Everybody Wins When Everybody Loses

Lose weight with hypnosis, Robert Plamondon, Corvallis OregonI started working with a couple of weight-loss clients a week ago, here in Corvallis. I’m not sure about them, but in the week since their first sessions, I’ve lost three pounds! I suddenly went from being luke-warm about my diet to being dedicated. Not only that, but didn’t I used to get hungry between meals? My food intake is way down, and my diet (a low-carb diet) doesn’t even ask for portion control.

Nor I suggest these things to my clients in the session. I’m a hypnotist, not a nutritionist and I’m not a diet zealot, so during the session I don’t make specific suggestions about how to achieve one’s ideal weight, or what that weight might be. I make more general suggestions about finding appropriate methods, and applying them in ways that get only appropriate results.

With open-ended suggestions like this, it’s common to see people adopting again anything that worked well in the past, only with more comfort and finesse, which is what’s happening with me.

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Robert Plamondon has written three books, received over 30 U.S. patents, founded several businesses, and is an expert on free-range chickens. Robert's publishing company, Norton Creek Press, is a treasure trove of reprinted classics, including Hypnotherapy of War Neuroses, which covers treating PTSD in veterans. Robert and his wife Karen sell free-range chicken and eggs at the Corvallis farmers' markets. Robert's hypnotherapy office is in downtown Corvallis.

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.

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Robert Plamondon has written three books, received over 30 U.S. patents, founded several businesses, and is an expert on free-range chickens. Robert's publishing company, Norton Creek Press, is a treasure trove of reprinted classics, including Hypnotherapy of War Neuroses, which covers treating PTSD in veterans. Robert and his wife Karen sell free-range chicken and eggs at the Corvallis farmers' markets. Robert's hypnotherapy office is in downtown Corvallis.

Be On Time With Hypnosis

I just read a short-and-sweet article in The National describing how the author became punctual after a few sessions of hypnosis. It shows how hypnotists use hypnotic age regression to uncover the origin of tenacious habits, and use that information to bring about a positive change.

The author formed a habit of being late at age six, and it may have served her reasonably well at the time, but later, when it outgrew its usefulness, the habit lingered on, running on autopilot, its origin forgotten on the conscious level. With the conscious mind unaware of the what the habit was about, and the unconscious mind neglecting to re-evaluate it, she was stuck until her hypnotherapist removed both barriers at once: bringing the event into consciousness and encouraging the unconscious mind to re-evaluate the usefulness of the habit compared to other methods at its disposal.

Age regression is a powerful technique, and it’s just one way of working with stubborn behaviors. The unconscious mind never really forgets anything, and it’s capable of fast and lasting change, and the main issue is that it doesn’t occur to it to re-evaluate its habits! A hypnotist can draw the unconscious mind’s attention to the issue in a way that will engage its interest and cooperation, even if the hypnotist himself is never told exactly what the origin is or what solution is chosen. It’s not a matter of analyzing the client’s problem, but setting up conditions so the client will solve it for himself.

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Robert Plamondon has written three books, received over 30 U.S. patents, founded several businesses, and is an expert on free-range chickens. Robert's publishing company, Norton Creek Press, is a treasure trove of reprinted classics, including Hypnotherapy of War Neuroses, which covers treating PTSD in veterans. Robert and his wife Karen sell free-range chicken and eggs at the Corvallis farmers' markets. Robert's hypnotherapy office is in downtown Corvallis.

Use Hypnosis to Get Back on Track

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Do you have a stubborn problem or a barrier to progress that you’d like to deal with? Then you’ve come to the right place. I’m Robert Plamondon, a clinical hypnotherapist in Corvallis, Oregon. Hypnosis is not only fast, safe, and effective, it’s the most comfortable way of resolving your stubborn issues. Hypnosis lets you use all your hidden resources, from your most childlike and imaginative to your wisest and most mature, to solve your problems.

Hypnosis uses your childlike imagination to bring about change

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Hypnosis gets you unstuck

Hypnotherapy cuts to the chase and gets the job done. For example, take someone who wants to stop smoking and has tried nicotine patches, but they don’t help. Clearly, the problem isn’t nicotine, so what is it? I don’t know, but your unconscious mind does! At the end of the day, people do their own problem-solving and their own healing. The hypnotist just helps you into a state where your natural physical and mental abilities are closer to the surface. Once in hypnosis, the hypnotist guides you through a process of more fully realizing things you already knew, and more fully implementing things that, on some level, you already know how to do.

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What the Placebo Effect Really Means

One of the basis assumptions of medical sciences is that your body is doing the best it can to stay healthy at all times. If true, this would mean that medicine could be treated as a more or less mechanical process where any shortfalls in the body’s resources are supplied by medical means.

How would one test if this were true? Well, for one thing, we could look for counter-examples. Take the placebo effect. Obviously, if your body is already healing itself as best it can, then giving the patient a fake treatment won’t make the body heal itself any faster — and yet the placebo effect is one of the most well-documented phenomena in medicine, to the point where there can be no doubt that the body can be encouraged to heal itself faster through simulated treatment.

Which raises the question, “If people have the capacity for improved healing, why doesn’t this get brought into play automatically?” As with most “why” questions, we don’t have definitive answers, because “why” questions tend to become unmanageably abstract almost from the beginning, which is why people in search of practical results tend to focus on “how” questions: “How do we get the body to heal itself with maximum effectiveness?”

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Robert Plamondon has written three books, received over 30 U.S. patents, founded several businesses, and is an expert on free-range chickens. Robert's publishing company, Norton Creek Press, is a treasure trove of reprinted classics, including Hypnotherapy of War Neuroses, which covers treating PTSD in veterans. Robert and his wife Karen sell free-range chicken and eggs at the Corvallis farmers' markets. Robert's hypnotherapy office is in downtown Corvallis.