What is Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy?

What is this "Thing" called Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy?

Since we cannot touch it, feel it, see it or smell it, some people think about hypnosis as something quite mysterious, something you have to 'believe in' for it to work.

The definition of hypnosis: a relaxed, focused state of attention, heightened suggestibility and vivid imagery. The term 'Hypnotherapy' is often used to indicate the clinical setting.

The actual state of hypnosis however is a little harder to define.

  • Have you ever been daydreaming, absorbed in an enjoyable book, music or a movie and someone called your name and you did not hear them?

  • Or do you know the experience of driving along on an open road and then forgotten how you drove past a particular landmark without noticing it?

These are everyday example of a hypnotic state. We experience hypnosis every day and often don't recognize it.

Hypnosis is not an unusual state of mind, and may feel like you are not in a trance, or in hypnosis, and it certainly is not something you ‘believe in’ or ‘don’t believe in’ for it to work.

The truth is, hypnosis can be the one most important tool to change the way your mind experiences your world.

If there ever was a magic wand, that could help you change anything about your life, your health or your behavior, this might be it. Good Hypnotists know how to gently release blocks or fears, and create with you a new belief that will set the wheels in motion when you want to prepare for surgery or other medical treatments, stimulate healing, or make the changes you desire and so much deserve.

Hypnosis and self hypnosis are very effective therapeutic tools which come with plenty of supportive scientific evidence as to its success rates. There is a change in the brain wave activity, similar to that time just before sleep. During this time the mind is very open to visualizations and creating a rich sensory experience. The more real the experience becomes in the subconscious mind during this state, the more effect it will have on your waking behavior.

Did you know... we constantly hypnotize ourselves:

It seems, that sometimes we are our own worst enemy. How often do we call ourselves names, put ourselves down or reinforce fears and limitations.

For instance, if you are in pain… have you heard yourself say something like this:

  • Boy, my pain is killing me.
  • It is so bad, it will never get better.
  • The last thing I need is this pain.
  • Nothing is going to help.

These are suggestions. And like the suggestions that a hypnotist would give you during a session in the office, they will create the effect you are asking for.

So, just imagine what might happen when you begin to change the suggestions you give yourself on a daily basis now?

You have within the power to change. And you can easily learn how to use this fantastic tool. You can learn how to use the power of your mind to be happy, confident, and healthy.

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