Myths About Mentalism

Hypnosis can be explained as a state of human’s consciousness which involves a focused attention and a reduced peripheral attention or awareness as well as an enhanced capacity to suggestion response. Although it is a simple-to-explain phenomena, it is often portrayed wrongly as a sort of black magic or false mysticism. Despite the broad-sounding definition, hypnosis still leaves a nutshell to many, but the following myths helps to figure out a close understanding. Hypnosis is a great way to cure things like addiction and sleep. Basic sleep hypnosis is apart of mentalism based ideas.
MYTH ONE Hypnosis as a consciousness state.
Hypnosis is not related to any special state of consciousness but the reason why people may confuse hypnosis being so is because we sometimes associate its techniques as leading to half-asleep half-awake state. We imagine patients lying on beds with eyes closed and awareness facing inwards to their “subconscious.” The fact is that hypnosis can be useful in expanding awareness just as effective as being used in contract awareness.
MYTH TWO Hypnosis is a “playing pretend.”
All hypnosis cannot be considered to be “playing pretend” since it depends on nature of the given suggestions. If a suggestion was to “cluck like a chicken,” then the patient will act it out If the suggestion was to “think of the time in past in which you felt very confident,” that will not be playing pretend but the patients are really thinking and associating themselves to that time when they were in fact really confident.
We may agree with hypnotists who tend to proof that hypnosis is a self-hypnosis. This simply means that hypnotist cannot actually trick someone into acting something challenging their own will though this may be always compliance to the both sides of interaction.
MYTH THREE: Hypnosis similar to meditation.
Again, hypnosis is said to be a thread of communicating techniques, though meditation can be a more specific practice which is linked to one’s state of mindfulness or awareness. Some can use these hypnosis techniques to aid the meditative practice. Guided Meditation can be considered as being a form of hypnosis in which one can also use the degree of self-hypnosis to contract or expand awareness to a particular state of meditation.
MYTH FOUR: Highway hypnosis.
Highway hypnosis is actually a mental state to which one can drive an automobile to great distances while responding to external stimuli in an expected manner with totally absence recollection to have consciously done so. The driver’s consciousness is fully focused elsewhere, but with seemingly a direct processing of a mass of information required to safely drive. ‘Highway Hypnosis’ is only a manifestation of relatively a theoretically commonplace experience, to which a conscious and the subconscious mind concentrate on different matters; people performing repetitive simple tasks and those asleep are more likely to sustain similar symptoms.
MYTH FIVE: Hypnosis not a catalyst for body changes.
Actually just even for simple facts that brain has a huge number of neurons that shoot off about 125 times in one second makes potential catalysts for chemical changes in our bodies. All what we need is think of something in which our brain’s chemistry will be altered.
People pressures to know whether hypnosis actually result to bodily changes like increase or decrease in weight, muscle building, increase in breast and penis size. The answer is actually “yes but to some extent”. Hypnosis cannot control your body to make something not capable of doing it naturally. But hypnosis has proofed to help the body perform changes through use of suggestions for either behavior changes or even the direct changes.

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis or hypnotherapy is a process which induces certain hypnotic state to the person with a purpose of healing t an illness. A self hypnosis is a powerful and double edged sword that is responsible for creating either incredible attraction or a horrible neediness. This is the process where hypnosis is self induced and as the result no need of hiring the therapist to assist you For good results, you need to be motivated, relaxed, concentrated, and directed.
Self-hypnosis can be learned easily and come up with better results. As a tool for meditation, it is also effective and gives good results with proper practice. It is important to remember that practice is very important and each day and time you practice will help you to go much deeper into the state of relaxation. This process will actually help you to reduce stress, have a better sleep, and have a greater concentration.
When using the tool, ensure that you find a quiet and comfortable place and select the time that you will not be disturbed by anyone. Also ensure that you switch off phones and alarms. For many meditative and same practices, early morning and late nights can be the best time Ensure also you find a comfortable chair or bed where you can remain for one hour or more without getting uncomfortable. It is recommended that you the exercise while seated, and if you like you can put on soft music in the background to make you relax. Ensure that this music is purely instrumental with no vocals on it The moment you seat down, you can then follow the following steps for better results;
•After you have sat down, take few seconds to ensure that you are perfectly comfortable and there is no any part of you that feels any discomfort. •Take time and relax, close the eyes and then tell yourself mentally, that you intend to have deep relaxation session. •Take some three deep breaths and then hold the breath for a couple of seconds before you breathe it out •Imagine then visualize as you continue breathing in that you are getting in all positive energy which the universe offers in form of the white mist. Feel the white mist filling up the body and assisting you to relax. •Ensure that you do this thrice for every deep breath. •Begin to relax, starting from your toes up to the top of your head and tell yourself to relax. Tell your body to relax and never force yourself but allow it to happen by itself. •Make sure that you focus your attention on every part of your body as you do your workouts. •As you relax every muscle progressively, you will slowly start to slump like the limp doll •After relaxing, it is then the time to deepen your relaxation by starting to count backwards from ten to one and tell your mind that every count, you will go two times as deep as into the blissful state of relaxation. •Visualize and think of something as you continue counting and tell yourself that for every count you are becoming more awake, more alert, and full of health. You will feel perfectly relaxed, fine and refreshed.

The Art of Mind Reading

Mind reading, commonly known as mentalism, never seized to astonish its audience since it was established in sixteenth century. The main goal is to convince the people around that performers can show incredible acts like clairvoyance, telepathy, precognition, divination, hypnosis, pychokinesis and mind control. With just the help a very keen eye, you can do this too!

Here are some of the techniques:

1. Cold Reading
Cold reading is a technique used wherein a mentalist convince a member of the audience that his mind is being read. With the subject’s physical appearance, language, body language, manner of speaking, and personal style, the mentalist analyzes and deciphers the hidden information regarding the person. Some of the techniques are: (a) Staging. Here, the mind reader’s role is very significant to make the trick successful. For him to convince the audience that he can read minds, he should really act as if that he can definitely read minds. (b) Fishing. A technique used wherein the mentalist draws clues from the member of the audience with the use of confusing phrases like “I can see a letter D”, which causes the spectators to mention someone they know like a family member or a friend whose name starts with letter “D”. (c) Forer Effect. This is also called the “Barnum Effect”. This technique can be performed only by those who are very much exposed in astrology. It involves a number of statements that can be applied to almost everyone like “Sometimes, you tend to be hard on yourself”.

2. Hot Reading

Hot reading is a technique similar with cold reading. It involves reading an audience member who has prior knowledge with the spectator by overhearing conversations and doing some research. For this technique to be successful, the mind reader should not be caught eavesdropping or observing the participant. It is also advisable to do a research with a variety of participants in case the other participant becomes unavailable in performing the trick. There is also a subset to this kind of reading which is called warm reading. It uses the Forer Effect to evaluate a subject whom the mind reader have a prior knowledge.

3. Careful Observation

This method involves a careful observation of the mind reader by assessing visual clues from the members of the audience through a variety of body languages. These visual clues comprise of the following: (a) Eye Dilation. People tend to dilate their pupils involuntarily when they are exposed with information that relates to their own lives. (b) Twitches. It can mean that a spectator relates with the clue on his life. With this, the mind reader can select the person for the next trick. (c) Body language. The mind reader must pay attention on how the members of the audience behave on their places. It may reveal a lot of information about a certain individual. To be successful with this, the mentalist should apply this on his daily activities. As the saying goes, “Practice makes perfect.” Eventually, the mind reader will become more attentive to every detail on his surroundings. With this, the mentalist will have a power to manipulate the audience member.

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