Hypnosis is real
If you have any doubts about hypnosis look at this picture. In my waking state I know I am not capable of holding my body between two chairs, however, in a state of hypnosis I can do it without effort. Just like in this full body catalepsy trance I discovered abilities I didn’t know I had, any trance does just that – gives you an access to resources, which may not be not available to you in your waking life. Hypnosis is easy, fun and it works.
Have you ever wondered how some words touch your heart and stir your feelings, while other words just bounce off your mind without making an impact? When words and sentences are processed by your conscious brain, you understand the dictionary meaning, the logical connections, intellectual concepts and math. However, they never touch you emotionally. It is very different when your unconscious brain gets involved. Your unconscious brain doesn’t speak language and doesn’t understand logic. It is child-like, irrational, creative and extremely powerful.
Using verbal pictures and summoning your past experience, hypnosis directs your attention inward, leading you from one memory to another, until you drift away into the magic world of your unconscious mind.
Many faces of trance
There are many types of hypnotic inductions and of course it also depends on the particular method your hypnotherapist is using. If done right, however, a hypnotic trance can feel like a journey into an enchanted land. Your mental chatter quiets down, your imagination runs wild and your carefully constructed maps of reality become fuzzy
and fade away.
Some trances are very light and you may not notice a change in how you feel until you emerge from the trance and realize that you are not quite yourself. Some trances feel like a dream and some feel like sleep, where you completely check out and cannot remember anything that was said or done. Usually I let your unconscious mind decide how deeply you need to go into trance.
Regardless of the depth, the trance state has certain characteristics:
• Physical relaxation, quieting of mental chatter
• Activation of imagination – daydreaming
• Time travel – you may be regressed to an earlier memory and it will seem to you as if you are re-living it now. It also will be easier for you to imagine yourself in the future with all the qualities you want to develop.
• Time distortion – you may feel you have been in trance a few seconds while actually an hour passed or you may feel you were gone for a few hours, while it has been only 30 minutes.
• Lowering of analytical, logical functioning – a trance state makes it easier to accept changes in your view of reality.
You can do it!
Some clients are concerned that they cannot be hypnotized. So I usually ask them: “Do you dream? Do you have memories from your past? Do you go into your future with your imagination?” If you are able to use your imagination, you are able to go into trance just fine.
If you are a highly analytical person and like to talk inside your head, you may need to learn how to use your imagination. Once you learn how to fly on wings of your imagination and escape the noisy realm of your mental chatter, you will love this experience.
As Albert Einstein put it, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
In its best form a hypnotic trance becomes a life changing experience, when your consciousness embraces the
entire world, connecting you to the source of your deep wisdom, your true self.