My hypnosis to quit smoking program consists of three one hour sessions over a two to four week period. The program has two main criteria. The first being to obviously have you stop smoking, and the second being to prevent the re-occurrence of the habit at a point in the future.It should be noted that the majority of smokers will stop smoking after the first session. This should be the aim. Some prefer to cut down over the course of the three sessions and this can work well too, however, in my experience clients are more likely to quit smoking successfully if they aim to stop after the first session and not gradually over the three. This allows us to purely use the second and third sessions to reinforce your resolve and benefits to remain a non smoker.
What happens in the first session?
calc(Based on a pack a day average) This could be you this year. Book online today by clicking the green button below.In the first session we’ll discuss and look at some of the personal factors that contribute to your smoking habit. Many people smoke for different reasons and understanding the basis for one’s own habit is generally critical in being able to successfully un-train that habit. This understanding is used to tailor and design a specific hypnotherapy program to suit the individual’s motivation and lifestyle. The two main pointers of this discussion will include both your desire and alternatives.
Important Factors to Consider – Your Desire & Alternatives
The most successful reasons that clients give for quitting smoking is that of the benefits of being healthy that arise when it happens on a permanent basis. Unless these benefits aren’t the central reasons as to why you’re opting to quit, I probably won’t see you. I know what’s like to be a former smoker, life is much better on the other side. Life is much better smelling fresh and clean, breathing calmly, feeling reduced anxiety, not suffering from tension headaches, feeling energetic, more attractive and more powerful in your day to day life.Some clients have said to me in the past that the reason why they’re wanting to stop is because their partner is making them. This isn’t a good enough reason. You need to be the one making the decision, not your partner nor anyone else. It also needs to be more than simply saving money.Finding Alternatives – Unless we exchange the smoking addiction for some other healthier activity long term the rate of re-occurrence will normally be higher. How about completely changing your health in thirty days? Quitting smoking and making the commitment to take a brisk twenty minute walk every day as a method to reduce stress will help take you from one end of the health spectrum to the other, whilst also providing a useful and far more beneficial way of substituting the former habit.
Why should I see Michael?
I am a former smoker himself and I have the associated understanding that comes with this. I know what it’s like to be stuck in the rut of smoking, and of having that hopeless feeling that comes with an inability to stop doing it. I have been helping people quit smoking for more than 5 years. I am trained by Victoria’s only government recognised hypnotherapy training institute (The Academy of Hypnotic Science). I also do not believe in charging $699 a session. Most smokers can’t afford $699 especially if more than one session is required.
What are the session costs?
A single quit smoking consultation is $299. The program package, which is recommended, is $699 and can only be purchased at the end of the first session.Schedule time with me.
Hypnosis for Alcohol Moderation
Moderating your Alcohol Intake through Michael’s Hypnosis Program
The reduce alcohol hypnosis program is designed for people that wish to regain control over alcohol. The program is not designed for alcoholics. It is designed for clients that have fallen into a learned pattern of drinking alcohol to excess.
So What Exactly are the Benefits of Being In Control Over Alcohol?
You wake up fresh with far more energy and bounce.
Weight loss occurs naturally as you consume far less calories.
Free of the standard guilt and the continual pattern of remorse that occurs the day after a typical night of drinking.
You have more money naturally. Alcohol is an expensive habit and you are far less likely to make dumb purchasing decisions in a sober state.
Sleep improves as your body doesn’t go into a stressed state after drinking. And you are more hydrated!
In this first session we establish your goals with respect to the amount of alcohol you wish to continue to drink. Some of the questions we’ll consider include:
Whether it is something you simply only wish to do on weekends, or whether you wish to cap it on weekdays to a one or two standard drinks.
Whether you been forced to make this change by someone else or are you truly motivated by your own desire to moderate.
What you have to look forward to by making this change.
A brief discussion on hypnosis will be given and any questions about the process will be answered. In the second half of the session hypnosis will be conducted, hoping to streamline and help bring about the wanted habit change as discussed in the earlier part of the session.
Second & Third Sessions
The second session should be a week from the first. In this session a discussion regarding the week’s outcome will occur. The second round of hypnosis will reinforce the changes made to date and help bring about any further desired changes. The third session should be one to two weeks from the second further reenforcing and supporting the change.
Payment is due at the end of each consultation unless a package is purchased at the end of the first consultation.
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Hypnosis for Weight Loss
If you are struggling to lose weight, there are four main ways hypnosis can help:
Hypnosis has the ability to help you increase your will power around food choices. It can reinforce your desire to eat healthy and to have a stronger decision making ability to block bad calorie choices like eating ice cream and chocolate.
It can increase your abilities to feel fuller much easier and to re-connect with your body’s natural response to eating.
It can help you restrict your calorie intake.
It can increase your motivation to exercise.
Many of the inner blocks one faces in moving towards the goal of losing weight can be neutralized or changed via hypnosis.
I am a proponent of the 5 2 diet which encourages eating as you would normally for 5 days. And on the two other days of the week (non-consecutive) you consume 500 calories (600 calories for men). Once the desired results are obtained ie. you’re at your desired weight, you simply fast one day a week to maintain. I encourage you to watch the following documentary on the subject and to perhaps read some more about intermittent fasting.
“Eat, Fast, Live Longer” – Vimeo Documentary
“Intermittent fasting: The good things it did to my body” – BBC Article
“Michael Mosley’s five biggest health myths” – SMH Article.
The following are case studies from before I subscribed to the 5 2 way.
Case Study A (name, location changed)
Mary, a 41 year old woman from Balwyn came to see me for weight issues. She felt compelled during her lunch break to opt for oily, fried food. She wanted to be more conscious of what she ate and to choose more easily and effortlessly a lower calorie, healthier option for lunch – e.g. to eat sushi, lean chicken sandwiches. In the first session we addressed this behaviour. Upon returning for the second appointment a week later she reported feeling an ease and a satisfaction in making a lunchtime healthy eating choice.
In the subsequent sessions we reinforced this change as well as other related changes that helped her reduce her overall consumption of calories facilitating weight loss. We also worked on motivation concerning exercise, to remove the blocks holding her back from going for a 30 minute walk every day. Mary has lost more than 14 kilos and is more than happy with the permanent lifestyle changes she has made to date.
Case Study B (name, location changed)
Jillian, a 26 year old from Essendon came to see me for a chocolate habit. On many nights she would buy blocks of chocolate and would often eat a whole block after work in the evening. She wanted to stop this behaviour as she found it impacted not only her weight, but her overall mental and physical health in a dramatic way. We addressed this behaviour in the three sessions and worked on a healthier substitute. She reported weeks later that her desire to eat chocolate had dramatically reduced and that she wasn’t compelled to eat it any more. She lost a significant amount of weight not only because of this change, but also because she had more energy in the evenings to exercise and to burn those extra calories (yoga, gym).
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What is Pornography Addiction?
A pornography addiction is condition where a typical man has an inability to control the urge to view pornography. With the rise of the Internet in the past 10 years and the ease in which pornograhpy can be accessed, there has been an increased rise in the number of men who have sought treatment with me for the condition. The fact that the internet can be accessed from our beds hasn’t helped in the form of laptops and smartphones.
Symptoms of a Porn Addiction:
The inability to control the urge to view porn.
The inability to stop the purchase of porn.
The deteriorating state of their relationship due to the consuming nature of the compulsive habit.
Development of a social phobia or a restricted social state due the addiction.
Excess spending of money on the addiction.
Neglecting personal and professional responsibilities by “wasting time” on the addiction.
Feeling emotionally and physically exhausted.
Who comes to see me for help with this?
Straight and Gay Men from all ages come see me for this condition. From professional business people to students, to retired men. It affects all walks of men (and some women too!) because of the nature of the world today with the ease in which it can be accessed from our phones.
Hypnosis as a form of treatment for a porn addiction:
Very little research between hypnosis as form of treatment for a compulsive porn habit exists.
My Porn Addiction Hypnotherapy Program
My program consists of three to five sessions. Three sessions are normally recommended . Some see satisfactory improvement after one session but three or more are recommended.
Case Study: Stephen (name changed for privacy reasons):
In 2011, “Stephen” came to see me because he was ‘wasting too much of his life on porn’. He didn’t have energy to do the real, authentic things he wanted to do in life like achieve exercise and professional goals because he felt he was constantly exhausted. Over the course of the short number of sessions he felt he was able to ‘reset’. He has since come back to address other issues.
It is recommended a three session package is purchased ($699) but you may opt for a singular session as a trial ($299). As with all my appointments, they can be booked online on my system below.
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