Barry Wolfson laments that “we’ve become such an all-or-nothing society” and wants people who fall off the New Year’s resolution bandwagon to “calm down, relax. It’s not the end of the world.”
On the other hand, it’s also not justification to “throw up your hands and give up,” he says. “Feel a little guilty and then get back to it.”
Wolfson, owner of Hypnosis Counseling Center, with offices in Flemington and Frenchtown, has spent more than a quarter century helping people keep their resolutions.
The most popular resolutions seek loss — of weight or nicotine addictions. He usually suggests two or three hypnosis sessions for people seeking a weight loss of less than 25 pounds. For more than that, he’s found that at least four sessions over two months is better.
Sometimes resolutions seek relief from bad habits, such as nail biting, other times someone may resolve to improve an aspect of her life.
“Fortunately hypnosis is now more mainstream. More males are coming to me than ever before,” says Wolfson.