Well, I can't stay away from school. But I am tired of the University BS...so I am taking hypnotherapy.
It is really different and sometimes I feel I am being sucked over to the dark side of "woo-woo" science...the instructors have (to be politically correct) "unusual" ideas about medicine and science. I don't really fit in, being a nurse, but this school is the only game in town if I want to learn this. (I am keeping my mouth shut and biting my tongue A LOT
...these folks have an obvious bias against the medical profession).
ANYWAY, I have now successfully induced the hypnotic state in two people (we bring our own volunteers) and on the second one I did some brief therapy for insomnia -- and it's worked for two nights now!! So this is exciting.
We got to watch the instructor do a smoking cessation (a classmate) and she has not smoked now for two days (she's a 1-1/2 pack a day smoker). So I am practicing that one...it's more complex and I am not ready to try it yet. I have lots of people wanting to be my guinea pigs, though.
I can already see this as a valuable therapy (stress, pain, motivation for starters). It floors me, though, that people are using it to try to make changes at the cellular level (penis size. I am not kidding. Why not mind control liposuction, too?
Anyway, mixed feelings; weird science & off-the-wall people but a valuable therapy that apparently I can do!
Oct 8, '02
I was hypnotised once for smoking, and I promise when I walked out of the place I couldnt stand the smell of a cigarette. I had to drive home with my windows down cause my car stunk. I had never noticed this before. I didnt smoke for 2 days after that, but thats about all it worked for me. Maybe I didnt get enough. But it was the strangest thing. Your mind is not asleep, you know whats going on, but somehow your disconnected from your concious mind. Weird, but I would do it again. They now have subliminal tapes to listen to while you are sleeping. But I always wonder if I can trust the people who made the tapes? What if I'm receiving messages telling me to commit a suicide bombing?--lol
Last edit by andrewsgranny on Oct 8, '02
Sep 12, '05
I learned a self-hypnosis technique years ago, so I know it does help me. I bought a weight-loss hypnosis CD to listen to and it reinforces the ideas that I need to keep in mind. I am using it along with a diet plan to lose weight.
I've lost 10 pounds. By and large I'm sticking to my diet, so I believe it's helped me.
Here's a good tip for RR: there's a section of the program that says, "Your left arm is feeling heavy....your left arm is feeling heavy...."
Well honey, I'm "heavy" all over, and that's why I bought the CD, so be careful not to use that suggestion in a weight-loss session!
I substitute the word "relaxed" as I listen, and I also change other suggestions to suit my particular needs.
PM me if you want details.
Oh, and andrewsgranny, just FYI, no one can make you do anything you wouldn't normally do. So unless you're already a bomber, you wouldn't go out and blow things up.
Last edit by UM Review RN on Sep 12, '05