Tapping Into Potential

Everyone has potential.  This is an undeniable truth!  But the truth is also not everyone found their potential and express it.  So how do we tap into the sea of potential?

One effective way that we can use is hypnosis because it communicates directly with our subconscious mind which is the source of all our potential.

Hypnosis can do the following:

a. Improve your performance in area that you are already good at.

b. Uncover new abilities that you never thought of having.

c. Help to heal your illnesses (though not all illnesses applicable) and restore to good health.

d. Put you in certain state eg relaxed, powerful, confident state.

Memory

Our memory is deeply seated in the subconscious mind.

When we recall a memory, it automatically plays out as per the subconscious way of responding based on the data of experience and events stored.

Since it is a response that does not require conscious thinking, it is a form of hypnosis.

Cold Reading

Cold reading is about reading the mind of people you are not familiar with or a total stranger.

This skill is especially important for hypnotist in covert hypnosis.

Covert hypnosis is about having conversation with people in a way that he is talking directly to their subconscious mind. For instance in street hypnosis, a hypnotist would approach any street guy and starts a conversation.

He would then use his cold reading skill to find out more about that person. In other words, he asks questions that point him the direction of what the stranger’s thoughts are.

Question like “You like brown colour, right?” – this question is not asked in order to have the right answer but merely to prompt that person to give the right answer. In this case, he would reply either Yes or tells the hypnotist the colour he actually likes. If he says that he likes green, then the hypnotist would focus on something that is green in colour to “suit his taste”, things like grassland.

Of course one question cannot reveal much about the person.  More questions have to be asked for the hypnotist to better know about her. 

And this is nothing new. We ask question when we want to get to know a certain person.

About Altered States

Altered states are states other than the conscious or beta state. States like Alpha, Theta and Delta are altered state of consciousness.

The methods used for these states include hypnosis, alpha programming, meditation and sleep programming.

It is said that programming done in these states are 100 times more powerful than at conscious level programming.

Oxygen & Drowsiness

When our body is in short supply of oxygen, we will feel lethargic and weak. Our mind cannot function optimally. This is because oxygen is the fuel to the brain for it to function well.

There will be giddiness with shortage of oxygen to the brain.

When we start to not be able to think with our left brain, it turns over to the subconscious mind.

Yes, hypnosis occurs when we are activating the subconscious mind.

Hypnosis – Nature’a Gift

Nature has bestowed us with a wonderful planet and quite a number of great gifts, one of which is hypnosis.

A better way of viewing hypnosis is that it is a necessity for our life, without which we could not function normally.

Let me explain. Hypnosis occurs when we drift away from our conscious mind into the subconscious mind. We cannot forever operate our mind at the conscious level, even a short extended time will render us going crazy. This is because there are simply too many activities/events/ stimuli happening around us . Our conscious mind alone is unable to cope.

Thus, having a subconscious mind allow us to be free from information overload. It exists to work hand-in-hand with our conscious mind so that we can function properly and to truly experience and enjoy life.

Hypnosis Vs Subliminal

When we communicate with our subconscious mind and our conscious mind is aware about it, it is hypnosis 

When we communicate with our subconscious mind and we do so without being perceived by any of our 5 senses, it is called subliminal. Examples are advertisers flashing words in rapid succession such that you do not really see it with your eyes but are totally taken in by your subconscious mind.

The same applies to audio messages. The words are embedded in the music. You hear the music but not the words.

Both hypnosis and subliminal are aimed at influencing your subconscious mind.

Hypermnesia

In my earlier post, I mentioned a term called “Amnesia”. It means a temporary loss of memory which could happen during hypnosis.

There is another word associated with memory but on the other end of the spectrum, and that is “Hypermnesia”.

Hypermnesia is a vivid recollection of memory with attention to details as well. This could happen when a person is in trauma or in hypnosis. It is considered abnormal because it is unlikely that a person could have such good recollection of a particular event.

Which Should Come First? (Answer)

The conscious mind should be the first to use.

When we are learning new things, we put in conscious effort to research, analyse, reason and memorise. These are the functions of our conscious mind.

After some time of repeating the actions, we do it more effortlessly. The subconscious mind does the work for us automatically.

The same applies to remember new faces. First you make a conscious remembering using whatever method, and your subconscious mind surface it to you the next time you want to recall.

The same when you go for a tour. You consciously take in the images of the things, people and places. They then enter into the subconscious mind as memory. You recall using your subconscious mind.

Subconscious Mode

If you ask people if they know that there are 2 types of consciousness, most people knew.

Ask them how often are they in the subconscious mode, most will guess about 50% of the time.

Let’s take a look:

  • The hours that you are sleeping (put it as 8 hrs), you are residing in the subconscious mind.
  • Almost all of your automatic functions like breathing, heart beat, digestion and so on has no time constraint. Some operate 24 hours.  Your heart does not stop beating just because you are asleep. Automatic functions are controlled by the subconscious.
  • The remaining hours that you are awake is made up of working hrs and leisure hrs. People may think that in those waking hrs, they operate solely from their conscious mind.  On the surface, this may be right.  But the fact is they are wrong!  Even in those waking hrs, occasionally your mind will slip into the subconscious mode. But let us just assume that 30% of the time our mind enter into the subconscious mode just to relax and escape from overloading, that is nearly 5 hrs.

If you add up the 8 hrs of sleep and 5 hrs of “escape”, that is already more than 50%..  We have not included the time that you are absorbed into doing the things you like such as reading your book of interest or involve in some activities you are passionate of. When you are focused on this activities, your mind enter into hypnosis – which means it enter into the subconscious mode as well.

Bed-Wetting

Bed-wetting is also called nocturnal enuresis.  It is an involuntary urination. The person cannot control the urine or simply put, not even consciously aware that he needs to urine at that particular moment. This is a common occurrence and should be viewed as normal in a child development.

Bed-wetting commonly happens in children from age 5 to 7. Some may even continue it after 7.

What could be the cause?

  1. A small bladder that could not hold a bigger capacity of urine.
  2. Urinary Tract Infection.
  3. Hormone imbalance or a lack of Anti-Diuretic hormone during sleep.
  4. Link with stress and anxiety, such as being in an unfamiliar environment.
  5. Family history – inherited gene.
  6. Attention Deficit Disorder

It may cause several unpleasantness like the child feels embarrassed; having a foul smell; have to constantly change bedsheet; psychological impact on the child resulting in low self-esteem.

But bed-wetting can be treated. Some of the cures include:

–  Placing a bedwetting alarm.  This is a form of therapy where flexible wires are connected to alarm unit and on a pad place under the pant. When the child starts to have a first few urine drips out, it will detect and the alarm will sound to wake the child up so that he can go to the toilet to continue his urine. This is a conditioned response.

  • A common treatment is the use of synthetic anti-diuretic hormone called desmopressin that controls urine at night.
  • Motivate the child, explains to him the importance of hygiene and not to reprimand him.
  • Bladder control – however this requires brain, nerves and muscle co-ordination
  • evelop a bedtime routine of drinking less water at night and not taking water an hour before sleep.
  • Wear a disposable absorbent underpants so as to avoid wetting the bed.
  • Avoid intake of caffeine

In addition to the above, parents can get self-hypnosis tape to help the child overcome this problem. If they understand English and can follow instruction well, this would be an effective form of treatment.

The reason why bed-wetting occurs mostly in children is because children can easily enter into hypnosis (or the subconscious part of their mind). If they do not have a good training or awareness of going toilet when they feel like urinating, then it may be etched in their subconscious mind. Another reason could be they are too deeply asleep such that they are not consciously aware the need to wake up for urine.

Since it is a subconscious issue, the recommended way is to use a subconscious treatment. Hypnosis will relax your child, asks him to imagine being in a very relaxed setting and enjoying his favourite drink. He is thirsty and drinks a lot. After a while his bladder is bloated. He is suggested to go to toilet when he feels a need to urinate. This suggestion is planted in the child’s subconscious mind so that it can re-program and form an association between “need to urine” and “going to the toilet”.