Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Is Hypnosis just Hocus Pocus?

Is hypnosis real and if so what is it?

If I were to say the word "Hypnosis" I am sure a perception immediately springs to mind. Perhaps it is the stage hypnotist, making people do ridiculous things, or perhaps the creepy guy with the little beard controlling people to do his evil will. Perhaps you think hypnosis is hocus pocus and you do not believe in it. You may even perceive it as something occult, associated with demons and the dead.

Hypnosis is one of those words belonging to that collection of words which are so loaded with meaning that you cannot say them without getting one or the other extreme reaction. It is unfortunate that the connotations that a word carries can obscure a very relaxing technique that has been proven quite effective for a whole range of complaints.

If, for a moment, we remove the word hypnosis from the equation and just look at the technique that is used to induce so-called "trance", we will find the most natural way of doing things that can be used to our benefit.

Just imagine finding a relaxing position sitting or lying down, and you systematically relax your whole body, followed by relaxation of the mind. Then, using selective thinking, you can change or eliminate your negative or problematic perceptions, beliefs, habits, etc., replacing them with positive, healthy and life affirming perceptions, beliefs, habits, etc.

Sounds simple, doesn't it? And what if that was the secret to the whole thing, how simple the process actually is. How easy change can be brought about. Just by focusing on and changing the problematic thinking patterns.

Some of this you can most probably do on your own, and have done so many times during your life. Sometimes one needs a guide through the maze of the subconscious in order to make that change.

Is there anything to be scared of during the hypnotic process? Well, as long as you go to a reputable and respected hypnosis facilitator you should be fine.

The truth of the matter is that you have the potential to make positive change in your life happen. And using this tool called hypnosis you can most probably make these changes in a relative short space of time, within reason of course.

You can overcome your fears and phobias. You can have better memory and learning. You can improve the relationships around you and make new ones, find love. You can stop smoking and you can reduce the weight. You can do all these things and so much more, as long as you set your mind to it.

Let me show you how to do that.


Thursday, 18 September 2014

5 Things You Need To Know for Weight-Loss

In our modern society, many people struggle with weight issues due to bad diet, lack of exercise and other reasons. Many people try (and fail) to get the weight off and to keep it off. Here are 5 things you need to know to permanently reduce your weight:

1. There is no magic when it comes to weight loss. Pills and potions that promise you dramatic weight loss will most probably work in the short term, but eventually they are not long term solutions. It took a while to put the weight on, it will take a while to get it off safely. And to keep it off requires a head-shift. And hard work.

2. You need to make a lifestyle change. Most probably you are eating the wrong foods in the wrong quantities. Perhaps you sit all day and never get to walk or go to the gym. A healthy lifestyle will be the only long term solution. This is the way to get the weight off and keep it off.

3. Your emotions and your weight are two separate issues. Until you learn to separate your emotions from your eating, you will not have lasting results. So many people are emotional eaters. They do not eat just when they are hungry they eat because the feel a certain way. Happy perhaps, then eat to celebrate. Sad perhaps, then eat to feel better. You have to learn that emotions have nothing to do with food.

4. Weight is usually a subconscious protection mechanism. Perhaps a long time ago, at a time outside of conscious memory, something happened to make the little one feel he or she needed to be protected. Bullies, death of a loved one, childhood traumas, molestation, these could all play a role. And while you may not be consciously aware what is causing the weight, there is a deeper part of you that will never let the weight go until the reasons for keeping the weight in the first place are not resolved.

5. Hypnosis can help you reduce your weight and make lasting lifestyle changes. A qualified and experienced hypnotist can help you, over the course of just a few sessions, to reframe the reasons and implement those head-shifts required to start reducing the weight and to keeping it off in the long term. It will still entail you making the changes, doing the exercise and choosing the right foods, but because the work is done on a deeper subconscious level, the changes are achieved easier, almost automatically. Hypnosis may just be the way to help you resolve your weight issue once and for all.

Read more about Weight Loss Hypnosis

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Hypnosis Recordings for Sale


Too far from a professional hypnotist but need help? Let me make an individualized recording especially for you. Email me your issue with some background information and what you want to achieve, and I will make a recording especially for you. Below is a list of some of the issues I can record for you, of course this is just the tip of the iceberg. Contact me for more details hennie@hypnosis-works.co.za.
Recordings are made for R 250.

Addictive personality; Alcohol Cessation; Alcohol Moderation; Binge Drinking; Caffeine Addiction; Cannabis (Dagga); Chocolate Addiction; Cocaine Addiction; Coming off Anti-Depressants; Compulsive Spending; Gambling; Heroin Addiction; Methadone Addiction; Nicotine Craving; Pipe Smoking; Pornography Addiction; Salt Addiction; Soft Drinks; Stop Shoplifting; Sugar Addiction; Tranquilizer Addiction; TV Addiction.

Anger Management; Forgiveness; Frustration; Road Rage; Stopping Swearing; Stop Self-Harming.

Anti Aging; Better Posture; Body Building; Body Dismorphic Disorder; Building Body Mass; Breast Enlargement/Reduction; Disfigurement; Facial Slimming; Facial Hair Removal; Hair Growth; Penis Enlargement.

Affluence; Attracting Abundance; Career Change Confidence; Creating Wealth; Dealing with Employees; Enjoy your Job; Executive Skills; Facing Bankruptcy; Financial Worries (Coping with); Natural Negotiation; Prosperity; Selling Skills; Sensible Spending; Stepping back from your Business; Successful Interviews; Time Management; Wide Awake Business Meetings.

Baby Bonding; Breastfeeding Adopted Baby; Caesarean Preparation; Child Birthing Cycle; Coping After an Abortion; Crying Baby; Drug-Free Childbirth; Failed IVF Treatment; Fear of Childbirth; Fertility; Healthy Eating During Pregnancy; Increased Sperm Count; Infertility; IVF; Miscarriages; Morning Sickness; Over Protective Mothers; Placenta Previa; Post Natal Depression; Pre-IVF; Premature Baby care; Smoke Free Pregnancy.

Accepting a Parent’s New Relationship; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Bedwetting; Bowel Movements for Very Young Children; Child IBS; Childhood Defiance; Childhood Infections; Child Obesity; Children’s Health; Concentration; Confidence; Coping with Divorce; Court Case Confidence; Disruptive Scholars; Encopresis (Soiling); Enjoy New Foods; Enuresis; Fear of Being Alone; Fear of Bowel Movements; Fear of Dentists; Fear of Needles; Fear of Swimming; Fear of Vomiting; Fitting in with your Peers; Honesty; Increased Appetite; Juvenile Diabetes Management; Nose Picking; Perfect Parenting; Problem Solving; Opposition Defiance Disorder; Safe Sleeping; School Phobia; Selective Mutism; Separation Anxiety; Sick Sibling Jealousy; Stuttering; Teenage Time Management; Thumb Sucking.

Blushing; Bullying; Confidence; Confidence for Dating; Confidence at Work; Confidence for New Dads; Ego Strengthening; Increased Self-Esteem; Making Decisions; Public Speaking; Self Belief; Self Consciousness; Social Confidence; Stuttering; Timidity; Voice Projection.

Driving Test; Driving Theory Nerves; Exam Nerves; Exam Success; Practical Exams; Stress Free Studying; Test Anxiety; Perfect Student.

Agoraphobia; Claustrophobia; Disposophobia; Fearless Flying; Fear of Air Turbulence; Fear of Anesthesia; Fear of Authority; Fear of Balloons; Fear of Bees or Wasps; Fear of Being Alone; Fear of Birds; Fear of Blood; Fear of Bodily Functions; Fear of Bodily Hair; Fear of Buttons; Fear of Cats; Fear of Choking (for Children); Fear of Commitment; Fear of Conflict; Fear of Contracting HIV; Fear of Criticism; Fear of Crowds; Fear of the Dark; Fear of Death; Fear of Dental Treatment; Fear of Doctors and Dentists; Fear of Dogs; Fear of Driving; Fear of Eating in Public; Fear of Escalators; Fear of Failure; Fear of Fainting; Fear of Falling over while Walking (Balance); Fear of Fear; Fear of Flying; Fear of Furry Animals; Fear of Germs; Fear of Going Places; Fear of Heights; Fear of Injections; Fear of Inserting Contact Lenses; Fear of Inserting Eye Drops; Fear of Internal Examinations; Fear of Intimacy; Fear of Lifts; Fear of Lizards; Fear of Long Flights; Fear of Loud Noises; Fear of Meeting People; Fear of Monsters; Fear of Moths; Fear of Highway Driving; Fear of MRI Scan; Fear of Needles; Fear of New Food; Fear of Old Age; Fear of Panic Attacks; Fear of Passenger Travel; Fear of Pregnancy; Fear of Public Toilets; Fear of Rats and Mice; Fear of Rejection; Fear of Shopping Centers; Fear of Sleep while Driving; Fear of Snakes; Fear of Spiders; Fear of Staying Awake All Night; Fear of Success; Fear of Talking on the Telephone; Fear of Technology; Fear of Thunderstorms/Lightening; Fear of Travel; Fear of the Unknown; Fear of Viruses; Fear of Vomiting; Fear of Warmth on Skin; Fear of Water; Fear of Wind; Homophobia; Social Phobia.

Abandoned Baby; Anniversary Syndrome; Bereavement; Healing Heartbreak; Loneliness; Loss of a Child; Saying Goodbye; Staying Strong.

ADHD; Altitude Sickness; Anorexia; Anticipatory Nausea; Appetite Increase; Asperger Syndrome; Bulimia; Bladder Control; Bruxism; Compulsive Lying; Depression; Dissociative Identity Disorder; Drink Driving Aversion; Dystonia; Enuresis; Excessive Burping; Insomnia; Kleptomania; Knuckle Cracking; Mind Clutter; Motion Sickness; Mouth/Cheek Biting; Nail Biting; Nervous Cough; Nervous Fainting; Nervous Swallowing; Nervous Twitch; Obsessive Behaviour; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; Restless Leg Syndrome; Rhythmic Leg Disorder; Sea Sickness; Sleep Talking; Sleep Walking; Shy Bladder; Snoring (For the Listener); Snoring – Stopping; Swallowing Pills with Ease; Thumb Sucking; Trichotillomania (Compulsive Hair Pulling); Vertigo.

Acid Stomach; Allergies; Alopecia; Alzheimer’s; Amenorrhea; Andropause (Male Menopause); Arthritis; Asthma; Ataxia; Auto Immune Conditions; Bell’s Palsy; Bipolar; Blood Pressure; Brain Tumor; Cancer; Candida Overgrowth; Cellac Disease; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Colitis; Colonoscopy; Constipation; Coping with Chemotherapy; Crohn’s Disease; Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome; Cystitis; Deep Vein Thrombosis; Depression/Anxiety; Diabetes; Diverticulitis; Edema; Emphysema; Endometriosis; Endoscopy; Enjoy Fruit & Vegetables; Enjoy Solid Food; Essential Tremor Disorder; Eyesight Improvement; Fibroids; Fibromyalgia; Food Intolerance; Gallstones; Gout; Halitosis; Hay Fever; Headaches and Migraines; Hepatitis; Herpes; HIV (Coping with) Hormone Imbalance; Hypersomnia; Hypochondria; Improve Immune System; increased Renal Function; Indigestion; Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS); Lower Cholesterol; Lupus; Medication Side effects; Menopausal Symptoms; Menorrhagia (Heavy Periods); Migraine; Motor Neuron Disease; Multiple Sclerosis; Muscular Dystrophy; Osteoporosis; Pancreatitis; Parkinson’s Disease; Pelvic Inflammatory Disease; Perimenopausal Arthralgia; Phantosmia and Parosmia; Polyneuropathy; Post Surgery; Post Nasal Drip; Pre Menstrual Syndrome; Prostate Cancer; Raynaud’s Disease; Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis; Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD); Sciatica; Scoliosis; Shingles; Sinusitis; Sjogren’s Syndrome; Sleep Apnea; Speedy Healing for Broken Bones; Stroke; Stomach Ulcers; Taste Disorder; Thyroid Balance; Tinnitus; Turning off Unwanted Genes; Urge Incontinence; Varicose Veins.

Finding Lost Objects; Losing a Pet; Separation Anxiety.

Accelerated Studying; Automatic Typing; Computer Confidence; Concentration; Dyscalculia (Understanding Basic Maths); Dyslexia; Foreign Language Study; Listening Skills; Memory and Concentration; Memory Improvement; Memory Recall; Mental Blocks; Photographic Memory; Presentations & Exams; Sleep Learning; Speed Reading; Super Learning; The Joy of Reading; Writer’s Block; Writing Skills.

Comfortable Dentures; Creating Numbness; Melt Away Pain; Menstrual Pain; Muscular Relaxation; Pain Control; Pain Management; Pain Relief; Phantom Limb Pain.

Accepting Yourself; Balance Your Life; Be a Better Impressionist; Best Man’s Speech; Better Ballroom Dancing; Better Handwriting; Camera/Media Shy; Great Guitar Playing; Inappropriate Laughter; Interrupted Sleep; Living in the Now; Peak Performance; Perfect Pianist; Perfectionism; Personal Pride; Procrastination; Song Writing; Stage Fright/Auditions; Successful Step Parenting; Tone Deafness; Unlock Your Artistic Ability; Velvet Voice; Wedding Day Nerves.

Accepting Change; Accepting Responsibility; Appreciation; Assertiveness; Become Tidy and Organized; Brain Power Development; Charisma; Creativity; Creative Painting; Curbing Control; Emotional Baggage; Emotional Calm; Happiness; Individualism (Be Yourself); Inner Adviser; Joy of Being; Life Changes; Luck and Intuition; Make Your Dreams Come True; Motivation; New Year – New You; Over-Sensitivity; Patience; Reinvent Yourself; Self Expectations; Sensory Direction; Speaking Slower; Stop Being Superstitious; Surviving Childhood Violence; Tuning Into Emotions; Unlocking your Visual Ability.

Accepting Alcoholism; Attracting Love; Co-dependency; Cyber-Cheating; Dealing with Divorce; Draw Love into Your Life; Emotional Security; Empty Nest Syndrome; Ending a Relationship; Ending an Abusive Relationship; Forgetting an Ex-Lover; Hypnosis for Lovers; Jealousy; Moving on in a Relationship; Overcome Marital Abuse; Perfect Partnership; Possessiveness; Rebuilding Trust; Stop Cheating in a Relationship; Stop Controlling Others; Unrequited Love.

Learn How to Hypnotize Yourself with the Finger Drop Method

Boost your Masculinity; Cross Dressing Confidence; Delayed/Retarded Ejaculation; Erectile Dysfunction; Feminization; Frigidity; Healing the Survivor of Child Abuse; Impotence; Increased Libido; Intimate Sex; Masturbation Addiction; Premature Ejaculation; Rape Recovery; Saying No to Sex; Sexual Addiction; Sexual Confusion; Sexual Fulfillment; Vaginismus; Vasectomy Procedure.

Acne; Cellulitis; Eczema; Excessive Sweating; Facial Cysts; Healthier Complexion; Hives; Itching; Psoriasis; Rosacea; Warts Elimination.

Better Basketball; Better Snooker; Better Rock Climbing; Bike Riding Confidence; Bike Racing Confidence; Boxing Boost; Championship Cricket; Championship Horse Dressage; Championship Darts; Cheerleading Confidence; Chess Master; Dartitis; Diving Anxiety; Endurance Training; Exercise for Fun; Excel at Sport; Football Confidence; Golf Improvement; Hockey Confidence; Hypnosis for Martial Arts; Improve your Sports Performance; Increased Lung Capacity; Perfect Poker; Play Better Rugby; Running/Jogging; Show Jumping Confidence; Sport Improvement; Squash Improvement; Swim with Hypnosis; Tennis Improvement; Ten Pin Bowling Confidence; Wrestling Excellence.

Anxiety Release; Driving Confidence; Eliminating Flashbacks; Emotional Calmness; Gagging; Guilt; Guilt Complex; Hyperventilation; Morbid Thoughts; Nightmares; Negative Memory Release; Negativity; Nursing Home Guilt; Panic Attacks; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Stop Self Harming; Stress & Stress Management; Work Worries; Worrying.

A full program consisting of videos and recordings for
R 450 (internet links) or R 600 (CD/DVD's.)

Complete program consisting of Skype sessions and 8 recordings for R 1500.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Hou vandag op met rook

Is jy reg om op te hou rook? Reg vir 'n gesonde lewe? Al 'n paar keer probeer ophou en dit nie reggekry nie? Dan mag Hipnose dalk die antwoord vir jou wees. Nee man, dis niks soos op TV nie, jy gaan nie soos 'n hoender kloek nie! Dis veilig, maklik en 'n wonderlike manier om te leer om jou gewoontes te verander. Kom loer na my webtuiste vir meer inligting op www.hypnosis-works.co.za. Ek is in Villieria, Pretoria, maar as dit te ver is om te ry (en mense ry baie ver vir my diens want ek behaal baie goeie sukses) dan kan ons dit dalk op 'n ander manier doen d.m.v opnames wat ek aan jou kan stuur. Epos my vir volledige inligting. 

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Free hypnosis recording

Dis volgende week my verjaarsdag, so toe dag ek dis tyd dat ek vir jóú 'n geskenkie gee. Epos my by hennie@hypnosis-works.co.za en ek stuur jou 'n GRATIS Hipnose opname om jou te help om jou stres mee weg te was.

That's right: Get a FREE GIFT for my birthday just by sending your name, contact number and language preference and I will send you a recording to wash away your stress!

(Only emails sent to hennie@hypnosis-works.co.za will qualify, do NOT leave your email in the comments section. By taking part you agree to receive emails with hypnosis news from time to time.)

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Radio Interview

I was interviewed about Hypnosis on ClassicFM and would really appreciate if you could please listen to the interview on Soundcloud and comment:

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

How to Survive a Heart Attack - Part 4: Be a Patient Patient

How to Survive a Heart Attack - Part 4: Be a Patient Patient

by Hendrik Baird

There are two kinds of patients in South Africa: Those with medical aids, and those without. This is the story of someone who has no medical aid and had to rely on a state hospital for survival after a massive heart attack.

If you have a full time job, a monthly salary and therefore can afford medical aid, you are one of the lucky ones. The vast majority of South Africans do not have formal employment or a regular monthly income and are reliant on state medical services in case of emergency.

The horror stories of state hospitals are legendary. So you can imagine my trepidation when I was rushed to Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria when I had my heart attack in January. Arriving at the hospital, I felt a resigned terror take hold of me, knowing that whatever was happening to me was completely out of my control.

Now, five months later, I have nothing but praise for the hardworking staff at Steve Biko Academic.

In order to survive a state hospital, you have to learn to be a patient patient. The reason for this is that the state hospitals are completely overwhelmed by the number of people using their services. Steve Biko was built a few years ago to cater for 800 patients, but is used by thousands of people on a daily basis. This results in a long waiting time.

I spent five weeks in the various wards waiting for the cardiac bypass operation. I was glad to learn patience, as it meant the doctors could take their time for the various tests to determine exactly which procedure would be best for me.

There are two attitudes you can take when in a hospital. You can be impatient, full of criticism, or you can take it calmly, being patient and friendly. Attitude is everything. This is also true of your body. I saw people coming into the wards who were negative, down, not thinking they would make it. Their conditions worsened, almost as if their bodies were reacting to all those negative messages from the mind.

I saw people who had a humorous , patient approach, people who expected to get well. Like me, they made great progress. It seems that your attitude determines your outcome to a large degree.

Self-hypnosis can be a great tool during times of medical crisis. By just allowing yourself the time to focus on a positive outcome using the power of your imagination, may be much more powerful than some of the medications one is given. Operations can have a much more successful outcome if the patient has taken the time to prepare and imagine a successful outcome.

During my time in hospital, I did a lot of visualisations that had to do with getting better, healing, getting home, surviving the operation, making a speedy recovery. By keeping a positive frame of mind the body can find ways of healing itself that might not be possible when a negative attitude is adopted.

Of course open-heart surgery is a major operation during which time your heart is stopped and systems are bypassed with a machine. You are at the mercy of technology and the medicine the doctors rely on. On a conscious level you have no control. But you can prepare yourself on a subconscious level to not only survive the operation, but also to make a quick recovery.

And what about the pain? Is there any way to manage that? Indeed there is! Hypnosis deals not with the pain, but our reaction to the pain. By learning techniques to relax into the discomfort, one can overcome the pain signals and have a much better experience.

Unfortunately hypnosis is still a mystery to most people and they do not know how to use this easy technique to improve healing and manage pain. Perhaps hospitals should have a resident hypnotist to help individuals and groups of people, or better still, medical staff can be trained in hypnotic techniques in order to help patients have a better experience.

Sometimes these techniques can be as easy as changing the words used. Compare "This is going to hurt" when getting a procedure to "You will feel a slight discomfort." Which of these two ways of communicating do you think will result in the injection being damn sore? You guessed it!

Just imagine how much of a better experience the overworked nursing staff may have if they use hypnotic language patterns on difficult patients, instead of the brash, confrontational style used by some?

Being in a hospital is never nice, and doubly demanding when you cannot afford private medical care. Hypnosis can help you to have a much better experience, overcome the boredom, heal quicker and be positive.

Should you know beforehand that you would need medical interventions, consider using hypnosis to prepare for it. You may even use it when having to go for uncomfortable or scary procedures, both to prepare and to learn a tool to help you through the experience.

Hypnosis has vast number of applications and it is just natural that it has a place in the medical world. Unfortunately it is not used at all. Perhaps the time has come for medical personnel to be trained in hypnosis or to have a hypnotist on staff or on standby to assist patients in becoming more patient and heal themselves using the power of the subconscious mind.

I survived the hospital through a combination of patience, a good attitude and by using self-hypnosis techniques. I would love to share what I have learned with you and help you too. Please visit my website http://www.hypnosis-works.co.za for more information. Or you can give me a call for a chat on cell 083-379-2489 to see how hypnosis can help you too.

Monday, 16 June 2014


Are you far from Pretoria? Is it impossible to do the sessions in person?
Through the wonder of technology sessions can now be done remotely.
By using a combination of Skype sessions, recordings and printed material, clients can now gain the benefit from Hypnosis.
You can now have a one-on-one experience with Hendrik Baird in the comfort of your own surroundings.
The following is currently possible:
Skype Smoking Hypnosis
Consists of the Workbook, 60 min Skype session during which the client will both learn how to replace the smoking habit as well as self hypnosis. This will be followed by a Hypnosis Recording and notes to reinforce change. It will be followed by a strengthening recording two weeks later.
Cost ZAR 950
Skype Weight Loss
Consists of 4 x weekly Skype sessions of 30 minutes each. This is accompanied by 8 weekly recordings and a weekly assignment, covering various aspects of weight.
Cost ZAR 2500
To Make a Booking Send an Email to info@hypnosis-works.co.za

Friday, 13 June 2014

Group Hypnosis

Hypnosis works really well for small and large groups of people. Granted, one can not do the same depth of work with a group as one does with an individual, but given the right setting and understanding, quite a lot can be achieved with Group Hypnosis.
Group Hypnosis is especially useful in the Corporate World, where teams of people can be motivated to achieve certain outcomes using hypnosis, or to reduce stress and tension, stop smoking, and so on. Imagine a sales team who have weekly focused sessions where they rehearse being successful and then go out and achieve that success!
Group Hypnosis can be equally useful in the school classroom, especially as part of Life Sciences. Learners can benefit from group session focusing on learning and memory, or focusing on relationships, or preventing teens from starting smoking.
Group Hypnosis is perfect for Hypno-Meditation evenings. Group meditations through hypnosis can help participants unlock areas of their mind and help them obtain inner peace.
In short, Group Hypnosis can be a very useful tool for whole lot of people to achieve a specific outcome. For more information and a talk about a session can be tailor-made to suit your needs, please contact Hendrik Baird on cell 083-379-2489 or email info@hypnosis-works.co.za

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Hypnosis for General Issues

Hypnosis can be very effective for a range of issues and it could bring results in a relatively short space of time. You may need between 3 – 8 sessions to permanently overcome your issues, and if the problem is very big, you might need a few sessions more.

When deciding about using hypnosis to solve a specific problem, there are a few things that you need to understand about the process and how it may all unfold. Some people have unrealistic expectations of what can be achieved in an hour of hypnosis and need to understand the implications not only of hypnosis, but also the process of change.
Change takes time. 
In most cases, you should expect a minimum of four sessions to overcome your issue or problem. Hypnosis is a process that will unfold over time to assist you to make the desired changes.
Here is what to expect*:
Session 1
- Discussion about what Hypnosis is. How does it work? What to expect? Because of stage hypnosis and how hypnosis is portrayed in the media, we have many misconceptions. Session 1 is all about demystifying hypnosis, how it works and what it can do for you.
Discussion of the client's problem. Where does it come from? What are the goals and how will the client know that he/she is getting better. By getting a clear understanding of the presenting problem and getting to know the client, can a plan be designed that is most suitable for for the client, as client centered hypnosis is being  practiced.
- Guiding the client into Hypnosis to understand what it is and how if feels. It is important to understand that there is no such thing as a “hypnotized feeling”. It’s most likely you will enjoy a feeling of deep calmness and relaxation, all the time listening to the hypnotist's voice. The client may be given some direct suggestions to get the process started and after the trance session the client's experience will be discussed.
- Session duration between 90 and 120 minutes.
Session 2
- Evaluation. What has happened in the interim?
- Parts Therapy - Internal conflicts will be examined and resolved in this session. 
- Session duration between 60 - 90 minutes.
Session 3
Evaluation. What has happened in the interim?
- Analytical Hypnosis - The presenting problem will be traced back to its origin through regression. 
- Session duration between 60 - 90 minutes
Session 4
- Evaluation. How close/far is the client from the goal? 
- Self-hypnosis. The client is taught different self-hypnosis techniques to continue change into the future.
- Direct suggestion. Further direct suggestions may be given to the client, or other methods used, depending on the evaluations.
- Session duration between 60 and 90 minutes.
*The first two sessions are usually spaced a week apart, after which perhaps there can be longer breaks of two or three weeks in-between sessions.
Session Times
Session times are Monday through Saturday 09h00, 11h00, 13h00, 15h00, and 17h00. 
Make a booking at least a week or two in advance, although emergencies can be accommodated from time to time, depending on availability.
- For the first session, a R 250 non-refundable deposit is payable to secure the appointment. 
- Sessions are R 550 each. Sessions are payable in advance. 
Terms and Conditions
- Smoking Sessions work differently. Please refer to www.hypnosis-works.co.za
- There is a 48-hour cancellation policy. Sessions cancelled at short noticed will be invoiced and payable in full before a next appointment can be scheduled.

- Please note that medical aids do not pay for this non-medical service.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

How to Stop Smoking with Hypnosis

Hypnosis has been touted as an effective way with which to stop smoking. This is true. There is research available on the internet which will point to anything from 30 - 85% efficiency in breaking the smoking habit. Add to this the data gained from practical experience over the past few years, and it decidedly points to the fact that hypnosis can be an effective tool when it comes to stop smoking.

From the outset it must be understood that there is no one method that all hypnotists use to help a client stop smoking. Everybody does it their own way, based on generally accepted principles of how hypnosis functions. Some may do one session, some may do two or three, or even more. And the techniques used in the consulting room is even more varied. It is for this very reason that it is so difficult to find exact research in this field.

Starting up the hypnosis practice a few years ago, techniques taught during the certification course was initially used, supplemented by auxiliary information gleaned from books on the subject. Soon to realise that a smoker needs more than just hypnosis, a smoker needs rehab!

The Hypno Rehab for Smokers has been formulated to give a smoker all the tools required to become a non-smoker. The only thing required from the client is the firm decision to do be a non-smoker. Follow the easy to follow steps of this programme, and you will become a 100% non-smoker. Hundreds of people already have and you can read what some of them have to say here.

The Hypno Rehab for Smokers programme is available for individuals, couples and groups of three people or more. It is ideal for a the lone, shunned smoker, or the family who wants to stop smoking together, or even for a company whose employees want to live a smoke-free life.

The programme consists of three parts.
1. About a two week period to become aware of the smoking habit, and to start doing some habit breaking actions.
2. The Hypnosis session, during which you will become a non-smoker.
3. The three month follow-up period during which you will be entitled to 2 more hypnosis sessions as well as telephonic support.

As part of the Rehab programme you will also receive a Free CD with further suggestions for change, to help you remain a non-smoker, as well as a leaflet overviewing the actions you need to take.

It is much easier to become a non-smoker than you might think. Using the power of your subconscious mind through the imagination, you have the power to become a natural non-smoker!

Individual, couple and groups up to 6 are hosted at the Hypnosis Works! practice in Villieria, Pretoria.
Bigger groups need separate venue arrangements.

For bookings visit the diary.

For more information read this.

Monday, 9 June 2014

How to Survive a Heart Attack - Part 3: My Smokey Heart

How to Survive a Heart Attack - Part 3: My Smokey Heart

by Hendrik Baird

A Smoker's Story

I smoked my first cigarette soon after my mother passed away in 1977.  A friend had suggested it to me. I was very vulnerable at the time, having just lost my mom after the birth of my baby sister. I was 14 years old. My father soon found out that I smoked before cycling to school and he almost beat the living daylights out of me.

Dad was very firm that as long as I stay under his roof, I do things according to his rules. If I wanted to smoke after I left home, it had nothing to do with him. I promised to not smoke again.

Until I moved out of the house, of course. Which is exactly how it happened. I distinctly remember smoking the first serious cigarette as I started university. Subconsciously my dad had given me permission to smoke and so I became a smoker.

A very fashionable smoker, at the time. We all smoked. Smokers were few and far between. We were serious smokers who did not mind to pay R 3.50 for a packet of Camels (so expensive at the time!)

And of course it became a habit, became a part of who I was. I was a smoker. I smoked. I did not think about it. I just smoked. I felt very uncomfortable when I did not have cigarettes. I would buy cigarettes before I would buy food. I would drive kilometers  just to go buy a packet of cigarettes.

And I tried to stop. Of course I tried. Many times I tried to stop. Using willpower, medication, patches, gum.

And then I stopped. For three years. It was wonderful. I felt so much better, my health improving, feeling so much better. And guess what?

I found myself in a stressed moment and decided to use a cigarette to feel better. It made me feel worse,  it tasted vile, but before I knew it I was back on the pack-a-day habit. This happened a few times.

And then I made a decision. I would stop smoking for my 40th birthday.

That was eleven years ago and I have not smoked a single cigarette since. I am a non-smoker.

Not according to my cardiologist, though. He took one look at the sonar image of my heart and said: "So Mr. Baird, I see you are a smoker..."

Twenty years of smoking had taken its toll on my heart.

Smoking is one of the leading causes of death in South Africa. It harms nearly every organ in the body, including the heart, blood vessels, lungs, eyes, mouth, reproductive organs, bones, bladder and digestive organs.

Smoking and your heart

The chemicals in tobacco smoke harm your blood cells. These chemicals can also damage the function of your heart and both the structure and function of blood vessels. This increases the risk for atherosclerosis, a disease in which a waxy substance called plaque builds up in the arteries. Over time, plaque hardens and narrows your arteries. This limits blood flow to your organs, reducing oxygen flow.

Coronary heart disease occurs if plaque builds up in the coronary arteries. In my case the Lest Anterior Descending Artery (LAD) was completely blocked, while the Right Coronary Artery (RCA) was partially blocked. Any amount of smoking, even light or occasional smoking, damages the heart and blood vessels.

Of course the best way to reduce your risk of a heart attack is to never start smoking. Just avoid it altogether, whether it be firsthand or second hand tobacco smoke. Stay away from the smokers and the smoking sections. Ask your friends and family to not smoke in your car or your home.

And if you are currently a smoker, you seriously need to consider the benefits of stopping smoking. By stopping you will almost immediately start reducing the risk to your heart and your body will start repairing the damage already done. Your body is a wonderful self-repairing organism that will help reverse heart and blood vessel damage.

And to stop smoking can be very easy, much easier than you thought it could possibly be. The secret is to do two things: 1. Replace the bad habit with new, healthy habits, and 2. Use hypnosis to change the habit at its source, namely in the subconscious mind. The sooner you stop smoking, the better.

I survived my heart attack. I had a double bypass and the blocked arteries are no longer depriving me of vital oxygen. My heart thumps comfortably and my blood pressure is under control. I was lucky. Perhaps I could have avoided this whole ordeal by never starting to smoke in the first place. Thank goodness I stopped when I did. Had I continued, I could have been stone, cold dead at this point.

Smoking cigarettes is death for sure. To survive a heart attack, just say no to tobacco! Avoid just one!

Source http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/smo/