Brain Software with Mike Mandel: Hypnosis | NLP | Self Improvement
About This Show
The best hypnosis podcast on the planet. Period. Six time award winning hypnotist Mike Mandel and his trance-junkie co-host Chris Thompson discuss all things related to hypnosis, self hypnosis, NLP, peak performance, self improvement and more. This podcast makes you smarter and lets you laugh while you learn.
Most Recent Episode
Session 77: Laughnosis with James Hazlerig
5 days ago
Welcome to Episode 77 of Brain Software with Mike Mandel and Chris Thompson!Mike has been dubbed “The King of the Hypnotic Kingdom”, which Chris admits is fairly lame. But we couldn’t be bothered to come up with anything better, so it’s settled. Mike is King. Today’s podcast is all about how laughing relates to hypnosis and our interview guest is the incredible Texan hypnotist, James Hazlerig.Check out the show notes below and scroll down to listen to the podcast directly on this page. Keep sending us topic suggestions and show feedback. We love hearing from all of you!Here are the show notes for this episode:Only one show left, the massiter branch of the facial nerve, and he’s not black!This show’s about laughter, so Mike has revived the Guinea Pig Laugh!Mike is way more British than the average Brit, and he’s got Irish blood too. Also some Iberian, and Viking DNA.Mike’s wife has the black DNA that Mike wanted, all the way from Benin Africa.James Hazlerig from Austin Texas is on the show by invitation!It’s all about the power of laughter and the Little Book of Laughnosis, so Mike does the Guinea Pig Laugh again.So this doctor in India started it all with Laughter Yoga. They told jokes until they ran out, but found a connexion with Pranayama (Yogic breathing)Imagining lemons causes salivation, so why not make laughing noises, which they did. Chris attempts to tie Clark Hull into it all, but quickly gets lost in his own meanderings.Amy Cuddy did the Ted talk about body positions and standing like a super hero.When you decide to laugh or even smile, you release endorphins, serotonin, etc. Mike quotes Richard Bandler and the drugs our bodies produce.James says that laughter is the orgasm of smiling. We edit it out, but he’s right, damn him! Oxytocin, the bonding chemical hits too.Meetings in the morning? Oh…I get it.Dogs get oxytocin too. Cats probably couldn’t care less. Dogs have owners and cats have staff.James leads laughter yoga classes! Chris says it’s infectious, but means contagious. Hence the laugh tracks on comedies.Laughter makes us love other people! Even other people in restaurants. Mike finds this to be hilarious. Transcendence!We don’t take laughter seriously enough. Mike tells James abo