Unlike other therapies such as psychology and, the therapy aspect of hypnosis does not take place in the conscious waking state, but in the less familiar, natural and more resourceful subconscious state of the hypnotic trance. Adults & children especially are spontaneously moving in and out of shallow trance states during each day. Being lost in a daydream, or absorbed in a beautiful sunset, are considered light hypnotic trances. These natural trance states are the body’s way of taking a step back from the stress and tensions of daily life. Breathing slows down, blood pressure drops, it’s very beneficial.
The inhibitions of our conscious mind, in the waking state, are markedly reduced in the trance state as the neural pathways can change. Neural plasticity has evolved as the study of the plastic, or malleable nature of the brain becomes open for processing the emotional history or trauma that may have been the cause of various issues.
In the ‘trance state’, thoughts, senses and feelings that are dealt with that are rarely reached through conscious psychology strategies like CBD. Once they are acknowledged, the unwanted behaviours and patterns can be changed within a few sessions.
Most people who seek help suffer from depression, stress, anxiety, sadness, guilt, shame, or rage. This unprocessed mental ‘dross’ effects behaviours & patterns, these patterns could manifest commonly as unhealthy eating habits, panic attacks, hair pulling or harmful and toxic behaviour in private interpersonal relationships or in their professions & careers. It is essential to understand the connection between feelings & actions, actions & consequences. We all live in a stimulus-response world, hypnosis can break a negative pattern, by repairing a negative response from the past.
“Depression is like a woman in black. If she turns up, don’t shoo her away. Invite her in, offer her a seat, treat her like a guest and listen to what she wants to say.” C.Jung.
With the help of hypnotherapy, the negative feeling/patterns can be acknowledged and dissolved. In the process of being freed from the negative emotions, clients begin to feel happier, more resilient, stronger and more self-assured than before. The changes made in the subconscious world naturally change the conscious world too. The cool thing is we don’t have to “do it” with conscious action either, it’s the nature of the subconscious mind to be successful, and it creates success as a habit.