What Really Is Hypnosis and How Does It Work
There are many myths perpetuated by TV and movies that the person in hypnosis is unconscious, asleep, unaware, or are in someone else’s control.
This is totally untrue, as anyone who has ever been hypnotized will tell you. No one can be hypnotized unless they want to be, nor can they be kept in a
state of hypnosis if they chose to bring themselves out of hypnosis. It is a 100% consent state. All hypnosis is actually self-hypnosis. The individual
listens to what the hypnotherapist says and then allows the relaxation to take place physically and mentally. It is somewhat like verbally giving instructions
to someone and they are following those instructions. Therefore, the client is actually doing it. They can open their eyes and come out of hypnosis if they
choose to do so or refuse to accept a suggestion that would be against their moral value system. A person allowing themselves to go into a deep relaxation
hypnotic state has free will, and will not do anything that is against their principles.
An individual wanting to experience hypnosis often wonders what hypnosis will feel like. They are always surprised the first time that
it seems no different than sitting with their eyes closed. When they go very deep and relaxed, their mind can wander, such as in daydreaming. Actually,
whenever we are in a daydream state and are making no conscious effort to think of anything in particular, that IS hypnosis. Our brain waves are at the
same level for that state as in hypnosis. That is why we get our most creative thoughts when we are not thinking of anything in particular. When we are
not consciously thinking we are using the subconscious part or our mind, which is where all of our experiences and everything we have learned is based.
When we are “thinking” we are using only 7% of our conscious mind.
There are two types of hypnosis. One is giving direct suggestion to the client’s subconscious to eliminate the problem or habit.
The other one is called regression technique, in which the client in hypnosis goes back to the incidents that caused the problem or trauma then resolves
the feelings and emotions of those events in the healthiest and best way. The subconscious mind is much like a computer. Since it has everything stored
in it, all that has to be done is ask it to go directly to those incidents responsible and it does. The negative energy can be released, leaving more room
for positive energy with the ability to reach one’s fullest potential