What Is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness. Hypnosis feels like the moment before you fall asleep: you can hear everything but you are relaxed. A hypnotized subject will report their body is deeply relaxed where they feel they can almost fall asleep. At this point, the subconscious mind (handles bodily functions we don’t have to think about: heartbeat, breathing, etc. and our habit actions) will be very alert while the conscious (used in day-to-day business) is somewhat subdued. This state of consciousness allows direct communication with the subconscious.
Hypnosis is a concentrated form of relaxation with an increased state of suggestibility. Relaxing your mind and body allows you to achieve the results you are looking for!
A hypnotic state can be induced many ways. During your consultation, the hypnotist will determine the best induction for you.
Can Everyone Really Be Hypnotized?
Anyone of average intelligence (70 and above) without severe mental disorders can be hypnotized. Hypnosis is not magic and it does take cooperation on your part. If you do not want to be hypnotized, it will not happen.
In fact, every day everyone does pass through brief hypnotic states: just upon awakening in the morning and just before falling asleep at night, T.V. commercials attempt at our suggestibility through repetition, daydreaming, engrossed in a good book or movie causing less interest in what is going on around you.
Although you can learn self-hypnosis, you will receive the best results by going to a trained professional.
Who are Hypnotists?
Are hypnotists mysterious caped men dangling a swinging ticking watch in front of gazing eyes telling you to feel drowsy? Maybe in a show. Today’s hypnotist however, is likely to hold a degree in medicine, dentistry, psychology or has had extensive training under a certified instructor and became a certified hypnotist.