Monday, February 23, 2009

Report from Hypnosis Seminar

Just wanted to take a moment and thank the fine people at Serenity Lakes Wellness Center in Lawrenceville for such a warm reception. I made my first (and certainly not last) appearance there as a speaker on Saturday, and found it to be a really great place to chat with an audience about the benefits of hypnosis.

The event wrapped up with a group hypnosis session, after which one woman proclaimed:

"My headache is gone!"

"You're welcome," I said with a smile.

Here's a brief breakdown of what was included on Saturday, Feb. 21st:

-Understanding stage hypnosis
-Ridiculous things I did while hypnotized on stage (!)
-My background and training
-How I became a hypnotherapist & comedy hypnotist
-How hypnosis works for weight loss, phobias & smoking cessation
-A group hypnosis demonstration
-A brief history of Milton H. Erickson and his unique approach
-How we are hypnotized by TV and media
-Deceptive advertising by pharmaceutical companies
-Giveaway of several of my hypnosis CD programs
-Q&A with audience

After talking with the folks at Serenity Lakes, it looks likely that I'll be speaking there on a regular basis (perhaps monthly), so be sure to check here on this blog, or sign up for the newsletter at to receive updates and details.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

5 Things You Didn't Know Hypnosis Can Do

Everyone knows hypnosis can help you quit smoking and lose weight, but what else can you do with it? Here are some ideas...

1. Get over a breakup

I've posted a couple articles about this recently. Really, it works like this... hypnosis can help you to quickly change your focus, while forgetting (more often) about unpleasant memories, thoughts or experiences. This isn't "erasing" your memory, just speeding up the natural emotional healing process so you can move on and live your life.

2. Lose your internet addiction

One of the more common complaints I receive from clients is their inability to stop surfing (or playing) on the web. This causes stress due to procrastinating on the important tasks (getting things done). Eliminate procrastination and stress as you build automatic reminders that allow you to unplug from the monitor from time to time.

3. Change your career path

If you find yourself unhappy with your current job or career, but lack the confidence or creativity to change direction, hypnosis may be just what the doctor ordered. Taking a step back, evaluating your strengths and interests, and looking at things from a new perspective are only the beginning of what hypnosis can help you to do.

4. Don't sweat the small stuff (seriously)

You always hear people say "Don't sweat the small stuff," but they fail to teach you how, exactly, not to get upset when someone cuts you off in traffic. Hypnosis actually gives you the tools and the mindset to focus on what's important and let the little things go.

5. Have more fun

When you're feeling better, more comfortable in your own skin, and focusing on what's important, you don't need pills, drugs, food or booze to enjoy life. You're more comfortable being yourself, and thus more free to simply be. This lack of self-consciousness in social and intimate situations leads to a greater enjoyment of the moment, and greater satisfaction in life.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

FREE Stop Smoking Event on Feb 28th

That's right... I'm hosting a follow-up event to the free stop smoking hypnosis seminar on January 4th. This time it's a smaller gathering - limited to 10 people - that will take place at my home office in Marietta.

Here are the details:

What: FREE Stop Smoking Hypnosis Event
Where: Pure Hypnosis, LLC
When: Feb 28th, 2009
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Register: Stop Smoking Solution Meetup Group

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Hypnosis CD's: The Value of Reinforcement

This clip is from a my stop smoking hypnosis seminar on World Hypnotism Day. Here, I talk about why it's important to practice self-hypnosis (via the use of cd's) on a daily basis in order to enjoy the highest degree of success.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Cure for Heartbreak or Valentine's Day Blues

For some people, Valentine's Day means love, romance and companionship. For many, many others... it's a time to recall depressing memories of love lost, to feel jealous of couples in public, and construct a shield of protection against all the feelings of hurt that relationships can bring.

A client recently asked me if hypnosis can help you get over a painful break-up. My reply was this: "Notice how a break-up hurts less and less over time? Hypnosis can make that happen MUCH quicker."

This is possible because it has to do with how you think. When your thoughts about the break-up change, your feelings and experience change.

I know this personally, because I experienced it myself. Years ago, I was suffering tremendous feelings of jealousy after an ex became involved with a new boyfriend. After a visit with a hypnotherapist, the painful thoughts that I had been obsessing over had been changed. I just couldn't focus on them in the same way, tended to forget about them more often, and as a result, I felt a lot better.

Help is Closer Than You Think

Last year, I had a client who was so depressed about a break-up, that by the time he arrived for his appointment, he literally hadn't slept in 4 days. He also wasn't eating, and had lost a great deal of weight. This guy was rail thin, with circles around his eyes, and his ex-girlfriend was already in a new relationship. Even worse, she was touting the new boyfriend as being "the One"... eliminating any hope my client had for getting back together.

I saw this client for one session, and after a few months had passed I heard from him again. He was contacting me in regard to a friend who was in the same dire straits. Apparently, that initial session had been so helpful that he had since returned to a healthy weight, gotten his life back together, and he was now contacting me to find out if I could help his buddy.

A Speedy Recovery

Really, it's like fast-forwarding the natural healing process. You know that expression - Time Heals All Wounds? Well, they never tell you how much time... and that's because it varies from person to person depending on how they choose to think about the painful experience.

So, in honor of Valentine's Day, I'm making a special offer for the month of February. If you'd like to get over the pain of a break-up, or gain back the confidence or motivation to get back out there and date again (and have a little fun) without worrying about getting hurt, now's the time.

I'll give you $100 off the cost of any program.

For more info, call 678.488.7362 and I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.