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Serena Williams Loses More Than The U.S. Open

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Well, Serena Williams was knocked out of the U.S. Open before she had an opportunity to be defeated or bounce back from a hard played match.

The only thing that prevented her from winning that match in fine style was her emotional state. It was her emotional state that got in the
way of a better performance.

It was her emotional state that got in the way of handling a horrible call from the line judge.

Serena Williams was absolutely right in her outrage at the bad judgement of a person who is paid to call these matches.

There is no excuse for
the type of mistake that this judge made in even making that kind of call in such a high level match.

She obviously forgot where she was and
should never be allowed back into that type of arena again.

Perhaps calling the matches at Kissena Park or Queens College would be better suited
for this judge.

Or perhaps this judge needs some kind of sensitivity training on the Howard Stern show where she will learn the language of normal
people.

However, none of that excuses Serena for losing her cool at this juncture of her career.

It was a silly slip to allow her emotions to get
the better of her.

Any athlete that I have worked with learns state control. Other mental trainers that I’m aware of teach state control.

This is a simple
process where your body is taught how to quickly place you into the correct mental state. And this has to be done on an individual basis.

You cannot just give an athlete a trigger to be calm under pressure.

Most athletes don’t perform best when they are calm. There is a certain amount
of stress that needs to be experienced to allow a trained athlete to achieve greatness.

That’s exactly why the best athletes break records under the most
stressful conditions.

The stress increases their accomplishments, it doesn’t interfere with it. So proper state control is of the utmost importance!
And coincidentally it would’ve also come in handy in the case of a moronic lapse of judgement by the line judge.

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Performance Hypnosis - It’s More Than Just For Stage Fright

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Mandy Moore uses performance hypnosis to help with performance anxietyPerformance hypnosis is commonly used for performers who get stage fright. They literally choke under the pressure of performing. Singers will have difficulty reaching their notes, because it affects the muscles in their larynx. Comedians will experience cold sweats or flop sweat, and actors can become frozen in their tracks.

But this experience can be brought right into the board room of major corporations. In today’s fast paced world it’s important for team leaders to communicate to larger and larger groups of people. Their knowledge needs to be transferred to as many other staffers as possible in meetings big and small. It’s at these times that the corporate leaders of today first come to realize that they have a problem speaking in public. And when they realize it they also understand that if they don’t do something about it they will have hit their own personal glass ceiling. The limits of their corporate climb. Because unless they take back control and start to communicate with larger and larger goups of people as if they are talking one on one their worth to the corporation diminishes. And that’s a sad day.performance hypnosis for mandy moore

Luckily hypnosis to help people with public speaking, and performance fears is something that is within the grasp of most everyone in the corporate environment. And when you realize that your earning power and job safety is at stake it becomes a much more affordable undertaking.

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Hypnosis-Can You Be Hypnotized?

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Can I Be Hypnotized?

This is probably the most asked question that I get as a full time practicing Hypnotist. Well that, and how much does it cost. I’ll address both these questions in this blog post. And I’ve got a little extra as well. I have a video example of one of my client’s first hypnosis session. It’s very revealing as to what to expect in your very first hypnosis session with me. Maybe it’ll even dispel some of those myths, and fears you might be holding onto that have prevented you from calling me to begin your change.

You’ve probably read or heard that hypnosis is a natural state, and it is. It is a state of trance that almost all of us are familiar with. And I could easily say that all, not almost all, because if you were not able to go into this trance state that we’re discussing, you wouldn’t be able to read this post as well. So I’ll amend my last statement to “all”. Yes, and that means you. You can, and do go into hypnotic trance every day of your life. There are many misconceptions and myths surrounding hypnosis. What it is, how it affects us, and what can and cannot be accomplished using it. There are some groups that would like to keep that confusion going. That way you won’t search for the answers to your problems with tools other than what they’re selling or providing. That’s fine for them, but not so fine for you.

The Truth About Hypnosis

The truth about hypnosis and the hypnotic state is that you own it, nobody else. No one can sell you your own hypnotic state. They can’t sell you something that you already own. As a hypnotist, I can show you how to use your hypnotic state for your benefit. You probably already know how to use the hypnotic state incorrectly, so I’ll probably be showing you how to use it correctly. This education and training is only a part of what I do as a hypnotist, working with you to improve your life. With this information you will be in a position to take back control over your behaviors. Behaviors that seem to be outside of your control so far.

How Much Does It Cost?

I get this question a lot, probably because most people don’t know what to ask. They are so used to comparing purchases by price that this becomes their tool for comparison. Going to see a hypnotist is comparatively inexpensive. Especially if you compare it to what your problem has been costing you in real dollars over the lifespan that your problem has existed. Many people see a hypnotist to stop smoking or for weight loss. Smokers spend thousands of dollars a year on just the cost of cigarettes. There are of course other additional costs associated to smoking cigarettes, most of these are never tallied up in the total cost of smoking. But they are real costs as well. Increased insurance costs, medical expenses, housing costs, pay scale loss (being passed over for jobs), lost sales (if your income involves selling of any kind), and many, many more. There are also social costs, self-esteem loss, confidence loss, and many other emotional strains associated with smokers.

I could easily make a case for solid monetary expenses that are being borne by the person with any behavioral problem that has been ongoing for years. Think of the added expense associated with weight problems. Aside from the cost of cigarettes, all the other costs are relevant. And people who are having problems with their weight usually eat more food than they need. This is an added expense. I also think that fat people are going to be the new “smokers” of the future. They’ll be ostracized and shunned, and pressured into changing. The way that smokers are today. Especially if universal health care goes into affect. Society will not look kindly on those that are costing them additional money because they are out of control with their behaviors. I’ll be able to write more on that in another post.

When you take an accounting of what your problem truly costs you in dollars and cents, you will see that a series of sessions with a hypnotist is quite affordable in comparison. In addition to saving you money, you just start to feel the freedom and control you wanted most if not all of your life. And it’s hard to put a price on that joy. If you don’t see the benefit of spending money on your own improvement, then you’re probably better off just continuing on the way you are. The change is probably not that important to you. And your own time is probably not that valuable to you or anyone else. Not meaning to be harsh, just realistic.

Not Everyone Can Be Hypnotized

You know how some people have told you that not everyone can be hypnotized? Well that is totally untrue. But it is true that not everyone will get the benefit of being hypnotized. One of the indicators of whether you’ll get the benefit as quickly, or at all, is if you see the value in your own improvement. I have worked with many people who initially appeared to be price sensitive, but after our work claimed that I didn’t charge enough! Now that’s what I call massive value!

So your improvement mentally, spiritually, and physically is well worth the price, time and effort. All you have to do is make the decision to change and choose a knowledgeable and caring hypnotist to work with.

Video Of A First Session

The video I put on this page shows one of my client’s first session. My initial assessment of Genevieve is that she will be a great success in achieving the freedom she desires. She is really responsive and is already experiencing tremendous results in her perception and her feelings even in this very first session. As you will probably see there isn’t anything foreign or strange about doing hypnosis with me. It is just a way of accessing a part of you that wants to help and protect you, but has yet to learn how to do that effectively. I’ll be posting other parts of the work that I am doing with Genevieve.


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Citigroup Layoffs-Hypnosis Helps-Wall Street Journal Reports

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Hypnosis Helps Victims Of Citigroup Layoffs

The news today that rocked the financial markets was about the massive layoffs scheduled by Citigroup that stated that 50,000 jobs would be eliminated. This is going to be a great hardship for many families. And one of the things they can consider to help them with this difficult situation was reported in the Wall Street Journal last week. The WSJ reported that hypnotists are helping clients affected by the current economy, market swings, and unemployment by using hypnosis to change attitudes. The attitude that we take firmly will enable us to take the necessary steps to focus on the tasks at hand without the worry that might freeze and prevent the very behaviors that are required in this special time.

Here’s how it works.

While in a trance state, we humans become more open to suggestion. We can eliminate uncomfortable responses to situations. We can view things in a new and more rewarding perspective. When we are able to either eliminate or manage stress we can take back control.

What the stress response does.

Stress is the response that is programed into us for our own protection. It is known as the fight or flight response. This is our instinctive response to danger. You know, the response that all living creatures have. Take for example the possum. When in danger, what does the possum do? It plays dead. That’s why the phrase playin’ possum came about. We humans are a little more advanced than the possum, but it appears not much. We have the ability to do a bunch of different things. Responses to danger that we take depends on the situation at hand. But our flight or fight response kicks in with either running or fighting. Or we can play dead. Freeze in our tracks, just like our friend the possum. So afraid to take action that we take no action at all, (or so we think). But that inaction is a choice and actually an action in response to danger none the less.

Why the fight or flight response ends up freezing us?

The fight or flight response has a physical component. Our bodies respond in a predictable way. Our muscles tense up in preparation for running or fighting. Our digestion slows down or stops, again in response to running or fighting, and our breathing becomes very shallow, again in order to help us better run or fight. Now if that muscle tightening that we experience becomes too intense, we actually don’t do anything, like that possum. Surely those of us that would’ve responded that way during prehistoric times would have been weeded out of the gene pool. But these days that stress response is not a response to such a dire attack. We experience stress from financial difficulties, relationship problems, everyday situations that are uncomfortable for us. It’s not life or death, but our bodies respond as if it is.

How Hypnosis Helps With The Citigroup Layoffs

Working with a hypnotist, the affected Citigroup workers are able to release the tension, stress and anxiety of being suddenly thrust out into the current job market. When we are free of unnecessary stress, we can take action that will satisfy the needs wants and desires that are responsible for that stress in the first place. Seeing things in their true perspective. Being able to distance yourself from the unhealthy thoughts that are causing distress and preventing the actions necessary to procure a new job, career, position, business opportunity. It opens the client up to the new possibilities that are out there.

Group Hypnosis Seminar For These Trying Times

I’ll be giving a group seminar on how to use hypnosis to effectively take back control in this seemingly trying business and economic climate in December. If you would like to be notified of this rewarding program, fill in the form on the right. I take your privacy seriously and would never sell or rent the information to anyone or any group. You can also learn how to do Self Hypnosis to focus your mind by enrolling in my free self hypnosis mini course.

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