How To Feel Better With The Gratitude Game – Mastering Monday 3

In this episode of Mastering Monday, I teach you how to play The Gratitude Game in order to feel better in the moment as well as in the longterm. The Gratitude Game is a very simple activity and something I learned from studying the law of attraction (I think from Abraham/Esther Hicks), BUT you don’t have to be into LOA to get results from it. (TBH, my personal opinion on LOA as a whole is Read More

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About Hypnosis — What is a Deepener?

What is a Hypnotic Deepener? About Hypnosis #9 Hey there, this is Joshua Howard from Welcome to my video series, “About Hypnosis”. This is video number nine, “Deepeners” So, what is a deepener? Well, a deepener is something that allow the hypnotist to take the subject deeper into trance. Sometimes they’re necessary, sometimes they’re not. But basically what a deepener is is something that after a hypnotist puts someone into a trance they just Read More

How does hypnotherapy work?

How Hypnotherapy Works

There are a few theories about how and why hypnotherapy works, but I think the most accurate one is Erickson and Rossi’s theory discussed in their books Hypnotic Realities and Hypnotherapy. Their theory is constructivist in nature: people learn most ways to be (behave, believe, and feel) in the world and change involves learning new ways to be. During any learning process, you may learn ways to do things that are helpful or ways that Read More

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What are Hypnotic Inductions?

Hypnotic Inductions Hey there, this is Joshua Howard from 180 Theory. Welcome to my video series, “About Hypnosis”. This is video number eight, “Inductions”. So, what is an induction? An induction is a process that will cause a person to go into trance if it is used by, with, or on them. And so if you’ve been following along in this series, then you know that people go in and out of trance states all Read More

Spontaneous Anchors

The concept of anchoring in hypnosis, which is the idea that a hypnotist can attach meaning to an unrelated object or idea, is surrounded by a ton of mythology and confusion. A ton of hypnotists make this worse by either misunderstanding the phenomenon or purposely obfuscating it to confuse people. I have studied it extensively and continue to do so and don’t really care if people know how it works because it still works when Read More

Relaxation Hypnosis! Denver Hypnotherapist Offers Free 10 Minute Relaxation Hypnosis

In this video, I offer a 10 minute relaxation hypnosis. It’s short and sweet, but it’ll help you relax. For the best experience, listen through headphones, focus on the video, and neither help, nor hinder any of the suggestions. There is no right way to relax… Relaxation Hypnosis If you like relaxation hypnosis, you should download my free 30+ minute stress relief hypnosis audio, “Calm, Comfortable, Carefree”, by clicking below.

Can a Hypnosit Control Me? 180 Theory Denver and Aurora hypnotherapy

VIDEO: Can a Hypnotist Control Me? (About Hypnosis #2)

In this video, I answer a common question about hypnotism: can a hypnotist control me? Many people fear this, but is it true…? Watch to find out! Transcript: Hey there, I’m Joshua Howard from Welcome to my video series, “About Hypnosis”. This is video number two: “Can a Hypnotist Control me?” Well, the fact is that hypnotists have some control over people, but the idea that a hypnotist can control a person like a 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