Podcast Session 02: The most popular hypnosis questions and answers

Brain Software hypnosis podcast
Alright everyone! Podcast session 02 is now live. You can listen to it below, or check it out in iTunes, and on the BlackBerry podcast app.

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Mike Mandel tackles a wide variety of common questions about hypnosis. Can everyone be hypnotized? What if you think you can’t visualize? Should hypnotists use scripts with clients? What does AC/DC music have to do with hypnosis? With hypnosis, what are the differences between so-called “conscious” and “unconscious” activity? Mike brilliantly explains the critical faculty, which separates the conscious and unconscious mind. Did you know fear and stress make you more suceptible to suggestion? What does hypnosis feel like? When you come out of trance how do you were hypnotized? Dr. Mandel also shares some of the secrets of mentalism with The Acid Test, a very cool trick he’s performed for live audiences in the past. Starting on this podcast session, Mandel will be offering a therapeutic metaphor at the end of each session. No charge 🙂

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5 Responses to Podcast Session 02: The most popular hypnosis questions and answers

  1. Jully November 30, 2011 at 4:53 am #

    Thank for this broacast. I have to tell you that i’m lisening to peak performance and I am very happy with it. I can see great improvements.

    • Chris December 5, 2011 at 2:01 am #

      Jully – fantastic! I love listening to this one too. Particularly love the part where Mike explains about the “magic question” on track 1 (the story about kids living up in the north of Canada who were very depressed, etc). Asking “What do you want” is truly magical. And you can ask that question to yourself too.

  2. Jeff Taylor December 20, 2011 at 3:55 am #

    Awesome podcast series and looking forward to more in the future! The format between you and Mike is very educational, informative, and fun. Plus, the therapeutic metaphor at the end is a great bonus!

    I do have a question from Pod Series 2. That was a great statement around understanding the purpose of hypnotic scripts as training wheels. To budding hypnosis students, what would suggest as the best training method to quickly learn and integrate hypnotic language patterns? Eriksonian “Salad” cards or just looking at the language patterns, memorizing them and attempting to use it in everyday speech naturally and easily?

    Thanks for the great work you all are doing! With much gratitude from Phoenix AZ.

    • Chris January 7, 2012 at 4:05 pm #

      Hi Jeff,

      The Salad cards from Jamie Smart are excellent. I know Mike recommends them, and we both own a copy of them. The key to learning hypnotic language patterns is to keep it simple and focus on developing the “hypnotic voice”, which should be different from your normal talking voice but not weird and over the top like you hear from some hypnotists. It should be relaxing, slower, deliberate, and just “different” from when you’re speaking to someone’s conscious mind. This is a very good question for discussion on another podcast episode!

  3. Andrew Hargrove June 22, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

    Hi Dr. Mike and Chris,
    Great guitar! I’m a “Talking to Todlers” customer coming on over thru email. Thank you both much for these lessons. Chris thanks for the heads up.
    Outstanding job with the podcast itself, There is no where for me to rate it here but: *****
    I have quit smoking cigarettes recently but now smoke an e-cigarette. This is only a side goal for me but you had asked about people quitting smoking.
    My goal here is to improve my relationship with my daughters’ mother- my ex. And maybe improve my employment situation (got decent job not too horrible.)
    I’ll be meditating on the Liana (sp?) vine.
    Thank you both!
    Andrew Hargrove