Habits Are Made to be Broken … Today

In our formative, impressionable years, people try to teach us to be good children, and even if they do a good job, guess what? Being a good child is the wrong answer, once we’ve grown up! How many of those “good” habits we picked up, way back when, are holding us back today? It can be hard to take charge when you were taught to wait your turn, to hold your tongue, or to do what the people around you do, instead of finding opportunities.

Bad habits hold you back, and good habits propel you forward, don’t they? Who doesn’t want fewer bad habits and more good habits? But few things are harder than adjusting your habits consciously. You only have so much attention to spend, and it’s mostly called for already.

That’s where hypnosis comes in. Hypnosis bypasses most of the need willpower and constant vigilance when adjusting your habits, because it communicates with your unconscious mind directly, in terms it understands, so you start acting on your desires quickly and easily, in just a few short sessions. Continue Reading...

Laugh Your Bad Habits Away

At one of my first hypnosis training sessions (at Apositiva Institute), it was my turn to be the subject, and I selected from my to-do list, “I want to floss every day.”

For some reason, I’d always been a bad flosser, but my doctor kept insisting, “Just floss the teeth you want to keep,” so I wanted to mend my evil ways.

So the other students got me into a trance and they were taking turns making hypnotic suggestions to floss regularly. This went fine until someone said, “And your whole being is filled with the joy of flossing,” at which point I started laughing and couldn’t stop! Now, I like having my whole being filled with joy as much as the next guy, but it seemed sort of incongruous to achieve this bliss through a length of dental floss.

Eventually I calmed down and we finished the exercise.

Interestingly enough, since that time, I’ve flossed every day! This was just a practice exercise with folks just learning hypnosis, but it’s proven 100% successful for six months now. Continue Reading...