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Dr. Kazi Anam was featured in Dr. Oz’s Goodlife magazine.

My fear of falling is so old I’m not even sure how it began. My mom says I happily rode a tricycle as a toddler, but I had zero interest in moving on to a two-wheeler. By grade school I’d grown terrified of doing any-thing that meant I could topple over. Looking back, I wonder if it was a learned response; my dad and late grandmother were both afraid of heights.

Whatever the reason, the fear persisted well into adulthood. I panicked when I had to scale a short ladder to grab suitcases from my apartment’s storage space. On a dream trip to the Eiffel Tower, I was too scared to climb the stairs with other tourists, and more than once I backed out of weekend plans with friends because I thought my fear might be triggered. Five years ago, I tried to get brave: enrolled in adult bike-riding classes. But it took me a few sessions just to work up the courage to try pedaling, and I quit soon after. My confidence: shaken. My fear? Stubbornly intact.

So when a buddy who’d read up on hypnosis suggested I use it to get past my phobia, I listened, and though part of me was skeptical, I signed up for five weekly sessions with Kazi Anam, a health coach and hypnotist in New York. He explained how it works: Through repetition and visual imagery, the hypnosis would bring on a deep relaxation, helping me become more focused and open to suggestion—namely, that I was no longer afraid of falling. Each session, I lay in a reclining chair and drifted in and out of sleep while Anam gently talked me through my fear. (For example, what were the odds that I would seriously hurt myself if I did fall off a bike? Not very high, I admitted.) He had me visualize doing the tasks that scared me and also taught me a trick: to touch my thumb and index finger together while thinking of happy, funny memories. Whenever my fear of falling surfaced, I could use this to push it away.

I was shocked to find that the techniques actually made a difference, mostly helping me to harness greater calm and confidence. I’ve been climbing the ladder in my apartment to snap cool aerial shots of meals for my food blog. And just recently, my boyfriend and I rented and actually rode bikes. I still feel a little weird on one, but having visualized it for so long, I’m not so scared. I’ve used what I’ve learned to nix other fears, too. After a car accident in college, I avoided busy highways, but now I’ve started driving on them again. Fear had been a constant companion, but I’m done giving it a free ride.

Dr. Kazi Anam to Give Speech on Hypnosis at NAVEL Expo

Leading Hypnotist to Use Expertise to Educate Expo Attendees

New York (PRWEB) October 30, 2013

Dr. Kazi Anam, a leading hypnotist and best-selling author, will be speaking at the Nutrition, Aesthetics, Vitality, Efficacy and Life (NAVEL) Expo on November 3rd, 2013 at the Huntington Hilton in Long Island.

The expo brings together many of the top integrative, holistic and wellness-oriented physicians and companies from the region, and is aimed at creating inspiration for many people wish to improve their physical fitness, beauty, well-being and cognitive functions.

“My goal is to educate the attendees of the expo about the amazing benefits of hypnosis,” said Dr. Anam. “For example, hypnosis can help people to quit smoking after just one session, even if that individual has been smoking for decades. This drastically reduces that person’s risk for developing asthma, cancer, emphysema and many other serious illnesses.”

According to Dr. Anam, the other benefits of hypnosis include use for personal development, to relieve stress and anxiety, get rid of fear and addictions, and more. Many people even use hypnosis for weight loss and programming the subconscious mind to develop a healthier lifestyle. When someone is 40 to 50 pounds overweight, they are at a much higher risk for developing serious health issues including atherosclerosis, blood pressure problems, diabetes, heart disease and more. Hypnosis can help people to avoid these issues.

“There are many misconceptions about hypnosis,” said Dr. Anam. “I invite everyone to come out to the NAVEL Expo to learn the facts about hypnosis and to see how you can use this amazing therapy to change your life for the better.”

Expert Pharmacist Dr. Kazi Anam Featured on NBC as Guest on America’s PremierExperts

Dr. Kazi Anam, owner of Dekalb Pharmacy and Wellness, as well as CEO of Hypnosis Leader Inc., was recently seen on NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX network affiliates around the country as an expert guest on the TV show, America’s PremierExperts®

New York, NY – October 30, 2012 – Best-selling authorDr. Kazi Anam was recently featured as an expert guest on the TV show “America’s PremierExperts®.” The show, filmed in Orlando, FL, was seen on NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX network affiliates around the country.

“America’s PremierExperts®” features an interview format, with host Nick Nanton interviewing some of the best business, marketing and financial minds from around the world.  Dr. Anam was one of the recent guests, discussing how he is using lifestyle modification, good nutrition, supplements and hypnosis in the restoration of his clients’ health and well-being.

Dr. Kazi Anam started his career as a pharmacist after completing his Masters degree from St. John’s University, New York and obtaining his NYS license to practice pharmacy. He soon saw that medications, ranging from those used to treat chronic diseases to more common ailments such as the cold and flu, caused a myriad of unwanted side effects. Determined to find a better alternative, his research led him to the programs he uses today.

As a hypnotherapist, Anam can help any willing individual to reprogram their subconscious mind to attract success and money, to aid with public speaking, weight loss, smoking cessation, alcoholism, drug abuse and addiction to prescription medications, stress reduction, anxiety, phobias and many other behavioral issues.

As a health coach, Anam helps his clients to achieve good health and longevity using lifestyle modification, good nutrition and customized supplement selection. As an executive life coach, he can help anyone to create a mindset and skills to lead a balanced and peaceful lifestyle. Dr. Anam is also the best-selling co-author of the best-selling business book, Out Front: Business Building Strategies from Frontline Entrepreneurs.  Dr. Anam contributed a chapter titled, “Eight Things You Can Do Today To Increase Your Health and Longevity.”

“America’s PremierExperts®” was produced by Emmy Award winning director and producer, Nick Nanton, Esq. and Emmy Nominated Producer, JW Dicks, Esq., Co-Founders of America’s PremierExperts® and The Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency®.

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Dr. Kazi Anam’s interview published in the Epoch Times newspaper in New York City.

Beneath the hormones, proteins, electricity, and neurons that make up the wiring of the human brain, lies the force that makes our minds work. This force is still an enigma, but we do know that our minds play a powerful role in causing and curing our addictions.

Kazi Anam started working with the principles of hypnosis to help himself succeed in college. Later, while working as a licensed pharmacist, he began looking for ways to help his patients more, and the search lead him to become a health coach and certified hypnotherapist. Mr. Anam explained how hypnotherapy can help people overcome a number of addictions.

Epoch Times: How does hypnosis help people overcome addiction? Have you treated prescription drug addictions?

Dr. Kazi Anam: Hypnosis is a very effective way to combat all types of addictions including prescription drug addiction. Results can be seen within days and weeks instead of months and years. However, hypnosis is vastly underused, mainly due to misconceptions about it.

When a person is under hypnosis, a hypnotist can directly communicate with their subconscious mind bypassing the conscious or critical mind that would question the validity of a particular suggestion.

Our conscious mind always questions validity of any suggestion. Let’s say a person hates to eat vegetables. If the suggestion, “Now you love vegetables,” is given without hypnosis to his/her conscious mind, the conscious mind will reject it immediately with the response, “No, I hate vegetables.”

However, under hypnosis the barrier of the conscious mind is not there to question the validity of the suggestion. Once this suggestion is anchored in the subconscious mind, the person will actually start to love vegetables.

Similarly if the suggestion, “Now you will reject all drugs. You have no craving for drugs,” is given to a drug addict, it will be questioned by the conscious mind, which will say, “No I like drugs.” But under hypnosis the barrier of the conscious mind is not there to question the validity of the suggestion.

However, if an improper suggestion is given, something that is immoral or does not go along with the values of the person, it will not be accepted by the subconscious mind. For instance, if a suggestion like, “You will now rob a bank” is given, it will be rejected by the subconscious.

To help someone overcome addiction, a good hypnotist will neutralize or help eliminate the root cause and then give direct suggestions to create images that become permanently anchored within the subconscious mind.

Let’s say someone has a fear of elevators. This fear is deeply rooted to a cause. Maybe in their life they got stuck in an elevator at an early age and developed this phobia or they knew someone who got stuck in the elevator.

A hypnotherapist will take the person back to the moment when this event took place and then neutralize the fear in that particular scene. This would eliminate the root cause.

Root causes for addictions include stress, poor self-image, frustration, insecurity, feeling out of control, anxiety, relationship problems, career issues, and financial insecurity. Sometimes a shy or timid person might do alcohol or drugs to feel bold and outgoing.

If these root causes are not neutralized then it is very hard to obtain successful and lasting results.

Each type of addiction needs to be addressed in a different way. When treating individuals with prescription drug addiction, it is important for the hypnotist to work with the prescribing physician and generally use of these drugs needs to be reduced over a given period of time.

This gradual tapering off of the dose of a particular drug minimizes withdrawal effects, which could be severe.

Epoch Times: What are some common misconceptions people have about hypnosis treatment?

Dr. Anam: In general, most people have the misconception that under hypnosis, they will be fully controlled by the hypnotist. This stems from the way hypnotists are often portrayed in movies and other media. They imagine that the hypnotist will make them bark like a dog or make them do bizarre things. Most likely they have seen some type of stage hypnosis, where things are done for fun. In reality, all hypnosis is self-hypnosis, and a person never loses control or consciousness.

Under hypnosis, a person is very relaxed and their brain waves are of the alpha type, a lower brain wave. Our conscious mind produces waves of the beta type. In clinical hypnosis or medical hypnosis, everything is done just like in any other professional setting.

Epoch Times: What else is involved in treatments besides just hypnosis sessions?

Dr. Anam: Usually, it involves some direct actions. For instance, a smoker looking to quit will be advised to remove all cigarettes and lighters from his or her home. They will need to read some affirmations on a daily basis. In addition, for the first 30 days, they will need to listen to the recording of the hypnosis session. Opinions vary about this, but in my experience, I find that this minimizes the number of sessions required to overcome a particular addiction and prevents relapse.

Epoch Times: When and where did hypnosis as a medical treatment begin?

Dr. Anam: Actually, western scientists first became aware of hypnosis when Frank Mesmer—a physician from Austria—started investigating an effect he called mesmerism. However, James Braid, a Scottish surgeon (1795–1860), is regarded by many to be the first genuine hypnotherapist and the father of modern hypnotism.

In 1955, the British Medical Association approved the use of hypnosis in the areas of psychoneuroses and hypnoanesthesia for pain management in childbirth as well as surgery.

At the same time, the British Medical Association also advised all physicians and medical students to receive fundamental training in hypnosis. In 1958, the American Medical Association approved the medical use of hypnosis.

Epoch Times: Anything else we should know?

Dr. Anam: In addition to its uses in the medical field, hypnosis can be used to improve many facets of personal development such as: public speaking, stage performance, overcoming procrastination, attaining success and wealth, better memory, concentration, work performance, sports enhancement, etc.

Many celebrities, business executives, and other professionals routinely use hypnosis to their benefit. Although the general public is becoming aware of this powerful tool, it will take some time before it is widely accepted.

Dr. Kazi Anam is a leading certified consulting hypnotist, best-selling author, pharmacist, health coach, researcher, executive life coach and a motivational speaker. Anam has been helping clients achieve their goals for over 25 years.

His experience with hypnosis started as a college student. He utilized the amazing principles of hypnosis to stay at the top of his class and subsequently became a very successful professional and entrepreneur.

Dr. Kazi Anam, CEO and founder of Hypnosis Leader Inc., was recently seen on NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX network affiliates around the country as an expert guest on the America's PremierExperts® TV show.

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