Monday, February 28, 2011

Hypnotic Weight Loss: The Secret Ingredient to Permanent Weight Loss?

Hypnotic Weight Loss. What is it? Does it actually work? Is it the secret ingredient to lasting weight loss? 

Have you ever wondered which diet plan is best? Is it Weight Watchers? Is it Atkins or Jenny Craig or even the cabbage diet? What if it wasn’t about which diet is better? What if they were all good ... and they all worked ... but they were just missing one, small (yet super powerful) secret ingredient?

Using hypnotic weight loss has been proven to be extremely successful for lasting, permanent weight loss. And there’s a very profound reason why ... but it’s been kept a secret ... until now!

Here’s the big secret ...
You have to train your mind to ENJOY sticking to your plan. 
Many people struggle to lose weight, and even more struggle to keep the weight off permanently. Some find themselves jumping around from diet to diet, trying to find something that’s going to magically click and actually work for them when others failed.

But why did the others fail? 9 times out of 10 the weight loss programs aren’t what failed ... but rather it’s the participant that doesn’t to stick to the program that causes the failure.

Here’s the thing ... it doesn’t matter which plan you follow. Pick one. There certainly are a plethora of weight loss plans out there. Do your research and chose the one that makes the most sense to you. Then use hypnotic weight loss to take your weight loss program to the next level!

Whatever healthy plan you choose, it’s likely that you’re going to have to:

  • Eat fewer high-sugar or high-fat foods (reduce your chocolate cake allowance!) 
  • Reduce your overall caloric intake, based on the system you are following 
  • Drink more water, as opposed to sodas and beverages high in sugar 
  • Exercise consistently (whether adding daily walks, or beginning a weight training program) 
  • Monitor your progress in a systematic way 
  • Eat more green vegetables 
  • Plan your meals (and this includes breakfast!) 
  • Appreciate yourself and your progress 
Now imagine if there was a proven, well-researched method, approved by the American Medical Association, that would actually make you WANT to do these things?

Imagine these behaviors becoming second nature, not an effort. Would this help you to lose the weight and keep it off for good? You bet it would!

With hypnotic weight loss, you truly are training your mind to enjoy your new habits.
  • You’ll genuinely be attracted to healthy foods 
  • You’ll crave refreshing water 
  • You’ll be motivated to exercise 
  • You’ll want to plan your meals, and make sure you’re doing it correctly for your chosen weight loss plan 
  • You’ll love the new you! 
How is this possible? Well ... By simply listening to an audio each day, you can literally program your mind for weight loss success. You’ll still have to follow a weight loss plan, but by incorporating a simple 20 minute audio a day into your regime, you are literally increasing your chance of weight loss success by 146%! (See my blog post backing this number up!)

There are many different programs offering hypnotherapy weight loss, but I recommend Enjoying Weight Loss from Hypnosis Network. Why? Because this is the only hypnosis program to pass the National Health and Wellness Club’s strict product testing process. It’s produced by top-notch doctors. And it works!

Learn more about why doctors and dietitians recommend this hypnotic weight loss program for lasting weight loss success. You CAN lose the weight and keep it off for good! Use Hypnotherapy and Enjoy Your Weight Loss.


With Hypnobirthing, Nothing Works!

Marie (Mickey) Mongan, the founder of HypnoBirthing recently presented the following speech at the HypnoBirthing Conclave/Convention. It's worth sharing...
With HypnoBirthing NOTHING works!

We see it often - HypnoBirthing mothers accept that they have the ability to relax through the first phase of labor. But when it comes to talking about the baby’s descent and birthing, the question is, “What do I do then?” My answer is always the same - “NOTHING!! That’s what I want you to get out of this course. The understanding of doing “Nothing!!”

With HypnoBirthing NOTHING works. It’s Nature’s perfect design from the very onset.

Let’s look at a newborn baby girl - as she emerges, who teaches her to breathe? She does absolutely nothing to make it happen - but it happens.

If properly placed and encouraged, she crawls and bobbles her way to the breast for her first meal outside the womb. There is nothing that anyone gives her in the way of instruction - A natural GPS??

Within minutes of being born, she releases her anal sphincters, and out comes her first stool, or she pees. How does she do that without a chart of how to perform timely bodily functions?

Over time, as she grows and develops, with nothing to tell her how or when or how many times, she learns that she can sneeze to clear her nasal passages; she can signal that she is hungry or wants attention if it’s not readily there; she startles and becomes alert if she is frightened; and, if she feels secure, she can relax and fall asleep in loving arms. What did she do to learn to fall asleep? Nothing! Who taught her to awaken? How did she know she was hungry?

Fast forward to when she is a teenager. Her body changes with nothing but internal hormonal secretions to act as catalysts - she becomes a woman. The power of nothing is, and has been, alive in her human experience in so many ways, and she has mastered many functions with nothing but instinct to guide her.

Nothing has to teach her that she is experiencing her first love. She instinctively knows it and feels it. And when the time is right, there is nothing she has to study to learn how to express that love physically.

But enter the miracle of pregnancy, and all of a sudden, her previous trust, power, and confidence crumbles. She is now taught that her body is incapable of leading her through what should be a perfectly magical time. She must now be carefully taught how to nurture her pregnant body and her baby and ultimately how to give birth.

She is further taught that her trust and dependence is best placed outside of her own abilities and externally placed into the hands of others - strangers, trained and practiced experts, who know better than she. She needs them now to efficiently and conveniently manage her birth. They will teach and guide her along each step of the way. Instinct be damned!

She is now categorized onto charts - primagravida, and she’s put onto schedules, and regimens. She learns that she is inadequate and almost irrelevant to her own birthing experience.

For the woman who senses this as a disconnect, there are two options. She can go along with the prevailing model, or she can trust birthing, register for a HypnoBirthing class and learn to do nothing!!

We know that many of our moms hear a common question when they say they are preparing to birth their baby with HypnoBirthing. The question often is “Are you out of your mind.” In truth the response to that is “Yes.” To rely on her basic birthing instincts, a mother literally needs to be “out of her mind”. That’s where she turns her birthing over to her body and gets her mind and the regimens and techniques out of the way.

That’s exactly where we want our moms to be. When we teach them otherwise - how to do, and when to do, and how often to do - we confuse the inner consciousness, which controls instinct. Instinct no longer can function - we have stifled the natural function with the clutter of confused, panicked mind talk.

We strip it of the internal knowing, and then we turn to drugs as an external means of forcing the body to do what it used to know how to do. We know that drugs inhibit the bonding experience at birth, and mind talk also inhibits bodily function. Instead of achieving the objective, we confuse the body and it abdicates.

My question to all is: How dare we? How dare we presume to think that we can manipulate and redesign and introduce confusion into the experience with our own special outlines, instructions and techniques? How dare we mess with what is already perfectly created?

When we distribute charts and lists and lessons, filled with exercises and positions and advice,in effect,we are telling our parents that they need to do more and they need to do it this or that way at particular times. We need to bring about an awareness that what we teach in HypnoBirthing is not the cornerstone of HypnoBirthing, but rather suggestions to pass time.

Parents panic. They are afraid they will forget what we carefully instilled. They question are they doing it “right’? The only important thing is that they learn to do nothing - to just “allow” - to be the mammals that they are and return to their basic instincts.

Birthing has a rhythm and a flow, and every bit of “fixing” that we impose helps to disturb and shut down that very rhythm and flow. What they need to develop is a mastery to be “Out of their minds.” We need to stop humanizing birth. We have to put aside our own egos and our need to be a relevant factor in their birthing.

The time has come when we need to stop labeling these births as “exceptional” and “fantastic” and “out of this world.” They need to be seen as the norm and not out of the ordinary. When we no longer feel that we have to talk about how shocked and surprised the caregivers are, we will have begun to make progress. These will be the births that all mothers will expect when they are “out of their minds” and doing Nothing.

——Mickey Mongan, Director and Founder of the HypnoBirthing Institute

I recommend picking up the original book on HypnoBirthing to learn more.  You can order directly from Amazon ...


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hypnotic Weight Loss: What Is It And Why Is It So Incredibly Powerful?

Have you ever thought of using Hypnotism for Weight Loss?  That’s right.  You can actually use hypnotic weight loss to deeply target your subconscious mind, changing the way you see and think about yourself, and about the way you think about the food you're eating.
Imagine if: 
  • It was easy to eat more grains, fruits and vegetables.  
  • You didn’t have any more cravings for high-sugar and high-fat foods.  
  • You instinctively wanted to drink your 8-10 glasses of water each and every day.
  • You were motivated to do your daily exercise. 
We all know that you need to do these things in order to lose weight, but for many it’s a challenge to get (and stay!) motivated to do them.  Imagine if all of these things just happened ... easily and naturally.  What would your weight loss be like if you didn’t have to force yourself to stay away from the chocolate cake?  What if you really craved celery and carrot sticks instead?  What if you didn’t have to convince yourself to go for that walk?  What if you genuinely wanted to do it?
This is where hypnotic weight loss comes in to play.    
What Is Hypnotic Weight Loss?
Hypnotic weight loss uses the power of hypnosis to re-program the subconscious mind.  It programs the mind to want to do all the things that we consciously know we should do to lose weight ... eat healthy, exercise, drink water, etc.  And it eliminates all the negative programming that we currently have - for example - many people snack when they’re stressed or bored.
Hypnosis is a powerful tool for weight loss as it helps you:
1.  Build new healthy habits.  It truly makes weight loss easy and natural
2.  Overcome unconscious obstacles which prevent you from losing weight and from keeping weight off after a successful diet.
Erase the negative programming that is keeping you from losing weight, and replace it with positive programming that will bring you closer to your goals.  Using hypnotism for weight loss is simple, and it produces lasting weight loss results.
Why Is Using Hypnotherapy For Weight Loss So Powerful?
Hypnosis is the perfect tool for re-educating your unconscious mind - the part that creates cravings and impulses - to give you back real choice in what you eat. 
You know that a real and permanent change in your weight only comes with a change in lifestyle, not through fad diets that you can't possibly keep up over the long term. Using hypnosis for weight loss can help you make those changes, and far more quickly and easily than you ever imagined possible.
Taking a psychological approach with hypnosis deals with the hidden patterns behind poor eating and over-eating at the same level as they occur - deep in your unconscious mind. That's why it's so incredible powerful.
But don’t take my word for it ...
Clinical studies showing how hypnosis helps with weight loss are irrefutable:
  • In a 9-week study of two weight management groups (one using hypnosis and one not using hypnosis), the hypnosis group continued to get results in the two-year follow-up, while the non-hypnosis group showed no further results (Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1985).
  • In a study of 60 women separated into hypnosis versus non-hypnosis groups, the groups using hypnosis lost an average of 17 pounds, while the non-hypnosis group lost an average of only .5 pounds (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1986).
  • In a meta-analysis, comparing the results of adding hypnosis to weight loss treatment across multiple studies showed that adding hypnosis increased weight loss by an average of 97% during treatment, and even more importantly increased the effectiveness POST TREATMENT by over 146%. This shows that hypnosis works even better over time (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1996).
The bottom line here is that when hypnosis sessions are added to various weight loss programs, the results are always better — more than 146% better over the long term!
Stick to your weight loss program, and enjoy your new habits!  Click to learn more about  how you can use Hypnotic Weight Loss.


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Moms Wear Many 'Hats'!

Let’s face it - To be a mom you need to multi-task.  There are so many things we need to accomplish in a day.  Being a mom is a very busy job.
Moms wear many ‘hats’. We wear the ‘mom-hat’ where we’re always there for our kids ... wiping runny noses, packing lunches, and driving car pool to school and activities.  
We wear the ‘wife-hat’ where we’re there for our husbands, supporting them when they need us ... and ensuring that his favorite dinner is on the table.  
We wear the ‘house-keeper-hat’ taking care of the laundry, making the beds, and doing the grocery shopping.  
And we wear our ‘working-hat’ and head off to work, whether that be working from home, or out of the house ... bringing in extra money to help keep the family moving forward.
Yes - the life of a mom is a busy one!!  Sometimes I wish there were more hours a day!  Do you feel that way sometimes too?
But what if there was a way to help you multi-task ... and to help increase your productivity?
I tell you ... I’m so excited because I found an amazing program that helps me to get my chores done quicker.  It’s not just a new technique that teaches me how to get more accomplished ... but rather it’s a program that helps me actually enjoy everything that I have to do.  This in turn has helped me get tons more done!    
It’s called Productivity Engineering and I highly recommend this program for any mom that sometimes feels a little stressed about all the different ‘hats’ she has to wear.
I’m really excited about using this program because:
  • It’s given me oodles more energy!
  • I’ve been able to get more things done in the time that I have
  • It’s given me more time for ME!
  • I’m actually enjoying all my chores more!
  • I feel so much more relaxed and stress-free!
If you want to get more done and just feel better about what you need to accomplish in a day, I suggest you check out Productivity Engineering.


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Hypnobirthing: The 7 Key Benefits To Using Hypnosis For Natural Childbirth

For moms who are looking to enjoy their labour, and have a relaxed, natural, pain-free childbirth, Hypnobirthing is becoming a popular natural birth alternative.

Yes ... Pain-free natural childbirth is possible. Hypnobirthing prepares moms for a beautiful, calm and relaxed birth.

But what exactly is Hypnobirthing?
Hypnobirthing is a method used by moms-to-be to prepare themselves for the upcoming birth of their baby. Through hypnosis sessions, ladies are able to eliminate all the fear and expectations of pain commonly associated with giving birth, and prepare themselves to be comfortable, deeply relaxed and excited as their baby enters the world.

What are the benefits to having a Hypnobirth?
The key principal to Hypnobirthing is that it programs moms to be calm and relaxed. When mom is relaxed, her muscles are relaxed. This allows baby to flow much quicker and easier through the birth canal. This offers many benefits, such as:

  • Considerably shorter labour and birthing times. 
  • Significantly fewer surgical births
  • Higher number of comfortable, natural births with no technical assistance
  • Highly energized moms in good spirits following births that are calm and gentle
Benefit for Dad / partner:
  • Hypnobirthing engages dad (or partner) too! They become a central part of the birthing process, helping mom to stay calm and focused. 

Benefits for baby:Many benefits have also been found for babies born using Hypnobirthing. Because they are birthed much more gently and calmly, hypnobirthed babies tend to:
  • Be calmer as they experience less trauma
  • Feed & sleep better
  • Usually even have higher Agpar scores.
How to have a Hypnobirth:
Preparing for a hypnobirth can be done either in a class setting, one-on-one with a certified hypnotherapist, or even with a home study course. Home study courses are great as they allow moms (and dad / partner) to prepare for the birth at their own pace, right from the comfort of their own home. Also ... these courses are extremely affordable and very effective.

I recommend Hypnobabies Home Study Course for Expectant Mothers Plus 2 Bonus Cds.

And just imagine ... if you can use hypnosis to have a wonderful, pain-free natural childbirth, what else can you do?  You have incredible power within you.  You can use the power of your own mind to make incredible transformations from within.  

Visit The Mommy MindSpa to learn more about many other amazing things you can do with self-hypnosis audios and the power of your own mind.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Hypnobirthing: Dispelling The Greatest Myth About Childbirth And Labour

What thoughts and feelings come to mind when you hear the words labour and childbirth? If you’re like most ladies (who haven’t yet heard of Hypnobirthing) you’ll probably start to feel fear, and get quite nervous and uncomfortable.

Ask any expectant mother about the upcoming birth of her child, and watch as most will begin to squirm. Their pulse will start to race, anxiety will creep in, and they’ll get nervous with fear. Fear of the pain she believes she’s going to experience during childbirth.

Then, when she goes into labour, she’s gotten herself so worked up and worried about the pain, that that’s what she gets ... a long, tense, and painful labour followed by an exhausting delivery. Or perhaps she got herself so worried about the imminent pain that she opted for the drugs that are negatively affecting both mom and baby.

In either scenario, it is actually the FEAR of pain that is causing the difficulty.

The greatest myth about childbirth is that it does NOT need to be accompanied by pain. Thanks to hypnobirthing, it is possible to have a natural childbirth that is easy, fast, and pain-free.

The female body is designed to conceive, nurture, and deliver babies. Since the beginning of time that’s what women have been expected to do - to procreate. Our bodies are designed to do it. Simply eliminate the fear and pain, and allow the body to function as it’s meant to.

However, for many women, that’s easier said than done. The negative and frightening thoughts about labour are deeply engraved in the brain.

That’s where a hypnobirth comes into play. Hypnobirthing allows moms to reprogram their minds and release the fear. They can erase all the negative talk that we’ve all heard about labour, and train their minds (and their muscles) to relax ... to be open and excited for the birth of their baby.

How Does Hypnobirthing Work? 
By simply closing her eyes, relaxing, and listening to a self-hypnosis audio each day in the weeks leading up to the big day, ladies can choose to take control of their bodies, their minds, and their muscles. These audios will help them to deeply relax, and visualize each contraction as something positive ... each contraction is bringing her closer to her baby.

This is positive programming that’s going straight to the subconscious mind. Having a natural childbirth IS possible. Giving birth naturally can be fast, easy, and pain free!

Imagine this ... 
Imagine going into labour not expecting pain. Instead, imagine going into labour with a positive feeling of excitement knowing that each contraction is bringing you closer to your baby. Imagine feeling relaxed all through labour. Do you think the natural childbirth experience would be easier?

Here’s the deal - when mom is relaxed in the mind, her muscles are relaxed. This enables baby to move much easier through the birth canal and make his (or her) grand appearance. When relaxed, natural childbirth is calm, serene and pain-free.

Yes - there is discomfort. There are contractions. Muscles are pushing baby out. But labour does NOT have to be painful. Through hypnobirthing we can reprogram our minds to see natural childbirth and labour as the positive and wonderful experience that nature intended it to be.

Options For Having a Hypnobirth: 
There are many options to learn more, and to have a hypnobirth:

1. Hypnobirthing courses are offered in many locations around the world. These courses are great as they train in a group setting about releasing the fear.

2. Personal one-on-one sessions with a qualified hypnotherapist are also an excellent option.

3. There are also many books on the subject of hypnobirthing.
I recommend: Hypnobirthing: The Mongan Method: A Natural Approach to a Safe, Easier, More Comfortable Birthing [With CD].
4. Another option that is gaining popularity is a hypnobirthing home study course. There are a few programs on the market that offer self-hypnosis audios. Simply listen to these audios in the weeks leading up to the labour. You’ll be able to erase the fear, and go into the birth relaxed and filled with confidence and excitement.

I recommend the Hypnobabies Home Study Course for Expectant Mothers. It’s a fabulous, very detailed course, that thousands of ladies have had amazing success with! Click the link to learn more: Hypnobabies Home Study Course for Expectant Mothers Plus 2 Bonus Cds.

Many ladies are giving birth naturally, easily, and with absolutely no pain! I recommend looking into Hypnobirthing to see if a natural childbirth is possible for you too!

And just imagine ... if you can use hypnosis to have a wonderful, pain-free natural childbirth, what else can you do?  You have incredible power within you.  You can use the power of your own mind to make incredible transformations from within.  

Visit The Mommy MindSpa to learn more about many other amazing things you can do with self-hypnosis audios and the power of your own mind.


Hypnobirthing: The Secret To Having An Easy, Pain-Free, Natural Childbirth!

We’ve all heard the horror stories .. stories of the 24-hour labour followed by many more tiring hours of endless pushing. That’s enough to get ladies to stop making babies all together! But these ladies did not use hypnobirthing. They have not yet heard the secret. Well ... it’s time the world knew ...

Hypnobirthing is THE secret to having an easy, pain-free, natural childbirth.
What is Hypnobirthing?
Basically, hypnobirthing is hypnosis, or self-hypnosis, that is used to help with giving birth naturally, without pain and without medication.

Sessions are done in the weeks leading up to the natural birth. During the sessions, the mind is programmed to think of labour as positive ... a beautiful experience that will bring mom closer to her baby ... and that it can be comfortable, easy and relaxed.

These sessions can be done either one-on-one or in a group class setting with a qualified hypnotherapist, OR they can be done completely independently from the comfort of home by using a Hypnobirthing Home Study Course.

The problem with society these days ...
We're being told and programmed that childbirth is difficult. Through the media, and all the other women in our lives who have ‘already been through it’, we’re being told how painful labour is. We’re being told to fear it. We’re being told to expect pain during childbirth, and so we do.
We feel pain and fear during childbirth 
simply because we expect to!
Going into labour filled with fear creates tension. This in turn creates pain ... which creates more fear and anxiety. And the cycle continues.

It is in fact this fear and tension that causes the 24 hour labours, filled with terrible pain, and hours of exhausting pushing.

Break the cycle!

Use hypnobirthing to help positively program your mind to be deeply relaxed, enjoy labour and have a natural childbirth.

Giving birth naturally is possible!  Labour can be easy, relaxed and pain-free. Many ladies have already done it! Having a Hypnobirth just might work for you too!

Here's the best way I know to prepare for a Hypnobirth:

It's called The Hypnobabies Home Study Course For Expectant Mothers.

Product Description: The GOLD Standard in Childbirth Hypnosis - Hypnobabies: Eyes Open Childbirth Hypnosis. Our Hypnobabies Home Study Course for Expectant Mothers is an *advanced* Childbirth Hypnosis course, and is for women who want to ENJOY their baby's natural birth by using hypnosis to eliminate pain and fear.

You CAN enjoy your baby's birth without pain and fear ... and with complete relaxation!

Click the link to grab YOUR copy of The Hypnobabies Home Study Course For Expectant Mothers Today!