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.
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.
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.