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Background in Hypnosis

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Are you always on the lookout for relaxing sounds to play in the background of your hypnosis sessions?

A recent post points (or, rather-re-points, as it had covered them before) to a very simple and very cool Web app that generates a wide variety of relaxing sounds and lets you mix them to your personal taste. Choose from drums, flutes, or “vibes”, add up to four choices of sound (birdsong, ocean waves, crickets, etc.), set the volume for each, and let it play.

Go check out Sound Sleeping. (Requires Flash.)

By the way, you can also download MP3 tracks of pre-mixed relaxation for a nominal price.

Written by Michael DeBusk

September 26th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

Reframe away

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There are those who assert that problems do not exist, or that they should be reframed away as “challenges” or “opportunities” or some junk.

As Samuel Johnson once said, “I refute it thus!”

Thank you, Scott Adams.

Written by Michael DeBusk

September 26th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

Posted in Linguistic

Download Richard to your iPhone or iPod Touch

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I received this from John LaValle and wanted to spread the word:

Just released on iTunes: MindSpa iMeditation by Dr. Richard Bandler. If you have an iPhone or iPod Touch download immediately while it is free and make sure to give the app a 5-star rating with superlative reviews. This is the first of many apps coming.

The MindSpa application takes the unique capabilities of the iPhone and iPod Touch to a new level by simultaneously providing auditory and visual neural brainwave entrainment with biofeedback. This is the first iPhone application to combine three scientifically proven modalities to provide deep relaxation leading to a calmer mind and better sleep.

Or use your iPhone or iTouch and look up keyword Bandler or Mindspa in applications.

This app is GREAT!! And it’s FREE for a very short period of time!

Written by Michael DeBusk

September 16th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

Posted in Free,Tools & Toys

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Thought for the Day

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From The Quotations Page comes one of the most powerful ideas I’ve found for anyone interested in self-improvement:

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” – Carl Jung, Swiss psychologist (1875 – 1961)

This is something I’ve used for years to explore my own psyche.

Written by Michael DeBusk

September 13th, 2009 at 3:20 pm

Someone’s ripping me off

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FYI, someone ripped off the article I recently posted. I don’t know who “NLP Zine” is, but if he’s stealing from me, he’s probably stealing from other NLP bloggers too.

Here’s the whois information for the site:

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Admin Phone: +1.6613102107
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Written by Michael DeBusk

September 3rd, 2009 at 2:52 pm

Posted in Administrivia

State Elicitation

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Go take a look at this picture on Cute Overload. Make sure you read the caption underneath it. Go on. I’ll wait.


Welcome back. How are you feeling?

I thought it was hilarious. Keep in mind that I love cats, especially calicos, and especially kittens. Humor is thought to be a tension release, and that pic really inspires tension in a guy like me. So when I read the caption, I laughed.

Now go back and read the comments. Well over a hundred people who didn’t get it had to announce their didn’t-get-it-ness to the world. The comments on CO almost always suck (though at least it has comments, which most of my articles don’t) but the ones on that page suck differently. Self-righteously. As if their state is the blog’s fault.


Written by Michael DeBusk

September 3rd, 2009 at 1:30 am