Hypnosis is a powerful tool for helping people achieve mental health. But, what is hypnosis? How does it work? And why should you care? In this blog post, we will explore the history of hypnosis and how it can be used to help people with anxiety, depression, and more!
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a state of trance in which an individual acts upon suggestions and ideas offered by the hypnotist or hypnotherapist. There are many misconceptions about what hypnosis actually is, mainly because movies like “The Manchurian Candidate” perpetuate misleading stereotypes that cannot be further from what it truly looks like when someone enters into this mental state. In reality, hypnosis is a very common occurrence.
Have you ever gotten so absorbed in what you were doing that the next thing you know, hours have gone by? This type of phenomenon is what actually brings people to become hypnotized!
People fall into this state when they are so focused on what they are doing that their mind shuts off all other distractions and the conscious mind takes a backseat. It is this type of state that hypnotherapists seek to achieve in their sessions.
How does hypnosis work?
The subconscious mind is what controls our automatic behaviors, emotions, and memories. It does not judge what we tell it or make logical connections between ideas like the conscious mind would do. The subconscious mind takes everything literally!
This is why hypnosis can be so effective when you have personal goals such as losing weight, quitting smoking, or achieving success. By bypassing the conscious mind to address what you really want, hypnosis can help you achieve what was once thought impossible!
Interested in experiencing hypnosis for yourself? Book your free consultation with me today to learn how it can help you!