Hypnosis in Tucson, Arizona

Located in Tucson, Arizona, formerly in New Jersey. There are very few things that cannot be helped at least to some degree using hypnosis.  Whether you are interested in smoking cessation, weight reduction, stress reduction, eliminating a nagging fear, increasing confidence, pain management (with physician approval) or many of a wide range of other issues, hypnosis may be what can bring you success.  I am a certified member of the National Guild of Hypnotists (NHG) with the training and experience to help people with a wide range of issues.  More detailed information about services can be found at the link to the Hypnotic Horizons web site.

What  is hypnosis

When thinking of hypnosis many people have images of swinging watches, the subject in a coma like trance totally under control of the Hypnotist.  In reality, hypnosis is a state of heightened awareness and increased suggestibility.  It is very important to note that this can only happen with the consent of the client.  The Hypnotist can not make the client do anything that violates their morals or values.  The effective hypnotist will establish rapport and align with the client's wishes and desire for change prior to any hypnotic induction. 
To understand hypnosis, it is important to understand the difference between the conscious mind and the subconscious mind.  The conscious mind is responsible for most of our rational thought processes.  The subconscious mind is responsible for activities that seem to occur without our awareness .  Many of our bodily functions are controlled by our subconscious mind, such as breathing and heart rate.  If you have ever experienced driving to a destination you go to on a regular basis, and upon arriving don't quite remember how you got there, then it was your subconscious mind that allowed you to arrive while you conscious mind was thinking about other things. 
The Hypnotist uses hypnosis to access the subconscious mind by distracting the conscious mind, or critical faculty, for the purpose of imparting positive suggestions to the subconscious mind.  These suggestions may be for the purpose of altering some habit, such as smoking, or possibly to modify the subconscious response to an activity causing fear, such as flying in an airplane.

Eliminate sugar and improve you life

Sugar is and indulgence adding unwanted calories to our diet - right.  Not so fast!  Recent research indicates the effects of sugar in our diet is much more destructive than believed years ago.  In fact there is clinical evidence that it is at the root of most of common diseases people battle today including diabetes, coronary heart disease, gout, hypertension, obesity and more.  For an overview of sugar and the health effects, see the video of Robert Lustig's lecture at UCSF medical school, Sugar: the bitter truth.  Dr Lustig is Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology.  It has 5 million viewers on YouTube.  It is not just the calories.  Also, he has an excellent book out titled Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity and Disease.

Learn Self Hypnosis

Improve your life through learning safe self-hypnosis techniques.  It is amazing the results that can occur once you set your mind.  Most people are familiar with hypnosis techniques to loose weight or stop smoking.  Self-hypnosis builds self-confidence and even improves academic and/or athletic achievement.  Self hypnosis can be learned in a single session.  Once this becomes a skill that is mastered over time the benefits can be astounding 

The Power of Hypnosis - Mind Over Matter

The following is one of my favorite stories illustrating the power of the subconscious mind in regulating the functions of the body, and the power of suggestion to stimulate that process (yes we are talking hypnosis.)  In 1957 a physician named Bruno Klopfer was treating a man suffering from advanced cancer of the lymph nodes.   The doctor had exhausted all known treatments, and the man was regarded to have only days left to live.  The man had heard about a new drug, Krebiozen.  The doctor did not believe there was much hope that the drug would make a difference, but under pressure from the patient agreed to administer an injection of the medication.  To his surprise the patient experienced what appeared to be a miraculous recovery, and shortly became symptom free.  After a few months, articles appeared questioning the effectiveness of Krebiozen in treating cancer of the lymph nodes.  Upon learning of this, the man's cancer returned and his condition rapidly deteriorated.  Intrigued by this case history the doctor decided he would offer to inject the man with a much stronger and more effective dose of Krebiozen.  In fact, he only injected the man with sterile water.  The patient then experienced a second remission of his symptoms, and became cancer free.  After another few months, the AMA announced that Krebiozen was useless in the treatment of cancer of the lymph nodes.  After learning of this the man became despondent and died shortly thereafter.  

(Brono Klopfer, Psychological Variables in Human Cancer, Journal of Prospective Techniques 31, 1957, pp. 331-40.)

What this shows is the ability of suggestion to produce beneficial physical changes in the body.  The revelation here is that what goes into our subconscious mind can make us healthy and happy, or in the case of the patient above, gravely ill.   Our thoughts today become the reality of our future.  

Last Updated August 24, 2014