I was just reading about Zack Seckler’s, The Love Project. An artistic endeavor I am proud to have been a part of. Zack had this brilliant idea to take ordinary people and have them be hypnotized to connect with their feelings of love for some specific person, place of thing from their past. In essence, re-experience that love while looking at the camera. You can read more about it here:
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Hypnosis has been helping people heal and make changes for hundreds of years. Anton Mesmer popularized a trance method for healing back in 1774, but human beings have been going into hypnotic trance and using it effectively in a natural way ever since there was thinking and rational behavior. Hypnotic trance is a naturally occurring experience that a smoking hypnotist will use to help a smoker become a non smoker.
Becoming a non smoker is easier than most people make it out to be. After all, smoking is not second nature to us and we weren’t born to smoke. In fact smoke in any form is an irritant and being around smoke causes an immediate fight of flight response. We smokers had to work real hard to learn how to smoke. It’s not quitting smoking that’s hard but what’s hard is the process of changing one habit for another. It’s always easier to continue doing what we’re used to than to change to something that has become unfamiliar.
Now when you go to see a smoking hypnotist for smoking cessation hypnosis they will first get you comfortable going into a good trance state. A good hypnotist, that is well trained should be able to do this in about 5 minutes. While in hypnosis, you will become more suggestible. This just means that you are more accepting to new ideas, new behaviors, and new experiences. A well trained and experienced hypnotist will also have given you all the info that you need before hand so that you will be ready and able to accept the suggestions for being a non smoker.
Once these suggestions of being a non smoker are accepted by your subconscious there is a perception shift. You put an end to being a smoker, and you have become a non smoker and respond in your world as a non smoker would. So that every time you see someone else smoking you no longer feel like you’re missing out on something. You won’t be depriving yourself of anything because cigarettes are no longer something that you want. You become a non smoker because that is how you identify yourself to be.
This is a very quick process. In most cases all that is necessary is one or two sessions. It is important to have a special support system in place so that you don’t slip up and go back to smoking. This is critical because you don’t want to go back to smoking. I think in this day and age with all the negatives surrounding smoking and smokers, once you stop, it’s unlikely you will slip back into the old way again.
So now it’s time to stop reading about smoking hypnosis and get some training in self hypnosis or visit a hypnotist so that you can become a non smoker for the rest of your life. Even if you have failed before when you used other techniques to quit smoking you’ll be able to stop with the help of hypnosis. Even if you failed before using hypnotherapy to stop smoking you will still be able to stop smoking using advanced hypnotic techniques. No one needs to smoke cigarettes. We need to breath fresh air and that is what our bodies crave. Give yourself the gift of good health and long life by becoming a non smoker.
How Effective Is Hypnosis For Weight Loss?
Since many of the people I speak with and hear from ask similar questions, I feel it necessary to supply the answers, not only to them, but to everyone else as well. Because if it’s on their mind, that same question is probably on your mind as well. And one of the most common questions asked of me about hypnosis for weight loss is whether hypnosis is effective for weight loss.
I probably do more sessions for weight loss in my office than for any other issue. Using hypnosis to help build new habits is very helpful in providing my clients with the tools necessary to regain control over their behaviors. Hypnosis is extremely effective in changing our perceptions of things. As in the case of pain management, we can change our perception of pain. Because pain is a perceived, or interpreted response, we can change how we experience that feeling. In cases of pain, we can change the response to one of pressure, or heat, or even remove it completely. These are all things we do naturally, but haphazardly because we don’t know how to control our experience. But using hypnosis for pain we are able to change the way we experience pain.
How Can Changing Our Perceptions Help In Weight Loss?
Now in the case of weight loss, we can take that ability to change perceptions and use it to change our perceptions of what food is. Food is really fuel for our bodies but often we haphazardly program ourselves to connect food with comfort. Using Hypnosis for weight loss we can change that perception. We respond to foods differently. In some cultures bugs and dogs are considered food. In our culture we don’t consider them food, but you can see that humans do have the ability to change our perceptions of what is considered appropriate nourishment. So with hypnosis we can dictate which foods are appealing, and which foods are revolting. Do you think this could be helpful to you as you work to build more appropriate habits that are designed for a healthier lifestyle? I think so too.
Studies Prove Hypnosis For Weight Loss Is Effective
Now I’ve given you just a couple of examples (I use many different approaches to weight loss hypnosis based upon each of my client’s individual needs) of how hypnosis can be effective for weight loss, but you don’t have to take my word for it. There are many studies available that back up my own experiences. There’s a study listed on the National Institute of Health’s website, published in the Journal Of Consulting And Clinical Psychology that shows that hypnosis improved weight loss by double. That is a 100% improvement of weight loss when used in conjunction with a weight loss plan. This study was done at Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, by I. Kirsch in 1996.
If you found a way to double your success rate with weight loss wouldn’t you want to use it? If you were able to change your relationship with food forever, would you?
I invite you to learn some simple self hypnosis techniques to help you get started in changing your mind about the way you relate to food. I have a free mini course to help you begin right here: Self Hypnosis For Weight Loss
This is a common question that I get. I’ll also respond to the question of whether hypnosis is dangerous as this is a common misconception and myth about hypnosis. I’ll answer the second question first.
Is Hypnosis for weight loss dangerous?
One of the things that make people hesitate to use the services of a hypnotist or to use self hypnosis is that they think that hypnosis is dangerous. Well in all cases, the answer to this question is absolutely not. Part of what people seek when they are looking to use a hypnotist is to find someone who will make them do something that they can’t do or don’t want to do. Kind of like giving someone the power to make them into a zombie of sorts or Stepford wife. And this notion that they could have this kind of relationship with another person is what also scares them. Well the hypnotist can’t turn you into an unwilling participant in anything! The hypnotist can only help you with what you are willing and able to accomplish. Working with a hypnotist will help you to see, feel and act fully congruent with what you really want to accomplish. So there is no danger in seeking the help of a hypnotist or in using self hypnosis techniques to assist you in short or long term goals.
Now onto the second question:
Is Weight Loss Hypnosis Effective?
Hypnosis is a word that describes a state of mind that allows new ideas, beliefs, and behaviors to be accepted into a willing participant’s mind without critical or judgmental scrutiny. This lessens the likelihood of rejection. So someone coming to see me with a desire to lose weight will be guided into this special experience where prior agreed upon suggestions will be presented for acceptance. During this time changes in perceptions will occur. Using emotions to trigger positive responses to the behaviors that produce weight loss will be installed. So that when my client eats the right kind of food in the right proportions they will feel powerful positive feelings. I will also use emotions to trigger negative responses to the behaviors that have been keeping them fat or contributing to their unhealthy problems. So that when they look at foods they want to avoid they will feel powerful negative feelings that keep them from wanting to indulge in those unhealthy foods and/or behaviors.
Each hypnotist approaches their clients, and their client’s problems in their own unique way. I require my clients to commit to making the changes and commit to a series of sessions. It is quite clear that the best weight loss programs are designed around a support system, and I view my work in the same way. The series of sessions act as a support system for my clients as they build the new behaviors and responses into their lifestyle.
You probably already know that habits are what make our lives easier. Habits help us to do repetitive tasks without thinking, so we can focus on what really needs our attention during our normal day to day existence. With any change in lifestyle we are looking to develop habits that make it easy for us to maintain and continue this lifestyle. So as we develop the habits of a healthy and fit person they become who we are.
Is It Temporary?
Someone responded to this question noting that the results of hypnosis are temporary. Nothing could be further from the truth, but this again is a common myth and misconception. Hypnosis is as temporary as any knowledge that we know and learn. When you learn to ride a bicycle is that learning temporary? Even if you stopped riding for many years, does that mean that it’s temporary? No, of course not! Of course we could choose to ride or not ride, because that is our free will. Again, we need to review that hypnosis is not dangerous. If hypnosis was about taking away my clients choice, that would be dangerous. But by connecting my clients to many positive responses to the correct behaviors, they’re able to use those good feelings to guide them to a healthy and fit new life.
Hypnosis New York times had done a piece on levels and ability of hypnosis new york experiences. I don’t think that there is a level of trance or hypnosis that is not available to most New Yorkers. This whole discussion about whether someone can experience trance or not is like asking if someone can enjoy movies or not. Mentally handicapped individuals would probably have difficulty sitting through a major motion picture, enraptured by the story. These are the people who would have difficulty using hypnosis to effectively stop smoking, or lose weight, or remove their fears of doing normal activities like flying, or riding an elevator. Everyone else is certainly capable.
Here is a couple of exerpts from that New York Times article on Hypnosis New York.