Hypnosis is a natural state of consciousness that we drift in and out of quite regularly. For example, while driving along a highway and then suddenly discovering that you ‘lost’ several miles without being aware of it. This can also happen during reading when you may notice that you have ‘read’ a chapter or two without being mindful of the content.
Hypnosis is basically a technique to focus consciousness by entering a deep state of absorption. It allows you to shift from your outer to inner awareness and tap deeper levels of consciousness, so that we can re-educate and reprogram the subconscious with empowering suggestions or beliefs.
Will I remain aware during Hypnosis?
Yes! This is the most common misconception about hypnosis. As one goes deeper into hypnosis, a part of you will enter a deeper level of consciousness and part of you will remain aware. This process is called dissociation and is becoming more accepted as a definition of hypnosis. Another quality of hypnosis is the ability to become absorbed which takes you to a deeper level of awareness.
On occasion, particularly if you are quite tired, there may be a brief masking of consciousness as you drift in and out of a light sleep but your inner mind continues to hear the message.
Can Anyone Be Hypnotized?
Hypnosis is a skill that everyone can learn with increased practice. Like other skills such as playing the piano, learning tennis or mastering a foreign language, some persons are ‘naturals’ and can become accomplished with little training while others can increase their abilities with regular practice. Fortunately, most goals in hypnosis can be accomplished in a light or medium state. How Does Hypnosis Work?
How Does Hypnosis Work?
All Hypnosis is essentially self-hypnosis. You can either agree to accept suggestions or you can choose to mentally override them or change them to better suit your needs. As one becomes more relaxed and less critical or analytical, suggestions are more easily received by the subconscious mind.
Will I Lose Control During Hypnosis?
On the contrary! As you go deeper into hypnosis, you will have easier access to the subconscious. Since the subconscious controls such functions as pain management, bleeding, blood pressure, healing and the immune system, and much more – you will actually have more control rather than less.
How Does Hypnosis in the Office Compare To Stage Hypnosis?
Stage hypnotists use various screening techniques to select the top five percent – or most hypnotically susceptible persons. The reason for this is that they have to work quickly and do not have time to train their subjects. They then use hypnosis for humor and entertaining an audience – sometimes at the expense of the volunteers. The hypnosis in Dr. Pulos’ program is for clinical and educational purposes to help you grow and achieve certain goals.
What Is The Difference Between Hypnosis And Trance?
The terms hypnosis, trance and deeper levels of consciousness or awareness are frequently used interchangeably.
Are There Dangers Of Hypnosis?
Of course, one should not listen to the programs while driving a vehicle. The programs are not intended for anyone who is suffering from a severe mental problem. Hypnosis is a natural state of consciousness; it can be used safely by practically all people.
How Does Hypnosis Compare to Meditation?
Both hypnosis and meditation involve physical relaxation and a narrowing of consciousness. With hypnosis, it is task or goal-oriented as you are mentally ‘working’ on something such as weight loss. In meditation, consciousness is ‘free-floating’ and it may lead to a greater sense of expanded awareness. Many who practice meditation also use hypnosis and can slip from one state to the other quite easily.
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