Author Archives: John Crowhurst

Your “other” senses

Your “other” senses

Sight: This technically is two senses given the two distinct types of receptors present, one for colour (cones) and one for brightness (rods). Taste: This is sometimes argued to be five senses by itself due to the differing types of taste receptors (sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami), but generally is just referred to as… Continue Reading

Dowsing Rods and Pendulums

Dowsing Rods and Pendulums

Last night, my friends and I performed a little experiment. The first one was with the pendulum. Anyone can perform this simple experiment: Stand up straight and close your eyes Ask yourself a question with a No answer – for example: “Is my name Bert?” Observe which way your body moves Ask yourself a question… Continue Reading

Frames

Frames

In the movie industry, a movie is a collection of still images. Each still image is called a frame. In NLP, a frame is a snapshot of how you perceive something. Your experiences are individual frames – you believe something at that moment. Reframing is the NLP technique to change that frame. Emotions are frames… Continue Reading

Automatic responses

Automatic responses

When we are awake and functioning normally, our bodies do things automatically and without our conscious thought. We breathe in air and we digest food without even thinking about it. One of the things about hypnosis is that some manual tasks can be set automatically. This is demonstrated in Stage Hypnosis by the hypnotist binding… Continue Reading

The power of the mind

The power of the mind

In ordinary terms, we see the mind existing in two states, the conscious and unconscious states. We either do things while we think about them, like reading a paper or without thinking about them, like breathing or digesting food. Since unconscious processes are seen as automatic, they can be seen as part of the body.… Continue Reading

The New you

The New you

Imagine in your head there is a map, this is called the map of reality. Everyone’s map is different because they have learnt in different ways, at different times and with different people. On that map there are a load of different experiences that are connected to emotions and senses (the senses in NLP are… Continue Reading

A spade for your depression

A spade for your depression

Close your eyes and imagine what it would be like to be free of anger, so that when someone tries to push your buttons they don’t work, what is more they look like a stupid fool for doing so. You have a learnt response to what they say and do, you learnt that as a… Continue Reading

Anger

Anger

Anger is like holding a stick of dynamite, when someone ‘pushes your buttons’ they light your fuse. Only you can make the change so their words and actions no longer affect you. Continue Reading

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