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Hypnosis has been defined as a psychological state which has certain physiological attributes that look like sleep. This definition captures our common understanding of hypnosis, but research has revealed that hypnosis is a natural phenomenon that happens when people are concentrating mentally on something.
When people are in hypnosis they are in a heightened state of focused awareness or concentration. They have the ability to concentrate intensely on a specific thought or memory without any conscious interference.
A hypnosis session usually starts with a hypnotic induction, deepening process, and then the therapy. The final stage is just exiting hypnosis.
The therapy stage is the most important because that is where the hypnotic suggestions and visualizations are given. As long as the suggestions are accepted by the client they become permanent memory. The hypnotic suggestions will be given to a client by a hypnotherapist in Newcastle upon Tyne or self-administered which is commonly called self-hypnosis, “self-suggestion” or “autosuggestion”.
The use of hypnotism for therapeutic purposes which has been used for hundreds of years is commonly referred to as hypnotherapy.
The term “hypnosis” comes from the Greek word “Hypnos” which means sleep. The words “hypnosis” and “hypnotism” both derive from the term “neuro-hypnotism” (nervous sleep) which was coined by the Scottish surgeon James Braid around 1841.
Braid based his practice on that developed by Franz Anton Mesmer. This is where we get the word “Mesmerize” from.
Many people believe that when in hypnosis a person is in an unconscious state of mind resembling sleep, but research has shown that hypnotic subjects are not asleep but fully awake and actually are in a heightened state of awareness.
When in natural hypnosis people are in a very suggestible state of mind and are far more likely to accept a suggestion from another person. As long as the suggestion is not against something that the person feels strongly about, or it’s against their religious beliefs the suggestion is normally accepted which will then be acted upon.
Hypnosis is nothing to be frightened about because it is a natural phenomenon that is very much like daydreaming. You can go into hypnosis any time that you want and you can also exit the state anytime that you want.
You most certainly can’t get stuck in hypnosis.
Hypnotherapy is a skill that is used by a hypnotherapist in Newcastle who uses the “tool” of hypnosis to help a person change their unwanted habits, behaviors, and emotions. When the analyzing conscious mind is bypassed the therapist will give repeated positive suggestions and visualizations which will then be programmed into the subconscious mind.
You can imagine what it’s like when someone has had a social phobia or fear for most of their life and after one session of hypnotherapy it’s gone. Or a smoker that has smoked heavily from a very early age that instantly has no desire to smoke ever again. If you need some help with an emotional or psychological issue, call Quays Clinic today.