What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a natural state of heightened awareness. It is the mind’s ability to accept suggestions conducive to an individuals well being. When in hypnosis consciousness can be expanded up to 2000%.
You are never asleep or unconscious but always in control of your own mind. Your senses become more acute as the body becomes more relaxed.
Hypnosis feels like suspended animation. The body rests while the mind is aware and receptive to ideas. There is a profound feeling of relaxation through every nerve and muscle in the body. Physical contentment is combined with the feeling of blissfulness.
With the mind’s heightened state of awareness during hypnosis the client is in the position to access the subconscious mind. This offers the individual the unique opportunity to bring about change, learning, growth and healing.
Can anyone be hypnotized?
Over ninety pre cent of all people can be hypnotized. It takes imagination and a willingness to cooperate and to accept suggestion.
Reinforced sessions make the subject more hypnotizable. Children respond well to hypnotic technique. The best subject is the person who has a definitive reason or motivation for wanting to be hypnotizes. The ability to be hypnotized successfully lies within yourself. It is dependent upon your ability to overcome your resistance. This resistance may be conscious or unconscious.
Are you always under control when hypnotized?
Under hypnosis the client will not do anything contrary to their moral principles. You will not commit an antisocial act.
You will reject any improper suggestions. You will not enter or remain in a trance unless you choose to during the session.
What is Self-hypnosis?
All hypnosis is essentially self-hypnosis. Self-hypnosis is a technique of accessing the sub-conscious mind and accepting constructive and helpful suggestions uncritically. Self-hypnosis is a means to self mastery, self improvement and to successful living.
What happens if the person can’t relax?
For some relaxation has to be learned, with hypnosis it is an automatic enjoyable benefit that is experienced from the first visit. You are shown how to pay attention to your body’s own natural relaxation responses known as the Ultradian Rhythm. We now know that the mind relaxes into an Alpha brainwave state naturally every ninety minutes. During this time there is an increased activity in the right hemisphere of our brain suggesting that a natural balancing is in operation.
Learning to honour this natural rhythm and discovering other easy relaxation techniques is the first step in being able to cope in today’s busy society.