Celebrate World Hypnotism Day – January 4, 2012
Hypnosis unleashes the power of your mind over your body
San Diego, CA – December 18, 2012 – Today, Dr. Nikki Goldman, Ph.D., San Diego’s leading hypnotherapist, (http://www.drnikkigoldman.com) debunks the three big myths of hypnotism.
With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Goldman has been using hypnotism to help her patients build self-esteem, overcome obstacles to achieving goals, reduce stress and excel at job/sports performance, change eating patterns, and to improve body image overcome phobias such as public speaking, heights, claustrophobia and more.
“Many people are very mistaken about what hypnosis can do and what it can’t do,” says Dr. Goldman. “They see stage and TV shows and often end up believing a lot of false, unscientific mumbo jumbo. Hypnosis can be used for entertainment but hypnotherapy is a scientifically proven treatment that works for many people.”
Here are some of the most common myths about hypnosis and hypnotherapy.
Hypnosis cannot make you do anything you don't want to do. If it could, I’d be rich. I’d hypnotize everyone and tell them to give me all their money. You will not do that which is
not in your nature. Self-preservation is a mechanism always at work. For example, If you were in a deep trance and a fire broke out, you’d pull yourself out of it immediately.
Therapeutic hypnosis is not like a stage show - no magic, no levitation, no embarrassment.
Motivation is the bottom line for any success with hypnosis. The inspiration to respond to stage hypnosis is entirely different than that for therapeutic reasons. Perhaps the person on stage is looking for a good time. Or perhaps they are a shy person and this gives them a reason to come out of their shell; “The hypnosis made me do it” If there is no motivation, you will not respond. If fact, most stage hypnotists know this. That is why they select only those that will carry out their suggestions. Have you noticed how many people the hypnotist sends back to their seat?
Hypnosis helps you do the things you want to do - How hypnosis can help you with daily life (control fear, stress, and other bad habits).
Therapeutic hypnosis still requires the willingness of the person to achieve the change. They may find it difficult or think it’s impossible to transform. That’s where the hypnosis comes in. We can bypass the critical mind…the part of them that has been telling them that they can’t modify their behavior and attitude. Their unconscious mind knows it can and it won’t argue back. As long as it’s in their highest good, the unconscious mind is there to help them in any way it is asked to do so.
For other great tips about how to use hypnosis to unleash the power of your mind over your body, please visit Dr. Nikki’s website at http://www.drnikkigoldman.com.
More about Dr. Nikki Goldman
Dr. Goldman is an award winning author and has contributed to national magazines such as Family Circle, BBW Magazine, San Diego Business Journal, and several professional journals. Her books, Emotional Disorders and Teenage Suicide are in schools and libraries across the country. In addition, her book, Success for the Diet Dropout: Strategies for Women who want to Stop Hating Their Bodies, can be purchased on Amazon.com Her weekly column, “Ask Dr. Nikki” was published in several California newspapers.
She has been quoted in the Washington Post, San Diego Union, Family Circle Magazine, Parenting Magazine and more. She has lectured in such prominent institutions as the U.S. Navy, UCSD Medical School, Charter Hospital, and national health conventions and has been a frequent guest on radio talk and news shows.
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