What may be the world’s most closely watched pregnancy could culminate in an unusual type of birth: hypnobirth, or childbirth using hypnosis.
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has reportedly chosen hypnobirth for her first child, according to the International Business Times.
The IB Times also reported that the duchess had used hypnosis to recover from her morning sickness last year.
Advocates of hypnobirthing claim the technique reduces — but does not eliminate — the pain of labor and childbirth, thereby decreasing the need for epidurals and other pain-management drugs.
Hypnobirthing teaches women to better understand the muscles involved in childbirth, and encourages women to use deep breathing and other relaxation techniques to reduce the anxiety and fear that can accompany childbirth.
Sometimes we’re at our most creative when interacting with others. We sit talking to friends and each feeds off the other’s ideas. Plus, a discussion can really clarify things.
But what about when you’re alone, or don’t want to share your ideas yet? How can you stimulate creativity and find elegant solutions to problems?
Try Talking to Albert Einstein. Talk to Andrew Carnegie or Lee Iacocca if your problem has to do with making a factory more productive. Questions about love can be addressed to the Dalai Lama. The idea is to have conversations in your head with anyone who can help. Why do this?
Imagination Needs Form To Function
You already have a powerful imagination, whether you know it or not. What you may not have, is enough powerful ways to use it. That’s what you get with a conversation in your head – access to the creative power of your mind – a way to use your imagination.
Start by imagining someone you respect and know something about. This is so you can easily imagine what they might say. It can even be a fictional character. Explain your problem to this person, and listen to what they have to say.
You’ll be surprised how often an imaginary Einstein comes up with an interesting idea, or a question that produces something useful. Just ask anything you want. If that is too difficult, just imagine two other people having a conversation about the problem you want to solve.
All the ideas they come up with are yours, of course, but you’ll notice right away that what one imaginary person says will be very different from what another says. That’s the whole point – these other voices are other ways for your imagination to produce good ideas.
What Would Jesus Do?
Have you ever seen those “WWJD” pins and stickers? The WWJD stands for “What Would Jesus Do?” Some young people wear these pins as a source of guidance.
Whether or not you are a Christian, you can see how, in times of confusion, this simple question can immediately clarify things and allow a right decision. The information necessary may be there in a young man’s head, yet there is confusion. Then, he imagines what Jesus would do or say and he quickly “sees” the answer.
Just Try It!
Start talking with your imaginary friends (in your head please). You can use this technique for help with personal, business, moral and any other problems. It’s a powerful way to draw on the power of your unconscious mind, and it will work if you give it a chance.
This articles is an excerpt from Secrets of Lucky People by Steve Gillman. Learn how to create your own luck with dozens of simple exercises which will make you the luckiest person you know.
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The U.S. Government banned them on TV and radio in 1974. They were once famously used to boost sales of popcorn by almost 60%. And today, they’re the subject of numerous Derren Brown-style “mind” shows airing throughout the globe.
I’m talking, of course, about subliminal messages.
However, despite all the media hype, subliminal messages aren’t just used by advertising moguls trying to get us to buy another can of coke. They can also be employed to make serious and lasting change in our own lives.
In this short article, I’m going to share a method you can use to get subliminal messages working for you—starting tonight!
But how? There are two primary ways you can actually “send” subliminal messages. Visually, such as with the popular Subliminal Power 2.0 software tool. Or, less effectively, using sound, with the subliminal CDs you can buy from most bookstores.
Yet if your budget is low, there’s an even cheaper way to begin putting the power of subliminal messaging to work for you!
One rainy afternoon an inspired 15-year old boy named John Goddard sat down at his kitchen table in Los Angeles and wrote three words at the top of a yellow pad, “My Life List.” Under that heading he wrote down 127 goals.
These were not simple or easy goals. They included climbing the world’s major mountains, exploring from source to mouth the longest rivers of the world, piloting the world’s fastest aircraft, running a mile in five minutes and reading the entire Encyclopedia Britannica.
Now, a generation later, he has accomplished 109 of these quests, and has logged an impressive list of records in achieving them.
Is humanity getting smarter or dumber with time? The answer may be both.
While IQ scores are rising at a remarkable rate, humans’ underlying genetic potential for smarts could be on the decline, a new study suggests. The research found that by one measure of intelligence, the Victorians had modern folk beat.
The findings aren’t without controversy — particularly whether or not the measurements used really reveal intelligence. Still, the study highlights the trouble with measuring intelligence over time: Smarts aren’t defined as just one thing. What makes a person clever on the African Savannah could be nearly useless in the financial centers of Hong Kong.
“It’s not simply that intelligence is going down or going up,” said Michael Woodley, a psychologist at Umea University in Sweden who led the new research. “Different parts of intelligence could be changing in lots of different ways.”
They are eerie sensations, more common than one might think: A man describes feeling a shadowy figure standing behind him, then turning around to find no one there. A woman feels herself leaving her body and floating in space, looking down on her corporeal self.
Such experiences are often attributed by those who have them to paranormal forces.
But, according to recent work by neuroscientists, delivering mild electric current to specific spots in the brain can induce them. In one woman, for example, a zap to a brain region called the angular gyrus resulted in a sensation that she was hanging from the ceiling, looking down at her body.
In another woman, electrical current delivered to the angular gyrus produced an uncanny feeling that someone was behind her, intent on interfering with her actions.
She was hypnotized. Entranced into believing she was a powerful classical violinist. After her second violin lesson she’d ever taken… her instructor was so blown away by her newfound level of skill, she was immediately enrolled into the advanced class…
How did she do it?
Another test subject was hypnotized into thinking she was Raphael, the artist.
Before being hypnotized using this secret experimental method, she couldn’t even draw a “smiley face.” Within a month, she had the artistic skill of a professional designer.
Through these experiments and many more that followed… through endless hours of trial and error, a secret mental technique was developed that without hypnotic trance,
caused people to become:
* more business savvy
* more confident
* more creative
* more artistic
* better at sports
* and much, much more…
Now for the first time ever you can also possess this secret mental technique that allows you to “pretend” and “adapt” the genius skills of absolutely anyone…
Do this. Imagine for a moment if you could be anyone, acquire the skills of any person, who would you want to be? What would you want to excel at more than anything else?