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What Does Hypnosis Feel Like?


Most people are pleasantly surprised with their first hypnotic experience. (I know I was!) While being hypnotized, you and your hypnotist will guide your body into a state of powerful and wonderful relaxation. Many people enjoy being hypnotized simply because there is no more effective way for relaxing themselves so deeply.

Once the hypnotic induction is completed, a hypnotized person is still completely aware of the room, can still hear everything going on, and is still thinking actively for themselves. They listen to the hypnotist and if the hypnotist gives them a suggestion they like, they choose to accept it.

“Waking up” from hypnosis feels like simply rousing oneself from a daydream. Because a hypnotized person has been basked in wonderfully deep relaxation, they usually feel recharged, energized, and feeling great emotionally.

If you have had positive experiences with hypnosis, it will naturally facilitate your re-experiencing it. If you are concerned that under hypnosis you might reveal some deep personal secrets, you should not be. You will reveal only what you wish unless the hypnotist is using unethical techniques, such as using mechanical devices or drugs to unearth or implant suggestions. Continue reading

Hypnotics for Sleep Problems

Drug-based hypnotics can be addictive or non-addictive. Of the addictive variety, there are the benzodiazepines like Halcion® and Restoril®. Zolpidem works on the same receptors as benzodiazepines but have a shorter duration of action. Of the non-addictive hypnotics, there are chloral hydrate and diphenhydramine, which is available over the counter and is gentle enough to be used in children and in older adults.

Hypnosis can be used in the same way as drug-based hypnotics. One goes through an induction with a CD or a hypnotherapist and is brought into a deep and relaxed state, after which suggestions are given that you are “very sleepy” and “unable to stay awake”. Truly susceptible people in a deep hypnotic trance will feel so sleepy that they cannot help but go to sleep. There is no “waking up period” during this type of hypnosis and the individual is allowed to sleep. This is why hypnotics-based hypnosis is best done on a CD that one just plays at home.

Some hypnotists can make hypnotics customized CDs for their clients based on the experiences of the client. The tape is made for the individual to use at home and hopefully to help them get a restful night’s sleep night after night using the CD or tape. A person can order an mp3 of a sleep digital tape that is put on their iPod and helps them drift off to sleep with a customizable mp3. It is amazing how well the individual can sleep without drugs.

So what are the pros and cons of each hypnotics variety? With drug based hypnotics, the individual will most likely get a good night’s sleep, at least for a while. There is a tendency to habituate to a hypnotic which is drug-based as the brain chemistry gets used to being on the drug. Eventually, it quits working as well as it once did and the individual may not sleep, even after taking the hypnotic. They must switch to a different hypnotic or increase the dose of the hypnotics they are taking.

With hypnosis as a hypnotic, there is less likely to be any habituation and the brain will continue to fall asleep when this form of hypnotics is used. In fact, one tends to become accustomed to the CD and will feel sleepy as soon as it is started. Your brain becomes used to the CD helping you fall asleep and you begin to feel like it is working in a Pavlovian way as soon as the CD is begun. It is unusual to become negatively habituated to a hypnosis CD.

Caterina Christakos is a published author and reviewer. Find out more about hypnosis and hypnosis training here: http://hypnosisorlando.net/

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Self hypnosis is a form of hypnosis in which the individual completes the induction into the trance without the help of another. This is very effective because the individual is at ease and relaxed knowing that they are the only ones that will witness the hypnotic state. Several individuals practice hypnosis on a daily basis for a variety of daily activities. It may be calming anxiety for a job interview, test or other stressful event.

The self hypnosis teaches the individual to relax their body and focus on a scene in order to relax their bodies. Here we will discuss some of the techniques that are performed in self hypnosis.

One of the most popular forms of self hypnosis is called change self hypnosis. This is where the individual is attempting to change something that is currently in their live through the hypnotic process. The technique often differs depending on what the individual is aiming to change. If they are trying to quit smoking the induction may be imagining a beautiful scenic place or an old dying man.

Depending on what works for the individual. No two people are exactly alike, some can change behaviors with relaxation and for others it may be the harsh reality of the habit. Everyone assumes that hypnosis is always a peaceful place with individuals relaxed, but some have found that witnessing or viewing the destruction of a behavior has a tremendous impact on their lives. There are professional trainings and workshops that teach the art of hypnosis training. When you learn hypnotism many of the myths are dispelled.

Anyone can learn hypnosis it is not difficult and best of all you can learn for free. With the cost of living in today’s world, many find themselves living paycheck to paycheck with little left at the end. This is another reason to turn to self hypnosis, there is no cost. You can perform hypnosis in your home without incurring any other expense. If you want music you can turn on the radio, or nature sounds can be achieve with hypnosis outdoors.

There are books, tapes and other enhancements that can assist you with the induction, but they are completely up to you. So if you need a change or find a way to relax then try out free self hypnosis, we will show you how. This is for self hypnosis, but there is training available to learn to hypnotize people.

In a quite room you will want to find a place to relax. Maybe on the couch, chair, bed or where ever you are most comfortable. Next you will want to determine what you want to achieve with hypnosis. Take a few deep breaths and begin focusing on one thing. This could be a spot on the wall, picture or something else that is an inanimate object.

After focusing on your object you will want to repeat to yourself that you are feeling sleepy and eye lids are becoming heavy. Allow for all the stress in your body to run down your arms and out through your finger tips. Tell yourself that you are relaxed from the top of your head to the tips of your toes. Once relaxed imagine a staircase and begin walking the staircase until you have reached the number ten stair. Counting as you go and telling yourself that as you walk the staircase you are going deeper and deeper into hypnosis.

Once you have made it to the tenth stair you will then tell yourself that you are in hypnosis. At this point you can explore your surroundings, how does it feel, hot or cold, wind, smell and other physical attributes of your environment. At this point you can then rehearse the positive scripting into your mind. Remember you are highly suggestible at this time so what you change your scripting to will be your new thoughts. When you have completed your self hypnosis session you will begin up the stairs counting backwards from the tenth stair.

As you climb the stairs tell yourself you are coming up from hypnosis and will awake with a feeling of wellness. Once you have made your way up the staircase then tell yourself to open your eyes and return to the normal awake state.

When you awake you will remember everything there is no amnestic effect like some speculate. Most people spend about twenty minutes in hypnosis and remember the entire time. You can explore and make the session last longer if you would like, or you can shorten it. What ever suits you the best.

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Hypnosis in Medicine – 10 Ways in Which it Can Help

The National Institutes of Health have been funding a number of clinical trials, one of the focuses of which has been Hypnosis in contemporary medicine.

This particular subject has been reviewed by James H Stewart, M.D., of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Stewart, while highlighting the basic concepts of Hypnosis, also reviewed the results of many clinical trials of Hypnosis in treating a variety of medical conditions.

He conducted brain tests while people were actually undergoing Hypnosis and his findings were most interesting and particularly damaging to the opinions of naysayers and doubters of the treatment. For instance, he found that it isn’t simply a matter of following instructions, but an actual change in the perception of the brain.

Also, and this will come as a nasty shock to those who hold Hypnosis up to ridicule, it is emphatically not a placebo, nor is it a state of sleep. This comes as no surprise to those of us who know anything at all about Hypnosis. It simply re-enforces the facts that have been in plain view for years.

Dr. Stewart noted 10 benefits of Hypnosis in treating the following;

1. Anesthesia and pain relief during surgery. You may remember that we saw this in a previous article concerning a young Canadian dentist who was operated upon without any form of anesthesia. He hypnotized himself, laughed and joked with the operating doctors and when the procedure was complete, simply dressed himself and walked out of the operating theatre.

2. Treatment of persistent Eczema.
3. Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
4. Peptic Ulcer Disease.
5. High Blood Pressure, ( Hypertension),
6. Obesity and general weight loss,
7. Chronic Tinnitus,
8. Fibromyalgia,
9. Impotence and
10. Type 2 Diabetes.

Diabetes 2 in particular is of great concern. In February 2007, GlaxoSmithKline used the website of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to announce a letter they wrote to doctors explaining how certain commonly used drugs can cause a considerable increase in the risk of bone fracture in women.

Again, in November 2007, European and U.S. diabetologists demanded greater caution in the use of medications like Avandia which has been linked to an increase in heart attacks. It seems as fruitless as it seems cruel to tell some poor person who’s been on these medications for some time, that he or she runs the risk of keeling over with a heart attack!

The benefits of Hypnosis with these conditions are just the tip of the iceberg. Dr. Stewart, for the purposes of this report, wasn’t concerned with the tremendous benefits of Hypnosis in respect of mental conditions.

In the past fifty years, there have been a great many studies carried out on the benefits of Hypnosis, a lot of them by highly qualified physicians like Dr. Stewart in well regulated conditions and institutions. Self hypnosis, too, is highly recommended, provided it’s taught by qualified individuals. It’s a way of building a bridge between the conscious and subconscious mind.

The benefits, of course, are enormous. Reports vary greatly as to what percentage of our minds we use; some say 2%, others 4%, yet others put the figure at 10%, which personally I consider rather high, but even allowing for that, it still leaves 90% untapped.

Mike Bond telling us of the way the medical profession is coming around to the use of Hypnosis for physical conditions. You can learn a great deal more on his Website, at The Hypnosis Attraction and wouldn’t you like to learn Hypnosis yourself? Simply by clicking the word Hypnosis, you’ll be able to do just that!

Some Thoughts On Hypnosis And Weight Loss


For as long as I care to remember, I have been concerned about my weight in particular, and my overall health in general. My partner pokes fun at me occasionally about this, especially if I am trying to get back on track with a seriously healthy eating regime.

This is usually the case after some period of over indulgence, like right now, a few short weeks after Christmas and New Year. He says he loves me the way I am, and tells me not to be so obsessive about reading food labels, eating low fat foods, and so on, and so on. If I am like that, some of it is his fault. Would you believe that he actually bought me four, yes four, boxes of chocolates over Christmas. He knows that I am a total chocoholic,(as are many women),and simply cannot resist them. He gets a perverse pleasure from watching me agonise over the temptation, and usually not succeeding.

He has given up cigars totally for the last three months, and says that this is his way of getting his own back. He teases me by saying that he has more willpower than I have! In normal times I simply refuse to have anything made with chocolate in the house, as I know that I will give in to temptation otherwise, and sometimes he takes advantage of my weakness! Continue reading

Hypnosis and Past Life Regression – Do the Math


Past Life Regression (PLR) appears to be on the increase within the Hypnotherapy community with many therapists offering it as an additional service to clients. From a therapeutic standpoint PLR can be very beneficial, however much of what takes place in a PLR session can be tied back to events in a clients life that has been ‘shut off’ into a previous life persona. Working within the reference of a Past Life can be very beneficial, but what it isn’t, is a real historical personal history.

I have no doubt that this will sit badly with those people who want Past Life Therapy, or want to relive their ‘history’, but I am a realist, and I work extensively with clients who have real problems in the here and now and I would much rather solve them in this lifetime, than one that didn’t happen.

There are 2 clear issues with Past Life Regression, the first is the matter of the numbers. There have been more people alive in the last 50 years than in all of the rest of history put together. What this means is that a very small percentage of people can have a past life beyond the 50-year mark, and certainly far less can have multiple past-lives. Continue reading