Sunday, November 28, 2010

Duality of Mind

The conscious and the subconscious.
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

Frequently asked questions #7

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


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And much much more.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

What is Hypnosis? [II]

Hypnosis is a state of mind that allows an increased openness for suggestions.
It is a state of deep relaxation that makes the mind able to focus on a specific problem or desired result and to listen to the hypnotic suggestions of how to deal with the problem and achieve the result.
It works by opening the subconscious(unconscious) mind and excluding the censorship of the consciousness mind that is always filtering, editing and judging the content that flows into the mind.


Reframing # 1: Labeling.
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!

NLP reframing techniques have been known to have positive influences on anyone!
They can make you see things in a different light and can generally encourage you to be a better person.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Frequently asked questions #6

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

Negative Imprints

William James and Albert Einstein, both argued that most of us are using only ten to fifteen percent of our natural ability 99% of the time. In other words, think of yourself as an automobile with ten cylinders. Only one is working.

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.
For example,
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."