Mesmer

History of Hypnotism: Franz Anton Mesmer

The terms “animal magnetism” and “mesmerized” trace back to one man.  Franz Anton Mesmer was a hypnotist… but he didn’t know that.

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How to Use Chevreul’s Pendulum

Ideomotor effect is the concept that just thinking a thought causes tiny muscular movements through the body that correspond to the thought.  Typically, you aren’t consciously aware of the movements at all.  With a pendulum, you can assess the ideomotor response of another person, or even yourself.  We’ll show you how in this video.

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What is Chevreul’s Pendulum?

We’re resurrecting an oldie, but a goodie, this week.  What is Chevreul’s pendulum? To learn more about the life of Michel-Eugene Chevreul, click here. If you don’t have a Chevreul’s pendulum, but would like to purchase one, email paul@paulramsay.com. The online store doesn’t exist anymore, but Paul still has the materials to make them and […]

Hypnosis 101

What is Conversational Hypnosis

Conversational hypnosis, also known as Ericksonian hypnosis, is a sub-genre of hypnotism that led to the creation of Neuro-linguistic programming and modern hypnosis programs that are marketed as “covert hypnosis” or “black ops hypnosis.”

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Safety Concerns Regarding Hypnosis

What safety considerations are there when practicing hypnosis? That’s the focus of this episode.

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Consulting Hypnotism vs Stage Hypnotism

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

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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.

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Understanding Hypnotic Depth

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

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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.

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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.