Posted November 14, 2017 09:40 pm

The Ultimate Guide to Unlocking Your Mind and Changing Your Life

Hypnosis? What is it? Well, prior to giving its definition, hypnosis works as a master key to open your mind. Basically, it is a naturally existing consciousness state that in clinical operations is painless and safe and is commonly used to facilitate emotional, behavioral and physical changes. There is a lot of history revolving around hypnosis particularly in healing.

Hypnosis has come out as a transformation and healing tool that has been in use for over 7000 years now. From that time, hypnotherapy has widely been used though with some ups and downs but has continued to find major use in different cultures, technologies, geographies and so on. The reason why it has been around all this time is because it works.

As of today, it has become a very important area of research with practitioners endeavoring to uncover the scientific ground on which the human brain forms and benefits from the hypnotic trance. Such developments have enlisted hypnosis into the mainstream healthcare. Life coach David Michigan says that hypnosis helps in improving memory, motivation and most importantly reducing stress levels.  

Hypnosis is a Daily Experience

It comes as a surprise to many that hypnosis is experienced on a day-to-day basis. For instance, every moment you get attached to a good book or maybe daydream, or watching a TV program that causes you to cry or laugh, you ideally are in hypnosis. Definitely, there seems to be a significant difference between transcending an issue that is limiting to life and zoning out on the freeway but that’s not the truth. Hypnosis is simply a consciousness state that occurs automatically via a guide, in this case known as the hypnotist. Therefore, its effect is the lock it is used on. Below is a simple way to experience hypnosis.

  • Sit comfortably somewhere. It could be inside or outside your house but it should be free from distractions or disturbance.

  • Close your eyes and allow them to relax completely. Allow your eyelids to fall heavy to a point where they cannot open

  • Repeat the same thing using your jaw. Allow it to droop as if the muscles and bones are jelly

  • Breathe gradually and gently and continuously relax your shoulders and neck followed by your arms and hands, hips, torso lower and upper legs and the feet. You can do this by first tensing them and then release them completely to get rid of the tension in the muscles for each part.

  • Now, refocus your attention to the eyes. Look up gently towards your forehead and breathe in. as your breath is being released, say “totally relaxed, deep sleep” in a silent manner. You are in hypnosis already.

  • Coming out of hypnosis would require you to count from 1 to 5, and then say “eyes open, wide awake”. You are now back.

How Hypnosis Works

Hypnosis includes both the subconscious-automatic and conscious-cognitive parts of your mind. This engages and creates a neurological “bypass” to the process of homeostasis which is our inborn and at times tenacious resistance to change and the unaccustomed. We get into the state of transformed and yet cognizant consciousness almost similar and comparable to meditation.

Having turned off homeostasis, the subconscious and the conscious minds perform some kind of neurological meeting to suggest, negotiate and ratify a new policy and then with the suitable reinforcement the brain gets to reprogram itself. In reality, we intentionally manipulate and exploit both the neural plasticity and the potential of our minds.

Why Use Hypnosis

Clinical hypnosis is commonly used for the following:

  • To overcome unhealthy habits such as nail biting, smoking and the like

  • When considering a change of emotional and behavioral patterns

  • To conquer phobias and fears

  • To enhance self-esteem and confidence

  • To improve concentration and focus needed for performance in work, school or in sports

  • For anesthesia and analgesia in medical chronic pain conditions

  • Can be useful in easing the side-effects of radiation and chemotherapy

  • To deal with many usually difficult-to-heal conditions such as immune disorders, migraines, allergies and so on.

  • To lessen tissue damage, the loss of blood and accelerate healing from surgical and dental procedures

Basically, hypnosis is a great technique to unlock your mind and turn around your life from life-threatening conditions. It is all in your mind. Once your mind is reprogramed to face a certain issue, you can handle it regardless of how big it seems. To succeed, you need to have a genuine desire and readiness to experience this induced hypnosis. Be positive about the outcome and show commitment to the process.