Benjamin Schoeffler, medical hypnotist and blogger, joins our show in this special episode of the Elite Man Podcast! In today’s episode Benjamin talks about how to implement tools like hypnosis, meditation, NLP, and stoicism into your life. He shows us how to master your mind, overcome your fears, and enjoy living in the present moment. If you’re wondering how to get control of your mind and live a happier life, check this episode out now!
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In our episode we go over:
- How Benjamin got his start in the personal development space
- Why he became a medical hypnotist and how he uses hypnosis to improve his clients’ lives every day
- How hypnosis actually works and what it’s most useful for
- What hypnosis can’t do right now but what it may be able to do in the future
- Why hypnosis can be very effective for managing pain and whether or not this could be a mainstream substitute for prescription pain medications
- How Benjamin was able to overcome his fear of death
- Why he chose to meditate on death every single day at one point in his life
- The story of the samurai who overcame his fear of dying by consuming himself with the fact he would die one day
- Where to draw the line with this type of meditation and the obvious drawbacks it can have if done in excess
- A safer and equally effective way to meditate so that you can overcome your fears but still keep a sense of control on your thoughts
- What overcoming your fear of dying can do for your love of life right now and the way you live your life
- Why tackling your fears head on is often the best approach to overcoming them
- My experience with getting over panic attacks and anxiety and later learning to ride roller coasters which was one of my biggest fears
- Feeling your feelings rather than avoiding them or pretending like they don’t exist
- Stoicism and how to apply it to your life right now
- The Stoic philosophy vs. the Buddhist philosophy
- How to meditate right now even if you have zero experience doing it
- The incredible benefits of meditation and why so much research is proving just how powerful and brain-improving it can be
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