CONQUERING THE FEAR OF DRIVING

The fear of driving is serious enough to hamper many of their daily activities

I often see clients who have a fear of driving. The stress can vary between someone who gets a bit nervous behind the wheel where the fright is always present, to someone who becomes so paralyzed with fear that they cannot drive at all. In all of these cases, the person is aware that the panic they are feeling is irrational, but they cannot seem to do anything about it.

This fear of driving is one of the most common phobias, and it often really is just the fear of loss of control. People that have this are afraid that they may be stuck in a huge traffic jam and can’t get out if they start panicking. They also are terrified that they might pass out, vomit, lose control of their vehicle, have a panic attack, or get into an accident. They may experience the classic “fight or flight responses” with such symptoms as excessive sweating, dry mouth, heart palpitations, dizziness, shortness of breath, and disorientation. Obviously these are very unpleasant feelings to have, and most people will just avoid driving so as to avoid experiencing these types of reactions.

As my clients tell me, their fear of driving is serious enough to hamper many of their daily activities. When they come to see me for the initial free screening that I do for every client, they explain that they are tired of relying on friends and family to drive them everywhere. Simple tasks such as food shopping, or going to appointments quickly become very challenging for them.

This fear of driving can take form in a variety of ways. One client has had this difficulty (including a fear of being alone) for much of her adult life. Another client had been driving for close to 50 years before she was involved in her first traffic accident…That was 3 years ago, and she has been unable to drive since; her fear of another accident has been debilitating to her. And in another client’s case, his fear of driving on the highway seemed to come out of nowhere.

In many situations, if the person is already prone to stress and anxieties/fears, driving can be one of the places where this shows up. The problem is that the more you don’t deal with the issue, the worse that it gets, and the harder it becomes to get “back on the bike” so to speak. However do not lose hope! The fear of driving is not a hereditary disease; it is a learned behavior. So to put it another way:  if in your lifetime, you have ever felt comfortable and confident driving, that was something that you learned how to do. And by the same token, if you “learned” how to be uncomfortable driving, then you can simply relearn how to be comfortable driving again!

If you are not driving because of fear, then I recommend you contact us for a free screening to see if hypnosis can work for you and help with your issue. In the meantime it is important to know that even though the fear and anxiety feels really bad, it can be managed. Instead your reaction to these feelings can help make it controllable for you or not. So if you are feeling anxious or fearful, just allow it to be present; don’t fight it. Notice it, and see if you can almost “separate” yourself from the fear to observe the feeling. Breathe deeply, and be aware of being focused on something else like the cars around you, or the music you’re listening to, etc. These are just some things that I work on with my clients to help them.

However if you are still having trouble, you may be able to benefit from hypnosis and the help that it can bring, as it can be very effective to assist you in driving comfortably and with confidence.

If you would like more information about any of our programs including management of your stress and fears, please contact us to book your free screening at (647) 210-8842.

THE WINNING SHOT

I used to play a lot of tennis; I simply loved it! As a child I remember my instructor teaching me about following-through on my strokes. “Keeping your eye on the ball is very important,” she said, “But if you’re going to hit that ball, you better be prepared to follow through to make a more effective shot!”
This is a good metaphor to use in hypnosis, and also to think about while pursuing goals. Most anyone you talk to will have anywhere from a single to multiple goals they would like to achieve, and it is important to keep your eye on the ball (or in this case, your goal). However the reality is that there are a huge number that do not follow through on their goals.
Following through is very difficult for most people. It’s strange because we certainly don’t have any problem following through on a project at work (for fear we’ll be fired), or at school (for fear we will be failed). However, for some reason, many find following through on their personal goals to be very challenging. We often work harder for others than we do for ourselves.
How do we ensure that we follow through once we have our eye on the ball/goal? There are many things that can be done, including releasing our fear about achieving the goal, ensuring that we actually “want it” and that it’s not a fleeting wish, and of course making sure we devote the time to in fact get the goal done.  There will never be a magic pill that will get your goal for you—you just have to do for yourself.
What you have to know is that there is help available. Whether you want to lose weight, quit smoking, reduce stress, deal with fears, or build your confidence, hypnosis can assist you with reaching your full potential. Hypnosis is painless, fun, relaxing, and can be a very effective tool to help you achieve whatever your goal may be.
Following through is the number one thing you can do to give yourself the best chance at achieving your goal. So keep your eye on your goal, and be sure to follow-through. You just never know—you may end up having a winning shot, and success in reaching your goal!
Hypnosis can help you take control of your own life and help you achieve your objective! Call now for your free 30-40 minute screening, and see if hypnosis is right for you:  (647) 210-8842

A NEW, POSITIVE RELATIONSHIP WITH EXERCISE AND FOOD

Now that the holiday season is behind us, it’s time to look forward to the warmer weather that will (eventually) be here. One of the biggest concerns that many have at this time of year is losing weight—especially getting rid of the pounds that they put on during their holiday meals. 
Whether you’re trying to get healthier, look and feel better, or just want to fit into that bathing suit at the beach this summer, losing weight can be a long and challenging journey. If you have tried and failed to lose weight in the past, you know how frustrating it can be. It is quite common for people to get into a cycle of dieting, then overeating, and then feeling guilty, and dieting again. This “yo-yo dieting” as it’s known, is not only unhealthy, but makes any long-term weight loss very difficult to sustain. Fad diets, nutritional plans and supplements focus on what you put into your mouth and also how often. However, hypnosis is much different.
Hypnosis changes how you FEEL about what and when you eat. As an example, on a diet you might eat an apple, and be unhappy because you wish you were in fact eating an apple pie. But with hypnosis, you can learn to enjoy the apple and simply not give it another thought. What a strange concept:  living in a world where you’d happily turn down your favourite food for something that is healthier for you! With certain hypnosis techniques it may very well be possible to change your patterns of thinking, and get control over your cravings in a way that doesn’t depress you.
Using hypnosis, we target the unconscious mind with powerful suggestion techniques and help you to develop a new, positive relationship with exercise and food. The way a weight loss client recently described it was:  “I now look at the donut that I normally would crave and want, and just say, ‘Oh yeah, it’s a donut, but I don’t feel like eating it.’ and then I just walk away and don’t really think about it any more.”
To lose weight and keep it off, you cannot just go on an eight-week purge, or an intense exercise regime, or a fad diet, and then go back to your previous habits. Instead you have to make real lifestyle changes. This is where hypnosis may have a major advantage over other techniques, and the reason is that in order to change your body, you first need to change your mind. The aim with hypnosis techniques is to make you feel confident about yourself and your body, to alter any negative thoughts about eating, and to help you to lose weight in a healthy and responsible way without impacting your emotional well-being.
Hypnosis is completely safe, and you cannot be made to do anything against your will; it is not possible to get “stuck” in a state of hypnosis. Hypnosis is a positive, relaxing, safe and enjoyable experience.
One question that is often asked is, “Will hypnosis work for me?” Generally speaking, virtually any person can achieve successful results with hypnosis. However we carefully screen each client to ensure that hypnosis will be beneficial to him or her. The best part about this screening process is that it is FREE! If we do not feel that hypnosis will be beneficial for you, then we will tell you so. As you can see, you have nothing to lose by calling and starting to improve yourself right now.
People are losing weight, stopping smoking and relieving stress with the programmes offered with hypnosis.
So keep your New Year’s Resolution! Call us now and book your FREE screening, and find out how hypnosis can help you!
Greater Toronto Hypnosis Centre(647) 210-8842

HOLIDAY SAVINGS OFFER EXTENDED – RED AND GREEN

 

While the holiday season is in full swing, the two issues that mostly plague our clients during this time of year is usually related to their stress and their food intake. Although the holidays are a wonderful time to spend with friends and loved ones, this time can also be a period that causes a lot of problems.

Let’s first talk about the stress that many experience:  There is so much pre-planning, and often more planning on top of that. What then follows are the feelings of anticipation, worry, and often the frustration of trying to bring everything together and making it perfect. We love our families and friends, but some unfortunately try our patience. Many people will stress about all of this, over and over again, and year after year. There’s got to be another way!

The second issue that many deal with is the amount of food they ingest. Let’s face it; the holidays are about many things—the least of which is delicious and PLENTIFUL food. Sometimes the problem lies with the food choices that we make. In other instances it can be the sheer quantity of food we eat. And in some cases the issue can be a combination of the two. Again, there has to be another solution!

Well, if you are ready for changes, then hypnosis could be for you! By using hypnosis, you can find a natural, relaxing and pain-free way to get through this holiday season, as well as other challenging times in your life. Help get control of your life back in your hands!

Our Holiday Savings offer has been extended, and you can still save $100.00 off the price of your program! There is only one thing that you have to do to take advantage of this special offer, and that is to be sure to mention the words “RED and GREEN” when you contact us.

Are you ready for change? Then call now for your free 30-40 minute screening:  (647) 210-8842

BOOK YOUR HYPNOSIS PROGRAM AND SAVE $100

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The holiday season is now upon us and so many clients are telling me they feel rushed and stressed, trying to get everything ready for the celebrations. While this feeling of being overwhelmed is quite common during this time of year, the unseasonably warm temperatures have had an interesting effect on shopping and preparing:  We are thinking more about being outside and enjoying the weather, than we are about preparing for the holidays. Add this stress to everyday life stresses and this has many of us feeling completely overwhelmed!

Hypnosis is an incredibly effective way to help us deal with our challenges. While quitting smoking and weight loss are the more popular uses, hypnosis is also very effective in helping to deal with stress and anxiety and even helps to increase your self-confidence!

So here is a great pre-holiday offer for you:  Come in for a free hypnotic screening at our office, and book your hypnosis program before December 30th, and receive $100.00 off! The only thing you have to do is mention the words “red and green” when you call us to take advantage of this special price.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to take action and lay the foundation for a new year practically free of anxiety, stress and worry!

Call now for your free 30-40 minute screening to see if  hypnosis is right for you:  (647) 210-8842.

Hypnosis: You Won’t Lose Control

23 Nov 2016 Uncategorized
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Most people’s understanding of hypnosis is from what they have seen on television and movies. I have a lot of clients who are just uninformed. They are afraid for instance that because of what they’ve seen on the media, that I’m going to make them quack like a duck, they are going to lose control, or they may even get “stuck” in a state of hypnosis. Nothing could be further from the truth. One of the first things I tell clients at the free screening we offer, is to basically take everything they’ve seen regarding hypnosis on TV and movies, and throw it out the window.

Despite what you may have heard, you cannot get stuck in a state of hypnosis. You will not lose control. You cannot be made to do anything that you don’t want to do. “But what about that live show I saw in college,” you may wonder, “when that hypnotist made people do all those crazy things on stage?” The truth is that those people volunteered to go on stage, and were only doing what they were comfortable doing. If they didn’t want to, they simply wouldn’t have done it.  Hypnosis does not override your freewill. In fact, during a hypnosis session, clients are aware, awake, participating, and remembering as well.

So as you can see, you have nothing to fear. If you’re ready to improve and change you’re life, then you are ready for hypnosis.

Call us for your free screening to see if hypnosis is right for you:  (647) 210-8842

Hypnosis To Quit Smoking

Many clients who come to my office to quit smoking have tried several other methods, but without much success. They tell me they find the gums, pills, patches, etc., to be ineffective in helping them quit.  They also dislike many of the side-effects and most complain about the frustrating pattern of stopping for a bit, and then starting to smoke again.

The good news is that there is help to break this habit—hypnosis is painless, drug-free, safe, and can be very effective in helping you stop smoking for good.

Are you afraid that you may eat more and gain weight if you quit? Well, what if instead you simply didn’t eat more to replace the smoking of cigarettes?  Are you concerned that you may have cravings? Well, you might, but if you don’t give in, the cravings will disappear. Each year, tobacco kills more people in this country than the total of all murders, alcohol-related deaths, car accidents and suicides. Wouldn’t it be great to stop smoking now, and start improving and saving your health? And speaking of savings:  the average cost of a pack of cigarettes in Canada is about $10.00. So, a pack-a-day smoker who quits will save over $3600.00 per year!

If you’re wondering if hypnosis will work for you, understand that all hypnosis is self-hypnosis, and it really is up to you. You have to be truly sincere about wanting to quit. Your success with stopping will depend on if you are willing to pay attention, listen, and follow instructions. Hypnosis can help you take control of your own life!

Call now for your free 30-40 minute screening and see if hypnosis is right for you:  (647) 210-8842.

SECOND LOCATION

13 Jul 2016 Uncategorized

We’ve recently expanded to help serve you better! In addition to our Maple office, we are now seeing clients in a second location, within the Rosedale Wellness Center (at the north west corner of Church St. and Bloor St., in downtown Toronto).

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