Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Hypnosis

Written by Emily Clark

You’ve seenrepparttar stage acts where a hypnotist selects someone out ofrepparttar 144565 audience and when he claps his hands,repparttar 144566 unwilling participant struts aroundrepparttar 144567 stage clucking like a chicken. You’ve also seen movies whererepparttar 144568 hypnotist wavesrepparttar 144569 pocket watch in front ofrepparttar 144570 subject as he utters, “you’re getting sleepy … very sleepy.” Hypnosis is a little more than what Hollywood or Vegas make it out to be. Below is a brief overview.

Hypnosis is a naturally occurring altered state of consciousness in whichrepparttar 144571 critical faculty is bypassed (mind inrepparttar 144572 conscious mode) and acceptable selective thinking established. Wow! That’s a lot of technical jargon! Simply put, this means thatrepparttar 144573 reasoning, evaluating, judging part of your mind (conscious) is bypassed.

Hypnosis deals withrepparttar 144574 subconscious. Have you ever driven to work or home or anywhere, arrived at your destination but then had little to no recollection ofrepparttar 144575 drive? Your reasoning, evaluating and judging parts of your mind were still intact and functioning (read: you safely arrived at your location) but your cognizant mind was bypassed. Hypnosis feels very much like that. It’srepparttar 144576 same or similar feeling as when you day dream. People under hypnosis know exactly what they are doing.

What about control? Many people fear being hypnotized because they falsely believe they will have to give up control of their mind. Not true. Think about when you are so engrossed in a movie and you find yourself in tears. If you’ve ever watched Saving Private Ryan,repparttar 144577 Titanic orrepparttar 144578 Passion ofrepparttar 144579 Christ you know this scenario all too well. During these movies you were so involved that you actually felt emotion. You were literally in a hypnotic trance. Most importantly, though, you still hadrepparttar 144580 power to emerge from that state if desired.

5 Steps to Standing Out Above the Crowd at Work

Written by Joan Schramm

Do you feel like one in a million at work – and not in a good way? When you run into your boss inrepparttar hallway, do you getrepparttar 144564 impression she isn’t sure who you are? Arerepparttar 144565 juicy projects always going to someone else?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you need to raise your work profile. Here are some tips to get you started.

1. Listen more than you talk. If you offer an opinion, suggestion, comment or question at every opportunity, soon people will run away when they see you coming. Remember when you were in college and there was always one smart-aleck who, whenrepparttar 144566 class was asked, “Are there any more questions?” would shoot his hand inrepparttar 144567 air and holdrepparttar 144568 class up? Don’t be that student inrepparttar 144569 boardroom. If you listen carefully and confine yourself to intelligent and to the-point remarks, you’ll end up looking smarter than most ofrepparttar 144570 people inrepparttar 144571 room. And when you do have something to say, everyone will listen.

2. Meetings aren’t for airing dirty laundry. If you have a problem or gripe with someone, bring it to his or her attention privately. When you point fingers or air departmental problems in a group setting, you (a) blindsiderepparttar 144572 person you’re complaining about, and (b) have just about ruined your chances for a peaceful resolution. Besides,repparttar 144573 next time you make a mistake, that person will fall all over himself to make sure to bring it up in a large meeting just to watch you squirm.

3. Try to catch people doing something right. Whether boss, co-worker or subordinate, people love to be told they’re doing a good job. You don’t have to turn into Eddie Haskell to be aware of opportunities to compliment someone. Keep it short, low-key and honest. It’s even better if you can passrepparttar 144574 compliment to someone else. “Hey, boss, Jim was a huge help to us onrepparttar 144575 Acme project – he made some suggestions that should save us $20,000.” What arerepparttar 144576 chances thatrepparttar 144577 boss is going to mention it to Jimrepparttar 144578 next time he sees him? Pretty good.

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