With our society constantly on the run, the past 100 years has seen lots dramatic changes. Fast food, processed “everything”, obesity and addictive personalities are just a small example of what plagues our lives. Transforming your life through positive changes hypnosis can aid in adjusting your present lifestyle to one you would rather live, all with next to no effort on your part beyond listening to an MP3.
Bringing about good changes in your life often starts with changes in your thought process. That little voice in your head will no longer speak badly but instead empower you to achieve your goals. Those who have undergone hypnosis say that it worked for them. Most professionals guarantee the desired results. It is no wonder that the interest in hypnosis has increased within the last several years, even though hypnosis has been used for decades.
Bringing about positive changes through the process is relatively easy. Using self help or seeking the help of a professional, shifting from the present what of thinking to a more optimistic thought process is the goal. Affecting the change through your subconscious by disabling the negative aspects that hold us back is how hypnosis works.
As with any cure, hypnosis has its skeptics. Eventually, even they might try it when all other techniques have failed in providing them with their desired goals. For many who have tried and failed repeatedly, positive change hypnosis is what they seek next. Being inspired during the first couple of days of a program is normal. However; it tends to wear off. They find themselves caught in a vicious cycle going back to their old ways.
Do not force yourself to change how you think. It requires motivation that can often waver. With hypnosis, this change is made for you. Instead of worrying about your addictions or whatever it is you want to change, enjoy your life. Hypnosis works by shifting your way of thinking to a more positive way.
Positive change hypnosis separates itself from all other life changing programs.
Discover out more about positive changes hypnosis and check out how to hypnotize yourself.
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Hypnosis comprises of giving suggestions to the sub-conscious mind to lead it towards achieving a goal. The individual accepts the given suggestions and they influence his beliefs, perceptions, habits and behaviors as per the depth of hypnosis established. The effect of suggestions depends on the ability of the person to accept the suggestions. When you hear about hypnosis there is every possibility that a question comes to your mind, especially if you have been toiling hard to shed extra weight using various products available in the market. The question is: In what way does hypnosis work to lose weight? Let us find what exactly happens in hypnosis.
During hypnosis session you will be asked to relax by closing your eyes, slowly slipping into a hypnotic state. The hypnotist will start planting suggestions in your sub-conscious mind, after inducing a trance-like state in your mind. The hypnotist analyzes the reasons for your overweight and gives a definite set of instructions which assist you in achieving weight loss. You have the option of undergoing hypnosis either in a trained hypnotherapist’s office or buying a program which can be played in the serene atmosphere of your home.
You have to make sure that your hypnotist will set you on the same path, if you plan to use hypnosis for weight loss by more conventional diets. The suggestions which are implanted by the hypnotist during the hypnosis weight loss session will be acted up on by your sub-conscious mind. In what way does hypnosis work to lose weight? Repetition is the key to get maximum benefits. Repeating the session helps because your present patterns of putting on weight can not be overcome by listening once.
You will slowly and gradually realize the suggestions being at work and here you understand the beauty of the program at work. Psychology says that whatever your mind can conceive it can achieve. If you deliberately want something to happen just concentrate on it. Till now you have been attracting weight gain through your thought process. That pattern can be changed by hypnosis.
In what way does hypnosis work to lose weight? Let us return to our initial question. The reality is that hypnosis can be put to use as an effective tool for conditioning your mind. But regular exercise and a healthy diet are indispensable along with that. Hypnosis has its influence up on your sub-conscious mind and it guides your will and your body to do actions that will finally lead to weight loss.
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By Jack Powell
The study and use of hypnosis has been gaining in popularity because it has helped millions around the world. The practice of self hypnosis using self hypnosis scripts has enabled the individual to unlock the hidden powers found in the subconscious mind. By doing so, goals of health, wealth, self improvement and behavior change have been accomplished.
The advantage of self hypnosis is that the person knows what the goal is, and can speak in a familiar voice with understandable words. The disadvantage is that most people aren’t knowledgeable in using the hypnotic steps necessary to reach the subconscious and make the proper suggestions in the needed method.
Thus, the use of self hypnosis scripts gives a reference including plans for each stage of the process and addresses the needs for the session at the proper time and sequence.
Caution! To be effective, the correct script must be chosen and used. What works for one person may not work for another. The script must also address the problem at hand. A script for weight loss will not work as a stop smoking script.
So, in the beginning, a properly chosen script can allow even a newbie to reach a successful trance and the beginning of a behavior change. More information about the 5 steps in self hypnosis scripts can be found in this article.
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By Jack Powell
photo credit: digika When one begins self hypnosis training the realization that it is not an end in itself will eventually emerge. It’s like discovering an iceberg. The more one studies the tip, the more is learned about what is below water. And then more and more.
Each segment of the iceberg may be a marvel in itself, but just looking at the individual segments will give a false impression of the whole iceberg. And since most of it is not visible at any one time, there’s no way one can see the complete iceberg.
So it is with most self hypnosis training. It seems very simple at first. All one has to do is listen to a hypnosis tape or CD. And then another after another.
One can spend weeks, months and yes, even years, along with many hundreds of dollars going thru the multitude of hypnosis resources found online. So at the end, without any structure and continuity, all one has is a stack of tapes and CD’s. Yep, several were helpful, many were useless, and no complete picture is formed.
Improvement or change may have taken place, but the total desired effect has not occurred.
So, what is the answer? To be totally effective, a program must be used which is a complete system. One which takes all the pieces and puts them into the proper slot, rather than offering hundreds of individual tapes or CDs.
This program should have three steps included in each session regardless of the induction or technique used or the session goal. The stages are referred to as “ABS”.
You guessed it. The “A” stands for Attention. One must become totally focused on the subject at hand and completely unaware of any other distractions or thoughts.
“B” is Bypassing. Bypassing what? The critical mind. Why is this important? The natural thing for one to do is question and analyze everything. If this occurs in self hypnosis [or any kind of hypnosis] progress cannot be made.
“S” if for Stimulate. The unconscious mind must be stimulated to accept the suggestions for processing. This is the key to making change.
Stages “A” and “B” must be accomplished in order for “S” to have a chance.
Without “S”, nothing takes place. All three stages must be present, in order, in EVERY session, regardless of which book, tape, CD or tool used for the hypnosis session.
One should also look for a training which includes the 5 steps of hypnosis unless very experienced in the art. The 5 steps will guide one thru the necessary steps to complete a hypnotic session successfully. As one becomes more advanced, some of the steps can be eliminated.
Learn about self hypnosis training and the 5 steps of hypnosis used to set up and imbed proper suggestions and complete the hypnotic trance. By doing so, one can alter behavior and improve life – stop smoking, lose weight, gain confidence.
The new life is waiting for you – You can do it!
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Posted by Dr. Phil Hariram in NLP Hypnosis, tags: alternative stress treatment, anxiety, anxiety and depression, hypnosis, hypnosis and health, hypnotherapy, hypnotherapy and stress, mental fitness, NLP Hypnosis, stress, stress management, treatment of stress
photo credit: Ana Santos Hypnosis is a very effective treatment of stress. According to experts, stress develops when a person feels the task in front of him is greater than the resources he can summon. This imbalance triggers stress. Hypnosis, however, changes this. Through hypnosis, this person can feel that he has all the resources necessary to do the task efficiently.
Dr. Lipton has researched the topic and found that stress is an underlying factor in as much as 90% of diseases. This is astonishing and it seems that stress starves vital organs of oxygen and nutrients. This is not a problem on the odd occasion but when it is persistent, disease is likely to develop.
Stress is not caused by the situation you confront but by the way you perceive this situation and whether you feel you have the coping mechanisms to deal with it. Hypnosis works remarkably well in stress because it changes your perception, expectation and belief.
Things that created extreme stress can be converted to tasks you can easily do because, following hypnosis, you have the belief that you have the resources to handle what you confront with little effort on your part.
A hypnotist will use induction and deepening trance to put you into a deep relaxed sleep. In this state your brainwave pattern has changed from beta to theta. At this pattern of activity, the filters or barriers that block unwanted messages from reaching the Subconscious Mind are relaxed. The hypnotist is now able to replace negative attitude, belief and expectation with positive ones.
Hypnosis is without doubt a powerful and safe treatment of stress and anxiety. Meditation is an effective tool and recommended for stress. It is, however, very difficult to see how a stressed person can relax, and if he or she cannot relax, meditation becomes very difficult. It is better to have hypnosis as an immediate treatment and use meditation for the long term and overall life enhancement.
Anyone who has had stress will tell you it is a very unpleasant thing. Stress pushes aside all the fun things in your life. It steals enjoyment. Anxiety, rage, depression and anger are commonly associated with stress. You are also less creative and regularly make unnecessary mistakes. You lose your libido.
Worse of all, stress triggers the fight or flight reaction. This shuts off important nutrients to some organs of the body while at the same time stimulating the heart. This is why research has shown it is responsible for 90% of all diseases. In industry there are millions of days a year lost through stress and the cost to health services is enormous.
Hypnosis is not just a treatment for stress. By the way it works, it can change many aspects of our lives. It has changed the lives of numerous people and most of the time it is because it creates a positive attitude in peoples lives.
Once you are in a deep hypnotic trance, post hypnotic suggestions will be made. This is the most important part of hypnotherapy. These suggestions will decide how you cope with future stressful situations. Suggestions such as, you are calm and relaxed, are powerful and effective. In addition the hypnotist will suggest that you will not get stressed when confronted with a difficult task. Instead you will see it as a difficult task but it can be done and you will be looking at the best way to do it.
So instead of drugs, counselling, psychotherapy or CBT, have hypnotherapy for safe and outstanding results of all your stress problems. Remember hypnosis is nothing more than a state of heightened awareness where your right brain becomes very alert. It does not analyse or filter like the left brain. It simply accepts suggestions by the hypnotist while you remain in a calm relaxed altered sleep.
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Dr. Phil Hariram is a hypnotist and has treated stress with hypnotherapy for 27 years. Before you buy a guide to hypnosis, check out his ebook Learn how to hypnotise
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photo credit: auspices The worst thing in life is having a phobia or fear for something, which absolutely paralyzes you so much so, that you live a debilitated life. Luckily there is help on the horizon in the name of nlp rewind technique.
NLP or it’s full name; Neuro-Linguistic-Programming as been around for a long time, but has only been used productively in the past few years. Research has found that we tend to replay the problem in our minds over and over again until we cannot differentiate between past and present. What might have happened to us in the past has somehow jumped into our present in a very real and frightening way. Hence the anxiousness and sweaty palms and even heart palpitations manifest at the slightest recall.
Let’s briefly look at a case study recently brought to the fore:
Janet is a 40 year old mother of two and wonderfully happy. Her husband as a great job and her children are excelling at school. Janet has just one problem though, she cannot drive a car. You see her her little brother died in a car crash when she was also just a toddler, and seems to think that she will also die if she drives car.
She has made all kinds of excuses not to drive throughout her life and depended on her husband, family members and friends to fetch the children from school and drive her to do her errands.
At the beginning of the session she was asked to relax and do some breathing exercises. When she felt totally relaxed the therapist instructed her to visualize a cinema with a comfortable seats, a big screen, lots of popcorn and candy around her and that she is going to star in a fantastic movie. This movie is going to be about her trauma and it will be in lots of detail. She also had to make her movie in black and white so the mind can relate to the old problem. She was then asked to start the movie with her first memory of the accident.
Janet was asked to imagine herself in a cinema or big room where she was able to watch a movie playing on a big screen. She was then asked to leave her seat and stand somewhere where she could observe herself watching her movie. The movie would be about her fear or phobia. She was also asked to imagine her movie be in black and white to give it a dated look. She was then told to let her imagination play along and create the scene where she became horrified or scared. While she was watching her movie, she was also watching herself and noting her reactions.
Now that she is standing away from her movie and not playing in it, she was asked to slowly change aspects of the movie as it happened. It was suggested that she maybe change the black white into technicolor, and also to add her favorite song to it. Every time she would do this, she would rewind the movie and place an object in it. She could change anything in the movie as long as it is positive and rewind it has many times as she wished.
She ended up with a yellow beach buggy that blared a popular song by the Beach Boys. Her fear was eliminated and replaced with the nlp rewind technique and she is now confident behind the wheel, so much so that she is hardly home any more!
Check out more about the NLP rewind technique and find out how you can use it to cure phobias fast.
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photo credit: suryatelMost people’s image of hypnosis involves a client sitting in their therapist’s office listening to suggestive commands. However, there are actually lots of self-hypnosis techniques that people can learn and apply to themselves. While one must be careful about what one chooses to program into one’s subconscious, with a little work you can truly become your own “mind manager.”
Emile Coue was one of the earliest proponents of self hypnosis. He believed that at least some problems could be cured or alleviated by a change in our unconscious thought, which could only be achieved by the use of one’s imagination. Coue did not consider himself a healer per se; rather he believed that he could train people to heal themselves by affecting organic changes in themselves through the use of auto suggestion.
Another popular form of self-hypnosis is known as Autogenic Training. It is a relaxation technique developed by Johannes Schultz, a German psychiatrist in the 1920s and 1930s. It involves the practice of 15 minute sessions 3 times a day at morning, noon, and in the evening. During each session the person is supposed to repeat to him or herself a series of visualizations that are designed to induce a state of relaxation, which in turn can alleviate many stress-related and psychosomatic disorders.
Once you establish that you’re going to learn how to hypnotize yourself, you’ll need the right information so as to proceed correctly. You can search through some online sources to get more information on being hypnotized. Informational article sites like www.helium.com and www.ehow.com will be able to give you some practical information on how to undergo every step of the process so that your hypnosis will be effective.
The first thing you need to decide is what goal or goals you are actually hoping to accomplish with the hypnosis. As soon as you have figured that out, you must also make sure that you only focus on one goal per self-hypnosis session. Try to do too much at once and you will not only not solve your problems but will likely create new ones. Once that is settled, you need to make sure that the suggestions that you are implanting in your subconscious mind are positive in nature. Don’t say things like “I’m going to quit smoking no matter how hard it is.” This will only remind you of the difficulty of quitting smoking. Substitute positive suggestions like “I’m going to quit smoking because it will be so much better for my health.”
One popular self hypnosis technique is to visualize yourself descending into your subconscious as if going down a staircase. With each step you have fewer and fewer worries and are becoming increasingly relaxed. When you get to the end of the staircase you should be sufficiently relaxed to start repeating your positive suggestions to your subconscious. Repeat each suggestion three times with a short break in between. When finished with all your suggestions, imagine yourself going back up the staircase you came down. When you are back at the top of the staircase, the session is over and you should be back to your normal state of mind.
Learning self hypnosis techniques provides you with a powerful tool that you can use to overcome a wide range of problems in your life. And it’s easier than you might think. Find out more at Learn Hypnosis.
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photo credit: Piotr Pawłowski Being able to hypnotize someone is a cool party trick. It is also a powerful way to help someone overcome problems that are bothering them. One thing most people are surprised about is that it is easy to learn how to hypnotize someone. Maybe this is because going in and out of hypnosis is pretty natural for everybody. In this article I’ll show you how to hypnotize someone using the permissive method. This means they know you are hypnotizing them, and have agreed to go along with it.
A good thing to get before you start is something they’d like to accomplish while under hypnosis. Maybe a bad habit they’d like to stop, or to do good on an upcoming test, or to simply enjoy twenty or thirty minutes of focused relaxation. Make sure to respect whatever they want to achieve, as it is important to them.
Now you’re ready. Have them relax in any way that will be comfortable for them for twenty or thirty minutes. Sitting down, or sprawled out on a couch, whatever is most comfortable for them. Get them to close their eyes, and take several long, slow, deep breaths. Each time they exhale, tell them they are getting more and more relaxed. (Which they will be anyway, because they are sitting on a couch with their eyes closed!) Tell them they are getting more relaxed with each breath.
Next you can start to get them relaxing their whole body, one body part at a time. Start with their head, then chest, stomach, back, arms, legs etc. Once you get down to their feet, they are ready to go.
When you finish relaxing all their body parts, you can start giving them commands. Make sure your commands
are congruent with what they said they wanted to accomplish under hypnosis. “You stop smoking easily,” or “You always do well on tests, ” or “you are very smart,” or whatever they want. Spend about fifteen minutes during this section. Speak slowly and softly.
After you’ve given them several commands, you can begin to bring them slowly out of their hypnotic state. Usually a slow count from one to five does the trick. Which each number describe them feeling better, more awake, so that when you get to five, they are feeling happy and relaxed and refreshed.
If you want to discover the most powerful Sales and Hypnosis Methods, have a look at George Hutton’s NLP Sales Persuasion page.
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Hypnosis mind control is in essence turning over your mind and your own cognitive thought process to a third party. Many people turn to such tactics to help them conquer a personal mission such as quitting smoking or controlling their eating habits. You can employ hypnosis mind control if you seek out the primary influence and ask for someone to help you control that primary influence.
What is the primary influence? Smoking is probably the easiest example. The primary influence is the act of lighting up a cigarette. You can ask a qualified individual to help you relieve yourself of the habit through hypnosis mind control. In such a case, you would essentially be asking them to alleviate you of your subconscious need to smoke.
Food control is very similar, although usually you have to identify the primary influence which can be difficult if you aren’t clear on what it is. For some people, eating in front of the TV is the primary influence. For others, over eating is about boredom or about feeling good for the moment.
The most common behaviors that many wish to change include smoking and eating habits. Those who want to stop indulging themselves in unhealthy ways often engage in hypnosis mind control to help identify new and useful ways to control themselves while they are fully awake. It is sort of like short circuiting the brain to come up with new ideas.
It can be done with great success if you are open to allowing someone else into your mind. If you can accept someone else’s ability to put you into a hypnotic state and then rework the thoughts in your mind, you are quite likely to have success.
Hypnosis mind control can be used for just about any aspect of life you would like to change. If you want to be more financially successful, be more courageous, or have better love relationships you can use this method to help you through any or all of the change processes.
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The effectiveness of custom subliminal messages is being felt the maximum in the weight-loss and advertising industries. My neighbor claims to have lost ten kilos since she combined her gym sessions with special music tapes containing custom subliminal messages! She says she could never lose weight earlier no matter how much she exercised.
But, what exactly are custom subliminal messages? For the uninitiated, these are phrases and ideas in the form of audio, visual or audio-visual combo cues sent to you in an indirect way. While you are watching a music video, there may be a hidden message to buy a product flashing in between the frames. Your mind cannot catch these messages but your subconscious can. Psychiatrists say the mind is more analytical while the subconscious is like a child and accepts everything that is told to it. Custom subliminal messages therefore, work straight on your subconscious effecting changes in the way you behave. Custom subliminal messages are being increasingly used for weight loss. You may not have the will power to avoid high-calorie food but your subconscious mind regularly told to do so will build an aversion in you against cakes and pastries!
There is a myth that custom subliminal messages can control your mind. That is not possible even with hypnosis. Your basic moral and religious ethics cannot be tampered with. The advertising industry uses subliminal cues all the time. Neither can custom subliminal messages make you harm anyone. But custom subliminal messages can be used to help you improve various personality aspects.
The technique of custom subliminal messages was first discussed by E.W. Scripture in The New Psychology in 1898. Advertising companies and propaganda experts have been accused from time to time of influencing markets for financial gains.
Today, the most popular use of custom subliminal messages is for therapy. Ranging from weight loss to complementing your healing program, there are CDs and DVDs available for all kinds of problems and solutions relation to personal and interpersonal aspects of one’s life. However, before deciding to invest in any of these products, please verify the credentials of the expert offering them to you.
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