Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sporting records are broken each four years at the Olympic games.

It wasn't that many years ago that one sporting achievement was declared 'an impossibility'.

Known simply as 'the Four-Minute-Mile'.

'No track athlete can run the mile (1,760 yards) in under four minutes!'. That was the decree of the so-called experts.

And for many years they were right. No runner ran a timed mile in less than four minutes.

That was until 1954 when a 25 year-old British medical student named Roger Bannister ran a mile in 3:59.4.

The 'impossible' had been achieved.

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Only two months later an Australian runner named John Landy joined Roger Bannister to also run the four-minute-mile while competing in the same race at the British Commonwealth Games in Canada.

In fact Bannister and Landy finished first and second respectively - both being timed as running the mile in less than four minutes.

- What Comes Next? -

In only the 10 years following 1954 another 336 runners had broken the four-minute mile!

What had changed in those ten short years?

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Something vitally important did change - but nothing of physical substance had changed at all.

The thoughts -- the belief of the runners had changed.

The runners had a brand new benchmark of ‘possibility thinking’ - and it was now being measured as less than four minutes.

The four-minute barrier is a metaphor for possible ‘barriers’ holding you back today.

Is your self-development progress being held back and restricted because of a false barrier of belief planted in your mind by an ‘expert’?

If so - why not make today the day that you choose to test it out.

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Our self-development training, resources, products and courses at SelfHelp Street (you have access to over 100 in total) have been helping people for over ten years - people just like you - to break barriers and achieve more - much more.

Today could very well be the beginning of your 'Roger Bannister Day'.

Your day to break down the barriers of the past.

'til next time,

Bradley Thompson, SelfDev Author
Self Development Network

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Every day, in every way

- “Every day, in every way ...” -

Who coined the mantra-like autosuggestion "Every day, in every way, I

am getting better and better"?

Answer A, B or C?

(a) Anthony Robbins

(c) Napoleon Hill

It was (a) French psychologist Emile Coué (1857 - 1926) who introduced

a method of psychotherapy, healing, and self-improvement, based on

autosuggestion or self-hypnosis.

He is remembered for his formula for curing health ailments by

optimistic autosuggestion. His teaching achieved a vogue in England

and the United States in the 1920s.

"Autosuggestion is an instrument that we possess at birth, and in

this instrument, or rather in this force, resides a marvellous

and incalculable power..." - Emile Coué

- The Coué Method -

The Coué method of autosuggestion centered on a routine repetition of

his particular self-suggestions for 15 minutes at the beginning and at

the end of each day.

Coué often worked with patients to build what we would call today,

their self-image or self-esteem.

He did this by utilizing his "Law of Concentrated Attention."

The Law of Concentrated Attention states that whenever attention is

concentrated on an idea over and over again, it spontaneously tends to

realize itself.

That's where "every day..." mantra came in.

Coué maintained that curing some of our troubles requires a change in

our subconscious/unconscious thinking, which can only be achieved by

using our imagination.

- 'Out of Sight Out of Mind' - 

The problem with using self-suggestion several times per day every day

is that you must be extremely motivated to remember to use it.

Without a prompter, trigger or device of some kind to assist

in 'forcing' you to apply the self-suggestions each day it is easy to

Before long a few days may pass and the entire concept can lose it's

It's a case of 'out of sight out of mind'.

Fortunately, there is an easy way to have an effective prompter,

trigger or device at hand to keep you on track.

Obtain the right self-suggestions pre-recorded on audio CD.

That is exactly why I was personally involved with the creation of our

Self-Suggestion Kit product The Self-Suggestion Kit.

By listening to my empowering messages for just a few minutes each

day, you’ll quickly begin to reprogram your mind – and enjoy positive

new behaviours in just a few days.

- Self-Suggestion: My Own View -

Self-Suggestion is the process of suggesting something to your mind,

over and over – allowing it to gradually "install" new, positive

behaviours in your life.

It’s based on the well-respected psychological principle "Programmed

Here is a very quick story.

I used self-suggestion to help me win a national television game show

(back in 1987).

The show was a general knowledge quiz show and the winning contestant

stood to win an overseas vacation for two with all expenses paid plus

spending money. Nice prize!

I prepared myself prior to going to the television studios for an

initial audition and eventually went on to win the episode in which I

was a contestant.

Every day and many times throughout the day prior to the show I would

repeat self-suggestions about being a confident contestant.

As I recall my self-suggestions, 'I will answer all quiz questions

quickly and correctly" and ‘I participate like a winning contestant’.

Since then I have used effective self-suggestions to overcome

obstacles and succeed in various endeavours.

You can use effective self-suggestion to fill your mind with positive

affirmations, essentially “reprogramming” the brain to achieve your

greatest goals.

Repeat enough, and they will eventually “sink in” and “rewrite” your

inner thought patterns.

Whether you want soaring confidence, success or more energy, self-
suggestion can help.

I will leave you with a quote:

'Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself' - W.

Clement-Stone, 20th century multi-millionaire and author of

books for developing a positive mental attitude (PMA).

The Self-Suggestion Kit

Bradley Thompson, SelfDev Author

Self Development Network

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Modern Hypnosis (Part Two)

The Father of Modern Hypnosis Says…(Part 2)

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Last week I introduced you to Dr Milton H. Erickson, the father of modern hypnosis.

If you missed Part One of this two part article click here to read it now.

We finished off Part One last week with the question you might be asking about the relevance
of Milton Erickson and your self-development plans which may include Instant Hypnosis programs.

‘Why does this have anything to do with my self-development?’

Back in the era of Erickson (1901 - 1980) is when the best ideas for hypnosis and even NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) as we know them today were birthed.

The Core Concepts

Many of the core concepts used in our very own Instant Hypnosis programs are based on proven Ericksonian style hypnosis theories and practice.

I want you to know there is a very real science behind hypnosis and it is the working foundation for all our Instant Hypnosis titles.

I should mention we have 15 different categories in the Instant Hypnosis suite of programs -- with over 170 single titles to choose from.

Click here http://www.instant-hypnosis.com/ to count them.

The ‘Big Take-Away’

Ok. Time for the big 'take-away' return-on-investment you get for reading this article.

Read these next lines carefully....

Erickson maintained that it was not possible, consciously, to instruct the unconscious mind, and that authoritarian suggestions were likely to be met with resistance.

The unconscious mind responds to openings, opportunities, metaphors, symbols, and contradictions.

Effective hypnotic suggestion, then, should be "artfully vague", leaving space for the subject to fill in the gaps with their own unconscious understandings - even if they do not consciously grasp what is happening. (wikipedia.org)

Did you catch that…?

"... even if they do not consciously grasp what is happening".

Now I know for a fact that sometimes after a self-development session with your favourite Instant Hypnosis program you begin thinking -- 'is this really hypnosis -- is it even working?'.

I Feel - I Felt - I Found

How do I know you are thinking that sometimes? Because I've been there. I understand how you feel.

I felt the exact same way once. That was until I found out the truth in what Erickson is telling us.

When you take your favourite Instant Hypnosis CD title and play it at home or at the office your conscious mind (the alert, logical, analytical mind) does not need to understand what is taking place.

Yes, it seems counter intuitive. But it is far better to let your doubting thoughts simply pass on through than to let them take hold.

Allow them to come from wherever they come -- and let them go to wherever they are going without giving them lingering attention.

OK To Look - But Don’t Stare

It's ok to look at these thoughts - just don't stare.

The amazing thing about hypnosis is that all the 'good work' is being achieved below your conscious levels of awareness.

Behind the invisible analytical filter of the thinking mind.

This is a topic on which I truly passionate and there’s more to share if you are interested. Please do let me know.

I love getting your emails, feedback and testimonials.

Keep an eye out for my regular Newsletter sent to your email in-box.

If you haven't subscribed yet now is a good time to do so because I have exciting news (really exciting news) to release in the coming weeks.

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Conscious Confidence

Use your Instant Hypnotic programs with conscious confidence.

Yes, indeed.

Do not let those doubting thoughts take a hold during or after your personal Instant Hypnosis sessions.

If you cannot hear it from me then hear it from the doctor -- Dr. Milton H. Erickson who says hypnosis works!

“What the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve.”

Believe it!

Bradley Thompson
Self Dev Specialist

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