Posts for The Month of May 2023

Dodgers Pitcher Noah "Thor" Syndergaard is Reclaiming His Former Greatness with Hypnosis

Wednesday, May 10th, 2023 : Read 1,195 Times : 1058 words (Aprox 5 min read)

Inside the 'Nap Room': A Look at How Dodgers Players are Using the Power of the Subconscious Mind to Improve Their Performance

Noah Syndergaard, the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher known as "Thor" for his blonde hair and towering stature has been struggling on the mound since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2020.

In an effort to rediscover his old form, he is turning to a unique method: hypnotherapy.

With the help of the team's mental skills coach Brent Walker, Syndergaard is taking part in therapy sessions inside the Dogers' "nap room," where he wears an eye mask and relaxes while Walker performs hypnotherapy sessions.

This innovative hypnotherapy technique could be just what Syndergaard needs to reclaim his former greatness.

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A Real Clinical Hypnotherapist Reacts to Ben Affleck's "Hypnotic": Fact or Fiction?

Friday, May 12th, 2023 : Read 1,807 Times : 1508 words (Aprox 7 min read)

A Fast-Paced Thriller with a Psychological Twist... But is it Really About Hypnosis?

Ben Affleck's latest movie, "Hypnotic," has recently been released and is sure to be a hit. The film follows Detective Daniel Rourke (Affleck), who is searching for his missing daughter when he realizes that her disappearance may be connected to a string of unusual bank robberies.

Rourke witnesses a mysterious man manipulating innocent strangers into pulling off a bank robbery with nothing but a few muttered words.

As he races against time to find his daughter, viewers are taken on an intense journey of psychological manipulation and suspense. Soon, he engages the stranger — called a "hypnotic" for his ability to psychically manipulate the minds of others — who creates an ever-shifting altered reality.

But what does this thrilling story have to do with real-life hypnosis?

My name is Michael Stevenson, I'm a Certified Master Clinical Hypnotherapist and a Certified Master Trainer of Hypnotherapy with 25 years of experience.

As a practitioner of hypnosis in the real world, I was curious to see what this movie was all about. So my wife Kayla and I went to see it on opening night.

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