My co-author Kelley Woods suggests the following:
If even more is needed, I may ask a client, "What would you like to do with those leaves?" I've received some novel suggestions!"
Confucius said, "Tell me, and I may not remember. Show me, and I may forget. Involve me, and I will understand." Psychologists and educators generally agree that people learn best by experience which involves one's whole person in the activity or the material to be learned. This blog is dedicated to harnessing the power of psychologically-enhanced experience to show you how to change your life and get the things you want!
|Small Talk isn't just for "wowing" someone on a date.|
|"The world is so full of such a number of things,|
I am sure we should all be as happy as kings."
--Robert Louis Stevenson
|You can get off the merry-go-round!|
"For as long as we stay here, in this enchanted cottage,
even my words will be ehchanted."
As +Kelley Woods has pointed out, young children have no trouble instantly changing themselves into a monster or a fire engine, especially when parents encourage this kind of imaginative involvement. The following induction was originally written for children, but I later found that it was a favorite with the college students in my graduate hypnosis courses at the University of West Georgia. Perhaps we don't learn to become high responders in hypnosis. We un-learn it!Just sit back, and close your eyes, and I am going to tell you a magic story. It is a story about a very special place, deep in an enchanted forest, where everything I tell you will come true. . . Imagine now that we are walking together down a long, winding path which runs through the middle of a large woods. We are walking along, early on a bright spring morning. Birds are singing in the trees, and here and there a flower is poking its head out of the soft, green grass which grows beside the path. And because this is a magic story, the farther we go along the path, the more real everything around us becomes.
The path that the people who beat the odds take does not seem to be as important as the way they walk the path that they have chosen. This is based on extensive experience assisting people with life-threatening diseases and conditions and assisting people living with medically unexplained syndromes and symptoms like chronic pain, FMS, IBS and CFS. What they do — does not seem to be as important as how they do what they do… The people who do what they do with a happy heart, peaceful mind and playful spirit seem to have the best outcomes regardless of what they are doing.