What is Hypnosis?
A definition of Hypnotherapy :
- Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis is not a state of deep sleep. It does involve the induction of a trance-like condition, but when in it, the patient is actually in an enhanced state of awareness, concentrating entirely on the hypnotist’s voice. In this state, the conscious mind is suppressed and the subconscious mind is revealed. The therapist is able to suggest ideas, concepts and lifestyle adaptations to the patient, the seeds of which become firmly planted.
- The practice of promoting or healing positive development using hypnosis in any way is known as hypnotherapy. As such, hypnotherapy is a kind of psychotherapy. Hypnotherapy aims to re-programme patterns of behaviour within the mind, enabling irrational fears, phobias, negative thoughts and suppressed emotions to be overcome. As the body is released from conscious control during the relaxed trance-like state of hypnosis, breathing becomes slower and deeper, the pulse rate drops and the metabolic rate falls. Similar changes along nervous pathways and hormonal channels enable the sensation of pain to become less acute, and the awareness of unpleasant symptoms, such as nausea or indigestion, to be alleviated.
How does hypnosis work?
- Hypnosis is thought to work by altering our state of consciousness in such a way that the analytical left-hand side of the brain is turned off, while the non-analytical right-hand side is made more alert. The conscious control of the mind is inhibited, and the subconscious mind awoken. Since the subconscious mind is a deeper-seated, more instinctive force than the conscious mind, this is the part which has to change for the patient’s behaviour and physical state to alter. For example, a patient who consciously wants to overcome their fear of spiders may try everything they consciously can to do it, but will still fail as long as their subconscious mind retains this terror and prevents the patient from succeeding. Progress can only be made by reprogramming the subconscious so that deep-seated instincts and beliefs are abolished or altered.
- Hypnotherapy uses hypnotic techniques to bring about beneficial changes. Utilizing states of deep relaxation, the therapist assists in uncovering and exploring memories, emotions and past events which may affect a person’s conscious mind and activating the client’s inner resources in order to achieve the desired goals. It is used to treat numerous medical and psychological problems. Hypnotic techniques are useful to stop smoking, overcome alcohol and substance abuse, treating stress, sleep disorders and mental health problems such as anxiety, fear, phobias and depression.
Everyone has the ability to think and feel differently, and to be able to heal themselves with the assistance of hypnotherapy from a well qualified hypnotherapist.
HYPNOTHERAPY / HYPNOSIS – FAQ’S
- Hypnotherapy is the application of hypnosis or hypnotic techniques in such a way as to bring about therapeutic changes. An external influence, the therapist, assists in activating the inner resources of a person in order to achieve realistic goals. It can be used to help with phobias, thoughts and feelings and habits. It involves two main elements. Trance – an altered state of consciousness, where the conscious mind is less active and the subconscious mind is more dominant. This state of mind is distinguishably different from alertness or ordinary sleep and is brought on by repetitive verbal rituals, known as the induction procedure. Suggestion — the implanting of selective thinking to change beliefs, practices and conditions in the mind at the unconscious level.
- Hypnotherapy has an almost limitless amount of uses. Since we experience everything we do through our interpretation in our brain/mind, the way we interpret or filter this information can change the way we think and feel and behave.
- What is hypnosis? (AN ALTERED STATE OF CONSCIOUSNESS)
A sleep-like state usually induced by another person in which the subject retains awareness of the presence of the hypnotist and where the subject is susceptible to heightened suggestibility in which the conscious mind is bypassed, and communication is established directly with the subconscious. In this state, the minds conscious power to reason, make excuses, and rationalize, does not come into play.
- What does a hpnotherapist do?
Hypnotherapist induces hypnotic state in client to increase motivation or alter behavior pattern through hypnosis. Consults with client to determine the nature of problem. Prepares client to enter hypnotic states by explaining how hypnosis works and what client will experience. Tests subjects to determine degree of physical and emotional suggestibility. Induces hypnotic state using techniques of hypnosis based on interpretation of test results and analysis of client’s problem. May train client in self-hypnosis conditioning.
- What are the effects of hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a powerful, safe, and clinically proven means for allowing positive change in your life. Hypnosis guides you into a “Deeply Relaxed State” allowing access to the subconscious mind where all deeply rooted behavior and thought patterns reside. Hypnotic suggestions are then used to uproot negative old thought associations, replacing them with positive new ones, thereby changing behavior.
- What happens during hypnosis?
During hypnosis, your body and conscious mind are in a relaxed state while your subconscious mind remains awake and receptive to suggestions. You will always be in control, free to accept or reject any suggestions given.
- Will I know what is happening?
Yes, in fact you are more aware of what is happening. Although your eyes are closed your other senses can increase their awareness and sensitivity.
- Is Hypnosis medically approved?
Hypnosis has proven to be effective and has been approved. Medical Hypnosis is increasingly recognized as a powerful healing modality with applications in all fields of medicine. Medical Hypnotherapy has been shown to be effective in many areas, including patients undergoing surgery.
- Is Hypnosis dangerous?
In fact, hypnosis is completely safe, harmless and natural and is used by many health care professionals such as doctors, psychologists, psychotherapists and dental surgeons throughout the world on a daily basis.
However, personal disappointments may arise due to unrealistic expectations or preconceived misinformation.
- So how can being in hypnosis help resolve a problem?
When in hypnosis the body is more relaxed, physically and mentally. When this occurs the mind operates more efficiently and effectively. When the mind and body are relaxed there is better access to memories. We are a product of our memories and past experiences. Sometimes we need to return to a memory in order to resolve what happened for our peace of mind before we can move on in the future.
- Why does hypnosis work?
Hypnosis re-programs the subconscious mind that contains it’s own individual program that controls and determines our behavior. Whatever the mind agrees with, the body responds to…and it cannot not respond if mind disagrees..
- Can anyone be hypnotized?
Anyone can be hypnotized as long as they want to be. A Hypnotherapist cannot force you to go into hypnosis against your will.
- Will I remember being hypnotized?
Generally speaking, yes. However, sometimes we uncover things that the conscious mind does not want to know about. Hypnotherapist usually gives this command before waking someone. “You may remember from this session what is safe for you to remember and that you want to remember, and forget what is not safe for you to remember or that you want to forget.”
- What does hypnosis feel like?
The universal answer is that it is “a very relaxing and comfortable experience”.
- Can I get “stuck” in hypnosis and never wake up?
No. Hypnosis is a voluntary state that a subject can terminate at any time if they chose. There is no known documented case where a hypnotic subject couldn’t be awakened or was in anyway harmed by the hypnotic state.
- How many sessions will I need?
This varies from person to person, and according to the type of therapy and issue involved. This can be determined at the consultation, however, most commonly
2 – 8 sessions with the exception of weight control, which is suggested 6 – 10
How can hypnotherapy help?
Some examples of what hypnotherapy can help with are :
- Self-Confidence Self-esteem
- Problems in Concentration
- Negative Thinking
- Fear of Ghosts
- Irrational Fears
- Sexual Problems like Erectile dysfunction,Vaginismus etc
- Inhibitions,Insomnia(Sleeplessness), Tension headaches
- Medical Procedures, Chronic Pain
- Anxiety disorders like Phobias,OCD, PTSD,etc Shyness, Blushing
- Past Life Regression
- Quitting Smoking, Alcoholism
- IBS, Asthma
- Child Birth
- Public Speech, Nervousness
- Stress Management, and lots more.
- This is only for informational purposes only.If there is any problem please contact a qualified Therapist or a doctor for more help.
“Siddhimind is the power of the mind which helps one achieve success, accomplishment, and perfection in anything one does.”