Hypnosis is generally considered to be a trance, but in reality, it is a perfectly natural state of mind which revolves around selective and focused attention. It is just a distinctive state of consciousness which generates innumerable possibilities for healing, self-exploration and change.
Hypnosis helps you to use your own will-power in ways that are not available to you otherwise. So basically, it is the process of self-recovery made possible through a little guidance and help from a trained professional. It allows you to make internal changes that your conscious self finds impossible to achieve.
How does hypnosis work?
It’s just a therapy where the analytical left side of the brain becomes dormant while the less analytical right side of the brain becomes active. There is a popular misconception that hypnosis gives the therapist complete power over your mind. But in reality, you will be fully aware of your surroundings.
Once the conscious side of the brain is relaxed, the subconscious mind takes charge. Since this subconscious is the seat of your deeper problems, making alterations there would have a far more effective impact on your health than regular therapy or medicines. Hypnosis bridges the gap between your body and mind and is hence known to be a cure for both mental and physical ailments.
Hypnosis is actually a form of motivation which appeals to your subconscious mind and compels it to make positive alterations which would lead to cure of certain psycho-somatic problems. For hypnosis to be most effective, it is important for you to develop a good rapport with your therapist.