Sample From Module Two
This module shows you more of what you will be able to do and also introduces you to one of the most amazing and easy-to-use personality assessment processes ever invented!
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Many times, if the subject of hypnosis arises in conversation, you will hear individuals boasting that nobody could possibly ever hypnotise them, never in a million years, because their mind is far too strong.
They are quite wrong.Almost everybody can be hypnotised - it is only the depth of hypnosis that is variable. For the most part the exceptions are very young children (under about four years of age), alcoholics under the influence of alcohol, hard drug addicts, and the truly educationally sub-normal.Perhaps 5% of the population will be able to enter only the lightest state of 'trance', though it may still be deep enough for our purposes. At the other end of the scale, some 5% will be able to easily enter the so-called 'coma state', in which they will experience such a state of calmness and comfort, some say euphoria even, that they will exit only with great reluctance.For the most part, the ability to achieve a hypnotised state is linked to intelligence and creativity; therefore it is those with a 'strong mind' who will be particularly capable of using this amazing facet of their own psyche to help them get more or less whatever they want out of life. You may believe that there has been some sort of misprint here, but there has not. I am indeed saying that people with a strong mind are more easily able to be hypnotised, either by themselves or somebody else - as long as they want to be.As you have already read, and hopefully understood, the ability to achieve a good state of hypnosis depends very much on the ability of an individual to bring their mental energies to bear, and on their willingness to do so. The very best hypnotic subjects are those who have an easily aroused sense of fantasy or mystery, along with good visualisation skills and low levels of cynicism or general distrust. The worst... no, that needs rephrasing; the most resistant is the extremely logical and analytical individual whose imagination is limited, especially if s/he is afflicted with such a high degree of cynicism that s/he truly believes that:"nothing's what it's cracked up to be."
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What it can do
Now we will have a look at what hypnosis actually can do - and what it cannot - and how long the effects are likely to last. It can enhance:
Memory and the ability to remember.
Imagination and creativity.
Responsiveness to suggestion.
Sensory awareness - raising or lowering
All four of these processes are used for different reasons in different situations. In this course - or this part of it, at least - we are primarily concerned with number 3, the increased response to suggestion, and we will be employing this phenomenon in a very positive manner. As far as how long it lasts for, well that can be extremely variable from one person to another. Sometimes, of course, we do not need a lasting effect. If somebody is taking a driving test, for example, or if she has to deliver a speech at a wedding, or perform some other sort of task just once, then all she needs is the confidence to do that thing that one time. And hypnosis is a truly amazing tool, even in the hands of a beginner, when it comes to helping an individual to achieve just that. The results can be little short of spectacular, so that, for instance, an individual who has failed several driving tests in a row sails through her next one and genuinely wonders what on earth all the fuss was about. Interestingly she will often assert that it had nothing to do with the therapy, it was just that she felt more at ease this time...The individual whose mind goes blank in exams can find herself feeling so calm and composed that she finishes her paper with time to spare. Normally retiring types can deliver a sparkling after-dinner speech, or handle themselves with perfect aplomb at a social function which might otherwise have set their heart pumping so hard that they feared for their survival!...At the highest level, hypnosis can replace chemical anesthesia for operations; relieve intransigent pain in chronic or terminal illness; help terminally people to die more comfortably; provide symptomatic relief from incurable illness (and can sometimes even persuade that illness, including cancer, into remission); alleviate panic attacks and most phobic responses; eliminate a whole host of psychogenic reactions like Irritable Bowel Syndrome, stomach ulcers, spontaneous vomiting, nausea and the like. The list could actually go on for longer but you have probably got the idea by now.What it cannot do is change personality or 'force' or cajole an individual to do anything that they would normally not want to do. Indeed, any attempt would result in the hypnotic state being instantly terminated by the individual. It cannot permanently remove memories or thoughts from the mind and it cannot bestow psychic abilities or supernormal powers, though it can sometimes appear to enhance previously existing 'paranormal' skills.It is not magic and it cannot DO magic.Hypnosis is a powerful tool in the right hands, but it IS only a tool... as mentioned before, the real skill is in what is done with it. That is the therapy part of the equation and most therapists soon discover that their knowledge is never complete; they have embarked on a career in which they can continue to develop as long as they wish.
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After you have read this chapter, you will probably never look at your friends, your family, or yourself in the same way ever again! For you are about to learn how to accurately assess what makes someone really 'tick', and how to do that so easily it becomes as natural as observing the colour of an individual's hair. And once you can do that, getting anybody into hypnosis is even easier that it would otherwise have been.
There are really only three different types of personality; some methods will teach that there as many as seven, or even more, but for our purposes, three will work just fine. In this lesson, we will content ourselves with a relatively simple outline of each but one which will be startlingly accurate, nonetheless. The three types are:
Resolute Organisational Personality (RO)
Intuitive Adaptable Personality (IA)
Charismatic Evidential Personality (CE)
These classifications have been developed as result of my own research into evolutionary psychology; they are very similar, though, to the three 'Freudian' types that are used by some other schools - though often they are only looking at the negative attributes of personality whereas I prefer to give a more rounded illustration which includes both positive and negative traits.The Freudian models are, in the same order as the above:
Pre-genital stage, Anal Paranoidal Personality (often referred to as 'Anal')
Pre-genital stage, Oral Schizoidal Personality ('Oral')
Genital Hysteric Personality ('Hysteric')
Perhaps you will be able to appreciate why I have used different names for my own classifications! In fact, with clients, I do not even use my own 'professional' names very frequently - instead I refer to them as Warriors, Settlers and Nomads, since they are the original 'tribal' types I identified as our likely ancestors.The first of our true ancestors, Homo Sapiens Sapiens appeared on Earth around 150,000 years or more ago, probably the direct descendants of the earlier Homo Sapiens species. This new race had a bigger brain, were taller and probably faster, and were far less ape-like than any humanoid that had ever walked the face of the planet in the past. They were, in fact, a quite different animal from those which had existed before and they were very much as we are today, even though they were still very much pre-historic.
The Warriors were the original 'savages' of those days, but savages with a planning and resourceful side to their nature. They would have been low on compassion and high on determination, and their most powerful psychological instinct was that of survival - survival of self and survival of the species. They would have had an uncomplicated approach to life; do what you want and either destroy or force into submission anybody who wants to stop you.
The Settlers did not really come into their own for many thousands of years; these were the more gentle people, the thinkers and searchers for truth. Unlike those that had gone before them, perhaps, they were interested in the welfare of their fellow beings, the effect they might have on others and the environment, and the way things worked. They were almost certainly the ones who produced cave art and early statuary, carvings and ornaments. It was the Settlers who formed the first primitive civilisations - settlements - somewhere around 10,000 years ago, which was the very beginning of the World as we know it today.
The Nomads had always existed, because everybody was nomadic back there, back then. They lived in small groups of 25-50 individuals, hunter gatherers surviving on the 'fruits of the Earth'. But when the Settlers started Civilisation, the Warriors exerted their forcefulness to take control; it was then that the Nomadic urges reasserted themselves in some individuals. Nomads hate unpleasantness or anything boring - and fighting was the one, whilst being conquered and having to work for somebody else was the other - so those individuals took to the road when the Warriors moved in, travelling to pastures new where life was calmer and more fun. Fun and pleasure are what really motivate this type of personality.This situation still exists today; there are those that determinedly try to be in control of everything (Warriors), those who just want a secure and loving environment (Settlers), and those who just want to find a pleasurable life without too much difficulty or hard work (Nomads):
Bosses, Workers and Drifters.
Policemen, Public and Criminals.
Conservative types, Sociable types, and 'Posers'.
Rule-makers, Conformists and Renegades.
You could carry on with a good many other scenarios that illustrate the same thing, over and over again. These Warrior, Settler and Nomad names are far more user friendly than most technical or professional terms, and people tend to identify readily with 'their' type. Of course, since those early days of civilisation, there has been a great deal of interbreeding, so we all have some of each type in our psychological make-up, but there will almost always be one which is dominant and which will shape the way we present ourselves to the world and the way we handle the whole process of living. The modern versions are not so very different, when it comes down to it, from those early ancestors.You will learn how to accurately work out how people really 'tick' just by observing them a for a few moments.