Are your bad habits becoming increasingly regular? Wouldn’t you love to erase the mental blocks that are keeping you from achieving the success you desire? Are you feeling crippled by Anxiety or Stress? The good news is that you can get on the fast track to becoming the person you want to be by using hypnosis.
Hypnosis works because it allows you to tap into the part of the mind that controls 90% of your beliefs, attitudes, thoughts, and actions – your subconscious!
Your subconscious is like your autopilot. It runs things without you having to consciously think of every command.
For example, when you breathe, you don’t consciously direct every muscle that expands or contracts to pull in and push out the air. When you walk, you don’t consciously tell your muscles to pick up each foot and put it back down for every step. Your subconscious handles all that for you.
In the same way, your subconscious also directs your habits and other actions based on information it has accumulated and stored throughout your life. It even causes conscious thoughts and physical sensations based on that same data.
Since your subconscious mind is your control center, hypnosis can save you a lot of time by letting you speak directly to your subconscious. If there are things about you that you’d like to change, the fastest way to go about it is to use hypnosis.
This eBook will give you an understanding of the mysterious world of hypnosis: what it is, how it works, and how it can help you reduce pain, eliminate stress, overcome fears, break your bad habits, and achieve your greatest desires.
Before we talk about what hypnosis is, let’s take a look at what it isn’t! If you’re like most people, what you’ve heard about hypnosis is actually based on myths, fantasy, and fiction.
Part of the reason for these myths is the way hypnosis is portrayed in the movies (“You’re getting sleeeeeeepier and sleeeeeeepier.”) and by attention-seeking charlatans (“Run around the stage flapping your wings and clucking like a chicken.”)
Here are some of these misconceptions dispelled with the true facts:
Normally, the only things that keep you from acting like that are your learned social conventions, such as, “You look stupid when you do stuff like that.” This is a limiting belief that resides in your conscious mind.
Think of this: when you were a small child, you weren’t embarrassed to be creative like this. In fact, it was often encouraged. But as you got older, you learned that it’s not such a good idea for adults to behave that way simply because of what others might think.
So when you’re hypnotized, suggestions for doing things that simply make you look silly might work with you. On the other hand, if you’re diametrically opposed to it, such a suggestion might just bring you out of your trance instead.
Hypnosis is a mental state whereby you can easily absorb new ideas into your subconscious.
In this state of mind, the limiting beliefs of your conscious mind are subdued, while the imagination and creativity of your subconscious mind are enhanced, allowing you to be highly accepting of new ideas. In hypnosis, you tune out all distractions and focus sharply on the subject matter at hand.
There are varying degrees of hypnosis. Becoming engrossed in a good book or movie is a type of natural hypnosis. You tend to tune out everything and become mesmerized by the story.
Hypnosis works so well to tune out external stimuli that it’s now an accepted method of anesthesia in surgeries, blocking out the pain.
Hypnosis is, in effect, a guided meditation. First, you’re guided into a state of deep relaxation, where you can then focus on what you want to accomplish.
Innovations in science have been instrumental in helping us determine what happens in our brains during hypnosis.
Your brain puts out different electrical signals for different mental states, whether it’s agitated, alert, in varying stages of relaxation, or asleep. We’ve learned which areas of the brain control which functions, and we can also determine which parts of the brain are more active at any one time.
Extensive testing on people in a hypnotic state has shown us the following:
These tests corroborate with scientific methods that during hypnosis we can virtually bypass the limiting beliefs of our conscious mind to relay our desired ideas and behaviors directly to our subconscious.
Once our subconscious accepts these new ideas, it can then direct our thoughts and actions to conform to the new data, attitudes, or beliefs.
Hypnosis was “invented” in the late 1700s by Franz Anton Mesmer in his search for a new method to heal his patients of diseases. Although his methods were very different from what we now use today, he was the pioneer in the field of hypnotism.
His methods were known as “mesmerism” from his last name, and became popular – so popular, in fact, that this is where we got the term mesmerize.
In 1843, James Braid, a surgeon, renamed this field of study hypnotism. The word comes from the name of the Greek god of sleep, Hypnos, because of the sleep-like qualities of hypnotism. His research provided a new impetus into the study of hypnotism for healing disease.
In the 1920s and 1930s there was another renewed flurry of research. Then, in the 1960s and 1970s a researcher named Milton Erickson brought the field into its own, providing many of the methods that are popular and effective today.
Erickson brought hypnotism into the mainstream, showing us how we can use it to accelerate desired changes and promote our physical and mental well being.
Hypnosis can help you overcome fears, pains, stresses and anxieties. It can help you break bad habits and develop beneficial ones. It can reduce the symptoms of disease. Hypnosis can help you eliminate your mental blocks to success and encourage successful actions.
In short, hypnosis can help catapult you into living the life you desire!
Here are some examples of how you could use hypnosis to benefit you:
The biggest problem you may encounter with hypnosis is that you must want the desired change to occur in order to enjoy permanent results. For example, do you really want to quit smoking? If you don’t, then even hypnosis won’t work to stop your addiction.
Remember, with hypnosis, you’re still awake and in control. No one can make you do anything you don’t want to do!
There are times you may want to work on increasing your desire for the change you’re trying to effect before you use hypnosis to make the change.
Now that you have a better understanding of hypnosis and how it works, you may be wondering how you can access this wonderful strategy to improve your life.
Try these tips to make hypnosis an effective part of your journey to success:
You can find these self-hypnosis audios, videos, and affirmations in bookstores, libraries, or on hypnosis and self-help websites. Many of these websites provide instant downloads of MP3s, videos you can watch on your computer, and affirmations.
Hypnosis is an effective tool that you can use to strengthen your strengths, minimize your weaknesses, improve your health, change your behavior, and help you be the best you can be. It can enable you to find self-fulfillment, peace, and happiness. Embrace it and live with joy!
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