Hypnosis is used to shift your mind’s focus away from any stray thoughts of worry or stress, instead creating and placing your attention on relaxing thoughts and feelings that slowly drift you off to sleep.
Hypnosis is a method to replace old beliefs and habits that contribute to a problem such as insomnia, and replace them with new thoughts and beliefs that naturally promote sleep.
Hypnosis is performed under trance, which is just a fancy word for a relaxed state of semi awareness. It’s the same state many of us fall into when watching television, or when you find yourself driving seemingly on autopilot. You’re still very much in control, but with a more detached sense of awareness, where your subconscious mind takes over from your conscious mind.
Trance is used for hypnosis simply because in trance, learning is most effective. Your conscious filters step out of the way, allowing more information to flow directly to your subconscious.
You can liken your brain to memory on a computer. The computer’s conscious memory is RAM, around 2GB to 8GB. The computer’s unconscious memory is the hard drive, around 320GB to 2TB. The unconscious mind is a store of all your memories, thoughts and beliefs about yourself. Anything you consciously think about must first be accessed from your unconscious mind and moved to your conscious mind so you become aware of it. However a lot of what we do we are not consciously aware of. Its running in the background in our conscious mind.
With hypnosis, we can fine tune and optimize these previously inaccessible subconscious processes. It allows us to program ourselves to being able to relax our body at will, fall asleep quickly and easily each night, and wake up fresh and alert in the morning. Essentially we are able to copy the internal wiring of a natural born deep sleeper, and install it into our own.
Hypnosis is very safe and available for anyone to use.
The common misconception is that you lose control when hypnotized but this is simply not true, especially with self hypnosis. You choose which suggestions you most wish to implement. No one can make you do anything against your will, not even under deep hypnosis.
Unlike traditional medicine, no adverse effects have been reported when using hypnosis. Experimental physiologists have generally found the deeper their subjects go into hypnosis, the better they feel afterwards.