Sunday, January 29, 2006

Branding of a Hypnosis Practice?

 I wonder if any of the members who blog here have gone so far as to place a recognizable brand to their hypnosis practice via registration of a US trademark or service mark? or if in practice in another country, through such registration at the Designs and Patents office of one's own


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The Operative Mechanism of Hypnotism Pt 2

 From "as one thinks, so will one be", we approach "change your thinking, and your state of being itself will change".

Back to our cancer patients. Patient B having received the attitudinal message from his doctor that "there is little or no hope", may well decide within himself that this is indeed true.

His immediate future path may include putting his affairs in order, informing relations and friends that he has little time left to him, then possibly indulging himself in all the things he feels he has missed in his life. After all, in his thinking he now has nothing left to lose.

But what is happening in his body at this point? My personal theory (and it is just that; a theory...please do not take this for gospel truth unless it is proven true in future), is that the inner mind receives this "I give up" message, and electrochemically it is passed to the cancer cells themselves as: "be fruitful and multiply without restraint, as there will be nothing to stop you". Therefore the malignancy may accelerate beyond its normal rate of growth.

Patient A, having received the attitudinal message that "there are ways to fight this", will decide that he is NOT giving up without a fight, the inner mind receives this message as well, and (again in theory) the inner mind passes this message electrochemically to the invading malignancy, potentially slowing the growth rate of cancer cells.

Patient B was normal in his thinking until his physician's attitude altered his thought path in a negative fashion. Patient A had a normal thought path that was altered in a positive fashion and direction.

Inner thought can therefore be literally a matter of life or death...?

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The Operative Mechanism of Hypnotism Pt 1

 f you ask a hypnotist how the hypnotic state helps to solve problems within a client, the answers will vary from practitioner to practitioner. Some will say the whilst in the hypnotic trance, the client's subconscious mind acts upon suggestions the hypnotist presents to it.

Some, in the Ericksonian fashion, will state that the client's unconscious mind (a term Dr Erickson himself tended to prefer to 'subconscious' mind) internalizes the hypnotist's suggestions and finds
meanings relevant to his past or current sphere of life experience. The client then applies these
extrapolated meanings to solve the presenting issue.

Still others will say that no one is quite certain of just how hypnosis works!
I have my own thought-set here, which is a sort of three-way combo.

It begins thusly: "As one thinks, so one will be." Quite a lot of life's problems, begin at the mind-level. Let's begin by separating the word "disease" into its components, "dis" and "ease".

"Dis" is most often used to mean "a lack of". When one does not feel well, one defintely has a
"lack of ease". The unwell feelings can be at the physical or mental level. And medical science
has admitted that the mental level of existence can and will affect the physical level.

A forceful example: Patient A and patient B each submit to a full medical workup with their
selected primary healthcare providor. Each receives the same diagnosis: early-stage

This is where the story digresses. Patient A is told this by a doctor that does not consider
the stated disease (there's that 'hook' word again) an automatic death sentence when
diagnosed at this early stage. He is also aware of complementary therapies, which
can supplement standard treatment though they can in no way be considered cures
in and of themselves.
He is very careful in his explanations and statements of this
to the patient, making them in a way that gives said patient a positive outlook on both
his current diagnosis, and his future prognosis.

Patient B however has a doctor who believes that there is no cure for cancer, and no
matter how aggressively early-stage treatment is persued, the ultimate end is the shortening
of life; and though he immediately schedules his patient for evaluation by an oncologist
(cancer-specialist), he also transmits, quite imperceptibly, his own belief in the hopelessness
of the initial evaluation and subsequent treatment.

Patient A is more likely as a result of his/her perception of the attending physician's attitude
and beliefs applying to the situation to completely recover from this ordeal; whilst patient B
will pick up on the doctor's attitude of the hopelessness of the situation, and perceive him/herself
as doomed to death.

This can be considered a demonstation of positive vs negative 'everyday hypnosis'.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006


 I hope that none of my readers ever have the problem of an entire web being deleted...I did and nearly lost the right to this blogspace as a result.

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