It has been known for centuries that our mind has unlimited potential and power. This had been demonstrated through many channels and in different disciplines. One of the methods used to show the power of our mind is hypnosis.

You probably have already come across how hypnotists are able to get the audience to do according to his bidding on stage. In some situations, people are literally able to demonstrate feats that they would not be able to do when in normal wakeful state of mind. Unbelievable things like the ability to withstand icy cold water for a long duration; the ability to write out some historical literature that the person herself has no prior knowledge of; the sudden lack of strength to lift a light pen etc.
Due to the unbelievable demonstration, many people are distrustful of the show.

It has been labelled as something of a mind control or being taken as a fake thing (like what magic does - to show something normal people cannot do but is not real, just some mind tricks).

People could be right because when something is too good to be true, their belief system cannot accept it. They would then reject it if they are not able to figure out how can these feats be done.

To clear people's ideas about certain things, especially things they find hard to believe in, we need to prove it to them. What is the best way? It would be none other than letting the person experience it first hand, through simple exercise.

Here I am going to talk about 2 simple exercises that one can go through and immediately find out what the mind is capable of doing.

Exercise 1

The first exercise requires you to partner with a friend or family member. Start with yourself standing straight. Now swing both your arms forward in a circular movement. Try to swing as big a circle as you can. Let your partner takes note of how big a circle you have "drawn" in the air.

Now, close your eyes and see in your mind's eyes that you are swinging your arms in the same direction but much further than what you have just done. When you have done the imagining, physically swing your arms forward based on what you have seen in your mind's eyes.

Let your partner observes and then tells you the difference.

You should have made a much bigger swing the second time compared to your first swing. The first swing you were told to swing as big a circle as you could. Why then you could outstretch it on the second swing? This is because your imagination, which is one great function of your subconscious mind, helps you to stretch it much further.

Exercise 2

If you have a pendulum at home, you could use it. If not, find a finger ring and tie it with a string. The length of the string could be around 20 cm.

Hold the string and ring in front of your chest with your hand stretched out straight. Hold and still the string and the ring. Now think in your mind that the ring is swinging in a clockwise direction (all the while not moving your fingers that may affect the slightest movement).

Stop the swing by thinking it stopping. When it has stopped, now think of the ring swinging anti-clockwise. (You could do the forward and backward / leftward and rightward movement too).

What did you just experience? The ring is moving according to your bidding. Isn't this amazing? You have physically still your hand and fingers but the ring still swings based on your wishes.....

The above two simple exercises clearly demonstrate that you really have the ability to control your mind and tap into the unlimited reservoir of your subconscious mind power.

This is what hypnosis does - it uses imagination (as in the first exercise) and your body automatic unconscious response (ideomotor) - as seen in the second exercise.

Author's Bio: 

My name is Kelvin Ho. I am a certified hypnotherapist from National Guild of Hypnotist and a Master Hypnotist from Regional Hypnosis Centre. I have other professional qualifications that include Certified Human Behaviour Analyst from The Institute of Leadership of America; Certified Trainer from American Union of NLP.

I was a trainer that conducted short hypnosis courses in Community Clubs for the public.

I have written a physical book titled “Wisdom from Space”. The central theme is on Perspective. Also, I have written an e-book titled “Everyone experiences hypnosis but not everyone can be hypnotized” which is currently on Amazon online bookstore. Another of my e-book on “5 Reasons Why Hypnosis Is A Good Alternative Medicine” is free and can be found in my blog –