Category: Hypnosis

Hypnotic trances are temporary but the benefits aren’t

Hypnotic trances are temporary but the benefits aren’t

Let’s talk about a common misconception with hypnosis, including self-hypnosis: You can enter a trance state quickly and easily, especially with a little practice. Once you’re in this altered state of consciousness, your hand might stick to the table, you might quack like a duck, or you might feel intensely relaxed and focused. Then the

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This is what happens when I speak to your unconscious

This is what happens when I speak to your unconscious

Some of you know I’m a certified master hypnotist. Some of you might wonder if I weave hypnosis into articles like these. The answer to that is, of course. Once you reach a point in your hypnosis training, you can’t not include it in everything. Which answers another question people have: can you hypnotise people

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Last chance to escape the motivation paradox

Last chance to escape the motivation paradox

When you’re unmotivated, it’s hard to get things done. Even simple tasks require more time and effort. On bad days, looking at your to-do list takes more focus than you might have. That’s why the good days are worth celebrating. Getting stuff done is nice, but the real benefit is how easy, effortless and relaxed

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Yet another benefit mind training has over “brain training”

Yet another benefit mind training has over “brain training”

Do brain training games work? The evidence suggests not. But even ignoring evidence, there’s a clue – something that only genuine mind training exercises do. I’ve often criticised brain training – those cutesy computer games that supposedly make you smarter. It’s easy to judge when they don’t work. Stanford looked into the industry ages ago

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Struggle is inevitable, so learn to love it

Struggle is inevitable, so learn to love it

That line above might be all you need to know about motivation. Working towards your goals is easy when you’re rested, inspired and working on fun stuff. Those times don’t last, though. If you want to do anything meaningful, you’re going to struggle at points. As simple examples, think about extraverts and introverts. Classic introvert

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