So what do you do for a living?
I honestly don’t because when I tell people what I do, they’re usually surprised and often times are like...
"Whoa, are you going to control my mind, make me cluck like a chicken?"
The truth is we are all being controlled by signals in the environment around us. We may be in control of some of our choices (or at least we think so), but most of our beliefs and our decisions come from deep within our subconscious mind. We are HIGHLY influenced by advertisements, TV, movies, social media, our friends, peers and family (and etc.).
ALL of us (including you) are persuadable!
Most of the time we don’t even realize we’re being influenced by others; so it’s funny to me, when the good ol' hypnotist comes around and people think I’m going to pull out some magic mind control trick on them. The interesting thing about hypnosis is that us hypnotists are actually helping you take back control of your mind and focus it on something better and more productive.
Just for fun, watch this short video of the mentalist, Derren Brown, pulling off some amazing persuasion techniques on these advertising executives.
So do you want to give it a try on yourself? Here's how to do it:
We all enter into a state of hypnosis before we go to bed at night and right as we are waking up in the morning. Choose one negative statement that you often tell yourself. For example, "I suck at singing" and write it down. Now turn this statement around to something more empowering. For example, "I’m getting better at singing as I practice in the shower every day." Repeat the phrase in your mind before bed and make it your first thought as you're waking up. Just let the words float through your mind, without any force or friction. Try this practice every day for next 7 days and at the end of the week, see what has changed. Take a moment to step back (figuratively) and objectively consider your week. What did you do differently that you haven't done in the past? Did you notice a change in your confidence, courage? It's all cool, whatever you experienced. Over time, I promise you'll start seeing a shift.