Hypnosis Q&A: Understanding Hypnosis Types
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis, in general, is a psychological situation wherein
an individual shows signs of changes in the behavior, thought,
or attitude. On the other hand, some people may undergo an
increase in suggestibility and subjective feelings of an "altered
state of consciousness."
The hypnosis applications varied widely. Some of the people
include the use of hypnosis for entertainment and health functions.
Hypnosis is not a type of therapy. Most of the psychologist
use hypnosis to conduct psychological related techniques.
During the presentation of technique, the subject will learn
how to obey the commands and engage in behavior they might
not normally choose to perform.
What is post-hypnotic suggestion?
Post-hypnotic suggestions are the feeling carried out after
the termination of hypnosis. This feeling is the response
of the subject to the specific suggestions of post-hypnotic
phenomena. A suggestion is given apparently during hypnosis
stage. During this stage stimulus is served while the act
becomes a response.
A post-hypnotic suggestion and a conditioned reflex serve
a similar purpose except that the former is not established
by repetitive trial.
Normally the post-hypnotic suggestion is a compound task for
the subject because it can turn into a more hypnotic injunction.
It is often called out because of several single sessions
What is auto-suggestion?
Auto-suggestion more popularly called autogenous training
is a process wherein the subject trains the part of subconscious
mind. Normally it is being performed because the subject wants
to create some particulars inside the mind. Some people want
to practice autosuggestion training because they want to schematize
their mental level for a given purpose.
Acceptance of auto-suggestions may be quickened through mental
visualization of what the individual would like to believe.
Autosuggestions can be seen as an aspect of "self-exhorting",
meditations or other form of similar activities.
Applications of deliberate autosuggestions intended to change
the way a subject believes in terms of physical or psychological
Is "highway hypnosis" really a kind of hypnosis?
Highway hypnosis is a mental state in which the person can
drive an automobile in a great distance, responding to external
events in the expected manner. In this state, the consciousness
is clearly divided between the driving task and the person's
thoughts on several concerns.
Based upon the theory of Ernest Hilgard, the highway hypnosis
was developed in a stream of consciousness. According to the
theory, highway hypnosis can be a usual experience. The common
sense suggests that when driving the full weight of consciousness
is brought to mind reception.
What is neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)?
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a compilation of pseudoscientific
self-sustain rituals proposed for programming the mind. Richard
Bandler and John Grinder introduced NLP in 1973 as a set of
models and principles to describe the relationship between
mind and language.
NLP is based upon the New Age principles such as the belief
in unlimited potential through access to a subconscious part
of the mind. Some psychologists describe it as a "therapeutic
The practice of NLP is initially attracted mostly psychologist
because of its magical effect. At the present times, it also
attracts business and sales people.
How is hypnosis different from meditation or relaxation?
Hypnosis does not have the exact process compared to meditation
and relaxation. In the process of meditation or relaxation,
the goal is to have a more relaxed and meditative state. This
process can affect the body and mind in a better way.
What makes hypnosis different is that getting into the meditative
state of mind and later on the hypnotic process will use the
state of mind to transmit and deliver the messages throughout
Compared to meditation, state of mind is the main goal of
hypnosis and becomes actively responsive to words, thoughts,
Hank Taylor is a regular contributor to hypnosis-related
books and sites such as Hypnosis
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