What Are The Real Hypnosis Facts?
Real hypnosis facts are hard to find because of misconceptions perpetrated by the entertainment industry. Many Hypnotists define hypnosis as the by-passing of the critical-factor of the conscious mind and the usage of positive suggestions to make a change. If you are looking for hypnosis facts on the internet you are likely to see stories that have little or no truth to what hypnosis is or how it works.
How Does Hypnosis Work?
Hypnosis works by making positive suggestions directly to the subconscious mind. When we first receive information through our senses, we filter it for danger (the fight or flight response) and then the conscious mind considers it by reasoning and rationalizing it. It categorizes it and sends it back to the subconscious for storage. If we decide the thought is of some benefit to us, we store it as such and retrieve it again when we want the benefit. Once this happens a few times we develop a routine and if the routine repeats enough we develop a habit.
Habits are extremely hard to break. One of the reasons for this is that our habits live in our subconscious while our willpower resides in our conscious minds. We can will ourselves to prevent the habitual behavior, but when the conscious mind focuses away from the habit, the subconscious mind automatically returns to the habitual behavior.
What Does Hypnosis Feel Like?
Everyone experiences hypnosis differently. Some of my clients tell me they feel light, as if they are floating. Others tell me they feel heavy like they are sinking into the chair, and still others don’t fee any differently at all.
We all have experienced a form of hypnotism when we become engrossed in a television show or movie, or when we are travelling from one place to another and don’t remember the entire route. That’s because our conscious mind can only concentrate on one thing at a time and it gets bored easily. The subconscious, however, is fast and can multi-task, so while the mind is thinking and solving problems, the subconscious takes over all the routine tasks. Amazingly, the subconscious can do many tasks better than our conscious.
What Is The Hypnosis Process Like?
The first thing that happens when you come in to see me is a conversation. I need to know what goal you are trying to reach, where you are in the process of achieving it and how do you want to try to meet it. The next step in the process is for you to fill out some basic forms and arrange the program payment.
You relax in a very comfortable chair and simply listen to soothing instructions and suggestions which are all part of the relaxing method we hypnotists call the induction. Most hypnosis work involves a very light trance. You are fully aware of everything that is happening in your environment and can emerge from this trance anytime you so choose. We can add more deepening techniques until you are at the level of trance that is most effective for the issue you want to work on.
Depending on your issue, you could be guided back to a time before your issue developed. This what we refer to as regression, and it is important for your subconscious to release the emotions and reasons it is clinging to the habit or issue. Positive suggestions then reinforce the new behavior, or abstinence for the habit or issue, and affirmations may also be used. All in all, your first session will take between one and two hours, but will likely feel more like 20 minutes to you.
If your issue is a habit or a fear, you could be successful after just one session, but if your issue is weight management you should plan on at least four (4) sessions or more.
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