Key Technique IWenty Self Hypnosis Tapes

As an alternative or supplement to your routine self-hypnosis exercise. Imagining along with tapes, at least to begin. There are two stages to this approach, the second of which is entirely optional, an alternative form of self-hypnosis practice. 1. Making up your tape. As discussed in this chapter, you will make up your own session tape. First think out what you want to accomplish or work toward with this session and write out your script, either word for word or in outline or note form. Begin...

Psychosomatic Self Control

Psychosomatic refers to the fact that what goes on in your mind influences what happens in your body, and vice versa. Not only can you use self-hypnosis to help you do things better in the external world, but you can also apply the strategic approach to reach within yourself and take charge over bodily functions and responses. Actually, the power to do so is your inborn potential. The art of psychosomatic self-control is a skill that, like all other skills, must be developed through training...

Relaxation As A Strategy

Relaxation is always an aim in self-hypnosis. However, let's clarify what we do and do not mean by relaxation. The same word is used to denote two rather different sorts of experiences. The first is a condition of not being tense, anxious, ill at ease, or in a flight-or-fight response. It's really a state of calm. In this sense, we are talking about your optimal state of balance, in which you can think and act most freely, with maximum coordination between...

Strategies For Learning Psychosomatic Skills

Psychosomatic self-control, then, involves learning new ways of consciously exploiting your natural mind-body linkages. The key to these skills is goal-directed imagining (Key Technique Nine). In fact, the technique you have already been taught can be highly effective for working with your psychosomatic responses. However, there are many times when that approach is impractical or inappropriate. More than that, goal-directed imagining is a general approach you will want to learn some actual ways...

Keeping Your Eye On The Ball

To enhance your performance, use the strategy 1 call keeping your eye on the ball. This is freely adapted from the practice of a tennis pro and hypnotechnician, Roger Buchanan, who works with his clients on the tennis court. When, for instance, he is teaching the backhand stroke, he places the client in a form of waking hypnosis. Then he instructs them to simply observe him demonstrate the backhand. but to keep their eyes on the ball, paying attention to nothing else. He asks them to just...

Warming Yourself By Suggestion

Cognitive control over blood flow and. therefore, over body temperature was one of the first psychosomatic self-control skills to be scientifically investigated and verified. You neither have to be a yogi nor do you have to be hypnotized to do this. You experience this psychosomatic effect on an involuntary basis in daily life whenever you blush or blanch, and. of course, in sexual arousal. However, research has now shown that any normal person can gain a meaningful degree of control over body...

Experiment Six What Is Hypnosis Like

To experience for yourself a conventional hypnosis session. Imagining along with your recorded voice, exactly as in previous experiments. For this and all other exercises using hypnosis or visualization. it is essential to follow four rules 1. Practice in a comfortable place free from intrusions, loud or sudden noises, or other distractions. Dim the lights, turn off the TV or stereo, close the door, ask to be left alone for a while except for real emergencies, turn off the telephone if you can....

Preface To The Revised Edition

Reveal to the public for the first time what a new generation of social and behaviorial scientists have learned about hypnosis. I already knew from my workshops that people were hungry for a no-b.s. introduction to the subject. And I loved proving to them that it was they, themselves, who really had the powers everybody attributed to the mystery of hypnosis. That was easy. The hard part was figuring out a way around training people myself. It was considered...

Foreword

Barber, Positive Suggestions for Effective Living and Philosophical Hypnosis. Cassette tape. Medfinld. Mass P.O. Box 312 Medfield Foundation. 1978 . T. X. Barber. Hypnotic Suggestions for Weight Control and Smoking Cessation. Cassette tape. 1979 . T. X. Barber. Hypnotic and Self-Hypnotic Suggestions for Study-Concentration. Reiaxation. Pain ControJ. and Mystical Experi en ce. Cassette tape. 1979 . T. X. Barber. Training Students to Use Self-Suggestions for Personal Growth Methods and...