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I Be Hypnotized?
What is NLP?
What is Time Line Therapy?
What is EFT?
What is Qigong
What is Huna?
What is Remote Viewing?
is Associative Remote Viewing?
Can I Be Hypnotized?
is a normal and natural state that we all enter into everyday. All hypnosis
is ultimately self-hypnosis and the hypnotherapist acts as a valuable partner
in the process to provide guidance and direction to lengthen and deepen the
natural trance state.
seemed to indicate some people are unhypnotizable were based on research utilizing
standardized approaches which did not take into account the individualistic
nature of trance. We all have the capacity to enter into hypnotic trance in
our own unique way. Various technologies have also been developed that can
induce trance states rapidly and effectively.
Reaching a hypnotic
trance state is a relatively simple process but fully utilizing the power
of hypnotic trance, for desired change and therapy, generally requires the
skill and training of a competent hypnotherapist.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is simply
removing the critical faculty that separates the conscious and unconscious
minds so that a person has access to their full mental capacity. There are
many methods to achieve this outcome. Generally these methods are divided
into the following categories (2):
approach emphasizes the subject. This approach assumes hypnotic response to
be a lasting trait with the subject. The hypnotist is able to utilize this
trait with standardized communications that do not change between subjects.
This approach views subjects as either having the ability to be hypnotized
or of not having the ability, independent of the hypnotist's technique. Experiments
carried out with this approach led to the belief that hypnosis was a trait
that some had and others did not. The problem encountered with this approach
is in its use of standardized procedures that do not take into account human
variation and individuality. Different individuals have different ways in
which they most effectively enter trance. The standardized approach also measures
hypnotic response based on external behaviors without taking into account
the experiential nature of the phenomena. Another problem is that differences
in individual susceptibility are alterable and unexplainable via the standardized
approach. This approach inhibits being flexible and adaptable to changing
situations and subject needs and convinces some individuals that they are
approach emphasizes the hypnotist. This approach views the hypnotist as having
special mental powers with which he is able to cause the subject to become
vulnerable to the suggestions of the hypnotist to perform numerous behaviors.
Stage hypnosis is a common example of the use of this approach. "By focusing
on the power of the hypnotist, the authoritarian approach does not take into
account the uniqueness of each subject in terms of his or her learnings, beliefs,
capabilities, and so forth, nor does it recognize the client's ability to
choose how (or whether) to participate in the hypnotic events" (1987 Gilligan
5). The result of this is that the authoritarian approach has little value
for establishing lasting behavioral changes.
approach emphasizes the cooperative relationship between the subject and hypnotist.
The Ericksonian view also emphasizes that each person is unique, trance potentiates
resources, hypnosis is a system of communicating ideas, trance is a natural
state, change is course corrective rather than error corrective, each individual's
uniqueness can be appreciated on multiple levels, and the subconscious is
able to operate autonomously and generatively. The Ericksonian operator utilizes
the subject's patterns of self-expression as the foundation of trance development.
The operator follows and then leads the behavior of the subject into a unique
trance experience. Thus, the Ericksonian cooperative approach is based on
utilization, cooperation, and flexibility. The Ericksonian approach emphasizes
Therapeutic communications should be based on each client's actual patterns
of self-expression, in their beliefs, motivations, symptoms, and behavior.
This requires each therapy to begin from a position of experiential inexperience.
This requires the therapist to learn and utilize the world-view reality
of the client.
is an experiential process of communicating ideas.
Effective suggestions produce ideas and distinctions within a person's map
of their reality. The therapist should identify and utilize the absorbing
ideas of the client to develop their trance. This is experiential participation
rather than conceptual understanding to absorb the client experientially
and then guide their attention towards therapy.
have generative resources.
The assumption is made that individuals have all the resources they need
and they have many more abilities than they are consciously aware of. The
therapist helps the client to learn to use the abilities they already have
within them. This realization occurs from the experiential explorations
of the client that mobilize their resources.
Trance allows the deframing of rigid beliefs and permits the reorganization
of fixated systems. These rigid and fixated systems become endless loops
that are demonstrated by repetitive behavior in several channels. Transformational
change is accomplished by trance that potentiates resources by giving an
unbiased state that allows for new ways of existing to become clear.
Trance states are part of every individual's normal life processes. Trance
intensifies and lengthens the usual experiential involvement of a client
for a specific goal. The naturalistic nature of trance allows it to be an
ideal method for a person to establish deep systemic changes by perceiving
and modifying basic experiential relationships.
course-alignment rather than error-correction.
The therapy should focus on meeting the goals and needs of the present self
and not examining and understanding the past. The client's present learnings
and understandings are acknowledged as the foundation for additional developmental
learnings. The client is oriented to their interests and goals and given
opportunities to reach them.
uniqueness may be appreciated on many levels.
Four levels may be examined: the deep self, the unconscious mind, the conscious
mind, and the contents of consciousness. This concept is also very similar
to the Hawaiian Huna concept of the basic self, middle self, and high self.
Each individual can be appreciated as being a unique deep self operating
within the unique organizational system of the unconscious mind and using
unique strategies in attempting to reach goals from the conscious mind and
being absorbed at a specific time in the contents of their consciousness.
processes can operate generatively and autonomously.
This makes a distinction between the unconscious and conscious minds. The
two systems are seen as complimentary. The conscious mind is seen to be
responsive to the more inclusive unconscious mind. Trance is seen to set
the conscious process aside to allow the unconscious to produce meaningful
Some of the areas
hypnosis is applied may be seen in the following: internal medicine, surgery
and anesthesia, obstetrics, gynecology, dermatology, physical rehabilitation
of neuromuscular disorders, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, rhinology, genito-urinary
conditions, oncology, pediatric patients, and behavior modification in the
treatment of alcoholism and narcotic addiction.
that respond well to hypnosis are the following:
Pain Control, Weight Control, Smoking Cessation, Self- Improvement, Relaxation,
Memory Improvement, Improvement of Concentration, Confidence Enhancement,
Improvement of Study Habits, Exam Preparation, Overcoming Exam Anxiety, Improving
Sports Ability, Enhancing Creativity, Improving Salesmanship, Improving Public
Speaking, and Regression.
What is NLP?
Programming (NLP) is a model from cognitive and behavioral psychology which
was created in 1975 by Richard Bandler and John Grinder, who began modeling
and duplicating the "magical results" of a few top communicators
and therapists. Among the first successful communicators to be studied included
hypnotherapist Milton Erickson, gestalt therapist Fritz Perls, family therapist
Virginia Satir, and anthropologist Gregory Bateson. NLP explores the relationship
between how we think (neuro), how we communicate both verbally and non-verbally
(linguistic) and our patterns of behaviour and emotion (programs). It is both
an epistemology, in that it studies how we know what we know and a methodology
for creating practical descriptions of how we function as human beings. The
purpose of NLP is to study, describe and transfer models of human excellence.
(Modelling). NLP recognizes that another person's behavior can be duplicated
by studying what that person does inside their head (language, filters, programs,
etc.) to produce results. NLP is using the language of the mind to consistently
achieve our desired and specific outcomes. NLP is widely used in business
to improve management, sales and achievement/performance, inter-personal skills;
in education to better understand learning styles, develop rapport with students
and parents and to aid in motivation; and of course, NLP is a profound set
of tools for personal development.
1. Respect for
other people's model of the world.
2. Behavior and
change are to be evaluated in terms of context, and ecology.
in a person is a Sign of a lack of rapport. (There are no resistant people,
only inflexible communicators. Effective communicators accept and utilize
all communication presented to them.)
4. People are
not their behaviors. (Accept the person, change the behavior.)
5. Everyone is
doing the best they can with the resources they have available. (Behavior
is geared for adaptation, and present behavior is the best choice available.
Every behavior is motivated by positive intent.)
on Behavior: the most important information about a person is that person's
7. The map is
not the Territory. (The words we use are NOT the event or the item they represent.)
8. You are in
charge of your mind, and therefore your results (and I am also in charge of
my mind and therefore my results).
9. People have
all the Resources they need to succeed and to achieve desired outcomes. (There
are no unresourceful people, only unresourceful states.)
10. All procedure
should increase Wholeness.
11. There is
ONLY feedback! (There is no failure, only feedback.)
12. The meaning
of communication is the Response to get.
13. The Law of
Requisite Variety: (The system / person with the most flexibility of behavior
will control the system.)
14. All procedures
should be Designed to increase choice.
What is Time
Time Line Therapy™
is a further development of the NLP model and was articulated in 1988 by Tad
James and Wyatt Woodsmall (1), this technique can be used to change the basic
elements of a person's personality. Time Line Therapy is used to influence
the "Basis of Personality" as outlined by James and Woodsmall, which is based
on the NLP model. The Time Line model is a key to understanding how our memories,
decisions, and experiences are collected and stored over time. How these are
stored affects how we experience our lives and how we relate to time.
What is EFT?
Techniques™ (EFT) developed by Dr. Roger J. Callahan, a psychologist, that
combines tapping on Traditional Chinese Medicine energy meridians with eye
movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) techniques and educational kinesiology
principles. You can learn more here: www.emofree.com
What is Qigong?
Qigong is at
the root of all Traditional Chinese Culture and it is one of the five branches
of Traditional Chinese Medicine along with acupuncture, massage, herbology,
and nutrition. There are Qigongs designed for health, longevity and martial
arts. Health or Medical Qigong is a powerful health maintenance and
healing system that uses the body's natural energetic system to to heal itself.
Medical Qigong is practiced by the individual as a preventative medicine system,
for self-healing, and increasing awareness. Medical Qigong healers use their
skill to project energy at patients for healing and balancing the body's energetic
system. Longevity Qigong is used to slow the metabolic processes of
the body to extend life. Martial Art Qigong applications were noticed
as side effects of the other types and further refined to achieve legendary
abilities in those that practice the sometimes extreme and difficult training
that is required. All Qigong forms share very similar features and research
has been accumulating for many years that document the health benefits of
practicing this discipline. Similar mental and physical training systems have
been found in many cultures that all seek to cultivate and build the energetic
life force of the individual and to use that energetic force to treat others.
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What is Huna?
Huna is a term
that has come to be associated with the native shamanistic psychological science
of Hawaii which the natives originally called Ho'omanamana.
Hawaiian language, powerful healers are known as Kahuna, "Keepers of the Secret,"
and they are seen to absorb their power from places in nature, dancing, and
practicing deep breathing exercises. This Hawaiian practice, utilizes the
vital life energy it calls mana in its healing rituals. The term "Huna"
(the Hawaiian word for "secret") came into use when Max Freedom Long in the
1930's used it to describe the psychological/religious methods he had studied
and saw used by the Kahuna in Hawaii. Max was able to get some of the secret
concepts and from that point he back-engineered parts he was not initiated
into and modified other metaphysical approaches to develop a workable system
he called "Huna" which was based on concepts taken from Ho'omanamana.
The Hawaiian system sees the
conscious mind which the kahuna called "uhane," or the middle self, to be
the part of man that is conscious of his own existence and has the ability
to reason. The subconscious mind was known as the "unihipili," or the basic
self. The superconscious or high self-- called by the kahuna the name "Au-
makua." The High Self is seen as the "older, utterly trustworthy, parental
spirit." The High Self may, in religious terms, be called a sort of guardian
angel who helps us when requested to do so, but does not necessarily interfere
unless asked to help. The Au-makua parental spirit had both male and female
elements to it. The Au-Makua were seen to live in a community of other parental
spirits or Pa-Au-makua which they might call upon to have greater strength
and which might be invoked by community ceremony. The Hawaiian system believes
that we should
learn from disease, act as if each symptom is a teacher. Another Hawaiian
concept is that we keep "black bags" in our bodies, with the bags representing
unresolved emotions from some past traumatic experience. In the "black bag"
are the emotions from a previous experience, and a previous version of ourselves
- as if some part of ourselves is still experiencing the traumatic experience.
The location of this "black bag" in the body might be a focus for disease.
"Opening the bag" can be very emotional, and also opens the possibility of
accepting and integrating a previously rejected younger version of oneself.
What is Remote
is an information gathering tool utilizing the natural "psychic"
powers that all humans possess to tap into the collective unconscious. Remote
Viewing can allow the viewer to sense all things at a universal quantum level
of connection to everything through which knowledge of all things is possible.
Remote Viewing is a skill by which a person can sense persons, objects, or
events at a location removed from themselves by either space or time. Remote
Viewing is used for business, research, and any investigative field. Trained
Remote Viewers can provide accurate information about past, present, and future
events. Remote Viewing has been used successfully in personal, government,
military, business, and medical applications. See our Links
section to learn more about the government history of this powerful tool.
What is Associative
Viewing (ARV) is an application of remote viewing used for precognitive work
usually involving a binary question. A set of targets are each randomly assigned
or "associated" with one of the binary outcomes of a future event.
This technique has been utilized in real world applications such as trading
stocks, commodity futures, and predicting presidential elections.
1. James, T.
& Woodsmall, W. (1988). Time Line Therapy and The Basis of Personality.
Capitola, CA: Meta Publications.
2. Adapted from Gilligan, S.G. (1987). Therapeutic Trances: The cooperation
Principle in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy. New York: Brunner/Mazel, Inc.
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