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Article compiled by Dieter L. Editor of useNature

What is Hypnotherapy?

It can be said, that Hypnotherapy is the science of inducing deep states of relaxation often called a trance, for supportive remedial purposes.

Typical changes under Hypnosis are; relaxation, the heart rate slows down, stress responses are reduced, and blood pressure may drop to a healthy level.

Many people experience hypnosis as if they have had a relaxing, restful and regenerative sleep.

It is a sleep like state, but you are always in control, and you can stop and get up at any time.

Hypnosis is one of the best techniques available for harnessing and utilising the power of your mind and it's in-built abilities.

Benefits from the practice of hypnosis are profound, and can be used by people who suffer from stress due to modern living and those who may need motivation for personal development, increase performance, or overcome specific health problems, such as high blood pressure - sleeplessness - weight problems, and also enjoy it's strong Goal setting and Motivational components.

“Hypnosis” comes from the Greek word ipnos meaning “sleep”, but hypnosis is not a sleep state, more a natural state of deep relaxation.

Your brainwave frequency may change from waking (beta) to (alpha), the same level as in relaxation or meditation.

Hypnosis is a state of trance, similar to day-dreaming, where the activity of the conscious mind slows down while the subconscious mind remains alert and active.

No one can force you to be hypnotised or do certain task against your will.

The principles of Hypnosis can also be used as Self - Hypnosis

What is Self Hypnosis and why is it so effective?

Self Hypnosis is a form of Guided Hypnosis, where with the help of a CD, instead of a trained Hypnotherapist, in the comfort and safety of your own home, you are guided into a deeply relaxed state with all it's inherited scientifically proven benefits.

It is completely safe and natural, and very similar to a relaxation exercise, meditation or visualisation, and it has many physiological benefits associated with this relaxed state that develops during the listening of a self hypnosis CD. 

Many trained Hypnotherapists will use scripts developed for your individual needs to be used as an addition to their clinical work.

Guided Hypnosis or meditation or visualisation with the help of a CD is keeping the subconscious mind active and is actually self-hypnosis.

A vividly imagined scene or experience in a relaxed hypnotic state is interpreted as reality by the subconscious mind, so it is little wonder self-hypnosis has the potential to be an amazing healing tool for personal growth and stress management.

Effective self-hypnosis will include finding a quiet place to sit or lie comfortably for at least 20 to 30 minutes where you will not be disturbed.

Never listen to Hypnotic or Relaxation kind of CD's while driving a car!

ONLY ever listen to Self Hypnosis CD's while sitting or laying down.

Brain Plasticity

You may have read about brain plasticity, and the scientific facts how the brain can change itself.

The science of brain plasticity has proven that positive thinking - visualisation - relaxation - meditation and changing responses all work, providing those changes are introduced in a specific way, where the conscious mind either does not interfere or helps the process.

One of the vital components of brain plasticity and therefore self-hypnosis is repetition.

There is nothing new about that repetition works. You know that already, after all, if you worry about something; is that only one single thought, or indeed does it not penetrate you to your deepest being all day and all night long?

Yes.. and that's why worries have such a profound effect.

The trick about brain plasticity and overcoming health or other problems, is to "re-create the power of worry in a positive way. That's were self-hypnosis and repetition has it's supportive role to play.


Article compiled by:

Dieter L. Editor of useNature

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