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Found an excellent video on depression. I love the use of metaphor. Watching a video about someone else's depression and experience with depression is a lovely indirect way of teaching a bit about it very gently.
What are your impressions after viewing this video? How can something like this help people with depression and other…Continue
Added by Lisa B on December 12, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
The recent deadly train crash in NY is being commonly attributed to "highway hypnosis" but I don't think that explanation is accurate so I wrote this article for Communities at WashingtonTimes.com.
Hat tip to Jonathan Altfeld!
It would be more accurate to say that great NLP Practitioners were taught NLP much like someone is taught a martial art -- through practice and refinement. Poor NLP Practitioners were taught NLP through the delivery of dry information. You cannot become good at NLP through the transfer of information; you have to get it into the muscle memory, and practice practice practice until you find…Continue
Added by Michael Ellner on December 12, 2013 at 6:53am — No Comments
The Christmas Carol is the fictional story of miserly old Ebenezer Scrooge. He was haunted by the ghosts of his Christmas past, present, and future. They reminded him of who he was and where his path was leading to give him a second chance at making other choices. We don’t tend to associate Christmas with ghosts or hauntings with our own spirit, but this time of year might be a good time to take a look at what lurks within our own psyche. We might find a ghost or two hiding…Continue
An interesting article about art and business. It may be useful to hypnosis practitioners. I find myself contemplating the role of art in business quite a bit over the years.
"There is a new film – Wonderland – that features commercial directors talking about the difference between true creativity/art and commercial work. Bottom line from the film is that…Continue
I've spent the last couple years immersed in learning and doing hypnotherapy. It is my passion and my life. My art. My very breath. I love doing it beyond expression. But there is something empowering and exhilarating about learning something radically different. Something new.
Take just an hour and learn something different. It can shake up all your beliefs about what you previously thought you were capable of, what you can do. It is one of those things that can open…Continue
So this weekend when I was doing hypnosis shows at Dickens-on-the-Strand (an outdoor Victorian Christmas festival in historic downtown Galeveston, Texas), a woman said to me:
"I was hypnotized once, and my hair caught fire."
I replied, "That's not a typical side-effect."
She went on to say, "People were patting my head to put out the fire, but I was totally out of it and didn't move to help them."
Picturing a stage show, I asked, "So, you…Continue
Welcome to the second part of this Meta Model series! I know you may have heard about the Meta Model before and it's a very good model to develop precise communication. You know how important language can be in hypnosis or change work. Without precise language, change work can be rather challenging or at least more challenging than it needs to be.
In this portion, I'll cover Lost Performative and Mind reading patterns.
Before we dive too deeply, let's…
There have been countless efforts to teach the Meta Model ever since its inception in The Structure of Magic. It's a powerful model of predicate calculus and logic. . . if you know how to work it. When one comes to hypnosis, one immediately feels how powerful language can be. There's an inclination to learn about language patterns and their powerful effect on the listener. Wow! With just a couple of words, you can bend people to your will. You can install images in their minds.…
Added by Sean Patrick McCleaver on December 7, 2013 at 5:05pm — No Comments
As I have posted here before, my interest is primarily self-hypnosis.
For me, attaining a really deep trance via self-hypnosis is very rare if not fairly impossible. Perhaps I have had one or two experiences, but certainly no more over the years.
Yesterday, I decided to see what would happen if I could use a recording to attain a deep trance and browsed YouTube, finding this: …Continue
Added by David S. on December 7, 2013 at 3:18pm — No Comments
I just watched this Google Talk presentation by Guy Winch Ph.D, the author of a book I bought this past August named "Emotional First Aid".
Great information and seriously practical as well:
Added by Lisa B on December 6, 2013 at 9:35pm — No Comments
So, my client who is undergoing treatment for a brain tumor shared this image with me during our latest session. I've been working with him for a couple of months now, helping him address nausea, sleep and stress issues related to his treatment. When he arrived at my office this week, he was grinning hugely and couldn't wait to show the latest portrait of the cancer, which he has named "Pete" after his favorite childhood song, Puff the Magic Dragon. (Hey, memory is faulty!)
As he was…Continue
Added by Kelley Woods on December 5, 2013 at 8:26am — No Comments
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Ever feel like your mind is an army of hungry butterflies in a 1000 acre field of flowers? I sure do. I found an article this morning that compared caffeine with blue light for helping with butterfly/puppy brain. I thought it was rather funny that when I stumbled upon this article I also…Continue
Added by Lisa B on December 3, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
“Forgive and Forget”
To Err is Human BUT to Forgive is Super Human….
This phrase we often use it in our daily life, But do we actually implement it? Do we actually Forgive and forget things, People which are not important in our life?
To forgive is the utmost process, your freeing yourself from a burden you carrying on you, without your knowing.
How would you know that you have actually forgiven someone?
You will think of that person or talk about him/…
Added by Durrat Motiwala on December 3, 2013 at 7:02am — No Comments
How many of us thought that was nonsense after a couple of minutes?
"I can deal this by my own" we thought... "I don't need any help, I am…
Simon Cowell of the X Factor has referred a teen contestant, Tamera Foster, to hypnotherapy so that she can remember the lyrics to songs. Hypnotherapy works wonders for stage fright and for memory.
For hypnotherapists, this is a great…Continue
Added by Aisha Kessler on December 2, 2013 at 9:15am — No Comments