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The Power of Hypnosis

Many people doubt that hypnosis is aneffective way of dealing with one's problems. However, the fact that it has been present in the branch of alternative medicine for many years begs to differ.Hypnosis truly possesses the power necessary for healing many conditions and illnesses anddealing with many of their symptoms.

Basically, hypnosis and hypnotherapyare nothing more than techniques of accessing our subconsciousnessin order to alter certain states of body and mind which are causingus harm. A hypnotherapist, therefore, is capable of leading us intothe state of body and mind where we, completely relaxed, are deprivedof critical and analytical judgment and open to variousconstructive suggestions which are all noticed by the subconsciouspart of our mind we are not even completely aware of.

Therefore, whatever we might not becapable of dealing with consciously, we might beat subconsciously,through hypnosis and hypnotherapy.

Common Misconceptions

Some people, being judgmental and proneto prejudice towards the things they know little or nothing about, have somefalse claims related to hypnosis. Often, people believe that hypnosisis some kind of a brainwashing technique which is capable of forcingpeople into certain involuntary actions.

Of course, this is a false assumption.Hypnosis is nothing more that a stimulation of some of your existingdesires. Therefore, you can get changed only if you truly desirethese changes to take place. In fact, if your hypnotherapist startedgiving you suggestions you do not agree with during your therapy, youwould immediately wake up from the state of hypnosis. Therefore,hypnosis cannot go against you in any way. Quite the contrary, it canonly reinforce something you already want and know.

Another common misconception is thathypnosis and the very trance you are supposed to be in, so that theprocess can be successful, requires you to be sleeping. This is nottrue. During hypnosis, you are not sleeping. Rather, you are payingattention to everything that is happening, focusing on thetherapist's voice. This is why some people cannot be hypnotized. Youneed to believe your therapist and be calm enough to get into thestate of complete relaxation. Only then may you experience thebenefits of hypnotherapy.

Finally, do not forget thathypnotherapy is a kind of therapy. This means that it has healingpurposes and nothing else. Having said that, forget all aboutbrainwashing, personality altering and other similar misconceptions. Accept hypnotherapyas something positive, being there to help you change for the better.Also, if you do not feel that you have been hypnotized after thetherapy ends, this is because you are used to the feeling. Many timeswhile we are daydreaming or simply wandering away in our thoughts, weare being affected by the state of hypnosis.

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