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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Hypnosis for the Experientially Gifted

We are used to thinking about cognitive intelligence, as measured by the I.Q., and lately we have been hearing about emotional intelligence, or the ability to get along well with others. I believe that there is yet a third kind of intelligence, experiential intelligence, which is only now emerging in human evolution, and which is presently accessed most easily by hypnosis and related techniques.
Hilgard referred to people who respond well to hypnosis as "hypnotic virtuosos," because of the large number of things which this enables them to accomplish. -- pre-experiencing the rewards of distant goals in order to motivate ourselves in the present, or suppressing the sensation of pain, and a host of other things which most regular visitors to my hyperempiria Blog are fully aware of.

 If you hand someone a violin and tell them that they can make beautiful music with it, most people can learn to play it passably well if they truly wish to do so. But others can learn to make such beautiful music that we are astonished at their performance. And so it is with the hypnotic virtuosos. To the public at large, their performance is indeed astonishing, but hypnotists know it all too well.

 In the words of an old song, "Let's face the music and dance." We need to devote more of our efforts into working with the experientially gifted, to help them make the most of their abilities. And when they do, we will all be able to dance in celebration along with them, because they will have inspired us too.

We need to have some sort of an Olympic forum for hypnosis, so that these world-class performers can learn from one another, and inspire the rest of us to emulate them. But this would not be the hypnotic equivalent of Mensa. The group would be open to everyone, regardless of their level of hypnotic performance, with the goal of helping everybody to maximize their potential. As +michael ellner  recently stated, quoting Confucius,  "Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Let me do and I understand." I hope that everybody who is interested will contact me,, to consider the formation of such a group.
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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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