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You are getting very sleeepy....

I've always been fascinated with hypnosis. Last year I treated myself to some sessions with a professional hypnotherapist. That was quite the experience.

But here's where the interest started. Back in the 80's, I helped out a friend by participating in a study where they gave everyone a personality test, then had us listen to two types of self-hypnosis relaxation tapes. One was a guided visualization and one was called "Isometric Squeeze," where you squeezed and relaxed different muscle groups. Then they assessed which type of tape was more effective for which type of person.

I don't know how the results came out. But listening to those tapes (It was a week or two apiece daily) ended up building a lifelong habit. In the 80's, those cassette tapes were pretty pricy. But nowadays with MP3s ... wow, it's like Christmas in June.

I found this freebie today for writers that I really liked, you can grab it here. The recording quality is good, it's short and to the point, and what he's saying resonates with me.

And speaking of hypnosis, there's some pretty heavy duty hypnosis in Camp Hell. When we produced the audio, I asked my narrator Gomez Pugh to listen to one of my favorite 80's hypnotists, Dick Sutphen, to prep for the role of Stefan!

Dick Sutphen is still practicing. He even has a downloadable Writer's Series.

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digthewriter
Jun. 11th, 2015 04:48 pm (UTC)
I LOVED this one.
jordan_c_price
Jun. 11th, 2015 09:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
thrace_adams
Jun. 12th, 2015 12:58 am (UTC)
OOoh I think I did both of those hypnosis techniques and didn't know they were for hypnosis. The Isometric squeeze I've used when I have trouble falling asleep...interesting...

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Katherine
jordan_c_price
Jun. 15th, 2015 03:13 pm (UTC)
I think they're more relaxation techniques than hypnosis. But hypnosis usually begins with a relaxation. There's all kinds of stuff out there nowadays on YouTube and Amazon.
thrace_adams
Jun. 15th, 2015 07:05 pm (UTC)
Ahh okay that makes sense then.
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