Many people do not believe that hypnosis is real. They have seen stage shows, or someone on TV looking like they are using some kind of mind control on people. This is very far from the truth!
Hypnosis is a natural state of mind that everyone experiences at least a few times every day. You may have tried talking to someone who is watching TV or engrossed in a book and found it difficult to get their attention. Or you may have driven a familiar route and got from A to B without really thinking? This is a naturally occurring trance state.
The Unconscious mind is the doorway to success in hypnosis. Your unconscious mind can communicate with every cell in your body. This means our minds can give us health or Dis-ease. Deepka Chorpa describes it as like our immune system is eavesdropping on our internal dialogue. It is eavesdropping on sounds, smells and pictures in your head. Hypnosis can assist you to have a healthy and happy internal dialogue!
HYPNOSIS IS NOT
A loss of self control
A state of deep relaxation
Exercise for your mind
Rapport with your unconscious
The legal definition of Hypnosis is …
Hypnosis is a state of enhanced relaxation and concentration in which the deeper parts of the mind become more accessible.
Hypnosis is the bypass of the critical faculty.
The accepting of selective thinking, thoughts, concepts and ideas that is OK by you and consistent with your values.
Altering a person’s belief or reality through suggestion.
What is Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy is a combination of hypnosis and therapy, which is one of the many attributes separating it from stage hypnosis. It is the most immediate tool for changing beliefs and/or behaviours.
Traditionally, a hypnotherapist will spend about half of his or her time talking to the client while the client is in Beta (normal awakening consciousness). The remainder of the time, the client will be in hypnosis (Alpha or lower). Hypnotherapy works by combining hypnosis with precise, outcome-oriented therapy and targeting the subconscious mind.
Hypnotherapy is quite different than traditional therapy. Instead of spending years with a therapist, clients who undergo hypnotherapy will have an efficient, fast, and reliable means of altering negative behaviour. It is important to note that hypnotherapy is not for everyone. Some clients want to spend years in traditional therapy getting to know themselves and examining the roots of their behaviour. Some clients will even respond better to long-term non-hypnotic therapy. Hypnosis is just one of the thousands of ways a person can achieve their goals; however, if you want immediate results, hypnotherapy is the most effective tool that may help.
The beauty of hypnosis is that a person’s body does not know the difference between imagining something and having is happen. As far as the body is concerned, the physiological responses are the same regardless of whether the client is imaging something or it is happening.
The client therefore has the advantage of intellectually knowing that a situation is happening only in the imagination and physically responding as though it has happened. The client gets the benefit of trackling their fears, losing weight, or becoming motivated without even having left the hypnotherapist’s chair. The client is still reclined in their chair, yet as far as their body knows, they have conquered their cravings, lost weight, learned how to speak to romantic interests, etc. This means that when it comes time for the client to eat healthy foods, or go on a date, or stop procrastinating, their body will feel as though they have already done this, and will therefore have the confidence and ability to move forward.