Hypnosis versus Meditation
your questions on what is what
Of or relating to hypnosis or hypnotism.
Inducing or like something that induces hypnosis.
Susceptible to hypnotism, as a person.
An agent or drug that produces sleep; sedative.
A person who is susceptible to hypnosis.
Hypnosis is the altered state of consciousness that occurs within us if we are bored, fixated or mesmerised, relaxed or doing something either repetitive or learnt. It is a familiar experience because we are all slipping in and out of differing mind states several times each day. Hypnotherapy makes use of these natural abilities by inducing the hypnotic state to enable healing and/or change to be made on a subconscious level.
Have you ever experienced a song playing over and over in your mind as if it is on a loop? This is affectionately called an ear-worm.
Have you ever driven somewhere and not remembered your journey on arrival at your destination?
These are examples of trance states. Normal and natural - that we all experience.
The subconscious mind 'runs' our bodies. It is in charge of everything automatic, it looks after our memories so we don't have to keep relearning, it holds on to habits (good and bad), it adjusts our emotions and generally does everything it can to protect and keep us alive.
Tasks: we learn … they become automatic.
Habits (all of which are in the subconscious-good and bad): learn … automatic.
Because our fears, habits, phobias etc. are in our subconscious that is where we need to deal with whatever is causing us problems or difficulties.
By using hypnosis as the tool or key for access to the subconscious we can change bad habits to good, identify and remove fears and phobias, reduce stress and boost the immune system to make us healthier, fitter and stronger in mind and body.
A good example of change is when someone stops smoking. Within a single session of hypnotherapy (or my recording) the subconscious mind can accept a complete new programme that every cell in the body understands. All dependency is removed and the person is happy and free from cigarettes.
No mumbo-jumbo or spooky powers - just a gentle yet powerful way to solve your problems.
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a trance state that enables access to the subconscious mind without the critical interference from the conscious mind. It can be self induced, or one can be hypnotised but only with your consent. Hypnosis is the narrowing of attention and the focusing in, and, of the mind.
What is meditation?
Meditation is the opening out and the stilling of one’s self.
I heard that 98% of people can be hypnotised, what if I am in that 2% that can’t?
The criteria for being an ideal subject for hypnotic meditation is desire with the ability to follow simple instructions. Some people find it easier to get into a trance-like state than others but everyone can utilise hypnosis completely on their own.
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What is hypnotic meditation?
Everything you have ever experienced is filed in your subconscious mind; good, bad and even ugly. Therefore, in order to change, replace or heal it is necessary to sort that filing cabinet. Hypnotic meditation stills the conscious mind, opening the door to the subconscious and with the hypnotic influence (from yourself or a hypnotherapist) allows the changes to occur.