You’ve already been hypnotized!
This is a pretty bold statement but true. Have you ever driven to work and forgotten how you got there? Do you know why?
It’s because after having driven to and from work over a long period of time, the practice has become automatic and you’re in a trance-like state. In a sense, you were hypnotized.
The same can be said when you are using your phone. You’re so engrossed with what you’re seeing on the small screen that everything else goes unnoticed. You become unaware of your surroundings and have tuned out everything.
Instances that prove you’re already under hypnosis
Another example is the planning of a big trip.
Suppose it is something that you are looking forward to and you are very involved in the preparations. The anticipation of an exciting getaway can make one so focused that they can already picture themselves at the Eiffel Tower. Or strolling down the Champs Elysee with a loved one on a sunny day.
You are not there yet but the anticipation makes you hyper-focused on the trip that you do not hear your name being called at work. You were under hypnosis.
The same can be said about anxiety. Perhaps you can remember a time where you anticipated a bad outcome. Where your mind created a movie of what COULD happen. Where it was so compelling that your nervous system reacted to it as if it were real.
But it was just imagination. So your internal imagined movie was affecting you more than what was actually happening around you at that moment.
That too is a hypnotic state.
Defining the Hypnotic State
Interestingly enough, the definition of the hypnotic states is described as “characterized by a degree of increased receptivity and responsiveness in which inner experiential perceptions are given as much significance as is generally given only to external reality,” Encyclopedia Britannica.
These states of consciousness (some light, some deep) are examples of the hypnotic state. Our everyday life is full of moments when we are in this state and are common.
What does this mean?
It means that you have already been under hypnosis and guess what? You came out of the state just fine.
You were not harmed and you probably felt pretty good afterward. This is because hypnosis puts individuals into a relaxed state where the subconscious mind can release any mental blocks the individual may have.
We are more receptive and responsive to suggestions that can enhance our lives in this state. Isn’t that great?
Since you have already been in a hypnotic state, such as during your daily drive to work, it should reinforce that hypnosis is not scary. Nor is it a parlor trick meant to amuse spectators as the media has portrayed.
The relaxed state that you have already experienced, can be further enhanced by a hypnotist and under his or her guidance, can help with a number of conditions such as insomnia, concerns such as lack of confidence, and bad habits such as overeating and smoking.
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Hypnosis is safe, effective, natural, and powerful. You already know that hypnosis can be an effective tool for getting the life you want.