Hypnosis How Does It
Hypnosis How Does It Work? There are some basic hypnotists'
methods that are common practice and can be discussed without
giving away any trade secrets.
They are that basically there are three must have situations
for hypnosis to be successful: The person must want to be
hypnotized, the person must believe that they can be
hypnotized, the person must feel comfortable and relaxed about
If these conditions are present then the hypnotist can guide
the person into a hypnotic trance by one of the following
1. A fixed gaze or eye fixation. This is
what most stage or movie hypnotists use when they wave a pocket
watch in front of the subject. The hypnotist will try to get
the subject to gaze intently on the object and tune out any
other stimuli present. The hypnotist will then talk to the
subject in low tones, with the intent of lulling the subject
into a relaxed state. This method will not work on the majority
of the population.
2. Rapid method. This is when the hypnotist
will rapidly fire suggestions at the subject in a bid to
overload the mind with lots of sudden commands. The purpose is
to have the subject surrender his or her conscious control over
tot he hypnotist. This is used most often when the subject is
part of a stage performance.
3. Imagery and Progressive Relaxation. This
is the method used most often by psychiatrists. The patient is
coaxed into a relaxing state by a soothing and slow vocal
pattern. The purpose is to completely relax the subject and to
A test will be conducted to ascertain if the subject is open
to suggestions by asking them to relax a limb, or to pretend
that they are limp like a rag doll. The whole process of
putting someone into a hypnotic state can take anywhere from a
few moments to a little more than 30 minutes.
4. Rocking or Loss of Balance. Parents have
been using this method for centuries without most being aware
of the fact that they are hypnotizing their
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Hypnosis And Meditation
Thinking versus not thinking
But there is a major reversal when it comes to thinking in relation to meditation and hypnosis. With hypnosis you strive to still think unlike meditation where you try to clear the mind and not think.
A great beginning point
For this reason hypnosis is a great precursor to meditation. Why? Because as one enters hypnosis and reaches the subconscious mind old programmed thought patterns can be released thus freeing up and clearing the mind for a deep a quiet level or state of meditation.
Many parents rock their babies to sleep in their arms using
this type of rocking motion that puts the infant off balance.
They drift into a trance-like sleep, so totally relaxed by the
rocking that they totally relax and close their eyes. There are
many ways that psychiatrists use hypnotism as a tool in
treating their patients. One method for using hypnotism is
Hypnotic treatment is applied to a particular habit that is
entrenched in a person's subconscious like overeating or
smoking. The hypnotist suggests or reprograms the person's
way of thinking concerning the habit by suggesting a
negative response to the occurrence of the habit. When the
person for instance lights up a cigarette they will
immediately experience nausea.
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
Thus the negative response (the nausea) to the cigarette
will transfer over time to the person feeling negative
about smoking. This way the habit is easier to break
because of he negative feeling associated with doing it.
Habit-control hypnotism is used in many seminars, CD tapes
and audio programs.