Sunday, 23 March 2008

5 Hypnosis Myths Exploded

OVER the years, hypnosis has picked up all sorts of weird associations from stage hypnotists, the media and superstition. This is a great shame, because in reality, hypnosis is your single most effective tool for change. Hypnosis is your birthright, and you should know how to use it so it doesn't use you. Here we dispel the biggest hypnosis myths.

Hypnosis Myth 1) All hypnosis is the same

As with anything, hypnosis can be good, bad or indifferent. The most common is old-style authoritarian hypnosis of the type "You are getting sleepy, you are feeling confident". Unsurprisingly, this sort of hypnosis doesn't work well with many people. Good hypnosis uses subtle psychological principles and advanced communication patterns.

It's like the difference between a football coach who thinks you'll perform best if he yells at you, compared with the more elegant style of a great leader who knows that to get the best from his people, he needs to understand motivation, to cajole, encourage and reward.

Hypnosis offers hundreds of sessions using the best type of hypnosis.

Hypnosis Myth 2) Subliminals work

Subliminals are words that you can't hear. Common sense says they shouldn't work, and there's no research proving that they do.

Hypnosis Myth 3) Some people can't be hypnotized

The only reason you can't be hypnotized is if you are incapable of paying attention due to extremely low IQ or brain damage. That's not to say that every hypnotist can hypnotize you however. The more flexible the hypnotist, the more effective she will be with the largest number of people.

Hypnosis Myth 4) Hypnosis is something weird that other people do to you

If you couldn't go into hypnosis, you wouldn't be able to sleep, to learn, or get nervous through 'negative self hypnosis'. (You know when you imagine things going wrong and it makes you feel anxious? Well that's self hypnosis!)

Hypnosis is simply a deliberate utilization of the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) or dream state. We're not giving people medication here – if it wasn't a natural ability, hypnosis wouldn't work!

Hypnosis Myth 5) You lose control in hypnosis

Crazy news stories, stage hypnotists and gossip have created the illusion that you lose control in hypnosis. In fact, when hypnotized, you are relaxed and focused – and able to choose to get up and walk away at any time. You choose to give your attention to the hypnotist, and you can withdraw it at any time.

If you have been scared of hypnosis in the past, this article has hopefully convinced you to at least give it a try. But remember, ensure what you're getting is the real thing. Visit

Article by Mark Tyrrell of Hypnosis

Monday, 10 March 2008

Are You Ready To Stop Smoking with Hypnosis?

If you have decided you want to stop smoking, you might have heard of various methods including nicotine patches, nicotine chewing gum, acupuncture, prescription drugs and will-power. So, why use hypnosis?

1. It works immediately.
2. Hypnosis reprograms your mind at the powerful subconscious level to make the changes permanent.
3. A hypnosis session is pleasant and deeply relaxing with no side effects.

Have you considered what your life would be like if you never smoked again?
Imagine feeling healthy every day if you were no longer inhaling tobacco smoke with all its poisons into your body. Imagine starting the day without a coughing fit. Imagine feeling younger, fitter and more attractive if your body was optimising your health and energy, rather than suffering additional damage every day.

Imagine how happy and confident you would feel knowing that you had lengthened your life by years, possibly decades, and knowing you had greatly improved your chances of avoiding health problems.

Your family will thank you for taking responsibility to give you the best chance of a long and healthy life. A friend's husband died of lung cancer after 20 years of smoking, leaving behind an adoring wife and two girls who were not even ten years old. His girls still resent him for continuing to smoke when they begged him to stop and now leaving them so early in their lives.

Think about the thousands you will save over the years and all the fun things you can do to improve the quality of your life and of your loved ones. Wouldn't you rather put your children through university than smoke your way to an early grave?

Just imagine ...

The Fastest Way to Transform Your Life

There are several ways to stop smoking but many take a lot of time, many have a low success rate and some even have damaging side effects. Nicotine based products might stop you smoking but keep you addicted to nicotine with the possible risk of oral cancer from nicotine chewing gum.

Hypnotherapy, by contrast, offers a method which enables the smoker to give up smoking immediately, permanently in a deep, relaxing way without any side effects. New Scientist magazine (October 1992) investigated the various stop smoking methods available in a huge study involving 72,000 people and found hypnotherapy to be the most successful.

Stop Smoking with Hypnotherapy

The hypnotherapist induces hypnosis which is a simple and relaxing process which everyone can experience and then makes a number of suggestions to you which will allow you to leave smoking behind in the past.

How It Works

Every smoker started smoking for a reason, often during their teenage years to "appear big and grown up". Everyone thinks they can stop anytime they want to but often find it is not as easy as they think. So they look at various ways of stopping, usually waste lots of time and money before trying hypnotherapy.

Hypnotherapy works by accessing the subconscious mind direct because that is where every experience we have ever been through is stored and creates habits, good and bad ones. The subconscious mind does not know any difference between imagination and reality so if you reprogram it with positive outcomes, albeit imagined ones, it will do what is necessary to make them a reality. That is why hypnotherapy works for so many issues, not just stopping smoking.

Your hypnosis session will reinforce the positive outcomes of becoming and remaining a non-smoker.

Some people even have unnecessary fears about stopping smoking such as overeating as a substitute and putting on weight. Hypnosis will give positive suggestions to stop that happening. You will not be fighting cravings but rather enjoying the benefits of clean air, unclogged lungs, fresh-smelling clothes.

Remember that international scientific research by New Scientist reported that hypnotherapy is a much more powerful help than willpower alone, gum, patches and the other methods.

The average smoker spends around £2000 per year on smoking so stopping smoking will save a fortune over the years. Maybe even enough to buy your home outright. It therefore makes sense to invest a relatively small sum now to stop smoking quickly, either by visiting a qualified and experienced hypnotherapist for personal therapy or download a hypnosis Mp3 to overcome the habit in the comfort of your own home. You can find a download hypnosis Mp3 here or here.

©Antonia Stuart-James 2008 from Hypnotherapy for Positive Change and English Hypnotherapist in Belgium

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Fast Phobia Cure: Get Results Within 10 Minutes

Even now that fact is hard for many people to accept! The truth is though, the Fast Phobia Cure has now been in existence for over twenty years and has been used successfully on 100's of thousands of people.

From simple Poodle Phobias to more extreme cases such as Vietnam war survivors with horrific traumatic memories. Gone are the months of psychotherapy, reliving pain and spending loads of your hard earned cash.

I suspect you've probably heard of NLP by now. To keep it simple NLP is a technology that enables people to model human excellence. The original co-creators of NLP, Bandler & Grinder created the Fast Phobia Cure by modelling people who had had phobias and gotten rid of them. NLP states that, "What one person can do, another person can learn to do the same": Modelling.

So Bandler & Grinder asked these people specific questions to discover what went on in their heads and created the Fast Phobia Cure technique. The first part of the process involves disassociation. That is, you see yourself in the phobic situation
as if on a movie screen. Just this one step is very useful because it allows you to have feelings about the feelings: Meta Feelings. This enables you to gain useful insights and access more resources.

The next part of the process involves re-organising the structure of the phobic response: The anchored associations and triggers that make you have the phobic response. The way this is achieved is by imagining the movie being rewound, so you experience everything backwards. This is done very fast utilising the Half Second Rule.

Doing this process scrambles the phobic associations and re-organises your brains synapses so that you learn to have new responses. The entire technique can be learned and applied in less than 10 minutes.

Classically the technique is known as the Fast Phobia Cure, however I prefer to call it the Anxiety Removal Machine because it can be used to successfully remove anxious feelings associated with future events and not just phobias.

I believe many more people need to know about this amazing technique along with other rapid change techniques that utilise the Half Second Rule. There are many people suffering in the world who would be very pleased to learn about techniques that can 'fix them' within 10 minutes!

Learn more about how to take control of your phobias at Real Mind Power Secrets. Click Here!

Author Bio:
Colin G Smith is a licensed Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and author of 'The NLP ToolBox', a personal development book that enables the reader to master any area of their life with amazing speed. Complete information on Colin G Smith's books are available at his website, including a FREE personal development Course.

P.S. You can also download a hypnosis Mp3 session at Hypnosis for Phobias and Fears

Antonia Stuart-James from Hypnotherapy for Positive Change and English Hypnotherapist in Belgium

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Hypnotherapy & Plastic surgery

Researchers at the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, the University of Liege, Belgium investigated the benefits of hypnotherapy in assisting local anaesthesia for patients undergoing plastic surgery. 337 patients requiring minor and major plastic surgery requiring local anaesthesia together with conscious intravenous sedation were divided into three groups. The first group received intravenous sedation, the second group received hypnotherapy during which patients achieved an hypnotic trance level, and third group received general relaxation incorporating hypnotherapy without the required hypnotic trance level. Pain scores, anxiety scores and levels of intravenous sedative required were recorded and then compared.

The results showed that anxiety scores were significantly lower in the hypnotherapy and relaxation groups and the levels of sedative required were also significantly lower in the hypnotherapy and relaxation groups. Furthermore, postoperative vomiting and nausea was only 1.2 per cent in the hypnotherapy group compared to 12.8 per cent in the relaxation group and 26.7 per cent in the intravenous sedation group. The hypnotherapy group also reported higher satisfaction with the anaesthetic procedure and greater surgical comfort.

The researchers concluded that hypnotherapy as an adjunct sedation procedure to conscious intravenous sedation produced greater relief from pain and anxiety than conventional intravenous sedation, enabled significant reduction in drug sedative requirements and significantly improved patients satisfaction and comfort.

Source: Faymonville M et al. Hypnosis as adjunct therapy in conscious sedation for plastic surgery. Reg Aneash 1995. 20;2,145-151

Antonia Stuart-James is an English Hypnotherapist in Belgium . Pain Control Hypnosis Mp3 Downloads are available.