“What Does Hypnosis Feel Like?”
Experiencing the Intrigue of Hypnosis
From time to time, a curious individual may query, “What does hypnosis feel like?” The allure of this question takes us to the heart of my practice located on St Kilda Rd. Here, those interested are warmly invited to dive into the experience of hypnosis firsthand.
Unveiling the Hypnotic Experience
The interesting fact about hypnosis is that it’s not a uniform experience; rather, it is as unique as the person undergoing it. A rich tapestry of human experiences, each individual’s journey with hypnosis, just like thumbprints, bears no identical resemblance to another’s.
The key lies in grasping that most textbooks on hypnotism and hypnotherapy tend to shed more light on what hypnosis isn’t, as opposed to what it is. Despite significant strides in scientific research understanding hypnosis, an air of mystery still surrounds it, sparking unanswered questions.
Dispelling the Hypnosis Myths
In the fascinating book ‘Trancework’, Michael Yapko peels back the layers of misconception about hypnosis. Here, it is laid bare that hypnosis is not a power possessed by the hypnotist, but a natural state experienced by all. There is no weak-mindedness attached to those hypnotized, and rather than being submissive, those under hypnosis are often intuitive, imaginative, and trusting.
The myth that hypnosis can be used as mind control or make one act against their will is debunked. In hypnosis, your willpower remains intact, and any attempt to do something you’re uncomfortable with can potentially bring you out of the hypnotic state. Similarly, the fear of getting “stuck” in hypnosis can be likened to the worry of being unable to wake up from sleep, a mere fallacy.
Understanding the Hypnotic State
At its core, hypnosis revolves around a deep, inward focus, one that becomes absorbing, whether it be a memory, a body sensation, or even an external fixation like a spot on the wall. This individual focus varies greatly, making each hypnosis session unique. The way your hypnotherapist guides you into this state is influenced by their assessment of what induction type might suit you best.
For instance, if you’re a person who likes to be ‘in control’, an Ericksonian style induction could be ideal. For those who prefer clear directions, progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) might be the better fit. If you’re easily bored, a rapid induction could be the way to go.
Entering the Hypnotic State: A Journey within
Contrary to the myth, the role of the hypnotherapist isn’t to ‘make you go into hypnosis’. Rather, the hypnotist serves as a guide to lead you into a state of hypnosis that you naturally enter. Understanding this helps you assume the responsibility of following the hypnotherapist’s instructions closely, to maximize the benefits of the session.
Describing the Indescribable: The Hypnotic Experience
As earlier stated, the experience of hypnosis is unique to the individual. Some describe it as a sensation of floating, an extraordinary immersion into the realm of imagination. Others find it relaxing and intriguing. From my personal standpoint, hypnosis can sometimes feel like my mind wandering and then snapping back into focus at certain moments.
The consensus remains: the experience of hypnosis is as varied as the individuals undergoing it. After all, our beliefs shape our perception, and our perception ultimately shapes our reality. For those curious about the hypnotic experience, there is an open invitation – the only way to truly understand hypnosis is to experience it firsthand.
Embark on Your Hypnotic Journey with Release Hypnosis Melbourne Hypnotherapy
Since 2016, Release Hypnosis has offered Hypnotherapy and ACT based work under the guidance of Lawrence Akers. With a convenient location on St Kilda Rd and online services, it extends its services to those who wish to delve into the transformative power of hypnosis. For those unsure if hypnotherapy is the right choice, a free 30-minute, no-obligation discovery call is offered to help them make an informed decision.
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