Hypnosis: What is Hypnosis? - Things you should know about hypnosis
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What is Hypnosis?

The definition of Hypnosis is: A relaxed, focused state of concentration. But the actual state of hypnosis is not so easy to define...

The brain enters into a spesific state when it is receptive to suggestion. It is not an unusual state of mind, and may feel like you are not in a trance, or in hypnosis. For most people they simply feel relaxed. But, there is a change in the brain wave activity very similar to that time just before sleep when the alpha state is entered.

What is Alpha state? Let's look at the different brain states first:

Beta State - You are awake and alert
Alpha State - Going into sleep mode
Delta - Deep Sleep
Theta -  Very Deep Sleep

The alpha state is a very dreamy, pleasant state. The mind is very open to visualizations and creating a rich sensory experience. The more real the experience becomes in the subconscious mind during this state, the more effect it will have on your waking behavior.

If there ever was a magic wand, that could help you change anything about your life, your health or your behavior, hypnosis is that wand! Good Hypnotherapists know how to gently release blocks and fears, and create a new inner belief that will set the wheels in motion to make changes in the way you think, feel and behave.

Things you should know about hypnosis:

All hypnosis is not the same

As with anything, there is good, bad and indifferent hypnosis. At Hypnosis Downloads.com , all our hypnosis is cutting-edge, 'indirect' hypnosis. There's no "You are feeling more and more sleepy", no 'subliminals' and no "You are 100% confident because the power of the universe is flowing through you". Instead, our approaches are all based on proven psychological priniciples to give you what you need, quickly and comfortably.

How do I know if I can be hypnotized?

Have you ever heard the idea that some people can't be hypnotized? Well that came about because old-fashioned hypnotists would order people around, (you know the sort of thing: "Your eyes are heavy, you are getting sleepy"). Most people don't enjoy that, so they wouldn't go into hypnosis - it's as simple as that.

When you experience the wonderful sensation of being gently directed how to use your mind to create an incredible state of internal calm, you will learn just what hypnosis is, and why you can do it.

Hypnosis is a powerful, effective and 100% natural part of you

The ability to go into hypnosis is as much a part of being a human being as speech.

If you couldn't go into hypnosis, you wouldn't be able to learn, to sleep, or to get yourself nervous by doing 'negative self hypnosis'. (You know when you imagine things going wrong and it makes you feel anxious? Well that's hypnosis!)

Over the last century thousands of pieces of research have been carried out by highly trained professionals into clinical hypnosis, the most powerful tool we posess for improved performance and change.

At last, hypnosis is moving out of the realm of wizards, magicians and magic and into the clear light of modern science - exactly where it belongs.

In hypnosis, you are in control

Crazy news stories, stage hypnotists and gossip has led many people to believe that when you are in hypnosis, you are under someone else's control. Nothing could be further from the truth. When you are hypnotized, you are just really relaxed and focused - in fact, the most common comment is "Was I hypnotized?". The only reason people stay in hypnosis is because it feels fantastic. Any time they want to, they can get up and walk away.

Going into hypnosis isn't the same as being asleep

People often say things like "I could hear every word you were saying", or "I felt like I could open my eyes if I wanted to". It is vital to learn that hypnosis isn't like being asleep - you can be aware of everything around you, just like when you meditate (in fact the two states are nearly identical). In hypnosis, you simply have a stronger focus internally, plus wonderful deep relaxation.

We have categorized the various sections where Hypnosis has been known to help. Here's a list of Hypnosis programs you may benefit from: