The Real Truth About the Origin of World Hypnotism Day?

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Did you know that World Hypnotism Day is celebrated every year on January 4th? That’s right, around the time when many people make New Year’s resolutions!

World Hypnotism Day, is a particular event where professional hypnotists hypnotherapists from around the world combine their efforts to help promote hypnotism and educate the general public.

People desiring personal change become more aware of hypnosis and the benefits it offers.

Participating hypnotists present free and low cost events in their geographic locations or perhaps through online programmes.

But have you ever wondered about the origin of this special day?

In preparation for the upcoming World Hypnotism Day event I noticed from online research that there is a lot of confusion and misconceptions surrounding the origin of World Hypnotism Day.

When conducting a Google search for “Origin of World Hypnotism Day” the majority of results returned show that World Hypnotism Day was established in 2006 to celebrate the work of Dr. Jack Gibson.

Despite what many people have come to believe World Hypnotism Day DID NOT originate in 2006 to celebrate the work of Dr. Jack Gibson.

So what is the real story behind the origin of this special day and who is Dr Jack Gibson?

I am a firm believer that credit should be attributed to where credit is due. It sounds obvious but it doesn’t always naturally happen for whatever reason.

In the spirit of World Hypnotism Day, where we set out to dispel misconceptions surrounding hypnotism and educate the general public circumstances have evolved over time that do not reflect the true origin of World Hypnotism Day.

So my purpose for this blog is to set the record straight.

The first World Hypnotism Day was held on January 4, 2005, at the instigation of Tom Nicoli.

Tom Nicoli has been involved in the study of hypnotism and personal development for over 25 years and is the President of “A Better You Hypnosis”, Inc. in North Canton, Ohio, USA.

Before 2005 he felt so strongly about the potential of hypnotism that he organized a meeting of like minded international hypnotists hypnotherapists to discuss how to raise awareness of the power of hypnotism and to celebrate its potential. I know this because I was one of the many participants at that time.

It was as a result of these meetings that World Hypnotism Day was born and the first World Hypnotism Day event was January 4th, 2005.

The participating countries included and were not limited to the following:
Australia, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and five regions across the United States.

Since 2005 World Hypnotism Day has become an international movement for spreading awareness about hypnotism.

So to clarify…

The FIRST World Hypnotism Day event was January 4th, 2005

The Originator of World Hypnotism Day was Tom Nicoli.

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Five Critical Reasons Why Smokers Might Choose To Stop Smoking

Here are five critical reasons why smokers might choose to stop smoking:

Health: Smoking is a leading cause of preventable illness and death, and quitting smoking can significantly reduce the risk of tobacco-related diseases such as lung cancer, heart disease, and stroke.

Lifestyle: Smoking can negatively impact a person’s quality of life, causing shortness of breath, bad breath, and yellowed teeth. Quitting smoking can improve a person’s appearance and sense of well-being.

Cost: Smoking can be expensive, both in terms of the cost of cigarettes and the medical bills that can result from tobacco-related illnesses. Quitting smoking can save a person a significant amount of money.

Social pressure: Many people feel pressure from friends, family, and society to stop smoking, especially as the negative health effects of smoking become more widely known.

Role model: Many smokers decide to quit in order to set a good example for their children or other loved ones, particularly if they have young children who look up to them.

When you are ready to stop smoking for good, then you are ready for hypnosis hypnotherapy.

At Martin Kiely Hypnosis Centre Cork our goal is for you to stop smoking as-soon-as possible.

A specifically tailored Stop Smoking hypnosis hypnotherapy session is a powerful technique that can help you. Just like it has helped millions of other people to take back control and stop using tobacco, whether it’s cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars or pipe tobacco.

Take back control and stop smoking for good.

Do You Worry Too Much About What Others Think?

We all worry. Some people worry too much about what others think. They spend their time with people they don’t like or avoid people because they fear any repercussions. They struggle to make decisions, even simple ones. Instead, they change their position as a response to any criticism. They hesitate to share what’s on their minds or believe others are upset with them when that isn’t true. Does any of that sound familiar to you? Then you may worry too much about what others think.

How to Stop Worrying about Others’ Opinions

Focusing on what others think can prevent you from enjoying personal and professional success. If you fall into this pit of despair, here is what you can do to turn things around:  😟 

1. Accept that people will have an opinion about you: We all make judgments. Some are correct; others are not. When you accept that people will draw conclusions, even if they are incorrect, you are in a better position to let their critiques roll off.

2. Remember that people care less about you than you think. It seems a harsh statement, but it is accurate. Most people are more concerned about their own feelings and situation than how you stumbled over your sentences during a business presentation. More than likely, they have fewer opinions of you than you realize.

3. Understand that hurt people will hurt people. Life’s circumstances affect us all and how we respond to people. Even if you try your best to be kind and considerate of others, someone will judge you. Their judgment comes from their beliefs and reflects where they are coming from. When you realize this, you gain the opportunity to become more compassionate with others.

4. Own up to mistakes but don’t live in the shame. Shame has a way of making us ignore our errors. Who wants to admit that they screwed up? However, it’s better to get the embarrassment over with than to wallow in it. Admit your mistake and get on with life.

5. Find your heroes and refer back to them. Find those people you admire who have faced and overcame similar fears, and focus on them. Learn more about how they faced down the odds and overcame the obstacles in their lives. Their inspiration can help you through your tough times.

6. Surround yourself with those that love and support you. Look around you. Who are those who see your strengths (and weaknesses) and love you just the same? Build your relationships, and if something seems a little off, don’t be afraid to ask them about it. It will help strengthen your relationship.


Refuse to let the worry of others’ opinions stop you from the success you deserve.  

How Fear of Failure Holds Us Back From Success

You want to be successful. You do all the ‘things’ to get there, from reading the right books to listening to self-improvement podcasts to reciting daily affirmations. But why haven’t you found success yet? What is holding you back? In a word: fear. We all face it throughout our lifetimes. Yet, some can overcome their fears and become wildly successful. Why aren’t you?

How Fear of Failure Prevents Our Success – and How to Stop It

You have to determine not to let fear hold you back for those wanting a successful career, business, family, or whatever. Here is how to recognize when you are allowing fear to have its way and how you can combat it: 

1. You lack excitement to try new things. Are you the friend who goes to the same restaurant and orders the same meal every time? Do you choose your battles so that you ensure you will always succeed? The reality is your fear of failure is holding you back. Next time, try saying ‘yes’ before letting fear take control, and then follow through. Sure, you might not like that new recipe, but there is always a chance you will. 

2. There is nothing wrong with working a nine-to-five job. It gives you a steady paycheck and consistency. The problem comes when the fear of leaving your comfort zone is too great, so you accept less than you deserve. You’ve grown complacent and will accept ‘existing’ over ‘living.’ If this is you, it’s time to have a heart-to-heart with yourself and take stock of your life. Are you happy with where you are in life? What do you want to change? Now, decide on five steps to make that change.

3. You continually make excuses. You probably have a laundry list of reasons you cannot lose weight, start a business, or reach some other goal. We all have 24 hours a day. How you spend them will make a difference in how successful you become. Try putting your phone away or turning off the television for one hour every day. Use the time to focus on your goal. Soon, your efforts will pay off.

4. You compare yourself to others’ successes and failures. Consider how you view someone who has become wildly successful. Next, think about how you react when someone fails miserably. This observation will reveal how you assess your own success. Learn from others, but focus on your internal growth while on your path to success.  

Success is a journey that will have its ups and downs, but those who overcome their fears will be the ones to attain the prize.