Curious about hypnosis? Many people are because of the good results that people report having in erasing irrational fears and stubborn habits. Hypnosis is a serious therapeutic technique — not a parlor trick. Most people find hypnosis to be a pleasant and calming experience.
There are many areas of life that hypnosis can be a benefit. Many people use it as a tool because it’s noninvasive – nothing gets inserted into you and unlike drugs, there are no side effects. If you need help to stop smoking, have an irrational fear, or need encouragement losing weight, you’re a good candidate for hypnosis.
Self hypnosis is a particularly valuable tool because it allows you to act in your best interest whenever you feel anxiety. You can simply play a ready made suggestion in your MP3 player and practice self-hypnosis anywhere.
When you are in a relaxed state of mind, the mind is free from other thoughts and open to a new way of thinking. People who use hypnosis tap into their subconscious mind to change their usual thinking patterns. For instance, if the craving for a cigarette is overwhelming, they might use hypnosis to change their thinking so that smoking is no longer a priority, or even gets associated to be a negative action that repels them.
During a hypnosis session, you’re simply planting seeds of thought into your subconscious mind so that they’ll take root and grow from there. The more often you do it, the stronger those thought patterns will become until your behavior is changed for the better. Hypnosis is something that can naturally occur for everyone. Have you ever found yourself so engrossed in a book that you’re focused on the pages and half an hour later, you realize that you didn’t notice anything going on around you? You may have also found yourself in a zoned out state where you’re so focused on one thing that you have no idea someone is talking to you at that moment.
Hypnosis is akin to a zoned-out state of consciousness.
The person is well aware of what’s happening, but they are only focused on the hypnotic attraction and not on any other environmental stimuli going on around them. When you’ve successfully reached a hypnotic state, you – or a hypnosis specialist – can plant alternative thoughts into your subconscious to help change your thinking patterns.
Most people report feeling different (better) after just one session. You need to be open-minded to the process in order for it to work. If you go in with too many doubts, it either won’t be successful, or will take longer to achieve the kind of results that you want.