Hypnotherapy: State Of Mind

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What Is Hypnosis? Was the question I was asked for my 1st essay in Hypnotherapy Hypnosis is a state of mind brought about by the use of a set of techniques. It enlightens an individual’s concentration and increases their responsiveness to suggestion which enables the individual to make changes that they wish to make to their behaviours or their physical state. Hypnosis is a means of communication between the conscious mind and the subconscious mind. It is a natural state of mind experienced as trance. Hypnosis can be induced through the interaction of one individual speaking to another, or to an entire group as (group hypnosis); we can also learn to self-induce trance as in (self-hypnosis) It's often considered an altered state of consciousness…show more content…
These are slower at 9 to 14 cycles per second. Alpha waves are present by the age of two. These waves are not always present as they come and go, they are not present when someone is in a deep sleep, aroused, or are feeling angry or scared. Alpha wave would be present when you are problem solving or during guided meditation. As we relax we enter a more relaxed state which enables the waves to slow down. When you are dreaming or even in some medative states your brain waves slow down to 4 – 8 cycles per second which are called theta waves. These waves are associated with calmness. Theta waves are associated with our subconscious mind where we hold all our past experiences, thoughts and behaviour patterns. Activation of theta ways may bring up suppressed memories which may be very painful to that person. When you are driving or daydreaming you may be in the theta range. When your brain is in the theta cycle you can mentally disengage and indulge in creativity. When you are in the deepest state of rest like sleeping your brain will be working at 1 – 4 cycles per second, these are delta waves. They are produced by your subconscious mind. Waves will never go down to zero as this would mean your brain dead. When you are in a deep sleep and are not dreaming this will take you to the lowest frequency of 2 or 3 cycles per…show more content…
Self esteem and motivation – We can reprogram past negative behavior which increases confidence and self acceptance. Learning – We can improve study habits Sports – We can refine athletic performance by allowing strong focus on areas that need improvement. Creativity – We are able to motivate production and promote the use of the trance state as an aid to insight. Sleep – We are able to break bed night time habits and restructure pre bedtime mental activity Anxiety and Panic – We can teach clients to relax during a panic attack Depression –We are able to change negative thoughts into positive ones which would lead the way to a more positive outlook. Every culture has used hypnosis in one form or another. The earliest evidence was found among shamans also referred to as witch doctors, medicine men or healers. The Australian Aborigines have used a hypnotic trance state for thousands of years and still do. This can still be observed among North American Indians and also in the Hindu

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