The 4 States of Consciousness

Beta (Broadly ranging from 12 to 40 HZ) – Normal, wakeful alertness. In this phase you are active, busy, conscious, and focused on your surroundings.

  • Alpha (8-12 HZ) – Feeling present, quiet, and meditative. In this phase, you are in a state of mental and physical relaxation while still being somewhat aware of your surroundings. You are alert, but calm. This is also considered to be light trance state. The alpha state is ideal for learning new information and creative problem solving. Imagine sitting in a study in a comfortable chair with some light music going on in the background as you read a book. That’s the Alpha level.

  • Theta (4-8 HZ) – Strong internal focus coupled with a feeling of being deeply relaxed to the point of drowsiness. It’s a state of being half awake and half asleep, like daydreaming. This is a deep state of trance. In this phase, you have easy access to your creative imagination and vivid mental imagery.

  • Delta (.5 to 4HZ) – Deep, dreamless sleep. In this phase, you are unconscious with very slow brainwave activity.

The activities of learning and personal development are best achieved during the trance states at either the Alpha and Theta levels of brainwave activity.

The difference between Hypnosis and Mind Control

A hypnotic subject must actively like a suggestion to accept it. If one is neutral or averse to the suggestion, it will not be accepted. Brainwashing is used to break down the personality of a subject. It is a form of torture, and as such is highly unethical. In hypnosis one reclaims areas of one’s life which have been out of control. Negative symptoms can be eliminated: phobias, psychogenic pain, stutters, anxiety, depression, nightmares, etc.


3 Powerful Words that You Can Use to Persuade Anyone

Imagine if you had the power to influence people’s subconscious minds.

Imagine if you could do it by using simple trigger words to activate involuntary hypnotic “reflexes” in their brains.

Now imagine you could do it in writing as well as in speech.

You probably don’t believe this can actually happen. But I’m going to tell you that it can—because over time we’ve all been subtly hypnotized to accept certain trigger words. The process started before we could even talk.

You would never suspect these hypnotic words of holding any power. They are simple and powerful. But when you use them consciously and correctly, they can dramatically improve your persuasive power. I already used three words to get you to continue reading. I want to teach you three powerful words to persuade anyone to get what you want. Today I will start with the first word.



Why it’s hypnotic

Two factors are at work here.

Firstly, you may have noticed that if you ask a stranger to do something—especially to buy something—they tend to say No. Their natural reaction is to question the instruction. To find a reason to disagree with it. The critical mind throws up objections.

What’s interesting, though, is this doesn’t happen if you just ask someone to imagine something. Especially if you ask them to imagine the outcome of the sale, rather than making the purchase itself. There’s no resistance to that.

This is because we don’t see imagining as a “real” task. It’s just a mind-game. Indeed, an enjoyable game; a distraction from life—as with fantasies.

So by asking your prospect to imagine something, you bypass that critical part that throws up objections, and “sneak in”to their mind through the back door of their imagination. And bypassing the critical mind is the second of three crucial steps to achieving hypnosis. (The first is attracting the person’s attention.)

The third step is to stimulate the subconscious mind. That is exactly what imagining something does. As strange as it may sound, the brain literally cannot tell the difference between imagining reality, and actually experiencing reality. As far as your brain is concerned, there’s no difference between visualizing a tree, and seeing a tree.                                                                                                          This sense of ownership over what we imagine is surprisingly deep-seated. It should be. Our youngest years are ruled by our imaginations. Kids are highly possessive of their make-believe ideas and characters and worlds. They don’t like to be told they aren’t real. And although as adults we’ve managed to conceal that affection for our fantasies , the same effect still governs our behavior at a subconscious level.             

Change your relationships in 2017 with hypnotherapy

Have your ever been unhappy in a relationship BUT said to yourself well if I break up I will make the other person unhappy? Those negative thoughts give you an easy escape. So, in other words it's better for you to be unhappy then them to be unhappy? Be brave, take the step and end it. Think of it like pulling off a plaster, if you just do it, it's over but it you do it slowly it can be very painful. Hypnosis can help you to make the right choices.

Relationships are not always with people, sometimes they are with food, alcohol or chocolate. Every new year, we all promise to lose weight or quit smoking however most fail. As we say "Fail to plan, plan to fail." Understand you are the person who will have to plan how you want to change. Hypnosis gives people a heightened state of awareness which stops them doing the things they know they should not do before they do them.

Hypnosis can give you the confidence to change. There is no one coming on a white horse, there is no pill you can take. They only person who can make a change in your life is you, so do it and do it now. You are the master of your own destiny, the writer of your own story. Cut away the dead wood, leave behind any relationships that are not adding something to your life. Ask yourself is this person making my life better or worse, then act accordingly.

Hypnosis can help you to finally set goals, stick to plans and aim high. If you set goals, you want relationships with people who are there for you and can help you and encourage you to obtain your goals. If they don't do that then" bye bye."

Hypnosis can help you to stop being afraid. Being afraid is really a waste of time. It tests a good relationship and in the end, no one wants to hang with someone who is afraid to fly, afraid of dogs, afraid of change, afraid to try new things or afraid to go to new places.

Hypnosis can give you permission to make mistakes and take chances. Amazing things happen when we say yes. So, take a chance a say yes to the date, look for the new job, join the salsa class, to build new relationships you need to get outside your comfort zone. Sometimes we don't have to wait for our ship to come, we need to swim out to meet it.

Hypnosis allows us to see situations in a different ways.To allow us to forgive but don't forget. For any relationship, sometimes things go off the rails, take time to listen, forgive if someone does something that causes an issue but never forget.

Invest in yourself. Hypnosis is a form of meditation, very like mindfulness. We all invest in our relationships, our clothes, cars, career but rarely in ourselves. Take time for the relationship with yourself. Hypnosis can help with insomnia, pain, stress and anxiety.

The average lifespan is 29,000 Days, that's it, to work out how long you have left, multiple your age by 365 and deduct from 29,000. This number is on average what you have left, so you don't have a day to waste relationships which are wrong for you. Hypnosis helps to appreciate what you have and the time you have to enjoy it so don't waste another moment on negativity.

Finally, trust your gut feels. Weather is using hypnotherapy, counselling, chatting to a friend or a partner always go with your gut feelings. This is normally the right one, the unconscious mind tells you to do the right thing at the right time.

Is Sleep Really The Cousin of Death?

  Many people will agree that the best hip hop era was in the 1990’s. One of my favorite rappers of that era is Nas. Nas is known for his lyrics and ability to create a potent evocation of life on the streets in New York. Like a hypnotist, Nas was able to get the listener to focus on every word that came from his mouth while being relaxed to the tone of his voice. Nas’s verbal suggestions gave you the ability to feel what life was like in his Queensbridge housing projects. Nas’s first album Illmatic, was critically acclaimed and considered a hip-hop classic. My favorite track on Illmatic was a song called, “ New York State of Mind”. There was no video for the song but the listener was able use his imagination to visualize the scene that Nas constructed with his rhymes. Nas’s famous line from the song was, “ I never sleep because sleep is the cousin of death. “ I always thought that line was powerful, but later I realized the correlation between this line and hypnosis.                                                                                                                                                                                                  The term "hypnosis" comes from the Ancient Greek word  Hypnos, which means"sleep". In greek mythology, Hypnos was the god of sleep and his half brother was named Thanatos. Thanatos was the god of death. Hypnos is the son of Nyx ("The Night") and Erebus ("The Darkness"). His brother is Thanatos("Death"), both siblings live in the underworld (Hades) or in Erebus, another valley of the Greek underworld. According to rumors, Hypnos lives in a big cave, which the river Lethe ("Forgetfulness") comes from and where night and day meet. His children Morpheus ("Shape"), Phobetor ("Fear") and Phantasos ("Imagination, Phantasy") are the gods of the dream.                                                                                  

 Nas was not the first person to use the line  but when he used it in the song his interpretation of the meaning “sleep is the cousin of death” translates to a person getting caught sleeping or not paying attention to their surroundings could result in death in his neighborhood. Nas was famous for using historical metaphors to convey his message. Sleep in the verse also refers to a person's worth ethic towards their desired goals. Successful type of people are said to be working while others are sleeping and up earlier striving to accomplish their goals. The most successful seem to be in a trance or zone that allows them to skip sleep, to put more focus on their task at hand. Some people are born with the ability to be so focused on a task it seems as if they are in a zone. People would benefit from self-hypnosis to get in a zone or extreme focus to reach their peak performance.                                                                                                                                                                                              When athletes and successful people  talk about being in a zone, often what is happening is a form of self-hypnosis. When you get in a 'zone' as an athlete or as a hypnosis client, it's really about eliminating the negative thoughts and visualizing the positive. Self-hypnosis can help athletes and even non-athletes reach a state where they can control their mind and reach peak performances. The conscious and subconscious mind  can be trained to allow a person to accomplish anything from quitting smoking to lowering his or her golf score. The zone is a mental state where our subconscious takes control of an activity. In that state, the ego and the conscious mind are prevented from interfering, so there are no conscious pressures sabotaging a person's success.                           

     In conclusion, the technique of hypnosis uses visualization to help people reach desired goals. The more vivid the imagination the more real the subconscious mind thinks the picture is. If a person spends enough time visualizing their success of reaching their goals and if he or she makes the thought as visible as possible eventually the subconscious will believe it is reality and allow the body to perform the skill. Self-hypnosis and visualization can improve your life, if you believe in the outcome there is a greater chance for success.


The Hypnotic Power of Words

Why are words so powerful?

How is it possible to use words that everybody knows and somehow put a person into a trance?

To find out, let’s briefly look at the character of words in general.

Suppose someone told you to imagine yourself biting into a lemon. Without having a lemon in your hand, you can still do it.

You can feel yourself biting into the yellow flesh. You can feel the juice squirting out and dripping everywhere.

You can taste the bitter citrus that almost sets your teeth on edge.

You can smell the lemony scent as it tingles your taste buds and works its way up into your nostrils.

And even without holding a lemon in your hand, or biting into it, your saliva glands somehow get activated.

That’s what words can do. They’re capable of:

  • Stimulating your imagination

  • Distracting you

  • Painting pictures in your mind

  • Activating your senses

  • Creating associations

  • Linking two things that wouldn’t normally go together

Study identifies brain areas altered during hypnosis

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered that hypnosis works the way it does due to changes in a few specific areas of the brain. A person who is hypnotized can feel his eyelids getting heavy, arms limp and his body weightless.
The results of the study were published recently in the journal Cerebral Cortex. The scientists scanned and studied the brains of 57 people during guided hypnosis sessions and found that distinct sections of the brain have altered activity and connectivity when under hypnosis. Guided hypnotic sessions are clinically used to relieve people of pain,trauma and anxiety. Study’s senior author David Spiegel, MD, professor and associate chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences opined that since it is known which brain regions are involved, this knowledge can be used to alter someone’s capacity to be hypnotized or the effectiveness of hypnosis for problems like pain control.

Hypnosis is more than just being associated with stage tricks – it is a serious science. Spiegel, who holds the Jack, Samuel and Lulu Willson Professorship in Medicine, said that hypnosis is the oldest Western form of psychotherapy, and it’s a very powerful means of changing the way we use our minds to control perception and our bodies. However, there is not much research about how it works at a physiological level. Earlier research on it studied the effects of hypnosis on pain, vision and other forms of perception, but not the state of hypnosis itself. Spiegel said that through his study he wanted to find out what goes on in the brain when one is hypnotized. Not everyone has the same ability to be hypnotized. So, the researchers first had to find out people who could or couldn’t be hypnotized. 545 participants were screened and of them 36 people consistently scored high on tests of hypnotizability, and they found 21 control subjects who were just the opposite.
The brain of the 57 participantswere observed using MRI. Scanning of each participant was done under four different conditions”while resting, while recalling a memory and during two different hypnosis sessions. Spiegel remarked that it was important to have people who aren’t able to be hypnotized as controls to be sure that the happenings in the brains of those being hypnotized is due to hypnosis or not. The study revealed that there were two hallmarks of the brain under hypnosis. Each change was seen only in the highly hypnotizable group while they were undergoing hypnosis. First, there was a decrease in activity in an area called the dorsal anterior cingulate, part of the brain’s salience network, which signifies that the person under hypnosis is so absorbed in something that he is not aware of anything else. Secondly, an increase in connections between two other areas of the brain”the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and the insula was seen. 

The Many Uses of Hypnosis

Did you know that ...



Psychologists use hypnosis to calm and soothe people who are in a state of trauma or are nervous.

Medical practitioners use hypnosis as anesthesia - surgeons during surgery, dentists during tooth procedures, and doctors and midwives during childbirth.

Post-surgery or post-operation, hypnosis is also used to prevent infection or unpleasant side effects.

Mental health professionals use hypnosis as part of the therapy for patients with psychological conditions.

Hypnosis is used to help both patient and doctor understand health and mental conditions, the causes and possible course of action to be taken.

Hypnosis is used to curb problem habits such as smoking, eating disorders, or unpleasant behavior.

Hypnosis is effective in dealing with psychosomatic problems or physical illness that can be rooted from a psychological condition.

Learning ability, physical performance, and social attitudes can be improved through hypnosis, too.

Hypnosis is also being used by the legal system in aiding crime investigation.

Throughout history, across religious and professional boundaries, hypnosis has been used extensively and utilized in improving people's lives. Who knows, the next life to change might be YOURS!