Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Mesmerist physician Professor John Elliotson was the author of “Surgical Operations in the Mesmeric State without Pain” (1843).
Professor Elliotson's application of "animal magnestism" scandalised the hospital medical committee. Rather than abandon his mesmerist techniques as instructed, however, he resigned his offices to pursue his mesmerist practice. Elliotson edited a mesmerist magazine, The Zoist. In 1849, he founded a mesmeric hospital. Elliotson was also founding member of the Phrenological Society (1838).
When the New Orleans Medical and Surgical Journal [quoted in the British Medical Surgical Journal (1846)35:542] asserted that, compared to ether, mesmerism could perform "a thousand times greater wonders, and without any of the dangers", Elliotson heartily agreed. Mesmerism was undoubtedly useful in a minority of cases for minor surgery and perhaps the presence of a charismatic physician. Yet as the century wore on, most patients - and their surgeons - preferred to take their chances with anaesthetics rather than any form of hypnosis.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Dr. S. J. Van Pelt was an Australian physician who established practice in London was the world's first modern full-time medical hypnotist. Limiting his practice to the use of hypnosis in medicine, Dr. Van Pelt built up an enviable reputation at a time when the rest of the world was very suspicious of the new modality. He became the first and lifetime president of the British Society of Medical Hypnotism, and the Editor of the British Journal of Medical Hypnotism.
“Secrets of Hypnotism”(1958)
“Hypnotism and the Power Within”(1966)
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Arthur Ellen was a hypnotist who, during his 46-year career, freed noted ballplayers including Nolan Ryan, Orlando Cepeda, Roberto Clemente and Maury Wills of their pre-game jitters. Ellen, who lived in Northridge, also helped Hollywood actors, such as Tony Curtis and Eddie Albert, settle down so they could memorize scripts. But he also worked to free patients of more common fears, from medical shots to dentist drills, from claustrophobia to agoraphobia.
“The Intimate Casebook of a Hypnotist”.(1968)
Friday, December 17, 2010
It is to Braid we owe the word "hypnotism" (aTiros = sleep). He further discovered that in this state of induced sleep the patient exhibited characteristics that made his sleep different from the natural type. He was still en rapport with the hypnotist, was extremely suggestible to anything the hypnotist said, but oblivious of all else. Ideas suggested to the patient by the hypnotist, if reasonable, were carried out. Ideas suggested by another person were apparently unheard, unless the hypnotist told the patient to hear and heed them. If paralysis of a certain limb were suggested to the patient, then he appeared paralysed in that limb, but, more usefully, symptoms of diseases from which he was suffering when he came to Braid were diminished and often removed during the hypnotic state.
Leslie D. Weatherhead, Psychology, Religion and Healing (1952)
Leslie D. Weatherhead, Psychology, Religion and Healing (1952)
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Look for hypnosis courses in your City, Province or State.
What associations is the instructor a member of?
Where is the association headquartered?
How many members are there?
Is there a convention?
How many instructors affiliated with that association are in your area? Country? Province/State?
Does the instructor do hypnosis full time?
- Is their website strictly dedicated to hypnosis? (You may believe in Psychics, New Age or Holistic alternatives but the reality is the majority of people don't).
- Are they on YouTube?
- Look/Sound/Feel too good to be true?
- Look/Sound/Feel a little too slick? Too well packaged?
- Does the instructor have a recent, current picture?
- Have they written a book? Does it make sense to you?
Compare course content of a few instructors.
- Are they comparable?
- How many hours?
- Is the course recognized? By whom?
- Where is it being taught? Classroom setting? In a house?
- Can you meet them in advance?
When you see the workbook or manual.
- Is it professionally printed?
- Are there blank pages?
- Is there an index?
I've heard of one course where the content included a "Master Cleanse" and "Grapefruit (Liver) cleanse". What does that have to do with hypnosis? Tarot cards were pulled out. Again, what does that have to do with hypnosis?
Clinical Hypnosis IS NOT Stage Hypnosis.
I've seen the content for a few Masters courses.
One includes case studies and no stage hypnosis.
Another includes stage hypnosis but no case studies.
What is standard within your association? Which one would you choose?
Does the instructor teaching stage hypnosis actually do it?
If you go for a session with a Hypnotherapist or phone for a session they shouldn't be selling you a course.
Choose a professional learning environment.
Once you're there.
Watch for body language, comments about peers, rolling the eyes, etc.
Is the material being taught in a cohesive, structured manner? Remember, you have to be able to do it.
Take your time, do your homework, have fun and enjoy.
People get caught up in the moment during group workshops and then a week later it's "Now What". That's okay.
If it doesn't work out:
Are you going to recommend that course and person to others? Probably not.
Re-assess your training needs if you need to.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Three of the most essential and novel features in the teaching of the New Nancy School :
1. The main factor in hypnotic phenomena is not heterosuggestion but autosuggestion; and, as a corollary, the chief advantages of psychotherapeutics can be secured without a suggester and without the more salient features of the hypnotic state.
2. Of fundamental importance to success is the recognition of what Coue terms “the law of reversed effort” , the law that so long as the imagination is adverse, so long as a countersuggestion is at work, effort of the conscious will acts by contraries. We must think rightly, or rather must imagine rightly, before we can will rightly. In a word, our formula must not be, “who wills can”;
3. The most significant phenomena of autosuggestion occur in the domain of the subconscious (unconscious). The new powers which autosuggestion offers to mankind are based upon the acquirement of a reflective control of the operations of the subconscious. Herein, as Baudouin shows in his Preface and his Conclusion, the teachings of the New Nancy School at once confirm and supplement the theories of the Freudians and the data of psychoanalysis.
For hetero hypnosis they used threatening stare and suggestive techniques like loud command “sleep” etc. to bring out the subjects imagination generated from within the mind.
Bharathiya Mantravidya (Indian Sacred murmuring art) includes autosuggestion, authoritarian suggestion, hypnosis, tanta rituals and trance ceremonies.
In Hinduism, sadhu, or shadhu is a common term for a mystic, an ascetic, practitioner of yoga (yogi) and/or wandering monks. The sadhu is solely dedicated to achieving the fourth and final Hindu goal of life, moksha (liberation), through meditation and contemplation of Brahman. Sadhus often wear ochre-colored clothing, symbolizing renunciation.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
"One day, when a family member was very sick, I prayed. I promised that if the Great Physician would come out of the Unseen and touch the sick one back to life, I would go and do what I was called to do. Next morning the sick one was greatly improved and was soon well."
He attended the University of California and Church Divinity School of the Pacific where he earned a Doctorate in Divinity.
While serving as Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in San Francisco(1906), Dr. Boyd learned of work being done by the psychology department of the University of California, Berkeley, and introduced himself to and later worked with Dr. George M. Stratton, President of the American Psychological Association, and Professor of Psychology at U.C. Berkeley on the use of hypnosis to treat epilepsy.
Dr. Boyd studied psychology at U.C. Berkeley, earning himself another Doctorate. He then used hypnosis with other professors, clergymen and doctors on the West Coast.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
The objective and the subjective.
The waking and the sleeping.
The voluntary and the involuntary.
The outer and the inner.
The subconscious is subject to the conscious.
Hence the terms subconscious or subjective.
The subjective mind is subject to intuition, emotions, memory and has the capacity for clairvoyance and thought reading.
It is subject to the information you give it.
Your habitual thinking steers your subconscious.
The conscious mind is the objective mind because it deals with external objects.
It uses your five physical senses.
It learns by observation, experience, education and reasoning.
Thomas Troward used the terms objective and subjective.
P.P. Quimby used his own terminology. He also used his own terminology to describe the ego. Freud hadn't invented that term yet.
Friday, November 19, 2010
A. This is probably the 2nd largest misconception of hypnosis. There is no hypnotized feeling. Most people feel very relaxed when in hypnosis, as relaxation seems to be the essence of hypnosis. Some people feel heavy, some people feel light. While some people have other sensations and feelings. And other people have absolutely no feeling that they are in hypnosis, and believe they have not been hypnotized when they most definitely have.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Learning to look at a negative (or even disastrous) situation from a positive point of view.
For example, let's say that you've been working on an important essay when your computer suddenly reboots itself. And of course, as disastrous events usually go, you forgot to save your file. The easiest thing to do at this point would be to succumb to anger, get mad and maybe even break a few things. But instead, you take the whole thing inm stride and treat it as a learning experience. Now you know that you must save your word file every now and then, especially if you're working on something very important. Everyday is a learning experience.
When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade.
Reframing # 2: Context.
Change the context by which you understand the situation, and understand how the said situation can be of use to you.
For example, you've just learned that you have an older sibling. Instead of brooding over the whole family drama, think of how cool it is to have someone you can ask advice from or to have someone who can add a little excitement to your otherwise dull life.
Reframing # 3: Content.
It's all about perception. One thing can mean another. It all depends on how you see a person, a thing or a situation.
For example, let's say you're a lady with a boyfriend who is too much of a cheapskate to buy you flowers and chocolates. Instead of seeing him as a cheapskate, see him as a person who knows that material things aren't the way to a woman's heart. Recognize he knows that there are far more important things in life than flowers and chocolates. Know that he would rather shower you with his utmost attention than to let something bought do the talking for him!
Saturday, November 6, 2010
A. This is a common misconception. The hypnotist does not have any special powers, nor does he have any special vibrations with which to hypnotize you. Actually, all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. The hypnotist leads the subject into a state of hypnosis. In other words, the ability of hypnosis is in the subject.
Friday, November 5, 2010
The subconscious mind is ever vigilant and remembers things literally that were said to us especially when we were children and did not have the adult "defenses" that we develop as we get older. These messages become "imprinted" on the unconscious and affect us though we are usually unaware of them. The imprints can be positive or negative but most of a child's early programming is negative, hence the "negative imprints."
In Leslie LeCron's book, "The Complete Guide to Hypnosis(1971)", he gives an interesting example(page 16).
A physician who himself used hypnosis sent his nineteen- year-old daughter to LeCron because she was tested as having an IQ of approximately 135 and yet she was failing two courses and just barely passing others at an unidentified university in California. During her first two years in high school she was an A student, but the following year her grades tumbled and never recovered. When she was interviewed by LeCron she remarked, "I guess I'm just stupid. . . I must be a nitwit."
LeCron tells us that very frequently an "active" imprint will influence the very wording of our conversation. He suspected that her remark offered a clue. LeCron used what is called the "ideomotor finger technique," in which the client is put into a trance and told that each of four fingers (preferably on one hand) will indicate a different response depending upon which one rises in response to a question.
the forefinger might stand for "yes",
the middle finger for "no",
the ring finger for "I do not know", and
the little finger for "I do not wish to answer".
LeCron tells the reader that it is important for the unconscious to have the option of not revealing something for which the conscious mind is not ready to hear.
The first question that LeCron asked the young woman was whether there was something blocking her from studying and doing well in class, Sure enough the forefinger rose! Through a series of ingenious questions, LeCron was able to determine that indeed at the age of sixteen the young woman's father had said something to her in the living room. Then using age regression, the woman was regressed back to the time of the experience. She described seeing her father, scolding her and apparently quite angry. She had made a foolish mistake in carrying out a request of his. She felt embarrassed and upset. At which point her father said, "You're just stupid; you're a nitwit."
After this discovery, LeCron helped the young woman to understand the power of imprints and that her father had been speaking in anger. In addition, when the father was informed, he responded by telling his daughter that he was really quite proud of her and did not really believe that she was stupid but rather quite intelligent. This had the effect of replacing the negative imprint with more positive ones. LeCron informs us that "within a short time her grades soared."
Friday, October 29, 2010
The purpose is to remove the myths and misconceptions while promoting the truth and benefits of hypnotism to the general public.
WorldHypnosisDay Jan 4th is the day when professionals in the field of hypnotism from various organizations around the world will be sharing expertise and promoting the truths and benefits of hypnotism.
The general public can receive FREE self hypnosis audios and FREE reports that reveal exactly how hypnosis works and how it can help with everyday issues.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
The Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science by Thomas Troward
From a lecture originally given by Judge Troward in 1904 in the Queen Street Hall, Edinburgh.
The philosopher William James (1842 – 1910) characterized Troward’s Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science as "far and away the ablest statement of philosophy I have met, beautiful in its sustained clearness of thought and style, a really classic statement."
Saturday, October 9, 2010
The Power of Silence by Horatio. W. Dresser - 1894
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Methodist minister, abolitionist, and mesmeriser.
He made a special study of animal magnetism and mesmerism, and in 1843 published Pathetism; With Practical Instructions: Demonstrating the Falsity of the Hitherto Prevalent Assumptions in Regard to What Has Been Called "Mesmerism" and "Neurology," and Illustrating Those Laws Which Induce Somnambulism, Second Sight, Sleep, Dreaming, Trance, and Clairvoyance, with Numerous Facts Tending to Show the Pathology of Monomania, Insanity, Witchcraft, and Various Other Mental or Nervous Phenomena.
"What do you think of phrenology?"
As a science it is a mere humbug.
It is at best a polite way of pointing out the soft spots of a man's vanity.
The Quimby Manuscripts
edited by Horatio. W. Dresser - 1921
Chapter Thirteen - Questions and Answers
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Bringing volunteers from the audience to the stage, Poyen frequently succeeded in inducing trance and eliciting the usually associated phenomena.
It was Poyen's stage demonstration in Belfast, Maine that first interested Phineas Parkhurst Quimby in mesmerism.
Monday, September 27, 2010
After that do circles with your eyes. Learning to move the eyes will make your mind awake.
You can use a mirror.
Observe yourselve in the mirror, and try to admire your gaze.
Think "My gaze is very powerful"
In a short time your gaze will become more expressive.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Every day in every respect I'm getting better and better.
The past is gone. I live only in the present.
I can do it.
I was prosperous, am prosperous and will always be prosperous.
I am prosperous, healthy, happy and live in abundance.
Every day in every way I am becoming fitter and healthier.
Each day is a new opportunity. Today is the first day of my new life.
I forgive everyone from my life in the past and love myself into the future.
I am firmly on the path of achievement and success.
I am grateful for my healthy body and I bless every part of my body.
I am surrounded by love and everything is fine.
Healthy eating and I are one and I am richly rewarded for my healthy eating habits.
My mind is filled only with loving, healthy, positive and prosperous thoughts which ultimately are converted into my life experiences.
Every day in every way I am approaching my ideal weight.
Friday, September 3, 2010
"I need to diet." or "I need an eating plan."
"I'm fat." or "I'm not slim."
"I eat junk food." or "I eat filler food."
"I'm feeling guilty about eating too much." or "How intersting that I chose that. How else can I nourish myself today."
"I shouldn't eat all this." or "I'll eat just half of this."
"I shouldn't be eating this. " or "It's fine to have a small piece of this."
"I was bad today." or "I didn't do very well today. I'm going to do better from now on."
Change your thoughts, change your life.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
presented a review many years ago in the journal, "Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice (1970)" and also published in American Health magazine.
He gave the following recovery rates:
- Hypnotherapy was 93% after an average of 6 sessions.
- Psychoanalysis was 38% success rate after an average of 600 sessions.
- Behavior Therapy was 72% after 22 sessions.
A copy of this entire article, entitled "Hypnotherapy: A Reappraisal", can be found at his website, http://www.stresscards.com/ , in the articles section.
Monday, August 30, 2010
While fringe members were more inclined to recognize that they had made fools of themselves and to "put it down to experience", committed members were more likely to re-interpret the evidence to show that they were right all along (the earth was not destroyed because of the faithfulness of the cult members).
Sunday, August 29, 2010
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Sunday, August 22, 2010
"Indigo" has nothing to do with the color of an aura! It is the result of scientific observations by a woman who has the brain disorder called synesthesia.
The term "indigo children" originates with parapsychologist and self-described synesthete and psychic, Nancy Ann Tappe who developed the concept in the 1970's.
Indigo kids: Does the science fly?
Little Boy Blue
True-believer syndrome is a term coined by M. Lamar Keene in his 1976 book The Psychic Mafia. Keene used the term to refer to people who continued to believe in a paranormal event or phenomenon even after it had been proven to have been staged.
Cognitive dissonance was first investigated by Leon Festinger and associates, arising out of a participant observation study of a cult which believed that the earth was going to be destroyed by a flood, and what happened to its members — particularly the really committed ones who had given up their homes and jobs to work for the cult — when the flood did not happen. While fringe members were more inclined to recognize that they had made fools of themselves and to "put it down to experience", committed members were more likely to re-interpret the evidence to show that they were right all along (the earth was not destroyed because of the faithfulness of the cult members).
Sunday, August 15, 2010
- Quit smoking. Helps you relax and change behavior, thoughts and attitude towards smoking.
- Stress management. Teaches you to cope.
- Fears and phobias. Overcoming them.
- Weight loss. Addresses your attitude toward food, self esteem and to focus on healthy choices.
- Self confidence and esteem issues.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
This is a great video to see The Work in action.
I need your approval and that means ________________.
I'm sure you'll be able to add your own as you watch and listen.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
3. Other peoples.
If you suffer from anxiety or worry and have problems in any of these areas:
Smoking, drinking, drugs, credit cards, food, sex, too much television
Then you're involved in business other than YOURS.
You always have a choice!
Friday, July 30, 2010
What is Hypnosis?
Can Anyone be Hypnotized?
How is Hypnotizability Measured?
What Happens During Hypnosis?
Does the Ability to be Hypnotized Vary with Age?
Can I Hypnotize Myself?
Is the Ability to be Hypnotized Related to Personality?
What Happens to the Brain during Hypnosis?
How do People Become Hypnotists and Who is Reputable?
A Brief History of Hypnosis
Health Applications of Hypnosis
Can Hypnosis Improve the Quality of Life for Individuals with Chronic Illnesses?
Can Hypnosis be used in Pain Reduction?
Does Hypnosis Increase Physical Performance?
Can Hypnosis Improve Recall?
Does Hypnosis have an Effect on Psychosomatic Disorders?
Can Hypnosis be used in Psychotherapy?
Can Hypnosis help with Weight Control?
Can Hypnosis Help People Stop Smoking?
Caveats for Health Practitioners in the Use Hypnosis with Patients
Institute for the Study of Healthcare Organizations & Transactions
Sunday, July 18, 2010
~ "My Voice Will Go With You ~ The Teaching Tales of Milton H. Erickson"
Miss Jane Belo spent seven years in Bali, two of them in close collaboration with Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson.
Trance in Bali: By Jane Belo. Preface by Margaret Mead. New York: Columbia University Press, 1960. 283 pp.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
To the one who felt his side, the elephant was like a wall.
To the man who seized the tail, the elephant was like a rope.
The world is to each of us the world of his individual perceptions.
You are like a radio receiving station.
Every moment thousands of impressions are reaching you.
You tune in to what you like.
You can choose joy or sorrow.
You can choose success or failure.
You can choose optimism or fear. Robert Collier,1925
You have a choice.
Hypnosis can help!
Monday, July 5, 2010
What would happen if you didn't quit smoking/lose weight/de-stressed/exercised?
What wouldn't happen if you did quit smoking/lost weight/de-stressed/exercised?
What wouldn't happen if you didn't quit smoking/lose weight/de-stressed/exercised?
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
carry out the choice, and it will be the act;
repeat the act, and it forms a habit;
allow the habit, and it shapes the character;
continue the character, and it fixes the destiny."
Hypnotism And Hypnotic Suggestion ~ E. Virgil Neal, Charles S. Clark ~ 1900
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Several experiments were performed. The Rev. Mr. Hodgsdon, being placed in communication with my subject, took him to Dexter where his family were then residing. He described the house and family and said there was a small child sick, lying in the cradle; that Mrs. Hodgsdon said the child was getting better, etc.
Mr. Hodgsdon corrected Lucius, and told him that he was mistaken about the cradle; that there was no cradle in the house. Lucius replied that there was, and that the child was lying in it; and he would not yield to Mr. Hodgsdon's correction.
The following day he returned to his family and found that Lucius was correct - that a cradle had been borrowed of one of his neighbors, and that the child was lying in it, was getting better, etc. - just as had been related by my subject.
* * * *
I had been out during the evening, giving some private experiments, and on returning home lost my pocket handkerchief. I heard nothing from it for more than a week. I then mesmerized my subject and requested him to find it. He told me where I could find it, described the individual who picked it up in the street, and told where it was found.
The next morning I saw an individual answering to the description, and enquired of him if he had found a handkerchief, and he replied that he had and told me when and where - which was precisely as my subject had told me.
Quimby used the term subject for the person mesmerized/hypnotised:
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
With hypnosis, we can help your deep inner mind begin to let go of the negative feelings you've experienced.
The facts will always be the same,
but you have the right to ease your mind into letting go of frightening emotions you've felt in the past.
The sky is blue, it shouldn't be grey.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
My response was the problem lay in the young ladies relationship with her father. She was diverting the problem by manifesting something in her abdomen.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Troward talks of "shop assitants being trained to decoy or compel unknowing purchasers into buying what they do not want".
And of the unsuspecting purchaser? They will say: "How in the name of fortune did I come to buy this rubbish?"
Still prevalent today. As he wrote then:
"This recognition of the power of suggestion is in many instances taking a most undesirable form, and I commend to your notice, in support of this observation, numerous advertisements in certain classes of magazines--many of you must have seen many specimens of that kind--offering for a certain sum of money to put you in the way of getting personal influence, mental power, power of suggestion, as the advertisements very unblushingly put it, for any purpose that you may desire."
Hypnosis is about creating positive change.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
By JANE E. BRODY
Published: November 3, 2008
Oprah Magazine suggests hypnosis for coping with financial stress
A Hypnotic Answer to Financial Angst
Mercury Detoxification - Hypnosis can assist in Pain and Anxiety Management during Mercury Detoxification
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
As you're entering hypnosis, there will be an extreme concentration on the hypnotist's voice. If you hear other sounds, they will not bother you. They may be faint or beyond your awareness. To you, the only pertinent sound is that of the hypnotist's voice.
You may experience a strong belief that you can carry out the suggestions, from the hypnotist or from yourself, or that you can reach your goal. That feeling will remain after you have returned to the normal state.
You may lose track of conscious time. Twenty minutes may seem like five minutes. You may or may not remember everything or anything that happened while you were under hypnosis.
You may achieve a state of such relaxation that you didn't feel like opening your eyes on command and may even have resented the suggestion. You may have tried to open your eyes before the command but found that you couldn't.
As the hypnotist gives his suggestions, you may have thought to yourself: "I didn't have to follow the suggestions; I just felt like it. I could have resisted, but it was so easy to go along with it." Under hypnosis, there is no carrying out the suggestions because you had to obey. You may act on the suggestions out of a compelling desire to do so. You may even carry out the suggestion without knowing it.
Sometimes, people under hypnosis may be in an uncomfortable position, may have an itch or an urge to swallow cough or sneeze and do nothing about it because it requires too much effort.
You may experience things that don't normally occur. For example, you may be unaware of your body.
All these phenomena are indications that you experienced hypnosis, but they are not always present during hypnosis.
The true test is whether you are making progress toward the goal you've set for yourself.
A word of caution. Guided meditations either in a group or listening to a CD makes you highly suggestible to what's said.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
A. This is a legitimate concern. Rather than deal with issues or incidents when they occur we all suppress them in our subconscious mind. These suppressed emotions can emerge later in life and affect out health, relations and even our relationship to our work or money. The tapping merely triggered some latent emotion suppressed by that individual.
Yes it may occur during certain hypnosis sessions but hypnotists are trained to deal with it. Hypnosis is an effective way to release these subconscious blocks. And removing these blocks helps you move forward.
Bear in mind your hypnotist/hypnotherapist is not a psychologist or psychotherapist. If it's beyond their scope they will refer you to the proper counselling.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Some decide to do it every other day over 4 sessions.
Some choose one two hour intensive session. They go through all the various scenarios of situations in which they smoke with their hypnotist and discuss alternatives. They're taught they have another choice and can easily function without them. Then during the actual hypnosis session they lose the urge. They have the will power to quit on the spot. They are in control. They are masters of their destiny. And they're taught self hypnosis.
The client is the judge of what's right for them.
Then reframe, release or forgive if they choose to do so and are willng. The client always has choices and decides what they need at the time.
The client is always in control.
New choices -> New awareness -> New possibilities
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
This was some 100 years before Freud discovered the Ego.
Quimby used his own terminology to describe the same thing.
Quimby treated the cause, not the effect. Which was always a belief in the mind.
Quimby was a pioneer in the power of the mind and the power of belief.
And how the mind projects what we believe.
Change Your mind. Change Your Life.
New Age on the other hand tends to externalize things.
The New Age Movement is generally traced back to the teachings of Theosophy and Madame Helena Blavatsky (1831-1891).
Alice Ann Bailey (1880 – 1949) was influenced by Blavatsky.
Similarily Ageless Wisdom Teachings have been communicated through individuals such as Helena Blavatsky, founder of the Theosophical Society, and later by Alice A. Bailey and Helena Roerich.
Are you a victim of external circumstances? No.
You can change your mind and change your life.
Monday, June 7, 2010
- State your goal.
- How will your life be different?
- Describe yourself once you've achieved your goal.
- Become that image of yourself. Learn to program your subconscious mind.
- Learn to use imagery, affirmations and postive suggestions daily.
- What are the Rewards? The results! The empowerment! THE NEW YOU!
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Two brothers, Henry and Lucius Burkmar were particularly receptive to Quimby's mesmeric influence. His greatest success was with Lucius and together they traveled throughout Maine and New Brunswick giving their own public demonstrations in the early to middle 1840's.
These early experiments with Lucius Burkmar provided Quimby with an open window to the mind.
From 1847 until his passing in 1866, Phineas Parkhurst Quimby devoted his life to healing the sick. In the Fall of 1859 he opened an office at the International House Hotel in the city of Portland, Maine. His youngest son George Albert Quimby worked as his office clerk. Additional secretarial services were supplied by two of his new patients, the sisters Emma and Sarah Ware.
Dr. Quimby, as he was now known, treated over 12,000+ patients during those years. Most notable were Warren Felt Evans, a practitioner and author of mental healing; Julius and Annetta (Seabury) Dresser, early organizers of New Thought; and Mary M. Patterson (Mary Baker Eddy), of the Christian Science movement.
Suffering from overwork and exhaustion, Quimby closed the Portland practice in the late Spring of 1865 and retired to his home in Belfast.
He made his transition on January 16, 1866.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
More and more people are looking to have a healthy, natural lifestyle, free of drugs and pain.
Childbirth is a natural and normal event, and with hypnosis the mind can be trained to experience discomfort and pain as only pressure.
Friday, May 28, 2010
He was noted for his ability to "utilize" anything about a patient to help them change, including their beliefs, favorite words, cultural background, personal history, or even their neurotic habits.
Through conceptualizing the unconscious as highly separate from the conscious mind, with its own awareness, interests, responses, and learnings, he taught that the unconscious mind was creative, solution-generating, and often positive.
Erickson frequently drew upon his own experiences to provide examples of the power of the unconscious mind. He was largely self-taught and a great many of his anecdotal and autobiographical teaching stories are collected by Sidney Rosen in the book My Voice Will Go With You.
Erickson believed that the unconscious mind was always listening, and that, whether or not the patient was in trance, suggestions could be made which would have a hypnotic influence, as long as those suggestions found some resonance at the unconscious level.
Erickson was an irrepressible practical joker, and it was not uncommon for him to slip indirect suggestions into all kinds of situations, including in his own books, papers, lectures and seminars.
Erickson also believed that it was even appropriate for the therapist to go into trance.
"I go into trances so that I will be more sensitive to the intonations and inflections of my patients' speech. And to enable me to hear better, see better.".
Erickson maintained that trance is a common, everyday occurrence. For example, when waiting for buses and trains, reading or listening, or even being involved in strenuous physical exercise, it's quite normal to become immersed in the activity and go into a trance state, removed from any other irrelevant stimuli. These states are so common and familiar that most people do not consciously recognise them as hypnotic phenomena.
Where a classical hypnotist might say "You are going into a trance", an Ericksonian hypnotist would be more likely to say "you can comfortably learn how to go into a trance".
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Faria changed the terminology of mesmerism. Previously focus was on the "concentration" of the subject. In Faria's terminology the operator became "the concentrator" and somnambulism was viewed as a lucid sleep. The Indian method of hypnosis used by Faria is command, following expectancy.The theory of Abbe Faria is now known as Fariism.
The Hidden Power, by Thomas Troward
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
A. Hypnosis can't erase or change a memory, so there's no danger there. It simply helps you become aware of an old block or negative pattern that you can rewrite and heal from your adult perspective.
A. Some people fear that a hypnotist can program you to do something negative or dangerous, but that's a myth. During hypnosis, you remain awake and aware of everything you hear.
The client decides on a goal for the hypnosis session. The reason they came.
The hypnotist will make “suggestions” to the clients subconscious mind based on the interview process and the clients goal.
These suggestions are positive statements to help the client reach their goal.
One is to give it up on the spot.
The other is a cessation program. Gradually cut down over a 4 or 5 week period and finally be free. How many do you smoke day. 20? 25? 50? Your pattern determines the program best suited to you. With hypnosis you get the support and motivation to change, so that by the end of the program you've made significant lifestyle changes.
It's also about setting the goal of what day will you quit. So that on the day in question you will be able to say "I DID IT"!
Part of you wants to,
part of you doesn't.
Hypnosis can help resolve the inner conflict and discover why.
Are you ready to give up chocolate / exercise / stop drinking / become a non-smoker / succeed / be happy.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Hypnosis is a natural psychological process in which critical thinking faculties of the mind are bypassed and a type of selective thinking and perception is established.
Hypnotherapy is a term to describe the use of hypnosis in a therapeutic context. Hypnotherapy can either be used as an addition to the work of licensed physicians or psychologists, or it can be used in a stand-alone environment.
The early hypnotists were called mesmerists. A term attributed to Franz Anton Mesmer (1734-1815).
Hypnosis evolved from mesmerism, The term hypnosis was first used by Dr. Jame Braid in 1842, derived from the Greek word Hypnos.