Hypnosis can be described in many different ways. Usually people experience hypnosis as a state of focused attention accompanied by a deep state of relaxation.
While the conscious mind is enjoying being deeply relaxed, suggestions can be made directly to the subconscious mind where ideas and concepts can be more easily absorbed. A frame of mind can be built that enhances and empowers the client to follow through on steps towards their goals, build self esteem and discover hidden strengths an abilities.
Is Hypnosis safe?
There are many misconceptions around the use of hypnosis which are well documented but the issue of being in control is usually at the forefront of the minds of most enquirers. Researchers Lynn, Rhue & Weeks (1990) found that when a person is in hypnosis their focus and attention is actually heightened and their self control maintained throughout the session.
The benefits of hypnosis have been published in many professional journals, not just hypnosis specialty journals, especially in the fields of pain and depression.
It is very important that only a qualified clinical hypnotherapist conduct hypnosis sessions.
Not so strange?
It is interesting to realise that people engage in self hypnosis all the time, such as during driving while absorbed in a daydream, or when involved in any repetitive activity where the mind can be far away.