Hypnosis - Levels of Consciousness
The levels of consciousness range from being fully alert to
being deeply asleep. They are mainly distinguished from each
other by their brain wave frequency. It is also important
to note that there are no rigid boundaries separating them.
Instead, the levels blend into each other, as is described
Level State of mind and body
Beta Full Consciousness (13-25 Cycles per second)
Alpha Twilight period between being asleep & being awake Hypnosis
& Meditation (8-12 Cycles per second)
Theta Deep hypnosis & Meditation (4-7 Cycles per second)
Delta Full Sleep (0.5-3 Cycles per second)
Beta is the state of total consciousness-the normal state.
Alpha and Theta fall into the category of altered states of
These are the states when behavior modifications are most
likely to take place. Suggestions given in these states go
directly into the subconscious mind without any interference
from the analytical conscious mind. The subconscious has no
power of reasoning and will accept the suggestions as they
are, and will act upon them. So, where does Hypnosis fit in
Hypnosis is one of the most effective tools to induce an altered
state of consciousness. Suggestions can also be effective
under normal consciousness (Beta level) but research has shown
that they are over a hundred times more helpful under an altered
What are the other benefits of Hypnosis?
Almost 80% of physical and psychological problems are stress
related. And, since relaxation forms the core of all hypnotic
procedures, it enables us to exclude anxiety and tension from
our normal thought cycles.
How does hypnosis compare with meditation & yoga?
All these processes involve physical relaxation and a narrowing
of consciousness. In the case of Hypnosis, it is task or goal
oriented, as we are mentally working on something (our desired
goal). In meditation and yoga, on the other hand, consciousness
is free-floating and it may lead to a greater sense of expanded
awareness. Many mediators use hypnosis and one can slip from
one state to another quite easily.
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