Hypnosis Demystified


Hypnosis Demystified

Hypnosis has been around for thousands of years in various forms but it is only in the last century that we have come to understand how powerful it can be. Most people have a misperception that is something to be scared of because it involves being controlled by someone against their will. This myth continues to be strengthened by television and movie writers because it creates great stories.

The majority of people also think that hypnosis is what they see in stage shows where a hypnotist has people quacking like ducks and doing things they wouldn’t normally do. The belief is that the people on the stage are in fact doing these things against their will while they are in an altered state of awareness.

The truth is that some people are highly suggestible and they like to play. The people you see up on stage are the same people that will race around doing crazy things either under the influence of alcohol or under the influence of just having fun at a party. The reality is that at the time they are completely aware of what they are doing and more than willing to play along even though they always deny it.

Nobody can hypnotize you against your will, nor can they give you suggestions that will see you doing things that you wouldn’t normally do. For instance, if under hypnosis I was to give you a suggestion to go out and rob the local bank and you were a law-abiding citizen, there is no way that you would follow through on that suggestion. Even the legal system has caught up with that one. Being under the influence of hypnosis is not an excusable reason for committing a crime in any court of law.

Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state in all of us. Have you noticed how when you relax and watch television how easy it is to be lulled into sleep? You know how it goes. You relax into your chair and get engrossed in the story and the flickering of the screen gently lulls you into a relaxed state. Then a commercial break comes on and you think to yourself… “Ah I’ll just close my eyes while the “ads” are on” and you do. Now you do this for a couple of breaks and then you become even more relaxed and you say to yourself when you find your eyes are too heavy to open after the show starts again “Hmm I’ll just listen to the story with my eyes closed”.. Before long you wake up and you see different people in the story on the screen and you try in vain to piece the story together until you realize that an hour or more has gone by and you are now watching something completely different.

What about when driving – have you ever got to your destination and had no recollection of the things that you passed along the journey? Have you ever read a book when you have become so completely absorbed in the story that you’ve forgotten to eat and hours have slipped by without you noticing it?

Have you ever been so engrossed in what you were doing that you didn’t notice someone talking to you? What about when you were in school or university listening to your lecturers – remember how you kind of slid off into a dazed trance listening to them drone on? These are all examples of naturally occurring hypnosis. All hypnosis is in fact self hypnosis and you cannot be hypnotized unless you are willing to relax into this naturally occurring state.

Hypnosis Sunshine Coast Breaking Free GirlOnce you do relax into this state, it is possible to communicate with the unconscious mind at a very deep level. The Unconscious Mind is responsible for running the body and for storing our memories and emotions as well as our negative emotions and bringing those emotions to the surface to be dealt with. Letting go of negative emotions and beliefs at a deep level can bring about amazing transformation in your life.

The Hypnosis, and TM, toolboxes are the missing links to making the advice in the self-help books work for you. So often these books tell you what to do but fail to tell you how to do it and that is usually the critical information that people need to change their lives.

Creating success in your life is part of the journey of life. Most of us create success in a random hit and miss fashion. But creating success is an energy that can be captured by understanding the process and acquiring a few basic tools.