Hypnosis is a heightened state of relaxation where your mind is still very active. The feeling is like that of driving a car with no conscious effort or reading a good book or watching an enjoyable TV programme.
The hypnotised person is always in control and cannot be made to do anything that will not feel right and always has the power to come out of that state instantly, just like when the traffic lights change or the telephone rings at home.
No one can get stuck in Hypnosis. The truth is, the hypnotic state can be blissful and totally liberating. To feel balanced, we have to go through the dreamlike state a few times a day, if not, we can become ill. This state allows the body to detox.
Stage Hypnosis is different because the participants want to show off and entertain others.
In Hypnotherapy, we use the relaxed state to tap into the power of the subsconcious mind so that limiting beliefs are changed, traumas are cleared and positive strategies are installed.The subsconscious mind is the sleeping giant inside us, which monitors our daily rhythm, heart beat, temperature, sleep, healing forces and so on. It is there to do our bidding, whether it is a positive life that we want or a negative one for that matter.
We also have a Superconscious Mind which is the driver of our body.This has the ultimate say.
Changes can happen instantly when the three MINDS get together and understand each other. Mind Techniques are the technology of the future, being used by only a few at the moment. These people understand the power within. Watch the film "The Secret". Go to their website.
Anyone can be hypnotised if they want to. Those who say they can't, often resist other areas of their life and hence create blocks where flows should occur! Changes happen when our thoughts, emotions and feelings get heightened, that's what hypnosis does for us.
Life is not meant to be harsh and sometimes all that is required is a little nudge.There is no need to struggle when we can have an abundant life, be stress free, have good relationships and feel CONNECTED daily
All these statements are TRUE.Let's examine them:1. Hypnosis is safe.
Hypnosis is like daydreaming. Most of us drift in and out of hypnosis every day.
There is nothing dangerous about it. But it can be misused.2. When you are in hypnosis *you* are in control of your mind.
Of course. You are fully conscious, fully aware of what is happening.3. Anyone can learn to hypnotize themselves, or others.
We hypnotize ourselves or others informally, unknowingly, quite often.4. You can tell lies while in hypnosis.
For sure. Since you are conscious, and know what you're saying, you say whatever you choose to.
Ideomotor techniques can be used by an experienced therapist,
to check your responses directly with your subconscious but even they are not foolproof.5. Hypnosis is a natural process.
Yes. It's biologically built-in. Sort of the opposite of the "flight-or-fight" response.6. Hypnosis cannot make you do something against your values.
Exactly. And that includes e.g., not stopping smoking if you have a reason to remain a smoker.7. You cannot become stuck in a trance.
Right. You'll either open your eyes, or drift off to sleep.8. Hypnosis does not make you dependent on the hypnotist.
Correct. You could become dependent on a hypnotist but it's not the hypnosis that creates
the dependency, it's your needs and/or the unethical behaviour of the hypnotist.9. You only need light hypnosis for therapy to work.
Right again. Although 'going deep' into hypnosis is usually more enjoyable,
It is not necessary for change. Some professionals dispute this.
But then, even the concept of 'depth' is questioned.10. To go into hypnosis is a matter of choice, not weakness. Exactly.11. You can fidget, scratch or laugh while in hypnosis. It's ok to wiggle..12 You remember everything that happens during hypnosis.
Naturally, since you are conscious, awake and aware.
Of course, you could request a post-hypnotic suggestion to forget what transpired.
Even people who spontaneously 'forget' [known as ' somnambulists' because of
their extra-special talent for hypnosis] can recall what went on when prompted with
verbal reminders.13. While in hypnosis you are awake. Yes indeed. Though your eyes may be closed, your mind is fully alert.14. Everyone has the ability to be hypnotized. Indeed. Although some professionals claim that psychotics
and persons of low intelligence cannot.15. In hypnosis you are not in a strange, other-worldly stupor. Right. Enough said.16. You have already experienced being in hypnosis. Yes.
Maybe not the formal experience in a therapist's office but when you were engrossed in a movie, for example.17. You can be hypnotized only if you want to be. Right again.
Of course, theoretically it is possible for some unscrupulous person to trick you into a hypnotic state.
But at some level you do want to believe that politician or salesperson, don't you.:-)18. Memories recalled in hypnosis are not necessarily true. That's right. Memory is fallible and malleable.
Hypnosis does not act as some kind of truth meter.19. Your talent for hypnosis is biologically built-in. Correct.
MRIs show evidence of specific areas of the brain 'lighting up' during hypnosis.20. Hypnosis is more than just being relaxed.
Yes. It's a stage beyond simple relaxation.21. While in hypnosis, you are aware of your surroundings. Naturally.
But the more you allow yourself to sink into hypnosis, the less concerned you are about your surroundings.22. Hypnosis allows you easy access to your subconscious. That's right.
The subconscious is a metaphor for the part of your mind, or memory-store, that is usually
outside of your regular awareness. Hypnosis lets you tap into it directly.Taken from www. http://hypnosis.org.