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How Hypnosis Can Be Used to Benefit Essential Skills for Successful Musicianship
Music students quickly discover that learning music is much different than other subjects with well-defined rules and processes. Feeling makes music an art, not just a technology. A good instructor can help a student to set goals and point out bad habits, and explain the ways that have worked best for others, but thatâ€™s all they can really do. The instructor knows that he or she cannot make the student better or improve their playing for them. Neither can the instructor detect your thinking patterns or how you map reality for optimum learning. Information alone cannot teach you what you need to be a successful musician, for the rest is that elusive â€œsomethingâ€ that must somehow be found inside, individually and alone. It is up to you to discover your own internal support to fill in the blanks, to find the mental processes that work for you, to learn that which cannot be taught.
Conventional music education concentrates on technique, but in doing so the real reason why we play music can often be forgotten â€“ the sheer joy of picking up your instrument and knowing something new and magical is about to happen. Technique and left-brain learning are essential, but rely on conscious processes. Because the job of the conscious mind is to narrow down possibilities for decisive action in reality, you must learn how to transform consciously learned skills and expand them from conscious to subconscious competence, thereby achieving the spontaneity and sincerity demanded of a true musician. Effort is an aspect of the conscious mind, a concept unknown to the subconscious. The subconscious mind never analyzes or â€œtriesâ€, it just â€œdoesâ€. Hence, under the influence of the subconscious, playing becomes effortless.
Technique is not an end in itself. Often players with crude technique have much more to say than those who have mastered technical skills. What does the unpolished but expressive player have that the well-practiced technical wizard does not? That musician has learned a way to connect with and tap into his or her vast subconscious resources.
Hypnosis is a tried and true, effective method of communicating with the subconscious mind and gaining access to the vast storehouse where all your resources are located. It is the â€œZenâ€ of the West, a ritual performed for your benefit that allows you the opportunity to self-discover the process that leads into and inside, to open the door, and begin using new resources that can enhance every aspect of your life.
Many self-improvement programs disguise the hypnotic process underlying their methods with labels such as â€œRapid Learningâ€ or â€œGetting into the Zoneâ€. Their covert faÃ§ade is intentional. They are afraid to call what they do what it is, hypnosis. They do so out of fearâ€¦fear that people will be put off by the negative stereotypes that have been perpetuated in the media. This only serves to continue the undeserved stigma attached to hypnosis. They also do a disservice to those who, if properly informed, might otherwise avail themselves of the benefits of hypnosis and find the relief from unnecessary suffering and unhappiness they need. As a hypnotist, I feel strongly that my obligation to the work is to inform my clients and the public at large the truth about hypnosis, beginning with me and what I do.
As I’ve said repeatedly, I never hypnotize anyone. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, so I only help others learn how to take themselves into a relaxing and useful state of trance where you are free to commune with the subconscious and all its resources. I am just your guide, a very skilled and professionally-trained guide, but a guide nonetheless. Once you learn how to enter the hypnotic state on your own, you can take that skill and use it to re-program yourself as you need and desire for the rest of your life.
Using hypnosis, one can use trance for quicker learning, faster recall and longer retention. You can choose to use trance skills for personal growth, improved energy, enormously heightened productivity, a much enhanced capability for enjoyment and happiness. Reduce self consciousness, stress, worry and anxiety. Get a sense being more worthwhile, better use of your time, and extended periods of happiness. People who learn self-hypnosis learn how to really relax, and how to be aware of and control their own emotional states.
A musician who can go into self-hypnosis can become aware of how he or she plays a note, remove self-limiting beliefs, and realize that the ultimate control is controlling â€œletting go.â€
Thereâ€™s nothing quite like that experience when the hands that guide your instrument have already caught and executed what floated before the mind at the same time the mind began to form it. When you no longer know which, the mind or the hands, was responsible for the note…youâ€™re â€œthereâ€.
Thatâ€™s when you learn how to â€œget out of your own way,â€ and let your inner genius guide your fingers. Then it gets to that magical point where it seems as though youâ€™re just a spectator or a passenger along for the ride, observing the music playing itself, and enjoying the unique experience of musical ecstasy that is the musicianâ€™s true reward.
For the music student,
hypnosis is by far the fastest technique available
to naturally tap into the resources you already have,
to find that which you must discover on your own,
and to become the musician you always wanted.
Most importantly, â€œmusic studentsâ€ learn how to find everything they need from within themselves to complete their transformation into â€œmusicians.â€
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about how much money youâ€™ve spent on your music gear
how much is it worth to invest in the software that’s
going to be running all that cool gear you bought…
YOUR OWN MIND ?