Posted on Jun 01, 2014 by D. Mitchell Lovette, CH, CI 

When I work with people to help them change Identities, Beliefs and Habits, which do not benefit them, we first discover whom they identify themselves to be.

They are always either a man or a woman, but from that point, their own self-identity comes into play.  Many identify themselves as a smoker vs. non-smoker, an overweight, unattractive person vs. a slender attractive person, a husband/wife/unmarried person, father or mother.

I even show them an Identity they didn’t know they have, which is determined whether a person puts their left or right thumb over the other when their clasp your hands together. Try it on yourself and your friends.

Some of these identities we are born with and some come as the result of choices we make.  The identities we are born with require no effort, and those we choose require great effort in order to maintain.


To help people become who they really want to be, what I want to first determine, is the change the person desires related to the identity they are born with?  Example:  if a man came to me and wanted to become a man, I would simply remind them they are a man, that is how they were born, (for clarity, let’s agree to not split hairs on this matter.)

The subconscious mind, which holds our identities would have to expend no energy in the maintenance of this persona unless it had been interfered with in some way which would then require great energy.

Another identity which requires no effort to maintain is the ability to consume food using signals from the excellent appetite we all possess at birth.  With few exceptions, generally every baby is born with a perfect knowledge of how to eat.  This goes along with a perfect ability to sleep as well.

Defects in the area of sleeping and eating come later as we are influenced by external sources and circumstances to ignore the signals which would normally indicate when to eat or stop eating, and sleep or stop sleeping.  The purposeful ignoring of these signals eventually leads to erroneous behaviors and habits affecting our eating and sleeping which then have no regulation.  We are in charted waters as far as the body and the mind are concerned.

As this point, drugs to help people sleep and diets to attempt to regulate and maintain weight come into play.  To be under external control means failure for many people.  There is resistance of the body and the mind and results are often temporary, with side-effects common.

At Hypnosis Group of Houston and our other location, Hypnosis Group of The Woodlands, we help people simply return to the internal guidance we are all born within these areas.


Well, the simple the truth is we are all born “Non-Smokers.”

In my previous life as a Medical Helicopter Pilot, I had the opportunity to visit many hospitals, some of which played the “Lullaby Song” when babies were born.  Never was there an announcement that a 7 lb baby “Smoker” had been born.  Parents never look at their child and think to themselves, ” I think he/she was born to be a “Smoker,” because the opposite is self-evident.  It is only later, after tremendous effort does one become and maintain their standing as a smoker.


If you were being poisoned, do you think your body would have to expend great energy and effort to keep you healthy and alive?  When a person smokes cigarettes, uses smokeless tobacco, inhales e-cigarettes, drinks alcohol or uses drugs that is what happens.  It surprises me how many people are unaware that nicotine in all forms is one of the most potent poisons on earth.  Check out this post in Wikipedia about Nicotine Poisoning or this article which describes how Nicotine is the basis for many garden pesticides and even the insecticide many of us put on our dogs every month to rid them fleas.

These insecticide poisons always have cautions about not getting them on your skin, etc., but these same hazards are ignored when it comes to forms of nicotine delivery systems.  The warning on Smokeless Tobacco containers states that nicotine is  “very toxic”.

It doesn’t take much to imagine the energy the body of a person, who regularly ingests toxic substances, must be expending to maintain stability.  The mind is always trying to move us to a state which is most stable and requires the least effort to maintain, and the behavior of using toxic substances creates an alarm state in the body and mind during which it can never rest.

My article primarily deals with the poisonous effects of Nicotine on the body, but I would be remiss to not mention the effects of inhaled carbon monoxide from cigarettes, which is an insidious poison of the blood when exposed to even small quantities.  Exposure can produce sensations which are interpreted as “not being well,’ which is often the drive behind the smoking to begin with.   For more info about the hazards of regular inhalation of carbon monoxide go here


It is easy for the mind and body to give up the voluntary use of any poisonous substance because the resulting state of mind/body requires less energy to keep the person healthy and comfortable.  Give us a call at 713.469.2252 and we can help you end the identities, beliefs, and habits that have been holding you back for years.