What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state of altered consciousness in which a person is capable of internalizing thoughts & suggestions for the purpose of manifesting desired psychological, physical & spiritual changes.
How does hypnosis occur?
Hypnosis occurs anytime a person becomes deeply relaxed and/or highly focused.
What does hypnosis feel like?
Most hypnotic subjects describe the state as extremely relaxing!
Will I lose control if I am hypnotized?
Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis is not sleep, and it is not unconsciousness.
Most people actually have greater awareness while hypnotized.
The client can freely disregard any of the hypnotist’s suggestions and maintain control of his actions throughout the session.
Hypnosis makes a person become more inclined to do things he wants to do, but virtually never makes a person behave against his own belief systems
Can anyone become hypnotized?
YES...if they so choose!
The state of hypnosis naturally occurs while: driving a car (highway hypnosis), reading a good book, television or a movie, browsing the Internet, daydreaming or fantasizing, using your memory for a long period of time, involved in a creative activity.
A professional hypnotist can purposefully prompt and regulate the hypnotic state in individuals for therapeutic reasons.
Is Hypnosis Real?
Hypnosis was sanctioned by the American Medical Association in 1958 because the state of hypnosis can be proven through:
Biofeedback monitors which show the power of the mind/body connection and demonstrate how quickly a hypnotized person can create change in his/her body.
Positron Emission Tomography (PET SCANS) has proven conclusively that the brains of hypnotized individuals actually do respond in line with the suggestion given by the hypnotist.
The electromagnetic nature of brain activity can be measured on a device called the electroencephalograph (E.E.G)