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Guided Mediation: Hypnosis For Centering, Relaxation, and Starting Over

Here is a guided meditation/hypnosis video I made to help you recenter and relax. True, it’s so banal that it’s almost not worth saying here that being at center is incredibly helpful for most of our tasks during the day. If we’re centered, we’re able to act rather than react emotionally, we feel comfortable/peaceful in ourselves, and we can passionately live our lives. Philosophers and psychologists of the existential variety (existentialists, existential phenomenologists, existential psychologists, Read More

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Why Positive Thinking is a Bunch of Crap and Will Fail You

Thesis: positive thinking is crap and will fail you. Mindstate work is only helpful insofar as it helps you master a skill or overcome a problem area. In and of itself, “changework” and mindstate work is meaningless. I’ll probably get some hate mail for this video, but that’s okay with me. It’s not going to mess up my mindset! :p Why Positive Thinking is a Bunch of Crap and Will Fail You I believe what Read More

Bar Exam Anxiety

Can Hypnotherapy Help With Bar Exam Anxiety?

With yet another bar exam happening in Colorado in about a month, I thought I’d take a minute to discuss a commonly asked question: can hypnotherapy help with bar exam anxiety? Of course hypnotherapy can help with bar exam anxiety! (In fact, lawyers as intelligent, imaginative people actually have an advantage when it comes to being hypnosis… as I explain beneath the video.) In this video, I explain how hypnotherapy can help with exam anxiety Read More

How many hypnosis sessions do I need?

How Many Hypnosis Sessions do I need?

How Many Hypnosis Sessions Does Someone Need? Many people ask me how many hypnosis sessions they need. Unfortunately, the answer to this question is a rather difficult one to answer. So, I decided to just make this video to quickly explain it. Hey there, I’m Joshua Howard from 180theory.com. Welcome to my video series, “About Hypnosis”. This is video number seven: “How Many Hypnosis Session do I Need?” Now this video isn’t exactly about hypnosis Read More

I can't be hypnotized!

I Can’t be Hypnotized!

Is it True that Some People Can’t be Hypnotized? Many people tell me that they don’t think they can be hypnotized or wonder if they can be hypnotized. Check out this video to clear it up and find out if you can be hypnotized. Hey there, I’m Joshua Howard from 180theory.com. Welcome to my video series, “About Hypnosis”. This is video number five: “I Can’t be Hypnotized!” Hopefully by now, you realize that this idea Read More

180 Theory Hypnotherapy General Client Progression

A lot of people have asked me what my general client progression or workflow, overall treatment plan, and many other similar things are lately. So, I thought I’d just write a quick blog about how I think about it. Generally, the first session is a chance for us to get to know each other, determine how we’re going to work together, and our first hypnotic intervention. And from here forward, it’s going to be different Read More

Hypnotic Techniques 5: Ericksonian

Ericksonian hypnosis is named after its founder: Milton Erickson. He is a very interesting man (I’ll probably write a few posts about him in the future). Ericksonian is also called “conversational hypnosis”. It uses specific language patterns in order to cause a client to think about things in a specific way. I know that’s vague, but it’s really rather nebulous until you understand the patterns. This type of hypnosis involves no direct induction and no real beginning Read More

Hypnotic Techniques 4: Alchemical

Alchemical hypnotherapy is based on the idea that with alchemical processes, one can turn straw into gold; however, the original alchemists were not talking about literally turning things into gold, but rather about how to raise the value of the human spirit by making mental/spiritual straw into gold. So, this modality uses occult symbolism and personal journeys in order to get a client to begin the process of turning themselves into the best person that Read More

Hypnotic Techniques 3: Neurolinguistic Programming

NLP, Neurolinguistic Programming, is a fascinating technique and my favorite. I became obsessed with it in while studying philosophy in graduate school and it’s mostly trumped my previous understanding of the mind (though, I think it can be explained via phenomenology and post-structuralism rather well!) Nutshelled, NLP is the idea that people are “programmed” to have the experiences that they have and that this programming can be altered by uncovering and altering the structural mechanisms within Read More