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Everything you could want to know about hypnosis
« on: October 07, 2008, 04:10:35 pm »
Hypnosis seems to be a shady or even "mystical" subject to many (i think this attitude was purposely inspired by the media because they don't like people learning about it.)  I can assure you it is very real and it is a science.  Most psychologists are not trained in hypnosis, it is a topic all to it's own.  I went through this series about a year ago and I am glad that I did.  The knowledge it provides really helps when analyzing propaganda in the media and the techniques they use.

This series approaches from a therapeutic angle rather than a mass-manipulation-control-the-humans-for-the-NWO angle  ;) but the basics are there.  [btw if anyone has an academic course on Psyche Warfare that isn't classified let me know lol.]  It's 13gb, it's super long, it will take you forever to download... but if you have the spare time, this will teach you everything:

[i haven't looked, but i am sure you can find it on youtube or elsewhere if you search]

here are some highlights:

Rules Of The Mind
Gerald F.Kein
Copyright 1985

The mind, like the rest of the world operates under some very specific rules. The
hypnotist that knows and understands these mental rules will have added skills and
higher transformational results.

Rule Number One:
Every thought or idea causes a physical reaction.
Your thoughts can affect all of the functions of your body. Worry triggers changes in
the stomach that in time can lead to ulcers. ANGER thoughts stimulate your adrenal
glands and increased adrenaline in the blood stream causes many body changes.
ANXIETY and FEAR thoughts affect your pulse rate.
Ideas that have a strong emotional content almost always reach the subconscious
mind, because it is the feeling mind. Once accepted, these ideas continue to produce
the same body reaction over and over again. In order to eliminate or change chronic
negative bodily reactions, we must reach the subconscious mind and change the idea
responsible for the reaction. This can be done with self-hypnosis.

Rule Number Two:
What the mind expects to happen tends to be realized.
The brain and nervous system respond only to mental images. It does not matter if the
image is self-induced or from the external world. The mental image formed becomes
the blueprint, and the subconscious mind uses every means at it's disposal to carry out
the plan. Worry is a form of programming a picture of what we don't want, but the
subconscious mind acts to fulfill the pictures situation. "THE THINGS THAT I
Many persons suffer from chronic anxiety, which is simply a subconscious mental
expectancy that something terrible will happen to them. On the other hand, we all
know people who seem to have the "Magic Touch." What they have is NOT a positive
mental attitude but a POSITIVE MENTAL EXPECTANCY! Another way of stating it
Our physical health is largely dependant upon our mental expectancy. Physicians
recognize that if a patient expects to remain sick or even die, the expected condition
tends to be realized. Here is where self-hypnosis can become the tool to remove
despondence and negative attitudes and bring about a positive mental expectancy.

Rule Number Three:
Imagination is more powerful than knowledge when dealing with your
own mind or the mind of another.This is an important rule to remember when
is why some persons blindly rush into some unreasonable act or situation. Violent
crimes based on jealously are almost always caused by a overactive imagination. Any
idea accompanied by a strong emotion such as anger, hatred, love, or our political or
religious beliefs usually cannot be modified through the use of reason. In using selfhypnosis
we can form images in the subconscious mind, which is the feeling level
mind, and can remove, alter or amend old ideas.

Rule Number Four:
Once an idea has been accepted by the subconscious mind, it remains
until it is replaced by another idea.
The companion rule to this is THE LONGER AN IDEA REMAINS, THE MORE
has been accepted, it tends to become a fixed habit of thinking. This is how habits are
formed. First there is the thought and then the action. For example, some people
believe that at critical times they must have a drink of whisky or a tranquilizer to
steady their nerves so they can perform effectively. This is not correct, but the idea is
there and it is a fixed habit of thought. There will always be opposition to replacing it
with a correct idea. No matter how fixed the ideas may be or how long they have
remained, they can be changed with self-hypnosis.

Rule Number Five:
Each suggestion acted upon creates less opposition to successive
A mental habit is easier to follow the longer it lasts unbroken. Once a habit is formed
it becomes easier to follow and more difficult to break. In other words, once a
suggestion has been accepted by your subconscious mind, it becomes easier for
additional suggestions to be accepted and acted upon.
This is why, when you are just beginning with self-hypnosis, we suggest you start
with simple suggestions. When these have been followed you can move on to more
complicated suggestions. Stage hypnotists have long known this rule.

Rule Number Six:
An emotionally induced symptom tends to cause organic change if
persisted in long enough.
It has been acknowledged by many reputable medical men and women that more than
seventy percent of human ailments are functional rather than organic. This means the
function, of an organ or other part of the body has been disrupted by a reaction of the
nervous system to negative ideas held in the subconscious mind. We are a mind in a
body and the two cannot be separated. Therefore, if you continue to fear ill health,
constantly talk about your "nervous stomach" or "tension headaches," in time organic
changes must occur.

Rule Number Seven:
When dealing with the subconscious mind and its functions, the greater
the conscious effort, the less the subconscious response.
This proves why "will power" does not really exist! If you had insomnia, you've
learned the law of reverse effect. This means, the harder you try the more difficult it
becomes. The harder you try to go to sleep, the more wide awake you become. The
rule is, "When dealing with the subconscious mind, TAKE IT EASY." As your faith
in your subconscious mind increases, you learn to "let it happen" rather than trying to
"force it to happen." Some people want hypnosis so badly that they try to help it
happen. This keeps the conscious mind active and any workable depth of trance
becomes impossible.
The understanding and implementing of these mental laws will make your hypnosis
sessions much more productive. Explaining them to your clients will give them the
positive mental expectancy that is mandatory for a successful outcome.

some observations (keep in mind im not a professional don't get worked up over technicalities  :P ):

in an over-simplified nutshell, hypnosis is achieved by "distracting" the conscious mind, thereby enabling the hypnotist to program the subconscious mind (refer to rule 7).  a good example of this is the following television ad:

the conscious mind is focused on the naked neighbors and the guy promoting vonage talks to the subconscious while your attention is split.  of course this isn't "hardcore" hypnosis, but it is what is called "waking hypnosis" and it does have an affect (that's why they do it)

meditation is a way of observing your own subconscious.  the conscious mind is focused on something menial, like a mantra or your breathing, and if done correctly the subconscious becomes open.  this is why hypnosis is often called "guided meditation"; because someone is actually programming you whilst this occurs.

the #1 misconception about hypnosis: You cannot be hypnotized against your will.  this is usually said by ppl with a poor understanding of the subject... as you can see by the commercial, covert (as opposed to overt) hypnosis, is very commonplace... all that is required is occupying the conscious mind [also referred to as critical bypass]

some examples of occupying the conscious mind [thereby achieving critical bypass]:
-mantras (when the military sings "I dont know, but I've been told..." while marching, when a monk chants himself into meditation)
-information overload (this is why you see a lot of flashy sh!t on the screen during primetime news)
-focusing simple mundane, repetitive things (going into trance while driving a familiar route... i.e. when you space out on your way home from work, looking at a pocket watch swing back and forth slowly, *WHEN YOUR TELEVISION FLICKERS AT 50 HALF-FRAMES PER SECOND IT PHYSIOLOGICALLY MESMERIZES YOU INTO A STATE OF TRANCE*)
-emotional (fear/anxiety/humor/etc., fear is used a lot in the news, humor and sex are used a lot in advertisement)
-physical overload (this is used in overt brainwashing and in most cults... if you are loaded up on LSD and havent slept in 72 hours your subconscious is going to be easy to program... if your drill seargent has you training 16 hours a day and then wakes you up at 4am for a surprise march)

and of course there are a bunch of random rules and technicalities in hypnosis... here are some to note:

A good method of deepening the state of hypnosis, by hypnotizing a person, having the person
open eyes, but not emerging from the state, then closing eyes; each time with a suggestion of
going deeper each time the eyes are closed.

basically, the more your are hypnotized, the 2nd time it happens it will be easier to hypnotize you, the 3rd time it will be even easier.  example: if you have never watched TV before it will take approx 45min of watching TV to put you in a state of trance.  the 2nd time you watch TV it takes ~5minutes.  the 3rd time it takes ~5seconds.

The working relationship between the hypnotist and the client.

the more you can relate to the hypnotist, the easier it will be for them to hypnotize you.  this is why commercials show characters the target audience can relate to, seems obvious but that is the best example i can think of.  also, the more you view them as an authority figure (for whatever reason), the more critical bypass they will have.  the milgram experiemnt,  , is the first thing that comes to mind, but people blindly doing what their doctor tells them is another example.  the critical faculties are completely bypassed and they take whatever is prescribed.

A specific stimulus such as a word, image or touch that through the rule of association evokes a particular mental, emotional, and/or physiological state.
between 26sec-29sec the commercial cuts back to the lions and they say something funny to conclude the ad.  a lot of TV ads do this right before they end they will try to make an anchor at the very end so it sticks

A pre-programmed signal, something seen (like a color) or heard (word, phrase, or sound) or felt, that "triggers" a specific response.

triggers are used for rapid induction and they do exactly what one would suspect: in the right conditions, someone could hypnotize you along the lines of "When you hear the words 'Roses are red.' you will have an instant, overwhelming desire to kill John Smith.  However you will not remember this hypnosis session until you hear those words... and then 40 years later the guy "randomly" kills john smith when triggered.  this is an extreme example but anyone even semi-familiar with hypnosis knows it is definitely within the bounds of reality.