(Trev just got into
the room which he shares with his roommate, Niles. At this
moment, Niles is having a special practice. He is sitting
on a couch with his eyes closed, and murmuring to himself.)
I am calm and relaxed...... I am totally relaxed and my
tummy feels wonderful...... My tummy is getting smaller,
so I am slim now.....I am strong and slender......
Hey, what are you doing?
Oh, gosh. You scared me. Why didn't you knock?
I've got the key. It's my room as well, remember?
Yeah, yeah, anyway.
What were you doing? Meditation?
Neh, I was doing self-hypnosis.
Hypnosis? For what? Haven't you often got hypnotised by
lecturers and fallen asleep in class?
First, hypnosis is not sleep; second I never slept in class.
I just often have deep thoughts about something in class.
Yeah, deep thoughts with snoring! What did you do that for,
It's said that hypnosis can diminish the way our brains feel
about hunger, craving for foods and so on. It helps on keeping
diet. It even can ease the pain of a surgery and
effects such as nausea and fatigue.
The news I saw yesterday even reported that a British hypnotist hypnotised
himself while having an osteoarthritis surgery.
The doctor cut a wound about 10cm-long on one of this hypnotist's
arms. And during the procedure, he did not receive any anaesthesia or sedatives.
I don't buy it. That's way too far-fetched.
How can you feel no pain when someone is cutting a hole on
your arms? I think he was just making
thought his name could be championed
by the news report.
I don't think so. Every time I did self-hypnosis, I could
always rid my mind of feelings of gnawing,
unease and stress. Then I would feel the tension all
over my body has fallen away. I then could focus on matters
which I was concerned with. Saying, I wasn't really hungry,
but still so craving for food, I would hypnotise myself
with words like "My tummy is so small, so I'm really full
Then after that, I would really feel it works. The craving
would just fade away. So, hypnosis for controlling
our minds is really up
for grabs. So, it as well can be used for controlling
the feeling of pain, fatigue, nausea and what
have you after
It sounds like hypnosis is the way
Yeah, no more pills and needles.
So that's why I saw you just then fiddling
by murmuring "My tummy is getting smaller,
so I am slim now... bla bla bla....."
I wasn't fiddling with hypnosis. I was practicing, so I can
get away the craving for food.
Then, why are you holding a chokkie
Well, then.... that's for you. Take it! But it doesn't mean
it's alright to interrupt my practice.
Got it, mate! Cheers!