I have been a professional hypnotherapist practicing in San Diego for nearly a decade. Now I’ve been practicing hypnotherapy for a lot longer than that, in fact when I owned and operated my martial arts schools I helped the students who trained with me excel using visualization techniques I’d learned from hypnosis.
I started learning about hypnosis when I was studying Psychology at the University of San Diego back in the early 80’s. Since then I’ve come to understand that hypnosis is one of the most effective catalysts for positive changes anyone can use.
The Positive Changes You Can Expect
Some of the positive changes you can experience using hypnosis involve changing habits.
For example, you can, like many people, use hypnotherapy to help you lose weight permanently. In fact, hypnotherapy has been shown to be one of the most beneficial methods for reinforcing new exercise and dieting habits that need to be created for weight loss.
Millions of people have quit smoking using hypnosis.
Over the past half dozen years or so I have helped hundreds of people quit smoking using hypnosis here in my office in San Diego. While it doesn’t work for everyone it is a very powerful way of helping smokers quit. Scientific studies have shown hypnosis to be one of the best ways to quit smoking.
If you bite your fingernails or drink too much alcohol hypnosis can be a great way to help you replace your old, non empowering habits with new, more empowering ones. You can also use it for emotional healing as a result of loss from a death or divorce or becoming more confident in meeting more of the type of people you are attracted to.
What I’ve found is that hypnosis can be used for hundreds of positive inner changes, nearly anything you can imagine. Hypnosis is a very powerful tool for helping you move from where you are to where you would like to be. Sooner or later almost everyone who is looking to make positive significant shifts and changes in their lives explores using hypnosis to some degree or another.
How to Get Started With Hypnotherapy
I don’t know about other hypnotists but I almost never see anyone without talking with them first. The reason is that I want to make sure that they are a good match for my system. This means almost everyone makes a complimentary phone appointment with me first. During their complimentary consultation, they often ask end by asking, “How do I start? Then they ask “How much does it cost?”
The answer to how do I start is easy, you merely make an appointment. The answer to how much does it cost depends on what you want to work on. If you live near or around San Diego call me at (800) 989-6570 to set up your complimentary, risk free session.
If I think you are a good match for what I do then we can schedule a session to help you on your journey. If I don’t think we are a match I know many local hypnotists and will gladly lead you toward one that might be more suitable for your particular issue or personality.
How Do I find a Hypnotherapist if I’m Not in San Diego?
People who are looking for a hypnotherapist but do not live in San Diegooften ask, “How do I find a good hypnotist?”
First, although I believe that one-on-one in-person sessions are the most powerful way to make a shift, you don’t have to be in the same room to have it work for you. I often have sessions with clients over the phone.
If you don’t live here and would like to experience one-on-one in-person sessions you can start by looking for practitioners in local spiritual directories. You might try checking out massage schools in your area. They often have a program for hypnosis or know of people who practice. If you do not find any leads there, I would suggest turning to the Internet.
How to Hypnotize Yourself
Another question I often receive is “How about self hypnosis recordings, are they effective?” My answer is if you want to learn how to hypnotize yourself self hypnosis recordings can be very helpful.
So how does self-hypnosis work? It really works in the same manner as using hypnotherapy you just do it yourself rather than using a hypnotist. Although there are many great books on self hypnosis I’ll give you some basics here.
Self Hypnosis Made Easy
First, relax and quiet your mind. One method I often recommend is using progressive relaxation techniques. This is when you relax one part of your body at a time. Once your body is relaxed you need to relax your mind. You can do this by counting down from 50 to zero while taking a breath or while thinking about what it is you want to change. It is when your mind is relaxed that your own hypnotic suggestion can travel through.
Before you go through the relaxation stage you need to pick a positive suggestion that is simple and gives you the changes you are looking for. Although hypnosis is powerful, vague statements are not so telling yourself, “I am now rich” won’t work because it is too broad and may be too difficult for you to accept at first. Using the suggestion, “I am increasing my income monthly by $1,000″ is more specific and may make more sense and meet with less resistance.
Repeat your suggestion quietly to yourself, over and over. Make the suggestion in the present tense, not the past or future. You cannot make anything happen at any other time.
Positive Changes Are Within Your Reach
Hypnosis is a very powerful tool to help you make significant shifts in your thinking. This can help you transform your future and your life. If you are interested in these types of shifts then why not give hypnotherapy a try? It has worked for hundreds of people just like you and it can work for you too.
If you are interested in learning more about how hypnosis and NLP can help you make these shifts, or are just interested in how your subconscious mind works then download the complimentary report “Discover the Secrets of Your Subconscious Mind”. Click here to download your complimentary report.
Wil Dieck is the founder of Total Mind Therapy, a transformation method that uses hypnosis and NLP to help you make the changes you desire. If you are interested in making positive changes of some sort then call (619) 293-3255 for a risk free, complimentary evaluative consultation. It costs you nothing and can help you make the changes you desire, quickly and easily.