Sunday, February 26, 2017

Modern Day Mind Control



Learn to tap into 99% more brain power.

  Imagine that you had the ability to help another person influence their subconscious mind because you knew how to use hypnosis. Consider what you may change in your own life with that knowledge. Just like you, many of my students, to include myself, have had these exact same thoughts.

  Have you ever wondered why the use of professional hypnosis has results that seem to be instant? You may even personally know someone who had fought for years to stop a bad habit such as nail biting, smoking or over eating and because of hypnosis they were able to make the rapid and permanent change that they wanted, or perhaps someone who had struggled with anxieties, fears or phobias achieved these same results just as quickly.

  These rapid and permanent changes were possible because trained hypnotists know how to work at the subconscious level, and here is why that is important: modern science shows that your senses receive about 12 million bits of information every second. At the conscious level you can only process about 40 bits of information per second. The remaining information is processed subconsciously. That creates a ratio of about 99.999 percent subconscious processing, to 0.001 percent actual conscious thinking. Numerous studies have shown that the information you receive “under the radar” of your conscious mind has a powerful effect on your behavior.

  It is important to understand that these two parts of your mind are quite different, and both are equally necessary for you to be fully functional. However, they are uniquely specialized in their capabilities as well as the way in which they process your life’s experiences. Scientific studies have shown that the conscious mind is the analytical, decision making part of your mind. The subconscious mind is the habitual part, that is to say that it responds with learned behavioral responses that have become associated with a particular situation. 

  Your conscious mind sets goals, judges results and is limited to processing between 1 and 3 events at once, or as mentioned above, about 40 bits of information per second. Your subconscious mind can process thousands of events at once, and MILLIONS of bits of information per second (for example, monitoring all body functions). The conscious mind thinks abstractly and has a memory of about 20 seconds. The subconscious, on the other hand, is very literal and is responsible for maintaining your long term memory, attitudes, values, and BELIEFS.

  As you can see just from its processing capacity alone, the subconscious mind plays a powerfully important role in your life. It is nearly impossible for you to achieve a goal if you are holding subconscious beliefs that are in conflict with your goal, no matter what it is. Even if you do achieve it, the subconscious will usually find or create a way to sabotage your success. Your subconscious programming takes over the instant your conscious mind becomes distracted and stops paying full attention. The fact is, as adults, we spend most of our time reacting to life rather than consciously creating it. Fortunately, there are many ways to change your beliefs at the subconscious level.  The use of professional hypnosis has been shown in many studies to be the fastest.

A Survey of Psychotherapy Literature by Alfred A. Barrios, PhD., as early as the 1970s, revealed the following recovery rates:
Type of therapy                     Recovery rates                          Number of sessions
Hypnotherapy                                    93%                                                       6
Behavior therapy                                72%                                                     22
Psychoanalysis                                    38%                                                    600

   This is why hypnosis, although not yet considered mainstream, is gaining in popularity all over the world. The demand for hypnotists in the United States is at an all-time high. Blue Cross of California, Florida and Minnesota, to name a few, have started Hypnotherapy Networks. Some Mayo clinics are openly using hypnosis as a treatment. As the demand for professional hypnosis increases the demand for qualified well trained hypnotists is also on the rise.

  Tri-state Hypnosis Center here in Cincinnati, Ohio, helps to meet that demand. Being a Full-Service Hypnosis Center means we are able to help individuals with everyday issues such as stop smoking, nail biting, stress/anxiety, weight management to name a few as well as professionally training and certifying new hypnotists. Our continuing education programs offer training in advanced hypnotherapy and advance hypnosis techniques to professional hypnotists and hypnotherapists. Our training is for individuals who want to improve the quality of their own lives and/or help others improve theirs.

 Regardless of what your ambitions are in your life today, whether it is for professional or personal improvement, knowing yourself (i.e., what is stored in your subconscious mind) can always render helpful and useful results no matter what questions or dreams you may have.

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About the author: William L. Molitor BCH, CI, is a Board Certified Hypnotist, Hypnosis Instructor, Hypnotherapist, and the Director of the Tri-State Hypnosis Center 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Be Who Already You Are.


A Tale of Two Thoughts



The Offer

Two women lived next door to each other in beautiful homes overlooking a mountain lake. They knew each other quite well because they had been neighbors now for several years. One day while hiking together they stopped in a meadow near the lake. Both women lived in extreme physical pain caused by what Doctors had told them was an incurable disease. They stood together in the meadow enjoying the warmth of the spring sun when suddenly a spirit appeared and began to speak to them. The spirit told them that if they would spend the next three days thinking about what they wanted in their lives, He would grant it to them without hesitation. The spirit assured them that the more precise that they thought about what they wanted, the more powerful the experience would be.

Day one: Connie
Upon returning to her home, Connie immediately went to work gathering all her medical and financial records as well as her diaries and took them into her small home office that overlooked the beautiful lake. In just a few minutes Connie was feverously typing on her computer.

Later that day Connie looked up from her work and saw that her neighbor Janet was sitting on her deck in obvious deep contemplation, Connie thought to herself:  “Oh, that poor woman, she doesn’t know where to start”. She felt sorry for her because she knew that her neighbor did not have the extensive back ground in education that she had. After all, she had an MBA as well as a PhD in psychology. 

By the end of day one, Connie had compiled a comprehensive list of the issues that she wanted to change. She was feeling quite fatigued and decided that she was well ahead in her work so she chose to quit for the day. As she carefully saved her work on her computer and shut everything down for the day she looked over towards her neighbor’s home and saw that Janet was still sitting on her deck. Only now it appeared that Janet was having a conversation with someone with the use of her laptop. Connie thought that it was so sad that Janet did not have the mental tools to take advantage of such a generous gift that the spirit had offered them.

Day one: Janet

After hearing the words that the spirit had spoken Janet returned to her house, full of the anticipation and joy that a child feels walking into a living room on Christmas morning. The words that the spirit had spoken were like the lyrics of a school song repeating peacefully inside of her head. Thoroughly enjoying this feeling she made a cup of hot tea and went out onto her deck. She chose the spot on the deck carefully so only vista of the lake could be seen. She had chosen a specific chair for its comforting qualities and sat down. As she gazed upon all the natural beauty that surrounded her and felt the sunlight warming her body she began to feel a sense of peacefulness.

She imagined that this could be the same experience a pine tree would have as the spring sun melted away the winter’s snow from its branches. She felt a warm slow thawing beginning deep inside of her. Janet’s attention was drawn towards Connie’s home next door. She saw her neighbor moving about in her home office at a feverous pace, finally settling down behind the screen of her computer. She thought how wonderful it was that her neighbor had been given the same opportunity that she was given by the spirit to feel so free and happy. She smile to herself and began to visualize the things that she now wanted to do such as Yoga down by the lake, taking walks in the woods or talking to old friends.

It was that last thought that reminded her that one of her oldest friends who had moved to Germany over a year ago and had sent her an email message explaining how they could reconnect online with a program called Skype. She could felt another wave of serenity as the thought of speaking with her friend motivated her to pick up her laptop. She was about to discover a new world of communication via the internet.

Day two: Connie

After taking her morning medications Connie again went into her office and began compiling in detail what she wanted to change. As she began sifting through her large pile of paperwork she looked out to see how her neighbor was doing. She saw that her desk was empty and that her computer hadn’t even been turned on and again felt sad for her. She began to re-evaluate the detailed list of all the things in her life that was causing her grief, particularly her physical ailments.

She was quite proud of her work from the previous day and decided to improve the list by placing each ailment in order from highest to lowest based on the negative impact that it had on her. She then created a sub-list to better define the problems individually to ensure clarity of each problem. At the end of the second day she looked at her work and was very satisfied with the progress that she had made. Every problem was listed in the order of importance based on the level of pain that each had on her life and each sub-list clearly defined the problem.

By midday the symptoms of her medical condition had become unbearable and she decided that she had done enough to ensure her reward. As she shut her office down for the day she again looked to see what her neighbor was doing. She saw that her neighbor had been working in her garden planting fresh flowers and pulling weeds out. She began to become concerned, and it was then that she decided that as soon as she had completed her report she would help her neighbor. After all it was the least she could do for someone who was obviously ill-equipped to compile the necessary information needed to be given the spirit.

Day two: Janet

 Janet awoke as the sun made its daily appearance beyond the lake. The sunlight shimmering off the surface of the lake sent shards of light that danced on her bed room walls. Janet felt peaceful; she decided to spend the morning enjoying this feeling. Selecting a book from the collection by her bed she began paging thru the one with photos of some of the most beautiful places on earth. With each new page she would imagine herself standing in the exact spot which the shutter of the camera had opened and closed like the blink of a human eye capturing the beauty of the landscape. She would imagine the feeling of the sun on her face or the wind in her hair or even the smell of the sea.

The experience of her imagination sparked the desire to create a place of beauty in her own back yard. As she began dressing she made a mental list of the items she would purchase from the local gardening store. Upon her return she began the exhausting task of digging and raking the soil in preparation for the special plants that she had chosen to create this “most beautiful place on earth”. With all the planting and watering completed she began carrying bags of mulch from her car to put over the newly turned soil. With the sun now dropping behind the trees to the west she sat on her deck viewing the results of her labor. She became aware that the pain running through her body was somewhat different than what she was used to. She wasn’t sure why but the pain didn’t seem as intense nor did it depress her the way it always had in the past. She smiled and thought “I don’t need to know why, I just want to enjoy it”, and she did just that.

Day three: Connie

On day three just like the first two days, Connie went to her office to work on her project. As she stood looking out over the lake trying stretch the increasing pain out of her joints, she felt confident that she could complete this work with time to spare. She felt that with all the details that she had meticulously organized in her report the spirit would surely grant her the physical peace and tranquility she desired. Her attention was drawn to the shore lake by a slight movement. As she struggled to focus her vision, another issue that she needed to add to her list she thought, she saw that Janet was doing yoga on a small flat outcropping of rock by the lake. She felt sadness creep into her heart as she thought that perhaps in desperation her neighbor had increased her pain medication. She knew that they both suffered from the same symptoms of an untreatable illness and these symptoms would make it impossible for her to move in that way if she had not. This strengthened her resolve to assist her with her work once she had completed her task.

As the sun began to set Connie was exhausted and in great pain from her illness. She had taken several breaks throughout the day to rest her body but nothing seemed to help. Not only had she compiled every detail of her troubled life but she had also created a superb graphic presentation on a PowerPoint program on her computer that detailed each problem and cross referenced it back to its earliest existence. By now she was completely overcome by the demands of the past three days. Her body was racked in pain and she could no longer think clearly. The only thing left was the pride she felt as she looked at her great piece of work. She thought about the failures of her neighbor but knew she had nothing left to give. She could only hope that the spirit would have compassion for her neighbor.

Day Three, Janet

Janet awoke just before sunrise and found herself thinking about how wonderful her life had been. She could feel the discomfort in her muscles from the strenuous activity of the day before but the feeling could no longer be called painful. She thought about how wonderful it would be to do yoga on a small flat outcropping of rock down by the lake. This would allow her to stretch the stiffness out of her body and allow the muscles to regain strength. She had seen this spot by the lake and remembered thinking that it would make a perfect yoga spot for someone. “Well”, she thought “that someone is me”.

Gathering a few items that she needed she walked out of the house and headed toward the lake. She glanced up at her neighbor’s home and saw her again sitting in front of her computer. She appeared to be slumped over a bit more today than normal. As Janet walked towards that outcropping of rock that she intended to do yoga on she began to think about what the spirit had said.  She thought about how quickly she had already begun to receive what she wanted in her life.

The peacefulness that she felt in her heart could easily be recognized by anyone who saw the smile on her face. By the time she reached the lake’s edge she felt so free of past burdens she felt like dancing. She went through her yoga poses with ease and then after another half an hour of mindful meditation she headed back to her house. Stopping briefly to admire the work that she had done in her yard the day before. Once home she began compiling a list of people that she was grateful to have met in her life. She was surprised how many names were flowing through her mind. 

Rewards are Given

The next morning, Connie was barely able to walk as she pulled behind her a small wagon with all the work from the previous three days.  She had the look of severe pain etched into her face but her eyes where full of anticipation for she knew that her dedication to the problems of her life would bring her peace and tranquility as the spirit had promised.

Janet had awakened that same morning filled with anticipation. She knew that just as the spirit had said, had already granted her, without hesitation everything that she had been thinking about these past three days. Now her heart was filled with gratitude for having been shown that all she needed to do was to stop her constant thoughts about what was wrong in her life and focus on what was right to experience bliss. She was grateful for so much that she couldn’t think of what she was going to say to the spirit.

She wanted more than anything to thank spirit for this gift. She decided that she would go to the meadow a little early so she could settle down and think more clearly about what she would say.  As she sat in contemplation of everything that she had been thinking about the past days she noticed that Connie was on her way down to the meadow pulling a small wagon with great difficulty. In the wagon was a file box with the words “MY LIFE” in large black letters. Janet wondered as she watched her if perhaps she had been hurt in a fall or had taken ill. She jumped up and went to assist Connie.

As Janet approached her Connie said that she was sorry for not having the strength to help her. She said, “I know that you are not as educated in the art of researching problems as I am and I had planned on helping you as soon as I finished with my work but I simply did not have the strength left in me to help you”.

Janet smiled politely trying to comprehend what it was that she needed help with. At that moment the spirit appeared. Unable to contain her joy Janet jumped up, half running half dancing, and went over to the spirit, smiled and said: “Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!” All the words that she had previously thought about saying to the spirit just slipped away and she stood there flushed in pure joy.

Connie was unable to comprehend why Janet was so happy. She clearly had not completed the task. Connie summoned every ounce of strength that she had left and lifted the file box containing her report complete with the Power Point presentation walked over and placed it at the spirits feet.

The spirit looked down at the file box then back to Connie and asked: “What this is?” Connie replied that this is what she had been working on for three days. She guaranteed the spirit that she had not thought about anything except what was in this report. She went on to assure the spirit that this report clearly detailed all of her problems in great specificity. The spirit looked at her and said” “I know, and as I have promised I have granted them all to you without hesitation”.


A look of horror came across Janet’s face as she realized that she had in fact received everything that she had thought about for the past three days. Her mind was racing with thoughts of being condemned to this life of pain and suffering by her own thoughts. Janet seeing the anguish in her friend's eyes walked over and put her arm around her and said, “You can now see that your thoughts have tremendous power over your life. This is a great thing because now you can change your way of thinking and create a new and exciting life starting today” Connie looked at the spirit and ask, “Is this true?” The spirit replied, “This has always been true”. Connie looked over to Janet and smiled when she looked back the spirit had vanished along with her box marked “MY LIFE”.


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About the author: William L Molitor BCH, CI, is a Board Certified Hypnotist, Hypnosis Instructor, Hypnotherapist, and the Director of the Tri-State Hypnosis Center, a full-service Hypnosis Center as well as a training center for Hypnosis and Advanced Hypnotherapy training and certification located in Cincinnati Ohio. He is certified by and is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH). For information about hypnosis or to contact William Molitor call (513) 943-1444 or email Doris@tri-statehypnosis.com

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Choosing Between Meditation and Hypnosis

 

Choosing Between Meditation and Hypnosis
I am often asked “what are the differences between meditation and hypnosis?” and “how do I know which will work best for me?” I have been studying, teaching as well as applying these methods for mental and physical health, personal awareness and creativity in my daily life for well over two decades.

While meditation and hypnosis have many similarities in terms of the process that is used to achieve a relaxed state of mind, they may have distinct differences in terms of the therapeutic outcome. Meditation is primarily used to quiet the mind where hypnosis is used to program the mind. Both meditation and hypnosis use comparable relaxation techniques to achieve the natural physical and mental relaxation response, but after that their similarities begin to show distinct differences.

 Meditation seeks to place you in a state of “quiet mind”, helping you to create a blank slate where you can release all of your cares and concerns. Meditation helps you recharge and rejuvenate and it helps you ease away stress and anxiety.

While hypnosis can certainly do all of those things, it has a greater purpose, and that is to help you reprogram your subconscious mind. A professional hypnotist uses techniques that help you move out of your conscious mind, and into your subconscious mind. Your subconscious mind is recording everything with “thought” that you have experienced in your life through all of your senses, sight, sound, touch, taste and smell to include any and all of the emotional responses to those life experiences. These recorded thoughts then become part of your belief system where they are played out to create your reality. In other words, your thoughts create your reality. So when you are able to change your thoughts through hypnotic suggestions you are then able to change your reality. You can become free of old habits and create new habits. You can update old files with new information. You can change your emotional responses to life events to be less stressful creating a much healthier life for yourself. Self hypnosis blends together both of the techniques that are used in Hypnosis and Mediation into a wonderful tool that, when properly learned, can be life transforming.

Most of you live your lives in constant need of distraction. You may use noise such as music or the television to create that distraction by filling in the gaps created by silence because silence somehow feels unwanted. It is no wonder so many of you suffer from stress and anxiety, because as a result of your constant distracting you never get a free moment to turn your mind off from all the relentless noise. Between television, radio, cell phones and Internet your mind is always preoccupied. Silence has become such an abnormality that in a way you have developed a sense of fear of the silence. As a result, you are stressed out and anxious nearly every moment of every day.

 Meditation is a very powerful tool that can help you in many ways because it helps you turn your mind down and quiet your thoughts. Creativity and other kinds of processes flow much better in a relaxed state of mind much like an Internet connection that has a maximum capacity of 1000 users and only one user on that Internet connection. Your information would flow faster and with fewer errors and disruptions. Meditation offers you a very powerful reprieve from a world full of distraction by helping you clear away your unwanted “users”. Just spending a few precious moments a day in silence watching your breath can be a life altering experience because it gives you time to contemplate and reflect, helping you ease away stress and tension.

So you may be wondering how or why you would choose one over another. Here are a few tips. If your goal is to simply relax and turn your mind off or rejuvenate and reset your stress and anxiety levels to a much healthier level meditation offers the perfect means. Hypnosis, on the other hand, is very useful if you want to quickly overcome old habits that you have been struggling with for a while like smoking or weight loss. Hypnosis is also a wonderful tool for overcoming fears, stress, anxiety and phobias and is a very gentle, natural process as well. And of course if you want it all, having the patience to learn self-hypnosis would be the way to go.

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About the author: William L Molitor BCH, CI, is a Board Certified Hypnotist, Hypnosis Instructor, Hypnotherapist, and the Director of the Tri-State Hypnosis Center, a full service Hypnosis Center as well as an training center for Hypnosis and Advanced Hypnotherapy training and certification located in Cincinnati Ohio. He is certified by and is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH). For information about hypnosis or to contact William Molitor call (513) 943-1444 or email Doris@tri-statehypnosis.com

Thursday, October 15, 2015


Your Greatest Potential is a Thought Away.

A modern look at Hypnosis

 For over a decade I have been studying the remarkable power of the human mind and teaching people how to harness that power. As a Board Certified Hypnotist I know the most important tool for helping people to achieve their goals is education. When I see a client, my first priority is ensuring that they understand what hypnosis is and how it can be used to greatly improve their ability to make the changes in their life that they have come to me for. These articles are part of my goal to educate and empower you, as well as help to clear misinformation that surrounds the use of hypnosis.

Large numbers of people are beginning to discover the enormous benefit of learning how to use the natural power that their mind provides. The hundreds of new clients which I see each year are all evidence of this. People are also discovering that these benefits go far beyond the stereotypical beliefs that hypnosis is limited to weight loss and smoking cessation. Many individuals just like you have experienced the benefits of learning how to engage the seemingly unlimited part of the human mind. Your subconscious mind has superior intelligent qualities, potentially unlimited creativity and holds the key to unlocking your prospects for continued success.

Even though the time tested use of “direct suggestion” hypnosis has had incredible results helping people to make important changes in their lives it is now known to be just the tip of the iceberg. Discoveries have shown that non-genetic factors such as an emotional state can cause human genes to behave (“or express themselves”) differently. A leading pioneer in this research, Dr. Bruce Lipton, a cell biologist and bestselling author of the book “The Biology of Belief” and recipient of the 2009 Goi Peace Award, has stated that when you change your thinking behavior, you are also reprogramming your genetics.

Understanding the power of the subconscious mind and its affects at the cellular level has opened up new ways for people, like you, to achieve vibrant and healthy lives. If there were a warning label put on the proper use of hypnosis it would likely read “periods of happiness, joy, and peaceful physical and emotional states”.

When you discover the capacity that you have to control how you live your life the positive effects seem endless. Emotional control over your life may be one of the most rewarding experiences that you may ever have. This control is not demanding or commanding. The control I speak of comes from understanding that your emotions are a perfect guidance system. When you learn how to engage your highly responsive guidance system known as emotions you can achieve things in your life that today may seem impossible to you.

Advanced Hypnotic techniques such as the “Halls of Thought” developed, used at the Tri-State Hypnosis Center and taught in seminars and lectures all over the United States, have been created to establish a self empowering means in which you can become aware of subconscious thoughts and emotions that motivate both the unwanted and wanted behaviors. Freedom from any habit begins with your ability to understand the relationship between the thoughts and emotions that drive your habits.

It is this profound understanding of this relationship achievable through hypnotic techniques that allows you to evaluate and modify your subconscious programs. The new programs that you create facilitate changes in your life that are meaningful and rewarding to you personally.

The choices are clear, you can continue to live your life in the shadows of your subconscious mind or you can enjoy the freedom of choosing the thoughts that best promote the life that you wish to live.

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About the author: William L Molitor BCH, CI, is a Board Certified Hypnotist, Hypnosis Instructor, Hypnotherapist, and the Director of the Tri-State Hypnosis Center located in Cincinnati Ohio. He is certified by and is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH). For more information or to contact William Molitor call (513) 943-1444, email william@tri-statehypnosis.com or visit www.tri-statehypnosis.com.