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  • Mental Spring Cleaning

    Posted April 29, 2011 By in Weekend Thought Provokers With | No Comments

    We’ve all got a little junk in our heads that we could clean out but it will only do us any good if we replace it with something positive. Remember the old garden analogy, if you pull the weeds you had better replace them with something else; flowers, ground cover or weed blocker because if you don’t they’ll just come right back.

    David Wilcox is one of my favorite signer / songwriters. I was lucky enough to meet him at one of the concerts he put on in Salt Lake and he very graciously signed the first guitar I ever bought. I hope you enjoy his music as much as I have. Some of his other great songs are “Eye of the hurricane”, “Salt & pepper in the same shaker” and “Leave it like it is” just to name a few.

  • Are you done smoking?

    Posted April 26, 2011 By in Hypnotherapy With | No Comments

    That’s it, I’ve had it. I’m done! Enough of spending  a couple thousand dollars a year to slowly destroy my lungs. Enough being scorned by society and shoved further and further away from everyone else. It’s time to quit… and this time I’m serious.

    Sound familiar? Maybe it’s something similar to a statement you’ve made around the start of the year a few times or while standing out side in the cold of winter while everyone else was warm inside. If this isn’t your first time looking into ways of quitting this controlling habit than don’t worry, you are far from alone.

    It’s estimated that out of the 17 million Americans who try to quit smoking each year that less than 10% remain free of the Nicotine gorilla; that works out to be about 1.3 million out of 17 (Health Effects of Smoking). Those are far from encouraging results. You would think with all the gums, patches, prescriptions and even an inhaler that the success rate would be much higher. However, despite the multiple aids and an obvious desire to quit the smoking cessation rate in the US varied very little from 1998 to 2008 according to Wiki. Are you ready for the good news?

    I know that so far this post hasn’t offered much in the way of inspiration or hope in quitting but don’t give up yet, we’re just about to get to the good stuff. You’ll notice that in the tools I mentioned above I neglected to include Hypnotherapy. So what kind of success rate does Hypnotherapy see? Are you sitting down?

    Hypnotherapy clients average a 80% – 90% success rate

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  • How an Attitude can change the world

    Posted April 1, 2011 By in Weekend Thought Provokers With | No Comments

    Nick Vujicic has a much harder life than any of us can even really relate to yet he carries with him one of the most positive and grateful attitudes I’ve ever seen. Watch this short clip and then lets talk about just what an attitude can really do to change the world.

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  • Secrets of the Master List Part I – What is the Master List?

    Posted March 31, 2011 By in Life Coaching With | No Comments

    The dreaded To Do list. We’ve all had them and at one point or another, we’ve all cursed them.

    Of the people that have given an honest effort to using the To Do list its been my experience that it is a pretty even split between the ones that love it and use it every day and the ones who walked away years ago and have never looked back. Personally, I think the one’s who say they’ve never looked back are just bluffing. If I were a betting man (and Utah were a betting state) I would lay money that they do in fact keep a To Do list; they just do it mentally.

    There is a smaller group of the To Do list lovers that take this ritual even a step further and employ a technique thought of close to a century ago. This simple technique made one particular man, Ivy Lee, a load of money and has since undoubtedly done the same for countless numbers of it’s followers. What is this technique? The 6 things list.

  • The History of Hypnotherapy

    Posted March 23, 2011 By in Hypnotherapy With | No Comments

    Hypnotherapy may seem like a newly budding field but as my instructor George J. Kappas M.A., M.F.T. says it’s one of the oldest careers known to man. Hypnotherapy, under the guise of many different names and modalities has been in use since the Egyptian dynasties.

    The Modern Story of Hypnosis

    As I mentioned before hypnosis and hypnotherapy have been around and intricately connected to the evolution of Humanity since the earliest of times but where does the modern history of the word Hypnosis come from?

    The modern story of hypnosis starts with a German physician named Franz Anton Mesmer back in the late 1700’s. Mesmer believed that there was a type of ethereal energy that he called Animal Magnetism that passed between all living and non-living objects in the world. Mesmer believed he had a unique power to control and direct this Animal Magnetism along with other types of spiritual energies and he called this talent Mesmerism. The theory of Animal Magnetism took no small amount of ridicule and attack from the enlightened sciences of the day until another medical doctor took an interest and decided to explore Mesmer’s claims further. Read More »

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