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Can anyone recommend a good hypnotherapist...

Postby JJ » 21st Feb, '11, 12:19

... and/or acupuncture place?

I heard about the Hypnae Centre in Camden? Can or cannot?

Thx.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good hypnotherapist...

Postby Spike » 21st Feb, '11, 14:00

There's no connection between acupuncture and hypnotherapy. They are two totally different things. I'm a certified hypnotist but don't generally practise hypnotherapy for a living. What are you trying to treat?
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Postby JJ » 21st Feb, '11, 15:01

Yes, aware that they are two different things. I am looking at different (non-medicated, if there is such a term but you get my meaning) ways to deal with one thing - smoking. I gave up smoking a month ago, cold turkey. It was meant to be temporary detox thing but kinda thinking I want to continue it.
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Postby BoD » 21st Feb, '11, 15:04

A hypnopuncturist sticks pins on your bike tyres while you are asleep
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Postby Lili Von Shtupp » 21st Feb, '11, 15:15

JJ, first of all, congratulations on making it one month. I also quit smoking (January 28th, about 3 + weeks ago). I just couldn't take it anymore.

I quit cold turkey, and I found the Allen Carr book, Easy Way for Women to Stop Smoking, really helped get my head around it.
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Postby JJ » 21st Feb, '11, 15:32

Yer, thanks, you just reminded me about Alan Carr. And congrats to you too!

Personally, not quite sure about this whole thing because a)I don't smoke that often ie. once-ish a week, but normally combined with some vino so end up binge-smoking of an evening :D :D b)I REALLY ENJOY smoking that once or twice a week thing and c) I was only meant to give it up for a week or so :-) but hey ho...I am very surprised I havent caved in, but here I find myself a month on and it does seem quite silly to go back to it.

Generally its been quite easy but then again I havent been going out and socialising much and cravings only surface at weekends ... my thing at the moment is the hypnopuncture (ahh if only) which I am hoping (probably naively) will help, albeit in different ways.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good hypnotherapist...

Postby Lili Von Shtupp » 21st Feb, '11, 16:32

If that's the case, then I really think you'd benefit from the Allen Carr book. He believes that the occasional smokers are the ones with the worst addiction problems, partly because they're the ones with the most denial that they even have an addiction.

I used to be the party smoker. I found myself really looking forward to it (Porum smokers can testify! I was the worst grub!). Then I found myself stealing a ciggie here and there late at night after the kid had gone to bed. Then I'd start to really look forward to that end of the night smoke, which over time turned into an all-out late night tobaccy-fest. After a few smoking lunch dates with friends, found myself making excuses to duck out for smoke breaks during stressful work days. Over the course of 3 years I went from party smoker to completely-in-denial-half-pack-a-day girl, and it would have been more if I let it go on.

I had to finally admit that I'm a total addict, plain and simple. And my reasons for quitting were far, far more than the enjoyment I got out of it - which is an illusion anyway, according to Carr. His viewpoint is actually really mind-bending, turning the whole issue on its head. He doesn't talk about black lungs and corroded arteries. He talks about addiction and how it enslaves you and you're so lulled by the velvet handcuffs that you defend your right to be an addict slave until you're in an iron lung. He had me at hello.

Personally, I grew to loathe every time I bought a pack of smokes, the thought that I was giving my money to Big Tobacco vultures who prey on children in third world countries, and would happily take a substantial chunk of income from the most marginalized poor of the world to increase their profit margins. And I was helping to pay their McMortgages. Mother f%^&*s

Anyhow, the idea that an occasional smoke is harmless - he'll clear that up for you. It's a good read.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good hypnotherapist...

Postby Sardonicus » 21st Feb, '11, 19:55

Do you mind saying what you do do with your hypnotist background?

Spike wrote:There's no connection between acupuncture and hypnotherapy. They are two totally different things. I'm a certified hypnotist but don't generally practise hypnotherapy for a living. What are you trying to treat?
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good hypnotherapist...

Postby Kooky » 21st Feb, '11, 19:59

Ensures he enjoys Valentine's Day Night ;)
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good hypnotherapist...

Postby Spike » 24th Feb, '11, 11:27

Kooky wrote:Ensures he enjoys Valentine's Day Night ;)


Now that would just be unethical :shock:

I trained in hypnosis after being fascinated by the power of NLP mind bending techniques. I don't usually use full trance hypnosis with my corporate coaching clients but it just adds to my NLP skills. Sometimes I use a combination of NLP techniques and light hypnosis with clients who want help with behaviours that are getting in the way of their leadership potential. I know there are many people who dismiss this sort of approach as mumbo jumbo, and I was the same until I trained in it and saw my clients (usually very logical brained and intelligent people) change because of it.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good hypnotherapist...

Postby canuck » 24th Feb, '11, 14:59

JJ: I quit ages ago, cold turkey after reading the Alan Carr thingy, I read it, thought he was a toss pot, but had some good points.
Smoked for another month, then just quit..

Ultimately I quit because I just knew I would feel better for it.. and if I were not a smoker then, would I start? nah, so what are you missing? not much really...

the key is to remember that by quitting smoking you are not giving up something good, but rather freeing yourself from the smoke monkey on your back....
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good hypnotherapist...

Postby Sardonicus » 24th Feb, '11, 21:27

Ok now this is interesting. Someone who actually practices NLP.

I read the Bandler & Grinder book years ago, got the CD, read other books including a newer one by Bandler. Sound all good but NLP is not a reading thing, it's a put-in-action thing.

I even attended the free Mind Transformation thingy out in Jurong but came away unconvinced. Would rather do it somewhere else or with someone else if I ever do do it.

But am still open to NLP. I don't dismiss it, but feel this old dawg can't learn that new trick....

I'd actually like to try both NLP and Hypnosis, but for different things.

Spike wrote:I trained in hypnosis after being fascinated by the power of NLP mind bending techniques. I don't usually use full trance hypnosis with my corporate coaching clients but it just adds to my NLP skills.

Sometimes I use a combination of NLP techniques and light hypnosis with clients who want help with behaviours that are getting in the way of their leadership potential.

I know there are many people who dismiss this sort of approach as mumbo jumbo, and I was the same until I trained in it and saw my clients (usually very logical brained and intelligent people) change because of it.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good hypnotherapist...

Postby Evolution88 » 5th Jul, '12, 17:47

I wonder if I could revive an old thread. I am interested in NLP (or hypnosis) for its application in everyday life. Is there currently a good place to learn this?

Thanks.
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