Hypnosis is better described than defined. It is often considered an altered state of consciousness featuring “selective perception.” “Selective perception” is a process in which the person who is in control chooses to see only what is relevant to their task, blocking out everything else. Hypnosis involves guided concentration. The guidance may be provided by a qualified practitioner or, in the case of self-hypnosis, by the individual themselves. Self-hypnosis is taught by a professionally certified hypnotherapist and can be learned and can provide the recipient with a lifetime of benefit. The hypnotic state may give one a feeling of profound mental and physical relaxation. While being extremely focused and alert mentally.
The hypnotherapist assists by making positive, helpful suggestions directly to the ever-alert subconscious mind, helping the person be a master of their conscious efforts.
Hypnosis is a means of communication between the conscious mind and the subconscious mind.
Many human problems, habits, stresses, anxieties, attitudes or apparent deficiencies can be traced to interpretations of the subconscious mind. When the subconscious mind is understood by the conscious mind, it can reduce or resolve specific problems. The subconscious mind is also the seat of all memory. Traumatic events can be buried or suppressed in the subconscious. A major benefit of hypnosis is its ability to uncover and bring into the light of understanding the buried information or experience which may be the cause of a troublesome problem.
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