Hypnotize Yourself | Dan Candell | TEDxAuburnMiddleSchool

  • Published on Jul 13, 2015
  • Dan Candell guides us in the art of personal hypnotism as we awaken our minds to change the world we're living in.
    Dan Candell is a world class hypnotist who has worked with Olympic medalists and celebrities to maximize their performance abilities.
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx

Comments • 534

  • reduen
    reduen Day ago

    My fingers did not touch...

  • pfx5th
    pfx5th 3 days ago

    Yawn....since the ponzi scheme, Rhonda Byrnes 'the secret' we have 000's of 'same old same old' message but regurgitated slightly differently.....yawn......and as for this guy and his hynotise yourself bs..........just another moron spouting ponzi scheme 'the secret' bs. Message to youubers - the secret, you are what you think, think to mainifest etc etc etc is old and boring so PLEASE stop saturating youtibe with more moronic think yourself into trillionaire in 3 mins nonsense.

  • Lor Stir
    Lor Stir 4 days ago

    Law of Mentalism

  • rgb osteen
    rgb osteen 5 days ago

    reality is jusat a suggestion

  • Jeff Martin
    Jeff Martin 5 days ago

    That’s called drinking and driving lol

  • worm wood
    worm wood 6 days ago

    Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like they are looking at Pee Wee Herman every time the picture zooms out?
    Meanwhile, this is awesome! Been needing a motivational boost lately, and will start now!!!
    Thanks Pee Wee! ; - )

  • Yogesh Nimbekar
    Yogesh Nimbekar 7 days ago

    That's the best way I ever learned about the hypnosis !!!
    Thank you so much !!!

  • screeningmimi
    screeningmimi 7 days ago

    I still want a pony.

  • Debbie P
    Debbie P 8 days ago

    Wow !! Can't believe it !! It worked !😁

  • shikamaruzabuza
    shikamaruzabuza 10 days ago +2

    10:02 Dat moment when you hypnotize yourself thinking there is an actual audience

  • MrMawnster
    MrMawnster 11 days ago +1

    I haven't watched this but also being a hypnotist I can say for a fact self hypnosis is non existent. By definition you need an external guide for the mind and two parties /entities. All else is bulls hit.

  • Darren Madkins
    Darren Madkins 11 days ago

    Can you hypnotize yourself to win the lottery

  • Anthony Sultana
    Anthony Sultana 12 days ago

    I am hypnotist ,you are fake and funny.

  • Dennis Bourgeois
    Dennis Bourgeois 12 days ago

    10/10 A+

  • Prasanna Rajput
    Prasanna Rajput 14 days ago

    Like visulization?

  • I'm sofa King We Todd Did

    Look into my wiener hole 😜

  • freddy lopez
    freddy lopez 22 days ago

    I'm a students at ELAC and loath the SMC
    What if I said hypnosis could get better, without Gods. What if it's all some sort of satellites game. I am Fredy Lopez. But I don't tedx, tedx could be the Christian thoth padilla, I remember Los Angeles was what people try to see as intelligent, go back. Make fun of names,.

    • Jordan Murray
      Jordan Murray 20 days ago

      well that didn't not make a lot of not sense.

  • Lemon
    Lemon 23 days ago

    Theres only 2 things, or im mentaly broke or maybe i have a very big mental power because my fingers never touched.... nothing hapened here.

  • iichingg
    iichingg 24 days ago

    not helpful

  • Mohammed El Massri
    Mohammed El Massri 27 days ago +2

    Altered zone focus state . Remember this sentence and what it means .

  • Nate Fialkoff
    Nate Fialkoff 29 days ago

    This is a hidden Ted talk gem

  • kanudoss
    kanudoss Month ago

    You should hypnotize yourself NOT to wear those awful white shoes :)

  • Libor Supcik
    Libor Supcik Month ago

    habituation + zone + affirmation synergy



  • Ella Kaddouri
    Ella Kaddouri Month ago

    Neville Goddard s teachings

  • david  he
    david he Month ago

    a wonderful speech.

  • david  he
    david he Month ago

    Wonderful presentation,vrey funny speaking

  • j .matt31
    j .matt31 Month ago

    Yooo this was filmed at the middle school the next town over !!!!! Auburn massachusets

  • prachi desai
    prachi desai Month ago

    Will surely try👌🏼👌🏼

  • Anne Anne
    Anne Anne Month ago

    Doing this awakes the unconscious mind and unleash it's tremendous power but it needs perseverance

  • Megan Gerwig
    Megan Gerwig Month ago

    One of the best talks, straight to the point very knowledgeable. ✌

  • Booth
    Booth Month ago

    Ther is bound to be an expert watching this. Why didn't my fingers come together? I did the position for 10min and after becoming bored I gave up... I liked the talk... Nobody can deny positive thinking and visualization.

  • luke lee
    luke lee 2 months ago

    I'd rather call it "mind and heart coherence" in place of self-hynotism. Whatever idea you come up with in your conscious mind, convey it and impress on
    your subconscious mind. If this process is repeated, your subconscious mind will take over to do the good that you desire. Before you go to sleep, say to yourself,
    "I AM full of the joy of the Lord, that is my strength!" Before you wake up in the morning, say to yourself, "This is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glade in it!"

  • Giannis Kyriazis
    Giannis Kyriazis 2 months ago

    will do it today and like this video tomorrow

  • Abhishek Yadav
    Abhishek Yadav 2 months ago

    ghannta [ in hindi language}

  • Abhinay Jat
    Abhinay Jat 2 months ago +1

    Are you going through harmonal imbalances

  • Kachina Rice
    Kachina Rice 2 months ago

    Just shows how weak minds yea all are. Cuz I had no effect!

  • Kachina Rice
    Kachina Rice 2 months ago +1

    Didn't work for me!

  • rob hemp
    rob hemp 2 months ago

    Good video. Basically about attitude and removing negativity. The finger thing, for me, was circumstantial in that keeping the fingers apart requires work, thus, when focusing on other than holding the fingers apart, the fingers will relax and close to their normal state of rest.

  • Ozbocagaming
    Ozbocagaming 2 months ago

    My dad hipnotized me for me to get better grade it legibly works

  • Sheraz Warraich
    Sheraz Warraich 2 months ago

    I like this man. Dude you fuckin' gave me A good tool.

  • Blu Oxygen
    Blu Oxygen 3 months ago +5

    So basically he said Pray before bed for a better tomorrow.

    • Gerald Dahl
      Gerald Dahl 11 days ago +1

      There is data showing meditation, hypnosis and prayer have similar effects.

  • Sunita Haracic
    Sunita Haracic 3 months ago

    Thank you

  • Peter Gaal
    Peter Gaal 3 months ago

    People want to have control and achievement! This is just another american business man who who fools people, sells nothing and people pay for it because they are empty and want to have achievement and control.

  • SA Wong
    SA Wong 3 months ago

    The finger trick simply reveals which subjects are imaginative/suggestible or skeptical/resistant.

  • Moha Osman
    Moha Osman 3 months ago

    I believe me

  • Moha Osman
    Moha Osman 3 months ago

    People tried to get me not to believe in me

  • GravityBoy72
    GravityBoy72 3 months ago

    "The Power of Positive Thinking".
    It's not really hypnotism.

    • screeningmimi
      screeningmimi 7 days ago

      My thought too. 'The Power of Positive Thinking' never grows old, it has just been remade and renamed over and over again.

  • Ama Demi
    Ama Demi 3 months ago +1

    Maybe? Maybe?

    • Maryah Joy
      Maryah Joy 3 months ago +1

      I read this when he was saying that lmao

  • Terry LionHeart
    Terry LionHeart 3 months ago

    Thank you

  • Kaitan D'lima
    Kaitan D'lima 3 months ago

    He is talking about reprogramming the brain. Or using the power of our subconscious mind

  • Brian Flaskrud
    Brian Flaskrud 3 months ago

    I know this sounds like some leftcoast stuff, but I listen to another hypnotist before going to bed every night (been doing it for the past 2 yrs. - btw - great way to fall asleep if you have a hard time sleeping) but I did as Dan suggested last night and today was just as I had envisioned it. I had two meetings with tough clients and it went very smooth. Could be coincidence but I will continue doing this and see where it takes me. The mind is a very powerful tool.

    IVLIVS CAMILLVS 4 months ago

    This video was a nothing burger.

  • Newcastle Hypnotherapy
    Newcastle Hypnotherapy 4 months ago

    A great presentation Dan

  • Shaaz Farid
    Shaaz Farid 4 months ago +1

    That trick with the two fingers getting closer together and touching is pretty silly.
    The only reason that happens is because, with your hands positioned in that way, your finger muscles are working to maintain the separation and get tired if you try to do it for too long. So they naturally get closer together.
    It’s nothing to do with “hypnosis”. His words didn’t alter your mental state to make that happen. It was just your physical body doing its natural thing. But if you don’t know how the muscles work, you might think it’s happening because of what he’s saying.
    It’s no different to him asking you keep your eyes open and then a while later saying “your eyes will start to sting and you feel the urge to blink”, and claiming that he hypnotised you and made you do it.

  • Stefana Dianova
    Stefana Dianova 4 months ago

    No finger touching, no realization of thoughts prior to sleep, however intentional they were ...so? Enough with the bs, I say!

  • sebastian
    sebastian 4 months ago

    more silly party tricks. the muscles/tendons in your fingers/hands grow tired. no voodoo, just science

  • Mavina I
    Mavina I 4 months ago

    I am gonna do this more. I did a t yesterday and felt myself feeling fired up and I didn't even know I was hypnotizing myself or thinking positive powered thoughts

  • Victor Stewart
    Victor Stewart 4 months ago

    It really works it has eased my pain I have and makes me sleep better too.

  • augustday6
    augustday6 4 months ago

    8} !

  • Cosmo John
    Cosmo John 4 months ago

    If it works, why have he been doing from young till now? Does it mean he has not achieved the effect yet?

  • Harjit Bamrah
    Harjit Bamrah 4 months ago

    I am sorry to say TED is putting themselves at lower level.
    Start was bad. And I was thinking what technique I will learn today. But. HOW was missing. Sorry but I have to say the truth. And I definitely believe in hypnosis. And going into trance

  • Deepak Sudakaran
    Deepak Sudakaran 5 months ago

    Thank you

  • Constantin Gatej
    Constantin Gatej 5 months ago

    Thank you for your time!

  • myblockmyworld
    myblockmyworld 5 months ago

    Wow, the finger parlor trick that relies on muscle fatigue..that’s heavy bro- I’m cured!

  • Baruch Barukhov
    Baruch Barukhov 5 months ago +3

    Thank you sir so much !!!!!

  • Tim
    Tim 5 months ago

    this kinda reminds me of the law of attraction.

  • mohammed ashfaq
    mohammed ashfaq 5 months ago

    Thank You
    Its helpful and I can share with others

  • Aamer Zaido
    Aamer Zaido 5 months ago

    Great push!
    I will start this tonight, I promise my self!
    Thank You, Dan!

  • Asma Haque
    Asma Haque 5 months ago

    Okay so I got all excited when this happened to me, then I went to my dad to do this experiment on him. He explained to me that if you press your fingers against each other and suddenly split them open, they will automatically try to touch each other even if you aren't imagining the rubber band thing, although when you are imagining the rubber band thing, you might be able to touch your fingers quicker because you aren't trying to resist it or anything because you're way too excited to see it happening.
    Does that make sense to anyone?
    I'd really like someone to disprove my point because I really want to benefit from all this mind power stuff, can someone do that?

  • Vijay Kumar
    Vijay Kumar 5 months ago

    I am a hpnotost, telekaintist and a mind reader. Practicing for last 6 years. Now LTE me see the vdo

  • Stephen Hopkins
    Stephen Hopkins 5 months ago

    I made my fingers stay separated, bow down to me humans!

  • vintageshow24 vintageshow24

    Thank u.

  • TheZubeK
    TheZubeK 5 months ago

    Even if you don't believe a word he says, just try it because why not? It will feel good to imagine those things anyway so you have nothing to lose.

  • Sand Stew
    Sand Stew 5 months ago

    I always believed change your attitude change your life, but recently I am up against new struggles that's overwhelming and I'm struggling to stay positive and I have a long road ahead. I will start tonight and keep you posted. Thank you

  • Jimmaculate
    Jimmaculate 5 months ago

    What's the psychology behind shaving the sides of one's head?

  • videomasterslicer
    videomasterslicer 5 months ago

    Thank you very much. You don't know how it helped my wife and I

  • Carlito Gio
    Carlito Gio 6 months ago +2

    Isn't that what's prayer for?

  • Luna X
    Luna X 6 months ago


  • Alton Rowell
    Alton Rowell 6 months ago +1

    This must be like getting a golden shower. But with this dude its more like a brown thunder storm.

  • Mud Plugging
    Mud Plugging 6 months ago

    It's a real shame that we now seem to have con men backed by Tedx up on stage gaining the belief of an audience . Do the index finger trick again yourselves listening to him, but this time, don't fight any movement, realise that the pulling-in of your fingers is produced merely by you creating tension in your deltoid and forearm muscles. Be aware of them, relax, and your fingers won't budge.

  • Shane Grenier
    Shane Grenier 6 months ago +34

    "You've been getting hypnotized since the day you exited the wound"

  • The GREATitude Coach
    The GREATitude Coach 6 months ago +1

    This is what Neville Goddard called The Night Window...

  • That Girl Bella
    That Girl Bella 6 months ago +1

    This guy is pretty much saying what the great Neville Goddard said ages ago... Neville completely changed my life.

  • baileyboy125
    baileyboy125 6 months ago

    When I'm falling asleep at night, I keep thinking of the time I want to wake up and I usually wake up around that time.
    It's not hypnosis but it's pretty cool.

  • Dr Nurallah Muhammad
    Dr Nurallah Muhammad 7 months ago

    Thank you very much , Dan Candel.

  • Marcela Talmazan
    Marcela Talmazan 7 months ago

    OMG I m blown away

  • Kea Michelle
    Kea Michelle 7 months ago

    My fingers stayed open... ??

  • Scholar Blogs
    Scholar Blogs 7 months ago +3

    How to hypnosis interviewers to get job?

  • Arjun Rai
    Arjun Rai 7 months ago

    Great oneee

  • Vinod Kumawat
    Vinod Kumawat 7 months ago

    TED talks, but does TED listen?

  • rajesh satpathy
    rajesh satpathy 7 months ago

    Belief changes reality

  • Hemant P
    Hemant P 7 months ago

    My fingers are just lazy.

  • Mogotsi Tsholofelo
    Mogotsi Tsholofelo 8 months ago

    wow this is amazing i love

  • Ken Checkeye
    Ken Checkeye 8 months ago

    Great job, thank you.

  • Tania Balah
    Tania Balah 8 months ago +2

    The two finger thing didn't work with me...

    • D Master
      D Master 7 months ago

      Tania Balah me either

  • Stuart Ovington
    Stuart Ovington 8 months ago

    A well constructed talk, very thought provoking

  • Grant Beerling
    Grant Beerling 8 months ago

    Very positive...especially for athletes....

  • Dok No See
    Dok No See 8 months ago

    Lots of maybe.. but it can work.. maybe.

  • Aqautic Pasta
    Aqautic Pasta 8 months ago

    The finger thing, thats just because your hand naturally rests in that state. I dont know if it was a joke or not, and if it is, I will send myself to r/woooooosh