Stop Smoking

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 in life with smoking. So the smoker is more addicted to the ritual of smoking then to the nicotine itself.
hypnosis gets you in touch with your subconscious mind which is the part of your mind where habits and behaviors are formed. The best way to become a non-smoker is to realize that this is a habit. Smoking became a habit because at some point in your life you needed it. Whether to feel as though you fit in or because you felt less anxious when you smoked, there was a reason you started. Once you really know that it is just a habit it loses some of its power.
Hypnotherapy is the tool to release you from this habit. By changing the way you think about smoking and yourself you can release this habit and take back control of your life.

If you want to get back in control of your life and your health call now to hear more about my Stop Smoking Program.

Hypnosis

There are numerous misconceptions and half truths regarding hypnosishypnosis 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 if you watch a really good movie and become totally engrossed that is also the same brainwave you will experience in hypnosis.

Hypnosis is the ultimate technique for anyone who wants to be more in control of their life. Through hypnosis you can change your self-talk and by doing so you change your habits and behaviors. Hypnosis also has a positive effect on a wide range of health issues as well. Hypnosis has been approved by the American Medical Association since 1958 and is recognized and used in many hospitals for anesthesia and pain management.
Anyone who wants to be hypnotized and is reasonably intelligent has the ability to benefit from hypnosis. All hypnosis is said to be self hypnosis. The hypnotherapist serves as a facilitator or guide. By having a private session of hypnosis you begin a journey that takes you into your subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is 88% of mental functioning and contains all emotions and feelings, habits and behaviors, creativity and the autonomic nervous system. The conscious mind is only 12% of mental functioning and is basically linear analytical thought.
Using hypnosis can give you the edge in sales, sports and stage performance. It can help you lose weight, stop smoking, release Anxiety/stress, enhance fertility and improve relationships.
Create success in all areas of your life by calling Inga Chamberlain to schedule your private session today. Call 770-560-4861.

 

Weight Loss

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 adults will be obese by the year 2040.  This lifestyle affects the health of the affected person in numerous ways. Not only does it increase heart disease but it also is the major risk factor for type II diabetes, and certain types of cancer. Perhaps just as important is the low self esteem and negative feeling that the overweight suffer.

Behavior change through behavior modification combined with hypnosis in clinical studies produced double the results of behavior modification alone when used to lose weight.  In order for the new behavior to become permanent it has to become part of a new healthy lifestyle.  Exercise and healthy diet are the behaviors that need to be instilled along with the ability to become conscious of eating.

My weight loss hypnosis sessions are customized to the individual.  Whether you eat sweets compulsively, eat too much at dinner and in the evening or simply make bad food choices you can be helped with my plan.

My hypnotherapy weight loss plan Is not just another diet and it is not a short term plan.  It is a way to change your habitual ways of interacting with food permanently.

We begin by changing behavior. The second step is to resolve and reprogram the underlying cause and then reinforce and add new empowering thoughts and behaviors to permanently change the way you eat.  Exercise alone will not do it, eating healthy will not do it because the amount consumed has to change. Most people have huge appetites that have nothing to do with physical hunger and everything to do with the need to comfort. Using hypnotherapy we remove the emotional reasons for eating and reinforce new behaviors.

Whether you would like to lose 10 lbs or over 100lbs, my weight loss programs will make you think thin!   For more information on programs and session pricing call Inga Chamberlain, 770-560-4861.

Improving Golf Performance

 

 

thumb_performance-sports-success-with-hypnosis-atlanta-ga 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 that positive thinking can be just as much of a problem. My experience of positive thinking is that it’s just more thinking, a mental process while we’re in a physical activity. It’s also an indication of doubt.  Positive thinking is an overlay of doubt; it’s a strategy to overcome negative thinking, and while it may have better effects than negative thinking, I’ve never seen it fully promote peace of mind and freedom.

The way to get out of thinking and into playing the game is having the ability to get into a flow state.  Athletes call this “getting into the zone”.  It is a mental state where thoughts disappear and the person simply plays the game.  hypnosis is known to induce exactly that flow state.  Tiger Woods is an expert in getting into the zone.

 

 

This brief extract from Golf Digest, in December 2002, appears to confirm Tiger’s training included hypnosis

“Woods’ ability to produce peak performance by ‘willing myself into the zone’ is unprecedented. And at age 13, Tiger began mental training with Dr. Jay Brunza, a family friend and psychologist. Among the techniques Brunza used were subliminal tapes and hypnosis. ‘The first time Jay hypnotized Tiger, he had him stick his arm straight out and told him that it couldn’t be moved, ‘Earl [Tiger’s father] says. ‘I tried, but I couldn’t pull it down. [Tiger says hypnosis is] ‘inherent in what I do now.”

 

 

In a study conducted on the effects of hypnosis on flow states and golf performance. at the Center for Sport and Exercise Science, Sheffield Hallam University, researchers examined the effects of hypnotic intervention on flow states and golf-chipping performance of 3 participants. The intervention involved teaching the golfers relaxation, imagery, hypnotic induction, hypnotic regression, and trigger control procedures over 5 weeks and 7 trials. Analysis indicated that the 3 participants increased their mean golf-chipping performance from the trials in Baseline 1 to intervention, with 2 returning to Baseline 1 performance after the intervention phase at Baseline 2. The intensity of flow experienced by the participants during the performance trials was measured using Jackson and Marsh”s 1996 Flow State Scale. Two participants experienced higher flow during the intervention phase and much lower flow during Baselines 1 and 2. Finally, participants reported that the intervention seemed useful in keeping them confident, relaxed, and in control. These results support the hypothesis that relaxation, imagery & hypnosis can improve golf-chipping performance and increase feelings and cognitions associated with flow.

I see many golfers both professional and amateur who want to improve their game.  We work on figuring out the limiting beliefs the golfer has about himself.  Typically these beliefs have an impact on performance of all kinds. We then work on the ability to maintain a flow state no matter what is happening in the game.  By doing so the golfer not only plays significantly better,  they also feel more relaxed and enjoy the game more.

To learn more about enhancing your golf game through proven techniques and to improve golf performance in Atlanta call Inga Chamberlain at 770-560-4861.