Hypnotherapy articles & resources

How to Lose Weight Without Counting a Single Calorie

Calorie Counting Examples

Are you an individual who’s desperately trying to lose weight or reduce the adipose fatty tissue on your body and you’ve resorted to ‘calorie counting’? If you are, how’s it working for you so far? The truth is you may be barking up the wrong tree, or wrong supermarket isle! While a popular chorus at one time with weight loss and nutrition gurus– “lose weight by burning more calories than you take in” – the fact is losing weight is more complicated than that. How more difficult? Read on here to find out and what to do…

Increasing or Starting Your Meditation Motivation

Woman meditating at work

This article touches on three related topics – meditation, mindfulness and hypnosis. Meditation in particular has got to a point with a lot of folks where they’ve gotten so distracted they “forget” to be mindful or practice meditation, or become inconsistent about it. The focus of this article is how to help you increase or start your motivation for meditation as there’s nothing changed about its effectiveness or benefits for you. You just need to find ways to “get back in the meditation saddle.” The world at large seems to have blurred the edges between meditation and mindfulness. So, let’s set the record straight a little: Meditation has many forms and mindfulness is a form where you bring your focus to one point such as breathing. This can be part of a wider meditation or be the meditation in and of itself. But what is meditation and how can we get into it for first time and be motivated to get back in? Read how here…

Feeling Comfortable and Confident in Any Group

Social Group of Women

Many people suffer from agoraphobia which is a fear of crowds and public places. They fear being amongst people because they feel unsure of themselves, are afraid they might say or do something stupid, or feel they will not fit in. The same often happens for some who do not want to be in or around groups of people. Even though “groups” are much smaller than “crowds”, the reasons they feel uncomfortable around groups is for the same reasons… feeling like they won’t fit in! By our very nature, people are supposed to be social creatures. You think that fitting in and interacting amongst groups of people would be second hand for all, if not most people. But it’s not. Read on…

Helping and Encouraging Your Kids to Eat Healthy

kids eating fruit salad

As a parent, it can be difficult to make sure your children are eating good and healthy all of the time! Let me take that back… most of the time? I encountered this problem first-hand when my three boys were growing up. In those days, I was attempting to “fix” their poor tastes in food by giving them supplement drinks. But the fact is, we are their role models for food and what we offer to them. Back in those days we were just beginning to uncover the huge impact sugars and processed foods where having on our kids. The problem is things haven’t got any better, and in fact in many respects even worse. So, we can influence their eating habits for the rest of their lives and this is what today’s article is all about. Read more…

Expectations Versus Reality – Setting the Right Intentions

Woman feeling disappointed or sad

Are you a person who aims high – shoots for the moon and hopes to at least land among the stars? Do you believe you deserve the best life has to offer you? That’s a wonderful way to think about yourself, and about getting and being your best self. But if you don’t set the bar high for yourself, then you’re more likely to aim way too low. And when you aim low, you ‘ll most likely achieve your goals because they’re much more easily achievable. How to deal with this choice? Read more here…

Overcoming and Dealing with Guilt and Shame So You Can Get On with Life

Woman feeling guilt or shame

Are you an individual who carries around the burden of feeling guilt or perhaps even shame from something that happened to you recently, or even long ago? Do you believe you need to keep this guilt and shame as a scar, perhaps serving as a reminder to never let anything like this experience happen to you ever again? Moreover, the question you truly need to ask yourself is, “What is hanging on to this guilt or shame getting you in your life?” I’m guessing there’s really nothing good coming from it other than your internal torment. Ready to give it up and move on with your life? Find out how here…

Overcoming Panic Attacks with the 7-11 Breathing Technique

Panic Attack Meter

Do you have anxiety issues or the onset of panic attacks where you feel like things are growing out of control, including your breathing? Do you have a difficult time catching your breath, or calming yourself down? Then perhaps the time has come for you to learn a good breathing technique which will help you next time you feel anxious and totally stressed out! Whenever you enter into a heightened state of stress, anxiety or panic, your body’s general inclination is to begin to take in more oxygen via breathing. For individuals, it can take form in short, rapid shallow breaths, or conversely gasping for air. Here’s where this technique can be used…

Stop Drinking Soda For Your Own Good

Soda Drinking Cans

Almost every health-related TV show or newspaper/magazine is denouncing processed sugars and of course soft drinks. Are they really that bad? Some media forums are going so far as to call soft drinks “health crushers.” Why are they suddenly so bad, or have they always been, but we’re just now identifying all of the negative consequences associated with consuming them? For starters, Harvard Medical School conducted an 11-year study on the effects of diet cola and kidney functioning in 3,000 women. What they found was eye-opening! The consumption of diet cola (most likely caused by the diet sweeteners in them) was associated with a two-fold risk for potential kidney decline. Unfortunately, the not so good information for soda consumption did not end there…

Free At Last Hypnosis Opens New Office in Hyannis Cape Cod Serving Barnstable County & Islands Towns

540 Main Street Building Hyannis

It’s with mixed emotions I announce Free At Last Hypnosis has moved its main office location to Hyannis, Massachusetts and closed its North Grafton location. One chapter of my business life ends and another one begins on Cape Cod. I began my hypnosis business in 2004 and up until now always operated out of the Worcester County area but moved my family to Cape Cod in fall of 2016. Since then I’ve been commuting the long distance regularly to see my clients in North Grafton, while also looking for a permanent office on Cape Cod. My new office is located close to downtown Hyannis and here is more information about other changes…

Overcoming the Fear of Heights – Conquering Acrophobia

Girl sitting over high mountain view

Are you afraid of heights? Whenever you stand atop of something very high, do you begin to feel squeamish, with butterflies starting to take flight in your stomach, your legs feeling like they’re turning to jelly, and feeling dizzy and light-headed? If you feel any or combination of the above then you most likely have a fear of heights, which by the way is a common phobia. Acrophobia is the more exact term for this fear of heights, even when you’re not necessarily that high up. Vertigo is sometimes misleadingly attached to fear of heights but is caused by a different condition entirely even though the symptoms can appear to be similar. I’m sure that doesn’t sound too reassuring, but understanding why you’ve a fear of heights and how you can deal with it better, may help! Here’s more…