What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a natural state of selective, focused attention. Hypnosis has existed since the beginning of the human history. The U.S. Government defines hypnosis as the bypassing of the critical factor and the establishment of acceptable selective thinking.
A very simple example of hypnosis would be when you are watching a movie or a TV program.
If you are fully absorbed in it, you may not hear if someone is calling you or if you left something on the stove unattended.
The therapeutic and healing goal of a hypnotist is to bypass the conscious mind which is the critical mind, thus allowing information to reach the subconscious mind- without a challenge from the conscious mind. When this is done properly by an experienced hypnotist, we see wonderful results. This is why it is very important for you to choose the right hypnotist.
There are many misconception about the process of hypnosis and the role of the hypnotist. A lot of these originate from watching movies where it seems the hypnotist is in control of the subject.
In reality, no one can be hypnotized without their permission. Under hypnosis, if a suggestion is given which is not acceptable to hypnotized individual, it will be immediately rejected. In other words, you are always in full control. You are working with the hypnotist at your will all the time.
How Hypnosis Can Help?
Our subconscious mind is where we store our patterns of behavior and habits. This is about 88% of our mind. These are the behaviors that we have developed over time and we continue to do automatically. For instance, if someone develops a habit to drink a beer or smoke a cigarette whenever a specific situation occurs, this will continue automatically without any real effort posed by that individual. Under hypnosis, the subconscious mind can be reprogrammed so that new, desirable behavior patterns can form.
Hypnosis and Neuroplasticity
Neuroplasticity is a term used in the field of the Neuroscience to refer to the ability of the brain and the nervous system to change both structurally and functionally as a result of input from environment. Neuroplasticity can occur at the cellular level which is involved in memory and learning, but also on a larger scale such as with cortical remapping in response to an injury. Neurological research confirms this actual change both on an anatomical and physiological level.
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Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person.