Can I Be Hypnotized?

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t. You’re right.”  – Henry Ford

Hypnosis 101

Hypnosis is real. However it is not what you’ve seen on TV and in the movies. There is no “mind control” or anything absurd like that. As a hypnotist, I cannot make you quack like a duck, reveal secrets, give me your money, or do anything against your will. While you are hypnotized, you have a higher level of concentration and focus on your inner thoughts. You will only do and say what you want to do and say.

I perform a free screening and consultation with every client, just to see if hypnosis is will work for them and if they can be hypnotized. Many clients who come to see me, are not sure whether or not they will be hypnotized and if they can accomplish their goal. I explain to them that hypnosis can be a very effective tool whether their goal is to:

  • lose weight
  • quit smoking
  • break a habit
  • build confidence
  • reduce their stress
  • get over a fear

Results

Generally speaking, virtually anyone can achieve successful results using hypnosis. All hypnosis, whether it is accomplished with the aid of a hypnotist or not, is self-hypnosis. However in order for hypnosis to be effective, there must be a belief and expectation that it is going to work.

So only you can decide to let go, and allow yourself to be hypnotized. But the more that you let go, relax and follow instructions, the better chance you have of hypnosis working, and the more beneficial experience it will be for you.

In addition, we have an incredible sale on right now! You can get $100.00 off any hypnosis program you sign up for. Just be sure to mention the code:  “” when booking to take advantage of the offer.

Call us now at (647) 210-8842 for your FREE screening to see if hypnosis is right for you.

Something Different & Achieve The Desire You Want

“If you want something in your life you’ve never had, you’ll have to do something you’ve never done.” – JD Houston

What a powerful quote. It reminds me of the risk that someone has to take to get something that they want. I believe that fortune favors the brave, and if you don’t put yourself out there, you will never have a chance to achieve your goals.

Your objective can be in the form of business (switching jobs, or starting your own company), relationships (e.g. summoning the courage to ask someone on a date), or a personal goal (living a healthier lifestyle for instance). No matter what it is, you often will need to take a chance in order to get something you want.

I’m a firm believer in how “opposites” exist everywhere around us, and that we cannot know something about one thing without knowing about the other. Examples are that we cannot know “happiness” if we don’t know what “sadness” is…we cannot define “up” without first knowing what “down” is…we cannot describe what salty tastes like if we’ve never tasted something sweet…And by the same token, the quote above really becomes more clear:

  • Take a risk, do something you’ve never done, and then you can feel what it is like to have something that you have never experienced before.

How Hypnosis Helps

Hypnosis is a great way to learn how to relax and go with the flow. Once you are in that “zone” and have built up your confidence, you can then essentially become comfortable taking the risk to help you achieve the desire you want. Many of my clients who want to lose weight, quit smoking, reduce stress, build self-confidence, etc. are at first almost afraid to try something new and let go of the old. But once they start working with me and doing hypnosis, they remarkably find that they are able to move forward to get what they want.

Free Screening & Promo

I offer a free screening to every client to assess whether hypnosis is going to work for them, and also if they are ready for hypnosis. Also we can determine whether or not the client is truly ready to let go of the past, and move forward towards their goal.

In addition, we have an incredible sale on right now! You can get $100.00 off any hypnosis program you sign up for. Just be sure to mention the code:  “ITSPOSSIBLE2018” when booking to take advantage of the offer.

Hypnosis can help you take control of your own life and help you achieve your goals! Call now for your free 30-40 minute screening, and see if hypnosis is right for you:  (647) 210-8842

FORMING GOOD HABITS

“Breaking old habits and forming new ones always takes time, but it is WORTH it in the end.”  – Joyce Meyer

We all have habits that we would like to break. These can range from nail biting, teeth grinding, knuckle cracking, skin picking, swearing, overeating, smoking, etc. These bad behavior patterns can develop unconsciously, and then seemingly infiltrate all areas of our lives, eventually driving us crazy with each tick, chew, or smoke.

The question many ask is how do you form good habits? The first step is to break the bad habit. The challenge that many encounter when trying to do this is the simple fact that habits just don’t respond to commands. You cannot take a deep breath, gather all of your willpower, and say to yourself, for example, “I will not bite my nails any longer!”, and then expect to stop. I mean, you may stop temporarily, but in a short time, chances are you will find that you’ve started doing the bad habit again.

So what to do?

My clients have found that hypnosis very effective in helping to break past unwanted behaviors, and to start forming good habits. By using hypnosis, we get right to the crux of the negative habit, which is in the unconscious mind. Of course you do need to have willpower to help motivate you to deal with your unwanted behaviors, but what is really required is a “mindset change” to be finished with the habits. Hypnosis helps with this, and yes if you are ready, then it truly works!

I offer a free screening to see if hypnosis will work for you! If you would like more information about any of our programs including getting rid of your bad habits and forming good ones, please contact us to book your free screening at (647) 210-8842.

Practicing Self-Care

“I see my body as an instrument, rather than an ornament.” – Alanis Morissette

It All Starts With You

Everything in your life starts with you. I have many clients who come to the Greater Toronto Hypnosis Centre office, because they are in need of fixing something about themselves. Whether they are trying to quit smoking, lose weight, increase their confidence, reduce stress, or get over some fear or performance anxiety, I explain to them that it all starts with YOU first. If you do not prioritize self-care and attention to yourself, then how can you possibly have enough resources to give to someone else (your kids, your job, your spouse, etc.)?

You Are A Priority

The idea of practicing self-care is not a new one…but it is one that not many consider as important as other things. Taking care of yourself must be a priority.  The analogy I use finds its roots from being a passenger on an airplane. Before the plane takes off, the flight attendants always go through the safety information. Included in this are the instructions that if there is a cabin air decompression, an oxygen mask drops down from above your head. They explain that you are to take the mask and put it on, and breathe normally. However the direction that many people miss is that if you are sitting beside a child or someone elderly, you are to put on your oxygen mask FIRST and then help them with theirs. The reason is that if you collapse from lack of oxygen, then you’re certainly no good to your companion to assist them in breathing. I find this example to be an ideal illustration of how you must practice self-care, and in life, put on your “oxygen mask” first before helping or doing for others. If you don’t take care of yourself and get sick because you’re working so hard for your company, then how are you to continue your job?

So the concept of self-care is one I talk to my clients about a lot. I explain that while taking care of others is important, they must prioritize THEMSELVES first. Take the time to be good to your mind, body and spirit, and then you can work on the issue that you’re trying to fix. If one of these self-care items involves kicking a habit, losing weight, getting rid of stress, etc., then hypnosis might be a perfect tool to help you do this.

Call us now at (647) 210-8842 for your FREE screening to see if hypnosis is right for you, and learn how to practice self-care.

Positive Mindset

I am in charge of how I feel and today I choose happiness.” ~ Likainen Parketti

I really love this quote for many reasons; there is so much truth to it. One topic that I talk about in my speaking engagements is centered on the idea of “attitude”. Do you realize that only thing we truly have control over in our lives, is our attitude? We often get so stressed and feel anxiety over things that we have no influence over. While we cannot control how someone else acts towards us, we can control what we do when that energy gets to us. Will we absorb it? Deflect it? Step out of the way and let it go past us?…Simply put, we have the choice of what to do, how to handle it, and how we want our attitude to be.

It’s been said that when things are going really poorly, or you’re in a bad state, you should take a moment and be grateful for something. I know that can be challenging when things are bad, but finding gratitude in something (it can be as simple as that the sun is shining, or that you got up this morning breathing and alive) can be very beneficial in setting a positive mindset.

Hypnosis can be a very effective way to help get into a positive mindset. Many clients come to see me for stress, confidence and anxiety issues. One of the things I teach them is to change their way of thinking, and to be more mindful of their thoughts so that they approach situations and ideas in a more positive way.

But the one thing that is evident in all cases, is that you have to CHOOSE to have a positive mindset…or at least in the case of a new hypnosis client—choose to be OPEN to the idea of learning how to change your mindset.

Hypnosis can help you change your mindset, so that you can go through life with a more positive attitude. Call now for your free 30-40 minute screening, and see if hypnosis is right for you:  (647) 210-8842.

WHY I CHOSE TO BE A HYPNOTIST

I explain why I studied hypnosis

How It Began

Many people ask me why I chose to become a hypnotist. Well, one of the fundamental reasons is that I have always loved to help people. But more to the point, since I was a teenager, people…just…talk to me. What I mean, is that it’s often been my experience that even people who I barely know, seem to open up and confide in me. In fact, I have been amazed at how many people have asked for my advice – and in most cases followed it since I was a young man.

It naturally seemed like a logical decision to involve myself in a field where I could help people. However what I’ve learned is that if a person isn’t ready for IT, and is not willing to do IT themselves (i.e. not have someone else do it for them), then they will not be successful. The “it” can be a task that needs to be done, a habit they are trying to break, or a goal they are trying to reach, etc.

Why Hypnosis Works

I explain to clients that when you are in the state of hypnosis, you help to teach yourself how to do that certain “it”. When hypnotized, you are better able to respond to suggestions, and therefore can change various behaviors such as quitting smoking, losing weight, reducing stress and improving self-esteem.

Because I like to help people, I learned to be a hypnotist. I opened up my office more than 4 years ago. Since then I’ve been able to help others achieve a wide range of goals. It feels good to help teach people how to gain the tools for success, as well as assist them in getting out of their funks because they are not living their life to the fullest.

Free Screening

Taking on a client without first screening and discussing their issues, will not productive for anyone involved. This is one of the main reasons that I offer a FREE consultation to every client. This is so that I can ensure that they will be a good candidate for hypnosis. The screening process takes approximately 45 minutes. Not only is it informative; the client learns some information about hypnosis, and I get to learn details about them and their issue.

As a hypnotist, I experience great satisfaction helping my clients work through their issues and achieve their goals through the natural, safe and effective method of hypnosis!

Hypnosis can help you take control of your own life and help you achieve your objective! Come and see why I do what I do. Call now for your free 30-40 minute screening, and see if hypnosis is right for you:  (647) 210-8842

MAKE THE MOVE – CHANGE YOUR LIFE

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I have a friend who is a recovering alcoholic. He has been sober for 10 years and I couldn’t be more proud of him! During a recent conversation, he shared that the number of alcoholics that actually go and get help for their problem is incredibly low. According to an article on rehabs.com, there are up to 22 million people in need of treatment for drug and alcohol use. Fewer than 1% of them get any help for their substance abuse (http://luxury.rehabs.com/alcohol-rehab/statistics/).

I must admit, I found those numbers to be very sad. My friend felt that many who need help, just don’t go and obtain the assistance they require. We both agreed that one has to be ready. And when they are, they would seek support, but not before.

This got me thinking about my clients who come to me for hypnosis to seek improvement on various issues in their lives. I could see that my hypnosis practice was very similar to the situation my friend spoke about. There are many who suffer and want to lose weight, stop smoking, ease stress, build confidence, sleep better, get over fears, etc. However not all people will actually take the steps towards working on their issues and finding relief.

It can be very humbling to admit that you have an issue that you want to work on, and that realization is in fact a huge first step. However as I discussed in my last article, the follow-through and finding the resources to get help is so important.

About Us:

At Greater Toronto Hypnosis Centre, we always offer a free screening to everyone. Even before we accept them as a client. We see if hypnosis will work for them, and to be sure that we can even accept them as a client in the first place. One of the things I tell everyone who comes in for the free screening is that they should be very proud of themselves. They have taken the first step that many don’t or aren’t even ready to do.

By making the appointment to see if hypnosis can work for them, they are making the move towards fixing their issue. That first baby step is so significant, and at the end of the day, isn’t that forward momentum what it’s all about?

So make your move, call now for your free 30-40 minute screening, and see how hypnosis can help achieve your objective:  (647) 210-8842

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