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Help me out PLEASE!!

Posted by healthyhabi | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 11-21-2014

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One of my articles just got published in the Elephant Journal Here is the link:

http://www.elephantjournal.com/2014/11/what-our-overweight-family-members-want-us-to-know/

This is where I need your help. If I get over 2000 hits in the next few days then it will become a “Featured article” and a LOT more people will see it.

The article is about how we should be treating our overweight friends and families and I really want that information out there so please click on the link (even if you don’t have time to read it right now) so I can hit my number. **Even better, share it with others!!

I will do the same for you when your articles get published!

Really appreciate your support.

Sincerely,

Jill Thomas CCHT
Healthy Habits Hypnosis
760-803-2841
www.healthyhabitshypnosis.com

Must read holiday dieting advice

Posted by healthyhabi | Posted in healing | Posted on 11-19-2014

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Must read holiday dieting advice

Eat what you want.

Your grandma is not going to live forever. So eat her pecan pie while she’s still around to make it for you.

Low-fat eggnog is gross. Drink the good stuff.

Low-fat mashed potatoes? Why bother? Eat it with butter and smother it with gravy. If you are overweight, do you think one meal got you there? No, it didn’t. So enjoy this one.

Nobody is going to southern fry a turkey for you in July. Savor it now with your family and football or the Westminster dog show, whichever is more fun for you.

Good pumpkin pie with real whipped cream is a little bit of heaven. Non-fat pumpkin pie with low-fat whipped cream is an abomination. Don’t even go there.

Right now if you are thinking, “That is the worst dieting advice I have ever heard,” consider this: skipping the good stuff at Thanksgiving has not made one person thin or prevented a single soul from becoming overweight. So throw that Cosmo magazine “Low-fat Holiday Eating” article in the trash along with the fat-free cool whip and low-fat gravy mix and eat what you want!

Be honest. You are going to do this anyway. You may as well give yourself permission so you don’t spend the evening feeling bad about it… that’s just silly.

On your drive home, if you are so inclined, stop by Barnes and Noble, pick up Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes and read it later. It’s REALLY good.

Jill Thomas CCHT
Healthy Habits Hypnosis
760-803-2841
www.healthyhabitshypnosis.com
http://www.facebook.com/healthyhabitshypnosis
Author of the book “Feed Your Real Hunger” & “30 day weight loss Jumpstart” Hypnosis CD
For more information and free hypnosis meditations visit www.healthyhabitshypnosis.com

Don Draper the Hypnotherapist

Posted by healthyhabi | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 11-12-2014

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Don Draper the Hypnotherapist

After finishing up with a client in session one day, she said, “Hey, that line you used when I was hypnotized, did that come from Mad Men (an amazing show on AMC)?” Oh no, Ive been caught! Quick, lie.

“No, I don’t think so. Why?” I said.

“Oh, I am pretty sure Don Draper said that to Peggy Olson in last week’s episode.”

Actually, it was 2 weeks ago. “Well, maybe I did use a couple of words. (5 to be exact. So dont sue me.) Did you like it?”

“Yes, I did. It totally fit.”

What most people don’t know is when a hypnotherapist leaves school, they are armed with a pile of script books and a few more they bought online so they are completely covered for any type of problem. What they don’t know yet is 90% of those scripts are complete garbage and won’t do anything for the client, and the other 10% only contains bits and pieces worth keeping.

The good hypnotherapists take bits here and there and create loose outlines of scripts that they memorize and customize to the client’s needs and issues. Hence, sometimes you will hear a line from a great book or movie that inspired the practitioner to incorporate it into a healing process. Some hypnotherapists are more creative than others, which explains the vast difference between practitioners.

Many hypnotherapists trade great scripts like baseball cards in online forums and groups. I once traded a copy of my book with a hypnotherapist from England for a sleep script that read like a page from Harry Potter. I didn’t use much of it, but I sure loved reading it.

Personally, I rarely use script since I really like weaving a client’s own words into the session, but there are a couple of processes I wrote that use numbers where I have to use the script so I don’t lose track.

It’s been my experience that the best hypnotherapists, in addition to being intuitive, analytical and good listeners, are also very good story tellers.

You see, the unconscious mind doesn’t know the difference between a real or an imagined event. This is why when you have a dream that grandma is chasing you with a chicken, you wake up all freaked out even though you know grandma is dead, and even when she was alive, you know she didn’t run anywhere. A good hypnotherapist helps the unconscious mind get past a problem by telling it a good story about why the elevator isn’t really a scary place and why cigarettes are something it would never want to touch again. After all, isn’t it true that any good story helps you feel something and see the world in general a little differently? So go read a good book (I recommend Outlander), watch Mad Men or just daydream, and if you hear something in session that sounded like it came from The Matrix or Lord of the Rings, um… well… maybe.

Jill Thomas CCHT
Healthy Habits Hypnosis
760-803-2841
www.healthyhabitshypnosis.com
http://www.facebook.com/healthyhabitshypnosis
Author of the book “Feed Your Real Hunger” & “30 day weight loss Jumpstart” Hypnosis CD
For more information and free hypnosis meditations visit www.healthyhabitshypnosis.com