Hypnosis & Stage Shows

Hypnosis Stage Shows are good fun, make everybody laugh and for that short time it allows everyone to forget about their problems and allows them to feel good and enjoy life. People however wrongly believe that the hypnotist is “controlling” the volunteers on stage. This is so far from the truth. In fact, all hypnosis is self hypnosis. These people allow themselves to take on the suggestions given by the hypnotherapist and act out those suggestions. The fact that they can act on these suggestions shows the power they have over their own mind. These are the people who have the ability to take on suggestions to quit smoking, lose weight, heal from dis-ease, increase confidence or performance, manage stress, overcome adversity etc and reach their potential, personally and professionally. These people have extremely powerful minds. They are also up for having fun and entertaining others. If you are stuck up and have your own fears or demons, you may think that people on the stage are making fools of themselves. Far from it! They will not enact anything that is against their values or beliefs. You will see many times that not everyone carries out the suggestion of the hypnotist and the only reason for this is that “it’s not for them”. They are happy to do other things though.   The ones on stage are the ones that have had the best time and always come up and say thankyou for a great night. They feel really good afterwards. Of course, like any profession, you have people who are really good at it and their sole purpose is...

Week 3 in Rishikesh, India

Week 3 Yoga Teacher Training – Rishikesh India I have learned so many things during this Yoga Teacher Training (thank goodness because I’m in class from 7am each morning until 7 or 7:30pm each night 🙂 ). How do I stay on one topic?? So here is fair warning – I may wander and chat about a few topics this week. The major thing I have learned is that Yoga is a lot more than just the asanas (postures). It is the path to self realisation (albeit slower than NLP, Time Line Therapy(TM) and Hypnosis). Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras are the basis of yogic techniques and serve as a framework for integrating yoga into daily routine for a healthy and worthy life. According to the Yoga Sutras there is an eight fold path of Yoga. Yama – social disciplines of ethical living Niyama – Individual disciplines of healthy living Asana – physical yoga poses Pranayama – awareness of one’s breath Pratyhara – control over senses Dharana – deep concentration Dhyana – deep meditation Samadhi – enlightenment Yama – social disciplines of ethical living include:a. Ahimsa – non-violence or non-harming (unless in self defence) b. Satya – Truthfulness; honesty c. Asteya – non-stealing d. Brahmacharya – sexual restraint; marital fidelity e. Aparigraha – non accumulaton of wealth (material possessions) Niyama – individual disciplines to healthy living (create positive environment internally)a. Saucha – cleanliness (physical; mental and environment) b. Santosha – contentment (being grateful) c. Tapas – intense self discipline and willpower d. Svadhyaha – study of self; self reflection e. Ishvara Pranidhana – dedicating and devoting ones work to higher purpose...

Week 2 in Rishikesh, India

Week 2 Yoga Teacher Training – Rishikesh India It has been a tough week. I left home expecting up and downs considering the body hasn’t experienced Yoga before but I didn’t expect so many humps (the camels here are huge… 😛 ) The body was really rebelling on Monday and Tuesday and if I could have run away I would have. This experience cemented my belief that immersion training, away from home, is so important. If I’d had the opportunity to quit, it’s possible I would have and then I would have missed the most amazing experience and awakening on Wednesday and Thursday. But more on this down the track. The commitment I make, for the benefit of all who attend our certification trainings, is that they will be held on Yorke Peninsula or in a full residential environment. This gives everyone the opportunity to focus on themselves, their learnings, their integration and their growth without other distractions or opportunities to run away from what they need to face. Sometimes that is logistically difficult but I guarantee you it is worth it. Interestingly, the Sanskrit recommended Learning attributes for students to get the most learning from trainings or teachings are: have active eyes – watch the teacher not writing all the time. focus your concentration on the teachings and if mind wanders bring it back quickly. Get plenty of sleep eat only so your stomache is half full be far away from home Okay, so now to continue from last week and talk about our 7 main Chakras, the issues that can be experienced if they are weak and...

Week 1 in Rishikesh, India

Week 1 Yoga Teacher Training – Rishikesh India It still amazes me how the goals I set come to fruition. Goal setting is part of our trainings and I know, if it is done properly, it works but somehow I’m still always amazed. I reached a milestone birthday on 4th January 2018, one that many years ago I didn’t think I would see because a palm reader had told me I wasn’t going to make it past my 37th Birthday – I was 14 at the time. I wish that I had learned NLP, Time Line Therapy(TM) and Hypnosis in my late teens as it would have saved me a lot of heartache. After studying these techniques, I now know that we are the creators of our future and only we can determine what will happen or how we approach it. Unfortunately, until we learn otherwise, we take on beliefs of others which can have dramatic and negative effects on our life. Needless to say, now that I create my own future, I welcomed in my milestone birthday and my goal for my birthday (rather than a party) was to travel to India to do a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training School. That all sounds great, except I had never done Yoga before. Actually that’s not quite true, I had done about 3 classes in my lifetime. Talk about pushing well outside my comfort zone!! I flew out of Australia on 6th January, after a small celebration with my beautiful family for my birthday and arrived in Rishikesh (the Yoga Capital of the World) on 7th January ready to...

Change Your Perspective to Change Your Life

“Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it.” ― Irving Berlin The above quote illustrates the fundamental importance of perception in how we see ourselves, our lives, and the actions and expressions of the people and events around us. In Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) one of the most important techniques I teach is about managing your perspective. Our actions are often based on assumptions that have layered themselves in our subconscious – so our actions to certain situations are in reality reactions. Knee-jerk responses that we put out there without conscious thought or consideration for the damage we may be doing to ourselves and our own potential for success. Our internal programming is simply following the neural pathway that exists and our behaviours are enacted accordingly. But what if this is something you can change? After all, your perception of a person or event isn’t truly real is it? It’s an interpretation – and if this is so, then you can adjust that understanding much like the contrast and brightness settings on your TV. You can choose to re-interpret – or re-frame – the way you see something so that the thoughts and beliefs around this better serve your life goals. Let me give you an example. You have never stayed with any kind of diet – so you tell yourself you just aren’t good at managing your weight. This perspective does not help you achieve the healthy lifestyle you would like to have, does it? What if you shifted your point of view just a little? What if you decided that you...