Let’s face it; there’s a pop culture addict in all of us. A lot of our so-called 'knowledge' comes from movies, TV, and the entertainment industry in general. Because of this, we sometimes get exaggerated, sensationalized and straight-up wrong ideas of the way things work. Hypnosis is one of those things.

When most people think of hypnosis, they think of a bunch of morons being tricked into clucking like chickens on stage at a carnival. Actually, there’s a lot more to it than that. We have been misled, ladies and gentlemen. Hypnosis is a very effective technique you can use to change your life in all sorts of positive ways. Check out this article to learn a little bit about how it works, along with a few ways you can use it to achieve those new year’s resolutions…for good this time;)

1) While Under Hypnosis, You Are Always Awake and In Control

We are all products of the way we think. Basically, we have each hypnotized ourselves into thinking a certain way after years of repetition and habit. For example, if I’ve convinced myself I need a coffee every morning, a hypnotherapist’s job would be to de-hypnotize me from believing I need that fix. First, I’d be put in a relaxed state, so the part of my brain that would normally argue ‘HEY! I REALLY DO NEED STARBUCKS!’ can take a back seat for a second. In this relaxed state, I’d be awake, but more chilled out and open to the suggestion that maybe I don’t really need all that coffee. I would be able to get up and walk out at any time if I didn’t enjoy the experience. Anyone can be hypnotized, but only if they want to be. And, no, you can’t be forced to do anything against your will under hypnosis, so sit back and enjoy the ride!

2) Top Athletes Use Hypnosis To Boost Their Performance and So Can You

Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, any many other top athletes and Olympic gold medalists have used hypnosis regularly to reach their peak performance in sports. The power of visualization is some pretty strong stuff, and that’s what hypnosis is all about. It helps you to visualize yourself as the person you want to be, achieving your athletic goals with ease and excellence. Take it from these guys, it works! Whether you want to improve your yoga poses or boost your motivation at the gym, certified hypnotherapists are trained to help you be the best you can be.

3) You Can Use Hypnosis To Quit Smoking or Lose Weight

Now we’re talking the true language of failed New Year’s resolutions. Again, it’s all about changing the way you think and picturing yourself as the person you’d like to be. You can use hypnosis to change the way you feel about smoking or overeating. The easiest way to change your behavior is to change the way you think, and that’s what hypnotherapists are here for. Even Drew Barrymore, Ellen DeGeneres, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck (and my aunt Joanne!) quit smoking with hypnosis. If it worked for them, why not try it out?

4) Hypnosis Can Even Spruce Up Your Love Life

Wait, what?! Yes. Are you tired of making horrible partner choices or being single? Hypnosis can be used to improve your self-confidence, change how you feel about relationships, make you more patient with your annoying partner, or even help to boost your sex life. Sounds good right? Listen up Montreal, aside from offering private sessions for any sort of hypnotherapy, Shiva Safari, certified hypnotherapist and founder at Prosper Hypnosis  also offers monthly workshops where you can experience a group hypnosis session for getting the most out of your sex life and relationships. Ooh la la! Visit Prosper Hypnosis on Facebook for deets and dates.

5) Get Rid Of Fears, Phobias, and Unpleasant Memories Once and For All

Last, but not least, let’s all stop living in fear! Who wants to be afraid of spiders for the rest of their lives? How many people are afraid of flying and never get the chance to travel? If it’s your resolution to travel more or be more adventurous, this one is for you, Montreal. Even if you have bad memories after a relationship that left a sour taste in your mouth, you can get rid of all this negativity with hypnosis. Let’s boot those irrational fears, bad habits and crummy memories out the door. Good riddance!

And there you have it folks, hypnosis is truly a remarkable phenomenon and it’s not only for entertainment. I’ve personally tried it a few times and I really recommend it. Try it out, and let us know what you think. Don’t forget, those people on stage at the carnival are pre-screened and carefully selected volunteers that want to perform. They are in no way being made to do something they don’t want to do.

Happy visualizing!

What are your New Year’s Resolutions, Montreal? Will hypnosis get you commit? Let us know in the comments below. 

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