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Does hypnosis really work?

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Hi Mark!

I really love this site - thanks so much for creating it!

It's been one year since I left my career to be at home with my son. Since then, I've learned that I have no idea what I'm doing. I have no structure, no self-discipline, and am not leading by a good example. When I was growing up, my mother worked night shifts, so I've never been a scheduled person. And now, if I don't become a disciplined mommy, my sons will never learn to lead disciplined lives, marriages, and families of their own.

Does the hypnosis really really really work? I'm sceptical...not sure why - I have nothing to lose!

A penny for your thoughts...

The Whimsical Mommy

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mark tyrrell

Mark says...

Hello Whimsical Mommy! : )

It's good to be sceptical...if there's good reason to be sceptical. Actually, people will often say things like: 'You really have to believe in hypnosis for it to work.' But I have often found that the most initially sceptical people often make the best hypnotic subjects - almost as if a part of them sensed they would be talented subjects, so the conscious mind built up prejudice as far as hypnosis goes.

A person can not believe in a car, but still travel in one; their belief (or lack of) is irrelevant because the car…works. Fortunately, there is so much evidence for the efficacy of hypnosis carried out scientifically that I don't need to try to convince people; I only need to help them use hypnosis.

Self-discipline may be one of the main keys to happiness and fulfilment, so certainly it's important for you and your son to develop more of it. You might like this article on developing self-discipline: '7 Self-Discipline Techniques'.

All my best,


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