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OpenSynaps programs aim to create new states of consciousness through autohypnosis and a combination of innovative mental techniques. Discover what makes us unique !


OpenSynaps programs aim to create new states of consciousness to remedy your troubles and fears. They provide you with various combined mental techniques such as breathing, relaxation, alpha waves, subliminal and operant conditioning. Thanks to the possibilities offered by Virtual Reality and its particularities of fast immersion, these techniques have a direct impact on your conscious and your subconscious. OpenSynaps programs are also available as mobile applications (i.e. on the phone). They will give you the opportunity to greatly improve your well-being and your success, whether personal, professional, scholar or sportive.

What is fear?

First of all, let’s talk about fear: Fear, your fear is completely natural. From a physiological point of view, fear is adrenaline, the stress hormone triggered by the adrenal gland. In normal doses, adrenaline stimulates your performance, your intelligence as well as your creativity; it has enabled humanity to survive and develop. It allows you to surpass yourself. On the other hand, in high doses, fear is a poison that paralyzes your brain. This fear is the basis of many psychological disorders; it can also lead to a drop in your performance, whether intellectual, academic, physical or sportive.

Fear and conditioned reflexes

Fear reactions sometimes arise from one or more conditioned reflexes that have gone wrong; for example, the person who is afraid of spiders knows that the spider is not very dangerous, but when he sees it, he is the victim of uncontrollable reactions. In a considerable number of our behaviors, our brain proceeds by conditioned reflexes, some of which are harmful and cause various emotional disorders.

By suffering from it, you are dependent on a bad conditioned reflex just as a computer is the victim of a virus. Opensynaps will help you create new positive and liberating conditioned reflexes replacing old disturbing reflexes.

How OpenSynaps works

If you like numbers, try to imagine that about one hundred thousand trillion synapses are interconnected in our brain and form the infrastructure supporting your mind. By simplifying a lot, we can say that the cortex works in “beta” waves (from 12 to 46 hertz) and that the limbic brain in “alpha” waves (from 8 to 12 hertz). Beta waves process information mainly from the cortex: judgment, thinking, planning … and its speed is fast compared to that of alpha waves which constitute a bridge between the conscious and the subconscious.

The limbic brain is made up of billions of programs in the form of conditioned reflexes that ensure our survival and govern our emotions. If you suffer from a dysfunction (insomnia, phobias, addictions, anxieties …), this would correspond to a dysfunction of the synaptic chain, like a computer virus which would disrupt the programs on your computer. OpenSynaps will help you build an “anti-virus program” which, being done consciously, will first register in your cortex. By exercising for 10 minutes every day while on the alpha waves, the new program will install itself in the limbic brain. By associating it with an operant conditioning method, your program will be automated and you will be able to trigger it quickly on the basis of a simple signal. A disturbed mental program involving fears, insomnia, anxiety consumes a lot of energy; by proposing to the psyche a new harmonious and balanced program, the brain, which regularly seeks to save its energies (for example by creating automatisms), will choose this new program, which will replace the old one. We will thus have created a new positive conditioned reflex which will replace an old negative conditioned reflex.

Mental methods employed

The methods described below are used in OpenSynaps applications in addition to autohypnosis

Respiration - OpenSynaps Auto-Hypnose


Descending as low as possible in the belly, three deep breaths are able to evacuate 80% of the adrenaline secreted during a stress reaction. A breath felt deeply in your being is the basis of a good connection with your mind.

Relaxation - OpenSynaps Auto-Hypnose


The OpenSynaps program will offer you 3 different relaxations presented randomly. Relaxation will allow you to establish a deep connection with your body, and released from tensions, you will have a freer access to your brain.

Image subliminal - OpenSynaps Auto-Hypnose

Subliminal conditioning

Subliminal conditioning is a technique based on sending messages below the perceptual threshold, aimed at communicating with your subconscious. The OpenSynaps program will allow you to compose your own subliminal messages yourself.

Art-thérapie - OpenSynaps Auto-Hypnose

Art therapy

Selecting a personalized picture in the form of a game will give you a particular form of satisfaction. Your picture converted to a subliminal message will plunge you into a state of deep relaxation and openness to your subconscious.

Sono-thérapie - OpenSynaps Auto-Hypnose


Sonotherapy is based on the physical and emotional resonance of the body. The tone you have chosen will accompany you throughout your program as a faithful presence, in the same way as your heartbeat does.

Conditionnement opérant - OpenSynaps Auto-Hypnose

Operant conditioning

Operant conditioning is a technique that allows behavioral modification by creating a new conditioned reflex, like in the famous experiences of Pavlov.

Charles Mottier

Psychologist and self-hypnosis specialist, creator of the OpenSynaps method

“We created OpenSynaps to make it easier for everyone to access beneficial mental techniques.”


I am Charles Mottier, an 85-year-old psychologist who still works with passion in various fields, that of writing, the management of a candidate selection company, the field of test creation and that of autohypnosis.

I followed my classes in Geneva except for the last 2 years of college spent in Engelberg, in a boarding school with the Benedictines where I obtained the classical maturity diploma (Greek and Latin), all in German. I chose to study psychology at the University of Geneva, obtaining the diploma in academic and professional guidance. I worked 5 years at the state of Geneva in the service of guidance that had just been created. At the age of 30, I opened my own consulting cabinet for adolescents with the objective to help them to find their identity, and often their reason of living, while seeking to always highlight their personal value, whatever their level of performance or knowledge.

In addition to my consulting activity, I acquired the training as sophrologist, being passionate about problems related to emotions, having been a particularly emotional child myself, as a consequence of the accidental death of my father at the age of 3. Convinced of the strength of the mind of the person, who wants to change or improve his/her performance, I created my own method of autohypnosis that I practiced for more than 30 years, after having had the opportunity to test it and validate it with 40 competitors at a revolver shooting event in Martinique island. I received the Caribbean gold medal as a special sign of appreciation.

The teaching of autohypnosis involved children having problems of phobias, adolescents facing anxiety attacks, school-related, professional or sport-related stress, insomnias, adults of all ages confronted with existential problems, burnout situations, psychosomatic illnesses, insomnias and depressive disorders. I have always explained autohypnosis by a comparison with a computer: the person suffering from a disorder is comparable to the victim of a computer virus. Autohypnosis is like an antivirus program capable of mobilizing the person’s mental resources to reorganize their mind’s normal functioning.

The autohypnosis program that I have created is particular compared to those that have been developed in recent years. I coupled it with American operant conditioning techniques: where a negative conditioned reflex is replaced by a new positive reflex, which works almost automatically triggered by a physical signal that I keep secret, being the only one to have thought about this one that has proven to be particularly effective. Autohypnosis is about changing a person’s state of consciousness and causing him/her to be in the alpha waves state. I have therefore enriched my method in recent years by resorting to subliminal processes: working on a background of subliminal images chosen by the person, using the verbal message he/she has chosen, and the sound of a Tibetan bowl still selected by the person. These elements help to reach more quickly and easily the subconscious areas of the person in order to operate a new programming of his/her functioning as he/she wishes.

For the past year, this whole approach has been the subject of virtual reality and mobile applications in order to make my method available to everyone in the form of OpenSynaps, using fully tailored programs. The results obtained are impressive.

I wish you will enjoy discovering my methods.

Charles Mottier

History of autohypnosis

Since antiquity, many civilizations have noticed a connection between mental and physical problems. Romans used to express it as «Mens Sana In Corpore Sano», meaning « A healthy mind in a healthy body ».

The Romans and the Greeks of Antiquity, used temples of sleep where patients were plunged in a half-sleep aiming to cure illnesses through the influence of mental suggestions.

Far from there, in Africa this connection appeared through shamanic rites which will later be found in America. Among these rites, the use of drumming and chanting induced their subjects in a cataleptic state helping the connection between the physique and the mind and promoting the healing of certain ailments.

These ancient methods can be compared to today’s methods of autosuggestion. A patient who is semi-conscious, by suggesting to himself that he is doing well, will see his symptoms improve thanks to reduced stress and other benign effects that have been demonstrated but not always understood.

The history of modern hypnosis begins in the 18th century with Anton Mesmer, who became famous for healing some mental disorders using magnetism. He had previously been a Jesuit priest. The combination of his magnetic technique and well-developed speech led patients into a state where they were persuaded to be treated with magnetism.

The story continues in the 19th century when surgeons James Braid and James Esdaile discovered the power of hypnosis in similar experiments. They found that some patients could go into a trance when their eyes were captivated by the slow, sweeping movements of an object. This state of trance induced complete anesthesia of the whole body and made it possible to reduce the doses of chloroform during surgery.

Modern hypnosis dates back to the 20th century with psychiatrist Dr. Milton Erikson. By inducing his patients into a trance, that is to say in a hypnotic state, with various methods of relaxation, he succeeded in obtaining excellent results in the treatment of various psychological disorders.

For the past thirty years, several scientific studies have been carried out with the aim of affirming or confirming the effectiveness of hypnosis and autohypnosis. For example, in 2002, scientist John H. Gruzelier achieved a 40% reduction in the cyclical onset of genital herpes in 65% of patients who followed 6 weeks of hypnosis sessions, through audio recordings. Another study compared hypnosis and cognitive therapy for the treatment of depression. The result of this study showed similar effects between the two techniques with a slight advantage for hypnosis.

Currently, many projects concerning hypnosis are underway with varying degrees of success in the medical and personal development world and the applications of this technique are validated and used in an increasing number of applications.

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