Smoking is a habit and an addiction. The addiction to nicotine is strong, but the habitual behavior associated with smoking is far stronger. If the addiction to nicotine was very strong then I would have clients with an addiction to nicotine gum or patches. The smoker has linked all the pleasures… [more]
There are numerous misconceptions and half truths regarding hypnosis. Hypnosis occurs in the alpha/theta brainwaves. We all have these brain waves and therefore we can be hypnotized if we are willing. Anyone who has ever arrived at their destination without remembering the drive has been in hypnosis. Similarly… [more]
Tired of dieting? We all know that diets don’t work long term. Dieting will not result in permanent weight loss without permanent behavior change. A new life style has to replace the old. Obesity is a huge problem and according to the latest statistics if we continue on the path we are on all… [more]
Improving Golf Performance
Shoemaker, a noted golf coach and the author of Extraordinary Putting, explains why most thinking is bad for your game. "It's easy for people to accept the fact that negative thinking can be a source of interference. I've found that the real challenge is to have people see for themselves… [more]
Addictions are an attempt to give something to the self. They are not a character flaw. Most people with addictions had some kind of difficulty in childhood. This difficulty can range from a childhood trauma, like physical abuse to something more benign but still traumatic to a child’s personality like a highly critical and cold […]
Many people are confused by NLP (neuro-linguistic programming). They either don’t understand what it is or they don’t know how it’s used or the kind of changes that can be made. The term itself, Neuro Linguistic Programming offers a few clues. Neuro – it involves our thinking, Linguistic – our use of language and Programming […]
Thirty five years ago I was a medical recruiter bringing in over 6 figures a year. I worked for a large company in a plush high rise office building with colleagues who gave me a sense of team and competition. However the commute into San Francisco was just too much and so I started my […]
hypnosis and NLP –Neuro-Linguistic Programming are powerful tools for sales success. Back in 1981 these techniques became relatively main stream in sales training circles. The reason these techniques have become so popular in sales is due to their positive impact on the minds of the sales professionals. The other reason for their popularity is their […]
The fear of public speaking is the most common phobia. It has been said that people fear public speaking more then they fear death. Although that may sound extreme most people aren’t faced with death at the next sales meeting and so the speaking fear is more real and more immediate.
Many people make their fear […]
Halloween now kicks off the holiday eating season. The beginning of this “season” used to be Thanksgiving. However Halloween is now a huge retail and eating holiday as well. There are parties and baskets of candy everywhere along with Halloween cupcakes and other treats.
Holiday eating is one of the ways people throw off their ability […]
The average diet lasts 72 hours. hypnosis and behavior modification can make weight loss permanent. Obviously the habits and behaviors with food need to change if any weight loss is to become a part of your life. My clients are typically those people who want to lose between 20 and 150 lbs.
All behavior comes from […]
As a hypnotherapist I see many clients who want to lose weight. Losing weight is difficult for many due to the many habits and behaviors that are involved in changing this very complex issue. The habits that need to change are many and the emotional reasons to eat can be complex but there are ways […]
Dieting doesn’t work for permanent weight loss. Any diet works short term if the dieter sticks to the diet. However the ability to be that self disciplined is finite. In other words a person’s self discipline and self control weakens over the course of a day. So what can you do to lose weight and […]
The health of the body is directly linked to the mind. Mind body science is making major leaps in our understanding of the relationship of mind/body and the impact we can have on our physical health through our mind/body system.In a recently published study, researchers found that depression-related stress results in the significant shortening of telomeres–the […]