What is Hypnotherapy?
No. Not everyone can be hypnotized,
People who do not wish to be hypnotized will be very likely to achieve their goals with hypnotherapy.
All hypnosis is actually self hypnosis; the client is giving the person to seek positive changes in their life through an experience of a guided mediation. With the help of a Qualified and Ethical Therapist. I strongly recommend you first do your research on the Therapist, in order to have a effective outcome. There are many regulating bodies of Authority for Board Qualified Hypnotherapists. In skilled hands there is no danger associated with hypnotic treatment and neither is there any pain or discomfort.
Hypnosis is about helping you to eliminate the underlying bad habits or negative thoughts and habits(patterns) which keep us from living a healthy life, emotional and mentally. To also help us achieve more from life. It uses relaxation techniques to move past the busy mind, that may sometimes tell us the wrong things; like smoking won’t kill you, even though it has been proven.
Hypnosis is a state of human consciousness involving focused attention and the removing of outer distractions of the senses. A sharpened awareness arises to enhance the positive suggestion agreed upon by the person’s willingness to change and improve one’s self.
No, not everyone can be hypnotized. People who do not wish to be hypnotized will be less likely to be hypnotized.
Hypnosis is about helping to eliminate the underlying bad habits or negative thoughts which keep us from living a healthy life, emotional and mentally. It also helps us to achieve more from life. It uses relaxation techniques to move past the busy mind, that may sometimes tell us the wrong things; like smoking won’t kill you, even though it has been proven to be detrimental to your health.
The use of hypnotism for therapeutic purposes is referred to as “Hypnotherapy”, while those involved with its use as a form of entertainment for an audience are known as “Stage hypnotists”. There is a huge difference. Which I will not go into too much, but its is based on the volunteers from the audience who have given permission to a stage performer to be encouraged to do silly things; do consider also their inhibitions have been lowered because usually they are the most intoxicated of there group of friends. Looker to be laughed at.
James Braid (surgeon)
James Braid (19 June 1795 – 25 March 1860) was a Scottish Surgeon and “Independent Scientist”. He was a significant innovator in the treatment of club-foot and an important and influential pioneer of hypnotism and hypnotherapy. He is regarded by many as the first genuine “Hypnotherapist” and the “Father of Modern Hypnotism”.
Although Braid believed that hypnotic suggestion was a valuable remedy in functional nervous disorders, he did not regard it as a rival to other forms of treatment but rather a complimentary one.
James Braid coined the term “hypnosis”. Working on the eve of the anesthetic revolution, Braid explored the use of hypnotic techniques to offer his patients an incredible degree of pain-relief during surgery.
James Braid pointed out that:
(1) hypnosis is a powerful tool.
(2) Although hypnotism was capable of curing many diseases for which there had formally been no remedy, it nevertheless was no panacea and was only a medical tool which should be with other medical information, drugs, remedies etc. in order to properly treat the patient.
(3) A good deal more study and research would be necessary to thoroughly understand a number of theoretical concepts regarding hypnosis. These points were very appropriate in the middle 1800s for there was limited knowledge concerning hypnosis at the time. [William J. Bryan, Jr, A History of Hypnosis, from the Internet]
The Conscious and Subconscious Mind
The conscious mind is that which we are aware of all the time, which helps us make decisions, and helps us recall information and process it. It is the logical mind and where we spend most of our time.
The subconscious or sometimes referred to as the conscious mind is that which we do not have neccesarily have to think about or focus on; like walking or riding a bike, those things occur naturally because the mechanics of which are all in our subconscious mind, this part of our brain is like a storage device of all the thoughts, emotions, memories we have experienced even if we cannot recall them. They have become a part of our subconscious the storage aream of the mind which holds all our memories.
Does hypnosis help with STRESS?
Yes hypnosis is very helpful in stress management because it teaches you to slow down your breathing and to breath deeply, which in turn helps us to slow down our minds. Once this becomes a part of you, you can do it at will. Therefore assisting you to participate within a balanced emotional and mental state.
The four stages of hypnotherapy
The four stages of hypnotherapy are:
- Fully alert;
- Medium focus;
- Deep relaxation;
It feels like sleep because we are able to slow down our brainwaves enough in order to enter into a deep relaxation, like sleep but not exactly the same. We live in such a fast pace society our mind only understands slowing down as sleep, our bodies and mind are out of tune, there exhausted. People are more and more reaching to sleeping pillows. All hypnosis is self hypnosis. The client is giving permission to the guided therapy to access the negative habitual patterns which has taken place in your mind; such as sleep restlessness, stress, anxiety, smoking, drinking, gambling. With hypnosis you can achieve Confidence, Focus, Discipline, Joy in Life.