Discover the Best Way to Quit Smoking This Year

Smoking can be one of the most difficult habits to quit. We all know people who have gone through a “quitting cycle” (you stop, and then start, and then stop again, etc.). In fact, maybe you have experienced this yourself: First, you announce to your friends and family that you have quit smoking. You don’t touch cigarettes for a couple of days, maybe even weeks, and then you start again. Sadly, you weren’t prepared to deal with the cravings, and triggers that cause you to smoke in the first place.

Reasons for smoking are different for everyone and can range from things like an unbeatable urge to smoke after a stressful day at work, or a social environment that triggered the desire to light up again, and so on. But regardless of which, the next thing you know, you’re holding a cigarette in your hand and telling yourself that just one is fine. Then, before you know it, you’re back to your regular smoking habit. The worst part is that every time you fail to quit, success at stopping smoking seems to slip farther and farther out of reach.

Now that a new year has begun, it brings new hope! Perhaps quitting smoking has been one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2019, and this can be the year that you stop cigarette smoking forever. Let hypnosis be your pain-free, and drug-free way to quit!

Why and How to Quit Smoking

There are many ways to quit smoking: using e-cigarettes, nicotine replacement therapy, or simply going cold turkey are just a few examples. However, whether or not you can achieve success with these methods is a different story.

When you are trying to quit smoking, it helps to know “why” you’re doing it. Properly understanding the adverse effects of smoking, as well as the immediate and long-term benefits of quitting, can help motivate you. It’s also important to understand that the sooner you quit, the faster your body will benefit. In fact, the benefits of quitting will begin in as little as one hour after your last cigarette, and you will immediately be on the path to a reduced risk of cancer, heart disease, and lung disease.

Don’t tell yourself you’ll stop next month or next year, when you can discover how to quit smoking now.

The Best Way to Quit Smoking Today

Maybe you have tried nicotine patches or other forms of medication to quit smoking and it hasn’t worked out for you. Though smoking is very much a physical addiction, we must ultimately find the strength to overcome it in our minds.

This is why I would like you to invite you to try something new.

You can quit smoking through hypnosis, a method which has many other benefits. Hypnosis can help solidify positive thinking and effective thought patterns. When it comes to smoking, a hypnotist can reinforce some key ideas by speaking to your subconscious. Then, you can learn self-hypnosis to keep yourself on the path to success.

Could hypnosis be the best way to quit smoking? You can find out for yourself, today. Call (647) 210-8842 for a free screening and we will let you know if and how hypnosis can help you stop smoking for good!

How to Build Good Habits in the New Year

Do you have a few bad habits, like smoking or over-eating, that you simply haven’t been able to stop, no matter how you try to motivate yourself?

The start of a new year is always a wonderful time to attempt to change the things we don’t like about ourselves. Unfortunately, New Year’s resolutions are not always effective, and rarely sustain for as long as we’d like them to.

This year, instead of focusing on breaking bad habits, I would like to help you build good ones, and replace the need to resort to such destructive behaviors as overeating or smoking in the first place.

Motivation through Positive Reinforcement

If you are like most people, chances are you want to achieve one of the three most common New Year’s resolutions: lose weight, quit smoking, become motivated to achieve a goal…or all of the above.

When it comes to building good habits (such as exercising and eating healthy) and breaking bad habits (like stopping smoking), we can be motivated either through positive or negative reinforcement.

Positive reinforcement refers to the feeling of accomplishment that comes from doing the things you want to be doing, while negative reinforcement comes from the guilt you feel for not doing them.

However, studies have shown that feeling good about your progress is a much more effective motivator than guilt. In fact, negative reinforcement and self-doubt are often the reasons people give up on their New Year’s resolutions. When we feel like we are failing, the easiest thing to do is to stop making the effort to try.

It is far more beneficial to instead focus on positive reinforcement by celebrating your progress, and rewarding yourself for reaching milestones. Patting yourself on the back for taking a step in the right direction—even a small one—is far more effective than beating yourself up for not being good enough.

Positive Thinking Through Hypnosis

Maybe you are not a very positive person, or perhaps you are very hard on yourself. Through hypnosis, you can learn how to build good habits using the power of positive thinking, and here is how it works: As a hypnotist, I bypass the part of your conscious mind that says you can’t succeed or worries that you are already failing, and instead I speak directly to your subconscious mind. By suggesting positive ideas, I help my clients adopt a better mindset from the inside out.

Even if you are the type of person who tends to zero-in on the negative, hypnosis can help change your focus to the “positive”, and help make it easier for you to maintain those healthy habits you have been wanting to build for so long.

So, let 2019 be the year that brings you success in achieving your New Year’s resolutions, and making sure they stick for the rest of your life!

I would like to invite you to call us at (647) 210-8842 for a free screening, so you can discover what hypnosis will do for you, and help you learn how to build good habits.

Have a very Happy New Year!

How to Stop Overeating This Holiday Season

As a child, the holidays probably made you think of presents and Santa Claus. Now that you are an adult, the first two things that come to mind are most likely to be ‘food’ and ‘stress’. Though the holidays are meant to be a joyous time, this particular combination of stress and food can, unfortunately, be quite disastrous for your mental and physical health.

During this Holiday Season, you might be wondering how to prevent Stress Eating. Today, let me walk you through some straightforward tips that will help you gain control over this destructive habit.

Know Your Signs of Stress

By first understanding how stress causes us to overeat, we can protect ourselves from binge eating during this demanding time of year. This understanding begins with knowing your signs of stress.

When things get hectic at work, do you start making more frequent trips to the coffeemaker or vending machine for some junk food or a fix of caffeine? If the answer is “yes”, then try to become aware of these signs that stress is beginning to take its toll on you.

Next, understand where such habits and cravings are coming from. Having low energy is a physical sign of stress, which explains why it’s so common to crave sugar when we are anxious. The good news is that by becoming aware of such stress habits, you are already on your way to overcoming them!

Learn Effective Stress Management

Once you have identified your stress habits, you can create an effective stress management plan. If your goal is to reduce stress eating (or drinking), think of a way to replace this bad habit with a good one.

One option is to plan ahead by having healthy, stress-relieving snacks on hand. That way, when you catch yourself reaching for a sugary snack to calm your frazzled nerves, you can go for something healthier instead. Snacking on a handful of nuts or a cup of yogurt will have a far better effect on your body and your mental state.

However, if you want to focus on cutting calories, you will need to decrease the overall amount you consume—something that takes quite a lot of willpower. Simply replacing an unhealthy snack with a healthy one isn’t going to stop you from overeating when anxiety kicks in.

Can you imagine yourself going for a run during the mid-day slump, instead of walking to the coffee shop for a Frappuccino to boost your energy levels? Perhaps this doesn’t seem possible now, but I’d like to tell you that you can actually achieve these goals. In fact, hypnosis is a wonderful way to help!

Are you ready for something new? With hypnosis, you can tap into your subconscious and rewire the way you think from the inside out. If you were never able to picture yourself as the type of person who stayed fit and active, well you can change that, and hypnosis might be your answer.

We offer a free screening to every client to ensure that hypnosis can work for them. Give us a call at (647) 210-8842 to find out what hypnosis can do for you!

3 Ways to Stay Summertime Slim Throughout the Year

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As the seasons change and we say goodbye to the warmth of summer, our spirits tend to sink somewhat. As we add layers of clothing to stay warm, it can be easy to lose the motivation to keep a slim and active body. However, there is no reason for you to let that get the better of you.

Take control of your body and your life with these three simple steps to help you stick to your weight-loss goals as the seasons change.

1. Adopt a Positive Body Image In order to successfully change your body, you have to accept and love it as it is now. Embrace the shape you have been given and practice the power of positive thinking. When you are standing naked in front of the mirror, it is natural to see only your flaws and the things about your body with which you are unhappy. Let that train of thought go and, instead, appreciate your body as a whole. Do you have two functioning legs? Are they strong enough to carry the rest of your body? Have you got a working set of organs behind that belly to process food and keep your body nourished? Can your arms lift a child? Every part of your body is amazing so why not show your self some gratitude?

2. Kick start a Healthy Life As your love and respect for your body grow, you will naturally want to start taking better care of it. This will make it easier for you to make healthy changes in your life. This doesn’t have to be hard. Small changes can make a big difference. Try this simple formula: drink water; choose fresh, colorful food; be as active as you can. First, learn to appreciate a refreshing glass of water. Try to replace other beverages with this vital elixir. Next, look for color and freshness when shopping or choosing a meal. When you eat fruits and vegetables of a variety of colors, it means you are giving your body the different nutrients it needs with very few calories. Finally, make little lifestyle changes that allow you to be more active. Walk more, take the stairs, and get up often if you work at a desk. Why not make more trips to the water cooler?

3. Learn How to Lose Weight with Hypnosis If you are trying to improve your body image and find the motivation to make those little changes that will lead you to a healthier life but continue to struggle, don’t give up or turn to artificial remedies. There is a natural way! Hypnosis for weight loss is safe, painless, and natural. It helps you adopt a healthy lifestyle and eating habits for weight loss by changing your attitude and routine.

Through hypnosis, you can learn how to deal with stress and emotions without turning to food and get rid of bad eating habits. It can also help you to see yourself in a more positive light and adopt a new attitude toward healthy food and exercise. Call now for your free screening, and see if hypnosis is right for you: (647) 210-8842

Face Your Fears this Halloween

Halloween is more than just a day for costume parties: it heralds the start of what can be a very demanding holiday season. This time of year can be quite challenging for those who suffer from anxiety, particularly in social situations.

The good news is that fears of any kind can be faced and they don’t have to limit how you live your life. Having said that, the journey to overcoming fear begins with understanding.

What is anxiety?

This general term refers to several disorders, such as social anxiety, phobias, OCD, and PTSD. When you have anxiety, you feel nervous, afraid, or apprehensive and this constant feeling of worry affects how you behave.

Besides disturbing your emotional wellbeing, anxiety can manifest itself in significant ways through physical symptoms. Moreover, statistics have shown that one in four Canadians will have an anxiety disorder in their lifetime. Clearly, this is not a matter to be overlooked.

Phobias are among the most common forms of anxiety. It may be a crippling fear of heights, flying, public speaking, going to the doctor, or even daily tasks such as driving or using bathrooms, that makes it seem impossible to face these situations.

If you have such a disorder, you may have learned to live with it. However, the truth is that there is no reason to let fear control your life, no matter how powerful it may seem.

How Can you Start Overcoming Fear?

On Halloween, fear becomes entertainment: we make scary costumes and watch horror movies on tv. In a way, we are facing our fears and making light of them. When we watch a scary movie we may jump in our seats but, at the end of the night, we can sleep peacefully because we know that it would be irrational to fear such things as gremlins and zombies.

Part of overcoming your anxiety is understanding, not only that there is often nothing to be afraid of, but also that worrying won’t help. For example, it may be helpful to know that the chance of dying in a plane crash is one in eleven million. Car crashes, on the other hand, are much more likely. However, fear will not protect you from danger.

Instead, when it comes to safety while driving, you can make sure to be mindful of the road, never drink and drive, always wear a seatbelt, and follow the speed limit. Being aware of the actual risk and taking practical steps to protect yourself will prepare you to face these situations with confidence.

Hypnosis for Anxiety

Unfortunately, for those with anxiety disorders, it is not always as simple as knowing the facts and being properly prepared.

If you are ready to try a new approach to get over your fears, then hypnosis might be a good method to try. We offer a free 40-minute screening to assess your situation and provide thorough and forthright information on how hypnosis works, and whether or not it can work for you. Please call (647) 210-8842 and see if hypnosis is right for you!

Self-Confidence for Going Back to School

Back to School

Stephen King once said, “The scariest moment is always just before you start.” At the time, he was talking about the art of writing. But his words make sense for many of our other experiences in life.

Take, for example, going back to school. It can be scary, even terrifying. You might be a young person returning to school after the summer break, or a high school graduate about to start at an unfamiliar university.

  • What if you don’t get along with your new classmates or teachers?
  • What if the subjects are too hard for you to manage, or the workload is too heavy?
  • Or what if you can’t get the grades you need to get your dream job?

Like it or not, higher grades often open doors and expand future academic and professional prospects. This competitive environment, coupled with the anxiety of fitting in socially, can place a tremendous amount of pressure on students.

There are similar issues at play if you’re already employed, or running your own business, and you go back to school for an advanced degree or additional training.

  • What if you can’t adjust quickly enough to the very different environment of an academic institution?
  • What if you fail to effectively network with classmates who are more senior than you, or who work in different fields or industries?
  • What if you can’t juggle your academic responsibilities with your obligations at your company or at home?

Whether you’re a younger person or an older returning student, it’s very easy to get tangled up in the what-ifs, and become stuck in the quagmire of negative thinking. Contemplating all the many, different ways things could go wrong can lead to crippling inertia and an unhelpful hesitation to act. Again, going back to school can be scary, but you don’t have to let your fears hold you back.

How Hypnosis Can Help

It’s important to keep in mind that going back to school also means that you’re potentially at the start of many fruitful and fulfilling opportunities. You have the chance to learn new things, expand your professional network, and lay the groundwork for significant career growth. All these and more are yours for the taking if you can move beyond your fears.

But that is, of course, easier said than done. If it was that easy to overcome our negative thoughts, we would all be operating at our full potential. This is where hypnosis comes in, and where I have helped many clients over the years.

Instead of focusing on and being overwhelmed by a hypothetical future full of anxiety-inducing possibilities, hypnosis will allow you to move away from these negative thoughts, and ground your thinking in the here and now. By living in the moment, you can think, move and act decisively and effectively.

Anxiety will fade away, to be replaced by a feeling of balance and confidence in your abilities. You’ll be able to fully enjoy the experience of going to school, and take advantage of the opportunities that are presented to you.

If you’re going back to school and you’d like to avail of hypnosis to help with this transition, please do get in touch with us today!

I offer a free screening to every client to see whether hypnosis is going to work for them, and also if they are ready for hypnosis.

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

Overcoming Anxiety In Social Settings

“There was a whole magnificent soul burning brightly behind her shy.” – Atticus

Summer is here. Many people have been looking forward to the warmer weather, and all the amazing activities and fun that can be had—unencumbered by winter jackets and boots.

The warmer temperatures tend to breed a more social atmosphere, as we gather for parties and fun on patios, backyard barbecues, and social events. However with this often comes a nervousness and fear of being in social situations. People who will often shy away because…well…because they’re shy. This fear also prevents sufferers from doing such things as speaking in business situations or talking to groups of clients.

I remember years ago that my friend’s anxiety was so bad, they were even afraid to order a pizza over the phone. Since fear is a great motivator, it can often push you to do things (or not do things) that you normally wouldn’t—including enjoying the company of other people.

As an example, I had one client who was a brilliant university student and was so nervous to hang out with his friends after school. In fact, before coming to see me, he was too shy to even stand up during the lectures and ask a question. We were able to use hypnosis to help him imagine himself in these situations, but with a more positive outcome than the paralyzing fear he usually experienced. By doing this, he would create a “blueprint” for how he wanted the situation to be in his imagination. He could use that as an anchor for how things would be when he was actually there in real life. By doing this numerous times, he could change his mindset of how he wanted things to be for himself.

So hypnosis can help you with weight loss, quitting smoking, reducing stress, and improving self-confidence—and it is also an amazing tool to help you overcome apprehension and jitters when in social situations.

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.

Promo Offer

In addition, this month our 5th Anniversary Sale continues! You can get $100.00 off any hypnosis program you sign up for. Just be sure to mention the code:  “HAPPY5TH” when booking to take advantage of the offer.

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

Hypnosis For Pain Management

“Don’t fight your pain; you can’t win. The paradox of recovery is that you have to surrender to win. Accepting what you cannot change makes the difference.” – Adapted from Pain Recovery:  How to Find Balance and Reduce Suffering from Chronic Pain

Hypnosis is a very effective tool that can help with the management of pain. Hypnosis doesn’t make the pain go away. Rather you learn techniques to help you deal better with the pain, and reduce the stress associated with it.

As a client once told me regarding her pain in her leg:  “I know that the pain is still there, but I just don’t think about it that much any longer. I used to think about it 24/7 and it was all that was on my mind.”

Pain And Your Mindset

If you are always thinking to yourself, “I cannot do anything about my pain!” then it will constantly be on your mind. You will never be able to dissociate with it. One of the things that hypnosis for pain management can do, is to help you to change thinking patterns that make your pain feel worse. How incredible would it be if you knew the pain was there, but you learned techniques through hypnosis to help you change your mindset so you could focus on other things!

According to a July 2, 2014 article from the American Psychological Association:  “A meta-analysis (a study of studies) in 2000 of 18 published studies by psychologists Guy Montgomery, PhD, Katherine DuHamel, PhD, and William Redd, PhD, showed that 75% of clinical and experimental participants with different types of pain obtained substantial pain relief from hypnotic techniques.”

Consult With A Physician

Before using hypnosis for pain management, you want to ensure first that the pain isn’t being caused by something that requires medical attention. In fact, if a client wants to see me for pain management hypnosis, it is my policy that I will send a letter to their doctor to make them aware that the client is using hypnosis to help them with a pain. Hypnosis can help to manage the pain, and after a short time, essentially help you to “forget” about the pain and concentrate on other things in your life.

There could be huge implications if the headaches were caused by something far more serious (a tumor, circulation issues, etc.) that required medical intervention, and you ignored them! So it is very important that you first consult with a physician regarding any pain before starting hypnosis.

If you are interested in seeing how hypnosis can help you manage your pain (or lose weight, quit smoking, gain confidence, or deal with stress), please give me a call. I offer a free screening to every client to determine whether hypnosis is going to work for them, and also if they are ready for hypnosis.

Promo Offer

In addition, this month our 5th Anniversary Sale continues! You can get $100.00 off any hypnosis program you sign up for. Just be sure to mention the code:  “HAPPY5TH” when booking to take advantage of the offer.

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

The Importance Of Enough Sleep

“I think if you have a good night’s sleep, you can take on the world.” – Tamsin Egerton

Why Sleep Is Important

Getting a good night’s sleep always makes you feel better. What a lot of people don’t realize is that the importance of sleep is not just about putting you in a better mood, or getting rid of those dark circles under the eyes. Getting adequate sleep is a significant part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and among other things, it can also benefit your mind, your heart, and even your weight.

Ever wondered why your children are sometimes misbehaving? While other factors may be at play, a big contributing reason may simply be that they are not getting enough sleep. According to a Reuters Health article from March 16, 2017, lead author, Dr. Elise Taveras told the publication: “Children who aren’t getting the recommended amount of sleep have more difficulties with attention, with emotional control, with reasoning, with problem-solving, and also have behavioral problems.” What is also important to remember is that adults need their sleep just as much as kids do.

Sleep Can Affect Weight

Regarding your weight, the same areas of your brain control sleep and your metabolism. In a March 4, 2018 story on, University of Chicago researchers noticed that people trying to lose weight lost similar amounts of total weight regardless of how much sleep they were getting. However they found that:  “…dieters who were well rested lost more fat—56% of their weight loss—than those who were sleep deprived, who lost more muscle mass. Dieters in the study also felt more hungry when they got less sleep…When you are sleepy, certain hormones go up in your blood, and those same hormones drive appetite.” This is significant evidence to make sure you’re getting enough sleep if you’re trying to lose weight, and it’s one of the things I stress with my weight loss hypnosis clients.

When you aren’t getting the right amount of slumber, you can become careless at work, grumpy in your relationship, your health can decline, and overall you just don’t feel right.

How Hypnosis Can Treat Sleep Disorders

While there may be other health issues at play, one of the biggest factors for ensuring a restful sleep, is simply reducing the stress and fears in your life. Using hypnosis, I help clients learn to relax, thereby enabling them to let go of the “things on their mind” so that they can have a better night’s sleep. The incredible changes clients notice when they are going with the flow and relaxing are evident in many areas of their lives—but most notably when they sleep.

Improving your sleep is just one of the many issues with which hypnosis can help. And whether you are looking to stop smoking, build your confidence, fix a performance anxiety, or lose weight, hypnosis is an incredible tool to assist you in reaching your goals. It’s safe, painless, relaxing, and a lot of fun!

I offer a free consultation screening to every client to assess whether hypnosis is going to work for them, and also if they are ready for hypnosis.

In addition, this month our 5th Anniversary Sale continues! You can get $100.00 off any hypnosis program you sign up for. Just be sure to mention the code:  “HAPPY5TH” 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.

Weight Loss For Men

We just had our final blast of winter only weeks ago, and most of us now look forward to warmer weather and a fun and eventful summer. The goal that many have at this time of year is to shed the winter weight.

What surprises a lot of people is that it is not just women, but also men who want to ensure they look good in their bathing attire. Weight loss hypnosis can be very effective in helping you to lose your weight and get healthy.

Men Struggle With Weight Too

Men can be just as frustrated with their weight issues as women can. Many have tried and failed to lose the weight in the past. This cycle of dieting, then overeating and then feeling guilty, and dieting again is very common. It is unhealthy, and the up-and-down pattern makes any long-term weight loss almost impossible 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.

With hypnosis, the focus is on making the change from within you.  Hypnosis can help you keep motivated, and ensure that you are focused on your goal. To lose weight and keep it off, you have to make real lifestyle changes. This is where hypnosis may have a major advantage over other techniques because, in order to change your body, you first need to change your mind. We use hypnosis techniques to make you feel:

  • confident about yourself and your body
  • to alter any negative thoughts about eating
  • to help you to lose weight in a healthy and responsible way without impacting your emotional well-being

The same weight loss hypnosis techniques used to help women are also applied to my male clients, however, there may be some tweaking or alterations to ensure that they are successful as well with their goals.

I offer a free hypnosis screening to every client (male and female!) to assess whether hypnosis is going to work for them, and also if they are ready for hypnosis. This month we are celebrating our 5th Anniversary, and we have a sale on right now! You can get $100.00 off any hypnosis program you sign up for. Just be sure to mention the code:  “HAPPY5TH” when booking to take advantage of the offer.

People are losing weight, quitting smoking, relieving stress and being helped with other issues by using hypnosis. 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

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