In this article, I will as an experienced hypnosis practitioner strip away the myths from hypnotism and simplify this highly beneficial procedure.
Let us start with science which views hypnosis as a faculty that the mind is naturally equipped with and also the fact that it is an innate power, along with such faculties as analytical reasoning, logic, and creativity.
Specifically there is no need for the “old school” black magic or occult labeling that persists in the minds of some.
These fallacies are due no doubt to a few unscrupulous hawkers advertising the illicit use of hypnosis to ostensibly “take over” an unsuspecting victim’s mind, or use hypnosis for the purpose of seduction of a person to co-opt their free will.
The alleged co-opting of free will is indeed the fallacy as free will is something that no one can take away from you and one cannot be seduced unless the want to be seduced.
Inherent within the mind is a protection from such that is neither desired nor intended and it cannot be breached if you do not desire such.
Only what is most beneficial will be accepted when in even the deepest hypnosis.
There are various scientific studies out there as well as many sources that explain the benefits of hypnosis to various extents, These sources all agree on the benefits of hypnotism, but may differ in the reasons why hypnotism works.
To begin to gain a better perspective of how hypnotism works, we can simply look at the fact that science does not fully understand magnetism, gravity, electricity or the myriad of functions of the human mind.
Just take a moment and close your eyes and ask, “Who am I” there is no explanation or suitable answer for this seemingly subtle yet complex query.
The answer to such a simplified question can only be realized by experience.
As the higher functions of the mind are to be experienced so is hypnosis best explained.
If you think about it, there is no mystery or superstitious veil surrounding the aforementioned list of things not understood by science and neither should there be such surrounding a function such as hypnosis.
As all hypnosis is essentially self-hypnosis, it should come as no surprise that this state is naturally induced many times during the course of our day.
How many times have you peacefully slipped into a daydream? That reverie is a state of hypnosis, what about driving safely to a location and not recalling how you got there and not being aware of the passage of time, or watching a program or movie or Reading a book and experiencing the altered state of awareness that occurs when deeply enthralled.
Hypnotism is akin to these states with the possibility of experiencing heightened perception in some instances.
Hypnosis is described by some as like being in a state of deep sleep with the mind awareness very much there and able to perceive without distraction.
What science does know is that hypnotism is a fact, it does exist and hypnotism works.
It is widely accepted by doctors, dentists and other medical practitioners as a complementary or even as a stand alone therapy.
An experienced hypnotist can utilize hypnosis to facilitate many powerful, beneficial and lasting changes your life.
A hypnotist who has utilized this practice to learn the workings of the mind can take his skills and apply them to your particular situation based on feedback received from you.
This feedback will be applied to show you how to successfully change your life by changing your perspective and how you may perceive life.
The hypnotist who believes in himself is a far more beneficial tool than one who has the most advertising or swanky office space.
The assurance that potential hypnosis clients receive will be the biggest benefit in motivating them to travel great lengths to change their minds for the better with the powerful tool of hypnosis.