Hypnosis - this is one of the varieties of altered states of consciousness, being in which a person is asleep and awake at the same time, that is, in this state is shown brain activity characteristic of sleep and wakefulness.
Some of the disorders that can be treated with hypnosis:
- Eating disorders: Anorexia nervosa - the signs and consequences for the organism , Bulimia nervosa - how to deal with an invisible enemy? , overeating;
- anxiety disorder;
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome;
- lack of confidence and the associated fact that fear of speaking in public, shyness How to win your shyness? , and so on;
- fears and phobias;
- Premature ejaculation;
Furthermore, in some cases, hypnosis is used in the treatment of gynecological diseases, skin diseases, and for improving athletic performance.
How hypnosis works
First of all, it should be noted that the hypnotic state is still not well understood - it involves no less mysteri
to talk about the functioning of hypnosis, it is necessary to remember that the human mind works, at least on two levels - conscious and subconscious.His mind we use to perform daily tasks - with it we make decisions, commit appropriate actions, analyze the results.Subconscious engaged bodily functions, which are carried out spontaneously - such as heartbeat, breathing, blinking, the occurrence of pain signals, and so on.It is also responsible for habitual actions that a person can consciously control, but usually makes almost without thinking.And it is the subconscious begins to actively operate when a person is immersed in a state of hypnosis.
When a person is hypnotized, mind control over it becomes much weaker than usual.This does not mean that the mind goes to sleep for a while - it is simply inferior to their "powers" subconscious.When the hypnotherapist talks to people under the influence of hypnosis, his words are more responsive subconscious.For example, if the hypnotherapist can tell a man that his pulse rate, heart beat faster will do;when a person is in the normal waking state, an appeal to the subconscious with the same result can not be.If the hypnotized person to say that his arm does not feel anything, it really would be insensitive to touch.Thus, hypnosis - a heightened state of suggestibility in which a person is easier than ever to accept any installation.
One of the most common questions that hypnotherapists hear from their new patients - if they can hypnotize?This is due to the widespread notion that hypnosis is not amenable to all people.In fact, you can hypnotize any normal person - that is, one whose IQ of at least 70 points, and who has no severe mental disorders.It is not easily hypnotized people with IQ below 40 points, and those who abuse alcohol or take drugs.
There are many types of hypnosis induction or introduction into a hypnotic state.Typically, the hypnotherapist simply talking with the patient, while he looks at one point.Sometimes the patient is sitting or lying down with his eyes closed, and hypnotherapist helps him to relax completely, and gradually immerse themselves in a state of hypnosis.In any case, the patient will not give any medication unless hypnotherapist is not a doctor and does not come to the conclusion that in the specific case can be useful medicines to help relax.
Common misconceptions about hypnosis
One of the most common fears associated with hypnosis is that a hypnotherapist can use hypnosis with bad intentions - for example, to seduce or manipulate human patient for any purpose.This misconception we owe movies and books, and in fact, hypnosis is not all-powerful.The founder of modern hypnosis, Milton Erickson, conducted a series of experiments trying to using hypnosis to force the person to commit a variety of minor offenses.In the laboratory, even when a person is in a state of hypnosis, I knew that this is just an experiment, such manipulations possible.However, outside the laboratory, in situations where offenses might have real consequences, the people refused to obey the hypnotherapist.Erickson concluded that hypnosis can not be used to force a person to do things against his will.Moreover, contrary to another popular myth, against the will of man can not be put into a state of hypnosis.Perhaps the exceptions are people with very high levels of suggestibility, but most people can be hypnotized unless they agree to it.
Another popular misconception - under hypnosis can give their darkest secrets.In fact, hypnosis - it's not truth serum and hypnosis a person is able to lie well, as always.While under hypnosis, he is aware of everything that happens (according to some sources, hypnotized people are aware of everything, even better than usual), and will not say what they would like to hide.
Hypnosis - it's not a magic ritual and a hypnotherapist can not force a person to fly or walk through walls: the laws of physics remain in effect regardless of whether the condition is your consciousness.
Hypnosis can not help everyone.Someone hypnosis helps eliminate dependencies, someone - to find the roots of psychological problems, has long repressed from consciousness, but for some people it is practically useless.
In general, hypnosis, contrary to yet another misconception, requires the efforts of two people: a hypnotherapist and the patient.To Hypnosis acted, the patient should not just let the "work on yourself", and sincerely wish to get rid of their problems, hypnotherapist believe, believe in yourself and do not relate to hypnosis as the fun: it is - a medicine, but exactly how it will work,It depends largely on who receives it.