In Phoenix, there was a recent piece on hypnosis in the news.

Here’s the other hypnosis news, there’s a national hypnosis day!

Hypnosis in the News

It’s a piece on how hypnosis can help you achieve your goals.

I thought it’s a bluff but at least in the news.

World Hypnotism Day is recognized each year on January 4th to help raise awareness of the almost-universal treatment option.

Many experience a sense of calm, relaxation and focus to help them achieve things.

Hypnosis is not:

  • Mind control
  • Brain-washing
  • Sleep
  • Unconsciousness
  • A peculiar altered state
  • A mystical state

When in hypnosis a person is:

  • Aware
  • In control
  • In a natural and harmless state
  • Able to come out of hypnosis when he or she wishes to

There are different methods for inducing hypnosis, but contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t involve a swinging pocket watch and the words, “You are getting very sleepy…”

In fact, it’s practically the opposite of that. Hypnotherapists start a session with a discussion about your goals and any bad habits or hurdles you’d like to overcome. It’s best to be honest during the consultation because changes can’t be made to thoughts or habits that don’t already exist in the subconscious.

Using vocal cues, they’ll guide you into a trance-like state where the subconscious is accessible and “open to suggestion.” While it’s deeper than a meditative state, those undergoing hypnotherapy are conscious in a hyper-attentive, hyperresponsive way.

Remember, hypnotherapy is not about making you do something.  Trying to make yourself do something creates a clever and nasty trap.  Willpower is not the long-term answer although it can be a great way to start a change.  Hypnotherapy will help you make long-term changes in the way that you motivate yourself.  It is empowering and teaches you how to build on your own internal resources.