Using Hypnosis to Stop Procrastinating

August 1st, 2013 § Comments Off on Using Hypnosis to Stop Procrastinating § permalink

I’m sure you’ll understand me when I tell you that I’ve wanted to write an article about using hypnosis to stop procrastinating for such a long time, but I just keep putting it off! Procrastination – that annoying habit of consistently putting off doing things that you know you have to do. It happens to all of us from time to time, but for some, it can turn into more than just an occasional annoyance. It can become problematic to the point that it interferes with one’s ability to finish school, to work dependably, or to fulfill one’s potential.

What exactly is procrastination?

“According to psychologist Professor Clarry Lay, a prominent writer on procrastination, procrastination occurs when there’s ’a temporal gap between intended behavior and enacted behavior.’ That is, procrastination is occurring when there’s a significant time period between when people intend to do a job, and when they actually do it.” – Overcoming Procrastination

Perhaps one of the most frustrating things about procrastination is the fact that we can’t blame anyone but ourselves for not following through with our obligations. This fact may be to our detriment, but it is also to our benefit. Because no one else is responsible for our procrastination, we have the absolute power to diminish and/or eliminate procrastination on our own. This is where hypnosis comes in. » Read the rest of this entry «

Using Hypnosis to Quit Smoking

July 31st, 2012 § Comments Off on Using Hypnosis to Quit Smoking § permalink

Making the decision to give up the smoking habit can be one of the most important decisions a person can make. There is a big difference between wishing you didn’t smoke, and making the decision to quit. As noted in my article entitled Decision Making vs Wishful Thinking I give a clear explanation of the difference between these two states, and how the effectiveness of hypnosis correlates to which one you’re in.

For those who have made the decision to give up the smoking habit, hypnosis is an excellent way to make that journey easier, quicker, and permanent. Recent studies find that hypnosis is an effective smoking-cessation technique. (e.g. Can Hypnosis Snuff Out a Smoker’s Cigarette Habit?) » Read the rest of this entry «

Mind over Brain – Using your mind to re-train your brain to think positive!

December 1st, 2011 § Comments Off on Mind over Brain – Using your mind to re-train your brain to think positive! § permalink

Did you know that, as humans, we have evolved to focus on the negative? When it comes to our survival, it is easy to understand why we are built with a propensity to focus on the negative instead of the positive. Using the analogy of carrots for positive experiences or stimuli, and sticks for negative experiences or stimuli, we find that our mammalian ancestors who focused on “dodging the sticks” may not have had as much fun, but they lived longer. Because, by focusing on negative stimuli, they avoided death.

Our mammalian ancestors lived in a world where it was paramount to their existence to be on the constant look out for danger, always looking over their shoulders, alert to the slightest sound out of place, ready to run, fight, or freeze, depending on the situation. Missing out on positive opportunities usually did not result in death. However, failing to pay attention to the warning signs that a predator, or other life threatening stimuli, was nearby, often resulted in death. The result? Our brains have developed six ingenious ways to “dodge sticks”, by focusing on the negative, to ensure our survival. (Hanson & Mendius, 2010) » Read the rest of this entry «

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