Many Hypnotherapists use something called Neuro-Linguistic Programming. NLP can be thought of as a form of informal hypnosis.
What is Hypnosis?
It is as important to say what hypnosis is not, as to say what it is.
Hypnosis is not:
Hypnosis is not the paranormal
Hypnosis is not the occult
Hypnosis is not mind control
Hypnosis is not brain washing
Hypnosis is not submitting oneself to the will of another.
Hypnosis is a normal state utilising frames of mind that may be accessed by everyone up to four to eight times every hour
Hypnosis is a state of mental calm (sometimes associated with feelings of physical relaxation)
Hypnosis is a state of increased awareness (it is said that ones awareness can increase by up to 3,000% in hypnosis)
Hypnosis is a state of increased focus and concentration
Hypnosis allows one to use a safe environment to devise new ways of thinking and behaving that are readily accessible during challenging situations.
A normal state of mind
It is not possible to make an assessment of hypnosis by what is shown on programmes like ITV’s “You’re back in the room” because it being entertainment requires that deception is a major component. Believing what one sees in stage hypnosis is like believing a magician is performing actual magic rather than tricks. If one considers my list above it is fairly easy to see that the person deepest in hypnosis on “You’re back in the room” is actually the presenter Phillip Schofield.
Does one have to be gullible?
Following his research using fMRI scanning techniques, Professor John Gruzelier of the Cognitive Neuroscience and Behaviour Department of Imperial College London described the more hypnotisable person as having a “more efficient, very flexible brain” and “using less metabolic resources to carry out functions” (28/10/04: The Material World; BBC Radio 4). Good hypnotic subjects tend to be highly intelligent and creative. The skill of a hypnotherapist is in helping his clients utilise this very powerful natural frame of mind.
When hypnotised one retains full mental and physical control
When hypnotised one:
Cannot be made to perform any act or divulge information that would not be performed or divulged whilst not hypnotised
Can usually remember everything that happens (ones attention may drift, the same as in the course of any conversation)
Retains full mental and bodily control. It is not possible to hypnotise anyone against their will or to get “stuck” in hypnosis.
How will it feel being hypnotised for the first time?
The most common things said by people after having been hypnotised for the first time are:
That was so relaxing
I could have opened my eyes at any time
That was weird (in a positive way!)
To experience hypnosis ring Stephen Rigby now on 01483 566115 to make an appointment or you can use the on-line booking form.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a perfectly safe natural frame of mind. It is perfectly safe because it is the individual, not the hypnotist, who generates it and controls it. The hypnotist just assists the person to enter this powerful state and provides guidance on how to utilise it.