Archive | October 2013

Study Shows Hypnosis Can Help You Look and Feel Younger!

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Every day new and amazing scientific information comes out that demonstrates how powerful hypnosis is, but a new study says that hypnosis can actually make you look and feel younger! 

This study looked at whether or not hypnosis could be used to lower the stress-related hormone cortisol and raise the anti-aging hormone dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S). Not only did it work, at the end of the study it was shown that the hypnosis group had increased their DHEA-S levels by 16% and reduced their cortisol levels by 12.3% when compared to the other group. It was also noted that those in the hypnosis group now had DHEA-S levels equivalent to someone who was 5 to 10 years younger!  

Twelve healthy subjects were recruited and randomly assigned to one of two groups – One group got hypnosis and the other one didn’t. Those in the hypnosis group were brought together and taught self-hypnosis and mental training to reduce cortisol levels and increase DHEA-S. They were then asked to integrate these techniques into their daily life for the next six-months. The authors conclude that frequent application of a self-hypnosis program several days a week was successful in changing the adrenal secretion of DHEA-S and cortisol – and can have a beneficial effect on stress reduction, emotional stability, performance and health.

So why is it so important to increase DHEA-S and decrease cortisol??? The study authors note that the most important stress hormone in the body is the adrenal hormone cortisol and DHEA-S has been considered as a marker for biological aging. Not only is DHEA important for looking younger but falling concentrations of DHEA-S have been observed in both mental and psychological stress and physical illness, so having more of this means you feel younger!  Low concentrations of DHEA-S in blood have been correlated with many age-related diseases and increased plasma DHEA-S has been connected with a reduction in age-related diseases and alleviated chronic stress-load.

Participants in the self-hypnosis group were taught basic relaxation and self-hypnosis techniques. These techniques are very simple and can bring major benefits. If you are interested in how hypnosis might be able to help YOU just pick up the phone and call 424-27-THINK to schedule an appointment. I offer convenient Skype and telephone sessions, or you can come to my office in Los Angeles, CA. You may also be interested in an audio recording – If so you should check out my 15 minute “Rapid Relaxation” mp3 available HERE for only $5!!!

Free Hypnosis and Fitness Class November 19th 2013!

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Spectrum Fitness Clubs Invites You To Join Us Tuesday November 19th at 7:00 P.M. For A Special Guest Presentation: 

Self-Hypnosis & How It Can Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals!

Hypnotherapist, Speaker, and Author Christopher S. Harris will be demonstrating various tools that YOU can use to put yourself one step ahead of the game. Learn how hypnosis works and find out for yourself why famous athletes around the world from golf star Tiger Woods to basketball legends Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant have called hypnosis their “secret weapon”!

This is a FREE event and attendees will also receive one (1) complimentary Hypnotherapy session (a $150 Dollar Value) with the guest speaker just for attending!*

To Reserve Your Spot In The Class Call 424-27-THINK Today!

Spectrum Canoga Park
22235 Sherman Way
Canoga Park, CA 91303

*Complimentary Hypnosis Session must be claimed within 90 days of event. Office is located at 18607 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 310, Tarzana, CA 91356

Hollywood Hypnotherapy: A List of Famous People That You Didn’t Know Used Hypnosis

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Being a Hypnotherapist in Los Angeles, CA means you see all kinds of interesting people for many different things – But you’d be surprised how many A-List Celebrities use hypnosis to reach their goals. You don’t have to be famous to benefit from hypnotherapy, but check out this list of well-known people that used hypnosis and had great success:

The legendary physicist Albert Einstein regularly used self-hypnosis techniques to help him to develop his ideas. Some claim that the theory of relativity came to him during one of his sessions.

Ashton Kutcher is a big fan of hypnosis, using it for various issues that we know of. Firstly he used it when he first got into acting to help him to focus, and to visualize his own success and stardom. It worked. More recently he used a stop smoking hypnosis cd, and yes, he did successfully quit.

Kevin Costner, actor, became seasick while making the movie “Waterworld.” A hypnotherapist helped him to overcome his problem.

Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore, Billy Joel, Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson and Winona Ryder stopped smoking with hypnosis. Matt Damon went on national TV and told Jay Leno that using hypnosis was “the greatest decision I ever made in my life”.

Movie star Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean series) used hypnosis for weight loss. As a child his mother took him to see a hypnotist to help him to overcome his addiction to chocolate and also to help him to lose weight and get into shape.

Jackie Kennedy Onassis used hypnotherapy to deal with the tragic events of her life.

Sir Winston Churchill used post-hypnotic suggestions in order to stay awake and carry out his duties as Prime Minister during WWII.

Thomas Edison used self—hypnosis on a regular basis.

Aldous Huxley used trance—like states to explore the nature of Consciousness. 

Sylvester Stallone worked with the famous hypnotherapist Gil Boyne while filming Rocky in 1975.

Jack Nicklaus & Tiger Woods have BOTH credited hypnosis and visualization techniques for success in golf.

Frank Bruno, WBC Heavyweight Champion used hypnosis before beating Mohammed Ali.

Players from the New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, and athletes such as former baseball player Rod Carew of the Minnesota Twins, used hypnosis to improve their performance and manage pain and injury.

Tennis star Andre Agassi worked with Anthony Robbins, Utilizing NLP and Hypnosis.

Soccer pro David Beckham visited a hypnotist privately to help him to confront some of his personal issues

Phil Jackson, coach of the Chicago Bulls and LA Lakers used hypnosis on his basketball teams, including Michael Jordon, Kobe Bryant, and Shaq O’Neal.

NASA, BMW, and IBM computers employ several NLP Practitioners to train their sales staff – so do MANY other fortune 500 companies and other top corporations around the world.

The band “Cold Play”, known for creating many #1 top music singles uses hypnosis and trance states when recording their albums. 

It is said that Lord Tennyson Alfred, a famous poet in his time, wrote entire poems while under the influence of hypnosis – tapping into his creative side with the help of trance-like states.

Pop star Fergie quit biting her nails, and stopped a meth addiction with hypnosis.

Lily Allen (a singer from the UK) used weight loss hypnosis successfully – she lost so much weight she dropped 3 dress sizes. 

Martha Stewart used hypnosis and stopped her nightmares of jail.

If hypnosis helped all of these people don’t you think it can help you too? You don’t have to be a famous Hollywood actor to benefit from unlocking the power of your mind, if they can do it so can you! If you’d like to find out more about how hypnotherapy can help YOU, just call 424-27-THINK to schedule an appointment today. Thanks for reading 🙂

Is Hypnosis Real?

One of the most common things I am asked when people find out I am a hypnotherapist is: “Is hypnosis even real”? The answer is yes, and although it isn’t like what we are used to seeing in the movies what may surprise you even more is that it is a naturally occurring aspect of the human experience. What does this mean for you? It means that you enter into hypnosis multiple times every single day and you don’t know you are doing it!

Here are some examples: 

*Have you ever yawned when somebody else yawned? 

*Have you ever cried or seen someone else cry during a sad movie?

*Have you ever driven home and been so occupied by your thoughts that you missed your exit on the freeway, or arrived home and realized you were essentially driving on “auto-pilot” and didn’t necessarily have to “think” about the commute at all? Many people do this every day.

*Have you ever performed your work or a hobby with intense focus?

*Many athletes talk about being “in the zone” on some games where they play exceptionally well, have you ever experienced this?

*Have you ever had a smell, taste, or other sensory stimulus cause you to remember feelings, or something that happened several years ago, sometimes even bringing up memories from childhood?

*Have you ever met somebody that you instantly did or did not “like” or get along with?

*Have you ever walked, talked, or eaten food in your sleep?

*Have you ever saw an advertisement for food on TV and thought “Oh man that looks good”?

*Have you ever purchased a product that was “on sale” for a lower price?

*Have you ever had a song get “stuck” in your head?

These are all examples of hypnotic phenomena occurring without the use of formal hypnotic inductions. There are so many examples of hypnosis without hypnosis as most people understand it that if I were to try to list them all I could fill a book with only examples of people being hypnotized while they have no idea they are hypnotized. As I said earlier, you enter into and exit out of hypnotic states multiple times every single day.

Trance states like the ones we usually think of when we think of hypnosis have been documented for thousands of years in every culture of the world. Everything from Temple Sleep in Egypt to the Oracles of Delphi in Greece are all examples of real hypnotic phenomena.

So remember: The question isn’t “is hypnosis real or not”, the question is, “have I been hypnotized yet today and just don’t know it” 😉

Have a great week guys, and remember if you are curious about how hypnosis can help YOU all you have to do is just pick up the phone and call 424-27-THINK and schedule an appointment with me today. Even if you aren’t in the greater Los Angeles area I do skype and phone sessions. Change is inevitable but growth is an option, I look forward to meeting with you soon! 

The Amazing Link Between Hypnosis and Quitting Smoking

I have known that hypnosis was used to help people quit smoking a long time before I became a hypnotherapist, and I have even used it myself to kick the habit. But tonight I just found some amazing information  which says that 633 studies of involving 71,806 subjects voted hypnosis the #1 way to stop smoking! 

You can see the short abstract/findings of the study here: http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/apl/77/4/554/ 

I’m so proud to be a hypnotherapist right now! Remember that if you ever feel like you’d benefit from someone to help you kick the habit you can always call me at 424-27-THINK and schedule an appointment today.

#quitsmoking  #hypnosis 

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