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]
Any of you who have heard me speak, know that the functioning of the human mind is a subject about which I am passionate. My interest began in childhood. I noticed that many people said things that were not congruent with the actions they took. In other words they didn’t “walk their talk”. These people, [...]
There is a huge difference between working for a corporation in a sales position and selling as an entrepreneur. That difference is about attitude toward money and the ability to discipline and hold one’s self accountable.
In my business working with sales people as a coach and hypnotherapist, I see many issues in the entrepreneurial mindset. [...]
At the highest level the game of tennis is a battle of overcoming adversity. The highly competitive nature of tennis is obvious, but it is not all the physical game. In fact the more advanced the player the greater the impact from the mental aspect. At this level the mental game of tennis is 90% [...]
People fear failure. This fear causes them to not even attempt certain things because they are afraid they will fail. Fearing failure is ironic because by fearing to take action you virtually guarantee failure.
People are born with only two fears. Fear of loud noises and falling all the others are taught and learned. Some of [...]
The mind is a thinking machine and most people think too much. This is a fact. Actually the average person has 50,000-60,000 thoughts a day. An astronomical 90% of thoughts are repetitive and 75-80% of those repeating thoughts are negative.
The reality is that our thinking mind thinks that’s its job. However, we have another part [...]
Health & Weight Loss
There is a basic equation for losing weight: use more calories than you consume. One of the easiest ways to do that, it is sometimes believed, is simply to eat less at least of certain foods and/or exercise more. And, it’s true, that is fundamentally what all diets amount to. But how to do that [...]
In this season of reassessment, looking back over the year as to what we have accomplished and what we would like to achieve in the next year, I am reminded of “The Secret.” The book and movie was a huge hit back in 2006 and even though some of its participants have been discredited, much [...]
Binge eating is now estimated by behavioral experts to be the most common eating disorder. Almost 30% of those who are seriously seeking help to lose weight are binge eaters.
What defines a binge eater?
Eating an unusually large amount of food in a short period of time.
Frequent binges- at least weekly.
A feeling of being in a [...]
Holidays are supposed to be about love, family and togetherness, instead they are all about parties, alcohol and food and that’s OK. Whoa… did I actually say that’s OK?? Yes I did. Why, you might ask would a person who most of the year coaches, councils and holds her clients accountable to change bad habits [...]
There are so many choices for diet and weight loss today. But did you know that there have always been numerous choices. Anybody remember the grapefruit diet or how about cabbage soup diet from the 60′s? Then in the 70′s we had “diet pills” and other deprivation style diets and the list goes on and [...]