Pain....it can be a terrible thing. It might be that you have had an accident or illness as the cause and you are stuck on pain killers.
OR, as in the video link attached, you could have decided to have a body piercing and didn't want to feel the pain.
What makes the difference between feeling pain and not feeling pain?
That's an interesting question, isn't it? And the answer is....
Well, we experience life through the filter of our beliefs. We represent to ourselves what the world means .
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.
Feedback from one of yesterdays attendees at my free hypnosis into demo.
"Hi Wayneit worked!!!!!!I did your relaxation and then slept for 4 1/2 hours uninterruptedly till I had to go to the loo. Then fell asleep immediately (!!!!) and slept until 5 a.m. and then again until 7 a.m.It's truly amazing, thanks to you!After one hour of your talk and 10 min. hypnosis and your relaxation recording, such a result is very awesome.Thanks a thousand times and let me know when you do your next workshop.
Usually I'm the one hypnotising others...yet the other day a shop assistant used a language pattern that through me into a spin. Fortunately, she didn't realise what she had done and she didn't have the knowledge to utilise the state she had put me in.
It was such an unusual experience. I went into the shop, confident that I knew what I wanted to buy. A Mac Book Air. I'd been a PC user long enough and I was ready to change.
After sitting down, telling her what I wanted she came back with this statement "You know it doesn't have a disk drive, don't you?
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).
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.
Some people say that you will do anything in a trance …. and some say
you will not do in trance what you would not do in your normal
What's the reality? Trick question. We create our own reality. If
you’re a fan of Derren Brown you may have seen him hypnotise a young man
to be an assassin. Even though the young man would probably never
assassinate anyone in his normal conscious state the suggestions were
done in such a way that he was merely shooting a target …not a person.
Quite often I’m asked how does hypnosis work? How do I get inside other people’s minds?
Well the thing is, I don’t “get inside your mind”. What I do is open
up a way for me to speak directly with….your unconscious….mind. So,
don’t worry, I’m not going to go in and take control of your mind. I’m
just going to speak directly to your unconscious mind to help you access
more of your inner resources.
Regardless of the context, be it a show, workshop, therapy or even a
covert hypnosis session, my intent is for you to benefit.
This is an interesting insight today. One of my
teachers used to say to me - utilise the client's trance - be flexible.
What he means is to start working with people where they are. When
someone comes to see a hypnotist/NLPer for some tranceformation work or
to see a show they bring with them not only their map of the world. They
also bring with them whatever they are experiencing that day, that
moment, when they step/sit in front of you.
Last Friday night's
show at Ettalong Bowling Club was no exception.
What's a hypnotic gift? That's a question I'm often asked when I
explain how I finish off one of my comedy hypnosis shows, street
hypnosis demonstrations or "Power Of The Mind" presentations.
key to every show, demonstration or talk is the volunteers that are
participating. Without the volunteers there is no show. So, for me, it's
important to express my appreciation for their trust and support. And
that's a big thing for someone to come up out of the crowd, onto the
stage and trust me as the hypnotists or speaker.