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By Katherine Klingseis
Special to Ames247
Hypnotist Brian Imbus has hypnotized and read the minds of people from all over the world for the past 20 years. On Thursday, Imbus will return to Veishea for the fourth time and use his skills to entertain Veishea 2012 attendees.
Imbus’ Self-Hypnosis Program:
What is self-hypnosis?
Imbus states that self-hypnosis allows people to program their subconscious minds with suggestions, enabling people to change a habit more efficiently than just using the conscious mind.
While hypnotized, you will not be asleep, just very concentrated on a specific point, Imbus wrote.
Imbus explained that during hypnosis, people will be in a “Theta” brain wave state, which allows for people’s subconscious and conscious minds to communicate
Find a place where you can relax for 20 minutes.
Fixate your eyes on a point, deeply inhale, exhale while counting backwards from five, tell self that your eyelids are getting heavier after each number and allow your eyes to close when you reach one.
Focus on your right foot, relax every muscle in your foot and continue upward.
Focus on your left foot, relax every muscle in your foot and continue upward.
After relaxing your entire body, take a deep breath.
Repeat saying, “Each time I utilize this process, I become more self-confident and more successful,” at least five times for one to two minutes.
Slowly count to five and open your eyes.
Repeat the steps from week one.
Find a positive suggestion and write it down.
Fixate your eyes on a point, hold your index card between the focus point on your eyes and read it to yourself five times.
Drop the card, focus on the point, take a deep breath and start counting backwards from five.
Allow eyes to close when you reach one.
Repeat relaxation steps from week one.
Say your suggestion at least five times for one to two minutes.
Repeat, “Each time I practice self-hypnosis, I achieve it faster and deeper” for a minute.
Count to five and open your eyes.
Follow the steps from week three.
Imbus states that your body should now be conditioned to “automatically drift into a pleasant state of hypnosis.”
Possible topics for positive suggestions