“My friend knew that I’d been suffering from insomnia for a while, and he told me about a hypnotherapist friend of his. I met with William, and we talked about hypnosis and insomnia.
“After hearing my story, he said, ‘I’m not sure you need to hire me. A simple self-hypnosis technique may be all you need.’ Technically, I never even became a client, because my issue was too simple for him.
“Instead, he just taught me a simple breathing technique that involved counting numbers. This was going to help my insomnia? Really, William?
“Still skeptical, I practiced the self-hypnosis that same night, and I slept easily. It’s been over three months, and overall I’m still sleeping fine.”
– Sandra Ribera, Attorney
San Francisco, CA
This page is for issues other than smoking or weight loss. For simplicity, we’ll focus on two broad categories on this page.
- Health issues
(If your issues is something else, just ask me about it, because hypnosis is useful for many different things.)
By the way, if you’ve tried to change a habit before, you already know it can be tough to change. One reason is that certain habits exist because there’s an internal battle going on. One part of you wants to keep the habit, and another part wants to get rid of it. Using massive will power isn’t the answer to changing a habit (i.e., unwanted behavior).
The real answer is to speak to the part that’s in charge of the habit. What part is in charge? It’s your subconscious mind. By using hypnosis, you can speak to the subconscious and change the habit much more easily and quickly.
In the free report I go into a lot more detail about hypnosis for habits and health issues.
Also, remember: If you read the free report before contacting me, you’ll qualify for a free consultation.
What happens if someone skips reading the free report, and they contact me? They will be charged for the consultation.
I recommend that you read the free report first, so the consultation is free.
The free report is available at the bottom of this page. If you read the free report, you can skip reading the rest of this site.
Q. What is hypnosis?
It’s a state of relaxed focus where you are more open to suggestion (i.e., making a change). Each day you’ve experienced some form of hypnosis. Here are a few examples.
- Had a great conversation with a friend, and time just flew by.
- Played a sport at such a high level, that you were “in the zone” and did really well.
- Surfed online or read a book, and suddenly you’re surprised that an hour has gone by.
- Meditated, engaged in deep prayer, or did yoga.
- Drove your car for miles without remembering the last few miles driven.
Q. What does it feel like to be in hypnosis?
Each client feels differently. Some say it feels deeply relaxing; that part of their body feels very light or very heavy; that it feels as if they’re sinking through the floor or floating through the ceiling; that it feels incredibly serene; that thinking is extremely clear and that figuring things out is so much easier.
Q. What is hypnotherapy? As a hypnotherapist, what do you do?
Hypnotherapy is a therapeutic system that uses hypnosis. As a hypnotherapist, I help you relax and focus your mind. Then I find out what’s blocking you from reaching your goal. Often the block is a conflict between the conscious and subconscious, and then I help the two minds resolve the conflict, so that both sides unite for one goal. The skill of speaking to the subconscious is a big key.
Q. Is hypnotherapy safe?
It was approved by the American Medical Association in 1958. This is the organization that practically all medical doctors belong to. Thousands of scientific studies have been done on hypnotherapy, and it’s been proven to be a safe and effective tool for a wide range of issues.
Q. Will I cluck like a chicken during hypnosis?
No. As a hypnotherapist, I leave the entertainment to the professional stage hypnotist. The stage hypnotist gives the illusion of mind control, because it’s more entertaining that way.
In a stage show, people volunteer to be on stage, agree to follow the stage hypnotist’s instructions, and want to entertain the crowd. But if the stage hypnotist tells a person to do something that violates her ethical code, then she would refuse even if she’s in hypnosis.
I can’t make you stop smoking, lose weight, or rob a bank. I can only help you to do what you want to do. If you want to change something, then I can help you to do that. If hypnosis was mind control, then hypnotherapists would rule the world, which we don’t. Heck, I can’t even get my wife to wake up early on the weekend. You remain in control of yourself.
Q. Without getting too technical, how does hypnotherapy help with a habit?
Hypnotherapy helps you to do the following.
- Helps identify the blocks that keep you doing the old behavior.
- It helps to resolve those blocks.
- Then you’ll create a positive habit to replace the old habit.
- Lastly it helps you to stay with your new and positive habit.
- By the way, using hypnosis helps you reach your goal without the constant struggle. Hypnosis makes the process much more pleasant.
Q. Without getting too technical, how does hypnotherapy help with a health condition?
Most people think of the mind and body as separate things. As a hypnotherapist, I see a mind-body, not a mind and a body.
Medical researchers studying the mind-body connection have learned some amazing things. They’ve learned that hypnosis can help with asthma, allergies, chronic pain, and many other issues. Most of what they’ve discovered isn’t known to the general public, at least not yet. Slowly but surely, the research from the academic world is getting out, though.
By using hypnosis, you can speak to the subconscious mind. And by speaking to the subconscious mind, you can influence the body. In a nutshell, that’s how you affect your health.
A medical drug won’t work the same for every person, and hypnosis won’t work the same for every person. I mention this because I don’t want to give you an overly sunny view of hypnosis for health issues. It’s not a miracle cure. Like anything else in life, results will vary from person to person.
Q. How do I know if hypnosis is right for me?
That’s what the free report is all about. It goes into more detail, and after reading it, you’ll have a pretty good sense of whether hypnosis is worth exploring. If you like what you read, then call me for a free consultation.
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