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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

How to Meditate using Self-Hypnosis

"As a rabbit, I am an expert in meditation."

Imagine a rabbit on the edge of a field of grass, who happens to spot a fox looking at him from the other side of the field. The rabbit freezes, and a moment later the fox disappears from view. The rabbit calmly goes back to searching for the nearest tender blade of grass. But if that rabbit had the brain of a human being, he might well have been anxiously wondering, "What if that fox has a burrow in the next field? What if he comes back to get me?" But of course, there would be nothing that the rabbit could do about it.

Meditators, through dilligent practice, can learn to "switch their brains off" when anxiety can serve no useful purpose. Similarly, they can learn how not to unduly depress themselves with regret over things which cannot now be changed, and to calm the fires of anger when rage can serve no constructive purpose.

Meditation can be even more effective for relieving anger, anxiety, panic, and depression when it is combined with self-hypnosis.  The following video by +Richard Nongard provides an example of how the two techniques can be used together.  

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Gibbons, D. E. (2001). Experience as an art form. .New York, NY: Authors Choice Press.

Gibbons, D. E. (2000). Applied hypnosis and hyperempiria. Lincoln, NE: Authors Choice Press (originally published 1979 by Plenum Press).

Gibbons, D. E., & Cavallaro, L (2013).. Exploring alternate universes: And learning what they can teach us. Amazon Kindle E-Books. (Note: It is not necessary to own a Kindle reader to download this e-book, as the Kindle app may be downloaded free of charge to a standard desktop or laptop computer and to most cell phones.)

Gibbons, D. E., & Lynn, S. J. (2010). Hypnotic inductions: A primer. in S. J. Lynn, J. W. Rhue, & I. Kirsch (Eds.) Handbook of clinical hypnosis, 2nd ed. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, pp. 267-291.



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