The American Psychological Association published a study comparing the effects of hypnosis, ordinary suggestion, and placebo in reducing pain. The study found that highly suggestible individuals experienced a greater reduction in pain from hypnosis compared with placebo, whereas less suggestible subjects experienced no pain reduction from hypnosis when compared with placebo. Ordinary non-hypnotic suggestion also caused reduction in pain compared to placebo, but was able to reduce pain in a wider range of subjects (both high and low suggestible) than hypnosis. The results showed that it is primarily the subject's responsiveness to suggestion, whether within the context of hypnosis or not, that is the main determinant of causing reduction in pain.
There are numerous applications for hypnosis across multiple fields of interest, including medical/psychotherapeutic uses, military uses, self-improvement, and entertainment. The American Medical Association currently has no official stance on the medical use of hypnosis. However, a study published in 1958 by the Council on Mental Health of the American Medical Association documented the efficacy of hypnosis in clinical settings.
Corballis, Michael C. (2012). "Chapter 13 Educational double-think". In Della Sala, Sergio; Anderson, Mike. Neuroscience in Education:The good, the bad, and the ugly (1st ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 225–6. ISBN 978-0-19-960049-6. The notion of hemisphericity is also incorporated into such cult activities as Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).... In any event, NLP is a movement that is still going strong, but has little scientific credibility.
Conversational/covert hypnosis forms part of the school of Neuro-Linguistic Programming – NLP for short. This field of study and practice focuses on developing and rewiring the way you communicate and use your brain, in order to deliver desired results. One of the most basic premises of NLP is that you need to visualise goals, and adopt appropriate behavioural patterns in order to see success.
To provide and encourage education programs to further, in every ethical way, the knowledge, understanding, and application of hypnosis in health care; to encourage research and scientific publication in the field of hypnosis; to promote the further recognition and acceptance of hypnosis as an important tool in clinical health care and focus for scientific research; to cooperate with other professional societies that share mutual goals, ethics and interests; and to provide a professional community for those clinicians and researchers who use hypnosis in their work.
Automatic learning procedures can make use of statistical-inference algorithms to produce models that are robust to unfamiliar input (e.g. containing words or structures that have not been seen before) and to erroneous input (e.g. with misspelled words or words accidentally omitted). Generally, handling such input gracefully with hand-written rules—or, more generally, creating systems of hand-written rules that make soft decisions—is extremely difficult, error-prone and time-consuming.
One of my patients, a decorated World War II hero, had Parkinson’s disease and when he was in hypnotic trance for sleep, his intensive tremors went away. When I told the attending neurologist about it the next morning, he thought I was crazy. So, I repeated the exercise in front of the doctor, and the astounding results became my first clinical paper.
‘Trance’ is a word that is not particularly accurate but it has become a shorthand for the state people are in after hypnosis. You have possibly experienced it after driving a familiar journey home where you cannot remember much of the journey. You were looking at the lines in the road and almost on autopilot and then snapped out of it when you arrived home.
This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.
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This module is devoted to a higher abstraction for texts: we will learn vectors that represent meanings. First, we will discuss traditional models of distributional semantics. They are based on a very intuitive idea: "you shall know the word by the company it keeps". Second, we will cover modern tools for word and sentence embeddings, such as word2vec, FastText, StarSpace, etc. Finally, we will discuss how to embed the whole documents with topic models and how these models can be used for search and data exploration.
Conversational hypnosis is a communication strategy, where you utilize certain principles from hypnotic language in conversational interactions, especially interactions where you expect a certain "outcome". For example you want to sell something or you want to help solving a more therapeutic problem and in order to achieve this you communicate in a certain way.
In this lecture you will have the opportunity to experience being hypnotised through accessing a memory. This lecture is best listened to a couple of times at least so that you can experience what it is like to go into hypnosis by focusing on a memory, and listen trying not to go into hypnosis so that you can observe and learn from what I am doing.
A systematic review of the impact of NLP on health was conducted by researchers in 2012. In this review, ten studies addressing issues including substance abuse, anxiety, weight management, morning sickness, and claustrophobia were evaluated. The researchers concluded that while strong evidence did not exist of NLP being ineffective, there was little evidence to suggest NLP interventions improved health.
I usually have 'unconscious' on my left as I talk to someone, and 'conscious' on my right, but as I wanted to hypnotise the other students in the room, especially the student off the right side of the screen I decided to have the location I talk to the 'unconscious' being the opposite side to usual so that I could direct suggestions and ideas to the students. (Watching closely you can see me hypnotising three separate times, once for the student in the chair, once towards the student off to the right of the screen and once to the rest of the group, the group and the other student were being hypnotised without knowing it was going to happen, whereas the student in the demonstration chair demonstrated and so is aware they were being hypnotised)
In this module we will treat texts as sequences of words. You will learn how to predict next words given some previous words. This task is called language modeling and it is used for suggests in search, machine translation, chat-bots, etc. Also you will learn how to predict a sequence of tags for a sequence of words. It could be used to determine part-of-speech tags, named entities or any other tags, e.g. ORIG and DEST in "flights from Moscow to Zurich" query. We will cover methods based on probabilistic graphical models and deep learning.
Conversational Hypnosis is a well-organized, concise handbook of effective language for all therapists, especially those who work with Hypnosis. The book teaches professionals how to formulate indirect suggestion and incorporate it naturally into their therapeutic conversations. It provides simplified formulas for creating the many varieties of indirect suggestion and bursts with examples of how and when to use them effectively. Conversational scripts, designed for specific outcomes, demonstrate ways of delivering therapeutic suggestions in a conversational tone. Complete induction scripts and pre-session talks illustrate how to incorporate therapeutic metaphor laced with indirect suggestion, thus delivering suggestions on several levels at once. It is a very powerful resource and a highly practical book that belongs in every therapist's library.
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Bandler and Grinder claim that their methodology can codify the structure inherent to the therapeutic "magic" as performed in therapy by Perls, Satir and Erickson, and indeed inherent to any complex human activity, and then from that codification, the structure and its activity can be learned by others. Their 1975 book, The Structure of Magic I: A Book about Language and Therapy, is intended to be a codification of the therapeutic techniques of Perls and Satir.
Ever noticed how with some people you find it incredibly easy to start and maintain a conversation? You just seem to hit it off and never run out of things to say. While with other people, just getting the conversational ball rolling can be a mammoth task, like trying to clamber up a hill when there’s a fleet of monster trucks pulling you back down.
High hypnotizable people with PHA typically show impaired explicit memory, or difficulty consciously recalling events or material targeted by the suggestion, and a dissociation between implicit and explicit memory, so that even though they can’t recall the forgotten information it continues to influence their behavior, thoughts and actions. The forgetting is reversible—when the suggestion is cancelled, their memories come flooding back. These last two features—the dissociation and reversibility—confirm that PHA is not the result of poor encoding of the memories or of normal forgetting, because the memories return as soon as PHA is cancelled. Rather, PHA reflects a temporary inability to retrieve information that is safely stored in memory. That makes it a useful tool for research.
Given a sentence or larger chunk of text, determine which words ("mentions") refer to the same objects ("entities"). Anaphora resolution is a specific example of this task, and is specifically concerned with matching up pronouns with the nouns or names to which they refer. The more general task of coreference resolution also includes identifying so-called "bridging relationships" involving referring expressions. For example, in a sentence such as "He entered John's house through the front door", "the front door" is a referring expression and the bridging relationship to be identified is the fact that the door being referred to is the front door of John's house (rather than of some other structure that might also be referred to).
Before you ever start the process of conversational hypnosis you should already have a clear objective. What do you want to achieve by hypnotizing the subject? Perhaps you are trying to seduce them, maybe you want them to agree to your business offer or give you an opportunity, possibly you want to help them overcome a problem. Whatever the reason you are using hypnosis it is important that you stick to your objective and focus upon achieving it. Everything you say and every pattern you use should move you closer towards that ultimate goal.
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Therefore, providing you have completed the three preceding steps you should now attempt to make the suggestions to the subjects unconscious that will make them think what you want them to. There are many different techniques that you can use to achieve this such as 'piggy backing,' 'the hypnotic triple,' 'compound effect' and so on. Whichever method or combination of methods you use will depend upon your experience, your reading of the subject and your preference but without doubt the covert nature of conversational hypnosis gives you advantages at this stage. Because the subject is not aware of the hypnosis any suggestions you make will be adopted within their unconscious as their own subconscious idea. Consequently they will be far more likely to act upon them and it will be easier to achieve your desired outcome.
Stage hypnosis is a form of entertainment, traditionally employed in a club or theatre before an audience. Due to stage hypnotists' showmanship, many people believe that hypnosis is a form of mind control. Stage hypnotists typically attempt to hypnotise the entire audience and then select individuals who are "under" to come up on stage and perform embarrassing acts, while the audience watches. However, the effects of stage hypnosis are probably due to a combination of psychological factors, participant selection, suggestibility, physical manipulation, stagecraft, and trickery. The desire to be the centre of attention, having an excuse to violate their own fear suppressors, and the pressure to please are thought to convince subjects to "play along". Books by stage hypnotists sometimes explicitly describe the use of deception in their acts; for example, Ormond McGill's New Encyclopedia of Stage Hypnosis describes an entire "fake hypnosis" act that depends upon the use of private whispers throughout.