What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a relaxing, natural state
It is often describe as that lovely, cozy feeling just prior
It is not however sleep itself.
Hypnosis induces a state of relaxation allowing
the the conscious mind to harmonise with the unconscious mind
Both chemically and electrically the left and right hemispheres
of the brain work together. Hypnosis can be self induced or
induced by another person. It is produced through relaxation
of the body, concentration, imagination and suggestibility
of the mind. Using the sensory perception of the conscious
mind with suggestions of relaxation, imagination, concentration
and suggestions the conscious and unconscious become in harmony
with each other recording the same message simultaneously.
This then is understood logically by the conscious mind and
association by the unconscious mind. When this happens endorphins
are released into the brain and both the conscious and unconscious
mind produce alpha waves patterns.
What Hypnosis Does.
Being in a state of hypnosis
with a qualified therapist allows direct access to the unconscious
mind to change negative habits and learnt beliefs that no
conscious mind has the ability to change. We live life
mainly through the unconscious mind although it appears we
experience life through the conscious mind. It is now scientifically
understood that thoughts and emotions create our reality.
We are not always mindful of the thoughts we think, sometimes
we are not even aware of them. They become habitual, and embedded
in the unconscious mind. Being in a state of hypnosis allows
the therapist to redirect the unconscious mind from negative
patterns or behaviours to more suitable, healthier and positive
patterns and behaviours. Dealing directly with the unconscious
mind positive changes are accepted naturally and permanently.
Neuro = Nervous system through
which experience is received and processed through the five
Linguistic = Language verbal
and non verbal communication systems through which natural
representations are coded, ordered and given meaning
Programming = The ability
to organise our communication and neurological systems to
achieve specific desired goals and results.
Every person uses all the above to receive
information at any given time. But how we process the information
and what we make of it is different for each one of us. NLP
uses the known factors (above) to aid an individual in adapting
their abilities to the fullest. It also helps an individual
to strengthen weaker areas of their individual information
system. It is a system to bring about human excellence developed
in the 1970's by Richard Brandler and John Grinder. Many of
it's known techniques are simple but effective and when used
in conjunction with hypnosis can have astonishing results.
The mind works on two levels the conscious and the unconscious.
Both play extremely important roles but each has a specific
function of its own while interacting with the other.
Our interpretation of the world initially starts
from the conscious part of the mind, this information is fed
into the unconscious to be stored and used. The unconscious
has no logic or reasoning abilities. Information constantly
fed to the unconscious mind becomes a behaviour, a belief,
a pattern, habit or addiction. Good or bad the unconscious
does not differentiate, it does exactly what it is programmed
What is presumed with a conscious action and/or
thought is absorbed into the unconscious. The unconscious
mind being the more powerful dominates the way we live our
life. This explains why it seems so difficult to change any
unwanted habits, behaviours etc. Consciously we may want to
change something but until it is accepted into the unconscious
mind the change does not take place. So the battle within
The conscious mind has the ability to manage
1-3 events at a time, processing on average 2,000 bits of
information per second.The unconscious has the ability to
manage thousands of events at a time and can process 4,000,000,000
bits per second.
Meaning we are not always consciously aware of information
being programmed into the unconscious mind. This is not as
overwhelming as it seems because the unconscious minds controls
the body. It controls organs, blood circulation, digestion,
health and so on. It controls our functions ie. walking up
stairs while talking. We could not do that if we were consciously
aware of our actions.(After the learning process has occurred.)
It also controls breathing although that can be consciously
controlled at times when required.
It is my understanding that most negative issues
can be helped by aiding the unconscious mind to heal the body
and mind changing the belief factor that brought the negativity
into conscious reality. Hypnotherapy is a positive step to
enable the body and mind to rid itself of unwanted conditions.
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