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Weight Loss and Health Classes In A Group Setting

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Change Your Mind, Change Your Life
hink Healthy*Think Happy*Think Wealthy

*Think Thin*Think Change                  

You’ve tried diets, you’ve tried exercise all of which is good. And yet we still fail to become healthier and happier and seem to never meet our goals.So perhaps you need a new approach, perhaps we need a Mind-Body and Spirit approach. 

  • Not only do we need nourishment for the body.
  • We need to fill the heart with joy and love and compassion for ourselves and others.
  • We need to fill our minds with knowledge, always growing, always learning.
  • We need to fill our souls, our spirit, with awareness, self-awareness.
  • We need to awaken the child within and think change. 

With change you can at a deeper level of understanding and acceptance to become healthier in all ways. Enriching your life, healing your life. This is a class that meets weekly for 3 weeks on Tuesday June 3, 10, 17th and July 8, 15,22 from 5:30p.m. till 7:30p.m. A nominal fee of $15.00 per week is required per person. This includes Handouts to improve the results of your classes.

What you will learn is how to nourish the mind, body and spirit as a whole.

  • You will learn the difference between meditation and self-hypnosis
  • We will teach you how to meditate
  • You will learn Self Hypnosis
  • Healing your body through proper nutrition
  • How to have Increased Self-Esteem
  • Pain Relieving Techniques
  • Releasing Past  Traumas
  • Increasing Your Energy
  • Balancing Your Energy
  • Learn Stress and Tension reduction techniques
  • Learn Life Coaching and techniques to restructure your life for a healthier happier you.

RSVP REQUIRED SEATING IS LIMITED    Please Call Katheryn Napier at 407-492-7363 

Check, cash or credit card accepted

Location will be at Central Fla. Zoo (17-92) Sanford, Fl. 32771

| (H)- ypnosis for Weight Loss | Avalon Hypnosis Center, 220 S Woodland Blvd #F, DeLand FL 32720 | (386) 490-4180

Weight Loss and Health Classes for You 

Test Anxiety

Test AnxietyHypnosis for test anxiety, lets make it go away.

Generally, we all experience some level of Test Anxiety nervousness or tension before tests or other important events in our lives.

A little nervousness can actually help motivate us; however, too much Test Anxiety can become a problem – especially if it interferes with our ability to prepare for and perform on tests.

Dealing, with Test Anxiety

The first step is to distinguish between two types of anxiety. If your anxiety is a direct result of lack of preparation, consider it a normal, rational reaction. However, if you are adequately prepared but still panic, “blank out”, and/or overreact, your reaction is not rational. While both of these anxieties may be considered normal (anyone can have them) it is certainly helpful to know how to overcome their effects.

Preparation Can Help

Preparation is the best way to minimize rationale anxiety. Consider the following:

  • Avoid “cramming” for a test. Trying to master a semester’s worth of material the day before the test is a poor way to learn and can easily produce anxiety. This is not the time to try to learn a great deal of material.
  • Combine all the information you have been presented throughout the semester and work on mastering the main concepts of the course.
  • When studying for the test, ask yourself what questions may be asked and try to answer them by integrating ideas from lectures, notes, texts, and supplementary readings.
  • If you are unable to cover all the material given throughout the semester, select important portions that you can cover well. Set a goal of presenting your knowledge of this information on the test.

Changing Your Attitude

Improving your perspective of the test-taking experience can actually help you enjoy studying and may improve your performance. Don’t overplay the importance of the grade – it is not a reflection of your self-worth nor does it predict your future success. Try the following:

  • Remember that the most reasonable expectation is to try to show as much of what you know as you can.
  • Remind yourself that a test is only a test – there will be others.
  • Avoid thinking of yourself in irrational, all-or-nothing terms.
  • Reward yourself after the test – take in a movie, go out to eat, or visit with friends.

Don’t Forget the Basics

Students preparing for tests often neglect basic biological, emotional, and social needs. To do your best, you must attend to these needs. Think of yourself as a total person – not just a test taker. Remember to:

  • Continue the habits of good nutrition and exercise. Continue your recreational pursuits and social activities – all contribute to your emotional and physical well-being.
  • Follow a moderate pace when studying; vary your work when possible and take breaks when needed.
  • Get plenty of sleep the night before the test – when you are overly tired you will not function at your absolute best.
  • Once you feel you are adequately prepared for the test, do something relaxing.

The Day of the Test

To be able to do your best on the day of the test we suggest the following:

  • Begin your day with a moderate breakfast and avoid coffee if you are prone to “caffeine jitters.” Even people who usually manage caffeine well may feel light-headed and jittery when indulging on the day of a test.
  • Try to do something relaxing the hour before the test – last minute cramming will cloud your mastering of the overall concepts of the course.
  • Plan to arrive at the test location early – this will allow you to relax and to select a seat located away from doors, windows, and other distractions.
  • Avoid classmates who generate anxiety and tend to upset your stability.
  • If waiting for the test to begin causes anxiety, distract yourself by reading a magazine or newspaper.

During the Test: Basic Strategies

Before you begin answering the questions on the test, take a few minutes and do the following:

  • First review the entire test; then read the directions twice. Try to think of the test as an opportunity to show the professor what you know; then begin to organize your time efficiently. Work on the easiest portions of the test first.
  • For essay questions, construct a short outline for yourself – then begin your answer with a summary sentence. This will help you avoid the rambling and repetition which can irrate the person grading the test. For short-answer questions, answer only what is asked – short and to the point. If you have difficulty with an item involving a written response, show what knowledge you can. If proper terminology evades you, show what you know with your own words.
  • For multiple choice questions, read all the options first, then eliminate the most obvious. Unsure of the correct response? Rely on your first impression, then move on quickly. Beware of tricky qualifying words such as “only,” “always,” or “most.”
  • Do not rush through the test. Wear a watch and check it frequently as you pace yourself. If it appears you will be unable to finish the entire test, concentrate on those portions which you can answer well. Recheck your answers only if you have extra time – and only if you are not anxious.

During the Test: Anxiety Control

Curb excess anxiety in any of the following ways:

  • Tell yourself “I can be anxious later, now is the time to take the exam.”
  • Focus on answering the question, not on your grade or others’ performances.
  • Counter negative thoughts with other, more valid thoughts like, “I don’t have to be perfect.”
  • Tense and relax muscles throughout your body; take a couple of slow deep breaths and try to maintain a positive attitude.
  • If allowed, get a drink or go to the bathroom.
  • Ask the instructor a question.
  • Eat something.
  • Break your pencil lead – then go sharpen it.
  • Think for a moment about the post-exam reward you promised yourself.

After the Test

Whether you did well or not, be sure to follow through on the reward you promised yourself – and enjoy it! Try not to dwell on all the mistakes you might have made. Do not immediately begin studying for the next test. . . indulge in something relaxing for a little while.

Need Additional Help? Couple this with Hypnosis and you have a winner.

Hypnosis is one of the best most successful ways of eliminating Test Anxiety, call today for a free consultation.

Self Empowerment: The Power of Words

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Another important key in becoming self power is realizing how words affect the subconscious mind, especially when one of the subconscious gateways are open, as it is in Hypnosis.

Numerous religious books have been written throughout this century that recommend the use of affirmations. Just check the bookstore of your churches and you easily find books on affirmations.

For example:

Affirmations became more popular in the 70s and 80s, but all too few seem to know how to properly structure and use them. Used wisely, words become powerful tools to help us create motivation and success attitudes in the subconscious mind. If  misconstruction or misused, auto suggestions and affirmations can actually move or goals further from reach. So we must use caution when using affirmations.

Remember the old saying? Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me. It is my professional opinion that inappropriate words can and do hurt us when a subconscious Gateway is open.

Allow me to illustrate my own personal experience, of how the power of words can produce Self Empowerment.

When my marriage broke up, my sales hit rock bottom even though I had always had success. a successful executive told me personally, ” Nobody does well in sales for two years after a divorce!” this negative idea entered my mind like a powerful hip on the suggestion. We call this eyes open hypnosis, NLP, neurolinguistic programming. Afterwards, I found myself still doing the same actions as in previous years, but without results. My sales plummeted, and the following year it dropped to a fraction of the previous level. All the self-help books of the world did not help. I went to my friend who was a hypnotist and he helped me through this. Perhaps another reason for me becoming a hypnotist.

Today I know what happened. During the crisis of the divorce, my subconscious mind believed what this friend of mine in authority had told me during a time of high emotional anxiety on my part. My mind replayed that suggestion like a broken record, and it became a negative affirmation. The Gateway of my subconscious mind was open because this was a person of authority, emotions were running high.Now let me share some other examples that many people relate to. A mother exclaims loudly to her child, “Don’t spill the milk!” The glass often gets tipped over within seconds,because the child’s mind immediately creates the image of spilling the milk. Also, parents often tell their children, “Don’t forget your coat!” Need I explain what happens next? next time, simply tell your child: Remember your coat.

A golfer may say, “I’m not going into the water. “ And where does the ball land? this same concept applies to other sports as well. For example, during an important baseball game, a teammate says,  “Don’t strike out!” How often does the feared strikeout manifest?

Because of the power of words, we need to be careful what we say. Careless use of negative statements just might enter one of the subconscious gateways with adverse results. Consider the risk of the following statements.

  • That makes me sick.
  • That gives me a pain in my_____.
  • This job is a headache.
  • I’m going to finish this if it kills me.
  • that almost gave me a heart attack.
  • That will be the death of me.
  • No pain, no gain.
  • This is a backbreaking job.
  • That makes me sad inside.
  • That burns me up, it makes my blood boil.
  • He ( she) is driving me crazy.
  • How could I be so stupid?

Have you found your self using any of these negative suggestions? These are the types of suggestions that can enter your subconscious mind, when there is a gateway opened.

An example of open gateways, may be nothing more than the repetition of the statements. or when you are sad, angry, tired, or people of authority saying things to you, whether they mean to harm you or not. The power of words can harm yourself and others.

As a hypnotist, I now understand the importance of semantics when dealing with the subconscious. Affirmations are like hypnotic suggestions, and must be constructed properly.

The power of words through affirmations, done properly can empower you.

And Hypnosis can produce a wonderful Self Empowerment for you, through the power of words for a happier more successful life.


Diet Plans

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By Mayo Clinic staff working with Diet Plans.

When it comes to weight loss, there’s no shortage of Diet Plans.

Check any magazine rack, and you’re bound to see the latest and greatest diet plans. But how do you know if a diet plan fits your needs and lifestyle? Ask yourself these questions about any Diet Plans you’re considering:

  • Does it include various foods from the major food groups: fruits, vegetables, grains, low-fat dairy products, lean protein sources, nuts and seeds?
  • Does it include foods you like and that you would enjoy eating for a lifetime — not just for several weeks or months?
  • Can you easily find these food in your local grocery store?
  • Will you be able to eat your favorite foods, or better yet, all foods?
  • Does it fit your lifestyle and budget?
  • Does it include proper amounts of nutrients and calories to help you lose weight safely and effectively?
  • Is regular physical activity part of the plan?

If the answer to any of these questions is no, keep looking. There are better Diet Plans out there for you.

Memory Improvement with Hypnosis, Accelerated Studying

pretty female college student studying in the university libraryHypnosis Improvement for Memory Improvement and  Accelerated Studying

In Hypnosis Accelerating Memory and Studying we can alter your perception of time.

 Two minutes of Hypnosis time can seem like an hour – as we can slow time down – or an hour of Hypnosis may simply fly by, as we speed time up.

This natural phenomena is known as time distortion and happens when we’re in a comfortable state of relaxation.

Sometimes without even experiencing Hypnosis we can notice how, when we’re waiting for an exciting event to occur – each minute can seem like an hour, and when we’re really enjoying ourselves the time just goes by so quickly.

And you can learn a great deal in a few seconds, or you can spend hours learning nothing – all that matters is that you decide which you are going to do. And subconscious knowledge is the most reliable knowledge of all, this is where the Accelerated Studying and Memory Improvement comes in.

That’s why if you ever learned to ride a bike you’ll never forget – and why typists and pianists for example don’t even need to think about what they do – they just do it. And your subconscious mind is open and receptive to the impressions it receives.

It remembers all that it hears and all that it sees. It remembers all that it feels and senses. It remembers all that it touches and tastes. And even when you thought you forgot something, it was still there, deep in your subconscious mind, just waiting for the right time to pop up.

When its time for your study you find that you mentally prepare yourself by putting outside of your mind, any distracting thoughts. You agree with yourself beforehand how long you will study and you stick to it, and if any unwanted thoughts try to intrude, you simply put them out of your mind until your study period has come to an end.This is what Hypnosis can do for Memory Improvement and Accelerated Study Habits

You find that because you are organizing yourself in this way, your mind is more focused and ready to learn. You find it easy to concentrate and to retain what you learn. And you really enjoy studying as you see it as a means to an end. Every day at your per-agreed time, you get into the habit of studying to succeed.

You find that you are able to think much more clearly, focused and you are able to concentrate much more easily. You become so deeply absorbed and interested in the subject that you are studying that you will want to give your full attention to what you are studying, to the exclusion of everything else. Because you are so interested and absorbed in your studies, it becomes so easy for you to grasp and understand all the things that you learn. And all the things that you do learn impress themselves on your memory to enable you to remember them more easily. Hypnosis for Memory Improvement and Accelerated Studying is by far the fast track to improving your life.


Hypnosis to Improve Athletic Performance

Hypnosis is a powerful tool to Athletes of all levels for Performance.  It helps them to:

  • Accelerate Athletic Performance
  • Focus On SuccessContrasty portrait of a sportsman
  • Enhance Sports Confidence
  • Release Mental Blocks, Fears and Limiting Beliefs

There are two ways in which imagery in hypnosis works to Improve Athletic Performance:

To Improve Athletic Performance, first, through training the mind and muscles to perform as you wish. The subconscious mind is like a giant computer that directs all bodily behavior and automatically accepts any image it receives as real and true. It lacks the ability to distinguish between fact and fiction.  Once it “sees” the image of perfect Athletic performance it immediately sends electrical and chemical messages throughout the body, directing it to comply with what it perceives as real and true. Studies have shown actual duplication of muscle and nerve activity during imagery and even new neural growth as a result of imaging. This reinforces the learning and improves performance automatically. It is not all in your mind … actual physical changes occur as a result of Hypnosis and imagery.

Second, is the ability to be both relaxed and productive simultaneously. Numerous studies of top athletes recognize that their ability to perform with passion and emotion, while in a relaxed state, has a direct impact on their ability to perform so remarkably. Athletic Performance is inhibited by stress and Hypnosis teaches you to remove the blocks that inhibit peak Performance.

Mental Rehearsal, Regular visualization creates and reinforces the confidence necessary for top performance.  The visualized image convinces the subconscious that this achievement is possible.  The automatic nervous system performs in exactly the same manner as followed during a physical rehearsal.  Neuromuscular coordination improves.  “What your mind can conceive, you can achieve.”

How Hypnosis Works

Whether you desire to improve your personal Athletic Performance or are training for the Olympics, Hypnosis is a powerful tool for your success. Hypnosis can release any mental blocks, fears or limiting beliefs you may have that are keeping you from athletic excellence. Hypnosis also builds your personal self-confidence in yourself and your abilities, assisting you to focus on a successful outcome, instead of fearing a poor performance.

One of many effective tools used in Hypnosis to Improve Athletic Performance is called anchoring. A memory or image of Athletic excellence is recalled or imagined. When the client mentally reaches the peak of that performance excellence, the associated emotion is anchored or reinforced, producing what is commonly known as muscle memory. That memory or positive feeling is then automatically released during your peak performance times.

Hypnosis also helps you mentally focus on the performance itself, eliminating outside distractions and self-sabotaging thoughts so you are calm and capable of channeling all your energies into your physical activity.

Mental imagery is also incorporated into hypnosis for athletic performance. The fact of the matter is your unconscious mind doesn’t know the difference between a real or imagined experience. Some people are excellent at visualizing, while others are naturally kinesthetic or “feel” things. How would it feel to cross the finish line in your best time ever, or win the gold? What would you be feeling, thinking, seeing or hearing? Regardless of how you imagine a successful future event, your imagined success programs you in a direction for positive results.

According to the AOA (American Optometric Association), researchers have discovered that people use the same areas of the brain whether they actually perform or merely visualize an action in their mind. Studies conducted in 1998 by J. Stanos, a professor at Harvard University, have proven a definite link between visualization and performance. A group was taught how to use visualization and a placebo group was taught to just think about an unrelated activity. Those who used visualization before performing their task performed nearly perfectly, while the placebo group was only successful 55% of the time.

The Power of Your Mind!
Competition can be intimidating and fear of humiliation often results in diminished skills.  To overcome this, you can use hypnosis at any time during competition.  Once you have learned sports hypnosis techniques you can utilize self hypnosis in seconds.

Most athletes have experienced the exhilarating feeling of being in the zone” (groove, flow, etc.). When you use hypnosis you can be in the zone on command. Your opponents will never know you are using hypnosis in competition!

Self-hypnosis is best learned under the guidance of a Certified Hypnotist who understands your blocks as well as your goals for the future.  Learning self-hypnosis while in a state of hypnosis offers the added benefit of receiving a powerful  post-hypnotic suggestion or “trigger” that instantly facilitates the hypnotic state on command in your waking state, when you need it.

Hypnosis can’t guarantee you first place or the Olympic Gold, but it can dramatically Improve your Athletic Performance and your self-confidence. Begin today!


Make More Money – Hypnosis to Earn Money and Achieve Success

Surely hypnosis can’t help you to become rich or earn more money!

Well, what it can do is help you to become more relaxed about money and wealth and to start to understand what it is inside you that has stopped you from making and earning more money.
To eliminate those stumbling blocks that keep us from achieving our life’s goals. Helping to create the self confidence needed. Ending the procrastination and releasing the negative thinking that cripples so many of us

Improve Memory & Concentration

For many people, it seems the older they get the worse their memory and ability to concentrate becomes.  Sometimes this is accepted as a normal part of getting older. Other people, it seems have never had the ability to remember dates, details or the names of people etc.  These people may say to themselves that they have a bad memory or they can’t concentrate very well.

Frankly, that’s nonsense.  We all have great memories and a powerful ability to concentrate, unless we have a medical problem affecting these issues. Many times this erroneous perception of having a bad memory simple comes from the fact that no one ever taught us how to use this natural ability to concentrate and remember when we were young.

We simply avoided or danced around situations where we would have to recall a detail.  For example, when meeting people at some social function to whom we were previously introduced but couldn’t remember their names, we might say Hi. How are you? You look great” and never say their name.

The good news is hypnosis works rapidly to correct these issues.  With hypnosis it is possible to quickly develop the ability to concentrate.  Your ability to recall information may be tremendously enhanced.  This skill can be learned on just one or two hypnosis sessions.

Providing you have no medical problems that are affecting your ability to concentrate or remember, there is no reason for you to continue to experience this problem. If you would like to discuss your situation, get further information or schedule an appointment call Avalon Hypnosis Center at (407) 492-7363

Improve Retention & Reduce Anxiety with Hypnosis

Study Improvement & Test Anxiety

Many people, irrespective of education or position, have a very difficult time studying or taking an examination.  For these people, studying is a major chore. They can spend hours studying very hard but seem to have very little retention of the material. In addition, many people, when faced with an examination of their knowledge freeze up. They may have studied very hard and know the material, but their mind just closes down and access to the information is denied.  The examination process then becomes a dreaded experience that creates great fear and apprehension.

These two problems can be easily corrected with hypnosis.  As a matter of fact, the elimination of examination apprehension and increasing the ability to study with greater retention are among the easiest challenges to correct using hypnotism. Nothing can take away the necessity of setting aside a time to study, but by using a specially developed form of self-hypnosis, this time can not only be made very enjoyable, but, also highly productive.

If you would like to learn how to study effortlessly, take examinations with absolute confidence and self-assurance, hypnosis should be given your strongest consideration. It should take only one or two sessions to learn a technique that will last you a lifetime.

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