What is Hypnosis?
Hypnoidal state is naturally-occurring psychological and physiological state. This state occurs naturally between 50 – 200 times per day like a day-dreaming or being absorbed in a book that you lose track of time, or learning and taking the information into long term memory. Hypnosis is when a therapist induces that occurring natural state within the client. It feels like just before you go to sleep or just after you wake up – a pleasant and deeply relaxed state.
“This relaxed state is of focused attention that activates the inner creative intelligense, allowing you to change mental and physiological patterns that can’t be changed in every day awareness. “
The belief is that people have their skills and resources within themselves. Clinical hypnotherapy creates a context to explore and discover them. Hypnosis itself cures nothing; it’s instead of the vehicle for empowering people with the abilities and realisations that ultimately serve to help them. The therapeutic effect is what happens during hypnosis in terms of discovering hidden skills and what new ones could be developed in the experience of hypnosis.
Hypnotherapy to foster inner growth
Clinical hypnotherapy is typically structured a guided experience. Like meditation, hypnosis is defined mainly by the direction and quality of the focus. The brain can be altered through suggestions given to people in states of focused attention. The purpose of clinical hypnosis is to create a save non-judgemental context in which you can become absorbed and explore new possibilities for transforming your life experience with the desired direction.
“In hypnosis, the Ego structure relaxes and lowers its resistance to adopting new suggestions. I compare this state to a beginner’s mind, which is open, curios and observant mind without limiting believes.”
Hypnosis can provide the wounded mind tools that stimulate the healing process. When a mind is in an altered state of consciousness, extraordinary things are possible. The subconscious mind that governs automatic nervous response can be spoken to directly. The right words, in the appropriate context, can have an impact on a host of bodily functions and the mind. Healing involves shifting the subconscious mind from the memory that “it isn’t going to work” to an awareness of the ultimate success of the “I can do it”. Using clinical hypnotherapy, we can make changes in our subconscious thought patterns to create harmony with the conscious mind and, therefore, remove the fear.
A miracle thing can happen, but for it to happen, you are the one who is going to have to allow it – in your mind. We are the ones, ourselves, who work with the body and mind. Somebody else can’t do it for us.