Is Hypnosis real? Does Hypnosis work? What can Hypnosis be used for?
Short version … If it works. If it is real, there are scientific studies that show it. It can be very useful in many health problems, physical and mental, such as chronic pain, phobias, motivation, quitting smoking, elimination of bad habits, control of addictions such as pornography for example, reduction and weight control among others.
If you think that hypnosis is that with a snap of my fingers I can sleep (hypnotize) a person, put him/her totally under my control, do with person what I want, even exploit him or abuse him physically or sexually … well that it is not hypnosis.
If with the use of hypnosis I could totally control the minds of people then I would be a millionaire keeping many people under my control.
If you think that hypnosis is a magic power, hidden, enchantments, demonic possession … a magic force promoted by the devil or diabolical demoniac entities … well that’s not hypnosis either.
So what is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is concentration totally focused on something, someone, or a goal. Hypnosis causes the hypnotic state where you more easily access your subconscious and therefore you can accept suggestions more easily and thus you create positive changes that will help your physical and mental health. Or as an instrument in better personal development, or in your profession or your work.
The Hypnotist or Hypnotherapist is a guide, a coach that helps you enter in hypnosis or self-hypnosis so you can enjoy the hypnotic state and create positive changes in your life.
In the last 50 years more studies have been done that show how hypnosis affects our mind and body. If you do a search for scientific articles you will find positive information about hypnosis.
Certainly there is still a lot to learn, but we know that hypnosis is real and that hypnosis works, of course not 100%.
The first thing is that hypnosis is a technique. It is not magic, it is not special power, it is not enchantments.
The technique itself is very easy to learn. Using it properly and effectively involves training and experience, so that’s why you must consult with a Health Care Professionals that practices hypnosis or a Professional of Hypnosis, or a Consulting Hypnotist. Always check credentials, testimonials, experience and memberships.
It is important to note that hypnosis suffers from two extremes … those that say it is not real, it does not work, it is diabolical. And those who go to the other extreme and say with hypnosis you can cure everything, it is miraculous, hypnosis is a especial power and with it you can achieve everything in life.
Both sides are false. Hypnosis is not magic, hypnosis is no demonic, hypnosis is not special power, hypnosis does not cure everything, hypnosis is not a magic pill, and hypnosis does not work 100%.
If you have seen a Stage Hypnosis show probably you observed people who seem to be under the control of the hypnotist, who do things they would not normally do, hands that stick, people who forget names, people who do not see what is in front of them or who see something that does not exist.
Is this hypnosis?
Yes it is, and certainly it happens that during hypnosis a person can see something that does not exist, or not see something that exists. It’s all about understanding more how hypnosis works and how the mind works.
Let me give you some simple examples.
If you wear glasses. Has it ever happened that you are looking for your glasses and you have them on?
So you did not see your glasses, even when they were there.
Have you ever been looking for your car keys and suddenly realize that you have them in your hand?
So for a few seconds or minutes you have what is called a negative hallucination … you did not see or did not feel something that was there.
Have you ever conversed with people who are so closed in their beliefs that they do not see what others see?
Many smokers believe that smoking relaxes, which it is totally false … but the interesting thing is that it certainly relaxes them.
These are all very similar to hypnosis in the sense that the person’s mind is totally focused on an idea or a belief.
What has this useful or good for you? How Hypnosis can help you?
Hypnosis can use the power of your mind, the power of your imagination, the power of your subconscious to help you change beliefs that are negative for your life in positive ones.
If you have beliefs (and I do not mean religious beliefs, but things that you believe are true or false) that limit your life, hypnosis can help you establish what is true or false about that belief.
It can help you with chronic pains. It will not cure them but it will help control and reduce the sensation of pain. It can help you control and manage your weight. To stop smoking. To change negative habits, it can help you with addictions, for example Hypnosis can help you with addiction to pornography and other addictions.
It can help you with fears, phobias, depression, sleep better, relax, motivation, greater concentration in your studies or work.
Hypnosis can help you in your personal motivation.
There is much, much more positive to say about hypnosis, but to not do this extra long, we leave it here for the time being. I hope this will clarify your doubts about hypnosis.
Blessings and Profound Peace,
NLP Hypnosis Centre.
London, Ontario. Canada.