in grade school, we were taught the five senses: seeing, hearing, touching,
smelling and tasting. Well, it turns out that many of us tend to lean more toward one
of those senses in our perception of the world. Some people are very visual,
some deal more in the auditory or sound, and still others are mostly what we’d
call kinesthetic, that is, more involved with touching and feeling.
simple thing you can do to bond with someone is listen to the way he or she phrases
things in terms of senses, and use those same words or synonyms in response.
Dr. John Kappas, founder of the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, did extensive
research and documentation to discover why it is that sometimes you can say the
same thing to two different people and get very different responses.
Some people take in information literally. Straight
ahead. At face value. If someone is literal and you show him your phone while
saying, “This is a phone,” his response will probably be something like, “Yes,
it is a phone.”
Other people take in information inferentially. Inferential
people are more likely to analyze why you say.
If you’re experiencing pain, hypnotherapy can be very
helpful in alleviating it. The first thing to do, of course, is to have the
pain checked medically to make sure it’s not something serious requiring
attention. If there’s not much that can be done about it other than taking pain
killers and you’d rather not, or if you are taking pain killers and they’re not
helping enough, hypnotherapy offers many techniques that can assist in
One hypnotherapeutic method to consider is known as the
theory of body syndromes, and it operates on the belief that pain manifests in
your body in reaction to undealt-with emotions.