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|Posted on February 7, 2014 at 9:46 PM||comments (82)|
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.
PS I love to hear your feedback. Tell me what you want to hear more of.
|Posted on June 29, 2013 at 11:14 PM||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.
|Posted on June 14, 2013 at 4:23 AM||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.
|Posted on May 5, 2013 at 1:36 AM||comments (18)|
Have you noticed what you have been thinking? At last night's hypnosis demonstration I was sharing on how our thought processes work. It was at a yoga school (QI YOGA Freshwater Beach, NSW).
In brief, that our ability to do something was simply whether or not we thought we can do it. Once we move past that point of thinking we can't do something and believe we can...then we seem to be able to do it.
Mark, the owner of the school was asking if hypnosis could be used to help students become better. I asked him "better at what ...specifically?" He explained that one of the challenges that his students and clients had was doing handstands..you know...the ones away from the wall.
He remembered at one stage he would do handstands against the wall ...believing that was all he could do. Yet, when he asked himself the question "What if I could do a handstand in the middle of the room? What if..."
As soon as he began to think differently....within a short time...he began to do those handstands.
The question that arises...now....is....what are you thinking?
Remember the old quote - "Whether you think you can or think you can;t....you are right"
This is where hypnosis and NLP can be of real assistance. A skilled practitioner can navigate you to a place where you can think you can.
Let me know if you'd like to discover more. Mark and I chatted for quite a while on different strategies I would use to work on this specific area.
Love to hear your questions - [email protected]