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Questions about Hypnosis


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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 to find current hypnosis scripts and MP3s.

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Questions about Hypnosis

  1. 1. Questions and Answers about Hypnosis==== ====Here is important information you need to know about hypnosis.Hypnosis Scripts and MP3s to Download==== ====1
  2. 2. Questions and Answers about HypnosisHi. Im Richard Blumenthal, MS, NCC, LMHC. Ive tried to anticipate some of your questions abouthypnosis.Q: Richard, what is hypnosis?A: Hypnosis is a natural state of mind, deepening the focus of your attention. The feeling ofhypnosis has been described as a relaxing daydream, sometimes a meditative staring off intospace, or other telltale sign that the person is involved more in an inner experience, than what isgoing on around her or him. While in hypnosis, your mind is more open to helpful ideas that maybe accepted directly into the way you think. These ideas can help change or control behaviors,emotions, health, anything the vast power of the mind may influence.Q: But, Ive been this way for most of my life. Can people really change?A: It may appear sometimes that youve felt a certain way, or done a particular thing for whatseems like forever. But much of it, maybe most of it, is actually learned behavior. You see, whileindividual people may have tendencies, what biologists call predispositions, how that tendency isplayed out in your life depends on what you have learned from experience. Often, weve learned athought routine so well that our resulting behaviors and feelings seem automatic, triggered intoaction before we even know it. Thats where hypnosis comes in. Hypnosis is a wonderful, powerfulway to add carefully chosen thinking on to your experience. You can re-learn how to think aboutsomething, this time with a well-planned goal in mind. Yes, people can definitely change. Moreimportantly, you can definitely change!Q: Richard, I think I read somewhere that "all hypnosis is really self hypnosis". But, if thatstrue, then why dont these changes happen just because I want them to?2
  3. 3. A: Hypnosis requires something called induction. Remember, hypnosis is a unique state of mind,different from your ordinary state of mind. Your ordinary mind must therefore be induced, that ischanged into a different state to acheive hypnosis. Neuroscientists using sophisticated brainimaging equipment have actually found important alterations between the functioning of theordinary brain and the hypnotically induced brain. Specifically, hypnosis seems to bypass some ofthe barriers the brain has built to inhibit new learning. The hypnotic state diminishes these barriers,allowing ideas to flow more directly to the learning centers with greater ease.Q: But, isnt hypnosis just for people with really bad problems, or mental illness?A: Hypnosis has been used by the most successful atheletes, high powered business people,actors, musicians, writers, and others, all for the most positive and uplifting of reasons. They allwant to improve their skills, their health, their appearance, and enjoyment of life. Hypnosis makestheir talent more available. Yes, its true that hypnosis is an extraordinary therapeutic tool used inclinical psychology, but it is literally for EVERYONE. It makes that which is good even better andtransforms better into the best!Q: What if I cant wake up from the hypnosis?A: There is truly no such thing. In all my years of reading about and practicing hypnosis, I havenever once come across a case of a hypnotized person being unable to awaken from it.Sometimes, hypnosis feels so relaxing and soothing that the person may fall asleep, but even thenwill awaken quickly, as you would from a short nap. By the way, I always begin every hypnosisscript with the phrase, "At any time you have the ability to awaken yourself and instantly return toyour ordinary thinking." You are in total control during the experience. The hypnotist is just aguide.Q: What are hypnosis scripts?A: The term hypnosis script (or self hypnosis script) simply refers to the dialogue that is spoken inorder to induce the state of hypnosis and then make the desired suggestions. Hypnosis scripts caninclude techniques that range from emphasizing progressive relaxation and descriptive imagery, tostory-telling and direct suggestion. The goal of every script is to induce the state of hypnosis for aspecific outcome. Based on years of study and practice, I always include a variety of hypnosistechniques in each of my hypnosis mp3s.Q: What can hypnosis be used for?A: While hypnosis is best known for successful weight loss, to quit smoking, to reduce anxiety andtension, for self confidence, fear, etc, the truth is, hypnosis may be useful for any topic that isinfluenced by the mind. That certainly takes in a lot of territory. We can think of it like this: hypnosiscant change the weather, but it can help you to remember to use your umbrella. Hypnosis cantchange the need for a mathematical formula, but it can make the formula easier to remember.I sincerely encourage everyone to take full advantage of this natural marvel. Hypnosis really helps!3
  4. 4. Thanks for reading.The work of Richard A. Blumenthal, MS, NCC has been published in such esteemed journals asMedical Hypnoanalysis, The International Journal of Psychosomatics, The Journal of HumanBehavior and Learning, and The British Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. Mr.Blumenthal is the originator of Rational Suggestion Therapy, and the inventor of HypnoSoft SelfHypnosis Software, located at, for which he was awarded a UnitedStates patent. Mr. Blumenthal has made his specially prepared hypnosis MP3s available athttp://self-hypnosis.orgArticle Source: ====Here is important information you need to know about hypnosis.Hypnosis Scripts and MP3s to Download==== ====4