Monday, 25 February 2013

Wil jy leer om jouself te hipnotiseer?


Bemeester die Krag van Self-Hipnose
‘n Praktiese Werkswinkel vir Self-Verbetering

Hypnosis Works! kondig met trots aan dat hierdie werkswinkel op Sondag 17 Maart in Afrikaans aangebied word. Ek wil jou graag uitnooi om vir die dag by ons aan te sluit.

Ons het almal die vermoë om te skep wat ons begeer. Tydens hierdie werkswinkel sal jy leer hoe om die krag van jou onderbewussyn te gebruik om wonderlike dinge in jou lewe te skep.

Jy sal leer hoe om jou eie roetekaart vir jou lewe te skep en dit te verkry deur self-hipnose tegnieke te gebruik. Wat is dit wat jy wil hê? Watter is die belangrikste doelwitte om eerste te verkry en watter doelwitte is eintlik onbelangrik?

Vertrou jou onderbewussyn om jou die pad aan te dui!

Werkswinkel Program

08h30 – 09h00            Registrasie
09h00            - 10h45             Sessie 1
11h00            - 13h00            Sessie 2
13h45            - 15h30            Sessie 3

Werkswinkel Inhoud

Sessie 1            Bekendstellings
                        Oorsig en uitkomste
                        Geleide Visualisering
                        Hipnose in die Geskiedenis

Sessie 2            Wat is Hipnose en Hoe Werk Dit?
                        Leer Self-Hipnose Tegnieke

Sessie 3            Doelwit Prioritisering
                        Sit doelwitte om in aksie
                        Gebruik self-hipnose om doelwitte te bekom
                        Bring alles bymekaar vir sukses

Werkswinkel Uitkomste

Aan die einde van die werkswinkel sal jy:
  1. Die plek van Hipnose in die geskiedenis verstaan;
  2. Die basiese konsepte van hipnose verstaan;
  3. Jouself kan hipnotiseer;
  4. Doelwitte kan formuleer en prioritiseer;
  5. Effektiewe verklarings kan formuleer;
  6. Weet hoe om verklarings tydens self-hipnose te gebruik om jou doelwitte te bekom.


Die gewone koste is R 1500 vir die dag, maar ons bied aan jou die spesiale afslagprys van slegs R 750 vir die werkswinkel. Dit sluit ‘n ligte vegetariese ete in.

Die kursushandboek Mastering the Art of Self-Hypnosis deur Roy Hunter is te koop teen slegs R 500 elk.

Let op die sluitingsdatum vir besprekings is Donderdag 7 Maart om 17h00.

Om te bespreek, stuur asseblief jou Naam en Kontakbesonderhede per kerende epos. Meld ook of jy die boek wil bestel. Sonder die boek is die koste R 750, met die boek is dit R 1250.

Om bespreking the bevestig, moet die volle betaling gemaak word per EFT:
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Rek 1291330389
Verwysing WS + Jou Naam.

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Sunday, 17 February 2013


South Africa stands shocked at the unfolding drama of a hero fallen and two lives destroyed. Destroyed in an instant. What led up to that moment will surely only be partly unravelled over the next few years, and we will probably never know exactly what happened between those two people on that fateful Valentine’s Day.

Without speculating at all on the case, it has raised an interesting question. Could hypnosis prevent a tragedy like this occurring?

It is no secret that hypnotists help and guide people to solutions for their problems. Most hypnotists will help a client to resolve a major issue in his/her life through regression or other methods. The main point of departure (depending on who you talk to) is that every problem we experience in our life could be traced to a root cause, which usually occurs before, during or after birth.

For instance, weight is usually caused as a protective mechanism, and the client who wishes to reduce weight will be regressed to an event which occurred during the early years of life. The theory is that by reliving the trauma to some degree and by accessing those repressed memories and dealing with them in a constructive way, leads to a cathartic experience. This in turn leads to behavioural change, as the root cause of the problem, usually a repressed emotion, is released. So the reason for being overweight is resolved and the client can start reducing the weight.

Of course there are various other techniques and approaches that could be used to let go of old, negative patterns of behaviour. Approaches vary from practitioner to practitioner, although so-called Regress to Cause (RTC) methods seem pervasive.

The problem with hypnosis, as has been pointed out before in other posts, is that it is usually a last resort, something people try when they have already tried everything else. The sad fact is that way too few people use hypnosis constructively in their daily lives. People who are absolutely desperate to find solutions to long standing problems may end up in the hypnotist’s chair, but for the majority of people it is difficult enough to admit to having a problem in the first place, never mind actually going to somebody for help. The odds of this happening are extremely slim. Imagine then the small number of people who actually end up doing hypnosis!

Is there place then for preventative hypnosis? Why wait until the problem becomes so big that it is really difficult to solve it and it turns into an unexpected tragedy? Why could we not sort out issues before they become problems?

It is my experience from seeing people daily for hypnosis, that everybody has a story (Oprah was right.) We all carry some burdens from the past with us and we need ways to resolve it. Hypnosis is an excellent tool to do that, as well as to provide helpful suggestions and ideas that could be used to further improve quality of life.

As a nation, we certainly need healing, not only from this terrible episode, but from all the other similar episodes throughout our troubled history. Things that have happened to us collectively and individually are most certainly impacting us in negative ways. Perhaps there is a need for group hypnosis to help heal the past.

The tragedy of Valentine’ss Day shocks on two levels. On the one hand is the fallen icon and the beauty lost. On the other hand it is an individual highlight of a national problem, albeit from an unexpected source.

South Africa is plagued by similar incidents, other even more horrific incidents that fail to make the news, because they have become such a daily nightmare. When do we wake up from the nightmare and decide we are desperate enough to try the last resort after we have exhausted all the other options?

When do we decide that true healing and forgiveness should start, both on a personal and a national level? Do we wait until it is too late, or do we do what is necessary to rid ourselves of old patterns that no longer serve us even before they turn into bigger problems and even tragedies? The answer seems obvious, once we acknowledge that we indeed have a tool that can bring great benefit to a nation of individuals.

Finding the inner answers are perhaps all we need to prevent ourselves from going over the edge when old, automatic patterns of negative thought and behaviour kick in. By letting go of the past on a deep, subconscious level, may be just the healing that is required of us all, so that we can live in the moment, at peace with the world and ourselves. And if there is even the remotest possibility that the process of hypnosis could be the instrument through which a tragedy is averted, then we should find ways to ensure that this benefit is made available to everybody.

Can hypnotists do the impossible and prevent every crime? Of course not. But if we dealt with our demons and dark sides in a timely fashion, we could get on with this thing called living and make the best of what we have to offer.

Perhaps hypnotists need to “come out of the closet” and help larger groups of people and more individuals, while at the same time the public need to start to understand what a helpful tool hypnosis can be and to start using it more regularly, not only when in dire need.

That we are reeling from this tragedy is not in doubt. That we are questioning ourselves because of it is inevitable. That we need solutions to the broader problem that include individual attention and group work is a desperate need.

Let each of us as hypnotists do what we are called for: To facilitate positive change. Let us hypnotists find ways to help as many people as we possibly can, in large numbers if needs be. Let the public know of the benefits and make it accessible to all. Go out of your way to include nation healing as part of your calling.

And let each of us as people of this country realise that it all starts with me. I need to sort myself out. I need to ensure all is well with me. And then to share that with everyone around me.

And hypnosis could be a key to that bright new future. Just imagine it now.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Keeping the best for last?

In every person's life here comes a time to change, a time to make improvements, to get rid of the old bad habits, or to solve old issues.

Procrastination, stress, anxieties and tension, smoking, overweight, struggling with memory and concentration, there are so many problems humans face on a daily basis. Sometimes people choose to just keep on living with all these problems, and most often an accumulation of problems could lead to an early grave.

And sometimes people realise that they can no longer continue on the old path and they have to make changes. It's all great and well to make changes, but where do you start?

Most people start by going to a doctor. "Please help me doc, I have too much stress in my life." And so the doctor does what he is trained for, he prescribes medicine. Perhaps it works, perhaps it doesn't.

Next stop is the psychologist. "Please doc, help, I have too much stress and do not know how to cope with it. The GP gave me some meds but it doesn't seem to work." And so the psychologist, a highly trained professional, may embark on a long therapy plan, supplemented by stronger medication. Perhaps it works, perhaps it doesn't.

Next stop? Getting desperate for relief, several other options are explored. Perhaps alternative remedies are explored. Herbalism, Reiki, the options are seemingly endless. Perhaps they work, perhaps they don't.

Totally desperate for relief, the choice is made to do the very last thing that can be thought of: Hypnosis. "Please help me, I have tried everything else and nothing has worked, you are my last hope!"

The question arises: Why is Hypnosis always the last resort? Why is it not higher up on the list of choices? Why is it not a first option? Why always last?

Perhaps it has something to do with the popular misconceptions about hypnosis. "I don't want anybody scratching around in my mind" or even "I do not want to be controlled by somebody else."

Popular culture has unfortunately done a great disservice to this most valuable of therapies by portraying it in a negative light or making it seem as if it is only suitable for entertainment.

And yet Hypnosis, used for the right reasons and in capable hands, can be an extremely powerful tool for change. There is a growing body of research that proves that Hypnosis can be extremely effective for a vast range of issues and problems. It usually brings relief in a relatively short space of time, it does not involve any chemicals or drugs, and it is relatively cost effective compared to other therapies.

So the question arises: How to ensure that Hypnosis ranks higher on the list of options available to people looking for answers, relief and self-improvement?

Perhaps a new culture needs to be bred where Hypnosis becomes the first port of call. Perhaps you need to see a Hypnotist of Hypnotherapist at least twice a year, just like you would your dentist. Perhaps there needs to be some sort of fund to which you contribute, just like a medical aid fund, to cover the costs of your Hypnosis?

Whatever needs to be done, it is absolutely certain that Hypnosis needs to become much more prominent and a viable option to consider when looking for positive change. It needs to become more prominent, it needs to take its rightful place among the options available.

The good news is that, especially in South Africa, there are a growing number of people who use non-medical hypnosis and the number of Hypnosis Practitioners are steadily increasing.

So when next considering your options, why not rank Hypnosis a little higher on your list? Why keep the best for last?