Once people’s conscious desire, which is, “I want to lose weight” is aligned with the ‘I must survive’ needs of the unconscious mind, the conflicting viewpoints recede and people tend to keep the weight off.
Among the things I do with stop smoking clients is spend time exploring past attempts at quitting and why they failed; I also identify the triggers that need to be avoided. Together we build a plan to break the link between cigarettes and the activities that go with them.
When the conscious mind says, “I want to stop”, but the subconscious says, “I need to smoke because, (choose what applies) smoking numbs me out, smoking gives me comfort, makes me feel powerful, etc. etc., we have a conflict.
by combining acupuncture (50% success rate as defined by NIH and WHO) and hypnotherapy, there’s a 65% chance you’ll quit smoking.
“Well, Dr. Bernstein, a lot of people don’t believe in hypnosis. I…I’m not saying I do or I don’t, but that’s the policy at….” (They shall remain nameless)
“A point of information: Hypnosis helps people quit smoking, lose weight, manage pain and stress. In other words, those very things that the company you’re representing wants their employees to address. And let’s not even talk about boosting self-confidence and managing insomnia.”