How to Stop Negative Thinking

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So many people wish they had a way to stop their mind from racing with thoughts.  In this article and audio that goes with it,

you’ll get a number of tips on tools that you can use stop thoughts that cause stress, embarrassment, anger and self-doubt.

Question : What do I do when I start to feel negative thoughts or start feeling down?   How do I get out of that mindset and start thinking positive? A lot of people say to think positive thoughts, etc but if it were that easy wouldn’t everyone just do that?  Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Click on the link below, to hear a more about using your mind in a more positive way.

What you can do to pull yourself out of the negative mindset.
1. Pick one specific situation where you are have negative thoughts
2. Notice the feeling you get after you have a negative thought
3.  Notice where in your body you get the feeling that comes with negative thoughts.
4. Listen to the negative thought, and ask yourself ” I wonder what this feeling is about”
Mistake people make is when they say “Why am I feeling this way”
5 Negative thoughts are of different types:
a. Thoughts that tear down our self-confidence
b. Thoughts that are conversations we would have with someone who hurt us.
c. Thoughts of revenge after someone made you angry
d. Thoughts that grow, the first thought lead to the next thought.  You then react as if the 1st negative is true, and that leads
to more anger or upset.  It is typically the circular movement of the thoughts that continue to expand until you’ve created a whole
circle of more and more upset.
6.  There are many different tools that can be used to get relief from negative thoughts.
The 3 primary types of tools are:
a.   Cognitive tools – for example the –  2 for 1 technique
b.   Physical body-mind tools –  Changing the breathing pattern
c.   Emotional clearing tools – Tracking the feeling back to the root, to the first time you ever felt that way.
This is a hypnotic technique and it is the one that I have found makes the most difference.  Because when you change it at the root, you
are clearing out the emotions, the limiting beliefs and the old triggers.
Under each type of tool there are 20 or more different techniques that can be used.  Click here for an overview.

The Purpose of Worry

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Audrey Sussman PhD works with successful people who get stressed, procrastinate or feel overwhelmed.   She helps them to transform the inner-critic that causes anxiety, procrastination and worry, into a positive life enhancing guidance system that automatically triggers calm, creativity and motivation needed to move forward with ease.

Click  below to watch the video on ways to stop worry.  If you enjoy writing join us for the next retreat go to:

This was taken in Costa Rica where Audrey Sussman PhD goes each year to give Screen Writers new ways to increase focus and flow that enhances their inner potential.  In the clip we are discussing how to stop procrastination by releasing blocks that limit potential.

Would you like to have a system to:
1. Calm a racing mind in just seconds, without medication? 

2. Give you the blueprint for setting any goal, so you can’t help but achieve it?

3. Learn how to re-program your own unconscious so you no longer feel stuck, procrastinate, or have worry that drains your energy?

4. And have a way to have all of this set on automatic?

Then I have something you will want to know about.
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Get Free From IBS, Colitis or Crohn’s

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Getting Relief from IBS, Colitis and Crohn’s is possible.  Audio tips for the relief of pain, worry and embarrassment of IBS and gut distress. I’ve created an audio series and will be adding them in the next few weeks.  Stay tuned for tips, discussion and ideas on how to break free from IBS, Colitis, Crohn’s and gut distress.

Each audio can be listened to in just 5 – 10 minutes. I’ll pack in some of the things that I have done with my clients that have helped to get lasting relief.  This is so much more than just managing to live with symptoms. It is possible to have a life without worrying about when the next gut symptom will hit.  I’ve been helping professionals for over 15 years and have a 98% success rate including those who had tried many other things before they found me..  If you are suffering with irritable bowel, Crohn’s or colitis, listen-in and learn about this amazing 3-part system that has help people to get free to eliminate pain, stop urgency and embarrassment, and have the tools to continue to stay symptom-free. And all without medication.  

If you are ready for change now, sign up for a complimentary consultation. You’ll come away know the steps to take, and have an understanding of how the process works.   Send your contact information and with some days / times  and I’ll do my best to fit you in for a 20 minute consultation.   

The link below will take you to the first in the audio series about relief from IBS, Crohn’s and Colitis.  Click here for the audio

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7 step formula for changing negative mantras 2

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Continuation for yesterdays post: Creating the state of mind your desire.

I welcome your feedback and questions, and will write more on the specific question you send.  To contact Audrey with your questions click here.

Sign in at the box at the top right of this page to get your first mind calming exercise.

The formula for Life Changing Mantras

The formula for Life Changing Mantras

As I was writing this article I realized that it is important for me to share some more information on the power of using your own mind. So, before I finish with the 7 step formula for life changing mantras, I will give you what I feel are 3 Vital Secrets your need to begin to think about when creating the state of mind you desire.

Secret 1: Thoughts have vibrations, positive thoughts will attract the other positive ones. Negative thoughts will attract more negative ones.

Secret 2: What you persistently hold in your mind will become the reality as it becomes part of the workings of your unconscious mind.

Secret 3: You can tap into the unlimited potential held in the unconscious part of the mind to achieve what you desire.

Quite simply, mantras are the things we tell ourselves. For example, on the golf course if you felt annoyed because of a badly played hole, it wouldn’t be a problem if you were able to start fresh on the next hole.  But, when one negative thought leads to the next it can destroy your focus for the rest of the game.  And when it follows you after you leave the course you have a negative mantra that is playing havoc with your state of mind.  There are 7 steps you can put into play to stop this disabling habit of negative mantras.

When people think of mantras they usually think about those used in eastern religions for positive spiritual change.  And although you might not have such a fancy name for it, the chances are that you probably use positive mantras yourself, everyday.    A mantra could be what you say to yourself to get psyched up for a big meeting,  a golf tournament or going out to a social event.  Or what you tell yourself in order to stay positive when life is getting you down. When mantras are positive and constructive, they can help us enjoy our lives and achieve our goals.  But the negative things we tell ourselves can also act as mantras, leading us in an undesired direction.

Negatives mantras “playing in the back of your mind” can cause. . .   more to come tomorrow.

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About Us

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Hello I’m so glad that you found your way to my website.  I’m Audrey Sussman PhD and I’m the director and hypnotherapist at the Anxiety Control Center.  Over my years in practice as a therapist I developed a system people can use to break free from IBS, Colitis, Crohn’s and gut pain.  It is one of the  most fulfilling things I get to do as a hypnotherapist.

It’s interesting how I ended up doing what I do.   As a child I didn’t dream that I’d have a career working with people who were suffering with panic, anxiety, worry and Gut / Bowel issues.     Yet, life gently pushed me in the direction of this amazing and fulfilling career.  As a teen, I didn’t know that the intense pain and the need to know where every bathroom was located, was actually because I was suffering with of IBS.  I didn’t put it together at the time that some of the symptoms were being triggered because I was stuffing my sadness into my stomach.     I also didn’t know that the symptoms were something that could be changed. So, I just worked around it, managed to live with it.

So you might wonder, how did I got into the career of helping others to get free from bowel/gut distress. I became a therapist, and somehow people with panic, anxiety and IBS found there way to me.   I found out after working with my clients that I too had similar symptoms.   Once I understood that there was a name for these conditions, I was able to research the types of therapy that was out there for these issues. Actually there wasn’t much that was helpful.

I started with the tradition cognitive and behavioral techniques, and although useful it didn’t give me freedom from the symptoms.  I added classical hypnosis, Ericksonian Hypnosis and NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) to my toolbox of skills.  It became clear that I needed to get to the root that was triggering IBS, panic, fear or anxiety, instead of just treating the symptoms.  I ended up getting my doctorate in the philosophy of clinical hypnosis.  With all of these tools at my fingertips I experimented with different combinations until my clients and I were free of the symptoms.

I finally found the combination that works for the specific issues of IBS, Crohn’s, and colitis.  I want to tell you that these issues are not just in your mind, they are real, physical issues.  Yet, it can be healed,  triggers can be changed, and it is possible to live a life of freedom with calm, joy, and passion.

In all the years I’ve been doing this work I haven’t advertised.  Either people are referred or somehow they  my website. As I’m moving towards my retirement years, I’ve decided to let people know about this Freedom from IBS program and I’m opening my doors to people who want to learn how to get relief once and for all.  I now have group workshops and also have a plan for those who want the premium success package where they get 1:1 sessions with me.

So if you are still trying to manage symptoms. If you are feeling limited by fear, exhaustion and worry. Or if even  thinking about going on vacation, riding in a train, giving a presentation or taking your kids out for the day is causing destress it is time to find out what can be done to end the suffering. It’s time to learn about the tool kit, that can be called on any time you want  relief of IBS and worry.  Imagine being able to live life without the fear of the bowels spoiling the day.

A Special Offer:
A complimentary consultation

Only for people who are suffering with
IBS, anxiety, worry, pain, or stomach distress,
If you’re ready to take action and find out how to get free.

 Sign up for one of the 10 Discovery Consultations I’m offering.

It easy to do just click here to email me
1. Include your name, contact information
2. A few sentences about what you are struggling with.
3. On the subject line put:  I’d like a Discovery Consultation

I will get back to you right away to schedule a consultation.
Please note that I only take on 3 new clients a month,
so call now, and we’ll see if it’s a good fit for us to work together.

Or call 917-399-2102 and leave a message.







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Traveling Again

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I just received another wonderful reminder of how powerful the mind is in healing the body.  I’m connecting the pictures that my client sent since it says more than words can show.

From KH 
I wanted to tell you that because of you, I was able to enjoy – for the first time in a longggggggg time – my girls weekend at the ocean.  I was able to look out the window, without panicking !  And we were on the 9thhh floor !

Yes, it is amazing and I’m so happy that your own unconscious mind set in the changes we worked on.

Client picture on vacation looking out from the 9th floor after years of panic.

Client picture on vacation looking out from the 9th floor after years of panic.


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Testimonial from one of my Referring Doctors

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Dr. Audrey Sussman, PhD is simply brilliant, and those who encountered her are fortunate.  Her treatments and healing  methods, intuition, critical thinking and analytical skills are unparalleled.

I am a practicing Internal Medicine physician, and I am amazed by her clinical judgment and depth of her knowledge. She  produces amazing results,  such that as a medical doctor I can not see being done in my profession. Thank you for everything you have done  for my patients and are still doing.  Dr. N. F.

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Weight and Food Issues Resolved

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If you’ve been feeling stuck, and have tried many things, maybe it’s time to get to the root of that is causing the problem.  There is a way to change unwanted programs using the system I developed called Cognitive Behavioral Hypnosis.  Read more in the clients notes to Audrey Sussman PhD.

click on link for Page 1Client Success – Weight and Food Issues Resolved

click on link for Page 2: Weight Issues Gone. A Client tells of how she did it.

The next note I’ve included because it seemed to fit in with the theme of lightening up the weight of emotional grief, panic and fear.  The reason I share these letters is to show how clients have gotten almost instant relief using this amazing approach. 

Dear Audrey,
I feel like I lost 50 pounds today after our session,
I even took the highway back to my office!!!!
I was not panicky at all, just a little nervous.  And it went away!!
Now I feel like I am on top of the world.
I so glad to get back on track by seeing you Audrey.
Whenever I finally have a session
I can’t believe I let myself suffer so long before reaching out to you.
Let’s schedule our next session in 3 months
so I’m sure to come in before things get too heavy.  TC

To get your first video guide for calming the mind click on the link below: 
Mind Calming Video Guide



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