The best learning takes place at an unconscious level. Your logical, thinking mind has a fixed number of ways to achieve a goal; and by now you've surely tried all of them! At a deeper, more creative level (unconscious) you have infinite possibilities. Your unconscious can draw from all your life experience, all your learning, all your strengths and resources - all your potential. In creating these tapes, Carol has drawn on many years of study, research and experience in psychology, mind-body healing, stress management and communication.

Carol's CD’S are not only most effective in changing attitudes, habits and behaviors -- they also serve as a powerful learning aid for the hypnotherapist. Each CD uniquely and artfully blends the many forms of direct and indirect suggestion, double binds and metaphor.


Smoking is this nation's greatest health hazard, yet it is the most preventable cause of premature death, illness and disability. Nicotine is a psychoactive drug, which acts both as a central nervous system stimulant and depressant. But you know all that, don't you?

This tape will  help you believe you can be a non-smoker, access your own resources and strengths, find a compelling motivation to give up smoking, and learn how to relax and deal with the stressors that may have caused you to think you needed to smoke.

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You are the expert at losing weight. You've read all the books; you could probably write one yourself. You know all the diets; you know all about nutrition and exercise. Then, why has it been such a struggle taking off weight or keeping it off once you've worked so hard to take it off?  It may be that you are an expert at a logical rational level. Yet, habits and behaviors don't usually respond to logic and common sense. They operate at the deeper unconscious level of mind.

This weight management program does not prescribe a diet; it does not tell you what to eat or what to not eat. It doesn't even work on developing will power. It does help you think and feel like a successful healthy and slender person. By relaxing and focusing your mental energy on what you really want, you develop more confidence, greater self-appreciation and a compelling desire to feel and look your very best. You will learn to be more aware of your body's true needs for optimum health and well-being, so that your eating and activity habits begin to automatically align themselves to meet those needs.  

Every suggestion has been carefully chosen, each word handpicked for your maximum learning and benefit. Realize that permanent changes begin on the inside with attitudes and feelings, then work their way outward where they show up in behavior and appearance.

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Everyday of our lives we are bombarded with stressors - situations that have the potential of causing anxiety. But that's all stressors are - "potentials". We create the stress, or distress, which is the more appropriate term, by our own perceptions and labels we attach to the situation.

The events, the challenges, the tough situations will always be there. Some of them you can change, some you really ought to change, and many of them you have absolutely no control over. What you do have control over. however, is YOU.

Stress Management is really YOU management. You can learn to relax, mentally as well as physically. And, most important, you can change the way you feel about yourself. Through the process of Hypnosis, you can bypass conscious limitations and stimulate important learning at the deeper unconscious, creative level where it really counts.

As you learn to relax with hypnosis, you will also create for yourself a mental getaway, a private place in your mind where you can go any time you need to relax, to sort things out, to be creative, to get insight, to find answers - even to promote healing for your mind and body. You will also learn how to let go of old ideas, beliefs, memories and emotions that no longer serve you well. Most important, you will learn to love and appreciate yourself. Your self-perception is your strongest stress management tool.

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I created this 15-minute stress break tape in response to requests from students and clients who needed a quick relaxation period they could squeeze in at work, between classes, between appointments or at various other times throughout the day when only a short amount of time was available.

Taking short relaxation breaks frequently throughout the day is one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself.  Most people are familiar with the Sleep-Dream cycle that we all experience during sleep. We sleep for about an hour and a half or so, and then come up to a lighter stage of sleep to dream for 15 to 20 minutes. Then, we go back to deeper sleep for another hour and a half, then up to dream again. This cycle repeats itself throughout the night.

More recent research in mind-body rhythms shows that a similar cycle continues throughout the day as well - this time as an Activity-Rest cycle. When we're awake, we tend to be alert and attentive for about an hour and a half, and then the body and the mind need to rest for 15 to 20 minutes.

This cycle would continue all day long if we were able to accommodate it. But most of us have schedules and demands that would never allow us to take that kind of quiet time every hour and a half. Yet, some is certainly better than none. The more you can do it, the better you feel, and the more efficiently and effectively you'll be able to perform throughout the day.

You'll know when you need that rest. The signals are very clear, once you start paying attention to them. You find yourself daydreaming. It becomes more difficult to concentrate. Your creative juices stop flowing. You find yourself doing mindless activities. Sometimes we call those "pencil sharpening" activities: puttering around doing nothing, organizing and reorganizing your workspace, shuffling papers. Or, you're looking for something to nibble on. That's part of the rhythm too. Or you're just plain tired or tense. These are all messages that you need to take a relaxation break.

This 15-minute stress break tape is designed to help you learn how to do that naturally. The tape guides you into a state of relaxation while giving you positive suggestions for managing the stress in your life. As you learn to relax, you'll receive multiple benefits. The relaxation itself is stress-reducing. And with continued use of the tape, your ability to relax will increase dramatically. You will also learn how to manage stress, how to concentrate and focus, and how to tap into your own resources of creativity and self worth.

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During this session you will imagine a goal you want to achieve. Perhaps you  have something very specific in mind, or you may want to use the session simply to reap the comforts and benefits of deep physical and mental relaxation. In that case, relaxation would be your goal.

Listen with an attitude of relaxed curiosity and expectation. There is nothing else you need to do. You have surely tried very hard to achieve what you want at the conscious, logical level. Now let that deeper, more creative part of your mind take over. And all the while you are learning to accomplish the goals you have set, you will also be learning

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Hypnosis Performance Coaching Counseling NLP

Carol Sommer, LCPC
5242 Grand Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515 USA

Telephone: 630-660-9840
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