How Hypnosis Works: The Conscious and Unconscious Mind
To understand how hypnosis works, you first have to understand the workings of your conscious and your unconscious mind. Your conscious mind rationalizes, analyzes, criticizes, and holds your temporary memory – like where you left your keys. Your unconscious mind is where your deeper memory and emotions lie. When your conscious mind is clear – you have clear access to your unconscious. This is why you often have to stop thinking or clear your mind in order to remember something.
The conscious mind gathers information from the outside world and will compare this information with information and beliefs stored in the unconscious mind. The conscious mind will then analyze this information to see if there is any conflict between the two. If there is already information or a strong belief in the unconscious mind that is not of the same nature as this new information, the critical factor of the conscious mind will block and refuse this new information. This basic understanding of how your brain operates can help you to see that often the way you perceive the world and your own life, is guided the most deeply by your past thoughts, feelings and memories. This is why it can be hard to let go of things in your life that you know are not good for you, but still continue to do. Behaviors controlled by the unconscious mind such as holding onto pain, lying, cheating, condemnation, attack, obsessions, addictions or any other behavior connected to the center of your ego – who you believe you are as a person – separate you from your highest self. When you find yourself, or those around you, engaged in these behaviors, they stem from past emotions linked to the wounds that past egos have suffered. These wounds become emotional imprints on the soul and speak through the unconscious mind. Hypnosis works because is used to bypass the critical factor of the conscious mind to reach the unconscious mind directly and heal from the forces that can seem to control us.
Hypnosis works so powerfully because once the unconscious mind has been reached and the critical factor of the conscious mind is bypassed, new and powerful suggestions can be accepted into the your mind. Because hypnosis is a direct link to the unconscious mind, these suggestions, will dominate old information and negative beliefs. For many hypnosis is a gateway to ascension.
How Hypnosis Works
Hypnosis works to relax your conscious mind and opens the unconscious mind to the point that suggestions can be accepted. Once the suggestion is accepted and agreed on, the suggestion then becomes a stable, strong pillar in your belief system.
How Hypnosis Works: The Meditative Hypnotic State…
Recent research has proven that specific hypnotic techniques move the brainwaves into a meditative state, marked by Theta brain wave frequencies, quickly and deeply. When your brain wave frequencies move into the Theta state, your body’s physical response is to slow down. As your breathing slows and deepens and your physical body relaxes, your mind becomes clearer and more open to intuitively tuning into your body. Hypnosis works because it leads your mind into a deepened state in which it is listening and feeling intently to itself.
How Hypnosis Works – Practical Application
Hypnosis works because it can be used to change any mental state. However, the most common issues that hypnosis addresses are: weight loss, quitting smoking, self esteem, confidence, motivation, insomnia, stress, anxiety, depression, test-taking, pain management, infertility and terminal disease. Hypnosis is also used as a portal into deeper energy healing experiences, in chakra clearing and balancing, past life regressions, dna activations, crystal healing and soulmate healing.
How Hypnosis Works: History of Hypnosis
Hypnosis is an inherent and universal capacity that we all have as human beings and has been shared and experienced by all human beings since the dawn of time. It is believed by many that hypnosis has been around since the time of the Egyptian pyramids. Some believe that it was the practice of hypnosis that made the Egyptians so advanced for their time. Hypnosis was brought into mainstream therapy practices in the 1800’s in Europe. Franz Mesmer was the first to propose a scientific basis for the effects of hypnosis. Since then, many advancements have been made in the field, hypnosis is used today by independent practitioners, doctors, nurses, counselors, dentists and anesthesiologists to perform routine physical and mental therapies.
How Hypnosis Works: Mind Control
A hypnotherapist is there to help you with your issues and needs your cooperation with the process. If the hypnotherapist were to give you suggestions that you didn’t agree with or were morally against your beliefs, you would either refuse them or you would stand right up and walkout of that treatment. Any hypnosis treatment or program that you enter into should be with the consent of allowing your mind to be controlled. For example, if you want to feel better about your body, it would be beneficial to allow your mind to be controlled through hypnosis to begin thinking better thoughts about yourself. When you are hypnotized, you do not blackout. You actually hear and see everything very clearly. So, your mind can never be controlled unless you want it to be controlled. Allowing your mind to be controlled for healing purposes is safe as long as you trust the professional you are working with
How Hypnosis Works: Details of Treatment
o You are still aware of everything around you.
o You will still be able to hear those things around you.
o Each person experiences this in a slightly different way. Do not think about how it “should be” Instead open yourself up to experiencing how it comes to you.
o Your conscious mind will be occupied and will become clear by listening to the voice of the hypnotist. So all you have to do is follow the voice like a laser. Just listen to the words and let all other thoughts fall away. It will be like you are in school – you only need to trust that the hypnotherapist you are working with is serving your highest self – then relax and let the healing begin!
Aimee is a holistic therapist at Indigo International. She teaches and leads research in Energy Healing, Spiritual Healing and Hypnotherapy at Pleiadian Institute.
She is a certified clinical hypnotherapist, Reiki Master and trained in Integrated Energy Therapy, Angel Therapy®, and mediumship. She has completed extensive independent graduate level research in education, mental health counseling, depth psychology, public health and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
Aimee is currently working to demonstrate the effectiveness of holistic healing practices through the development of evidence based research and interventions for cancer, addiction and chronic pain. Aimee’s goal in all her work is to educate and empower individuals to bring transcendent health into their lives.