It takes a genuine desire and strong motivation to eliminate the smoking habit. Don’t let the fear of failure prevent you from trying to stop smoking. A cigarette will not magically enable you to handle a crisis more effectively or help you to interact socially with poise. See it for what it is — an addiction! Within twenty minutes of smoking that final cigarette, your blood pressure and pulse will drop to normal. Eight hours after quitting, carbon monoxide levels in the blood drop to normal and oxygen levels increase to normal. Your body then starts to gain the ability to smell and taste again, circulation improves, energy increases, your risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and cancer decreases. Can you afford not to let DMI help you to quit smoking?
Hypnosis Allows You To Focus & Concentrate With The Subconscious Mind
Focusing and concentrating with the subconscious mind enables you to have greater awareness and more clarity. The natural and safe process of hypnosis, allows you to uncover and then change the underlying thoughts, feelings and attitudes, causing you to smoke cigarettes. It then helps you to establish new patterns of thought and behavior, and become and remain a non-smoker.
Steps To Achieve Successful Results Through Hypnosis
Your job is to be 100% committed
In order to completely stop smoking, you must do it for yourself. Not for your doctor, your spouse, your family or for your friends. It is only when you are absolutely disgusted and tired of the expensive and unhealthy habit of smoking, that you will become a non-smoker for good.
I will help you to become more trusting of yourself and your own natural capability to fully and completely achieve your goal and become a non-smoker for the rest of your life.
Focus On The Present
When you are fully in the moment, you are experiencing everything with a fresh eye and an open mind. Together we will work from this empowering perspective, and in turn help you to let go of old past concepts and situations that distract and interfere with your new healthy smoke-free thoughts, feelings and satisfactions.
Expecting differs from hoping, wishing or trying. Being indefinite and not firm in your intentions, only causes you to place yourself outside your goal and decrease success. I will help you to be your goal, by imagining yourself already as a non-smoker. I will guide you to mentally in-vision yourself as a non-smoker, feel like a non-smoker and already be doing what a non-smoker does. By establishing and reinforcing such expectations, your goal to become a non-smoker tends to become your reality.
To be successful, you must actively and consistently do what is necessary to meet your specific goals. I will help you move forth with desire, focus and determination to change old smoking routines and create new healthy smoke-free routines.
Together we will work so you can honestly and completely let go of all those old internal tapes and sabotaging opinions, others have formed about you, or you have formed about yourself. To get rid of those negative perceptions that keep repeating within you and are holding you back from reaching your goals. And then accept as truth, new healthy perceptions and thoughts of yourself, living your life as a non-smoker.
Identify & Acknowledge Your Fears & Doubts
I will help you to bring your fears, worries, doubts and struggles with cigarette smoking to the surface, where you can identify and acknowledge them. I will help you release any negative internal talk, self-criticism and self-discrimination that sabotage your success. You will then have room for new healthy emotions, feelings, thoughts and attitudes.
Imagining Yourself As A Non-Smoker
An important part of the process of gaining power and control and becomeing a non-smoker, is to draw from past memories of yourself when you did not smoke cigarettes. I will help you to bring those memories forward to become your foundation, and create the new you, as a non-smoker, right here in the present.
It is also important to mentally create the new you, living as a non-smoker in the future. I will help you to bring those desires, benefits and rewards of being a non-smoker back into the present. You will then begin imagining yourself becoming freer, healthier and happier, drawing from past memories and future anticipations. Such desirable personal imagery has a powerful and effective influence, for you to overcome old unhealthy smoking patterns, and adopt new healthy life patterns.
Managing Physical & Emotional Stress With Deep Breathing
Learning to relax and cope with stress is an integral part for success. Taking a deep satisfying breathe, holding it and then slowly releasing it through your mouth, is very much like taking that first long drag off a cigarette, but without the cigarette smoke. Try it. I will help you to use deep breathing as an additional method to create a chain response to relax your mind and body, release mental pressure, stress and confusion, as well as loosen muscle and nerve tightness. Such deep breathing naturally, gently and automatically slows down your heartbeat, calms you and gives you a chance to refocus and to regroup.
Smoking Is A Mental & Physical Ritual
Smoking a cigarette becomes a ritualized form of mental and physical break from daily routine. The subconscious mind becomes dependent on this momentary diversion and time out. Particular events and situations, such as awakening in the morning, drinking coffee, watching television, driving a car, finishing meals and socializing, become connected to smoking and thereby trigger the smoking habit and conditioned ritual.
When you stop smoking, you typically feel a void and miss such rituals. I will help you to fill the void with new healthy and acceptable forms of behavior that will help you to interrupt and break the old smoking patterns. It is important to be aware of adopting behaviors that could turn into another unwanted habit. For example, chewing gum, mints and candy may cause just another long-term problem. I suggest you focus on a suitable form of exercise, sport or activity. Exercise is the best way to “change the subject”, improve your blood circulation and release those feel good feelings, as well as create internal pride, confidence and motivation.
An easy way to change the subject and interrupt the smoking habit is to leave the table after a meal and wash your hands or brush your teeth. You are then sending yourself a firm message that you will no longer associate finishing a meal with smoking a cigarette, and you are affirming your decision to become a non-smoker. You may even find yourself acknowledging your effort in the mirror with a smile and a positive thought to yourself, thus confirming your pride and determination to stay on track with your healthy goal.
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Weight Gain Is A Result of Substituting Food For Cigarettes
It is important that you begin the process of becoming a non-smoker with the full understanding that you will not trade the unhealthy smoking habit for unhealthy eating. If needed, I will help you avoid substituting snacking or overeating for cigarettes. Thus, you can avoid the disillusionment and self-disappointment of weight gain, causing you to return to smoking cigarettes, and ending up with 2 problems. A cigarette habit and excess weight gain.
Smoking Does Not Burn Fat
Nicotine does not kill fat. That is an irrational fear that keeps many people smoking cigarettes to prevent weight gain. What often does happen is foods taste better when you stop smoking, simply because nicotine represses your taste buds.
If needed, I will help you to reprogram your inner mind to begin a healthier eating routine. This will encourage you to purposely and routinely eat more nutritious foods that are low in salt, low in sugar and low in fat, and add more natural foods, such as vegetables and fruits into your daily eating routine. I can help you to eat less at every meal until it becomes a healthy programmed habit. And thereby, help you to associate reprogramming your inner mind to be a non-smoker, with choosing to create a healthier body and a healthier lifestyle in every way.
Did you Know This about Cigarette Smoking?
Smoking Cigarettes Creates Systemic Ill Health!
Cigarette smoke has over 4,000 poisonous chemicals that not only increase the chances for lung cancer, emphysema, as well as other lung disorders, but also affects virtually every system in your body. In the digestive system, increasing the chances for ulcers and gastrointestinal problems. In the circulatory system, the compounds inhaled from cigarette smoke enter the blood and accelerate the formation of arterial deposits associated with hardening of the arteries. Thus, increasing the chances for heart disease and sudden cardiac arrest.
Nicotine Does Not Have A True Relaxing Affect
The chemical nicotine acts as a stimulant on the heart muscle, while carbon monoxide deprives it of oxygen. Thus, it is the carbon monoxide depleting the oxygen in your system that causes lethargy and what may appear as relaxation. That is not true relaxation.
Is Never Too Late To Stop Smoking
Statistics reveal that the lungs of a smoker, even after several years of heavy smoking, will begin to rejuvenate almost immediately upon stopping to smoke cigarettes. Within seven years of no smoking, a former smoker’s lungs can return to their optimum level of health.
Help Your System Rebalance Itself
It is important to help your body flush out all the impurities from cigarettes that have built up over time. Drink plenty of fresh water during the first week, and you will be pleasantly surprised how good it makes you feel. Eat plenty of fruits during the first week, and you will be pleasantly surprised how much your craving for cigarettes is reduced. This is because much of your cigarette craving is for sugar. All cigarette tobacco is cured in sugar and cigarettes are up to 18% sugar. Therefore, the natural fructose in fresh, healthy fruits will satisfy your sugar cravings.
Make Exercise Part Of Your Daily Routine
Exercise is as important to becoming a non-smoker as it is to someone wanting to reduce weight and become more fit and trim. I suggest in addition to healthier eating habits, begin a suitable form of exercise, activity or sport.
But do not exercise instead of smoking. That will only cause you to keep the thought of smoking alive in your inner mind. And once you stop exercising, you may find yourself returning to the smoking habit. I suggest you exercise routinely because you want to feel better, you want to speed up your metabolism and you want to counteract any possible unwanted weight gain.
Be Kind And Patient With Yourself
Take it easy on yourself. Becoming a non-smoker is a process. It is a process of replacing old programs and patterns with new strategies and patterns. It is a process of breaking connections between smoking and certain situations. And it is a process that works only at your own speed and comfort.
Let hypnosis help you to permanently free yourself from being controlled to having control.
Have you endlessly endured diets only to gain back all the weight you lost? Do you have exercise equipment that is collecting dust from lack of use? We will give you the motivation and desire to exercise regularly and resist high fat, high calorie foods! We will give you the power to discipline yourself to maintain a healthy lifestyle that promotes life-long weight management! Gain control over those cravings for sugar and fat! Learn to stick to your diet and exercise program once and for all! We will help you to reach this goal with our special program on weight loss. Call today and be in control of your weight from now on!
A Holistic Approach To Help You Take Back Control Of Yourself,
And Take Back Healthy Control Of Your Weight
Excess Weight Gain And Eating Disorders
Causes for excess weight gain and eating disorders are varied and influenced by a number of factors that all need to be addressed for successful change. Most people begin their efforts to reduce their weight by dieting and depriving themselves of food. This changes the body but does not change the mind (emotions). This starts a life-long battle of weight loss and weight gain. The body often responds very efficiently and the metabolic rate is lowered. When normal eating resumes, the body often favors excess fat storage.
Emotional factors such as tension, anxiety, guilt, self-criticism and depression generally cause dieters to be less sensitive to internal cues. Often they respond to a variety of emotions by eating, whether they are hungry or not. Dieting and food deprivation, increased hunger and loss of control, often increase fear of fatness, and for some people to develop bulimia or anorexia.
In addition, a variety of hurtful perceptions stemming from the past, false premises and unresolved subconscious conflicts can influence weight gain and eating disorders. Hypnosis has frequently been used to help people create and maintain healthy control of their eating and weight, because it works directly with the subconscious mind. It is here where habits, conditioned responses, emotional difficulties and inner conflicts can be discovered, understood and resolved for permanent healthy change.
Hypnosis Allows You To Focus & Concentrate With The Subconscious Mind
Focusing and concentrating with the subconscious mind enables you to have greater awareness and more clarity. The natural and safe process of hypnosis, allows you to uncover the underlying emotions, feelings, thoughts and attitudes causing your weight challenges. It then guides you toward healthy change, and to create a healthy lifestyle with healthy eating patterns.
Steps To Achieve Successful Results Through Hypnosis
Your own body has a natural ability to guide you toward healthy eating. Your body knows more about its needs for proper health and nutrition, than anybody else possibly could. I will help you rebuild such trust in your body’s natural and normal guidelines. As a result, listening and responding to your body’s natural indicators and internal cues for healthy eating patterns, allows you to successfully take back healthy control your weight.
Focus On The Present
When you are fully in the moment, you are experiencing everything with a fresh eye and an open mind. Together we will work from this empowering perspective, and in turn help you to let go of old past concepts and situations that distract and interfere with your new healthy thoughts, feelings, eating patterns and satisfactions.
Expecting differs from hoping, wishing or trying. Being indefinite and not firm in your intentions, only causes you to place yourself outside your goal and decrease success. I will help you to be your goal, by imagining yourself already being your healthy and ideal weight. By establishing and reinforcing such expectations, your goal to become your healthy and ideal weight tends to become your reality.
To be successful, you must actively and consistently do what is necessary to meet your specific goals and reach your desired weight. I will help you move forth with desire, focus and determination to change old unhealthy patterns and create new healthy patterns.
Together we will work so you can honestly and completely let go of all those old internal tapes and sabotaging opinions, others have formed about you, or you have formed about yourself. To get rid of those negative perceptions that keep repeating within you and are holding you back from reaching your goals. And then accept as truth, new healthy perceptions, thoughts, and images of yourself at your natural and normal body weight and size, and living your healthy lifestyle.
Identify & Acknowledge Your Fears & Doubts
I will help you bring your fears, worries, doubts and struggles with eating and weight to the surface, where you can identify and acknowledge them. I will help you release any negative internal talk, self-criticism and self-discrimination that sabotage your success. You will then have room for new healthy emotions, feelings, thoughts and attitudes.
Awareness & Respect For Your Body
I will help you learn to become aware of your body’s inner cues, and distinguish between natural hunger cues and emotional discomfort. In turn, you can respond more accurately to your true needs, and build healthy eating patterns. I will encourage you to increase your awareness of your eating experience by eliminating distractions, slowing down and fully enjoy your eating experience. In addition, I will help you to become better aware of your comfort and fullness levels before and after eating, and establish better control of the amount of food you eat.
Creating New Permanent Healthy Habits & Attitudes For A Healthy Lifestyle
As you form a close and respectful friendship with your body, and actively meet its needs, you will find yourself naturally forming new desires for nutritious foods and building new healthy eating habits. In turn, you will find yourself building self-confidence, self-esteem and acceptance of a slimmer more appealing new you.
Daily Body Imaging
An important part of the process of having control of your body weight and size is to draw from past memories of yourself when you were your ideal weight. I will help you bring those desirable memories forward to become your foundation, and create the new and trimmer you, right here in the present.
It is also important to mentally create the new and slender you, as you will be in the future. I will help you bring those desires, benefits and rewards back into the present. You will then begin picturing or imagining yourself getting lighter, slimmer, healthier and happier, drawing from past memories and future anticipations. Such desirable personal imagery has a powerful and effective influence, for you to overcome unhealthy eating patterns and return to a healthy weight.
Deep Breathing for Stress Reduction & Relaxation
Deep rhythmic breathing is central to creating a chain response for relaxing your body functions. I will help you to use deep breathing to release emotional stress, and loosen muscle and nerve tightness. This in turn will create an automatic chain response to help slow down your heartbeat, stabilize your metabolism, increase blood flow to your hands and feet, and balance your hormonal activity.
Exercise For Inner Awards & To Increase Fitness
Our body still holds a genetic memory for self-preservation. Inactivity signals ill health and a need to store fat for emergencys. Routine exercise signals your body that you are well & healthy. You will then find that the fat you let go of with a routine activity is fat you let go of completely. I encourage you to begin a consistent 30 minute a day, exercise & fitness routine that is geared to your needs and desires. During the first 20 minutes of activity, your body works off sugars. After 20 minutes, your body begins to work off unhealthy visceral fat. You will find yourself enjoying an increase level of energy and an increase level of your metabolism rate. You will also decrease your cortisol levels, which are stress hormones that promote unhealthy fat storage.
Create A Daily Eating Program & Stick To It
A desire to eat continually and at different hours of the day is a developed habit. This conditioned habit was created and established over time, and can be broken. I will help you to establish a new and healthier pattern of eating. And if it is followed consistently and without cheating, in 2 to 3 weeks, you will reprogram and recondition your mind with new hunger and eating patterns. I suggest a pattern that consists of eating 3 planned meals and 1 or 2 planned snacks a day, at approximately the same time each day. It is important to stick to your program whether you are hungry or not. This sends your body the important message, that it will not be deprived or starve. You will naturally boost up & stabilize your metabolism, and restore your normal biological rhythms.
Breakfast Is The Single Most Important Meal Of The Day
A healthy satisfying breakfast will start up your metabolism. This will also help you break the habit of eating between meals. Eat your biggest meal in the middle of the day. This gives you the rest of the day to burn off food energy. And finally, eat your smallest meal at the end of the day. I suggest you stop consuming calories a minimum of 4 hours before sleep. This gives your body time to burn off all calories taken in from the day.
Be kind and gentle on yourself.
Give yourself plenty of time and patience to meet your desires and goals on your terms and timetable.
Are you ready to win the “tug-of-war” of your life? Are you sick and tired of excess stress causing you sleepless nights? Is your inability to concentrate and stay focused on the job catching up with you? Let us help you to find new ways to cope with stress with our program on stress reduction. This program will help you to discover new ways to relax, and to gain insight on what triggers stress in your life. Learn to develop personal strategies to help reduce stress. Do yourself a favor and let DMI give you the peace of mind you deserve!
With every thought, every action and reaction, we experience some level of stress. It simply is part of life. Some stress we experience is healthy stress, in that it motivates us to work harder and become more successful in our endeavors. Likewise, the stress we experience on the first day of school, the day of a child’s birth, or receiving a promotion or reward can be exciting and overall healthy.
However, stress that leaves us feeling nervous, scared, anxious, emotionally upset and out of control, is unhealthy. Such stress can lead to a variety of symptoms like tension headaches, fatigue, loss of concentration, relationship problems and overall unhappiness. Such debilitating stress can escalate, and seriously disrupt the foundation of our immune system, making us more susceptible to physical illness and disease.
Such damaging conditions are a call for change. And while we cannot change the world, we can change our reaction to it. Hypnosis is a wonderful, effective and easy way to help you change your perception of overly stressful situations, regain control, and adopt new calming responses.
Hypnosis, by it very nature eases mental and physical stress and tension. Such deep relaxation causes a chain of wonderful calming mental and physical responses. Your breathing slows down and deepens, your heartbeat slows down and blood flow increases to your hands and feet. In turn your metabolism and your hormonal activity balances and normalizes. It can feel much like a tightly stretched rubber band is released and just let go, causing tense thoughts to release, and tight muscles and nerves to unwind and to just let go.
Hypnosis allows you to first gain clarity of the reasons behind your stress. Once the root cause is uncovered, you can change old limiting perspectives and rid yourself of old harmful attitudes and responses. This allows you to adopt new healthy attitudes and healthy responses.
Hypnosis allows you to use your powerful imagination and through repetition, learn lifelong techniques to handle stressful and difficult situation. Additionally, learning cues become powerfully effective to release tension, and change an old tense emotional response into a calming response.
Are you frustrated by the constant annoyance of looking for misplaced belongings? Are you embarrassed by forgetting the names of those you know? Do you need to write things down in order to remember . . . and then lose the list? Forget about these problems! Learn to enjoy the benefits of improved memory — at work, at home and at play. Whether for test preparation, job performance or personal satisfaction, DMI program on memory retention will help you to perform at your best.
Achieving better memory and mental acuity is a common goal. Gain confidence with quicker recall and enhance your mind’s ability to function under stress and on command.
Hypnotic suggestions can replace catastrophic thoughts with truthful statements explaining the nature of the symptoms and the realization that the physical sensations can cause no harm. Hypnosis can slow the heartbeat, achieve a sense of balance, generate relaxation through deep breathing, free the throat to swallow, overcome sensations of temperature change and promote clear-headedness.
Whether it’s creepy crawly things, pitch darkness or things that go bump in the night, we all feel fearful of something to some degree. It is natural and normal. And feeling fear is certainly healthy and vital in keeping us safe from real danger, such as being outside during a lightening storm or carelessly crossing a street with heavy traffic.
Overwhelming fearfulness may cause extreme apprehension and severely interfere with a person’s daily life. A fear of heights may cause a person to experience intense worry and apprehension simply by walking across a small bridge. The person consciously knows the bridge is safe, but such fearfulness is never reasonable. And such fearfulness may expand to include a number of other things and situations.
Fearfulness is actually the subconscious way to protect a person from what it perceives to be harmful and life threatening. The subconscious mind cannot decipher real danger from imagined danger, and so it creates an intense fearfulness resulting in intense discomfort, which causes the person to avoid what it perceives as pending danger. Such building irrational fears can obviously create such emotional and physical distress, that many areas of life become unbearable.
Fearfulness may result from intense catastrophic thinking. A painful relationship break-up with a lover may create overwhelming emotional and physical distress in an individual. When faced with the prospects of becoming intimately involved with another person, the fearful thought of another rejection, another loss and enduring deep emotional sadness, can cause the individual to develop severe apprehensions.
In time, just the thought of feeling apprehensive generates more fear, which creates more apprehension. The person may even become hyper-vigilant, and easily unnerved at the slightest physical sensation that reminds them of possible fearful feelings. And the person quickly feels they have lost control of themselves and their life.
When the initial event of the unset of the fear is consciously known, hypnosis is a safe, quick and effective way to take back control of yourself and your life, by re-examining the fear and establishing realistic and accurate thinking. It helps you to replace out-of-control reactions with relaxing and calming responses. In addition, self-hypnosis is a powerfully effective method you can use on your own, to continue to dissolve any further catastrophic thinking, and continue to build self-confidence, self-assurance and emotional wellness.
In some cases, the initial event where the fear originated may be consciously unknown. Hypnosis gives the individual the opportunity to uncover the situation and circumstance where the fear began. This allows the individual to re-examine the conditions causing the fear to develop and gain insight to how it grew into extreme fearfulness. New insight and understanding allows the subconscious mind to re-organize, change its perceptions of danger, and eliminate fearfulness and resulting discomforts.
Often the initial event where the fear is found to have originated is remembered, but seems insignificant. After all, how can a simple fun jester of Dad tossing you as a youngster into the air or whirling you around above his head, cause you a sudden feeling of great fearfulness at the age of 30, while you are looking over a second story balcony? Well, it can. And it does. Overwhelming fearfulness can begin at any time, but most debilitating fears originate in the early childhood years when the mind is most impressionable and a deep fear of the unknown can more easily develop.
If deep feelings of fearfulness are holding you prisoner, let hypnosis unlock the door and set you free. Whether the current fear stems from an old outdated, illogical and unnecessary memory of a past fear, or has developed from intense catastrophic thinking, hypnosis allows for rapid and efficient change. It empowers you to take back full control of yourself, and live your life feeling calm, confident and balanced.
Self-Esteem, Confidence, Motivation
Frequently personal attacks ,hurts, or negative valuations are absorbed by and buried in subconscious memory, with the victim totally unaware of the sources of troubled feelings, fears, self-doubt and damaging attitudes. But we know that the subconscious mind is the storage house of memory. Through hypnotherapy it is possible to set aside the conscious mind, seek, locate, and uncover the detrimental memories which adversely affecting personality, and in bringing the problems to light and understanding, accomplish a resolution which can free the client from the past and open doors to future progress and achievement.
Each and every one of us is innately driven to progress in life, and to achieve our own personal best. And at the same time, each and every one of us experiences difficulties in one or all the areas that form the basis of such success, namely self-esteem, confidence and motivation.
Hypnosis has proven time and time again, to help us to uncover the core feelings causing poor self-esteem, low confidence and in turn lack of motivation. Such knowledge is essential for creating change and success. Hypnosis then sets the arena for us to regain self-worth and self-assurance, recognize our capabilities and build a desire to take action by defining clear goals and planning a step-by-step approach. Smaller successes in themselves are a powerful motivating influence to achieve more successes. This in turn fuels more confidence, more belief in ourselves and in our capabilities, and belief in our worthiness to be successful and happy.
First and foremost, a good solid healthy attitude toward ourselves is essential for confidence and motivation. Low self-esteem, feeling unworthy and incompetent, most often begins in the early childhood years, when we are most vulnerable to degrading opinions and comments made toward us by family, teachers and friends.
Hypnosis allows us to review past circumstances unclouded by conscious judgment, and more truthfully understand how and why we formed our fearful and demeaning self-beliefs. New insight allows us to clear away old fearful and limiting perceptions of ourselves, and build a new attitude that is self-accepting, assertive and trusting in ourselves. In essence, we are rebuilding our most important relationship, and that is the one we have with ourselves.
Such renewed self-value and self-appreciation lays the groundwork for self-confidence. Hypnosis guides us to look within ourselves for acceptance and approval, and honestly learn to determine from within, what is good and right and productive for ourselves. Thus, we build a powerful sense of, “I am in charge and I can do it” attitude. We build self-support and self-trust, and we learn to self-direct toward what works best for us to achieve our own personal needs and desires. Consequently, outside opinions and comments made toward us simply do not have any hurtful influence on us.
With self-esteem and confidence well in place, we have the foundation to move fully into action and take the steps necessary to reach our goals and be our success. Hypnosis guides us to set clear and attainable goals in small reasonable steps. This motivates our subconscious mind to continue to work, and we look forward to the string of rewards obtained through smaller successes. As smaller rewards mount into bigger rewards, and we can more fully envision our ultimate goal, disappointments and frustrations that naturally accompany all goals have little lasting power.
Give yourself the opportunity to take a journey for change and success, and achieve your own personal best through the power of hypnosis.
Those seeking rapid, effective relief may turn to hypnotherapy. In addition to programming a client with suggestions conducive to restful sleep and teaching self-hypnosis, the therapist can create a personalized tape designed to deal with individual problems. The tape can lead the client into deep, comfortable relaxation with instructions at the end of the tape to enjoy restful sleep throughout the night and into the morning awaken refreshed and enthusiastic about the new day.
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Most of us have been conditioned to look for pain relief from outside sources. However, finding relief by treating only the physical symptoms with medication, surgery or perhaps a form of physical therapy, we undermine the enormous part the mind plays in the experience of pain. Hypnosis teaches us how connected our mind and body is, by giving us the powerful ability to control our mental perceptions of pain, and change its affect on our body.
Before utilizing hypnosis for any type of pain relief, it is vital to first seek medical attention. Pain is an important signal to alert us about a physical injury or illness, and that medical treatment may be necessary. Once a proper medical diagnosis has been established, hypnosis can help, not as a means to fully block or eliminate pain, but to selectively control pain.
Countless case studies report major surgery being performed using only hypnosis, without the aid of anesthesia to create total physical desensitization, or an analgesic to reduce or eliminate sensations in a localized area. Although such profound mental control of pain is available to all of us, we can find our own level of dramatic pain relief through hypnosis. Some common conditions successfully using hypnosis are migraine headaches, back pain, arthritic pain, dental pain, post surgical pain, illness and disease pain.
The mental anguish of suffering from long-term and reoccurring pain can create feelings of great sadness and hopelessness. Such emotional distress can lead to more difficulties such as extreme fatigue, loss of appetite and poor sleep. As physical pain deprives such an individual from participating in life’s joys, functions and activities, the individual may move into more emotional despair leading to low self-esteem, low self-worth and isolation. Hypnosis can readily revitalize such individuals and give them a new sense of control, freedom and hope in life.
Relaxation plays an important part for most types of pain relief. Hypnosis by its very nature eases your mental and physical stress and creates deeply calming and quieting relaxation. Hypnosis can then help you to take control of your specific pain by helping you to develop new ways of feeling and thinking about the pain, and then carry out certain cues or actions to create physical relief and comfort.
Hypnotic techniques include combining mental focus and concentration with imagery to transform, recreate and shrink pain. Other techniques can suspend pain, by distracting your attention to another part of your body. By imagining comfort flowing into this other part of your body, equal comfort can be imagined to flow into the first area, causing the original pain to melt away. Other techniques create pleasant feelings and associations with the discomfort, creating a new sense of comfort and control. Certain cues such as a clenched fist can represent getting a grip on your discomfort, and then releasing your fist can represent releasing the discomfort from your body and mind. Hypnosis is also a wonderful way to vividly remember those times before pain. And by using all your senses, you can bring back to life that you, as a joyful, healthy and pain-free individual.
Give yourself a new lease on life, and let hypnosis help you to reprogram your subconscious mind to achieve both immediate and long-term pain relief. Give yourself time and patience. Allow yourself to open to the power of your creative mind to adopt the mental imagery, metaphors, cues and specific suggestions that best apply to you. And you will find that each time you practice your pain relief strategy, the benefits grow stronger and your ability to control your situation improves.
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Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a powerful technology for quickly resolving emotional distress. It is even capable of relieving physical complaints such as chronic pain, allergic symptoms, and much more. When effective, not only does it do this quickly, but it works without forcing the recipient to repeatedly re-experience the negative emotional state. This treatment is generally permanent, relatively easy to apply, boasts a higher than 80% success rate and is free of negative side effects.
How does EFT Work?
By stimulating certain acupressure points, neural receptors under the skin convert that pressure to an electrical impulse that is transmitted to the brain. The person is then asked to connect to the physical pain, unpleasant emotion or just simply “tune in” to the uncomfortable memory or future event, whilst these energy points are gently tapped. (Fig 1 & 2 below). This allows a release of physical and emotional trauma which is experienced as an unlocking of the negative feelings, and a release of the emotional intensity that has kept the person trapped. People often report a release of energy at this stage and describe feelings of light-headedness, yawning, sighing and a sense of freedom.
One of the most miraculous aspects of this treatment is the confused relief that people experience when they are suddenly without the familiar response that may have plagued them for years.
When asked to recall the initial difficulty, most people are speechless, as they can no longer connect to the original feelings that it provoked.
The EFT process can take from five minutes to half an hour depending on the number of aspects surrounding a problem. For instance if a marriage breaks down a person can be left with varied emotions such as anger, jealously, resentment, grief, regret, and even sometimes a sense of failure. These are all different aspects to the same problem, which may need to be addressed individually.
Different aspects are possible with just about any problem. A phobia of spiders may have different elements, for instance a stationary spider and moving spider may have to be treated as separate fears.
We have observed many miraculous results using EFT personally and professionally, from giving up smoking to the release of intense long-standing emotional difficulties. We are excited by the future possibilities of this technique, which really needs to be experienced to appreciate the transformation that it can bring to your life.
Emotional Freedom Technique creates healing by means of realigning and rebalancing the body’s energy system.
Over 5,000 years age, the Chinese discovered that our body is a complex and very precise system of energy circuits, known as meridians. Gary Craig, founder of EFT, theorizes that, “The cause of all limiting and uncomfortable emotions, is a disturbance or a disruption of the body’s energy system.” Based on traditional Chinese method of creating health, Gary Craig discovered that by stimulating certain meridian points on our body, normal and healthy flow of energy is restored in our meridians.
EFT is comparable to acupuncture, but without the use of needles. Instead, it is done with a series of taps with the fingertip, on specific points on the body. An electric impulse is sent directly to the brain. The body responds, by unblocking and rebalancing the subtle energies of the body. The series of taps are combined with verbal attention to the difficulty, which effectively relieves the uncomfortable emotional reaction.
This very simple procedure creates an immediate change and relief for the person. Intensities of uncomfortable feelings, such as fear, stress, tension, cravings and pain are reduced and very often completely eliminated. The person is able to again think clearly and be back in control.
EFT has proven time and again, to successfully remove energy blocks, causing both physical and emotional pain, as well as overcome a variety of unwanted behaviors and habits. It combines easily with hypnosis, and provides a person with a greater range of tools for effective and healthy change.
This very simple method is easily and quickly taught to all clients wishing to learn. And once learned, you can apply it at any time you want or need it in your personal life, for all issues and all challenges you may face.
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