Bad habit and pills – that sounds as if I have an awful tale to tell.
Tablets and a bad habit are on my mind this morning.
Yesterday I went to get my repeat prescription for the barrow load of tablets I have to take.
BUT – there was an issue ( I still don’t understand what – but there you are) and the prescription needed to be set up again by my doctor and with luck and a strong wind they will be there by tomorrow.
So by rooting around in the medicine cabinet, I found I had got enough for this morning.
And then Goodness me – NO!….
We were out of Yoghurt!! Was this going to be one of those days?
Why was that a disaster – well years ago I had to get over something that for me was an issue. I just couldn’t swallow tablets – no matter how small. A learned bad habit.
How crazy are we all?
Bad habit – it surely was. I could eat normally – but a tablet in my mouth was a gagging starter.
The time came though where I had to get over this problem. I had got to get over this as my health depended on me ‘taking the pills’.
Porridge and yoghurt became the answer. Within no time I was swallowing tablets easily as long as it was with a yoghurt or similar.
Today – this morning – I had no yoghurt or porridge.
Question? – was the bad habit still there.
So I gave it a go – glass of water and what happened?
It was fine – there was no issue at all. That is the first time I have tried to take tablets with water for many years. Isn’t the mind weird but wonderful?
Now there is a really important thing here about making changes to your mindset.
Changing Bad Habits – It’s Hard
Conventional wisdom is that it takes 28 days to free yourself from a bad habit.
Unfortunately, that notion is just plain wrong.
Bad habits are hard to break because they are HABITS (notice the capital letters).
Remember: your brain has put your bad habit in the “automatic” category. Once there, it’s difficult to shake it free.
Yes, 28 days can give you a good jump start. It is probably longer and more like three months to substitute a new behaviour for a bad habit.
But I know from working with Hypnotherapist Adam Eason that behaviours and bad habits can be changed – helped by hypnosis or self-hypnosis.
NOTE: The definition Bad – can be interpreted quite widely.
Laziness is a good example: Let’s say that laziness is a bad habit or maybe poorly motivated is like a bad habit. Then why not get a new mindset on that one.
One of our most popular products, in our online ‘hypnosis for downloads’ store is From Lazy to Driven
You Must Want To Change to Make New Good Habits
What ever you own personal issues (yes you have them) set about making the change – “I am going to get rid of that bad habit”
That is the FIRST part of going about changing a bad habit – WANTING TO DO IT.
In Fact We Make That Point On A Sales PageOn the sales page for ‘Stop Smoking Now‘ – Adam asks the question – Do you really want to stop? He then suggests that you should not purchase the product if you haven’t already decided that you want to do it. Nothing will work until you have made that decision.
The arguments for stopping smoking are enormous and a smoker can be shown every reason to stop. NO GOOD until the smoker has taken that first step. The first step is you making up your mind.
That is the same for all habits.
Want to make the change and self-hypnosis will totally help you change your mindset and adopt a new self image and new mindset that supports that inner feeling.
The greatest thing is that the change becomes the new normal good habit. The change eventually becomes the new reality.
You can change AS LONG AS YOU WANT TO and change permanently.
My Hypnosis Introduction With a Professional Hypnotherapist
My introduction to hypnosis was accidental. It was 2004 when I met Adam at the BNI business network meetings.
When you set yourself up to develop websites for clients one of the fascinating things is that you learn a lot about different businesses. How do they work? What makes them tick?
So that was the case with Adam Eason and his clinical hypnotherapy business.
I developed a website for Adam who was working out of a clinic near Bournemouth. To say I knew nothing then about hypnosis is a fact. Nothing that is about clinical hypnosis. Hmmm – But I had in the past seen stage acts – but that was all.
But here in front of me was a guy who was very passionate about his subject.
I was intrigued and wanted to discover more.
AND as far as I was concerned that was good …
Adam was training hypnotherapists and what we decided to do was to video the courses and also develop audio hypnosis products. Front pew for me with the video camera.
How could I fail to learn all about hypnosis – when I was shooting the recordings and editing them.
In addition I also got to know other people who trained with Adam and are now themselves trained hypnotherapists. Some of those have developed specialist areas – such as hypno-birthing.
When Hypnosis Works – The Seed Takes Roots
What is a common story from people who have moved into the field is that they had an issue that was driving them insane – all attempts to find a solution had failed.
Adam himself is an example of that. All his attempts with medical consultations and ointment treatments for his psoriasis had failed. Someone suggested hypnosis and do I need to say – within a couple of weeks all had cleared up.
All his work is research based and you can pursue that as far as you like with Adam as he has written a book called Science Of Self-Hypnosis. Also his blog and podcasts are full of his professional approach to all of these psychological therapies. You can even go and train in the field with him via his online courses.
AND NOW – Just Give It A Go And Learn Hypnosis Skills
OK – that all said – I am going to take a totally different approach right here with my retirement Wats-on My Mind project.
I am getting away from the academic theories and discussions about what hypnosis is etc.
I just so want you if you are sceptical about all of this power of the brain – to just give it a go and learn hypnosis skills. You can learn more about the theory at a later stage. I am keen that you go for a ride first.
Here on my blog you will get my:
simple real anecdotes approachmy end user approachmy simple language approachmy if it works that is great approachso what this good – approach.
For example: If you ask me what hypnosis is – a typical reply from me would be – focused imagination.
The interesting thing is that people who try and get some release from a problem will want more.
A Freelance Artist Uses Hypnosis For Sleep AND !!!
Well the times are strange and therefore strange lockdown things are happening.
I have been:
shredding years of old documents, removing a wonky shower curtain and putting up a shower panel (why did I not do this before?); old paint tins have had their lids levered open and covering marks on the wall painted over. and so on.
Then there is this one new venture to complete in my 12 week lockdown
One of the Big Things on My ‘To Do’ List is Now Underway.
I have an online digital store where I sell hundreds of self-hypnosis audio and video downloads. Now when these were uploaded we were working at such a rate that they didn’t get the time for the love and care needed to really promote the recordings well.
For each self-hypnosis product – Adam Eason wrote some background information that you can see on the digital sessions that can be downloaded. The information was put in place in a simple format and quite honestly didn’t look great. My aim is to edit and format all of the products in the store.
The task is actually large and has long been on my list to do BUT as I have just said the TASK IS LARGE.
My Mental Chat
Yesterday was the day when I had a mental chat to myself and I started the renovation.
Where to start? I asked my brain
‘The bundles’. said my chatback brain – (such as the Anxiety and Fear Bundle below).
The thing that struck me as I edited, sorted out the typos and formatted the look was just how informative Adam’s explanations are about the hypnosis processes he has recorded .So informative that my chatback brain said ‘Keith get this information out on your blog’
That makes so much sense as I am really working at getting more people to appreciate and learn more about self-hypnosis. I am offering here the thoughts of a leading Hypnotherapist Adam Eason, who is author of the book ‘The Science Of Self-Hypnosis.
So please make sure that you get a coupon code for purchasing this Anxiety and Fear Bundle.
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The Hypnosis audios that you will be able to download straight after purchase are:
Abandon Anxiety, Desensitisation, Panic Freedom, Fear Release, Fear Into Power
It is very well documented these days…Focusing on the breath and breathing is very important if you become anxious.
Breathing slowly and deeply activates the vagus nerve, which is the major quieting nerve of the body. This nerve helps to calm you down automatically, so if you become anxious, deep breathing can help.
In addition and as an alternative, hypnosis is a very positive way to help you conquer anxiety.
You knew I was going to say that, didn’t you?
Here, I want to share with you a very simple and incredibly powerful hypnosis session for overcoming anxiety.
If you ever get anxious, then now is the time to abandon that anxiety.
Firstly, anxiety resulting from trauma and secondly; signal anxiety, which is in effect when someone is trying to protect himself from anxiety resulting from trauma.
No matter what the theory, anxiety relates to a future time and is usually about a future situation.
It also comes from scattered attention and lack of focus.
It is the unknown what causes apprehension and anxiousness.
Living in the moment can help stop anxiety.
We deceive ourselves into thinking we can control, manipulate, or modify the future. In actuality, there are so many variables that we really can’t see all the possibilities that can occur.
In fact, worrying or being anxious causes more anxiety and may cause missing a moment that could be truly valuable.
There is a paradox to anxiety: the more you anticipate what’s going to happen, the more anxious you become.
To eliminate anxiety, becoming quiet and allowing things to happen works better than being anxious about what might happen.
Learn to give your full attention to everything you do at the moment.
By letting go of the anxiety, you conquer it.
Living in the moment does help. Since anxiety is based on the fear of a future outcome, you can learn to cope with this fear by using positive thought.
Remember: you are what you think!
Negative emotions bring negative results.
Positive emotions bring positive results, so learn to laugh at the outcome and think positive!
Yes indeed, laugh more!
Here I offer you a process and technique that is often overlooked by many therapists yet is one of the most empirically researched and proven ways of affecting progressive change within people.
A few years ago, I had a client who was experiencing anxiety for much of each day. He came to one session with me and was shaking, I mean shaking with dread, anxiety and was in one heck of a state.
I asked him to run me through the cause of his anxiety and he explained in great detail.
His explanation was very vivid, he was almost inside of the experience while he talked about it. He was filled with tears and was sobbing in a way that made it difficult to understand what he was saying at first.
So I asked him to explain it all again.
He looked at me oddly and then proceeded to run through the entire thing again, though with no tears this time.
I told him that I was still unsure of all the details in my mind and so could he please explain it once more for me.
He looked at me as if I was being heartless and unsympathetic.
When I asked him to repeat it all a fourth time, he nearly left the room.
At the end of that explanation, he seemed bored of talking about it and was totally unaffected by explaining it all, whereas he was earlier sobbing while explaining.
I pointed this out and he realized what had gone on.
It is this process that I want to explain in more detail today and show you how to use it for some amazing effect in your life.
If you have experienced anxiety in the past, it is most likely a learned response, an old habit.
Just like any other habit, physical tension and emotional anxiety can be learned over time and become associated with certain circumstances, events or situations in your life, and it is those events that stimulate that anxiety.
Learning and Unlearning
It is a core and fundamental belief inherent within modern personal development and certainly within my consulting rooms that anything that can be learned can also be unlearned.
That is, all habits can be broken.
I am certainly not saying that it is easy to break an established habit… Unless of course, you have the right kind of help and processes at your disposal.
This process is fabulous for dissipating those unwanted feelings
Our Cat Spooky
When my wife first took in our cat Spooky because he had been abandoned by his previous owners and left without food or shelter for a long time, he mistrusted humans. He actually feared people, which we suspect was due to his poor treatment.
You see, even animals can learn to be anxious when they do not necessarily need to be.
Our own experience as well as much documented and researched evidence shows that animals can also be trained to overcome their anxieties. Spooky now loves the affections and attention of humans and loves being around people in general…
So much so that when I am working from home, he jumps all over me and my laptop to get my attention!
New Habit To Replace Old
One way to break an old habit is by replacing it with a new habit…
Anxiety and relaxation are two mutually exclusive states; they cannot dominate the same body at the same time, the stronger one tends to progressively cancel the weaker one out.
By training yourself to relax very deeply, and by facing your fears gradually and systematically, you can use the relaxation response to cancel out anxiety, in steps and stages, and replace it with feelings of calm.
All it takes is a little patience and focus.
In the example I used earlier, it happened quite quickly and immediately, however, much continuance and consistency were required over the following weeks to maintain that, and stop any sliding back into old ways.
So here I want to share with you a process known as hypnotic desensitisation which has been used successfully for over fifty years in clinical practice to help people overcome anxiety.
It is used in hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and many others besides.
You’ll begin by easily and simply rehearsing some basic relaxation skills and then facing your fears in the safety of whatever comfortable room or place you choose at the same time.
You just use your imagination to picture the things that you want to overcome and dissipate.
By running through such a process, you then find that the same feelings of relaxation remain with you outside in the real world when you have finished the process.
This is a marvellous process I am delighted to share with you.
Wherever you are sat this very moment reading this, if I were to run into that place, clapping my hands loudly and shouting “Fire! Fire!” you may well panic and rush to save your own life.
And no doubt be irritated that I was testing my notion and subsequently smiling cheekily.
This is an expected kind of panic — unlike the type of panic that this hypnosis session is aimed at quelling…
In my therapy rooms at the time of writing this, I have had more than the usual numbers of people panicking…
I am certain it is not actually to do with the messages we are getting from the government announcing “Don’t Panic” with regards to the seemingly devastating financial situation here in the UK at the moment — that the media seems determined to terrify everyone about.
So what is it?Is it that people are more self-aware?Does our enhanced sense of self and self-consciousness make us more capable of scaring ourselves?
I have no idea, to be honest.
It has raised some fascinating thoughts and encounters recently in my therapy sessions though…
Many hypnotherapists are reluctant to interact formally with their clients while they (the client) is in hypnosis.
With this hypnosis session, I offer you a really simple technique that can be done by anyone to let go of panic…
The idea of the strategy within this hypnosis session is to identify and then to obtain information from within your unconscious mind, about each part of the panic symptom complex.
What do I mean by that?
By that, I am referring to the set of symptoms that people experience when they panic.
So this hypnosis session is going to describe for you a way in which you can have a tool immediately available to you for relieving an anxiety attack of any kind.
‘Immediately available’ sounds good, doesn’t it?
Bear in mind, you do not have to have an ongoing panic issue for this to be something you use — it can be something you keep in your mind in case it is ever required.
I know you are going to love this session.
How to go into your mind and start letting go of any fears of any kind!
I went to an engagement party recently. A close friend of mine is now engaged and planning on marrying next year and had a celebratory party. It was great fun and I got to catch up with lots of old friends.
Of course, no party is complete without balloons. Some of the children were playing with balloons and I was helping them have some fun with them, not to mention tying the knots at the end of balloons that had been blown up too much. I showed a couple of kids how to rub the balloons on their heads and make it stick to the wall or ceiling with the static. It kept them amused for ages, though our hosts may have become less amused with their new wall decorations.
Balloons are such fun, aren’t they?
Well, I associate them with having fun.
I am going to come back to balloons later…
I have mentioned the idea lots of times before and quoted excerpts from my favourite self-help books, such as ‘The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind’ by Joseph Murphy and ‘As A Man Thinketh’ by James Allen.
They mention that rather wonderful idea of your mind being like a rich, fertile garden.
Of course, the garden needs tending — you need to plant good healthy seeds, and if you do not take care of the garden, weeds can grow.
The thoughts you allow into your mind — especially the ones that you think of the most and focus on continually — are the fruits that are going to grow and manifest in your life… it is as simple as that.
This notion is familiar to regular readers of my ezine and I am not going to repeat it much more here.
Instead, I want us to go into the garden of our minds and do some major cultivation. This is like primo-dynamite weeding!
With this fantastic hypnosis session, I show you how to go into your mind and start letting go of any fears of any kind.
You just have a particular direction in mind as to how you are going to benefit from this hypnosis session…
By that, I mean that you should think of a specific area of your life that you may have some fears or apprehensions about.
What with the garden of your mind and lots of fun with balloons, this session is a remarkable journey!
When you have an old notion in your mind, as guided throughout the session, you then proceed to let go of what you no longer need…A bit like popping balloons, or at least, like letting the air out of them!
It really is as simple as that with this hypnosis session — enjoy the freedom you get with this session.
I know you are going to find it as liberating as everyone else does.
FEAR INTO POWER
F.E.A.R. What a word.
Many people allow themselves to be debilitated by fear…
And they allow the fear to hold them back in many areas of life without ever even realising it…
They are scared of certain outcomes, scared of failure, scared of humiliation…
And their brain makes it go wild and fantastical and increases the fear…
With this session, I want to show you how to turn fear into power and strength.
Within the fields of modern personal development, a phenomenon known as anchors is talked about a great deal…
We have anchored responses to all sorts of things, like when we see the new trainers we bought at Christmas, we start feeling guilty for not running in them since the first week of January…
Or when we smell the coolness of the air (it has been snowing here in the UK and the freezing air has a real particular smell to it) it reminds of us when we went skiing…
Or when we see an old friend, we go all warm inside and smile or even laugh as we connect them to lots of good times in our lives…
These are all anchored responses that occur in our lives.
Many of us have even more negative anchors too…
Like guilt associated with spending time caring for oneself…Or fear associated with approaching someone with a view to dating, or starting a relationship…
And that fear is unattractive and can be sensed and is communicated to the world and makes it even harder for us to be perceived as attractive by the people we want to.
So with this session, I want us to start turning old fears into empowerment.
You can use this for any circumstance that in the past used to make you feel fearful…
You are going to love the freedom you feel following this!
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Online Income – No Age Barrier – Please Read This And Fully Understand My Plan.
Each week I join a group of people on a weekly masterclass in internet marketing and making online income. In fact the timing of the online meeting is a nuisance to me because I have to get back from badminton and am always hot and disheveled – we are visible on the screen to other participants – I might not look good but it is great that they can’t smell me.
The participants on the Zoom(great webinar service)masterclass call are a great source of knowledge – and I never want to miss the session. I will tell you more about David and Jen who run this group, below.
The participants all have different niches products, experience etc. One lady is a gardener and she is learning how to put out information products about her field.
The Online Income Issue
There is a fundamental issue though with making money online. You need to know how to do it.
It doesn’t just happen. When doing anything online – you have to learn a few tricks to make things happen.
The knowledge you need gets labeled as Internet Marketing;
building mailing lists
social media promotion
etc etc and so on – always more to learn
Yes – Lots to learn – but great fun when you begin to see the action happening and income coming in.
All Great If You Have Products – But What if You Don’t?
Well – One of the best ways to make money online is to sell other peoples products.
NO that is not strictly TRUE — It is about pre-selling – but that is part of the training.
Affiliate programs are what you join and GUESS WHAT! I have one which I am inviting you to join. More about that below – but first of all some background knowledge – an inside look into my thinking.
[**PLEASE NOTE** I Have Moved Away From This BUT It Explains Why I Made Big Changes]
What we have at ‘Hypnosis for Download’ are well over 200 evergreen products to promote. They are audios and videos that are downloadable and sell worldwide – with immediate delivery.
Ideal evergreen products – great value and we have zero refunds. Digital for immediate Delivery – Good products, worldwide audience.
Now obviously I can advertise the website and sell the products myself – and I do – but my aim is much more ambitious than that.
I WANT to welcome some affiliates, BECAUSEpromotion by others is preferable and adds social proof.
My original approach to get affiliates seemed sensible but in reality I was wrong – and I realised I needed to change my approach.
What was my mistake?
I assumed that the best affiliates would be hypnotherapists as they would have the knowledge of the subject and would be able to pre-sell potential purchasers.
That may well be true – BUT what most of them didn’t have was the internet marketing training and knowledge. Most of them did not know how to attract traffic, build mailing lists and attract targeted potential clients via social media.
We had a couple of affiliates who made some money but I began to question whether the the affiliates needed to be hypnotherapists. Mmmmmmm !! ??
The most important thing is that new affiliates need to know all about the products AND have training.
Everything Was Evaluated Early This Year.
The conclusions were clear and can be summed up in this short list
The affiliate program software we had used was not great – find better
The problem with the promoting individual products in our store was too complicated – make the affiliate package simpler.
The internet was now very mobile and downloading of products was a nuisance – better to be streamed and deliverable to any internet connected device.
The affiliates on board needed more training – and I was not the best person to provide that – I was already a member of NAMS and I knew they were the team to work with.
The affiliates do not need to be hypnotherapists – as long as they have some access to the products and understand how to build lists and get traffic etc.
There was no commitment from many potential affiliates that joined and took NO ACTION – so get them to be paying members before offering them affiliate links.
So a new strategy was essential. It looked formidable AND it has been a lot of work- BUT IT IS NOW all in place and getting the message out there is now the task ahead for me.
I have an online income plan in place and I would like you to join me.
HERE IS MY LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE –
NEW ONLINE INCOME STRATEGY
THE STEPS and WHY
1. A Streaming Hypnosis Membership(Netflix type approach) The members have all of the audios and videos available to members. High Value because £1500 (and rising) worth of audios and videos available on all digital devices with wifi or telephone access anywhere in the world.
2. Simple Affiliate Programme and Recurring Monthly Income. The great advantage for affiliates is that a membership offers MONTHLY 50% payments.
[SECRET – just see what is on offer – you pay £7.50 to join – get your affiliate code and just ONE new member gets you £3.75 monthly. Introduce 2 Members and you have FREE Membership. Oh and of course Multiply that up for monthly income – you can do the maths.]
So what you may need training.
3. Training – I Strongly Recommend that You Join NAMS Membership. Above I was writing about NAMS marketing membership. You can be trained to be a great affiliate for my streaming hypnosis – but of course following David and Jen you will ALSO be able to promote many online products.
[SECRET – The same situation applies. As a NAMS Insider you will also get the opportunity to be an affiliate – and get 50% commission for new members – Two new members in and you have FREE training!]
4. Both Affiliate Programmes Are Only Available To Members. If you want to be a successful (and some affiliates are super successful) then you need to know and enjoy the product you are promoting. If you are a member you have every opportunity to use the product and speak about it from first hand knowledge. Your recommendations will be authentic and will ring true.
To put it bluntly ‘No BS’
Your Chance To Get Started Today By Checking Out Both Memberships
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As I mentioned above I am a member of this group run by David and his daughter Jen. During the 14 Days you will be able to take in the amazing array of resources and training available in the membership area. The Integrity and
I am not suggesting for a moment that you get the internet market training just to promote our products. The fact is there are countless affilate projects and the training with David will help you acquire the skills.
Don’t forget – you can join and with your affiliate links find potential members (much as I am doing here) to get further income for yourself. Just two new members and you have your membership covered.
Having been around the scene for many years I can tell you that there is an abundance of poor internet training online. – I can put my hand on my heart and tell you that David and Jen offer the best training resources I have come across online.
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I have a few surprises up my sleeve for those of you who link up. Get on board and it will be great to chat. This is my baby – a retirement project and I welcome you along.
I have a RETIREMENT PROJECT. Shouted out loud with huge letters because it is EXCITING for me and hopefully for you.
Who wants to come along for the ride? Well …. let me not get ahead of myself.
During the last six months I have been setting up a membership area for my new ‘Wats-On My Mind’ project. Work, work and more work.
Now the promotion of the membership area begins and it is for a NEW audience(s) – so all of the social media work begins.
First of all I want to tell you story after story about why I am setting up this is setting about a retirement project being 70, years old.
I am 71 years this month – which must seem a strange time to start something new, – BUT of course just wait for the story …
In fact many of my life decisions have been weird – but fantastic stories…
Any regrets? – NO.
Made awful mistakes at times – but what a way to learn.
The strange thing for me writing a blog is actually wanting to say too much at once. As I am writing this – I am pulling back from stories today as I am trying to set out a structure and putting a plan in place.
So here it is – below is a basic plan of the areas I will cover if you follow my blog this month.
HEALTH – MENTAL AND PHYSICAL.
Health has has been my life. I trained as a nurse when I was 21. You will get background to how I moved from being a electronics engineer – through a temporary job and on to a starting out in a job that was predominantly women in those days. I loved being in a set of nursing recruits – 48 women and me and one other guy – hey the joy. Stories… well carefully selected stories
A confession though – I still admit that I never really learned how women think – even with that constant exposure. Men are from Mars, Women from Venus. Stories …
When I retired from nursing in 1996 – I set up a web design company. One of my clients was a guy called Adam Eason who is a hypnotherapist. Together we developed audio and video products, books and a training school. What a fabulous subject hypnosis is – BUT very often totally misunderstood. The shame is that so few people understand the power of the mind. There is total ignorance about the subject – Stories …
In fact, there are many stories about my introduction and growth on the internet. For eight years I was out in the Muscat, Oman helping to commission a new hospital. It was a University Hospital and while I was there I first came across the www – very basic but infancy of something very important.
I put up my first website about antiques in 1994. and been involved with 2500 websites since. Can you even imagine the changes over those years. Putting up my first website with a very slow modem over phones from the Middle East is the first of my Internet Stories…
PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET
Anyone wishing to run any sort of internet business needs help. It is impossible to know it all. Just keeping up with new developments is a full time job – without earning a penny. During the month I will introduce you to some of my mentors and professional experts. You will never get a recommendation from me about anyone suspect. There may be the odd affiliate link – but again that will be explained and I will have always used the service or know the person that I am recommending.
I will introduce you to some of my online mentors and friends.
I will introduce you to people that are mustard.
Let me give you an example – Paul Taubman
Paul is the man to turn to for WordPress Security. I came across Paul and this challenge through a marketing membership – so more about Paul, David and Jen and others another day – via stories.
MY RETIREMENT PROJECT – FROM PRODUCTS TO STREAMING MEMBERSHIP SERVICE
This is a time in life when I can really do what I want to do and not worry so much about the financial income, although income will be fine. But it’s more about doing something that is enjoyable and worthwhile.
The reason that I called my Blog ‘Wats-on My Mind’ is to introduce and educate as many as possible about controlling what goes on inside our heads. As a nurse I realised that people with positive approach to their illness or surgery responded so much better than those that worried and were anxious. My work with Adam reinforced that point.
I am not a hypnotherapist or Cognitive Behavioural Therapist – BUT I have recorded hours of videos and audios and have indeed used hypnosis sessions for my own personal issues. More stories…
OK – SO WHY THE STORIES THIS MONTH
My Secret Tip For Today.
If you have read yesterday’s blog you will see that I listen to podcasts every morning as I take my exercise walk.
This morning I listened to the 100th podcast recorded by a guy called Brandon Gaille. I have listened to them all and what an education – all for free. I feel I really know him though and that is the key point.
Here is a paragraph from his home page. In fact this below is an introduction to many stories that punctuate his podcast.
FROM BRAIN TUMOR TO 1 MILLION After a brain tumor left him physically and mentally disabled, Brandon overcame the odds to regain his health so that he could help his pregnant wife beat breast cancer. Three years later he launched his blog, BrandonGaille.com. Within four months, his blog had surpassed 100,000 monthly visitors. Less than two years after his first post, there were over 1 million business owners reading Brandon’s blog every month.
The thing is that the stories improve the relationship. I know and respect Brandon – and I have never met him.
MY SECRET EXPOSED
If you have found your way to the bottom of this blog post then you may be somebody I am looking for.
I am looking for affiliates for my evergreen hypnosis membership website. Affiliates care who they work with – rightly.
The most important issue for me is that anyone working with me – can understand me – trust me – know how I click and so on.
The stories I will tell you during October will help you get to know me – warts and all. I will also have to add some video as well. For you to comment and make contact – you will make my day.
Yes indeed, a fairly well-known UK hypnotherapist who markets her one-hour stop smoking programme actually also refers to the 1964 study by Von Dedenroth (conducted in 1964, published in American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis in 1968) who made these claims of a 94% success rate. She claims to have a ‘comparably high success rate’ and there are many others that use this study in their marketing literature if you google it.
Then Adam points out there have been several other bits of research since that have not been so convincing.
Then he points out:
However, however, however, all is not lost, oh no…
Racing to our rescue in the early 1990s, as featured in the New Scientist and referred to by many of us in the field, was published a study by Viswesvaran and Schmidt (1992) who had conducted a metaanalysis on 633 studies of smoking cessation which included a whopping 48 studies in the hypnosis category which they investigated.
This also had a total number of 6,020 participants. Which is impressive. Hypnosis did prove to be better and more effective than just about every other treatment it was compared to including nicotine replacement therapy and aversion techniques, yet still only really offering up a success rate far inferior to that of the Von Dedenroth 1968 study.
It is complex and there are other factors.
Our Stop Smoking Product Warning
In our Hypnosis For Download store we have a self-hypnosis product called ‘Stop Smoking Now’
But right at the top of the sales page we have the following copy:
Let me be honest with you.
Please please – do not buy this product if you REALLY DON’T want to give up smoking.
The straight forward truth is because it won’t work. So you might as well save the purchase price of this product and buy another pack of cigarettes instead.
Please don’t buy this as a gift for someone else if they don’t REALLY WANT to give up smoking.
The absolutely essential first step is to WANT TO GIVE UP SMOKING
Hypnosis will work if you want your behaviour, addiction or whatever to change.
Without the desire – well forget it.
I like to think of hypnosis as the ‘willpower assistant’.
Many people who have used hypnosis will say the same thing. “I don’t know how it worked – but it did.”
Now The Stop Smoking Story
I remember Adam telling this story to a class of his hypnotherapy students. Adam is a great story teller and this is not exactly word for word but the giso is there.
A man (who I will call John) came to see Adam at his practice to stop smoking. All the usual chats were done. John made it clear that somebody had suggested hypnosis – but he himself, didn’t believe it could work because he was sure nobody could hypnotise him.
Adam tried to give him examples of how we are all in a trance like state at times, reading a book or watching a film. Just think how absorbed you are and ignoring people around you. What about calling a child downstairs for lunch – when does play and imagination not interfere.
John and Adam agreed to give it all a go.
The hypnosis induction was done and Adam could see that John’s eyes were flickering and that there were breathing changes. In fact Adam knew that John was in hypnosis. The stop smoking script was provided and after 20 minutes it was time for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and now you are back in your surroundings.
Well asked Adam “How was that”.
“No” says John, I can’t see that working. I could hear you but I wasn’t hypnotised.
Adam then suggested that John wait till the next session in a weeks time to discuss it again.
During the week John rang Adam to tell him that even though he had paid for the next session that was no problem. He wasn’t going to attend because he didn’t thing he could be hypnotised.
AND then came the funny bit.
John carried on by saying to Adam that he really didn’t need it now ANYWAY as he had manage to stop smoking all by himself. He pointed out that he didn’t know how that had happened but he clearly didn’t need hypnosis.