DENISE OATLEY HALL
There is a lot of confusion about what hypnosis is and isn’t. Is it magic? No it’s not magic, though the results can be magical. Is it real? Yes, it’s real! Does it work? Yes, hypnosis is a powerful tool that when used with skill can change your life for the better BUT, you have to be ready to change and want to be hypnotized.
But what exactly is hypnosis? Scientists, doctors and hypnotists have differing opinions on the definition of hypnosis. Here are few to consider.
Dictionary - An artificially induced trance like state resembling sleep characterized by heightened susceptibility to suggestion
The Mayo Clinic - Hypnosis is a trance-like state in which you have heightened focus and concentration.
The Human Givens theory states - Hypnosis is not a state of consciousness at all; it is any artificial means of accessing the REM state. Thus, hypnosis is a process, separate from the trance state that it induces, and its effects are no longer mysterious because this can account for all phenomena associated with it.
Anyway you define it, when you're in a state of hypnosis, you usually feel calm and relaxed, and become more receptive to suggestions. In the hands of a skilled hypnotist, positive suggestions bypass your conscious mind and go directly into your subconscious. Because of this, powerful change can take place very quickly. You begin to notice a difference in your thoughts and feelings immediately after a single productive session.
Thoughts cause feelings and feelings affect your behavior. Change your thoughts, change your feelings, change your behavior…change your life. Hypnosis can be used to help you gain control over undesired behaviors or to help you cope better with anxiety, stress or pain.
IMPORTANT TO KNOW:
You cannot be hypnotized against your will. You always have control over yourself and choice.
You are not asleep, and you are not unconscious, but highly focused and relaxed
You cannot get stuck in hypnosis.
One hour of hypnosis feels like eight hours of rest!
This is a very simple explanation about hypnosis. Want to know more? Contact me today for a complimentary 15-minute conversation to see how hypnosis can change your life.