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What is Hypnosis?

I am choosing not to use the word “relaxation” to describe hypnosis because one is not always aware of being relaxed during the state of hypnosis. Think of a time when you were so absorbed into a video game, a movie, a story, a book, or a theater production that you temporarily forgot your surroundings for a while.

This is an example of hypnosis. Also, think of a time when you were driving as your mind raced along in thoughts and you arrived at your destination only to question yourself on how you got there so quickly. In these examples you were so engrossed within your thoughts that you were experiencing the hypnotic state, yet not so relaxed that your body and mind was aware of that relaxation. Therefore, hypnosis is a natural state of being absorbed into trance whereby the conscious mind is relaxed enough to give access to the subconscious mind to communicate effectively with you.

You are aware of what is happening with you. In fact, you are more aware in the state of hypnosis than you are during your regular waking conscious state. This is because your subconscious mind has the ability to take in massive amounts of data. While there are currently no accurate data in terms of numbers for the mind, according to research, the subconscious mind can take in what is equivalent to over 20 million bits of information per second versus the ability of the conscious mind that takes in only 40 bits of information per second. Regardless of the exact number of information the subconscious mind can process at once, it’s as if it can be equal to 12 supercomputers versus the 1 supercomputer equivalent of the conscious mind. So imagine the immense potential you have within you just by entering into the state of hypnosis!

How does it feel to be in hypnosis?

During the hypnotic state you may notice different sensations in your body. These sensations may be one or many of the following:

  • heaviness of the arms and legs
  • tingling in the hands and/or the feet
  • a feeling of sinking into relaxation
  • a feeling of lightness in the body and/or the mind
  • clear mind with fewer thoughts than normal
  • vibrations in the head and/or different body parts as you relax
  • a sensation of floating
  • a totally blankness of the mind at various times

The wide range of feelings and sensations can go beyond this list, however it gives you an idea of what you can experience simply by being in hypnosis. Also, while in hypnosis, you may notice that you are hearing my voice at certain times, and then you are not hearing my voice at various times because your mind just relaxes you that much deeper into your hypnotic state.

In hypnosis, you may hear my voice at the highest point of the curve in the diagram and my voice can fade “into the distance” when you are drifting deeper into hypnosis at the bottom of the curve. Just like the curves in the diagram, you can go in and out of hearing my voice until you are brought out of the hypnotic state completely.

In this example of hypnosis, you are aware of hearing my voice at the beginning, then my voice fades until we come closer toward the end of the session where you hear my voice again as you come back to being in the full conscious state, out of the hypnotic state.

Want to be hypnotized now?

Well, you’re in luck! Using the natural power of hypnosis, not only do I help you to effectively reach your goals but I also help you to attain a healthy lifestyle according to your own desires and choices as well. So make that call now to me, Renukha, at Healthy Living Hypnosis to help you get attuned with yourself even more.