By Henry Leander Andersen.
Hypnosis is not so
much different from being absorbed in thought, or reading a book.
With hypnosis, you are far more open to suggestion, at least, to
suggestions compatible with what you are motivated to achieve.
It is a form of intense receptive concentration. Hypnosis often
is used to modify behavior and overcome phobias and bad
habits-it can help you make changes that you've been unable to
There is a part of the Conscious Mind called the critical
factor. It's kind of like a guard at the gate between the
Conscious Mind and the Subconscious Mind. It has the power to
accept or reject suggestions from entering the Subconscious
Mind. It has very good intentions. It's job is to protect us.
Because change is viewed as a threat to our nervous system, any
suggestion that does not match the existing programming
automatically gets rejected. That is how it accomplishes it's
goal of protecting us.
The only way to get to the subconscious mind and bypass the
critical factor, is through our memories, habits, and emotions.
Since everyone has experienced light levels of hypnosis at
different times, don't be surprised if you don't feel
hypnotized. All that is required to be hypnotized is a
motivation to be hypnotized, concentration, imagination,
relaxation, and the willingness to respond to suggestion.
Hypnosis is not new. In recorded history the Greeks used trance
induction to treat anxiety and hysteria; the Druids called it
'"magic sleep"; Dr. Franz Anton Mesmer (1733-1815) called it
"animal magnetism"; and Dr. James Baird (1795-1860) named it
"hypnosis" which is simply the Greek word for sleep. He thought
it to be `nervous sleep`, and modern monitoring of brain rhythms
indicate that it is a separate state of consciousness somewhere
in between sleeping and waking.
The benefits of hypnotherapy are more and more recognised and
for those who search for betterment of themselves and of their
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