Can you really change with hypnosis?
The power of hypnosis
What it entails
Perhaps you have heard someone ask, “How powerful is hypnosis?” Well, let’s first understand what hypnosis entails before looking at its power. Hypnosis, also referred to as hypnotherapy, entails triggering a state of consciousness in which one becomes more under the influence of suggestion or direction. During hypnosis, one's subconscious mind becomes more active compared to the conscious mind. The mind moves into a natural, relaxed yet focused state to allow for mental openness to receive positive suggestions and images. Hypnosis is so natural that we all get hypnotised to varying degrees at one instance or another in our day to day life as we read, watch television, drive, etc.
So, how powerful is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a powerful tool that can been used to gain control over undesirable behaviours, emotions, habits as well as thoughts. The power of hypnosis lies in the ability of the subconscious mind to become activated when a person is in the hypnotised state. The power of suggestion is important in the hypnotherapy process. It relies on the psychological mechanism that the subconscious mind acts on whatever it accepts. So, the whole idea revolves around looking for ways to communicate to this important part of oneself, the subconscious mind. The communication could be to yourself or to others and it aims at engaging positive suggestions past the conscious or critical mind to the subconscious mind.
Effective when done repeatedly
One way through which this power is enhanced is through repetition. The ads and songs on radio impact on us because they get into our subconscious mind repeatedly. So, how powerful is hypnosis if positive suggestions are made to the subconscious mind repeatedly? Indeed the impact is great and the subconscious mind acts on the suggestions it accepts. Therefore, it is necessary to keep on repeating to yourself or to another person the goal, the self-image or any other suggestion every time doing it more confidently and with much enthusiasm. However, not all actions rely on repeated suggestions, some come out amazingly powerful at once; such is the case with phobias. The power of hypnosis is realised and enhanced when done and practiced more frequently. It is therefore of much help to practice it a few times a day even if it is only for a few minutes.
You can really experience the power of hypnosis by repeating positively to yourself whatever you want to attain or be. Think about some future event and see yourself as you would like it to be exactly with all the details; visualise and experience all these from your inner self a few times for varied situations then crown it all by visualising the experience of achieving the set goal.
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Biodun Ogunyemi ANLP,BNLP,SNLP,C.H,Dip.HypApril 18th, 2018