What Are The Physical Aspects
What Are The Physical Aspects Of Hypnosis. Studies have been
conducted in which scientists compare the physical signs of
hypnotic subjects with those who have not been hypnotized and
they have found no significant physical change between those in
trance state of hypnosis and those that were not in a hypnotic
Heart rate and respiration rate were found to be slower, but
that is consistent with being in a more relaxed state. What
does seem to change regarding physical factors regards the
brain activity that is witnessed by electroencephalographs or
These measure the electrical activity of the brain. Research
shows that the brain produces different brain waves depending
on the mental state of the patient.
Deep sleep waves look different that waves of the person who
is awake. Waves of the highly alert person differ from the
person who is relaxed. EEG's from those under hypnosis show a
boost in the lower frequency waves that are associated with
dreaming or sleeping and a drop in the higher frequency waves
that are seen in those who are fully awake.
This would support the theory that the conscious mind goes
on vacation during hypnosis and the subconscious mind takes
over. The brain has two spheres or hemispheres of the cortex.
During hypnosis it has been shown that subjects have a reduced
activity level in the left hemisphere of he cerebral cortex
while increasing activity in the right hemisphere.
Neurologists (those who study the brain) believe that the
left side is where the logical control center of the brain
exists and the right side controls creativity.
This would support the idea that under hypnosis the
conscious mind gives way to the inhibitory nature of the
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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.
Whether or not these theories are true or not; millions of
subjects report that they have encountered success using
hypnosis to control habits such as cigarette smoking, weight
loss and the cessation of other bad habits. Hypnosis is but a
tool to be understood and used in ways to improve the human
Scientists are always curious to explore the unexplained
occurrences between the recesses of the brain and unexplained
Hypnosis gives us the ability to tap into the working of
the subconscious in perhaps the only way that can be done.
Theories can be tested when physical evidence can be
compared using machines that are reliable to register such
things as electrical impulses.
Physical evidence can sometimes be convincing when no other
explanation can be obtained for why humans do what they do.
To most people the subconscious mind is a mysterious
Yoga is not a form of automatic
suggestion or autosuggestion.
Yoga is used to explore yourself from
within, which in turn brings about a state
One can however use hypnotism to suggest
that the mind is clear and the body should
Researchers have been able to ascertain that it does in
fact play a significant role in how we process and maintain
many of our bodily functions and is responsible for our
memories and our automatic responses. It would seem that if
the hypothesis side of science and the physical side of
science could join forces and explore the unknown on a more
consistent basis perhaps more secrets of the universe could