Does hypnotism work? Let me just ask you this question; are there times during your day when your find yourself daydreaming, engrossed in a book, t.v. show or movie? Do you ever drift off on a train of thought? If you answered yes then you might be surprised to learn that you have actually been in a hypnotic state. Most people experience hypnosis several times a day without even realizing it.
Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state of focused attention which results in a heightened ability to accept suggestions and changes either from yourself or from an outside source. During hypnosis direct communication with your unconscious mind can occur allowing healthier, more productive ideas, beliefs, attitudes and actions to take place. The hypnotic trance itself is not curative or life changing, it’s the suggestions and imagery that are introduced during the hypnotic state that help form a change in behaviors and attitudes.
Hypnosis has actually been around since ancient times and was used to help heal people. The word hypnosis originates from Hypnos, which in Greek mythology was the personification of sleep. However, even though the word hypnosis stems from the personification of sleep, it actually is a state of deep relaxation and not sleep at all.
Today hypnosis is recognized as a valid therapeutic tool by the American Medical Association. In fact, Harvard, Stanford, and Mount Sinai are just a few of the reputable institutions doing research in hypnosis.
So does hypnotism work? The answer is an emphatic yes. Hypnosis simply turns off the analytical left side of the brain and makes the non-analytical right side of the brain more alert and receptive to positive suggestions; suggestions that allow you to make constructive changes in your life.
You have within your subconscious mind a set of beliefs, attitudes, and resources to accomplish great things. However, due to other forces such as environmental factors, negative conditioning, and life experiences, those beliefs, attitudes and resources have been suppressed. Hypnosis bypasses the conscious mind and taps into the subconscious mind to release those positive and powerful beliefs, attitudes and resources and allows you to make significant life changes.
Does hypnotism work on everyone? We are all unique and individual and therefore your experience with hypnosis will be different than someone else’s experience. About 5%-10% of the population cannot be hypnotized. Though the majority of the population can be hypnotized, the depth of the hypnotic state will vary from person to person.
Research repeatedly shows that the question “does hypnotism work” can be answered with an emphatic yes and is not only valid, but can be used to treat illnesses, to quit smoking, for loosing weight, increasing self esteem, building self confidence, improving study habits, reducing phobias, relaxation and stress relief. Hypnosis can be used to not only make your life better, but it can also be used to help others. Hypnosis is not only real and effective, but is a tool that has changed and will continue to change thousands of lives.