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Rules of the Mind

Sam Javed – The Hypnotist

www.hypnosisquitsmoking.com.au

EVERY THOUGHT OR IDEA CAUSES A PHYSICAL REACTION

Your thoughts can affect all of the functions of your body. WORRY thoughts trigger changes in the stomach that in time can lead to ulcers. ANGER thoughts stimulate your adrenal glands and the increased adrenalin in the blood stream causes many body changes. ANXIETY and FEAR thoughts affect your pulse rate.

Ideas that have a strong emotional content almost always reach the subconscious mind, because it is the feeling mind. Once accepted, these ideas continue to produce the same body reaction over and over again. In order to eliminate or change chronic negative bodily reactions we must reach the subconscious mind and change the idea responsible for the reaction. This is easily done with self-hypnosis and auto-suggestion.

Rule Number Two

WHAT IS EXPECTED TENDS TO BE REALISED

The brain and the nervous system respond only to mental images. It does not matter if the image is self-induced or from the external world. The mental image formed becomes the blueprint, and the subconscious mind uses every means at its disposal to carry out the plan. Worrying is a form of programming a picture of what we don’t want, but the subconscious mind acts to fulfill the pictured situation. ‘THE THINGS THAT I HAVE FEARED HAVE COME UPON ME.”

Many persons suffer from chronic anxiety, which is simply a subconscious mental expectancy that something terrible will happen to them. On the other hand, we all know people who seem to have the “Magic” touch.

Life seems to shower them with blessings for no apparent reason, and so we call them “Lucky.” What seems to be luck is in reality POSITIVE MENTAL EXPECTANCY, a strong belief that they deserve to be successful. ‘WE BECOME WHAT WE THINK ABOUT.’

Our physical health is largely dependant upon our mental expectancy. Physicians recognize that if a patient expects to remain sick, lame, paralysed, helpless, even to die, the expected condition tends to be realised. Here is where self-hypnosis can become the tool to remove despondence and negative attitudes and bring about a hopeful positive expectancy – the expectancy of health, strength, and well-being, which then tends to be realised.

Rule Number Three

IMAGINATION IS MORE POWERFUL THAN KNOWLEDGE WHEN DEALING WITH YOUR OWN MIND OR THE MIND OF ANOTHER.

This is an important rule to remember when using self-hypnosis. REASON IS EASILY OVERRULED BY IMAGINATION. This is why some persons blindly rush into some unreasonable act or situation. Violent crimes based upon jealousy are almost always caused by an overactive imagination. Most of us feel superior to those who lose their savings to confidence men, or blindly follow a demagogue such as Hitler, or are sold worthless shares. We can easily see that such people have allowed their imagination to overcome their reason. But we are often blind to our own superstitions, prejudices, and unreasonable beliefs. Any idea accompanied by a strong emotion such as anger, hatred, love, or our political and religious beliefs usually cannot be modified through the use of reason. In using self-hypnosis we can form images in the subconscious mind, which is the feeling mind, and can remove, alter or amend the old ideas.

Rule Number Four

ONCE AN IDEA HAS BEEN ACCEPTED BY THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND, IT REMAINS UNTIL IT IS REPLACED BY ANOTHER IDEA. The companion rule to this is, THE LONGER THE IDEA REMAINS, THE MORE OPPOSITION THERE IS TO REPLACING IT WITH A NEW IDEA.

Once an idea has been accepted, it tends to remain. The longer it is held, the more it tends to become a habit of thinking. This is how habits of action are formed, both good and bad. First there is the thought and then the action, but the though or idea always comes first. Hence it is obvious that if we wish to change our actions we must begin by changing our thoughts. We accept as true certain facts. For example, we accept as true that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west and we accept this even though the day may be cloudy and we cannot see the sun. This is an instance of a correct fact conception which governs our actions under normal conditions. However, we have many thought habits which are not correct and yet are fixed in the mind. Some people believe that at critical times they must have a drink of whiskey or a tranquiliser to steady their nerves so that they can perform effectively. This is not correct, but the idea is there and it’s a fixed habit of thought. There will be opposition to replacing it with a correct idea.

Now, in advancing these rules, we are speaking of fixed ideas, not just idle thoughts or passing fancies. We need to alter fixed ideas or to use them. No matter how fixed the ideas may be or how long they have remained, they can be changed with self-hypnosis and auto-suggestion.

Rule Number Five

EACH SUGGESTION ACTED UPON CREATES LESS OPPOSITION TO SUCCESSIVE SUGGESTION.

A mental habit is easier to follow the longer it lasts unbroken. Once a habit is formed it becomes easier to follow and more difficult to break.

In other words, once a self-suggestion has been accepted by your subconscious mind it becomes easier for additional suggestions to be accepted and acted upon. This is why, when you are just beginning with self-hypnosis and auto-suggestion, we suggest that you feel a tingling sensation or a warm and pleasant feeling.

When these have been followed you can move on to more complicated suggestions. You should begin now with the suggestions that you will automatically awaken from self-hypnosis in ten minutes.

Rule Number Six

AN EMOTIONALLY INDUCED SYPMTON TENDS TO CAUSE ORGANIC CHANGE IF PERSISTED IN LONG ENOUGH.

It has been acknowledged by many reputable medical men that more than 75 percent of human ailments are functional rather than organic. This means that the function of an organ or other part of the body has been disturbed by the reaction of the nervous system to negative ideas held in the subconscious mind. We do not mean to imply that every person who complains of an ailment is emotionally ill or neurotic. There are diseases caused by germs, parasites, virus, and other things attacking the human body. However, we are a mind in a body and the two cannot be separated. Therefore, if you continue to fear ill health, constantly talk about your “nervous stomach” or “tension headaches”, in time organic changes must occur.

Rule Number Seven

WHEN DEALING WITH THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND AND ITS FUNCTIONS, THE GREATER THE CONSCIOUS EFFORT, THE LESS THE SUBCONSCIOUS RESPONSE.

This proves why “will power” doesn’t really exist? If you have insomnia you’ve learned “the harder you try to go to sleep, the more wide awake you become”. The rule is, “When dealing with subconscious mind, TAKE IT EASY”. This means you must work to develop a positive mental expectancy that your problem can be and will be solved. As your faith in your subconscious mind increases, you learn to “let it happen” rather than trying to “force it to happen”.

Rules for Stucturing Successful Programming for the Mind in Trance

Sam javed – The Hypnotist

www.hypnosisquitsmoking.com.au

These are the rules you must follow if you are to get the quickest and most positive response from the subconscious mind.

1. USE THE PRESENT TENSE

Always form the idea as if it were already an accomplished fact: “YOU ARE CALM AND RELAXED”. The only exception to this rule is when you are dealing with a physical condition such as a broken leg. The progressive form of the present tense is used to by-pass the critical factor of the subconscious mind: “EACH DAY YOUR LEG GROWS STRONGER AND HEALTHIER”. If you were to say: “YOUR LEG IS STRONG AND HEALTHY”, the conscious mind will create resistance: “Then why am I wearing a cast?”. Even specific suggestions for future behaviour must be given in the present tense. For example: “Next Thursday when you stand to speak at the company dinner, you are calm and poised and relaxed”.

Never refer to past conditions in your affirmations. For example: “You are more tolerant and understanding of your family than you used to be”. This brings a dual image to the surface, the image of how one has been and how one wishes to be. Naturally the image of how one has been is stronger than the image of how one wishes to be.

An affirmation phrased in the future tense becomes just another “New Year’s Resolution”, easy to forget and not to be taken seriously. The future tense indeterminate. “Someday” cannot create a mental picture of one’s having already solved the problem. “Soon” does not convey the picture of the achieved goal.
Right: YOU ARE ……… IT IS ……… YOU FEEL ……..
Wrong: YOU WILL ………IT WILL BE ……… YOU ARE GOING TO ……..

2. BE POSITIVE

Eliminate every possible negative word. DO NOT mention what the person is trying to move away from; rather, create a word picture of what he or she wishes to move toward. If you suggest, “You are not self-conscious with people”, you release the energy connected with feeling self-conscious and the memory of past experiences in which the person suffered from the self-conscious feelings. Instead suggest, “You like people. You enjoy the company of people. When you are with new people, YOU ARE CALM AND

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POISED AND RELAXED.” Always use the positive antonym to create a picture of the person acting, feeling and behaving in the way he or she wishes to.

Right: YOU SLEEP DEEPLY, SOUNDLY, ALL NIGHT LONG
Wrong: YOU DO DOT TOSS AND TURN FOR HOURS BEFORE GOING TO SLEEP

Right: YOU ARE POISED AND CALM AND IN COMPLETE CONTROL OF ANY SITUATION
Wrong: YOU ARE NOT AFRAID, YOU ARE NOT NERVOUS, YOU ARE NOT SELF-CONSCIOUS.

Right: YOU ARE FILLED WITH ENERGY
Wrong: YOU ARE NOT TIRED ALL THE TIME

3. BE SPECIFIC

Choose ONE specific idea for improvement and CONFINE your suggestion to that one area of improvement. DO NOT give suggestions for 2 or 3 problems all at the same time. You can work on more than one problem by alternating your suggestions, but don’t hypnotise someone to get rid of a tension headache and then suggest that he/she is filled with confidence, sleeps perfectly every night, wears a size 12 dress, expresses love to the children and has given up cigarettes. You should choose one area in which the person wishes to change and work on that until some change is felt. Then move to the next goal. You may get results from your first suggestion; however, be prepared to use the same suggestion repeatedly before moving on to the next goal.

4. BE DETAILED

Analyse the goal and structure of the suggestion to cover every detail of the changed behaviour or attitude.

Right: You like people. You enjoy being with people. People are aware that you like them and they return the feeling. You especially enjoy talking to people. When you stand before an audience, you are filled with friendly feelings for them. You want to do things for them. You feel a wave of friendship and understanding flowing from every member of the audience. As you begin speaking, your lips are flexible, your mouth is moist, you breath deeply from the diaphragm. Your legs are strong beneath you. Your hands are poised and calm. The gestures flow spontaneously and freely. You have the undivided attention of the audience and it makes you feel secure and confident. There is a smile in your heart which comes to your lips at the proper times. You speak easily,
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freely and confidently. You speak with a full release of your knowledge, skill and ability. When your talk is concluded, you are warm and gratified by the applause.
Wrong: You will be an excellent public speaker

Right: You are enthusiastic about your product and your customers respond to your positive feelings.
Wrong: Every day in every way you are growing better and better

5. BE SIMPLE

Speak to the subconscious as if it were a bright 9 year old child. Avoid “literary expression”. This is not a thesis you are writing for a professor to score. Avoid long technical words and phrases and psychological and metaphysical terms. Simple words have the greatest energy. Ernest Hemingway became famous for the simplicity of his writing and yet it has tremendous power.

6. USE EXCITING AND EMOTIONAL WORDS

Be sure to get excitement and feeling into your affirmations. The subconscious is the feeling mind. Use words such as: VIBRANT, SPARKLING, THRILLING, WONDERFUL, POWERFUL, RADIANT, LOVING, GENEROUS, ABUNDANT, EXCITING, DELIGHTFUL, BEAUTIFUL, JOYOUS.

7. AFFIRM ACTIVITY

Let the suggestion describe an action, not an ability.

Right: Your family and your friends co-operate with you because you are interested in their welfare.
Wrong: You have the ability to understand others

8. ACCURACY

If the desired result is one which can be measured, such as body weight, a gold score, a bowling score, suggest the EXACT improvement the person wishes to achieve. Don’t try to fool the subconscious by suggesting he or she will continue to lose weight until 50 kgs has been reached when the ideal weight is 60 kgs. The person then thinks that if only
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partial success is achieved the goal will still be reached. But the subconscious is not fooled. Tell the subconscious exactly what is wanted.

9. BE REALISTIC

There are circumstances where it is wrong to try to suggest perfection. “You always organise your time perfectly” is an impossible goal for a mother of 3 lively children. It would be difficult to visualise and could lead to frustration. “You are always enthusiastic” is a poor suggestion. Would one want to be enthusiastic at a funeral?

10. PERSONALISE

Structure your suggestions to change the person and his/her attitudes and actions. Don’t suggest a change in others. As changes occur, others associated with the client change.

Wrong: Your children always respect and obey you.
Right: You take a sincere and enthusiastic interest in your children, their activities and their friends, and you understand their point of view. You express love and approval of your children. It is easy for you to express your love for them.

11. SYMBOLISE THE SUGGESTION

After you have written your suggestion following these rules, find a word or short phrase which symbolizes the feeling and content. Finding the correct symbol is extremely important. In the next lesson, which deals with the technique of USING auto-suggestion, you will learn that the symbol is vitally important. If your suggestion is for overcoming feelings of inferiority, your symbol might be ‘DYNAMIC SELF-CONFIDENCE” or ‘POISE” or “BERT NEWTON”.

If you are overcoming insomnia your symbol might be “EASY SLUMBER” or “SLEEP LIKE A BABY” or “SUMMER HOLIDAY HOUSE” or “MOUNTAIN AIR”.

If the goal is to lose weight you might use “SIZE 10” or “SLENDER AND SEXY” or “SWEET SIXTEEN”.

Try to find a symbol which calls to mind a strong feeling or a vivid picture. The symbol doesn’t have to mean a thing to anyone but the person it is created for. It is personal, and what provokes a strong surge of feeling and energy or creates a picture for that person is the symbol you should use.

Questions You May Have About Hypnosis

Sam Javed – The Hypnotist

www.hypnosisquitsmoking.com.au

 

1.         EXACTLY WHAT IS HYPNOSIS?

Hypnosis is a state of altered consciousness that occurs normally in every person just before he/she enters into the sleep state.  In therapeutic hypnosis we prolong this brief interlude so that we can work within its bounds.

2.         CAN EVERYBODY BE HYPNOTISED?

Yes, because it is a normal state that everybody passes through before going to sleep.  However, it is possible to resist hypnosis, like it is possible to resist going to sleep.  But even if one resists hypnosis, with practice the resistance can be overcome.

3.         WHAT IS THE VALUE OF HYPNOSIS?

There is no magic in hypnosis.  There are some conditions in which it is useful and others in which no great benefit is derived.  It is employed in medicine to reduce tension and pain which accompany various physical problems, and to aid certain rehabilitative procedures.  In psychiatric practice it is helpful in short-term therapy, and also in some cases, in long term treatment where obstinate resistances have been encountered.

4.         WHO CAN DO HYPNOSIS?

Only a qualified professional person should decide whether one needs hypnosis or could benefit from it.  The professional person requires special training in the techniques and uses of hypnosis before he can be considered qualified and certified.

5.         WHY DO SOME PEOPLE HAVE DOUBTS ABOUT HYPNOSIS?

Hypnosis is a much misunderstood phenomenon.  For centuries it has been affiliated with spiritualism, witchcraft, and various kinds of mumbo jumbo.  The exaggerated claims made for it by undisciplined persons have turned some people against it.  Some doctors and psychiatrists too doubt the value of hypnosis, because Freud gave it up 60 years ago, and because they themselves have not had too much experience with its modern uses.

6.         CAN’T HYPNOSIS BE DANGEROUS?

The hypnotic state is no more dangerous than is the sleep state.  But un-skilled operators may give subjects foolish suggestions, such as can be witnessed in stage hypnosis, where the trance is exploited for entertainment purposes.  A delicately balanced and sensitive person exposed to unwise and humiliating suggestions may respond with anxiety.  On the whole, there are no dangers in hypnosis when practiced by ethical and qualified practitioners.

7.         I’M AFRAID THAT I CAN’T BE HYPNOTISED?

All people go through a state similar to hypnosis before falling asleep.  There is no reason why you should not be able to enter a hypnotic state.

8.         WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE TO BE HYPNOTISED?

The answer to this is extremely important because it may determine whether or not you can benefit from hypnosis.  Most people give up on hypnosis after a few sessions because they are disappointed in their reactions, believing that they are not suitable subjects.  The average person has the idea that he will go through something different, new and spectacular in the hypnotic state.  Often he equates being hypnotised with being anaesthetized or being asleep, or being unconscious.  When in hypnosis he finds that his mind is active; that he can hear every sound in the room; that he can resist suggestions if he so desires; that his attention keeps wandering, his thoughts racing around; that he has not fallen asleep; and that he remembers everything that has happened when he opens his eyes.  He believes himself to have failed.  He imagines then that he is a poor subject, and he is apt to abandon hypnotic treatments.  The experience of being hypnotised is no different from the experience of relaxing and starting to go to sleep.  Because this experience is so familiar to you, and because you may expect something startingly different in hypnosis, you may get discouraged when a trance is not induced.  Remember, you are not anaesthetized, you are not unconscious, you are not asleep.  Your mind is active, your thoughts are under your control, you perceive all stimuli, and you are in complete communication with the operator.  The only unique thing you may experience is a feeling of heaviness in your arms, and tingliness in your hands and fingers.  If you are habitually a deep sleeper, you may doze momentarily; if you are a light sleeper, you may have a feeling you are completely awake.

9.         HOW DEEP DO I HAVE TO GO TO GET BENEFITS FROM HYPNOSIS?

If you can conceive of hypnosis as a spectrum of awareness that stretches from waking to sleep, you will realise that some aspects are close to the waking state, and share the phenomena of waking; and some aspects are close to sleep, and participate in the phenomena of light sleep.  But over the entire spectrum, suggestibility is increased; and this is what makes hypnosis potentially beneficial, provided we put the suggestibility to a constructive use.  The depth of hypnosis does not always correlate with the degree of suggestibility.  In other words, even if you go no deeper than the lightest stages of hypnosis and are merely mildly relaxed, you will still be able to benefit from its therapeutic effects.  It so happens that with practice you should be able to go deeper, but this really is not too important in the great majority of cases.

10.       HOW DOES HYPNOSIS WORK?

The human mind is extremely suggestible and is being bombarded constantly with suggestive stimuli from the outside, and suggestive thoughts and ideas from the inside.  A good deal of suffering is the consequence of “negative” thoughts and impulses invading one’s mind from subconscious recesses.  Unfortunately, past experiences, guilt feelings, and repudiated impulses and desires are incessantly pushing themselves into awareness, directly or in disguised forms, sabotaging one’s happiness, health and efficiency.  By the time one has reached adulthood, he has built up “negative” modes of thinking, feeling and acting which persist like bad habits.  And like any habits they are hard to break.  In hypnosis, we attempt to replace these “negative” attitudes with “positive” ones.  But it takes time to disintegrate old habit patterns; so do not be discouraged if there is no immediate effect.  If you continue to practice the principles taught you by your therapist, you will eventually notice change.  Even though there may be no apparent alterations on the surface, a restructuring is going on underneath.  An analogy may make this clear.  If you hold a bunch of white notepads above the level of the eyes so that you see the bottom notepad, and if you dribble drops of ink onto the top notepad, you will observe nothing different for a while until sufficient ink has been poured to soak through the entire thickness.  Eventually the ink will come down.  During this period while nothing seemingly was happening, penetrations were occurring.  Had the process been stopped before enough ink had been poured, we would be tempted to consider the process a failure.  Suggestions in hypnosis are like ink poured on layers of resistance; one must keep repeating them before they come through to influence old, destructive patterns.

11.       HOW CAN I HELP IN THE TREATMENT PROCESS?

It is important to mention to your therapist your reactions to treatment and to him, no matter how unfounded, unfair or ridiculous these reactions may seem.  If for any reason you believe you should interrupt therapy, mention your desire to do so to your doctor.  Important clues may be derived from your reactions, dreams and resistances that will provide an understanding of your inner conflicts, and help in your treatment.

12.       WHAT ABOUT SELF-HYPNOSIS?

 “Relaxing exercises”, “Self-Hypnosis” and “Auto-Hypnosis” are interchangeable terms for a reinforcing process that may be valuable in helping your therapist help you.  If this adjunct is necessary, it will be employed.  The technique is simple and safe.

Helpful Hints to Avoid CRAVINGS, URGES, WITHDRAWALS, AGITATION

Sam Javed – The Hypnotist

www.hypnosisquitsmoking.com.au

1. Always remember that you are in control, so take responsibility for your life and say ‘yes’ to your own personal power.

2. Your body craves –
a. Oxygen
b. Water
c. Vitamins and Minerals
d. Sucrose and Glucose

Therefore you must get into the habit of taking 3 deep breaths, drinking a lot of water, and giving yourself vitamins, minerals and glucose. The best source of glucose, sucrose, fructose is in your favourite fruit and vegetable drinks. Also taking a vitamin/mineral tablet 2-4 times per week is great.

3. Change your Environment
a. Get rid of all ash-trays, coffee cups, or anything else in your house, office, car etc, which reminds you of smoking.

4. Listen to the Self Hypnosis CD for 30 nights in a row. Track One is just a reminder of what Hypnosis is about. It’s Track Two that you really want to listen to.

Author By Kevin Grise

Yoga Improves Your Mental Health

Should you trade in your antidepressants or sleep meds? Not exactly. But the benefits of yoga stretch beyond just stretching, says a new research review.

Shawn Radcliffe

If the winter blues have got you down, try hitting a yoga class at the gym. Busting through a strenuous, deep-breathing series of yoga poses could boost your mental health—while toning and stretching your body too.

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Yoga has a long history (think: 5,000 years) of claiming to promote both physical and mental health, as well as spiritual growth. But how much of this is due to its recent cultural explosion in the U.S.?

A new review of the best research on the health benefits of yoga, published in Frontiers in Psychiatry, aims to keep the truth about yoga from being stretched too far. Based upon the limited number of studies available, researchers from the Duke University School of Medicine concluded that yoga could be a promising treatment for some mental illnesses:

  • Mild depression: In several studies, yoga was effective at relieving the symptoms of mild clinical depression, even when people were not taking antidepressant medications.
  • Sleep complaints: Yoga helped people sleep better and longer, which—given the fact that 25 percent of U.S. adults take sleep medications—is nothing to snore at.

These mental health benefits of yoga are not surprising. Other studies have shown that yoga causes chemical changes in the body similar to antidepressants and psychotherapy—such as reduced inflammation and improved neurotransmitters.

More research is needed—most of the studies are small—but it may be time to give it a try. It could keep you smiling and sleeping well all winter long.