What is Hypnosis?
Very simply, hypnosis is a state of being between awake and sleep. It is a very natural state and is entered into many times a day, such as, when experiencing repetition, reading a book, watching TV, day dreaming or just zoning out.
It is said that all hypnosis is self –hypnosis. The hypnotist is merely a guide. During a session, the hypnotic state is reached through guided concentration and deep relaxation. Hypnosis allows the body and the conscious mind to relax while the subconscious mind remains open to receive and respond to suggestions. In this state, the mind is empowered to create positive change by clearing blocks, changing faulty reasoning and releasing old thoughts and patterns that hold one back from achieving their goals and living life to the fullest.
Hypnosis has become a well-respected and scientifically researched modality. Recent advancements in the scientific and medical community means that hypnosis is becoming more and more accepted, as a mainstream intervention.
Myths and Misconceptions
Hypnosis is sleep/I might not awaken.
Even though the eyes are closed during a hypnosis session, one remains fully conscious during the session. Since one is never truly asleep, there is no reason to fear not waking up.
Only weak minded or unintelligent people can be hypnotized.
Actually, the opposite is true. The stronger willed and/or intelligent a person is, the better they can concentrate. Also, when a strong willed and/or intelligent person sets their mind on a goal they are more likely to achieve it, which makes them more willing to concentrate to allow the suggestions move them more quickly towards their goals.
I can’t be hypnotized.
Anyone one with normal physiological and psychological function can be hypnotized. One most only be willing to under-go hypnosis.
People do things under hypnosis that are against their morals or values.
During hypnosis, one does not detach from ego and remain in full control. If a client were to hear something they did not agree with, they would simply refuse the suggestion, laugh at it or exit the hypnotic state.
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What the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve. ~ Napoleon Hill