What is Hypnosis

Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness. This is where we allow our mind and body to relax, similar to meditation. It is a state in which we can tap into the subconscious mind to where we can allow changes to begin and therefore improve the quality of our lives.  Hypnosis is completely natural and harmless while performed by a fully trained professional. It has been proven effective to help relieve the symptoms of anxiety and depression. A great natural alternative that can really help you if you truly want to change your life.

The human mind consists of the conscious mind and the subconscious mind. Our conscious mind is responsible for the way we  interpret things and our rational thinking. Our subconscious mind operates automatically and has been programmed by everything we have ever experienced such as things we have seen, felt, heard, thought and done. It store our memories, thoughts and our feelings. Often our conscious and subconscious minds are in conflict, therefore this forms the basis of everything we do.

How Does Hypnosis Work

Hypnosis sessions, either with trained professionals or with self-hypnosis programs,  can have immediate and remarkable improvements on your life.  Hypnosis will guide you into a deeply relaxed trance like state where the conscious mind is bypassed. Because in this state the subconscious mind is receptive to new information. As the subconscious mind inadvertently controls the conscious mind, the new information or changes implemented go straight into the conscious mind. This creates quick and effective change in the unhealthy thought patterns due to the power of the sub conscious mind.

All of the conditioning and programming while we are young determines how we react to situations in our life as adults. Often this conditioning is harmful to our mental state and well-being as we get older.

Hypnosis can introduce helpful new ideas and thinking patterns directly into our subconscious mind. This then influences the conscious mind to bring these new ideas into our everyday lives. By bringing in new and positive ways of thinking you are able to overcome emotional and physical problems easier.

Happiness Stuff Hypnosis

Difference Between Clinical Hypnosis and Stage Hypnosis

It is important to understand that I am talking about clinical hypnosis here. Clinical hypnosis will bring about serious life changes on every level for just about any problem that you could imagine. It has been proven effective with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, weight loss, self-esteem, overcoming phobias and so much more. With clinical hypnosis it is the idea of putting beneficial instructions into the subconscious mind to promote a healthy change in the individual. Due to our inbuilt protection mechanisms our subconscious mind will not allow us to do anything that will be harmful to us.

For example if an underweight person listens to a weight loss self-hypnosis program they will inevitably put on weight. The reason for this is the message is for the person to achieve an optimum weight for them. If they are underweight their subconscious will guide them to gain the weight rather than lose it.

Stage hypnosis on the other hand is entertainment only. A stage hypnotist will guide you to do things for entertainment purposes. Bear in mind again that your subconscious can protect you from doing anything that can harm you.

What Are Self Hypnosis Programs

Self hypnosis programs are audio programs that guide you into a deep state of relaxation through spoken hypnotic techniques. The best self-hypnosis programs will contain a theta rhythm in the background which will induce a deeper state of relaxation. This is where the subconscious mind fully overrides the conscious mind, therefore creating changes.  Once in this state beneficial and positive new ideas are then introduced as you are then guided to accept and deal with these in the best way for you. You are then subconsciously guided to take positive action to achieve the desired result from the session. In conclusion you are guided to wake up or continue sleeping if time allows.

Clinical Self Hypnotherapy with Rick Collingwood

More information on self-hypnosis programs can be found at Be Enchanted.  There are self-hypnosis CD’s to help you in every area of your life.

I highly recommend Rick Collingwood and his self-hypnosis programs. Rick is one of the world’s leading clinical hypnotherapists and has had phenomenal results with his work. I have had many clients over the years that have turned their lives around with his programs. Some of our clients testimonials are on our partner site here.

Here are some of the self-hypnosis CD’s that I recommend for depression, anxiety and panic attacks.

Happiness and Self Esteem

Self Worth and Optimism

Loss, Grief and Depression

PTSD and Anxiety

Fear and Panic Free

Creating Better Relationships

Personal Life Motivation

These programs, if listened to on a daily basis for a minimum 6-8 weeks will promote beneficial changes in your life. If you listen to them at night while you are sleep they will work on your subconscious mind overnight and your quality of sleep will also improve.

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Self hypnosis is not for everyone.  If you require personal assistance for hypnosis please ensure you look for a qualified clinical hypnotherapist in your area.

If you are ready to make the changes necessary and put what you learn into action straight away then our Overcoming Depression Package is for you. It is packed full of proven effective strategies to overcome depression and change your life.