Mindfulness and Hypno-mindfulness©
Introduction to Mindfulness
Mindfulness is the practice of focusing on internal and external experiences in the moment. Also calmly acknowledging and accepting all feelings, thoughts and sensations of the body. It is all about not forcing things to happen or hiding from them when they do. Actually just being with them and in doing so we make a space in which to respond in new ways and make better choices.
People will never have total control over their lives. By using Mindfulness they can work with their minds and bodies to live with less anxiety. Usually this is achieved through meditation. Mindfulness is a translation of the Pali term sati.
There have been many population based research studies on Mindfulness. Generally they have indicated that Mindfulness creates a sense of well-being and perceived health.
In theory anyone can learn and practice Mindfulness and feel the benefits. Mindfulness an aspect of everyday life requires a lot of time and training. Followed a lot time of practicing. Something that many people just can’t do. There are large numbers of people for whom traditional Mindfulness meditations are not possible. They do not have the time or are not able to meditate.
How to do Mindfulness meditation
Traditional Mindfulness meditation, usually by sitting with eyes closed and cross legged. Most people use on a cushion and keep their back straight. (Uncomfortable to most people who sit on chairs or slouch on sofas).
Attention is focused on the movement of the abdomen when breathing in and out. Or on the awareness of the breath as it goes in and out the nostrils. (Many people need teaching how to do abdominal breathing!)
If the person becomes distracted from the breath, they have to notice it. Then in an accepting, nonjudgmental way focus on their breathing again.
People start with short periods of ten minutes or so per day. Over it becomes easier to keep the attention focused on breathing, so they do it for longer. Over time awareness can be extended to their awareness of thoughts, feelings and actions.
In other words weeks of trying to get it right before you start to reap its rewards.
What is the link between Mindfulness and Hypnosis? (Hypno-mindfulness©)
There is a massive link between Mindfulness meditation and the use of hypnosis in therapy. They both rely on the ‘power of suggestion’. And the mind’s ability to dissociate away from problems. In effect separate consciousness into separate parts.
They both allow people to dissociate from negative inner beliefs of problems. So they can redirect conscious awareness in a beneficial way. Both are methods of achieving a new conscious awareness that can expand the mind. Both are able to create the ‘living-in-the-now’ sensation.
I have met meditation teachers and CBT therapists who regard what I say as heresy. They claim meditation has nothing in common with hypnosis. (Two of these people used to rent rooms from me).
Also, I am told by these ‘professionals’ that:
- “Hypnosis is about tricking vulnerable or gullible people out of money. Mindfulness has been proven to work”
- “Hypnosis is about controlling people. Mindfulness is about giving them control of their life”
- “Hypnosis can’t cure depression but Mindfulness can”
I know most of these people have never experienced hypnosis or hypnotherapy.
These people reject the idea on principle. They don’t want the practice of mindfulness associated with hypnosis. Why? The association could push meditation back into the realms of religion or spirituality. Which means it can’t be ‘scientific’. That really would not do; after all those years getting it accepted as a form of psychotherapy.
I should say that I accept that Mindfulness via meditation works. But hypnosis makes it easier and faster to learn
Hypno-mindfulness Course Content
Introduction to Mindfulness
Introduction to Hypno-mindfulness
How to work with Hypno-mindfulness
- instant anchors and hypno-mindfulness triggers
Using Hypno-mindfulness for:
- being in the ‘now’ – letting go of yesterday
- almost instant meditation
- stress, anger irritability and aggression
- exhaustion and burnout
- low self-esteem, assertiveness
- reducing pain and the emotional reaction to it
- improving quality of life in chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia
- challenging medical illnesses, including multiple sclerosis and cancer
- improving working memory, creativity, attention span and reaction speeds
- enhancing mental and physical stamina and resilience
- addictive and self-destructive behaviour
- self-control and attention
- improving the immune system
- reducing blood pressure and lowering the risk of hypertension
- becoming more spiritual, empathic and trusting
Our training facility in Dartford
7 hours of face-to-face training. The course is a ‘long day’ 9.30am – 5.30pm
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2017 H-M: Jan 14 July 15 October 21.
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