Ask the Clinical Hypnosis Expert – Peggy Davis

Ask the Clinical Hypnosis Expert – Peggy Davis Christmas, more than any other time of the year, amplifies a person’s feelings of loss.  Memories of someone who was there in Christmases past who is no longer, such as through death or divorce, can be unbearable.  Very often, a person who is grieving becomes uncharacteristically unpleasant […]

Ask the Clinical Hypnosis Expert – Peggy Davis

Ask the Clinical Hypnosis Expert – Peggy Davis Most of us spend the majority of our lives mentally repeating the criticisms and judgments we have heard about ourselves. The thoughts become weeds that have a stranglehold on our self-worth and self-esteem. Self-affirming words and actions are necessary to counteract the unpleasant things we have heard […]

Ask the Clinical Hypnosis Expert – Peggy Davis

Ask the Clinical Hypnosis Expert – Peggy Davis Thinking of being a non-smoker? This column is written for smokers who have been thinking of letting go of the old habit. I have come to understand that addicted smokers both love and hate their cigarettes.  They love the way smoking comforts, stimulates and supports them like […]

Ask the Clinical Hypnosis Expert – Peggy Davis

Ask the Clinical Hypnosis Expert – Peggy Davis Hypnotherapy—or medical hypnosis—has a long history as a controversial treatment for physical and psychiatric ailments. The subject is fascinating to people. I added hypnosis to my practice in 1994 because I believe talk therapy simply does not treat matters of the subconscious as effectively as hypnotherapy. These […]

Ask the Clinical Hypnosis Expert – Peggy Davis

Ask the Clinical Hypnosis Expert – Peggy Davis EVERYTHING IS HYPNOSIS Did you know that everything you do involves hypnosis? Believe it or not, it does. When you think of hypnosis, does the image of a stage show, with a group of people doing crazy and embarrassing things pop into your mind? If that is […]

Ask the Clinical Hypnosis Expert – Peggy Davis

Ask the Clinical Hypnosis Expert – Peggy Davis

Ask the Clinical Hypnosis Expert – Peggy Davis In previous articles, you have read about my successful use of clinical hypnosis for smoking cessation in a single session. 1 in 4 people can be hypnotized for stage hypnosis/entertainment, yet remember, EVERYONE can be hypnotized for the purpose of clinical hypnosis. Here are other problems with […]

Ask the Clinical Hypnosis Expert – Peggy Davis

Ask the Clinical Hypnosis Expert – Peggy Davis One way to think about it is a filing system. A person who smokes erroneously puts files in their subconscious mind next to each other that are wrong—like if they have a cup of coffee, they have to have a cigarette, or if they had a great […]

Ask the Clinical Hypnosis Expert – Peggy Davis

Ask the Clinical Hypnosis Expert – Peggy Davis

Ask the Clinical Hypnosis Expert – Peggy Davis This is the time of year some of us look forward to: vacationing and enjoying the great outdoors. For the millions with phobias–to creepy crawlies, snakes, thunder and lightning, driving, and flights–navigating spring activities can be daunting rather than fun. Every year, phobias ruin golf games, gardening, […]

Ask the Clinical Hypnosis Expert – Peggy Davis

Ask the Clinical Hypnosis Expert – Peggy Davis

Ask the Clinical Hypnosis Expert – Peggy Davis Cognitive Hypnotherapy for Psychosomatic Disorders: If it’s In Your Head, You Have the Control! Approximately 50-80% of the visits to Family Physicians are from patients with  psychosomatic symptoms which involve interaction between the mind and the body.  Since hypnosis and self-talk can directly affect the mind and […]

Ask the Clinical Hypnosis Expert – Peggy Davis

Ask the Clinical Hypnosis Expert – Peggy Davis

Ask the Clinical Hypnosis Expert – Peggy Davis There is a scientifically based theory that our memories and beliefs get encoded into us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. These memories influence how we develop emotionally. When our memories become beliefs about ourselves, sometimes they are negative and untrue. Yet, we subconsciously act on these beliefs every […]