I am currently reading the book Three Magic Words by U.S. Andersen. I came across the following section that talks about hypnosis. The sentence (I put in bold type) in the third paragraph is what made me want to ask this question.
All three paragraphs (especially the bold sentence) really made me wonder if indeed a hypnotist or hypnotherapist is the human physical equivalent to the processes that we call releasing resistance or letting go.
They take the physical conscious mind out of the way that opens up the door to the universal subconscious mind. When that door is opened, we pretty much believe anything that comes through it. In my opinion that sounds a whole lot like what we strive to do everyday to better our lives and that is to let go of resistance.
So do you think a hypnotist in the "physical solid earthly sense" could be compared to the concept of releasing resistance in the "non-physical sense?"
Could we literally slap a shirt on these people that says "I am a master of helping people let go of resistance, I can help you accomplish anything that you desire in your life with ease?"
Now I understand hypnosis may not work the same way for everyone but this question is geared more towards the overall general concept of how therapeutic and stage hypnosis works.
asked 08 Dec '11, 06:43
Hello Cory, only you can put your conscious mind out of the way ... there are many ways of doing this described on this site ... the hypnotist only has as much power that we allow him to have ... hypnotism acts in the same way as a guided meditation or subliminal tape, that is, we relax and allow words to influence our deeper selves.
have a great day
answered 08 Dec '11, 10:06
well cory to answer your question the fact that you are not able to do it means that you do not know yourself enuff. the hypnotist can only put you in a trance if you agree to let him take control. look at people that walk in the fire or pierce their body etc. they meditate before the event. to feel no pain.
answered 08 Dec '11, 23:43
Hi Cory, Hypnosis is almost like a miracle tool for bypassing the coinscious mind and yes it is the conscious mind that gives permission to be hypnotised for without it's agreement hypnosis is imposible. Once the conscious mind is in agreement to be hypnotised then and only then is what you call release obtained.
Most of the time the majority of people can do self hypnosis Which I much prefere to allowing others accsess with something as precius as a human mind. One small mistake by a person that doesn't understand the workings of the subconscious mind can ruin a persons life. Sometimes inadvertantly negative comands are given which will have a negative outcome.
Please promise that if you are going to a hypnotherapist go to a well known person of many years experiance that defiantely has a degree in psychology or psychiatry. Dont just allow anyone near your precious mind. Guard your mind with all your might.
There are other ways to bypass the subconscious like subliminal programing. Works just as well and you have more control. If you buy a subliminal programing software do your own stuff and not hundreds at a time. Hope this helps.
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