Posted tagged ‘Mind power’

Why hypnosis doesn’t work… sometimes!

December 7, 2010

Upon hearing that I am a hypnotist, people usually utter a couple of quite common phrases…

‘ Will you make me cluck like a chicken? ‘,
‘ Will it work? ‘ and
‘ What if I can’t be hypnotised? ‘

All quite benine, yet very important, questions for the new client to ask, and yet the answers all seem to be subject to that client’s own free will.

I usually answer…

‘ Do you want to cluck like a chicken? ‘
‘ If you really want it to work… it usually will! ‘
‘ You’ve already been hypnotised, many times. ‘

Many people are under the misconception that hypnosis is some magical mind control system, wherein the client or subject becomes a robot, doing the bidding of the hypnotist. All very stageshow-like.

Let me assure you, when performed properly by a trained therapist, hypnosis is one of the most enjoyable experiences you can imagine. Complete relaxation, heightened awareness and imagination, positive suggestions and motivation bringing about positive emotional and behavioural changes. It’s all good!

Will hypnosis work?

Some people do take a little time to adjust their behavioural habits. If a client is not losing the symptom straight away it can either be because the symptom has a medical/hormonal route or that the root cause of the symptom is buried and repressed.  In this instance one has to discovery the root cause through analysis therapy and then reframe the original source problem.

Hypnosis works for most of my clients, most of the time, but not for everyone. I have spoken to the select few of my clients (and I’m talking one or two out of hundreds of clients) that can’t get hypnosis to work for them and it’s usually the same.

For whatever reason, they haven’t followed the whole process, listening and retraining their own minds every single day through the techniques I have provided and through the CD work. Perhaps they didn’t quite understand the process, not taken the therapy seriously or sometimes have even slipped back in to their old ways because it was far easier to do so.

What if I can’t be hypnotised?

Many people, if not all of us, usually spend most of our lives in one form of trance/state of awareness or another. They can be states that we have entered or states we have allowed someone else to influence us to go in to. You’ve perhaps heard of phrases such as ‘I’m not in that frame of mind’ or ‘I’m in the zone’.

One of the things that I try to do is to get people to come out of their every day ‘frames of mind’, to help them to understand how they get themselves into these ‘frames of mind’ and then teach them how to change the trances they have been in.

A very good example in a recent article gave great examples of  ‘trances’.


The Nutter Trance. Part 1

Have you ever been at home alone and may be decided that you wanted a cup of tea?
If so, how did you know you wanted it?

Many clients at their consultations when I ask this say “ I just thought I wanted one so I went and made it”. They listened to a voice in their head say it, so they did it. Ok I can go along with that. They did what a voice that no one else can hear told them to do. Sounds like either a trance to me or a nutter.

Can you imagine how any one who listens to these voices would feel if they said your life is no good or something else negative. What if all the voices in their head said powerfully motivating things that encouraged you.

The Nutter Trance. Part 2.

Lets revisit the kitchen again. I ask people “ have you ever been in the kitchen may be making a cup of tea, yet in your head you are running through an argument with someone”? And if so,  do you get really angry feelings in your body and get all wound up?

Usually they say “yes”

So on your own, with no one else around you are able to get your self worked up and angry.

Out of interest when you are arguing with the person, who is not there. Do you hear the argument in your head, and see them.

They usually reply “yes”

I then politely point out that they have been able to do the following.

  • Change their state.
  • Produce real feelings with no external input.
  • Create auditory hulanations.
  • Produce visual hulanations.
  • They were also able to interact with the fantasies they had created.
  • All done while they were wide awake.

Sounds a lot like hypnosis to me.

They usually get the idea at this point as I trust you have.

In order to experience hypnosis and interact with your own hypnotic adventures you do not have to be relaxed,sitting in a therapists office in a trance  – you do it any way!


If you want to learn more about hypnosis, or infact come and experience it for yourself, then please visit my website or give me a call on 01482 464928. I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Alternatively, you could try one of my audio CDs and discover hypnosis from the comfort and safety of your own home.

The choice is yours,

Wishing you happy festive hypnosis,

Richard Scott



N-Dubz use hypnosis

November 25, 2010

N-DUBZ star TULISA CONTOSTAVLOS underwent a course of hypnotherapy to stop her squeezing spots on her face.

The singer suffered severe breakouts as a teenager and became obsessed with picking her pimples.

She eventually decided a drastic course of therapy was needed to change her behaviour – and she’s pleased her bad habit didn’t leave her with acne scars.

Contostavlos tells Britain’s X Magazine, “I stopped doing it about six months ago. From the age of about 14, I used to spend hours in front of the mirror squeezing literally anything I could find. I could have the tiniest little blackhead and I’d attack it until it was bright red and my skin was all broken and damaged. I’m so lucky I don’t have loads of scars.

“I had hypnotherapy. I was really sceptical about it working but it totally did. Now I’ll only squeeze a spot if I really need to and then I’ll put Savlon on afterwards to heal it. It’s made such a dramatic difference to me. It’s amazing.”

Source Daily Star
Nov 14 2010

How to Use Your Mind Power to Achieve Goals

November 18, 2009

How can Mind Power help us to achieve goals? Quite simply, we tend to get what we focus on.  If anything in this life is achievable then by directing Mind Power it can be achieved.  But first we have to BELIEVE that we can achieve.

If I want to do something and I tell myself I can’t do it, then I will fail.  Unless, by a small chance something miraculous happens to put my goal in my path.  And even then, I may fail if I don’t believe I can succeed.

But when I tell myself, ‘yes I CAN do this’ – ‘it is a certainty that I can SUCCEED’ – then I am already half way up the mountain.  The summit will be reached by work and determination but knowing it can be reached makes that journey easy and enjoyable.

What often happens is that many people are so used to being put down in life, especially during those early years when the personality is being formed, and so they believe that everyone else is better than they are.  The teachers, the parents, the big brothers and sisters and so on – they all know better. . .

Unfortunately these are not always the best teachers.  With the best intentions in the world, a parent or teacher can destroy a child’s self-confidence and install a lifelong pattern of self-doubt.

SO – to achieve YOUR goals – forget about other people’s lessons in life (and I know I’m going to be criticized for saying that).  What is right for one person is not necessarily right for another (one man’s meat. . .) . .Wipe the slate clean and START AGAIN – believing in yourself.

State Your Intentions

Decide upon your goal; then say it aloud, or write it down.  This is known as GROUNDING.  Taking it from the thought form to the material form is the first step towards achievement.

State your Goal or your Intentions in a Positive framework.  For example, ‘I am successful’ rather than ‘I am not going to fail’.  This means you will be pointing that Mind Power in the right direction – i.e. success.

Visualize yourself as already having achieved that goal.  If your ambition is to be a top tennis player, for example, see yourself being presented with a trophy after winning the World Cup.  Don’t short measure yourself, always aim for the top.  If your ambition is to make lots of money, see yourself checking your six or seven figure bank statement, looking at your mansion, riding that sports car or whatever.

Think about the steps that are needed to achieve that goal.  Unless it’s something really easy, you’re not going to jump from where you are now right up to the top.  So realistically decide what needs to be done.  For instance, if your goal is to lose three stone in weight, you’re not going to do this unless you make some changes in your lifestyle.  This could be:- eating smaller meals, exercising, cutting out junk food, stopping snacking or comfort eating, etc.

Starting with Step One, visualize yourself (in hypnosis, preferably), taking this First Step.  Add all the necessary components to your mental image.  If your First Step was to eat more healthily, visualize yourself shopping for healthy foods, selecting those crisp, fresh vegetables or salad from the supermarket, preparing them – put in the aroma, the smell of fresh herbs – really imagine this, and imagine that wonderful taste in your mouth and how good you feel as you digest this healthy food – don’t forget the touch of those foods – you can imagine this as well.

And having gone through this in your mind, you have directed your Mind Power to help you to achieve, in a realistic way, the goal that you desire.  You have planted the right thoughts in your mind, and generally, whatever goes INTO the mind, will come out in some form or other.