As the merits of hypnosis gain more and more momentum and recognition with every news story and article that gets published on the subject, I’ve been faced with this question more times than I can remember…
I recently returned from yet another training in which I learned a great way to explain the wonder of hypnosis. I will attempt to tell that story here, to give you an easy to understand representation of what happens in hypnosis. This metaphor was told by my instructor, Scott Sandland, renowned hypnotist, founder of Hypnothoughts.com, (the largest online meeting place for hypnotists and enthusiasts) and co-creator of HPTI. The Hypnosis Practitioner Training Institute, of which I am honored to be a part of.
If you could imagine for a moment that your mind is a derby racing team… it is essentially made of two parts: The Jockey, playing the part of the active conscious mind. The part of the mind that we use to make decisions during our daily activities; and the Horse, playing the part of the subconscious mind. The part of the mind that is really in control and behind every function of our body, such as our heartbeat, our blinking, etc.
When the Jockey and the Horse work together… they win races. When subconscious thoughts match our conscious thinking, we are congruent and things go as planned. And then there are times when the Horse is going to go where it wants, regardless of how much the Jockey wants otherwise… This is in many cases the way it works for people who want to quit smoking, for example. The Jockey says “I’m going to quit smoking” and the Horse replies “No way, I’m used to going this way and I’m not changing my routine and my habit just because you pull me one way or the other… forget it” – and so “will power” only goes so far.
While the Jockey can try to pull and beat the Horse… the Horse is in control of the situation. In hypnosis, you find yourself in an enhanced learning state in which I may be saying a bunch of stuff that doesn’t make a lot of sense. You may feel you’ve missed some stuff and you’ll want to catch up, but this only happens… because you’re listening with the Jockey… while I’m talking to the Horse. You can let your conscious mind listen but it doesn’t have to… and if you let your Jockey wander free, the Horse gets special treatment and lots of attention.
Our Horse has an amazing ability to do well and help us win races in every area of life. Learning to align our thoughts, feelings and actions, creates results and it’s easier than you might think when you have a “horse whisperer” on your side. That would be me.
Get a jump start by learning a simple technique for self-hypnosis in this short audio program. It’s free.
In this 14 minute audio I will guide you into a comfortable learning state of hypnosis and I will teach you how to easily return to that state whenever you so desire. IMPORTANT: This is a hypnotic audio. Never listen to this program while driving or having to pay attention to anything else. Not only is it dangerous, but you’ll get the most benefit from giving this audio your undivided attention.
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