Tuesday, October 30, 2012

                                               Blog #8 Hypnosis for the Good Life
     The word “hypnosis” really refers to self-hypnosis, since virtually all hypnosis can be accomplished only with the cooperation of the person being hypnotized.  Also, a hypnotist cannot make a person do anything he or she would be unwilling to do in their ordinary waking consciousness. Hypnosis is a skill that can be used for a lifetime to help people make beneficial changes in their lives.  These changes are possible because hypnosis can reach the subconscious and bring it into agreement with the conscious mind.   Often, when people claim they want to make changes but have not been done so, it is because, on a subconscious level, there is reluctance to make these changes.  Contradictions between the conscious and subconscious mind can be due to many things, including previous negative programming, guilt or shame about past actions, or an inability to perceive the benefits of the release of a habit or addiction.  Hypnosis can trick the subconscious to treat us to a better life.
     Over the years, I have experienced for myself and observed in students and patients many examples of the power of hypnosis.  In my early 20’s, I permanently eliminated my own migraine headaches through just one self-hypnosis session.  I can easily control and eliminate occasional sleep apnea symptoms for weeks at a time through simple self-hypnosis techniques.  I can lower occasional high blood pressure within two minutes with self-hypnosis, and keep it low for months.  I have stopped severe bleeding and pain from deep cuts and second and third degree burns on my hands.  Many of my students and patients have successfully used hypnosis to stop smoking, lose weight, eliminate chronic pain, enhance creativity, strengthen their immune systems, and overcome food and environmental allergies. Sometimes the resolution of problems came after just one or two sessions; other times, people needed to experience more extended sessions or instruction before they achieved the desired results. Of course, a desire for improvement and a willingness to make significant material changes in one’s life are essential for change.  At the very least, hypnosis will help people feel more relaxed; sometimes these techniques can help them achieve amazing results.  
     Successful hypnosis uses words effectively.  It is vital to speak to the subconscious clearly, simply, specifically, in the present tense, and in a positive manner.  To sleep more soundly, a person could give him or herself a suggestion about this at night, before drifting off to sleep.  An example of an effective sentence would be:  I sleep soundly and deeply each night, and wake up in the morning refreshed and feeling great. 
     This blog’s offer:  call or email me with a sentence you have constructed to help you reach a desired goal and I will offer suggestions for possible change or improvement of this sentence.  Please share this blog with others who might be interested or who could benefit from this information.