Knocking Down The
Misconceptions About Self Hypnosis
Knocking Down The Misconceptions About Self Hypnosis. When
people think of being under hypnosis, they may picture a creepy
man swinging a pendulum back and forth.
But self hypnosis may be happening a lot more often than you
think. By definition, hypnosis is a state where the conscious
mind is relaxed and allows the subconscious mind to take
This can happen by dreaming, reading, watching movies or TV
as well as with self hypnosis techniques. These other things
can be thought of as self hypnosis because we use them to help
escape from reality for a while.
You may not know that when you focus on a movie or a book
until it becomes real you are actually hypnotized, and your
subconscious is able to trick the mind into almost believing it
is real. For example, this is why you jump and get scared
during your favorite suspense/thriller movie.
Self hypnosis is when a person focuses their attention on
something so that the exterior influences are not as
predominant as they usually would be, in this case by focusing
on what you are reading or viewing. Meditation is another state
of self hypnosis, though it is more intentional than watching a
movie or reading a book.
People who do meditation put all the thoughts out of their
mind by focusing on an object of mental image. This allows the
subconscious to be free to act on its own. If you are unable to
relax after a hard day at work, you can turn off all exterior
distractions, including the TV, phone, and maybe even the
Find a comfortable position to sit or lie in, and focus your
mind on an image that is relaxing to you. When outside thoughts
do enter the mind, they can be turned into images and
High stress situations are another time when people use self
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The Medical profession is also taking the principles of hypnosis on board
To help patients relax because relaxed and happy patients respond better to treatment than unhappy and stressed patients, but usually as part of a wider relaxation and wellness program that may include other relaxation techniques as well.
Generally, hypnosis is experiencing a wider acceptance as a valid way to help people overcome phobias, anxiety and even obesity and insomnia. And because there are really no side effects to hypnosis it is also much safer than many other ways of dealing with these issues.
It may be considered meditation or mental imagery, but it is
essentially the same thing. Women have used these techniques as
a way to help reduce the pain of labor and child birth when
using Lamaze and Bradley birthing methods. In Lamaze, rhythmic
breathing is used to put the woman into a more daydream-like
state. This will help her to escape the pain, and keep her
focused on maintaining the strength she will need for the
The Bradley method uses slow breathing and mental images to
help the woman escape the pain and clear her mind so that
she can focus. For other people, self hypnosis when used as
meditation also has a spiritual link. When they are in a
hypnotic state they are able to hear from God, a person who
has passed on, or another spiritual being.
A 20 minute self hypnosis session in a
warm bath or shower, a couple of nights a
week while you air out your bedroom will do
wonders with your insomnia, if it is stress
The mind is complex and mysterious, and scientists do not
completely understand it, but around the world and
throughout history people have been using self hypnosis to
relax and refocus themselves. By using the techniques of
self hypnosis, you can achieve almost anything your mind
desires: from weight loss to quitting smoking to losing
weight and beyond.