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In a typical progressive relaxation you begin either at your head or your toes, mention each body part, and suggest a relaxation of each body part. For large muscle groups, tense your thighs, feel the tension, contract those muscles, and then say Relax my thighs, feel the relaxation, release those muscles . Feel the relaxation as it makes my body heavy and limp. Next, tense other muscles, one at a timebuttocks, stomach, arms, and so on. Now relax, one at a time, each of those muscle groups....

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You're invited to peck jt s i t1 l my office s n d observe sou it' hypnosis sessions. Hypnosis is thi origin tI mind body r UKiifLnt . Hypnosis is a marvelous technique, yet for all Us advantages it's terribly underused. I wrote thii book so you'd know what hypnosis is 11 about, and that it's not necessarily what you see on television or in the movies. I wrote this book so you can use hypnosis to have a better life. Did you ever blush alter someone said something that embarrassed you.' Have you...

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Imagination fc more important than knowledge, Arbert Einstein, physicist Imagination fc more important than knowledge, Arbert Einstein, physicist Children who do best with hypnosis are ages eight through 13. In that age range they have fun with hallucinations during their sessions. They visualize animals that talk and superheroes who fly. Interestingly, children respond very well to the suggestions that are given, yet afterward, when I ask them a question about their experiences in hypnosis...

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Some hypnotists keep a stash of pebbles in the office. When a child needs some extra feelings of security they're given a magic pebble. Under hypnosis the child is told to transfer the feelings that he or she doesn't want to have any moremaybe fear, or angeronto the magic pebble. The child is told to rub the pebble. By rubbing in the unpleasant feeling, the child is removing it from him- or herself. The child is told to keep the pebble handy at all times. If a situation comes up in school, the...

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Imagery ft the term for the pictures in your mind that represent specific objects or events, as well as the feelings that you associate with those pictures. When you visualize without imagery, you see the pictures but don't necessarily feel the accompanying emotions. Kerrin I've been doing imagery of the Olympics for about four years, and have run it hundreds of times in my mind. So, by the time I actually had the race day run I had done it many times before I just hadn't won it in reality yet....