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By Igor Ledochowski
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TABLE OF CONTENTS CONVERSATIONAL HYPNOSIS: PRIVATE Q&A SESSION PART 1 INTRODUCTION HOW TO USE HYPNOSIS TO BEAT DEPRESSION HYPNOTIC PATTERN INTERRUPTS THE WORLD IS WHAT YOU THINK IT IS HOW DO YOU CHANGE WHAT TO EXPECT FROM LIFE? HOW TO END PROCRASTINATION WITH HYPNOSIS HOW TO MAKE BETTER DECISIONS HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH FEAR DEMONSTRATION: DESTROYING FEAR WITH LANGUAGE CONVERSATIONAL HYPNOSIS: PRIVATE Q&A SESSION PART 2 HOW TO USE THE “HYPNOTISTS PERFORMANCE TRANCE” HOW TO TROUBLESHOOT SELF HYPNOSIS PROBLEMS HOW TO VISUALIZE WHEN YOU CAN’T HYPNOTIC FIREARMS TRAINING CONVERSATIONAL HYPNOSIS: PRIVATE Q&A SESSION PART 3 HYPNOTIC PERIPHERAL VISION HYPNOSIS & THE FUTURE HYPNOSIS & ENLIGHTENMENT THE POWER OF A COMMUNITY OF HYPNOSIS MASTERS HOW TO BUILD NATURAL RECOVERY STRATEGIES I NTO HYPNOSIS TROUBLESHOOTING FURTHER VISUALIZATION “PROBLEMS” HYPNOSIS & SALES FINAL WORDS
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Conversational Hypnosis: Private Q&A Session Part 1
Igor: Welcome to Street Hypnosis. This is a wonderful opportunity that we have right now in terms of an open forum question and answer session. Any questions, comments or concerns you ever had about hypnosis I will endeavor to answer today. We have a bunch of people on the call who have hopefully got a long list of questions to ask me. We’re basically going to go through them, in no particular order and no particular rhyme or reason, we’ll just take each question as it comes and see where it takes us. You have carte blanche to ask anything you want. Some questions I will not be able to answer, in which case, I’m sorry. I’ll give you my best answer or my best guesstimate as to what I might do in that situation, but I’ll be quite up front if I don’t know what the correct answer would be or if I don’t have experience of that. However, I hope for most of the questions you have I will have a solution or something of value to present; we’ll see as that goes along. The one favor I want to ask you not do is, don’t ask me to start reviewing other people’s products or courses and seminars that’s not what this is about. This is about hypnosis itself, it’s not a walk through where we get to analyze or criticize other people’s materials. There are some great hypnotists out there and some not so great hypnotists -- and it’s better for you to form your own judgment based on solid hypnotic principles than rely on my opinion on that. With that happy thought, let’s kick in with the first person who has a question for me.
How To Use Hypnosis To Beat Depression
Mary: Igor let me start with a question about the use of direct or indirect hypnosis for mood, for depression that’s at a level that doesn’t require medication, but is preventing the person from taking any constructive action.
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There are extremes like manic depressives or bipolar disorder where you really go to extremes. Bodies are machines that. I’d like to discuss both.improvement fields get into. I think that’s a very bad frame to come from. All Rights Reserved www. which has other causes also. We have of course the classic sleeping and waking cycle and it would be ridiculous for someone to suggest that you never need to sleep again. If you want to ask something separately on that on procrastination.com 4 . although of course one can very much cause the other. In terms of mood swings or being a little low or anything like that. It’s natural to have periods of high energy and periods of low energy. full of energy. Let’s deal with the state issue and assume that’s going to be the operative cause behind the procrastination. In the same way I think it’s ridiculous to suggest that you’ll always be up and happy. because I think that’s also inappropriate. if you like.or you’re a loser. Some days unpleasant things happen and it’s harder to deal with. full of energy and excitement -. full of life and full of excitement 100% of the time and that’s it!! There are no other options!! You’re happy. the first thing to realize is that this is part of the human condition. © Street Hypnosis. totally blissful. it’s quite negative and can be a very destructive thing. Mary: Igor: Yes. out of inactivity. someone who struggles with procrastination? Igor: Those are two slightly separate questions. Sometimes you need your environment or to respond to your environment and your emotions are good cues for that so that’s like the pre-frame. What I want to avoid presenting is this thing which I think is a trap that a lot of self. go up and down in different mood swings and different cycles.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A The question is what would be the best approach to bring someone out of a low level depression.StreetHypnosis. Having a low mood swing can often cause procrastination as people lose the motivation or energy to do something. We’re not talking about that stuff we’re just talking about some days you feel like running around and some days you just feel like sitting down and having a quiet conversation. where people get the idea that you have to be on the go. we can do that separately if you like.
Their body physically isn’t capable of sustaining the release of the endorphins and other various chemicals that they need to over that prolonged period of time. © Street Hypnosis. they will tend to stay in a low mood most of the time and that’s their default state. they’re happy sometimes. In other words.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Then let’s assume that someone is moping around.com 5 . Most people luckily. The other one is much more of a prevalent condition. Anything at this point works. so we’re making a distinction between “Hey. fall somewhere in between. The reason I begin with this point is because. In other words.StreetHypnosis. they’re taking too long about it. So I’m going to assume your question now is how do you deal with people who have no pre-disposition to being unhappy and how do you help them break their mood? I think that phrase we just used is the key bit. sad sometimes. if your default state isn’t a high energy or happiness – and happiness doesn’t necessarily have to be high energy. One is just kind of part of nature and the way it is sometimes you have quiet and exciting days and sometimes not. to break their mood. all month or maybe even all year. as tends to happen. In other words they can keep relatively happy for most of the time if they discover the mental knack for it. because you’re essentially distracting away from their mood. today I’m going to have a lazy day”… and you’ve had a lazy day all week. Distraction methods are great for this. they have enough emotional range to be on both ends of the spectrum and they can probably maintain happiness ad-infinitum. it’s a growth curve. it’s becoming destructive or it’s not becoming useful in their life. All Rights Reserved www. What they need to realize is that these other people haven’t had as many years of training in exercising that muscle or that state as they have. So there’s a period of growth required to move someone who is usually a little bit down and pessimistic to someone who is optimistic and has more energy in life in general. There are different categories. Some people will have trained themselves into low moods. it could be just a sense of joy or contentment or something – then whilst some people that’s their default state they can’t understand people who aren’t happy all the time.
because it seemed appropriate and pattern interrupt or distraction technique at the same time. Also. You don’t want to pull them off and put on a new pair of shiny new trousers that may be better. so this is not necessary something that I’m going to recommend as a technique: just use the principles! © Street Hypnosis. It’s like putting on an old pair of jeans when they’re on your body and they’re all nice and warm.StreetHypnosis. He was a great guy. so I basically jumped on him – by the way this is a story. you’ve worn them in. because it feels comfortable wallowing in self-pity or wallowing in the particular mood they’re in. which was on the ideas or thoughts that keep them in that mood and you’re moving them towards other things. In other words.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Be prepared for people to want to resist that process. Expect them to find their way back again each time you distract them. they’re warm and part of your skeletal structure and all that sort of stuff. it’s just a question of how many cycles you have to go through. because the other ones fit you. I was sharing a house with some good friends of mine. his default state was to be unhappy and slightly depressed. I remember one evening he was sitting on the couch complaining about life and how its okay for everyone else. All Rights Reserved www. I will basically use something like the hypnotic blitz that’s one of my favorite ways of doing it. one of whom was… shall we say he was more generically moody. etc. but they don’t feel quite the same way. if I see someone who is moping around the place and it’s not adding value to anyone’s life. but he was a bit of hard work at times. He was sitting on the couch. a key point on context I’ll give you an example of a time I used this. One way I like to do it.com 6 . I decided to use the hypnotic blitz then. Some years ago I was living in London. because you’re distracting them away from where their mind was. really had a heart of gold. Now how do you use suggestion or hypnotic principles to break that mood? Distraction is definitely a good way of doing this. because they’re always happy and people always like them.
At this point. how the certain thing he wanted and forgotten about –like a little project he was working on that worked out successfully. I challenged him. I fire off like five. doing that and she’s chosen you out of all the ten million people in the city. All Rights Reserved www. how great he was. you did this. saying: “You know you’re great. like “Do you really think that your girlfriend doesn’t like you anymore? Let me think.com 7 . I don’t know. I started screaming at him in a fun playful sort of way. We do the same thing over and over again and I think this took about 15 or 20 minutes. the project. she’s come all the way from the other end of London to be here with you. he was sort of sitting on the couch. your life is fantastic look at this. how amazing things are and how all these different things had happened in the past week that are good or positive things. I grabbed him by the shoulder. six or seven positive suggestions again. every single positive thing he could possibly think about in his life. I was basically just yelling at him. people love you. How does that work?” Again. She decided to be with you and no one else. I stop shaking him and still with a little twinkle in my eye I’m still throwing some very direct suggestions at him and he’s starting to calm down a little bit and then his intellect kicks in. In other words. how he has everything to live for. So as he starts coming up with reasons why those things aren’t good enough and all the rest of it.StreetHypnosis.” I’m shaking him all the time. until he suddenly threw up his hands in the air and said © Street Hypnosis. he starts smirking. he starts giggling like a school girl. She’s doing this. Then I’m using something called hypnotic reversal.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A I jumped on the couch. you did that and you had that other thing. Then that mood starts popping again and another excuse comes up. His critical factor kicks in and is about to bring him back into his depressed mood. until roughly about three minutes in. At the end of each challenge just as he gets stuck on the frame of the challenge. started shaking him and whilst he had this look of shock and horror on his face.
I’m using emotional overload. He’s just shocked and he’s trying to get out of this whole pattern of confusion whilst positive suggestions are hitting him and eventually I see it beginning to take effect. the emotional quality is still fun and vibrant. I allow his intellect to start coming back. I can start slowing things down in terms of the physical confusion elements. So I’m not making angry suggestions. but it’s basically utilizing different strategies in a context where it’s appropriate. I’m just going to be happy instead. Eventually of course. I see him shift his state. which means that the critical factor tends to shut down. I’m using direct suggestion. Let’s go out and have some fun tonight.com 8 . otherwise I have to possibly maintain that.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A “You know what I give up. I’m beginning to shout positive suggestions at him in a positive tonality.” I guess it’s not necessarily a technique per se. I’ve got to allow his intellect to kick back in again. That message is being reinforced constantly until I saw him beginning to respond to it. but I’m keeping the pattern. he starts smiling a little bit and at that point. but in increments. What strategies did we use? We used the distraction method. the person gives up.StreetHypnosis. All Rights Reserved www. In other words. particularly a pattern interrupt idea. the positive suggestions going. because I can’t have his critical factor offline constantly. Most people will eventually give up. the objections that have come up. His eyes light up. © Street Hypnosis. but I’m using it in an overload sense. the objections become weaker and weaker and eventually they drop away. Some people will take half an hour and some people will take five minutes. As I blast through each one. so whilst I’m kind of shaking him to put him under physical pressure. I do it in small enough increments that I can again blast through the defense mechanism.
The sense of self-worth is linked to state. If you take Igor: © Street Hypnosis. those are two separate subject’s procrastination and a lower sense of self-worth. the lower sense of self-worth that often comes out of prolonged low moods.com 9 . because you either get more information so you realize that something else needs to happen or you pop the state. Likewise.StreetHypnosis. So if you manage to break the mood cycle with sufficient frequency then the self-esteem things come with it and of course. The main distinction between someone with high self-esteem and low self-esteem to a certain extent is that someone with high self-esteem has got mental strategies to get themselves into a better state and as a result they see themselves in a better light and there comes a selfreinforcing cycle. For example. this is not the time to shake them and start telling them how wonderful life is. “the world is your oyster” etc. in which case everyone can get on with their life in a happier manner. Either way is fine. most of the suggestions I was making in terms of his mood weren’t things about becoming happier and happier.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A If they don’t then you may consider that there may be a genuine reason for them to be upset. Again. the suggestions that we’ve been talking about all kick right into self-esteem suggestion. “You’re a great person. In fact. I would love to hear your thoughts on the procrastination. Does that give you an idea of something to work with Mary? Hypnotic Pattern Interrupts Mary: Yes. at work you’re popular. they were more about his self-esteem. If you lose a loved one for example. that’s excellent. All Rights Reserved www. you’re successful” – these are all self-esteem suggestions that I’m using and those are tied quite closely. If you break the state you’ll break their low self-esteem. they may get a sense they’re going to get fired at work and they may have heard something or maybe picked up on something unconsciously that they’re not aware of yet and maybe they need to work through that first. you have everything to live for people love you. it might be that there’s an underlying problem.
you hit paralysis.000 feet in the air. They’re on this old bi-plane. The particular method he chose for this phobia of heights was to make him jump out of airplane from 2. still with a phobia of course.com 10 . he jumps. because you’re just switching the direction or the flow of that loop. One of the ways it does this is the basic pattern of procrastination is called overload. walks out onto the wing and is holding on. In terms of procrastination now that’s a separate question. there’s a story that I was told once about a soldier who had a fear of heights. © Street Hypnosis. It’s called a static line jump. Every time he did it she eventually got the drift and she totally forgot about the bitterness she kept quarreling about and kept bringing back and that’s how he broke her cycle. Whatever task you have ahead of yourself seems so vast and impossible that you kind of give up. so the line obviously opens up on its own. but procrastination can often bring about the mood swings. because his whole body is flapping in the wind. so what he did was he kept splashing water into the lady’s face and by the third time she was upset. the soldier when the time comes to go links himself up. Being the human being that he is. being the good soldier that he is. When his instructor yells go. as a gesture of kindness. decided to break this phobia in the only way he knew how which was to make him confront his fear.StreetHypnosis. It’s a little bit like this. I like that. Tony Robbins does that in one of his segments where has a client come to him about a problem. The instructor had to pry his fingers off to help him let go. Now you have this strange scenario where the man is stuck on an airplane in a very dangerous position. which of course. Audience: I was going to comment on this thing about the interruption.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A care of one. His drill sergeant. They used one of these old biplanes where you had to basically walk out onto the wing and you get strapped onto a line then you jump off. All Rights Reserved www. but his hands will not let go of the airplane wing. his hands still hold on. can be quite related to mood swings. you’ll take care of the other.
which is “Don’t be someone that things happen to. you’re either at the affect of the world and the world is affecting you or you’re at cause. You know why I’m doing this. you’re causing things to happen. You need to be absolutely in control of that frame. Either you’re making results happen or you’re having things happen to you. In other words.com 11 . which is basically to reestablish the pattern. One of these big things is he builds it up right from the beginning. The thing that people don’t realize is there are hidden forces at work there also. she cannot take the responsibility in front of an audience of 10. your husband. I don’t know about you. A frame in which it’s okay for him to do this. © Street Hypnosis. where me doing weird things is in your best interest and the big frame is switching people towards empowerment.000 people – who is going to be so “petty” as to not let this man who’s helping her out do his thing. but then you only have yourself to blame. One way to do this like in the example I gave with my friend. but partly she’s caught in a bit of a bind. You’re out of the pattern now. she can sit there and get angry with him. You know you’re having a dodgy pattern.StreetHypnosis.” Because she’s caught in that bind. because he said “I’m doing this to help you. just imagine doing this with your mother. go ahead and do that. Then she falls into his frame and that’s part of the leverage he uses to keep her out of the pattern. where they have a problem and every time they start talking about it you sprinkle their face with water. If you took for example.” When he’s sitting there flicking your face with water. wife or whatever.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Igor: There’s something very important to bear in mind with that example you just gave us and this is the danger by the way of seeing some big guru doing this on the stage. so if you want to go back in and get annoyed with me. All Rights Reserved www. If you’re going to do that with a friend or a member of your family. choose what to do. but I can see that turning into a divorce case pretty soon or at least a family feud. The big distinction is that Tony Robbins has created a meta-frame. is to do it all in a friendly atmosphere. one thing you need to have firm control on is the frame.
having a bad emotion. Igor: Audience: Exactly. but I’d do it in a playful way. I think it’s a great example you gave us and I think you particularly from some of the comments you just made realize that the set up in that case was as important if not more important than the actual technique itself. Igor: © Street Hypnosis.StreetHypnosis. All Rights Reserved www.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A If I was going to use water flicking as the pattern interrupt. This is actually very important. in effect. One thing that we do know – that we have measured – is tried and tested in psychology: and its the idea that the unconscious mind will run with an idea and either reward or punish in certain ways. I listen to Eckhart Tolle as well and he talks about the fear of change that you constantly make this pain connection where two people would meet in an accident on the freeway or on the road and they’re both at that pain seeking moment. Does that make sense? The World Is What You Think It Is Audience: Yes. the world and how it happens to you or what you cause. the way as kids squirt water at each other or throw water bombs at each other. That’s the reason two particular people get in an accident. because that creates a frame of playfulness and it’s difficult for them to break that frame. Until you realize that you’re seeking those pains then steer away from that or get out of that cycle. There are two ways to look at what you just talked about. then you can stop being glum and stop looking at the world in a glum way.com 12 . Again. with what you did with the Tony Robbins thing about what you cause. because it becomes a punishment rather than a playful fun thing. One is that whole spiritual idea that you attract certain conditions to yourself and some people may have a problem accepting that purely because there’s a lack of mechanism that people can measure about it. here’s water a punishment then it becomes annoying very quickly. If it’s a very serious frame like you. I could do it. not to happen to you.
but if you’re having a constant stream of these things. You bump yourself. Your unconscious mind will tend to try and create balance again. People who are pleasure oriented or people who are more positively oriented are basically giving instruction to the unconscious mind that they expect a different set of things to happen. You just slightly misjudge the distance between your shin and the table and whack your shin. you are telling your unconscious mind: these are the sets of experiences I expect.com 13 . It will start punishing you in ways that you probably won’t even notice. but it’s happening incessantly throughout the day until you sit back and wonder ”What the hell is going on? What’s wrong with me today?” One or two bumps. basically there’s an intelligence called the unconscious mind that is at work and it’s directing you this way. Where do these things come from? It’s all inside the unconscious. please make it happen.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Here’s what I mean by that. Just at the last moment you lose your balance. we’ll come back to this idea of procrastination very shortly – and it turns out there’s a very interesting mindset distinction. Let’s say you do something that is reprehensible in some way and you feel guilty about it. One of the tests that they had was that these people were asked to walk down a particular alleyway to a coffee shop where they’d have a meeting. you bump your head. You accidentally say something and as it’s coming out you just realize it came out in the wrong way or your tonality portrays you and you end up getting egg all over your face. everyone has them that’s nothing to really concern yourself about that’s just being part of the world and misjudging something. you stub your toe or you get a paper cut little things. If you’ve done something that you feel guilty about it’s going to start punishing you. You may realize that you’ve had days where you’re really accident prone nothing you do seems to be right. What they didn’t realize is that the alleyway was rigged so that as they walked down the alleyway they would find I think it was a £50 note lying © Street Hypnosis. If you’re pain oriented to use an Eckhart Tolle example. There’s an interesting TV program of this on luck and unlucky people – by the way Mary. All Rights Reserved www.StreetHypnosis.
is when randomly you get luck or randomly you have bad luck. The unlucky people on the other hand are walking down the same road. Without exception. where you © Street Hypnosis. like that can’t be what I think it is. It may be something to do with where you need to have some bigger therapeutic tools like regression or something like that. is pre-disposed to one or the then that’s what you end up getting. it was on the BBC.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A on the ground and a scratch card with the winning lottery number for £100 as well then they just notice what happened. smile. especially your unconscious which makes a lot of decisions that you’re not aware of. All Rights Reserved www. having a second glance back and you can see him mentally shrugging as he walks on. In fact. program do you Igor? You don’t remember the name of the No. So your mindset will tend to attract things to you purely because every second of your life you have opportunities around you for good and bad things to happen. that’s very interesting. Did you have a follow up to that? Audience: Igor: No. pick them up. but I can’t recall the name of the program. your mind. all the people who are “lucky” people walking down the road spot these things. Sometimes the waiting is more in favor or one thing or the other. How Do You Change What To Expect From Life? Audience: Igor: I guess the question is how do you begin switching that expectation? If you’re doing it as a therapist that has a lot to do with self-esteem issues. which but if these other I wouldn’t be surprised that many crashes are actually caused by people either having some kind of unconscious need to punish themselves.com 14 . look at them. They’ve deleted out of experience. selfsabotage in some way or just to strike at just the right time.StreetHypnosis. I do remember that. put it in their pocket and are now several hundred pounds or 50£ richer. seeing the same signals and they totally ignore the £50 note and the scratch card. one of them ends up glancing at it.
In other words. to get it to tell you what exactly is causing this. when parents turn around and say That’s Johnny. So you may need to go back and delete that belief. Both can work and that’s of course what therapeutic technique is all about. you could create a pre-disposition to much more positive states. a lot of times those can collapse then the old belief gets brushed aside. which by default will contain more positive attitudes.com 15 . © Street Hypnosis. Suddenly your consciousness can.StreetHypnosis. To the unconscious mind it’s irrelevant that there’s a paradox. which will basically take care of the behavior. Other ways to do it– there are many ways to do it– another way to do it is to maybe just do it with a state. For example. You basically have a little chat with your unconscious mind through your motor responses. by uncovering that. the unconscious makes no distinction between conflicts. All Rights Reserved www. so as a result means that the unconscious mind will focus more on those positive things. in other words you can clear up the underlying condition.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A work out the time in their life where they created the belief expecting certain things about themselves. he’s just awkward – that’s a belief that’s been set and that may end up manifesting as a reality for them for the rest of their life. I think usually the simplest or most elegant approach is to do something that we’re going to go into in the Power of Self Hypnosis study program that I’m recording right now and that is – to give you a sneak preview – something called the Unconscious Review. If you’re talking about self hypnosis. when you consciously appreciate the disconnect between things you know to be true now intellectually and things that your unconscious mind held as a belief outside of your awareness. it gets rid of that. Very often. this is the strange thing. Remember. It’s just a question of – if that happens what end of the paradox do you place people’s attention on? Or you can clear up the paradox. It will quite happily run a conflict to totally mutually paradoxical situations simultaneously like it’s night and day at the same time or it’s raining and dry at the same time.
StreetHypnosis. to allow yourself to break the root cause. if you’re using it on yourself.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Sometimes that doesn’t happen. you can use very simple direct self suggestions. but then you might end up having the whole transference idea where you have a different way of punishing yourself coming out instead. Did you have a follow up to that Mary? Mary: No. it’s very interesting. which has this root belief that they are a bad person. The biggest problem is. because the unconscious mind still needs to punish the individual. dissolve that and allow everything to just happen naturally as a result of that. © Street Hypnosis. because he may be solving the wrong problem. You might be okay with that. but a belief that he is a bad person and needs to be punished constantly by bumping his head. you may find yourself being successful with just the elegant suggestions. That might sound like great he’s resolving the problem and sometimes that actually works. Of course. But sometimes all he’s doing is addressing a symptom and he needs to check for a root as well. That’s the bit that needs to be dealt with and at that point the awkwardness will disappear naturally. toes and all the rest. At this point. Now you see you’re targeting your suggestions at the right cause. Let’s say that the awkwardness has nothing to do with a belief that he should be awkward. saying that in every day and every way I’m going to get more elegant and all the rest of it is not going to make a blind bit of difference.com 16 . say someone is awkward or unlucky and they start suggesting something like Every day and everywhere I get luckier and luckier OR Every day in every way I get smoother and more elegant. All Rights Reserved www. in which case. which takes care of that also. but I think the elegant solution then is.
This is what causes us to procrastinate. It may be that you’re just overloading on the task because you’re going too far in the future. but his hands hold on tight and then he’s stuck in a worse position. simultaneously try to bend it and straighten it out at the same time. All Rights Reserved www. We are having the equivalent of trying to do two different things at the same time. so you end up doing nothing as a result. It’s kind of like a catatonic state – try this Mary– as an experiment. Take your arm and lift it up halfway. exactly. © Street Hypnosis.com 17 . a big cause tends to be perfectionism. For example. if you want to get a new job. What happens to your arm? Mary: Igor: It freezes.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A How To End Procrastination With Hypnosis Igor: Mary: Igor: Okay. which I’m aware that I haven’t completely dealt with yet. we’ve got the guy still holding on and doing nothing. Do this at the same time – bend and stretch your arm simultaneously what happens? Whatever position your arm is in. It freezes. You don’t know how to make it so perfect. His feet jump.StreetHypnosis. In other words. like that arm locks up when you try to bend it and stretch it at the same time. You end up trying to do an impossible thing and end up doing nothing as a result. Yes. you may procrastinate even filling out the application forms. you want the end result to be so perfect that you overload. Number one. Let’s turn back now to this idea of procrastination. 1. He’s holding on and doing nothing. because in your mind you’re trying to predict what my employer wants to see. because you’re being pulled in two different directions simultaneously. The task becomes so large we don’t know where to begin and we literally start locking up. The causes of procrastination can be several things. much like the little soldier that we were talking about who is being pulled psychologically in two different directions.
Another way they do it is that they face an insurmountable task. If you try to take account of all those things and all those things that might happen as a result of those things and those things. the further into the future you try to go. when there are going to be variables like. but some people don’t give themselves enough time. but if you gave yourself enough time. In other words. In other words. Therefore.” Of course. because more and more things might happen. They de-motivate themselves by trying to do something perfect. if you had to eat it all in one go you couldn’t. By trying to go too far into the future where there will be a blank anyway because you’ve not had the experience of it yet. One of the ways that people create procrastination is they try to predict too much of the future and as a result they get overloaded and then they get caught in this paralysis. every minute that you go into the future. All Rights Reserved www. there’s no way I can do this. 2. the greater the number of variables that might arise. you could. this is way too much. so they give up. They end up underestimating their ability because they look at the whole piece of work at the same time. which some people call “paralysis of analysis”. © Street Hypnosis. Eventually your mind will overload and you just can’t keep ahead. they don’t go far enough into the future to realize they can parcel out all the tasks and hence procrastination happens again. your variables start growing exponentially. because you haven’t experienced that company or that person yet. We have procrastination being caused by things like trying to predict the future too far in advance. It’s kind of like looking at elephants and saying: “There’s no way I can eat this thing. they just get stuck by not knowing where to begin. so you’re trying to predict things you don’t know about yet. they want to create such a perfect result that they’re afraid they can’t do it. Some people project too far into the future to cause procrastination. they maybe even correctly estimate all the work that’s involved then suddenly they just go I just can’t do this.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A What is going to be asked in the interview question and I want to answer it in the cover letter or in my CV.StreetHypnosis.com 18 .
including fear of a negative reaction or the fear of the unknown. you have no idea how long it will take you to cross it. because I think these are the three major causes of procrastination. By trying to achieve a second rate effort they do the main thing. you have no idea how far you’ll have to go. so you use the lantern. At least they’re engaged now.com 19 . all you © Street Hypnosis. All Rights Reserved www. which is called the next small step. so you need to figure out what kind of procrastination you have. which means they can go through the whole feedback mechanism of going towards perfection.StreetHypnosis. What is one thing you can do right now that will begin the ball rolling? If you only look one step ahead of you. The reason I’m mentioning these is because each one will be resolved in a different way. There are others of course.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A The reason I’ve been going into these is. to avoid a second rate effort. so then you prescribe a second rate effort. The lantern is only enough to light the way ahead one step. Even though they may start off with a half-hearted attempt at doing something badly. the solution is to get someone to– the task is to be perfectly imperfect– in other words. It’s a little bit like crossing a river at night on stepping stones with a small lantern. The problem is they’re trying to avoid imperfection. You have no idea how big the river is. If on the other hand the problem people have is about future projection. they’re trying to predict the future too far in advance then the solution is very much to pull things into the present moment. Their natural inclination towards perfectionism will mean that they’re probably incapable of a second rate effort. eventually they’ll get carried away by their enthusiasm and they’ll just do the task and they’ll probably do it really well or they’ll go through a learning phase where it starts off poorly and then ends up being good at the end of it. you prescribe the problem in a certain respect. you find where the next stone is and you step on that. which is to actually get started to actually do something. you take that step that’s an easy step to do and as soon as you get there the next step gets revealed and the next one again and the next one again. If your procrastination is down to perfectionism.
com 20 . only this time rather than focusing on the time sequence. which is the trying to eat the whole elephant kind. They will fall into those natural grooves because they know them. Does that make sense to everyone? © Street Hypnosis. rather than trying to predict the future a year in advance. Let’s look at the other kind. You start segmenting it down into piecemeal pieces. you have to keep their attention firmly rooted on the flaw and actually purposefully introducing flaws almost. That believe it or not is also solved in the same way as the future projection.StreetHypnosis. If someone’s procrastination is based around perfectionism. Eventually you will have crossed the river without any overload. One of the keys to procrastination of course is to have a little bit of discipline. It’s still time sensitive. you just say What can you do today? OR How can you prepare for tomorrow? Now you switch the frame around and say.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A have to do is hold the lantern in front of you and the next stone will reveal itself and the next one after that and the next one after that. It’s using the pattern to break the pattern. but can you eat a toe? Maybe. You give them a little bit of a rest then you do more. What is the one task I can do now? You can’t eat the whole elephant. so if you’re overloaded by trying to eat the whole elephant. when they’re engaged in the activity it’s likely to recreate the old groove. you have to get someone’s attention fixed firmly on the present moment and what can be done in the present moment. All Rights Reserved www. so it’s a paradoxical instruction. a little bit of a rest and then a little bit more. So you somehow have to get them out of the old groove. you have to keep people’s attention fixed firmly on one small step. Of course. If your pattern is about trying to predict the future. So you start there then you do a little bit more. because people like their patterns. Can you eat part of an ear? Sure.
If you’re having trouble making a choice the key thing to look out for is what state are you yourself in or what state is the person in who is trying to make the decision? Until you have shifted the state to a positive state. Igor: Yes. I’m just wondering if the issue is a decision as opposed to being overwhelmed by a project that’s huge. where basically there’s an emotional overload. A classic example is: When should you split up with someone that you’re no longer in love with? That’s a classic one because people delay it and delay it because the right moment never quite comes. there’s no point getting into the decision. All Rights Reserved www. Decisions are state based processes also. What they really mean is they never feel quite the right way so it’s a state basis. different kinds of decisions that may create lock up. One is basically called a toward-away from conflict or a towardtoward conflict. That’s an excellent example thank you for bringing this up. In other words. because even if you do make a decision chances are it’ll be a poor one. There are a couple of things.StreetHypnosis.com 21 . you either way two really good things and you don’t know which one is going to be better or you’re not sure whether something is going to cause you pain. Some decisions are also not made because it’s a hard decision. because it’s a decision to do this or not to do this. © Street Hypnosis. In that case. it’s almost akin to being on the wing of the plane there. Just focusing on the next small step isn’t necessarily the solution. because you could do that with either side of the decision. so you’re not sure if you should avoid it or not. If you change a state of course that will help the whole decision making process.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A How To Make Better Decisions Mike: I have a quick question related to this.
By integrating those two directions so they pull back in the same direction. you can actually do what’s called a “parts integration. If you’re doing it with someone else. At that point.StreetHypnosis. break the state. people can at least begin to do what they need to do in terms of gathering information. because ultimately they want the same sort of thing. the NLP visual.” It’s basically that two parts of your neurology are pulling you in separate directions and by integrating them. etc. you can use the same kind of ideas we had with breaking low mood swings and once you’ve broken the state. The key thing to decisions is find the state. When you’re stuck in a dilemma or when you’re stuck with a dilemma between two good choices as well. then you can go into a more positive state and then review the same options again.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A I think there’s a hypnotist I know of who makes the joke that a lot of people spend time getting themselves to a lousy states and only when they feel thoroughly miserable that’s when they start making decisions about who they are and what they’re capable of in life then of course they end up limiting themselves to a great extent. To give you a quick overview of what a parts integration would look like. you want to go beyond the logical level of the dilemma and basically integrate the two things. squashes a classic version of this whereas in hypnosis you have part integrations. This is what we’re talking about here. It’s usually easier to make the choice and even if it isn’t.com 22 . but you actually want to have both of them whether it’s toward-toward or toward-away in some ways. There is an old saying that ‘enlightenment is achieved by holding two mutually contradictory ideas in consciousness at the same time until they spontaneously resolve themselves’. it’s basically Do I go to China for six months or do I go skiing for three months instead? © Street Hypnosis. you create a new and more holistic third. at which point the options will look different. All Rights Reserved www. The other distinction comes to when you have two things that seem like they’re contradictory.
you use the highest point of intention and you use that as your negotiation tool to create a greater reality that includes both parts hence. You might be able to go skiing in Japan for example.com 23 . Mary? How Do You Deal With Fear Mary: Yes. State is always my starting point and then we’ll look at the nature of the conflict and conflict resolution is telling you there’s a part conflict. Then it’s a question of weighing up how much fun you’re going to have and then you either go that direction or you might end up noticing that a third thing emerges. I would prefer to take care of him before he actually gets in the airplane. so it doesn’t happen in the first place. Am I going to have fun in Shanghai. Does that kind of make sense to you Mike? Mike: Igor: Yes. how do you get the guy off the wing of the plane? How would I do it or how did the actual instructor do it? The instructor went and basically pried his knuckles apart until the guy let go and drifted to ground naturally.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A At that point. What’s my purpose? My purpose is to have fun. Am I going to have fun in Japan? Sure. Have I answered your question on procrastination. The only other element I’d appreciate your talking about is this business of fear. you might try basically lifting up above the level of which location do I go to and start looking at the higher intention behind it. definitely that was very helpful. Mike: Igor: Okay. All Rights Reserved www. So we’ve got different levels of intervention. Something like that might not emerge until you’ve broken this either/or mindset. because you literally are opening them up to greater distinctions. dissolving a conflict at that point decisions become easier again. Don’t be surprised when people end up choosing a third totally unthought of alternative when you do this. it’s extremely interesting. Igor when using this. At which point.StreetHypnosis. Aspen or wherever you want to go instead? Sure. © Street Hypnosis.
but because they have an underlying fear that’s related to the purpose or related to their self-esteem. In other words. Igor: Here’s the thing about fear and this is one of the key things to dissolving fear. When someone starts moving towards something. abilities and irrationally so they are able to do whatever they’re supposed to do. fight or flight can be useful or can be channeled to something useful. so any movement is better than none. Once you’re running or fighting. but that’s not always the case. The primary kind of fear as hypnotists we look at is the freeze one. flight or freeze? Freeze is he bigger of the three. So you need to get some kind of movement. We’ve got fight. It’s primarily designed to freeze you. the fear that prevents or inhibits rather than the fear that promotes something. but once they start running they suddenly realize I don’t need to be running anymore and they’ll start running in the right direction again. is motion/movement. fear tends to dissolve. Fear is actually a static emotion. so its better just to stay put. flight or freeze.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A People who procrastinate not just because they’re overwhelmed. The solution to that kind of fear and it’s primarily one of the main fears you’ll come across as a hypnotherapist. because they’re useful. Igor: Mary: Can you give me a concrete example? If you have someone who wants to move on to a new job for instance. believe it or not. but you become much more creative. they don’t have to move towards it sometimes they can move away from it. so it’s not fear in the traditional sense. The person stays in the job. You know fight.com 24 . © Street Hypnosis. this is what the idea of the next small step is. both in a metaphorical sense. we’ve gone through these other scenarios and they are relevant to a certain extent.StreetHypnosis. Then you may still have vestiges of the fear when you’re running. the other kinds of fears you often don’t want to do anything about. your mind has become much more open. The key thing that destroys that kind of fear. All Rights Reserved www. but also in a purely physical sense. The kind of fear you’re describing is paralyzing fear. stays living in the same place whatever the situation might be out of fear of the unknown. stays in the relationship. but there just seems to be a real fear of the unknown. fear of failure and fear that it won’t work out.
” You might try to reason with them.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Sometimes when you have difficulty.com 25 . being more insistent and you start creating positive suggestions rather than negative ones. I’m not good enough for this.StreetHypnosis. I can’t do this. because I have many examples. All Rights Reserved www. saying No you’re perfectly fine. It gets them into a mental rut where they have certain thoughts looping. I’m not necessarily suggesting this as an actual solution. Maybe get them started in a different way like running away from something for example or to maybe intensify the fight in some ways. You can actually hijack his fear. The thought loops are basically self-suggestions which are negative that keep them trapped. but doesn’t know he can do it. For example – have you got someone in mind that you’re working with at the moment who has a fear that you want to work around? Mary: No. One approach that can work but won’t work all the time is to overpower their negative self-talk with a more positive version coming from you. which is something I haven’t mentioned before. go ahead and use whatever example pops into your mind for this. Then you start shaping the new behavior that slowly starts giving them the information they need to get towards the new set of safer circumstances. irrelevant whether it gets them into the new position they want to be in or it takes them further away from that. The way to do that is to – fear is an overloading emotion. but that won’t work because they “know better”. Igor: © Street Hypnosis. but you then start changing the content. Let’s think of someone who maybe wants to change jobs. Let’s say someone goes through a though loop like “Oh. but basically what you want them to do is start moving and taking some form of action. getting them to run towards what they want– the new job or new relationship– its okay to get them running in a different direction. The key thing is to start moving. you’re okay – and all the rest of it. Let’s look at this in a practical sense. I’ll never get a job. So you start looping similar thoughts.
as an irrelevancy and they just carry on with what they’re doing. One of the places that this comes from and this is a little bit of an over generalization.StreetHypnosis. This isn’t a permanent solution usually. fear and shutting down. You’re describing in minute’ detail what this new life could be like. but not actually quit their first one yet. It might be enough to talk to a head hunter.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A They’re literally like rabbits caught in the headlight. The key thing is not to get them to make too big of a step at the starting point once you’ve got some motion going. happening a lot with people who were punished. but it’s a reasonably accurate one. You’re just pausing the fear enough to allow that and if you’ve done enough of those stepping stones. Once you’re gone. is you’ll tend to find that kind of fear. typically fear is fear of the unknown or fear of invariables. they get motivated enough to do something and you get them to maybe resign their job. so that they can start running on their own. Another way to deal with it is again the idea of root cause. to gather information. The pep talk might be enough to get them to apply for another job. © Street Hypnosis. That begins the whole thing with the lantern and taking one step at a time that’s all you’re doing with it. In other words. The school system is great at installing this in us. especially as children. because then they can get right back to overloading. they’ll have thought twice about it. eventually their fear gets exposed as a nothingness. All Rights Reserved www. in other words begin the process that they want to be in without actually having to commit to it. expect the negative thoughts to come back again. they’ll say I can’t do this and they’ll back out. You write a test paper and it’s not the answers your teacher wanted. fear of the unknown. it’s just enough to get some kind of motion.com 26 . You write an essay and it comes back with all kinds of red marks. between leaving your office and walking to their boss’s saying here’s my resignation. for not “getting it right”. this goes back to the idea of the hypnotic blitz. where you’re just throwing in positive suggestions. but you’re so insistent that it basically blows out the fuse on them doing the negative thinking. If you do this big pep talk. That might need a top up or is enough to get them started so you get some momentum towards a new direction.
but it’ll never be quite the same way as before. where they’ll say it’s not a big deal getting a new job or getting into a new relationship or something like that. For those people. Think about the mechanism that creates the fear. life is actually different. hence they won’t do anything. I have to know the answer ahead of time. the thought loops that people go through. I have to know everything at once. it’s similar to the future projection one.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Your teacher gives you a brain teaser. where you can actually recreate a whole new mindset. some are more sensitive than others are. They won’t jump unless they know they’ll land safely. you can do some kind of regression work. so they’re stuck in that loop.com 27 . You can go around the state based thing. a wise guy or whatever the expression is. because they don’t know what the answer is yet. you come up with a bit of a clever answer and he smacks you down for being a wise ass. They don’t know what to expect. in other words you start building other states to start blowing out the fear thing. it has a habit of breaking down. In life you have the experience first and then you decide what you’re going to do with it. © Street Hypnosis. You can do work around the issue.StreetHypnosis. Once you’ve interrupted that mechanism enough times. but they won’t know if they’ll land safely until they jump. but it happens more to some. You’ll find that with a lot of fear based things. a simple collapse anchors or collapsing of the two states – a very positive with a negative done elegantly will actually do this work. it puts a spanner into the mechanism that it can never run the same way again. It happens to a certain extent to all of us. So the people again will be stuck in procrastination. which is the idea of letting go. How do you do this? You can go into the past and do a re-imprint or a negotiation with the younger self around forming that belief that they have to know the answer ahead of time and realizing that’s just the school system. at which point they’re wide open. like the mind bending language that we’ve been talking about can be tremendous. so they end up developing this unconscious mindset of. All Rights Reserved www. They can still recreate that fear. If done with elegance.
so they can never react to that meaning again. otherwise that’s called a fight. If you ever get yourself in a position where you’re frightened about something. but because the syntax is linked to the experience they’re having. which you can do with mind bending language where you start – have you all listened to the mind bending language master class? I think it’s the one which is currently up on the forum [editor’s note: “forum” refers to the Private Hypnosis Club membership forum]. You can break that in terms of the past. maybe you have a lot of pressure and you don’t know what decision to make. in other words breathing. wrestle with your kids or with someone else – obviously with consent. go back to the point where the decision was created. sports – that begins to break down the fear response. If someone says I’m afraid of leaving her. like a re-imprint or change personal history type pattern. which totally distorts the meaning of that. so listen to that. which changes the meaning already.com 28 . In other words. You can do an interruption of their strategy. All Rights Reserved www. go for a run.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A The approach is kind of a shotgun approach that I’ve just given you here. That physical release will often be enough of a release mechanism that you can actually get on with the motion. like I’m afraid of (x) and you start running it through thought loops. you may want to look at the thought loops that are creating the fear or rather allowing it to maintain itself and you can break that in many different ways. Basically for mind bending language the idea is that you take the statement of whatever their problem is. If that’s not enough. In one aspect you want to create some motion and that can be physical. usually it’s got some kind of regression work involved. they can get on with doing what they know should be done and that releases. you say How much is that fear not leaving you now? Now you’ve changed he word order. play squash. So I’m afraid of leaving her… so you can leave off being afraid? © Street Hypnosis. the experience is fear now leaving later.StreetHypnosis.
but it would be quite nice if I could give you a demonstration of the interaction.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Start putting the horse behind the cart and they go hang on a second that’s not how it works the horse pulls the cart. we’ll leave it as the principle. All Rights Reserved www. going – what are you talking about? They can’t compute it. Don’t make it like a major life trauma.com 29 . an actual historical event. just a little thing that you’re afraid of. but I might as well throw it out there. stop right there. they’re at the edge of a TIP. I was doing a conversation induction on a friend of mine at the swimming pool a week or so ago and that would have been the perfect time to say hey.StreetHypnosis. Yes. so it’s got to be in front. but something stopped me in the moment. What happened just before? conversation induction and that was great. Demonstration: Destroying Fear With Language Nathan: I’m not sure if it’s appropriate. You did a Igor: Nathan: Igor: Nathan: © Street Hypnosis. Igor: Nathan: Good. do you want to do a rapid induction or something? I’m pretty sure I could’ve done it if I went for it. Can you give me a specific example? A specific one is like one that you’ve done where you didn’t do it and you wanted to have done it. How do you know that you’re not doing it? How do you know it’s time to not do it? I know it’s time to do it and then I don’t. by saying to someone who says I’m afraid of leaving her – can you leave off that fear now – it’s like you’ll see them they’ll start struggling. Hesitation basically when using street hypnosis. At that point. a trance of infinite possibilities and you want to push them over into that trance of infinite possibilities and open their mindset up to many more possibilities. Therefore. not going for it in the moment would that be appropriate? Sure. Does anyone have a slight fear or concern that we can give a demonstration of this on? If not.
Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Igor: Nathan: Igor: Nathan: Igor: Nathan: Igor: Nathan: Igor: Nathan: How were you feeling whilst you were doing that conversation induction? Good. feel it? How do you know when you’re frustrated? Where do you Igor: Nathan: Igor: Nathan: All across. Excellent and just as you thought that. what happens? You think about: it’s time to do something else now… Then I think about – I’m hesitating again I suppose. You have no problem hesitating to frustrate yourself.com 30 . When you hesitate frustration. it’s time to do something else. tightness in my shoulders I suppose. Just before you start thinking those thoughts. Igor: Nathan: Igor: Nathan: Igor: Nathan: © Street Hypnosis.StreetHypnosis. if you want me to describe it like that. because I could tell the conversational induction was working. So you can hesitate to frustrate yourself is that what you’re saying? Yes. Frustrated. All Rights Reserved www. How do you know you’re hesitating? How does it feel in your body? That I’m stopping myself from doing something and I’m feeling frustrated at the time. what happens? I start thinking various thoughts to stop myself. right? No. what are you left with? Frustration. How does it feel inside your body when that’s happening? Frustrated. You were feeling good inside and then what happened? Then I thought well.
StreetHypnosis. you’re doing conversation I hesitate and stop myself from doing a proper overt induction and street hypnosis.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Igor: Nathan: Igor: Nathan: Igor: Nathan: Igor: Nathan: Igor: Nathan: Igor: If you hesitate frustrating yourself. You just put yourself there. you’re seeing your friend. What happens now? How are you doing now? Nathan: Igor: Nathan: Igor: Nathan: Igor: I’m feeling quite odd. I suppose. Consider this very carefully. Just think that through fully. What’s it like to feel quite odd? One could describe it as odd. I imagine it feels quite good. At that point. Can you stop yourself doing that now? I suppose I could. What is it you were doing? induction and what happens? You’re there. So you can feel odd and feel pleasant at the same time? © Street Hypnosis. what happens? that? You don’t hesitate.com 31 . If you hesitate on When you hesitate on your frustration then you have no frustration. Is it a pleasant odd or an unpleasant odd? It’s definitely a pleasant odd. You’re feeling quite odd that’s right. is that what you’re saying? Yes. because anything less than not totally stopping yourself from feeling the hesitation fully won’t frustrate your street hypnosis experiences now. Let’s put it this way. you’re doing the induction and you’re thinking hey. I just want you to think very carefully. What does it feel like to hesitate like that? I wouldn’t know I haven’t done it. I should do something different now. All Rights Reserved www.
As you’re feeling this pleasant assuredness. Is that the only way you know that it’s pleasant? No. so what is happening? When I think about it happening the way I want it to I’m going for it and doing it well. Are you sure about that? Yes. So you can feel odd and pleasant at the same time. How do you know? Because it’s not happening the way it used to.StreetHypnosis. You’re not hesitating about that? No. it’s happening the way I want it to. So it is happening the way you want it to and it is going well. what happens to street hypnosis now? What happens when you just think about street hypnosis? I still feel the pleasant feelings. I’m sure. Oh.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Nathan: Igor: Yes. Nathan: Igor: Nathan: Igor: Nathan: Igor: Nathan: Igor: Nathan: Igor: Nathan: Igor: Nathan: Igor: Nathan: Igor: Nathan: Igor: © Street Hypnosis.com 32 . I feel that it’s pleasant. how do you know that it’s pleasant? I’m smiling. All Rights Reserved www. you feel that it’s pleasant. You’re smiling. Wow what an odd experience. very good. Are you sure about that? Yes. isn’t it? Not particularly. That’s frustrating. Because it’s not happening the way it used to.
I can’t feel bad the way I used to. That must be so frustrating. Damn that’s a bit strange. How do you feel about that? I feel very good about that. It is. You mean you’re getting resistance to feeling bad? I’m getting resistance to feeling bad. How do you know? I get the feeling of feeling good.StreetHypnosis.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Nathan: Igor: Nathan: Igor: Nathan: Igor: Nathan: Igor: Yes. Try hard and see if you’ll fail. but the resistance itself doesn’t feel that good. You’re frustrated that you can’t feel bad? Well. isn’t it? How do you feel about that? Frustrated. the one of hesitation and frustration. do you? Yes. You do. but there’s some resistance as well. so I want to try to get that old bad feeling back. All Rights Reserved www. Can you get the feeling of feeling bad back? It’s kind of too simple for you to not feel good now. What happens now? Nathan: It’s almost as if I’m trying to get the bad feeling back and I’m feeling it a bit. What are you experiencing now? Igor: Nathan: Igor: Nathan: Igor: Nathan: Igor: Nathan: Igor: Nathan: Igor: © Street Hypnosis. isn’t it? Very. It’s very frustrating.com 33 .
It might seem amusing.com 34 . just notice from time to time the oddest flash of a thought occurring to you or something just stuffing up. as your mind begins to feel those pleasant experiences of confidence in your chest expanding and things going well. Here’s the most interesting part. Yes. because knowing that you’re making mistakes means you’re learning street hypnosis at an even deeper level. Maybe it’s in an amusing way. feeling a sense of confidence now and it’s beginning to grow somewhere inside. a thought that’s going to come back to you over and over again and it’s going to be a very odd thought. from time to time you’re going to find yourself having a very surprising thought. Where does it begin? The place that used to have frustration now feels confident and it can continue to grow all by itself as you begin to contemplate the many different ways that you have of doing street hypnosis. That’s right and you are. because of course you’re feeling the sense of confidence and all the street hypnosis things going well. you really don’t care. As you think about all the times that it goes well and continue to focus on that feeling of confidence. maybe an instant induction or a wonderful demonstration of people being charmed. The thought is of you doing street hypnosis and things don’t work out quite the way you wanted them to. Somehow.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Nathan: Igor: Nathan: Igor: Nathan: Igor: Complete confusion. happy and excited by the whole thing and that’s really what street hypnosis is all about. right? Nathan: Yes.StreetHypnosis. maybe it’s in an oddly pleasant way. aren’t you. etc. How do you want to feel as you’re about to launch into doing something else? I want to feel confident and successful and really go for it. How can you actually enjoy your street hypnosis going wrong? How can you possibly do that? Isn’t it the oddest thing that your mind will allow you to feel good whilst thinking of things going wrong? I don’t want you to dwell on that. you might just feel a curious odd kind of pleasant feeling that makes you smile. Complete confusion that’s right. © Street Hypnosis. All Rights Reserved www.
All Rights Reserved www.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Igor: Nathan: Igor: What’s happening now? I’m feeling confident. © Street Hypnosis. Very good. Thank you very much and you’re very welcome. I do understand.StreetHypnosis. but you kind of like it. which was underlying the whole time is completely gone. We were using the thing that kept the pattern together to break the pattern now. Mary. What we just did there is we were basically interfering with a pattern. You’re going off to do your daily things because you’re about to finish up here now. happy… and the fear of failure I suppose. What I want you to report back on the next time we speak is how many times you got that odd sensation that something has gone wrong. does that give you an answer to what we’re talking about? Thank you for that that was amazing. That was wonderful. it was very interesting.com 35 . Nathan: Igor: Nathan: Igor: Mary: Igor: Okay. I just want you to notice it and be curious about where that comes from. Here’s the thing now. Thank you for that. We’re getting motion in different ways.
I was kind of nervous. All Rights Reserved www. congratulations. but I’m having a hard time putting myself into a deeper trance. She went in to hypnosis very quick. I have hypnotized a handful of people. but I had to back off.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Conversational Hypnosis: Private Q&A Session Part 2 How To Use The “Hypnotists Performance Trance” Audience: I have a question about self hypnosis I’m having a problem with. etc. one arm I lift. absorb it and then I can sometimes relax. I tried to calm myself. Since then.com 36 . have the ball of energy. are in the way or are you talking about doing self hypnosis without having to do anything else in other words. They can all go pretty deep. It seems I can rub my hands together. by the way. For example. She had just got out of the hospital. Igor: Let’s take start with the first one and take the second one separately. had a stint in her heart and she was unsure about it. so it’s not uncommon so that’s not a big deal. You hypnotized your first few people and those are the scariest people to do. but I come to a stopping point. Believe it or not I was sweating blood the first time I had to hypnotize someone. because they are two different situations. but again I come to a stopping point. She was having health problems. © Street Hypnosis. It helped her a lot and worked well.StreetHypnosis. I can do the arm levitation. The first person I hypnotized was my wife. I’m having problems with myself. Igor: So you're talking about putting yourself into a hypnotist trance as you're hypnotizing others. Part of it may be that you have unrealistic expectations in terms of how you’ll feel whilst performing something. The heart palpations. I got a lot of things wrong and actually for the first year or two when I learned hypnosis I was hugely nervous. because my heart was beating fast and I was nervous. Audience: Both ways. spread them apart. just do it by yourself on yourself. In terms of what you did with the first one. one is heavier.
Steering the car. when people first learn to drive. I can feel things good. All Rights Reserved www. So there’s a lot of information you have to handle at the same time whilst being present and alert to the outside world. watching the road.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Do you drive a car? Audience: Yes. something that happens is they have a nervous response. you make it hard on yourself not to. looking in the mirrors. How did it feel? It felt good. Igor: Audience: Igor: Audience: Can you remember the very first time you sat in a car and it was time for you to drive it do you remember that? Yes. I’m not afraid. We’ll talk about visualization in a moment. Igor: How old were you when you first started driving a car? Audience: Probably about nine or ten. because very often that can create more fear. Typically. I can reach out and actually feel them its visualizing things that’s harder. The initial set of inductions requires you to do a lot of different behaviors at the same time so there’s a lot of pressure. Does that make sense? Igor: © Street Hypnosis. Their heart races. because you're creating a dirty goal. You're so desperate to not want to feel those experiences that every time you tell yourself you won’t.com 37 . if you have a gearshift. One of the ways to take the pressure off or to reduce those heart palpations that you have isn’t necessary to doing hypnosis and say I’m not afraid.StreetHypnosis. you’ve got to shift the gears every now and again as well. Igor: Did your father put you in his car and let you drive around a parking lot or something? Audience: I lived in the country on dirt roads and back roads. they’ll sweat a little bit and that’s because there’s a lot of information they have to correlate at the same time. operating the pedals. Hypnosis is the same thing.
You’ll do hypnotize you then I’m you still get the heart my God. “You pretend to go into hypnosis and I’ll pretend to hypnotize you. That can be summed up in one word: results. That was more that they went to a light trance more than anything else. because how can you do anything wrong? Make sense so far? Audience: Igor: Audience: Igor: Yes. Are you familiar with the 60-second hypnotist? Yes. All you care about is. what if it’s not At that point. You’ll know you have a dirty goal when you do this frame: say you pretend and I’ll pretend to going to get a little practice that way. a very light trance and say I don’t think I was hypnotized. This is where it evolved.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Audience: Igor: Yes. One of the ways around it is and this is where the 10-second hypnotist came from. then there’s absolutely no reason for those heart palpations. © Street Hypnosis. Then palpations and think “I’ve got to make this work good enough. If there’s no particular result that you have to achieve. nine go deeper. Are you following the sequence? Are you asking to close their eyes and go into hypnosis? Are you doing something funky like touching their arm saying. but that’s beside the point.”… it takes the results out of the equation. a dry run. All Rights Reserved www. go deeper and deeper? Are you counting down from ten to one. ten go deeper. but they’ll end up in a trance anyway. By creating a frame of.StreetHypnosis. you're still trying to hypnotize them let go of that. get rid of all the causes for you to have that pressure. etc. Some people will not necessarily go into a very deep trance.” etc.? You're treating it as a ‘practice run’. the following.com 38 . is to get rid of all performance pressure.
Then you can start concerning yourself about how do I use this response with that response? Then it’s less about can I hypnotize someone and it’s more about if they have this response what can I do about it? The beauty about the 10-second hypnotist is. It tells me that you're a good hypnotist. family anyone that will volunteer for it. I’m not saying you should have to hypnotize the same person 100 times. I am calming down with the more people I do I have noticed that. Doing 100 people 100 times is 100 times better. at some point you’ll stop pretending to hypnotize them and they’ll forget that they're pretending too. just being allowed to do it. once you’ve hypnotized 100 different people using this method you’ll have seen most of the kinds of responses you’ll get in hypnosis by accident. Doing 100 people once is even better. What you require in terms of the performance element. Some people seem kind of nervous when you say hypnotism they kind of back off they're shocked. You pretend to go into hypnosis or pretend to relax I’ll say these things and we’ll all pretend together.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A What you want is to have experience of having gone through these steps many times so that they're all smooth and natural. You’ll notice that probably around your 15 th.StreetHypnosis. Igor: Audience: Igor: Audience: © Street Hypnosis. but I want to play this wacky game. I would say from what I’ve heard. All Rights Reserved www. is just practice. because you don’t have to get results anyway. Doing one-person 100 times is better than doing nothing at all. go round to your friends and family and say I’m not really going to hypnotize you.com 39 . 20th or 30th person. I’m saying 100 different people at lease once. That happens a lot. Go through your friends. The easiest way to do that is to get yourself into a hypnosis course where the pressure is off you. because everyone is in the same boat. Or. Does that answer part of your question? Audience: So far I’ve jumped in and instead of doing the 60-second I’ve done friends and family and it’s been working well so far for everybody that I have hypnotized.
From that point on you’ll be a hypnotist and you’ll have a great time with it. It’s about how quickly you can switch your nervous system around. going and at the same time you get to have fun whilst your friends and family get to experience something wonderful also. You're pulling the rug out from underneath what is keeping that fear thing. because you’ve jumped into the deep end and are doing a great job. I think you're probably a very good hypnotist. You’ll find that if you do this. How do you know you're getting to that point? Just the way it feels. Suddenly you’ll have this crystallizing realization– wait – what am I worried about this is no big deal.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Igor: Exactly. because you might not be a good hypnotist. just doing a couple of family members this way. How To Troubleshoot Self Hypnosis Problems Igor: Audience: In terms of self hypnosis tell me. what do you do at the moment to use self hypnosis? How do you use it? The easiest way for me – when I rub my hands and have the bond and absorb the energy. All Rights Reserved www. the heart palpations. The only reason I’m suggesting the 10-second hypnotist isn’t. with you probably very quickly. but I get to that point and that’s pretty much it.StreetHypnosis. Make sense? Audience: Yes. This way everyone wins out. Then I might try the levitation and try to go a little deeper. It doesn't seem like I’m getting anything else out of it. How do you know when you’re getting something out of self hypnosis? As far as emotions of things like that– getting into a different state I want to be in to hypnotize a certain person. etc. Igor: Audience: Igor: Audience: © Street Hypnosis.com 40 . where there’s no pressure on you at all where you’ll feel fine doing it and they’ll feel fine going into it.
The suggestion phase could be pre-hypnotic suggestions. it’s very hard for me. notice how we talk about different styles of suggestions and how they activate different processes. the ball and the energy. It might be that you’ve actually gone into self hypnosis and gone to a deep enough trance to do whatever work you want to do and you just haven’t realized it. That’s one big thing. don’t do them or rather don’t do them yet. you forget about the symptom. but you may want to consider this. Does this make sense to you? Audience: Igor: Audience: Igor: Yes.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Igor: You may want to consider one thing. you're trying to achieve some level of something that may not necessarily exist or exist for you at this point or isn’t necessary for you yet.e. feeling the energy of the ball and absorbing it that sort of thing. you let all that go. but you expect something greater hence. All Rights Reserved www. In the second CD on suggestions. intra/regular hypnotic suggestions or image suggestions. i. visualizations. I have a suspicion that you're in hypnosis. There are a couple of tricks that I’ll talk about in a moment for visualizations. Those are the three primary types of suggestions you have. I’d have to see you doing it to get a genuine sense of this. The visualization thing is hard for you? Right. you're not limited to visualizations you can just use the words? So you could do an entire hypnotic session without ever seeing a single picture and have it work like a charm. Have you got the Secrets of Hypnosis Revealed? Audience: Igor: Yes. the hand levitation. close your eyes and you start your suggestion phase. © Street Hypnosis.com 41 . the hand levitating. is already a hypnotic context. you are in the perfect place for it. Any one of those things you talked about. The two key types for suggestions are words and mental images. If you have difficulty with visualizations. It’s like if I’m trying to visualize myself at a beach or something. First of all.StreetHypnosis. I don’t know if this is the case. At that point.
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What you're telling me is that you probably respond to words quite powerfully. We're not necessarily sure about mental images. Let’s take the idea of mental images as a separate topic now. Let’s assume that you never have to do visualization again in your life. Do you feel confident that you can carry on and do some useful self hypnosis based entirely on words now? Audience: Igor: Audience: Igor: Yes. Good. Is there any hesitation or any doubts as to what you might be able to do with it? No. Good. You now have something to do in your self hypnosis. your hand rubbing thing or your arm levitation. You’ll do
When your arm starts coming up, just close your eyes and start using your self-suggestions or better still, before you start self hypnosis read your suggestions to yourself five to twenty times then do the arm levitation. Then close your eyes and let your mind drift and do its own thing until you come back out that’s the 10-second version of self hypnosis.
How To Visualize When You Can’t
Let’s see if you generally have a problem with visualizations. Let me ask you this. What kind of car do you drive? Audience: Igor: Audience: Igor: Chevy Truck. A truck so the door is quite high up if you compare it to normal cars, right? Yes. When you're talking to me right now, with your right hand will you pretend to pull out a bunch of keys and stick it into the door so you can unlock your truck. Yes.
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Wherever your hands are, just take it out and imagine you're going to be unlocking your friend’s car – whose got a regular car like a Ford, Toyota or something like that – and unlock that. Right. May I ask you this. Did your hands reach to two different levels out in space in front of you? Yes. Exactly. It would have to because you know the door or your truck is much higher than the door or a normal car. The question is how do you know that? How do you know where to put your hand? I can see it. You can see it right, but here’s the crazy thing. It’s not that you are aware you were seeing it whilst you were seeing it. Now that I’ve called your attention you realize that you actually did see it. The realization that you saw it comes after the fact that you’ve done so. Does that describe your experience reasonably accurately?
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Yes. What I call this is the veil of consciousness. It’s like your unconscious mind can do images, make pictures and visualize. It’s just as a strange veil that’s drawn across those pictures so your conscious mind doesn't notice it’s going on and that’s why you think you can’t do it. Therefore, the harder you try to make those pictures or force them, the more you don’t notice them, because they're hidden even more. It’s like one of those laws of reverse effects, the loop that you end up building for yourself. So the solution for you, to use visualizations is the simplest thing in the world– stop trying to see the pictures just think about the scenario and that’s it. Just think of it. If you want proof of whether it’s happened or not, later on once you're out of hypnosis, think back about what you thought about and notice about the images that may or may not come to mind.
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I know this partly, because I was very much like you. I could not make any mental images for about a year when I first came across the idea of visualizations. There are many different ways of resolving this but one, which worked very well for me was pretty much what you did just now. I ended up pretending to visualize. I closed my eyes. I pretended to visualize. I thought about the things that I would see, but I couldn’t see them. Maybe eight or ten months down the line, it’s hard to say when, I realized that for the last three months or so I’d been seeing pictures, but had forgotten to notice that I was doing it. For those people that have not had this experience it sounds like a very weird contradiction, but it’s true. I think you’ll appreciate this now having gone through this experience. Does this make sense to you? Audience: Igor: Audience: Yes. Do you have any other follow up questions on that? No.
Hypnotic Firearms Training
Igor: Excellent. Thank you. That was an awesome question. Let me go to my mailbag. There are a couple of people who wrote in with questions who won’t be able to come on the call. One question I have here, if you're on the line if you sent me this email and you’re still online then please do come on so we can discuss this a little bit. It’s from a firearms expert who teaches police officer’s swat and army personnel how to fire firearms under pressure. These people have all the physical mechanics ready, but one thing is having the mechanics of being able to ready, aim and fire. Another thing is doing it under pressure, while someone is out there shooting bullets at you, which are likely to do a lot of damage, so it’s like dealing with massive amounts of pressure. The question he has is, how can you create an anchor or hypnotic trigger that allows people to disassociate from the threat so they create a detached trance state so the emotions don’t inhibit and they get to revert
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Private Hypnosis Club Q&A back to the automatic physical behaviors that have been trained into them? Is the person that sent me that question on the line? Matt: Igor: Yes.or low-pressure situation is that correct? Matt: Igor: That is correct. It may also be a visual queue and we’ll talk about that in a moment. in which case please correct me and we’ll see if we can work something out that could be useful. How do you anchor it? You may choose to use a word.StreetHypnosis. Perfect. Now we have something worth anchoring. like behaviors can be conditioned. Depending on how you run the rest of the sequence will depend on which one of those you will choose. The first thing to realize is that states. but I can tell you how I would apply hypnotic principles in the situation and maybe I’ve misunderstood the situation. so these will be approaches and ideas worth playing and experimenting with these are not definitive answers. The first thing I want to say before I go into all of this is this is something I’ve never done a test on or experimented with this. it is. you anchor it. I’ve shot a handgun once in my entire life. Excellent. You get the state. The next thing you want to do is drill and rehearse that anchor to get them into different situations. an auditory signal or physically. I am. Thank you Igor. Matt: Igor: © Street Hypnosis.com 45 . I presume you can get people into the disassociated. I’m going to throw some ideas at you and feel free to come back on these so you’ll get some ideas as to what you might be able to do. All Rights Reserved www. you can train and practice states. I’m not going to pretend that I’m an expert on firearms. Is that okay with you? Matt: Igor: Yes sir. slightly detached state of mind in a non.
simulate the conditions under which they’ll use the state and physical behaviors as possible. © Street Hypnosis. blank mind leads to this stage. which of course. often he’ll have a hood over his head and sometimes without. You want to as closely as possible. This is as intense as you can get without actually shooting someone.a very sensible thing. Then they’ll go round the normal process or clearing the room as they would for a terrorist house. spontaneity exercises or anything like that where at a moment’s notice they get put on the spot and you fire the anchor so they get used to. etc. Sometimes they’ll tie him to a chair and sometimes he’ll just sit there. They’ll come bursting into the room.StreetHypnosis. That is an absolutely crucial thing that has to happen and whether you do it hypnotically or live.com 46 . because if he doesn't move he’s safer than if he does move. you can run different exercises like running a gauntlet. A key piece if you’re going to do that is pressure testing. His instructions are that he is not allowed to move. is . I think live is probably better or a combination of the two at least. so he’s basically in but there’s the last bit of testing or training before they go through the regular mechanics or whatever they do. All Rights Reserved www. pepper the entire room with bullets and especially they’ll fire all around the chair or place where this person is sitting. Why? Because his self-preservation instincts will want him to curl up into a ball or make a small target of himself. So this guy is going to have bullets zinging within inches of his ear and the rest of his body and these are live rounds. As an extreme example. This is the actual situation he’ll be in.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A For example.in these terms . They take this new recruit and stick him in one of the rooms. which I think is a very elegant use of this although one which many will hesitate to use unless you're very qualified– because it’s quite dangerous– the special forces in the UK have a training drill where a new recruit who’s passed all the selection processes. One of the things they have is something called the ‘killing house’ where they run in and run around with live bullets spraying the place like crazy so they get used to live ammunition rather than just blanks. Emotionally he will want to move.
© Street Hypnosis. which is a bullet firing near him is going to be the trigger for the actual state they want to be in. which is safer. in other words. which is a very elegant solution if you can take care of the safety problems we’ve just discussed. the stimuli that sends normal people into panic mode sends them into response mode. the British SAS use that quite a bit. The state that they get induced spontaneously. The thing that someone is going to be afraid of.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A He now has the classic conflict that people in a firefight are likely to get into. which is a conflict between the built-in self-preservation instinct. a quieter bang further away. because they still have a similar shock impact that a live round would have. you have different gradations depending on what kind of weapon and distance it is. if there’s a way to do this safely. to do it without any ear or eye protection as well. You want to create those conditions as closely as possible. You need to take into consideration safety parameters for noise volumes. How do you do that? I don't know. without having had actual experience in the field won’t freeze in the field or have a smorgasbord of typical responses. because now you’ve created a clean chain. a flash with a bang. the beauty about hypnosis is you can use a regular hypnotic induction or sequence of hypnotic inductions to instill that inside them so that the unconscious mind rehearses many different situations where this might occur in different ways. You may just want to use blank rounds fired at a safer distance. Once you’ve got enough of that. A loud bang up close. which is stand your ground and fight back. but seems a little counterintuitive. because that’s part of the experience. I think you're much more qualified than I am to decide on that. You want that to end up being the trigger for the state. Exactly and it works very well for them.com 47 . All Rights Reserved www. etc.StreetHypnosis. but then they’d need to be a very high caliber for obvious reasons and safety. I would encourage you. curl up into a small ball or run away and the response. Does all this make sense so far? Matt: Igor: Yes. You may want to experiment with the right audience to use live rounds. something from a distance. A lot of people. Matt: Igor: Right.
rather than having one fixed stimulus. Is there a way to integrate and create a time distortion in the actual training scenarios? Excellent question.behavior. Excuse me if I get a little intense. buildings or scenarios. So you now use time distortions to speed that up and hypnotic states to recreate the environment.StreetHypnosis. gun fire. One way to distort time and make things happen very slowly believe it or not. etc. normal every day thing. you look for wherever the threat may be coming from.com 48 . Yes. stimulus. Here are a couple of tricks you can do to help cement that in more quickly. you can use mental rehearsal. aiming. in other words. there is. I imagine you get to the detached state. Two. you make a quick evaluation of whether or not you shoot and then you go through the biomechanics of preparing the weapon. you want to generalize the stimulus to a type of stimulus. once they have the experience of what it’s like to be shot at you can use those as reference experiences. i. Have the unconscious mind rehearse the start point.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Basically. Matt: Share with me as far as time distortions. use post hypnotic suggestions. firing. Your body has many different types of clocks of biological mechanisms to keep track of time and they distort depending on how you process information. One. which is primarily sound with a little bit of smell and sight with flashing of the flame coming out of the gun. I know time distortions happen normally under a sympathetic response.e. You're using these as the stimuli. All Rights Reserved www. running the chain which is state-statedecision. Are you familiar with post hypnotic suggestions and the basic protocol for them? Matt: Igor: Yes. In hypnosis those can be time distortions combined with that reference experience to put them in different locations. which will generalize in the uncomfortable so they end up having the new response. Use them a lot. Once they have the live experience. is by upping the amount of information people are aware or keeping Igor: © Street Hypnosis.
hours fly by and you don’t realize how much time has gone past. because there’s a threat. One of the reasons is. all of them with fake guns and one of them has a real one and they're all shouting and yelling. All Rights Reserved www. the more events you have in that one minute the slower time will run for you. It may be for them to keep track of a crowd of 20 people. © Street Hypnosis. basically changes in a period of time. Does that make sense? Matt: Igor: Yes. If you want to create hyper-vigilance in someone or time distortion in someone you need to give them a lot of information to keep track of simultaneously. because time and this by the way relates to a question that’s going to come up in a moment. Again. where the gun is at the moment and maybe the gun is going from person to person and they have to keep track of where the gun is and who has the gun at any one point in time and what they're saying at the same time. The more events that are in a unit of time.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A track of. so you become hyper vigilant. There are some types of time that do make sense other than through changes they're more biologically oriented. Time has no relevance unless there’s change that allows us to measure it against. but it may be wrong given your environment. One way may be to keep track of a lot of things. Maybe even bring some behavioral aspects in there as well where they have to talk to the people whilst they’re doing this whole process. Under pressure what happens is. At that point. there’s a biological mechanism that your unconscious runs which makes you pay attention to everything. let’s talk about 60 secondsone minute. they’ll be in a very similar situation of high pressure or high vigilance and time distortion.StreetHypnosis.com 49 . they will automatically hit time distortion. one of the ways we organize time is through a numerical system of counting events. but the sense of time distortion occurs when you have many events occurring at one point in time or a brief period in time. When you're with a friend having a great time or having a chat. It’s that hypervigilance that creates time distortion. At that point. I’ll throw an idea out. you have so many things that the person has to keep track of. They have to keep track of what they’re saying.
It does not replace physical training. So they basically carry on the training in dreamtime so it continues with building muscle memory and being live in their neurology.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A They’ll probably also hit tunnel vision. Okay. Now we have the idea of states and using the stimulus. All Rights Reserved www. maybe a bit of flash and even the word ‘gun’ to become the new trigger to stimulate the hypnotic trigger.com 50 . You don’t want to create paranoia where.. the more time slows down for them. That’s one way to create time distortion. The thing to be careful of and again it’s something that I have no experience with so you’ll have to keep track and adjust this as you go along. A couple of other tricks you might use are the following.e. you can use personal suggestions to do that. The more events they're keeping track of. i. the state of calm detachment. because they're dreaming of it constantly they're actually looking for a fight and may end up causing one where nothing exists.e. The key there would be in my opinion. the closer they’ll be to the actual experience. There have been classic examples where people end up going into a fire fight that didn't exist. all part and parcel of physical training. You can induce a dream where people maybe for a week or month following the program have one dream each night. You want to pack in many events and make sure they're keeping track of those events. to make sure that the state is the key piece that is anchored.StreetHypnosis. but they misunderstand something and somebody gets shot by accident. i. so even in the dream before any weapon is © Street Hypnosis. which relates to a high-pressure situation where they might want to use their gun. which also comes in the same sort of paradigm they’ll be in when they get shot at. You can use hypnosis to install the a bit more deeply. Ironically. Does that give you some ideas on how to work that in? Matt: Igor: Yes. etc. You can use hypnotic dreams. Number one. because they were on a high trigger. dreams. primarily the noise. it enhances physical training.
I think his face has the half molten look to it that some people have when they’ve been exposed to very high degrees of burns. Although he had serious burns he went from paralysis. he covers her in his fireproof coat and together they end up running through this wall of fire. All Rights Reserved www. so what. He goes in to rescue a girl and as he’s trying to do his thing he gets cut off as an oil spillage catches fire and he’s caught in the flames. He gives her his breathing apparatus. I’ve heard of a fireman in Australia who was at a scene of a petrol spill with fire everywhere it was terrible. At the point where he intellectually grasped the fact that he’s going to die and he accepted it.com 51 . the whole point is being fired or shot at gets them to this very calm. I’m sure you do this already. Make sense? Matt: Igor: Yes. So the sense of acceptance is going to be a very important element of any kind of high-pressure situation. they're running around calmer if anything else. I’m going to die. He gets burned to crisp. So he and the girl are both royally screwed at this point. One of the ways to do that is to accept the fact that you're going to get injured and maybe even get killed then suddenly the whole reason for the fear response disappears. but they're both alive. he helps get this girl out from whatever she’s stuck under then he does something very brave.StreetHypnosis. but I would make an emphasis of as well. This pertains to a lot of people. because she’s well protected. They are no longer running around paranoid. suddenly he was okay with it.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A discharged. © Street Hypnosis. detached and focused state where they make the right choices. to action where both end up surviving in a virtually impossible situation. Does that make sense? I’m sure you’ve got something like that already. Part of that has to do with acceptance. She is pretty much unharmed. which would have killed both of them. he was like “I’m screwed. At first he’s paralyzed by fear and we talked about fear earlier today.” At that point he described a complete calm descending over him where his training kicks in again. Then he described something very interesting. The irony is in any sort of dangerous situation the key factor is acceptance.
they're ready to go in and make a dynamic entry whatever mission is. So it might be something along the lines of state. which is somewhat of a trance state. but excuse me. draw weapon. their game face on.com 52 . if they're preloaded as far as they’ve already got their mindset. their game plan together. but that might be a crude version of whatever chain you end up using.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Matt: Igor: Excellent. if not more. Collect at least a dozen. The next thing you know the guy pulls a gun on them and the cop goes into a panic mode. I’m sure you have a very sophisticated one. Matt: Igor: Yes. working with SWAT teams and Special Op guys in the military.StreetHypnosis. if the mind is pre-loaded in other words. We use a very progressive methodology for that. In other words. All Rights Reserved www. I know very little about handguns and firing in a live environment so I’m going to make that presumption and allow you to fill in the blanks. everything is calm and easy. they’ve already made the assumption that this is just another traffic stop. One of the things that. squeeze… I don't know what the steps are. look. I’m filling in the blanks I’m doing good Igor I appreciate it. I’m glad you're doing this. Where I’m having the biggest problem is with the standard law enforcement officer who makes dozens of routine stops every day and is basically in what we call a state of white. right? Right. They pull the suspect out of the car. Another thing I think would work incredibly well is stories and hypnotic loops with stories. It’s helping me that you're on this call otherwise I’d be creating something in a vacuum and it’s a lot harder to do that. Matt: Igor: Matt: Igor: Matt: © Street Hypnosis. generally they perform extremely well. short stories that revolve around gunfire and correct responses. make safe or unsafe whatever point. it’s a spray and pray issue. which starts with someone either drawing a gun or shooting and firing a weapon and ends with the officer or soldier in question discharging his weapon and getting rid of the threat in some way. I’m presuming you have a strategy that you're trying to inculcate in people.
which is the mindset or maybe something they do with their eyes. We want them to start the first point of the chain. All Rights Reserved www. The mental program is when gun comes out there is Fire!! shoot the person. which is fire or squeeze the trigger that’ll take care of itself. The key thing here is that you describe two varying situations: an expected surprise and an unexpected surprise. the mental progress should be. What you don’t have time for is to think. we're talking about you only want to focus on the first step of that chain. you look at someone © Street Hypnosis.com 53 . It isn’t. In other words. because the sequence has all been inculcated already. you want to not focus on the entire sequence or chain. if you're not expecting anything to happen then it has to get itself into that mode. They’ve been hit in a confusion trance of their own and there’s no one to show them the way out. A very simple version of this would be a straightforward hypnotic induction. how do I get him to see that gun and instead of going into the panic mode. People might think how can you have an expected surprise? If you're going into a situation where you know people are going to be running around with gunfire you expect weird stuff to happen so your mind is primed to deal with it it’s in that mode already. What will cause this spraying stuff is that people start having to think figuring out what’s going on and by then it’s too late. A lot of people jump to “The guy has a gun!! I’ve got to fire!!”… and that’s why they're spraying bullets. We don’t want to get them to the end point. so the key problem is thought. It’s over simplifying a bit. Whereas. One solution to that problem is first. pull the trigger. when surprised.StreetHypnosis. flip them into an automatic trance state of machine-like precision? Igor: Beautiful. in order to respond to it. Let’s say the first point in the chain might be you narrow your focus. do (x) which is the first step of that sequence. but it will definitely help whatever else you do also. You want them to get to the first point.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A My thing is. Let’s assume for the moment that one of the first things that you teach an officer to do is to look at someone in a certain way.
you want to keep the outcome positive. You want surprise to go straight to the look. his vision expands and he’s looking at this gray cylinder like thing. His hand is already touching his hip and is lifting up. because they get confused. so you want to talk about success stories rather than failure stories. One. Storytelling pre-formats the unconscious mind to deal with a sudden situation in a certain way. suddenly he realizes this guy is about to shoot him. aim. you're talking about the handshake interrupt or the equivalent that has to lead to them doing this. if not necessarily obviously. He was doing a routine check. a guy pulls a gun and he goes and does this. First. Basically.StreetHypnosis. Suddenly he feels this numbing sensation come over him and before he knows it.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A a certain way or something along those lines. he hears the sound of the gun going off and realizes that his finger just squeezed the trigger. He sees something and doesn't know what it is. There are a couple of devices to make this happen. He ends up looking down at the thing. fire whatever then the stories should map those very sequences within the story. you can use storytelling for this. Does that make sense? Matt: Igor: Yes. All Rights Reserved www. You don’t want just normal surprise to go straight to that look you want an interrupted routine. When you tell these kinds of stories. This is where classically you tell officers under fire stories. look. point. draw weapon. © Street Hypnosis. So if your sequence is something like state. He doesn't eve know what it is. the stories of Special Forces soldiers who walk into an ambush and without hesitating they attack into the ambush hence.com 54 . they end up saving the situation where they should have all been killed. because they put the attackers of the ambush into a route. It could be something like there he is and the door opens up. For example. Then the rest of the chain follows automatically. there are a couple of things to bear in mind. The whole story should follow the sequence that your own strategy includes.
because they already know what’s happened now. You want to use the story to stimulate the same situation. numbness.StreetHypnosis. All Rights Reserved www. but maybe shoot to stop. a blank confusion. he feels this way. Confusion. so the audience will probably say I know what’s going on it’s a gun. Numbness. because the realization hasn’t been made inside their mind yet. I don't know what the standard is – that’s something you’ll be more of an expert in than I am. but you never actually mention that they’re being fired at. leads into your strategy with a successful outcome.com 55 . so you pull that in next. At the end of that that state of confusion. you don’t want to tell them what’s happened yet. You want them to have dozens of stories thrown out so there’s repetition that sticks into the mind. You're going to tell many stories that follow this strategy sometimes in a very light level and some in a much heavier level. © Street Hypnosis. You're not going to tell just one story. Matt: Yes.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A This is a crude version of the story I’m trying to tell. which is something happens. It might be shooting to kill. numbness you just talk to the officers and you’ll have a big list of the sensations that accompany surprise of this sort. The point is you’ve run the chain to a successful conclusion whatever that conclusion may be. Does that distinction make sense to you? Matt: Igor: Yes. panic. So you don’t say he pulls a gun. Very importantly. For law enforcement officers it might be not shoot to kill. Time distortion. blankness whatever you want to call it. Difficulty of thought. panic or blank. which indicates gun-ness. Slowness of motion These will be a collection of sensations. but do you see how I’m matching the strategy you're trying to install in them through the story? Matt: Igor: Yes. The basic theme is mundane routine event.
to a set of physical motions that can be analog to the ones that we're talking about. Ideally. © Street Hypnosis. but he still follows that same sequence that we’ve been talking about. not all of them. Maybe in the police force people have certain stories about. “Look at the stuff we have to put up with!”… and that’s one of the stories police officers will tell each other.. which is shock to expanded awareness.. because there are different rhythms to storytelling. want to bore them with the beginning of some of these stories. Maybe someone tries to play a practical joke on someone and the guy who’s meant to be the victim of the practical joke ends up turning the tables in a clever and funny way. the guy is going to do this.” Any of these stories and they all start in a certain way where everyone knows what’s coming without necessarily spoiling the joke of the story.com 56 . One more key piece.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Igor: You want to tell many of these stories and pepper them in unexpected events so they sink into their unconscious. “An abusive woman thinks she’s the most important person in the world and tells me off” OR “A sexy driver tries to seduce me into not giving her a speeding fine. So you tell those stories as well mixing your gun stories in with regular stories of regular things happening. then suddenly you throw this whole confusion thing in the middle and you want to become very hypnotic as you do this. if you're going to use storytelling – and this is going to be a very important piece that you can put in there. You might use stock stories that people tell each other.StreetHypnosis. All Rights Reserved www. but then some of your gun stories start like these regular stories. in the beginning of the story you're leading their mind toward a certain expectation that is disappointed. which is that – you want the stories to be as surprising as the situation is. but about surprise and people doing something amusing as a result. The expectation might be a drunk driver giving police officer abuse. Again. you won’t believe this wise guy who did this. but with some of these stories you want to bore them so they think they know what’s coming now. So say over lunch you’ll tell a funny story that’s based on the same principles and there may be a disguised story not about shooting things.
choosing “Do I shoot or don’t I shoot?”… but that’s at the end of the strategy not at the beginning. You're describing behaviors like pupil dilation. You're describing the state that the person is going through. nervousness. which doesn't stack up to making a lot of sense until you analyze it looking backwards that it actually makes sense that she’s trying to shoot someone.StreetHypnosis. but something else is going on and they haven’t quite reached the conclusion yet. when they suddenly realize that this sexy blonde isn’t trying to seduce her way out of a ticket. which creates time distortion for them. probably again– you need to map this out in terms of what people do when they're in a genuine fire fight and they're doing it in an ethical and responsible way– the thinking process may kick in just before they squeeze the trigger. but with micro detail. aggression and you're describing all of these behaviors that happen in a five or ten second period. You can give people very mundane tasks to do where they get thoroughly © Street Hypnosis.com 57 . I appreciate that. Therefore. All Rights Reserved www. frowning. great insight. Does that make sense? Matt: Igor: Yes that’s very interesting. At the end of the conclusion. You describe the officer’s shock. It depends on how much time you have. You can also do this physically. not knowing what to make of it. shoot or not to shoot then you go to the regular conclusion. You have this bunch of confusion and automatic behaviors that get followed through up to the point where the thinking process kicks into make the critical choice. Start putting in lots of detailed information. Is this a joke? Of course this is a joke she’s still trying to get out of her parking fine. so that you don’t shoot someone as they're pulling out their notepad in a particular way – that would be very bad news. Then you run your chain through the conclusion. but there’s a kind of numbness sensation or a creeping sensation that something is coming up. you get very hypnotic.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Use your whole conversation in hypnotic tactics to get very hypnotic at the point when no one can quite make sense of what’s happened. The thinking process part of it has kicked in as part of your strategy in other words.
Suddenly. Everyone is armed. fill this bucket of water and empty here then fill it up again emptying it here and doing this mundane task. the stories and a lot of the other drills. I woulds tend to use it after having done all the set up. you want to practice the physical element of the drill safely. Then you surprise them with something that makes them go through the whole drill.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A bored stupid. The key thing is all the focus is on person ‘A’ who thinks he is being tested.StreetHypnosis. etc. Doing this once or twice at different points of the day that group will probably twig to what’s going on and everyone will be constantly alert. monotonous and boring dull as dishwater. That creates a lot of faith. All Rights Reserved www. because that’s why I’m here. which is a bit mind-numbing. a lot of buy-in and in that way their unconscious minds has a certain expectation of results and that expectation will tend to be activated in the surprising circumstances. In the back of my mind I know something’s happening. Say we're in a seminar so you give me this task. Does that give you some stuff to work with? © Street Hypnosis. The question is how do you set it up without them knowing that something is going to happen? They’ll half have an inkling that I know what’s going to happen. The way to create monotony and surprise at the same time in that situation– this is a very fun thing– you create a group activity. Person ‘B’ who thinks he’s helping you test person ‘A’ is getting bored stupid focusing on a task. but requires a lot of effort so he engages a lot of his attention in it.com 58 . maybe with empty guns. You choose one person who thinks they're going to be tested so the pressure is on them. Does that make sense? Matt: Igor: Yes. Suddenly you go freeze. however. so you can only use this at choice points in time so use it wisely. as a demonstrator to everyone that they’ve learned more than they think they’ve learned. Then you get another person to help you set up the scenario by doing something very repetitive. you switch the tables and the test actually occurs to person ‘B’ so at this point he has to respond.
Igor. You're very welcome. Hey David in Los Angeles. but this was a very complicated question that was asked. This has been fascinating on therapy and I’m looking toward the direction of what future applications do you foresee in terms of maximizing quality and increasing the quality of human life. Could I ask you to hang onto that for a moment.com 59 . who was that? This is Howard in Mount Shasta. Great. Thank you very much for your time Igor. I appreciate spending some time on this. Let’s get the lines open again. because you’ll be next. Conversational Hypnosis: Private Q&A Session Part 3 Igor: Howard: Igor: Howard: Someone else just asked a question or was about to make a comment.StreetHypnosis. so I thought I should spend a bit more time dealing with that. but pushing the unbelievable forward into the human potential level? Igor: That’s a great question. go ahead. Tell me a little bit more about what it is you want to know about peripheral vision? © Street Hypnosis. because someone had a question just before you that I want to get back to now? As soon as I’ve answered that question please jump back on and take this question. All Rights Reserved www. not just problem solving.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Matt: Igor: Yes it does. thank you. Who was it who had the question on peripheral vision? Howard: Igor: Hypnotic Peripheral Vision David: Igor: That was David in Los Angeles. I was interested in the role of hypnosis for human potential. Howard.
Private Hypnosis Club Q&A David: Igor: David: Igor: You have an exercise where you look at a certain spot up above eye level. not like it’s really tired. You can do it sitting as well. but sitting down is fine. Is that okay with you? Sure. but then from there I lose concentration. Excellent. What happens to you when you do the exercise? Unfortunately. just allow your eyes to do what they want to do. your eyes get tired and you start getting a little fatigued. Before it goes any further. perfect. The problem I’m having is that I will get to a position where my eyes will get tired. Let’s do it right now if you want whilst we’re on the call. Tell me when you see a little bit of strain. Sure. All right. It’s almost like your eyelids are getting heavy and you want to go inside to a normal type of trance is that the experience you’re having? David: Igor: David: Igor: Yes. Excellent. like a tiny bit of tunnel vision beginning to happen and it feels like the beginnings of tiredness. thank you. © Street Hypnosis. You’ll notice instantly that the strain disappears and the place of your attention becomes larger. you’ve trained your eyes a little bit too much. What’s happened is that you’ve taken it a little bit too far. so soften those eyes and allow them to be easy. just the beginnings of it. All Rights Reserved www. maybe just slightly above eye level and stare at it until there’s a little bit of strain. Excellent. If I understand you right you stare at the spot. Go ahead and pick a spot on the wall. They naturally want to feel just easy and relaxed. In other words. the only reason to do it standing is because some people have a tendency when they do hypnotic work to drift off into an internal trance and I want them to be firmly anchored outside. in the instruction you said it’s best to do it while standing and I’ve just broken my ankle in three places and I can’t stand well. Tell me when you have that. David: Igor: David: Igor: Now. Peripheral vision is actually very simple to get.StreetHypnosis.com 60 .
maybe the color of the wall going down to whatever is in front of you. Can you see any of that happening right now? David: Igor: Yes. You’ve just hit peripheral vision. allow yourself to get a sense of it expanding even further. Are you still sort of in that peripheral vision state or can you allow your eyes to soften into that state again so you see the walls. ten maybe 20 inches and it’s quite natural for that to do so. A lot of people think it should be this profound state that you go into.StreetHypnosis. very subtle and people often miss the fact they’re doing it. take hallucinogenic drugs.com 61 . If looking up slightly is still causing your eyes some strain. six. Maybe your eyes lazily drift across the room and you’ll notice some interesting things happening. As that continues.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Instead of being maybe an inch. it becomes five. maybe your desk or your telephone. All this time of course you’re looking up slightly. it’s nothing magical. the ceiling and the floor? You hear my voice of course.” The thing about peripheral vision is it is gentle. just allow your eyes to come down more horizontal. I’m not recommending it by the way. because they’re looking for thunder bolts when in fact they should be looking out for warm sunshine and a gentle breezes. this is just totally different. You may see the corner where the ceiling meets the wall. but your eyes can find a natural relaxed position. but that’s what it takes to get a profound and quick instant like “Wow. to whatever level they feel comfortable in. You can see the corners and the bits where they meet together and no particular point is attracting anymore attention than anything else. At the same time. it’s almost like you have this three dimensional view of the room. but you can see all around you. Perhaps even get a sense of the colors of the walls on either side of you. © Street Hypnosis. If you want a crazy profound state that changes your perception. Does that make sense? Let me check something with you. All Rights Reserved www. You can see the walls and the floor stretching out ahead of you. you’re seeing all these things. You see.
Now let’s go back to the next question that we had queued up. Hypnosis & The Future Howard: I was curious that besides the therapeutic applications. enlightenment to spirituality? That’s a great question. All Rights Reserved www.StreetHypnosis.com 62 . I’m not sure I’m a great trend predictor. Of course. the more interesting thing is. When your breathing has shifted. your thinking begins to clarify somewhat. the colors somehow seem more meaningful. what do you see developing as future applications for hypnosis in the human potential field. Igor: © Street Hypnosis. which basically means you’re in the relaxation response so you’ve made the shift. which are great to make changes for people.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A For example. Could you repeat that? I think it was about hypnosis in the future. thank you. Very good. you feel a calmness begin to envelope you. Does that answer your question? David: Igor: Yes. it tells you that you’re now in parasympathetic nervous system arousal. it’s like all the mental chatter dies down and at the same time it’s like a mental space opens up. have you noticed it shifting yet? David: Igor: Yes. I can tell you what I would like to see happening. notice what’s happening to your breathing. One of the things that definitely will happen is there will be more and more applications in nontraditional fields. The colors in the room kind of grab your attention or have an emotional under tone that they don’t normally have. All the time you’re seeing the world around you without particularly focusing on one object or another. You should feel that in terms of feeling a bit more relaxed inside. which makes it easier to think. Thank you very much. your breathing drops down a few notches. Tell me.
Many forms of prayer are quite hypnotic. you have an unconscious mind. actually I think hypnosis has a lot to offer spiritual disciplines in the sense that it can bring a sense of clarity to exercises that have been developed if you like.My first hope for the future would be that self hypnosis at least becomes a much more standard tool that people are aware of and use in a daily sense as a daily enhancement experience whether an artist uses it to be more creative. . a school kid to pass exams or a sportsman to improve his handicap at golf for example.StreetHypnosis.com 63 . more quickly and more long lastingly or at least more reliably. because I do think that many of the spiritual disciplines have got hypnotic elements within them. Many of the experiences described by mystics. hypnosis can help improve the circumstances. by default. a businessman to solve problems. Yes. All Rights Reserved www. people are going to start wanting to use that there also. then it only stands to reason that in schools. businesses. So if you can do performance enhancement on the sports field. © Street Hypnosis. At least I hope that’s going to happen. I’m not suggesting by the way that the only affect of prayer is placebo affect. I think more of that will continue to happen and I think it’s going to spread into other areas. . but the fact that it puts you into this more meditative self hypnotic sort of place certainly does not hurt. Basically. which I think hypnosis can help you get closer towards and probably more quickly also. there may be some spiritual elements to it. whenever there’s a human being present. the idea of spirituality this is something of great interest to me in particular. trying to explain something without the vocabulary to explain as of yet. These sorts of trends hopefully will continue so that more and more areas will find applications that apply to them. the idea of sports psychology is already waking up to hypnotic techniques like visualizations. academics. because I think it has a tremendous amount to offer. by Buddhists or people who claim to have been enlightened are experiences. Whenever you have an unconscious mind. in which that person exists within that field.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A For example. etc.In terms of the second thing you mentioned. I think in looking at spiritual exercises as a hypnotist will help us to maybe refine those exercises and make them more impactful so you can have the results more easily.
I like the idea of street hypnosis for several reasons. so that every day people start using hypnotic ideas in their everyday interactions. but actually ends up creating a context where his feedback actually leaves a positive impact. is that hypnosis doesn’t become limited to little pigeon holes: This is golf hypnosis. This way a teacher no longer tells a boy how stupid he’s being with his marks. This is academic I hope hypnosis becomes part of the greater interaction so people start sharing it. This is phobia hypnosis. hypnosis. some are ethical performers and others are not.StreetHypnosis.The other thing I hope hypnosis develops into and this is the idea behind street hypnosis. people that you don’t know. people have a tendency to become very rigid and stiff. less than professional or ethical in their performances.com 64 . It’s something that I can be curious about. It’s a force for good. I notice particularly in hypnotherapists. If you’re doing it with strangers. be interested in and it’s safe for me.The other reason I like the idea of street hypnosis is because it’s a live discipline. . When people treat each other in a respectful manner so even if they’re having an argument. What I’d like street hypnosis to be is a sense of giving the everyday person a sense of wonder in their life in a sense that wow. the argument which may be relatively minor doesn’t end up causing some bigger problem in their relationship. Some are great. © Street Hypnosis. Therefore. not some Svengali trying to dominate me. I can do this and I can use this for myself.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A . Stage hypnotists to this day have been the primary marketing tool for hypnosis as a discipline. All Rights Reserved www. because people are aware of how these things might work out. Number one because it reaches a much wider audience and shows hypnosis up as a force for good. Others detract from the image of hypnosis by being if you like. it really forces you into a particular box where it’s more difficult – it’s probably still possible – but it’s much more difficult to become rigid. the therapeutic profession.
Private Hypnosis Club Q&A I remember in London. I thought: “Man you have more problems than I have. Does that make sense to you? Hypnosis & Enlightenment Howard: Yes. You are an operative element in that equation. Then you have to start challenging yourself to be a little bit warmer with people. to be more respectful with people and still be able to have fun with people as well. So it’s not like you’re bleeding from the heart. You can still make fun of people in a way that actually enhances their experience rather than dis-empowers them or makes them feel less. I was wondering if you believe in moving states of consciousness. It’s not just mechanical bits and techniques and if you say the right words in the right order it all works out. If you do some very elegant pieces of hypnosis. I checked myself in as a client and some of these people were so rigid. but you enter the situation as an arrogant something or other. moving from the conscious to the unconscious then from the unconscious we could then more easily facilitate the more enlightening experiences possible through the application of self hypnosis or street hypnosis. the feedback you will get will put you back in your place. what am I doing here?” I’d like to get this idea that hypnosis is a human discipline. so you should work on yourself as a human being and as such you’ll become a better hypnotist also. you can still challenge people.StreetHypnosis. I went round to check out the competition to see how they did their work. very much. but you can do it respectfully. I’ve been experiencing meditation and self hypnosis for more than 40 years and I’ve discovered certain possibilities so I’m curious if you’ve © Street Hypnosis. everyone is warm and cuddly and make sure everyone’s happy. All Rights Reserved www. This is what I think street hypnosis allows you to do.com 65 . to be a little bit kinder with people. as a cold intellectual or something like that. By taking certain risks you get instant feedback. when I first started as a hypnotherapist.
this is an opinion not a hypnotic fact and it’s not something that I have any data other than it’s something I’ve reasoned out for myself. Understanding hypnosis. understanding how to move your consciousness through the different parts of your mind will open you up or help open you up to these experiences and then ultimately get to the goal that you’re seeking. which means that REM does its thing.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A discovered them as well and are perhaps going to be developing some courses or some directions in that way. when you want something to happen within the dream you can make it happen just by willing it in an indirect way. Until a man called Steven Laberge actually started doing research on this every psychologist on the face of this earth would have told you.StreetHypnosis. it’s impossible to direct your dreams. so they are a type of hypnotic phenomena in some respects. I’m going to put a caveat around this. He proved that this is not the case and actually way before him many spiritual disciplines for example. it’s a knack you develop. know that you’re dreaming and consciously direct that dream. However. I’m not sure I would agree with saying that it’s all about becoming more unconscious I think it’s about dissolving the boundary between consciousness in other words. some of the Buddhist Dream Yogis have known this for centuries. Igor: What I would say. It’s impossible to wake up inside a dream. I believe – and this is a pure belief. so you may take this on board as you wish to or not – that many of these deeper states of consciousness or deeper results of meditation are not possible unless you manage to delve into deep unconscious territory. This is something that is typically outside of peoples’ control.com 66 . A classic example is something like dream control. dissolving the boundary between the conscious mind and the unconscious– although it’s an artificial label anyway– so that the conscious mind can enter realms of unconsciousness that are not normally available to it. All Rights Reserved www. You can learn for example through self hypnosis or through hetero hypnosis to wake up inside your dream. realize that you’re dreaming and still have the full blown dream running ahead of you. © Street Hypnosis.
stopping smoking. It’s in many respects I think the operative element behind meditation techniques. confidence and that sort of thing. In terms of products. like lucid dreaming for example. Howard: That’s great. All Rights Reserved www. projected hypnosis or mass hypnosis for the creation of mass enlightenment. Does that kind of make sense? Howard: Igor: Definitely. Not because everyone will want to do this. I think anything is possible. which will allow you to take yourself in different directions. thank you for asking.StreetHypnosis. or having an out of body experiencee. It’s less about injunctions and more about directions that you go in. It’s a question of how would one use the dynamics that we know about to make something like that happen? Igor: © Street Hypnosis. you can make this happen much more quickly than spending 40 years on a mountain top until you get to the point where you can do this. then I intend to create a whole bunch of information around self hypnosis that plugs into the basic self hypnosis process. but also taking you in more esoteric directions should you wish to. Yes.com 67 . In particular. Once the self hypnosis course is out. You can be in some very practical directions like weight control. look at it as a hypnotist in terms of hypnotic principles and you’ll probably be able to meditate more efficiently once you have passage through that process. I’m interested in the application perhaps of hypnosis. I’m curious as to whether you believe that might be possible.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Hypnosis is one of the fundamental tools you can use to make this happen. either self. a little quick plug. Take any meditation technique. but because I think hypnosis definitely speeds up that process and makes it more possible and easier. some people will and some people won’t. I think you’ll understand what the aim of that meditation is much more clearly and you can get there more easily than having this vague sense of like I can’t think any thoughts or I can’t do this or I can’t do that. I think hypnosis will offer us shortcuts.
the tactics and the group dynamics that you’re employing in many respects run counter to a lot of the ideas of enlightenment. So whilst you might be able to create a hallucination that you’re connected to the rest of the world. only this time you maintain a small amount of awareness to guide enough of the process for the rest of it to take care of itself. Essentially the way around that is to create a receptive mindset. There are ways around this and I talked about that a little bit in street hypnosis exposed.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A I know that mass hypnosis at the moment can be used very easily in terms of mass dis-enlightenment or obscuring and has been used like that by the unscrupulous many times. The same kind of problem applies to mass hypnosis. because you’re doing something – it’s a bit like self hypnosis– you realize that self hypnosis has a built in contradiction. the part that’s trying to guide the process is the same part that the critical factor is attached to. the introduction set and also we’ll talk about it in much more detail in the Power of Self Hypnosis course. “Yes feel free to do that” – or not. you’re still missing some of the essential elements of enlightenment which is this meta-frame of seeing reality for “what it is”. etc. The very act of willing yourself through self hypnosis will tend to activate the very factor you’re trying to avoid. Enlightenment is about ironically. in hypnosis one of the operative conditions is to bypass the critical factor. the contradiction is very simple. The question is: how do you take that and switch it around? That would be something you would have to sit down and consider the hypnotic principles and challenges. I don’t know if you realize this. All Rights Reserved www. which is the same mindset you’re in when you’re being hypnotized. you bypass part of the thinking process. The way that you do mass hypnosis. independent experience and verifying it for yourself rather than taking someone else’s word for it. but then you can let go of a lot of responsibilities. There’s a built in contradiction to self hypnosis and it’s very simply this.StreetHypnosis.. In other words. The contradiction if you want to say. © Street Hypnosis.com 68 . In self hypnosis. It’s a sense of independent thinking. is individualism although it’s also about getting a sense of being connected to everything else. to whatever extent that’s possible.
these are the results I had. This is one of the beauties of the forum as a community. will put their two cents worth in and maybe you’ll try an idea out. I tried this out. this is how a lot of the greatest ideas and periods of real growth in our civilization have occurred.StreetHypnosis. I don’t think it’ll be a one shot wonder or a magic pill either. We have periods like The Renaissance. which is a great idea to have. because there’s still a process of growth that everyone goes through. I would encourage you to think about it. come on the forum and drop your ideas in. The Power Of A Community Of Hypnosis Masters Igor: Good for you. you can post your theories. I’m sure a lot of other people who are hypnotists and very good ones as well. share it. I personally haven’t spent a lot of time sitting down to work through that in terms of getting an answer. All Rights Reserved www. How do you simultaneously create or utilize that sheep instinct or herd mentality that we as human beings can fall into and at the same time foster independence of thought. Howard: Thank you so much.com 69 . That may then spark an idea in you which you then may try somebody else and by the way. independent experience so that people don’t accept your experience as the right one. By the way. That’s the conflict you need to resolve and that’s the place where mass hypnosis may well turn out able to help mass enlightenment movements occurring. the enlightenment things like that and one of the things necessary before these periods could happen was a community of individuals interested in the same sort of thing. is if you have an idea like this.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Mass hypnosis will tend to create a kind of sheep instinct or herd-like mentality so people follow you. your approaches then maybe someone will test it out or have a chance to do it in what they’re doing and say hey. If you’re on the forum. © Street Hypnosis. but these are the kinds of directions I would think about. but their own set of experiences then learn from those? That’s going to be the key question. because I think it would be a thoroughly rewarding thing for the world to know about. I’m working on it.
in terms of bypassing the critical factor in self hypnosis. he needed an environment to be in that allowed him that potential to manifest. market forces all of these things. I doubt that people like Michelangelo would have existed. I’m hoping that the forum. about law.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A In The Renaissance one of the things that allowed that to occur was – Italy basically became a major trading nation. Sometimes someone might have an idea that might be even better or improve on something you’ve said and through dialogue. would cross review ideas. That started drawing a lot of people there with that mindset and they started learning from each other. etc. One more thing I’ll share and then I’m done. The same is true of the enlightenment period. because you have many minds working on it at the same time.” Sometimes someone will try something and feedback some response. They had more money than they knew what to do with. will offer people a similar environment. Most trade to the Far East happened through Italy. In the process of arguing and trying things out they developed some amazingly fundamental concepts about civil liberties. If it hadn’t been for that.com 70 . so the Italian ports became super wealthy and the families that ran these enterprises became the Bill Gates’ of their day. Does that kind of make sense to you? Howard: Yes that’s great. so they started pumping it into things like the arts and literature. copying each other and sharing ideas. I’ll be happy to post some ideas. read and learn about each others’ ideas where one idea would spark another. I’ve found for myself that in writing my © Street Hypnosis. As ingenious as he was.StreetHypnosis. the Private Hypnosis Club. So your dream can be made a reality much more quickly. so people like yourself can share ideas they have and have other people comment on them. All Rights Reserved www. which was to a large extent centered round Scottish institutions. experimentation and different peoples’ experiences you develop a whole new set of technology and techniques that never existed before. there was a sophisticated thing that happened. since Marco Polo opened the trade route to China. about government institutions. Sometimes the comments will be “Yes go for it this is good. A small group of thinkers in academic institutions who shared ideas. inside of the human condition.
There are other solutions also. All Rights Reserved www. ‘my friend John techniques’. We had someone who was talking about recovery strategies who had a question on that? How To Build Natural Recovery Strategies Into Hypnosis Jonathan: Igor: Jonathan: Yes Igor this is Jonathan. because you get the best of both worlds. You get a lot of really valuable feedback and of course you also get the personal benefit of overcoming some problem issue at the same time. Igor: Perfect. Okay Jonathan. build rapport and stuff like that and you begin to fractionate him out of that way of life. © Street Hypnosis. You become a better hypnotist because you’re creating your own inductions and you get to experience hypnosis. something which didn’t seem like it would work out ends up being fantastic when you’re in trance.StreetHypnosis. I strongly encourage you to try that for yourself. The full version of my question is how we can prevent hypnotic subjects from recovering from positive hypnotic processes? A more specific example would be…say there was a gang member and the idea was to use conversational hypnosis to get him out of the gang life. that’s one of the classic solutions to the dilemma of too much conscious involvement in a self hypnosis process. because there appears to be a nominal fractionation in indirect hypnosis. playing them back and being passive to my own suggestions helps me solve that problem. recording them. Anyone who’s listening to these recordings.com 71 . By the way.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A scripts. but that’s a very elegant one. a necessity seems to be that at some point in time you have to let that person walk away for awhile until the next time you see them. So you know what may sound like a good idea when you’re writing it down isn’t such a good experience when you’re hearing it in trance or vice versa. so I would definitely encourage that approach. get him in school and stop selling drugs. As you begin using better commands.
One of the things you want to make sure you do is that you prepare them for failure. rapport and planting the idea that it’s possible to have a better life outside of the gang. you may spend most of your time initially building trust. Let’s talk about this in terms of smokers. It’s like you begin to improve and you’re making progress then it’s like what you’ve done becomes undone. but only the idea. It’s a similar thing. The reason I’m using smoking is because the structure is similar although the outcomes and the intensities of it are different. you prescribe it to some extent.com 72 . Initially. When the gang member walks away for example. You stop smoking and then someone pulls out a cigarette and you go damn it. Does that make sense so far? Jonathan: Igor: Jonathan: Yes. So somehow you will make sure that – this is usually part of the future pacing. he returns back to the neighborhood going back to the crime and whatever. So the idea is in the back of their mind. so they’re not rejecting it at that point. I want one as well and you start smoking as well. but you’re distracting them away from the idea before they can analyze it too soon. for example. because there’s a tug of war between influences. right? How do you get someone to have a recovery strategy when they’re facing the same situation. so that they enter back into their environment without necessarily having the conflict to deal with yet whilst the idea is too new.StreetHypnosis. One thing not to do is to try and avoid the obvious fact that they will fail at some point. All Rights Reserved www. You’re talking about a recovery strategy here. which kept them in the trapped in the first place? Yes.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Igor: Jonathan: Igor: Yes. In fact. Here’s one thing not to do. © Street Hypnosis. to use your example – getting him off it. the structure is very similar of you’re getting away from a negative thing and then you are getting pulled back into that negative lifestyle in some way.
for example. thinking out loud what one of those ideas might be. The next thing you may want to do with this is begin to pull the rugs out from underneath the relationship that is maintaining the pattern. They’re doing favors for you constantly. I’m assuming you chose this particular example specifically because you may be working with this. Hence. that the other guys maybe are being selfish or using you by keeping you in the gang. a little fuse beginning to start burning up. loyalty or something like that so there’s a great reciprocity going on there. What’s likely to happen? Their buddy’s are going to come round. it’s gone from the reciprocity frame of I owe (x) something because he brought me a pint of Kool-Aid last week to He’s using me and he’s manipulating me with the Kool-Aid. All Rights Reserved www. Then when you get to a point where it’s a crisis point. allegiance. but I’m not quite sure how yet there’s a point of transition where they’re ready to jump out. they think they’re a regular gang member. they’re making a decision like I want to get out of this. You don’t want to throw it out as blatantly as that. you want to begin to insinuate at the beginning so they start coming to that conclusion themselves and get a sense of something isn’t right here. which begins to set the foundations for it. One thing to do then is to build in a recovery strategy where you basically pre-empt what is likely to happen. you’re expected to do favor’s back and one of the big ones of course is being part of that group and there may be fear elements as well. The next thing to do in this particular example. They’re going to ask them to go © Street Hypnosis. but they still have to go back to the same environment whilst they’re doing it. you owe someone else within that group favors. One of the things I want to do is start to subtly undermine the power of those relationships by again seeding certain ideas. Part of maintaining the pattern is this idea that you belong to something.StreetHypnosis. It’s probably something you have to build up over time a little bit.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Igor: Then they go back. but in the back of their mind there’s a slow burn.com 73 .
Private Hypnosis Club Q&A off and do something with them. but somehow there’ll be a social contact that’s going to be difficult to refuse. All Rights Reserved www. maybe just hang out with them. Once they enter that social contact – going out for a drink with your buddies may end up being a drive-by. You’re using basically a sense of leverage. owing someone something. on the way you stop off for a quick something you have to do and they’re right back in the middle of things again. because the car they’re driving in ostensibly just to go for a drink. and there maybe being a better way that is a smarter way or using the leverage in terms of what they get out of the gang as something that they can get better outside the gang than inside the gang. because by this stage they’ll be ready to make the transition. loyalty. are they really trying to use me? Maybe they’re disrespecting me and these things start running through their minds. The little bits that used to tie them into the relationships start pushing them off and they start thinking they are demanding too much of my time. © Street Hypnosis. So we’ve talked about the idea of you beginning by planting seeds of ideas. You’re planting ideas into their heads which then blossom whilst they’re away to start thinking about certain things in different ways. The other ones as to doubts as of the lifestyle future and etc. voicing doubts and you start playing on these and building those up. maybe go to some meeting with them. but you begin by intimating it so you aren’t getting any conscious resistance up front and then as the relationship develops they’ll end up voicing certain ideas.StreetHypnosis. One of which begins to disrupt the normal flow of the relationship that keeps them bound inside the gang. At that point you need to help them develop strategies for elegantly excusing themselves long enough till they can make a complete break from that group and that’s something you probably want to do quite openly. etc. ideas of respect. they want too much from me. Before the crisis point and most of the time leading up to it you’re seeding ideas. I’m not very well versed in what happens in gangs.com 74 . maybe drink with them.
you don’t feel like smoking. This is something that a little experience in the field is going to be very important to know about. but anything could make this fall apart now.com 75 . What kinds of excuses can they make to begin to extricate themselves without having necessarily any comeback.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Then you’ll have the relationship strong enough and there’ll be enough questions inside their mind where they start to realize the gang life is not for them so they’ll start reaching some sort of crisis point or a point of change. they may want to start to extricate themselves from it. nobody move. It’s like a house of cards. At which point. Then very quietly stop and say nobody breathe. All Rights Reserved www. you’ll never smoke again. because life is messy and life is going to happen.StreetHypnosis. their normal gang life first of all is not going to be the same anyway and second of all. © Street Hypnosis. You need to start brainstorming strategies of how they can keep themselves clear of that environment. you’re feeling great and fantastic. etc. until there comes a point where they’re ready to make the complete break? Does that make sense so far? Jonathan: Igor: Yes. What kind of excuses can you make? Can they go on holiday to visit an aunt for awhile? Can they do different things like that? Can they say I’m not ready for drinking right now? I don’t know. but in a way that’s not going to get them into more trouble. The key thing is not to be afraid of telling them or doing a rehearsal of the very conditions that may destroy all the good work you’ve done. don’t just tell them you’re a non-smoker now. you just very gently move them out of the office and hope to God that he doesn’t break before he’s paid you your cash and moved on. but that’s a very poor way of doing it. he’s changed now. To use the smoking analogy.
The next thing you can do is build in a recovery strategy. Let’s face it.StreetHypnosis. you’re doing it unconsciously. In other words. I am free of that habit. So you probably want to spend a significant amount of your time either ahead of time working out with them or just telling them if you have more experience in terms of what can work. When you’re at a party. you’re having a few drinks and people around you are smoking. is that a craving? Maybe I do have a craving. What if they do smoke? What if they do get a craving for example? What happens if you’re sitting at a party. which is what we’ve just been talking about up to this point. You’re basically taking the same experience that would normally be a danger to them and you’re using it as a re-enforcer for the changes you’ve done. You’re not doing it in a logical sense. you get this thing and its like. people will offer them a cigarette. What happens if things go wrong? The first stage of the recovery strategy is to realize that things will go wrong. address it. I am so glad I’m a non-smoker. now you start installing a new strategy. All Rights Reserved www. If they have nothing to put in that place they may end up with their old behavior as a default because they don’t know what else to do. because their life choices are going to take them down a different path. You see that and suddenly you get this feeling my God. Those poor schmucks over there are trapped in this…and you just carry on with those sort of ideas.com 76 . the classic way of doing it is saying you’re at a party. They will be drinking. but what if it does happen? What do you do? If there’s a danger of it happening. it’s called the recovery strategy – then you go through these following steps. you’re having your drinks and you get this © Street Hypnosis. In a smoking session. you want to be able to create a recovery strategy. They will be in all these different environments that they now have to behave differently in. ways of dealing with those situations.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A The better way of doing it is once you’ve created the moment of change. it might happen it might not. Say if it does happen.
I would like to feel that way.StreetHypnosis.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A curious sense that you used to do something maybe a cigarette would be the right thing. It’s a future memory. rehearsing the problem spots that they’re likely to meet along the way. Does that make sense? Jonathan: Igor: Is it kind of like teaching a memory? It is exactly that. Now you’re beginning to build up that moment of doubt that would normally precede the failure and that’s where the recovery strategy kicks in. Maybe you see someone else smoking and they have this wonderful look in their eyes like they’re really relaxing and you think wow.com 77 . in other words the bit that would get them to fail. You’ve slowed it down and you’re taking the precursor to failure. you can realize that you can feel that way anytime without the cigarettes. As you look at them. which is usually a state and often a situation. it’s like a context which then triggers a state and the state ends up triggering a strategy like certain thoughts happen and certain decisions get made. What you’ve done is you’ve gone and you’ve slowed down the decision point. You’re going to hijack the precursor to the actual behavior and you’re going to make that reinforce the changes that have occurred. You’re going to use the situation to set up the beginnings of that state. Some of them you’ll have instant answers for like how to not hang out with your gang buddies anymore. You can take a deep breath and feel great about the fact that you aren’t a smoker anymore then you start going off into your positive frames again. which ultimately lead back into the problem behavior. Others may be a bit more difficult like the emotional things like you’re hanging out at a family barbecue and it happens to be that half of your family are gang members say that’s the case. Therefore. All Rights Reserved www. but you’re going to hijack that state. © Street Hypnosis.
which is that you want to take the crisis point which are likely to cause them to fail and you want to create a redirection that leads to at least one other option if not several other options. drug problems and smoking as well? The basic idea is the same. Anorexia has less to do with external relationships and has more to do with a certain sense of purpose. and the whole eating thing of course. You basically believe that if you could run a certain pattern on some of the more difficult cases such as a gang member that’s hard core that the same patterns and the same recovery strategies could be run for people who are having family problems or people who are having severe cases of anorexia.StreetHypnosis. you’d have similarities. so that reinforces their reason for not being in the gang rather than causing them to collapse back into it. a new resolve. what are you doing? dissing us? Why aren’t you with us anymore? Why are you They’re going to put a lot of emotional pressure on him. In certain circumstances you’ll have similarities. a sense of wow I’m glad I’m no longer in there this is what I’m really missing. because it’s all about relationship there versus let’s say that and anorexia. Again. you want him to feel that in that future memory. so I can imagine like in family disputes and gang type situations. because chances are they’re going to come up and say We haven’t seen you for awhile. Does that make sense? Jonathan: Igor: Yes. but it’s a specialist field that I have no experience of. You want him to feel that emotional pressure. etc. Jonathan: Igor: © Street Hypnosis.com 78 . it becomes pressure that triggers a resolution. All Rights Reserved www. you better be sure you build a recovery strategy in here. Instead of that pressure being something that leads to them caving in and going back to the whole gang thing. I apologize for not being able to give you a concrete version of this with your example. You don’t want him to walk away from that emotional pressure. control and power or loss of control.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A At which point. I would probably make stupid mistakes at this point without having any experience of it. but I think the principles are pretty sound at that point. because it’s going to happen.
which are similar to ones that cause that pattern and then give them choices out of those crisis points that don’t lead back into the pattern. it goes right. Future memories are a large element of that. Part of what kept the pattern. so that you pre-empt the shocks that would normally lead back to anorexic behavior. You pre-empt things like low self-esteem. but what happens if goes tits up what if it all goes wrong? © Street Hypnosis. the hesitation of him doing street hypnosis and the fear is – I was doing a bit of a mind read there – but it’s a fear of failure.com 79 . mood swings. I kind of just drifted way a little bit. You need to be able to understand what the pattern is that drives the behavior in the first place. Incidentally. All Rights Reserved www. That’s the key behind a recovery strategy. Fine. he’s going to fail. what I basically did at the end was I built in the fact that if he’s going to do street hypnosis. He’s hesitating because he thinks it’s not going to go right. which is part of the pattern usually involved in that.StreetHypnosis. depression. When you listen to the recording again. A lot of the pattern in anorexia for example is people feel out of control and then their control over food is one of the few places they feel still in control hence they over control it. Does that make sense? Jonathan: Igor: Yes. I was tipped off on that one because you used that voice. he’s all happy and good. He’s doing a conversation induction. being knocked down by life in some way or not getting your own way and that might normally have lead back to anorexia as a coping mechanism. what I just did with Nathan (in audio part 1) with the street hypnosis thing was a very small version of a recovery strategy.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A With anorexia one thing you need to be able to pre-empt is the very high likelihood that at some point she’s going to have an emotional shock – it’s usually a girl. Pre-empt them at some point hitting crisis points. Can you guess what it was or can you analyze through what we did and tell me what it was? Jonathan: Igor: On that one.
So I’m now hijacking the odd sensation and going down the route he’s already created for me. I used that as a metaphor for when he’s is these situations. All Rights Reserved www. Thanks a lot Igor. I used a little bit of his own mechanisms. Does this answer your question? Yes.com 80 . I know he’s going to start beginning to feel something which isn’t necessarily his usual state and it’s going to be unusual. he feels odd but pleasant.StreetHypnosis. but his attitude having changed. His attitude now is one of it being positive. I’m using this idea of thinking. Then I moved through that and gave him a bit of a future memory or a little rehearsal of things going wrong. I told him he’s going to stuff up and sometimes it’s going to go monumentally wrong. but before he recognizes it as something negative he’s first going to recognize that something odd has happened. it’s a pleasant oddness. which is odd but pleasant that feeds into a loop where he gets it wrong. like one of the first things he talked about was how he feels odd but kind of pleasant. Hence. It could turn towards something negative or begin as something negative. the thought loops that people get into like How can I feel this oddly pleasant sensation when I’m doing it wrong? I’m creating a reinforcement that allows him to stay clear of fear and anxiety and that. If something goes wrong. but he’s got it wrong. Does that make sense? Jonathan: Igor: Jonathan: Yes. © Street Hypnosis. of it being something that proves that he’s engaging in street hypnosis and of it maybe even being funny. so I’m putting it into an overall reframe of mistakes are the opportunity to learn. so he doesn’t understand it.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A I pre-empted that. he can feel oddly pleasant about it and that was the rough thinking behind that recovery strategy. Then attach that to the idea that it feels oddly pleasant because he’s actually engaging in street hypnosis in other words. he’s got the chance to learn.
One is that I’ve given the example of the car door using the key at the right level and things and I’ve had the response oh that’s just muscle memory. I’m trying to get them to realize they can visualize. Did you choose that white or did someone choose that for you? Someone else did. but they think it’s just muscle memory. Do you like it? Does it feel bad or you don’t mind it? I don’t mind it. do you think you’d enjoy living in that room? Would you like that in your bedroom? No. Go ahead. What color are you bedroom walls? White. There are a couple of issues. All Rights Reserved www.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Igor: Thank you.StreetHypnosis. Who is next? Troubleshooting Further Visualization “Problems” Joshua: Igor: Joshua: I had a question about visualization. Okay that’s fine. which has nothing to do with muscles.com 81 . You can do the same exercise. We’ve been doing this now for about three. with little frilly tea cozy style net lacing on your bedspread and whatnot. Do you live in a house or an apartment? Yes. Igor: Joshua: Igor: Joshua: Igor: Joshua: Igor: Joshua: Igor: Joshua: Igor: Joshua: © Street Hypnosis. If I came in and I would paint your entire bedroom in a wonderful shade of grandmother pink and change your bed sheets to be a matching or maybe clashing shade of pink and purple. Let’s take about half an hour more of questions then we’ll call it quits.
because they go “That’s just muscle memory.” They escaped it with the car example. I need to externally commit. You have to lock them tight and cement them into that position. Then you can explain the whole idea of the veil of consciousness. the taps or whatever you want to do. There you go that’s your answer.com 82 . otherwise they’ll always come up with doubts buts and whatnots. how it works and how pretending about it is fine. Has that anything to do with muscle memory? No.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Igor: Joshua: Igor: Joshua: Igor: Joshua: Igor: Are you sure about that? Yes. it’s just not necessarily making an image or a mental movie. Does that make sense? That’s a very important part. How do you know? I can see myself in that and not liking it. Any follow up on that? © Street Hypnosis. it doesn’t. by the way. just thinking about something is okay. All Rights Reserved www. This is an important key. Thinking about it really is visualizing.StreetHypnosis. I know what it’s like!” Now I’ve taken care of the muscle memory idea and I still need to pin them down. Joshua: Igor: Excellent. either agree to it and you’re there now. but you need to get that point of commitment. You can go through the whole rigmarole afterwards. This is where you are. Joshua: Igor: Yes. to this position otherwise they can mentally reverse it. I am forcing you through consistency to commit to a position and the position is that “At some level I must have seen this or otherwise I can’t know it’s true. ideally in front of an audience or at least me as an audience. because they’re not necessarily committed to it yet.
Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Joshua: Yes.StreetHypnosis. She has a really hard time visualizing because it becomes so vivid for her and she gets away from herself. which is masking something else that’s underlying. Yes. You get people who have problems with attention and some people actually use this as a defense mechanism. She basically invariably dissolves into fits of giggles. One example is that she tries to count sheep and she just bursts into fits of giggles because one of them trips over whatever they’re jumping over. maybe it’s inappropriate. My follow-up is there’s someone that I know that has an overactive visualization. One way you can tell this by the way is if she ever gets serious about anything. So they kind of play havoc with her a little bit. because it’s a nervous mannerism that she’s engaging in.com 83 . if things are getting away with them. © Street Hypnosis. In terms of other things. but it’s their way of releasing the internal tension. because it frightens them and they alleviate that anxiety through joking. That’s an idea that you need to think about. if that’s not part of what’s going on with her. the other thing you can always do is you can take control of those visualizations too. other things that she’s passionate about where she doesn’t burst into fits of giggles because it’s just silly. Some people who are morbidly serious. That might be less of a visualization issue and more of a concentration issue. Igor: Joshua: Igor: Joshua: Igor: You mean the visualizations get away from her intent. I’d check. All Rights Reserved www. so they have a life of their own is that what you’re suggesting? Right. through humor through diversion tactics of some sort. the equivalent in the other extreme who are incapable of taking even serious things seriously. what’s going on inside her mind at those times and you’ll get an idea of this. In other words. They’ll crack a joke at a funeral. what does she like? What are her hobbies? What other things is she passionate about? Get a sense of what she’s like when she’s talking about those things.
Are there other questions? © Street Hypnosis. in which case there may be other things you need to take care of before you can go down this route. he goes the weirdest giggling fits. If you have the sheep tripping over. Thank you. You can hijack the imagery yourself and bring it back on course or you can check whether or not this is a defense mechanism. which is possibly a defense mechanism. It turns out he’s not. Basically that steals its thunder and you swamp it with a greater set of suggestions for the regular thing. Use a hypnotic trance where she is giggling herself into silliness and I’ve actually seen this with one or two people – it’s very odd. he just happens to be laughing like a hyena the whole way through it. He goes into hypnosis. Another thing you can do is actually ride the giggles in. All Rights Reserved www. Joshua: Igor: Excellent. because the unconscious mind no longer has any influence over them. you go right back to the original scene again as though nothing has happened. one thing is her allowing them to run away. which is almost going into psychosis territory. responding to suggestions things get better. You incorporate it and you just move on. No problem. you may want to use either straight suggestion to anchor or rather to settle this experience down. when he goes into hypnosis. it’s standing up and everyone else is jumping over smoothly. In that case. When I first saw this. I’ve into was way done this with one guy who.StreetHypnosis. I thought this guy mentally disturbed.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A If they’re running away with her. It’s another thing the unconscious mind doing it on its own. These are some options that you have. You can either use the giggling as the trance itself.com 84 . It really depends on what the situation is. You just get used to the weirdness of it and deal with it that’s another way of dealing with it. he just has a really weird of going into hypnosis.
You need to go first. The first thing I would say in terms of selling is confidence. If you were a successful salesman who sold to individuals and to groups. You need to keep yourself in a positive frame of mind. because if you don’t believe in your product. deception. Using an analogy which is in my mind right now because of what we talked about earlier on.com 85 . All Rights Reserved www. Hey Dave. Igor: © Street Hypnosis.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Hypnosis & Sales Dave: Igor: Dave: Yes. Your state go first this is the basic principle in all hypnosis. it really helps if you believe in your product. you’re the machine through which this whole thing has to operate. be a generally positive person. hi this is Dave in California. I’ve not spent most of my life selling things. The key thing is what are you doing? Who are you? You’re the mechanism. I’m just putting that up as a frame around this. you’re the pistol. so this is arbitrary rhetoric I’m using hypnotic principle applied to a discipline that I’m not a master of. Hence. why the hell should he believe in your product he doesn’t even know it yet. which is something that is quite attractive to others anyway and when you talk about your product to imbue it with positive qualities not by some trickery of language. if anything it’s going to backfire. but if the pistol is jammed it’s not going to go anywhere. these are all wonderful pieces that can help. The bullet can be the best bullet in the world. First of all. a caveat here. especially when you’re talking about your product? All other sales techniques pale in comparison to your ability to go first. using all the different skills we’re learning about as whatever tools you can use? Okay. the sales elements. Can you create a pure clean state inside yourself which is positive and can you do that. what would you say is the recipe for success in sales.StreetHypnosis. occur. distraction and whatnot. You’re the device through which the hypnotic elements. in a positive attitude which is going to exude into what you’re doing. I’m not a salesman.
the blitz and things like that. The next thing is to remember that the key to influence is not to change minds it’s to change moods. I’ve seen it done by some very charismatic people and it works there. We just talked about a few of them in terms of pattern interrupts. pattern interrupt is really a big one by the way. but they’ll certainly make the deal a little harder.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Does that make sense in terms of a basic foundation? Dave: Igor: Absolutely. in other words. but there are other things you can do also like storytelling. you’re not overpowering. The point there is that you’re empowering. Do you see the difference? Dave: Igor: Yes. The next thing is.StreetHypnosis.com 86 . don’t try to sell © Street Hypnosis. you have such a powerful overbearing and positive vibe that it washes away the negativity. but it’s actually very powerful. They may know enough about what they want that those distractions won’t destroy the deal. That’s the next piece I would say. positive suggestions. The other one is overloading. them. You need to be attuned to peoples’ states of mind and the way I mean it is their mood. All Rights Reserved www. Pattern interrupt and distraction techniques are one of the key methods to changing people’s moods. It’s harder to do for a lot of people because it requires a lot of selfimprovement on your side to maintain that. What state are they in? What mood are they in? How are they feeling at this point in time? Someone who is grouchy because his wife has just phoned him up and bitten his head off or because her boyfriend has just cheated on her and is bringing that emotional baggage into the meeting is going to view your product through those filters to some extent. so you need to have tactics for breaking those moods. I’ve done it myself.
So don’t be in a hurry to sell something. There will be a point to ask for the sale absolutely. My shutting them out was based on fear and personal insecurities rather than anything else. well done. You’ve probably done this yourself. but it’s not at the beginning.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A People are already used to being sold. Take that pressure off them and don’t sell anything. They’ve basically outsold themselves. A lot of people talk themselves out of a sale. it’s their pattern and they’ll have mostly developed defenses towards it. but even so you’ll never quite know it. Discovery is very important because you don’t know what motivates this person in front of you. you may be able to take a very good educated guess at what motivates people to buy that particular product. I presume you’re a salesperson. I used to be a very quiet person. so the minute a salesperson used to approach me in a shop my instinct was to say no thanks. Do you need help? No thanks. where you walk into a showroom for a car or a TV set. I’m sorry no. which is really silly of me. The beauty of not trying to sell something is you get to go through a process of discovery. Here’s an example. asking for help and getting people to chat and talk to me. it could be a big thing or a small thing. It’s to refuse help.com 87 . Then you’ll drive across town to buy it from someone else or go on the Internet to buy it – anything just to not have to buy it from that person. so this is another kind of pattern interrupt. All Rights Reserved www. right? © Street Hypnosis. Do you want anything? No thanks. but I’m okay.StreetHypnosis. I see many more things and much more value and I make much better decisions actually. because now that I actually go into shops. Are you looking at this? No thanks. I’m just looking at this. If you’re selling one product and you’ve seen a lot of people. no matter what they said. You’re hell bent on getting it then the salesperson is such an annoying little bugger that you just think you know what I don’t want to do this and you walk out. My big fear was that some slimy salesperson would put me into a moral bind where I’d feel obliged to buy something I don’t want to buy.
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Yes. I’m going to sell you something. Give me a product. What do you sell? I sell software. Excellent. Do a little mini-role play right now and try to sell me the software; tell me the whole features, benefits thing and all that sort of stuff. Sure. Usually I start off kind of asking them… By the way, you’ve just lost a lot of momentum. Do you know why? No. Who has control of the frame? You do. Right. I said just tell me about your software thing. Is that a good frame to be in? Do I value your time? Do I value you? Do I value your product?
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Do you see the subtlety of what I’m talking about here? You’ve just been out framed, you didn’t even realize it and it happens a lot. How many times do you go to a meeting and the person you go to talk to is late? How many times do you get cancelled on? How many times do you get this rude attitude where they go, so what are you going to sell me now? How much does it cost?
You want to avoid this. You want to basically inoculate against this by out framing it. You want to pre-frame the hell out of your clients to make sure they don’t do this, because it’s actually very difficult to sell someone something like this and usually they’ll end up being your nightmare client. You want to be really careful about managing the relationship from the very first point of contact. How do you think you might do that? How
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might you manage to manage that relationship from the first point of contact, if you’re going to sell me software? Dave: I guess I would set up the frame beforehand where to set the tone there’s going to be some discovery going on, it’s not going to be a straight going right into the product, but set the frame that there will be some discovery going on. Excellent. We’re talking about a contract up front or an agreement; let’s agree that these are the rules we’re going to play by. Believe it or not that happens on the first phone call. Choose the top 10 things that happen to you in a meeting or even before the meeting happens that tell you the meeting could go south, sour or that you’re not being valued and out frame them so it’s no longer possible for that to happen. For example, let me take your role for a moment. You’re some company and I’m going to sell you software and I’m going hey, hi I’m so and so from Software Inc. Your colleagues at (x) asked me to give you a call. They say hi, how are you doing? We have a pleasant little chat and you ask me, when can I come in? I might say – first of all, you might want to put up a little scarcity in them and say if you invite me for a meeting at 10 I’ll check my diary and go “Hang on a second, Wednesday I’m afraid I’m booked from 9:0012:00, can you do the afternoon or would another day of the week work better?” So do a bit of a scarcity thing. Don’t overuse it, you don’t want to make it a cheap trick, but it’s definitely useful. The next thing is, let’s say we agree on Thursday morning, at 10:00. I’ll say “Oh by the way, sometimes I turn up to company and there’s a rush on, people are very busy that day and I end up hanging around for half an hour or an hour sometimes even and it’s really no good for anyone. It’s not good for them because they feel under pressure; it’s not good for me because I have a lot of clients to see as well. Do you think that’s going to happen here?” Respond as the client might do. respond. Dave: No, that won’t happen. I don’t care how you respond, just
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Excellent. What we have now is a contract. You now have a consistency commitment. You’ve committed to me that this will not happen. If it does happen, you’ve broken the social contract. If you know the five laws of influence that’s a very difficult thing for people to do; if you still break your contract, consider very carefully whether you want to waste your time with these people. Even if you do manage to sell something to them, chances are these will end up being nightmare clients that you’re better off firing and spending the extra 100 hours a week that you have getting clients that are decent clients that will make you more money and are more rewarding to work with. These are places where you can really start testing right up front. If it’s not a problem say great, if it is a problem, just reschedule. Say “That’s not problem I understand, maybe we can reschedule to another time when you are under less pressure.” What this does is – just think about it. Let’s rehearse and notice what happens inside your body and how you feel when this happens. Propose a date to me.
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Hey, can we meet on Tuesday? What time? Two o’clock. Let me just check through, hang on a second. Tuesday the 13 th, is that right? Yes. I’m afraid I have a lunchtime appointment that goes all the way until 4:00. Do you have another day of the week that we can work? Friday afternoon works. We’re talking about
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com 91 . Do you see the difference? These are all real subtleties. Perfect. “Thanks for inviting me. Perfect. We’re talking about the 16th now. which ends up wasting everyone’s time. All Rights Reserved www.StreetHypnosis. Now when I come into the meeting the first thing I can do is say something like. Let’s have a check. but you must think about all the implications of all these little things that you’re doing. Let’s just pause there notice how that feels. We do not have the protocol of cheesy salesperson trying to pull one over on me. I’ll make sure it doesn’t. Dave: Igor: © Street Hypnosis. sometimes a whole bunch of stuff happens and they end up leaving me waiting in the lobby for like half an hour or 45 minutes. Frame control is a subtle discipline. You now have to live up to your end of the bargain. The reason I’m going through this whole rigmarole is because that’s the next thing I was going to say is important for a salesperson. You get put under pressure and I’ve got a lot of clients to see as well. right? Yes. it is to understand the idea of frame control and the consequences of when you’re being frame controlled. I’ll head over to your office and I’ll be there at 3:30. even when the other person isn’t realizing that’s what they’re doing. Right. Now we have the protocol of host and guest to deal with. You just made me a promise. Exactly. Three thirty is fine.” What does that do in terms of frames? Dave: Igor: It makes it that you’re there because I invited you and you’re my guest.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Igor: Dave: Igor: Dave: Igor: What time? Three thirty. Sometimes I find that a few clients have a busy day. do you think that’s likely to happen here? Dave: Igor: No.
like a casual person just having a chat with another person. If instead he just walks up as a normal friend. All Rights Reserved www. the other might be the doctor that needs to have a certain thing happen and together they’ll work out how to do it that’s called a working relationship. my name is Igor how are you doing? © Street Hypnosis. when they’re texting in the middle of a conversation. when their cell phone goes off.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A When they’re being rude to you. One might be the technician who knows how to operate the machines.com 92 . because he’s just nervous and he’s talking about these things.StreetHypnosis. The problem is a lot of sales people unwittingly allow themselves to be manipulated into an abusive relationship and as a result they get tied up in all these weird things like they start feeling weird. I’m not a cheesy weirdo and a stalker type. You feel it. these are all basically them stealing the frame from you so you’ve got to bring it right back. The classic example is a guy who sees a pretty girl at a bar and he wants to talk to her. The thing about frames is you feel it when somebody puts you into a negative frame. so he stops being himself. He’s leaking that sort of frame and of course she’s going to treat him in a way that’s going to reinforce that impression. That is not called an abusive relationship. You’re the doctor giving advice to the patient. The frame you want is one of two professional peers talking to each other in a respectful manner. I’m sorry. when their secretary keeps coming and butting in or when their tonality is disparaging. Why? Because he starts feeling like maybe he’s being some sleazy weirdo chatting her up and all the rest of it. What does he do? He starts apologizing. maybe like a doctor/patient relationship. he walks up to her and starts having these insecurity issues. What is she going to think at this point? She’s going to think cheesy weirdo stalker. when they’re answering phone calls. Two doctors correlating on a piece of work and they both have some impart of information. We’re talking like doctors. just saying hey. even if you’re not quite aware of what it is.
you have to set the foundations before you go through the process of selling. If you feel that something is wrong. leave the kids at home. when that’s the mood that contaminates the whole thing. and she goes “Okay what do you want now?” – are you going to keep trying to sell her this holiday or are you going to address whatever that rudeness is about first? There’s no point in your going on a holiday. If you call up your wife and you say Hey. he feels it also and he makes it worse. it’s probably because something is wrong. If he approaches in that more hesitant manner and she starts getting a bit more closed down. You know you have a job to do before you get on with the idea of doing the fun vacation. etc. This is not just dating.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A It might be something as simple as that. Here’s the weirdo who won’t go away. so she treats him differently and he feels it. to some romantic vacation. Therefore. All Rights Reserved www. Does that make sense? Dave: Yes. which means that now even if he tries to persist. as a salesperson. She has no insecurity vibe. © Street Hypnosis.com 93 . so he starts trying harder to fight it and go no I can win this through. a normal person.StreetHypnosis. So start thinking about how did that happen? Did I allow rudeness when I wouldn’t normally allow it? Are you married? Dave: Igor: Yes I am. this is not just sales this is any situation. She has no stalker vibe. This is a horrible mess you just got yourself into. The thing that’s wrong is that you’ve allowed yourself somehow or you allowed a negative frame to dominate the situation somehow. She has no sense that this guy is going to cling onto me like a limpet mind. he gets an even worse reaction. She sees a real person. let’s go for an exciting weekend. so she gets a bit colder and he ends up feeling even weirder. Now he’s making her worst dreams come true.
otherwise I think we should probably call it a day. All Rights Reserved www. Basically. I’ll go there next. which is dedicated entirely to these ideas that we’ve been talking about. Does anyone have a very quick question? [SILENCE] I’ll take that as a no. thank you.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Igor: Then of course you’ve got the whole discovery process that’s another thing entirely. I run you through an entire model of sales using hypnotic reversals in that and everything we’ve talked about so far is an example of that. you’re figuring out ways of how to reverse people’s positions in other words. negative frames being imposed on you. I’m moving slowly through the material to try to grasp it all. We’re now running to about three and half hours. I haven’t gotten to it yet. You’ll see many more elegant and much better ways of reversing. thank you. have you got the master class on hypnotic reversals? Yes. so if someone has a very quick question I’ll take it now. Perfect.com 94 . how to reverse them so you burst through them and end up creating a positive working relationship again. If you’re particularly interested in sales techniques listen to that one. which is what you need for a sale to occur. © Street Hypnosis. especially session three. Does that make sense? Dave: Igor: Dave: Igor: Yes. If you’re interested in this.StreetHypnosis.
in the question/answer section you can always post a question and get an answer on that. where you can share knowledge with other hypnotists. things you’re working on and things you’d like to work on all these sorts of things. which I know interest some people more than others.privatehypnosisclub.privatehypnosisclub. www. © Street Hypnosis. What we do have is principles and we have enough intellect to be able to apply principles in a way to get to better resolutions. especially places like the lounge. let me thank you all for coming online and sticking with me. Thank you very much for turning up. how a hypnotist thinks in order to solve problems. your results. Hopefully. puzzles and ideas. has some experience with it and will share with your successes or give you an idea on how to improve something. Let’s face it. If you have a problem with something.StreetHypnosis. chances are someone out there knows how to deal with it. Remember. I don’t have all the solutions to all the problems and I don’t think any hypnotist alive has or ever will have all solutions to all problems. www.com/members/forum Hopefully this session. I look forward to interacting with all of you in greater detail on the forum. Thank you for all the excellent questions and enthusiastic questions.com 95 . your ideas. I’ve answered all the questions. this little question and answer session.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Final Words In that case. thinking in terms of hypnotic principles and how those apply to different and widely different situations. it’s been a long journey.com/members/forum That’s what the forum is there for. Thank you for sticking through some of the other questions. even the ones that are less applicable to you in a way that you can learn from it in terms of hypnotic principles. Please be sure to post your comments. All Rights Reserved www. is going to prepare your mind to start thinking like a hypnotist.
These are the attitudes. The more active you get on that forum. as much as you put into it. With that happy thought I’d like to thank all of you for being here and I look forward to meeting all of you again in the future. the attitude of curiosity and exploration that I’m going to encourage you to take to the forum.Private Hypnosis Club Q&A Use the community.com 96 . All Rights Reserved www. because it’ll take you just as far as and much further than the limited time we have on this call could take us. there was still something that you were curious about. You will get out of this community. doing what all of you did here on this call by asking a question intelligently and following up on it if the question was not addressed fully. you followed up with another question.StreetHypnosis. the more active of a role you take posting questions and posting things. © Street Hypnosis. the Private Hypnosis Club.
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