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We know that the state of trance hypnosis is achieved in one of two ways;

Overload of the central nervous system, or fatigue

of the nervous system.


The covid crisis has created both of these conditions and as a result, it has caused the most suggestible state that a person could be in. By design or accident, the result is the same: it is the transformation by the inducement of this trance that our futures are being shaped, and we do not see it or are so tranced out that we do not care.

I am not talking about conspiracy, although there will be many that do. I am simply observing a phenomenon I see every day as a clinical hypnotist to help people change behaviours, or in my work on stage entertaining people by having them engage in zany and fun skits.

They hear what I am saying, they understand they are doing the things I ask and willingly do so. In both situations, I am using my skills to bypass what is known as the critical faculty of the conscious or rational mind and move right to the subconscious mind.

It is the subconscious mind that truly controls all of our behaviours and since this is now open to the continued suggestions by the constant messaging, people are being changed forever.

Many of you have witnessed what hypnotists call an instant or shock induction. These are the dramatic inductions that stage and street hypnotists use to induce a trance state (hypnosis) in volunteers. It literally takes just a few seconds to happen.

What the hypnotist typically does is cause a firing of that portion of the brain known as the amygdala. We literally hijack the amygdala which is responsible for the ‘fight/flight/ freeze’ mechanism of our bodies.

It is in this split second of time, that the subconscious mind is looking for a programme that will provide an appropriate response.

Nancy Moyer MD describes it as “when stress makes you feel strong anger, aggression, or fear, the fight-or-flight response is activated. It happens when a situation causes your amygdala to hijack control of your response to stress. The amygdala disables the frontal lobes and activates the fight-or-flight response.” It is this most basic of instinctual responses that is responsible for our survival as a species. It is caused by the release of cortisol, a powerful stress hormone.

There are several extremely critical parts of this phenomenon of amygdala hijack that are the essence of what I am seeing and which concerns me.

As stated above, the amygdala disables the frontal lobe of our brains. The frontal lobe is the part of the brain that controls important cognitive skills in humans, such as emotional expression, problem solving, memory, language, judgment, and sexual behaviours.

It is, in essence, the ‘control panel’ of our personality and ability to communicate. We lose our ability to make rational judgments, our stress increases and dramatic physical changes take place in our bodies. Most importantly, we become and remain highly suggestible in this highly aroused state. Our subconscious minds are seeking to find that ‘programme’ that will free us from this threat and we take that cue from the perceived leaders.

Language matters, and the language of this coronavirus plandemic is truly concerning. It is concerning not just because of the fear and uncertainty that it is stoking, but the amazing subtleties of language being introduced and nuanced in the process. We have heard the experts and the media speak of concepts like ‘herd immunity’ and ‘social distancing’. The unspoken message is striking here. The masses are no more than a herd to be shepherded into controlled behaviours.

We have willingly given up fundamental rights and liberties. We are told that we need to do this for the protection of the community until we develop a herd immunity.

And since our frontal lobe judgment has been shut down by the stress and trance state we are in, people are generally unable to access their problem-solving abilities. And people take the solutions they are given by the ‘experts’ because they are paralysed by uncertainty. They are, in every sense, frozen.

The reportedly rapid spread of covid, was the ‘shock’ induction into this hypnotic state. The continued uncertainty, the loss of lives, jobs, forced isolation, fear created by the infection numbers and death count, are creating a type of fractionation, what hypnotists commonly refer to as a deepening of the hypnotic state through continual wakening and reinduction of trance.

We have been fatigued by the numbness of isolation, the restriction of the very activities that would counteract the harmful physical effects of constant stress and reduce the cortisol loads in our bodies. People could no longer access gyms and running parks. These are the very activities that physicians know reduce stress, increase immune responses and most importantly improve our overall ability to physically, emotionally and spiritually deal with the situation.

Our children are isolated, afraid and stressed. They will carry the scars of this experience for the rest of their lives. Their very sense of safety and security has been shaken.

Medical experts speak to us about the increased risk factors that place those suffering covid at greatest jeopardy. These factors include high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity. These are the very things that result from high cortisol levels. High cortisol is also responsible for increased anxiety and irritability, rapid weight gain and muscle weakness. These are all conditions that can be counteracted by increased activity and responsible use of our open spaces.

As a clinical hypnotist, my job is to help people find a path to improve their lives and resolve the traumas that have crippled many of them. I will continue to help them deal with pain, both physical and emotional, and empower them to be a better version of themselves.

Every hypnotist knows these words are true: “What the mind conceives, the body achieves.” I believe that we have a unique opportunity to be an even better version of ourselves. When we all awaken from this induced state of hypnosis, we will do

so with a new vision, a new resolve and a new understanding of how amazing we can be.

1! 2! 3! WIDE AWAKE!

Marc Marshall is hypnotist, author and motivational speaker, whose channel is ‘Hypnosis Hangout’.

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