Demystifying The Powers Of Hypnosis
"Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe it can
- Napolean Hill
Hypnosis is an enjoyable, easy and effective way to change
our bad habits into good ones and our negative feelings into
positive ones. All of our emotions, beliefs, and habits reside
in the subconscious mind and hypnosis provides direct access
to the subconscious mind to replace any negatives with powerful,
While many people think of it as "deep sleep", hypnosis is
a comfortable and relaxed state that focuses attention and
concentration, bypasses the conscious mind filter, and allows
the subconscious mind to be open and receptive to positive
suggestions, tapping into the power of the body-mind connection.
Most people experience a heightened state of awareness when
they are hypnotized, while only about 10% will enter into
a state where their mind is so relaxed that they do not remember
People experience this natural, normal state at least twice
each day - before they go to sleep and when they wake up.
If you have experienced arriving somewhere and can't remember
actually driving there, or if you have missed a freeway exit
then you have been in a natural hypnotic state often referred
to as "highway hypnosis".
Natural hypnosis may also occur when you become so involved
in an activity, reading a book, or watching a movie that everything
else seems to be blocked out, even to the point of not hearing
people who talk to you. Whenever concentration is intense,
it's easy to slip into a natural hypnotic state.
Hypnosis has been used for thousands of years as a powerful
tool to help and heal. Early records mark the Egyptian sleep
temples and the Temple of Aesculapius in Greece as sites where
hypnosis was used as an important part of the healing treatment.
The ancient Hawaiian Kahuna's, healing masters, routinely
used hypnosis in their healing practices. A resurgence of
the use of hypnosis began in the 1700's with the work of an
Austrian physician named Franz Anton Mesmer. In the 1800's
Dr. James Braid brought hypnosis to the medical arena with
his work in hypnoanesthesia.
Hypnosis was used as an effective and rapid treatment for
"shell shock", now referred to as post-traumatic stress disorders,
following World War I, World War II, and the Korean War.
The American Medical Association approved hypnosis as an effective
treatment in 1958 and recommended that training in hypnosis
be included in medical school curriculum. Hypnosis and guided
imagery continue to be integrated into modern medical and
health care systems.
The National Institute of Health recognizes hypnosis as a
Complimentary and Alternative Medicine treatment modality
and continues to fund research to validate the importance
Research results have shown dramatic results in a variety
of areas, particularly as an adjunct to conventional cancer
treatments and for pain management. Moving even more into
the traditional arenas of medical care, hypnosis remains as
one of the most powerful healing modalities by utilizing the
power of the subconscious mind in motivating the mind-body
connection for balance and health.
Hypnosis is probably best known for breaking habits with stop
smoking and weight loss success and yet it has been found
to be effective in reducing and managing stress, achieving
deep relaxation, increasing energy, overcoming fears, overcoming
insomnia, and reducing the experience of pain.
Hypnosis has also been shown to be effective in overcoming
test anxiety, improving test performance, improving sports
performance, improving motivation, setting and achieving goals,
improving memory and concentration, increasing self confidence,
and building self-esteem.
Most of us have habits or feelings that we've tried to change
and yet nothing we do seems to make a difference. We know
how we want to act and feel, but our decision-making and will
power doesn't seem to be enough to have any lasting effect.
Although our conscious mind has made a decision to change,
the beliefs and ideas held in our subconscious mind won't
allow the change to take place. Hypnosis allows the subconscious
mind to move into agreement with conscious desires and goals
so you can live a life of freedom and success!
Debbie Friedman, M.S., C.Ht., is the Manifesting Maven
who helps people consciously create the life they love to
live. She is the creator of the popular Cleaning Out the Closet
of Your Mind for Wealth series. http://www.CleaningOutTheCloset.com.
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