Clinical hypnosis is altered state of awareness, perception or consciousness that is used, by licensed and trained doctors or masters prepared individuals, for treating a psychological or physical problem.
Clinical hypnosis is a set of techniques designed to enhance concentration, minimize one’s usual distractions, and heighten responsiveness to suggestions to alter one’s thoughts, feelings, behavior , or physiological state and assist them to take control of their condition and effect the change.
It’s a specific treatment protocol that use hypnosis or the hypnotic state, in medical framework, for the alleviation of physical, psychological or behavioral problems.
Hypnosis is the window to the subconscious
Hypnosis is a state of inner absorption, concentration and focused attention.
It’s like a magnifying glass to focus the rays of the sun and make them more powerful.
Similarly, when your mind is concentrated and focused, you are able to use your mind more powerfully.
Hypnosis is the way to access a person’s subconscious mind directly. Our subconscious mind is the place where lasting behavioral change starts- where beliefs, emotions, values, habits, intuition and imagination reside.
It’s the real brain behind the operation -it does most of your thinking, and it decides a lot of what you do and also takes care of all the stuff you do automatically (breathing).
Normally, you are only aware of the thought process in your conscious mind. In the state of hypnosis, you’re still aware of what’s going on, but your conscious mind takes a backseat to your subconscious mind. The hypnotic process pops open a control panel inside your brain and allows you to make new connections in your brain very quickly and thoroughly. In other words, you become open to suggestion but only the suggestions you want to absorb.
What are some misconceptions about hypnosis?”
You will not become unconscious and you will be aware of everything at all times.
Your will is not weakened in any way.
You are in control and cannot be made to do anything against your will . You will not begin to reveal information you wish to keep secret.
Hypnosis is not a sleep.
One common misconception is that a hypnotized person loses their will and is partially or completely under the command of the hypnotist. This unfortunate belief is reinforced by many stage hypnotists.
You are in control of yourself, and cannot be made to do anything that is against your will.
Hypnosis, particularly the deeper forms, can appear to be like sleep because the person’s body is typically very still and quiet.