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Jenks Hypnosis and Training Center, LLC
805 N. Fir, Jenks, OK 74037 (918)
Located in Jenks, America, near the heart of south Tulsa
Pre Class Information:
Hello and welcome to our certification class.
Please register by January 12, 2018 so I can order and receive class materials. Registration is $100, which is part of the $800 for the Basic course.
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Below (scroll down) is the "Pre-Talk" which we request that our clients read before their session. A good pre-talk is critical to a good session.
This information describes the heart of our mind model and will be the starting place of our first class. Please study the pre-talk as preparation for the first class.
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Pre Session Information for Clients
Before your session, I'd
like you to take a few moments to read little bit about hypnosis, perhaps
answer some of the questions you may have on your mind. This will save us
a lot of time when your session actually begins.
If you have questions, please write them down so we can
discuss them later. Now for you to understand how hypnosis works, it
is very important for you to understand how your mind works. You know, we
never think about how our mind works. We basically say to ourselves, if we
think about it, I think so I exist and we leave it go at that. But you know
we really have three very separate and very distinct minds. They do different
things and they have a hard time inter-relating and communicating with each
First we have the conscious mind. Well, that's where we
are right now. And below that level of awareness we have something called
the subconscious mind. And yet there is a deeper part of us, the unconscious
mind. Well, for the reason you are coming here today, we can eliminate
the unconscious mind. Basically, that is a part of us that does two things.
First, it controls the strength or weakness of immune system and, second,
it controls the functions, the automatic body functions, such as our heart
beating, our eyes blinking and things on this order. We don't have to worry
about these today so let's just forget about that part of us for now.
The conscious mind is where we spend most of our time.
I want you to understand that it basically only does four things and no more.
The first thing it does, it analyzes. What is that? Well, that is the part
of us that looks at problems, analyzes them, then figures a way to solve
those particular problems bothering us at the moment. It is also the part
of us that makes the hundreds of decisions we have to make just to get through
an average day, decisions we think are automatic, but in fact, are not. Things
like, "Should I open the door?" "Should I turn the water on?" "Should I tie
my shoes?" Well, we think those are automatic functions, but we must make
a decision as to whether or not we want to do these things.
Now, the second part of the conscious mind is a part that
starts to get us into a little trouble sometimes. We call this the rational
part of our conscious mind. This part of us must give us a reason why
we behave in any particular fashion. You see if we don’t have a reason why
we do the things that we do, we become anxious, nervous, frustrated and if
it goes on long enough, it can lead to serious mental illness. The mental
hospitals for example are full of people who do things and they don't know
why they do them. The only problem with the reason the rational mind may
give us about why we behave in any particular fashion is that it is never
original. For example, a smoker says he smokes because it calms him, makes
him feel relaxed, gives him time to pause and gather his thoughts. An over
weight person may say, I'm over weight because I eat when I'm bored, I eat
when I'm nervous or I have a glandular problem. The problem with this reason
is, it is never original. Before the smoker developed his habit, he heard
other people that smoked say, "I smoke because it makes me feel calm and
relaxed." Or he heard an over weight person say, "I'm just over weight
because I eat when I’m nervous."
The problem with this is, we understand and know the reason why people are
smokers and over weight. Generally, smokers start because of their need for
security. They want to belong to another group of friends, usually in their
younger years, somewhere between twelve and twenty. Security is a basic need
for all human beings. We generally get all the security we need when we grow
up in a nice family, but usually at about the age of twelve or thirteen,
in that area, our parents don't seem as smart as they use to be. So we shut
off our ability to gain security from those individuals and we want that
security by being part of a group of kids at school. Some of them smoke,
some of them don’t.
If we feel that we don't belong to this particular group, because our subconscious
mind is a very interesting part of us, it must protect us against danger,
and not getting the necessary security we need is a definite danger to us.
Frequently it will say, smokers are accepted and secure. When that happens,
the next time someone offers you a cigarette and you take it and immediately
you feel like you are part of this group and your security level goes up.
That is why people start smoking. It has nothing to do with being casual
or relaxed. So you must understand that the reason the rational mind gives
us about why we behave in a particular fashion is never original and it is
always incorrect! You don't start smoking because it makes you feel calm,
you start when you need security!
Now, the next part of the conscious mind is what we call
will power. Now, we are all familiar with will power. You might say,
"I'm going to put down this pack of cigarettes and nothing on God's earth
will make me start smoking again" Well, we all know how long that lasts!
You know if you go on a diet how long that lasts. Just until will power weakens
and then the old habit pattern comes back again.
The last part of the conscious mind is what we call working
memory. That's the memory we need everyday. How do I find my way to work?
What's my husband or wife’s name? What are my children's names? What is my
phone number? Things on this order. The memory we need just to get through
an average day. Now this is all that the conscious mind does it does nothing
else. I want you to think of this part of your mind, if you’ve ever seen
that show, for example, on TV called Star Trek, I'm sure you are familiar
with the character called Spock. Spock is a very logical and analytical
person. So our conscious mind, if you will, we call our Spock mind. Very
logical and very analytical and frequently wrong.
Now, where the REAL you, me, and everyone else lives is
in the level below the conscious called the subconscious mind. The subconscious
mind is awesomely powerful. It can make you into anything you would like
to be. Rich and famous, thin, happy or sad, it is the real us. To understand
how the subconscious mind works, you need to understand that it is very much
like a computer and it operates just like a computer operates. You know that
if you go out and buy a computer, put it on your desk and ask it a question,
it will not be able to answer you. The reason is, at that point that computer
has no programming in it whatsoever. Now a computer can operate based on
the programming that is placed in it and it must operate on that programming,
it has no choice. You know that if you change the programming in a computer
that you buy at a store, it no longer can operate on the old programming
and it must operate on the new programming information that has been placed
into it. Well, this is the way our subconscious mind works. It is a computer.
It functions on the same rules and regulations as an electronic one does,
only it is much more powerful.
We program our computer every day of our lives through
our life experiences. When we are born, our computers are basically unprogrammed;
there is a little bit of programming in it, but not much. Everyday we add
programming to our internal computer. Now, the primary rule of our computer
is this. It must - underline, exclamation point - make us into the type of
person that it perceives us to be based on all the programming that has been
placed into it and will continue to be placed into it until we die.
For example, if that computer of ours, based on its programming, says we're
fat, we're fat. If it says we're thin or a smoker, a success or a failure
that is what we are. It adds up all the programming and makes a decision
about us, about the type of person that we are. This programming has been
placed in there from many sources and it must operate on this programming.
What is some of the operational software, if you will,
that is in this internal computer? First is all our memory since the day
we were born. We think of things that have happened to us in the past
as either forgotten or as retained in the form of memory.
So, what we are doing here, is that we are talking about the working memory
of the conscious mind. The subconscious mind is like a video camera. Everything
that has ever happened to you, that you have heard, seen, smelled or tasted
is locked permanently into the memory banks of your subconscious mind. We
never forget anything. If there is a reason to, in hypnosis we can access
that memory bank and it seems like we can actually travel back in time. For
example, in regression hypnosis we can travel back and re-live your first
birthday or your birth. Now, this is much more than recall, it is actually
like you are there, it is happening all over again. You can see what happened,
you can smell, you can taste, you can hear very clearly. We never forget
anything, only at the conscious level.
The second programming we have in the inner mind, the subconscious mind,
are habits. Now, you have three kinds of habits. Only three. You know you
have some good habits, of course you do, and you know you have some bad habits.
Don't we all. But really most of our habits aren't good or bad, most of our
habits really are utilitarian habits. We automatically respond in a certain
fashion when something else happens. When the telephone rings, for example,
we don't look at it and wonder what it is, we automatically pick it up and
depending on our mood, we answer it in a certain manner.
Now the next thing in our subconscious mind is emotion.
Of course, we wouldn't want to be without our emotions, love and caring and
all those other good emotions, but sometimes our emotions get us into trouble.
The conscious mind cannot deal with emotions in any way, that is not part
of its job. Any time we need emotion our conscious mind parts like the Red
Sea and we deal with this particular situation from our irrational, juvenile
like, but highly intelligent subconscious mind. As I said, sometimes it gets
us into trouble, I know that many times in the past you've dealt with a situation
and it didn't have to have a lot of emotion, just a little bit. Then after
the situation was over and that analytical conscious mind took over again,
you heard yourself thinking or saying something like this, "Why did I say
that?" "Why did I do that, it was so stupid." And that inner subconscious
mind laughed and said, "Yeah, but it was so much fun. This has happened
to all of us at some time or other.
Now, the next thing in the subconscious mind, and probably the most important
part of it is our protective mind. It must protect us against danger real
OR imagined. You see something imagined by the subconscious mind is just
as if it was actually happening, it can't tell the difference. And it must
protect us against danger.
A quick example: some time ago a woman came into see me. She was five foot
one, she weighed very close, just a few pounds away from 300 pounds. She
sat in the chair and told me about how she had an eating problem, but years
of experience told me she didn't have an eating problem. I knew that an event
in her past caused her subconscious mind to protect her by making her heavy.
Briefly, what happened with this particular woman was, and she could not
recall this with her conscious mind, when she was just a little six year
old girl, her step-father abused her, she told her mother and her mother
didn't believe her. She felt guilty, as if she was doing something wrong.
But she didn't get heavy at that point.
When she was in high school in the fifties, she felt as if she was a little
bit more promiscuous than she felt good to herself about. She felt the boys
in high school were just trying to hurt her. That didn't cause her to become
heavy either. But when she was twenty-four years old she married the "white
knight," the man who could do no wrong. On their honeymoon, the second day
they were married, they were having dinner in the Bahamas and he decided
to cleanse his soul and show her how much he loved her. He told her that
when he was just a young guy, 18, 19 years old and in the Air Force, he used
to pickup women and just use them and throw them away. Well, you can
imagine what the subconscious mind felt about this one man this woman felt
she could trust above every other man in the world, who would actually do
this to a woman.
The subconscious mind then went back into its memory banks
and into its computer information and said, "The step-father hurt you very
badly, the boys in high school were trying to hurt you very badly. And now
this one man you could trust above every other man says he could do this
to a woman, then he certainly has the capability of doing this to you. And
instantly it made this decision, men hurt women, therefore, I must protect
you against men. Now, it can't teach her karate, can't buy her a gun, so
it protected her in the only way it could and this woman began gaining weight
rapidly. So very soon she became very fat and certainly men no longer had
an interest in her and she was protected. That is how the subconscious protects
us sometimes, in a way that we would prefer it didn't, but protection is
its primary job.
The last part of the subconscious mind is a negative part
of us. Although the subconscious is so powerful, It is also the laziest
part of us. It doesn't like to do the work that is required to accept positive
suggestions to give us change in areas where we would like to have change.
It likes to keep things the way they are. It takes too much work to make
change in a positive way. And positive suggestions are one of the most difficult
things to get into our subconscious minds. On the other hand, negative suggestions
go into this inner part of us like a hot knife through butter, because it
doesn't take any work to accept a negative suggestion.
Let me show you how this works. You take a very heavy person and they get
out of the shower. They're standing in front of a mirror toweling off. What
do you think they are saying to themselves as they are looking into that
mirror? Am I fat!" Now that idea or thought or words go right into the subconscious
mind and the subconscious mind says, "Yes, that matches the programming that
I have in here, that matches my perception of you. Therefore, it accepts
that suggestion so the perception of that individual being fat becomes stronger
and they become heavier. On the other hand, if you take that me heavy person
and stand them in front of that mirror and have them say, "I'm thin, I'm
trim and I’m attractive." That goes toward the subconscious mind and the
subconscious mind says, "No, that does not match the programming and it's
not allowed in.
How do we get suggestions into the inner mind? Now, it
is so important for you to understand this, if an Idea, a thought or a concept
is allowed to go into the subconscious mind, it must happen. You are changing
programming and that inner mind must respond to new programming. But it is
not that easy.
Let me explain how it works. You make a decision, oh,
let’s say to stop smoking. You make your mind up at the conscious level that
nothing in the world is going to stop you from ending the smoking habit.
Now, your conscious mind says, "That’s wonderful and I support you one hundred
percent, you are going to be healthier. You are not going to get emphysema,
or heart or blood diseases." But, to have change effectively happen, you
have got to get it down into your computer in order to change that programming.
And so you say fine, and you start to send that idea down to the subconscious
mind. But here is the problem.
There's one more part of the conscious mind that I haven't
told you about yet. I want you to think of this part of your conscious mind
as kind of an employee, if you will, of the subconscious. Every Friday night
the subconscious gives it its pay for the week and it does exactly what it
is told and it only has one job. That job is to stop, to put on hold, like
a red traffic light, any suggestion of positive change that we give ourselves
or receive from an outside source. It stops it.
And then in a way we don't understand, but we do know it happens, there is
a communication between this part of us called the critical factor
of the conscious and the subconscious mind. The critical factor says, "Well,
this person wants to stop smoking, can I let this suggestion in?" Now remember,
if that suggestion goes into the inner mind, it must happen. But the subconscious
mind says, "Wait a minute." "He's been smoking for twenty years, he needs
cigarettes for security." Or whatever reason there may be for that person.
"Besides you realize I have to do so many years of re-programming and I just
don't feel up to it, I don’t want to do it, reject the suggestion!" Well,
that's the critical factor's boss, so the critical factor of the conscious
mind kind of turns into a mirror and rejects that suggestion and it can not
go into the inner mind.
Now, we only have one other place to take that idea and
that is to will power. That is in the conscious. And we all know how
long will power lasts. How many diets have we been on, how many times have
we tried to stop smoking.
Well, how do we get suggestion into that subconscious
mind? Well, in this facility we use something called hypnosis. Now, what
hypnosis does is this. It bypasses the critical factor, that blocking part
of our conscious mind. It's like giving it a couple of dollars and sending
it to Wendy's and we'll tell it when to come back. Now, this is what most
people who are ignorant of hypnosis think hypnosis really is. If this was
all hypnosis was, then some of the stories you may have beard about hypnosis
might be true. Things like I can control you or I can make you do anything
I want you to do and you'd have to do it. Well, if this were all it was,
that would be true. But God did not leave us that vulnerable. Yet, this is
true up to this point. But the instant this critical factor of our conscious
mind is by-passed, what happens is this; we go into a very deep state of
Now, when we are in the state of hypnosis, it is not what you expect it to
be. Our bodies, if we are using a relaxation type of hypnosis, are very relaxed;
but, the more we go into hypnosis, the more our conscious mind becomes alert.
In the deeper levels of hypnosis, your conscious mind is two to three hundred
percent more alert than you are at this very moment. All of your five senses,
including hearing, smelling, tasting, and seeing are hundreds of times better
than they are right now.
So when you are in hypnosis, you are not asleep, you are
extremely alert, probably more alert and clear minded than you have ever
been before. Now the important thing to understand about this is that the
conscious mind takes on a different role when you are in hypnosis. I want
you to think of it as playing the role of the guardian of the gates protecting
you. When you receive a suggestion in hypnosis, you hear it loud and clear.
Now when you hear that suggestion, and these are the tools
for success or failure with hypnosis. When you hear that suggestion with
your conscious mind, you must, and you really do have no choice, make one
of four decisions about that suggestion. Which decision you make determines
whether that suggestion is allowed to enter your subconscious mind or whether
it is rejected. If it is allowed to enter, you will have the change that
you are here to achieve; if it is rejected, there will be no change.
What are those four decisions or choices? Well, the first
one could be, when you hear the suggestion, you think or say to yourself
something like this, "I like that suggestion, boy, I know that one is
going to work!" Now, that mental attitude at the conscious level allows
that suggestion to go into your computer, the subconscious mind, and change
begins. Unfortunately, you have three other choices.
The next choice could be, well, forget actually hating a suggestion, or feeling
It is something against your morals or beliefs, but perhaps that suggestion
is just a tiny, little bit uncomfortable to you. Like that pair of shoes
you wanted to buy that time, but you knew if you did, you would end up a
cripple in about three months, because they just didn't fit right. Well,
if that suggestion sounds just the tiniest bit uncomfortable to you for any
reason, it is automatically blocked with the conscious mind and it is not
allowed to enter the computer--and there is no change.
The next choice could be that you are neutral about the
suggestion, you don't care if you get it or you don't care if you don't get
it. It is kind of a meaningless suggestion to you. The conscious mind automatically
blocks that suggestion and it can not get into your computer.
The last choice you have is probably the choice which
causes more people to fail with hypnosis, if they do fail; it goes something
like this. When you hear the suggestion, you my to yourself; "Oh, I like
that suggestion, boy, I hope it works!" The word hope is the twin
sister of the word try, and try means automatic failure. If you look back
on your life being honest with yourself, anytime you tried to do something,
you failed. "Okay, mom, Ill try." "Okay, dad, I'll try." Try means failure.
If you look back at your life, anytime you have said to yourself; 'I'm going
to do it," and there was no question abut It, you did It, and you probably
did it very well. Hope is the twin sister of try. You could hope for the
cows to come home, that doesn't mean they are going to come home. So, if
you say hope or try, that suggestion is blocked by the conscious mind, it
is not allowed to enter the computer and there is no change.
A little thought. If you eliminate the words hope and
try from your personal and professional vocabulary from this moment on, within
a week you are going to feel better than you have felt in a long time. The
only time a suggestion is allowed to go into your computer is if you take
the mental attitude when you hear that suggestion, "I like that suggestion,
I know it's going to work." And that is how easy it is!
Now, let me give you some real truths. The first is this;
there is no such thing as hypnosis! There never has been and there never
will be. I have been in the field for many, many years and I have never hypnotized
a single person and I doubt that I ever will. There is only one form of hypnosis,
there always has been and there always will be. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis.
You don't need me to go into a beautiful, deep state of hypnosis all by yourself
and you certainly don't need me to give you suggestions of positive change
in any area of you life. You can do that all by yourself. The reason you
are here today is because you do not know how to do it! But, we teach
people how to do that all the time. It’s the easiest thing in the world.
But all I can ever be for you or anybody else is not a hypnotist, because
if I called myself a hypnotist, that means I could do something and I guess
you are suppose to respond in a certain fashion and I can't do that. The
reality and the truth is that all I can ever be is a guide for you, and nothing
If you allow me to be your guide, I'll show you how to
place yourself in a beautiful state of hypnosis. Feeling the physical relaxation
and mental alertness. If you allow me to be your guide, I'll show you
how to stay there until we're finished. If you don't want to be in this beautiful
relaxed state, the slightest thought by you and it is over and you are back
to your normal state of awareness. But, if you follow my guidance, I’ll show
you how to stay there. And then the most important thing of all is, if you
accept the suggestions given to you with the correct mental attitude, “I
like it,” “I know it's going to work” you'll have change in the way you want
it. If you take one of the other choices, you'll fail. I can't force a suggestion
into your mind. Only YOU can allow it to happen.
Hypnosis is a 100% consent state by you. You must allow
things to happen. You can stop them from happening with the slightest thought
if you don't want it to happen. Now, I want you to understand that anyone,
as long as their lQ is above 70 and they want hypnosis, can go into a very
deep level of hypnosis. How fast? (SNAP FINGERS) Just like that! The only
thing that keeps a person from going into that beautiful state of physical
relaxation and mental alertness is if they have a fear or a misconception
about what hypnosis really is. And I would like to talk briefly about some
of the more common fears and misconceptions of hypnosis.
Some people feel that when you are in hypnosis, that you
are asleep. Well, I want you to know that when your mind is three or four
hundred percent more alert than you are this very moment, that is about as
far from sleep that you are ever going to get, in this lifetime anyway. Hypnosis
has nothing to do with sleep.
Some people are afraid they won't "wake up" from hypnosis and that is true,
I agree with that, I have never known anyone to "wake up" from hypnosis.
You see there is only one thing you can "wake up" from and that is sleep.
If you are not asleep, you can’t "wake up". Semantics, yes, but we use words
in our profession. They are our only tools. The term is emerge from
hypnosis. Anytime you would want to emerge from hypnosis, all you have to
do is have the slightest thought that you don't want to be in this relaxed
state anymore and instantly, it's over and you are back to your normal awareness.
Then there is that powerful misconception that some people have that says
I can control you and make you do anything l want you to do. I wish that
was true, because then I could guarantee you success. But remember
you have those four choices when you hear a suggestion and that the only
time the suggestion is allowed to enter your computer is if you say, "I like
it, I know it's going to work." I can't force that in; I can't control you!
I want you to know that you and you alone are responsible
for your success. You and you alone are responsible for your failure. What
mental attitude you take when you hear a suggestion determines success or
Some people have the misconception that they will tell me all their deep
dark secrets when they are in hypnosis. For the same reasons of mental alertness,
you are more in control of anything you choose to do or say while you are
in hypnosis than you are right now. If you don't want to tell me something,
then you won't. If I were to ask you for information that was none of my
business you would simply tell me it is none of my business. No one can make
you divulge information that is proprietary. As a matter of tact, if I wanted
that kind of information from you, I would have a much better chance of obtaining
it now, in your normal conscious awareness, because right now, you are mentally
dull compared to your mental capabilities when you are in hypnosis.
Some people say, "Wait a minute, wait a minute, I hear what you are saying,
but I've seen stage hypnotists work and I know those people control those
folks." "I've seen them bark like dogs and think they have body Odor," or
something on this order. Many years ago, when I was a young man, I
was a stage hypnotist. Let me tell you how it works.
When a stage hypnotist comes to town, there is advertising
and a lot of people are interested so they show up. They want to see the
show and a lot of them would like to be volunteers as subjects for the stage
hypnotist. Now, when that stage hypnotist comes out, he gives a little bit
of a short lecture on hypnosis, saying he is showing the entertainment side
of hypnosis and there is a clinical side. He tells the people, "You know
this whole show depends on you, the audience. You're the people that I need
for the show." And he asks the people, "Is there anybody here who will volunteer
to come up on stage?" Well, you would be amazed how many hands go up!
But that stage hypnotist does not necessarily take those people at all. He
tells those people, "You know, really good subjects are those individuals
who have the best ability to imagine; a wonderful imagination and the ability
to concentrate." And, he says, he will give the whole audience a test for
imagination and concentration. He is kind of telling a little fib, for he
is testing the audience to find out two very important things. First,
who goes into hypnosis like this (SNAPS FINGERS). He has a stage show to
put on; he can't waste time with long hypnotic techniques. More importantly,
he is testing those people to find out who wants to have fun and who is uninhibited
in public. These are the people he invites up on stage. They usually enter
hypnosis very rapidly and very easily. And those people when they hear the
suggestion, because they want to have fun, take the mental attitude, I like
it, I want it to work and it does.
Many times on the stage, a person thinks they want to
do these things, but when it comes time to actually have it happen, they
don't have the correct mental attitude and the suggestion is ineffective.
These people, the stage hypnotist sends back to their seats, or, If it's
long enough into the show, he will sit them on a stage chair and ignore them
for the rest of the show.
Stage hypnosis operates by the same rules as clinical
hypnosis; you always have the choice as to whether or not you want that suggestion.
If you don't want it, truthfully don't want it, it will be rejected and there
will be no change.
So, you see hypnosis is up to you. People ask me what
my success rate is with smoking or weight control I have to be honest with
those people. My success rate is 100%. I know exactly what to say to
my clients and if they accept those suggestions, they'll have wonderful change
and if they reject them they will have no change. So my success rate is always
perfect. Will yours be perfect? If you accept the suggestions with the correct
mental attitude, I like it, I know it will work, yes, you'll have 100% success.
If you accept with any other ideas you will fail. It is up to you. I know
you are going to enjoy our sessions together, I'd like you to, if you have
any questions, just write them down on a piece of paper, so when you come
back to the office, we can talk about them a little more. If there's something
I haven't covered in our talk that you would like to know more about, Ill
be happy to discuss it with you. And remember hypnosis is a wonderful, wonderful
way to change our lives and it is available to you. Thank you for giving
me this time with you.
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