Hypnosis and its changes…

Hypnosis has been around for centuries, and has long been misinterpreted into something else by Hollywood. Hypnosis is a do with rather than a do to process. You cannot hypnotise someone, like a surgeon can cut someone open. What you can do is provide the assistance for someone to go into hypnosis. Hypnosis is simply […]

Esdaile state as a euphoric state

When James Esdaile created his “Esdaile coma” state to perform surgery in India before the days of chemical anaesthetics, he managed to perform operations with a high success rate as well as a high survival rate. After James Esdaile died, his state was almost forgotten, except by the occasional stage hypnotist who would hypnotise someone […]

Hypnosis and sleep

One of the biggest things hypnotists will tell you is that hypnosis is not sleep. When James Braid coined the word as an alternative to Mesmerism and seeing his subject go into a sleep like state, he coined Hypnosis after the Greek god of sleep, Hypnos. In hypnosis circles, the state of somnambulism (sleep walking) […]

NLP Modelling

One of the most important thing about NLP is the ability to expand to your needs. Its a requirement of the Master Practitioner to extend NLP with your own models. The idea is to code your model using NLP code. Coding is actually very simple but involves an understanding of sensory acuity: Visual internal (Vi) […]

Breakthrough sessions

At the end of November this year, I (and 30 of my friends) completed the NLP Master Practitioner training in Ecclefechan, Scotland. One of the exercises was a breakthrough session, where we would be given someone who had a problem and would work with them until we had a solution to their problem in very […]

Dualism vs Materialism

Dualism and Materialism (also called Monism) are two psychological theories. At first, psychologists supported Dualism, or the idea that the brain and mind are two separate entities. This gave rise to the possibility of the unconscious being the physical brain, the subconscious and conscious being part of the mind. The theory of materialism on the […]

Evolution of NLP and Hypnosis

Just like in nature, where everything evolves over time, NLP and hypnosis are evolving. NLP was formed by a student and a teacher who got together to distil the best from the world famous therapists of the time. NLP is constantly being evolved by students that bring in unique NLP models. Also so much has […]

The 8 word instant induction becomes 3 words

Dave Elman experimented with rapid induction techniques and recently the instant induction was reduced to 8 words. “Press on my hand, close your eyes… Sleep!” This has been reduced in 2009 to 3 words… “Press, Close, Sleep!” Of course, the client needs to know what Press and Close mean so they can be induced into […]

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 […]

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 […]