Re: guided imagery/ self hypnosis
Posted by Eddie on 05/02/2008 13:10:53
In reply to guided imagery/ self hypnosis posted by sorrisi on 05/01/2008 09:10:22
Interview with an interesting newcomer.
Posted by John on 10/10/2003 17:01:10
>Many years ago I was taught self hypnosis which I used as a way of
helping myself do things I found difficult. So I know I can learn this
process, at least on a beginner level.
I wouldn't be surprised if you could learn mindfulness, if you are
motivated on your own to do the experiential exercises that are
provided for teaching that skill here. But mindfulness is nothing at
all like hypnotism. Hypnotism is a form of conditioning. Mindfulness
is not being *conditioned* in any way. In fact, with mindfulness, one
can learn to become free of conditioning when that is something a
person feels motivated to be working on. Mindfulness is about being
free, and making one's skillful, objective, choices from a posture of