Beyond The Skepticism How
Does Hypnosis Really Work
Beyond The Skepticism How Does Hypnosis Really Work.
Hypnosis has been shown through many studies to be beneficial
to the people to use it.
To skeptics, it might just seem like a lot of hocus-pocus,
but there is now evidence that hypnosis and self hypnosis can
help people to overcome their problems or achieve their goals.
It has been proven to help people stop over-eating and lose
weight, stop smoking, reduce drinking, and stop gambling.
In order for hypnosis to work, you have to want to stop
these problems in the first place. Normally, you may not be
able to overcome the struggle that comes with quitting the
addiction, or you might not even be able to admit you have an
addiction. But you do need to be able to say or think I want to
stop smoking or whatever the issue is in order for hypnosis to
You might wonder how it works. Hypnosis has been shown to
alter the mind. When you are hypnotized, different electrical
signals are produced in the brain, which has been proven with
magnetic resonance imaging. However, scientists do not yet know
exactly what happens during this.
It has been shown that the state of being hypnotized is
similar to sleeping than being awake with one key exception
that you remain completely alert the entire time. It is also
known that there are two different parts of the brain the
conscious part and the sub-conscious part.
Your conscious brain works things out using logic, and makes
the decisions on what to do next. The sub-conscious works on a
more basic level, keeping us breathing, our hearts beating, and
sending out the other signals that our body needs in order to
be able to function.
The sub-conscious is also the place where we store our
memories and knowledge and it is the part of the brain that
retains access to these even after our conscious brain has
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Hypnosis is no longer considered just a form of entertainment
The art of the stage entertainer that puts his audience under a spell is still main stream entertainment, but in a sign of a ever growing trend of using it in treatment, people like the British hypnotist Paul McKenna who started as an entertainer have re-invented himself as a self help guru.
As published in the Western Medical Journal in October 2001, there is medical evidence that hypnosis can help with anxiety, insomnia, phobias and obesity. Not the absence of evidence that it can help cure smoking. The stop smoking programs help by working on the stress triggers and the eating triggers so can still be effective.
These may be events that happened long ago, or insignificant
events, or they may be things that were too uncomfortable for
the conscious mind and so were blocked. The memories that are
forgotten by the conscious mind can result in repression, which
can keep us from achieving our goals our causes us to do things
that we really do not want to do.
Receiving hypnosis can make your subconscious mind see
these memories differently, in a more positive light, so
that it can then get over them and resolve your problems. A
variety of things can happen under hypnosis. For instance,
if you wish to quit smoking, your hypnotherapist might
suggest to your subconscious to make you feel like you are
going to throw up whenever you take out a cigarette. Using
hypnosis, you can overcome a myriad of problems or
Dieting doesn't work, but hypnosis in
combination with other behavioral changes
brought on with visualizations, NLP or
other cognitive therapies can give you up
to a 70 per cent chance of losing weight
Personal problems such as irrational fears can be overcome,
as well as the pain from chronic illnesses or the pain of
childbirth. Hay-fever has been treated in Switzerland using
hypnosis, and they reported needing to take less allergy
medicine. There are plenty of people who will report that
hypnosis helped them to reach other goals as well, from
quitting smoking to losing weight to having more confidence
on the job.