Ep 2: How Does Hypnosis Really Work? Using the Mind’s Natural Ability to Transform Your Mental State
Hypnosis uses the mind’s natural ability to transform thoughts and feelings. There are many myths about hypnosis; the word hypnosis is the term used to identify the process that a trained practitioner does to assist you in achieving a deep mental focus. The mind spontaneously goes into a deep focus numerous times throughout the day. A deep focus is a process of concentrating to a narrow point, such as focusing on cars while driving, to the exclusion of seeing the exit or street sign, and you unwittingly drive past the exit or turn. Reading, watching a movie, in the theater or on TV is a self-focused state.
The process of creating a deep focus has been in use for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians used a deep focus in their sleep temples to transform mental and physical distress. Hippocrates, the father of holistic medicine, recognized the power of the unconscious and subconscious mind. Hippocrates maintained that our feelings and emotions arise in the brain from the experiences we have and that the brain controls the body. The Western world has primarily abandoned this valuable birthright in favor of pills and talk therapy that only masks or numbs the debilitating symptoms. People who meditate regularly can reach the same deep focus as a professional facilitator does. However, one is unable to ask the necessary questions to enhance the exploration to resolve issues or transform symptoms.
One of the questions I’m often asked is, can everyone be hypnotized? The answer is yes. Because everyone’s mind spontaneously goes into a focus state. Everyone can be hypnotized, provided they’re willing to allow the practitioner to facilitate the deep focus needed. Each person goes into a facilitated focus in their own unique style. Well-trained hypnosis practitioners are skilled at identifying each person’s ability to reach the focus that is needed to optimally achieve the desired results. Some people think hypnosis is mind control. Therapeutic hypnosis focuses on facilitating transformation versus training the mind to alter one’s beliefs, values, or integrity. The process of Mind Control, also known as brainwashing, persuasion, thought control or thought reform, is an indoctrination process that results in an impairment of autonomy, and inability to think independently, and a disruption of beliefs and affiliations. In this context, brainwashing refers to the involuntary re-education of basic beliefs, values, and integrity. The term brainwashing has been applied to any tactic psychological or otherwise, which can seem as a subverting individual’s sense of control over their own thinking, own behavior, emotions, or decision making. The process of mind control can only be affected when it is a concentrated program that is reinforced in multiple ways. When someone begins a holistic therapeutic transformation process, no matter how dire their predicament seems to be, I know if the person is willing to do the mental-emotional discovery work releasing and revising beliefs, thoughts and feelings, anything can be transformed or transmuted. The word incurable or impossible only means that the particular condition, symptom, or diagnosis cannot be cured by outer methods and that the person needs to go within to affect the transformation to health and happiness. The condition, symptom or diagnosis came from mental and emotional distress and will go back to nothing. When beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and behavior are assessed, and address at the unconscious, subconscious, and cellular level, the cause of any and all symptoms and behavior become crystal clear. It is mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual trauma or distress manifesting in the behavior and symptoms you experience. Everyone deserves to have peace of mind and happiness. I trust this information is helpful. I wish you well.
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