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Posted - 02/20/2009 :  1:25:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
About three years ago I was Hypnotized to stop smoking. I was 30 years old and had been a heavy smoker all my life.
The hypnotist put me in a state of kind of dreamy meditation and spoke through head phones. He took me through a scenario of me visualising myself being healthy in the future and throwing cigarettes into the river, and what I would be like if I didn’t stop smoking, and to choose to be healthy etc.
This all worked fine, and I have not smoked since and my life style dramatically changed, exercising etc etc.
I am happy with this, however I feel it has changed my personality slightly, making me slightly numb and desensitised, is this possible? Could I be blocking emotions? Sometimes I feel I just switch off, like I did to stop the craving to smoke.
My main problem now is sex, I have absolutely no desire to have sex, I have been highly sexed all my life and at the time of hypnotised I had a few emotional issues as I was splitting up with a partner and our relationship had became based round sex and I think that during the hypnosis a few things or wires have been crossed and I have switched this emotion off? Is this possible? How should I resolve it?
It is not a physical problem, I still think about it, still fancy women but even if I have a beautiful woman naked in front of me, I am thinking to myself I can’t be bothered! This is not normal and given how active I have been up to the day I was hypnotised, I think its gotta be linked. Ever since the hypnotism this has been such a problem, the desire is totally gone, but physically I am fine, I feel there’s just a switch that needs flicking back on! DO you think I should go back to the hypnotist? I’m scared he may mess it up more? What do you advise? A Dr wont be able to help am sure, I am desperate to be fixed.


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What you just told us you can tell to the hypnotherapist you went to to quit smoking.
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Posted - 02/20/2009 :  2:23:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit patrickg's Homepage  Reply with Quote

I would not recommend going back to the same hypnotist.

Yes, removing a behavior like smoking (coping mechanism) can cause previous emotional issues to act-up in different ways. I call them "negative motivators" that influence the "positive motivator" (smoking)
If the positive motivator is removed and not replaced while a negative motivator has been linked to it.. a person is left with that negative motivator behavior and will react to that in different ways. It sounds like you may be repressing it.

Having the negative motivator behavior/emotion addressed should be like flicking the switch you're talking about.

I'd recommend finding someone around you that practices analytical hypnosis.. or hypno-analysis. Are you in the Chicago area by chance? I think I've heard of someone there that does these headphone sessions.

Patrick Glancy, CI, BCH
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Posted - 02/20/2009 :  2:25:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit patrickg's Homepage  Reply with Quote

That sounds like a reasonable thing except the hypnotist he saw would appear incapable of dealing with it effectively. He is limited to suggestion based hypnosis which ignores the potential affects that energy experienced.

Patrick Glancy, CI, BCH
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