by Michael O’Hara, NGH Certified Consulting Hypnotist

Happiness. It’s elusive. It’s what we want more than anything else. It consumes our very existence, but is the pursuit of the next adrenaline rush, big ticket purchase, or obscenely-expensive 12-course meal addressing the true essence of happiness? While all the aforementioned are terrific in their own right, the consumption-equals-pleasure-which-equals-happiness formula is a revolving and meaningless pursuit. If you had a tail, you’d be chasing it around and around with similar results.

Ten tips for happiness are overcoming insecurity, ego and unrealistic desires that prevent you from achieving success. Photo of a silhouette man jumping with joy and being very happy.

A Certified Consulting Hypnotist works with a client so that they can understand that the concept of happiness is not the attainment of a temporary pleasure, but rather that happiness is an inside job. It’s a feeling of peace from within and not from any external sources. It doesn’t require special equipment, a special diet or lifestyle, but it does require an adjustment to your view of things, and that takes place in your subconscious mind. Hypnosis can help guide your subconscious mind, allowing your natural ability to choose contentment and peace over mindless, exterior chatter.

Here are 10 of my quick and easy Hypnosis tips to help strengthen your subconscious mind and attain true, lasting happiness —

1. Stop being offended. Being in a perpetual state of defensiveness keeps you a prisoner in the world of illusionary conflict.

2. Let go of your competitive nature and your need to always win. Does anything really matter that much to get yourself so wound up defending a personal opinion?

3. Let go of your insecurity and your need to be right. There are three sides to every story – yours, mine and the truth.

4. Overcome your ego by letting go of your need to be superior. There will always be someone richer, smarter, and more successful. Compete against yourself and strive to become a better YOU!

5. Consumption does not equal happiness. Let go of your need to have more and appreciate the people and things currently in your life. We’re so busy being obsessed with the next new gadget that we lose sight of the things that enrich our lives in the present.

6. Let go of identifying yourself on the basis of your achievements. Offer everyone you meet your authentic self, not just a resume of your past accomplishments.

7. Let go of your vanity. It’s not yours to give or to keep anyway, and remember the old saying — beauty is solely in the eye of the beholder. Nothing you can do about it, so just be happy!

8. Look at any situation and ask yourself — how can this be the best thing to ever happen to me? Even the most complex or difficult situation holds a golden nugget of positive change and learning. Be still and listen for the life lesson from within.

9. Simply decide to be happy. Repeat this affirmation to yourself — I will not let any person, place, or situation steal my joy. I am in control of what I choose to feel and I choose happiness.

10. Accept what has happened as if you had chosen it. Can you imagine not kicking yourself for every mistake you ever made? Be kind to yourself and others. By doing so you’ll ignite miraculous change and healing in your day-to-day life.

A Certified Consulting Hypnotist can help guide you along the way toward true, lasting happiness with progressive relaxation techniques, the release of emotional triggers, and the replacement of negative mind chatter in your subconscious mind.

Try these 10 hypno-tips & see if you don’t experience a smile or two. For a customized Hypnosis session. CONTACT US! Make your appointment and accomplish your goals and dreams today.

Michael O’Hara, CH, is a Consulting Hypnotist, certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists, who practices in New York City. His website is He may be contacted at 917-747-9763 or via email at

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Michael O'Hara, CH, is a Consulting Hypnotist, certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists, who practices in New York City. His website is He may be contacted at 917-747-9763 or via email at