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Psychological Changes

Changing behaviors and bad habits is next to impossible for most people, partly because few people are actually taught the appropriate psychological techniques, and partly because the adult mind is not malleable. By puberty the brain starts to solidify its subconscious behavior-controlling mechanisms and by adulthood many behaviors are so deeply rooted that not even the strongest force of will or necessity can change them.

By producing brainwave patterns that research has shown to be connected to receptive states, NP3 provides a new way to let you take back control of your mind.

Patterns and Affirmations

Over the past century, researchers have discovered more about how behaviors and emotions are formed in the brain.

One way is through pattern recognition. The brain is the world's most powerful pattern recognition machine. It bases nearly all its internal programming on association. For example, have you ever eaten something that caused you to feel nauseous? The food itself might not have even been the actual cause of sickness, but later when smelling or eating the same food, the nausea returns. That is an obvious example of the brain associating 2 concepts together (specific food and sickness) to form a completely new behavior.

Though you may not realize it, most of your emotional reactions, behaviors and anxieties are based on the brain's many patterns of association. You can use this to your advantage by presenting your brain with new associations. For example, if you want to be more confident in a certain situation, you could associate that situation with a memory of one of your proudest achievements. If done properly, the end result will be a confident reaction to the old situation! This can be done using the powerful techniques explained in the Neuro-Programmer 3 documentation.

Another way the brain builds behaviors and reactions is through language. Language is inextricable tied to the way we process and understand the world around us, and ourselves. Most of our thinking even happens in structured, sentence form.

This is why specific language, in the form of recorded suggestions, hypnosis, or affirmations, can be successfully used to associate ideas, concepts and beliefs to create healthy new behaviors. But the mental state you are in when presented with these messages is a key determining factor in the effect they will have.

NP3 includes a guide, hundreds of examples and most importantly, a way to make your mind more receptive to all of these psychological techniques:

Making your brain more receptive

The goal of the brainwave stimulation in NP3 is to bring the mind to a receptive brainwave state, similar to the state induced during hypnosis - providing an ideal mental platform for self programming and psychological change.

  • According to Psychologist Ernest Lawrence Rossi, the brain's limbic system works to convert words, feelings, thoughts, beliefs and visualizations into a language that the body can understand. Rossi also noted that less than 35% of the population is hypnotizable. The rest of the population has trouble reaching a state of receptivity without added stimulation, such as what NP3 provides.
  • In a study called The Case for Alpha-Theta: A Dynamic Hemispheric Asymmetry Model, Thomas Budzynski, Ph.D., noted "At the low end of the arousal continuum, images and/or verbal suggestions are processed without the full effect of the critical screening, and therefore, are more likely to be accepted and acted upon."
  • A study was done by Felipe at Yale University where attitude changing suggestions were given to subjects during different mental states. Only during drowsiness or sleep did the suggestions have any significant effect. During alert, waking states and deeper sleep stages, the suggestions had little to no effect on attitude and, therefore, little effect on behavior.
  • Henry Adams, Ph.D., of NIMH and head of the alcoholism programs at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, found that alcoholics showed a 55% decrease in alcohol consumption after a single session combined with a brief anti-alcohol suggestion.
  • Dr. Roman Chrucky, Medical Director of the North New Jersey Development Center, found that the entrainment had a strong tranquilizing effect that enhanced hypnotic induction and "suggestibility" in general.
  • The study EEG Patterns Associated with High Hypnotizability, conducted by D. Corydon Hammond, Ph.D., suggests a very specific brainwave pattern associated with high levels of Hypnotizability. Using NP3 sessions, you can help your brain reach these essential brainwave patterns.
  • Kroger and Schneider tested the Brainwave Synchronizer on 2,500 patients in an experiment on the use of brainwave stimulation to induce a hypnotizable state. When their data from all the tests was combined, they found that the brain wave stimulation provided by the device was able to induce a hypnotic state in just over 5 minutes, for nearly 80% of subjects- and of those subjects, the percentage of deep hypnosis inductions was twice that of those who remained in light hypnosis.

Further Reading

Budzynski, T. (1981). Brain lateralization and rescripting. Somarics, spring/summer, 3-9.

Budzynski, T., & Lubar, J. F. (1997). The case for alpha-theta: A dynamic hemispheric asymmetry model. In Annual Conference of the Society for the Study of Neuronal Regulation, Aspen, CO.

Budzynski, Thomas. (1992) The Clinical Guide to Sound and Light.

Evans, F. J., GUSTAFSON, L. A., O'CONNELL, D. N., ORN, M. T., & SHOR, R. E. (1970). Verbally induced behavioral responses during sleep. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 150(3), 171-187.

Felipe, A. I. (1966). Attitude change during interrupted sleep (Doctoral dissertation).

Hammond, D. Corydon, Ph.D. EEG Patterns Associated with High Hypnotizability: Practical Clinical Implications

Kroger, W. S., & Schneider, S. A. (1959). An electronic aid for hypnotic induction: A preliminary report. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 7(2), 93-98.

Margolis, B. (1966, June). A technique for rapidly inducing hypnosis. CAL (Certified Akers Laboratories), 21-24.

Miller, E. E. (1987). Software for the Mind: How to Program Your Own Mind for Optimum Health & Performance. Celestial Arts.

Ray, W. J. (1997). EEG concomitants of hypnotic susceptibility. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 45(3), 301-313.

Rubin, R. (1970). Learning and sleep. Nature, 226, 447.

Rossi, E. L. (1993). The psychobiology of mind-body healing: New concepts of therapeutic hypnosis. WW Norton & Company.

Sabourin, M. E., Cutcomb, S. D., Crawford, H. J., & Pribram, K. (1990). EEG correlates of hypnotic susceptibility and hypnotic trance: spectral analysis and coherence. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 10(2), 125-142.

Wickramasekera I, I. E. (1977). On attempts to modify hypnotic susceptibility: Some psychophysiological procedures and promising directions. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 296, 143-153

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