5 Hypnosis Myths Exploded
OVER the years, hypnosis has picked up all sorts of weird associations from stage hypnotists, the media and superstition. This is a great shame, because in reality, hypnosis is your single most effective tool for change. Hypnosis is your birthright, and you should know how to use it so it doesn't use you. Here we dispel the biggest hypnosis myths.
Hypnosis Myth 1) All hypnosis is the same
As with anything, hypnosis can be good, bad or indifferent. The most common is old-style authoritarian hypnosis of the type "You are getting sleepy, you are feeling confident". Unsurprisingly, this sort of hypnosis doesn't work well with many people. Good hypnosis uses subtle psychological principles and advanced communication patterns.
It's like the difference between a football coach who thinks you'll perform best if he yells at you, compared with the more elegant style of a great leader who knows that to get the best from his people, he needs to understand motivation, to cajole, encourage and reward.
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Hypnosis Myth 2) Subliminals work
Subliminals are words that you can't hear. Common sense says they shouldn't work, and there's no research proving that they do.
Hypnosis Myth 3) Some people can't be hypnotized
The only reason you can't be hypnotized is if you are incapable of paying attention due to extremely low IQ or brain damage. That's not to say that every hypnotist can hypnotize you however. The more flexible the hypnotist, the more effective she will be with the largest number of people.
Hypnosis Myth 4) Hypnosis is something weird that other people do to you
If you couldn't go into hypnosis, you wouldn't be able to sleep, to learn, or get nervous through 'negative self hypnosis'. (You know when you imagine things going wrong and it makes you feel anxious? Well that's self hypnosis!)
Hypnosis is simply a deliberate utilization of the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) or dream state. We're not giving people medication here - if it wasn't a natural ability, hypnosis wouldn't work!
Hypnosis Myth 5) You lose control in hypnosis
Crazy news stories, stage hypnotists and gossip have created the illusion that you lose control in hypnosis. In fact, when hypnotized, you are relaxed and focused – and able to choose to get up and walk away at any time. You choose to give your attention to the hypnotist, and you can withdraw it at any time.
If you have been scared of hypnosis in the past, this article has hopefully convinced you to at least give it a try. But remember, ensure what you're getting is the real thing. Visit www.hypnosisdownloads.com
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Written by Stephanie Calzada, C.Ht.
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3. 15 Minutes of Meditation: Take in deep breaths which will enable you to increase your oxygen intake and improve circulation. Simply sit in a quiet room where you will not be disturbed for the duration of these 15 minutes. Set an alarm for yourself if you need to. Then just quite the mind by focusing on your breath. If your mind begins to drift, don't fight it. Just acknowledge the thought without running away with it, then bring your attention back to your breath. When your 15 minutes are up, stand and give your body a nice stretch. Taking this small amount of time for yourself every day works like hitting a reset button. It helps to release stress & tension as it revitalizes the mind, body, and spirit.
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Try one or all of these tips, and let me know what you think. I hope these remedies works as well for you as they have done for me. Take care and be happy, healthy & well.
~Stephanie Calzada, C.Ht.
Hypnotherapist, Aromatherapist & Self Hypnosis Coach
The beautiful thing about modern technology is that we now have the ability to complete tasks without leaving our home. We can do our shopping, pay our bills, file our taxes, and even process DMV tasks online which is a HUGE plus! Who doesn't like to skip waiting at the DMV?
As if that wasn't enough, you can now have your hypnotherapy sessions done from home as well. There is an amazing platform that I use called iCouch.Me which is perfect for doing online hypnosis sessions. The expense savings to use this platform versus leasing an office is tremendous, and I can pass that savings along to my clients by offering lower session fees. It's a win-win. Here are some other incredible benefits of virtual therapy:
● Highly secure video therapy platform that is HIPAA compliant
● You can view my calendar and schedule your own session online
●You can easily pay your session fee online with a credit card
● iCouch sends SMS text message reminders prior to your appointment.
So there you have it. You can now enjoy the benefits of hypnotherapy from the comfort and privacy of your own home. Rest assured I have chosen the safest most and secure platform possible. Your privacy is my number one concern, right along with your well being! I value your trust, and I will continue to provide the very best service possible, and that means using the very best technology available.
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1. Runtastic and Runkeeper
I recommend these apps because they are a great way to schedule and track your cardio workouts. They use the GPS on your cell phone to track the distance of your walk or run. You can also schedule a mile run and it will tell you once you have reached your desired distance. Not only does this tool allow you to schedule your workouts in advance but it also logs them once they are completed. This is great for accountability. I believe these apps are available through both the iOS app store and Android Google Play store.
This app allows you to count the calories and nutritional value of your food by either scanning the barcode of your food package or by searching the database. You can also log your meals to keep track of your daily nutrition intake.
3. Hungry for Change
This is a documentary video that exposes the American food industry. It goes into depth as to why most American are unhealthy and educates its viewers about the value of nutrition. At the time of writing this book, this video is available for streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime.
4. Beachbody Products
I recommend this company for two reasons. First, they offer a meal supplement called Shakeology. I find that most people who begin a weight loss journey are either inexperienced with nutrition or they don’t have much time for meal planning. Shakeology contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and protein. This allows people to have a least one nutrient dense meal per day even if they are in a hurry.
The second reason I recommend this company as a resource is because of their workout programs. In this ebook, I wrote about having a scheduled plan. The DVD programs that Beachbody offers come with a calendar that tells what workout to do and when to do it. Most of the DVD programs they offer are 8 weeks long. The calendar system will show you what workout to do every day during those 8 weeks.
The best way to get more information about this resource is to either contact the company via their website or to find a Beachbody coach in your area.
**Disclaimer: I am not a representative of Beachbody, nor am I in anyway affiliated. The opinions expressed here are that of my own and based on my own experience. I am not being compensated to share my opinion.
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“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”
There will be times that you are tempted to skip a workout or binge on food. This is especially true during holidays since food plays such a huge role in many cultures. When you are faced with these temptations you are going to need the self-discipline to keep you on the right path. Self-discipline simply means to overcome yielding to weakness and to do the things you should do even when you don't feel like doing them. The fifth most common cause of weight loss failure is the desire for instant gratification. People want results without putting forth the time and effort. However, those who've successfully become fit and healthy did not seek shortcuts. They put in the work, they celebrated each milestone, they remained focused, and they had self-control. They had the ability to put off pleasure and satisfaction in order to get the results the wanted in the future.
A famous quote by Aristotle says "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit". Self-discipline and self-control can be much easier to have once you've begun to replace old habits with new habits. In the next chapter, I am going to talk about how habits stem from learned behavior patterns that can easily be replaced with the help of hypnotherapy.
“Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.” ~Muhammad Ali
Motivation is needed to maintain momentum. Becoming motivated is a lot easier than you might think. Here are 3 key factors, and it all starts with baby steps.
1. Baby Steps
Break your goals down into smaller increments and assign a time frame for each increment. For example, if your goal is to lose twenty pounds, you may consider losing two pounds per week over a ten week period. Write that down and begin checking your weight once per week. The same goes for exercise. You don't have to jump into full 2-hour workouts to get started. Instead, schedule yourself for 15 minutes the first week and allow yourself to build up endurance, stamina, and strength. Then schedule 30 minute workouts the second week, 45 minutes the third, 1 hour the forth, and so on. Schedule all of this on a calendar and mark off the workouts as you go. Celebrate each and every milestone and enjoy the journey. Notice how you are starting to feel stronger and more energized with each passing week. Let that inspire you to work harder.
2. Anticipate Road Bumps
Road bumps can not only slow down your momentum, it could put it to a halt. That is if you don't anticipate them. Most people don't expect to cross the road bumps that will inevitably exist on their path. Let's say something comes up that prevents you from doing your scheduled workout. Or say you cave in and eat the slice of chocolate cake you've been craving. If you have not considered the possibility of road bumps, then you are likely to tell yourself "ah, what the heck" and allow yourself to fall back into old behavior patterns. Start your journey with reasonable expectations and foresee yourself overcoming obstacles. Life happens and we are only human. Tell yourself that when setbacks occur, you will pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and keep moving forward. Better two steps forward and one step back than to fall back to square one.
One of the most effective ways to become and remain motivated is to have a source of inspiration. I personally enjoy the documentary Hungry for Change. It has a variety of people who tell their story of overcoming health obstacles by changing their diet. They address the obesity crisis in America which is higher now than it has ever been. Overall, I found it to be an interesting film, very informative, and truly inspiring. Find something that inspires you and expose yourself to it every day.
“Strength doesn’t come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. ~ Mahatma Gandhi.
Nutrition is going to play a key factor in determining your success. Therefore, you will need to have the willpower to help you overcome cravings and temptations for bad food. Good nutrition is the foundation of all other goals, including fitness goals. You will see a difference in your energy level, mood and clarity once you begin to replace processed foods with good nutrition. You will notice the fatigue and mental fog beginning to vanish. Once you experience that sense of clarity, you won't want to turn back. You will start to develop the natural energy that is needed for exercise and everyday tasks.
Have you ever wondered why energy drinks have become a multi-billion dollar industry? It is the bandage that covers the symptoms that the standard American diet has created within our bodies. We are putting these toxins into our body in efforts of counteracting the effects of other toxins. This only contributes to the issue. Energy drinks provide a boost of energy for a few short hours only to end in a crash. What's even worse is that once you've begun drinking these products on a regular basis your body builds a tolerance and loses the effect. You then have to continue drinking these products because your body has stopped producing natural energy. Which means you will have to consume more and more as it becomes an endless cycle. Rather than masking the symptoms, the best thing to do is to begin treating the source.
Before beginning any new diet, talk with your doctor to make sure there are no dietary restrictions. Address any concerns you have and express your desire to lose weight. Seek his/her advice and then do some research. The wonderful thing about modern technology is that it grants us instant access to information. There are documentaries you can stream on Netflix such as "Hungry for Change" which I found to be very resourceful. There are podcast stations, YouTube channels, blogs, articles, and other endless amounts of information regarding health and nutrition. Do some research and decide on a path that works best for you.
If you are not sure as to where to start, just start by eliminating processed foods and consume more natural foods like fresh produce, seeds, nuts, and lean protein. Seek information from credible sources and try to avoid fads and gimmicks. There is no such thing as a “get fit quick” solution. Most likely it took some time to get where you are now, and it's going to take some time to get the results you are seeking.
“People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed,
the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed.” ~Tony Robbins
Momentum is necessary to get started on your fitness goals. The more you exercise the better you will feel and the more energy you will gain. However, the hardest part for most people is that initial push towards the right direction. Hypnosis is an excellent way to get that first push. As a hypnotherapist, I like to address this issue by using suggestions to boost self-confidence. I find that the more a client believes he is capable of losing weight, the more likely he is to start moving. All you need in the beginning is a strong belief that your goal is possible to achieve.
Once you see those first few pounds come off you will become inspired and motivated to work even harder. Even small results work by telling your brain that weight loss is possible. With that confirmed belief you began to take more action, working harder towards your goals, therefore, producing more of the results that you desire. Anthony Robbins talks about this in an interview with Frank Kern and John Reese. It's the cycle of a self-fulfilling prophecy. A strong belief prompts you to take action which leads to results. And those results will confirm your belief prompting you to take further action.
The first issue that most of my clients have in getting started is misguided focus. Those who are in the best shape are so because they are primarily focused on good health. The fit body naturally follows. That shift of consciousness is the first step towards achieving success.
More than likely, your current diet has caused you to feel fatigued and sluggish. This is the result of consuming foods that are high in calories but hold no nutritional value. Your body needs fuel. It needs nourishment and hydration in order to work properly. Without this, you are running on an empty tank. Ask yourself these two questions prior to eating or drinking anything: "Will this nourish my body?" and "How will I feel afterward?". Eat and drink for the purpose of good vibrant health. Let that be your drive and everything else will follow. Not only will you look better, but you will feel better too.
Tips: Ask your doctor about vitamin supplements. Vitamins are a good way to supplement the nutrition that your diet is lacking. Your main source of nutrition, however, should always be your diet.
Remember... focus first on good health and the rest will surely follow. Good luck!