Author Archive | Mike Mandel

Podcast #72: Riders on the rash and power of reframing!

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Welcome to Episode 72 of Brain Software with Mike Mandel and Chris Thompson! This is podcast is powered entirely by ukulele; the only certain protection against hypnotic rash. Today we ask that musical question: Hey script readers…Can you really stop us? Can you stop us at all? Check out the show notes below and scroll down to listen […]

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Top 10 Terms Every Hypnotist Needs to Know

Top 10 Terms Every Hypnotist Needs to Know

After 40 years of full-time hypnosis, I am continuously amazed by the widespread hypnotic illiteracy I encounter among many people who have chosen hypnosis as a profession. It’s akin to a chef not knowing what a beurre blanc is, or a chemist who’s never heard of phosphorus. Regardless of one’s practical skills in a given […]

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10 Tips for better Street Hypnosis

Top 10 tips for better street hypnosis

Street hypnosis is a hot topic! And why shouldn’t it be? When you can cause a total stranger to forget his name, hallucinate grey aliens, or hand you his wallet (always give it back!), it’s the closest thing to real magic. No props are required, no decks of cards or linking rings needed, just your hypnotic skills, […]

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10 books that every hypnotist needs to read

10 books every hypnotist must read

This top 10 list is what I consider to be essential reading for any hypnotist who takes the craft seriously. It doesn’t matter whether you are brand new to the field or if you have many years of experience. You’ll become a smarter and more resource-rich hypnotist after you get through reading … or even […]

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When is it wrong to ask WHY?

Power Language - Why

There are many words that qualify as Power Language, because they have an amazing effect on our states and behaviours. Some of these words empower us, but others do the opposite, giving us nothing but problems and headaches. The word WHY falls into the second category; at least when you’re working on solving a problem. In this video, you’ll […]

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If at first you don’t succeed…stop trying!

Power Language: Try

Many of you will remember being told as children to “just try your best!” and to “try, try again”. But is that really the best possible option when you’re intent on accomplishing something worthwhile? Years ago, Mike saw the following sign on the wall of a martial arts studio: IT DOESN’T MATTER IF YOU SUCCEED OR […]

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