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Nov 29, 2021

Doug Sands on My Fluent Podcast - leanr languages with hypnosis

Hypnosis on My Fluent Podcast


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Video version of this episode: Video Version of Ep. 99 of My Fluent Podcast

Vocabulary to focus on in in this episode: 

01:06 hypnotist: person who uses hypnosis as a form of treatment, or sometimes entertainment: I went to a hypnotist to try to give up smoking.

02:17 God hypnos: God of sleep

02:54 to have a minor in Psychology: An academic minor degree is a university or college student's secondary declared academic discipline or field of study for their undergraduate degree. Minor degree refers to a supplemental second discipline of study and concentration that often complements the major.

01:05 anxiety: anxiety is an emotion characterized by an unpleasant state of inner turmoil and includes subjectively unpleasant feelings of dread over anticipated events.

03:37 "rural part of the US": living in or characteristic of farming or country life. Oposed to living int he city / urban life. 

03:37 mind blowing: something that is so shocking, surprising, unexpected or wonderful that your brain cannot comprehend it. 

08:45 to stutter: talk with continued involuntary repetition of sounds, especially initial consonants.

09:37 the stakes are high: a high-stakes activity or situation involves a lot of risk or serious consequences.

In the podcast the sentence "The stakes aren't really that high for us" was used. 

10:12 fundraiser:

1. One, such as a person or an organization, that raises funds.
2. A social function or activity, such as a raffle or musical concert, held for raising funds.

a raffle:
a means of raising money by selling numbered tickets, one or some of which are subsequently drawn at random, the holder or holders of such tickets winning a prize. For example: "a raffle ticket"

10:33 It started to click: Occasionally, people use click with something. This means that they like a new idea immediately or that they understand it very well and support it. The word click comes from the Dutch klikken. It has existed in English since the 1500s. It’s main meaning is the sound of a clock, which sounds like click.

10:40 trance: a state of hypnosis, the way or passage through

11:44 a suggestion: an idea or plan put forward for consideration.

Time Stamps / questions topics: 

01:02 Who is Doug Sands, Hypnosist and language learner?

01:40 The etymology of "hypnosis" / the meaning of "hypnosis"

02:50 How Doug ended up being a hypnotist. 

02:50 What inspired Doug to become a hypnotist.

04:35 Is it difficult to become a hypnotist?

05:26 Doug's mentors (Mike Mandel and Chris Thompson) and where to find a podcast about hypnosis (brain software podcast).

05:58 How hypnosis can help you to get fluent in a language or get better in a language. 

11:04 Did Doug hypnotize himself before an upcoming stage show?

11:35 What are the differences between hypnosis on stage and hypnosis for therapy or change work purposes?

13:13 Can we book a hypnosis session with Doug online?

13:51 How much does a session with Doug cost?

14:33 What do people who want to be hypnotized need to prepare?

15:12 Could Doug enjoy the horror movie "Get out"?

16:21 Doug's language journey (Spanish)

17:17 Doug's language learning tips and tricks

17:47 Does Doug recomend to meditate in order to learn languages  better? 

18:19 Doug's favorite English expression "You can have your cake and eat it too" 

18:44 Doug's favorite expression in Spanish

19:16 Where to find Doug Sands -the hypnotist. How can we learn more about hypnosis?

20:01 Doug's favorite podcasts 

20:57 Blubbers (OUTRO)

My Fluent Podcast recommends Brain Software Podcast -

Doug's Website: Anywhere Hypnosis

Meditation - Headspace

Spanish Podcast Episodes - Duolingo 

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