What is Hypnosis?

Written by Sandra Bain


Hypnosis is a highly effective and proven technique, which allows you to gain mastery over your own body and the calming of your mind. It uses the hypnotic state, which enables changes in perception and memory and a major increase in response to suggestion.

Hypnotherapy can be performed in person (face to face) or via specifically generated Hypnosis recordings which uses guided relaxation, intense concentration, visualisation and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness that is sometimes called a trance.

Whilst in this trance-like state, your subconscious mind absorbs the words and suggestions being said during the guided hypnosis session, which ultimately “reprograms” your way of thinking.

What are the benefits of Hypnosis?

Hypnosis has been proven to help people improve, manage or overcome several conditions, such as:

  • Phobias, fears, and anxiety
  • Sleep disorders
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Post-trauma anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Overcoming Habits
  • Pain Control
  • Weight-Loss

Here in the western world, we traditionally assume that medical intervention is the only way to treat our ailments and issues. 100 years ago, pills weren’t as readily available as a good old-fashioned home herbal remedy.

Medication deals with the symptoms, whilst hypnosis can help deal with the root cause. Hypnosis works by changing the mindset, enabling the patient to be healthier mentally, which in turn can help alleviate the symptoms.

Nowadays, more and more people are open to learning more about hypnotherapy and other holistic therapies to aid any ailments troubling them.

Is hypnotherapy dangerous?

Hypnotherapy is an extremely safe and effective procedure when performed by a qualified therapist. And it is not about mind control or brainwashing. A therapist cannot make a person do something embarrassing or something the person does not want to do.

What Is Sleep Hypnosis and how does it work?

Sleep hypnosis involves listening to verbal cues from a hypnotherapist on an audio recording that helps induce relaxation, focused attention, symptom control, and guided imagery.  Someone who is being hypnotized might hear phrases such as “relax,” “deep,” “easy,” and “let go.”

These words are intended to encourage someone drift off to sleep. Once asleep, your subconscious mind absorbs all the information, suggestions and imagery, and without realising, you “reprogrammed” as such, to now believe and think in a different way.

For example, if you’re hoping to quit smoking, your hypnosis will suggest that you no longer crave cigarettes and upon awakening, you will subconsciously be less interested in smoking. 

2012 Study on Subconscious Learning While Sleeping

In 2012, the scientists at Northwestern University published a very interesting study. According to this study, if you’ve been learning to play a specific piece of music, hearing it again while sleeping helps you play it more accurately when you wake up.

The participants of this study learned to play two songs by pressing keys in sequence. During a nap break, one of the tunes was played on repeat when the subjects’ brains were under the influence of sleep.

When the participants woke up, not only were they better at both tunes, but the accuracy was significantly improved for the one tune they heard (without knowing) while they were asleep, indicating that the nap helped them consolidate their newfound knowledge.

The conclusions of this study indicates our brains are not only capable of hearing what’s happening while we’re asleep, but they can also memorise what they hear.

Summary

Hypnosis is a powerful scientifically proven technique to reprogram the subconscious mind to overcome fears, phobias and just about anything else that is a result of subconscious beliefs.

It is completely safe, easy to do and an ideal way to increase performance in all areas of life!

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