NLP Life Training - 10 Years

The Changing Face of Hypnosis - by Gina Pickersgill

Exclusively for NLP Life Training’s February 2010 Newsletter, Gina Pickersgill takes a look at the nature of hypnosis - and how deep to go into learning more about it.
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Gina Pickersgill

In the interim period between when we are awake and when we fall asleep, I notice a certain level of awareness in my consciousness.  What is happening when we go into such states? And why do hypnotists seek to get us in that state in the first place?

The very notion of hypnosis has been one that has found a certain level of usefulness over the years in order to help people make changes that resonate with their higher being.  In trance people are able to access parts of themselves by looking to change the perceptions that normally hold their attention on things that are less than useful for their development. In this way the feelings they get that are associated with the thoughts they are keeping are put on a pedestal and presented in their reality as things that are real.  This is counter-intuitive to what’s really going on and hypnosis can undo a lot of the machinery that is keeping those stuck emotions in place.

The first message that is important here is that you will notice a change in the face of your client when they have processed a level of understanding about the particular situation they are dealing with.  The second important message is that they will notice a change in response to that situation at the level of their physiology, such as slower heart rate, increased blood flow and more regular breathing patterns.  In addition to this they will notice a sense of calm that will help them be more motivated to learn how it all works.  It is through experience that people change and NOT through theory.

So where is all this leading to? You might ask.

The reason I have mentioned these topics is that they have a significance in relation to the way in which people understand the mechanisms of trance.  Why is this important?

It is important because an understanding of how things work can help you define a process for your clients that fits their particular circumstances.  Many NLP practitioners are just happy to make noises in the direction of processes that have been set in the past.  But when you know how to manipulate the settings in themselves, you become a better hypnotist and your clients become healthier, happier and more in tune with what they need.

The hypnosis seminar is coming up soon and the investment you make today in training with Richard Bandler will undoubtedly make you a better hypnotist.  After all, he is the man who taught Paul McKenna what he knows about hypnosis and they don’t get much better than that.  Having trained and assisted with both brilliant hypnotists, I speak from experience and in trance

Happy tripping!
Gina x

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"Gina is one of a kind and has contributed to the world of NLP with her innovative use of new technologies and ideas. Gina has the ability to capture the hearts and minds of those she meets with her passion for doing good work and helping people become better at what they do in a gentle way. She has created an eZine resource for NLP.  It is original in nature and it is focused on Healing. The Healing Pool Magazine, as it's called, is respected by her peers. She works to high standards and has been an experienced assistant on the London NLP Trainings with us. She is quite influential and creative and I highly recommend her for individual coaching and corporate innovations, especially if you desire to gain the cutting edge scoop on psychological and technological developments." - John La Valle, co-author of Persuasion Engineering®, with Richard Bandler, co-creator of NLP"

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