What Is Hypnosis:
H - Christian Hypnotist
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RELIGIOUS ASPECTS OF HYPNOSIS
Some have said that "Hypnosis" is a
naturally induced state of concentration—a
state of mind and body in which we communicate
suggestions to our subconscious mind.
I describe it this way: Hypnosis is simply
magnified concentration attached to a
foundational belief system.
"Hypnosis" is two parts:
#1. simply bypassing the critical factor called
the conscious mind and
#2. allowing acceptable suggestions to be
accepted as fact into the subconscious mind by
the person in hypnosis.
Notice the word accepted. If the person in
hypnosis accepts the suggestion then and only
then will the suggestion become as fact to them.
Both of the
explanations above are acceptable.
This part of our mind influences what we
think, how we feel, and the choices we make.
There is no magic to achieving success with
self-hypnosis. The Creator who created us
designed our mind, brain, conscious and
subconscious and He deigned them to work
together for our good. The way they all function
together is exactly according to His design.
Their is no mystery here.
The mind is simply that part of us that allows
us to create thought. Those created thoughts are
then processed by the brain. The brain uses a
filtering system call the conscious which
filters everything before it is allowed into our
subconscious. The subconscious is our main bio
computer and storage bank. The conscious and
subconscious mind is the built in safety feature
that God has given to us to protect us.
The process of hypnosis is a great tool for
overcoming our fears, habits, to deal with the
pressures of life, etc. Our mind and brain uses
the process of hypnosis daily to help guide us
and protect us through life.
Anyone who chooses to can reach deep relaxation
and redirected focus. Hypnotism is as ancient as
civilization. Early cultures used hypnosis for
religious and healing purposes. The ability to
hypnotize was considered to be supernatural. Not
until the 18th Century was any attempt made to
turn hypnosis into a science. A serious medical
interest in hypnotism developed during both
World Wars I and II to treat shell-shocked
In 1955 the British Medical Association approved
hypnosis for the treatment of psychoneurosis and
to relieve the pain of childbirth and surgery.
In 1958 the Council on Mental Health of the
American Medical Association gave hypnotism its
There is a relationship between intelligence
and the ability to be hypnotized; anyone with
average or above-average intelligence can be
hypnotized. You cannot be hypnotized against
your will. If you resist it will not work:
hypnosis requires your consent. You remember
everything and you will not reveal intimate
secrets while hypnotized. You cannot become “stuck”
in hypnosis since you retain the control. If you
have ever driven the highway and begun to
day-dream and you drive past your exit, you have
- Hypnosis is an
enjoyable state of mind, similar to
daydreaming, in which you become very
receptive to proper suggestions.
- The effects
are: wonderful feelings of calmness,
tranquility and profound relaxation.
- You will not
actually be asleep or unconscious.
Therefore, you will always be aware of your
surroundings, sounds, etc., but you will not
- You will
always remain in control and be able to
awaken yourself at any time. You also retain
the power to reject any unsuitable
- You cannot
remain in hypnosis. If you are left alone,
you will come out of it on your own in just
a few minutes.
experience hypnosis at different levels -
light, medium or deep. Any level is
sufficient to break most habits. The most
important factor is your ability to accept
and follow the suggestions.
- Anyone of
average intelligence can achieve hypnosis to
some degree. If you can concentrate and use
your imagination, hypnosis will probably
occur immediately. However some people need
additional time and practice.
- You will NOT have amnesia... you will remember
everything that you need to reach your goal.
- You cannot be
hypnotized against your will. If you do not
want to experience hypnosis... you won't.
- Many people,
who do experience hypnosis, do not feel like
they have been hypnotized ... it's a common
feeling. Do not be concerned about it.
Simply follow the suggestions and watch for
- Your attitude
about reaching your goal with hypnosis is
very important. Usually, good attitudes
produce good results. Expect to be
- Hypnosis is a
very pleasant experience. Sit back, relax
and enjoy it.
the American Medical Association and the
American Psychiatric Association have approved
the use of hypnotherapy.
Misconceptions about hypnosis
“In hypnosis, a person
has to do whatever the hypnotist says to do.”
You cannot be controlled and you won’t do
anything while in a hypnotic state that you
wouldn’t be likely to do in your normal
state. People will not accept any
suggestions to do anything that is opposed to
our morals, standards, ethics, beliefs,
etc. Since the subconscious mind will not
allow you to be hypnotized against their will or
accept any suggestions that are not in your best
interests, even while in the hypnotic state, you
retain full choice. No one can be
hypnotized unless they want and allow it to
“If I am hypnotized I
will lose control of myself.”
While in a hypnotic trance state you will
actually gain greater control of yourself.
The only reason we will accept and follow
post-hypnotic suggestions is that they are what
we have told the hypnotherapist we want.
The “Law of Self-Preservation” will not
allow us to accept a harmful suggestion.
No one has ever been injured by hypnosis.
Another misconception: "Not
everyone can be hypnotized."
There are many levels of hypnosis. Everyone can reach at least the lightest
states of hypnosis if they are willing to be
hypnotized. If you ever “daydream,”
suddenly realize that you have passed your exit
on the freeway, meditate, or become immersed in
a good book or movie, then you have been in a
hypnotic state. Everyone can be hypnotized
if they want it to happen, believe and expect it
to happen, and allow it to happen.
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