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simplicaba

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Posted - 04/17/2007 :  2:48:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have some queries and i would highly appreciate if they are answered to this post of mine. Maybe some previous posts are loosely linked to my query but i would be glad to get answers here, directly specific to my questions.

I am soon taking a workshop on hypnosis. Its an intensive program and the syllabus includes many things among which are self-hypnosis, compound trance, age regression and progression, pavlov's trigger method, etc.

My question is: how much can this (hypnosis), help in -

1- Building confidence
2- Eliminating shyness, insecurity, anxiety (social anxiety)
3- Making you a positive thinker

To what extent and levels can hypnosis aid in these? I very well understand it takes time for things to change but i am more than willing to invest that time knowing it would result in great changes in me.

I would love to have a clear and elaborate reply to the above. Thanks very much.

mark-gil

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Posted - 04/17/2007 :  3:02:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit mark-gil's Homepage  Reply with Quote
simplicaba--your message speaks strongly of a lack of confidence in yourself or in your instructor. You are asking for reassurance but you will never get enough!
Gil Boyne

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www.gil-boyne.com
[Gil Passed Away May 5, 2010]

Edited by - mark-gil on 04/17/2007 3:04:11 PM
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Colindn

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Posted - 04/20/2007 :  9:36:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Simplicaba, I don't think anyone can give you an exacting answer as to exent and level hypnosis. What I have found in my own research and studies is that essentially it is down to the person being hypnotised, naturally there is the hypnotists abilities to be considered also. If the client truly wants change and applies themselves to the process by not only concentrating on the suggestions given but also dedicating time to the process on a regular basis, i.e. daily in the case of self hypnosis, then their is a strong likelihood of a favourable outcome. If the client does not want to be hypnotised, has doubts or has a fear of or an aversion to hypnotism then it just isn't going to happen for them.

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I wasn't going to say anything, being new to the forum, but after walking away and tending to other things I realised I wasn't going to rest until something was said.
Gil, I don't know if it was deliberate or not, but I found your reply to be unnecessarily judgemental and reinforcing of any lack of confidence in hypnotherapy and practitioners. I see no reason why a reasonable reply could not be provided and if no such reply can be offered then why respond at all?

Edited by - Colindn on 04/20/2007 9:48:39 PM
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mark-gil

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Posted - 04/20/2007 :  10:19:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit mark-gil's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hello Colindn, I have taught self-hypnosis and hypnotherapy professionally/ full time in ten countries since 1954. I feel that gives me the authority to speak as I see it. You seem anxious to give
simplicaba the reassurance he is angling for. That won't solve his problem.
Your sympathy for him and your judgement of my tactic indicates (to me) your need to "be nice".
Friends and neighbors give reassurance, effective therapists speak the truth as they know it!

Gil Boyne
www.gil-boyne.com
[Gil Passed Away May 5, 2010]
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Colindn

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Posted - 04/21/2007 :  07:54:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Gil. With all due respect, why do you have a need to advise me of your professionalism, experience and authority?
I'm afraid you're mistaken, I was not 'anxious' to provide reassurance, and in fact did nothing of the sort, I merely answered his question reasonably and in the same way I would expect others to reply to my questions in a subject area I was new to and provided encouragment. I fail to see how "try it for yourself" can constitute reassurance. I agree, providing reassurance won't solve his problem, but encouragement as opposed to reinforcement of the negative aspects is certainly helpful.
I do not know him and will most likely never meet with him and therefore have no need to be nice. A 'need' to be nice indicates a fear of rejection or a need to be admired, both resulting from a diminished ego state, my ego is just fine. Being nice is simply something my mother taught me and is far preferable to pomposity.
Further, if I had a need to be nice, then I would wonder why I'm typing this post.
I agree, considering my background in counselling, that therapists should be congruent with their clients, but he is not a client, he is not here for therapy and this is a forum presumably designed for the communication of information and ideas, not for therapy and analysis. Further, would you not agree it is fairly arrogant of you to assume he needs therapy?

I am here to learn, discuss and share. If I wish to be analysed I'll make an appointment with a professional to be analysed in private.

Since you were kind enough to offer your analysis of me, then I shall return the favour.
Your assertion as to Simplicaba's 'problem' (in absence of a helpful and encouraging reply), your analysis of myself without knowing anything about me and your declaration of your experience indicates a need to ensure all are fully aware of your credentials, substantial experience and thus superiority; seemingly a common trait with some 'teachers'.

Having a wealth of experience and knowledge does not exempt one from being civil and helpful. Nor does it necessarily equate to wisdom or superiority.

If your analysis finds me as being somewhat vexed in this matter, then your analysis is correct. I have wasted many years of my life not following my dreams because those I was taught by society to deem as 'superior' or 'elite' routinely dented my enthusiasm and confidence, in retrospect such was necessary to not only boost their ego but also ensure their percieved 'competition' fell at the first hurdle. I have spent many years allowing such to happen to myself and others. At this late stage in my life I am no longer willing to allow such to happen to me or idly stand by and watch it happen to another without intervening.

A lack in confidence does not require reinforcement with negative statements like "you'll never be happy" etc, it requires positive reinforcement and encouragement, whether this be in a professional setting, on a forum, in a working environment or on the moon.
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