Misconceptions about Hypnosis
Hypnosis is a very safe and well known complementary therapy which helps to connect with the subconscious mind.
There are still misconceptions about the concept. When hearing the word hypnosis or hypnotherapy, many people think of stage hypnosis, where the hypnotist makes the person act like a chicken. But that is actually for entertainment and it has nothing to do with clinical hypnosis.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a focused and deep relaxed state. The hypnotised person is highly suggestible. They are aware of their surroundings and have focused attention. This results a total control. The person is deeply relaxed, they hear, smell and feel everything. This experience is like daydreaming. The only difference is that in hypnosis a hypnotist is talking throughout the experience. The focus is on the hypnotist’s voice who is making positive suggestions. These suggestions are carried out then, after waking up straight away or at a later time. Here, I would like to point out that the client will not do anything they do not want to do, or anything inappropriate. Should this happen, the client will either come out of the trance or reject the suggestion completely.
Connection with the inner world
The hypnotic state allows the person to have a connection with the unconscious mind. The difference between the conscious and the unconscious mind is that the latter knows everything but not aware of it at present. It stores our memories. The conscious mind is aware of everything at present. The connection between the two minds makes it easier to find the inner self. Once the person is able to have this connection with their thoughts and feelings, they will be able to live a balanced and improved life by learning more about themselves.
It will allow them to become more resourceful in any situation and make appropriate decisions. This increases their abilities and choices. The client will have willpower to reach their goals and to become successful. They can solve problems, especially long term problems in their lives. Finding themselves can help to build their confidence thus remove limitations such as smoking, phobia or even drinking alcohol. Hypnosis can help in many ways. It is quite popular in people with weight management problems, anxiety, skin disorders such as eczema, allergies and IBS. It is extremely useful for relaxation, it helps to reduce stress levels and it controls pain.