Archive | November 2013

Can Hypnosis Help You?

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One of the questions I am asked most often when people find out I am a hypnotherapist is “Do you think hypnosis can help with X, Y, or Z”? The answer 99% of the time is YES. Hypnosis is a wonderful tool and can be used to help people make the changes that they want to make in their lives. But what can hypnosis help with? How do you know if YOUR current challenge is something that hypnosis can help you work through? If you are asking these questions today is your lucky day because here is a list of over 100 different things people commonly come in to see a hypnotherapist for. Of course one list can’t cover all of the things hypnosis can help with, but I invite you to check out the list and see if anything resonates with you. Remember, I am more than happy to schedule an appointment with you to come see me in one of my offices in the greater Los Angeles area (I have locations in Burbank, Tarzana, Northrodge, and Pasadena, CA), or if you are not local to Southern California we can still do Skype and telephone sessions – They work great too! Just call 424-27-THINK to schedule an appointment to to find out more. So here it is, a list of 145 different ways hypnotherapy might be able to help YOU:  

  • Abandonment
  • Addictions
  • Age Regression
  • Aggression
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anesthesia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Assertiveness
  • Assist Healing
  • Attitude Adjustment
  • Bed Wetting
  • Biofeedback
  • Breathing
  • Career Success
  • Change Habits
  • Child Birth
  • Chronic Pain
  • Communication
  • Concentration
  • Controlling
  • Cramps
  • Cravings
  • Creativity
  • Death or Loss
  • Discouraged
  • Dreams
  • Exam Anxiety
  • Exercise
  • Fear of Animals
  • Fear of Death
  • Fear of Dentist
  • Fear of Doctor
  • Fear of Failure
  • Fear of Flying
  • Fear of Heights
  • Fear of Loss of Control
  • Fear of School
  • Fear of Success
  • Fear of Surgery
  • Fear of Water
  • Fears
  • Forgiveness
  • Frustration
  • Gagging
  • Gambling
  • Guilt
  • Hair Twisting
  • Headaches
  • Helplessness
  • Hopelessness
  • Hypochondria
  • Hostility
  • Hypertension
  • Immune System
  • Impotency
  • Improve Health
  • Improve Sales
  • Indecision
  • Inferiority
  • Inhibition
  • Insecurity
  • Insomnia
  • Irrational
  • Irrational thoughts
  • Irritability
  • Jealousy
  • Lack of Ambition
  • Lack of Direction
  • Lack of Enthusiasm
  • Lack of Initiative
  • Lower Blood Pressure
  • Medication Side Effects
  • Memory
  • Mistrust
  • Moodiness
  • Motivation
  • Nail Biting
  • Nausea
  • Negativism
  • Nightmares
  • Obsessions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive
  • Overeating
  • Overly Critical
  • Pain Management
  • Panic Attacks
  • Passive-Aggressive
  • Past Life Regression
  • Perfectionism
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Pessimism
  • Phobias
  • Postsurgical
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Presurgical
  • Problem Solving
  • Procrastination
  • Public Speaking
  • Reach Goals
  • Rejection
  • Relationship Enhancement
  • Relaxation
  • Resistance
  • Resistance to Change
  • Responsibility
  • Restlessness
  • Sadness
  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-Blame
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Control
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Defeating Behaviors
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Expression
  • Self-Forgiveness
  • Self-Hypnosis
  • Self-Image
  • Self-Mastery
  • Sexual Problems
  • Shame
  • Skin Problems
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking
  • Social Phobia
  • Sports
  • Stage Fright
  • Stress
  • Study Habits
  • Stuttering
  • Stubborn
  • Substance Abuse
  • Superiority
  • Surgical Recovery
  • Tardiness
  • Temptation
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Tics
  • Trauma
  • Ulcers
  • Victimization
  • Weight Loss
  • Worry
  • Writers Block

If any of this is something you’d like to work on, pick up the phone, I’d be happy to answer any questions. Just call 424-27-THINK (424-278-4465) today! I look forward to meeting you! 

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Learn Stage and Demonstrational Hypnosis Techniques With Certified Master Hypnotist Christopher Harris!

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Monday November 25th I will be lecturing at The Magical Arts Guild in Covina, CA. The meeting is called “Interview With a Hypnotist” and I will be demonstrating techniques that entertainers can use to bring hypnosis to the stage. Call 424-27-THINK for more info.

The meeting is at 7pm at United Methodist Church (Classroom)
437 W. San Bernardino Rd.
Covina, CA 91723

 

How Effective Is Hypnotherapy???

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How effective is hypnotherapy? According to a comparative study by American Health Magazine hypnosis ranked as the #1 most effective therapy they researched. Psychoanalysis only had a 38% recovery after 600 sessions, behavior therapy had a 72% recovery after 22 sessions, and hypnotherapy had a 96% recovery rate after only 6 sessions – Pretty impressive! So, what are you waiting for? Call 424-27-THINK and schedule an appointment to come see me!

 

Hypnobirthing Classes Coming to Burbank California in December!!!!

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Attention Hypno-Moms:
Group Hypnobirthing Classes are Starting December 2nd in Burbank, CA! 
First Class is 50% off!!!

4 classes per week:
Mondays: 9am-10am & 3:30pm-4:30pm
Saturdays: 9am-10am & 1:45-2:45

Classes will be at the “Fitness Is Art” Fitness Studio located at 2019 W. Magnolia Blvd Burbank, CA 91506

Each class is $25 and you can bring your birthing-partner for free (They will learn to be a hypnotist!). We will cover hypno-anesthesia techniques, de-stressing techniques, relaxation and much more! 

For more info call 424-27-THINK (424-278-4465). I hope to meet you soon!

*I also offer a GREAT 6-week hypnobirthing program typically starting at 25-30 weeks gestation. This is perfect for expecting moms that want 1-on-1 sessions with me at one of my 3 office locations instead of the group classes. Call 424-27-THINK for more info!

Hypnobirthing In The News!

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CBS News recently featured a great report on hypnosis and childbirth: Hypnobirthing is becoming famous for de-stressing moms, easing the pain of natural childbirth, greatly improving C-Section recovery, lessening the amount of medications moms need to take, and more!

I am a certified hypnosis and childbirth specialist serving the greater Los Angeles area, if you enjoyed the video and would like to learn more about how hypnosis can help YOU experience joyous labor and childbirth just pick up the phone and call 424-27-THINK (424-278-4465) to schedule an appointment today!

HERE IS THE VIDEO: http://www.losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/11/07/santa-monica-couple-champion-hypnobirthing-trend/

 

Needle Fears and Phobias: Are You Afraid Of Injections or Getting Blood Drawn?

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If you randomly ask any group of children if they like getting shots at the doctor, most likely they would all agree that they’d avoid it if they could. But anxiety, fears, and phobias surrounding needles and injections isn’t only for children. Every day a very large amount of adults also deal with the anxiety of those awful needles that live at the doctors’ office, dentists, and pharmacies. From getting vials of blood drawn during routine medical exams, to getting teeth pulled, even getting those annual flu shots at the pharmacy, the fact is getting injections is a part of life for us. Some people such as diabetics even have to endure self-injections multiple times per day in many cases. But thankfully a batch of new studies have shown that hypnosis can greatly aid those of us that are still a bit squeamish when it comes to needles. Lets take a look at what just a few of these studies found.

In a dental study a patient was taught meditation-hypnosis so that she was able to achieve good relaxation within just a few minutes. She was then instructed to practice the technique by herself at home. She stated that it helped her reduce her overall anxiety with very good results. The patient said that she was finally able to go to her dentist and have the local anesthetic injections for the tooth extractions. Dentures had been made and she was very pleased. The patient had been scheduled to come in for a final hypnosis appointment before the procedure but she said that it was not necessary as the relaxation technique was enough to allow her to have the necessary injections and dental work done!

Next was a case study of severe needle phobia in a 5-year-old boy who learned to utilize a self-hypnosis technique to facilitate intravenous (i.v.) cannula (a tube that can be inserted into the body, often for the delivery or removal of fluid or for the gathering of data) placement. He was diagnosed with Bruton’s disease at 5 months of age and required monthly intravenous infusions. The boy had received inhalational general anesthesia for i.v. cannulation on 58 occasions (poor kid!). Initially, this was because of difficult venous access but more recently because of severe distress and agitation when approached with a cannula. Oral premedication with midazolam or ketamine proved unsatisfactory and since these heavy-duty medications were not working hypnotherapy was finally considered. Following a 10-minute conversational hypnotic induction, the 5-year-old was able to use hypnotic switch-wire imagery to dissociate sensation and movement in all four limbs in turn (basically, the child learned how to turn certain areas of the body “off”). Two days later the boy experienced painless venepuncture without the use of topical local anesthetic cream. There was no movement in the ‘switched-off’ arm during i.v. cannula placement. This report adds to the increasing body of evidence that hypnosis represents a useful, additional tool that anesthetists may find valuable in everyday practice. 

The thing to remember is that everybody can benefit from hypnosis in one way or another – and in this case, it really was a life-changer for the participants of the studies. Hypnotherapy can really enhance your quality of life, and if you are experiencing difficulty I would love to be the hypnotherapist that helps YOU. You can always call 424-27-THINK to schedule an appointment, you can come to my office if you are local to Los Angeles or I also offer skype and telephone sessions. I look forward to meeting you soon!   

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