Welcome to the amazing world of Hypnosis. Here I will share everything Hypnosis related.
It is my life’s mission to further advance the knowledge of hypnosis to the general public and to demystify all the misconceptions that surround hypnosis.
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Let me tell you a little about how hypnosis became such a huge part of my life and who I am today…
I grew up in a very strict Christian home, so naturally, I was taught that hypnosis is devils play and not to be messed with. But as I started studying the human mind and how hypnosis work, I realized that my love for hypnosis started when I was just a tiny girl. I’ve always been the daydreamer. The one staring out the window instead of looking the teacher in her eyes when she tried to teach us.
Each night my mother would try to get me to fall asleep by telling me to relax my hair, my forehead, my eyes until she got to my toes. She would tell me to just focus on my breathing and relax my whole body. She blatantly denied it, of course when I told her that she hypnotized me to sleep!
But hypnosis is such a natural state to be in. We all dive in and out of it daily. Especially children.
In 2006, I ordered an online course on holistic healing out of pure boredom and interest in finding myself and learning something new. When the course arrived I was pleasantly surprised by the in-depth modules and the intensity of the coursework. One of the modules was an introduction to hypnosis and I absolutely got stuck in it with pure fascination.
Since then I have studied a variety of healing modalities, but my passion has always been studying and furthering my knowledge of hypnosis.
So what is hypnosis exactly?
Hypnosis is a state of mind that bypasses the critical factory and puts the mind into a state of selective thinking.
Unlike most other relaxation techniques like yoga or traditional meditation, it can be practiced anywhere and anytime without needing special poses or clothing. Unlike other meditation techniques that require “no thoughts”, hypnosis allows you to concentrate on a chosen topic with extreme focus.
There are a number of misconceptions about hypnosis that I demystify in my self-hypnosis online course. These include, but is not limited to –
- Hypnosis is caused by the power of the hypnotist.
- Only certain kinds of people can be hypnotized.
- Anyone who can be hypnotized must be weak-minded.
- Once one has been hypnotized, one can no longer resist it.
- One can be hypnotized to say or do something against one’s will.
- Being hypnotized can be hazardous to your health and well-being.
- One inevitably becomes dependent on the hypnotist.
- One can become stuck in hypnosis.
- Hypnosis always involves a monotonous ritual of induction.
- One must be relaxed in order to be in hypnosis.
- Hypnosis is a therapy.
In conclusion, how you conceptualize hypnosis and the mind, will determine almost entirely what limits you place on your experience of hypnosis, as well as what limits you place on yourself and your healing process.
If this is your first experience with hypnosis, I urge you to read and do your research to find the most perfect, well-qualified hypnotherapist that will provide you with the experience and answers you are looking for. As with every profession and client services out there, you will not be a good fit for everyone and all professionals have their own specialties and nich work they do. Phone first and ask. Research each individual therapist and find the one that your instincts tell you is the right one. Their voice and mannerism over the phone will give you an idea whether you will get along with them in a therapy setting.
As I mentioned above, there are many misconceptions about hypnosis. A simple definition of hypnosis is that it is a state of increased suggestibility and concentration. First of all, do not expect to go into a deep sleep or lose touch with reality. You will know everything that is going on around you. On returning to your social consciousness again, some people express disappointment with this experience. They insist that they have heard everything that was going on or that they were unaffected by the hypnotist. This arrises from misconceptions that they have of the nature of hypnosis.
The majority of people who insist that they have only experienced a light relaxation or was not affected at all should realize that it is perfectly normal that they should hear external sounds and maintain rapport with the hypnotherapist and still remember everything that happened or was said while they were in a trance.