Don’t look into her eyes! Hypnotist shows women how to manipulate men using mind tricks without them even knowing

A hypnotist is teaching women how to use simple mind tricks to manipulate boyfriends or husbands into doing what they want.
Canada-based Colin Christopher says men don’t even realize that their minds are being controlled thanks to covert method that uses subtle physical, visual and verbal cues.
Many of his female clients want to know how to drive their relationship forward, from moving in with a partner to tying the knot.
One of the first things he suggests is leaving relevant hints lying around, such as flat particulars or wedding magazines, in a bid to plant ideas.
‘The use of imagery works very well in getting men to do things,’ he told MailOnline.
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‘Even choosing who you socialize with can help. Mix with people in good relationships – being around unhappy couples will not sell the idea.’
For singletons about to embark on a first date, he recommends a number of sneaky techniques that will help snag a second rendezvous – should one be wanted.
‘It’s important to find out a bit about the man beforehand. Check out their online profile or chat with them on the phone and find out their likes and dislikes. Study photographs.’
Based on the outcome he advises selecting an outfit associated with their interests.
For example, wearing clothes in their favorite color or adopting a style that complements theirs.

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During the meet up Mr Christopher says women should be the first ones to initiate physical contact.
‘Women must lean in not away, and they should make an effort to grab their date’s hand. Touch is a very powerful thing for guys.’
‘It’s not what you say but how you say it… The key is to use the power of suggestion to get what you want’
The touch mechanism is also something hypnotists teach their patients when trying to recall a particular response or emotion.
On the conversation front, he suggests exploring shared interests and talking about doing things in the future together such as visiting a museum or going to the movies.
He says a follow-up text or email keeps the energy going after the date and it is better for the woman to suggest the next activity.

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‘I am finding nowadays more women are picking what they want to do on a date. It definitely ensures greater success,’ Mr Christopher explained.
How things are said, either face-to-face or over the phone can also unknowingly trigger different reactions.

Key to success: Mr Christopher’s book explores how the mind can be manipulated
‘It’s not what you say but how you say it. The key is to use the power of suggestion in your line of questioning to get what you want,’ Mr Christopher says.
‘For example: “You will have another drink, won’t you?” Or “we’ll have another date next week, right?”‘
As well as giving cues, Mr Christopher also shows women how to read their partner’s body language to determine what they want or if they are telling the truth.
‘It’s easy to tell if your man is lying because his eyes will react in certain ways,’ he reveals.

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‘Looking left typically indicates a lie or a constructed image / sound, whereas looking right indicates a remembered image or sound, or the truth.
‘When you’re telling a lie, your pupils also tend to dilate. Hypnotists use this technique to tell if someone is really under hypnosis.’
Mr Christopher doesn’t just specialize in relationships though.
His new book, Success Through Manipulation: Subconscious Reactions That Will Make Or Break You, details how hypnosis can help people get ahead in the workplace.

The Hypno Boob Job: I went up three cup sizes after seeing a hypnotist

Ever since she lost 14st three years ago, Ashley Weller had been unhappy about the size of her breasts.
74 The Hypno Boob Job: I went up three cup sizes after seeing a hypnotistBut as a single mother with three children, she couldn’t afford plastic surgery. So when the 26-year-old heard about a hypnotherapist who said she could make her bust bigger simply

by thinking about it, she decided to give it a go – even though it seemed too good to be true.

Getting a boost: Ashley Weller, 26, claims that three hypnotherapy sessions with Felix Economakis have caused her breasts to grow by three cup sizes

BEFORE: Ashley was uncomfortable with the size of her breasts, saying they were too small and out of proportion with her figure. AFTER: Ashley is ‘delighted’ with her breasts – and the fact she has avoided the knife74a The Hypno Boob Job: I went up three cup sizes after seeing a hypnotist Unlikely as it sounds, Miss Weller claims the treatment worked, boosting her bra size by three cups from a 36C to a 36E.

Her hypnotherapist, Felix Economakis, claims he cleared psychological blocks in her mind that were stopping her breasts from growing.

Mr Economakis, a chartered psychologist, said: ‘The mind basically controls the body and if you know how to work with the mind you can get it to make changes in the body.‘We know emotions affect the body. When people get stressed they get headaches, for example.

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‘Using hypnosis, I can work directly with the mind. I speak to the part that controls hormones to encourage growth.

‘There are many reasons for these blocks, for instance, during puberty women associate big breasts with unwanted male attention when they were not emotionally ready.’

Girl’s boobs grow bigger after being hypnotised ‘I was thinking of having a boob 

Three years ago, Miss Weller, a full-time mother from Horley, Surrey, had an operation to have a gastric sleeve fitted, and lost 14st – but her breasts got smaller, too.job operation but it looks like I won’t be needing one now’: Ashley says she has gone from a 36C to a 36E following Felix’s sessions

She said: ‘When I lost all the weight, my boobs went saggy and horrible. Having three children has ruined them too.
‘When I heard about the hypno boob job I felt excited and wanted to give it a go. I was sceptical about it at first and it took me a while to get my head around it.’
Miss Weller had three hynotherapy sessions at Mr Economakis’s office in London. The sessions, each lasting an hour and a half.Her cup runneth over: Ashley says she has had to buy new bras to accommodate her new assetsSatisfied customer: Ashley with hypnotherapist Felix Economakis who says he is the only practitioner in Britain offering this service

Having the ‘hypno boob job’: Ashley says the sessions, where Felix claims to unblock the growth hormones responsible for enlarging breasts, were ‘relaxing’

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Unique: Felix researched the treatment two years ago after a colleague asked if hypnotherapy would work on her breasts. Unsatisfied with the treatments on offer he decided to devise his own
She said: ‘I sat in a chair and then I felt really relaxed.
‘The next thing I knew Felix was telling me to wake up. I felt really refreshed – like I’d just had a long sleep.
‘I didn’t notice any change straight away. It wasn’t until the second session when I noticed my bra felt tight.’
She added: ‘I feel a lot more confident about my boobs now.
‘A boob job can cost around £4,000 but I’d never have been able to afford that.
‘It goes to show there’s something out there other than surgery.
‘It does work. People should give it a go.’
But medical experts were rather more sceptical. Dr Ian Campbell, a GP from Nottingham, said: ‘Breasts can change for lots of reasons.
‘It can be as simple as being down to weight gain or hormonal changes.
‘The possibility that it is as a direct result of hypnotherapy is remote or impossible.’

Relax…You…Are…Getting…Bolder!

Beverly Donofrio was shy, mute at parties, and thought talking to strangers was a good way to ruin an evening. Then she had a session with a hypnotist, and she’ll tell you all about it once she gets the lamp shade off her head.

A few years ago, when I complained to my latest, greatest, and now past therapist that I didn’t want to go to some party I was invited to, I’d be bored, have nothing to say to people—whom I wouldn’t like and who wouldn’t like me—she pinned me with her penetrating gaze and said, “You’re a shy person.”

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I didn’t believe my therapist. Even though I did remember suffering paroxysms of dread whenever I might be called on in once it had been offered because I was too shy. But that was a long time ago. Shy adults can’t make eye contact; they dress plainly and turn red if you compliment them. I am not like that at all. I can be a flamboyant dresser, I meet your eye, and positively glow from attention and praise. I can even, if in the mood, be gregarious.

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Sure, I often turned down an invitation, but I thought I was merely a recluse or maybe a wet blanket until the afternoon I took a beta-blocker and experienced what it is like to truly not be shy. A few of us had made up a song and dance routine to perform at a friend’s wedding as a toast. Before the performance, I took a beta-blocker, offered by a musician who claimed she could not be a performing oboist without it. Beta-blockers are disinhibitors, often prescribed for people who have to speak or perform in public. I didn’t take the pill sufficiently in advance to calm my nerves during the performance, but by the time I took my seat at the dinner table, it had kicked in. I am certain of this because of the outrageous idea I had: I should talk to somebody I didn’t know.

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After I talked to a dozen perfect strangers—and table-hopped to do it—instead of going home after the wedding reception, I went looking for a party I’d been invited to. I’d left the address at home because never in a million years had I expected to go. I couldn’t find the party, so I drove into town to hear my friend Roland (who’d been inviting me for a year) play jazz at a bar. It felt a little awkward to walk into a bar alone on a Saturday night, but not awkward enough to stop me. As I sat down and ordered a lemonade—Sundays are my favorite days and I didn’t want to risk a hangover—it occurred to me that I was having fun. It also occurred to me this was probably due to the beta-blocker. I felt calm and easy, curious. It wasn’t like being drunk, when you might say or do outrageous things. On the beta-blocker, I was behaving in the way I’d always aspired to: I was open, spontaneous, friendly.

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At the bar, I struck up a conversation with the couple sitting beside me. They were tourists in my town, and when they told me they were thinking of returning for a month in the summer, I suggested that they might like to rent my house because I’d be away then. We made a date for them to come by on Sunday at 2 in the afternoon.

The next morning, no longer under the influence of the beta-blocker, I had a mini breakdown. Strangers interrupting my Sunday? And I’d have to talk to them. The old panic rushed in. Talking was easy last night, but it wouldn’t be today, and they wouldn’t like me. I taped a note to my door apologizing for being unable to meet with them and then went about my solitary day—until 2 o’clock, when there came a knocking at my door. Actually, it was a banging. Evidently the note had blown away. I didn’t answer, and the strangers didn’t go away. Once I’d failed to respond, it was impossible to answer the door. They knocked on neighbors’ doors. They waited on the stoop. I crouched on my bed, my arms over my head, like I’d been taught to do as a kid in case of nuclear attack.

Skin: The Stress Connection

Being under pressure doesn’t cause just the occasional blip of acne or fleeting rash—it can do a number on your skin’s ability to heal and fight off real trouble. The good news: There’s proof that mind-body treatments like hypnosis and biofeedback can work in your favor.

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As I write this story, my deadline looms before me. Actually, to be accurate, behind me—it was yesterday. My phone just rang for the ninth time in an hour (my best friend—I’d better be on time for the party at 8). I wish I could reach into my computer screen and rip out that exclamation point flashing in the upper right-hand corner, a pulsating reminder of my rapidly filling in-box.

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And now I feel the ominous tingle of a rash in the making just above my left eyebrow. Coincidence? Maybe. But increasingly studies show that stress—even the run-of-the-mill, day-to-day variety—can trigger or heighten skin problems, from small breakouts and inflammations to more serious, chronic conditions like psoriasis and eczema.

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As hard evidence of this link accumulates, a growing cadre of doctors—many identifying themselves as psychodermatologists—are combining traditional skin treatments with psychotherapy, hypnosis, and meditation. An acupuncturist and a biofeedback therapist are part of the Yardley, Pennsylvania, practice of Richard Fried, MD, PhD, a dermatologist and clinical psychologist. A massage therapist and a psychiatrist are on staff in the office of New York City dermatologist David Colbert, MD, who says he sees patients every day with stress-induced skin problems.

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In 2006 the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York opened a psychodermatology clinic that offers therapies including mindfulness meditation and hypnosis. There’s even an Association for Psychocutaneous Medicine of North America, consisting of both dermatologists and psychologists, which had grown from five members to almost 100 from 1991 to 2006. “Some people are prescribed the latest cream, and their skin problem goes away,” says Ted Grossbart, PhD, an assistant clinical professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School who specializes in skin disorders. “But sometimes that doesn’t happen. Now we’re recognizing this other set of resources you can tap from within—which is terrific news.”

O’s Smoking Challenge Update

When O urged readers to chuck their cigarettes, hundreds answered the call to join our quit-smoking community on the message boards. Many ditched the nicotine—others continued to struggle.

O found five women on the boards who bonded, confessing their failures, cheering each other on, and just shooting the breeze. Despite the support, all of them were still smoking, so O called in a professional. Dr. Steven A. Schroeder is a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and director of its Smoking Cessation Leadership Center. He spoke to the five women on the phone, and suggested a kick-butt plan for each of them…

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Sharon K. Moritz, 49
Certified nursing and medication assistant in Menomonie, Wisconsin
Age at first puff : 11
Past quit attempts: cold turkey, various support groups, hypnosis

Sharon says: “I used to smoke 20 to 25 cigarettes a day—Marlboro Reds—and then I cut back to about five a day. Just about any strong emotion, whether I’m celebrating or can’t stop crying, makes me want a cigarette. Smoking gives me courage, helps me face things. However, when I quit and I’m succeeding, I feel invincible. On July 1 last year I quit cold turkey, and I started gaining weight. I thought I should smoke for a bit to lose a few pounds. But being skinny and hacking up tar is no good, either.”

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Dr. Schroeder’s suggestion: A short-acting form of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), such as gum, to use when a craving comes on—this is probably all she needs since she smokes so few cigarettes. (NRT aids may temporarily prevent weight gain, possibly due to nicotine’s effect on neurotransmitters that suppress appetite, according to Schroeder’s colleague Karen Hudmon, an associate professor at Purdue University School of Pharmacy.) And the Oprah.com group is a good support system.

Roberta Homiski, 59
Retired bank teller in Norwich, Connecticut
Age at first puff: 22
Past quit attempts: the patch, gum

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Roberta says: “I go through about a pack or more of Capri Menthol 120s a day. You’d think I’d know better. My father passed away from a smoking-related cancer, and my favorite uncle died of lung cancer. My father-in-law has emphysema and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)—he lives next door. And I have COPD myself—I know smoking is one of the causes. But my mother is in the final stages of Alzheimer’s, and it’s so depressing that it just makes me want to smoke. Recently, I was nervous about the results of some medical tests, so what did I do? I went out and spent $5.22 on a pack.”

Dr. Schroeder’s suggestion: A higher dose (21 to 22 milligrams over 24 hours) patch than she used before, in combination with NRT lozenges, gum, nasal spray or inhaler. “Since she’s had some personal stressors that are causing her to turn to cigarettes for comfort, cognitive behavioral therapy is another avenue she may want to explore. It could help her retrain the thought process that makes her smoke,” he says. The fact that she already has lung disease means she can’t fool around.

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Ann Kinderknecht, 47
Homemaker in Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Age at first puff: 23
Past quit attempts: the patch, gum, cold turkey

Ann says: “Smoking is always on my mind. Right now I’m up to about a pack and a half of menthols; I don’t even care which brand, as long as it’s on sale. I actually did quit once for about 46 days, but then I had ‘just one.’ I’ve broken cigarettes in half and taped them back together. I’ve wet them, tossed them in the trash, then tried to dry them in the microwave. I’m hooked.”

Dr. Schroeder’s suggestion: Ann has a strong physical dependence, so a triple therapy might be most effective: Zyban (bupropion, which is basically the same drug as the anti-depressant Wellbutrin), a high-dose patch, and a short-acting NRT, such as gum. Because she struggles with feelings of anxiety and depression, the Zyban might be particularly helpful. The other option is Chantix (varenicline)—a new drug which “targets the nicotine receptors in the brain, so you don’t have so much of a craving,” says Dr. Schroeder—by itself, which works very well for addicted patients (the research isn’t in yet on combining the drug with other therapies). “I also encouraged Ann to set a quit date about a month away,” he says. “She can use that time to make adjustments in her life—to really prepare to stop smoking for good.” Schroeder recommends environmental changes such as letting people know that you’re about to quit, throwing away ashtrays, airing out your house—practicing being a nonsmoker even before you quit.