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What is Hypnosis

What Is Hypnosis?

Most people think of hypnosis as being in a trance like state, but that’s not really an accurate description.  When you’re in a hypnotic state you are really in a super-relaxed state of mind where your conscious mind is so relaxed that you’re not thinking at all about normal everyday things.  Being hypnotised allows you to connect with your subconscious mind and pull up memories, experiences, and other events that played a significant role in your life or in your development.  

Hypnosis can be described as an altered state of consciousness. Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis for a beneficial purpose. A lot of people think of hypnosis as being in a trance-like state, but that’s not really an accurate description. Being in hypnosis is a natural state not unlike a daydream, it is a super relaxed state of mind and you remain in control the whole time. You would never do or say anything you don't want to, you are just so relaxed you can just cut off from normal everyday things that clutter your mind and cloud your thinking. Being hypnotised allows you to connect with your subconscious mind, this is where you store your memories, experiences and past events. Our brain is unique and by far the most complex organ in the body. It's 100 billion nerve cells connect to shape our thoughts, memories and aspirations. We all want to reach our true potential so many people are turning to hypnosis and hypnotherapy to help their brains find that extra gear.

Usually a hypnotic state is induced by a trained therapist or medical professional but there are courses that you can take that will teach you how to hypnotise yourself.  If you are going to try hypnosis for medical treatment you might want to get a professional to start the treatment and then if they work for you learn how to hypnotise yourself so that you can continue the treatment on your own whenever your condition flares up.  While you are in a hypnotic state the therapist or medical professional will create what is called a hypnotic suggestion. The hypnotic suggestion is what tells your subconscious what to change.   So for example if you are being hypnotised to help you deal with your alcohol addition a hypnotic suggestion telling your brain that you no longer need alcohol to function combined with physical treatment for the withdrawal symptoms that you’ll experience when you stop drinking should make you entirely free of alcohol dependency.  Your body will no longer crave it once you have detoxed and after a hypnotic suggestion telling you that you don’t need the alcohol your mind won’t be convinced that you can’t function with it.   Doctors aren’t entirely sure how the brain creates a hypnotic state only that a hypnotic state exists and can be induced in most people.  

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