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Hypnosis is a means of inducing a level of consciousness that is characterized by relaxation and suggestibility. The purpose of hypnosis is to provide a means of bypassing the critical mind and accessing the non-reasoning, suggestible subconscious. The purpose of hypnosis is to assist the client in bringing about a desired change in behavior, thought patterns, or physical wellbeing using guided imagery, visualization, and suggestions.
Technically, Hypnosis is “A state or condition in which the client or a person becomes highly responsive to suggestions. If the person is profoundly responsive, he or she hears, sees, feels, smells, and tastes in accordance with the suggestions given, even though these may be in direct contradiction to the actual stimuli that impinge upon the person.” (1990, Grolier Electronic Publishing, Inc.).
In this relaxing, non-clinical setting, Hypnosis is intended to assist clients in ridding themselves of habits, anxieties, and phobias, achieving weight reduction, performance enhancement, relief from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), birthing, pain control, stress management, confidence building, and improving life-management skills.
Characteristics of Hypnosis
A hypnotized person is a consenting participant who is comfortably relaxed, fully conscious, in control, and aware of their surroundings and what is happening. The hypnotized person is NOT unconscious or asleep, submissive to another person’s will, or prone to reveal confidential information.
All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, even when facilitated by a therapist because unless the individual is a willing participant, they cannot be hypnotized; although the usual definition of self-hypnosis refers to a person’s working alone or with a relaxation CD or other electronic aid. The components necessary for change using hypnosis include desire, imagination, belief, and suggestion; however, most importantly, the client must be participating in this therapy of their own volition and must sincerely desire a change in attitude, expectations, behavior, and thinking.
The Conscious, Subconscious, Unconscious, & Superconscious Mind
The conscious portion of our mind is what we are all most familiar with as it is generally considered the logical, critical, and analyzing portion of our mind; that directs most of daily lives and the mind chatter that we all experience. Most importantly, our conscious mind directs our focus and contains the ability to imagine that which is not real.
The subconscious portion of our mind contains all of the relevant information from our short-term memory, used to direct our daily lives and keep us consistent with our past experiences. Understanding that the job of our mind is to protect us and replay the “program” that has been embedded for this purpose; making us uncomfortable anytime we step out of our “comfort zone.”
Apart from short term memory, the subconscious also plays an important role in our day to day functioning. It works hard at ensuring you have everything you need for quick recall and access to when you need it. Things like filters (such as beliefs and values) to run information through to test their validity according to your perception of the world and sensations taken in via your 5 senses and what it means to you.
If the subconscious does not have a filter or reference point available it has a direct line to the storage place of the mind – the unconscious. It will ask the unconscious to pull out the programs that it best associates with the incoming data to help make sense of it all. The unconscious where all your memories and experiences since birth have been stored. It’s from these memories that your beliefs, habits, and behaviors are formed and reinforced over time.
The most important aspect of the subconscious mind is that it obeys the orders of the conscious mind and what it focuses on; therefore, you are not at mercy of your subconscious mind.
When we refer to the mind, most practitioners consider three aspects, the conscious, subconscious, and unconscious mind; however, in the arena of Transpersonal Hypnotherapy, we also consider the Superconscious mind. The Superconscious mind is the connection to “God”, “source”, “spirit”, “higher power”, your “higher self” or whatever you refer to that which is greater than this physical realm. I believe that this connection to something greater is also an important part of learning, healing and growing.