What is Hypnosis in Psychology – It is a natural state of mind, I would like also to say it is a heightened state of awareness.
The hypnotized individual is not asleep, or are they unconscious.
Amazingly, while an individual is hypnotized they are more alert than ever.
For anyone concerned that this is a hypnosis report designed to teach readers how to convince crowds of people to act like chickens…
or dance to an unheard song just with a carefully placed keyword – relax.
While hypnosis is often paraded in that form with large crowds visiting celebrity hypnosis experts to see what wonders they can perform…
The majority of everyday hypnosis used is to aid people seeking a solution to real problems, that they cannot resolve easily with any other method.
Hypnosis is a feeling that one really must experience for themselves to understand and fully appreciate.
Like many things that have become popularized by celebrity, there are a few misconceptions about hypnosis…
that are good to clear up at the start.
Before we look at what hypnosis IS, let’s look at what it is NOT
Hypnosis doesn’t mean you are allowing someone to control your mind with a soundtrack.
“No one is able to control our minds.
What it does do is help us solve our own problems and answer our own questions.
Trust your own strength and power and know your mind isn’t going to let just anyone take over!
While you move in and out of a hypnotic state as you fall asleep or wake up, hypnosis is that time between wakefulness and sleeping.
That lovely relaxed state that drifts you between conscious and unconscious thought.
You may sometimes fall asleep during or after a meditation, but that is because you relax.
Falling asleep during hypnosis often indicates the level of stress you are under – that you are having trouble relaxing on a long term basis…
and the hypnosis-induced sleep is simply your body telling you that you are sleep-deprived and need to catch-up on sleep.
If you’ve been heavily hurt or abused it won’t make the memories go away.
What it can do is rearrange your filing system a little.
It can put those bad thought patterns and memories in a place where they don’t pop out every time you open your mind’s storage cupboard.
Instead it parks it somewhere at the back of the highest shelf and puts the good thinking in the shelves within easy reach.
It’s a little like the way your mother may have put the cookie jar at the top of the fridge when you were a kid…
you just couldn’t get to it unless you put a pile of effort into it.
The best thing about hypnosis is the cookie jar might have some moldy old bread in it…
but the hypnosis puts some sweet and tasty good feelings within easy reach.
You are far more likely to access the good bits before any of that bad stuff comes flooding back.
Your mind is far stronger than we give it credit for.
We can’t be made to act or believe something we do not want to believe.
This is also why some people may find hypnosis doesn’t have the expected result they were planning on.
“Before you begin any hypnosis course, think about whether the new thinking patterns you are working towards are actually what you want to believe and change.
For instance, some people say they want to give up smoking, but because they love the social side of standing with other smokers…
or the way it makes them more relaxed in social situations, they don’t really want to let it go.
It’s important to find what it is you actually want to adapt, change and replace before you start for maximum effectiveness.