Monthly Archives: July, 2008

Can Hypnosis Help Your Golf Swing?

The pros say golf is 80% mental, so why is everyone rushing to their trainers to work on their swing? One hypnotist says the answer is to train the brain.  You can read the online version of the story by clicking here.

Maximum Power,

Dr. Dave Hill, DCH
http://www.drdavehill.com

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” -Walt Disney

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30 Seconds of Self Hypnosis Blocks All Pain Before Surgery

No anaesthesia.

No sleeping pills.

Not so much as an aspirin.

The hypnotist remarked “I could hear bones cracking” but he didn’t feel a thing.  You can read the online version of the story by clicking here.

Maximum Power,

Dr. Dave Hill, DCH
http://www.drdavehill.com

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” -Walt Disney

Matt Damon Quit Smoking after being hypnotized

The ‘Oceans 12’ reportedly underwent just three sessions of the mind-altering therapy before ending his 16 year habit without a struggle.

He told America’s Jay Leno show: “I should have done it years ago.

“It’s amazing I didn’t even want cigarettes any more.” Meanwhile, the heartthrob star, who is dating interior designer Luciana Barroso, claims he also tried to convince close friend Brad Pitt to try the therapy.

He said: “I tried to persuade Brad but he was not having any of it. You have to want to quit.”

Maximum Power,

Dr. Dave Hill, DCH
http://www.drdavehill.com

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” -Walt Disney

Ben Affleck tells Oprah he used Hypnosis to Stop Smoking

When actor Ben Affleck finally kicked his 20-year smoking addiction, he used a different approach—hypnosis. Ben smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for years, until his impending fatherhood prompted him to cut cigarettes out for good. “I finally decided to quit smoking when I was going to have a child, and that was the thing that sort of put it over the top for me,” Ben says.

Once he made the final decision, Ben says he went to a hypnotist recommended by his friend, Matt Damon. “He sips water and just talks to you for an hour and explains to you how nicotine is poison,” Ben says. “And it seems really, like, ‘How could this help me?’ And all of a sudden you think, ‘This is asinine that I had been doing this to myself for all these years.'”

According to Dr. Oz, understanding your reasons can be vital. “Ben stopped because of his kid. That’s internal. That’s not someone else giving him a hard time and browbeating him. He’s doing it for the right reason,” he says. “We should be very cautious about the reasons we pick. Otherwise, we’ll run into that same ambivalence that many of us have when we make any kind of behavioral change. Deep down inside, in our core essence, looking at the authentic us, what’s the reason to stop smoking? We’ve got to figure that out to get going.”

Maximum Power,

Dr. Dave Hill, DCH
http://www.drdavehill.com

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” -Walt Disney

ELLEN DEGENERES – HYPNOTIST HELPS ELLEN KICK SMOKING

Celebrated British hypnotist PAUL MCKENNA brought US comedienne-turned-chat show host ELLEN DEGENERES to tears when he attempted to use his mind bending powers to help her kick a longstanding smoking habit. Degeneres asked McKenna to help her quit cigarettes when he agreed to appear on a recent taping of her hit daytime show, and she was floored by his hypnosis. Admitting that she didn’t “look like somebody who should smoke,” Degeneres told her audience on yesterday’s (16OCT06), “I work out and I’m very healthy and I like to think I’m a very intelligent person.” She added, “My mother had breast cancer. I, of all people, should not smoke… I quit before and then I found an easy way to start again – I picked one up.” The comic confessed that she has a “responsibility” as the host of a tv show, explaining she gets letters from sick young fans and she feels like she should be “a role model.” But efforts to kick smoking for good have been futile and she asked McKenna to help. The Brit sat down with the TV star and put her in a trance and left her sobbing as she remembered smoking cigarettes at social events. He helped her conquer her nicotine addiction by suggesting to a hypnotized Degeneres that cigarettes tasted like spicy liquorice coated with hair from the floor of a barber shop. McKenna told the Hypnotized host, “You’re a non-smoker, you’ve quit smoking. Whenever anybody offers you a cigarette in future, you’ll say, ‘No thanks, I don’t smoke.'” A grateful Degeneres, who admitted to going three days without even thinking about smoking, told the hypnotist, “You’ve helped me tremendously and probably saved my life, definitely changed my life.” McKenna doubled up on the show by helping actress AMBER TAMBLYN overcome her fear of spiders.

Maximum Power,

Dr. Dave Hill, DCH
http://www.drdavehill.com

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” -Walt Disney

Achieve Your Goals Quickly Through Hypnosis

Whatever your goals are, Hypnosis can help you quickly achieve them more easily and quickly.

Many people do not realize the awesome power that their subconscious mind has over their lives.  The causes of so many “bad habits” are rooted in memories or perceptions that may be forgotten by the conscious mind but retained in the subconscious.  Hypnosis helps to access the subconscious mind and affect the desired changes more easily and quickly.

Unfortunately, many people refuse to consider hypnotherapy because of their fears and misconceptions.  They may believe the Hypnotherapist will control them, they will tell their hidden secrets, or be made to do ridiculous things.  These misconceptions might be the result of watching old vampire movies or cartoons on TV.  These fears and misconceptions are completely unfounded.  The individual is always in control, and in fact, is more aware of what is happening while in the hypnotic state.

Although hypnosis is not a panacea, there are many areas where it has proven to be tremendously helpful; these include memory enhancement, improving concentration, relieving insomnia, eliminating nail biting, reducing stuttering, sales and sports achievement.  However, the most common reasons for visiting a hypnotist are quitting smoking, losing weight, and managing stress.

Many overweight people who fail with diet programs turn to hypnosis as a safe and reliable alternative.  For them, dieting never eliminated the subconscious need for excess food.  It is just a form of torture they went through, until they eventually give their subconscious desires.  So, they continuously went up and down the scale, never letting go of the desire for excess food.

The reasons for their desire were anchored in a memory of some past emotional event that caused them to overeat for security, self preservation, or protection.  The memory of the event remained sealed in their subconscious, even if it was consciously forgotten.  Hypnotism locates the even that triggered this behavior, and changes the individual’s perception of that event; thus, eliminating it as a problem source.  Once this is accomplished, the individual can eliminate the desire for excess food and the weight comes off easily, and stays off.

This same technique is effective for quitting smoking.  When an individual relives the horrible experience of taking that first puff, and remembers the events that caused them to continue smoking, the habit is easily eliminated.

Phobias, such as the fears of water, flying, driving, public speaking, and claustrophobia are easily treated with the same technique, and can frequently be overcome in just two or three sessions.  Every problem has a cause, and when you eliminate the cause from the computer that we call the subconscious mind, the problem disappears.

What the mind can conceive, the mind will achieve.  Wellness begins in the mind.

Maximum Power,

Dr. Dave Hill, DCH
http://www.drdavehill.com

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” -Walt Disney

PS – Enjoy my friend the Hypnotic Squirrel

New Research Study Shows Hypnosis Effective To Stop Smoking

The story is based on a scientific study done at San Francisco VA Medical Center, and shows the significant impact Hypnosis has in helping people stop smoking. The full results of the study were published in the May 2008 issue of Nicotine & Tobacco Research. The lead author of the journal article, Timothy Carmody, had this to say “This study provides much-needed evidence that hypnosis is indeed a very helpful treatment.” You can read the online version of the report here:

Maximum Power,

Dr. Dave Hill, DCH
Website: http://www.drdavehill.com

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”
-Walt Disney

A Cure For Test/Exam Taking Jitters

Hypnosis Just May Be The Right Answer For Test/Exam Taking Anxiety

The decision to turn a life-long interest into a career in massage therapy seemed only natural to Bob. He had always worked well with his hands, and all his friends said that he gave the best back rubs around. Yet, once in massage therapy school, Bob’s dream became a nightmare. As his courses progressed, Bob found that the large amount of memorization required to pass the tests was becoming more and more challenging for him. He saw his dream slipping away as he fought harder to master the material while his grades, nonetheless, were increasingly dropping. He knew he had to do something fast.

Bob’s friend, also a massage therapist, shared an office with a Hypnotherapist. He suggested that Bob try hypnosis for test taking anxiety. Bob agreed to give it a try.

Bob didn’t know what to expect during his first visit but the Hypnotherapist quickly put him at ease and explained the process of hypnotic suggestion. She answered all his questions and put to rest any concerns that he had about “losing control.” She told him that he would, in fact, be in control of the process at all times. She explained that she would simply help him to obtain a state of deep relaxation from which he could awake himself at any time if necessary. While in this altered state of awareness Bob’s innermost (subconscious) mind would be more available to listen to and accept any suggestions or ideas that he perceived to be useful or helpful. His mind would automatically reject any suggestions that went against his own values and beliefs.

Relaxing in a recliner, Bob quickly entered a state of light hypnosis while listening to the soothing voice of the Hypnotherapist instructing him to release tension from every part of his body, bit by bit. After a few minutes of deep relaxation Bob was ready to receive the mental suggestions that he knew would end his problems with memorization and test anxiety.

The Hypnotherapist had Bob mentally visualize himself in his study area, imagining his desk, books, papers, and even any beverages and snacks he would normally have on hand while he studied. Once fully “there” in the scene, the Hypnotherapist had Bob re-experience his study habits, suggesting that his mind would be relaxed and receptive and that he would remember fully and easily the information that he read or studied.

As Bob re-experienced each phase of his study routine: reading over notes, repeating information out loud, even taking his rest breaks; the Hypnotherapist repeatedly stressed that he was fully retaining all the information easily and effortlessly. The Hypnotherapist further instructed Bob that when a question about the material that he was studying was put to him, either verbally or on a test, his mind would immediately bring the information up to a conscious level, making it instantly available for full recall. He was instructed to envision himself in class taking tests, imagine himself relaxed, confident, and feeling great as he confidently answered all of the questions easily and effortlessly. The he was fast forwarded to receiving the positive results of the exam. He passed. With that knowledge he was led to feel the feelings of excitement and great self-esteem as well as see himself being congratulated by his classmates and hearing the positive words of his teacher. He was in his own win-win situation.

Once Bob fully imagined his success, he was more certain about his ability to make his mental program a physical reality. With a few follow-up visits and a recording for reinforcement he passed his test with flying colors.

Bob’s dream did come true. He graduated in th top of his massage therapy class, thanks to Hypnosis and to following his friend’s advice.

If you or someone you know suffers from test-taking anxiety or trouble studying and memorization, Hypnosis may just be the right answer.

Maximum Power,

Dr. Dave Hill, DCH
Website: http://www.drdavehill.com

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”
-Walt Disney

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