Hypnotism is one way to achieve accelerated learning and optimum mental performance, and to prime the mind for intense concentration – as many scientific studies have shown. The technique as been used by countless renowned figures spanning numerous fields of expertise.
Albert Einstein was known to do hypnosis sessions every afternoon. The German-born theoretical physicist’s great theory of relativity discovery entered his mind during one of those sessions, and he used the hypnotic trance state to develop many of his other theories and formulas.
American inventor Thomas Edison used hypnotism on a regular basis – self-hypnosis in fact.
In Britain, Princess Diana utilized hypnosis to improve her public speaking skills, while Sir Winston Churchill was given post-hypnotic suggestions so he could stave off tiredness and endure long periods without sleep throughout WW2.
Several great classical music composers were hypnotism devotees. They include Seigei Rachmaninoff who, after a post-hypnotic suggestion given by early hypnosis specialist Nikolai Dahl, composed his much loved Second Piano Concerto; Mozart also used hypnotism as a creative aid and his opera Cosi Fan Tutte was entirely composed in a hypnotic trance.
Mozart…an early adopter of hypnosis.
Nineteenth Century British poet Lord Alfred Tennyson was known to regularly write poems in a hypnotic state.
While writing the feature film screenplay of Rocky, the then-unknown Sylvester Stallone used self-hypnosis tapes to boost willpower and creativity. Later, during each day of filming Rocky, in 1975, Stallone worked with well-regarded hypnotherapist Gil Boyne to help ensure the movie would become the blockbuster it turned out to be.
Continuing with the boxing theme, in Mike Tyson’s 2013 autobiography Undisputed Truth, Tyson mentions how he used hypnotism and self-hypnotism throughout his career, and specifically before each fight. He partly attributes this to his success in becoming a two-time World Heavyweight champion.
Tyson cites French psychologist Émile Coué’s self-hynotism methods, including autosuggestion, as being amongst those he used.
Coué’s 1922 book Self-Mastery Through Conscious Autosuggestion is recommended further reading on the subject of self-hypnotism.
Another famous athlete to use hypnosis for sports performance is Tiger Woods. The man who is arguably the greatest golf player of all time has been practicing hypnosis – both with a hypnotist and giving himself hypnotic suggestions – since his early teens. This period of his life was also when he started his extensive mental training with family friend and psychologist Dr. Jay Brunza.
Besides Tyson and Woods, another major sports star to have regularly used hypnosis during his career was Michael Jordan. The basketball legend was hypnotized before every game to enhance his mental focus. Furthermore, the entire Chicago Bulls team, which won six NBA championships during Jordan’s reign of supremacy in the 1990’s, incorporated hypnotherapy in their pregame routine to gain a psychological advantage over their opponents.
Jordan…hypnotized before games.
Closely aligned with hypnosis are subliminal messages, which the latest research suggests may also have the potential to instruct the subconscious mind and access higher intelligence. Indeed, some hypnotists have been known to incorporate subliminal messages in hypnotic audio recordings made for clients or the public at large.
Subliminal messages – also known as subliminals – are probably more controversial and slightly less proven than hypnosis, however.
Subliminals are any sensory stimuli that occur below an individual’s threshold of conscious awareness. What this means is messages can be sent to your mind without you being aware of the fact.
Subliminal messaging is nothing new of course. The technique has been around at least since the advent of radio and television when subliminal advertising reared its ugly head, and by the late 20th Century a whole host of scientific studies had concluded subliminals were not remotely effective.
However, more recent studies have shown the reverse. Science may be beginning to show just how effective subliminals can be.
For example, new studies involving functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) have revealed that subliminals activate crucial regions of the brain including the hippocampus, the amygdala, the primary visual cortex and the insular cortex.
To read more about hypnosis and accelerated learning check out GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ – http://www.amazon.com/GENIUS-INTELLIGENCE-Techniques-Technologies-Underground-ebook/dp/B00QXQQWXO/
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