Category Archives: Self-hypnosis

New Year’s Resolutions 2018 & Bridging the Knowing-Doing Gap

My New Year’s resolution is to bridge the knowing doing gap in my life. For example I know all about hypnotherapy and I know all about hypnosis and self-hypnosis but I’m not consistently using these powerful tools in my own life. That means that I’m not taking advantage of these brilliant tools and that is a problem because I’m recommending the same powerful tools to everybody but I’m not gaining the benefits myself. I know what needs to be done but am not implementing it!  Another example that struck me recently was that I was advising someone to invest in cryptocurrencies and when that person didn’t respond positively and did not take me seriously. I was a little bit annoyed and in particular because the value of cryptocurrencies went way up and I was thinking that if that person had listened to me he could have made about $14,000! However, did I take my own brilliant advice? No I didn’t invest money that I had sitting in my savings account in cryptocurrencies and I didn’t benefit either.  Sounds stupid – yes it is! The knowing – doing gap strikes again.

Back in 2013 I actually opened an account to buy Bitcoin and had the account verified. However did I actually buy Bitcoin? No! If I had I would be a wealth man today. In 2013 Bitcoin was trading at $100 /Bitcoin. In the past few weeks they hit $20,000 per Bitcoin. An investment of $500 in 2013 would have been worth $100,000 recently. Again the gap between knowing and doing!

So the big question I would like to ask you today is what do you know that you should do in your life? Maybe your New Year’s resolution could be to actually do it and bridge the knowing doing gap.

Best wishes for 2018!

Tom

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Are you Afraid of Self-Hypnosis?

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Self-Hypnosis

I completed a course in clinical hypnotherapy in 2012 and it was probably the most interesting and the most useful course I have ever done in my life.   I have undertaken quite a few courses in my time including 2 masters degrees and a PhD.  It is amazing that you can go through the education system and not be taught anything about how your own mind works.  That is certainly the case in the Irish educational system that I went through.   What I learned about my own mind and the minds of others from the hypnosis course is the type of knowledge that is applicable in everyday life.  You see, we think that we are logical human beings, but research in neuroscience by people such as Antonio Damasio shows that decisions are made with emotions and not with logic (look at Brexit and the election of Donald Trump – did voters decide with logic or emotion?).  Emotion is the language of the subconscious mind and hypnosis is an effective tool to communicate with your own subconscious mind. I have experienced the powerful benefits of hypnosis myself when I effectively used hypnosis to lose weight.  I was at a point of despair with my weight and felt that I had no control over myself and what I ate.  I just could not stop myself eating cakes, crisps and other treats.  I ballooned to 113kgs (nearly 18 stone).  However I learned to break free of eating junk food using self-hypnosis.  The wonderful thing about hypnosis is that you can eat anything you want and still lose weight!  That sentence is not a joke and is absolutely true.  With hypnosis you will no more desire to eat cakes or sweets, chocolate or ice cream than you now have a desire to eat cardboard.  It is hard to believe that this could be true. Believe me it is true!  You can read more about my experience of losing weight using hypnosis in a free report I created.  The report also contains a link to a free self -hypnosis weight loss audio.  Click Here!

Stage Hypnosis 

I don’t like stage hypnosis at all because it gives hypnosis in general a bad name.  You may see people barking like a dog etc. and you might have images in your heard of a swinging watch.  There are movies where subjects are programmed to become assassins etc.  This is all a load of baloney and is entertainment.  In hypnosis you are in complete control.  In self-hypnosis you listen to a recording in a relaxed state.  In a state of relaxation the ideas in the recording will enter your sub-conscious mind.  It is easy and completely safe.   At the end of the day all hypnosis is self-hypnosis – you relax and allow the suggestions to wash over you.  If you have never experienced Self- Hypnosis before then why not try out my weight loss audio now for free.

Hypnosis is Natural

Almost all of us, if not all, have at one time or another experienced light hypnosis. In fact, in some respects we experience a version of this everyday.  Have you every driven somewhere but cannot recall the journey.  Your mind had wandered off and you were daydreaming as you drove.  Have you been to the movies and just got totally absorbed.  Its almost as if you are in the movie and the world around you (the cinema) fades into the background.

By some definitions we are all under hypnosis all the time.  In other words we don’t see what is real but we see our own version of reality that we create in our own heads.  Are we aware what drives our thinking? We assume we are rational human beings but this is not the case.

Free Hypnosis Course

There is a company in the UK who produce self hypnosis audios.  I really like their material which is high quality.  They have a free 5 day course on hypnosis which I highly recommend and which I have taken myself.  If this subject interests you then there is no excuse.  You will learn a lot about yourself and others from this course.  Please click here to watch a video about the free course.

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” – Henry Ford

PS.  Politics! I have been enjoying Scott Adam’s take on the US elections and understanding Donald Trump.  Scott Adams created the Dilbert cartoon strip and he is also well versed in hypnosis.  Scott predicted Trump’s win when most people thought he was crazy including myself.  He calls Trump the master persuader and he certainly is.  Trump uses mass persuasion techniques.  Will any of us forget the mental image he created of the ‘wall’? This big, beautiful wall that Mexico would supposedly pay for.  Trump was inviting us on a mental journey  – to engage our imaginations to create a mental picture of the wall and that to me looks a lot like hypnosis.  Also who can forget how he finished off his rivals for the Republican nomination.  Take for example Jeb Bush who was finished off by Trump with the label ‘low-energy’.  This is what is know as a  “linguistic kill shot,” in which Trump used an engineered set of words that changes or ends an argument decisively.   If you would like to read more on this have a look at a Forbes Magazine article from November 2015 ‘Donald Trump, Political Mass Hypnotist?’  If you want to understand the new US president and the new world we find ourselves in maybe its time you learn more about hypnosis by taking the free course from Uncommon Knowledge as a first step.