Have you ever wondered what hypnosis is and how it works? You're not alone. Hypnosis is often misunderstood, but it's actually a very interesting phenomenon. Neuroscientists and medical doctors are now starting to talk about hypnosis more and more because they're realizing just how beneficial it can be. In this blog post, I'll explore some of the ways that hypnosis can be helpful and we'll look at some of the research that supports its efficacy. I'll also discuss why hypnosis is becoming more popular among healthcare professionals. So, if you're curious about hypnosis, this is the blog post for you!
Dr. Andrew Huberman, Ph.D., Professor of Neuroscience at Stanford University, who has made numerous important contributions to the fields of brain development, brain plasticity, and neural regeneration and repair. A large amount of that work focused on the visual system, including the mechanisms that control light-mediated activation of the circadian and autonomic arousal centers in the brain and the brain control over keen vision or sight. He speaks about the importance of hypnosis to expand human brain potentials in almost every youtube, podcast interviews (Here is one of them: David Asprey's Bulletproof Youtube channel "Harnessing Autonomic Arousal to Think and Do Better")
Dr. Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., is one of my favorite human beings on the planet. I met him privately in New Mexico in 2019. He is a leading neurobiologist who has been studying the relations between human biology and consciousness. He claims that the thoughts the source of the direction of genes/DNA interference, not the other way around. His publications, The Belief of Biology, The Honeymoon Effect, Spontaneous Evolution, opened the door to view the hard science of human biology and spirituality through one lens. Dr. Lipton often speaks about hypnotherapy as an advanced tool to heal and access the individual's optimal health.
There are many other globally renown neuroscientists, quantum physicists, and biohackers who provide the latest research data and new information on neuroplasticity and how hypnosis/hypnotherapy can help rewiring your brain faster. You can easily find them on Youtube.
What is Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy?
So what is hypnotherapy? Hypnotherapy is a type of therapy conducted by certified hypnotherapists. It is incorporated with a deeply relaxed trans-like state (Alpha & Theta brainwave) for clients to be more receptive of helpful suggestions to alter their subconscious belief system. There are different hypnosis techniques; however, all types of hypnotherapies are performed in a calm, relaxing, therapeutic manner, begins with induction (to calm the nervous system, slower breathing, similar to a meditative state). Then the hypnotherapist guides you to focus on individual experiences or situations (mostly from the past) in the relaxed state. In the end, the therapist gives you suggestions that would help you relieve pain, release traumatic events, and better approach your concerns and issues so you can achieve the life you desire. However, the suggestions are suggestions. You're still in control of yourself and your life at all times, even during a hypnotherapy session, and ultimately it is your decision whether or not you want to take the suggestions or not.
What Is Hypnosis Used For?
Hypnotherapy works on a wide range of life challenges:
Phobias (fear of public speaking, close-phobia, flying, etc.)
Repeated Relationship issues
Addictions (smoking, alcohol, drugs, gambling, emotional addictions)
Athletic Performance Improvement
Negative Habits (Being late, procrastination, etc.)
How does it feel like to be hypnotized?
The hypnotic state is similar to a deeply relaxed meditative state, which is the state you're awake and aware of everything; however, your focus is narrowed and inward. There is no right or wrong way to experience hypnosis. Some people go very deep in trance, others remain in the light hypnosis zone. However, hypnosis isn't about being "sleep" or controlled by the therapist. You are awake; the only thing that goes to sleep is the nervous system that controls the cognitive/conscious mind. Hypnotherapy is 100% safe in the hands of certified and experienced hypnotherapists. Hypnosis is the most effective non-invasive way to access the cause of the problems you're experiencing, and receive useful suggestions to rewire the neural network (neuroplasticity).
What to Expect from Hypnotherapy
You'll feel you're in a trance/deep relaxation state but aware of everything that is going on
You may not feel anything but it doesn't mean you're not hypnotized
You'll be able to communicate with your own subconscious mind
You may experience healing/change in just one session
Most likely you'll find out the root cause of the particular beliefs system you carry on that causing you some life challenges
You can rewire the belief system causing you life challenges
It is up to you whether you want your hypnotherapy session to help you achieve your goals or not by taking or not taking the suggestions during the hypnotic state
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