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How to Practice Relaxation

It’s true: relaxation is something that you have to practice. As irritating as this may seem at first. But in this blog post, I’m going to teach you how to practice relaxation simply and quickly. Why We Need To Practice Relaxation This isn’t because relaxation is elusive or you’re just not the kind of person who relaxes (though, both may seem true from your perspective at the moment). This is because as Aristotle tells us, Read More


Jurassic Bark and the Meaning of Love

I have a love for older cartoons. So, today, I watched an episode of Futurama called “Jurassic Bark“. (If you haven’t seen it, it’s a show about a pizza guy, Fry, who was accidentally cryogenically frozen on New Years 1999/2000 and unfrozen in 3000.) The episode is really well constructed and almost won an Emmy. And if you haven’t seen it, I hope you watch it before reading this post as I spoil it… But Read More

Why I Use Hypnosis For Stress Relief

Why I Use Hypnosis for Stress Relief (And Maybe You Should Too)

I know hypnosis can help with stress relief both as a hypnotist and as a client. I want to briefly explain why to you in the hopes that sharing this message can help change your life by introducing you to something that you may not have thought of before. Here are the four major reasons I use hypnosis for stress relief: Hypnosis is incredibly relaxing Hypnosis is probably the most relaxing thing a person can Read More

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What do You Need to Quit Smoking With Hypnosis?

Do you ever say to yourself, “I need to quit smoking?” or do your family or friends tell you, “you need to quit?” Well, then this blog post will help you out. In it, I detail what you need to be successful at quitting smoking with hypnosis. What Do You Need To Quit Smoking With Hypnosis? If you need to quit smoking, hypnosis is one of a few things to check out. It is most Read More

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What’s it Like to Quit Smoking With Hypnosis?

What’s it Like to Quit Smoking With Hypnosis? Quitting smoking with hypnosis is probably not like you’d think. In fact, most of what a hypnotherapist does is probably nothing like what you’ve seen in movies: I’m never going to make you quack like a duck unless in some obscure, therapeutic reason quacking is beneficial to you… I mean, you’ll likely be able to find yourself quitting with hypnosis after you come see me, but there’s Read More

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About Hypnosis — What is a Deepener?

What is a Hypnotic Deepener? About Hypnosis #9 Hey there, this is Joshua Howard from Welcome to my video series, “About Hypnosis”. This is video number nine, “Deepeners” So, what is a deepener? Well, a deepener is something that allow the hypnotist to take the subject deeper into trance. Sometimes they’re necessary, sometimes they’re not. But basically what a deepener is is something that after a hypnotist puts someone into a trance they just Read More

How does hypnotherapy work?

How Hypnotherapy Works

There are a few theories about how and why hypnotherapy works, but I think the most accurate one is Erickson and Rossi’s theory discussed in their books Hypnotic Realities and Hypnotherapy. Their theory is constructivist in nature: people learn most ways to be (behave, believe, and feel) in the world and change involves learning new ways to be. During any learning process, you may learn ways to do things that are helpful or ways that Read More


How Can Hypnotherapy Help With Test Anxiety?

Recently, I’ve gotten quite a few calls asking “how can hypnotherapy help with test anxiety?” So, I created this short video to explain it in a nutshell. In the video, I discuss the four “causes” of test anxiety explain how hypnotherapy can help with each of the “causes” of test anxiety tell you one of in-field strategies I teach for anxiety reduction There is a transcription below the video if you’d rather read about how Read More

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What are Hypnotic Inductions?

Hypnotic Inductions Hey there, this is Joshua Howard from 180 Theory. Welcome to my video series, “About Hypnosis”. This is video number eight, “Inductions”. So, what is an induction? An induction is a process that will cause a person to go into trance if it is used by, with, or on them. And so if you’ve been following along in this series, then you know that people go in and out of trance states all Read More

How many hypnosis sessions do I need?

How Many Hypnosis Sessions do I need?

How Many Hypnosis Sessions Does Someone Need? Many people ask me how many hypnosis sessions they need. Unfortunately, the answer to this question is a rather difficult one to answer. So, I decided to just make this video to quickly explain it. Hey there, I’m Joshua Howard from Welcome to my video series, “About Hypnosis”. This is video number seven: “How Many Hypnosis Session do I Need?” Now this video isn’t exactly about hypnosis Read More