|Hypnosis is an often
misunderstood phenomena. When I introduce myself as
an NLP Trainer and Hypnotist, I often get very mixed
reactions, the most common of which is people turning
their head away so I can't ..."look them in the eye and
brain wash them."
most people fail to realise is that we spend most of
our lives in trance,
a trance can be simply defined as turning your attention
to only one thing.
Milton Erickson put it as "The
loss of the multiplicity of the focci of attention",
but you can always trust Milton to make an induction
out of a definition.
|A hypnotic trance may
only last a moment or two for example, if I were to
ask you "What's six multiplied by eleven?" you'd have
quickly, but to do that, you need to turn your attention
away from this screen for a split second to access
that information, what you have just done is to go
a trance to get the answer.
|It's the same with our children
- you call them down for tea, there's either no answer
or a "Yeah, coming".... 5 minutes later you call them
again, and they say they didn't hear you. They were in
their own trance, doing their homework (well... they might have
been - we can hope) or watching
telly, "working" on the computer or some other occupation
that has taken their "full and undivided attention" -
i.e. they were in a trance!
|When we look at the
use of Hypnosis in therapy, or in other "change" work,
then things become even more interesting.
hypnotic trance induced in this instance is more profound,
the trance is designed to induce an altered state of
consciousness to reach a state of deep relaxation and
allow the mind to become suggestible.
is the minds ability to use the suggestions creatively
that allows us to make the changes desired - whether
it be a profound feeling of confidence, or new ways
of satisfying our own inner requirements without resort
to an undesired behaviour e.g. smoking.
process that communicates with and induces change in
the unconscious mind is, by it's very definition, hypnotic
in nature. You'll undoubtedly realise by now NLP is
an advanced and incredibly powerful form of communication
that can help you achieve your desired outcomes again
and again and again.
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3 January, 2019