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What Is Hypnosis?
Over the years the experts have come up with many definitions.
While definitions can vary, the American Psychological Association describes hypnosis as a cooperative interaction in which the participant responds to the suggestions of the hypnotist.
Hypnosis is a state of consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness characterized by an enhanced capacity for response to suggestion.
During hypnosis a person is said to have heightened focus and concentration with the ability to concentrate intensely on a specific thought or memory, while blocking out sources of distraction. According to Wikipedia
The technique has also been clinically proven to provide medical and therapeutic benefits, most notably in the reduction of pain and anxiety. According to About.com.
However, in all of these there are common threads:
It is an altered state.
Four major brain waves
Beta (awake and aware)
Alpha (contemplative, meditative state)
Theta (hypnotic wave)
There is conscious/unconscious functioning.
Your will is located in the conscious mind. Its language is logic and reasoning.
However, habits are controlled by the unconscious mind and stop smoking hypnosis works directly on the unconscious. Its language is emotion and imagination.
There is heightened suggestibility.
You are more open to suggestions that are in agreement with you will during hypnosis.
Hypnosis was endorsed as an excepted and safe therapy by the American Medical Association and stop smoking hypnosis was endorsed by the US Surgeon General. Newsweek reported that it is the easiest way to break bad habits.
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Dispelling Hypnosis Myths
In hypnosis a person is knocked-out or unconscious:
You won’t remember what happens.
Not so. You are not asleep but you are in a deep relaxed state while in hypnosis. You are aware of your surroundings.
Hypnosis is sleep.
See above regarding the four major brain waves. Hypnosis is in the theta state while sleep is delta state.
Only a certain % of people are “susceptible”.
Actually, everyone with average or above intelligence can be hypnotized if they want to as long as there are no severe mental issues.
Weak-willed people are the best subjects.
Not so. Strong willed people are able to focus their minds easier and therefore are great subjects.
You can get stuck in hypnosis.
You don’t get stuck asleep from your night’s rest so you can’t get stuck in hypnosis either (though it isn’t sleep but the brain wave just above sleep).
Hypnosis is some form of mind control:
Hypnotists have strange powers over the minds of others.
See the points bellow that disprove this.
You can be forced to act against your will.
Contrary to how hypnosis is sometimes portrayed in movies or on television, you don’t lose control over your behavior while under hypnosis. Also, you generally remain aware of and remember what happens under hypnosis. According to Web MD
Hypnosis is dangerous.
This is based upon the other myths such as hypnosis can make you do something against your will or is witchcraft. See the four major brain waves above. Everybody goes into hypnosis about every 90 minutes of the day according to scientists, such as driving down the highway lost in thought or listening to music and you miss your turn off by a couple of miles.
Or watching a movie on TV when someone walks unto the room and starts talking to you, but you are engrossed in the movie so you don’t hear anything they say or even know that they are there. Or stopped at a traffic light and horns start honking because you slipped into a hypnosis state and didn’t notice that the light turned green. Or the drifting stage between being awake and going to sleep at night.
You might excuse yourself by saying you were spaced out or in sports they call it “being in the zone.” These are all example of hypnosis that happen daily to most people.
Controlled by Satan or is witchcraft.
I have been a pastor and a Christian minister since 1980. I have heard this myth many times since then but it was dispelled when I did actual research on the subject instead of listening to unfounded claims by others. See above regarding the will to see how the idea developed that hypnotherapy is witchcraft. It is related to the myths that a hypnotist can control your mind and force you to do things against your will.
If that was true, you would buy every product and service advertised on TV because Madison Avenue uses hypnotic suggestions in their commercials, yet you only buy what you want and not forced by the advertisers to buy their products.
Hypnosis only works when you want the hypnosis suggestions to work and you agree with them.
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