What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a heightened state of awareness during which the mind undergoes incredible changes in thought patterns and behavior, resulting in breakthrough results. Hypnosis is a completely natural state that shifts the mind from a conscious state to a subconscious one. Hypnosis bypasses the analytical conscious mind and the limits of an individual’s present beliefs and thoughts. In a subconscious state, the focus of an individual shifts away from the present reality towards particular feelings, images, perceptions, emotions, sensations, and behaviors. In this state, the individual can access creativity, reprogram patterns, behaviors, thoughts, and inhibitions, as well as work on any emotional or physical pain relief. Furthermore, through hypnosis, one can utilize the subconscious mind to help identify and let go of self-limiting beliefs.
“In hypnosis, your ordinary negative thoughts and bad habit patterns can be replaced with new, positive beliefs. Through post-hypnotic suggestions, this new information can be incorporated into your daily life.”
Hypnosis Myths & Misconceptions
As a Clinical Hypnotherapist, we often find it is important to identify fact from fiction. It is unfortunate that most people’s first learn about hypnosis through entertainment of stage hypnotism. This leads people to think that hypnosis is some kind of mind control and that they may be controlled or manipulated or made to do something ‘foolish’ against their willpower….Nothing could be further from the truth!
During clinical hypnosis your senses, concentration, and awareness are actually heightened and you will not fall asleep. Contrary, you can even talk quite easily while relaxed and in my analytical therapy sessions are encouraged my client to do so.
It is also a common for people to believe that some people cannot be hypnotized. It is completely inaccurate. Everybody, both children and adults, can easily be hypnotized and benefits from deep relaxation.
What is Hypnotherapy Used For?
The main goal of clinical hypnotherapy is to bring positive and lasting changes and to resolve problems which are deeply rooted in the mind.
There are many branches of clinical hypnotherapy and an even larger number of applications for its use. Probably the most well known and highly effective is the use of clinical hypnosis for quitting smoking and losing weight. However, hypnotherapy is also used to break many other habits, addictions, and to increase self-confidence and self-control.
Hypnotherapy is used to overcome stress and stress-related problems such as anxiety, depression, etc. It is very helpful for calming nerves, and overcoming fears and phobias.
The Power of the Subconscious Mind
The main goal and the power of subconscious mind is to heal, whether from addiction, phobias, depression or bad habits through the belief system. The subconscious mind is the part of your mind that is responsible for keeping everything within your body. For example, keeping your heart beating, making sure that your lungs are working properly at all times. It keeps your blood pumping to your entire system, and responsible for your body temperature. Every part of your body’s function is controlled by subconscious mind that is always alert and working even while you are asleep.
3 Secrets to Losing Weight with Hypnosis and Producing Lasting Results!
Almost every day, we see a new weight loss diet, pill, or program on the market. And you, like most other people, have tried at least a few dozen methods to lose weight. Have you ever asked yourself: why haven’t I lost the weight and kept it off?
I have been helping people to lose weight, overcome addiction, anxiety, and depression for the past 12 years. My clients consist of both men and women, typically from 24-61 years of age. These are professional people: athletes, single moms, business owners, CEOs of large corporations, and even some celebrities. Every person who walks through the door of my office has a desire to lose weight, feel happy, and become confident. But, at the same time, they all seek a quick fix. All my new clients asking me the same questions: “How can I lose weight FAST? Does it involve diet or exercise? Will I keep the weight off? How fast will I lose weight?”
By the time people come to me, they have tried at least 10 different diets, weight loss pills, 5 different weight loss programs, exercising, and some have tried even liposuction. Most of them have spent at least $12,000 on programs that didn’t work, or worked for short period of time. Everyone’s focus has been on their body image throughout the years. None of my clients have concentrated on the emotional and physical aspects of their health, and the impact of the dietary pills, diets, and stresses that they experience in their life, relationships, or work. Many of my weight loss clients have chronic pains in their feet, knees, back, blood pressure, acid reflux, diabetes, liver problem, high cholesterol, low self esteem, food or alcohol addiction, anxiety, and depression. In this fast-paced life, no one has time to take time to think why they have even gained weight? What makes them eat when they are not hungry? What made them gain weight? What makes them turn to food when they get home after work? What’s not working in their life? What’s missing? What makes them anxious, depressed or bored?
Rather than turning to heal psychological and emotional problems, everyone continues to buy into the $60 billion dollar diet industry, from weight loss pills to magic belts that melt fat while watching TV. It sounds crazy, but people buy into all of the magical quick fixes out there just to continue avoiding nurturing themselves, their food addiction, anxiety, or depression, which triggers them to eat.
Scientists have proved that some humans feel the same pleasure from food as they would from drugs, like cocaine and heroin, especially from foods that are rich in fat, sugar, and salt.
“Like addictive drugs, highly palatable foods trigger feel-good brain chemicals such as dopamine. Once people experience pleasure associated with increased dopamine transmission in the brain’s reward pathway from eating certain foods, they quickly feel the need to eat again”. (WebMD)
Secret #1 The only way to help people to lose weight is to help one become authentic with themselves and accept that there is no quick fix to these complex psychological problems. You must turn for help to professionals that can help you to overcome the emotions in the subconscious mind that continue to alarm you about an emotional pain.
The food, cigarettes, and alcohol are just a symptom to a larger problem that is lingering in the background. People learned to numb themselves with food because they are depressed, anxious, stressed, angry, or bored. Therefore, I address these psychological problems with clients not addressing their food habits, but rather the psychological aspect of what is triggering the problem.
If a client is seriously interested and committed to lose weight, I take them into the 6 sessions Hypnosis 2 Change Weight Loss Program after the initial free consultation. However, some need 20 or even more sessions. Each client is different and, therefore, I take each case individually and deal with it with special care, as each client needs it. I don’t have any diets in the Hypnosis 2 Change Weight Loss Program. It is a new healthy lifestyle that consists of honoring, respecting, and nurturing your body after you have completed the Hypnosis 2 Change Weight Loss Program. While you are in the program, I work on healing childhood pain, traumas, anxiety, depression, addiction, stresses, boredom, anger, shame, and guilt. Of course, we deal with unhealthy habits of eating as well, and so much more.
I have observed in the past 12 years with weight loss clients that they accumulated a lot of pain from their childhood. On top of their childhood traumas, they pile on unhealthy relationships at home, or are stuck in miserable jobs and have no power to leave them. Others are scared to get into relationships and fully focus on their career. As they grow older, these piles of pain, stresses, fears, anxiety, and depression continue to accumulate on top of their painful childhood traumas. These emotions become unbearable for the human conscious and subconscious mind. Typically, anxiety and depression tend to be there since childhood or early adult life, but it can be suppressed and not as noticeable. In the Hypnosis 2 Change program, clients learn, for the first time, to love, accept, and nurture themselves and their emotions. As I always say: “The more you resist your addiction, anxiety, or depression the more it will persist.”
Secret #2 Rather than continue to escape the problem we turn to heal it so it will lose its power.
For those people who have been asking me how I produce such effective, safe, and proven results with the weight loss, anxiety, or depression clients, you finally get the answers.
There are more that 30 different methods in the Hypnosis 2 Change Weight Loss Program, and some are actually food-related, but it is still very psychological in nature. If you are still reading this, it means you are interested to lose weight, or decrease your depression, phobias, or anxiety.
Why medicine and pharmaceutical companies are not helping?
Nothing out there is interested to help you deal with your emotional pain, anxiety, addiction, phobia, or depression. Pharmaceutical companies would have been out of business a long time ago if they would sell pills that would help people lose weight or heal anxiety and depression. They are not interested for you to heal and be healthy. Accept the painful truth and do your homework to find what works for you.
Why diets don’t work?
There are hundreds of diets out there. All of them are designed for you not to have something, whether it’s food, sugar, protein, carbohydrates, etc. As long as you say NO to any food, your brain starts to crave it. Sometimes it works for a few days, or even for a few weeks, but then people sit and binge on a bucket of chocolate or ice cream that they had previously resisted. Secret #3 Stay away from diets.
All programs that are advertised on TV promote some kind of product that will help you magically lose weight. You’ve tried it or someone you know. Did it work? You wouldn’t be reading this if it did. You are doing research right now and reading this article because you are still stuck with the same problem. Why are there are so many obese people in the most powerful country in the world? Why is no one keeping the weight off? The ugly truth is that the 60 billion dollar business is not interested in you to lose weight and keep it off. You are the customer, and that means that you are money. The weight issue is a psychological problem, even thought it effects your physiology. It is psychological and, therefore, you have to address it from the psychological point, and start healing the stresses, disorders, anxiety, fear, and depression that you have so you can finally get a result.