Dream Analysis

Hypnosis in Dream Analysis

Sigmund Freud said, “Dreams are the royal road to the unconscious”. Dreams are our only natural venting process. Dreams can allow us to discover solutions to problems that we can’t solve during waking consciousness. Many scientific discoveries were made during dreaming, Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, the structure of benzene, the periodic table and using insulin for diabetics to name a few. Iconic works by writers like Edgar Allen Poe “The Tell-Tale Heart”, Rod Serling’s “Twilight Zone” and Edgar Rice Burroughs’s “Tarzan of the Apes” were revealed in dreams. Countless therapeutic breakthroughs have been made through dreaming. Very long books have been written detailing and documenting the discoveries and benefits derived from dreams and dreaming, yet few of us know how to harness this powerful problem-solving technique. Hypnosis is one of the most useful methods of enabling us to harness the creative and healing properties of dreaming.

Nature of Dreams

Studies have revealed that all humans dream. Regardless of race, culture, occupation, religious or philosophical orientation we are a dreaming people. Most people will dream about 90 minutes during every 8-hour sleep cycle. Remembering your dream is largely affected by the depth of sleep in which the dream occurred. Our unconscious mind uses dreaming to attempt to solve unresolved issues. Frequently, we are afraid to confront these core issues directly, so our sub-conscious mind speaks to us in symbols. The art of dream analysis is to correctly interpret these symbols. A dream that is well remembered will always provide clues with regard to the time period in which the core issue occurred. Venting in dreams can be blocked by threatening events and memories from the past. Dreams can be either helpful or harmful.

Hypnosis Unleashing the Positive Power of Dreaming

The deeper your sleep, the more vividly you will remember your dreams. A hypnotic induction is in and of itself a relaxing activity which will enable you to sleep deeper and sounder. The post-hypnotic suggestion, “whenever your head hits the pillow, you will begin to drift into a very pleasant, restful deep slumber”, will intensify your ability to reach the deepest, most relaxing sleep stages. In addition, the suggestion that “you will awaken refreshed, empowered, with a sense of well-being remembering well the details of your dream”, will allow you to accurately decode the symbols present in your dreams. Further, a therapeutic suggestion that you will have the power of lucid dreaming, changing nightmares into pleasant visions will remove the fear and anxiety from the dreaming process.

Although few people know or understand the marvelous opportunities for self-improvement inherent in dreaming, it is a known process that can be learned. The effort that you put into dream analysis will be repaid many times by the benefits that can be derived. Even the simple increased awareness from reading this article can be very beneficial.

Mind Control VS Hypnosis

Mind Control VS Hypnosis

The image of an all-powerful hypnotist locking his mesmerizing eyes upon a helpless victim and, thereby, controlling this lesser person’s will have been perpetuated in myth, legend, and by Hollywood. In reality, can one person exert control over another without their conscious will? The short answer is yes, but that is not hypnosis, it is mind control. Both hypnosis and mind control are based on the scientific understanding of the working of the human brain. Both are powerful forces for change. However, the goals and methods of each are very different. In this article, we will briefly explore some of the basic differences between hypnosis and mind control.

Mind Control

The goal of mind control is exactly what the name proclaims: to gain access to another person’s subconscious mind and, thereby, to control their behaviour. In order for mind control to occur, there must be three basic components present. First, sensory deprivation must happen. Typically, the practitioner will isolate the victim from family and friends, deprive them of food, water, ability to use the restroom and of sleep. Under these conditions, the critical filter, which allows us to make choices based upon our best interest is suspended or put into abeyance. Once this has happened, the brain can begin to be reprogrammed. Secondly, a system of massive punishment must be imposed. The victim will be degraded, humiliated and experience physical pain whenever their behaviour is not in alignment with the indoctrination. Thirdly, a system of rewards will be implemented each time a person complies with commands. These rewards usually entail restoring something that the target individual has been previously denied. In addition, the person is praised and elevated above non-complying people.

Hypnosis

Hypnosis is initiated by the client for the purposes of self-improvement. The client identifies the changes they wish to make in their behaviour. Hypnosis is established by the cooperation between subject and hypnotist. No sensory deprivation will occur, in fact, quite the opposite actually takes place. The patron is encouraged to develop a support system of family and friends that will assist them in making their desired lifestyle changes. Attention is given to making the environment as relaxing as possible. Generally, a comfortable chair is provided, there are soft lights and pleasant music. Frequently, the hypnotist will guide his client through a very soothing and enjoyable progressive relaxation. The subject will be advised that they are always free to accept or reject any suggestion given. In the final analysis, all hypnosis is self-hypnosis because it cannot be done against a person’s will.

In hypnosis as in mind control, the person’s critical filter is placed in abeyance in order for ideas to be uncritically positioned into the sub-conscious mind, the most powerful part of the brain. It is this part of the brain that controls our automatic thinking and our habits. In short, mind control is done to a person, while hypnosis is done in cooperation with another person.

Hypnosis – Magic or Science?

Imagine if you will, the rhythmic beating of drums, the swaying of the shaman as he dances against the backdrop of the fire-lit ebony night. The tribesman begins to twirl with wild abandon.  Chanting continues until the lame join the dance.  The ill rise from their sick beds.  The shaman touches a forehead, and a young girl drops as if in instant and deep slumber, and when she awakens, she is pain-free.  What is this mysterious power with which the spirit master controls his tribe?  Surely, this man, unique among his people, has been imbued with magical powers originating in the world of spirit. Or could there be another explanation?

Magical Powers or Science

Let us fast forward to today.  There is a man of learning, of science.  He has studied for many years at the best universities that civilisation has to offer. He is a medical doctor and has the knowledge and skill to deliver people from their miseries.  He uses the latest diagnostic equipment; his skill is practiced. In short, he knows what he is doing. He suggests to a woman that she take a prescribed medicine for 7 to 10 days and then she will become free of her pain. Unknown to her, the medication prescribed was a simple sugar pill. Again, the special healer would appear to have magical powers.

There is no debate that these two very different men living in different times and places have access to an amazing power, but what do these men have in common?  Both of them understand that the human mind when imbued with a strong belief, has the ability to change the chemicals their body makes and the conditions necessary for healing to occur. It is rather ironic that the source of that power actually comes from the healed and not the healers.

Hypnosis is created through the use of words

The truth is the professional hypnotist is an individual who has learned to guide another person to alter their suggestibility and to achieve their desired goals through known scientific principles.  These principles are referred to as laws, such as the Law of Dominant Suggestion.   What one person can learn can be taught to others. Any motivated intelligent person can successfully perform a hypnotic induction and through the process alter their suggestibility to achieve their purposes.  Hypnosis is created through the use of words. It is a skill that has been taught and learned throughout recorded history.

Which brings us back to our original question: Is it magic or is it science? This question brings to mind a quote from Thomas Edison who, when asked how electricity worked, succinctly answered, ” It works, use it.”

Weight loss help

Small Change To Big Weight Loss

For most people, weight gain occurs over a period of weeks, months and even years. In this article, we will examine how drinking as little as two 375ml soft drinks can result in major weight gain over time. For example, a 375ml coke has over 150 calories. If you drink 2 per day, that will be an extra 300 calories daily. A caloric increase of 7000 calories equals one kilo of fat. This means approximately every 23 days, you gain a kilo, or about 1 and ½ kilos per month, or 16 kilos a year. That is not even the worst of it. There are 40 grams of sugar in a 375ml coke. Research published in The European Molecular Biology Journal determined that as little as 15 grams of sugar per day can increase your insulin levels which is the primary regulator of fat tissue. In short, the 39 x 2 = 78 grams of sugar will make you fat, and the fat is generally stored in the belly area. Within this problem lies an opportunity. A little reverse engineering and you can see that simply substituting delicious water can result in 16 kilos of weight reduction in a single year, and most of that weight will come from the mid-section. Fortunately, hypnosis is the ideal tool to make that substitution effortless and enjoyable. In the next paragraph, we will explore how this is easily accomplished.

There is only one reason why anyone would choose to drink a sugar-filled soft drink, and that is they associate more pleasure with drinking it than pain. The subconscious mind does not think critically or rationally, in fact, it accepts uncritically the suggestions which have been placed into it. So if you say to yourself, “I love Coke, it is delicious and refreshing”, your unconscious mind will accept that idea. However, when you think there are 150 calories and 39 grams of sugar in a coke and it will make me fat, I will not sleep at night, my joints will hurt, and I will be at greater risk for diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea, reflux acid, etc., your behavior will change. You can make the habit even stronger by suggestion to yourself that drinking clear, cool water is one of the healthiest things you can do, life is not possible without drinking water, it creates your blood and allows it to circulate and provide power to all the organs of your body, it removes impurities and strengthens your electrical field which allows you to access your natural energy. No drink is as refreshing as water.

The hypnotist can assist by placing your critical filter in abeyance and allowing these beliefs to become deeply imprinted in your subconscious mind. You drink water because you prefer it. Thus, weight loss occurs in an effortless and enjoyable way.

Hypnosis: the best way to stop smoking

The internet is loaded with offers of  “infallible” ways to kick the smoking habit.  They show up in magazines, too, not to mention radio and television.

With all of those techniques available, some of them offered at a very low price, why connect with a professional hypnotist like Greg Thompson in Gold Coast?

First, although hypnotic sessions with Greg may cost a little more than some, certainly not all, of the other approaches, it still costs far less than what even a light smoker spends in Australia for cigarettes.

You could try nicotine replacement patches or gum, but those have two drawbacks. First, you are still loading up on nicotine, maintaining your addiction. Second, the research shows that they don’t actually work for most people over the long run.

Another option is a prescription drug like Champix or Zyban, but now the disadvantages multiply. These drugs are super-pricey. They don’t work any better for most people than nicotine replacement gadgets. More importantly, they come with a huge array of side effects—nausea, headaches, vomiting, low energy, sleep problems, and, in the case of Zyban, obesity and reduced sex drive.

Hypnosis? The main side effect is relaxation and calmness.

A major problem for smokers, of course, is craving cigarettes. Hypnosis nips the craving in the bud. One of the things Greg will teach you early one is how to slip into a quiet, comfortable trance, and when you are in a trance, even a very light one, you simply cannot feel cravings. And although cravings can be powerful when they are not dealt with, they have an Achilles heel; every time you don’t give in to them, they get a little weaker. Over time, they simply disappear.

Last, no matter the reason you first began to smoke, you have any number of reasons for continuing. Many things—anger, unhappiness, anxiety, boredom, relationship problems, you name it—can trigger the urge for a cigarette. A skilled hypnotherapist like Greg Thompson will help you identify those underlying issues and deal with them.

So have not doubts; hypnosis is the choice to make.