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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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More about Rick Minter

Learn more about Rick by reading his bio on Mind/Matters Hypnosis.

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!

Happy reading !

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
 they help relax the body and release negative beliefs that can spiral out of control while taking a test.

Hypnosis is a technique that goes straight to the subconscious source of our emotions and beliefs. Solving problems subconsciously has a powerful effect on behavior and confidence, replacing negative beliefs with positive ones. A qualified hypnotherapist can teach techniques to clear the mind, reduce stress, and increase focus, thereby curtailing anxiety resulting in improved performance with greater accuracy and speed. Scientific studies also show that relaxation increases awareness and confidence.

Hypnosis is an invaluable technique for reducing test anxiety. While students cannot have their hypnotherapist sitting next to them as they take the test, they can use self-hypnosis effectively with a little practice. Through the use of hypnosis -whether in a clinical environment or through learned self-hypnosis- you can learn how to learn better, remember more and do your best every time!