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Hypnosis is a State You go Into — Here are the Criteria!

Many, many people ask me, “What is hypnosis?” and the much more rude, “Does that stuff REALLY work?” I’ve made quite a few videos and written a ton of blog posts answering this question (What is Hypnosis?, What is a Trance State?, What are Inductions?, I Can’t be Hypnotized!, Another Post About Trance States, Inductions 2, How Hypnotherapy Works, Mental Health is Rapport Between the Conscious and Unconscious). BUT since people keep asking me, I Read More

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Mental Health is Rapport Between the Conscious and Unconscious – Mastering Mondays 1

In this episode, we explore Milton Erickson’s claim that mental health is rapport between the conscious and unconscious minds. This is an idea tossed around by many, but usually discussed in an abstract way. I wanted to discuss how the idea that mental health is rapport between the conscious and unconscious mind relate to individual people. Hence, this video. This is the first episode of my new weekly show, “Mastering Mondays”. I’m very excited about 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

What is a Trance State?

What is a Trance State?

What is a Trance State? Many people ask me what a trance state is. 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 six: “What is a Trance State?” So, what are the features of a trance state. Well, there are three that are really obvious. First, there is a heightened focus, which is Read More

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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

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Is Hypnosis Evil?

How Evil is Hypnosis? Sometimes, people will find hypnosis problematic from a religious perspective. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Thus far, I’ve only experienced this from Christians; therefore, this video only addresses Christianity… Hey there, I’m Joshua Howard from 180theory.com. Welcome to my video series, “About Hypnosis”. This is video number four: “Is Hypnosis Pure Evil or Just Diluted Evil?” So, if you’ve seen the first videos in this series, then you 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

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VIDEO: Can I Get Stuck in Hypnosis? (Video #3)

People often ask me, “Can I get stuck in hypnosis?” This video explores this possibility. Transcript: Hey there, I’m Joshua Howard from 180theory.com. Welcome to my video series, “About Hypnosis”. This is video number three: “Can I get Stuck in Hypnosis?” There’s this idea floating around that people can get stuck in hypnotic trances. And this idea was really well shown in the movie Office Space. And as I’m sure you probably know, the main Read More

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 180theory.com. 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

What is hypnosis? 180 Theory Denver and Aurora Hypnotherapy

What is Hypnosis? (About Hypnosis Video 1)

Check out this video where I explore the question, “What is Hypnosis?” to learn more about hypnosis. Transcription: Hey there, I’m Joshua Howard from 180Theory.com. Welcome to my video series, “About Hypnosis”. This is video one, “What is hypnosis?” So, what is hypnosis? Well, hypnosis can refer to two different things: the first thing is a specific set of states that a person can be in. Say you go to a hypnosis stage show with Read More