About Hypnosis, Self Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy
Hypnosis is a natural, deep and relaxed state of mind, in which one has good communication with the subconscious mind.
The subconscious mind is that part of one’s mind which regulates the entire system of the body, faithfully recording what you have done, felt and experienced from birth.
It obeys your commands. What has fallen into the subconscious mind will, in time, come to the conscious level.
For example, suggesting to the subconscious, “I am always calm and relaxed,” will register there.
And when a person encounters a stressful situation (for example, at work), this suggestion rises to the conscious level. The person remains calm and relaxed amid the stress, so preventing the stress reactions which is very harmful for the body and mind.
Some people mistakenly assume that hypnosis is an unconscious state, similar to sleep. This is untrue. In hypnosis, one is always aware and conscious; one will hear – and remember— everything the hypnotherapist says and does.
We all experience hypnosis in daily life, though unaware of this. For example, before dropping off to sleep, or shortly before waking from sleep, or being absorbed in a book, a movie or music.
Also, while in a day-dream.
Hypnotized, you will do nothing against your will. You remain in control.
Anything suggested which goes against your basic moral beliefs or values, you will simply reject.
After hypnosis, you will remember what has been said and done.
Anyone can be hypnotized if they wish so.
Self Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
I. Self hypnosis is an ancient way of communicating with the subconscious mind, and dropping positive suggestions and visualizations to that subconscious level. In this process you reinforce your own power to heal.
Practicing self hypnosis leads to mastery of the mind: you learn how to unlock its tremendous power, to transform and become the person you wish to be.
Self hypnosis can be learned and practiced by anyone.
II. Hypnotherapy is a healing art several thousand years old. The therapist guides the patient to a state of communication with the subconscious, and gives specific therapeutic suggestions specific to that patient’s requirement.
I have used this method to treat a wide range of stress-related, psychological and psychosomatic ailments, such as:
Headaches, tinitus, allergies, high blood pressure, palpitations, asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, diabetes, weakened immune system, hormonal disorders, auto-immune disorders, sexual dysfunction, insomnia, depression, anxiety neurosis, chronic fatigue, phobias, eating disorders and “burn-out- syndrome”.
Self-destructive habits such as smoking, alcoholism, drug-addiction, over-eating and unhealthy diet, and weight problems respond well to hypnotherapy.
And, hypnotherapy can alleviate or remove such unwanted behaviors as stage fright, examination fright, stammering, and various forms of social anxiety.