I attended a Romane lose weight seminar with a girlfriend on Saturday, April 8, 2017. After listening to the Stop Sugar Addiction and the Lose Weight collection of CD’s, I am proud to say that I’ve lost 20lbs already!
Yes, I am drinking my 8 – 10 glasses of water a day. Yes, I’m getting more active and got a Fitbit to track my 10,000 steps per day, BUT what has kept me motivated has been the hypnosis CD’s.
No question, that has been the difference between previous weight loss attempts and this one. I KNOW I will be successful if I continue to listen to these CD’s every day. I have only missed one day because my husband was rushed into surgery, but other than that, I look forward to listening to them each evening.
Romane will recommend that you do not listen to them before bed, but that is exactly when I listen. I go to bed earlier than usual (mostly because I like to snack in the evening right before bed) and I put my headphones on. I sometimes wake up to “And 5….YOU’RE WIDE AWAKE….WIDE AWAKE”. It’s pretty funny because when I do manage to stay awake through the whole thing, I learn new things all the time, BUT the message does get through to the subconscious when you’re sleeping too.
This has by far, been the EASIEST weight loss I’ve ever experienced and the MOST weight I’ve lost, in the SHORTEST amount of time. Add in the fact that I’m over 50 which is excruciatingly hard to lose weight as our metabolism is all wacky.
Romane tells you to eat slow….it helps! He tells you to eat when you’re hungry and put the fork down when you’re full…..that’s HUGE. It’s amazing how much we eat AFTER our tummies are satisfied. I put a 1/3 of protein (meat) on my plate for dinner, generous amount of veggies and a smaller portion of carbs (which we’ve now been substituting with various vegetables…ex instead of mashed potatoes, we’ll make mashed cauliflower or instead of spaghetti, we’ll make spaghetti squash). I almost always leave something on my plate because guess what???? My tummy is satisfied before I finish the “already reduced” portions on my plate. I do snack more but I will have a sliced apple with yogurt and cinnamon instead of a bag of chips or a cinnamon bun.
I tell you…this hypnosis works! Never in my wildest dreams would I think that I would be happy and satisfied to eat less, never feeling starved or deprived. I choose better and get creative so that my taste buds are satisfied.
The scale doesn’t lie folks! Down 20 lbs. in 6 weeks. What??? My goal is to be down 40 by the end of August and I’ll do it. The good news is that SO CAN YOU!
Get the CD’s of whatever you are struggling with (weight loss, smoking, etc.) and just try it. I don’t know Romane or his family, so this is not plug for him personally. I cannot express enough how these CD’s help. You have to do the work, but the work is so much easier when your subconscious is on board.
Oh and by the way, my girlfriend is also doing GREAT!! She’s melting away too. Coincidence??? I think not.
If you have a chance to attend a seminar, sign up! If you’re going to lose weight, bring a pillow and eye mask with you. It’s easier to do laying down than sitting in a seminar chair.
Good luck! I know this will change your world!!
Comments from Romane:
Thank you Shawna for your email and CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR SUCCESS! Listening to hypnosis recordings before sleep is actually the best time as the hypnotic instructions fall into the subconscious mind as you fall asleep. You may even dream about them. However, if you are too tired at bedtime to hear most of the recording before you fall asleep, another time to listen is recommended. It is true that we hear what is around us when we are sleeping. Even under anesthetic in surgery, we hear what is going on around us, but we forget consciously when we come out of the surgery. One client told me that after he was anesthetized for surgery, his surgeon told him that he would no longer want cigarettes. Following the surgery, he quit smoking but could not understand why, until his doctor told him what had happened.
We have two minds, something like an iceberg, a small part is above the water (conscious mind), but a larger part is below the water (subconscious mind). As we transition from ordinary sleep to wakefulness, from the subconscious state of mind, we often forget our many dreams that we had throughout the sleep. This is more evidence of the existence of two minds.
Some people will definitely benefit from the recordings being played while they are actually asleep, but the majority are best off to play them when they feel totally relaxed in body and focused with their mind upon the hypnotic instructions. Hypnosis is very unique for every person. Your sensations or experience will also be a little different each time that you enjoy your hypnosis. Hypnosis is not an ordinary sleep. For hypnosis, there needs to be a hypnotist, and for most people, hypnotic recordings are as effective as attending my live seminars.
When you use hypnosis recordings, there is no need to wonder about the experience, if you are doing it right or wrong. Simply disregard everything else and focus upon the voice of the hypnotic instructions. No need to do anything or to “try hard”. Just simply follow the hypnotic instructions and enjoy this daydream experience for a more peaceful mind and total self-control and personal power in all areas of your life.
Remember hypnosis is not an ordinary sleep. You are super alert and aware of sounds around you, but your attention is highly focused upon the voice of the hypnotist. You will find many more client testimonials, free tips, blogs, and more at www.vanceromane.com and www.vanceromane.ca
During my 2 ½ hour seminar, I deeply relax the audience through mass hypnosis, locking their concentration upon my voice. People often ask: “What if I can’t be hypnotized?” I believe that I can train most anyone to be hypnotized if they want to be hypnotized and if they follow my simple instructions.
Once hypnotized, life changing instructions s are then impressed upon their subconscious mind. These hypnotic instructions include locking a very detailed and clear image of the new trim body into the subconscious mind as already slim; feeling full and satisfied with healthy, small portions; a dislike for greasy and sweet foods; chewing food slowly; water as a favorite beverage and directing the subconscious mind to develop an enthusiastic desire for daily, safe, healthy exercise. This is just a thumbnail sample of the many hypnotic instructions given to everyone while their mind is powerfully focused upon my voice.
Hypnosis works through the imagination. When people are hypnotized, mental images and positive instructions which have a strong influence upon behavior are given to the subconscious mind. Hypnosis does not rely upon will power. When people follow hypnotic instructions, the new ways of thinking and their new behaviors are automatic, feeling quite natural to the person. The hypnotic instructions are followed in the waking state after the hypnosis has ended. These are called post-hypnotic suggestions or post hypnotic instructions.
If you want to gain a slimmer and healthier body with the help of your subconscious mind, hypnosis is likely going to be a tremendous tool for you. You can be hypnotized by a hypnotist (hetero-hypnosis), but you can also learn self-hypnosis. Repeat hypnosis yields stronger life changes and results. So, hypnosis may be repeated or reinforced by having several live hypnosis sessions, working with hypnosis recordings, and/or learning how to hypnotize yourself with self-hypnosis.
Hypnosis is a normal, natural experience somewhat like daydreaming, but your mind is highly focused on the voice of the hypnotist. As you internalize the hypnotist’s words, and his purposeful inflections of his voice, your imagination and your emotions come into play. Accessing the subconscious mind is important since the conscious mind may be unable to change the behavior. As the subconscious does not distinguish between reality and imagination, the imagined successes programmed into the subconscious mind have a profound impact. Great confidence is felt by the hypnotized person, new positive thinking releases healthy chemicals and hormones in the body that propel him or her to success.
Obesity is rapidly increasing in Canada and other countries. Many people have opted for gastric band surgery to reduce the size of their stomach. However, over 80% of the surgeries have minor or major complications. This can include slippage of the band, repeating the operation, bleeding, infection and more.
Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90% of all people with diabetes. Most people who have type 2 diabetes need lifestyle changes. With type 2 diabetes, glucose stays in the blood causing high sugar levels, instead of being taken up into the cells. The body has become resistant to the effects of the hormone insulin. The greater the weight, the more likely the body is resistant to the effects of insulin.
Patients who have had gastric band surgery have been known to defeat the purpose of the surgery by having more frequent small meals all day long, turning their food into a liquid, or often drinking high calorie soft drinks or alcohol. Healthy weight loss requires a lifestyle change.
Emotional problems may also need to be addressed. What is the motivational reason or reasons why people want to overeat or eat unhealthy foods? Is food a reward? Does the person now feel guilty about leaving food on their plate, because they were always told as a child to “think of the starving children”? Is the cause boredom? Is the excess weight a protection against “stepping out” on a partner? Is the excess weight replacing a baby that could not be conceived? Is the excess weight a subconscious solution to a fear of being raped again? New methods of coping with life stresses can help defeat excess eating, as well as hundreds of other emotional or behavioral problems.
Causes of excess weight can be discovered inside the subconscious mind and removed by professional hypnotists. This helps the client to be free of the past and to enjoy a healthier lifestyle.
Hypnotists have had great success with a “virtual” gastric band. While the people are hypnotized, they experience an imaginary gastric band surgery. They are told that their stomach has been reduced to the size of a golf ball. In this way, they feel satisfied with small portions. Many new attitudes and a new lifestyle are locked into the subconscious mind such as: chewing food slowly, disliking fatty or sweet foods, enjoying body movement, and more. This hypnosis virtual gastric band system has had such great success that it is now practiced worldwide by hypnotists. For more information on the virtual gastric band, free tips on stress control and weight loss, and Romane’s hypnosis recordings and books, visit romane.ca
According to WebMD.com, Swiss researchers did a study on using hypnosis to help women who suffer from insomnia. The report concluded, “After listening to a sleep-promoting audio tape containing hypnotic suggestion, women who are suggestible to hypnosis spent two-thirds less time awake, and about 80 percent more time in deep sleep compared to those who slept without the hypnotic suggestion.”
Symptoms of insomnia may include difficulty falling asleep, waking up in the middle of the night and having trouble going back to sleep, waking up too early and feeling tired when you wake up. However, if you have long term insomnia, you should consult with your doctor to rule out any other causes (such as medication) that may be the cause of your insomnia.
Getting a good night’s sleep is very important for our health. Students get better grades with good sleep. Lack of sleep can lead to accidents. Lack of sleep also makes you look and behave as if you were older. You will lose weight easier with good sleep habits.
If you have trouble sleeping, make it a rule to avoid business after 6 or 7 pm. You need to have a quiet down time. Clear your mind before you fall asleep. Laugh more. Our bodies produce healthy chemicals when we laugh, which leads to healthy changes in the body, including more oxygen to the brain, a stronger immune system, endorphins, better sleep, lower blood pressure, less stress hormones, reduced need for medication, being less likely to have a heart attack, heart disease or illnesses, and a happy glow on your face with shining eyes.
Every night before you fall asleep, think about three good things that happened to you that day, and three things for which you are grateful.
Using hypnosis can make it possible for insomnia sufferers to have a normal sleep. Hypnosis relaxes the body, and that alone can help you to fall asleep. Hypnosis can be used to eliminate headaches, stress, and anxiety, all of which can prevent you from having a good night’s sleep.
When using a hypnosis recording to fall asleep you may fall asleep before the recording ends, and just drift off into a normal sleep and awaken alert, relaxed, and refreshed. After listening to the recording several times you should fall asleep on your own by simply applying the exercises on the recording, but without the recording.
Using a hypnosis CD is ideal because you can listen to the CD wherever and whenever you need it. I offer a single CD or MP3 download to help people fall asleep easily and banish worry. For more information, visit http://www.vanceromane.com/products.html.
Hypnosis is super concentration of the mind. You are not distracted by everyday thoughts. The greater the focus of the mind, the “deeper” the hypnosis. However, even a “light” or “medium’ trance with positive instructions from the hypnotist can produce enormous changes in your life. If the hypnotic directions or commands are not agreeable to the client, they can be rejected by what I call the subconscious censor.
The mind and body constantly influence each other. Imagine your favorite food. Vividly remember what it looks like, smells like, tastes like, feels like in your mouth and sounds like when you enjoy it. If you take time to do this, you will notice the flow of saliva in your mouth. Merely suggesting that a hypnotized person is eating different foods will cause different specific gastric secretions to properly digest each of those different foods.
Most nervous problems people have are caused by self-hypnosis. They have hypnotized themselves and they need to be dehypnotized. People will tell themselves over and over, “I can’t quit smoking”; “My family is all overweight, so I will be too”; “My parent died of this or that, so I fear that will happen to me too!” If you are going to keep repeating thoughts to yourself (hypnotic repetition), you had best make sure that they are positive thoughts, especially what you say to yourself before falling asleep.
The subconscious mind never sleeps, and will mull over, echo, and turn over your thoughts all night, especially the ones that you think about before sleep. Physicians often tell people to relax, but not how to relax. After being hypnotized, many people say “I have never felt so relaxed in my entire life.” Stress and tension influence the nervous system and can contribute to either causing or making worse almost any condition that is seen by a physician. Many skin conditions are a mirror of our emotions.
Mere words and thoughts have a magical power and can cause changes in organs and glands in our body. Our thoughts create chemicals, chemicals affect our feelings and feelings affect our behavior. For example, happy tears and sad tears have different chemicals. Thoughts can cause blushing with the rush of blood to the face. Thoughts can cause the heart to pound or to relax. Thoughts can cause someone to sweat. We have seen candidates perspire during the Presidential debates when they are under stress. Words create anger and feelings of love. Thoughts can heal or not. Professional hypnotists carefully select the words they use to focus a person’s attention and to stimulate their imagination for health, success and happiness.
A worst fear is thinking that something is wrong with you or your mind. This creates needless fear and anxiety. A new way of thinking must be instilled into the mind. Most any problem responds well to hypnosis. Hypnosis usually helps most any problem a little or completely. It is very unlikely that hypnosis cannot be of some help. Sometimes hypnosis requires more than one session. Recorded hypnosis sessions allow the client to repeat and reinforce the hypnosis at any time that is convenient.
Worry, anxiety and fear cause tension and symptoms. Once we have the symptoms, our worry and fear may increase. This increase in worry and fear causes more serious symptoms, so it becomes a vicious circle. For example, if you worry about not sleeping, your sleep habit will become worse. Many have stopped using sleep pills after being hypnotized or learning self-hypnosis. Most sexual disorders from impotence to frigidity respond favorably to hypnosis. “That which I hath feared hath come upon me.”
Worry can cause indigestion, headaches, high blood pressure and countless other conditions. Instructing the subconscious mind to look at challenges in a new way (reframing) can often be one simple solution. Often people have no disease at all, just anxiety, nervous tension and tightness in the body caused by fear. Sometimes words and ideas can do what medicine does not. Finding the cause and removing it can be better than suppression of the symptoms with drugs.
Hypnosis can break that vicious circle with total relaxation, confidence building and other specific instructions presented to the subconscious mind when attention is concentrated. The hypnotist does not “control” anyone. Hypnosis is “en rapport”, two minds working together, an instructor and a student. Hypnosis alone is a tremendous natural relaxant, but it is the specific hypnotic instructions that create the powerful specific changes desired.
Hypnotized people hear everything that the hypnotist says, otherwise they would be in an ordinary sleep. A hypnotised person is not unconscious. They are superaware and totally focused upon the hypnotist’s voice. If a hypnotist says “raise your hand”, the client raises only the hand from the wrist, not the entire arm. A hypnotic sleep is totally different from an ordinary sleep. If a boy runs fast, that is the opposite of the boy being tied fast to a chair. Words can have many different meanings. In addition, how the hypnotist says the word, in terms of pauses, volume level, repetition, and inflection can change the emotion that the word creates in the subconscious. Emotion always intensifies the hypnosis. Many will say to me, “Your voice is so empowering, makes me feel so confident, makes me feel more relaxed than ever before, makes me feel so good”, etc.
The subconscious cannot tell the difference between a real experience and an imaginary experience. People will wake up with a dream fearfully shouting or kicking under the covers. Their sleep partner will say: “Just relax, you are dreaming, everything is ok.” The person with the dream will say: “But it seemed so real.” That’s why people follow the instructions of the hypnotist. The healing words given by the hypnotist become concentrated in the mind of the client, and he follows them. He now believes he is a non smoker, wants to eat and exercise like a slim person, lets nails grow long, sleeps better, and stops drinking alcohol. This is simply because that is the clear picture of themselves that has been locked into their subconscious mind with hypnotic suggestion, imagery and repetition. I call it brain rinsing out the negative and replacing with the positive.
A nervous speaker or actor can be told under hypnosis in many different ways that he is confident, relaxed, poised, looking forward to his appearance; the audience is smiling, excited, applauding; he is speaking enthusiastically, full of energy, thoroughly enjoying his audience, etc. His mind is concentrated and his daydreams under hypnosis seem real to the subconscious mind. You become what you believe. Napoleon said “Imagination rules the world.” Be sure to read all my blogs and search my website to help you to understand and use hypnosis successfully for your best life.
Hypnotic Pain Control, and the Power of Affirmations versus Mental Imagery
Our mouth is one of the most sensitive parts of the body, as there is a high concentration of nerve endings in the mouth.
Extracting a molar tooth from a person’s mouth without the use of local or general anesthesia is very painful for the average person. Removal of a person’s wisdom teeth is considered to be surgical, and sometimes requires general anesthesia (using sedatives to render the patient unconscious) as well as local anesthesia (numbing in the area of the tooth removal).
In 2013, the Journal of Cranio-maxillofacial Surgery published a study in which 24 volunteers had two wisdom teeth removed. All of the patients had one tooth removed with the help of hypnosis alone, and the second tooth was removed using standard local anesthesia, without hypnosis.
Here are the reported results: “Of the subjects who underwent hypnosis, only two subjects (8.3 percent) reported pain after induction of hypnosis. In the local anesthetic group, 8 subjects (33.3 percent) reported pain. The results of the study clearly showed that patients in the hypnosis group had less pain during the first few hours post-operatively.”
In 1999, Acta Chirurgica Belgica, the official journal of the Royal Belgian Society for Surgery, published a study regarding hypnosis and its effects on thyroidectomy (thyroid removal) and cervicotomy (incision into the cervix of the uterus) in place of general anesthesia (complete sedation).
The reported results of the study were: “All surgeons reported better operating conditions for cervicotomy using hypnosis. All patients having hypnosis reported a very pleasant experience and had significantly less postoperative pain while analgesic use was significantly reduced in this group.”
Many other studies have shown similar positive effects when hypnosis is used in place of anesthesia.
Many years ago, my dentist told me that I had too many teeth for the size of my jaw. As a result, the dentist extracted a perfectly good tooth from my mouth and I decided to use self-hypnosis, instead of novocaine freezing. At the time, I experienced no discomfort and I was unaware of exactly when the tooth was actually pulled. After the dentist showed me my tooth on the dish, I recalled that I had experienced a slight tingle a moment earlier, but that was all.
My method was simply to stare at the bright light above my head; allow my eyelids to feel heavy and close; imagine that my right hand was numb like wood, leather, wax, like ice was applied; tell my right hand that it was getting light with a red helium balloon attached to the wrist; that the hand would float up to brush my jaw, and my jaw would become cold and numb as the numbness transferred from my hand to my jaw.
I increased the voltage of the subconscious command (instruction/direction/suggestion) by focusing upon remembering in detail what a cold snowball felt like in my hand; what it was like to inject my hand into ice water; what it was like when my hand “went numb, asleep”; what it was like when I had novocaine in my jaw on a past visit to the dentist. Such visual imagery has much more mind power than simply affirming or mentally saying “my hand is numb.”
This is true because the subconscious mind responds better to imagery than to words, unless the words already have a strong emotionally conditioned feeling that is attached to them. In that case, there is an automatic stimulus – response connection such that when the word is said to someone, that person automatically feels emotion, or a change in their thoughts, feelings or behaviour. Such changes are easily possible when the subconscious mind is willingly focused powerfully on the voice of the hypnotist, with their conscious critical mind put aside for a while. It is at that time that the subconscious mind readily accepts the hypnotist’s instructions. The guards (conscious mind) have left the gate open, gone for a walk and now at last, healthy, effortless changes are possible.
I believe I can hypnotize almost anyone, if they want to be hypnotized, and if they pay attention to my instructions. The instructions are so simple that a child can follow them. Some people can be hypnotized in seconds, while others need to be trained in the skill, or conditioned for hypnosis. The first step is to eliminate any irrational fears or misconceptions so the client feels comfortable with hypnosis. The second step is to help the client to trust the hypnotist as someone who is there to help them in one way or another to have a better life, to find a lost object that has been misplaced, to reduce pain, to be more successful in sports, or a thousand other applications.
The client has to understand that he or she gains control and does not lose control with hypnosis, to understand that no one stays in hypnosis, or “gets stuck” in hypnosis, and that they will not be revealing personal information.
So, can a hypnotist quickly identify people who have a natural talent to be hypnotized easily and rapidly, or those who have been previously hypnotized. In many cases, the answer is yes. The ability to be hypnotized fast requires people who want to be hypnotized and who have a desire and ability to follow simple instructions; who are able to focus and pay attention to something such as a flickering candle flame, a hypnotic spiral, a swinging watch, or simply the hypnotist’s voice.
Some hypnotists claim that East Indians; Iranian women; Asians (more so than Europeans) are easier to hypnotize. I always found that French people in Canada were easier to hypnotize than others. When I presented entertainment hypnosis in the 1960’s and 1970’s, I noticed French people were more emotional, more enthusiastic, and more involved in the hypnosis and the show. Audience members would sit on the edge of their seats, fascinated with the mystery and humor in the show. Country people seemed less cynical and less analytical than city people, and often more relaxed as well.
Sometimes a hypnotist will place his hands on a client’s shoulders and move him back and forth, to determine the degree of relaxation. The hypnotist may shake the client’s hand to find out if the hand is warm, and if the arm is loose and relaxed. Facial muscles will often show greater relaxation as the person is going into hypnosis.
People interested in spiritual and New Age areas such as yoga, meditation, massage, Reiki, psychic phenomena, past life regression, are employed in monotonous work, daydream frequently, are creative with a good imagination such as musicians, artists and writers usually have a natural ability for hypnosis.
Some hypnotists claim that the military are more easily hypnotized because they are used to following instructions. People who have used chemically altering drugs in the past tend to be responsive due to their experience with altered mental states. Some alcohol relaxes to speed up hypnosis, but too much prevents paying attention to following instructions. When I was about 13, I had trouble hypnotizing a school friend. After he had one beer, he became hypnotized very rapidly.
If someone has been hypnotized before, they are more likely to be hypnotized easily and quickly again. If someone shows large pupils, it may indicate that they like you, are interested in the activity and thus able to focus attention very well. When a horrific accident or incident is described, does the person’s imagination kick in causing their face to grimace? Do they become emotionally involved in a movie in a theatre or duck when they see a knife thrown on the movie screen, or do they shed some tears in a sad scene? This shows a vivid imagination, which is helpful to be hypnotized in order to utilize hypnosis for the person’s benefit. People who are eager to be hypnotized are more suited to hypnosis than people who do not wish to be hypnotized.
People who sit close to a hypnotist in an audience, especially the front row, smile, are engaged with the speaker, laugh with the speaker, vocalize, (they are not bored); have a pen in their mouth; or nod after hearing “a lot of people love being hypnotized, it feels so good, they want to do it again and again” are showing strong receptivity for hypnosis. The more signals shown with such positive responses, the easier and faster they will go into hypnosis.
On the other hand, for people whose attention is easily diverted away from the voice of the hypnotist, who do not focus on what the hypnotist is doing, who may sit with arms crossed (may be disagreeing with the idea of hypnosis), they are likely to take more time, or need a specialized method to be hypnotized. For people who find too many “monkeys in their mind with constant mind wandering”, a faster confusion rapid hypnosis method would likely prove more suitable. A client may be told to take a long, slow, deep breath, yet he may take a short, fast, shallow breath. The client may have to learn to pay attention and to follow instructions.
In summary, people are generally very easy to hypnotize if the misconceptions are gone, there is a feeling of trust, they follow simple instructions, are willing to focus attention, willing to learn relax and melt away tensions, and willing to learn how to effectively use their imagination, they will be hypnotized easily, rapidly and deeply. As a result, whatever the client wants to accomplish, he will do it better with maximum success.
Most people now-a-days are stressed out with work, children, family obligations, always being contacted by emails, phone calls, text messages, and an unlimited number of requests from others or ourselves to be busy. A recent study from China of 138,000 people reported that people with high stress jobs had a 22% greater risk of stroke over those with low stress positions, but that increased to 33% for women. Anger or stress release more adrenalin and increase the possibility of a heart attack.
Hypnosis can be your greatest tool for mind programming to manage stress. By just hypnotizing people, the great relaxation of hypnosis alone frequently erases headaches, physical pain, unhealthy habits, energizes, and people come out of hypnosis feeling like they have just come out of a long, deep relaxing sleep. Many physical complaints and emotional problems may automatically disappear after someone has been deeply hypnotized.
After hypnosis, people often say: “I have never felt so relaxed in my life before”. Dr. Jennifer Majersik, head of vascular neurology at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine, says “High stress jobs might lead to activation of an unhealthy physiologic stress – response system, including increased stress hormones.” This can easily lead to increased physical illness. An incredible number of physical and psychologial problems are caused by stress.
70 to 90% of people in a physician’s office are there because stress has totally or partially caused the complaint. Animals put under extreme high stress have a high probability of developing cancer due to a weakened immune system. Similarly, humans often develop cancer 6 to 18 months after major multiple stressors.
The most common problems seen by a hypnotist are smoking, overweight and stress. Hypnosis is a powerful tool to help with these and a thousand other problems. Everyone should set a daily appointment on their personal calendar, just like a doctor’s appointment, for stress management. I cannot overestimate the importance of controlling stress to regain self control in your life. Here are 35 ways to help you to manage stress. Practice one or more of them every day. You will be healthier, more joyful and more successful. You will be happier, the greatest determinant of a good life.
- Play my stress control seminar recordings, and read my book “The Wellness Journey”.
- Use deep breathing exercises.
- Make an appointment for deep muscle massage.
- Tense up all parts of your body one at a time and let go and relax.
- Exercise with a brisk walk, hike, swim, bicycle, go to a gym or buy or rent your own equipment.
- Use self hypnosis. Lie down and relax your body step by step. Remember a peaceful place in detail, using all your senses. Really be there in your imagination.
- Meditate: sit quietly, eyes closed. Slowly focus over and over on one word such as “calm”, or “peace”, or “relax”.
- Talk to a friend, counsellor, minister, or physician. Follow your physician’s advice!
- Change your diet: less salt, less sugar, less alcohol, less fat, less meat, less coffee; more fluids, fruits, vegetables, whole grain cereals, and fish. Enjoy a balanced meal plan for proper nutrition.
- Listen to relaxing nature sound recordings, New Age or Classical music which induces slower, deeper breathing.
- Drive to a peaceful park, forest, beach, mountain or meadow.
- Take the day off or go on vacation.
- Phone your local hospital to find out when the next stress reduction class will be held.
- Start a new hobby such as painting, ceramics, sailing, tennis, yoga, etc.
- Be assertive, not aggressive. Take a self assertion course at a school or university.
- Have a warm bath at 92 degrees F. with pleasant bath oil.
- Drink chamomile tea.
- See a foot reflexologist for better circulation.
- Listen to a comedy recording; watch a live comedy show or video. Some of the best lessons are learned in the Bible: “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones”. Do not live in the past, or you are a victim. Forgive others and yourself, and move on in life. As the song says: “Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think”.
- Volunteer to help others for diversion; new activities; new friends. What will you have given during your lifetime?
- Change your daily routine, dress, route to work, furniture arrangement, etc.
- Set up a regular time to relax, a “relaxation break” instead of a coffee break.
- Change your attitude. Why does the same event bother some people, but not others? You don’t always have to be right. You have a choice.
- Avoid over scheduling yourself for too many tasks.
- Avoid “keeping up with the Joneses”. Sam Walton owned Wal-Mart, and drove a rusty old truck. Live a simple life. No need to impress yourself or others.
- Make a daily “to do” list to tackle items in order of priority.
- Don’t spend $100 worth of energy for a 10 cent problem.
- Break down a major task into several small tasks.
- Delegate work to others.
- Set realistic goals.
- Give compliments and enjoy taking compliments.
- Never say, “I can’t do this or that”. You get what you think about.
- Make a list of tension reducers and things to do “to get outside of yourself”.
- Make your personal and family life a priority over other demands.
- Balance work with play, proper diet, sleep, exercise and relaxation.
- Be thankful for your comfortable bed, friends, food, water, a chance to work, freedom, and many other blessings!
- Above all, when you look in the mirror, say “I love myself. I am a good person.” You had best love yourself because you will be beside yourself the rest of your life. Others want to be with you if you love yourself. You have more love to give to others when you love yourself. Look after your health first so you have the energy to help others. Great happiness and joy comes from helping others to fulfillment.
Understand how your mind works
If you attend any of my live seminars or use any of my hypnosis recordings, you should pat yourself on the back for loving yourself enough to look after your own health and well being. When I ask an audience of hundreds of people “Do you know anyone who has successfully lost weight or stopped smoking using my hypnosis seminars or recordings?” up to 80% of the hands go up in the air.
When people use hypnosis, they often do not know they were hypnotized. Being hypnotized is simply having a powerful focus upon the voice of the hypnotist, accepting uncritically everything the hypnotist says is true, and turning off your critical conscious thinking brain. I guide people into hypnosis with methods so easy to follow that a child can learn to do this. You do not have to know you are hypnotized, or to even to believe it will work. People are often surprised at their positive results.
People often use the nicotine patch to stop smoking, but searching the internet shows that the patch only has a 7-12% success rate. There’s no need to be disappointed if it did not work for you, for nicotine patches do not help most people. At least you gave it a try and I applaud people who do not give up. Persistence will help you to find success in whatever you want to accomplish.
Mark Twain said “It is easy to stop smoking for I have done it 1000 times.” People go back to smoking because of stress, drinking, or cockiness (“I’ll just have one”). I help people to gain control over their hands and their life with hypnosis.
Stress is the most common reason that people go back to smoking. They will say someone left me, or someone died, “and now I have 2 problems instead of one, for I am back smoking.” A large number of people in my audience will say that someone left them (wife, husband, boyfriend, girl friend) sometime in their life, and that created enough stress to go back to smoking. There are many other healthy ways to handle stress. So, why would you want to be with someone who does not want to be with you? When someone close to us dies, a short period of grief is normal. One has to be thankful for the time together, and cherish those memories, but move on with the present, and life.
When events in our lives go the wrong way, we have to stop living in the past, and live in the present to get back our life, our power, our energy, and our spirit. When you live in the present, you are truly alive. If you are always living in the past, you are not alive. “The past is long past being past, best left in the dusty old past. When unfortunate events happen, we have to say “My name is (fill in the blank), where am I going now?”
Going to sleep at night, have you ever told yourself to wake up at a certain time in the morning, and you did? That is a form of self-hypnosis. Your self-suggestion went into your subconscious mind as you fell asleep. The conscious mind sleeps at night. The subconscious mind never sleeps. That’s why mothers wake up when the children cry. Dreams can seem so real that people can believe and feel like they are flying, in danger, or getting something they always wanted. The imagination is powerful. This is why hypnosis works.
The inner mind cannot tell the difference between reality and fantasy. So, hypnosis helps to convince people to BELIEVE that they are already non smokers, a slim person with new eating habits, a person who enjoys long nails and would never even think of biting them, or a person who is calm, relaxed, and happy, with peace of mind in all situations. You get the idea.
We have two minds. That’s why when you are asleep, you pull the covers up when you are cold or down when you are hot, or change position when you are uncomfortable, without having to wake up. Hypnosis helps you to communicate to your subconscious mind to change your beliefs, to instill confidence, to build love for yourself, and to achieve your maximum personal best.
If you cry tears from sadness, or cry tears from joy and happiness, sad tears and happy tears have different chemicals. Your brain and body produce thousands of different chemicals, according to your thinking, positive or negative, healthy or unhealthy thoughts. Your thoughts influence the chemical production, whether they are healthy or toxic chemicals. Those chemicals influence your feelings. Your feelings affect your actions, and your behavior. More different chemicals are produced in your brain and body than are on the shelves of the largest pharmacy in the world. The mind influences the body and the body influences the mind.
When you are hypnotized, your body may feel like it is asleep. You may hear sounds around you, but the hypnotist will tell you: “Every sound around you helps you to melt deeper into relaxation, and helps you to focus even more powerfully upon my voice.” When you are hypnotized, your mind is super alert, super aware, and uncritically enjoying a mental ride with the hypnotist. The hypnotist drives, and you lay back and enjoy the story as his voice persuades you to feel and do things that help you to be healthy, successful and happy.
When you are hypnotized, your mind is not a blank. You are not asleep. Hypnosis is not a truth serum. Everyone comes out of hypnosis. Medical hypnosis is so powerful that heart operations have taken place with no anesthetic, only hypnotism. In Ireland, Dr. Jack Gibson performed over 4000 minor and major operations with hypnotism as the only anesthetic.
Physicians, psychologists, dentists, and other professionals throughout the world use hypnosis to help others to improve their life. I have even had people at live seminars tell me that while they were hypnotized by me, they gave themselves their own suggestions for dropping cocaine, weight loss, nail biting and more, and they were successful.
In the 1940’s, doctors recommended smoking to relieve stress. In the 1950’s, doctors used hypnosis with patients secretly, for fear of losing their medical license. In the 1960’s, when I was an undergraduate student, I was told by a psychology professor that I would never be allowed into graduate school if I practiced hypnosis. Today, thousands of psychologists practice hypnosis, and a few often do their best to change laws to restrict the practice to their own profession, to eliminate any competition.
I was one of the first hypnotists in the world to create a stop smoking with hypnosis cassette recording. I was told in the 1960’s by psychologists that no one can be helped with recordings, that a face to face meeting with a psychologist is needed. Today, there are thousands of self-help recordings distributed by psychologists, doctors and psychiatrists. Everything in the world is always changing. Hypnosis, with a live seminar or recordings, can help you to gain control of your subconscious mind to change your life.
Being able to go into hypnosis is a skill. The more you use this skill, the better your ability becomes, and the greater the results you achieve. Practice makes perfect. Hypnosis is a great meditation technique as well. You can focus on your breathing and go to a special peaceful place in your mind, real or imaginary, detailing what you see, hear, feel, smell and taste.
My hypnosis recordings are even more effective if you use headphones and an eye mask to block out distractions. I wish you great happiness and fulfillment in your life.
Tips on How to Control Your Weight
- There are only two ways to lose weight: fewer calories / more exercise.
- Begin your day with exercise before breakfast and burn up the most calories with the least effort.
- Eat a hearty breakfast of varied foods. It will give you energy for the day and you can burn it off throughout the day.
- Eat from a varied selection of food at lunch and dinner and feel full with less food.
- Regularly review a card with your personal reasons to be trim, slim.
- Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water daily, unless you have a medical problem preventing this as part of your program.
- Review this program frequently for new ideas and reinforcement.
- Be very careful what you think about. You will probably get it.
- Learn what foods are high, medium and low calorie. Eat mostly low and medium calorie foods. For a balanced nutritious food management program, include variety, especially fruits and vegetables.
- There are 3,500 calories to the pound. Examples: 1 donut daily for a year adds 16 pounds of fat; a small piece of apple pie with no ice-cream daily for a year adds 43 pounds of fat. Little things do count. Develop a dislike for greasy, oily, fatty and sweet foods.
- Be careful how you cook foods, avoiding grease, high calorie oils.
- Taste a little and know what the rest tastes like.
- Enjoy the natural taste of potatoes, bread, vegetables, salads, etc. without butter, gravy, sour cream, salad dressings, oils, etc. You will get used to the new taste.
- Decide ahead! “I’ll be more relaxed; full with less; in control.”
- “Your life is a direct mirror of the thoughts and experiences stored in your subconscious. Be careful. Control the door to your subconscious and conscious mind.”
- Dissolve false and phantom mental barriers to weight loss.
- Be ready for positive ripples – changes in your eating habits will bring positive changes to many other areas in your life.
- Hunger may be interpreted as a good sign, the fat saying “good-bye”.
- Hunger may only be thirst, drink water first.
- If you lose only 1 pound a week, that’s over 50 pounds in a year. Be patient.
- To control the urge to eat, have carrots, cauliflower, celery, etc. cut in fridge and ready to eat; do deep breathing, and moderate exercises such as walking, swimming, etc.
- Alcohol has no nutritive value, but high calorie content.
- Nobody forces food into your mouth. You have control.
- Think thin, trim, slim, lean, fit, firm, slender, shapely, great body.
- Omit adding sugar, salt, butter, syrup, jam, sour cream, gravy, salad dressings, chocolate bars, potato chips, french fries, chicken skins, soft drinks. If you taste a little, know what the rest tastes like and stop right there. If you have children, teach them good eating habits. You want them to have easy access to jobs, dates, clothes, good health.
- Leave some food on the plate and lose weight. Occasional miseating is OK.
- It is a sign of self-respect to treat your body and your mind well.
- Eat to live. Do not live to eat. Develop other interests – no need to fight it.
- Willpower strengthens with use. Set your weight goal. Be victorious! Hypnosis changes attitudes!
- To control weight, use my NEW hypnotic weight loss recordings, and read “Fit And Firm Forever”. The CDs and book are available here: http://www.vanceromane.com/products.html
Stress, tension, fear, worry, and anxiety increase your chances of illness. 70% to 90% of all illnesses seen by physicians are either caused by stress, or made worse by stress. Which of these stressful events have you experienced in the past year? (Check the ones that apply)
Millions of people become seriously ill, need medications, or even surgery because of illnesses which could have been healed years earlier, if they had used stress management techniques.
WHICH OF THESE REACTIONS TO STRESS HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED?
STRESS CONTROL IS THE KEY
It is a lot easier to say “no” when you are relaxed. To become more conscious and aware of the powerful effects of your self-relaxation sessions, just do a before and after relaxation rating test. Zero can be total relaxation and ten can be extreme tension. Rate yourself before and after your hypnosis session, and notice the benefits. Learn to be relaxed alone, or with others.
I can help you to control your own stress with my Stress Control four CD set. A related stress management CD is the Overcome Panic and Anxiety CD. You can order any of my recordings, books and health items by calling 1-800-665-4656, or you can save the shipping charges by ordering online here.
Imagine the fading of reality around you and your absorption in the voice of the hypnotist. That is called hetero-hypnosis. Take away the hypnotist; fade away the reality again while you are absorbed in your own pre-planned positive thoughts. That is self-hypnosis.
Beginners experiencing hetero-hypnosis or self-hypnosis often worry that they are not hypnotized, or that the suggestions (instructions) for health, happiness, success, or self-control will not work. This self-doubt eats up mind power energy, the ability to focus and concentrate on the positive life change instructions.
As the person stops questioning their level of success, feels more comfortable and confident in their hypnotic ability to enter trance easily and quickly, their concentrated absorption becomes stronger. The general reality around them fades and the trance depth increases with the possibility of more dramatic results.
The goal is not just relaxation or meditation, but a powerful ability to hold attention steady, to concentrate confidently and effortlessly. Depth of trance and absorption improve with the use of the imagination, what you imagine seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling and tasting-using many senses with your imagination. Some people may imagine a hypnotist speaking to them. To reduce thinking in the trance, and thereby increase the power of the motivational instructions, it is best to go into self-hypnosis with a clear idea of what you want to suggest to yourself by writing a list of self-suggestions, before hypnosis. You want to basically turn off your thinking mind in hypnosis. While self-hypnotized, some people simply focus on just one image, word, or phrase that reminds them of all the intended self-suggestions.
Some people start self-hypnosis by gazing at one spot, above eye level, letting their eyes begin to feel heavy, tired, and then allow the eyes to close as they “go inside themselves”, relaxing deeper with each breath, melting down with each descending floor of an imaginary escalator or elevator, etc.
The more someone struggles to achieve or control self-hypnosis, the less the success that is experienced. With practice, you can create a trigger thought, word, phrase, or action that rapidly returns you to the self-hypnotic trance, at will. It is a pleasant and enjoyable feeling like a big daydream, and you can come out whenever you decide to do so.
Before you begin self-hypnosis, you need to have a clear idea of what you want to accomplish by having a closer connection to your subconscious mind. As you feel deeply absorbed in your inner experience, depth of trance may vary over time in the same session. A daily practice of self-hypnosis increases your ability, depth and success with the technique. Self-hypnosis begins to feel more normal, more natural, deeper and more focused.
Often the fastest way to learn self-hypnosis is to be hypnotized by a hypnotist or recordings, and then be given instructions that you can re-hypnotize yourself anywhere, anytime at will.
Hetero-hypnosis and self-hypnosis are similar to relaxation techniques and are also associated with lowered blood pressure, respiratory rate, and heart rate. There is a shift to an “internal world” inside yourself. Hetero-hypnosis is often called guided self-hypnosis.
During daydreaming, eyes become fixed, go out of focus, or shift to the left. The experienced daydreamer learns to control their thought stream, intensify their personal imagery and to take pleasure with the process.
Again, doubts or anxiety about being successful with the state must be eliminated. Trusting yourself, your abilities, and believing you are doing well goes a long way here. After giving your subconscious the instructions to reach your goals, it is best to let it go, thus totally trusting your unconscious mind to do whatever needs to be done. Any doubts here will interfere with success. As Dr. Milton Erickson described it: “OK, unconscious, do your stuff.”
Like being guided to ride a bicycle, and then you ride on your own, hetero-hypnosis is often the best way to learn self-hypnosis, then you can later do it on your own without a hypnotist or recording. As greater trance depth in self-hypnosis is achieved, you have to keep yourself from drifting off to sleep, unless that is what you desire.
You can even imagine that a balloon is pulling your right arm up, floating in the air, then the strings are cut, and your arm drops to your lap, touches your leg, and you go deeper into trance. As you do that, consider the color of the balloons, many balloons, reflections of light on the balloons, drifting, floating, lifting, rising. To make the experience more real, also focus on the smell of the balloons, the large size of the balloons, and the feeling of the strings on your wrist. Forget about your arm, let it have a mind of its own, but focus on imagining the balloon pulling your wrist higher and higher. The floating and falling of your arm can be outward, visual proof that you have entered hypnosis.
Self-hypnosis can be used in emergencies such as an accident, or everyday experiences such as before a meal to reduce calories. For example, in self-hypnosis, you can give yourself instructions (using many senses) that your favourite soft drink has 15 teaspoons of sugar in the bottom of the bottle, along with the visualization of spiders, cockroaches and rat droppings. Strong visual images, especially if repeated, can work remarkably well. With experience, a self-instruction like this can be completed in seconds.
In fact, self-hypnosis should be taught to anyone losing weight and every student in school, even children. Psychological research shows children have used self-hypnosis to treat anxiety, asthma, body cast immobilization, burns, enuresis, hair pulling, insomnia, learning difficulties, nausea, pain, poor self-esteem, stuttering, tension and increased self-control. Like any skill, proper instruction and practice result in the mastering of self-hypnosis. Realize that you are responsible for your own practice and praise yourself for your successes. Adults can share the experience together with children as a relaxation, stress management tool.
All you need to do to bring yourself out of self-hypnosis is to count silently to yourself from 1 to 5. Tell yourself that at 5, you will be wide awake, fully alert, feeling great. Again, the highest level of skill with self-hypnosis will come from starting your training with a live hypnotist or self-hypnosis training recordings. With practice, you will soon be able to do self-hypnosis without any external aid from a hypnotist or recordings. You will also learn how to deepen hypnosis on your own. Then, you can use self-hypnosis alone, anywhere, anytime, whenever needed. A man from Northern BC told me at my seminar that he had found the self-hypnosis he learned from me to be useful when a bear attacked and mauled him.
Whatever you do, you can do it better with self-hypnosis and enjoy a feeling of self-mastery. For example, a change in your feelings, in your beliefs, in your ability to cope with chronic pain can give rise to a dramatic change in self-image and enjoyment of life. Self-hypnosis allows an extension of treatment by a hypnotist. That is, whether weight loss, smoking, stress or something else, the client now has a tool in his own head that he can use whenever needed.
In both hetero-hypnosis and self-hypnosis, people experience a high degree of focused mental absorption on new ideas and beliefs, together with a fading of the external environment. Self-hypnosis, with vivid mental imagery is excellent for all personal growth, enhancement and the development of creative potential. Your confidence in using self-hypnosis will increase with practice.
You will gain control over many aspects of your life hypnotizing yourself and giving yourself positive suggestions in seconds, even with your eyes open. I often do this standing in a grocery store line.
If you want to learn more about self-hypnosis, read my book: The Wellness Journey. This is a complete self-hypnosis manual. Also, my two recorded CD sets, Self-Hypnosis and Mind Power have excellent instruction, plus many hypnosis sessions to condition you for self-hypnosis. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Wishing you fulfillment!
A German philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer once said: “All truth passes through three stages: first it is ridiculed; next it is violently opposed; third it is accepted as being self-evident.”
When people do not understand something, they often fail to investigate further. In fact, often they fear the unknown so much that they would never dare to investigate further. Hypnosis is used globally as a tool by thousands of physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, dentists, ministers, counsellors, social workers, etc. because it is a useful tool. More professionals are using hypnosis every day for faster healing and for overcoming problems in people’s lives, often in areas where nothing else worked.
Heart operations have taken place under hypnosis, with no anesthetic whatsoever. A surgeon in Ireland, Dr. Jack Gibson performed over 4000 major and minor surgeries with hypnosis as the sole anesthetic. Athletes all over the world use hypnosis and self-hypnosis to achieve maximum performance. Whatever you do, you will do it better with hypnosis and/or self-hypnosis. Hypnosis has proven useful with adults and children. Here are some interesting reports from clients I have helped with hypnosis:
- A client told me she was addicted to drinking several family size Cokes every single day. I hypnotized her and told her that when she looked at a Coke bottle she would see various disgusting things floating inside the bottle, that she had chosen. It could be cockroaches, worms, spit, hair, urine, feces, rats, snakes, etc. We constructed the hypnotic visual image to include drinking the Coke with this concoction of disgusting things, including the taste, the feel, and the smell for a stronger emotional imagery. We added her imagining drinking this mixture and her feeling nauseous, vomiting, and her friends running away disgusted. When she returned for a second reinforcement session a week later, she reported no longer drinking any Coke whatsoever.
- A client came into my office with a note from his psychiatrist which simply said: “Please relax this patient.” After handing me the note, the client leaped into my large, soft, plush armchair and shouted: “Hurry up and relax me.” By using hypnosis and teaching him to practice progressive stress reduction techniques, he was able to enjoy life more, and the little things of life that used to upset him no longer troubled him.
- Another client told me that he would feel furious when he was in a traffic jam. He would take his glasses off, hold them in his hand and squeeze them in anger. That angry adrenalin rush was affecting his happiness, and his health. I hypnotized him to be more relaxed by simply thinking the words “calm and relaxed”, and taught him self-hypnosis. This became an instant trigger for him to calm down.
- I have had clients who led such stressful lives (an accountant at tax deadline time, a taxi driver, and others) that they smoked 4-5 packages of cigarettes a day, yes a day, yet they stopped smoking with hypnosis.
- Self-hypnosis, hypnotizing yourself in the daytime, or before sleep is a valuable tool. I have taught self-hypnosis to people for use in pain control, sports, and especially overeating, or wherever people needed to reinforce hypnosis for a period of time.
- For many more interesting reports direct from clients who enjoyed the benefits of my hypnosis sessions, see these two links:
As you go to sleep tonight, think about all the things for which you are grateful. You’ll have a much better sleep.
Women approaching or in menopause can now get rid of hot flashes associated with menopause by using hypnosis. This new and proven method has saved many women a lot of pain and discomfort caused by the symptoms of menopause.
I now offer a hypnosis recording for women experiencing menopause symptoms, including hot flashes and other associated symptoms. The hypnosis session is on a CD audio recording, or an easily downloadable mp3 file.
Hypnosis can be used to reduce hot flashes by up to 80% according to recent research carried out by Baylor University’s Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory. Women who use hypnotherapy may overcome menopause symptoms, especially in cases where hot flashes are dominant. Many experience a better quality life by using hypnosis because hypnosis may also relieve anxiety, sadness and stress as well.
Hot flashes is one of the most common symptoms of menopause. Over two thirds of women in North America experience hot flashes during perimenopause (pre-menopause) and menopause according to WebMD.
The best thing about using hypnosis to cool hot flashes is that this method is natural, easy to use and safe. Other solutions for hot flashes include hormone replacement, antidepressant paroxetine, anti-seizure medication like gabapentin and clonidine, and blood-pressure medication. These may be effective, but they all have noticeable, and even serious side effects and risks such as stroke, dementia and breast cancer. Hypnosis, being a non-drug solution, is safe for all women. Tests show that using hypnosis methods, similar to my recording ‘Cool Those Hot Flashes’ hypnotic session for menopause, reduces hot flashes by up to 47% within three weeks and 61% at six weeks.
Headaches can be caused by stress, anxiety, poor diet, lack of sleep, lack of exercise, medications, food sensitivity, caffeine, overwork, tension, allergies, etc. If you have a lot of headaches, it is important to talk to your doctor to make sure that the headache is not a symptom of something else. Using hypnosis to eliminate a headache has no side effects, and none of the dangers of stomach upset, heart attack, or stroke often associated with pain killers.
Make sure you are taking good care of yourself. Eat right, get plenty of exercise, drink lots of water and get plenty of rest. Stress, anxiety and tension should be avoided, but this is not always possible. You can use hypnosis to help control stress, anxiety and tension. By just being hypnotized, headaches often simply disappear due to the deep relaxation.
Negative thoughts make you more susceptible to headaches and other problems. So, staying positive and happy will certainly help. Be around people who are upbeat and happy. Get out and do things with people. Go for a walk, see a movie, go to the mall or go out for dinner with friends. These will all help you be, and stay, positive.
Never say to yourself, “He gives me a headache”. You could be unwittingly causing a headache by negative self-hypnosis.
There are many hypnosis techniques that can be used to cure a headache. You can close your eyes and put yourself into a light daydream state and imagine the headache is drifting and floating away, getting smaller and smaller, until it is gone.
Here is another technique that I have used to help many people get rid of headaches (and other discomforts). You can try it yourself next time you have a headache. Sit or lie down comfortably. Close your eyes and relax. Take three deep breathes slowly, in and out. With your index finger of one hand actually draw a picture in mid-air of the pain. You want to draw the perimeter, the outside border of the headache. Make the “drawing” as exact as possible. Draw every nook and cranny. The picture should be done very slowly and it should be very large (about 2 ½ feet high). You might have someone watch you to tell you to slow down or to make it bigger. If your headache is not completely gone, repeat the method.
You will be surprised how often this works. If you need more help with stress, tension, anxiety and stopping negative thoughts, many hypnosis CDs are available here.
In the early 1960’s, my friends and I went to see the hypnotist Reveen, when he was beginning his concert tours in Canada. This was about 50 years ago at the Winnipeg Arena which had 4400 seats. We would go up on the stage to participate in the hypnosis show. Reveen had filled every seat for eight shows in seven days. When the show ended, I had been on stage for about three hours performing all the acts that he instructed me to follow. I felt that I had remembered everything I had done, and as a young boy, just beginning my study of hypnotism, I still felt that I had not been hypnotized.
The next day I went back to my high school and I told my teacher that I had been on the stage for three hours. I further told him that I knew exactly what I was doing on the stage, and I did not think I was hypnotized at all. The teacher then said to me: “So you were on the stage for three hours, you did everything Reveen told you to do, and you don’t think you were hypnotized. Then why did you do everything he told you to do?” I said “I felt like it.”
In fact, that is how hypnotism works. You feel like following the instructions of the hypnotist. Most people do not know if they are hypnotized. At every live seminar I do, I ask the audience to raise their hands if they know anyone who lost weight or stopped smoking after my seminars, yet they thought they were not hypnotized at all. Hands go up every night!
So, it is extremely common for people to think they were not hypnotized, when in fact they were hypnotized. People often need convincers, or what professionals call “trance ratification” to help them to believe and know that they were hypnotized. Sometimes this can be as simple as a hypnotist proving to the client that his arm has become stiff upon instruction, or his hands have locked together, or to look at the clock and notice that the time in hypnosis was actually much longer than the client believed. Generally time passes quickly in hypnosis. It feels good, and you let yourself become “lost” in the “imaginary dreams” presented by the hypnotist.
Other hypnotists sometime stick sterilized needles into the skin of the client to prove that they feel nothing at the instruction of the hypnotist. If someone strongly believes that they have not been hypnotized, even though they have been hypnotized, their doubts and negative thinking can sometimes cause them to talk themselves out of the benefits of their sessions. Such pessimistic thinking can cause people to hypnotize themselves to go back to smoking, to go back to overeating, or whatever else they overcame.
The more times someone is hypnotized, the more clearly they understand that they really have been hypnotized. Being hypnotized is a skill and the more someone practices this skill, the better their ability. I always recommend either repeat hypnosis sessions for reinforcement, or using my recordings for reinforcement.
Perhaps the most common misconception about hypnosis is that people believe they need to see me live and in person. Thousands of people all over the world have been helped with my hypnosis recordings alone in areas such as stopping smoking, weight loss, stuttering, stress control, self-esteem building and many, many other areas.
If you have the opportunity to come to a live seminar and then use the recordings after the seminar, that is the best approach. However, many people cannot attend my seminars because of distance or time pressures. If you feel you can use hypnosis, take action and use my hypnosis recordings to get started to a brand new life right away. So many clients say to me, “I wish I had done this years ago”.
Have you ever noticed that you start to feel better when you are on your way to your doctor’s office? This is very common. Many people feel better as soon as they take medication, even though there has not been enough time for the medication to take effect. Experiments have been done where someone was told by several co-workers that they do not look well. The person subjected to the negative programming would often begin to feel ill, checking themselves in the mirror several times to see how they look.
An event may happen that can trigger anger or embarrassment in one person, but the same event may not have any effect on another person. Hypnosis allows us to control our thoughts, feelings, and behavior. The body and mind are one. What affects the mind also affects the body and what affects the body affects the mind.
It is just as important to train and condition our mind as well as our body. We need to learn to control the power of our subconscious mind with hypnosis in order to control our thoughts, feelings and behavior. Learning this self-control brings maximum health, happiness and success.
In hypnosis, your mind has maximum concentration on positive and life-changing instructions. With hypnotic meditation, the mind may be changed to enjoy higher self-confidence, self-esteem, love of self, self-discipline and peace of mind.
For a happy and successful life, we need to ensure that we have good air, good water, and healthy food. We need a good sleep, love, exercise, sunshine, goals, laughter and play, friends (at least one best friend), satisfying work, appreciation of art, music and humor. We also need a philosophy of life and positive thinking that supports and sustains us through tough times. You can ask yourself if any of these areas need help and you can make a plan to create a better brand new life. You will feel empowered, in control of your life.
I encourage you to use hypnosis daily, and if you have children, to teach them how to use the power of their own mind. Mind power methods can be mastered easily by using my hypnosis books, recordings and self-hypnosis. Another huge benefit of daily hypnosis and self-hypnosis is a reduction of tension and stress. This alone results in many mental and physical problems vanishing spontaneously.
If you participate in a stage hypnosis comedy show for entertainment purposes, you may not be hypnotized. The method of hypnosis used at a hypnosis show is designed to work rapidly, to be entertaining. Because of the speed of the hypnotizing method, some of the volunteers may not be hypnotized. Also, some people may not be able to focus their attention, as they believe they will be asked to do embarrassing acts.
Many people experience hypnosis everyday without realizing it. I call them “naturals”. These “naturals” get lost in the book they are reading. They drive for miles and forget much of what they have passed. They often daydream and forget about the world around them.
Even if you are not a “natural” for hypnosis, you can learn how to be hypnotized. If you attend my seminar, I will take time to condition you for hypnosis and teach you how to go into hypnosis. Some people need to be trained to follow the simple instructions to be hypnotized. I also have a hypnosis conditioning recording that trains people to be hypnotized in their own home. A person who is hypnotized has magnified concentration on the voice of the hypnotist.
When I want to be hypnotized, I simply pay close attention to the hypnotist’s voice. Whatever his instructions, I imagine and visualize the hypnotist’s instructions as clearly as possible. I imagine whatever he says by using as many senses as possible. I ask myself: what do I see, hear, feel, smell, and taste, to create an image and feeling so that what the hypnotist says seems very real. I really BE there. I stop analyzing. I stop wondering, caring, or questioning if I am really hypnotized. I just enjoy imagining and following the instructions. I tell myself to believe that what he says is true.
Then, I let my subconscious take over, to go with the flow, to imagine as if I am dreaming, to allow everything the hypnotist says to be true and real. I really BE there. At this point, the hypnosis is deeper and more effective. The more you allow yourself to be focused on the hypnotist’s voice, and the more real the hypnotist’s instructions seem to be, the deeper you are in hypnosis. After I absorb the instructions while I am hypnotized, I will follow them as post hypnotic instructions when I come out of hypnosis.
Most people should reinforce any hypnosis instructions (for stopping smoking, weight management, etc.) with hypnosis recordings. By reinforcing the instructions, the changes will remain a permanent life change with virtually anyone. When people do not take the time to reinforce the hypnosis a few times with a recording, the problem may return.
Being hypnotized is a skill. With practice, you can enter hypnosis faster. With practice, and deepening methods, you can go into a deeper level of hypnosis.
Around one in three Ikarians live into their 90s, have much lower rates of cancer and heart disease, less depression and dementia, maintain a sex life into old age and remain physically active deep into their 90s.
Dr Christina Chrysohoou, a university medical school cardiologist discovered that the Ikarian diet featured a lot of beans, not much meat nor refined sugar, and that Ikarians eat locally garden grown vegetables with high antioxidants. Their exercise is digging the earth.
Ikarians regularly enjoy homemade red wine, potatoes, goat’s milk, herb tea (mint and sage), consume only small quantities of coffee, have a low daily calorie consumption, are largely unaffected by the westernized way of living with low tourism, often have afternoon naps, and sleep well with the window open for fresh air.
Ikarians are warm, friendly people, but not wealthy, as about 40% are unemployed. They are readily generous and share as if everyone is family. Family is a vital part of Ikarian culture with children, grandchildren and older people actively involved in their lives. There is a senior’s home, but it is more for those who have lost all their family.
Studies indicate that the same things that yield this healthy longevity also yield happiness. Happiness comes from a sense of belonging to something greater than oneself, and of helping others to happiness.
Gross National Happiness:
Bhutan, officially The Kingdom of Bhutan is in South Asia at the eastern end of the Himalayas bordered by China and India. In spite of economic struggles, Bhutan is often said to be one of the happiest countries in the world.
The government of Bhutan uses a Gross National Happiness index to measure happiness among its people. Happiness in Bhutan is a major goal, guided by a culture that is rich in spiritual practice and community, a sense of connectedness, and less focus on material possessions. It is the goal of many psychiatrists and psychologists that their patients achieve a state of happiness.
According to a study published in the journal Sleep, a better night’s sleep may be achieved after listening to a hypnosis recording. With a good sleep, thinking ability increases, there is a boosting of the immune system, and healing of the body. You can use my Fall Asleep Easily (CD#10) hypnosis recording or here is a technique I developed without it:
First of all, never try to go to sleep, just let it happen. Assume a comfortable sleeping position in your bed. Then take 3 to 5 long, slow, deep breaths, in through your nose and out through your mouth. Now, do this exercise in a slow, relaxed manner, with pauses.
Start with your feet, and say to yourself something like this, mentally, “Toes, you have helped me all these years to walk to so many places. You must be tired. Allow yourself to fall asleep and awaken refreshed in the morning. You deserve this rest.” Pause for a moment to imagine and let your toes relax. You can have some fun with this and imagine all your toes are relaxing, even snoring and sound asleep.
Then move on to your feet and do the same thing, then on to your ankles, your calves, your knees, your hips and thighs, etc. Constantly think thoughts of thanks and gratitude for each part of your body, and how they have served you well. When I do this slowly, I am usually asleep before I finish with my legs. The key is to do this all in a very slow unhurried
Remember to imagine yourself awakening at the time you wish to awaken, well rested, full of energy, with a healthy body and a healthy mind. This is a post hypnotic instruction for your subconscious mind. What you think about before sleep sinks down deep into your subconscious mind, ready to influence your conscious life.
Enjoy this, benefit from this, and let me know how much it helped you!
M. Vance Romane