Category: Hypnosis

Is social media junk food ruining your gourmet conversations?

Conversations are strange creatures. They can be this long, boring drag, full of awkward silences and exchanges of facts. Or… They can be weird and meaningful experiences, where time goes by in a blink. You know you’re in a great conversation when hours disappear……

The time my introversion stopped a conversation and made me the centre of attention

Story time, pendos: A few years back, I was with a group of friends at our local pub. We were all happily talking about whatever, but I started to withdraw from the conversation. Yeah, it might not have been the most polite thing. Or…

The secrets that let you “hack” conversations

If you’re reading this, then you’re after something more from your conversations. So let’s talk about talking. Let’s cover how conversations really work – the hidden rules that everyone follows but most folk don’t know exist. Understand these rules and the game changes. Small…

Do folk you manipulate feel better afterwards?

Some folk don’t like to manipulate others. They see it as selfish or controlling or something. To them I can only shrug my shoulders and say “tough”. You manipulate folk with every breath you take. And long after your last breath, too. Everyone has…

Real time, schmeal time

Real, physical time flows at a rate of one second per second. Short of accelerating to near lightspeed or mucking around with black hole-sized gravity waves, that’s not going to change. Yet there’s such a thing as psychological time – the perceived flow of…

Just because it’s irresistible, it doesn’t mean it’s a sin

I liken my trance audio – module 6 of 19 in Monster Mind Edukaré – to the Siren of mythology. Elusive. Mysterious. And, on a superficial level, works with sound. Hypnosis ain’t like how you see it in movies and TV. It’s not like…

Solving problems with both bucks and batarangs

I like Batman. And I like the stories that explore how much Bruce Wayne needs Batman. Is dressing up and punching people the best way to stop crime? Maybe, maybe not. But he’s addicted to it. He needs Batman just as thoroughly as Gotham…

Time is running out… (for all of us)

You may have noticed that, while everyone else was slamming you with “Black Friday this” and “Cyber Monday that”, your ol’ pal William was silent. Silent on that, at least. I was still writing as usual. There are a few reasons why I didn’t…

Laugh your way into trance

Want an easy, fun way to experience hypnosis? Turn to stage comedy. This doesn’t work for everyone and it needs to be a great comedian. Still, if it doesn’t put you in a trance, at least you got some laughs out of it. Here’s…

Give trance a chance

A lot of folk wonder about trance. What it is, how to enter it… But the big question is: what’s it for? The trance state wasn’t something hypnotists invented. It’s something we discovered that the brain does naturally. But why does the brain bother?…

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