Hypnosis is simply the manipulation of consciousness. It focuses your awareness on what is being suggested and takes you on a trail. It becomes deeper and more intense in a gradual way. It deals with the imagination.
All hypnosis is suggestion.
The suggestion can take place through verbal or non verbal communication. The communication can be through words, body language and environmental signals.
Hypnosis is directing the attention in order to produce intended states and experiences.
Hold you hand infront of you. Imagine that it is frozen in space and you can’t move it. Try moving it and feel as though you really can’t move it. Really pretend to yourself that you just can’t move your arm because it is stuck before you. In that moment it seems so real to you doesn’t it?
That is how all hypnosis works. It is fantasy and make belief. No one can hypnotize you to do anything against your will. You are always willing to play along with what is being suggested. All hypnosis is self hypnosis.
Description is experience. People will experience something as your are describing it to them.
The subconscious mind doesn’t distinguish between what’s real and the imaginary. If you can imagine something in your mind and hold that idea for long, you will start to experience it’s effects in actual reality. This is the power of all hypnosis.
Tonality is critical throughout hypnosis. Stressing a different word each time you say the same sentence can change the meaning entirely. The introduction of a slight change in tone or a small word can affect the meaning so much that the receiver might not get the message intended by the sender.
A waking trance is a concentration of attention. You are focused on something before you, to the exclusion of virtually all else. It’s no different than being absorbed in a good movie. Or being riveted by a good book. Whenever you read a fascinating book, you are engaged in a mild trance. Because your eyes are open, this state is called a waking trance.
Hypnotists always arrange the environment such that it naturally favors their beliefs.
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