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Online Reference For Body, Mind & Spirit

Term: Hypnosis

DEFINITIONs:
1.  Hypnosis is like a daydream state. You are awake and aware but are very relaxed with your attention focused on a specific thought or image. Second, you always have control. If the hypnotist told you to rob a bank you would just say, “No” and open your eyes; you would not rob the bank. Of course, if you really wanted to rob a bank anyway, then you would follow the suggestion to do so. The point is that it is you, not the hypnotist, who makes hypnosis work or not work.
SOURCE:  Truth about Hypnosis, William Hewitt
2. 

An Altered State of Conscious that provides a bridge to the subconscious mind by which conscious suggestions mobilize subconscious resources including current and past life memories, and exercise certain control over physical body responses to external stimuli and internal functions, access areas of the Collective Unconscious, and channel communication between astral & mental levels and the physical level. The hypnotic trance has been associated with various psychic abilities.

As the historical and scientific advancements in hypnosis continue, interest in hypnosis has slowly expanded to include self-hypnosis and its applications, particularly toward self development and personal empowerment. That trend is due in large part to the recognition that hypnosis, to be effective, depends not only on the skill of the hypnotist, but even more importantly, on the receptivity of the participant. That recognition places the participant, rather than the hypnotist, at the center of the induction process. The result is a moving away from an authoritative, often dramatic induction approach that commanded the participant to respond toward a more permissive, person-centered approach that permitted the participant to respond. That change is based on the premise that hypnotic suggestions become effective only when accepted and integrated by the cooperative participant.

Suggested Reading:

Hewitt: Hypnosis for Beginners: Reach New Levels of Awareness & Achievement

AUTHOR:  Carl Llewellyn Weschcke
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