With over 50 years of study and practice in the field of hypnosis, I can tell you that what most people look for when they see a hypnotist is self-control, self-discipline. People will say “My will power comes and goes, mostly goes”. Hypnosis works because the method relies upon imagination. Imagination is much stronger than will power.
Young hypnotists often learn this example: Place a strong solid wood plank or metal beam on the floor. Most anyone can walk on it 100 times and keep their balance. Now, take that same solid plank or beam and place it between the roofs of two tall buildings. Most people would not chance the walk, even in the best of calm weather. Our imagination begins to create all the worries of losing our balance, fear of falling, danger, death, etc. If we did walk between the roofs, the average person would likely be focused on the fear of falling, lose balance and indeed fall to his demise. Learn to control your mind, your mouth, your thoughts and your words. Self-talk, positive or negative can make or break you.
If we think that breaking an addictive habit like smoking, overeating, gambling, drinking or others will be hard, it probably will be. We become the thoughts we hold in our head. Want to be a nonsmoker? Then influence your subconscious with hypnosis that you already are, believe it, feel it, own it. Want to lose weight? Then bombard your subconscious mind with instructions that you are already slim, that you eat slowly, dislike greasy, fatty and sweet foods, that you love to move your body, leave food on your plate, that you are full with less food and so on.
Years ago, Earl Nightingale discovered “The Strangest Secret”: we become what we think the most about. Hypnosis is used as the only anesthetic tool when people are unable to use standard chemical anesthesia. They can die from it. As a result, hypnosis has even been used for heart surgery and brain surgery. Hypnosis is a very powerful tool. Hypnosis is not sleep. Hypnosis is guided and magnified concentration on the voice of the hypnotist.
Will power is not very effective because the energy comes from the conscious mind. Hypnosis is far more effective simply because it uses subconscious mind power. Besides, habits are stored in the subconscious mind, so you want to go to where the problem exists. That’s why people will automatically light a cigarette, and sometimes without being consciously aware, two cigarettes at the same time. People drive their car for miles subconsciously and can’t remember what they passed, or drive right past their exit. Or, they read a few pages of a book and cannot remember what they just read, demonstrating amnesia. People will bite their nails, smoke and eat without even being fully aware what they are doing, automatically, subconsciously.
Words are like surgical weapons for good or evil. Adolph Hitler used them for evil. I have spent thousands of hours to design my seminars and hypnosis recordings so they have impact. You just relax and listen, but do not try hard. Try hard to remember something on the tip of your tongue or try hard to fall asleep at night and you become more wide awake. When you relax, you can remember better and you fall asleep faster. No need to try hard. Hypnosis is so simple a child can do it. Treat it like play. You do not need a great imagination. If you can close your eyes and remember what a green or red apple looks like, you have enough imagination. If you can place a stem and green leaf on the apple, even better.
Hypnosis works because to the subconscious, imaginary experience is real. That is why someone will say: “My dream seemed so real.” The subconscious mind never sleeps. I place words and images into the theatre of your mind to convince you that you are already the person you want to be. The movies I direct into your mind become stronger with practice. Practice makes perfect. Being hypnotized is a skill. Some are naturals and some need conditioning. That is why reinforcement is recommended: we do two hypnosis sessions at the live seminars; home use hypnosis recordings should be played more than once. The ideal mind saturation with new ideas is a live seminar, followed by hypnotic reinforcement recordings. Millions do fine with hypnosis recordings alone.
If you cry tears of sadness, or tears of joy and happiness, the tears have different chemicals. Your thoughts create chemicals. These natural chemicals created by your brain and body influence your feelings. Your feelings control your behavior. Your brain and body produce more different chemicals than are on the largest pharmacy shelves. I carefully choose the words and images to store in your head. These chosen words and images have emotional impact to change your thoughts, feelings and behavior … to blast your self-esteem and confidence through the roof.
I guide your conscious mind to step aside and then guide your subconscious mind to follow simple instructions, to focus upon my voice. Your subconscious vacuums all the instructions/directions/commands/suggestions for the changes you want in your life. Do you want to end something? Or, do you want to install something new in your mind? Whatever you do, you will do it better with hypnosis.
To make any change, you need a plan. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Hypnosis is the plan. No alien controls your hand to eat the wrong food, to use chewing tobacco, to gamble, etc. Your subconscious mind controls your hand. Hypnosis controls your subconscious mind. Want a change in your life? It’s in your hands now to take the first step and DO SOMETHING. Your plan using my hypnosis seminars or recordings will give you backbone. Wishing is nice, backbone is better. Knowledge plus ACTION gives you energy, power and a new life. If what you do does not work, do something different.
Have you ever gone to sleep and told yourself to awaken at a certain time and you did? Before sleep is an ideal time for positive self-suggestion or listening to hypnosis recordings. The positive instructions drift into your subconscious as you fall asleep and echo in your mind to succeed at what you want to happen. For more information on my many different hypnosis recordings, visit http://www.vanceromane.com (main site) and http://www.romane.ca (weight loss site).
The University of Miami and the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center have published a breast cancer study showing that the combination of meditation, stress management and cognitive therapy (that includes changing beliefs with hypnosis) can lower the death rate from any disease by 79%…….75% lower the risk of dying from breast cancer and 55% lower the risk of recurrence.
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought to not exist. That such vessels could have escaped detection when the lymphatic system has been so thoroughly mapped throughout the body is surprising on it’s own, but the true significance of the discovery lies in the effects it could have on the study and treatment of disease. From: Neuroscience News/June 2015
“Germany has the highest percentage of hypnosis dentists throughout Europe,” says Dr Albrecht Schmierer, founder of the German Society of Dental Hypnosis. He says around 20 percent of German dentists already offer hypnosis as an option to overcome fears, for pain control and faster healing.
Hypnosis is one of the most successful ways to kick the smoking habit. Hypnosis is routinely used in the health care industry as a valued tool, by athletes for performance improvement, by successful business professionals, celebrities, and other individuals for relaxation and stress management. A 2007 US study at North Shore Medical Centre in Massachusetts found that hospital patients who smoked were more likely to quit through hypnotherapy than those who tried any other methods.
Hypnosis can even be used to help alleviate the symptoms of gastrointestinal conditions like irritable bowel syndrome. A study of 204 IBS sufferers reported in a 2003 issue of the medical journal Gut found that 58 percent of men and 75 percent of women reported “significant symptom relief” immediately after finishing 12 weeks of hypnosis…people imagine that their intestines are working better, like a fluid, flowing river.
Like flipping a switch within yourself, you can learn to instantly achieve a state of relaxation, reduce excess stress or eliminate a bad habit. With self-hypnosis, you can change your focus from negative thoughts into positive healthy beliefs. Hypnosis helps to change thoughts, feelings, and behavior so you can reach your goals and become your personal best.
Self-hypnosis is a skill that anyone can learn and with some practice become very proficient. Setting aside just a few minutes each day, you can train yourself to enjoy a sense of self-control and learn to program your mind for relaxation, success, health and happiness. Self-hypnosis is easy to learn with my recorded Self-Hypnosis Seminar or my Mind Power Seminar.
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.
Top resolutions by people include a desire to lose weight, stop smoking, exercise more, improve health and looks, improve relationships, and to make or save more money. Here are 10 helpful instructions to reach any goal:
- Create a written plan with a specific, measureable, realistic goal. If more exercise is the goal, be gradual in increasing intensity and duration of exercise. Being over ambitious leads to disappointment, or even injury. Make the goal simple, such as resolving to lose 10 pounds (just ‘lose weight’ is too vague); to eliminate soft drinks, candy and chocolate; to walk Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Have your deodorant only available at the gym? To control spending, cut up credit cards and have monthly automated savings? Improve a relationship by setting aside specific times to be with a loved one?
- Be accountable by making a verbal commitment to a few people.
- Enlist support from a family member, friend, mentor, professional, a class, a good book or self-help recording.
- Be positive, and think “I know I can do this.” Have an intense focused mind set on what you should do, not what you should not do. For example, instead of thinking of not smoking, focus on deep breathing, or drinking more water.
- Consider setbacks as learning experiences and do better next time.
- Talk to people who have done what you want to do and model them.
- Realize you have a choice, and going in the right direction reinforces your will power.
- Reward yourself for small steps to success with perhaps a movie, a small gift, a new outfit, a visit to a friend, etc.
- Several times a day, read a card with motivational reasons and benefits to stick to your plan: Have one on your mirror, and carry one in your wallet to read when waiting somewhere. Reading this just before you fall asleep strongly influences your subconscious mind.
- Keep a Daily Progress Journal to evaluate and improve your plan for success. People wanting to lose weight often say “I blew my program” when they did well on 20 meals out of 21 during the week. That’s over 95% success!
Many success coaches instruct others to start with easier goals to feel a sense of accomplishment. This gives confidence to achieve bigger goals. Sometimes it is best to focus all your mental energy on one major goal at a time, focusing on small steps. One brick at a time creates a building. Patience and calm persistence leads to success. Plan how you will deal with any obstacles that may arise.
The key to my motivating methods is the use of hypnosis with people to intensely focus their mental powers on what they want; to boost their belief in themselves; to increase their self-love so they are totally dedicated to success; to instill positive self-talk, and to program mental success images into their subconscious mind so they imagine and feel that they have already succeeded.
“Men are not prisoners of fate, only prisoners of their own minds.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
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.
Hypnosis is an excellent way to take control over unwanted habits such as: smoking, nail biting, weight loss, stress control and on and on. Famous people have problems and bad habits just like everyone else and many of them have used hypnosis to control their unhealthy habits.
For example, all of these people have used hypnosis to stop smoking: Prince Harry, Samuel L Jackson, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Ellen De Generes, Drew Barrymore, Charlize Theron and many more. Actor Kevin Costner used hypnosis to overcome seasickness while making the movie “Waterworld.”
Pop star Fergie uses hypnosis to control her eating habits. Reese Witherspoon used hypnosis to overcome panic attacks before starting a new movie. Sylvester Stallone worked with the famous hypnotherapist Gil Boyne while filming the movie Rocky.
Jackie Kennedy Onassis used hypnotherapy to deal with tragic events in her life. It is said that Thomas Edison used self hypnosis on a regular basis. Also, many famous athletes have used hypnosis such as: Jack Nicklaus, Frank Bruno, Rod Carew, Andre Agassi, Michael Jordon, Kobe Bryant, and Shaq O’Neal.
If hypnosis can help all of these people to overcome their habits, control stress and achieve maximum success, you can too!
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”.
Listen to Romane’s interview on The Hawk Radio Station in Port Hawkesbury, NS. Learn about hypnosis and how to stop smoking. Be hypnotized with the hands locking experience:
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.
It was not until the 19th century that Dr. Sigmund Freud was able to prove the existence of a “second mind”. This “second mind”, the subconscious, holds absolute control over our life. The subconscious controls our habits, our likes, our dislikes, thoughts, feelings, behaviour, health, our success, and our failure. You may temporarily forget a name, a word, a number, or some fact, but then it comes back to you. This proves the existence of a second mind. The subconscious does not distinguish between real and imaginary experiences. Sometimes real life seems like a dream and when you awaken from a dream, the dream may seem so real, that if feels like it really happened.
When your subconscious programming is positive, you are more successful, happier and healthier. For your best life, you want to fill your mind with positive, peaceful, joyful and loving thoughts. The ideal time to program your mind with hypnosis recordings or self-hypnosis is before sleep. The positive instructions turn over and echo in your subconscious while you sleep. The instructions are easily locked into your subconscious mind, as the subconscious does not evaluate them. The subconscious simply accepts without evaluation. Another good time to play hypnosis recordings is when you first wake up, as your mind is generally more relaxed, uncritical and able to absorb the positive instructions to guide you throughout the day.
For hypnosis to be the most successful, you should want the change to take place. You can set aside a few moments, and write down all the benefits that will happen when the change that you desire has taken place. The subconscious is powerfully influenced by what we clearly visualize. Your visualization skills, your ability to see pictures in your mind becomes stronger with practice. When you visualize, really be there, feeling totally successful. You can increase the emotional voltage of the hypnotic instructions by imagining with all your senses what you see, hear, smell, taste and feel. The goal is to visualize, as real as possible, an image of your self looking, acting and feeling the exact way you wish to be, as if the change has already taken place.
It is important to understand that you will not be in an ordinary sleep. You will not be unconscious. Instead, you are super aware. Your attention is powerfully focused upon Romane’s voice. Do not try hard to be hypnotized. Instead treat the experience as play. Do not care if you are hypnotized, for you probably won’t know anyway, unless you have been hypnotized several times.
Do not waste your mental energy and concentration thinking over and over: “Is it working. I hope it is working. When will it work? This is my last resort. It better work.” Such fear of failure divides concentration. You attract what you think about. The best attitude is “who cares if I am hypnotized. I am just going to follow the instructions and enjoy the experience. This will work great!” Simply assume you are hypnotized.
Hypnosis is a normal, natural state similar to being totally focused on a good book, or a good movie in a theatre. Imagine that there is an empty box in the top of your head, and Romane is going to fill that box with over 100 very positive hypnotic instructions to create the belief in your mind that you are already a non smoker, relaxed without tobacco.
When your eyes are closed, your attention is more focused upon Romane’s voice. Some people like to put something over their eyes, such as a blindfold or eye shades. If using hypnotic recordings, headphones will again further focus your attention. Also, chewing gum is a distraction. Having a comfortable bed, chair or couch helps. Loosen tight clothing.
As you hear Romane’s voice, imagine that your mind is a vacuum cleaner sucking up every hypnotic instruction; a tunnel between your mind and Romane’s words filling up the box in the top of your head.
You can increase the power of the hypnotic instructions by turning off your analyzing, turning off your critical thinking mind, and accepting everything that is being told to you while your attention is focused upon his voice. Forget about other people in the audience. Think of the session as between you and Romane alone.
You can further increase the emotional voltage of the hypnotic instructions by imagining what Romane is saying in detail. Imagine what you see, hear, smell, taste, and feel on your skin, and in your mind. Imagine you are an actor or actress in Hollywood. For example, if you are imagining yourself in situations as a non smoker, you can add color, make it vivid, bright, sharp, add details, bring it in close to you, give it movement, see it from the right, left, front, back, make it 3D. Add imaginary sounds such as compliments of others, make them clear, constant and loud such as cheering. Make it stereo.
In short, the key is to focus your attention in an uncritical, open, accepting way. Imagine what is being said to you as if it is already true, for we become what we think the most about. Many people say over and over to themselves: “I can’t quit smoking”. In this case, the person needs to be DEHYPNOTIZED, or UNHYPNOTIZED. They have already hypnotized themselves by repetition of the self-suggestion.
If your life is a mess, your mind is mess. You need to change your mind, your mouth, your thoughts and your words.
You can also mentally repeat hypnotic instructions as Romane says them to you, while imagining as if they are true already.
Repetition of hypnotic instructions makes them stronger. If using hypnosis recordings, you should have one session, once a day, until you are absolutely confident you will never smoke again. With some people hypnosis has fast results, and with others (especially those who have excessive life stress), permanent success may require more repetitions of the hypnotic instructions. Persistence is the key to all success.
It has been reported by medical researchers that your lifestyle choices make a big difference on your life expectancy. Eating right, exercising and quitting smoking is good for your heart and your lungs, and it may also help prevent dementia.
Researchers say that those who keep their blood pressure and cholesterol under control will likely do better, possibly because they avoid dementia caused by mini-strokes and other vascular damage.
Some of the things you can do to prevent dementia are: keep your mind active by reading, doing puzzles, and brain twisters; exercise; keep socially active; eat a healthy diet; and stop smoking. There is no guarantee, but the choices you make could make a difference in the quality of your life in later years. Once you start to lose your brain functions it is hard to get it back, so now is a good time to start a healthier lifestyle. One needs to take personal responsibility to make the right choices for a healthier life.
An e-cigarette is a battery-powered devise which is a substitute for tobacco smoking. It usually uses a heating element that vaporizes a liquid solution. Some solutions contain a mixture of nicotine and flavour, while others release a flavored vapor without nicotine. If they release nicotine, they carry a risk of developing a nicotine addiction.
Apparently, some of these devices have shown to contain cancer causing agents, similar to nicotine gum and inhalers, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). I have heard that some of the most risky e-cigarettes are coming from China.
Lowell Dale, M.D. PhD., associate professor at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine says that when the FDA analyzed samples of two popular brands of these e-cigarettes, they found variable amounts of nicotine and traces of toxic chemicals, including carcinogens. This prompted the FDA to issue a warning about potential health risks.
A study from France’s National Consumers Institute concluded that e-cigarettes are “potentially carcinogenic” because some brands contain formaldehyde (embalms dead bodies) that approaches those of conventional cigarettes. Doctor Matthew Stanbrook says; “we should not assume they are safe, just because they appear to be less harmful than conventional cigarettes”.
Health Canada continues to advise Canadians not to use e-cigarettes as they might pose a health risk.
E-cigarettes duplicate the ritual and process of holding a cigarette. You blow out a vapor that looks like tobacco smoke. The problem with this is that you are still hooked on a device that is unnecessary to life, but you keep using it with all the situations and emotions that caused you to smoke regular cigarettes in the past. The best solution is to eliminate this gimmick which could be compared to an infant pacifier.
With my program, where I have helped more Canadians to stop smoking than anyone else in the world, you are at last free of the habit, and proud to be free. I teach all the best methods of stopping smoking, with and without hypnosis. The methods are so simple a child could follow the instructions. My technique is based upon the multiple method approach. A report by the top physician in the United States, the US Surgeon General, said that the multiple method approach is the best approach for anyone wanting to stop smoking. This conclusion is based on a study of over 700 stop smoking programs.
My approach helps tremendously to deal with stress management, as stress is the #1 reason people go back to smoking. The #2 reason is alcohol. The #3 reason is cockiness, “I’ll have just one. One won’t hurt!” My program deals with all of these. There is no need to wait for my visit to your city. You could seriously further compromise your health and spend thousands of dollars on tobacco before I arrive in your city. The hypnosis recordings work just as well as the live seminar.
First let me explain the difference between the CDs and the DVDs.
The DVDs are a recording of a live seminar. Some people like to feel they are attending a live seminar and prefer to be able to “see” the hypnotist. There are two hypnosis sessions: a hypnosis conditioning session and a hypnosis session to stop smoking permanently. During the hypnosis, a spinning spiral will come on your TV or computer screen. Simply watch the spinning spiral until you feel like closing your eyes and then just listen to the rest of the hypnosis session. Most people find that the spinning spiral helps them to go into hypnosis faster and deeper.
The CDs have been recorded in a studio and are crystal clear with no background noise, such as coughing, etc. There are more hypnosis sessions on the CDs than there are on the DVDs. Some are longer sessions and some are shorter sessions, for variety. You have the option to choose between a short or long session. Also, the four hypnosis sessions are all different, in order to meet the needs of different types of people.
Are CDs or DVDs more effective? The choice is a personal choice. You should choose whichever format you are most likely to use more frequently. Think about where you would be using the recordings and what machine you have available.
Whichever set you decide to use, I recommend that you play them all through once, then pick your favorite hypnosis session and play it once a day, preferably just before sleep, for about 15 days. Then you can taper off and only use the recordings if you feel you need them.
What if you slip and go back to smoking? This is unlikely if you follow the instructions on the recordings. The instructions are so simple that a child could follow them. However, if you do go back to smoking, all you have to do is start playing the recordings again. Please feel free to contact us if you need support or have any questions.
Are you smoking or overweight and saying to yourself, “I will wait for a live seminar, rather than use recordings”. Many people falsely believe that a live seminar is more effective than recordings. In fact, hypnosis recordings are highly effective to permanently overcome a challenge that you may have.
We visit some cities several times a year, and others perhaps only once every several years. My advice is to order hypnosis recordings right now, get rid of your problem as soon as possible and enjoy a brand new life. Hypnosis works instantly for many people. However, for permanent changes, some people need to reinforce the hypnosis by playing a hypnosis session several times.
If someone has excessive stress in their life, even more playing of the recordings may be required. In short, stop procrastinating and do something now. Turn your wishbone into backbone. Someone once said, “If you wait until all the lights are green you will never go anywhere”. A man in Cold Lake, Alberta once told me: “I quit drinking 15 years ago, but my two drinking buddies never joined me. They kept drinking, and now they are both dead.”
In the 50 plus years that I have helped people to stop smoking, the most common reasons someone goes back to the habit have always been stress, alcohol or cockiness. Stress: Mainly someone left me; someone died in the family or financial stresses. Others come to mind, but those are the main 3 stressors. If someone leaves you, why would you want to be with someone who does not want to be with you? With alcohol, someone is intoxicated and they start smoking without really realizing that they will be hooked again on the habit. “My friends and I were on a holiday, drinking at the bar. They started smoking and I picked one up too.” With cockiness, the story usually goes like this: “I felt I was free from smoking, so I thought I would just have one, you know, just to see what it tastes like.” In each case, the person says, “Why did I ever take that one smoke?” For most, all it takes is one to get hooked again. You either stop 100% or keep smoking.
Financial stress: Often people have financial stress because they smoke, and that is why they are broke. The average one pack a day smoker spends about $4000 a year on tobacco, money that he has earned and already paid tax on. Many are suffering financial stress because they spend money foolishly. I’ve had people tell me that when they were young, they amassed large debts this way, and cannot today qualify for a bank loan. Sam Walton, who started Wal-Mart used to drive a rusty half ton truck. Liberace said it is not how much you earn, but how much you save. My Polish grandfather said: “This dollar does not care which pocket it is in.” My Italian grandfather said: “Easy to buy, hard to sell.”
Most people who “keep up with the Jones”, constantly buying the latest gimmicks that the merchandisers push on us will forever have financial stress. Years ago, I heard about a company paying many of the employees over $80,000 a year. Everyone always complained they were broke. Yet, their evenings were spent in the bar buying expensive drinks.
Half the world makes about $2.00 a day. We were born with a lucky ticket in this country. We should focus more upon what we have, than what we do not have. We should focus more on what we can do to overcome challenges, not upon what we cannot do.
My seminar helps people to overcome stress, excessive use of alcohol, cockiness and much more. Many say I had a lifestyle change. I have heard people tell me that they stopped using cocaine, stopped biting nails, slept better, have more energy, lost weight, started a new business, love themselves more and love life more, and on and on. They tell me that they suggest positive instructions/directions/commands to their own subconscious mind, while their attention is powerfully focused upon my voice, during hypnosis. In hypnosis, your body may feel asleep, but your mind is super aware, super conscious.
Common Tension Symptoms and Reactions
- Tight Feelings
- Shaking, Trembling
- High Blood Pressure
- Excessive Smoking
- Menstrual, Bladder, Bowel, & Sexual Disorders.
Hypnosis is a tremendous tool to break the circle of stress and tension. 70% to 90% of problems appearing in a doctor’s office are either caused by stress or made worse by stress. Stress activates toxic chemicals in the body. Stress is the number one reason why people go back to smoking. Animals subjected to extreme stress have a high probability of developing cancer. People often develop cancer 6-18 months after serious multiple stresses.
Hypnosis is such a powerful technique that Dr. Jack Gibson, a surgeon in Ireland, performed over 4000 major and minor surgeries with hypnosis alone, no anesthetic. I have even heard of two heart operations performed with hypnosis alone. Whatever you do, you will do it better with hypnosis.
I would like to tell you about two friends from Winnipeg I will always remember.
There was Jimmy, in his 50’s who used to always say jokingly before each smoke, “Well, another coffin nail!” This was several decades ago, I advised him to stop smoking, but he always laughed.
There was Romeo, in his 60’s, who worked at the main post office. I often invited him to come to my stop smoking seminar, at no charge. He never showed up.
A few years later, both died a horrible death caused by lung cancer from smoking. In my 60’s, I continue to present my stop smoking seminars to help people who wish to be helped. People often ask me when I am going to retire. Since the greatest happiness comes from helping others to be happier, I continue to present the seminars as long as I can. I truly enjoy my audiences. Most who attend are people who are very sincere.
If I were a smoker today, there is nothing on earth that would keep me from attending a good stop smoking program. I would travel thousands of miles if necessary. What is everything else in life if we do not have good health? I change thousands of lives in two and a half hours. That gives me a wonderful feeling of personal satisfaction.
One of the great misconceptions with the public is that they need to attend my live seminar to stop smoking. Actually, people do just as well in their own home when they listen to my hypnosis recordings.
If you want to change your life, you have to take the first step. As Joe Girard says, “If it is to be, it’s up to me.” So many people have said to me: “I wish I had attended your seminar years ago.”