This post is not only a review for the online hypnosis program “Total Money Magnetism” by Clinical Hypnotherapist, Dr Steve G. Jones, but it’s also a post about the Law of Attraction in general.
The views expressed in this post is entirely my own personal views. My thoughts and opinions are based on my personal research and understanding of Neuroscience and Spirituality. Please feel free to disagree with me and make your own conclusions.
It seems like you can’t go anywhere without seeing or hearing about hypnosis and hypnotism these days, right? The world has woken up from a bad hangover and we are seeing a huge increase in the number of people interested in personal development and human potential.
Whenever people ask me about hypnosis and the benefits of hypnotherapy, I feel really hopeful and joyous that another person is about to change their life for the better. As someone who’s been in that dark, lonely, and limited place previously, I can honestly say that Hypnotherapy has completely transformed my life.
How? Let’s explore this topic together. Are you open-minded enough to read on?
What is Hypnotism?
According to http://www.science.howstuffworks.com, Hypnosis is a trance state characterised by extreme suggestibility, relaxation and heightened imagination. Unlike sleep, you are fully conscious during this process, and you are awake, sort of. What you are unaware of are the surroundings and outside stimuli. If you think about how sometimes you can watch a movie and you hear this music that builds suspense, and the main character is about to walk down a dark alley, alone, slightly drunk or drugged, … your mind immediately goes to create the worst case scenario, in vivid detail, and you are completely immersed in that experience. To you, that seems real, and if someone touches you at the moment you almost jumpy out of your skin, right? Have you ever had that experience before? Well, a similar thing happens to you during hypnosis, where you no longer pay attention to what’s around you in what we call “the real world”, and you go into a world of your own making. This world can be a very pleasant one, or an unpleasant one, depending on what you focus on. So what a Hypnotherapist does here, is to guide you towards the desired state: be it happiness, relaxation, bliss, freedom, … you name it. When you are in that highly suggestible state, your subconscious mind just accepts that this is your reality. In the same way that you can think yourself into a panic attack, you can think yourself into bliss and happiness.
Development of techniques.
Hypnotherapy is one of the oldest forms of therapy, usually used for kicking bad habits and addictions. Its origin can be dated back to the 1700s to a physician named Franz Anton Mesmer, whose name is the base of the word “mesmerise”.
Mesmer, who studied as a Jesuit Priest originally, became interested in magnetism, and eventually became Europe’s foremost expert at magnetic healing. He believed all living things contained a type of magnetic ‘fluid’ which helped keep them healthy. Without a sufficient amount of this ‘fluid’, people would fall ill. The way he treated his patient is quite similar to what the ancient Chinese did. He used magnets to pass over the patient’s body, thus effecting a ‘healing’ of the magnetism within that body.
One day, Mesmer forgot his magnets, so he just made passes over the patient with his hands. He was surprised to find that even without the magnetic treatment, they got better. From then on, Mesmer thought he had sufficient magnetic fluid within himself to effect cures. In reality, he was practising a form of hypnosis. (Read the full post on The History of Hypnosis written by Stephen Mc Gill, published in Irish Hypnosis Ltd Website)
Despite popular belief and media portrayal, a person under hypnosis does not do anything he or she wouldn’t normally do. All the actions you take under hypnosis will still be congruent to your personality and your beliefs. In a way, all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. No one can make you go rob a bank or jump off a building unless on some subconscious level you already had the desire to do that. (Read this blog from the Encyclopaedia Britannica)
In recent years, with the increased popularity of New Age Spirituality and Personal Development, Hypnotherapy is becoming more and more popular. However, in my opinion, it is still massively underused and misunderstood. There are many preconceived notions and beliefs that are holding people back from using this hugely beneficial method to help them live more fulfilled lives.
Hypnotherapy has been proven effective in many fields: it can be used to help sufferers of PTSD, anxiety issues, stress, overeating, alcohol and substance addiction, etc. It can be used to help athletes achieve peak performance, or help business people and academics reach their career peaks. The possibilities are endless! The only problem is that not enough psychiatrists, psychologists, and psychotherapists use hypnosis or understand what it can and cannot do (Psychology Today).
What we know to be true:
Many books have been written on the subject, and tons of research has been done on the effectiveness of hypnotherapy. We know that it works. However, just like any medical, scientific, or spiritual treatments, it has its limitations, and should not be thought of or used as a one-cure-for-all method. For all it’s infinite possibilities of use, hypnotherapy cannot repair brain damage or genetic defects; it doesn’t prevent the ageing process, or make you live forever; it also cannot teleport you to the moon, or make the person you covet fall madly in love with you. It can, however, dramatically boost your confidence and improve your performance.
What we don’t know:
The long-term benefits of a Hypnotherapy session is still unknown. There are many reasons why the benefits may not last forever. Say your problem is that you have a weight problem, and your weight is bouncing up and down all the time, all your life. After Hypnotherapy, you gain a new found confidence in yourself and acquire a new self-image as a slim, happy, active person. Over time though, the same factors that caused you to become sedentary and caused you stress which led to overeating may stress you out again and get you to the same state of anxiety and self-numbing, self-sabotaging. This doesn’t mean that Hypnosis didn’t work for you, only that you need to remove the stimuli in your life which cause you to go back to unhealthy habits.
The Law of Attraction
The Law of Attraction is one of the most overused and understudied, misunderstood terms. Many people who throw the term around do not actually understand what the Law of Attraction really is and how it works.
The Law of Attraction is really a secondary law of the Universe. The Primary Law associated is the Law of Vibration, which states that everything in the Universe is in a constant state of vibration. Nothing is every still. Since everything in the Universe is made from energy, and all is in a constant state of vibration, everything is attracting what’s vibrating on the same frequency. In a way, we operate like the radio. The level of frequency we are tuned into will determine what radio channel we get.
Many people talk about using the Law of Attraction to manifest wealth and abundance. What’s often misunderstood is why this works, and how to make it work better for you.
When we say “act as if” in terms of manifesting something that we want, we are talking about behaving in a way that we believe we already have this thing that we want. Let’s use a simple example:
Let’s say you want to attract the ideal partner into your life. Think about what kind of a person he or she is, then think about what kind of person he or she may be attracted to. Are you the kind of person for them? If not, what can you do to become that person? You can learn to become that person, by doing the things that person may do, thinking and acting in the way that person may think and act, etc. Once you become the ideal partner for your ideal partner, you will surely attract that person into your life.
Let’s then say you want to become a successful entrepreneur, and you want to attract that success into your life. First of all, you need to get on the same frequency of that success. You do this by thinking of yourself as already a successful entrepreneur: how you would as, how you would conduct business, the level of confidence you would have in yourself, etc. Once you start working that way, with confidence, certainly, belief, and a great attitude, you will surely succeed.
What we know:
The Law of Vibration and Attraction has been used by many famous celebrities, athletes, gurus, business owners, top academics, and stars. (11 Successful Celebrities Who Talk About The Law of Attraction) The Queen of Talk shows Oprah Winfrey famously talked about attraction her breakout role as Sofia in The Color Purple (1985). Oprah believes that the Law of Attraction played a crucial role in her massive life and business success. The hit 2006 movie “The Secret” has also been instrumental in popularising the idea and philosophy of The Law of Attraction. Since then, many people have used this law to their advantage, and have drastically improved their lives using the techniques of visualisation, positive thinking, and manifestation. Hypnotherapy comes in here has a way to eliminate the negative conditioning in our thinking, and planting the seeds of positive thinking and self-empowerment in our subconscious mind.
What we don’t know
The ‘real’ reason behind the success of visualisation and using hypnotherapy to remove negative energy is the topic of much debate and disagreement. One thing is for sure, this works for a lot of people, many of whom lead happy, healthy, and abundant lives. The exact reason may remain unknown for the near future, but we can safely assume that the benefits far outweigh any possible downsides.
Neuro Linguistic Programming is a massive buzz word these days. It’s core principle is based on the belief that we are all in possession of all the abilities and power we need to achieve any goal we set for ourselves. Human beings operate on less than 10% of our true capabilities. Most of us do not ever use more than 2% of our intellectual and emotional powers. By unlocking just another 10% of our full power, we can achieve meteoric successes beyond our wildest dreams. NPL serves as a key to unlocking these inner powers.
NLP works to detect and replace limiting beliefs and societal programming by focusing on the language processing part of the brain. Through the use of language and specific words, it serves to strengthen a person’s belief in themselves, and remove the limitations and doubt they place on themselves by the unconscious use of uncertain language.
There are several techniques used in the application of NLP, most notably the technique of Anchoring, where you assign an emotional response pattern to a specific gesture, item, smell, or location, in order to later bring up the desired emotional response at your command. This technique is the most widely used and has been proven highly effective and popular among many, including this author.
Reticular Activation System
We can’t talk about Hypnotherapy and NLP without mentioning the RAS (Reticular Activation System).
RAS works as a filter through which we view the world. This is the system our brain uses in order to conserve energy and speed up our responses. Imagine how slow we would be to respond to everyday events if we were to notice absolutely everything that’s going on around us. We would become so overwhelmed that we would not be able to function. Our brain, therefore, developed this system to filter out the things that it deems unimportant. But how does it decide what is important or unimportant? It does so by taking cues from us! Have you ever noticed when you hear someone you love talking about a type of dog and how much they love it and so on. They just ramble on and on about this cute dog, how special it is, how loving, and cute, and you listen to them for quite a while. Then you go off to work or shopping etc, and you see this type of dog everywhere. Has this ever happened to you? There is a very good reason for this! You paid so much attention to this idea of the dog that it has now become a part of your RAS filter. All the signs and associations to this type of dog have always been where they’ve been, only you weren’t interested enough to notice them before! That’s how the RAS works. So it naturally follows that when you focus your energy on positive thinking and empowering thoughts, you are going to notice the beauty around you and people being kind to one another. The reverse is also true. If you live in doubt and fear and worry and stress, everything around you is going to cause you more of the same feeling, because your RAS is making you ignore the things that may bring you joy and happiness. Just as the Law of Attraction says like attracts like. When your filter is causing you to see bad things, cruelty, hatred, betrayal, and dishonesty, even though wonderful things are happening around you at the same time, you will fail to notice them. This is also why two people can be in the exact same situation but have two completely different experiences.
So now let’s talk about Dr Steve G Jones’ Total Money Magnetism program.
Does it work?
Well, the science is there, and many people have given testimonials for the program. The fact that the good doctor is featured on CNN, Fox News, CNBC, Forbes Magazine, People Magazine, and has a huge celebrity following, who pay him over $25,000 a session to help them improve their business performances should say something, right? I, for one, have used many hypnotherapy programs over the years and have had a lot of wonderful experiences in improving self-confidence, overcoming fear and anxiety, improving my academic performance, etc. I am totally sold on this idea.
Plus they offer a 60 Day Money Back Guarantee where you get to use the program for a full 60 days. If there’s any reason why it doesn’t work for you, you simply contact their customer service and the total price will be refunded to you, no questions asked. I personally believe this is a sure sign that they are confident in the efficacy and quality of their program. Most of these online products would carry the mandatory 30 Day Money Back Guarantee, so 60 Days is definitely proof of their belief in their product.
Also, the price is very low ($47), which is less than what you would pay for an hour-long massage in most massage parlours. But rather than just relaxing for 60 minutes, you get the possibility of making millions, taking your business to the next level, and living a more fulfilled life. Is that possibility worth a mere $47? For me it is.
Again this is my personal belief and personal opinion. I am willing to do whatever it takes for a better life and better future, for both myself and my family. You’ve got to make your own judgements and decisions.
Think about it.
What have you got to lose, apart from a poor person’s mindset?
Click here to watch a quick video where Dr Steve G. Jones explains the program himself.