Get My New Book for Free

I just found out that the book I have co-authored will be offered for FREE for a limited time!  I wanted you to be the first to know about it.  This book may be of interest to you if you wonder if hypnosis is a viable profession, or if you just like to read about entrepreneurs or business, or if you are a hypnotist who wants to transition from the classroom into anoffice practice that makes real money.  And ifyou are a hypnotist looking to make that transition it really doesn't matter where you have gotten your training you'll get some benefit from the book.

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I'm Co-Authoring a book!

Several Hypnotists are getting together and writing what it is like to BE a hypnotist.  So few people think of hypnosis as a career and of those who do so many really need a role model for being successful.  Look for our book to first come out in e-book form.  I can't wait to see it and read what all the other authors have written.  The title isn't for sure yet, but it's going to be something like "7 Successful Hypnotists Show You How"   I'll announce more as I know.

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Can't Get NO Satisfaction?

Want to do more? It's easy to move from being full to being grateful, Spend another minute on gratitude.
Want to do more? Try doing this 5 times throughout the day. See if your day improves and let me know.
Want to use it for attracting your desired goal? After you feel full think of your desired goal and feel full as if you have received it. Feel gratitude as if it's happening. Have fun!
Oh, you may enjoy this link. It's about a buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard is the world's happiest man, according to researchers. They hooked up his brain onto a brain scan thingy.

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Own Your Own Business as a Hypnotist

How would you like to have a brand new career at the fraction of the cost of college, help people, make great money and become financially independent even in this rotten economy?   Last year I made $80k.  This year if the numbers keep holding I'll make over $100K.  People are looking outside the box for help.  Are you the one meant to help them? 

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How to Keep Weight off Once you Lose it
Teaching Hypnosis Clients to Maintain Weight Loss
Part 1
 By: Celeste Hackett
 October 1,  2012 
Much has been taught and written with regards to how to use hypnosis for weight loss, but little has been written about how to help your clients maintain their ideal weight once it has been achieved. What good does it do your business when clients experience thrill upon thrill as they watch pounds and inches disappear if later they have to agonizingly watch the same weight creep back on again?   Most clients, by the time they reach your office, have experienced many times before the disturbing cycle of losing and regaining weight. Keep in mind they have come to you hoping for a different sort of experience, and if you want to give them something of real value that must mean permanent change after they are fitting into those size 7 jeans again. But is permanent weight loss even possible? I believe it is.
After years of battling with my own weight issue, and most times those battles meant using hypnosis, I finally lost an excess weight of 35 pounds. I am greatly relieved to say I have also managed to keep off the weight since February of 2010. That’s right; next February I’ll have successfully kept those pounds off for 3 years. Now that I am at this point in my weight journey, I feel more confident than ever that I can control my weight. In fact, I can weigh anything, within reason, that I want to anytime I want to. If I hadn’t experienced this myself, I wouldn’t have believed it was possible. The good news is that I am not the only one maintaining weight loss like this, so you can be sure this is not a fluke of nature, and if I and others can do it, so can your clients.
So just how is weight maintenance achieved? It seems it’s somewhat easier than we thought. The rules of weight maintenance are to 1) Clients must weigh themselves (in the nude) first thing in the morning, after they go to the bathroom, and 2) Clients must immediately cut way back on calories, that very day (and night), that they find they are any more than 2 pounds over their ideal weight, even if it’s just a tenth of a pound over. If your client cuts back enough, (such as fasting or semi-fasting for the day) and if her metabolism is working at optimum level, the weight will be totally off the next day after the fast (or cut back day).   
If your client finds it is very difficult to fast or semi-fast on far fewer calories for a full day, have her simply cut back to half of what she normally consumes for two or more days until the weight comes off. If she is someone who has a sluggish metabolism, she may need to fast or semi-fast for more than one day until the weight comes off. Some clients, instead of cutting way back on calories like this, or in addition to doing so, also find that increasing exercise for the day helps them get the weight off quicker and easier.
Don’t forget to teach your clients self-hypnosis and/or offer them a recording to make these lower calorie days easier to deal with. These “low cal” days are when your clients will really appreciate such tools which can help them boost their determination, re-inspire them with the benefits of keeping the weight off, and even suppress their appetite.
You may have heard that it isn’t good to weigh yourself every day. And proponents of not weighing often say that the reason you shouldn’t is because it can be discouraging when your weight fluctuates, which it can do daily, after you drink water, after you eat, after using certain medications, after you work out, when your bowels or bladder are full, or during your menstrual cycle etc. But for those of us who weigh daily, we have found that if you weigh the first thing in the morning before the meds, water, eating, working out, and after you go to the bathroom, most of the time the weight is, well, rather accurate. 
Also, if you tend to do a “fasting day” on a day when your body really was sensitive to something and was just holding water (and the like), the pay off will be that once your body rebalances you’ll have the excitement of seeing your weight go below your ideal weight by a pound or two which won’t cause a normal healthy person to starve, but only means nachos and ice cream for lunch that day are totally guilt-free. Now wouldn’t that be nice? I can tell you personally.  It is.
There was a very interesting study published in the New England Journal of Medicine that supports weighing every day. The study was conducted at the Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center at The Miriam Hospital at Brown Medical School in Providence, RI. It consisted of 314 successful dieters split into a control group and 2 intervention groups. The outcome of the study showed stepping on a scale every day, and adjusting eating and exercise habits accordingly, can go a long way in helping dieters maintain weight loss. Dr. Rena R. Wing gave a statement to the press that “if you want to keep lost pounds off, daily weighing is critical.” But she also warned that, “"Stepping on a scale isn't enough. You have to use that information to change your behavior, whether that means eating less or walking more. Paying attention to weight -- and taking quick action if it creeps up -- seems to be the secret to success,"
But did I actually say your clients should consider fasting? Yes, but please make sure they check with their doctor first especially if they have health problems such as diabetes, kidney disorders, or other serious conditions.  Not everyone is suited for an all out “water only” fast, but most people can do a partial fast throughout the day. One option for example would be drinking low cal beverages from the time your client wakes up until the early evening. For instance your client could consume one or two high quality protein drinks, plenty of water, coffee and tea, and/or maybe some broth-based soup throughout the day. In this example the fast would end in the early evening with light vegetable salad and/or an apple.
In apparent support of this theme there have been some studies that do show fasting can benefit us. As recently as May 17th of this year scientists published a paper in Cell Metabolism. The paper spoke of work done on laboratory mice at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies which found that regular eating times and extending the daily fasting period may override the adverse health effects of a high-fat diet and prevent obesity, diabetes and liver disease in mice. "It's a dogma that a high-fat diet leads to obesity and that we should eat frequently when we are awake," says Satchidananda Panda, an associate professor in the Regulatory Biology Laboratory and senior author of the paper. "Our findings, however, suggest that regular eating times and fasting for a significant number of hours a day might be beneficial to our health."
In my next article, I’ll offer 8 different fasting options, including my personal favorite. I’ll also share some very special additional tips, tricks and techniques you can use to coach your client into permanent weight control. Ideas your clients will find very useful and I believe you’ll be able to use in your business to help take your work to a wonderful new level of expertise.
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Turn ON Your Mental Alarm Clock

The most practical way to set your mind like an alarm clock, according to a booklet put out by reknowned (and now deceased) hypnotist Harry Aarons in 1948, is so easy that all you do is 1) make note of the current time from a nearby clock. This is important because the subconscious has to know the time you are going to sleep so it can count the hours correctly as they tick by. 2) Make yourself ready for sleep, get comfy. 3) THINK of the time you want to wake up. Let’s say it’s 7am. Then you just take a few moments to dwell on that time. Think something like the following (in your mind) “I’ll get up at 7am. I’ll get up at 7am sharp. I’ll get up at 7am in the morning. I’ll feel refreshed and rested and awake at 7am in the morning. 7am in the morning is when I’ll get up. I’ll just open my eyes, yawn, and stretch and get out of bed. It will be exactly 7am on the dot. I’ll sleep soundly all night and promptly get up at 7am in the morning. Seven……seven am… am…..”

I read this to my hubby as we lay in bed. Once I told him I was going to try it, he said something disturbing, “I’ve been using my mind for an alarm clock for years, and I don’t do it that way.”
With that, I sat up in bed, and leaned over, my nose close to his husbandly face and said, “Well, Mr. Smarty Man, YOU are not an expert hypnotist, and if it’s good enough for Harry, it’s good enough for me.”
Not exactly the jealous type, he shrugged, smiled and rolled over. 
I sighed and began my auto-suggestion. “7am……7am….7am……” 
I woke up at 8am. EIGHT AM? I yanked the document from my night stand and looked over it very seriously. What could I have possibly done wrong? Then I saw it. “Some people succeed in a few days others it may take one to two weeks”. Two weeks! I didn’t want to wait two weeks. All of a sudden I was becoming more and more curious about my husband’s method. I timidly asked him to share it with me. 
As luck would have it he was in a sharing mood even though I called him Mr. Smarty Man. He said if you want to get up at 7am you hit your head on your pillow 7 times. Then, while pointing your finger in the air, you declare intensely, “I will get up at 7am!” Next you forget about it and go to sleep. 
“That just sounds too easy!” I cried. “Come on!”
“No, really. That’s the way I do it.”
“You bang your head on a pillow?”
I laughingly asked, “Well, what if you want to get up at 7:15 or 7: 30?
“Then I just say, “Plus 15” or ”plus 30.” 
I laughed again, but when he wasn’t looking, my eyes narrowed and I thought, “I’m trying that tonight.”  
Sure enough I did try it, and dang sure enough I did wake up at 6:48M! Now NOT at 7am, but that’s okay because Mr. Aarons said you will likely wake up early at first. He said, also that you should set your alarm clock at first for a few minutes later than you want to get up , just in case your mind doesn’t get it right at first. So keep all of that in mind.
I thought this was so cool that I started training my clients in how to do it. On the first day I met with them, as a parting gift, I’d say, something like, “Before you go, would you like to learn how to train your mind to be your very own alarm clock? They are always very excited to try it. It’s a nice convincer on the power of the subconscious because actually, most of the time, it works on the very first time.
I taught Christopher’s method at first. I called it the “Head Banger Technique”. But then, since I had whip lash a few years ago, and it was uncomfortable for me to bang my head several times, I decided to do the head banging a little differently. I now do what I call the “V8 Method”. I say, “I will get up at 7am”, and “thock” my head 7 times with the palm of my hand like those old V-8 commercials. “Thock! I could have had a V-8!” Remember those? And if I want to get up at 7:30, after thocking 7 times, I say, “plus 30.”
Recently, when I asked one of my clients if he’d like to learn how to train his mind to be his alarm clock, he said he had already been doing that for years. I had to ask about his method. He said he just 1) Checks the time, 2) visualizes a digital clock at the time he wants to get up and 3) Affirms that is when he’ll be waking and 4) Goes to sleep and forgets about it. He says it works like a charm.
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