Hypnosis is a great way to make changes to your life!

Hypnosis 

Hypnosis used as therapy is different to that used on stage for entertainment purposes.  Hypnotherapy has been practised for thousands of years but only granted recognition in 1958 by the American Medical Association.

We go into hypnosis many times in a day.  Have you ever been reading a paper or a book and someone is talking to you and you have not heard a word they have said?  That is because you have entered a stage of hypnosis, your conscious mind has been put on hold and your subconscious mind has become more alert.  We live with our conscious mind most of the time, but it is the subconscious that stores all our lifetime data just like a computer’s hard drive stores all documents and images.  It is the subconscious mind that can take us back in time and remember things from the past.

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapists, through hypnosis, have helped people overcome issues that were causing problems in their everyday life.    It can help with weight loss, career moves, confidence, and letting go of habits that are no longer needed or are causing anxiety.   These types of problems are dealt with by suggestion hypnosis.   If someone’s issues are a result of the past regression hypnosis would be used to take that person back in time to find out what triggered their concern.

Hypnosis is not being in a sound sleep; it is a deeply relaxed state.  A person undergoing hypnotherapy remains in control and will not divulge any secrets they have.  No one has ever come to harm under hypnosis.   It is a natural, safe state of mind and is a focused consciousness.

When someone is deeply relaxed through hypnosis, they will hear the voice of the hypnotherapist and will follow their instructions.   What happens is the hypnotherapist makes suggestions to the subconscious mind, and those suggestions stay there as if they have been filed away in a cabinet. 

The Conscious and Unconscious Mind Elements

Rational – Analytical – Will Power – Temporary Memory

Rational – this is where we have to find an answer for things and justify them, such as we need a few alcoholic drinks before bed because it helps us to sleep.  In fact, we would fall asleep straight away but probably wake up in the middle of the night and not get back to sleep again!  However, even though it is not correct our rational mind is satisfied with this suggestion.

Analytical –  is the part that identifies things like a light bulb needs replacing.

Willpower – have you ever tried to give up something purely with willpower?  It is there helping for a short time only, then it disappears.

Temporary Memory –  is what we use every day, to remember things like places and names.  It can only hold a certain amount of information at one time.

The Subconscious Mind:
Imagination – Permanent Memory – Habits, feelings and emotions – Beliefs – Autonomic

Imagination – it is not just about being creative, it’s how we view the world around us, and of course, everyone’s view differs.  And everyone’s perspective is what beliefs is right in their minds.   But that perception of their knowledge is not reality; it is just that, a perception.

Permanent Memory – all data accumulated from the five senses gets stored in the subconscious mind.  Everything we feel, hear, see taste and smell will leave an impression on us.

Habits – Feelings and Emotions – are all stored away in the cabinet of the subconscious mind and a database of information beings to develop of the person we are today.

Automatic Nervous System – these are the things we do automatically such as breathing, eating, our heartbeat and blood circulation.  The subconscious mind takes care of all these things.

Summary

Hypnosis can help people overcome obstacles where other attempts using different methods have failed.  A subconscious mind is a powerful tool, and everyone can benefit from this deeply relaxed state, even if it is just purely to relax.

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