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Embracing Meditation

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Embracing Meditation Here are a number of things to convince you to embrace meditation with the help of DrJohnMcGrail.com Anyone can practice meditation. You do not necessarily have to be religious. This practice helps you realize and appreciate that time and especially the present is precious. Meditation focuses on mind decluttering, maintaining a calm demeanor in the face of stressful situations and being mindful of yourself and others. A meditation expert has the ability to create a positive and lasting change in your life. Practicing meditation enhances self-awareness and helps you appreciate life and everything in it. Both good and bad. Meditation has quite a number of health benefits like lowering your blood pressure. With the daily pressures of life, it is essential that you find an effective release like practicing meditation. If you have trouble falling asleep, meditation is the perfect solution. With this practice, counting sheep all night long will become a thing of the past. When you meditate you will relax, be calmer and get to sleep all through the night. Meditation sharpens your mind, memory, and level of concentration. It clears your mind and helps you focus. This practice teaches you to concentrate on the present and on whatever you are doing thereby, avoiding unnecessary mistakes. It gives you the opportunity to look at the present non-judgmentally. The importance of meditation cannot be overemphasized. If you are feeling anxious or stressed, then meditation could be exactly the remedy that you need. Meditation effectively manages depression. Part of the meditation process involves training your mind and brain to be calm in the face of pressure, stress, and anxiety. Meditation will elevate your moods making you happier. People who have made meditation a part of their lifestyle are happier as opposed to those who don’t. All you need is just a few minutes of meditation every day to see the...

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Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation and Behavior Change

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Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation and Behavior Change Hypnosis is a scientifically proven technique that can influence behavior change including smoking cessation. Unfortunately, it has often been plagued by misunderstandings and myths about what it is and what it can do. Here are a few things you need to know about Concept of Hypnotherapy Hypnotherapy can introduce suggestions into the mind through hyperfocus, suggestibility, or relaxation. Using these techniques, a practitioner trained in hypnotherapy seeks to quiet the mind and bring the subconscious to the foreground. The subconscious mind is responsible for automatic actions such as yawning, scratching, or reaching out for the cigarette. Despite scientific evidence of its efficacy, many scientists have still not pinpointed the brain circuitry that is responsible for the hypnotic effect. Brain imaging shows that during hypnosis, certain areas of the brain concerned with attention become less active allowing for reception of suggestion. Types of Hypnosis The most common form of hypnosis is the traditional one now done by medical practitioners qualified in the practice. In conventional hypnosis, the patient is given direct suggestions, such as “I will quit smoking, or I no longer feel the urge to smoke”. Another form of hypnosis is the Ericksonian hypnosis that uses indirect suggestions. Some people do not respond very well to direct suggestions but can gain positive results. The Ericksonian Hypnosis uses statements like, “Don’t you just hate the smell of cigarettes?” These suggestions have an indirect implication that can trigger behavior change when repeated during a hypnotic trance. Getting Results You can either have a practitioner take you through hypnosis or you could do it yourself at home through self-hypnosis audios and videos. You will need to take several sessions for the suggestion to stick onto your subconscious mind, therefore, do not worry if you relapse at first. Hypnosis is a scientifically proven technique that is affordable, safe, non-intrusive and easy to implement technique you can use to make positive changes in your...

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Positive Effects of Hypnotherapy

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Positive Effects of Hypnotherapy Hypnotherapy is growing more and more popular as people learn about the details of how it works and what it can do for them. The process of hypnotherapy is to allow the mind to flow into a natural state. When hypnotized, the individual is always in control, contrary to what some people might tend to think in regards to hypnotherapy. They cannot be told or instructed to do anything that they do not want to do or say. Hypnotherapy has a variety of positive effects, and below are just a few of the many. If you find yourself struggling with something or just in need of a change, see what hypnotherapy can do for you. Addiction Hypnotherapy is often used in treating addiction. While there are many factors that contribute to alcohol and drug addiction, hypnotherapy can be paired with other treatments so that the individual can thrive in recovery. Because hypnotherapy can be used to change behaviors, it makes it a great tool for combatting addiction. Addiction treatment via hypnotherapy can also address other addictions such as food, gambling, and more. Weight Loss Weight loss is a struggle for most people. It can be so difficult to make the right choices for our bodies, be it eating more healthy foods or exercising more frequently. With the use of hypnotherapy, individuals can learn to make better choices that impact their decisions for their health. When pairing hypnotherapy with healthy eating and exercising, the results have been proven solid. Stress Stress is something we all deal with in life, some more than others. Hypnotherapy is a great relaxation technique that can help you cope with life’s daily stresses. Relaxing your mind will, in turn, relax your body and return it to a more calm state, allowing you to manage stress more...

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Communications– How Do You Stack Up?

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Have you ever slaved over an email or text because you really needed to get your message across accurately, and the person on the other end was really important in your life, like maybe your boyfriend or girlfriend, a close friend or your boss, and then had it blow up in your face? I bet the answer is yes, and you might have wondered what went wrong. Well here’s why it probably happened and here’s how you can avoid it in the future. This is something I work with a lot with my clients and discuss on hypnotherapylosangeles. Enjoy!  ...

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How Meditation Can Help You Achieve Your Goals

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How Meditation Can Help You Achieve Your Goals Meditation may seem like an activity that is simply relaxing. But in reality, it can do a lot of things for you such as help you manifest your goals. Here’s how it does that: It helps you affirm your capabilities. Your beliefs help shape your reality. If you do not think that you are capable of achieving something, then you will end up acting accordingly by not trying hard enough. Meditating and affirming to yourself that you can achieve your goals can help re-wire your brain to be more productive and optimistic. The more secure you feel about your worthiness and abilities, the more other people will perceive you as capable and hence offer your more opportunities. When you meditate, it is important that you allow yourself to be more open to opportunities and find in yourself the courage to take on new challenges. It aids in visualization. Visualization is a huge part of manifesting your desires. However, the problem is that most people are not diligent when it comes to visualizing what they want to happen. Visualization needs to be done daily, or even a couple of times a day. Be clear about what you really want and tell yourself that you have what it takes to realize that dream. That should help you have more motivation to strive harder. It connects you to the deepest part of yourself. Timing is a crucial element. Once you are presented with the opportunities, you would want to be completely ready for them. Now, how do you prepare yourself? You do so by getting in touch with your inner self and finding your center. Your center is the one that will guide you through obstacles and help you fulfill huge responsibilities. It is also your center that will help you see the bigger picture and make the right decisions.   Meditating will help you feel worthy of your goals, and will also allow you to be brave when it comes to achieving them. You can always do your research on how to meditate, but it will be better if there is someone who can guide you along the way. Dr. John McGrail, a self-improvement expert, and spiritual teacher can help you lead a better life. Get in touch with him at (310) 235-2883 or (800)...

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The Formula for Change (Part 1)

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So now, you’ve decided to make that change in your life; after all, when you asked yourself that key question, Why not me? and you got the right answer, Yeah, why NOT me? I deserve to have my life working the way I want it to work. To that I say, AWESOME! Way to go. You deserve it and you will be glad you made the decision to act. But, now what? What do you do to make it happen? I know, yet more questions.  But there is an answer. There are certain energies that you MUST bring to bear if you want your desire for change to become real. It’s kinda like a recipe. Without the right mixture of ingredients you can’t make the dish. Here then, is the recipe or what I call the Formula for Change (Part 1). This formula is tried and true and I give it to all my clients on day 1 of our working together. I have never seen it fail to produce incredible results if followed closely with consistency. It’s all about getting your mind working in the right way to promote manifestation. Click on the cosmic mind below and start cooking!...

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Hypnosis : Using the Subconscious Mind to Grow Yourself

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Hypnosis: Using the Subconscious Mind to Grow Yourself Sometimes, we tend to limit ourselves to our beliefs, and when we talk of “belief” here, it’s not religion or faith. It’s those things that we think are made to be the way they are now and cannot be changed. You probably have heard of the story of the young elephants that were tethered to strong ropes tied to the ground. The baby elephants couldn’t free themselves because they didn’t have the strength to pull themselves from the ropes. So the baby elephants abandoned their attempts to free themselves and accepted the leash to be part of life. What happened is that the elephants had believed they don’t have the strength to break free from the ropes. After many years, they were now adult elephants and with much strength. We, as humans, are held by beliefs and these limit us from making steps ahead. We remain grounded in one position and just day-dream. However, we can use the subconscious mind to allow us to better ourselves. Hypnosis can help improve our lives, it can help to alter those beliefs that pull us back. Where hypnosis is applied, it allows an individual to bypass the conscious mind that tells us things are just made to be the way they are, and approach the subconscious mind directly. The conscious mind is considered a watchman or doorkeeper of the subconscious mind. You cannot give instructions to your subconscious mind because they will be barred at the conscious mind level. To get directly to the subconscious mind, you need to put the conscious mind in a limbo, and here is where hypnosis comes in to play. Whenever you are unsatisfied with your life or a result of something makes you want to change your beliefs, and that’s the hardest part of it. Hypnosis offers a faster way of changing people’s beliefs and seeing opportunities, hope, happiness, and success where you previously couldn’t see. Probably you have been unable to make ends meet despite making numerous attempts to better yourself. You now feel that you are in a dead end and cannot succeed. Just visit DrJohnMcGrail.com to find out how you can unlock your potential and realize your self-development in no...

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Hypnotherapy for Medical Conditions

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Hypnotherapy for Medical Conditions Despite the misrepresentations of hypnotherapy in popular culture, there are scientific studies that point to its numerous benefits. The empirical data puts a strong case for hypnotherapy and recommends it for patients with various conditions. Here are some medical conditions that hypnotherapy can address. Cancer While hypnotherapy cannot cure cancer, it can be of great benefit in helping patients deal with the symptoms. It can help minimize nausea especially for those undergoing chemotherapy. It can significantly minimize the perception of fatigue or post-surgical pain. One clinical study done on 200 patients showed that those in the hypnosis group we able to save hundreds of dollars in managing post-surgical pain and complications. Sleep Disorders Hypnotherapy can also be beneficial to patients struggling with sleep disorders. Scientific studies have shown that hypnotherapy can cure cases of chronic and acute insomnia giving the patient the power to relax and fall asleep. It also helps to address other issues associated with sleep disorders such as nightmares, sleepwalking, and bedwetting. Depression and Post Trauma Anxiety People with depression may struggle to find a cure for the distress they experience due to the condition. One way to manage moderate to severe depression is to use medication. Most of the medication available can lead to tolerance or dependency. Hypnotherapy can help patients with depression manage their symptoms. With the right suggestions, you can release past trauma and emotions that you had locked deep in your subconscious and replace them with positivity. This way it addresses the causes of depression and post-trauma anxiety at a deeper fundamental level. When in a hypnotic state you’ll need to send suggestions that are clearly defined in order for it to be effective. Over the years hypnotherapy methods have been refined and perfected. Dr. John McGrail is one of the experts on hypnotherapy who has helped patients achieve a more fulfilling...

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Get the Picture?

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Get the Picture? A lot of people are curious about how I do what I do– helping people bring change into their lives or what I call changing your reality; creating the life or reality you want instead of settling for the one you think you’re stuck with.In truth, making life changes–big or small–is a simple process, and it always, always requires changing the way our mind is working. Everything in our reality, good or bad happy or sad, positive or negative begins in the mind. Hypnotherapy and my Synthesis process all help to make those mind changes happen as quickly as possible, but as powerful as all the tools and methods may be, what MUST precede all that is having a clear understanding or “picture” of what it is you’re wanting. This notion may seem ridiculously obvious, and you’d be amazed at how many clients come to see me without that vital piece of the puzzle. They’re often not even aware of it until I ask them (in their first session) something like, “What do you want to accomplish through our work together?” They might answer with something like, “I want to be happier, or more successful,” or “I want to feel worthy of having ________.”  I then ask, “Well what does that mean to you, how will you know when you get there?” Quite often, the response to that question is a puzzled look sometimes combined with, “I don’t really know.” BUMMER– If you don’t know exactly what you want, how are you going to create it? And that’s what this episode is all about; how to begin the process of change, any change. It must and always begins with creating a very clear image or picture of what it is you want. How are you are going to look, what will it feel like, and how will you know when you get “it” whatever your “it” is. Enjoy! Please send in your your questions and comments and I will get to as many as I can. As always, if it’s a personal question you will receive a personal, and confidential response. And thanks in advance for sharing this with your...

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Benefits of Hiring a Life Coach After a Painful Divorce

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Benefits of Hiring a Life Coach After a Painful Divorce Going through the process of divorce is always painful and difficult, no matter the circumstances, because of the fear, confusion, and the challenges of starting over and rebuilding your life. Fortunately, you don’t have to go through this alone since you can always seek help from an experienced life coach who can guide you in transforming your life towards something better. Here are the benefits of hiring a life coach after a divorce: A life coach will keep you stay focused on your goals. It is easy to get distracted and wallow in self-pity after the full realization that your marriage has ended sink in. Having a life coach who will continuously remind you of the goals you have set for yourself will help you get through this period. A life coach will give you honest insights. You can only become better and properly move on if you have a clear understanding and realization of the situation. While your friends and family will support you during this time, their inputs are most likely biased as they consider your feelings and what you’re going through. Your life coach, on the other hand, will only provide you with facts and help you see reality. A life coach will help you become more accountable. It is not the duty of a life coach to tell you what to do. While he will guide you on creating and support you in achieving the goals you have set for yourself, he will make sure that you understand that your goals are yours alone. Ultimately, you have to take responsibility on whether or not you achieve them. Remember that you do not have to face your battle alone. Given the abovementioned benefits, it is clear that a seasoned life coach like Dr. John McGrail can help you move on and be a better individual after your divorce. Get in touch with Dr.JohnMcGrail.com today for more information and a consultation so you can readily begin your positive life...

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