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Free Hypnosis Class for Acting Success Each Sunday Afternoon at 3:30 pm
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What makes a person successful or not successful in “the business”?
*Is it good looks? There are plenty of “ugly” actors that make good money are there not?
*Is it your age? There are old actors, young-adult actors, middle-aged actors, child actors and more right?
*Is it having the right body? Did Chris Farley have the right body? There are thin actors and heavy actors in movies and on TV every day…
The fact is, that even though there are many reasons a person might *think* they are meant to struggle, this does not have to be the case. People make a living in the entertainment industry every day – Why not you? If it is your dream it is what you are meant to do. Period. This class is free because I believe that every person deserves to follow their dreams and working with amazing clients in the industry has given me so much – I’d like to pay it forward. This class is my gift to you, you can also tell a friend to join if you like. Hypnosis is a naturally occurring human phenomenon and you go into hypnosis already multiple times every single day, it’s just that we usually don’t know when we do it. Why not make use of this powerful ability that you are already doing? Hypnosis is perfectly safe: You don’t go to sleep, you don’t lose control and you are aware of everything happening around you at all times. You can talk, laugh, open your eyes, even end the session at any time. I have worked with actors, comedians, reporters, musicians, producers, cameramen and many others in Los Angeles. One-on-one sessions are also available at my Tarzana, CA office location or via skype and telephone.
First Class Starts Tomorrow May 18th!
Chris Harris The Hypnotist Coach
Chris Harris Los Angeles Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Services
Hypnosis has long been the subject of movies and television shows but today it is becoming known for much more than entertainment: It is regarded by many doctors as the future of complimentary medicine. The fact is that hypnosis is actually very different from the movies. You don’t go to sleep, you don’t lose control and you are fully-aware of everything happening in your environment. Studies have shown that hypnotherapy can be especially effective for helping people to manage chronic and acute pain. Today a new breed of hypnotists are working hand-in-hand with medical doctors to manage pain associated with everything from Firbromyalgia, Cancer, Migraine Headaches, Back Pain and much more.
· A study conducted at The Burn Centre at the Red Cross Hospital in Beverwijk, The Netherlands found a 50%-64% reduction in reported pain level in patients.
· In 2006 a study conducted at The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine reviewed various controlled trials involving the use of hypnosis to control pain. It concluded that hypnosis can provide a significantly greater reduction in pain than physical therapy or the management of medications. It even found that the hypnotic treatment did not have to be called ‘hypnosis’ for it to be effective.
· The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York reviewed 18 studies conducted on the use of hypnosis to relieve pain over a two-decade period. It concluded that hypnosis provided an effective way to help people deal with pain because it had a “moderate to large hypnoanalgesic effect.” It further concluded that hypnosis should be more widely used in the treatment of pain.
· The Department of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care, University of Liega, Beligum confirmed that hypnosedation combined with local anesthesia can be used as an alternative to more traditional means of sedation. It based this conclusion on the reported use of hypnosis in over 1,650 surgeries.
· A study conducted at Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, USA found that hypnosis was very useful for patients undergoing angioplasty procedures. Thirty-two subjects were recruited for this study. Sixteen were randomly assigned to be in the control group and 16 were hypnotized before they underwent an angioplasty (a procedure where a balloon is inserted into a vein and then inflated to help open the vein while the patient remains conscious and aware). This study found that the surgeons involved were able to keep the balloon inflated 25% longer with the hypnotized group. Forty-four percent of the control group also asked for more pain medication, compared with only 13% of the hypnotized group.
· A study published in the European Journal of Pain (Vol. 3(1) 1999; 7-12) conducted by The Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Karolinska Institute and Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden studied the effects of hypnosis for Fibromyalgia. The subjects taking part in the study all reported experiencing less pain when they were in the state of hypnosis compared to that of when they were in a state of rest. The researchers also found that there were significant differences in the way the blood flowed through the brain in these two states. They found that during hypnotically-induced analgesia the blood flow “was bilaterally increased in the orbitofrontal and subcallosial cingulate cortices, the right thalamus, and the left inferior parietal cortex, and was decreased bilaterally in the cingulate cortex.” This study provided verifiable proof that hypnosis leads to real physical changes in the brain, which is something many clinicians are unaware of. (In an attempt to understand what happens in the brain when a person is hypnotized and then given suggestions for pain relief, subjects were recruited who were suffering from the painful condition of fibromyalgia. PET (positron emission tomography) scans were then taken of their brains when they were resting and then when they were in a state of hypnotically-induced analgesia).
· Another study involving the use of hypnosis for burn pain was conducted by The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. The clinical utility of hypnosis for controlling pain during burn wound debridement was investigated. Thirty hospitalized burn patients and their nurses submitted visual analog scales (VAS) for pain during 2 consecutive daily wound debridements (the process of removing nonliving tissue from burns). On the 1st day, patients and nurses submitted baseline VAS ratings. Before the next day’s wound debridement, subjects received hypnosis, attention and information, or no treatment. Only hypnotized subjects reported significant pain reductions relative to pretreatment baseline. This result was corroborated by nurse VAS ratings. Findings indicate that hypnosis is a viable adjunct treatment for burn pain.
· A study performed at Guy’s Hospital Medical School, London England found that hypnosis was very effective for helping to treat Migraine Headaches. Forty-seven subjects were recruited and asked to report the number and severity of migraines they had each month for one year. Twenty-three subjects were treated with hypnosis (and taught self-hypnosis) and 24 were treated with the drug prochlorperazine (Stemetil)(belongs to a group of medicines called phenothiazines & helps to correct chemical imbalances in the brain, allowing it to function correctly). At the end of the study it was found that those who had been treated with hypnosis experienced significantly fewer blinding migraine attacks than did the medicated group. Furthermore, 10 of those who had been treated with hypnosis no longer experienced any migraines at all, compared to only 3 in the other group.
· D. I. Rosenthal, Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, Director of Dept. of Bone and Joint Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston found that hypnosis can actually accelerate healing. He conducted a study showing that broken bones healed an average of 2.5 weeks faster with hypnosis. Other assessments also revealed that those who had used hypnosis required less medication for the pain, had a significant improvement in the mobility of their ankle, and had an easier time descending stairs. This preliminary study reinforces findings of a fascinating link between mind and body in augmenting healing. If the mind can be harnessed to accelerate the speed of healing in a difficult test – that is, the relatively fixed, normative course and time frame of a nondisplaced bone fracture – it may be even more effective in other applications in which the course of healing is presumed more variable.
For more information on Clinical Hypnotherapy for the use in Pain Management feel free to contact Christopher Harris, C.Ht at 424-278-4465 or via email at ChrisHarrisHypnosis@gmail.com. You can also visit my website at http://www.PainManagementHypnosis.com
Often times I have people that were hypnotized before by someone else tell me they way I do it is very different than they way another hypnotist did things. I have also had people tell me that they were amazed I was successful at hypnotizing them because other hypnotists and hypnotherapists had told them they were un-hypnotizeable. The reason this is so common is because not all hypnotists do things the same way. So today, I am going to talk a little bit about the techniques I use and why they make my hypnotherapy so effective.
The first thing to keep in mind is that there are many, many, many “branches” of hypnosis out there today that different practitioners utilize. These “branches” or “schools” of thought are usually named for the founder or creator and each modality employs different techniques. Ericksonian Hypnosis is a famous branch based on the teachings and techniques of Milton Erickson, a psychiatrist and hypnotist well known for his “artfully vague” style which used complex linguistic patterns to bypass the minds analytic filter (we call this the Critical Area of the mind) so that his suggestions went directly into the Subconscious. Since his passing, Milton Erickson has become known as one of the most influential and effective hypnotherapists that ever lived, because his unique “conversational” style of hypnosis created rapid and long lasting changes in peoples lives and oftentimes to the person being worked with felt as if Erickson was simply telling them a story. This is why his technique is often referred to as “conversational hypnosis”, because the person didn’t become “hypnotized” in the sense that most people think – They were wide awake, talking, eyes open, and so on. Today the best hypnotherapists all utilize at least some of Erickson’s techniques, and that’s not all! Salesmen, pickup artists, and public speakers all utilize various forms of this conversational “waking hypnosis” today.
Yet even though Ericksonian hypnosis is often regarded as the #1 most effective branch of hypnosis, and even though I DO use Ericksonian techniques every session, there is another hypnotist that made an even bigger contribution in my opinion. You see, a few decades ago it was believed that only certain people could be hypnotized. In fact, hypnotists were only able to hypnotize about 40% of the population (sadly many hypnotists and hypnotherapists still perpetuate this myth to this day because they don’t know better). But hypnosis is a naturally occurring human experience, and we go into hypnosis naturally multiple times every single day. Luckily for us a man named Dr John Kappas came along and discovered something called “Suggestibility” which made it possible to hypnotize everybody for therapy – Not just 40% of the population. His techniques and theories are so revolutionary that it literally changed the face of medical hypnosis. Unfortunately he is not as well known as Dr Milton Erickson. Dr Kappas is the reason why I am able to hypnotize people that other hypnotists have said were not hypnotizeable. Because of him I can hypnotize everybody and 100% of the population can benefit from hypnotherapy.
I also use other modalities besides Ericksonian and Kappasinian Hypnosis however, and I supercharge my hypnotherapy sessions by using these other techniques and blending it all together:
I use medical Biofeedback equipment quite a bit which let’s me see exactly what is going on with the brain biologically. I work in conjunction with medical doctors and this helps me work with everything from attention issues, pain, anxiety, and so on.
I also use Freudian/Jungian Graphotherapeutic techniques. By analyzing doodles, handwriting samples, and so forth I can see what is going on in your subconscious mind. The mind works in terms of pictures, images, metaphors, and so on, and this is the only therapy I have found that works with this aspect of the subconscious mind.
In addition to the techniques mentioned above, I use many different NLP techniques. NLP is based on Milton Erickson and other therapists that were thought to be the most successful therapists in the world. By analyzing the techniques they used and putting them together a very powerful therapeutic modality was formed that we call Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). NLP is used around the world by therapists, public speakers, salesmen, and so on.
Imaginative Role Enactment Therapy (AKA Past-Life Regression Therapy) is also something I am using more and more as time goes on. This is a very famous form of hypnosis where the client is guided back to experience past lives in which they may have lived – But I have discovered that you don’t have to believe in reincarnation to benefit from this therapy. If you just explore these roles as if you were pretending to be this person it can be very therapeutic, and many people have benefited from this therapy over the years. The thing to remember is that in hypnosis you can feel as if you really are this different person, and it can be an incredibly life-changing experience.
I also use Therapeutic Imagery. Therapeutic Imagery is much like “Guided Meditation” which is so popular today, and in fact, guided meditation is a form of Hypnotic Imagery (it’s just that most people don’t know that what they are doing is a form of hypnosis). Therapeutic Imagery allows me to create a safe world within the clients mind which we can explore solutions to problems they are having in a safe and non-threatening place. This is one of the most powerful forms of hypnosis there is, and practitioners utilizing this lead their clients to deep and powerful realizations – accessing a wealth of knowledge and guidance all of which comes from within. Imagery also allows me to have the client create “control rooms” and other amazing things where they can access dials, switches, and so on. By adjusting these dials and switches the client can decrease or increase desired behaviors instantly. This is great for helping the client work with everything from procrastination to pain management to sexual performance/satisfaction to eating more or less and on and on. The possibilities are endless!
As you can see I use many different techniques in my hypnotherapy practice and of course I can’t list everything that I do in one small blog article – But the thing all the techniques that I use have in common is that they work incredibly well. These methods create rapid and long lasting results. If you’d like to explore hypnosis I can assure you that it will work for you too and I welcome any questions you may have. Call 424-278-4465 to schedule an appointment or to learn more – I look forward to meeting you soon!