hypnosis meditation mindset hacks nlp Jan 05, 2021



Do you know what to expect when you go under hypnosis? Or what the difference is to meditation?


Monday 4th January 2021 was World Hypnosis Day and I love hypnosis so in today’s episode we are talking all things hypnosis. I’ve giving you a bit of history, how it works, what you can expect, how it’s different to meditation and how it could be useful for you:

  • [1.50] Some people think it’s all pendulums and chicken dances – it’s not. What you’re actually looking at in an incredible re-programming tool for your unconscious mind
  • [2.36] I was nervous the first time I had hypnosis, but I love it.
  • [3.25] Over the years hypnosis has been used for entertainment, including by Franz Anton Mesmer who used it in the 1750s to entertain the French Aristocracy
  • [4.08] In 1950 Dr Milton Erickson revised hypnotherapy, taking it off the stage and made it a respectable therapeutic intervention. He practiced hypnosis daily from 1920-1980 seeing up to 14 people per day
  • [4.52] Only 4% of our minds are in our conscious awareness at any time. 96% is our unconscious mind.
  • [5.28] Once we have learnt something our brain wants to automate it, so we don’t have to use the precious 4% in our conscious awareness
  • [6.41] We have a programme for everything we run in our bodies and everything we do – some are more advantageous than others
  • [8.10] In hypnotherapy we are suggesting new programmes that are more advantageous and aligned to what you want to achieve
  • [8.40] The more you use a neural pathway the stronger it becomes
  • [10.16] You can expect to:
    • Feel deeply relaxed – we are slowing your brain waves
    • Hear your practitioners voice at all times – it’s conscious hypnosis
    • Have complete control – your unconscious mind is more powerful than any hypnotherapist
  • [12.55] How is it different to meditation? They look the same and they are both relaxing. There are some key differences:
    • Brain wave states – in meditation you are in alpha and in hypnosis you are in theta
    • Meditation is awareness and hypnosis is about reprogramming
    • Meditation is passive, you are observing, and hypnosis is active, you are reprogramming
  • [18.30] Think of hypnosis as an accelerator towards your goals
  • [19.36] This time of year, we are setting new year’s resolutions, making visions boards, goal setting or simply daydreaming.
  • [19.55] You may think about what you need to do to achieve those goals. I encourage you to consider who you need to be
  • [20.10] This is more important as who you need to be, will affect what you need to do to get where you want to go.
  • [21.10] Every time you learn something new you reshape your brain.

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