Hypnosis, apart from what many people think, is a very normal day to day experience we all are hard wired for automatically. Hypnosis is like a version of that thousand-yard stare you get after a long hard days’ work. Hypnotherapists refer to that as “environmental hypnosis.”
The state of hypnosis is the state of mind/consciousness between being perfectly awake or completely asleep. We consider this stage of hypnosis as having 180 degrees or steps of deepening.
Hypnosis is a state of mind that is of deep relaxation, focus and receptivity, or suggestibility. In the state of hypnosis the body and senses are more heightened, such as visualizing, sensing, hearing. This heightened state of relaxed suggestibility is powerful for taking in new ideas and ways of feeling. The reason being that in the state of hypnosis the subconscious mind’s receptivity is uninhibited by the critical areas of the mind.
The state of hypnosis itself is super relaxing!! While under this super physically relaxing state while the subconscious mind remains very alert and receptive to positive suggestions for change. Contrary to what many believe you aren’t “out cold” or asleep. You are very physically relaxed yet focused while in the state of hypnosis. People often refer to hypnosis as feeling part asleep but awake with heightened connection to their senses. Others explain it as a deep day dreamy like state where you can concentrate intensely on a specific thought, memory, feeling or sensation while consciously being without distraction.
Clearing up a Myth!!! —
Hypnosis is a tool used to bypass the critical analysis areas of your mind so that the suggestions can be accepted into the subconscious mind and then incorporated into a new “automatic” behavior. While hypnosis is used very effectively for personal growth, a hypnotherapist cannot ever make you do something outside of your own values or will.