I Tried Hypnosis to Beat My Sugar Addiction—and This Is What Happened

medium-logo.pngAfter a regrettable candy binge, I was ready to try anything to get my sweet tooth under control.

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All my life, I’ve been a sugar fiend. I went through Butterfinger Blizzard phase in high school, and an everything-sweet phase in college. I was a Jelly Belly addict in my 20s (toasted marshmallow, graham cracker and coffee together is still the bomb), and fresh chocolate chip cookies always make me lose my mind. I would still drive miles out of my way for a Slurpee.

Through the years, I’ve more or less been able to get my sugar cravings under control. When I look at a piece of cake, I think how sick I’ll feel a few minutes after eating that sugary frosting, I remind myself that I like the way my jeans feel when they aren’t straining at the waist, and I try hard to eat only when I’m hungry. But most of all, it helps that, after moving to the suburbs from the city, I no longer live within walking distance from candy stores or bakeries and have the wherewithal not to bring treats into my home on a regular basis.

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“Regular” is the key word, however, because with two young kids there are a few times a year where it’s virtually impossible not to have candy and treats in the house—most recently it was Easter. Even though the Easter Bunny (aka me) filled their baskets with books and stuffed animals and just a few chocolate bunnies and ducks, well-meaning friends and family gave them baskets that were overflowing with the good stuff.

Given that it was a holiday, I indulged a little. It started with a Cadbury Egg here, a Starburst there. But it wasn’t enough. There are studies that show sugar is more addictive than cocaine, so it’s not surprising that I couldn’t stop. I introduced my young son to his first Peep and wound up eating more than he did; I bought a bag of half-off Cadbury mini eggs after the holiday, reasoning that it was my last chance until next year; at a friend’s BBQ I helped myself to more than one handful of M&Ms.

Then one night, about a week after Easter, I snuck into the kids’ candy stash and ate a green apple Blow-Pop. It was stale, the gum in the middle was overly sugary, and I didn’t even enjoy it. I stopped and consciously considered why I was eating it. Was I hungry? Thirsty? Bored? Upset about something? I couldn’t come up with a good answer. Still, I wound up eating a second one. It was not a proud moment.

It was around this time that hypnotherapy came into my life. I had been interested in it since reading The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarity last fall. The protagonist, as the title suggests, is a hypnotherapist. She uses hypnotherapy on herself and her clients to help them gain self-control, give up bad habits, fall asleep easily, and gain perspective on their lives. Early in the book, the narrator uses hypnotherapy to quickly gain her composure by envisioning a golden light pulsing through her body, and she helps a client fall asleep by visualizing dripping honey into a hot cup of tea. It was all so calming, appealing and powerful. I had wanted to try it ever since.

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Once I was hypnotized, he told me I would not eat sugar, candy, or treats on a regular basis. That when I had those cravings, I would opt for something healthier like an apple or a glass of water, and that I would do this because I valued my health and wanted to live a long healthy life. He also said this suggestion would work, because I wanted it to work. (A key part of hypnosis is that you have to be open to the suggestion.)

When the session ended, I felt super-refreshed and was in a happy energetic mood the rest of the day.

As for the sugar cravings… the first day I still had them, but the difference was that I didn’t indulge them. After lunch, I passed on the bowl of Hershey’s Kisses a co-worker kept on her desk and instead made a cup of tea. It was as if a switch had been flipped and I simply wasn’t going to eat candy anymore.

It has now been a month since our session. And I have to say that by and large the hypnotherapy has worked. I made it through Mother’s Day brunch and only sampled one well-chosen dessert at the all-you-can-eat buffet. (In the past I would have had tried at least three.) For my birthday, I insisted on celebrating with pineapple gelato instead of the red velvet cake my husband has traditionally bought. And I stuffed all the favor bags for my son’s birthday party with Starburst and Tootsie Rolls and didn’t eat a single one.

It’s too early to say if I’m cured for good, and, after all, I did only have one session. But for now, I feel like it has put me back on the right track for better health and overall happiness. What more can I ask?

URL Source: http://www.rd.com/health/diet-weight-loss/hypnosis-for-sugar-cravings/

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Be the Best You Jenny Slate swears by hypnotherapy for powering through her stage fright after she left “Saturday Night Live”

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Jenny Slate is someone we admire for her confidence and honesty. We respect her ability to open up about her difficult times — remember how real she got after her break-up with Chris Evans? — because she’s incredibly smart, self-aware, and transparent. (Can we be BFFs?). Recently, the Landline actress decided to open up about something we haven’t heard her talk very much about: being fired from Saturday Night Live.

Naturally, Slate struggled after this experience. Her self-worth took such a dive that she developed crippling stage fright. What did she do to get back to her old self? Interestingly enough, Slate says that she turned to a hypnotherapist. Hmm.

During a recent interview with The Guardian, she explains:

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“Performing was always an innocent, energetic joy for me but once I was fired, I got a specific type of stage fright — a narrative inside of me: ‘These people don’t like you and they don’t want you to be here. And whatever that magic is that clicks in when you’re on stage, it’s not going to happen tonight.’ My entire self-worth was challenged. I didn’t want to quit standup just because I got fired from one job, so I fought against it. I went to a hypnotherapist – it sounds crazy, but it worked.”

Slate says that, since seeing a hypnotherapist, she has been able to move on from the experience:

“It was embarrassing, devastating, humiliating, a bummer of a mistake. But since I made that tiny mistake, so much has happened. It feels like, if I were a guy, I’d have to talk about it a little bit, but, because I’m a woman, I have to talk about it for ever. I want to honor all the good things I’ve done on purpose, instead of the stupid thing I did by mistake 10 years ago.”

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We have to admit that we don’t know all that much about hypnosis other than the stereotype involving a chaise lounge and a swinging pocket watch. The American Psychological Association says that while hypnosis was once quite controversial, “most clinicians now agree it can be a powerful, effective therapeutic technique for a wide range of conditions, including pain, anxiety and mood disorders. Hypnosis can also help people change their habits, such as quitting smoking.” Fascinating.

We’re glad that you’ve been able to overcome your stage fright and return to performing and doing what you love, Jenny! Whatever works!

URL Source: http://hellogiggles.com/jenny-slate-swears-by-hypnotherapist-for-low-self-worth-after-snl-stint-it-worked/

 

 

 

Important announcement from Dr. John Butler – Legislation pending in Oregon

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Dear Friends,

We have become aware of the proposed introduction of legislation in Oregon that could have the effect of dramatically restricting the right of a hypnotist/ hypnotherapist/ coach to practice in that state unless he or she is a licensed health professional.

The proposed legislation takes the form of an amendment (A3) https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Downloads/ProposedAmendment/11442  to House Bill 2303  http://gov.oregonlive.com/bill/2017/HB2303/   currently moving through the Oregon Legislature.  The original bill related to relatively routine measures in healthcare administration in the state, however the amendment, which appears to have been proposed only on May 16, by Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, proposes that a state-controlled register be set up to register all practitioners in the state who are “Alternative Health Practitioners”, who are listed as including a) Hypnotherapist b) Sexologist c) Somatic Therapist d) Life coach e) Parenting Coach f) Wellness Coach.

The proposed amendment requires not only that such practitioners do not hold themselves out as licensed (with which we agree in the spirit of truthful advertising, and which is covered by our Code of Ethics in any case) but also must be registered by a state agency, whose expenses are to be covered by the registration fees charged to practitioners, and who will have authority to lay down conditions of practice.  This could leave hypnotherapists “at the mercy” of a regulatory system principally under the control of state-appointed “experts” drawn from the licensed healthcare professions in which hypnotherapists and coaches have little power.  Any assurances to the contrary from regulators, even if well-intentioned, could be worth very little as the system “evolved”, even in a short period of time.

We consider that this proposal is an unnecessary and burdensome expense and bureaucracy, and that self-regulation of standards and practice is working well for clients and practitioners and has been doing so for a long time.  We are not aware of any incident or complaint that may have sparked such a proposal and we believe that consultation with the professional associations working in the field is the best way to proceed, rather than the imposition of an authority.   We are currently working with ACHE members and hypnotists and coaches from other organizations in the state in strongly opposing the introduction of this legislation.

There was a meeting today of the Senate Committee on Health Care on Tuesday May 30.  If you are a resident, or know any residents, in Oregon, please contact, or ask them to contact, the office of

Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson (a former nurse and health educator)

Chairperson, Senate Committee on Health Care

Tel: 503-986-1725
Email: sen.lauriemonnesanderson@state.or.us

and/or the other members of the committee

Vice chairman: Senator Jeff Kruse
Email address: Sen.JeffKruse@state.or.us
Office phone number 503 – 986 – 1701 direct phone number 541–580–3276

Member: Senator Lee Beyer
Email address: Sen.LeeBeyer@oregonlegislature.gov
Office phone number: 503–986–1706

Member: Senator Tim Knopp
Email address: SenTimKnopp@oregonlegislature.gov
Office phone number: 503–986–1727

Member: Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward (the proposer of this amendment, she is a family physician who has stated she suffers from multiple sclerosis and major depression http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-mental-health-debate-personal-for-one-oregon-lawmaker/  – her personal statement says “I am committed to protecting Oregon families, creating jobs, supporting our schools, and taking care of our most vulnerable.”)
Email address: Sen.ElizabethSteinerHayward@state.or.us
Office phone number 503–986–1717 direct phone number: 503–547–3543

When contacting any member of the Senate, please be courteous and remember they no doubt believe/propose that their views are correct and in the public interest.  In particular, the proposer of the amendment, Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, seems a person of strong ideals and convictions and being in a highly regulated profession herself (medicine), may not have experience of the self-regulated field and is likely to believe that regulation solves many problems.  She may also, as a sufferer from a degenerative condition, have encountered “cult-like” therapies and proponents of “cures” who charge high prices, make unjustified claims and even advocate hazardous practices.  We believe that existing consumer and criminal legislation, properly used, offers a reasonable level of protection of the public from these sorts of practices, and there is no need to burden reputable practitioners because of the unscrupulous behavior of others.

Our intention in contacting the members of the Committee is to provide information on the other side of the argument and to enable them to realize that there is another vital side of the argument that must not be ignored.  Please state succinctly, for instance, if it is the case, that you personally or those close to you have benefited from the services of hypnotherapy practitioners, that their charges were reasonable, their interactions professional, and you don’t feel the proposed legislation is either necessary or desirable.

We are making a submission to the Committee, and will keep you updated on this matter.

With my best wishes to you all,

Dr. John Butler

President, American Council of Hypnotist Examiners

Hypnotherapy is a help for winning

1278249_10153238647075462_668502933_n5.jpgEveryone who has ever smoked knows two things. One is that smoking eventually will kill you and the other is quitting smoking is extremely difficult. But when you are at the top of your profession you do not want to die, you want to rid yourself of the ugly habit. So Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore, Ellen DeGeneres, Ashton Kutcher and Charlize Theron all met the smoking challenge with hypnotherapy.

But hypnotherapy is certainly not limited to quitting smoking. Kevin Costner used hypnotherapy to conquer seasickness and Reese Witherspoon used hypnotherapy to overcome devastating insecurities.

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While hypnotherapy is certainly not limited to the rich and famous the rich and famous have often turned to hypnotherapy to overcome significant life challenges and so can anyone. But it is often within the acting community that hypnotherapy can have the most profound results because it is one profession that by design places people very much in the public eye and it is the one profession where people must essentially engage in a job interview frequently — they call that auditioning and the stress can be overwhelming.

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For Reese Witherspoon (for example) it was the existence of subconscious anxieties about her size and weight that was bringing unexplained but damaging stress to her conscious self. Through hypnotherapy Reese vanquished that anxiety.

Similar subconscious anxieties can and often do have a severe negative impact on many of the young and upcoming actors. An actor prepares his lines and works hard. He or she works with a good acting coach to deliver the best performance possible only to go to the audition and blow it. Why? Almost always the answer can be found within their subconscious. With professional hypnotherapy it can be resolved allowing that actor to finally and fully succeed.

Unlike drugs hypnotherapy has no bad side effects and you cannot overdose. So whatever you consider your most pressing needs to resolve, be it weight loss, building self-confidence, stopping bad habits, you should seriously consider hypnotherapy as a valuable tool to get you where you want to be.

Full article and sources available at: http://lapostexaminer.com/hypnotherapy-help-winning/2017/05/19

Can hypnotherapy cure anxiety and panic attacks on the Tube?

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Liz Connor / 6 days ago / Abstract:

If you live in London, you’ll know that the morning commute can be uncomfortable at the best of times. Squeezing into a miniscule space with several other people’s unpleasant body odours is no one’s idea of fun.

For most people, including myself, my journey to work was merely an irritating daily chore to endure. Every morning I’d switch off from my surrounds by listening to a podcast or attempting to squeeze my book into a tiny gap of space underneath my fellow commuter’s armpits, tuning out from the hustle and bustle around me.

That was, until two years ago, when I boarded a Piccadilly Line train from Earls Court to Leicester Square at rush hour.

Half way between Knightsbridge and Green Park, the packed tube train pulled to a standstill in a section of the tunnel.

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This is nothing out of the ordinary. If you use the London Underground system regularly, you’ll know that the trains are prone to stopping and starting and the nature of rush hour means that the trains can trundle along at a snail’s pace.

As we patiently waited for the train to move along, the driver announced that a passenger had been taken ill on the train in front of us, explaining that we may be stuck in the tunnel for some time while the paramedics dealt with the situation.

It was only a minute later when I felt the train switch off around me, that I became acutely aware of the fact that we were underground with very little space to move.

Before I could register my own thoughts, I felt a sudden surge of panic swell through my body as I became all too aware of the fact I was trapped, underground in a busy crowd of strangers.

I struggled to breathe, my hands started shaking and it felt as though the train was closing in around me. In one minute I’d gone from calm to having an uncontrollable panic attack.

I had lived in London for nine years and been on countless trains that had pulled to a standstill with no problem. So as you can imagine, this overwhelming loss of control came as a distressing surprise to me.

If you’ve experienced Tube panic before, it can feel like you’re the only person that’s suffering and, even worse, like you’re going crazy. The reality is that two in three people are affected by mental health issues at some point in their lives, and experiencing panic attacks in public, although embarrassing and terrifying, is not unusual.

With the additional fear of panic, the basic act of journeying to and from work can be an exhausting and unbearable ordeal.

Unwilling to be deterred by this debilitating new development, I decided to see if hypnotherapy could help.

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I had no idea what to expect from hypnotherapy. If, like me, you’re a newbie, you’re probably imagining swinging pocket watches and being put into a deep sleep. Neither of these things happen.

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One of the tasks is to imagine myself replaying the moment I had a panic attack on a train, and rewind to a time where I felt safe on the Tube. This didn’t stand out to me during the sessions themselves – but the exercise has proved to be a helpful tool whenever I’m stuck in a claustrophobic situation.

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On the way home, I take the Tube, and my fear has significantly lessened.

I wouldn’t say my discomfort with being Underground has completely gone – hypnotherapy isn’t a ‘quick cure’, but a basis for building healthy thoughts. It’s certainly helped to the point where I can take the train every day and no longer feel like I have to avoid the Underground.

If you’re suffering from Tube panic, there are ways to resolve your past traumas and change your automatic response to being underground. The first stage is seeking help.

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Coping with Tube phobia

In order to have a phobia you need to have belief about travelling on the Tube. You say something in your head, make a picture in your mind and have certain feelings associated with it – even breathe differently. By changing these actions you can change your experience.

Make it humorous

A quick method to change this pattern is to change the way you approach the fear. Imagine the Benny Hill theme tune playing as you think of getting on the Tube. If you have an inner dialogue that you say in your head i.e. “tubes are stressful”, repeat that to yourself in a high-pitched Mickey Mouse voice. This will make the idea of boarding the Tube much less daunting.

Scramble the negative emotions

Another helpful tip is to scramble the negative images that you associate with the travelling on the Tube. What would it be like if you made that image small? What would it be like if you make it black and white? Imagine running the whole event backwards, like you’re rewinding a DVD.

Create a positive trigger

Think of or imagine a time when you felt completely calm and relaxed i.e. sitting on a beach or being around people you love.

Imagine going back to that time and notice all the images, feelings and sounds that go with this event. When you have fully connected to this positive event, squeeze your fist to create a link between the emotion and the gesture, and as the emotion fades release your fist.

Keep repeating this as many times as you like and then test it by squeezing your fist while thinking of what you are fearful of when getting on the Tube. Notice what you feel now. If it’s strong enough, next time you get on, just the act of squeezing your fist will bring back that calm feeling and reduce your fear of travelling on the Uunderground.

Be aware that this requires homework, so make sure you regularly repeat this process to maintain the positive feelings this new positive trigger should create.

Full article and original source: http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/health/can-hypnotherapy-cure-anxiety-and-panic-attacks-on-the-tube-a3536716.html

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Mother, 43, cures herself by ‘thinking herself better’ after a one in a million nerve condition left her unable to smile, speak or even shut her eyes

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  • Dipti Tait, 43, from the Cotswolds, woke one morning unable to move her lips
  • Within hours she lost feeling across her face and had to tape her eyes to sleep
  • Doctors wanted to see if her condition would improve naturally without therapy
  • Taking matters into her own hands, Ms Tait devised a hypnotherapy programme 
  • A year later, she is able to smile and speak again thanks to ‘mind over matter’

A mother-of-two whose face was paralysed by a nerve disease is now grinning from ear to ear, after self-hypnosis restored her smile.

Dipti Tait, 43, from the Cotswolds, woke one morning unable to move her lips and, within hours, had lost feeling across her entire face – meaning she couldn’t smile and had to tape her eyes shut to sleep.

Unable to smile, speak, or chew, doctors diagnosed Ms Tait with a rare nerve disease, known as Miller Fisher syndrome.

Doctors hoped her condition would improve without intervention, yet, Ms Tait, a qualified hypnotherapist, was insistent she could ‘think herself better’ using self-hypnosis.

A year later, her symptoms disappeared, which Ms Tait credits to ‘mind over matter’

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Ms Tait began feeling ill while on a romantic holiday with her partner, photographic retoucher, Toby Sillence, 43, in March 2013.

She complained of feeling lethargic, sensitive to light and experiencing pain in her shoulder.

A week later during a family meal back at home, Ms Tait stopped being able to feel her lips.

She said: ‘It was so frightening. My expression was frozen. I had a permanent poker face.’

‘The sensation spread and by that afternoon, three hours later, I couldn’t blink. I couldn’t talk. I had to talk through my teeth, like I was pretending to be a ventriloquist. I couldn’t even chew.

‘It was like being at the dentist and having anaesthetic. It was really scary.’

After initially being diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy – a temporary condition that causes muscle weakness on one side of the face, Ms Tait sought a second opinion and was diagnosed with Miller Fisher syndrome after brain scans and blood tests.

Doctors wanted to see if Ms Tait’s facial movement would return naturally and just gave her eye drops to help her close her dry eyes.

Yet, Ms Tait decided to take matters into her own hands after her ‘poker face’ distressed her sons Jacob, then 10, and Krishan, then 11, and provoked disapproving stares from strangers.

She said: ‘I looked grumpy and my boys got upset. They thought I was looking at them disapprovingly. They worried about me.

‘I had to say to them I was smiling in my head.

‘I was plunged in to an unsmiling world and I got depressed.

‘A few people asked if I’d had a stroke and I saw strangers staring at me.

‘I didn’t want to go out or speak to people. I felt so self-conscious.’

Ms Tait was also forced to blend her food into smoothies.

She therefore decided to use her hypnotherapy skills on herself by devising a programme alongside a physiotherapist that included imagining herself mouthing the words ‘bop’ and ‘pop’ in the mirror.

Ms Tait said: ‘I did this for 20 minutes every day, hoping to create muscle memory.

‘I couldn’t feel the words, but I imagined myself saying them and I could slowly see the feeling coming back.’

She also looked at pictures and videos of herself smiling, and listened to an MP3 of her talking about self-esteem and confidence each night as she slept.

By May 2013, Ms Tait’s confidence had improved enough to throw herself a 40th birthday party to celebrate the milestone with her loved ones.

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She said: ‘I still couldn’t speak much, but I had movement back in half my face and half my smile back.

‘Everyone said “you look fine” and “you look beautiful”. They were all supportive.

‘I still couldn’t eat though, so people offered to put my birthday cake in a blender!’

By continuing her hypnosis programme, Ms Tait was able to smile and feel her face again by that December.

She said: ‘By using self-hypnosis, I’ve really proved that mind over matter and thinking yourself better can work.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4464910/Mother-used-hypnotherapy-cure-paralysing-condition.html#ixzz4gh0qE53P
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ONLY ON 3: Hypnotherapy for athletics to academics, a growing trend for parents

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ABSTRACT: A growing trend has parents hypnotizing their kids to do better in sports and in the classroom.

It’s called “hypno-parenting” and those parents say it works! Some local parents swear by it, saying hypnosis therapy has really helped their child overcome big fears they thought they’d never get over.

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This practice has it’s critics too, therapists say it’s not be for everyone.

“The word hypnosis is kind of creepy and I would be the first person to say yea no,” said parent Salida Brooks.

Local mom Salida Brooks says she was scared of hypnotherapy practices at first, but willing to try anything to get over her long time fear of going to the dentist.

” There’s stuff that we store in our deeper mind that we don’t always know that we have in there,” said Brooks.

After a few sessions of “reworking” her subconscious mind, Brooks found a new perspective.

” It was a completely different experience, I was asking them what they were doing and was not nervous at all and watched them on the video camera with things and it was very different,” said Brooks.

She later tried the therapy with her 7-year- old daughter who’s also afraid of the dentist.

” We were in a little private area and so I used some of the techniques I know from my training,” said Brooks. ” Within 10 minutes, I had a completely different child.”

Leah had several teeth pulled that day with no problems.

” She walked back there by herself and said ‘bye mommy’ and put the mask on and she was fine and has been fine every since,” said Brooks.

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Competitive cheerleader Kendall Kukta tells Channel 3, she tried hypnosis as a last resort. 13794142_G

” It definitely wasn’t what I expected, it felt like it made you feel really good,” said Kendall Kukta, 14-years-old. “Other than helping you through being scared or whatever you’re going through…It helps you just really feel good about yourself.”

Kukta was unable to tumble on her own after a bad fall. She feared she’d be kicked off the team after years of private lessons and no luck.

Three hypnosis sessions later, she’s made the High School squad.

” I think it made me believe in myself a little bit more and be able to visualize myself doing it so that I can do it,” said Kukta.

Full article available at: http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/35342767/only-on-3-hypnotherapy-for-athletics-to-academics-a-growing-trend-for-parents

NLP: Decoding mental maps

Understand your subconscious mind through Neuro Linguistic Programming

Deepika Sahu | May 19, 2012, 12.00 AM IST

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Understand your subconscious mind through Neuro Linguistic ProgrammingNLP or Neuro Linguistic Programming is the new technology of achievement. In NLP, neuro is derived from nerves, which represents behaviour. ‘Linguistic’ is derived from language, which means structure and ‘Programming’ is borrowed from computers, which means creating change. Thus, NLP creates structured behavioural changes in your attitude. NLP improves conceptual skills, analytical ability and stress management skills.

NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) was created by psychotherapist John Grinder, mathematician and psychologist Richard Bandler in association with Dr. Erikson, a leading hypnotherapist. Bandler and Grinder have since split and are separately teaching their own versions of NLP to their respective students. NLP originated in the research labs of the University of California at Santa Cruz, and evolved as late as the 1990’s. In NLP is this software. Software for relaxing the body, mind and soul!

Corporate trainers using NLP maintains, “NLP can be put to use in a variety of diverse corporate and individual environments, but it is most commonly used for stress management, healing, goal-setting, goal achievement, communication, motivation and team-building. How can managers benefit from NLP? NLP meditation techniques develop the fine art of aligning your energy in tune with the universal energy. This reduces stress levels as managers begin to be guided by the infinite intelligence within them. NLP meditation and tribal music for relaxation help them to be calm while making crucial business decisions.”
NLP researchers have discovered that people have three basic methods of perceiving the world based on their unconscious mental maps, namely visual, auditory and kinesthetic. All of us have one of these preferred mental maps in our unconscious mind. The important point about these mental maps is that these modes are the preferred modes of thinking! A visual person is most comfortable when you show him colorful brochures. It is his most natural way of understanding the world.
NLP researchers believe that In India, 35 per cent of us are visuals, 35 per cent are auditories, and the rest of us are kinesthetics. NLP research indicates that visuals respond to colour therapy, fire music and creative visualisation exercises. Similarly, auditories respond to music therapy, auto-suggestion and water music. Kinesthetics respond to massage therapy and clapping therapy. These relaxation techniques program their unconscious mind and help them manage stress more effectively.

It is all a matter of using the appropriate programming technique to achieve higher goals in life. NLP shows you this way.