In a recent study posted in The Journal of Consumer Research, Authors Vanessa M. Patrick and Henrik Hagtvedt found that changing one word helped people stick to their goals 266% better (from 30% to 80%)! What was that change in wording and how can we use it to help ourselves stick to our goals and help our clients stick to theirs?
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What do religion, politics, and Ericksonian hypnosis have to do with each other? Is there an easy and fun way to generate hypnotic language (Hint, yes there is — and I’ll show you)? How do the conscious and unconscious minds relate to each other and what functions do they perform. How is the statement, “The osmosis of wellbeing is now happening worldwide. We are being called to explore the quantum soup itself as an interface between divinity and love. The cosmos is approaching a tipping point.” useful?
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What are ideomotor responses and how do you use them to help your clients? What are ways to amplify the positive results and expand your flexibility so you can help folks more effectively? When are you already doing ideomotor and not know it? What are ideosensory responses and why are they sometimes better than ideomotor responses?
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Scientific backing for using metaphor in therapy. How does it work? How can simply telling a story change someone’s brain and activate their strengths? Did you know that, when you hear a story, areas in your brain activate just as if you were experiencing the events in the story?
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I get asked a lot about what technique to use when, how to use hypnotic language in a session, how do you apply anchoring and the meta model. In NLP trainings, techniques are often taught one-at-a-time and as discrete techniques. In sessions, there’s more improvisation. Many students are uncomfortable with that. Thus, teachers in the field promote authoritarian models where the therapist controls the whole process and has a regimen all laid out. But in my mind, the best healers work with what the client gives them. They respond — not dictate. They explore the client’s model of the world and help the client adjust their ideas, thoughts, beliefs and patterns until the client achieves their goal. How do you do that? ReadContinue reading
Did you hear about the journalist who wrote a great article about a young hen who could play “Imagine” on the piano and with her talent, inspired the end to a war? It was a pullet surprise winning peace.
What does that awful pun have to do with hypnosis, NLP, indirect suggestion, ericksonian hypnosis and how effective you can be in helping people?
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Resistance — people-helpers (hypnotherapists, coaches, counselors, friends) are often stymied by it. How can they get past it? How does the conscious mind keep us from changing, even when we want to? Why is that sometimes good? How do we respect people’s wishes and influence them. The answer is…. (at least, partially), hypnotic language.Continue reading