Subliminal Hypnosis

So much research has been done about subliminal hypnosis and subliminal programming over the years. Here at the Complete Mind Therapy Institute we are experts at positive life change through the use of combined modalities.

What Exactly Is Subliminal Programming?

Subliminal programming is specifically designed to get information to the subconscious level of the mind without it being detected by the conscious mind. To better understand how the mind works there are two levels of the mind that we will discuss.

  1. The Conscious Mind -and
  2. The Subconscious Mind


The Conscious Mind

The function of the cnscious mind is to deal with what is happening in the present, the here and now so to speak. Although the conscious mind only makes up about 5% of the mind, it dominates over the subconscious mind. As the mind’s present feature it is primarily concerned with the present. In other words the conscious is the current conversation, this article you are readung, etc. The conscious mind also acts as a filter of the subconscious mind. The guard to the doorway to the subconscious mind. The conscious mind is often resistant to change in our lives because it is content in the present situations.

The Subconscious Mind

The subconscious mind as its name implies is subordinate or sub to the conscious mind. The subconscious mind of course is about 95% of the mind and is responsible for storing and retrieving every experience that we have ever experienced throughout our lives. If we were to explain it as a computer which our mind is often referred to as the most awesome computer in existence. The subconscious mind is the playground for change.

Anything that you desire to change in your life can be changed and the most effective means of change is to change the perception you hold in your mind about the situation. The subconscious mind can not reason fantasy from reality, and if you plant a idea into the subconscious mind the subconscious then begins to work to facilitate the desired change.

Dealing with the subconscious can be done effectively by means of such modalities as hypnosis, neuro-linguistic programming, affirmations, an visualization.

Subliminal Messages in Advertising

The concept of subliminal advertising was first introduced back in the 1950’s, 1957 to be exact. A gentleman by the name of James Vicary claimed to have introduced subliminal messages into a movie that was playing at a New Jersey movie house. He also claimed that these messages that were inserted between framse of the movie flashed on the screen so quickly that the human conscious did not see them, but the eyes and the subconscious did. It was not possible for the conscious mind to process the information.

So what did these inserted frames actually say and what effect did they allegedly have on the movie goers? Well the messages that Vicary allegedly inserted into the film were:

  • Hungry? Eat popcorn. and
  • Drink Coca Cola

These messages flashed so quickly that

It was displayed so fast thatWe people never consciously could notice them.


The Vicary Fraud

James Vicary had perpetrated a huge fraud. Or did he? He later claimed that the whole thing was a hoax an he had made it all up. But I am not quite sure I really believe that claim. People are often motivated to claim things that are not necessarily true especially about a subject that would be as controversial as mind control.


Is Subliminal Programming Mind Control

Well, if someone can get you to do something that you would not have necessarily done, such as in the Vicary sitaution as go to the concession stand and buy popcorn or a soda, well then the answer would have to be a resounding “YES”

But mind control has been practiced subtly in advertising for years, Every commercial on television, every advertisement in print media is in fact an example of mind control.

Years ago I saw an advertisement in a magazine. It was a travel agents ad, or was it? Let me share the layout with you here.

It was a pull out ad, which the advertiser had obviously spent a pretty penny on, it was a picture of a scene with a rugged looking cowboy sitting on top of his horse, looking over a herd of cattle. This subliminally suggests everything the avareage guy truly desires. To be free and adventurous. It is a beautiful landscape, a scene that anyone woul want to experience.

Yet in the very corner of the ad it said simply four words, and without those four words you would never have known what was being sold. But the four words were, “Come to Marlboro Country”

Yup it was not a travel agency ad, but an advertisement to sell Marlboro brand cigarettes.

Or maybe while you were watching the Super Bowl this past February you may have noticed one of the

When Hypnosis Meets Subliminal

Hypnosis and subliminal walk hand in hand here at the Complete Mind Therapy Institute. As our name implies we employ any and all modalities in our treatment programs. It is of course our desire to help our clients to achieve their objectives by whatever means necessary.

By combining such things as hypnosis and subliminal programming we are able to first through the hypnosis plant the suggestions of change directly passed the conscious mind into the subconscious mind, and by combining the heypnosis with subliminal recordings that reinforce that desired change we multipy the effectiveness of the treatment.

Although subliminal programming can be one in a variety of ways the two most popular mathods are verbally by recording positive affirmations and masking them just below the level of conscious awareness with over tones of music or other sounds, and the second most popular is very similar to the method employed in the Vicary experimant mentioned above,I personally use a program that flashes the positive affirmations that I have chosen to flash on my computer screen while I work online. The flashes are not noticable to the human eye but are recorded by the subconscious mind and acted upon.

I have personally studied the use of Subliminal programming for years since i was first exposed to it in the early 1980’s. And have used it in my own life since that time.

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Finding the Best Script for Your Hypnosis Practice

Finding the Best Script for Your Hypnosis Practice

The success of any hypnotist lies in their ability to help their clients get the desired results.

After all, if someone comes to you to be hypnotized and they don’t get the results that they originally desired then not only are they going to be dissatisfied but they could very well tell people of their less than phenomenal success using your service and that is not the type of advertising that you want, especially as a new practitioner.

Now throughout these pages, we will be giving some remarkable tips and tricks to build your new hypnosis practice, after all, your success becomes our success.

The Proof is in the Script

The good news is that you do not have to be a great writer to gain access to some incredibly effective scripts for your hypnosis practice. That is why I have chosen to do this review of Hypnotic World. I have personally used this service for many years to develop numerous custom hypnosis scripts.

Choose from over 1000 professionally-written hypnotherapy scripts from the experienced hypnotherapists at Hypnotic World. Click an script to view more information and view:
Addictive Personality
Alcohol Cessation
Alcohol Moderation
Binge Drinking
Boredom Drinking
Caffeine Addiction
Chewing Tobacco
Chocolate Addiction
Compulsive Spending
Cutting Down on Smoking
E-Cigarette Addiction
Fun Without Alcohol
Gambling Addiction
Nicotine Craving
Nicotine Gum Addiction
Online Gambling
Pipe Smoking
Psychic Phone Line Addiction
Quit Smoking Now
Salt Addiction
Shopping Addiction
Smoke-Free House
Smoking Addiction 2
Smoking Association
Smoking Aversion
Soft Drink Addiction
Stop Smoking with Self Hypnosis
Stopping Smoking
Stopping Smoking with Time Distortion
Stopping Smoking: The Valley
Sugar Addiction
TV AddictionAnger Management
Anger Management
Anger Management 2
Stopping SwearingBusiness Skills and Finance
Attracting Abundance
Career Confidence
Enjoy Your Job
Executive Skills
Financial Worries
Natural Negotiation
Successful Interviews
Time Management

Abortion Relaxation
Baby Bonding
Breastfeeding an Adopted Baby
Breech Birth Relaxation
Childbirthing Cycle Visualization
Crying Baby
Elective Caesarean Section
Infertility Relaxation
IVF Relaxation
Morning Sickness Relaxation
Natural Childbirth
Pre-IVF Relaxation
Sustaining a Healthy Pregnancy Visualization

Children’s Issues
Anger Management for Children
Child Meditation
Child Stuttering
Children Hypno-Relaxation
Confidence for Children
Coping with Divorce for Children
Enjoy School Homework
Fear of Vomiting for Children
Magic Carpet Induction
OCD: Balloon Room
Opposition Defiance Disorder
Perfect Parenting
Separation Anxiety for Young Children
Thumb Sucking

Be Confident
Best Man’s Speech
Blushing in Groups
Camera Shy
Circle of Confidence
Confidence and Positivity
Confidence at Work
Confidence Building
Confidence for Hypnotherapists
Confidence Kite
Confidence: Conference Table
Confidence: Crystal Ball
Confidence: Garden of Life
Dating Confidence
Ego Strengthening
Football Confidence
Inappropriate Laughter
Increased Self Esteem
Living in the Now
Making Decisions
Powerful Public Speaking
Public Speaking
Self Belief: Protective Shield
Stop Stuttering
Teenage Friendships
Voice ProjectionExams
Driving Test
Driving Theory Test Nerves
Exam Success
Practical Exams
Presentations and ExamsFears and Phobias
Child Fear of Flying
Fear of Anaesthesia
Fear of Authority
Fear of Balloons
Fear of Bees or Wasps
Fear of Being Alone
Fear of Birds
Fear of Blood
Fear of Blood Tests
Fear of Bodily Functions
Fear of Buttons
Fear of Cancer
Fear of Cats
Fear of Childbirth
Fear of Choking for Adults
Fear of Commitment
Fear of Criticism
Fear of Crowds
Fear of Death
Fear of Dental Treatment
Fear of Doctors and Dentists
Fear of Dogs
Fear of Driving
Fear of Eating
Fear of Elevators
Fear of Escalators
Fear of Failure
Fear of Fainting
Fear of Fear
Fear of Flying
Fear of Flying 3
Fear of Flying Everyday
Fear of Frogs
Fear of Germs
Fear of Ghosts
Fear of Heights or Bridges
Fear of Injections
Fear of Insects
Fear of Inserting Contact Lenses
Fear of Internal Examinations
Fear of Intimacy
Fear of Lizards
Fear of Loud Noises
Fear of Monsters (for Children)
Fear of Moths
Fear of Motorway Driving
Fear of MRI Scans
Fear of Needles (for Children)
Fear of Passenger Driving
Fear of Pregnancy
Fear of Public Toilets
Fear of Rats and Mice
Fear of Rejection
Fear of Snakes
Fear of Soiling
Fear of Spiders
Fear of Spiders for Children
Fear of Success
Fear of Surgery
Fear of Swimming for Children
Fear of Talking on the Telephone
Fear of the Dark
Fear of Thunderstorms
Fear of Travel
Fear of Trying New Food
Fear of Vomiting
Fear of Water 2
Fearless Flying
Phobia Release
School Phobia
Sea Sickness Relaxation
Social Phobia

Saying Goodbye

Habits and Disorders
Anorexia: A New Beginning
Appetite Increase Visualization
Chewing Annoyance
Compulsive Lying
Creating Alternatives
Drink Driving Aversion
Fear of Falling Over
Knuckle Cracking
Morning Person
Mouth and Cheek Biting
Nail Biting
Nervous Cough
Nervous Swallowing Relaxation
Obsessive Behavior
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Relaxation 3
Overcome Bulimia
Restless Leg Syndrome Relaxation
Selective Mutism
Snoring Relaxation
Stop Thumb Sucking (for Adults)
Swallowing Pills with Ease
Teeth Grinding
Tone Deafness
Trichotillomania (Compulsive Hair Pulling)
Unwanted Thoughts RelaxationLoss
Abandoned Baby
Finding Lost ObjectsMemory and Learning
Accelerated Studying
Better Handwriting
Dance the Night Away
Dyscalculia Relaxation
Dyslexia Relaxation
Foreign Language Study
Listening Skills
Memory and Concentration
Mental Blocks
Peak Performance
Perfect Pianist
Personal Pride
Photographic Memory
Presentations and Exams
Speed Reading
Stage Fright Auditions
Super Learning
Velvet Voice
Writing Skills

Pain Relaxation
Comfortable Dentures Relaxation
Muscular Relaxation

Personal Development
Accepting Responsibility
Accepting Yourself
Become Tidy and Organized
Better Conversationalist
Brain Power
Charisma Visualization
Enjoy Housework
Great Guitar Playing
Happiness Visualization
Inner Adviser
Life Changes
Make Your Dreams Come True
New Beginnings – Changing Personal History
Over-Sensitivity Relaxation
Reinvent Yourself
Self Consciousness
Self Criticism
Self Expectations
Song Writing Skills
Speaking Slower
The Joy of Reading
Unlock your Creative Abilities
Unlock Your Visualization Ability
Writer’s Block

Psychic and Paranormal
Automatic Writing
Inner Truth Meditation
Meeting Your Spirit Guide
Out of Body Experience
Psychic Protection
Settling in a New CountryRegression and Progression
Affect Bridge Technique
Age Regression
Antique Shop Regression
Back to the Womb
Chakra Regression
Fly to the Future
Future Life Progression
Hall of Mirrors
Higher Consciousness
Inner Child
Life Script
Past Life Rainbow
Past Life Regression
Rainbow Regression
Tree of LifeRelationships
Accepting Alcoholism
Co-dependency to Independence
Dealing with Divorce
Draw Love into Your Life
Ending a Relationship
Forgetting an Ex-Lover
Heartbreak Relaxation
Hypnosis for Lovers
Letting Go of Resentment
Moving on in a Relationship
Premature Ejaculation
Rebuilding Trust
Relationship Addiction
Saying No to Sex
Successful Step Parenting
Unrequited Love

Deep Relaxation
Island Walk
Ski Slope
The Road to Granada

Self Hypnosis
Hypnotize Yourself

Sports Improvement
Better Basketball
Better Snooker
Bike Riding Confidence
Boxing Boost
Champion Darts
Championship Cricket
Chess Master
Exercise for Fun
Exercise Motivation
Perfect Poker
Perfecting a Back Handspring
Rock Climbing
Rugby League
Running and Jogging
Show Jumping Confidence
Sports Improvement
Tennis Improvement
Wrestling Improvement

Stress and Anxiety
Anger Tool
Anxiety Release
Gagging Relaxation
Guilt Complex
Hyperventilation Relaxation
Mind Clutter
Morbid Thoughts
Negative Release
Panic Attacks Relaxation
Separation Anxiety
Silver Sack Negativity
Stress Management
Wash Away Stress
Wedding Day Nerves
Work Worries

Weight Loss
Attic Weight Loss
Boredom Eating
Easy Weight Loss
Festive Eating
Fit, Trim and Healthy
Gastric Band Hypnosis Adjustment
Gastric Band Weight Loss
Hypnotic Gastric Band
Lose Protective Weight
Maintaining Weight Loss
Night-Time Eating
Stop Snacking
Weight Gain for Women
Weight Loss
Weight Loss (NLP Type Approach)
Weight Loss – Escape from Prison
Weight Loss: Control Room
Weight Loss: Trick the Mind

Company: Hypnotic World

Hypnosis Scripts, Downloads, and Training since 2000

Overall Review

                       5 Star Rated

Product Description

Based out of the UK Hypnotic World is an incredible resource for all of your hypnosis script needs. Now please understand that any person in the practice of hypnosis should always adapt scripts for their own use. But the folks at Hypnotic World have assembled over 1,150 scripts for just about every imaginable situation that a hypnotist could find themselves in.

By simply joining the service you can review as many scripts as you want and can even download up to 10 scripts per day directly to you own computer in a word document or pdf for your quick and handy modifications.

There is no need to recreate the wheel here, the folks at Hypnotic World have done all the heavy lifting for you.

Pros & Cons

There are numerous advantages to a membership at Hypnotic World. As a matter of fact, far too numerous to mention. But if you have ever found yourself drawing a blank when trying to write a script for a client’s session then you know just how frustrating that can be.  But with the extensive resources available within Hypnotic World, you need not ever worry about that again.

As far as the cons, I really cannot think of a single one.  The quality of the scripts is exceptional and all can be easily adapted to your private practice.


Monthly Membership Fee is $12.99 and once you have downloaded the script of your choice you own it but it should as I stated always be reviewed an adapted for your own use in your private practice. And the ability to download an average of 300 scripts per month makes that a terrific bargain. Imagine paying less than 5 cents per script in your professional arsenal.


Hypnosis is not really a field that is backed by guarantees, although some would wish that it was, but Hypnotic World offers the next best thing. Monthly memberships, and if at any time you are not satisfied with the membership simply cancel and you will not be billed any further.

Benefits of Membership

  • You gain member access to the over 1,150 downloadable professionally written hypnosis scripts, including inductions, deepeners, and therapy scripts.
  • You get to join the Therapist Community where you can browse fascinating discussions in Hypnotic World’s lively hypnosis forums. Post your own queries and comments, and share your experiences with other hypnotherapists. Join in discussions on individual issues and scripts, and track replies to your posts in the members’ area. Additionally, members receive specialist advice on client issues from a qualified, experienced hypnotherapist via email.
  • You get a 10% member discount on any prerecorded professional scripts
  • Access Expert Guides and Feature Articles on a variety of hypnosis related subjects.
  • You get access to background music and sound effects which are so important to any hypnosis practice.
    Stream relaxing tracks to accompany your client sessions

What Some of Their Customers Are Saying

Heck, don’t just take my word for it. See what others have to say.

So, if you are a professional hypnotist or hypnotherapist a membership in Hypnotic World just makes sense. So JOIN TODAY

Ho’Oponopono Process Review

The Truth Behind Ho’Oponopono Process

Being a professional hypnotist and life coach I am always interested in any modality that will help my clients to achieve their desired results in life. It is that desire that led me to the study of the ancient Hawaiian Modality of Ho’oponopono.

I was first introduced to Ho’oponopono when I came across a seminar of sorts that was being produced by Dr. Joe Vitale which was also introducing me to Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len. You may have heard of Joe Vitale as he was one of the stars in the movie, “The Secret” which discussed the concept of the Law of Attraction. But I bet Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len is unknown to many of you.

But the story of Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len and his use of Ho’oponopono truly amazed me. You see, Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len worked in a mental health facility for the criminally insane in Hawaii, and cured a whole ward of patients while never physically treating any one of them. Truly Amazing and he did it all through the use of Ho’oponopono.

Overall Rank

FIVE STARS and in all honesty, if I had a higher ranking it would justify that as well.

Product Description

The course consists of the Guide Book and eight video modules.

Ho’oponopono Certification Guide Book

  • Unlocking the Power of Ho’oponopono
  • Traditional Ho’oponopono Practice
  • Who Was Morrnah Simenoa
  • Modern Ho’oponopono One-Step Further
  • The World’s Most Unusual Therapist
  • Video Instruction
  • Zero Limits Answer Guide
  • What’s the Right Way to Clean?

Video 1 – Your Introduction to Ho’oponopono

  • The 4 Phase Mantra
  • Vitale’s Personal Experience
  • Building a Foundation for Practice
  • Introduction from Dr. Hew Len
  • Healing Without Seeing Patients
  • Working On Yourself to Help Others Heal
  • And Much More!

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Video 2 – Zero and the “Void”

  • 3 States You Can Be in at Any Given Time
  • Where You Were During Creation
  • Understanding the Essence of Life
  • Why You Can’t Come from “Need” to Attract
  • Moving into “The Absolute”
  • Programming the Always Awake Subconscious

Video 3 – The Mechanics of Cleaning Tools

  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecies and You
  • Cleaning Tool in Practice
  • The “One Divinity” Principle
  • Connecting Conscious Mind to Divinity
  • Intellect and Physical Mind Aspects Within the Void
  • Creating “Zero” and Correctly Cleaning

Video 4 – Connecting to Divinity

  • Why You Shouldn’t “Hang Around Gurus”
  • Going Through that Which Created You
  • Unlocking Your Inborn Ability to Connect to the Divine
  • Expanding Upon Cleaning Tools
  • Strategies from Zero

Video 5 – Cleaning Tools in Practice

  • The Circle of Completion
  • Anchoring from Experiences and Memories
  • Erasing the Overwhelming
  • Creating the Openings that Allow People to Go
  • Case-Study Examples of Cleaning
  • Moving Past Your Disbelief

Video 6 – Perspectives on Zero

  • 4+ Additional Perspectives from Ho’oponopono Practitioners
  • The Place for “Rage”
  • Best Practices in Advanced Cleaning Tools
  • “Works for Anyone” Let-Go Strategies
  • How to Get Over the Conscious Desire to Control

Video 7 – Attracting People Who Need Your Help

  • Creating the Pure Heart Subjects Crave
  • Integrating Ho’oponopono into Practice
  • Why Others Will Beg for Your Help
  • Getting to Zero to Experience the Divine
  • Therapeutic Case Study Sessions

Digital Download Only!

Video 8 – Perfect Creation

  • Your Responsibility as a Ho’oponopono Practitioner
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Real-World Applied Perspectives
  • Why We’re All Created Perfectly
  • Escaping the Wall of Collective Memory
  • Final Thoughts

Pros & Cons

The pros:

  • Ho’oponopono helps boost your mental skills, which includes the ability to solve any and every problem mentally. Your brain will be able to work faster and more efficiently on its own, and you will start to rely lesser on others and more on yourself.
  • Ho’oponopono will help improve your concentration, so you can really focus on everything that you desire. Focusing is the key to success because that way you know exactly what you want. If you concentrate on the things you want, you’ll have a clearer image of the things you are required to do to be able to reach your goals. And that is in all honesty what is truly needed to succeed at anything in life.
  • Ho’oponopono teaches your powerful techniques to relax so that the next time you find yourself facing any difficulty or if you find yourself getting tense or hyper, then you’ll always know how to calm yourself down and motivate yourself. In short, you’ll never be losing hope again!
  • Ho’oponopono helps you to realize that what you deserve is much more than what you already have. It makes you realize that in order to get to your ambitions, you’re going to need to struggle. Life is after all, not easy, and I would never try to tell you it was, but life is possible. You just have to work at it. But the best part is that Ho’oponopono will help make the struggle look all too appealing and worthy of the gift we are going to have at the end.
  • Last but not the least Ho’oponopono has helped change hundreds of lives, helped hundreds of people through their problems. You can be like them too.

*Disclaimer: Individual results may vary.

the cons

  • Nothing in life comes without a price tag. Ho’oponopono requires that you put in the effort and the struggle to accomplish your objectives. Your goals won’t just walk up to you and embrace you; you’re going to have to work harder than you ever have to achieve something. And without the willpower to do so, this product will be little more than waste. So don’t let it be. Know what it is that you want and pursue it with reckless abandon and allow the practice of Ho’oponopono to help you get where you want to be.


At the time of this writing, the special introductory price for this awesome certification program is just $29.00 But there are additional Upsells


The course comes with a 100% Money Back Guarantee  60-Day Cancellation Policy

The Global Sciences Foundation offers a complete refund through ClickBank if you decide to cancel at any time in the first 60 days after you enroll in Ho’oponopono Practitioner Certification.

If you’re not satisfied for any reason, you’ll receive your money back.

Enroll today, take the complete course -then decide if Ho’oponopono Practitioner Certification is right for you, all risk free!

Ho’oponopono Practitioner Certification FAQs

Q: Is your certification accepted everywhere in the World?

A: Yes. To the best of our knowledge, at this time, our certification is accepted everywhere.

Q: Will I need any other training in order to practice Ho’oponopono besides your course?

A: No. Our course is all you will need.

Q: Will I be properly trained if all I take is your online Ho’oponopono Certification Course?

A: Ideally a Ho’oponopono practitioner would be trained in a classroom setting with an instructor physically present. Unfortunately, this luxury is not practical for many people. For this reason, many institutions have turned to online training as a viable alternative to meeting modern day needs. In fact, Columbia, Harvard, and Cornell have extensive online programs. Also, Penn, Dartmouth, and Yale offer online classes. Additionally, in this course, you are encouraged to find a study partner and to practice your techniques on a number of people.

Q: What about licensing requirements for Ho’oponopono Practitioners. Are there any?

A: At this time, to the best of our knowledge, there are no licensing requirements for Ho’oponopono practitioners anywhere in the World. However, if you start a business, you will generally need a business license.

Q: What do I get Certified as?

A: A “Certified Ho’oponopono Practitioner’ qualified by our standards to teach and practice Ho’oponopono.

Q: What do I get when I buy the Ho’oponopono Certification Course?

A: You get instant access to a 42-page eBook and 8 videos totaling over 6 hours.

Q: How long does the course take to finish?

A: It takes about 2-3 weeks if you move quickly by reading the eBook and watching the videos.

Q: What do I need to do to get my Certification?

A: You must pass the test on the database with a score of 75% or better. If you fail you have a max of 3 times to pass. If you don’t pass by the third attempt, you will be locked out of making other attempts for 2 months. You will also need to answer an essay question.

Q: How long does it take to get my certificate?

A: Once you pass the multiple choice exam and submit your essay. Please allow 7 days for Dr. Vitale to review your essay. You will then be notified by email whether you passed or failed. If you passed, you will be automatically added to the Global Sciences Foundation directory and you will be sent a digital certificate.

Questions about the Certificate

Q: Will I receive a certificate?

A: Upon completion of this program, you will receive a beautiful certificate sent via email, which you can print out and proudly display for your clients to see. It will have your name, title (Certified Ho’oponopono Practitioner), and your certification number.

Q: What will the certificate look like? Is there a sample?

A: Click here for the sample of the certificate.

Q: Is the mailing of the certificate cost included in the course fee?

A: We will not be mailing a physical certificate.


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Hypnosis Certification Training Online

Choosing a Training School for Your Hypnosis Certification Training Online

“America’s # 1 Choice for Hypnosis Training Since 1996”

Hello, my name is Dr. Carl Welliver and I am a professional hypnotist an hypnotherapist. I have a private practice in Stoneham, Massachusetts. In this review, I will reveal the deep dark secrets behind online hypnosis certification training and why you should seriously consider the American School of Hypnosis.

The rising popularity of online education has grown leaps and bounds over the past few years, it seems like you can take some sort of course or another on just about any subject, and hypnosis is no exception to the rule. Yes, it is possible to learn hypnosis from the comfort of your own home.

All Courses Are AIA Approved

The Truth Behind the American School of Hypnosis

So, you are interested in a possible career in hypnosis. Well, I want to be the first one to congratulate you on that decision. Having been certified myself back in 2011-2012 I have gone on to develop a successful practice at the Complete Mind Therapy Institute located in Stoneham, Massachusetts.

The reason that I have chosen to do this first review on the American School of Hypnosis is that is where I got my first certification as a hypnotherapist way back in the day. Of course, I have gone through a variety of other training in the various modalities of treatment, but in our practice, hypnosis is the core element of any treatment.

A Little Bit About Your Instructors at the American School of Hypnosis

I can attest to the instruction and the instructors. Rene Bastarache the founder with his wife Raluca are two highly motivated individuals that have created a curriculum that is nothing short of incredible. And as a matter of fact, they will allow you to download their 446-page course textbook for FREE. Just simply click on the picture below to get your very own copy now.

This curriculum will guide you step by step to a new, rewarding career.

This is the core course that will walk you through the process from being a complete newbie with little or no knowledge on the subject of hypnosis to being a competent practitioner.


Rene Bastarache

Rene Bastarache (Bass-tah-rash):  Author, Speaker, Trainer and Fisherman was born, raised and presently resides in beautiful Biddeford, Maine in the Northeastern corner of the USA.

Rene is the author with Raluca of over twenty self-help books including their most recent one: How to Attract the Life You Want, Learn a New Way of Thinking. which is the main thrust of their Seminars and teachings. 

He has built a reputation of being the “How-To Authority” of the mind, thought and imagination training as a result of writing his CLINICAL HYPNOSIS Training Manual from A-Z” in 2005, which has become the definitive text in hypnotherapy and the science of thought worldwide. 

He founded the world renown American School of Hypnosis in 1996 which since then has expanded to over 20 training locations internationally.  He has taught thousands of people in over 150 countries how to change their lives by changing their thinking.  He has found hypnosis, guided imagery and meditation to be among the most effective vehicles to create positive, permanent change.

Rene is the founder and director of the American International Association of Hypnosis which is the largest and quickest growing hypnosis and self-help association of its kind with over 20,000 members worldwide.

He was a US Army Drill Sergeant for many years as well as a National Corporate Sales Trainer. Both of these careers paved the way for him becoming a specialist in how the thought process of the mind works. He had been using it to condition the minds of trainees and clients without even understanding the process. It’s truly amazing where life’s many turns will take us.

Raluca Bastarache

Raluca Bastarache (Bass-tah-rash): Author, Researcher, Instructor and Perfume Connoisseur was born and raised in Iasi, Romania and currently resides in Biddeford, Maine in the Northeastern corner of the USA.

Raluca is a graduate The Octav Bancila School of Music and Arts of Iasi Romania.  A former professional Opera Singer performing Opera Houses throughout Eastern Europe. 

She is co-author and researcher of  “HOW TO ATTRACT THE LIFE YOU WANT – Learn a New Way of Thinking “ as well as a Success & Relationship Consultant utilizing the Programs of Life Transformation and other methods described in their book.

She is the current Director of the American School of Hypnosis in Biddeford and Portland, Maine, offering basic and clinical hypnotherapy certification.

She is on the Board of Advisors of the American International Association of Hypnosis.

She is the owner of, which is the world’s most popular site for Telephone hypnosis and consulting sessions as well as a large selection of CD and mp3 complete hypnosis sessions.

Rene & Raluca are both available to travel internationally for Seminars & Workshops.

Announcing Upcoming Live Training in Stoneham, Massachusetts

As an AIA Certified Instructor, we will be teaching the In-Person version of this course at our Stoneham, Massachusetts location and will be posting a training schedule in the near future. The school, of course, offers a variety of other courses that will be covered later in individual reviews as each one deserves its own review in my opinion. But if you are looking to get started then this is the place to start.

But, if you simply cannot wait to get going this home study course is an excellent option. And if you decide to further your education by taking an in-person live class we will gladly credit the cost of the online component towards the cost of your tuition.

The best part of the home study course is, of course, the price saving you almost $1,100 off the cost of the LIVE TRAINING  You can sign up for the complete home study course today for only $399.00

Having Graduated from this school personally I can recommend them with my highest rating of FIVE STARS.

For further information about the IN-PERSON LIVE classes please email me directly at for more details Today.

American School of Hypnosis


Willpower vs. Hypnosis…Hypnosis Wins


In this post, I want to discuss why hypnosis wins over the mere use of willpower and wins EVERY TIME. As the founder of the Complete Mind Therapy Institute in Stoneham, Massachusetts I have helped countless people overcome many of life’s issues using hypnosis.

Many people may believe that they can do or accomplish anything that they desire to do or accomplish because they have willpower.

Let’s look at the ever going battle between Willpower and Hypnosis, shall we?

First, let me define both:

Willpower – control exerted to do something or restrain impulses.

Hypnosis – the induction of a state of consciousness in which a person apparently loses the power of voluntary action and is highly responsive to suggestion or direction. Its use in therapy, typically to recover suppressed memories or to allow modification of behavior by suggestion, has been revived but is still controversial.

With willpower, the individual is relying on their own determination, whereas with hypnosis they are seeding in their subconscious mind the desire that they hope to achieve. And you know what they say, “you reap what you sow.” What you put into the subconscious mind will become manifest. If you put in the negative in then you will experience negativity. But if you put in the good, the clean, the positive then you can only experience that.

It is estimated however that nearly 80% of all of our thoughts are negative in nature. No wonder we are in such a debacle.  How can we beat those odds? Well, the answer is simple. HYPNOSIS!

Having practiced the art for the past 7 years I have learned so much along the way. And have even improved so many areas of my own life by practicing what I preach.

Back in 2011, I was 440 pounds of mass, to say that I was fat would have been an understatement. By means of a gastric sleeve surgery and self-hypnosis, I was able to reach my goal of 240 pounds and have maintained that goal within 5 pounds either way for the past 6 years.

See my personal story of success here —->
Dr. Carl Weight Loss Success Using Hypnosis

As a matter of fact, because weight loss is one of the most common reasons that a client will visit my office I even have a post here that instructs, step by step, any individual who is motivated enough to try on how to create their very own weight loss hypnosis CD or MP3 for their own personal use. You can find that information here—->  Produce and Record Your Very Own Proven Weight Loss Hypnosis CD or MP3

Of course, we do offer one on one hypnosis sessions for our clients, as well as group hypnosis sessions for both weight loss and smoking cessation. We will soon be offering right here on our blog a variety of our favorite hypnosis downloads.

Hypnosis can be used to deal with such issues as:

  1. Gastric Band Weight Loss
  2. Fear of Driving
  3. Tinnitus Relaxation
  4. Trichotillomania: Hair Pulling
  5. Binge Eating
  6. OCD Relaxation
  7. Jealousy
  8. Skin Picking
  9. Emotional Eating
  10. Inner Child
Addiction Hypnosis Scripts
Anger Management Issues
Body Image
Business Skills and Finance
Childbirth Scripts
Children’s Issues
Confidence Hypnosis Scripts
Coping with Loss
Fears and Phobias
Grief Hypnosis Scripts
Habits and Disorders
Health Relaxation
Memory and Learning Scripts
Hypnotic Metaphors
Pain Relaxation & Visualizations
Performance Hypnosis Scripts
Personal Development Scripts

As you can see there is not much in life that has not been addressed by hypnosis scripts and recordings.

We here at the Complete Mind Therapy Institute will record a custom program on any topic for our visitors.

Success With Hypnosis

You too can experience success with hypnosis

It is possible to accomplish just about anything humanly possible by means of hypnosis.

After all, hypnosis is all about dealing with any issue or situation in your life by reprogramming your subconscious mind to effect the change.

Napoleon Hill said it best in his best-selling 1937 book Think and Grow Rich when he wrote, “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

So no truer words were never spoken. When we desire something and believe in our hearts and minds that we can accomplish it then look out world.

Now Napoleon Hill was one of my favorite authors, and his Think and Grow Rich was one of my favorite books growing up. OK, call me a nerd, but I would take a good self-help book over any text book any day of the week.

So how do we change anything in our life?

Well first we need to know what it is that we want to change. We need to be very specific and in detail about the changes we want to take place in our lives.

Once we know what it is that we want to change we have to envelope that change inside a burning desire to achieve that change.

Then we have to formulate a plan how we will get from where we are today to where we desire to be tomorrow and beyond.

Then we have to put that plan into action, it can be a series of steps layed out to get to a long-term goal or just the accomplishing of a simple task, but either way we must implement the plan, otherwise we stay stuck right where we are. You know the old saying, “the road to hell was paved with good intentions.” Well you can intend all you want but if you don’t act on those intentions then guess what? You are stuck exactly where you are with no chance of ever getting to your goal or objective.

When you embark on a journey of change you must not falter from your plan, of course from time to time we must adjust our thinking and shift gears a little bit, but if something is important enough that you feel the need to change then you must keep moving toward that goal, even if you have to sidestep an obstacle or two along the way.

As always if you have enjoyed this post or found it helpful we encourage you to comment below, we love to hear from our readers.


What Exactly Is Complete Mind Therapy?

Not Your Run of the Mill Hypnosis

Hello, Dr. Carl here… And welcome to my blog What Exactly Is Complete Mind Therapy?

To answer the question in one sentence… “it is the treatment of the entire being using a variety of modalities to deal with the situation.”

Now that I’ve answered the question with the Reader’s Digest Abridged definition let me go into just a little more detail. It truly is not your run of the mill hypnosis.  Here at the Complete Mind Therapy Institute we combine a variety of modalities in our treatment of our clients. We employ such techniques as pre-hypnosis counselling, conventional hypnotherapy, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), self hypnosis coaching, subliminal affirmations and programming, and Mind-Movies. When we combine various modalities in our treatment of our clients we have found our long-term success rates to be much higher.  

So, now let’s take a look at these modalities individually:

Pre-Hypnosis Counselling

During this counselling session I meet with the client to determine their wants and expectations from the session. Hypnosis is explained in detail and any other modalities that could be potentially helpful are also discussed. At which time we agree on a method of treatment to be used. We also discuss specific hypnotic suggestions that might be incorporated into their hypnosis session. 

It is vital that the client be in agreement with this plan of action, as anything that goes against their will could sabotage the treatment all together.

Conventional Hypnotherapy

The first approach to most treatment is conventional hypnotherapy. We have access to over 1000 standard scripts that deal with all sorts of life aspects and issues. We will of course cover the depth of our script library in another post, but suffice it to say, if a client is dealing with any issue in their life, we probably have a hypnosis script, or one that can be adapted to deal with that issue. We will as we develop our site further offer some of our favorite therapists and their products, as well as our own product line for your use. There are literally thousands of programs available online and we will be reviewing some of the best of the best and making recommendations. 

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

In order to define NLP let’s visit Wikipedia.

Here is what Wikipedia has to say in its introduction to Neuro-Linguistic Programming:

“Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California, United States in the 1970s. NLP’s creators claim there is a connection between neurological processes (neuro-), language (linguistic) and behavioral patterns learned through experience (programming), and that these can be changed to achieve specific goals in life.[1][2] Bandler and Grinder also claim that NLP methodology can “model” the skills of exceptional people, allowing anyone to acquire those skills.[3][4] They claim as well that, often in a single session, NLP can treat problems such as phobias, depression, tic disorders, psychosomatic illnesses, near-sightedness,[5] allergy, common cold,[6] and learning disorders.”

Depending on the desires of the client NLP may also be incorporated into their treatment plan. The most impressive part about NLP is that it can be used for immediate change making it a viable treatment option in many cases. This form of therapy was taken to a whole new level by the late-night infomercial Guru Anthony “Tony” Robbins, you may have heard of him.

Self-Hypnosis Coaching

All hypnosis is in reality self hypnosis if properly applied. In the initial counselling session as I stated above the specific wants and desires of the client are evaluated in order to form their treatment plan. After their session the client is emailed an MP3 file of the recorded session. 

It has been stated in various research that in order to modify or change an existing behavior, or to break a bad habit takes 21 days. Although some change is immediate it is recommended that the client listen to the MP3 as they are retiring for the evening. For it is at that time that the mind is winding down and relaxing, making it easier for the client to enter back into the trance (suggestible) state. 

This repetitive listening to the recorded session reinforces in the subconscious mind the changes desired. 

Look at it like this, if you wanted to build up your muscles, you would not go to the gym once and expect to develop 24″ biceps. No, you have to exercise the muscle in order to develop it. Well your mind is a muscle just like any other muscle in your body and to improve it you must exercise it regularly.

Subliminal Affirmations & Programming defines “subliminal” as:

adjective Psychology.

  1. existing or operating below the threshold of consciousness; being or employing stimuli insufficiently intense to produce a discreet sensation but often being or designed to be intense enough to influence the mental processes or the behavior of the individual: a subliminal stimulus; subliminal advertising.

Now to better understand this concept of subliminal programming allow me to share this story that I found at:

James Vicary’s Popcorn Experiment:

In 1957, a social psychologist and market researcher named James McDonald Vicary claimed to have conducted an experiment on 45,699 moviegoers in a New Jersey theater. In a press release, he stated that he exposed the moviegoers to .03 second flashes of ‘Hungry? Eat Popcorn’ and ‘Drink Coca-Cola during a movie to see if concession sales increased.

Vicary claimed that his experiment actually increased the sale of popcorn by 57.5% and Coca-Cola by 18.1%. These results prompted the CIA to write a report titled The Operational Potential of Subliminal Perception about their own plans for research with subliminal messages.

Later it was determined that Vicary’s experiment and claims were fraudulent. He admitted that it was done as a ‘gimmick’ and there was very little support for the effectiveness of subliminal messages. Despite its (alleged) ineffectiveness, the practice is still being used by advertisers today. It remains a controversial practice that is steeped in ethical and legal issues.”

If you are interested enough to find out what the CIA spent your tax dollars on here is a link to the report: The Operational Potential of Subliminal Perception  although somewhat dry it might be an interesting read to further your knowledge about the subject of Subliminal Programming. Although when this report was first written back in 1958 it was of course classified as “SECRET” but was reclassified and released in September 1995 some 37 years later. So if there was no real significance to the subject of Subliminal programming why did it take the CIA 37 years to reclassify and release this information?

Mind-Movies (Visualization Exercises)

I have personally used the Mind-Movies concept for many years to train many of my students in how to master any skill that they desire to master.

I think that we all can agree that the best way to master any skill is to practice it repeatedly. A single success does not master the task, it simply starts the process of mastering it. Everything you have ever experienced in your life is stored in the recesses of your subconscious mind. So once you have done something you can replicate that success simply by tapping into the resources of your subconscious mind and then simply duplicate the action to get the desired results.

Let me give you an example. Say you are learning to drive and you need to learn how to parallel park a car in order to pass your in vehicle road test to get your driver’s license. Well someone is kind enough to work with you in your training and show you how to do it. They guide you through the process step by step, putting on your blinker, then pulling up along side the other vehicle, putting the car into reverse, turning your wheel toward the curb, rolling back to a specific angle, quickly turning your wheel in the reverse direction and continuing to back in until you are straight along the curb right behind the other vehicle. 

Ok so you have successfully parallel parked your vehicle for the first time. Congratulations! But that is just the beginning, how are you going to be able to do it again? 

That is where Mind-Movies and the incredible power of the subconscious mind come in. 

Let’s say for example that you know how to parallel park a car. If you have a driver’s license hopefully you do. But if I asked you to take part in a brief experiment right now, would you do it? I hope so. Because I am about to prove to you the incredible power of your subconscious.

So, here goes. Close your eyes for a moment and ask yourself the following question, “If I had to parallel park a car RIGHT NOW, how would I do it? You will be amazed at what happens. 

But let me clue you in just for those who didn’t participate. You would have seen the images of you n your mind going through the steps I highlighted above and successfully parallel parking your vehicle. Why? Because you put an immediate demand on your subconscious when you ask the question “RIGHT NOW”.

Okay, because this is actually one of my favorite subjects  let me share with you one more example. If I were to ask you, “Have you experienced your  first kiss yet?”

Well at that point an image of that person that you shared that experience with should have popped into your head almost instantly, even if that was years and years ago. Why, because although you may have numerous first kisses in numerous relationships in your life, you only have ONE FIRST KISS!

That is the power of the subconscious mind and the speed at which it can recall information once you know how to ask the right questions to get the answers you need, when you need them.

I hope you understand how that works now.

Mind-Movies and Visualization can help you to master any skill you desire to master, so please consider this my present to you helping you to learn or master anything you want in your life.

Here is to your success, and I hope that I have answered your question, “What is Complete Mind Therapy, and How Does It Work?”

If your have found the information in this post informative or useful please feel free to leave a comment below as we love feedback from our readers.

-Dr. Carl

Does Smoking Hypnosis Work

Smoking Hypnosis Works…

One of the most common questions we are asked here in our private practice “The Complete Mind Therapy Insitute” here in Stoneham, Massachusetts is “Does smoking hypnosis work? Can I really quit smoking using hypnosis?”

Well most smokers are slaves to the filthy habit of smoking. Slaves because smoking is an addiction, and quitting smoking cigarettes is said to be as hard as kicking a heroin habit. Most smokers whether they are willing to admit it or not hate the fact that they smoke, and would live a happier and healthier life simply by giving up the cigarettes.

But quitting is not easy. And we all know about the health issues that smoking cause, unless of course we have been living under a rock for the past forty or so years. Even the moderate smokers experience some symptoms related to their smoking.

Have you ever found yourself short of breath while climbing a set of stairs? Woke up from a sound sleep with a persistent cough? Had an itchy throat and coughed until you spit up that phlem?

But, that isn’t the worst of it. The World Health Organization has estimated that tobacco use is responsible for nearly 5 million deaths per year. Like that isn’t enough to make a logical person quit. But we keep right on lighting up. It is estimated that nearly 6.5 trillion (6,500,000,000,000 and that is an awful lot of zeros) cigarettes are sold annually. But let’s break that down a little bit further shall we? That is 17,808,219,178 cigarettes sold each and every day, 742,009,132 cigarettes per hour, 12,366,818 per minute, and 206,133 per second.

There are so many reasons that you should quit:

  • saving money (the average smoker that smokes one pack of cigarettes per day) at an average of $12.85 in New York spends an average of almost $4,700 per year. Can’t you think of a better way to spend your money?
  • To live a healthier and happier life
  • Healthier skin
  • For your husband or wife and your children or granchildren
  • To be able to be more active and productive in your life
  • And the list could go on and on…

But, if most smokers have a desire to quit, if they have all these reasons and more to quit, know just how bad smoking really is for them, what is holding them back, why don’t they just quit?

Well simply put Nicotene is an addictive drug, and that addiction like most addictions is both a physical addiction as well as a psychological addiction. An adiction rooted deeply within the subconscious mind. And the triggers that cause us to light up are just that. Triggers. Some of us light up when we are stressing about something, or we might enjoy a cigarette right after a meal or even after sex, others might light up every time they sit down in the driver’s seat of the car, or maybe a drink or two triggers that desire for that cigarette and that is just a couple of the many things that can trigger the esire for a cigarette and they are all tied to a subconscious trigger or a thought that cause that craving.

But, what if you could quiet that haunting little voice in your head? Or maybe be able to change the way you think about smoking,, rather than linking the cigarettes to positive situations can you turn that around and associate the cigarettes to negatives? A common practice in hypnotherapy is to link the negative aspects of smoking to the subconscious triggers. When that happens the smoker can then quiet the evil little voice prompting you to light up that next cigarette.

Now that can be accomplished either with the help of a professional hypnotherapist or by means of self hypnosis.

Why is it so hard to quit smoking?

Of course quitting smoking isn’t the easiest thing to do, and there are some real reasons why. As I have stated earliier on Nicotene is addictive. And by the time most people think about quitting they have been smoking. As a matter of fact I once read that the average smoker may have to quit nearly 30 times before they ultimately succeed. Of course understanding that most people need to try over and over again can lessen the self-disappointment one might experience after a failed attempt.

Once you have made the decision to quit and after the first couple of days your body finally realizes it is missing the nicotene you may begin to experience withdrawls and those withdrawls are no fun, and are sometimes enough to get some to cave in and go back to smoking.

Some of the symptoms of nicotene withdrawl are:

  • Nausea
  • A Sore Throat
  • Irritability
  • Headaches
  • Randon aches and pains
  • Mental frustration and sluggishness

Now these are the most common physical withrawl symptoms, and although they are not pleasant to go through, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. The mental addiction to nicotene is just as difficult if not more so to deal with than the physical effects. It is this mental addiction that go on within our subconscious mind that hold us hostage to that nicotene addiction. Remember that it is those subconscious triggers that urge us to light up. It is this mental battle that cause most smoking cessation aids to be ineffective. These therapies whether they be “the patch” “nicotene gum” “vaping” or whatever these things only deal with the physical aspect of the addiction.but do nothing for the mental urges, and as I explained it is these triggers that usually cause us to reach for the cigarette in the first place, and unless we deal with those triggers they remain very much in place. To truly succeed in quitting you need to battle the mental demons within.

So How Can Hypnosis Help You Quit Smoking

Well we have covered most of the key points as to why we smoke and why it is so hard for us to quit. But there is hope once we better understand how hypnosis can help us to deal with the mental addiction, and reframe our subconscious mind. The subcoscious is where all change begins.

In your current state you experience certain stimuli (the triggers we spoke about earlier) and these stimuli cause you to act or behave in certain ways, it may cause the craving for that cigarette. It’s not your fault that is justt the way your mind currently associates certain things with certain responses. You simply react to the stimuli.

But hypnosis can chnage the inner most thoughts and reactiions to those stimuli. This is done by carefully leading you through a series of breathing exercises and relaxation techniques designed to help you to reach a trance state. The experience may seem to some like daydreaming, but your subconscious is at a heightened state of awareness. Yet at the same time your conscious mind is relaxed and disconnected. While in this trance state your subconscious is much more receptive to suggestion. In this state you can be reprogrammed whether it is done in a professional hypnotherapy session or you can accomplish the same results using self-hypnosis. This reprogramming cann change the reactions to the specifc triggers that now cause you to light up. In this state the mind listens to the suggestions that you have chosen and reframes the subconscious to believe that you will be successful. This new belief is the same way the placebo effect works. A patient is given a placebo drug and told that it will have a specific effect, and altough it is nothing more than a false drug it has the effect that they were told it would, why? Because that is what they expected that is what they believed. Well hyonosis is very similar, if you believe it will work you success is much more likely.

The hypnotist will provide your subconscious with better alternatives to the stimuli that you currently react to by lighting up. You can control your mind, and you can control your reactions, an it all starts with the reprogramming of the subconscious, and that reprogramming is done through hypnosis.

There was a psychiatrist by the name of Herbert Spiegel that popularized a hypnotic technique called the Spiegel Method. It was his belief that the therapist in an effort to help a client quit smoking that he would deliver three repeated suggestions in his script during his session:

  • Smoking is poison
  • You need your body to live
  • You should respect your body and protect it

With this method he did not focus on quitting smoking, but focused on respecting the body, and this proved to be extremely effective.

Now as we wrap this up I want to go back to the beginning here if I may so we can finally answer the original question, Does smoking hypnosis work?

The short answer of course is “Yes”. All the research that I have done leads me to make that statement with a high degree of certainty, but it is conditional. In order for hypnosis to help you to quit smoking you yourself have to first desire to quit. Without that desire you are bound to fail. There is no magic in hypnosis, no magic pill. It simply is what it is. If you just have the feeling that you shoul quit, but really would rather not, well in all honesty, don’t waste your time, because you will just end up disappointed. But, if you are really ready to quit then hypnosis can be an extremely useful tool.

If you have enjoyed this post or found it helpful please leave us some feedback below, we love to hear from our readers.

-Dr. Carl

What Is Hypnosis and How Does It Work?

The Truth About Hypnosis

There are many misconceptions about hypnosis. So, let me begin this article by asking you a simple question.

When you hear the word hypnosis or hypnotist, what comes to mind? Well, if you’re like most people, these words may conjure up images of a sinister stage-villain who simply by staring into the eyes of an unsuspecting victim can put that person into a mind controlling state. This is a Hollywood Myth. A blatant outright lie.

The reality of it all is that hypnosis bears little resemblance to that type of stereotypical depiction. In fact as a professional hypnotist practicing for the past 7 years I can tell you that, “The hypnotist does not hypnotize the individual. But merely serves as a coach or tutor whose job is to help the person become relaxed enough to enter the trance state of hypnosis.”

Hypnosis is often described as a sleep-like trance state, it is better expressed as a state characterized by the focused attention of the subject, with a heightened level of suggestibility and vivid imagination. Although it may seem that people in a hypnotic state often seem sleepy and zoned out, the fact is that they are in a state of hyper-awareness.

In psychology, hypnosis is often referred to as hypnotherapy base on its therapeutic applications, and has been used for a variety of purposes including such things as the reduction and treatment of pain, helping a subject to lose weight, or quit smoking, or deal with any number of fears or phobias. Hypnosis is usually performed by a trained therapist who utilizes visualization and verbal repetition to induce a hypnotic state.

There really is no mystery about hypnosis.

Anyone can learn how to induce trance on another or even on themselves.

But, for a minute here let’s go back to the evil stage hypnotist example. I have a friend of mine who is a Stage Hypnotist in Las Vegas, yes, he made it to the Big Time. I actually love to go to his show when I am in town, and the first time I went I was encouraged by the friends I was with to go up onstage, I of course declined citing professional curiosity, although over the years I have seen many stage hypnosis shows. But we did go back and see his show again about a week later and that time I did in fact go up onstage.

The concept of stage hypnosis is that the show is supposed to be fun, both for the participants on stage and for the audience. Now the hypnotist might start out with 25-30 people on the stage, but will quickly narrow that down to 10-12 good participants, those who are the most susceptible to being hypnotized. Now the reason for that is simply the entertainer has a responsibility to the audience to put on a quality show. The participants that remain on stage may be encouraged to do some pretty outrageous things, (I have a copy of the video of the performance that I was involved in and that video remains locked up in my safe where no one will ever see it). But, as the show wrapped up he made a spectacle of me. Now a person will not do something while in hypnosis that they wouldn’t normally do, so why did I make a fool out of my self onstage? Well, when I went up on stage I had agreed subconsciously to submit myself to whatever would happen and all in good fun. So in other words I let down my inhibitions for the evening trusting that things would not get out of hand.

So, what is hypnosis really like?

Now I am often asked what a subject can expect to feel while in a hypnotic trance, well there really is no text book answer for that question because the experience of hypnosis can vary dramatically from one person to another. While some hypnotized people report feeling a sense of detachment or extreme relaxation during their time in the hypnotic state yet others even may feel that their actions seem to occur outside of their conscious volition. And even others may remain fully aware and able to even carry on conversations while under hypnosis. So as I said there is really no right or wrong answer but when subjecting yourself to hypnosis just realize that it should be a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

How can Hypnosis help me?

Well, to best answer that, let me start off by summing up some of the most common uses of hypnosis:

  • The treatment of a chronic pain in conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis
  • The treatment and reduction of labor pain during childbirth
  • The reduction of some of the symptoms of dementia
  • Hypnotherapy may also be helpful for certain symptoms of ADHD
  • To reduce the nausea and vomiting in cancer patients who are suffering while undergoing chemotherapy
  • Control of pain during dental procedures (as a matter of fact this method is practiced by many dentists)
  • Alleviation of symptoms association with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

And that is just the tip of the iceberg why people might decide to try hypnosis? They may seek out a qualified hypnotists to help them deal with or alleviate chronic pain or the anxiety caused by medical procedures such as dentistry, surgery or childbirth. Hypnosis has also been used extensively with great success to help people with behavior changes such as quitting smoking, or losing weight, (two of the most popular requests).

So, now the next most common question I am asked about hypnosis and the process:

How do I know if I can be hypnotized?

I often have discussions with people who have said, “I just can’t be hypnotized!” And there are a lot of people that think that they cannot be hypnotized, but that is simply not true. Research has shown that a large number of people are more hypnotizable than they believe. So let’s take a look at some of those statistics.

  • 15% of the populus are very responsive to hypnosis.
  • Children tend to be more susceptible to hypnosis than do adults.
  • Approximately 10% of adults are considered difficult or impossible to hypnotize leaving the other 90% in the category of hypnotizable.
  • People who can become easily absorbed in situations are much more responsive to hypnosis.
    • Have you ever been reading a good book and didn’t want to put it down?
    • Have you ever been watching a television show and had to go to the restroom and found yourself saying, “I’ll just wait for the next commercial.”
    • Have you ever been engaged in an enlightening conversation with that new love interest?

Well my friend you have experienced a form of trance state (otherwise known as hypnosis).

So, if you are interested in being hypnotized, it is important to remember that you should approach the experience with an open mind. Research has suggested that individuals who view hypnosis in a positive light tend to respond better,

It is unfortunate but I have had clients that come to me from time to time asking for my help to get them to quit smoking cigarettes. Smoking, of course, we all know is not good for us, and that we should quit. But some people are just not willing to quit. These meetings always begin with a counselling session of sorts, and the first question is always the same, “Why have you decided to try hypnosis as a means to quit smoking? And in all honesty some of the answers I get amaze me. The people who respond that they really want to quit an have tried other methods an been able to quit but eventually went back are actually great candidates for help in quitting smoking by means of hypnosis. On the other hand those who say something like, “Well my wife or girlfriend told me I need to quit” are less likely to achieve long range success. The reason being of course that the change is not really THEIR desire but someone else’s. So, if you are seeing a hypnotherapist to help you change a situation in your life because someone else said you should an you really don’t care to change your long term success will be highly unlikely. The hypnotist cannot force you to change, you have to desire that change in order for any hypnotherapy to achieve long range success you as the subject have to be willing and desiring that change.

I hope that you have found this article informative and useful. If you have why not place a comment below, or just simply give me a shout out. I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments.