I get this question a lot. Recently someone asked me: if A hypnotises B and C overhears, will C be hypnotised too? The short answer is ‘yes’. The long answer grapples with what, really, hypnosis is. But before I get into that, you can accidentally hypnotise someone. In fact, you’ve probably done it recently. Yes,
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Some of you might wonder what qualifies me to talk about meditation. I’m a certified hypnotist, sure, but that only covers part of this blog. What about the rest? I learned to meditate from the school of life. Then from a hypnosis school. Then… Well. Let’s start with that.
The debate is as old as the song itself. This classic by Madonna is about religion. No, wait, it’s really about sex. Actually, it’s about a hypnotic induction. … Really…? Hypnosis? Oh, yes. Listen to the verses – really listen to them – and you’ll hear someone describing a hypnotic trance.
Hypnosis is polarising. Broadly speaking, there are three reactions when someone mentions hypnosis: It’s weird, evil mind control, It’s as useful as astrology – fake, mystical nonsense, It’s a fascinating piece of mental technology. All are common. Only the last is accurate. Imagine if antibiotics had the same reputation: “It’s all in the name: they
There are a lot of misconceptions about hypnosis. But in my experience, people are eager to learn more about hypnosis. After all, it’s interesting, it’s useful… and the mind is a very strange thing. These are some of the questions I get. If you have a question that I haven’t answered, please get in touch. Is
You’ve probably heard the term ‘trance state’ before. Especially if you’re familiar with hypnosis. A question you might ask is: what is the trance state? Hypnosis activates the trance state, which is a way the brain likes to operate sometimes. In this state, you think more creatively and you’re open to new ideas. You’re more
It’s an excellent question. And the answer is… … we don’t know. Hypnosis is complex. It’s kind of like asking ‘what happens in the brain during thinking?’ There probably is an answer to that question, but we certainly don’t know it yet. Having said that, there is a lot we do know. Aside from all
Hypnosis is a powerful and mysterious process. We know a lot about what it can do and how to use it. What we don’t know is why – the underlying mechanisms behind trance and tapping into the unconscious mind. But that comes later. Let’s start with what hypnosis is and why it has such incredible
You go to any stage hypnotism show and there’ll be a cynic in the audience. “They’re just faking,” they’ll say. Or if you go to a hypnotist so you can quit smoking, lose a phobia, sleep through the night or unleash your motivation, the cynic will laugh. “Why waste your money?” they’ll ask. I don’t