Thanks to Hollywood, many people think that curing amnesia takes nothing more than looking at a sentimental music box and that aliens frequently visit earth and are greeted with flowers. Another myth is that hypnotism means watching a goateed man waving an antique pocket-watch and getting in touch with your inner rooster. Break the myth, and your bad habits, and save 60% on hypnotherapy sessions for weight-loss or smoking cessation at Golden Mean Hypnotherapy.
If the thought of being hypnotised might bring to mind images of being forced to stand on one leg and bark like a dog, or spill all your deepest darkest secrets without control, Hollywood has done its job well. Hypnotherapy is actually nothing more than a state of consciousness in which you’re more responsive to suggestion. Even though Golden Mean is certified with the South African Institute of Hypnotism, trying to make you do something you don’t want to would be as impossible as trying to convince a three-year old that the broccoli he just ate actually tastes like candy-floss.
Contrary to popular belief, giving up on the nicotine-sticks isn’t always as easy as just deciding you don’t want to set them on fire and inhale the smoke anymore. It’s not the physical need for chemicals that can make quitting such a trial – the physical want can be kicked with a patch or something similar, it’s the psychological addiction that can be a bit like a rather cling ex who just doesn’t want to be let go. The hypnotherapy session can help you to break the habitual reasons for smoking and give you the kick-start you need to kick the habit.
Of course, it’s not just nicotine that can be addictive. Sometimes it’s just the slice of cake at an office party people can’t say no to. Unfortunately, if you’re looking to lose weight, you need to give those cravings the boot and kick impulsive eating to the curb. Weight-loss orientated hypnotherapy works by helping to reframe your relationship with food and analyse any deeper reasons you might have for the bad habits.
Hypnotic Fact: A hypnotherapist known only as Ceiling-Cat was famous for not using a watch to perform his hypnosis. Instead, he used a stuffed and mounted salmon, which he caught with his own teeth.