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What is hypnosis?
The word hypnosis was coined from a Scottish surgeon, James Braid (1795-1860). Hypnosis is derived from the Greek word “hypnos,” which means “sleep.” Many stage hypnotists use the word “sleep” while inducing the trance state, and to the audience, it appears as if the subject was actually “sleeping.” It really is not sleep but is a heightened state of awareness in which the subject is subconsciously focused on the suggestions being administered by the hypnotist. Everyone has experienced some form of trance state. Have you ever driven your car on the highway, and accidentally driven past your exit because your mind was “elsewhere”? You have experienced “highway hypnosis.” You were driving safely, and were aware of the road, but you were absorbed in thought. You were paying attention, but not paying attention, simultaneously. Have you ever watched television or have been reading a book when someone in the same room was talking to you and you failed to hear what they were saying? You have experienced a television or reading trance. You were so deeply focused on the activity of watching the television or so absorbed in what you were reading, you were unaware of anything else taking place at the same time. Have you ever sat at your desk at work or school and experienced a “daydream”? Daydreams occur while we are in the trance state. We may receive “inspirational guidance” while in a trance state.
How does hypnosis work?
Hypnosis works by bypassing the critical conscious mind (usually through relaxation) and speaking directly to the unconscious mind. Think of it like reprogramming a computer. "It can be used to change associations, so that cigarettes, for instance, are no longer seen as "little friends", and are more realistically regarded as "toxic killers". It can also be used to mentally rehearse better ways of going about things, such as being able to deal with stressful situations without having to light up." It is the same with food, anxiety, phobias, and more.
Donna Psychic Medium/Hypnotherapist
This is a great article on how hypnosis works.