Mind over Matter: the power of hypnosis

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Felix Baumgartner had a problem. In order to space dive from a tiny ballon 120,000 feet into the stratosphere, make a freefall jump at speeds breaking the sound barrier and parachute back to earth, he had to wear a specially designed pressure suit. But it made him claustrophobic. How did he handle it? He took a year off of training, went home to Austria and used hypnosis to get over his fear of the suit. Guess what? It worked.

According to hypnotherapist Paige Wacker, if you can imagine it and you can believe it, then you can achieve it. Hypnosis frees the mind of limiting thoughts, allowing us to accomplish great things. Just look at Felix Baumgartner.

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Paige Wacker

Paige Wacker is a Mind Performance Coach certified in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. She studied both hypnotherapy and NLP at the Hypnotherapy Academy of America in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Having been a World Class Athlete herself in the Quarter Horse Show World, she understands what it takes to achieve the kind of focus that allows an athlete to get into the ZONE.

Paige is internationally certified for hypnotherapy through the International Board of Hypnotherapy and the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners. You can find our more about her at www.hypnopaige.com.

Kircher-show-descriptionJoin me when I interview Paige Wacker on The Edge this Wednesday at 8 AM Pacific. We will be talking about hypnosis and sports–what it is, how it works and what it takes to get into the zone and perform our best. You don’t want to miss this one.

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5 responses »

  1. Oh I need this for many things in my life! BTW I clicked on the link in the email you sent me, but couldn’t connect to the radio broadcast. Think it has to do with my pc settings/set-up.

    • It could be your browser. Also, the link only plate after the show went live on Wednesday. Might try from a different browser and see if that works. The show is still archived.

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  3. Great tips for reader enjoyment
    The first step to covert hypnosis is to gain the trust of the person you are hypnotizing. In covert hypnosis, this trust is called rapport. By conversing with the person in a certain way, you can gain this rapport. You will need to engage all five senses of your subject in order to successfully gain rapport with them. At first, this will be seemingly difficult. You may slip up several times before you finally get the hang of it. However, as you grow more experienced and competent, you will find gaining rapport becoming second nature to you.
    After you have gained the trust of the person in front of you, you need to move on to subtle suggestions. Usually, these subtle suggestions are presented in the form of metaphors. The metaphors may have some sort of face value in the conversation. However, it is not this face value that you are trying to invoke when using covert hypnosis. Rather, it is the deep psychological implications associated with each of these suggestions. The metaphors are supposed to inflect deeper meanings on the person with them not being particularly aware of this.
    One popular way of using covert hypnosis is by telling the story. The human mind is conditioned in such a way to love storytelling. An engaging story demands all of the attention of the listener, making conversational hypnosis a great deal easier. Moreover, it is easier to insert hidden meanings into stories than it is to insert them into regular conversational small talk.
    Covert hypnosis can have profound real-world implications on your profession. For example, it has been demonstrated that real estate agents can learn covert hypnosis and achieve a much higher success rate when convincing their potential home buyers of closing a deal. In some cases, more extreme results can be achieved provided that you have enough rapport for it. For example, you could talk to the person about being forgetful, constantly stressing this point. Then you could ask them something like their name. In many cases, you will be surprised to find that the person has actually forgotten their name for a short duration of time, more for reader enjoyment.

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