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What is hypnosis?Hypnosis is a natural state of awareness that gives you an extraordinary feeling of mental, physical and emotional relaxation. The subconscious mind, in this relaxed state, becomes very receptive to accepting positive, beneficial suggestions. These suggestions are given directly to your receptive, uncritical, subconscious mind, bypassing the critical, conscious signals that contribute towards continued, undesired behavior such as smoking or over-eating.
What does Hypnosis feel like?Hypnosis feels very much like a deep daydream. In hypnosis, your mind is active; your thoughts and actions are under your control; you hear every sound in the room; you can answer questions; and you remember everything that is said. No two people experience hypnosis in exactly the same way, but all agree that being in hypnosis is a very pleasant experience.
Can anyone be hypnotized?Yes. Trance is a naturally occurring state. We all go through periods of natural hypnosis every day. Do you daydream? Can you concentrate on a book or TV show so intently that you do not hear a person talking to you?
Can I be made to do or say anything that I would not ordinarily do or say?No. No one, hypnotized or not, will accept a suggestion they do not wish to accept, consciously or subconsciously.
How does hypnosis work?It is generally believed that enhanced suggestibility is the key to hypnosis.
Is hypnosis safe??Yes. Hypnosis is a safe, effective modality, which helps you reprogram your computer-like subconscious mind to make incredible changes that empowers you to be the master of your conscious mind and behavior.
Can people achieve things through hypnosis that cannot be achieved in the waking state?Yes. People can perform beyond their usual capabilities when they have latent talent, but never beyond this potential. With proper motivation, an individual may achieve in the waking state anything a person could do under hypnosis.
Can self-hypnosis be helpful?Yes. Throughout all ages, people have used relaxation methods and meditation to calm themselves. The Eastern philosophies such as Yoga and Zen Buddhism promote exercises that are self-hypnotic. Constructive suggestions given to oneself while in a self-induced trance help neutralize negative thoughts and feelings.
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