Unleash The Power of Mind with Hypnosis
On Episode 345 of The No Limits Selling Podcast, we have Sean Michael Andrews. Sean is a hypnotist, trainer, published author, and keynote speaker.
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Definition and Basics of Hypnosis
Sean Michael Andrews offers a simple definition of hypnosis as a relaxed state in which individuals are more open to beneficial suggestions. He also acknowledges various theories of hypnosis, such as state, non-state, and transactional theories.
Self-Hypnosis and Creative Thinking
Sean describes self-hypnosis as a technique to quiet the conscious mind and access deeper thoughts, which can lead to creative ideas for personal or business development.
Positive Suggestions and Core Values
They discuss the nature of hypnotic suggestions, emphasizing that suggestions against a person's core values will be rejected. The importance of aligning hypnotic suggestions with the client's desires and values is highlighted.
Time Perception Under Hypnosis
The conversation touches on the common phenomenon of time distortion experienced by individuals under hypnosis, noting that some people underestimate while others overestimate the time they've been in a trance.
Placebo Effect in Hypnosis
The placebo effect's relationship with hypnosis is explored, with Sean suggesting that the expectation and belief in the hypnotist's suggestions can enhance the outcome of the hypnotherapy session.
Hypnosis Susceptibility and Demographics
Sean shares his research on susceptibility to hypnosis, mentioning factors like gender, ethnicity, age, and interest in New Age beliefs as influential.
Umar emphasizes the importance of having a detailed conversation with the client before a hypnotherapy session to understand their goals and set the stage for effective hypnosis.
Hypnosis for Personal Insight and Resolution
Umar narrates an instance where hypnosis helped a client gain insight into his problems with board members, leading to a resolution of his internal conflicts.
Advances and Challenges in Hypnosis
They discuss the current state of hypnosis research and the profession's challenges, including the lack of standardization and underutilization of hypnosis.
Group Hypnosis vs. Individual Sessions
Sean expresses a preference for individual hypnotherapy sessions over group sessions due to the personalized approach that can address specific motivational factors.
Historical and Theatrical Hypnosis Techniques
The conversation concludes with a discussion on traditional hypnosis demonstrations, such as inducing analgesia to prevent pain during procedures like putting a hat pin through the arm.
Both speakers reflect on the interview, expressing satisfaction with the depth of the conversation and considering new ideas for future exploration in hypnosis.
Questions & Answers
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a relaxed state of consciousness where a person is more open to positive suggestions. It is a technique used to quiet the conscious mind and can help individuals access deeper thoughts for creative solutions.
Can Hypnosis Help with Creative Thinking?
Yes, hypnosis can aid in creative thinking. Self-hypnosis allows individuals to quiet their conscious mind, potentially leading to innovative ideas for personal and business challenges.
Will I Act Against My Values Under Hypnosis?
No, you will not act against your core values under hypnosis. Hypnotic suggestions that conflict with a person's core beliefs are typically rejected, making it important for suggestions to align with the individual's values.
Does Time Feel Different Under Hypnosis?
Time perception can change under hypnosis. Some individuals may feel like they have been in a trance for a shorter or longer period than they actually have, a phenomenon known as time distortion.
How Does the Placebo Effect Relate to Hypnosis?
The placebo effect can enhance hypnosis. The belief and expectation in the hypnotist's ability and suggestions can significantly improve the outcomes of hypnotherapy sessions.
Who is More Susceptible to Hypnosis?
Susceptibility to hypnosis varies and can be influenced by factors such as gender, ethnicity, age, and an individual's interest in New Age beliefs. However, most people can be hypnotized to some degree.
Why is a Pre-Hypnosis Conversation Important?
Can Hypnosis Provide Personal Insights?
What are the Challenges Facing the Hypnosis Profession?
Is Group Hypnosis as Effective as Individual Sessions?
What are Some Traditional Uses of Hypnosis?
How has Hypnosis Changed Over Time?
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