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Next NGH Hypnosis Training in Portland Oregon

Portland’s own NW Hypnosis Institute is now taking enrollment for their 2014 Professional NGH Hypnosis Training Course

People have all sorts of reasons for becoming skillful with hypnosis.  What’s your reason?  To help others?  To help yourself? To change behaviors or feelings on an subconscious level?  The list of things you can do with hypnosis is endless.  To learn more about the Northwest Hypnosis Institute’s next Portland Hypnosis Training Course see their Professional NGH Hypnosis Training page.

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How I Stopped Smoking with Hypnosis

No longer am I a slave to cigarettes, nor do I spend my “spare money” on expensive cigarettes or feel ashamed about stinking as I flit around Portland with my friends. Many years ago I was hypnotized and was able to quit smoking. Now I am one of those proud, obnoxious, ex-smokers who make friends smoke outside the house.

The biggest problem I had with smoking was the modeling I was providing for my children. Stopping smoking was a thundering message in itself to my children about my values and taking action to make caring for myself a priority! It wouldn’t matter what I said or did, if I continued to suck on a cigarette, the message would be that smoking is acceptable. Portland is a great place to raise healthy children and I didn’t want mine watching their parent participating in harmful behavior which ran contraire to my espoused views living a healthy lifestyle and taking care of oneself. Sucking up poisonous gases was not something I wanted to show my children was okay. Nor is it okay to mistreat ourselves. Addressing hard problems? Tackling a tough addiction? Not giving up? You bet! Let’s show the kids that this is how we roll!

Because I was finally successful, (I haven’t smoked for 15 years) I wanted to learn why and how hypnosis works and have considered for sometime learning to hypnotize and help others. My friends knew I had used hypnosis to quit smoking and began being interested in hypnotherapy also. But when they asked me what, exactly, a hypnotherapist does, if hypnosis works and, if so, (eye brows raised) how, I was unable to provide concrete answers. I know it works because hypnosis worked for me and I have spoken with countless co-workers and others, who have used hypnotherapy to quit smoking, lose weight and deal better with anxiety and more.

Being a critical thinker, I wanted solid information. From Wikipedia (September 20, 2011) I learned…
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