What is Hypnosis
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is concentrated focus. When you’re hypnotized, you can concentrate intensely on a specific past memory, thought, feeling, picture or sensation while blocking out all other distractions.
It is when we have access to the subconscious mind. Then we are able to make suggestions for the subconscious mind to make changes in our lives.
I’m sure you have been totally absorbed while reading a book, while on the computer or watching a movie? Did you zone out to the point you didn’t notice what else was going on around you? Maybe realize you have gotten much further down the road than you realized. Or look at your clock and time has flown by. If so, you’ve experienced a trance-like state that’s similar to what happens to you during hypnosis.
You are deeply relaxed and calm while in hypnosis. You are not asleep.
You have absolute free will while under hypnosis and it is not a truth serum.
People who are hypnotized will not do anything in Hypnosis that they would not do in the waking state. You are aware of everything around you. You keep control when you are hypnotized so you cannot get stuck in hypnosis. You are always in control.
It is a trance state characterized by extreme suggestibility, relaxation and heightened imagination. It’s not like sleep, because you are alert the whole time. It is more like daydreaming or meditation, or the feeling of “losing yourself” in a book or movie. You are fully conscious, but you tune out most of the stimuli around you. You focus is on the session and suggestions given to you by the hypnotherapist, to the near exclusion of any other thought.
Hypnosis is a highly effective science in solving the problems of people. Yet it is probably the lowest risk procedure available from the standpoint of changing behaviors.
A qualified Hypnotherapist induces, guides, and manages the hypnotic trance state, subsequently facilitating a positive change in the mind’s patterning.
Hypnosis is without a doubt one of the most effective transformational methods available. It stands alone as a modality in itself and it’s power has been used since the beginning of civilization. Hypnotherapy is one of the oldest professions known to man. There is certainly a resurgence in modern times and science is now recognizing what we as hypnotherapist’s have always known. It works, and it works where most other approaches fail.
A survey of psychotherapy literature by Alfred A. Barrios, PhD. revealed the following recovery rates:
* Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 session
* Behavior Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions
* Hypnotherapy 93% Recovery after 6 sessions
Source: American Health Magazine
Hypnosis is a natural human state, a true gift from life itself. We move in and out of states of hypnosis every day. The skilled practitioner can utilize these states for immense benefit in both themselves and others. Hypnosis is an art and a science. It has methods and procedures that can be replicated yet it also takes an empathic and ‘conscious’ individual to make it ‘magical’.
In hypnosis trance, you can be helped to access your inner resources and potential for healing and change. It can help you get in touch with your inner resources and “inner strength”.
Will I be under the control of the Hypnotist?
No matter how deeply hypnotized you become, you will remain in control throughout the session. You cannot be made to do anything you do not want to do, or anything that you are uncomfortable doing.
Can I Be Hypnotized?
Yes, anyone of average intelligence that is will to be hypnotized can be hypnotized. We go in and out of trance on a daily basis.
Is Hypnosis something that is done to me?
All hypnosis is self hypnosis. The Hypnotist is the facilitator.
Can I become stuck in hypnosis and not come out of it?
No, you can end a hypnotic state at any time. Even if left in the room alone you would emerge from the hypnotic state yourself.
Do I have to be very “hypnotizable” or “suggestible” or “gullible” for hypnosis to work.
Research has indicated that the vast majority of people can benefit from hypnosis. Furthermore, being hypnotizable or choosing to be responsive to suggestions means only that you have the ability to use hypnosis effectively. It is not at all related to being gullible or weak-willed.
Will I be asleep or unconscious during hypnosis?
During hypnosis, people are not asleep or unconscious. Although they may feel very relaxed, they are active participants in the hypnosis session.”