Hypnosis Truths... Fact or Fiction


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If you have thought of trying hypnosis, either by yourself or going to a hypnotist, then you need to be well informed. Here are some important facts about modern hypnosis. You will find your questions answered and some secrets revealed. For using self-hypnosis visit http://link-shrink.com/12317 to find current hypnosis scripts and MP3s.

Hypnosis Truths... Fact or Fiction

  1. 1. Hypnosis Truths... Fact or Fiction==== ====Here is important information you need to know about hypnosis.Hypnosis Scripts and MP3s to Download==== ====1
  2. 2. Hypnosis Truths... Fact or FictionThere are many misconceptions of what hypnosis is. Most of these misconceptions areperpetuated by the popular media. The truth is, hypnosis has been used throughout history andcontinues to be used today, both legitimately and fraudulently. I decided to write this article toclarify just what hypnosis is exactly and what it is not for inquiring minds and to help those thatcould truly benefit from the true, legitimate practice of hypnosis.I will start by addressing the misconceptions of hypnosis and tell you WHAT HYPNOSIS IS NOT.Hypnosis is not a form of mind control despite its portrayal in movies as such... you know, the guydressed in the black tuxedo with big, bushy eyebrows that can swing his pocket watch as apendulum before peoples eyes to make them cluck like chickens upon the snap of his fingers...No, hypnosis is not capable of taking over anothers free will. Hypnosis is not brainwashing and isnot capable of controlling a persons behavior and judgment. Hypnosis is not caused by thehypnotists "power", as this would allude to the possibility of "mind control" of which there is nohard scientific evidence.It is also a big misconception that hypnosis is possible only upon weak-minded individuals. Inactuality the ability to enter a hypnotic state has nothing to do with ones intelligence. Thehypnotic state can be reached by any individual through self-hypnosis techniques however theability to be hypnotized by an outside party (hypnotist) is dependent more upon genetic factors.Neither is hypnosis dependent upon individuals with vivid and overactive imaginations.Hypnosis as a process is not necessarily time-consuming nor does it require the subject to becompletely relaxed. And although named for the god of sleep, hypnosis is not sleep. According tothe Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, hypnosis is "a trance-like state that resembles sleep but isinduced by a person whose suggestions are readily accepted by the subject".Now I will delve into what hypnosis is and real world applications of hypnosis. There is a plethoraof ways in which hypnosis has been and still is used today in treating mental, physical and socialproblems.2
  3. 3. Hypnosis is used to treat obesity, anxiety, depression, phobias, fears and habits such as quittingsmoking. Hypnosis is used to alleviate the pain associated with cancer and other chronicillnesses. Hypnosis is also used in dentistry (hypnodontia) to decrease anxieties and makepatients feel more comfortable with the dental experience. Hypnosis is used to treat skin diseasesthrough a practice known as hypnodermatology.Mental health applications of hypnosis include the treatment of dissociative disorders, depressionand PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). Hypnosis is used in the educational field to increasememory and learning capacity as well as focus and energy. Hypnosis is also used to improve selfesteem and confidence.Altered states of consciousness such as relaxation, meditation and sleep have been achievedthrough hypnosis. Self-hypnosis with bin-aural beat audio is used to achieve states allowing forastral projection, remote viewing, past life regression, ESP and telepathy. Of interesting note,bin-aural beats have been used by top secret members of the US government to utilize remoteviewing tactics.Hypnosis has been used in the past to suppress pain during medical procedures before the adventof chemical pain killers and anesthesia. And let us not forget a very important use of hypnosis...entertainment. Unfortunately entertainment is one of the prime sources leading to the manymisconceptions involved with hypnosis.Despite the misconceptions of hypnosis perpetuated through popular culture and theentertainment industry, hypnosis remains a powerful tool that continues to be used today in themedical, mental health and self-help fields to help people to live better, live longer and enhancetheir lives.If you are interested In learning more about using hypnosis to achieve altered states quickly andeasily to enhance your life, you may want to look into brainwave entrainment. Brainwaveentrainment is the process of using audio frequencies, called binaural beats, to achieve alteredstates of consciousness. Bin-aural beats can achieve almost any state of consciousness in about5-10 minutes.If you are interested in learning more about hypnosis and achieving self-hypnosis through binauralbeats Click Here to try out free audio samples for meditation and relaxation. Or, you can ClickHere to learn about covert, conversational and self-help hypnosis.Live longer and better by listening to bin-aural beat audio 5-10 minutes a day! BrainwaveEntrainment allows one to quickly and easily achieve altered states of consciousness and toharness the full power of the mind and body! - Click Here to learn more!Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Veda_Kalidas3
  4. 4. THE DEFINITION OF HYPNOSIS Hypnosis is a state of hyper-suggestibility where the conscious and subconscious (unconscious) minds dissociate. It is a state of mind where the subject is more likely to accept the operators suggestions.You have been in hypnosis many times without even realizing it. If you have ever watched a sadT.V. show and reacted with a tear in your eye, you have been hypnotized by the television. Youentered a state of increased suggestibility where you uncritically accepted the suggestion ofsadness on the TV screen and reacted with a sad emotion, your tear. In other words yourreasoning ability, which is contained in your conscious mind, was bypassed. You did not reasonthat the show was just a play; you accepted the action as being real. So you reacted with realemotion.WHO CAN BE HYPNOTIZED?It has been found that all normal people are hypnotizable to a greater or lesser extent. People withless than a 70 I.Q., those of the moron level or lower, generally are not hypnotizable. People who arein an active state of psychosis generally are not hypnotizable. Most senile people are difficult orimpossible to hypnotize. I have found in my own private practice dealing with a large number of retiredpeople as old as 85 years of age, that hypnosis is a potent and beneficial method for most people. Thepersons motivation is the key to success.DO I HAVE TO BE A "DEEP" SUBJECT FOR SUCCESS?For the therapeutic applications of hypnosis we most often deal with, depth of any kind is not required.You can be the lightest possible subject and still receive all of the benefits from hypnosis that thedeepest subjects will obtain. I strongly feel that over the years, far too much importance has beenplaced on how deep a subject is. If the subject is deep, it could be beneficial. This however, is notnecessarily the case.Actually, with the latest hypnotic techniques like Ericksonian Hypnosis and state of the art "NLP"(Neuro-Linguistic Programming), depth is one of the least important aspects, which contribute tosuccess.ARE THERE ANY DANGERS IN HYPNOSIS AND SELF-HYPNOSIS?There are basically no dangers to the practice of self hypnosis. It is impossible to "get stuck" inhypnosis. The worst thing that could possibly happen while a subject is in hypnosis is that she mightfall into a natural state of sleep for 20 or 30 minutes. She would awaken rested and out of the state ofhypnosis.MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT HYPNOSISThere are many misconceptions about hypnosis. Most of them are due to the stage and televisionacts. Ironically, it is because of the fact that the television can hypnotize you that these misconceptionsare so strongly entrenched in peoples mind.4
  5. 5. IS HYPNOSIS SLEEP?The largest misconception about hypnosis is that it is sleep. Nothing could be further from the truth. Ifyou are asleep, you are unconscious. If you are unconscious, you cannot hear anything. If you cannothear anything, then the hypnotist cannot help you. Hypnosis is a state of keen awareness. The subjectis wide-awake and aware of everything around her. This misconception stems from the stagehypnotists use of the word "sleep" as analogous to the hypnotic state. When the old time hypnotistswung the watch in front of the subjects face, he told the subject that she was getting "sleepy." Hethen told the subject to go to sleep. What he meant was to go into a hypnotic sleep; not a naturalsleep.IS THERE A HYPNOTIZED FEELING?The second largest misconception is that there is a hypnotized feeling. There is no hypnotized feeling.I repeat, there is no hypnotized feeling. Most people feel very relaxed when in hypnosis, as relaxationseems to be the essence of hypnosis.Some people feel heavy. Some people feel light. Some people have other sensations andfeelings. Other people have absolutely no feeling that they are in hypnosis, and believe they havenot been hypnotized when they most definitely have.CAN THE HYPNOTIST CONTROL ME? NO!The hypnotist cannot make you do anything against your will. There is always an observing ego state.Should the hypnotist make an offensive suggestion; this ego state would reject the suggestion. Youwill probably come out of hypnosis if the hypnotist makes an offensive suggestion.CAN THE HYPNOTIST MAKE ME DIVULGE MY SECRETS?You will not divulge any secrets while in hypnosis unless you want to do so. The hypnotist does nothave any control over the subject. Quite the contrary, the subject has more control over herself sinceat this time she has control over her own subconscious mind. The subject can easily reject anysuggestion the hypnotist makes, no matter how simple or complicated the suggestion might be. Thesubject can open her eyes, emerge from the state of hypnosis, and walk out of the room at any timeshe chooses.MUST PEOPLE TELL THE TRUTH WHEN IN HYPNOSIS?NO! People can lie when in hypnosis.DO HYPNOTISTS HAVE SPECIAL POWERS AND VIBRATIONS?This is a common misconception. The hypnotist does not have any special powers, nor does he haveany special vibrations with which to hypnotize you. Actually, all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. Thehypnotist leads the subject into a state of hypnosis. In other words, the ability of hypnosis is in thesubject.WHY DO PEOPLE FAIL TO REACH THEIR GOALS USING HYPNOSIS?Perhaps the biggest reason for the inability to reach ones goals through hypnosis is an inadequateamount of practice where self-hypnosis is concerned. The greatest reason for the return of a symptom5
  6. 6. or "relapse" is the premature discontinuance of hypnosis with the Hypno-therapist or recordedprogram. While self-hypnosis is important, it is generally the hetero-hypnosis with the hypnotist orrecording which has the greatest impact upon the subconscious mind. This is because of the trainingand experience of the hypnotist vs. the lack of training and experience of the client. Some people arepenny wise and pound-foolish. They mentally set an amount of time or money that they are willingto spend for help. And then they prematurely discontinue their sessions because, "I cant afford it."Or, "I didnt lose 50 Lbs. in two days." If a person or method is really helping one to make theirdesired changes, then it is priceless and it should be continued. It is for this reason that follow uphypnosis is generally recommended even after a symptom seems to have disappearedcompletely.Self-hypnosis should be an ongoing affair on a daily basis. Ultimately, YOUR SUCCESS IS UP TOYOU!WILL I BE BETTER OFF HIRING A HYPNOTIST, OR WILL PURCHASING A RECORDEDPROGRAM WORK BETTER?That is an excellent question. Normally I would recommend that you utilize the services of a reputablehypnotist. The reason is that by meeting with you, a good hypnotist / NLPer will be able to customizehis approach to your personality and your favored representational system -- the way you favor takingin information through the senses to make sense out of it and react to it. In my opinion, 99% of therecorded hypnosis programs available today are strictly Traditional Hypnosis, and consist of only oneor maybe two sessions of it at that.Traditional Hypnosis is nothing more than a set of direct commands: "If you eat a brownie youllbarf." "You wont have cravings," etc. This technology has an exceptionally poor track record ofsuccess because everyone of our generation has been taught to question everything. Thats whyyou, your friends, and your kids usually do the opposite of what they are told to do.That being said, having private sessions with any Hypnotist / NLPer who has enough experienceto be able to actually help you can be very expensive. There are some pre-recorded hypnoticprograms based on Ericksonian Hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) that haveovercome those shortcomings. Theyve done this by utilizing a mix of Traditional Hypnosis,Ericksonian Hypnosis, NLP, and the highly regarded Video Hypnosis technology. These are alltechnologies that are designed to eliminate the resistance factor. In fact, Video Hypnosis and theNLP technology that its based on, do not utilize suggestion at all. They rely on using the thoughtprocesses that have created a problem, to eliminate it! Look for vendors who offer thesetechnologies in multi-session products. These are programs that generally have six to eightdifferent sessions, so you are exposed to a broad range of methodology. It takes a lot of work tomake this type of program, but the high success rates are well worth it.Stay away from the "one size fits all" -- "do-or-die" hypnosis CDs and downloads. Many people areattracted to these programs because they are cheap, usually under $10.00. But is it cheap if it justwastes your valuable time and doesnt work? If you try something and it doesnt work, then you getwary and start to expect the next approach to fail. And you get what you expect. Do you reallythink that the same exact commands will work for everyone? Do you think that they will work foryou? Do you usually do exactly as you are told? Or do you feel the desire to do the opposite ofwhat you are told to do?6
  7. 7. COMMON USES OF HYPNOSISBed-wetting; Facial tics; Alcoholism; Asthma; Concentration,retention, and recall; Test anxiety;Appetite control/Weight Loss; Quit Smoking; Phobias; Pain elimination; Dental pain anxiety;Depression; Stress; Relaxation; Insomnia and sleep disturbances; Nail biting; Increase concentration;learning ability; Self-confidence; Migraines; Headache; 2006 By Alan B. Densky. This document maybe re-printed as long as it is not altered and the authors name and web address are retained.Alan B. Densky, CH is certified by the NGH. He authored four books and dozens of articles onhypnotherapy and NLP. He is the developer of the Video Self Hypnosis Technology, which wasperfected for weight loss and smoke cessation. Visit his Neuro-VISION Self Hypnosis website forFREE hypnosis articles, newsletters, and MP3s.Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Alan_B._Densky==== ====Here is important information you need to know about hypnosis.Hypnosis Scripts and MP3s to Download==== ====7