What are those situations in which natural hypnosis takes place?
Answer: Hypnosis is a natural state of mind that we all go into on a daily basis. According to a sleep study report, the average person goes into hypnosis once every 90-120 minutes, which is roughly 12-16 per day. You must be wondering about the situations when we go naturally in hypnosis. They are listed below for your information:
When you are dreaming or day dreaming, fantasizing, while using your imagination, when focusing on a task or activity, when you read and become engrossed in movies, if you ever walked or talked in sleep and when you are driving to somewhere you have been before and you remember leaving and arriving but forgetting a chunk of time in between.
What is the difference between these naturally occurring situations and what happens when a trained hypnotist tries to hypnotize you?
Answer. The only difference between these naturally occurrences and what happens with a trained hypnotist is that the trained hypnotist purposely takes you to that state of mind to help you make lasting positive changes and achieve your goals easily, almost effortlessly, in a short period of time.
Does the hypnotist have complete control over me during the trance?
Answer: Hypnosis is not something where the hypnotist controls you. You have complete control during the entire session. You cannot be made to do anything that goes against your moral, religious, personal or ethical views or values.
Will I disclose private information during hypnosis?
Answer: No, that is not true. Hypnosis is not a lie detector test or truth serum as Holly wood portrays it.
Will I get stuck in hypnosis and never wake up?
Answer: You cannot get stuck in hypnosis. Hollywood has portrayed a wrong picture, it is great for movies but is completely fictional and not true in reality. You will naturally come out of hypnosis within five minutes even if the hypnotist walks away and does not emerge you from the trance.
So now you know what hypnosis is and what it is not. I am sure you feel much more comfortable with hypnosis.
About 80% feel very relaxed and carefree during hypnosis, similar to that feeling that you experience while getting a relaxing massage. The only difference is the hypnotist uses his or her voice and words to create that wonderful relaxed feeling in order to induce the trance. You will hear everything and remember as much as you do during normal conscious state. However, you will emerge more relaxed, more rejuvenated, less stressed and more confident. All bodily tension would have been melted and your mind will produce alpha wave activity in the brain, which is very calm and slow. Sometimes the trance can go even deeper and produce theta and delta waves and lead to somnambulism- a very deep state of trance.
Hypnosis induces this extremely relaxed state of mind in which your subconscious mind becomes highly suggestible and open to the suggestions offered by the hypnotist. Post hypnotic suggestions will begin to work even after the hypnosis is over and begin to alter your behavior to see the desired outcome.
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