A report on hypnosis myths and facts. Because there are many misconceptions about hypnosis in clinical hypnotherapy we hope to dispel these this month.
Lesson 1– Skeletons in The Closet
Under hypnosis, you will not reveal anything about yourself that you do not wish to. You will not say or do anything out of character. In fact you are more on your guard and alert to anything that may threaten your safety and wellbeing, as your mind will be fully focused.
Each session is explained briefly beforehand and you can run through any questions that you may have. The majority of sessions when under hypnosis, it not usually necessary to enquire on anything, unless it is to make an evaluation on what progress is being made towards the desired outcome.
What needs to remain private stays private.Added to this, sessions are always confidential and you will never be judged. Hypnotherapy works, so why go it alone, when professional advice and help will get the results you want.
Lesson 2-Only for weak-willed stupid people
The reverse is true. The best clients are those who are intelligent and have a vivid imagination. However, there is no such thing as good or bad hypnosis, because hypnosis works for every-one. So,you can still be helped if you are not particularly imaginative, although I find with a bit of encouragement, most people are more creative than what they think they are !
Think of your favourite room in the house,close your eyes and remember what`s in the room…. now describe something in it … see you can imagine, can`t you? Do you sometimes get anxious ? Well, that is using your imagination to create what might happen. When you employ the services of a professional hypnotherapist, you can then learn to create a better future. All this, while benefiting from the totally relaxing experience of hypnosis.
Lesson 3- Look into my eyes
If you do not want to be hypnotised, you won`t be. There are many theories that are quite unfounded. There is no bad hypnosis. There is no mind control. The reason people go to a clinical hypnotherapist is for help. Hypnosis works only with willing participants. You would never do anything that you wouldn`t do or say normally. So you can talk and look at a hypnotherapist, but no-one can “do hypnosis” for you. A hypnotherapist guides you to hypnotize yourself.
Lesson 4-Getting stuck in hypnosis
People self-hypnotise throughout the day and naturally bring themselves back out of hypnosis. Watching a film, reading a book, driving on a familiar route, in fact anything that takes you into “automatic pilot ” is all self hypnosis. This frees up the conscious part of the brain to get on with day-to-day decisions. Clients often enjoy the total relaxation that hypnotherapy brings about, so may be reluctant to return to their full alert state. This is similar to being in a day-dream and you may feel you don`t want to come out of it, as it feels so euphoric. Once instructed to return to full alertness. the mind will oblige, as the subconscious is always attentive.
Additionally, in an emergency, the subconscious mind will within an instant, activate the survival instinct. It will take over and bring you instantly out of hypnosis as it puts you on high alert. This is the subconcious`s prime objective, to protect and serve. No logic, just action.
Lesson 5-You are feeling Sleepy.
BUT you will not fall asleep while in hypnosis, unless the session is particularly boring or you are tired!
Hypnotherapy gives people the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful feeling of tranquillity as attention is aimed towards letting go of tension within the body. The mind can then concentrate on a new perspective in order to gain an insight into making the changes required.
Under hypnosis people can be totally relaxed but definitely not asleep. The mind is fully focused on the steps needed to achieve those life changing results.You will be totally alert once the hypnotherapist has counted you back into the room. Neither will you sleep at will, if commanded – that is tricks left to stage shows and tv. Stage hypnosis is different from clinical hypnosis on many levels. Stage hypnosis is there merely for entertainment and the people who participate are willing volunteers, as no-one would behave against their character as you will find the volunteers are extrovert characters and are happy to be up on stage for a laugh ……….. for instance thinking they are James Brown or dancing erotically.
Here`s a video that demonstrates that we are easily led to believe facts and become influenced by them. This is why advertisers spend thousands of pounds to tell us we need to purchase their particular brand. Hypnotherapists use hypnosis in a positive way and only have your best interests at heart.
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1. Establish a bed-time routine. This means giving your body and mind the message you are starting to relax at least an hour before bed. Avoiding any mental stimulation such as the t.v. and computer- and keep these out of the bedroom.
2.Avoid alcohol,caffeine and products that incorporate caffeine.
3.Learn to switch off your mind. Have a notebook next to you,so you can then write it down. This can be sorted out in the morning, as your mind, after a good nights sleep, will be sharper and clearer.
4.Do not force yourself to sleep. You wouldn`t do it as a child, no doubt, so why would you now- you allow yourself to fall asleep, in your own good time.
5.Keep focused on the positives. Not what you don`t want, but what you do want – you want to relax and to wake up refreshed in the morning. Keep enforcing this and over time, your mind will accept this- and it will happen.
6.Keep the bedroom dark. Dusk stimulates us to get sleepy,and light stimulates us to naturaly wake.
7.Keep at a comfortable temperature. Your core body temperature will drop, so make sure your extremeties are kept warm, but don`t keep the room temperature high.
8.Turn your clock away from you.
9.Learn to visualise yourself going to bed, and sleeping throughout the night.
10.Check with your doctor that there are no medical reasons for insomnia. Often stress can be the main factor, and even when this situation has passed, we may still be holding onto the stress and need to learn to relax at night.
Sleep impacts heavily on our physical and mental health We are hard wired to sleep, so we are able to wake refreshed in the morning, suitably repaired and rested. Sometimes your sleep becomes disrupted and with repetiton becomes a tiresome habit- literally!
Restoring what is a natural instinct may seem impossible. Hypnotherapy can give you the results you require by changing old behaviours so easily restoring that inborn instinct.
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