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Goals for hypnosis.

Getting Resolutions to Stick

New Years is coming and it makes us think about what our resolutions and goals will be in our next year. Here are some helpful hints to make your new year’s resolution or goal stick. 

  • A resolution feels more compelling if it is big. This is the end goal of the year that will help you focus on the steps toward it. 
  • Big goals should be broken down into reasonable chunks of time and achievement. Reducing your weight by 4 pounds in January is a lot more achievable than keeping your focus for 40 pounds in a year. 
  • Write your goal down and commit to it. Writing out your goal makes it more present in your mind than just thinking about it. Make yourself a little “contract” to show your commitment. 
  • Your goal needs to be measurable so you can mark your progress. If you want to earn more money this year you have to track your income to see if you are doing better. Always add these measurements into your smaller step goals toward the big dream. 
  • Celebrate every step. If you lose a pound have a celebration with a short dance party. 
  • Give thanks for what you do achieve. We are not perfect and we don’t always meet lofty expectations. Fitting in 200 words of writing when your goal was a 1000 words a day because things were hectic is better than nothing. Give thanks for what you could do. Tomorrow may be better. 
  • Don’t add too much at once. Saying this year I am going to work out, drink more water, and change my diet all at once may have you throwing your hands up in two weeks. Pick one new habit and get good at it before adding another. 
  • To stay motivated! Focus on what you want to go toward rather than what you want to get rid of. For example imagining what it would be like to be slim and trim rather than thinking about the excess fat you want to get rid of. 
  • Understand the reasons things have not changed until now. What reward do you get from this habit not changing? How can you make your change more attractive than the old way? Knowing this you can make the mental shifts needed. 
  • Don’t go it alone. Join a group that is working on the same thing, get a buddy to do it with you, or seek some help with your goal from a coach or hypnotist. Having someone to encourage you, support you, be accountable to and to help you through the tough times can be really helpful. 
  • Get your mind on your side by using some hypnosis or self hypnosis. 
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Gifting Hypnosis

I had client ask me today if I offered hypnosis gift cards because they wanted to give one of their relatives a hypnosis package. Giving the gift of hypnosis to another is a deeply personal thing. You have to know they would be open to receiving such a profound gift, that they are ready to work on whatever the purpose of the session or package is. It could potentially be offensive to gift someone a session for an issue they either are denying or are just not ready to work on. For example, right now I am gearing up for another round of weight-loss hypnosis group in January and I can only imagine trying to give this to a relative would be hard on your relationship. The only person who knows if they are ready to feel better and change is them.
So here are my suggestions to gift hypnosis compassionately:

  • Introduce them to hypnosis before giving it as a gift. Talk to them about its benefits maybe even show them my website. Phrase it as your interest that you are sharing with them. Ask them what they think: Would they ever try hypnosis? What would they like to achieve with it? It is best not to surprise someone with it.
  • See if they want to check it out by signing up for a free discovery session where they can ask questions about hypnosis and talk with a hypnotist about what they want to change. Make sure they get to do this alone just in case they are nervous about someone judging them on what they choose to work on. 
  • If they seem interested, make up a special card for the holiday that has a “coupon” from you that says you will purchase a hypnosis package for them. You can also give them some options like “hypnosis or a spa day”. This will take some of the pressure of them so they can decide on their own what would help them more.
  • Be gentle and know it is okay if they are not ready. People like to do things on their own time-table and trying to force it on the holiday will not ingratiate you to them. They also may be more resistant to working towards change because they felt forced or cajoled into it. 

Lastly, note that I don’t offer gift cards. I suggest using some of the ideas above to gift hypnosis with compassion if you feel it is something that would benefit someone in your life.

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Goals for hypnosis., Weightloss

Giving Yourself a Gift

The holiday season is here and along with it comes the season of gift-giving. We make our list for holiday giving, but one person we often leave off that list is ourselves. We are told that it is selfish but really it is an act of self-appreciation, self-care, and self-love to give yourself a little something during holiday season.That gift doesn’t have to be all wrapped-up in a bow under the tree — it can be an investment in yourself and your own well-being.

If you would like to be trimmer or just feel better about your body, why don’t you put yourself on your holiday list and give yourself the gift of better weight-management through hypnosis? With my 12-week course starting in January you can:

  • Feel better about yourself and your body.
  • Make small incremental changes toward a healthier you.
  • Get the relaxing benefits of hypnosis.
  • Change your relationship with eating and food.
  • Reduce your weight without crazy, unhealthy, unrealistic diets.
  • Find different ways to fill your emotional needs.
  • and feel great while you lose weight!

You deserve all the benefits of this group. So give yourself this gift for the end of this year and the start of something new!

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Five tips for Thankful Holiday Eating.

Thanksgiving can be a difficult time to focus on weight reduction. We have our favorite dishes available, the stressors of family coming, missing family who can’t come, preparing a meal to share, and just thinking up what you are going to say when asked “What are you grateful for?” Here are some things to help you manage during the upcoming holiday:

  1. Be curious about why you are eating. Before you even taking a bite or putting something on your plate ask yourself: How hungry am I? What am I feeling if I am not hungry? Why do I feel that way? What other then eating can I do to satisfy that feeling? Taking on this curiosity about why you are eating can help you manage your eating and your feelings. This year you might want that second piece of pie because you are missing part of your family due to travel restrictions. It is a better use of your time to call them or imagine them healthy and happy then to reach for something your not really hungry for.
  2. Savor every bite of food. Take your time and really taste your food. The slower you eat the more you are going to realize when you are done eating. You will also enjoy your food more. Let your eating become a mindfulness practice. 
  3. Redirect your “food pushers.” The people who care about you, and who may have cooked for you, may see you eat less than usual and try to push food on you. Politely tell them you are not hungry for more and redirect them to talk about what is going on with them. “I am not hungry for food right now, but I am hungry to know about how you have been.”
  4. Enjoy your time with family. If it is nice out, go out for a walk or play an outdoor game. Play a board game or watch a show or a movie together, if it is not nice out. Make the focus on fun rather than food. 
  5. Have your favorite dessert. I know it sounds crazy to say this when we are trying to reduce weight but denying yourself your dessert can make you want it more. Denying yourself any dessert makes you want it more and then when you have a less willpower-driven moment you find you have eaten it, and even more then you need. A whole pie instead of a small piece of pie is a big difference! Instead of getting into this cycle, decide on having a little of your favorite, savoring every bite. Try to eat it as slowly and mindfully as you can. You may even find you leave some on your plate.

Wherever you are, be forgiving with yourself. Even if you “slip up” or indulge a bit on a holiday, it is just one day, and you can continue to be mindful about your eating and your relationship with food going forward.

Wishing everyone a safe, happy, and healthy holiday!

Goals for hypnosis.

A Quest for Freedom

I get the amazing opportunity to help people through hypnosis every day. Recently, I have noticed a trend coming from my hypnosis clients. In a time when they feel boxed-in by the circumstances of life and the changes we are all dealing with, they are looking for ways they can regain their freedom. Those people coming to me are looking for ways to take back control over their lives from what is restricting them in some way.

The most prominent request lately has been for help to quit habits they can no longer support since life has changed, the most popular being quitting smoking. Most people are wearing masks to protect the others around them and they have noticed that because they smoke they feel like they can’t get adequate breath through their mask. This slows them down from doing the things they used to have energy for. They have realized they have been reducing their lung capacity by smoking and quitting is one way they can reclaim their freedom.

They want to have the energy to do things they enjoy again, to be around after the pandemic to be with their loved ones again. They want to enjoy the greater health and wealth that comes from being a non-smoker. I have had many clients who have felt this way and they have found great results from working toward their goals with me. If you are ready to experience that freedom, sign up for a free consultation where we will see if we are a good fit to work together to help you achieve your goals.