Who do we have on the podcast? None other than Jess Marion. Let’s just say that I’ve fallen in love with her work over the past few years.
We first met each other on Hypnothoughts (and via some Skype Hypnosis group chats).
Her, along with Shawn Carson and Sarah Carson, are always dropping some great nuggets of wisdom on us.
Her upcoming Hypnothoughts Live pre-conference workshop The Shift is no stranger to this.
Who is madly in love with Jess’s ground-breaking work…and who was lucky enough to get her to join me on the podcast.
All jokes aside…
Let me remind you that Hypnothoughts Live is right around the corner (August 25th, 26th and 27th). If you’re not registered – get a fire under your bum bum.
“What will I learn when I listen to this interview?”
Glad you asked. You’re about to stumble on:
The three things that keep your problems “glued together” (and how to break free from these problems once and for all) [10:31]
The 3 “modes of being” that you’ll live your life in (and how to get the most use out of them)
The #1 secret to creating massive shifts in your thoughts and behaviors (that hypnosis trainers don’t want you to know about) [12:39]
The mistake that even experienced hypnotists make that kills their personal development…and how Jess and the rest of the gang will use a simple technique to bypass this all together! (Imagine achieving your goals in an effortless manner) [13:35]
How every single hypnotic intervention affects us on a deep level (no matter how big or how small) [13:47]
How The Shift Pre-Conference workshop will push you to the edge between comfort and growth (and then well beyond both) [6:52]
Discover how the illusion of reality is a double edged sword (you’ll stumble on the fine line between progress and chaos) [14:06]
Why street hypnotists need to avoid her Hypnothoughts Pre-workshop like the plague [14:29]
Discover the “Triple F” method that will transform you from the inside out during this two day event [21:20]
You should never doubt yourself or your abilities, right? WRONG! Discover exactly why being uncertain is the key to change [5:45]
Tune in as we apply some major peer pressure to get you to come to hypnothoughts live (rest assured everyone is welcome. They even allowed Ken Guzzo to show up) [23:24]
Hebbs Law is so 1949 (Discover exactly how their post-conference workshop is moving light years beyond Hebbs Law) [24:49]
Discover the neuroscience that’s at the core of ALL changework (and how to hijack this simple principle) [25:26]
Discover exactly why this specific type of metaphor works for pretty much everyone under the sun [26:29]
Can’t decide which workshops to attend during Hypnothoughts Live? Listen to the crazy ass idea I propose to Jess [32:20]
If you don’t know who Melissa Tiers is, you need to get up close and personal with her material.
She’s mos def a move and shaker in our profession.
If you want to work with anxiety and or addictions she should be at the forefront of your mind.
We’ll get to the podcast in just a second. First things first, let’s go over what we cover in this podcast:
Watch Melissa fly off the handle into one of her infamous F-Bomb rants over what I said about addicts in recovery – (I quickly changed my mind about this) [26:45]
Discover the religion she was most drawn to because of the ritual and occult aspect (HINT – its not Christianity) [2:53]
Aversion therapy doesn’t work for addictions, right? WRONG! Discover how aversion can therapy can work in *some* cases (you’ll get up close and personal with how “aversion therapy” made Antonio drop booze overnight) [16:10]
Uncover the art and science of stopping cravings dead in their tracks with these 7 virtually bullet-proof techniques [20:29]
When you should be the biggest cheerleader for 12 step programs (and when you should not) [31:46]
Watch in horror as Melissa busts out laughing when I tell her about my “allergic reaction” to alcohol [15:52]
Is this the single biggest mistake most 12 step programs have skipped over? (Most hypnotists also skip over this – except for Scott Sandland and Melissa) [33:11]
The amazing 3-step system Melissa uses to help addicts to discover true freedom from addictions [21:01]
The one thing she does to relax her students…that almost got her in hot water at Hypnothoughts Live two years ago (heads were spinning at the Alligator bar!) [8:58]
The mistake that 12 step programs usually make that kills people’s chance for recovery…and one simple thing you can do that will ensure their success (Imagine your clients screaming THIS IS SPARTA as they kick their addictions to the curb once and for all! [25:15]
Are you worried that you can’t create effective and powerful metaphors? Or maybe you’re wanting to get better? If so, you may be interested in this interview with Michael Watson. We talked about his upcoming Magic Of Metaphor Workshop at Hypnothoughts Live 2017.
I always have a BLAST when I get a chance to talk to Michael. He’s got a great sense of humor (it’s cheesy like mine). If you want to learn a great skill set from an amazing trainer, he’s your man.
Here’s a small sample of what you’ll discover in this interview (and what he’ll cover in his workshop):
There’s no one-size-fits all metaphor, right? WRONG! Discover the type of metaphor that’ll take down even the most monster-sized problems [40:38]
Introducing the amazing “metaphor mix up” game that’ll have you cranking out transformational gems almost instantly…by messing up on purpose? [24:34]
Are you making these deadly mistake when it comes to telling stories (don’t worry, it can be overcome…as long as you catch it early on) [13:15]
The type of metaphors Michael Watson painfully shys away from [19:04]
How Milton Erickson used a story about this common every day food to help a patient in extreme pain [14:13]
Watch my mind get blown away as Michael talks about a little-known physical artifact of hypnosis history (and what this has to do with metaphors) [41:02]
How a well known NLP trainer from the 1980’s would escape to the bathroom to whip up powerful metaphors for their clients [17:23]
Why doing less actual storytelling is essential to creating even more powerful metaphors [19:41]
How a metaphorical description of a weight loss procedure can help people to keep the pounds off [30:51]
A simple (yet effective) way to use a common metaphysical tool to create symbolic “meanings” [23:39]
A psychological thriller from 19557 that dabbles in the power of hypnosis and metaphors to reverse multiple personality disorder [32:26]
Get a first hand look at Michael’s no-fail strategy for extracting a clients metaphor (this is not fluff and theory…this a time tested and proven strategy) [51:46]
Why you can completely mess up a metaphor and still come out on top [37:10]
Watch in horror as Michael uses a metaphor about male genitalia to describe some hypnosis training’s (ear muffs kids) [43:17]
4 ground-breaking ways to creating powerful changes with metaphors (the 4th way is rarely ever covered in metaphor workshops) [51:46]
So what the hell is the CIA Pattern? Let’s just say, its a game changer. A few of us hypno geeks were lucky enough to get a taste of it at Hypnothoughts Live last year. The first time I experienced the CIA Pattern…I was blown away! It’s a great way to dabble with modeling with Hypnosis.
It’s a powerful NLP pattern created by Sarah Carson and Shawn Carson.
In this podcast I shoot the shit with Sarah Carson about the CIA Pattern (amazon link). It’s a modern day take on Napoleon Hill’s Cabinet of Invisible advisors.
Long story short? Napoleon Hill would have conversations with many great people from the past. Many whom were dead.
Was he summoning the dead? Was he dabbling in the dark arts?
Nope. The truth is far more boring (unless you geek out on this kind of stuff…wink wink nudge nudge). He was having imaginary conversations with these people while deep in trance.
As you’ll soon discover in this podcast with Sarah Carson…Her and her husband had a spark of genius!
Here’s a sneak preview of what we cover in this interview:
What Nicola Tesla has to do with the CIA Pattern 17:40
Tune into why the inspiration for the CIA Pattern sounds schizophrenic 20:17
Watch my face light up with joy as Sarah talks to the younger me in trance 30:15
Watch as a full blown parts negotiation takes place while I’m deep in trance 34:48
The simple “WOW Technique” in the CIA Pattern that caused me to belt out “RAW POWER!” while deep in trance 52:20
Ever since I got my hands on Bill Ohanlon’s A Guide To Trance Land, I fell in love with his work. Primarily his approach to solution oriented work. In a nutshell, solution oriented therapies focus on finding solutions, rather than solving problems.
It’s often seen as a radical approach.
Recently I had the chance to interview Bill Ohanlon. Aside from being a swell guy, he’s also a trailblazer in the hypnosis world.
Have fun digging into this interview.
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