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Feb 3, 2020

Mike Mandel is a psychotherapist, stage performer, martial artist, writer, and certified Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) trainer. Mike is certified in several psychotherapeutic disciplines and teaches advanced Ericksonian hypnosis both online and live. He has garnered 18 nominations and six awards for his excellence in entertainment, including the COCA Hall of Fame Award, an accolade both Sarah McLaughlin and Jim Carrey previously won.

Mike joins me in today’s episode to discuss the power of hypnosis. He shares how he became interested in the art and science of hypnosis and describes his first hypnosis session. He illustrates how hypnosis addressed his problems with sleep paralysis and explains how metaphors and storytelling are used in hypnosis. He reveals the way television is designed to be hypnotic and describes the causes of anxiety and depression. He also defines the Mandelian Triangle as well as highlights how hypnosis can be used for healing and empowerment.


“We have this massive, deep mind that we can’t access consciously. Hypnosis is the interface that enables us to get to this remarkable wealth of material.” - Mike Mandel


Today on the #SpohnTrained Personal Development Podcast:

  • How Mike became interested in hypnosis when he was a child
  • Mike’s first hypnosis experience
  • The uses and applications of hypnosis
  • How hypnosis addressed Mike’s sleep paralysis problem
  • Using metaphors and storytelling in hypnosis for healing and empowerment
  • How television and advertising are designed to be hypnotic
  • Our theories on how hypnosis works
  • The three hypnotic influences and the power of building rapport
  • The definition of the Mandel Triangle
  • The reason we like people who are similar to us
  • The causes of anxiety and how to create new neural pathways to overcome anxiety
  • The causes of depression and how physical activity can help alleviate depression
  • Using anchoring techniques to shift ego states
  • The power of mindscaping


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