Can You Be Hypnotized to Quit Smoking?

In earlier posts, we’ve been discussing how hypnosis works and how it can be applied in areas such as procrastination, weight loss, and new year’s resolutions.

In this article, I’d like to talk specifically about how I help people quit smoking with hypnosis.

How does hypnosis work?

Hypnosis is not a magic pill, but it can be a powerful tool for self-improvement and positive change.

We’ve explored how hypnosis works by rephrasing your internal dialogue, creating a positive mindset that can help you achieve your goals. Another way to understand the process, is that hypnosis taps into the power of your subconscious mind, planting positive and empowering messages, which in-turn instill self-confidence. Ultimately, this can help you control your conscious thoughts and choices.

I’ve had clients tell me that hypnosis helped them “rewire” their brain and process things differently. For example, situations that used to be processed negatively and caused stress, could now be handled in a positive way with hypnosis.

Hypnosis works by:

  • Tapping into the power of your subconscious mind
  • Rephrasing your internal dialogue
  • Rewiring the brain
  • Inspiring change from the inside out

In this way, hypnosis can help people overcome all kinds of problems, from obesity to chain-smoking, in a way that is safe, natural, pain-free, and relaxing.

An Example of Quitting Smoking With Hypnosis

One of our clients at the Greater Toronto Hypnosis Centre, is an elderly woman who had been smoking since the age of 12. She was finally able to kick the habit with hypnosis, but after quitting, she still had cravings. Every smoker knows what that’s like, and how impossible it can be to say no to them—no matter how resolved you are to quit.

Here is what hypnosis did for her:  For the first time in her life, it made the cravings manageable. They didn’t disappear, but hypnosis gave her to power she needed to control them. What an incredible difference it made in her life!

Of course, hypnosis impacts everyone differently. Other clients who have come to see me to stop smoking have said that their cravings disappeared after their first hypnosis session.

Read more inspiring Greater Toronto Hypnosis testimonials here or check out some of the videos on our stop smoking page to learn more.

If you have questions or would like to book a free screening to see if hypnosis is right for you, you can call us at (647) 210-8842 or send an email.

5 Steps to Take Control of Your Life

The new year has begun, and you found the motivation to make some big changes and build good habits in the new year.

But now with February in full swing, you may have already started losing momentum on achieving your goals. Maybe you promised yourself you’d stop late-night snacking, or you would quit smoking. Perhaps you decided to start that ambitious project you’d been putting off for ages…But no matter how hard you’ve tried, you give in to the urges even though you know how bad they are for you, and you stop making the effort because you’re afraid you’ll end up failing.

If these scenarios sound familiar and you’ve been struggling to take control of your life, hypnosis could be just the thing to help you accomplish your goals. Let this simple guide help you get back in the driver’s seat:

1. Embrace Your Self

The key to succeeding at anything, is that you need to accept and believe in yourself. Check out these 5 positive affirmations in one of our previous articles, that can help you do just that.

By thinking positively about yourself, you’ll be in just the right position to start on the road to success.

2. Stop Self-Sabotage

Self-destructive habits such as smoking, excessive drinking, or eating poorly, can often seem almost impossible to overcome. You know it’s wrong, you know how it affects your long-term health and wellbeing, yet you can’t say “no” to it.

Once you have started to love and accept yourself and your body, you need to start taking better care of it.

Stop the self-sabotage! If you need help to quit smoking, explore how hypnosis can help. You can also benefit from hypnosis for overeating.

3. Look Ahead

Stop for a moment and think about what you would like your life to look like five years from now. Pull out a piece of paper and start writing down who you want to be, how you want to be living your life, and what you want to be surrounded by.

Use this picture to understand what really matters to you, and what doesn’t, so you can rethink your current routine.

4. Rethink Your Routines

Think about all the things that eat up your time during the day. How many of them are helping you achieve the picture you’ve just painted for your future? How are all the big and little things that you spend time on, helping you achieve what really matters to you?

Perhaps you spend a lot of time staying tidy and organized, when in the long run this isn’t something you value as much as, for instance, having good relationships with your family and friends. Maybe you should start spending less time tidying up, and more time investing in the people who matter to you.

Regardless of your choices, taking control of how you spend your time now, can help you regain control of your life and future.

5. Hold On To Your Gains With Hypnosis

Simply taking these initial steps won’t be enough. You have to hold on to the progress you have made by maintaining the right attitudes and habits.

When clients come to see me for various issues, I am able to show them how effective hypnosis can be to help you reinforce positive ideas and attain your goals. Hypnosis is painless, natural and relaxing, and can be an effective way to reinforce positive ideas.

At Greater Toronto Hypnosis Centre, we can guide you through this process. Give us a call today at (647) 210-8842 for your free screening.

You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain!

5 Positive Affirmations to Achieve Goals

As we begin the second month of 2019, you may be struggling to hold on to your New Year’s resolutions. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. According to U.S. News & World Report, 80% of the people who set New Year’s resolutions, give up by February.

In the last article, we learned how to stop procrastinating. Today, let’s talk about another way to succeed at achieving your goals–by using the power of positive thinking.

First, how can positive affirmations help you achieve your goals, and do they even work?

How Positive Affirmations Work

If there’s one thing successful people have in common, it is the ability to be positive regardless of their circumstances. There are countless scientific studies to show how being positive affects us both physically and mentally. The truth is that the power of positive thinking is simply incredible!

Positive affirmations help you overcome self-sabotage, and can also counter the negative effects of stress. Research has shown that taking a moment to be positive will calm your nerves, increase confidence, and improve your chances of success.

5 Goal-Setting Affirmations

Here is a simple formula to succeed at achieving your goals, and by following goal-setting affirmations, you can succeed at each of these steps, ultimately reaching your goals:

Step 1: Accept yourself
Step 2: Be grateful
Step 3: Put in the effort
Step 4: Stay focused
Step 5: Believe and succeed

1. I love and accept myself exactly as I am

The first step to success is accepting yourself. How can you make any progress or change if you haven’t acknowledged and accepted who you are now? Begin with this simple affirmation of self-acceptance before setting goals for how you would like to change.

2. I am grateful

After acceptance comes gratitude. By being grateful for what you already have, you will put your body and mind in the perfect position to obtain more. Trust this true and timeless principle, and remember to practice gratitude daily.

3. Today is a new day. I will get out of it just what I put into it.

With this affirmation, you can remind yourself every morning that you are beginning an entirely new day. More importantly, remember that you must put in the effort if you want to reap the rewards.

4. I am committed to being focused on my goal. I am worth it.

In modern life, we are surrounded by distractions. Staying focused on a single goal or task can sometimes seem unattainable. When you find yourself getting distracted, use this goal-setting affirmation to refocus. Remember why you are pursuing this goal in the first place, by calling attention to your commitment and, last but not least, remember that you are worth it.

5. When I believe in myself, so do others

And when others believe in you, you start to succeed! It is amazing how people treat you differently when you are confident.

Don’t forget that it’s not too late to succeed at your New Year’s resolutions! All of these steps actually help to “remap” your brain and thought patterns, making changes from the inside out. If you need help changing the way you think and achieve your goals, I’d like to invite you to try hypnosis.

When you become relaxed and enter the state of hypnosis, your subconscious mind is more open to positive suggestions, and it becomes easier to help you deal with issues and things that are bothering you, as well as teaching you how to let go of issues and become more positive.

At Greater Toronto Hypnosis Centre, we are experts in the effective use of hypnosis to provide positive ideas in your subconscious, helping you harness the power of positive thinking from within.

Give us a call today at (416) 210-8842 for your free screening, and let’s find out how hypnosis can work for you!

Stop Procrastinating―Learn How to Achieve Your Goals Now

“You may delay, but time will not.” – Benjamin Franklin

We are only a few weeks into the New Year but could it be that your resolutions are already losing steam? If so, you are not alone. The unfortunate truth is that most resolutions taper off by the end of January, and by February the majority have failed.

Why are New Year’s resolutions so popular, yet so often unsuccessful? One reason is procrastination.

When the first day of a new year comes around, we have every reason to stop procrastinating and take immediate action. When a new year begins, we have the chance to turn over a new leaf, start fresh, and of course, we want to jump on that opportunity!

However, when the holiday season and exciting start of a brand-new year fade into mundane everyday life, we can be unbelievably quick to fall back into old habits.

And one of the worst habits to fall back into is procrastinating getting things done, working on a new goal, stopping a habit, etc.

1. Overcoming Procrastination with Positive Thinking

If you are a procrastinator, the first step to overcoming this behavior is changing your mindset.

There are many ways that we self-sabotage and procrastination is one of the biggest. Another equally calamitous one is holding onto negative beliefs about ourselves.

This is yet another reason why new year’s resolutions often fail: we don’t believe that we are good enough to succeed. On top of that, we can’t forgive ourselves when we make a mistake. Because of this, we ultimately give up completely.

This is why we need to rephrase our internal dialogue and learn how to adopt a positive mindset―and this is something hypnosis can help you achieve.

2. Making a Plan to Achieve Your Goals

If you have been procrastinating on the big goals you would like to achieve in life, you can still use this time at the start of the new year to make a change, and make things happen. You can use the power of positive thinking to stop sabotaging yourself with procrastination.

January is the first of twelve months you will get this year. Ask yourself one simple question: What do you want to have accomplished by the end of 2019?

Now, let’s talk about how to achieve your goals. Start by breaking it down into milestones such as “what part of your goal can you achieve by the first quarter?”, “how about halfway through the year?”, etc. For instance, if you want to lose 60 pounds this year, you’ll want to drop 15 by the end of March. That means losing just over a pound a week. Setting such highly achievable and measurable goals makes success all the more likely.

Next, pull out your calendar and start marking up what should be done when, so you’ll have no more excuses to procrastinate.

3. Finding Success

Ultimately, in order to find success in achieving your goals, you will need to combine having the right mindset with making a solid plan.

Hypnosis can help you rephrase your internal dialogue and adopt a positive mindset so that you can stick with your plan and get your goals.

Why not give hypnosis a try? I offer a free screening to determine whether hypnosis will be right for you. Don’t procrastinate any longer—call (647) 210-8842 right now, and get started on achieving your goal!

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!

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