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My interest in hypnosis began many years ago when I played in a band that opened for various other artists.  Among the artists was Dr. R.E. Bellows.  I was fascinated with how people reacted on stage when under hypnosis.  When I talked with Dr. Bellows about hypnosis, I learned how it was not only a venue of entertainment, but a means to help people better their lives.  

Hypnosis: Motivational, Educational and Entertaining

Rick travels throughout the United States speaking on the benefits of hypnosis for self-motivation, stress management, sports enhancement, drug abuse programs, study habits and many other life enhancing topics as well as presenting highly entertaining Stage Hypnosis programs for schools, colleges, universities, churches, organizations and corporations.

Rick Minter, CMH is an excellent resource for Stage Show Hypnosis and Motivational Speaking engagements. Select this link to learn more and book your next event
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Hypnosis Article Posts

Watch for new articles published on this blog and links to Ezine articles. Each article will describe how hypnosis can be used as a primary choice of treatment for self-improvement, relationships, sports enhancement, tobacco use and so much more. You will also learn how hypnosis can be used as an appropriate adjunct to biological or psychotheraputic techniques.

Browse this blog to select the topics that interest you most. However, once you begin don't be surprised if you find yourself reading all of them!

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Is Hypnosis Mind Control?

Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness during which an individual is able to exert heightened control over sensory modalities through suggestion and imagination. The hypnotist under this definition is not seen as controlling the patient. He is viewed as an educator and guide of the patient's ability to control his own sensory state.

Contrary to a popular belief, people under hypnosis are

Overcoming Loneliness

Loneliness is a feeling in which the individual experiences a strong sense of emptiness, worthlessness, unwanted and solitude. Loneliness is not the same as being alone. Being alone can be experienced as positive, pleasurable, and emotionally refreshing if it is under the individual's control. Solitude is the state of being alone and secluded from other people, and often implies having made a conscious choice to be alone. Feelings of loneliness can be described as the absence of identification, understanding or compassion and are experienced even in crowded places. It may also be described as

Increase Your Selling Potential Through Hypnosis

Why can two sales people working for the same company, selling the same product or service and spending the same amount of time working do not earn the same sales commission? There are, of course, many valid reasons, but the most important reasons are motivation and method.

A self-started attitude is critical to be successful in sales. Effective sales motivation requires positive self-esteem and self-confidence. When these two qualities are in place, the individual can

I Know I'm Smart ...So Why Can't I Take Tests !?!

Testing anxiety is a common obstacle for almost all students, even those who study a lot. Feelings experienced during test taking, such as drawing a blank, inability to focus, or even panic, if not released immediately can compound and have devastating effects over the course of the test. Many students have a difficult time letting go of a hard question or a poor performance on a section. Sometimes, it can even lead to giving up on the test entirely. Timed testing increases a student’s anxiety because they feel they are racing against the clock.


The root cause of anxiety is in the subconscious mind not in the conscious mind. Subconscious techniques are especially powerful because

Help For Depression Through Hypnosis

Clinical depression is a medical illness that creates difficulties in coping with daily living. When people are clinically depressed they do not think clearly. They hold a pessimistic view of the future, unrealistic expectations, and are overly harsh and critical of themselves.

Depression breeds inactivity, mentally and physically, which breeds further depression and a vicious downward spiral. Negative self-suggestions repeated over and over again becomes imprinted in the subconscious mind. Negative thinking becomes a habit that must be changed in order for you to recover from your depression.

Symptoms of clinical depression can include some or all of the following:

Hypnosis - Complimentary Medical Procedure

Hypnosis is intended to help you gain more control over undesired behaviors or emotions or to help you cope better with a wide range of medical conditions. Hypnosis isn't considered a treatment or a type of psychotherapy. Rather, it's a procedure typically used along with certain treatments and therapies to help a wide variety of conditions, such as:

Managing Stress

Stress has been linked to most health problems, including heart attacks and strokes.  A recent study indicates that 75% to 95% of all doctors visits are stress related. Being over-stressed can also lead to low work performance, sleep issues, absent-mindedness, decreased interest in life, addictions, and many other undesirable results.
We all know that life is full of situations that can cause stress. You have probably noticed that some people

Imagination and Visualization

The ability to utilize imagination and visualization is within all of us. As we grow into adulthood we often loose the motivation to imagine and visualize. Creative professions such as architects, scupltors, actors, etc. require the ability to visualize and imagine using 1 or more of the 5 senses; sight-taste-smell-tou...ch-sound. Hypnosis is an effective tool to reawaken or enhance these abilities.

Being in the Zone !

Most people have experienced being so deep into concentration that outside distractions seem to disappear. This is often referred to as 'being in the zone. Hypnosis can be used to create or enhance confidence, concentration (focus) and replace unhealthy attitudes and beliefs with more healthy ones to achieve peak performance in sports, school, business, etc.

Weight-loss Hypnosis

The following is from an article published by the Mayo Clinic: Hypnosis, an altered state of consciousness, can through highly focused concentration, make you more responsive to suggestions, including behavior changes that can help you lose weight. If you've tried diet and exercise but are still struggling to meet you...r weight-loss goal, you may want to consider weight-loss hypnosis.