What Is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis has been practised for centuries and is one of the most powerful facilities for change known to man.

Aside from specific tools and techniques, there are two kinds of hypnosis.

The first is direct hypnosis (think: ‘you are drifting deeper and deeper’), where the hypnotherapist makes direct suggestions to the subconscious mind.

The second kind is indirect hypnosis, which is sometimes known as the Eriksonian hypnotherapy. This is a much more abstract approach and is often very effective for people who have a strong aversion to authority or are resistant to traditional hypnosis methods.

Indirect suggestions are much harder to resist because they’re often not even recognised as suggestions by the conscious mind.

There Are Many Techniques In A Hypnotherapist’s Tool Box

What is required for effective self-hypnosis

My products incorporate a combination of visualisation, direct suggestions and indirect suggestions. Each of these three techniques is uniquely powerful in its own way.

There are three things required during the process of hypnosis:

  • Relaxation;
  • Co-operation;
  • Concentration

Using the sound of my voice, you guide yourself into a relaxed and peaceful state of mind. It is during this time that we have a direct portal to the subconscious mind, which is open and receptive to the positive suggestions (both direct and indirect) made during your recording.

How Quickly Does It Work?

Sometimes, listening to a recording just once can produce change so quickly that it seems like magic. But hypnosis is not a magic wand.

In order for the therapy to be successful, you must be committed to making positive changes in your life. A hypnosis recording, no matter how effective, cannot do the work for you.

You Are In Control At All Times

Stage hypnotists give hypnosis a bad name because to all intents and purposes it seems like they can control their subjects.

The fact is nobody can take control of your mind. If you want to cluck like a chicken you’ll do just that. If you don’t, no hypnotic suggestion in the world will change your mind.

Being Hypnotized Is Not The Same As Being Asleep

Hypnosis is absolutely nothing like being asleep. You can often hear and remember everything that is said to you.

Because hypnosis is often associated with swinging pendulums and clucking chickens, you may assume that if you’re aware, you’re not hypnotised.

This isn’t true. You only have to be in a very light state of hypnosis for it to work.