Hypnotherapy and Hypno-Coaching
100 Ways Hypnosis Can Improve Your Life
Have you ever wondered what hypnosis can do?
Whether it could be useful for you personally?
What it feels like?
The fact is that everybody can benefit from hypnosis, because everyone has something they’d like to improve (career success, focus and concentration, self-confidence), or something they need help to overcome (obesity, smoking, negativity).
Hypnosis is a completely non-invasive way to solve problems, achieve excellence, and even manage pain––either alone or as a complementary treatment to medicine and psychotherapy. There are no side effects and no down side. It’s a win-win.
Hypnosis works with the power of the subconscious mind to change habits and behaviors. The subconscious mind is where the root of many of our behaviors, emotions, attitudes and motivations are stored. In hypnosis, it is possible to access the subconscious mind and reframe old, outgrown attitudes and beliefs-–in short, to get your conscious mind and your unconscious mind on the same page. Once that happens, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to make major changes that were previously too difficult.
Treatment consists of a set of one-hour sessions that are individually structured to the client’s needs. The recommended number of sessions depends on the issue to be solved, as well as the client’s motivation and commitment to the new approach.
In hypnosis, you will remain completely aware of everything that is going on. In fact, many people experience a hyper-awareness, in which sensations become enriched and more vivid. The ability to visualize or imagine is enhanced. Deep relaxation is common. Many describe the hypnotic “trance” as a welcome escape from physical tension and emotional stress, even while they remain completely alert.
If you, like 65 percent of Americans, have been on a diet “treadmill” for years, but always end up back at the same too-large size, it’s time to try something new. A hypnotherapist can help you lose weight for good, by identifying your triggers for over-eating; setting specific, realistic goals; working with you to retrain your brain to want healthy foods; and making hypnotic suggestions that will reprogram your unconscious mind to work for instead of against your real, conscious goals. After that, it’s easy!
You’ve probably tried everything to quit smoking: patches, nicotine chewing gum, medication, and giving it up “cold turkey.” Many people find that these methods simply don’t work for them. Maybe they did quit for a few days or weeks, but eventually they’re back to smoking, no matter how desperately they want to quit. Studies have found that hypnosis is three times more effective than the patch, and 15 times better than doing it on your own. In fact, hypnosis has the best success rate of any method.
We’ve all got stress, but that doesn’t mean it’s good for us. In fact, too much of it can damage your health, even kill you. Research shows that stress is a major cause of psychological or physical disorders. Learn how to manage stress by using simple tools and techniques to identify the source of your anxiety and reframe your reaction to it. Learn to welcome changes, and you’ll find that you’ve freed yourself, almost effortlessly, from stress and whatever unhealthy, unhappy side effects it was causing.
Inject new life and passion into your relationships. Invigorate your career; stimulate your sales, enhance your problem-solving and decision-making abilities. Refine your communication skills; increase self-esteem, self-confidence, and assertiveness. Go for excellence at your job and creative endeavors. Boost your memory, focus, and concentration; improve your study habits. Even if you’re extremely competent at something already, you can always get better, and hypnosis is the way to do it.
Fears and phobias; panic attacks, addictions to smoking, drugs, alcohol, food, sex, gambling, even the Internet; obsessions and/or compulsions; moodiness and low self-esteem; stuttering; self-defeating behaviors; bad habits; negativity; or the lasting effects of trauma. Anything that you feel impacts your life in a negative way–– whether it’s fear of flying or public speaking, or just nail biting––can be reduced or eliminated by hypnosis.
All types, from headaches to dental surgery to arthritis to cancer to fibromialgia to the labor of childbirth. Reduce the side effects of medication. Prepare for surgery and speed up your post surgery recovery. Also: relieve sleep disorders, hypertension, skin rashes, asthma, ulcers, high blood pressure. Pain can be controlled by your mind, as unlikely as that sounds. Think of Lamaze training for childbirth, and how many people have suffered less because they have trained their minds to ignore the pain and focus elsewhere.
Hypnosis can open up your creative powers in a number of ways: First, it will relax you and enable you to ignore distractions so that you can focus. Next, you will learn to substitute helpful, supportive words for the negative ones you never completely drown out. Hypnosis can defeat procrastination; banish writer’s block; build your self-confidence; and finally, let you tap directly into your innate creativity. Now watch your work improve and our productivity climb.
Find out how to put yourself into hypnosis, as an effective tool to improve any aspect of yourself you want to work on, and to get rid of characteristics that are detrimental to your success, happiness, and prosperity. Learn tools and techniques to relax yourself, enhance your concentration, and ignore distractions; even change your mood. With training, you can learn to give yourself the support you need to conquer your fears, to reach your highest goals, and to become the person you have always dreamed of being.
Areas of Treatment
(For multiple issues, longer-term life coaching is suggested; it involves a commitment of three months at least, but is less costly per session.)
Free yourself from:
Addictions: including gambling, internet addiction, sex, shopping, substance abuse
Bad habits: including nail biting, procrastination, resistance to change, tardiness, thumb sucking
Bruxism: teeth grinding, gnashing, and clenching
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Eating disorders: including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating
Irritable bowel syndrome
Lack of ambition
Medical issues: including bed wetting, gagging, high blood pressure, hypertension, hypochondria, medication side effects, obesity, skin problems, stuttering, ulcers
Mood disorders: including excessive anger, anxiety, discouragement, frustration, grief, guilt, feeling rejected, feeling victimized, feelings of helplessness, feelings of inferiority, feelings of superiority, insecurity, jealousy, mistrust, restlessness, sadness, shame, worry
Obsessions and compulsions (OCD): including hair twisting, irrational thoughts, need to control, perfectionism, repetitive actions
Pain management: including chronic pain, headaches, labor pain, menstrual cramps, pre- and post-surgical pain
Phobias and fears: including agoraphobia; exam anxiety; fear of abandonment, animals, change, death, dentists and doctors, failure, flying, public speaking, school, social situations, success, surgery,; performance anxiety; stage fright; vertigo
PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
Self-defeating behaviors: including aggression, hostility, irrationality, irritability, moodiness, negativism, passive-aggression, pessimism, stubbornness
Sexual issues: including premature ejaculation and impotence
Sleep disorders: including insomnia, nightmares
Desire to exercise
Sense of responsibility
Boost immune system
Impulse control: overcoming temptation
Speed up healing
About Nancy Goldberg
I came to hypnosis as a career the same way many hypnotists do. I was hypnotized myself, for asthma. I had terrible asthma for years, and in order to keep breathing––literally––I had to take several medications every day, with nasty side effects. After several years of this, I was miserable, and desperate enough to schedule a couple of sessions with a hypnotist, despite being pretty skeptical.
I felt a subtle difference right away. Then I was taught to do self-hypnosis, and sent home with instructions to find a quiet place and hypnotize myself twice a day, using the suggestions the hypnotist had given me.
Two months later, I didn’t have asthma anymore. It felt like a miracle, but what I had experienced was the mind’s power to heal the body.
I’m not saying hypnosis can cure cancer. But there are things it can do that are astonishing: for instance, instead of gastric band surgery for weight loss, you can be hypnotized into feeling like you’ve had the surgery. It’s called virtual gastric band surgery, and it works! People start eating tiny little portions, as if their stomachs have been surgically constricted.
In my case, I saw how powerful hypnosis is, and realized that by learning it, I could help people heal themselves or achieve their personal goals––to reduce stress, overcome fears and phobias, increase their self-confidence, lose weight, give up cigarettes and other addictive substances or habits––and about a hundred other issues.
Before becoming certified in hypnosis, I worked for many years as a journalist and writer (I still write fiction and book reviews), for newspapers including the Boston Globe, the Forward, the New York Observer, the New York Post, the Jerusalem Post, the Jewish News; magazines including the Atlantic Monthly, US Magazine; and Book Magazine; and on-line media including Salon.com.
Journalism might sound completely unrelated to hypnotherapy, but it isn’t: Just as writing is all about telling stories, the hypnotist’s job is to figure out what negative assumptions and stories a client has been telling her- or himself, often since childhood. And the way you get rid of toxic stuff like that is to help the client create a different narrative that’s healthier and happier.
It sounds simplistic, but dramatically improving people’s lives often comes down to simply helping them reframe their history in a way that gives them confidence, and redefines their goals as plausible and achievable. And in a way, I’ve been training to do that all my life.
The best part, for me, is watching people start to feel better, immediately. Even when someone comes in to deal with a complicated issue that might take multiple sessions, she still leaves the first session feeling more relaxed and un-stressed-out. One of my clients told me he felt as if he’d just had a two-week vacation. Now, that’s amazing. And naturally, it makes me feel great, too.
National Guild of Hypnotists
American Hypnosis Association