What Is Hypnosis?
What Is Hypnosis?
Many people ask ‘what is hypnosis?’ not knowing that it is a naturally occurring state that can happen spontaneously, many times during the course of a day. Have you ever driven your car to your destination and then wondered…….how did I get here? Your loss of conscious thought, coupled with your ability to operate your driving skills at an unconscious level, is in effect a trance like, hypnotic state in which your unconscious mind is controlling your actions. The same can often occur reading a book or watching a film, when you are lost in the plot and if interrupted, have difficulty getting back into conscious reality.
The term hypnosis comes from the Greek word ‘hypnos’, which means sleep. During the course of hypnosis, a person may appear to be sleeping but they are not, even though the state may have been induced by the hypnotist using words like ‘relax’ and ‘sleep’…. Whilst under hypnosis a person is in a deeply relaxed state of mind and body, in which their conscious mind is being by-passed and their unconscious mind is in a heightened state of awareness. However, you are not actually ‘unconscious’ in any sense of the word and it is during this relaxed state that the therapist is able to communicate with your inner self and provide you with the strength, willpower and confidence to overcome your challenges.
Although during hypnosis a person may be in a totally relaxed condition, it does not mean that the subject is in a vulnerable state whereby they could possibly be induced to act against their natural instincts, the fact is that a person cannot be hypnotised to do anything against his or her will. In the hypnotic state a person’s moral character and personal values cannot be altered, they will not be influenced to do anything that they would not do in their normal state of awareness.
Having now read this article you should be able to answer the question, ‘what is hypnosis?’ but if you would like to read more please click here to read more about hypnosis on Wikipedia