No Drugs for Pain Relief… Hypnosis works

Imagine going to a dentist. Fear of dental procedures is right up there with fears of flying, snakes, spiders, making a speech in public, and dying. Thinking about pain, and the anticipation of pain, contributes to the suffering that accompanies actual pain. While pain is physical, suffering is emotional. Medical hypnosis helps one cope with pain by minimizing suffering. How does that work?

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The law of hypnotic rhythm

A habit becomes a habit when you engage a behavior to which you devote no conscious attention. Conventional wisdom recommends applying personal discipline to change a bad habit. Problem is, habits occur without conscious thought; by the time you realize you are engaged in the behavior it is too late to change that instance of the behavior. It is subconscious; it has become a Hypnotic Rhythm.

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Put down the hammer

A client I’ll call Robin was afraid of losing her job. Not that she liked the job…or her employer…or even her career. She persisted only because it ensured healthcare benefits.

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Intensive Lifestyle makeover

Put a frog in a pot of boiling water and he will immediately jump out. But put a frog in a pot of cool water, gradually increase the temperature one degree at a time, and he will adapt. By the time the frog realizes the water is boiling he is cooked.

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Just Quit

What is the difference between successful and unsuccessful entrepreneurs? Seth Godin, in his book the dip, presents the novel idea that successful entrepreneurs are more open to quitting. A common belief among unsuccessful entrepreneurs is that success will arise from staying the course. Godin’s theory turns the old adage “Winners never quit and quitters never win” on its head.

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