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Chapter 10. Psychotechnologies > Double Induction Hypnotic Tapes

Double Induction Hypnotic Tapes

Subliminal and hypnotic audiotapes for self-improvement have been on the market for many years. While some have been effective, the vast majority are of dubious quality for reasons that are beyond the scope of this book. However, within the last decade, hypnotic tapes have been developed that take advantage of powerful methods for promoting relaxation and planting suggestions. Basically, hypnosis is a method of pacing and leading you into a deeply relaxed state. There is nothing magical or mystical about the hypnotic state. It is just a state of profound relaxation whereby you become more suggestible or open to receiving suggestions. When you are hypnotized, your conscious mind is more easily neutralized and therefore cannot resist advice as easily. Your conscious mind is a pro at nullifying suggestions that are for your own good. That is why we cannot always rely on our conscious, rational mind to solve all our problems, or to provide motivation for beneficial change. Sometimes we have to access our unconscious, creative mind to help find solutions, increase motivation, or overcome fears or obstacles to our growth.

How Hypnosis Works

A useful analogy is to think of the human brain as a computer. Any computer, despite its hard drive, is only as good as its software and the data that we input. Garbage in, garbage out. Many times humans run into difficulties because of faulty programming earlier in life. We develop fears, insecurities, and thinking patterns that promote stress because of how we have been programmed. Hypnotic suggestions are a way of revamping or rehauling the old programming and installing new, healthier patterns. But the conscious mind is inherently conservative and reluctant to part with old, familiar programs to which it tenaciously clings. When we are relaxed, our conscious mind is more easily bypassed and we can access the unconscious processes that are more open to useful reprogramming.


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