Hypnosis For a Better Life
“The unconscious mind records all 1001 little details the conscious mind neglects.” –John Grinder, co-creator of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
“Patients are patients because they are out of rapport with their own unconscious… Patients are people who have had too much programming – so much outside programming that they have lost touch with their inner selves.” – Milton Erickson, revered American psychiatrist who specialized in medical hypnosis and family therapy
“We possess within us a force of incalculable power, which if we direct it in a conscious and wise manner, gives us the mastery of ourselves and allows us not only to escape from physical and mental ills, but also to live in relative happiness.” – Émile Coué, French psychologist & pharmacist who introduced “Conscious Autosuggestion”
Hypnosis For a Better Life
Can Hypnosis help you:Lose 20, 40, 60 pounds or more of your most stubborn fat?
Turn on your millionaire mindset and give your money accounts a VIP Upgrade?
Instantly magnetize health, happiness and abundance?
Enjoy Einstein intelligence and dramatically boost your memory, focus, and thinking speed?
Skyrocket your self-esteem, charisma, and overall happiness?
The question of whether hypnosis is real or not has been a hot topic of discussion for over 200 years. Exciting new research in the field of brain studies is now settling the argument once and for all!
Activating Trance State
When you’re really into a good book what happens?
a) You feel incredibly relaxed,
b) Have an amplified sense of imagination, and
c) You are highly suggestible (more open to receiving and acting upon the suggestions of others, like the story the author is telling you).
Guess what? This is exactly what happens during hypnosis. It’s known as a trance state.
So how does hypnosis activate this trance state? Researchers believe that hypnosis calms your left brain and conscious mind. With your logical-self taken out of the picture, you’re more able to directly connect with your subconscious mind. In this state, you are highly suggestible. In other words, you’re able to believe, enact, and go for things that your conscious, logical mind might have kept you from believing you could do.
It allows you to free yourself from convention, from being limited based on the outcomes of your past experiences, and to experience the world and yourself in it in new and powerful ways. For example, hypnosis can help boost your confidence, increase your brain power, aid in weight loss, increase your money-making potential, and take you to places you never believed you could go (much like that feeling you have when you’re reading a great book).
By short circuiting long-held self-beliefs and deep-seated behavioral patterns, hypnosis can often deliver real-world results that simply cannot be achieved in any other way… all because your brain allows you to believe in yourself in new and empowered ways.
Your Subconscious Mind
To understand what’s going on in a trance state, we need to first define the difference between conscious and subconscious mind states. Your conscious mind is associated with the left hemisphere of your brain. It is your “control center,” and it operates on deduction, reasoning and convention. It tells you what’s possible and not possible based on your past experiences. On the other hand, your subconscious mind is aligned with the right side of your brain, which is responsible for creativity, freedom, and emotion. The subconscious is more holistic, emotive, and universal. It solves Big Picture problems. It allows you to go beyond “reason,” and frees you from convention.
Researchers believe that trance states are activated when you are able to circumvent the inhibitions and walls set up by your conscious mind and begin accessing the subconscious. More specifically, when you can “short circuit” the inhibitions and limitations that your conscious mind has set up, you can do many of the things that are associated with truly therapeutic hypnosis, e.g., break addictions, overcome phobias, work through deep-seated emotional issues (psychiatric hypnotherapy), ease chronic pain (medical hypnotherapy), and even solve crimes (forensic hypnosis is fascinating field of study being explored by law enforcement agencies now).
Hypnosis and Brain Rhythms
Using electroencephalographs, or EEGs, experts studying the effects of hypnosis on the cerebral cortex have documented that activity in the left hemisphere of the cerebral cortex decreases during hypnosis. At the same time, brain activity in the right hemisphere increases. Why is this important? It shows that hypnosis is able to pacify the conscious mind and its logical and “limiting” functions.
At the same time, it also shows that the subconscious mind – with its creativity, emotiveness, imagination – takes control. These findings prove that something researchers long believed to be true about the effects of hypnosis are indeed accurate. As we are just now discovering, the world of hypnosis is able to unlock doors beyond our comprehension … but still within the reach of science.