This is another article by Hypnosis Downloads co-founder, Mark Tyrrell, who helps us clear up the mysteries of hypnosis and offers an excellent free online course about hypnosis! Scroll down to find out more…
Mark tells his own account of how hypnosis helped him, much as it did me.
It was this very personal, transformative experience of hypnosis that influenced my decision to make hypnotherapy my career. I suspect it influenced Mark’s career choice, too.
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Seeing through the hypnosis hype
For too long hypnosis has had a bad or ‘difficult’ press.
The thing is that if you don’t understand something you have three options open to you…
1) You might be sceptical and dismiss it immediately (and miss out on possibly benefiting from it)
2) You may conclude it is dangerous and to be avoided at all costs
3) You may spend time discovering the truth behind the hype.
If you don’t know much about a topic it’s easy to be suspicious…
Some people assume hypnosis is akin to a carnival side show, others consider it mystic mumbo jumbo or ‘mind control.’ Indeed, there are many myths about hypnosis that need exploding!
For those who look beyond the hype the truth is far more illuminating…
Hypnosis – the most powerful tool you possess
There are potentially huge benefits for those who use hypnosis as part of everyday life. When you understand hypnosis you start to see its potential to improve human performance in the physical, emotional and intellectual realms.
For me, rumour, gossip and suspicion weren’t good enough. I determined to learn all I could about hypnosis…
I learned every fact and practised every technique under the sun. I took several training courses – some good, some terrible. I invested thousands of hours of devoted study to hypnosis and discovered just what is possible.
I hypnotised friends, neighbours and work colleagues.
Hypnosis greatly changed things for me on a personal level…
How hypnosis helped me – from shyness to calm confidence
I used to suffer from shyness. Thanks to hypnosis I can now talk to thousands at a time and can approach anybody calmly and confidently.
I used to have poor concentration and procrastinate; thanks to hypnosis I can instantly motivate myself.
I used to find physical work outs and exercise exhausting but because of hypnosis I am now in the best shape of my life.
Incidentally I also stopped myself blushing with hypnosis.
Now, if ever I have a difficult call or conversation coming up, something I may naturally feel reluctant to do (you know the kind of thing) I spontaneously self-hypnotise and rehearse the upcoming situation feeling good, with myself remaining calm.
In this way I habitually set my own emotional ‘blueprints’ for up-coming situations.
Having said that, it’s natural that some people have concerns or half digested ‘hand me down’ ideas regarding hypnosis. A common one is the one about ‘mind control.’
However, what does this really mean?
Why you are more in control of yourself in hypnosis
If someone expresses concerns about being ‘controlled’ in hypnosis what they mean is they don’t want to be like a robot – an automaton that is forced to obey the every whim of the hypnotist.
We’ve all seen ridiculous stage shows on TV where it appears the hypnotist has complete control over the audience.
But you have to be willing to enter the hypnotic state – and once there, you actually have more control because you are in touch with powerful inner resources. Resources that have the potential to help you make amazing transformations.
See, when we talk of using hypnosis, what we’re really referring to is a method of accessing instinctive templates where changes can be ‘programmed in’.
So what is hypnosis really like?
Hypnosis isn’t like a coma. It’s not unconsciousness – more a subtle shifting of consciousness. And it is not like being asleep.
In hypnosis – and what we’re really talking about here is the REM state – you can still think logically but you also have access to the ‘software’ of your mind so that you can update instinctive emotional and physical responses.
In fact, the hypnotised subject calls the shots – not the hypnotist.
When I hypnotise someone I need to go at their speed and respond to their needs and expectations. I follow them!
Hypnosis will give you more control in your own life because of what it enables you to do…
How can I be so sure?
Over the decades I’ve seen all kinds of people, covering all ages and from all backgrounds turn their lives around thanks to hypnosis.
When you learn hypnosis for yourself it improves confidence in all kinds of ways.
When you use it to change other’s lives it just blows you away. This is what I mean…
When I first hypnotised someone to feel no sensation in a painful arthritic arm it was an incredible feeling. When I first cured life long phobias quickly and comfortably I was astounded.
When I stopped hardened alcoholics from drinking and even got a heroin addict off the stuff and back into mainstream life again I started to feel angry that people could just associate hypnosis with entertainment.
With the aid of hypnosis I (and many people I have trained and worked with) have helped severely depressed people feel strong and positive again. The rewards and satisfactions are hard to describe.
I’m going to take a stand against ignorance and short sightedness around hypnosis and here’s why…
You need to reclaim hypnosis for yourself
Hypnosis is your birthright. It’s nature’s optimum learning tool. In fact, to learn and perform anything well you need to experience a natural focusing of attention, a natural kind of hypnosis.
To be successful hypnosis needs to be your companion and friend.
Successful people use it naturally all the time because hypnosis is natural. It’s the way we learn new responses.
Unlike medications, its side effects are purely positive; one expectant mother I worked with to feel relaxed during child birth later reported that she was also more relaxed…when flying!
The thing is it’s easy to become adept at hypnosis – and every body can benefit.
The hypnotic state is a safe place to ‘try out’ new behaviours and establish better emotional expectations before you experience them for real.
So, for example, the young man can ask a girl out for a date in calm, relaxed hypnosis so that by the time he does it for real it feels natural and easy.
Sports people who use hypnosis learn faster and perform better. A positive expectation is laid down in the subconscious mind.
Hypnosis gives you more control of yourself and your life and perhaps more significantly, it enables you to develop yourself as a human being. Perhaps that is why we have this gift called hypnosis and is the main reason to make hypnosis your friend.
Article by Mark Tyrrell of Hypnosis Downloads