What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis can simply be defined as a state of heightened suggestibility in which you’re able to reprogram your mind and body for success. It’s an integrative process of rebuilding habits and behaviors, as well as emotions, beliefs, and feelings.
Have you ever found yourself completely immersed in an activity to the exclusion of everything else? That is a natural trance state. Common examples of this are while watching a movie and becoming transfixed in the plot. Or in working intently and finding that the last four hours have flown by without your conscious awareness. Perhaps you have been reading a book and been so transfixed that you did not hear someone come in and speak with you. Perhaps they surprised you or “woke” you from the state of mind and had to repeat their salutation to you.
Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state you’ve already experienced thousands of times. It is not manipulation, mind control, or magic. It simply is a tool that will allow you to tap into the power of your mind and take control of your life.
How is Hypnosis Useful for Sports Performance and Weight-loss?
Athletes will often use elements of hypnosis, like imagery and visualization, just before their event to achieve their desired goal in performance and weight-loss. By closing your eyes and focusing on achieving your goal, your can significantly improve your confidence and performance in any sport as well as weight-loss. When you can picture your outcome clearly in your mind, it becomes much easier to achieve. Hypnosis is especially beneficial when the sport requires a brief burst of energy or intense focus. Since the unconscious mind is really the driving force between our beliefs and behaviors, it makes sense that communicating at the unconscious level can be highly effective to achieve success.
Hypnosis can help an athlete overcome issues of self-doubt and negative self-talk, which may be keeping them from moving to the next level or losing weight. It can help you hone in on your skills, fine-tune a technique, and have a level of self-belief and confidence which will enable you to excel beyond what you may have previously thought possible. Hypnosis is a powerful tool for overcoming performance anxiety or pre-game jitters which can make the difference between winning a gold medal and coming in 6th place.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Hypnosis
Hypnosis works by bypassing the critical conscious mind (usually through relaxation or linguistic techniques), and speaking directly to the unconscious in a language which it understands – pattern, association and metaphor.The unconscious mind is in charge of the outcomes that we generate in our lives, so if we are not communicating our goals effectively, we do not achieve them in the long run.
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Benefits of Hypnosis
The hypnotic state allows a person to be more open to discussion and suggestion. It can improve the success of other treatments for many conditions.
- Hypnosis can help people change their eating behaviors and drop the pounds
- Hypnosis helps change unwanted patterns and behaviors by connecting with the subconscious mind
- Hypnosis has been used to treat chronic types of pain and pain resulting from serious injury
- Hypnosis gives your mind and body a chance to recuperate, repair and heal itself by experiencing the relaxation that it desperately needs
- Hypnosis can help treat the psychological problem that is causing the sleep disturbance while at the same time it puts the body in a deeply relaxed state that helps the body and mind become rejuvenated
How Does Hypnosis Work?
During hypnosis, your body relaxes and your thoughts become more focused. Like other relaxation techniques, hypnosis lowers blood pressure and heart rate, and changes certain types of brain wave activity. In this relaxed state, you will feel at ease physically yet fully awake mentally, and you may be highly responsive to suggestion. Your conscious mind becomes less alert and your subconscious mind becomes more focused.
There are several stages of hypnosis:
- Reframing the problem
- Becoming relaxed, then absorbed (deeply engaged in the words or images presented by a hypnotherapist)
- Dissociating (letting go of critical thoughts)
- Responding (complying with a hypnotherapist’s suggestions)
- Returning to usual awareness