It was 1985, a young man in America watched a stage hypnosis show and came out with sparkling interest in what hypnosis truly means in modern term. He picked up a book and the journey begun of acquiring knowledge on what is hypnosis, how does it work, what is the myth behind it and why should we receive clinical hypnotherapy.
“There is nothing, no clues. I don’t know what is going to happen; what can you actually do, what are you doing?” A friend of mine asked me in March 2020 when she was laid off from an international company where she had been serving as a senior worker for years. I asked her if she could think of something else she could actually do and maybe work with that.
“Read Terrance Watts, it will help you to know how to understand people better, we are not all the same, and it is important that we find a way to understand our nature so that we can communicate effectively,” guides Trevor Wales, the Welsh Country-based hypnotherapist helping people with mental health issues, addictions, sleep disorders, relationship problems, and grievance amongst with many other personal issues all over the world since 2011.
“Close your eyes for a bit.” Well, how was I supposed to disobey the instruction from the life coach and the hypnotherapist who is improving lives globally? Using Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Liverpool-based South African Life Coach, Wayne Farrell, continues to assist people from all over the world with fear,
“People always think hypnotherapy is about curing phobias only or some magical cure. Actually, Hypnotherapy can help with preventing diseases and help the well-being of a person,” says the North London-based hypnotherapist, Jason Demant, to Hypnosis Plus.
Hypnosis is a mental state in which the client experiences increased attention and concentration and is in a suggestible state. While hypnosis seems like a sleep-like state, it is better explained as a state of focused attention with vivid fantasies and a heightened state of suggestibility. We generally see the person under hypnosis in a sleep mode, but the client is actually in a state of hyper-awareness.
The unconscious is a state that happens automatically, and the thoughts and decisions of the unconscious are not available for introspection. A cenote of thoughts, feelings, memories, and desires that live outside of our conscious mind is known as the unconscious mind. We are unaware of these feelings, desires, and memories in the functional state of the mind that we use to cope with our daily chores, relationships, and society.
Hypnosis is a trans-like state in which one has heightened focus and concentration. We continuously deal with the duality of our mind without paying much attention to it. The subconscious doesn’t care for logic and social conformity; therefore, the subconscious may lead us to take risks. On the other hand, we may need to connect with our subconscious to know who we really are and what we want.
“No, no, I don’t have mental health issues. I understand what you are going through, I feel for you, you are so disturbed… it’s just that I’m busy with life. These are real problems, so I’m worried about them at night and I imagine the future, you see, my car and the house and I know, what I need. It isn’t about mental health”.