Hypnosis Forum | HypnosisOnline.com
Hypnosis Forum | HypnosisOnline.com
Home | Profile | Register | Active Topics | Members | Search | FAQ
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

  

Hypno Database Listings
- Hypnotherapist List
- Schools - Training
- Guilds - Associations
- Stage Hypnotists
- Add a listing
- Listings FAQs

Hypnosis Message Boards
- HypnosisOnline Forum
- Hypnosis Networking

Hypnosis Free Classifieds
- Browse the Ads
- Post an Ad

Frequently Asked Questions
- Hypnosis FAQs
- Shop FAQs

- HypnoBlog FAQs

Hypnosis Links
Exchange Links

Add our HOL button

Hypnosis Networking
List your group
Find a group

Audio Books
Background Music
Hypnosis Books
Hypnosis Scripts
    - English
    - Spanish
    - Children

Hypnosis Videos
NLP Books
Self Hypnosis

Articles & Documents
Add your Paper / Script
Hypnosis Glossary

Hypnosis FAQs

Web Site Design
Web Site Hosting
HOL Child Web Site
HOL POP3 Email account

Hypnosis Blogosphere
HypnoBloggers
Sample Blog
HypnoBlog FAQs
Get your own HypnoBlog

Advertise on HOL sites
Static & Banner Ads
Sponsor HOL sites
Other ways to promote  Hypnosis & your business

Hypnosis in the News

HypnosisOnline.com
HypnosisOnline.net
HypnoSites.net
HypnoBlog.com
HypnosisDatabase.com
InstantMP3hypnosis.com
250scripts.com
 
  

Search the HOL Website

  
What people say...
  "Thank you for the work you do listing Hypnotherapists. We often get referrals..."

 more
  
Hypnosis in the News
  "IRS Tax Credit: 100% Reimbursement for Weight Loss and/or Smoking Cessation Hypnotherapy Programs."

 more
  
Hypnosis Podcast
  Absolute Science interviews Dr. David Patterson on Hypnosis for pain relief in a burn unit...

 more
  
 All Forums
 Hypnosis Forum
 Hypnosis General Discussion
 Seratonin?
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  

goldie

3 Posts

Posted - 08/11/2003 :  12:56:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have been alcohol free for 8 years, smoke free for 3 1/2, and eating disorder free for 2 1/2. I am 33, take vitamin supplements, have a healthy diet, and exercise almost every day. I am also pissed off and edgy all the time. I am so tired of living like this (everyone around me is too), and was wondering if hypnosis could help me. Can hypnosis raise the level of seratonin in the brain? Years ago, I tried Prozac, and it worked like a charm, but I would much prefer to go this route, if it is proven to be affective. Any information would be appretiated. Thank you.

Edited by - goldie on 08/11/2003 12:57:15 AM

Terry

Canada
63 Posts

Posted - 08/11/2003 :  09:34:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Goldie, congratulations, rather than offer an answer to your question, I would much preffer it if you told us how you accomplished such a fete as to remove alcohol, cigarettes, and even an eating disorder from your life, and accomplish it at the age of 33? You see, I don't know you, but I do know that you know yourself, and this being so, I am sure that somewere in your story is the secret you are looking for. If I am wrong, at least we will have a better understanding of what might work for you. Terry
Go to Top of Page

goldie

3 Posts

Posted - 08/11/2003 :  5:43:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Terry,
Thank you so much for the positive feedback. I truly appretiate it!
I was anorexic and bulimic for 18 years, and tried everything (therapy, etc..) to get over it, but just couldn't. What people do not realize, is how physically addictive eating disorders are.
The physical addiction and the phycological addiction are intertwined, and it took me years (of blaming myself for having this)to realize that. I recovered on my own 2 1/2 years ago, when I had a major epiphany that I COULD get better, after meeting someone (the same age, who had an eating disorder as long as I had), who recovered succesfully. Anyway, I chose a date, and just made a commitment. Instead of "trying", or "making an effort", I just did it, because I was too tired to go on this way, and I wanted to see my child growing up, and my thirty's as a healthy person, I had gone on too long spending my life hanging over a toilet. I used a very holistic approach to cure my eating disorder, and giving up was never an option for me. I literally changed my mind over night-I cannot explain it. It really was quite miraculious. From that day forward, I have been very solution oriented about tackling my anorexia and bulimia.

Smoking and alcohol came before I gave up my eating disorder. I quit drinking first. My drinking was a huge problem. I had been hospitalized three times for alcohol poisoning, had a DUI, and went to rehab, none of these were wake up calls for me. My wake up call was when I had a terrific job in a new city that I loved, and saw what I had was at stake, when I missed too many days of work. My boss (a recovering alcoholic) took me to an AA meeting (I had gone to numerious meetings before with no such luck), and I finally started to listen, because I was too scared to lose everything. The prospect of drinking again, is not an option for me. I know that I am a person who cannot drink, and there is too much at stake if I do.

Giving up cigarrettes was uncomfortable, but not excrutiating like I hear it is for a lot of people. I just knew that I had to quit at some point, and made a decision to just go for it. I stayed in bed for the first two days, getting out of bed only if necessary. I had an eating disorder at the time, and as sick as this sounds, I think the eating disorder alleviated a lot of the typical withdrawals other people experience.

Anyway, I certainly did not intend to spill out a condensed version of my life's story. I don't mind at all, but this is a hypnosis forum, not a recovery forum, and I don't want to put anyone off.

Anyway, about this moodiness. I am just speculating, but think that there is a possibility that I may have altered my brain chemistry from years of abusing my body. I do take many supplements which promote emotional (and physical) wellness, and a natural supplement called 5-HTP, which is a seratonin and melatonin inducer. I am apprehensive about taking it all the time, because I don't know what the long term effects are when taken on a regular basis. I took three last night, and do feel a lot better, than I did yesterday. Again, Prozac was incredible, there were some side effects, but it absolutely took the edge off, and I felt so wonderful!
I currentely do not have medical insurance to get a prescription, but honestely, if there is a sure way I could retrain myself to feel better, I would do it in a heartbeat. I love the idea of overcoming my mood swings and constant edginess naturally, and the idea of hypnosis didn't even occur to me, until last night.
Thank you again Terry, your kudos are very much appretiated!
Go to Top of Page

Terry

Canada
63 Posts

Posted - 08/12/2003 :  08:54:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Goldie, never apologise for being lucid, and detailed when communicating on a hypnosis board. All too often, we get a very short question, without any detail about the writer, and are expected to come up with a detailed CURE for them as if we had some magical power.
Your reply was indeed interesting and informative, and based on it, I found much to offer in return. You said, "I stopped trying, and I did it" or words to that effect. I want you first to copy what you wrote, and keep it for refference in the future, it is exactly what I would have done with you had you been my client, and you would have paid for this instead of doing it by yourself, and feeling good about that (G)....I would like you to set a new goal, and be prepared to try the same techniques by setting a date to be free of ALL drugs, the ones you are using now can be just as damaging to your personality as street drugs, and you can't afford to do more damage than was previously done to both body and mind. Now I have no idea if you are correct, and that the damage done in the past is catching up with you, or if it is indeed the drugs that are causing mood swings, but I do know that being free of them will be another step towards feeling fantastic, which is how you should feel after what you have already accomplished. No honest practitioner can promise miracles, and advice from a distance is not always the best, we have so little on which to base our suggestions. However, what I have said to date is as accurate as it can be, and I look forward to hearing that the mood swings have gone with the removal of drugs from the system. As for using a hypnotist, finding a good one is difficult, and since you have already used self hypnosis very effectively, I advise this for the future also. You say you have no medical coverage, and this indicates that money is tight, so using the skills you have makes perfect sense to me. Terry
Go to Top of Page

goldie

3 Posts

Posted - 08/14/2003 :  03:08:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Terry, and I think you are right. I do have it in me to beat this.
Just a little clarification: I should not have used the term supplements, as that is a blanket definition for anything marketed as "promotes well being". What I meant is, I take vitamin supplements.
Like a multi-B vitamin, an Ester-C vitamin, selenium, vitamin E, etc-coupled with a healthy diet. The only thing I do take that could be considered a drug, is 5-HTP. I totally get your drift though, I probably should not take it, as it indeed could cause more harm than good.

You know, I have been browsing this forum (REALLY interesting by the way), and have not found what I am suspecting could be a catylist to my "condition". I am embarrased to admit, that I am a real television junkie. After I made my initial post in this forum, I really started to sort out, my addicive personality, and what I need to work on, and figured out that (well, actually have been in denial for quite some time), TV is the very last thing I am hooked on.

I am hooked on every kind of TV, you name it. News shows, stupid TV. Idiotic TV. Programs that literally turn off my brain, and put me into a coma like state. Television numbs my brain and crushes my sense of true purpose, just like all the other crap did. It is SO hypnotic, and the second someone trys to pull me away from my favorite reality show-I am a BEAST!

Come to think of it, I am one of those people who has bought into the media hook, line and sinker. Think skinny women (eating disorder), but excessive consumption of junk food including fast foods (bulimia), Joe Camel (smoking), Excess and glamour (spendaholic), It's Miller time (alcohol, actually Miller beer was my brand of choice), and one I forgot to mention, my coffee adiction I kicked last year (a former frequent patron of trendy coffee houses).

Today was day three of no television. Can I just say (offering some insight), that this is one of the HARDER ones to kick? My husband had the television on this morning, and the glare of the TV set, the sound of it sucked me in immediately. I told him, I had to leave the house, after I caught myself almost unconcious and drooling after 5 minutes of TV viewing (by the way, I did leave).

I am climbing the walls without watching television. It is bizarre. It's like going through some kind of withdrawal. I am always doing things that are constructive, but always have the Blah Blah Blah, of the television set in the background. That thing was ALWAYS on, even when I wasn't watching it.

Here is the key to reprogramming my brain (i think, I hope). I will stay on track, as I am an absolutist when it comes to ridding things that I know are harmful to me. Is it ever weird though. I realize that I turned it on to relax, but actually it had the opposite effect. It prevented me to think, and when I was confronted with the task of thinking and/or problem solving, I would immediately become irritable, and want to return to that "blissful state" (I am so addicted to), of not thinking! What an epiphany, and thank you for allowing me to use you as an outlet Terry .

Also thank you for responding to my posts. This is a terrific site, and I will continue to lurk around, and possibly post here from time to time.
Goldie

Edited by - goldie on 08/14/2003 03:15:55 AM
Go to Top of Page

Terry

Canada
63 Posts

Posted - 08/14/2003 :  1:40:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm delighted to find you are getting so much out of a suggestion you were only given so recently, but I will add one other suggestion to help the mood swings. Since you are avoiding TV which is terrific by the way, (it is damaging to health,) let me suggest replacing this time with something healthy!! Power walks are good, I was up early this morning, and took one round the lake, I feel just fine, though recently, due to a bruise foot, I have neglected to do any walking, and found myself watching TV or listening to the radio too much. Any habit should be replaced by one of a happier or healthier nature since we abhor a vacuum, hence the desire to watch the boob tube. My problem was sleep, I needed an afternoon nap while I was not getting any excercise, now I am just fine.....Hope this helps, I find it refreshing to offer help to someone who is willing to help themselves, most posters want spoonfeeding (G) Terry
Go to Top of Page

trentzilla

USA
1 Posts

Posted - 01/05/2004 :  7:30:23 PM  Show Profile  Click to see trentzilla's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
These were some great posts, but I have to admit, I still want to know about the seratonin. Does anyone know of any studies or research that has been done about hypnosis and chemical brain levels specifcally seratonin? I would find that extremely interesting. I searched the web but found nil, if someone has an article or tidbit, or even could point me in the right direction, please do. Thanks.

-Trentzilla

ps. Oh yeah, Terry isn't that you from hypnosis.com?
Go to Top of Page

HypnoDoc

USA
364 Posts

Posted - 01/16/2004 :  12:36:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit HypnoDoc's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Terry for the excellent posts and answers. Very positive and getting right down to the meaty parts of the issue.

HypnoDoc

"Relax, Listen and ______ with Hypnosis" Audio Series.
(MP3 Instant Download, CD, and Cassettes)
250 Scripts for Hypnosis Professionals
(All the scripts you may ever need for your practice)
quote:
"Words are the most powerful drug used by mankind." Rudyard Kipling.
Go to Top of Page

unMorph

Canada
2 Posts

Posted - 01/28/2004 :  5:56:54 PM  Show Profile  Click to see unMorph's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by trentzilla

These were some great posts, but I have to admit, I still want to know about the seratonin. Does anyone know of any studies or research that has been done about hypnosis and chemical brain levels specifcally seratonin? I would find that extremely interesting. I searched the web but found nil, if someone has an article or tidbit, or even could point me in the right direction, please do. Thanks.

-Trentzilla

ps. Oh yeah, Terry isn't that you from hypnosis.com?



I don't know of any studies, however, I would suggest looking beyond the problem (low seratonin) and instead achieve the desired outcome (being happy as opposed to depressed, etc). Hormones such as seratonin may affect our general moods, but our general moods also affect which hormones are produced. So if you allow yourself to feel happy, 'happy' hormones will be released and make your mood congruent with your physiology.
Also, many people enter into REM when in trance. I am unsure whether this is exactly the same REM as during sleep, but I would guess that seratonin is produced during trance. I have heard it said that there are people who can meditate (go into trance) for 15 minutes and achieve the same level of rest as 8 hours of normal sleep. That would be useful, don't you think? ^_^

Never worry about things you can't control.
Never whine about things you can.
Go to Top of Page
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:

Search the HOL Website

  
HypnosisOnline.com - Hypnosis Online - Everything about Hypnosis Online.
Links - Link to us
  

What is it? | Get some
  

Ads by HOL

  

Your Ad Here?
Now you can have a Home Page Static Ad for your product or web site, right here - take advantage of our high ranking...
hypnosisonline.com

  

  

  

Instant Download Hypnosis
Instant Hypnosis Online with instant download MP3, or CD, cassette, secure site, top selling series...
instantdownloadhypnosis

  

  

  

250+ Scripts
Perhaps the only book of scripts you will every need for your practice.  Instant download, CD, 3 ring binder...
250scripts.com

  

  

  

Learn Hypnosis Now
Learn from this highly acclaimed Hypnosis Program the power of Conversational Hypnosis...

  

  

  

Relax, Listen and ___ with Hypnosis
Top selling series on MP3, CDROM, cassette. Instant Download - get started right now! Secure shop.
RelaxListenHypnosis.com

  

  

  

Instant MP3 Hypnosis
Instant Hypnosis with instant download MP3, or CD, cassette, secure site, top selling series...
InstantMP3Hypnosis.com

  

  

  

Personalized Hypnosis Programs
Custom Hypnosis Online - Audio Programs produced just for you. The next best thing to one-on-one Hypnosis...
CustomHypnosisCD.com

  

Advertise here
  
 
  
Hypnosis Professional...
  Are you a Hypnosis Professional looking to maximize your business? HOL can give your business worldwide exposure...

 more
  
Did you know...
  The majority of people who purchase one of our audio programs in our online shop returns to purchase another one within 30 days!  

 more
  
Audio Programs 20% off
  All Self-Hypnosis Audio Programs (MP3, CD and cassettes) in our online shops have been reduced by 20%...

 more
  
HOL Wallpaper

Trance on this!  Download the free HOL wallpaper for your desktop.  Enjoy.
  
Hot Forum Topic
  Depth of Trance:  Discussion on depth of trace..."

 more
  
Hypnosis in the News
  All the latest Hypnosis News - up to the minute listings...

 more
  
Hypnosis for the people
  "All doctors should know how to perform hypnotherapy on their patients, according to a US expert." BBC News Online

 more
  
Let's make it personal
  The next best thing to one-on-one Hypnosis!  "Relax, Listen and ____ with Hypnosis" audio programs are now available in a custom format created just for you... 

 more
  
Forensic Hypnosis
  "Under hypnosis, a witness to Lori's abduction remembered most of the license plate and a description of the car..."

 more
  
NLP Hypnosis Story Based
  "...has been intricately conceived to liberate the positive, life-transforming energy of your deeper mind!"

 more
  
Hypnosis Forum | HypnosisOnline.com © 2017 HypnosisOnline.com Go To Top Of Page
This page was generated in 0.11 seconds. Snitz Forums 2000
 

What the mind can conceive... the body can achieve.

HypnosisOnline.com a division of TeleComputers Services

Link List

   

© 1999 - HypnosisOnline.com  All rights reserved.   | Links  |  Powered by TeleSites.net - Set your sites here!