SUMMARY - Hypnosis_ Attracting Your Success- Mind Co - Price, Victoria

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• Hypnosis has a long history but was only recently accepted as a valid medical therapy. Early mesmerists and stage hypnotists promoted dubious claims, but scientists like James Braid helped legitimize hypnosis as a subject of serious study.

• In the early 20th century, hypnosis gained mainstream medical acceptance. Clark Hull and Milton Erickson helped establish it as a scientifically valid practice. Hypnosis was approved for medical use in the 1950s by major organizations.

• Case studies and research show hypnosis can be effective for conditions like addiction, pain, PTSD, obesity, and coping with illness. But its success depends on a patient's motivation and suggestibility.

• For PTSD, hypnosis helps patients confront traumatic memories in a controlled way. It allows them to see memories as past events, not present dangers. Hypnosis helps many PTSD sufferers, especially war veterans, abuse victims, and rape victims. Trust in the therapist is important.

• Regression therapy uses hypnosis to unlock repressed memories of childhood trauma. It can be helpful but also risky if not done properly or with a trusted therapist. Patients must be able to relive traumatic events without being retraumatized.

• Hypnosis helped Steven Billing overcome 30 years of depression and lose weight without dieting. His story shows how hypnosis can be transformational for the right patient. Billing's ability to visualize and "see" the future helped him benefit from hypnotherapy.

• In summary, hypnosis is a valid and effective complementary therapy when used appropriately by licensed professionals. It continues to gain mainstream acceptance for treating psychological conditions, trauma, addiction, chronic pain, and the mind-body connection. But outcomes ultimately depend on a patient's motivation, trust in the therapist, and ability to be hypnotized.

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• Hypnosis is an altered state of awareness characterized by increased focus and concentration, deep relaxation, and heightened suggestibility.

• Hypnosis is usually induced by a procedure known as a hypnotic induction, which is commonly made up of a series of preliminary instructions and suggestions. Hypnosis may also be self-induced using techniques such as meditation, relaxation, and visualization.

• Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis to help treat conditions such as anxiety, depression, stress, addiction, pain management, and behavioral change. It helps access the subconscious mind to understand the underlying causes of issues and make positive change.

• Hypnosis techniques include progressive relaxation, visualization, regression therapy, self-hypnosis, group hypnosis, arm levitation, and eye fixation. In arm levitation, the hypnotist provides suggestions that the person's arm will become light as a feather and rise up. This helps induce a hypnotic state.

• Hypnosis has two main theories: altered state theory and nonstate theory. The modern view is the nonstate theory, where hypnosis enhances focus and imagination but does not necessarily produce a trance. The key is suggestion and expectation, not an altered state of consciousness.

• Benefits of hypnosis and hypnotherapy include stress relief, anxiety/depression relief, addiction recovery, pain management, weight loss, improved sleep, behavior change, and recovered memories. But hypnosis requires a willing and cooperative participant and does not work for everyone.

• Hypnosis is considered an alternative or complementary therapy and should only be provided by a certified hypnotherapist. While generally considered safe, there are some risks like false memories, anxiety, and distressing emotions. Any memories recovered during hypnosis should be verified before taking legal action.

• Hypnosis and hypnotherapy show promise as treatments for a variety of conditions, especially those linked to the mind-body connection. But more research is needed to better understand how they work and evaluate their long-term effectiveness. They may provide relief for some, but will not work or be appropriate for everyone. Professional guidance is recommended.

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Hypnosis uses focused attention to induce a trance-like state. There are several methods to induce hypnosis:

  1. Association method: Builds rapport and trust. Hypnotist offers gentle guidance. Subject follows willingly. Goal is insights and achieving goals. No forcing direction.

  2. Braidism method: Subject focuses attention on an object. Pupil dilation and blinking indicate hypnotic state. Requires concentration and cooperation.

  3. Misdirection method: Distracts conscious mind so subconscious can be accessed. Many questions are asked. Once distracted, hypnosis is induced.

Key elements in all methods:

  1. Connection between hypnotist and willing subject.

  2. Guidance, suggestions and focusing subject's attention.

  3. Recognizing signs of hypnotic state like eye cues or movements.

  4. Ensuring subject's comfort, consent and understanding.

Goal of hypnosis: Access subconscious mind by bypassing conscious mind.


• Induces hypnotic state in oneself. Requires discipline and practice.

• Gains better control of thoughts, emotions, behaviors. Used to achieve goals like habit change, stress reduction, improved sleep, confidence, overcoming blocks, etc.

• Accesses unconscious mind's potential. Builds bridges to conscious mind to achieve goals.

• Overcomes conscious mind's obstacles like negative self-perception and limiting beliefs. Reprograms subconscious and self-image.

• Success means different things to different people. Develops self-confidence by changing negative self-talk and seeing abilities and potential positively. Achieves life goals and dreams.

• Summarize: Self-hypnosis reprograms subconscious mind. Addresses negative triggers and beliefs influencing thoughts and behaviors. 3 parts:

  1. Preparation: proper environment, state of mind, clear intention. Relaxed posture.

  2. Induction: transition to hypnotic state. Close eyes, quiet mind, relax body progressively.

  3. Deepening or termination: go deeper into hypnosis or emerge. To deepen: focus on breath, visualize scene, repeat mantra. To terminate: open eyes, stretch.

Keys to success: preparation, patience, practice, persistence. Start with short sessions, 5-10 minutes. Improve with use. Approach with beginner's mind. Unlock hidden potential and live happier, healthier life.

NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)

• Developed in 1970s by Grinder and Bandler. Combines neurology, language and programming to achieve full potential.

• Aims to understand and change behaviors, thoughts, emotional reactions. Creates harmony between thoughts and actions.

• Enhances brain function and life/work effectiveness. Treats psychological/physical disorders.

• Relies on modeling excellence by observing and emulating successful people. Maximizes potential.

• Reduces gap between thoughts and actions, stabilizes thinking, makes better decisions by seeing bigger picture. Processes information to make decisions.

• Applied in education, business, sports, health, law, psychotherapy. Achieves excellence and holistic development.

• Core ideas: mind and body linked, we create experiences, choose responses. Thoughts, language, behaviors interact and influence each other.

• Techniques include anchoring, framing, modeling, reframing, metamodel. Change thoughts, behaviors, emotions, habits, responses.

• Principles: experience is subjective, behavior is communication, best choices available, mind/body one system.

• Uses metaphors, stories, anecdotes to explain simply. Codes/stores information with 5 senses. Taps into this.

• Summary:

  • Neurological: alters perceptions/responses. Rewires central nervous system for constructive responses based on perceptions/understanding.

  • Linguistic: focuses on clear communication. Reorganizes internal dialogue to eliminate confusion and achieve excellence.

  • Programming: synchronizes language and thoughts. Organizes mind to make good decisions by controlling emotions/impulses.

  • Accesses unconscious mind information. Makes available to conscious mind. Acts based on information not normally aware of.

  • Follows steps:

  • Analyze behavior/reactions. Identify patterns.

  • Observe others. Identify improvements.

  • Set goals for changes.

  • Develop action plan based on observations. Add improvements.

  • Implement and track. Note successes/failures. Revise as needed.

  • Flexible plan. Add/remove steps to make work.

  • Requires willingness to examine perceptions/responses honestly. Can reprogram thoughts/actions to model exemplary behavior. Requires commitment to process.

  • Studies how we think/use language to influence development/behaviors. Helps adopt positive/useful thinking, communication, dealing with challenges. Practical tools/techniques provide effective method to achieve goals/objectives consistently.

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