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No one performs better when they’re tense or stressed.

Monday, April 6th, 2015

When an individual is relaxed, focused and confident, they’ll always perform at a higher level than if they’re stressed, worried and unconfident. Many think one has to be wired in order to perform better. Not true. Think about it. If a bugler plays taps at an event and is stressed, the chance of missing a note goes up. And… would you rather have a surgeon operate on you if that doctor is stressed, or a doctor that is relaxed and focused? How about when an airliner is making an approach in rough weather – do you want the pilot to be stressed, or to be relaxed and focused?
Remember USA flight 1080? That’s the one where the plane hit a flock of birds on takeoff causing both engines to flame out. But… the pilots safely landed the plane in the Hudson River! Do you remember the common theme of the passenger interviews? Every passenger remarked on” how calm the pilot and copilot behaved.”
Can it be any different for you whether you’re making a speech, a presentation, a sales call or a job interview (which actually is a sales call?) A person that’s confident and relaxed is always more focused and always performs at a higher level. If this is what one desires, this most definitely calls for a way of thinking that is different from the thinking of the past. There needs to be a new norm.
When confronted by disappointment, a problem or uncertainty – the average person’s reflex is to stress. But stressing cuts one off from the only two problem solvers that one possesses – their imagination and creativity. Imagination and creativity are located in the subconscious mind. Hypnosis is the bridge to the subconscious mind.
If you have any interest in reinventing yourself to move past stress and to utilize your subconscious mind, give me a call.

Hypnosis… the ultimate tranquilizer!

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Hypnosis is non harmful. It’s non addictive. There is no danger of overdose. There are no adverse side effects. Tranquilizers on the other hand are addictive, and the longer one takes them, the more one will require to realize the same effect. One will lose their sharpness and focus. Also, there is a distinct danger of overdose with tranquilizers, but people keep on taking them. Not only do they think that they’re beneficial, but possibly they suffer from side effects that they might not even connect back to the tranquilizer.
Everyone that has experienced hypnosis for the first time describes it as “truly wonderful,” “the most peace I’ve experienced in years,” “more relaxed that I can ever remember being”. Have you ever felt that way from a chemical tranquilizer? Of course not! Tranquilizers are designed to dull our minds – and they sure do that, but they also dull drive and motivation as well. You can’t dull one without dulling the others.
It has been repeatedly demonstrated that eight minutes in hypnosis is equivalent to about three and a half hours of really refreshing sleep. Three and a half hours! What would that do to an individual’s ability to be focused? Unlike chemical tranquilizers, an individual does not lose motivation or their ability to focus and their sharpness as a result of hypnosis.
There are no negative side effects to hypnosis. Hypnosis is not something that is done to an individual – it’s about that person allowing themselves to relax physically, to relax emotionally and allowing themselves to relax mentally. The very nature of hypnosis is tranquility, serenity and being at peace. The Alpha and Theta minds – the parts of the subconscious mind that can only be accessed deliberately through hypnosis, is where we find that serenity, tranquility and peace. All hypnosis is, is the subject allowing certain things to take place. Our Beta mind is our fully engaged conscious mind. We are not going to find serenity and tranquility there, only in our subconscious mind, and hypnosis is the bridge to the subconscious mind.
What scarier time is there than having surgery or the anticipation of having surgery? I’ve hypnotized individuals before surgery and in the OR itself during surgery with no chemical anesthesia being used! Now… if an individual can be totally relaxed, and not experience any discomfort or fear in the operating room while hypnotized, don’t you suppose that it can enable them to relax at other times as well? Like before a speech or whatever? Remember there is nothing… nothing that we can do better while we are stressed.
Individuals can also be taught self hypnosis in my practice at the Atlanta Center for Behavioral Change in Atlanta Georgia. Call me if you have any interest in relaxing without drugs!

Salespeople – are your sales sliding, sinking or sunk? Do you feel stuck?

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Many thoughts run through an individual’s mind every day. We call these thoughts – self talk. In fact studies indicate that we all experience 50 to 60 thousand of these thoughts or self talks per day. Studies indicate that 80% of these thoughts are negative. When we’re worried, when sales are off, when we’re fearful or full of doubt, these negative self talk conversations are destructive. Negative self talk is an assault on an individual, and they overwhelm one and do not enable one to be productive. It robs an individual of confidence, self assuredness and belief in one’s self. It depresses and paralyzes. It causes one to waste time in unproductive “busy work”.

This negative self talk will further depress sales. Some of the defeating self talk is:

  • What if I can’t pay my bills?
  • What if I’ve lost the ability to close business?
  • What if I get fired?

And… the list goes on and on. My name is Bob Crow. I’m a behavioral therapist. In fact I’m a hypnotist. I’m board certified in both medical and clinical hypnotherapy and I’ve been working with salespeople to improve their performance in sales and thus their income for over 25 years.

You’ve read the positive books. You’ve listened to the positive tapes. You’ve gone and heard the great speakers, you’ve memorized the slick slogans and clever closes. Yet here you are today. Why hasn’t all of that positive input had long term improvement?

It’s because the tapes, books and speeches are processed in the conscious mind. But… and this is a biggie – no one can make permanent behavioral change in the conscious mind. Period! Our personality, our habits, our moods, our memory banks are located in the subconscious mind. Our habits and when and how we do things are located in our cognitive maps and they are located in subconscious mind. And… the only way that we can access the subconscious mind deliberately is through hypnosis. As hypnosis is the bridge to the subconscious mind!

In hypnosis, we enable an individual to convert negative self talk to positive self talk which yields greatly improved performance. If you want to perform better and to excel, call me Bob Crow, for a consultation at 404.277.1827. You have nothing to lose but your negative self talk.

 

 

 

Going the distance – or it’s always too soon to quit!

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

No matter how long it takes or how far one has to travel, if one doesn’t go the distance… the whole way… if one quits too soon, it just doesn’t matter. To win in life, one must go the distance, falling short is never acceptable.

My name is Bob Crow and I’m a behavioral therapist board certified in both clinical and medical hypnosis. As I’ve traveled North America, it’s the stories of the struggles of people overcoming obstacles that inspire me – not those that had the good life handed to them. One of the speeches that I give that’s been requested over and over again is one called Going The Distance. I’ve delivered it hundreds of times in over a quarter of a century of speaking to all kinds of organizations from civic to corporate to medical. Let me tell you about a man that inspired part of that speech. A man that despite getting off to a difficult start went the distance.

The future looked bright and promising to the college bound high school senior. But getting a girl a pregnant in the summer before he was to enter college altered his life path significantly. He went from student government to fueling trucks at a truck stop. He went from activities with his friends to stocking shelves at a grocery store. He went from mowing the grass at his parent’s home to emptying bed pans in a hospital, He and his pregnant wife lived with his parent’s while he worked one job full time and two part time jobs while going to college fulltime. His work load was so great that at the end of his first semester, he went from honor roll to academic probation.

Eventually he was able to move his family out his parent’s home and into government housing. A chance meeting with a famous individual opened some doors, but competition was tough, and he had to prove himself and his abilities. He had to acquire skills and do things that he had never done before. It was a lot of hard work, but he chose opportunity rather than security. Everything that he tried didn’t work. But he kept at it and made things happen. Many individuals though, have opportunities open to them that they never seize.

His goal in life was to make enough money so that money would never again be a consideration! It was never a matter of buying toys and keeping up with the Jones, but to be able to provide a comfortable, rewarding and an exciting life for himself and his loved ones. As his income grew, he and his family were able to move out of the apartment and into their first home.  With a greatly enlarged income he was able to get rid of the junk car and buy a new Ford. He criss-crossed the country by air and by car in those early years, and he would routinely drive a 100,000 miles a year. As his income increased, they were able to drive the cars of their choice, were able to live in larger and more comfortable homes, and were able to provide educations for their children and to travel to some exotic locations. He didn’t view his achievements as extraordinary, he just did what he needed to do. To keep on keeping on! To go the distance.

It wasn’t easy. There was a debilitating sporting accident. There were businesses setbacks with a resulting bankruptcy. One can’t acquire the knowledge and learn the needed lessons, if things always work out as desired on the first attempt. And then at the age of fifty one, he began to further educate himself and earned advanced degrees in a new field.

Today he’s considered to be an expert in that field. He’s a sought after public speaker in demand to address corporations, civic groups and sports organization throughout country. So you might ask, was the price too high? The price of success in the long run is less than the price of failure. It’s always been and will continue to be that way It’s always too early to quit.

Are you on the verge of quitting? Of throwing in the towel? Why not call Bob Crow at 404.277.1827 for a no cost consultation and examine ways to kick start your career? To move into the next chapter of your life? To reinvent yourself? The story above is just one of thousands that happen every day in this great country.

What if… at any step of the way he would have quit? What if you quit?

 

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Worry

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Worry is often debilitating. Worry is always about the future. Worry can cause our physical body to react in a negative manner with gastro-intestinal problems, headaches, skin problems and worse. Worry can rob one of sleep. Of peace-of-mind. Of a sense of well being. Worry can cause one to be distracted and unable to concentrate. Worry can cause one to stress – and no one performs at the top of their game when they are stressed. Worry takes the joy out of life.

In an attempt to stop worrying and comfort themselves, many use other distractions. Some use drugs. But in addition to hard drugs and antidepressants, there are many other drugs. We call them drugs of choice. Overeating. Alcohol. Spending money. Sexual addiction. A drug of choice is anything that will distract one from worrying. None of them work long term.

So why worry? How many times have others or you told yourself – “just stop worrying”. Right. Easier said than done. Saying to yourself “stop worrying” is a command to your conscious mind. You’ve tried to stop with the will power and discipline of the conscious mind, many times. It didn’t work. Since worry emanates from the sub conscious mind – that is where one must deal with it.

Our subconscious mind is where we find our personality. Our personality is how we see ourselves relating with others. Our habits, our moods, our memory banks and our emotions reside there. Our subconscious mind daydreams. And when that daydream contains doubt and fear… we worry. To overcome worry, we must access the subconscious mind.

How is one to access the subconscious mind deliberately? How do we get there on purpose? There are many ways that we access the subconscious mind without trying. If we drive past our exit on the interstate, we did it in our subconscious mind. If we get lost in a fiction book, we’ve accessed the Alpha mind – that’s the first level of the subconscious mind. The next level of the subconscious mind is the Theta state. The only way to access the subconscious mind on purpose – is with hypnosis. Hypnosis is the bridge to the subconscious mind.

My name is Bob Crow. I’m a behavioral therapist. I use hypnosis in my practice in Atlanta, Georgia to enable people to deal with problems that have their root cause in their subconscious mind. If you want to defeat and move past worry, I invite you to call me at 404.277.1827.