot of zeros) cigarettes are sold annually. But let’s break that down a little bit further shall we? That is 17,808,219,178 cigarettes sold each and every day, 742,009,132 cigarettes per hour, 12,366,818 per minute, and 206,133 per second.

There are so many reasons that you should quit:

  • saving money (the average smoker that smokes one pack of cigarettes per day) at an average of $12.85 in New York spends an average of almost $4,700 per year. Can’t you think of a better way to spend your money?
  • To live a healthier and happier life
  • Healthier skin
  • For your husband or wife and your children or granchildren
  • To be able to be more active and productive in your life
  • And the list could go on and on…

But, if most smokers have a desire to quit, if they have all these reasons and more to quit, know just how bad smoking really is for them, what is holding them back, why don’t they just quit?

Well simply put Nicotene is an addictive drug, and that addiction like most addictions is both a physical addiction as well as a psychological addiction. An adiction rooted deeply within the subconscious mind. And the triggers that cause us to light up are just that. Triggers. Some of us light up when we are stressing about something, or we might enjoy a cigarette right after a meal or even after sex, others might light up every time they sit down in the driver’s seat of the car, or maybe a drink or two triggers that desire for that cigarette and that is just a couple of the many things that can trigger the esire for a cigarette and they are all tied to a subconscious trigger or a thought that cause that craving.

But, what if you could quiet that haunting little voice in your head? Or maybe be able to change the way you think about smoking,, rather than linking the cigarettes to positive situations can you turn that around and associate the cigarettes to negatives? A common practice in hypnotherapy is to link the negative aspects of smoking to the subconscious triggers. When that happens the smoker can then quiet the evil little voice prompting you to light up that next cigarette.

Now that can be accomplished either with the help of a professional hypnotherapist or by means of self hypnosis.

Why is it so hard to quit smoking?

Of course quitting smoking isn’t the easiest thing to do, and there are some real reasons why. As I have stated earliier on Nicotene is addictive. And by the time most people think about quitting they have been smoking. As a matter of fact I once read that the average smoker may have to quit nearly 30 times before they ultimately succeed. Of course understanding that most people need to try over and over again can lessen the self-disappointment one might experience after a failed attempt.

Once you have made the decision to quit and after the first couple of days your body finally realizes it is missing the nicotene you may begin to experience withdrawls and those withdrawls are no fun, and are sometimes enough to get some to cave in and go back to smoking.

Some of the symptoms of nicotene withdrawl are:

  • Nausea
  • A Sore Throat
  • Irritability
  • Headaches
  • Randon aches and pains
  • Mental frustration and sluggishness

Now these are the most common physical withrawl symptoms, and although they are not pleasant to go through, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. The mental addiction to nicotene is just as difficult if not more so to deal with than the physical effects. It is this mental addiction that go on within our subconscious mind that hold us hostage to that nicotene addiction. Remember that it is those subconscious triggers that urge us to light up. It is this mental battle that cause most smoking cessation aids to be ineffective. These therapies whether they be “the patch” “nicotene gum” “vaping” or whatever these things only deal with the physical aspect of the addiction.but do nothing for the mental urges, and as I explained it is these triggers that usually cause us to reach for the cigarette in the first place, and unless we deal with those triggers they remain very much in place. To truly succeed in quitting you need to battle the mental demons within.

So How Can Hypnosis Help You Quit Smoking

Well we have covered most of the key points as to why we smoke and why it is so hard for us to quit. But there is hope once we better understand how hypnosis can help us to deal with the mental addiction, and reframe our subconscious mind. The subcoscious is where all change begins.

In your current state you experience certain stimuli (the triggers we spoke about earlier) and these stimuli cause you to act or behave in certain ways, it may cause the craving for that cigarette. It’s not your fault that is justt the way your mind currently associates certain things with certain responses. You simply react to the stimuli.

But hypnosis can chnage the inner most thoughts and reactiions to those stimuli. This is done by carefully leading you through a series of breathing exercises and relaxation techniques designed to help you to reach a trance state. The experience may seem to some like daydreaming, but your subconscious is at a heightened state of awareness. Yet at the same time your conscious mind is relaxed and disconnected. While in this trance state your subconscious is much more receptive to suggestion. In this state you can be reprogrammed whether it is done in a professional hypnotherapy session or you can accomplish the same results using self-hypnosis. This reprogramming cann change the reactions to the specifc triggers that now cause you to light up. In this state the mind listens to the suggestions that you have chosen and reframes the subconscious to believe that you will be successful. This new belief is the same way the placebo effect works. A patient is given a placebo drug and told that it will have a specific effect, and altough it is nothing more than a false drug it has the effect that they were told it would, why? Because that is what they expected that is what they believed. Well hyonosis is very similar, if you believe it will work you success is much more likely.

The hypnotist will provide your subconscious with better alternatives to the stimuli that you currently react to by lighting up. You can control your mind, and you can control your reactions, an it all starts with the reprogramming of the subconscious, and that reprogramming is done through hypnosis.

There was a psychiatrist by the name of Herbert Spiegel that popularized a hypnotic technique called the Spiegel Method. It was his belief that the therapist in an effort to help a client quit smoking that he would deliver three repeated suggestions in his script during his session:

  • Smoking is poison
  • You need your body to live
  • You should respect your body and protect it

With this method he did not focus on quitting smoking, but focused on respecting the body, and this proved to be extremely effective.

Now as we wrap this up I want to go back to the beginning here if I may so we can finally answer the original question, Does smoking hypnosis work?

The short answer of course is “Yes”. All the research that I have done leads me to make that statement with a high degree of certainty, but it is conditional. In order for hypnosis to help you to quit smoking you yourself have to first desire to quit. Without that desire you are bound to fail. There is no magic in hypnosis, no magic pill. It simply is what it is. If you just have the feeling that you shoul quit, but really would rather not, well in all honesty, don’t waste your time, because you will just end up disappointed. But, if you are really ready to quit then hypnosis can be an extremely useful tool.

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-Dr. Carl

What Is Hypnosis and How Does It Work?

The Truth About Hypnosis

There are many misconceptions about hypnosis. So, let me begin this article by asking you a simple question.

When you hear the word hypnosis or hypnotist, what comes to mind? Well, if you’re like most people, these words may conjure up images of a sinister stage-villain who simply by staring into the eyes of an unsuspecting victim can put that person into a mind controlling state. This is a Hollywood Myth. A blatant outright lie.

The reality of it all is that hypnosis bears little resemblance to that type of stereotypical depiction. In fact as a professional hypnotist practicing for the past 7 years I can tell you that, “The hypnotist does not hypnotize the individual. But merely serves as a coach or tutor whose job is to help the person become relaxed enough to enter the trance state of hypnosis.”

Hypnosis is often described as a sleep-like trance state, it is better expressed as a state characterized by the focused attention of the subject, with a heightened level of suggestibility and vivid imagination. Although it may seem that people in a hypnotic state often seem sleepy and zoned out, the fact is that they are in a state of hyper-awareness.

In psychology, hypnosis is often referred to as hypnotherapy base on its therapeutic applications, and has been used for a variety of purposes including such things as the reduction and treatment of pain, helping a subject to lose weight, or quit smoking, or deal with any number of fears or phobias. Hypnosis is usually performed by a trained therapist who utilizes visualization and verbal repetition to induce a hypnotic state.

There really is no mystery about hypnosis.

Anyone can learn how to induce trance on another or even on themselves.

But, for a minute here let’s go back to the evil stage hypnotist example. I have a friend of mine who is a Stage Hypnotist in Las Vegas, yes, he made it to the Big Time. I actually love to go to his show when I am in town, and the first time I went I was encouraged by the friends I was with to go up onstage, I of course declined citing professional curiosity, although over the years I have seen many stage hypnosis shows. But we did go back and see his show again about a week later and that time I did in fact go up onstage.

The concept of stage hypnosis is that the show is supposed to be fun, both for the participants on stage and for the audience. Now the hypnotist might start out with 25-30 people on the stage, but will quickly narrow that down to 10-12 good participants, those who are the most susceptible to being hypnotized. Now the reason for that is simply the entertainer has a responsibility to the audience to put on a quality show. The participants that remain on stage may be encouraged to do some pretty outrageous things, (I have a copy of the video of the performance that I was involved in and that video remains locked up in my safe where no one will ever see it). But, as the show wrapped up he made a spectacle of me. Now a person will not do something while in hypnosis that they wouldn’t normally do, so why did I make a fool out of my self onstage? Well, when I went up on stage I had agreed subconsciously to submit myself to whatever would happen and all in good fun. So in other words I let down my inhibitions for the evening trusting that things would not get out of hand.

So, what is hypnosis really like?

Now I am often asked what a subject can expect to feel while in a hypnotic trance, well there really is no text book answer for that question because the experience of hypnosis can vary dramatically from one person to another. While some hypnotized people report feeling a sense of detachment or extreme relaxation during their time in the hypnotic state yet others even may feel that their actions seem to occur outside of their conscious volition. And even others may remain fully aware and able to even carry on conversations while under hypnosis. So as I said there is really no right or wrong answer but when subjecting yourself to hypnosis just realize that it should be a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

How can Hypnosis help me?

Well, to best answer that, let me start off by summing up some of the most common uses of hypnosis:

  • The treatment of a chronic pain in conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis
  • The treatment and reduction of labor pain during childbirth
  • The reduction of some of the symptoms of dementia
  • Hypnotherapy may also be helpful for certain symptoms of ADHD
  • To reduce the nausea and vomiting in cancer patients who are suffering while undergoing chemotherapy
  • Control of pain during dental procedures (as a matter of fact this method is practiced by many dentists)
  • Alleviation of symptoms association with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

And that is just the tip of the iceberg why people might decide to try hypnosis? They may seek out a qualified hypnotists to help them deal with or alleviate chronic pain or the anxiety caused by medical procedures such as dentistry, surgery or childbirth. Hypnosis has also been used extensively with great success to help people with behavior changes such as quitting smoking, or losing weight, (two of the most popular requests).

So, now the next most common question I am asked about hypnosis and the process:

How do I know if I can be hypnotized?

I often have discussions with people who have said, “I just can’t be hypnotized!” And there are a lot of people that think that they cannot be hypnotized, but that is simply not true. Research has shown that a large number of people are more hypnotizable than they believe. So let’s take a look at some of those statistics.

  • 15% of the populus are very responsive to hypnosis.
  • Children tend to be more susceptible to hypnosis than do adults.
  • Approximately 10% of adults are considered difficult or impossible to hypnotize leaving the other 90% in the category of hypnotizable.
  • People who can become easily absorbed in situations are much more responsive to hypnosis.
    • Have you ever been reading a good book and didn’t want to put it down?
    • Have you ever been watching a television show and had to go to the restroom and found yourself saying, “I’ll just wait for the next commercial.”
    • Have you ever been engaged in an enlightening conversation with that new love interest?

Well my friend you have experienced a form of trance state (otherwise known as hypnosis).

So, if you are interested in being hypnotized, it is important to remember that you should approach the experience with an open mind. Research has suggested that individuals who view hypnosis in a positive light tend to respond better,

It is unfortunate but I have had clients that come to me from time to time asking for my help to get them to quit smoking cigarettes. Smoking, of course, we all know is not good for us, and that we should quit. But some people are just not willing to quit. These meetings always begin with a counselling session of sorts, and the first question is always the same, “Why have you decided to try hypnosis as a means to quit smoking? And in all honesty some of the answers I get amaze me. The people who respond that they really want to quit an have tried other methods an been able to quit but eventually went back are actually great candidates for help in quitting smoking by means of hypnosis. On the other hand those who say something like, “Well my wife or girlfriend told me I need to quit” are less likely to achieve long range success. The reason being of course that the change is not really THEIR desire but someone else’s. So, if you are seeing a hypnotherapist to help you change a situation in your life because someone else said you should an you really don’t care to change your long term success will be highly unlikely. The hypnotist cannot force you to change, you have to desire that change in order for any hypnotherapy to achieve long range success you as the subject have to be willing and desiring that change.

I hope that you have found this article informative and useful. If you have why not place a comment below, or just simply give me a shout out. I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments.