Hypnosis Mp3s - the future
Someday people of all ages will be routinely using hypnosis mp3s to help with every aspect of their lives, especially with regard to self help and learning. There are already self help books and articles covering every subject under the sun and it won't be long before the same can be said about hypnosis mp3s.
Putting in headphones and pressing a button can help with every kind of learning from your first day at school to an adult learning a foreign language in time for a holiday. Hypnosis mp3s can help with quickly acquiring any useful information, advice, overcoming fears, anxiety and phobias, relationship problems, psychological problems, sports performance...just about every aspect of life. Where there is a need to change, or to learn information quickly, easily and with minimal fuss or effort - there will eventually be a hypnosis mp3 to fill that need.
Going into a trance is easily the most powerful state in which to absorb and retain information and, if done properly hypnosis makes learning far more relaxing, pleasurable and effective. If you think about it , going into a trance is almost invariably obtained by getting the listener to be come absorbed and focused, whereas when reading a book, for example, becoming and remaining focused and attentive can require much more self discipline and perseverance. Self hypnosis is all done for you on these mp3s and it's all so much less bother and potentially far more powerful than reading.
Just think about it, soon we will even be giving our children beautifully crafted mp3s that take them easily into a deep trance, during which the equivalent of a whole weeks learning at school can be made attractive, and memorable. During the trance they will be able to utilise their natural imagination to gain the full hypnotic benefit. Various forms of mental imagery such as sound, touch, visualisation, association, dissociation, emotion, plus a whole range of tried and tested hypnotic and "Neuro Linguistic Programming" techniques can be used to aid learning.
Of course we could train all teachers to become group hypnotherapists or train all hypnotherapists to become teachers! However, it would be far simpler to retain the specialisations as they are and simply use hypnosis audio to enhance and back up the present system where most teaching and learning take place in normal waking consciousness.
Hypnosis mp3s and research
Another area for the future will be hypnosis research. Until recently, the drawbacks of testing and comparing the effectiveness of using hypnosis, especially in medical research, have been considerable. Take the problem of replication, for example, say in comparing experiments where hypnosis is used to help people recover from cancer. Hypnotherapy to treat cancer typically consists of some form of visualisation where the patient imagines something such as an army of white blood cell warriors destroying malignant tissue. The trouble is, even if using the same "script" some hypnotists may be inconsistent between patients, or better at taking patients into trance than other hypnotists. Also, some hypnotic techniques may be more effective than others. Results in this area, not surprisingly have been mixed, but if patients were to be given a recording of the hypnosis to help them with the disease, far larger numbers of people could take part in each study. Not only that, but every patient would potentially receive exactly the same treatment. Also once an effective recording had been established it could be used in favour of less effective recordings.
A recording known to be reliable and effective could become as valuable as a much researched drug and could be used all over the world from London to Timbuctu...the implications are endless. Whether for medical psychological or any other kind of experimentation, it is obvious that the hypnosis mp3 and research were made for each other, it's just that the world hasn't quite woken up to this yet!
Why has the hypnosis mp3 been so overlooked? Until recently, most of them have been so gimmicky and in many cases amateurish, that they have given the genre a poor reputation and caused almost everyone within the profession to regard them with disdain, dismissing them as too cheap and inferior to live hypnotherapy treatment to be worth considering seriously. The end result has been that researchers have totally overlooked their potential.