The hypnotic state is mainly associated with quieting or tuning down of the conscious mind. This helps our performance in almost any area. It also facilitates our absorption of positive and beneficial suggestions, which ultimately allow us to change our habits. It is an altered state of mind where
The subconscious mind is in control and conscious mind is detached. People who are under the influence of alcohol or daydreaming are in a semi hypnotic state. This explains why an intoxicated person is fairly easy to persuade into doing something.
There are various stages defined for hypnosis. Braid has made rough distinction as first and second conscious stage of hypnotism. Later he distinguished those in “sub hypnotic”, “full hypnotic” and “hypnotic coma” stages. Charcot, named the stages as “somnambulism”, ”lethargy” and “catalepsy”.
Today we are witnessing a blossoming sophistication in the science of mind and especially in the elucidation of how the psyche interrelated with the physical body. Hypnosis finds its rightful niche as a science that deals almost exclusively with mind body interactions; for this reason hypnosis has had a fascinating historical trajectory.
Hypnosis is a natural state of focused attention and even though, it is 100% natural and normal, it remains one of the most fascinating phenomena of human mind. Your ability to enter this unique state of consciousness opens the doors to countless possibilities for healing, self exploration and change.
When you enter into absorbed state of hypnosis, you can use your thoughts, experiences and talents in ways not usually available to you. The reasons that are yet to clear are, the focused state of hypnosis allows changes to intentionally be made “automatically” changes which you could not ordinarily, concisely make.
In addition to use in clinical settings, hypnosis is used in research with the goal of learning more about the nature of hypnosis itself, as well as its impact on sensation, perception, learning, memory and physiology. Researchers also study the value of hypnosis in the treatment of physical and physiological problems.
Hypnosis is a matter of feeling and experiencing by self and not the term which can be described and understood. Also the experience is slightly different from time to time and person to person complicating it further.
It is undoubtedly the single most powerful and underutilized resource in healthcare and personal development. It is not a type of therapy like behavior therapy or psychoanalysis. It is a procedure which can be used to facilitate therapy, because it is not a treatment in and of itself.