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Wayne Donnelly - Hypnotist

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New Year...New Mind...New YOU! 10 Tips to make New Year resolutions real.

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 3:01 AM Comments comments (129)
2015 is almost here. What are your dreams and resolutions for the coming year?
Will you try to quit smoking or maybe try to lose weight. These are two common New Year resolutions among many.
Others include not drinking as much, saving more, spending less, being a better person and.....the list goes on and on. In fact there are probably as many Mew Year resolutions as there are people. 
Everyone has a different perspective on what that change means.
BUT, the big question  is........
after making them how will you implement them in a way that makes them stick?

Here are 10 tips to help you turn those resolutions into the new you.
1. Know what you want.... specifically. A clearly defined goal makes it easier for your unconscious mind to look for ways to make it happen.
2. Write your New Year resolution down. Carry it with you, Read it often during the day. Ruminate on what it means for you.
3. Get intensely emotionally involved with your New Year resolution, Make it so compelling that it touches you deep inside to go forward with the change.
4. Make a list of ALL of the reasons how your change is going to improve your life. What are the rewards you experience as you go forward 1, 5, 10 and 20 years.
5. Make a list of ALL the consequences of not making this change in your life. What will happen to you over the next 1, 5, 10, 20 years as result of not taking action now.
6. Make a vision board. For visual people the process of making a vision board and having those pictures around you is a great support for youre unconscious mind.
7. Get a clear picture, a real sense of what you will be like after you have made the change you desire.
8. Visit your future self as described in Tip #7. Imagine stepping inside your future self "as if" you were trying on a new suit. Get a feel for what that is like.
9. Write a letter from your future self, say from 12 months ahead in December 2015. Things to include in the letter are a congratulations on making the change, maybe sharing how that change was made, how great it is to be living this new way as well as other encouragements.
10. See someone who knows how to get inside youre unconscious mind to tweak the programs you've already got running. Your current beliefs in the area you desire to change are the ones that are holding you back. When you see a skilled practitioner of change such as a hypnotherapist you will be better equipped to to create that change. Relying on will power only gets you so far. When your conscious mind is distracted you will fail. However, if the changes are made at the unconscious level where beliefs are situated then you will have a greater probability of making a successful change.

Did you know that January 4 is World Hypnotism Day. Its a day of dispelling the fears and myths around hypnosis and educating people about how hypnosis can help them access the power they have resident in their unconscious mind.

If ....you're ready to change .....then give me a call and I'll share the next steps for you.

Merry Christmas from the beautiful Gold Coast, Australia.
Wayne Donnelly
M +61 416 929 636

Anxiety Axed!

Posted on August 31, 2014 at 7:57 PM Comments comments (80)
Whatever happened to the simple life of being a child?

There are so many pressures being applied to children these days it seems. One of these is the pressure to perform for selection at schools.

Recently I was contacted by a concerned Mum about her 9 year old daughter suffering anxiety, to the extent that the young girl became too ill to attend school. The cause?
A school test call NAPLAN. Apparently the school that the young girl wanted to go to uses the results of NAPLAN tests as part of their selection process.

The girl's Mum had tried psycholgists and doctors to no avail. She was still anxious to the point of nausea about the tests.

So, starting with the premise that nothing has a meaning until we give it a meaning...I began with the young girl by reframing what NAPLAN meant. After that, there was a number of conversational and NLP processes utilised to change her belief and associations with NAPLAN tests.

The result? She happily goes to school not worried about NAPLAN. In fact, NAPLAn reminds her of playing with her favourite toys (part of the change work).

Mum couldn't be happier.

Amazing what a few simple tweaks can do for our perception of the world around us.

After seeing the above story, if this sounds like something for you and you feel it could be right for your situation....then give me a call

Have a great day
Wayne Donnelly
Mobile +61 416 929 636
Skype wayne.donnelly

"What if I can't be hypnotised?"

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 9:46 PM Comments comments (78)
It happens at almost every show And in many one on one or group therapy sessions. Someone will come up and ask me "What if I can't be hypnotised?" or tell me"You can't hypnotise me!"

Both interesting questions and demonstrate that many people today are confused about what hypnosis is, and also , what it isn't"

Lets start with what hypnosis is.
It is a state of deep relaxation where the volunteer is so focused on the hypnotist's voice that they simply block everything else out. The critical conscious factor is bypassed and allows for the unconscious mind to accept suggestions.
While the volunteer appears to be asleep...they are only in a sleep like state and not sleep itself. Sort of like that zone between being awake and being asleep.

If you have a look at your activities each day...there are periods when you seem to operate on autopilot...from driving the car....to getting ready for the day....even to the work you do....

For example...have you ever driven to a location....got out of the car and say to yourself...how did I get here...you forgot the journey....because the unconscious mind took care of it.

The other statement - "You can't hypnotise me!", is usually a fear based statement. That is because the person making the statement is afraid that they will lose control of the mind and hand it to me, as the hypnotist. Simply not true. This is a joint venture. If you don't want to go on the journey then you won't....go on the journey.

Once there is understanding of the hypnotic state then the fear is removed and the volunteers can allow themselves to have fun and enjoy the experience.

And that is what its all about.

Have a sensational day, where ever you are.

Wayne :)
PS I love to hear your feedback. Tell me what you want to hear more of.


What I learnt from Kung Fu Panda

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 5:39 PM Comments comments (115)
Sometimes you can see great insights in simple things.
Take kid's movies for example. Like Kung Fu Panda.

Here is this panda, called Po, who works in a noodle shop.
All the time he is dreaming of being a kung fu master.
When he wakes from his dreams he is just a panda.
And yet, he still dreams of his goal in his waking moments.

An opportunity comes for him to train with the greats.
The turtle grand master decrees him to be the Dragon Warrior.
The trainer puts Po through his paces and discovers that Po is really
setting a new record low of achievement. Zero. Po becomes down on himself.
He is not like them. They do not make him welcome and he feels out of place.

Po goes to leave, he totally lacks any belief in himself. Yet the trainer
is given an insight about believing in Po and he will see Po become the Dragon Warrior.

If you haven't seen the movie - go and get it.

Events turn when Po realises the meaning of the Dragon scroll. Only the Dragon Warrior
is allowed to read it. When Po unrolls the scroll it is blank. He sees only his reflection.

What can this mean? The revelation is that there is no secret ingredient to being the master, or to success. The main ingredient is YOU.

Believing in yourself is the secret ingredient.

Many people find this the hardest thing to achieve. Yet, you can do it when you
have the right tools. And I'm blessed to be able to help people find that belief within 
themselves.

And in the end. Po has the final fight with his nemesis.....and because he believes in himself ....he wins.

We can all win when we believe we can.

Have an awesome day!

Feedback - the breakfast of champions

Posted on July 14, 2013 at 4:04 AM Comments comments (51)
Feedback from one of yesterdays attendees at my free hypnosis into demo.

"Hi Wayneit worked!!!!!!I did your relaxation and then slept for 4 1/2 hours uninterruptedly till I had to go to the loo. Then fell asleep immediately (!!!!) and slept until 5 a.m. and then again until 7 a.m.It's truly amazing, thanks to you!After one hour of your talk and 10 min. hypnosis and your relaxation recording, such a result is very awesome.Thanks a thousand times and let me know when you do your next workshop."
Nice to have the skills to change someone's life.

By the way - Quit Smoking and Weight Loss workshops next weekend in Mullumbimby.See http://www.hypnosis-downunder.com.au/Hypnosis-Workshops.html

See you next weekend,

Wayne

Your Reality is a construct

Posted on June 29, 2013 at 11:14 PM Comments comments (37)
If you've watched The Matrix movies you've probably heard that phrase before. But have you ever wondered what that means and how it relates to you?

When we observe people and what they do, we see that they live their lives in accordance with the belief systems that they have installed. The beliefs act like a thermostat. When they get too hot (outperforming to their beliefs) or too cold (underperforming to their beliefs) then the thermostat kicks in and brings them back to normal (whatever they perceive normal to be).

Can you identify that this may also happen in your own life? Maybe you believe that maybe you don't.

Have you seen people who believed that they are lucky? They same to fall on their feet in every situation, they might "be lucky enough" to see a $100 note on the path as they are walking. That fits in with their belief system. The belief system then impacts on perceptual filters so that they are looking for opportunity/good luck.

In contrast, the unlucky person who believes they are unlucky have set up their perceptual filters to exclude all opportunity and good luck to the extent of this belief.

Still not sure?

In my comedy hypnosis shows, the volunteers go through a number of situational changes in their beliefs. During the show their beliefs are suspended so that they can have other experiences - being a rick and roll star, a irish river dancer, forgetting their names, regression to an early age.

What would happen to your life if you could change your beliefs to those that support the life you would want to have?

Imagine the difference that would make? What would it be like?

Have a great day. Feel free to ask me questions.

Wayne

You are wired differently!

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 4:23 AM Comments comments (17)
Did you know that each of us is wired differently? That's why...if you are hypnotising someone....you need to be reading all the verbal and non verbal cues to check the wiring. It is calibrating how they work at different levels.
This was vividly demonstrated last Saturday at a private show. I was doing. During the suggestability tests at the beginning of the show one person in particular reacted differently. When doing the finger vice test, rather than her fingers come together they went away quite strongly and very clearly. And again with the brick and balloon test the hands went opposite to everyone else. That is , the hand that had the imaginary brick, or in this case a heavy book - The Bible - went up high and the hand tied to the balloons sunk down.
After the show we had a chat and she asked about her hands going in the opposite directions. I acknowledged that I had noticed that as I walked through the audience.. She  then proceeded to share an early childhood story and some negative religious experiences,
Interesting that she then stated that she always does the opposite.
The point is that all our previous experiences have had an impact on how we perceive the world around us, our beliefs and our actions. At the shows I get to experience this ...and wow to I have to be on the ball to take in what's happening.
But then, thats a factor I love about the shows..every show is different because the volunteers are different.
See you at the next show and I'll be checking your wiring.
Have a great weekend.

Wayne :)

What will you do, or not, in a hypnotic trance?

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (18)
Some people say that you will do anything in a trance …. and some say you will not do in trance what you would not do in your normal conscious state.
What's the reality? Trick question. We create our own reality. If you’re a fan of Derren Brown you may have seen him hypnotise a young man to be an assassin. Even though the young man would probably never assassinate anyone in his normal conscious state the suggestions were done in such a way that he was merely shooting a target …not a person.
in a recent hypnosis show I found that one volunteer would not participate in the routine that involved smoking a hypnotic joint. He refused it outright. Have a look here.
Watch from the 4min 42 second mark and you will see that Joe, on far right, will not accept the hypnotic joint. And thats OK.
Interesting…isn’t it.
The thing is, how can we reframe things in our own life so that we do the things that we should be doing?
Well, you’ll have to give me a holler at [email protected] and we can chat and figure it out for you…in trance.
Have a great day,
Wayne
0416 929 636

Opening the door to.... your unconscious mind....

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 8:34 AM Comments comments (30)
Quite often I’m asked how does hypnosis work? How do I get inside other people’s minds?
Well the thing is, I don’t “get inside your mind”. What I do is open up a way for me to speak directly with….your unconscious….mind. So, don’t worry, I’m not going to go in and take control of your mind. I’m just going to speak directly to your unconscious mind to help you access more of your inner resources.
Regardless of the context, be it a show, workshop, therapy or even a covert hypnosis session, my intent is for you to benefit. And believe me, having a positive intent for you is a success a successful hypnotic experience.
Then your next question is how do I open the door to your subconscious mind? Simple, when you know how. The first port of call is gaining rapport. If you don’t have rapport then the journey won’t even start.
Next, we have to bypass your critical conscious factor. There are different contexts as mentioned above so let’s take my favourite, the rapid induction. You can follow this in more detail in my free e book “Street Hypnosis Downunder” which you can find on my website http://www.hypnosis-downunder.com.au
The principle that you will see demonstrated is a momentary diversion like the gentle finger tap on the back of the head followed by a command. In that moment or two after the tap that’s when the door to you unconscious mind is open just long enough to prompt it to respond. To my command.
after that, then we get into the hypnotic fun.
hope that was of interest and benefit to you in response to your requests for More information.
Feel free to contact me on Skype Wayne.donnelly or call me in Australia on 0416 929 636
have a sensational day
wayne

Are you rigid or flexible?

Posted on March 14, 2013 at 2:59 AM Comments comments (21)
Hi folks,
This is an interesting insight today. One of my teachers used to say to me - utilise the client's trance - be flexible. What he means is to start working with people where they are. When someone comes to see a hypnotist/NLPer for some tranceformation work or to see a show they bring with them not only their map of the world. They also bring with them whatever they are experiencing that day, that moment, when they step/sit in front of you.
Last Friday night's show at Ettalong Bowling Club was no exception. There was about 50 people in the room. Mixed ages. Maybe 1/3 above age 50. And being in a club environment, some people had already had a few drinks before they came in from other parts of the club. A typical club crowd.
When I do my preparations for a show, a workshop or therapy session I run through the event in my mind, I write the steps/processes/inductions, and in the case of a show, I also rehearse. Remember the 5Ps? Proper planning prevents poor performance. For this show I had done my preparation PLUS allowed for my inductions to be flexible. There are so many inductions to use and its easy to become comfortable with a few. Yet, having been caught by my own fixed approach in a previous show, I stepped up a bit in my preparation by allowing for flexibility.
And so, as it turned out, I was able to adapt to different volunteers. Some people responded to the suggestability tests quite well and the others I dismissed from the stage. Then, at the inductions, some responded well to instant inductions and then others responded well to an Elman type induction. Then the show went along at a great pace. With audience and volunteers having a great time.
The lesson? Be prepared, be flexible and adaptable, BE the hypnotist!
Hope that sharing my experience was helpful for you. Have a fantastic day, where ever you are, what ever time it is for you...as you read these words...sitting in your chair...you can be happy...knowing that your understanding of hypnosis grows.
Take care,
Wayne :)

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