is Hypnosis? and what it is not
is not being gullible or under someones control
it is not being asleep and unaware
is not like on TV or the movies
It is the ultimate in control of self
and no one will do anything under hypnosis that is against their morals
It is for
some, a highly aware state with great focus aiding fast treatment
It is a
natural state of mind we all go into some level of trance in our day .TV hypnosis or stage Hypnosis is often
for entertainment not healing or therapy
Hypnotherapy is a cooperative process between at least 2 people bringing
about a resolution, or effecting a change in ideas, thinking or behaviours benefiting the client
is the word used to describe an experience or state of consciousness other then the waking consciousness. Commonly
described as a trance state or a hypnotic state. Hypnosis is about going into a trance, the level and depth of trance
appropriate to each individual. Anyone can be hypnotised or go into a trance, as we all have that natural experience of it
happening in our lives on a day to day basis.
It is also said trance is about learning how to go into a trance,
we do go into a trance many times in a day, either when daydreaming, or when driving a car and forgetting the journey
upoun reaching the destination, or when we suddenly realise we've been so absorbed in a task hours have passed and it
has seemed like minutes, or the opposite where time can seem to drag and minutes seem like hours.
is the Conscious mind?
The conscious mind is simply whatever we are aware of right now i.e reading this is
what you are conscious of, and what the conscious mind is engaged in. Our conscious mind can actually only deal with
so much information at anyone time. It has the limit of 7 plus or minus 2 bits of information at any time. It deals with things
logically and sequentially. It is rational.
What is the unconscious mind?
Unconscious mind is whatever we are not aware of. We have many sensations occurring in the body, that you might not have noticed,
for instance be aware of you little toe, right now? Is it warm? Cool? Pressing against a shoe or sock? Pulsing? Tingling?
Almost numb? What you become aware of are sensations that have been going on in the body while your conscious mind is busy
Your unconscious mind deals with 24 million bits per second. That means it's coding all the information
coming into your from your environment in terms of temperature, light, sound smells and maybe tastes. It is also dealing and
orgainising all the internal functions and many things going on of the body, heart rate, digestion, muscle tension and relaxation.
It works irrationally, (think how strange some dreams can appear) and works simultaniously on many tasks, strategies,
actions and behaviours.
unconscious has a number of functions
It stores memories ,a fantastic job in
itself, and has the ability to re-orgainise and re-collect memories and even repress some. I make use of one of the unconscious
minds methods of memory storage to enable a safe, easy, form of age regression to take some clients back to decisions,
or the beginnings of a particular belief to enable letting go of these decisions, or beliefs to allow the client to take on
new, more profitable, fruitful decisions and beliefs about themselves, others or the world in general .