By: Will Koen
Sometimes when I mention what I do for a living in networking groups early in my career I would get a thousand yard stare. Almost as if I told someone I work with alien abductees to remember their abductions(by the way some hypnosis practitioners make a lot of money from this but I do not do this). Hypnosis? What do you mean? You hypnotize people? Why would someone want you to do that? Is hypnosis real? I mean after all I see stage hypnotists doing goofy things with people all the time. Is hypnosis real?
The truth is I could not have gotten all the amazing results with clients I have and be a 5 star rated business on google unless I created a lot of value for people. This applies to all businesses. People want me to help them go into hypnosis(all hypnosis is self hypnosis) because thus far they have not been able to address their challenges alone. In most cases, they don’t even know the core issue they struggle with. I just help people overcome subconscious blocks to their success and address them with their powerful mind which has all the resources and answers. This is the opposite of what the general public believes. They are programmed by the school systems, the news, politicians, and some churches that they are helpless. Helpless to help themselves, that all they need is to pay someone for a pill. The thing about the pill mentality of modern times is that it has seen and unforeseen side effects. The unforeseen one is called learned helplessness. It is giving up the will to try anything different to solve their problem. People with this problem just flounder.
Is Hypnosis Real? Depends On What You Think Hypnosis Is?
Many people think hypnosis means control. They think it means that someone controls your mind. Nothing could be farther from the truth. No one goes into hypnosis unless they want to. Which leads people to ask another question. Then I bet there are a lot of people that do not go into hypnosis? I’ve never seen anyone not go into hypnosis yet that has been educated on what it is. Most people have to undergo a little hypnosis reeducation to undo all of Hollywood’s lies about what hypnosis is. At first they do not go into hypnosis but once they understand going into that state is a choice and a skill, they do not fear. If they do not want to respond or accept a suggestion they do not have to. Which leads to the other common question. What makes you think they will like what you write or accept it? Because I write them all with the client, they are all the clients words, so it is more easily accepted by the subconscious mind. Unlike many hypnotists which use stock scripts, I actually write suggestions that are for that client only and create self hypnosis recordings to help them reinforce these changes over 90 days of listening.
Is Hypnosis Real? Yes The Term Hypnosis Refers To A Natural State Of Mind With Many Benefits
Instead of a method of control, it turns out that hypnosis is as natural as sleep or breathing. It is a state of mind where the body is in parasympathetic mode. This is the opposite of fight or flight mode, it is a state of relaxation where the body is in a period of homeostasis. This means that it starts repairing and healing itself easier. This is also a state where the “filtering system” known as the critical factor is softened (but never eliminated). The critical factor is the mechanism within everyone’s mind that stands guard at our subconscious mind. It prevents ideas that don’t match the subconscious programming already present. You could probably see why I have a job now. Because if someone had a ton of programming that did not serve them, just wanting it to change consciously wouldn’t work. This is where hypnosis comes in.
Therefore when you are in hypnosis, you are open to new ideas. Since the critical factor is softened but not eliminated, you can refute anything said to you in hypnosis. The state of hypnosis is in between the fully alert state and the sleep state. It is natural and you go into this state when you space out while driving and many other times per day. You also pass through this state of mind when you are falling asleep.
Is Hypnosis Real? The Misconceptions Of Stage Hypnosis VS. Hypnosis For Personal Growth/ Therapeutic Use
People see stage hypnosis shows on T.V and YouTube they even go to parties where a stage hypnotist attends. They think that someone can take them into that state of mind so they hold that belief in their mind. Then they go along with the hypnotists instructions and they enter into a hypnotic state. If you watch closely the stage hypnotists always runs some tests for what they call susceptibility. This a very inaccurate and outdated term. The point is they find out who will follow along with their instructions. The people that do get brought up on stage. The people that do not they leave in the audience. The point is it is completely up to the person if they will go along on stage. Many times there are a few people who do not go along and their eyes pop open. They all have this option but are CHOOSING to go follow the instructions to go into hypnosis. Hypnosis for therapeutic use is like night and day. There is no entertainment value. The whole point in going into this state is to discover and resolve limiting patterns of behavior and emotion.
Is Hypnosis Real? I Got Hypnotized And I Don’t Remember What They Did To Me……….
You want to know the truth. There is a dirty little secret that all stage hypnotists do not want you to know.
You fell asleep and that is all that happened in 99.999999% of cases. They would like you to believe they made you quack like a duck or act like a chicken. The truth is you would not do anything in hypnosis you wouldn’t normally do. Your morals and values do not go anywhere, they are still with you in hypnosis. People started believing these myths when the 1931 movie called Svenghali came out. The main character is a “manipulative” hypnotist, as if that was possible. The closest thing is really a hypnotist that reads from a generic script from a book expecting for the client to get results. That is a true joke.
The most common fear of hypnosis is the fear of loss of control. It does not exist, you are in total control. The reason why you ask for help and want to respond to the suggestions, is because you have not been able to accomplish the desired result on your own. Keep this in mind when someone tells you something about hypnosis.