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Hypnosis - by John Koenig, Board Certified Hypnotist
Simply put, hypnosis is a safe, natural way to change the way you think, act or feel. It is a trance similar to meditation but with a major difference: in hypnosis you consciously re-program your subconscious mind to achieve your goals. Think of it as un-hypnotizing yourself out of limiting beliefs. It can make what seemed impossible suddenly possible. Hypnosis most frequently is used to change habits. But it’s not just habits of behavior. You can also change habitual ways of thinking or feeling. Smokers become non-smokers. People struggling with weight issues lose weight and keep it off. Nail biters stop biting nails. But also people obsessed by relationships or facing career or educational blocks become free. Negative thinkers learn the habit of positive thinking. The fearful become, if not brave, at least comfortable in their own skin. It is important to know that anyone can be hypnotized and you are always in control during hypnosis. In fact, you are far more in control because you are re-writing your own “script.” All hypnosis is, in fact, self-hypnosis. Any hypnotist, no matter how skilled, is simply a guide to your inner mind. And hypnosis is not occult, or magic. Though the results often seem miraculous. Hypnosis is a brief, highly effective intervention. Many hypnotists in our area will even provide a free evaluation session to answer your questions if you are curious. So, if you like to change in 2013, give one of us a call. You don’t have anything to lose except maybe a habit that is keeping you from the abundant, peaceful and successful life that is naturally yours. And there is much to gain. Here is a partial list of uses of hypnosis to start you thinking: Stop Smoking Lose Weight (and keep it off)Reduce StressEnhance Psychotherapy ResultsBuild ConfidenceImprove Study SkillsImprove Test Taking (College, Civil Service, Standardized Tests)Remove or Minimize FearsStop Nail BitingHandle Alcohol or Drug HabitsExercise MotivationTransform Relationships (Moving on After Breakups)Turn Negative into Positive ThinkingOvercome Public Speaking FearStop ProcrastinationBreak Troubling Internet HabitsRemove Fear of Flying (Or driving)Minimize Pain (in consultation with your MD)Build ConcentrationBetter Decision MakingEnhance CreativityBoost Sales Skills (Cold Calls, Closing)Improve MemoryADD HypnoCoaching The list of hypnosis’ uses is limited only by your imagination. So, what can you imagine changing? What habits are you ready to let go of? What new possibilities do you think you’d like to bring into your life this year?