Millions of Canadians Let Stress Stymie Achievement of Goals and Happiness

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Event marking 3rd Annual World Hypnotism Day will guide Torontonians in clearing stress through hypnosis.

Holidays bring stress. It's a given. Make it through them and what do we do? Bring on more by setting unrealistic goals for a New Year and a new you. Not managing that stress makes the achievement of those goals next to impossible, according to renowned hypnotherapist Debbie Papadakis.

As part of worldwide events celebrating the 3rd Annual World Hypnotism Day January 4, Papadakis will host a workshop, "Clearing Stress through Hypnosis," the evening of January 4, 2007, from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

"There's no reason we should let stress hinder the achievement of our goals," says Papadakis. "Stress is something we are never really taught to deal with. Despite the pressures we may have and circumstances we may not be able to change, we can change how we think and how we handle stress."

Papadakis will donate proceeds from the workshop (admission is by donation) to the Assaulted Women's Helpline. "Holidays bring joy but they also signal an increase in domestic abuse," says the award-winning hypnotherapist.

Former police constable Mandie Crawford agrees. Crawford spent eight Christmas seasons responding to domestic and stress-related calls. "Holidays were never a favorite time of mine. As officers, we were called to homes to respond to disputes that just should not have happened -- people were just too stressed to react rationally," she explains.

Papadakis, of the Hypno Healing Institute in Toronto, maintains that "Hypnosis is an effective way to help people get rid of stress. Hypnosis actually helps you take charge of your life."

During the event, Papadakis, who is also an expert in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, will demonstrate specific techniques for reducing stress instantly. The event is open to the public and will be held at the Latvian Centre, 4 Credit Union Drive, Toronto (southwest corner of Eglinton and Credit Union Road)

For more information and to register for "Clearing Stress Through Hypnosis," phone 416.760.8996.

About Debbie Papadakis:

Debbie Papadakis is a Board Certified Hypnotherapist and was selected as one of the 11 award wining presenters to present at the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), Solid Gold Conference in Las Vegas in February 2005. She was also one of seven women panelists considered to be the "most powerful women" in hypnosis at the October 2006 conference in Michigan by the International Medical and Dental Hypnosis Association (IMDHA).

Debbie Papadakis is the Recipient of the 2005 NGH "Hypnotism Achievement" Award. She has appeared on CFRB 1010AM, CIUT 89.5 FM, Natradio.com, Roaring Women Radio, CHTV's Body & Health Program, NOW, EYE, Vitality & EXIT magazine, The Omega Source, The Hamilton Examiner, and Eye of the Future and on the cover of the Journal of Hypnotism.

For further information and to interview Debbie Papadakis before or at the event contact: Scarlet Guglietti, 416.760.8996.

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