DEFINITION OF HYPNOSIS
is a state of hyper-suggestibility where the conscious and subconscious
(unconscious) minds dissociate. It is a state of mind where the subject is more
likely to accept the operator's suggestions. That is the technical definition.
But a description rather than the definition of
hypnosis may be easier to understand. In general, hypnosis is
characterized as a state of increased relaxation where the conscious mind
becomes subdued and ideas and suggestions can be introduced to the unconscious
more easily. Notice that I said "in general," meaning for
most people, but not everyone.
have been in hypnosis often without even realizing it. Hypnosis is the alpha
level of consciousness. You pass through this daydream like state as you fall
asleep at night. And you pass through it again as you awaken in the morning.
Research has proven that if you watch much television, you are in this alpha
state for two-thirds of your viewing time. If you have ever watched a sad TV show and reacted with a tear in your
eye, you have been hypnotized by the television.
entered a state of increased suggestibility where you uncritically accepted the
suggestion of sadness on the TV screen and reacted with a sad emotion, your
tear. In other words your reasoning ability, which is contained in your
conscious mind, was bypassed. You did not reason that the show was just a play;
you accepted the action as being real. So you reacted with real emotion.
WHO CAN BE HYPNOTIZED?
has been found that all normal people are hypnotizable to a greater or lesser
extent. People with less than a 70 I.Q., those of the moron level or lower,
generally are not hypnotizable. People who are in an active state of psychosis
generally are not hypnotizable. Most senile people are difficult or impossible
have found in my own private practice dealing with a large number of retired
people, as old as 85 years of age, that hypnosis is a potent and beneficial
method for most people. The person's motivation is the key to success.
DO I HAVE TO BE A "DEEP"
SUBJECT FOR SUCCESS?
the therapeutic applications of hypnosis we most often deal with, depth of any
kind is not required. You can be the lightest possible subject and still receive
all of the benefits from hypnosis that the deepest subjects will obtain. I
strongly feel that over the years, far too much importance has been placed on
how deep a subject is. If the subject is deep, it could be beneficial. This
however, is not necessarily the case.
with the latest hypnotic
techniques like Ericksonian
Hypnosis and state of the art "NLP"
(Neuro-Linguistic Programming), depth is one of the least important aspects,
which contribute to success.
ARE THERE ANY DANGERS IN HYPNOSIS
are basically no dangers to the practice of self-hypnosis. It is impossible to
"get stuck" in hypnosis. The worst thing that could possibly happen
while a subject is in hypnosis is that she might fall into a natural state of
sleep for 20 or 30 minutes. She would awaken rested and out of the state of
MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT HYPNOSIS
are many misconceptions about hypnosis. Most of them are due to the stage and
television acts. Ironically, it is because of the fact that the television can
hypnotize you that these misconceptions are so strongly entrenched in people's
IS HYPNOSIS SLEEP?
largest misconception about hypnosis is that it is sleep. Nothing could be
further from the truth. If you are asleep, you are unconscious. If you are
unconscious, you cannot hear anything. If you cannot hear anything, then the
hypnotist cannot help you. Hypnosis is a state of keen awareness. The subject is
wide-awake and aware of everything around her. This misconception stems from the
stage hypnotist's use of the word "sleep" as analogous to the hypnotic
state. When the old time hypnotist swung the watch in front of the subject's
face, he told the subject that she was getting "sleepy." He then told
the subject to go to sleep. What he meant was to go into a hypnotic sleep; not a
IS THERE A HYPNOTIZED FEELING?
second largest misconception is that there is a hypnotized feeling. There is no
hypnotized feeling. I repeat, there is no hypnotized feeling. Most people feel
very relaxed when in hypnosis, as relaxation seems to be the essence of
hypnosis. Some people feel heavy. Some people feel light. Some people have other
sensations and feelings. Other people have absolutely no feeling that they are
in hypnosis, and believe they have not been hypnotized when they most
CAN THE HYPNOTIST CONTROL ME?
The hypnotist cannot make you do anything against your will. There is always an
observing ego state. Should the hypnotist make an offensive suggestion; this ego
state would reject the suggestion. You will probably come out of hypnosis if the
hypnotist makes an offensive suggestion.
CAN THE HYPNOTIST MAKE ME DIVULGE
OF MY SECRETS?
will not divulge any secrets under hypnosis unless you want to do so. The
hypnotist does not have any control over the subject. Quite the contrary, the
subject has more control over herself since at this time she has control over
her own subconscious mind. The subject can easily reject any suggestion the
hypnotist makes, no matter how simple or complicated the suggestion might be.
The subject can open her eyes, emerge from the state of hypnosis, and walk out
of the room at any time she chooses.
PEOPLE TELL THE TRUTH WHEN IN HYPNOSIS?
People can lie when in hypnosis.
DO HYPNOTISTS HAVE SPECIAL POWERS AND VIBRATIONS?
is a common misconception. The hypnotist does not have any special powers, nor
does he have any special vibrations with which to hypnotize you. Actually, all
hypnosis is self-hypnosis. The hypnotist leads the subject into a state of
hypnosis. In other words, the ability of hypnosis is in the subject.
DO PEOPLE FAIL TO REACH THEIR GOALS USING HYPNOSIS?
the greatest reason for the inability to reach ones goals through hypnosis is an
inadequate amount of practice where self-hypnosis is concerned. The greatest
reason for the return of a symptom or "relapse" is the premature
discontinuance of hypnosis with the Hypno-technician.
self-hypnosis is important, it is generally the heterohypnosis with the
hypnotist which has the greatest impact upon the subconscious mind. This is
because of the training and experience of the hypnotist vs. the lack of training
and experience of the client.
people are penny wise and pound-foolish. They mentally set an amount of time, or
money that they are willing to spend for help. And then they prematurely
discontinue their sessions because, "I can't afford it." Or, "I
didn't lose 50 Lbs. in two days." If a person or method is really helping
one to make their desired changes, then it is priceless and it should be
is for this reason that follow up hypnosis is generally recommended even after a
symptom seems to have disappeared completely. Self-hypnosis should be an
ongoing affair on a daily basis. Ultimately, YOUR SUCCESS IS UP TO YOU!
I BE BETTER OFF HIRING A HYPNOTIST, OR
PURCHASING A RECORDED PROGRAM WORK BETTER?
That is an excellent question. Normally I would recommend that you utilize the
services of a reputable hypnotist. The reason is that by meeting with you,
a good hypnotist /NLP'er will be able to customize his approach to your
personality and your favored representational system -- the way you favor taking
in information through the senses to make sense out of it and react to it.
my opinion, 99% of the recorded hypnosis programs available today are strictly Traditional
Hypnosis, and consist of only one or maybe two sessions of it at that.
Traditional Hypnosis is nothing more than a set of direct commands: "If you
eat a brownie you'll barf." "You won't have cravings," etc.
This technology has an exceptionally poor track record of success because
everyone of our generation has been taught to question everything. That's
why you, your friends, and your kids usually do the opposite of what they are
told to do.
programs available thru Neuro-VISION
have overcome those shortcomings by utilizing a mix of Traditional Hypnosis, Ericksonian
Hypnosis, NLP, and the Neuro-VISION
Hypnosis technology. These are all technologies that are designed to
eliminate the resistance factor. In fact, Neuro-VISION
and the NLP technology that it's
based on, do not utilize suggestion at all. They rely on using the thought
processes that have created a problem, to eliminate it!
of the Neuro-VISION
programs are multi-session products. They all have six to eight different
sessions, so you are exposed to a broad range of methodology. We don't use
the one shot "one size fits all" -- "do-or-die" approach.
It takes a lot of work to make this type of program, but the high success rates
are well worth it.
private sessions with any Hypnotist / NLP'er who has enough experience to be
able to actually help you can be very expensive. By contrast, purchasing
any of the Neuro-VISION
products is actually very reasonable, and you can repeat the sessions whenever
you want to, for as long as you want to, or need to. For those who want a
very personal experience, I can make a custom recording for you. I'll
personally talk to you on the telephone for an hour or more to learn about you
before I custom record your program.
create our own reality by making the decisions that we make. So ultimately
it is up to each of us to learn how to create the reality that we want, rather
than the reality that we hate. Therefore, the next move is up to you.
USES OF HYPNOSIS
pain & anxiety
||Child birth hypnosis
& body tics
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