WHAT WE ARE LED TO BELIEVE
fact is we are all in some level of trance all day every day. You
might think is rubbish. But no, it's true.
we not, each and every one of us spend most of our days absorbed
by thoughts, planning events, and picturing the outcome? How sad
it is that at school as children we are told, "Wakey wakey,
come on, stop daydreaming!" Children are especially susceptible
to going into a quite deep trance, (daydreaming), and it is at this
level of mind new ideas, inventions, and intuition come into play.
Many activities in life are so hypnotic. Driving a car for
instance. In this country lorry drivers call it "autopilot",
and in the USA it's called "highway hypnosis". The classic
is motorway driving, and presumably you'll be aware of this if you
are a driver. You are travelling a long distance on the motorway
and before you know it you've reached your destination, or you are
aware you've passed Junction 3 only to notice the next one is Junction
6, and you have no recall of missing the services. Or even travelling
from A to B and then forgetting which route you took. All drivers
have experienced this. We have all noticed how on a long journey
the return trip seems shorter.
is incredibly hypnotic, and has been called the opiate of the masses.
You can see this especially with young children. They become so
absorbed in the programme they are watching, transfixed to the TV,
that they are even oblivious to anything else
around them. Adults can react in the same way while watching television.
Maybe you think you're not like that. Think about it. Going to the
cinema you sit down in your seat. Before the film starts you are
well aware of your surroundings and the company you are with. You
are conscious of the people sitting next to you, in front and behind
you, yet when the film starts you become totally absorbed into the
reality on the screen, and even more so if it's a good movie. You've
switched off from your surroundings and environment almost as soon
as the film has started, and you have lost partial consciousness
of everything around you.
look at one more activity: Fishing. How can a man sit for hours
upon end watching his rod or float waiting for a bite, only to catch
the fish and probably then throw them back at the end of the day?
It's the same old story. He is experiencing trance, a form of narrowing
of attention, yet with fishing which can become an addictive sport,
the watching of his rod or float is a form of eye fixation. Any
form of eye fixation will enhance a level of trance.
Now if you are thinking of trying hypnotherapy maybe a leaflet has
dropped through your door, or possibly you have been looking on
the internet to find out if hypnotherapy could help you. The sort
of information you would find is as above and as below.
Hypnotherapy is a state of relaxation and concentration with a heightened
awareness induced by suggestion. It is a natural state of relaxation.
is safe with no unpleasant side effects.
Question. Shall I be aware of what is happening
Answer. Yes, you will hear everything being said.
Question. Am I asleep?
Answer. No, just extremely relaxed.
Question. How does it work?
Answer. It uses the power of your own mind to relieve symptoms and
Question. Could I be influenced to do something against my own will?
Answer. No, you would be shocked out of the hypnotic state instantly
any such suggestion was given to you.
Question. How many sessions will I need?
Answer. About 3 to 5 for simple problems, but more deep rooted
problems will require more sessions.
Question. Is there any reason for concern
Answer. None whatsoever, it is a perfectly natural proven aid.
often or not, the therapist having explained briefly to the client
about natural hypnotic state as previously mentioned, watching television
driving and daydreaming, and maybe having explained a little about
hypnosis you could feel tempted to try it?
I believe that all of the above statements are either false or misleading.
The reason why I make this statement is explained on the web page
revealing the dangers of hypnotherapy"
Hypnotherapy Works, Learning Hypnosis, Is Hypnosis Dangerous