Here’s an incredible, research-backed Ted Talk from Kelly McGonigal on how our relationship with stress is more impactful that the amount of stress we are exposed to.
Actor BILL MURRAY used hypnosis to cure his allergy to cats so he could share scenes with a feline in his film ST. VINCENT.
The Lost in Translation star plays a curmudgeonly hermit who spends most of his time with his pet cat Felix in the new movie, so Murray took an unconventional measure to treat his allergy to film with the animal.
He told comedienne Ellen DeGeneres in an interview on her U.S. talk show on Wednesday, “I read someplace that allergies are psychosomatic and you can actually hypnotise yourself and overcome the allergy.
“So I used to do that. I used to go to girls’ houses and they had cats and all of a sudden I’d be looking at them crying and they’d be like, ‘What did I say?’ and I’d go, ‘No, it’s not you!’ So I learned to hypnotise myself and get over it.
“But then I decided I didn’t really like cats that much, so I stopped. I’m more of a dog guy. But for the movie I went back to that and it worked.”
Virgin Airlines is known as one of the most innovative companies in the world and they have embraced hypnosis as part of their Flying Without Fear course. Virgin’s course (offered for both adults and children) provides attendees with psychological tools and tips, technical information, and even a test flight to help people overcome a fear of flying.
One of Virgin’s key team members is a hypnotist who shares a variety of behavioural techniques with participants, including hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). In addition to using a hypnotist, the course also includes a CD of relaxation suggestions for participants to use at home or on future flights.
This program is a great example of a practical application of hypnosis, helping to demystify hypnotherapy and bring it to the mainstream.
Book an appointment with me and let’s talk about overcoming your fear of flying.
For more information on the Virgin course, visit http://www.flyingwithoutfear.co.uk/
check out this blog by Michelle Chaytors: http://www.focushypno.com/the-marriage-of-hypnosis-and-cbt/
Do you dare to take part in the adventure? Check it out right now: http://harlequinhypnosisshow.com/index.php
Angie Bender glues Courtney to the floor. Great hypnosis at the Salmon Arm Secondary School Grad, April 30th, 2013. http://www.SuperTrance.net
An amazing display by show hypnotist Rob Hadley (assisted by Angie Bender) of Supertrance, at Salmon Arm Secondary School’s Grad Hypnosis Show. Courtney is hypnotized and told she is being wrapped in plastic and duct tape, and then finds herself bound so tightly her body becomes rigid. With the assistance of two other students she is then lifted and remarkably finds herself unable to move in this extraordinary display of show hypnosis. Rob Hadley is being assisted here by fellow hypnotist Angie Bender.
This is interesting, from the point of view of suggestion and hypnosis.
Professor David Hendy explains how sound – and its manipulation – is central to the shaman’s power.http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rdzx0
Article re-posted from Rob Hadley
Here’s a great article written by Rob Hadley.
As a child my client, Jenny had experienced a frightening episode in the classroom. She was 7 years old, and eager to please her teachers. In one particular class she was expected to bring in a short essay. The children were just getting used to the concept of ‘homework’.
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For most of us, blushing when we’re embarrassed or anxious is a common occurrence. But for those who suffer from a stronger type of blushing, or blush more easily, also known as pathological blushing, this abnormal facial reddening can become physically and psychologically tormenting.
In order to understand better, contemplate this:
Think of all the cues that normal blushing in someone sends to their audience, of one or many, when embarrassment is clearly not the cause: “They must be…”
– Lacking confidence
– Hiding something
Next think of yourself going through an entire day sending the wrong message dozens of times in every conceivable situation. Would you feel frustrated, maybe defeated, and exhausted? To be misunderstood at such a basic human level may be hard for people to grasp.
It is possible to overcome the chronic condition of blushing with hypnosis. Below is a recent testimonial to what can be accomplished with hypnosis
“I went to see Angie to help me overcome my blushing and social anxiety. I had tried other methods like anti-depressants and anti-anxiety pills but nothing seemed to help. It was like living under a dark cloud and I felt as if I would never be able to overcome these horrible feelings of anxiety and stress that would take over my body when I spoke to people! It was not a way to live. Through Internet research I discovered other people who have used hypnosis to help with this anxiety and I was more than willing to give it a shot. I connected with Angie immediately and after our first session I had this feeling of calmness that I had never experienced before and I knew this was going to work. The amount we accomplished in three sessions was more than what I went in there for. Not only did Angie use hypnosis to help my blushing and anxiety but she taught me techniques to use in everyday life to bring me more peace and relaxation. Since seeing Angie I have not experienced any anxiety and when a stressful situation comes my way I can handle it calmly with a clear, focused mind and I can bring my stress level down in just a short second. It feels like the weight has literally been lifted off my shoulders and I can control my own mind, body and life. Thank you Angie for this amazing, life changing experience.”
Did you know that 1 in 9 people have a phobia of some sort! Hypnosis has been shown to be an effective treatment for many individuals with phobias. Common phobias are heights, flying, vomiting, snakes, spiders, germs, the dark, needles, blood , enclosed spaces, the # 13 and more.
For some individuals it can be mildly distressing but manageable. For others it can be seriously debilitating. A phobia is a fear of a particular stimulus. This stimulus can be a situation, a thing, or an activity. People with phobias will either go to great lengths to avoid whatever it is they fear, or they will tolerate it with considerable anxiety. For some people, a phobia can trigger panic attacks. In severe cases the phobia can end up literally controlling a person’s life.
Hypnotherapy works by accessing the underlying cause of the phobia and eliminating the person’s conditioned response to the stimulus. The cause is often a traumatic event which occurred at an earlier time in the person’s life. Often the phobic individual does not remember this event. It may be a memory which has been repressed for many years. Repression is a protective mechanism our mind utilizes by keeping memory of the trauma out of our conscious mind until we are ready and able to deal with it.
Hypnotherapy allows you to overcome your phobias in a short amount of time
My arms were at very odd angles to my body and yet i was very comfortable! I surprised my massage therapist today when I told her that she unassumingly gave me a hypnotic suggestion during the massage.
It’s understandable how easy it is to go into a hypnotic state when feeling so relaxed during massage. I was in a light state when she told me to make sure that my arms were comfortable and so I moved the. That wasn’t the hypnotic suggestion I was talking about though 😉 30 seconds later she changed her mind and asked me to hold the sheet for a moment, which put my arms at odd angles. After that I didn’t want to move them because they were so comfortable where they were!
“Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit.”
“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind
The conscious mind understands the logic of it, and the unconscious mind understands the reality.
– Milton Erickson