The classical definition of hypnosis is: "The by-pass of the critical factor of the conscious mind and establishment of acceptable selective thinking". There is no mention of relaxation, nor in any altered mind state. In fact, everyday you would receive a large amount of hypnotic suggestions through media channels, family & friends, and false mental associations, and completely unaware of them.
Hypnotherapy is a potent therapeutic practice. It opens the gateway (Critical Factor of the Conscious Mind) to the subconscious & unconscious mind layers, making beneficial changes to the "organic computer", and to let go of restrictions with which we subconsciously defined ourselves. Different from its stage counterpart, each well-placed suggestion is designed to benefit physical and emotional well being. We always think that everything we ever lived through is either forgotten or retained in the form of a memory. As a matter of fact, it is there; It is part of us every moment of every day. We live our life in the light of reflected action, the things we used to do we are still doing in our mind. And the things we do, we will still be doing it in the future.
It is with paramount importance to deal with the ISE (initial sensitizing event), which is the root cause of many non-organic dis-eases. Through hypnotherapy, we will be able to re-visit these events and promote physical, emotional and behavioural healing. The process of Hypnotherapy is always to de-hypnotize you from the false associations.
Real world Hypnosis
Power of the subconscious mind
Every thought or idea causes a physical reaction. We have all heard anger prompt heart attacks, stress causes high blood pressure and flaky skin. An emotional induced symptom tends to cause organic change if persisted in long enough.
Imagination is more powerful than knowledge when dealing with your own mind. Whether the event is "real" or not, when the mind believes it is real, even though it is beyond logic or common sense, it creates a reality within. Once an idea that has been accepted by the subconscious mind, it remains until it is replaced by another.
Each Suggestion acted upon creates less opposition to successive suggestion. Once a suggestion has been accepted by the subconscious mind, the next suggestion of similar nature will be easier to be accepted, while the first suggestion compounds on its effectiveness.
The greater the conscious effort, the less the subconscious response. The slogan is "Do more nothing than you had ever done before!". Unlike the traditional talk therapy, hypnotherapy by-pass the conscious and logical mind, and resolve trauma caused by the Initial Sensitizing Event (ISE). Once the ISE is removed, like an up-side-down pyramid, all manifested symptoms will crumble and disintegrate.
"Eddee has a friendly, trusting and respectful attitude that made the whole process delightful. Even before my session he was attentive and took the time to explain what I was about to go through in as much detail as I would require, leaving it entirely to me the decision of continuing with the treatment or not. Throughout the treatment I received from Eddee all the positive reinforcement to work out issues that were deep within my experience. At the same time, despite examining such personal subjects, I gladly felt I was in a safe environment and free to talk about it as I would with a long time friend. I'm thankful for trying hypnotherapy and I can't think of a better guide than Eddee in this venture and I would promptly recommend him."
- R Santos
Four critical mental attitudes
Our physical body is a powerful "drug store" that’s highly suggestible. The world is filled with suggestions of all kinds, some good, some not so much. Hypnotherapy's ultimate reach is to “de-hypnotize” you, so you may express the full capability of human potential. When an individual is in hypnosis and hears a suggestion, the person must take one of the four mental attitudes about that suggestion. Which mental attitude the person takes will determine whether the suggestion is accepted or rejected.
Mental Attitude #1:
"I like the suggestion, I know it is going to work for me.”
Mental Attitude #2:
"I am uncomfortable with the suggestion, It just doesn’t fit me.”
Mental Attitude #3:
"I feel neutral about the suggestion. I don’t care if I get it or don’t get it.”
Mental Attitude #4:
"I like the suggestion, I hope it will work / I will try to make it work."
The only mental attitude that will cause the suggestion to be accepted is #1. It opens up the subconscious mind and the gateway of critical factor, so the new programming can replace the old one, which no longer works. I will also repeat it often before and during the session.