Healthy Life Centers has been helping people relieve stress and unwanted habits since 2004. Over the years, we have assisted hundreds of people here in the office, or via Telehealth which now includes video conferencing tools such as Zoom, Skype, Facetime, and Doxy.me.
Client preference gives you the option of selecting a provider that suits your needs, and that you will feel most comfortable with.
Rapport with a practitioner is critical for program success, and you pick and choose whoever you select moving forward. Search the internet or the public Hypnotherapy database to find someone you can connect with.
For in-office visits here in Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach, we practice distancing guidelines for your safety, We also offer TeleHealth Hypnotherapy sessions.
Hypnosis for stress relief, smoking cessation, weight release, and phobias, are specialties, and many “hypnotists” claim to provide these services, but may or may not be qualified to help you get the results you want.
We make sure that you get the best because your mental health is critical to your overall wellness. Google has a very good database of Hypnotherapists, as this method has been gaining popularity for decades.
You may contact our corporate headquarters in California at any time.
Healthy Life Centers LLC
19792 Ranger Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Healthy Life Centers LLC
17284 Newhope St, Suite 210
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Congratulations on your decision to take control of your life!!
Let us be your New Years Re-Solution, instead of just a resolution.
We are the leader in absolutely safe, all-natural, non-invasive tobacco and weight loss programs
Questions to be answered:
How will hypnosis help?
What do I do with my hands?
How do I keep from gaining weight?
How do I keep from going “Stir Crazy” after stopping smoking?
What do I do with all the free time I have now that I am no longer a smoker?
How We Do It
Hypnosis works by “separating” your habit
from the “triggers” that “remind” you to smoke.
The hypnotist will then simply help you disassociate your habit from your everyday triggers.
These triggers could be any, or all, of the following:
Boredom, stress, after a meal, when you wake up, on a work break, driving in the car, watching TV…. Sound familiar?
If you want the benefit of the outcome, we can help you over the hill.
You’ll be Happy you did.
Did you know that it’s possible that you could live
an “extra month” longer per year by stopping smoking?
Each cigarette takes an average of
8-12 minutes off of your life.
You spend a fortune every month on a habit
you don’t want anymore. Why?
On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you want to stop smoking now?
The only risk with hypnosis is that you enter into it answering a “4” or less.
The benefits always outweigh the risk if you can answer the above question honestly,
as the only way for anyone to stop smoking is if they
desire the benefits of feeling good as a non-smoker.
Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation
Congratulations on your decision to take control of your life!!The use of Hypnosis (the Greek word for sleep) as a method to help people stop smoking has become a proven, reliable therapy. For a person to be successful using hypnosis to help stop smoking, one important requirement is necessary:
The person must want to stop smoking for the right reason.
No one forced you to start smoking, just as no one can force you to stop. “You need to go out through the in-door
Even though they sound good, some of the wrong reasons are because the doctor wants you to stop, your spouse or your kids are pressuring you to stop, or because you fear sickness or death.
The only right reason to stop smoking from a hypnosis point of view, is if you can hold a cigarette in your hand, look at it and honestly say to that cigarette, “I don’t like you and I don’t want you in my life anymore.” This, and only this mental attitude allows the hypnosis suggestions to enter your subconscious mind, and change can begin. The other “wrong” reasons can then become excellent support attitudes.
One on One Sessions are Very Different From Group seminars, Because it is Tailored to Help the Individual.
“Too many people will respond to an advertisement about a hypnotist working at a hotel, who will do a smoking cessation group session based on aversion therapy, and then move on to another place.”
This will work for some, but not all of the people who come to the session.
Aversion Therapy May Not Be the Answer
Many different hypnotherapists practice various techniques. For some, aversion therapy works.
However, if the smoker already knows about the bad taste, the bad effects, and is still smoking, the aversion therapy is a bit old-fashioned.
Another, more powerful technique is to reach out to the subconscious mind and address the part that is the smoking part.
Regress to the first cigarette, and have the client relive it. Have them remember just how terrible that first cigarette was.
But they kept smoking to prove something: that they were just as cool as their friends to be smoking.
It was a rite of passage from being a kid to being an adult.
Ask the smoking part in hypnosis if they are still friends with the people who give them the first cigarette.
If the answer is no, ask, why are you still trying to impress them? There is no reason, other than it is a habit.
They have no one to impress that they are an adult. And even so, smoking a cigarette is no proof. Working from that position, it is more likely that the client will be able to find a substitute behavior for smoking and quit.
Check the NGH site. The AMA recognized Hypnosis in 1954 as an adjunct or complementary therapy to traditional medicine.
Also, comments that hypnosis should only be done by a psychiatrist or psychologist are not entirely valid.
A certified hypnotherapist is likely to have far more training, as it is specific.
There is no guarantee that a psychiatrist will provide better solutions than a certified hypnotherapist.
Milton Erickson was arguably the best of hypnotherapists. He was unique in the way he approached his clients. Traditional hypnotists would give direct commands to a client, not always resulting in measurable success. The subconscious mind of the client might reject the suggestions.
Erickson had insights about people, and one of them was that people don’t always follow orders. But, if given an example, a hypnotic metaphor, the subconscious mind could act on it and change. He understood that by using certain language patterns, a mind could enter into a hypnotic state, ready for change. Many of these language patterns are found in what is now called the Milton Model and can be found on the internet.
When a client can easily enter a hypnotic state, change can be fairly rapid, resulting in a better outcome.
A set of cards, out of print, but being reissued, is called the Zebu cards. It is a deck of playing cards, and on each is an Ericksonian language pattern. Practice the pattern, and learn it. Similar to Zebu cards are Salad cards, produced in England. They are similar in construct. Once the patterns are learned, they can be used with clients to establish rapport and build to a successful end.
Two of Erickson’s students, Bandler and Grinder, modeled Erickson and his work and developed NeuroLinguistis Programming, or NLP, which employs many of the same techniques of Erickson Hypnosis.
Hypnosis is the bypass of the critical faculty of the conscious mind
and the establishment of selective thinking”.
Critical Faculty: The part of the Conscious Mind that passes judgment.
Selective Thinking: Whatever you believe wholeheartedly.
(U.S. Dept. Education, Human Services Division)
The individual results are the results experienced by the persons themselves. It is possible that your experience would be different. Usually, that is based on your desire to change your behavior, as we cannot make you do anything against your will or if you are doing this under duress. You need to speak with the specific practitioner with whom you are considering and ask them about their specific protocol. Additionally, this is not any type of substitute for medical, psychological, or psychiatric help, and we always encourage you to speak with your doctor regarding and type of lifestyle change you are considering.