Hypnosis and NLP

Free Giveaway TOMORROW (Saturday)

As many of you have no doubt seen, the Hypnotic Inductions Blog is going strong since I last posted.

Here is what is new on the blog as of right now:

  • Rapport And Why It’s Critical To Your Inductions Success – This is probably one of the most important videos in terms of raw information that has been made in the hypnosis community. That’s a bold claim, I know, but I stand by it! If you do not have this one thing in your inductions, then they don’t work! I speak from experience because I have tried it.
  • The Physiology Behind Instant Inductions – In this video I take you step by step in explaining exactly what happens in the body when we do instant inductions. If you don’t understand this concept, then you might as well be shooting in the dark with your inductions because knowing how this works allows you to make -every- induction work and not just once in a while.
  • A Tranced Out Update – This is an update that we have posted about the course, and tells you what day we are going to be releasing it to the public, as well as some of the bonuses that we have arranged for you

Now, we have also announced that we are going to be giving away Two Free Copies of Tranced Out: The Instant and Rapid Inductions Home Study Course, starting tomorrow (January 23rd) when our video goes live. You will have a limited amount of time to tell us why you should get one of the copies, and someone will win them.

Remember that we are giving away the complete course. That includes the 5 DVDs, the 2 Perfect-Bound Manuals, and tons of bonuses from top hypnosis experts such as Richard Nongard, Rintu Basu, Adam Eason, Nathan Thomas, and more.

Again, we are giving away two free copies of our course, starting tomorrow. Make sure that you keep your eyes peeled on the blog, because at 1 PM tomorrow we will open up the flood gates and allow you to tell us why you should get a free copy. Two lucky people are going to “Pass Go and Collect More Than $200” …

Here is the link for the Hypnotic Inductions Blog so you can get the new videos and so you can participate in the giveaway tomorrow:

Click Here for the Hypnotic Inductions Blog

Talk to you soon! 🙂

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Tons of free stuff, and a big announcement!

Today we are pleased to announce a huge announcement, the start of a brand new blog. But this is not just “any” old blog, because we’re filling it with tons of free hypnosis videos, tips, techniques, and cutting-edge information for you to enjoy.

In about 2 weeks, we are releasing a new course called “TRANCED OUT: The Instant and Rapid Inductions Home Study Course.” To celebrate -finally- having this course done (it has taken us a long time to get this ready for you), we started up a blog and we’re loading it with all the free stuff that we’ve wanted to give away for a while now.

There will be new content posted on the blog every single day for about 2 weeks until we officially release our course, so we’ll be posting another video tomorrow, but RIGHT NOW here are 3 great things to look out for on the blog:

  • 1. The “You Are The Hypnotist” video. This is a content-filled video where I take you behind the scenes and describe to you one of the most important ideas that will make you much more effective as a hypnotist.
  • 2. The “Welcome” video. This video welcomes you to the blog, and tells you what it is all about. Watch this video to find out the true story about why we created the blog and the course.
  • 3. The Pre-Interest List. This is our list that you can join to keep updated on the newest happenings. As a bonus for joining this list, we are giving away for free a nearly Two Hour “Troubleshooting Instant and Rapid Inductions” audio. You won’t want to miss it.

I won’t go into any more detail on this because it is covered extensively in the welcome video!

Here is the Website Address so you can go visit it now:

See you there!

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15 NLP Patterns To Change The Way You Think, Feel And Behave

NLP patterns are basically tools. They’re a way of helping us to understand how we experience the world, and more importantly, a way of changing that if it’s not working out so well for us. Here are fifteen of the more common patterns and processes.

1. Backtracking

Check your understanding by repeating back what somebody’s just said using their own words and their tone of voice and their gestures, if appropriate. A great skill for negotiation.


We can experience a memory or an emotional state from the inside (association) or view it like an external observer (disassociation). Both have their uses. If you want to capture a resourceful state, such as confidence, associating yourself to another time when you’ve felt confident will enable you to reproduce those feelings in the present. If you want to put some distance between yourself and an unpleasant memory, then viewing it in a disassociated way will help to remove the emotion.

3. Accessing Cues

An NLP classic! Bodily movements which reveal something of the way in which we tend to think, either visual, auditory or kinaesthetic (feeling). Most famously, this has been associated with eye movement – looking up to the right or left tends to indicate that someone is seeing something in their mind – but voice tone, breathing patterns and bodily posture can give the same clues. A melodic, mid-paced, rhythmic voice tone, for instance, is often associated with an auditory style of thinking. Once you’ve got to grips with accessing cues, you can increase rapport with other people by matching their preferred style of thinking – “I see what you mean/hear what you say/know just how you feel” etc.

4. Meta Model

We all tend to speak in shorthand – the Meta Model is a way of finding out what’s not being said. For example, somebody might say “I never get a fair break”. The Meta Model response would be to ask for specific examples, pin down exactly what the person means by “a fair break”, and perhaps find times when they have been treated fairly. Politely and sensitively, of course!

5. Milton Model

The opposite of the Meta Model. If that model is ruthless in its pursuit of specifics, the Milton Model is deliberately and artfully vague. This allows the listener the freedom to interpret what is being said in a way that means something to them personally – “there will have been times when you’ve felt fairly treated…”. Named after Milton H. Erickson. Most modern hypnotists use the Milton Model to induce trance and make therapeutic suggestions.

6. Chunking

You can break information and experience down into smaller chunks, place it like a jigsaw piece into a larger chunk, and even compare it to another chunk of information. This is a useful skill to have, as it shows you new ways of looking at things. Relaxation, for instance, can be seen as lots of specific things that make you feel relaxed (chunking down), part of the general category of “feeling good” (chunking up), or as one of many ways of helping you to work more effectively (chunking across).

7. Anchors

A sensory trigger for a feeling, that can happen accidentally (a certain perfume transporting you back to your childhood) or created deliberately (squeezing your earlobe whilst feeling very confident, so that you can re-create that confidence when you need it by squeezing your earlobe again).

8. Metaphor

Anything which conveys a message that one thing is like another – stories, jokes, puns, similes or anecdotes are all metaphors. A way of conveying useful information without preaching. You can also develop rapport with other people by listening out for the metaphors they use and matching them appropriately.

9. Neurological Levels

Robert Dilts developed the concept of different levels of experience – environment (what’s around us), behavior (what we do), capability (what we’re able to do), belief (what we think we can or should do) and identity (what we think we are). Changing one level can profoundly affect the others. Decluttering your desk means you do more work, increasing your ability to finish projects, making you believe that you can see things through to completion, so that you come to see yourself as someone who can achieve great things.

10. Simple Reframes

Putting a different interpretation on an experience. Nicotine, for example, can be reframed from “stress reliever” to “toxic stimulant”, a bad day at work can be reframed as a sign that it’s time for you to find a better job, and so on.

11. Six Step Reframes

A way of changing a behavior by identifying the part of the mind controlling it, separating out the positive intent behind it, and engaging the creative part of the mind to find better ways to meet the same purpose.

12. Parts Integration

Part of you wants to call it night, part of you wants to carry on and drink the bar dry. Parts integration means resolving this inner conflict, often through a Six Step Reframe (see above).


Sensory words that provide clues to a person’s style of thinking – see what I mean, sounds about right, feels OK to me, etc.

14. Strategies

The ultimate NLP pattern – a sequence of events that lead to an inevitable result. Strategies can be helpful (the things you do that lead you to make a great speech) or unhelpful (the things you do that make you vomit with fear before giving a speech). Once a strategy has been identified, it can be changed to make it more helpful.

15. TOTE

Test, Operation, Test, Exit. Basically, deciding on a desired outcome, testing how close your current situation comes to it, doing something to close the gap (the “operation”), and testing again until you reach that outcome, at which point you can stop testing.

Given the constraints of my blog space and your attention, this was always going to be a rough guide to NLP patterns. Once you’re familiar with the basic ideas, however, there’s lots of information available to help you explore further, and I’ll certainly be writing more about these concepts as time goes on.

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Dr. Oz Talks About Hypnosis for Weight Loss

Since my last post on The Complete Self Hypnosis Weight Loss Strategy, I’ve been getting lots of comments from readers who have used hypnosis to lose weight and to gain a better level of control over their lives. Today, someone told me that Dr. Oz had a show that was specifically on how hypnosis could help you to lose weight.

I love it when hypnosis gets this much exposure in the news, because it is truly one of the best methods for weight loss. To celebrate this, I present to you the …

Top 5 Reasons To Lose Weight With Hypnosis

1. It’s Fast

Fad diets and long books on new “secrets” of weight loss can take a very long time to follow, with no guaranteed results and without feeling that you are making progress. Most hypnosis for weight loss takes between 3 and 5 sessions (Usually I do 5 sessions), and by the time you are done, you know that something has changed in your life.

2. It’s Real

One of the questions I am often asked when introduced to new people is, “Does hypnosis really work?” And yes, it works very well. Not only does it work for things like stopping smoking with hypnosis, but it works very well for weight loss and if you search around you will find that many people have had positive experiences with hypnosis and being hypnotized.

A woman e-mailed me the other day telling me that she had lost over 120 pounds with hypnosis and wanted to now become a hypnotist because she feels like she wants to help people to go through the same types of amazing changes she went through. Believe it or not, these stories are very common.

Another man replied to one of my posts from my Hypnosis Tips and Techniques subscription list, and told a similar story, that he had been hypnotized to lose weight. He said at first he was a complete skeptic and didn’t believe in hypnosis at all, but he approached it with an open mind and thought that maybe it could work for him.

After he was hypnotized, he found that he was drinking more water, eating less per portion, and exercising more. What he also said was that this time he actually enjoyed the exercise. He has kept the weight off for 8 months and is committed to being thin.

3. It’s Scientific

Hypnosis has already been studied and has been found to have a positive effect on all sorts of conditions, including losing weight. In the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, they featured a study which split 60 women into hypnosis and non-hypnosis groups.

The hypnotized women lost 17 pounds on average, while the non-hypnotized group lost only .5 pounds on average. There is a lot of research surrounding that hypnosis does work for weight loss.

4. It’s Relaxing

When most people go into hypnosis, they feel very relaxed and usually more relaxed than they thought they could feel. One person told me that the level of relaxation he feels when I take him into hypnosis is much better than anxiety medications like valium, plus it is safe and effective.

A lot of people have had in their mind that losing weight will be painful and that it will take a long time. This is just plain false. While it is true that you will have to keep up with eating healthy and exercising, these things will be a lot easier for you after going through a set of hypnosis sessions, and you may even begin to like them. Remember, there was a time when the idea that you could get “high” off exercise was unheard of. That was until they discovered endorphins, and found out that exercise actually can make you feel very light and pleasurable.

5. You Deserve It

No matter who you are, I am sure you have enough to go through in life without added stress or discomfort. Most people who want to lose weight say that they will feel better about themselves if they are thin, but the truth is they just want to feel normal and even sexy again. So that is why I say that you deserve it, and your weight loss journey should be as pleasurable as possible — after all, every pound that you lose is another step closer to your goal! Isn’t that something to get excited about?  I know I am.

In conclusion, I’m very glad that Dr. Oz has chosen to explore this topic on his show, and although I’m not affiliated with the doctor or with Oprah, I feel like they always contribute something great to the table and hopefully they can help people to achieve their dreams, which includes living a healthy life.

If you’d like a recommendation to a hypnotist so you can lose weight, use the “Contact Us” form in the upper right corner, and I’ll be glad to give you recommendations for who I think are the best hypnotists out there.

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The Complete Self Hypnosis Weight Loss Strategy

Complete Self Hypnosis Weight Loss Strategy

As with any other area of self hypnosis, weight loss involves following a clear strategy. Broadly speaking, this has three elements to it – setting a clear goal, identifying obstacles and ways to get around them, and developing resources where necessary. For weight loss, you can think of this as Eyes on the Prize, Exorcize and Exercise!

1. Eyes On The Prize

“Weight loss” has no meaning in itself, or rather, it has so many meanings that it might as well be meaningless. You lose weight every time you take off your shoes, but that’s probably not what you had in mind! So it’s absolutely crucial that you understand what weight loss means to you personally, by setting a very clear goal.

One way to do this is to describe your goal in “video-talk”. Imagine shooting a movie of an average day when you’re back in control of your own weight, from the moment you wake up in the morning to the moment you go to bed at night. What would that movie be like? What do you see, hear and feel? What do you do, and who do you it with?

Another good question to ask yourself is “what would losing all this weight actually do for me?” Shedding the pounds is just a means to an end, after all. Perhaps losing weight would make you feel more confident at parties, improve your health, give you more energy, and so on. Mentally video those outcomes too – what will you see, hear, feel and do when you have more energy?

Use self hypnosis to reinforce this preferred future. Observe your mental movie from the outside a few times, then step up into the cinema screen of your mind and act it from the inside. Notice how it feels to be back in control. What you’re doing is setting up an expectation of the future which your unconscious mind will then seek to fulfill.

2. Exorcize

Very often, the only thing that stands between you and a healthy body weight is habit, such as a craving for a particular type of food. Inevitably, this will be something fatty, sugary or processed. People rarely crave vegetable crudités.

Cravings are usually a response to some sort of emotional discomfort, such as stress, anxiety or boredom. They provide a temporary distraction, but do nothing to eliminate the real source of that discomfort, and giving into them usually makes you feel worse. You probably know, logically, that giving into the craving is a poor remedy for whatever it is that ails you, and you may even say this to yourself as you reach for that bag of potato chips after a bad day at work. But it’s as if your hands and mouth have been possessed by a snack demon.

One way to exorcize it is to use self hypnosis to externalize it. Picture it as a person, or even some sort of gremlin. Thank it for bringing you the message that something needed to be looked at, then very unequivocally tell it to depart. Watch it disappear from view.

3. Exercise

The main resource that you need for effective weight loss is some sort of physical exercise. When your body uses more calories than it consumes, weight loss inevitably follows. Although this is infallible biochemistry, many people feel about exercise the way they feel about root canal surgery or jury service – necessary, but not something you do by choice. One way to overcome this is to begin with a reframe. Banish the word “exercise” from your vocabulary and start thinking about “energizing” instead. Suddenly, it sounds much more attractive.

You can also use self hypnosis to boost your motivation to exercise/energize. You don’t even have to do that much more – something like walking an extra four blocks a day will very quickly begin to have a positive effect on your weight and body shape. Build up a picture of a time when you have felt motivated to do something. I guarantee that you will have been motivated at some time in your life, even if it’s only to floss before a big date. Get a sense of that motivated feeling, maybe even see it as a light or color. Whereabouts in your body do you feel it the most? Imagine that raw motivation sensation circulating throughout your body as you walk that extra four blocks a day, or however else you choose to do it.

These three steps are the essence of a complete self hypnosis weight loss strategy. Naturally the details will vary for each person, but apply the fundamental principles of goal setting, obstacle elimination and resource creation to your individual circumstances and you’ll have a powerful tool at your disposal.