Consulting Hypnotism vs Stage Hypnotism

What’s the difference?  Hypnosis is hypnosis, right?  Well… not exactly.

Hypnosis, Utilization, and Suggestion Creation.

Once hypnosis has been induced, then deepened, then it’s time to utilize the state.  In this episode, we explain utilization and how to create effective suggestions.

Understanding Hypnotic Depth

In this episode we explore the concept of depth and cover Arons’ scale, a popular method for assessing depth.

How do You Hypnotize Someone?

There’s a lot to learn here, so we did our best to start with the basics and provide an overview of how hypnotic inductions function. We’ll let your questions and comments guide our follow up videos.

What is it Like to Be Hypnotized?

In this episode, we challenge some of the assumptions people often make about what it’s like to be hypnotized.

Who Can Be Hypnotized?

In this episode we explore the relationship between suggestibility and hypnotizability.  We also discuss the concept of selectivity in trance.

What is Hypnosis?

The first video of our ten part series on hypnosis begins with an effort to create a working definition of hypnosis.  From there, we discuss related issues that affect people’s hypnotic experiences.

Polyvagal Theory

Polyvagal Theory doesn’t exactly fit into brain networks…but it does.  I’d like for you to stretch the network concept to include any system with a bunch of interacting nodes.  Polyvagal Theory explains the role of the vagus nerve (cranial nerve 10) in your social cognition.  In a nutshell, the vagal nerve has a dorsaland ventral […]

Dorsal Attention Network (DAN)

The Dorsal Attention Network increases attention to external stimuli based on goals and activated mental representations by increasing the salience of goal relevant stimuli. Neurohypnotic bonus   Self-Regulatory Depletion Enhances Neural Responses to Rewards and Impairs Top Dopamine supports coupling of attention-related networks Deconstructing the architecture of dorsal and ventral attention systems with dynamic causal modelling […]

The Salience Network

The Salience network is made up of the anterior cingulate cortex and the insula.  Together they coordinate to monitor the conditions in the body for homeostasis (insula) from temperature, to pH, to pain, to hormonal discomfort and notify the anterior cingulate cortex.  You may recall that the ACC handles conflict.  Well, those would be the […]