Changing Your Beliefs and Perception

Changing your beliefs and perception

Guided Meditation by Dr. Joe Dispenza – read by Paul Babin!

An extraordinary example of life-changing meditation that every soul should listen to over and over!

Use headphones please and turn down the lights and turn up the volume.

It is a 40-minute journey you will never forget!

I promise … 

 

 

Hypnosis for Dental Phobia Release

Hypnosis for Dental Phobia

A visit to the dentist can often trigger dental phobia, a severe apprehension resulting in anxiety attacks.

When a person suffers from a “Dental Phobia” (debilitating fear) the resulting psychological and physiological reactions make dental treatments difficult or impossible.

Hypnosis is being used more in recent years as an alternative to sedation or anesthetic, as medications are often associated with risks and side effects.

A recent study was conducted to measure the effects of a brief dental hypnosis on the fear-processing structures of the brain using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

Highlights

•  First study of hypnosis on brain plasticity changes in patients with dental phobia.
•  Using fMRI, phobic videos/neutral stimuli under hypnosis and awake state were applied.
•  Significantly reduced activation in dental phobics under hypnosis (left amygdala/bilateral ACC/insula/hippocampus).
•  Hypnosis: Powerful method inhibiting reaction of fear circuitry structures in dental phobics.

The findings show, that anxiety related to procedures, such as dental surgery, endodontic treatments or insufficient anesthetics, were reduced under hypnosis.

The study gives scientific evidence, that hypnosis is a powerful and successful method, for reducing fear as documented by the MRI results.

Emotional Needs and Hypnosis

Emotional Needs and Hypnosis

The most basic requirement for a happy, fulfilled life is to ensure our emotional needs are being met.  

If our emotional needs are not being met appropriately, we will seek alternative ways to have them met. Sometimes those alternative solutions can be detrimental to our physical and emotional well being.  Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs are examples of substitute behaviors which can lead to greater problems, rather than a solution.

Happiness must come from within to be effective, and hypnotherapy helps by replacing negative thoughts and feelings with positive suggestions on how to meet those needs internally. This is an exciting part of personal development because it empowers us to find happiness.

Instead of focussing on what is “wrong”, we can ask, “What emotional needs are not being met?” According to Maslow, if you’re dealing with a condition such as depression, anxiety, or addiction, it’s because one of your fundamental needs is not being met.

The 9 basic needs can be defined as follows:

  1. Security: We need Safety and security allow us to lead our lives without experiencing undue fear and to develop our potential.
  2. Volition: We need to feel powerful and to exist autonomously and be able to direct our own lives.
  3. Attention: We need attention from others and the ability to give attention in return.
  4. Emotional connection: We need to feel connected to other people and to experience friendship, love, and intimacy.
  5. Connection to the wider community: We need to be social and feel connected to something other than ourselves.
  6. Privacy: We need to have time and space to reflect on and learn from our experiences.
  7. A sense of status: We need to have a sense of value, within groups we are part of.
  8. A sense of achievement: We need to feel we are accomplishing things of value.
  9. Meaning: We need to have a sense that we’re part of something greater than ourselves.

A single issue or problem may be the result of multiple needs not being met, which will require more than one solution. 

Our initial goal, therefore, is to learn which need is not being met to the level required and is the primary cause of the issue. Once identified, it can be addressed directly. Identifying the needs which are not being met, or are being met inappropriately, will assist in planning the hypnotherapy to resolve that issue.

While each of us has different levels of needs, we all have the same nine basic needs required for happiness and satisfaction. Each need has a baseline level and which must be met. One person may be very happy spending most of their time, without interaction with other people, while someone else finds it very difficult to be alone and may become depressed, feeling they have no friends and have no value to anyone. 

The key to planning an effective hypnotherapy session is to identify the missing needs AND the degree to which those needs are not being met and then develop a program that will address those needs specifically.

Happiness is within each of us … Awaken Your Potential! 

 

Allan D Curtis

Self Hypnosis What is it?

Self Hypnosis

If you think, you have never experienced hypnosis, think back to the last time you were driving a long distance road trip.

Was it a familiar road?

Do you recall periods, during that trip, where you seemed to go into autopilot mode?

This is a common phenomenon, where your subconscious brain takes over.

You already know the route, so there is no conscious thinking involved.

If you experienced this, you have experienced a form of self-hypnosis.

What is Self-Hypnosis

Self-hypnosis is similar to guided meditation

  • Both are practiced in a quiet place, usually alone.
  • They require you to relax and enter a deep state of relaxation and focused concentration.
  • You will remain alert and aware of what is happening but in a relaxed and calm state

Self-hypnosis is focussed on an outcome

  • Each hypnosis session usually has a goal or outcome such as calming anxiety, reducing stress, weight loss, etc.
  • You can tie affirmations into your self-hypnosis process.
  • The goals should be addressed by the dialog in the hypnosis process.

You need to strengthen your belief. 

  • You may have a difficult time being hypnotized unless you believe in it.
  • Without trust, self-hypnosis is unlikely to be effective.
  • You may get into a relaxed state, however, this is not the same as hypnosis.
  • Believing in the practice is essential for you to benefit from hypnosis.

Make sure you have adequate time to devote to hypnosis

  • The amount of time required will vary somewhat, depending on the individual.
  • You should allocate at least one hour for your sessions, with no interruptions or disturbances.
  • If you don’t have that hour, reschedule your session, as a partial or interrupted hypnosis session will not provide the benefit desired.

Proper breathing contributes to the process

  • Deep breathing and focused attention on breathing helps you to relax and calm the mind.
  • Affirmations can be verbalized as you are breathing in … as in, taking in the affirmation.
  • You may wish to state the affirmation as you breathe out,  so that you can say the affirmation out loud
  • Saying the affirmations will help solidify your commitment.

Bear in mind that affirmations are not required for self-hypnosis.

  • Affirmations are said over and over again, they are not required for self-hypnosis, they are optional
  • In self-hypnosis, you can have a number of scripts and switch between different goals, as often as you like.

Most Professional Hypnotists have training programs to teach their clients how to use Self-Hypnosis to better their lives.  

 

Hypnosis Weight Loss Program

Hypnosis Weight Loss Program

Hypnosis Weight Loss Program is an effective way to enhance the success rate of your weight loss program. Hypnosis has been used to help with many different issues related to weight loss, including, binge eating, snacking, anxiety disorders, stress, panic attacks, procrastination and lack of self-confidence.

Essentially hypnosis is effective for most issues identified as stress or anxiety related, including alleviating the discomfort of skin disorders, such as eczema and other disorders often resulting from stress or anxiety.

The following excerpt is from an article on Oprah Winfrey’s site …

by Harvard Medical School psychotherapist Jean Fain

  • Many don’t realize that adding trance to your weight loss efforts can help you lose more weight and keep it off longer.
  • Hypnosis predates carb and calorie counting by a few centuries, but this age-old attention-focusing technique has yet to be embraced wholeheartedly as an effective weight loss strategy.
  • Until recently, there has been scant scientific evidence to support the legitimate claims of respected hypnotherapists, and a glut of pie-in-the-sky promises from their problem cousins, stage hypnotists, hasn’t helped.
  • Even after a persuasive mid-nineties reanalysis of 18 hypnotic studies showed that psychotherapy clients who learned self-hypnosis lost twice as much weight as those who didn’t (and, in one study, kept it off two years after treatment ended), hypnotherapy has remained a well-kept weight loss secret.
  • Unless hypnosis has happily compelled you or someone you know to buy a new, smaller wardrobe, it may be hard to believe that this mind-over-body approach could help you get a handle on eating.
  • Read more: http://www.oprah.com/health/hypnosis-for-weight-loss-can-hypnosis-help-you-lose-weight/all#ixzz55vmFQ1UY

Combining hypnosis with a common-sense diet and quality exercise program greatly increases the likelihood of achieving and maintaining the weight loss desired.

Hypnosis helps a person become more focused, while in a calm, relaxed state.

Guided visualization with verbal patterns, soft music, and repetition are often used by hypnotherapist’s to induce a hypnotic state. The mind calms down and goes into a peaceful, calm and relaxed state. Worries disappear and the conscious mind idles, as the subconscious mind comes active.

The subject becomes open to positive suggestions to follow to achieve their desired outcome. Using hypnosis to supplement other weight loss techniques, allow the person to be more at ease and more likely to stay on their dietary and exercise plan.

A suggestion, for example, might recommend “eat food more slowly and enjoy every bite thoroughly”. This slows down the eating process and improves digestion, increases the pleasure of eating and reduces food intake, as the feeling of being hungry will be satisfied sooner.

Hypnosis is not a “magic pill”, which will suddenly make you lose weight, no matter what you eat and what you drink.  It is essential that the therapy is combined with a change in your eating habits and choice of food. Exercise is also essential to burn off the calories you do consume.

As mentioned earlier, hypnosis is an effective weight loss technique, provided it is used as part of an overall diet plan which involves smart eating and moderate exercise.  Hypnosis alone will not help you achieve the weight loss you desire.

Hypnosis will make you calmer and more willing to do the things necessary to achieve the weight loss you want, but only if you are willing to put in the effort to make the necessary changes and keep up the good habits of sound eating and quality exercise.

You cannot expect to lose weight by eating tons of sweets and fast food every day, even if you are seeing a hypnotherapist.

Common sense, eating the right foods consistently, getting in quality exercise regularly, and using hypnosis to help relieve the stress you may be feeling and to reinforce the positive emotions and desires of wanting to lose weight in order for weight-loss hypnosis to work for you.

Hypnosis alone will not enable you to lose the weight you desire, but as part of a proper lifestyle program of healthy eating and quality exercising, hypnosis can help to increase your success at losing weight and keeping it off long term.

 

Breathing Exercises for Relaxation

Breathing Exercises for Relaxation

The fasted way to relax is by using simple Breathing Exercises for Relaxation.

Try this the next time you are relaxed, consciously notice how your body feels. This state can be achieved through simple breathing exercises as noted below.

Deep breathing is the best way to reduce body stress. As you breathe deeply, a message is sent to your brain to calm down and relax. The brain then relays this message to your body which calms down.

The stress-related effects, such as increased heart rate, uncontrolled breathing, and high blood pressure all return to normal as you achieve your state of relaxation.

  • Breathing exercises for relaxation, are a good way to enter a state of relaxation, reduce tension, and relieve stress on both the mind and body.
  • Breathing exercises for relaxation are very easy to learn and can be used anywhere at anytime.
  • Experiment to see which exercises for relaxation work best for you.
  • You may find that one works best in a situation and another works best in a different situation.

What are Breathing Exercises for Relaxation?

Given their positive effects on body and mind, many different breathing exercises for relaxation have been developed. The breathing exercises below will help you relax however you may find modifying them for your own use is more effective. It is often a very personal thing, as we all breathe differently depending on our body and our level of stress or anxiety.

Breathing Exercise for Relaxation #1 – Belly breathing

Belly breathing the easiest exercise and yet is very relaxing.

Use this basic exercise anytime you find yourself needing to relax or relieve stress quickly. You can do this anywhere without attracting unwanted attention or concern.

  1. Sit (or lie flat) in a comfortable position.
  2. Put one hand on your belly, just below your ribs and the other hand on your chest, just above your breast.
  3. Breath in slowly, through your nose, and allow your belly to expand. Your chest should not move.
  4. Breathe out slowly, through barely open lips, as if you were whistling. Your hand on your belly can be used to push all the air out.
  5. Repeat this 3 to 5 times, in a calm and rhythmic way, taking your time with each breath.
  6. Take note of how you feel, at the end of the exercise. Did you achieve your “Relaxed State”

More Advanced Breathing Exercises for Relaxation

Once you have mastered belly breathing, try one of the three more advanced breathing exercises.

  • 4-7-8 breathing
  • Roll breathing
  • Morning breathing

4-7-8 breathing

This exercise also uses belly breathing to help you relax. You can do this exercise either sitting or lying down.

  1. Put one hand on your belly, and the other on your chest, as in the belly breathing exercise.
  2. Take a deep, slow breath from your belly, and silently count to 4 as you breathe in.
  3. Hold your breath, and silently count from 1 to 7.
  4. Breathe out completely as you silently count from 1 to 8. Time it so all of the air out of your lungs by the time you reach a count of 8.
  5. Repeat 3 to 7 times, or until you feel calm.
  6. Notice how you feel at the end of the exercise.

Roll breathing

Roll breathing, helps you learn how to use your full lung capacity and to focus on the rhythm of your breathing.

You can do it in any position.

  1. Again, put your left hand on your belly and your right hand on your chest.
  2. Practice filling your lower lungs by breathing so that your “belly” (left) hand goes up when you inhale and your “chest” (right) hand remains still. Always breathe in through your nose and breathe out through your mouth. Do this 8 to 10 times.
  3. When you have filled and emptied your lower lungs 8 to 10 times, add the second step to your breathing: inhale first into your lower lungs as before, and then continue inhaling into your upper chest. Breathe slowly and regularly. As you do so, your right hand will rise and your left hand will fall a little as your belly falls.
  4. As you exhale slowly through your mouth, make a quiet, whooshing sound as first your left hand and then your right-hand fall. As you exhale, feel the tension leaving your body as you become more and more relaxed.
  5. Practice breathing in and out in this way for 3 to 5 minutes. Notice that the movement of your belly and chest rises and falls like the motion of rolling waves.
  6. Notice how you feel at the end of the exercise.

Practice roll breathing daily for several weeks until you can do it anywhere at anytime you need to relax.

Caution: Some people get dizzy the first few times they try roll breathing, as breathing too fast may result in a feeling of lightheadedness, slow your breathing, in this case, and always get up slowly.

Start Your Day With Morning breathing

When you first get up in the morning use this exercise to relieve muscle stiffness and clear clogged breathing passages.

Then use it throughout the day to relieve back and muscle tension.

  1. From a standing position, bend forward from the waist with your knees slightly bent, letting your arms dangle close to the floor.
  2. While you slowly and deeply inhale, return to a standing position, by rolling up slowing, lifting your head last.
  3. Hold your breath for a count of three, in this standing position.
  4. Exhale slowly, as you roll down to the original position, bending forward from the waist.
  5. Your lungs should be empty as you reach the original position, then repeat 3 or 4 times
  6. Notice how you feel at the end of the exercise.