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A real motivator! And funny too ...,
This review is from: Hypnotherapy - Motivation Power (Audio CD)
This CD provides motivation in spades. It's really inspiring to listen to, and definitely has a positive, long-lasting effect.
The CD consists of 2 sections. The first section provides useful advice and practical techniques to improve motivation, delivered in an upbeat and amusing way. The second section contains a hypnotic induction, which reinforces the messages contained in the first section. The effect over all is transforming.
If you are new to hypnosis, be reassured that Paul McKenna is really good at it. He really plugs into your unconscious with positive messages. This CD is not like the stage show where he gets people to do silly things to entertain other people. It really is about bringing out the best in you, using hypnosis to reinforce it.
If you're at all concerned that hypnosis is a bit spooky or about someone else controlling your mind (I was at first!), you could do as I did and stay alert to listen to the hypnosis section the whole way through the first time. Don't worry, there's no magic spell that will force you to go into a trance against your will!
Listening to the hypnosis section when you're not actually hypnotised can be a bit funny, because one of the fundamentals to getting someone into a hypnotic trance is to match your speach patterns to their in- and out-breaths. You speak at the rate of their breathing, and your tone of voice rises with their in-breath, then falls with their out-breath. Then, to put the person into a hynotic trance, you gradually slow down your rate of speaking whilst at the same time suggesting to the person that they are relaxing and feeling good and going into a trance. This guides the listener into a trance.
Of course on this CD Paul McKenna cannot match his words to your breathing rate because he cannot see you, so he's chosen a typical breathing rate to start with, then gradually slows his rate of speaking. Parts of it are like listening to a tape with the batteries running out! At the parts of the CD when you are supposed to be in a deep hynotic trance, his voice is slow and deep and rumbling. Then when he brings you out of trance, he speeds up and becomes enthusiastic. As I said, all quite amusing!
But that's not the way you're supposed to listen to the CD - and I recommend you just go with it, relax, and let Paul McKenna's voice do the work for you. Happy listening!