That strange and mysterious wordâ€¦some fear, some love, some are indifferent to and some ridicule! There are those who raise lots of questions about hypnosis, not the least of which is, why would anyone use some technique to bypass the critical, conscious mind? I admit, I have met a few people who are still scratching their heads about this one!
On the other hand, there are also many who are reporting on intriguing, indeed, even somewhat breathtaking changes they experienced as a result of hypnosis.
Regardless in which category you fit, there is something intriguing about hypnosis. It stubbornly remains a fascinating phenomenon of the human mind. We understand that it is a normal, natural state of selective and focused attention, but even so, why it works the way it does remains still up for debate for many scientists and lay people alike. Every person has the ability to access a state of trance. Some can go deeper the first time they try it, others only very lightly.
We access trance daily – when we drive, or watch television, or stare out the window. However, when done purposefully, entering in this trance consciousness can assist in stress reduction, even self-healing, and inner change.
Hypnosis is the tool which once learned seems to allow us to enter into this focused-attention state, pulling our senses from the outer world inside. In this peculiar state of mind we seem to access resources unavailable in our day-to-day waking state. With the help of a trained hypnotherapist (or after learning how to do hypnosis, on your own) you can work directly with the Unconscious Mind, and develop distinctive abilities that allows you to make changes in your thoughts, feelings and patterns of behavior.
The key is to be able to access the Unconscious Mind, to understand how the Unconscious Mind operates, and to have the Unconscious Mind automatically produce new patterns of thoughts, emotions and behavior which are otherwise hard to control consciously.
Although we do not teach hypnosis to treat or cure anything, there are many people driven to learn this fascinating tool – and the picture above is of the last group of graduates from the Hypnosis Trainers Training from Sydney, Australia. Most of these people are already graduates of our NLP Trainer’s Training, and will use Hypnosis as an extra helping tool together with Time Line Therapy® in their own trainings to assist many more who are looking for techniques and new ways to empower themselves.
Until next time