Is One Type Better Than Another?
there are many types of
hypnosis, there's only one
that stands out from
the crowd. This article educates you about hypnosis as well
Your best choice when considering
venturing into the realm of hypnosis.
let's take a brief look at hypnosis itself...
into your mind when you hear the word, hypnosis? Do you see a
hypnotist swinging that “always present” pendulum
at a lethargic person?
Is that person
“glassy-eyed” and rather
“mummy-like” doing whatever the hypnotist
Many times, people associate
hypnosis with those scenes often flashed in the media where it appears
that the hypnotist is this sensational “controller of men
Well, let's break those ideas and dig
in to something more informative. Contrary to what most people think,
hypnosis is not about controlling someone out of their
Nor is it a “total
mind-control” technique that makes people do things against
Clinical hypnosis is very different from
what those magicians and entertainers do in the media for entertainment.
Greek term “hupnos,” which means sleep, hypnosis is
simply being in a state of self-focus wherein the subconscious mind is
made active while the conscious mind is subdued...
when you're half asleep or when your mind is off somewhere.
driving down the freeway and missing your exit. That's
us everyday, and we may not even be aware of it.
allows us to relax and rest our conscious mind. Clinical hypnosis is
often done to affect a shift in one’s thought process or
you know that hypnosis has many types? Yes, what we usually see on TV
is not at all what happens in reality.
comes in different
shapes and sizes – and you can “change your
size” by using it for weight loss (which is one of the more
popular reasons for hypnosis use.)
While there are
many types of hypnosis, I'm going to give you a glance of the general
on the list is traditional hypnotism. This one refers to the age-old
idea of just simply talking to the person’s subconscious, and
telling the person what to do – given of course, that the
subject is willing.
this can be done to anyone, there are “suggestibility
tests” that a clinical
hypnotherapist performs to
degree of absorbing the hypnotic suggestions.
traditional hypnosis may or may not be effective, depending on your
suggestibility. Sometimes the mind just blocks out
“being told what to do.”
always has to be a reason and a true desire behind the suggestion and
the traditional type of hypnosis, depending on the hypnotherapist's
ability to excavate that true desire, doesn't always “hit the
we have the Ericksonian hypnotism. This one uses stories to often
correct behavioral problems in children. It either uses a metaphor, a
command, or an instruction process, which are incorporated in the
story, which reaches through the unconscious mind of the listener. This
creates a sort of “reverse psychology.”
type of hypnotism is perfect for analytical thinkers.
A more novel entry among
the types of
hypnosis is the Neuro-Lingual Programming where in this one, thought
patterns are injected to the mind which can help in solving problems.
are these thought patterns? They can be undetectable
“signals” our minds pick up without our knowing
they've been “injected.”
example of this is subliminal advertising where hidden images are
placed inside of ads that our minds pick up. Luckily, in the
US, this has been outlawed for use in advertising because it's so
Self hypnosis (also called
when done correctly, allows you to take control of yourself and your
Here's why it's my favorite form:
can do it with consistency – which is critically important
economical – you can get started with a short course or book.
can combine many types of hypnosis, including another one of my
favorites, subliminal work.
you power to
make changes rather than relying on outside people, so
it increases self reliance. You have control over your
All you need is
relaxed mind, a positive attitude, and the initiative to do so! Plus,
it’s just like you’re meditating, but with a good
intention of making yourself better.
As you can see,
with self hypnosis, you have the “power” to impose
a sense of self-change and to discover your own best friend –
effortlessly inputs positive affirmations all day and night through
"invisible" subliminal recordings that help ease your mind into
accepting change. It also has brainwave entrainment
that relieve stress, a PDF Quick Start
Guide and PDF Workbook.
teaches you how to find your limiting beliefs that stop you from
tapping into your true potential.
self hypnosis instruction information is just one of other self
hypnosis articles. For s full list of titles and links,
out this article:
Hypnosis Instruction: How to do Self Hypnosis Safely
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