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 a keyword to an action, so if he says blue monkey, the participants all jump up and look for a blue monkey.

This is the power of the post hypnotic suggestion. Since most of the population are now living sedentary lifestyles in office situations, a powerful post hypnotic suggestion would be “every 15 minutes you will get up from your desk and jog on the spot for a count of 10”

This simple suggestion would jog the body’s sedentary response, so those afternoon yawning sessions when your body starts to go to sleep will be a thing of the past, and in 8 hours you would have only exercised for 10 minutes.

I can see this technique working well for whenever you go to the fridge for a snack or when you are eating that crafty chocolate when you are on a diet.