What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a state of altered awareness in which the imagination rather than the intellect is active.
It cannot be forced upon people - it is a state which clients allow themselves to enter.
In this sense
all hypnosis is - self hypnosis.
Hypnosis has been around for thousands of years, it is simply a
relaxed, focused state of concentration.
You do it almost every day.
Every time you daydream, or
visualise an event in the past or future, that's hypnosis.
Our Immune function is dramatically
affected by our thoughts.
In Hypnosis the immune function can be enhanced or suppressed
contributing to the healing process.
4 Hypnosis Myths Exploded
OVER the years, hypnosis has picked up all sorts of weird associations from stage hypnotists, the media and superstition.
This is a great shame, because in reality, hypnosis is your single most effective tool for change.
Hypnosis is your birthright, and you should know how to use it so it doesn't use you.
Here we dispel the biggest hypnosis myths.
Hypnosis Myth 1) All hypnosis is the same
As with anything, hypnosis can be good, bad or indifferent.
The most common is old-style authoritarian hypnosis of the type "You are getting sleepy, you are feeling confident".
Unsurprisingly, this sort of hypnosis doesn't work well with many people. Good hypnosis uses subtle psychological principles and advanced communication patterns.
It's like the difference between a football coach who thinks you'll perform best if he yells at you, compared with the more elegant style of a great leader who knows that to get the best from his people,
he needs to understand motivation, to cajole, encourage and reward.
Hypnosis Downloads offers hundreds of sessions using the best type of hypnosis.
Hypnosis Myth 2) Some people can't be hypnotized
The only reason you can't be hypnotized is if you are incapable of paying attention due to extremely low IQ or brain damage. That's not to say that every hypnotist can hypnotize you however. The more flexible the hypnotist, the more effective she will be with the largest number of people.
Hypnosis Myth 3) Hypnosis is something weird that other people do to you
If you couldn't go into hypnosis, you wouldn't be able to sleep, to learn, or get nervous through 'negative self hypnosis'. (You know when you imagine things going wrong and it makes you feel anxious? Well that's self hypnosis!)
Hypnosis is simply a deliberate utilization of the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) or dream state. We're not giving people medication here – if it wasn't a natural ability, hypnosis wouldn't work!
Hypnosis Myth 4) You lose control in hypnosis
Crazy news stories, stage hypnotists and gossip have created the illusion that you lose control in hypnosis. In fact, when hypnotized, you are relaxed and focused – and able to choose to get up and walk away at any time. You choose to give your attention to the hypnotist, and you can withdraw it at any time.
If you have been scared of hypnosis in the past, this article has hopefully convinced you to at least give it a try.
"Myth's" Article by Mark Tyrrell of Hypnosis Downloads.
What is Psychology/Psychotherapy?
Psychology is the study of human behaviour, the motivational forces within individuals and their
responses to the environment - specifically - other people.
Psychotherapy is the application of
psychological knowledge in the treatment of illness and disease.