Hypnosis can change your life.
Hypnosis is a technique that has helped many people to change their lives. It can help you to be happier, healthier and satisfied.
Hypnotic states occur when a person is so intensely focused that the unconscious mind is able to act beyond the normal restrictions of the mind.
It is necessary, first, to learn about the history of hypnosis. Hypnosis has been around for centuries. But it wasn’t until the 1880’s that hypnosis became an area of scientific inquiry.
A Scottish neurosurgeon named James Braid coined the term “hypnotism.” He also conducted a study which proved that hypnotism was not a product of magnetic fluids flowing through our bodies.
Braid studied Animal Magnetism and Mesmerism and concluded that anyone could induce hypnotic states as long as they followed a set of simple rules.
James Braid also coined the term “hypnosis,” because the subjects undergoing hypnotism appeared to be sleepy. However, they were also awake. He also attempted to change the term “hypnotism” to “monoidealism.” “Mono-” means one, and “idealism” refers to the act of focusing on a single idea.
This term was more apt, as the act of hypnosis is created by focusing on a single idea to the point where it becomes a reality for the subject. However, the term “monoidealism” failed to gain currency.
James Braid demonstrated that there is a 4 Stage Formula for inducing a hypnotic state. The 4 Stage Formula begins with Stage 1: Absorb Attention. Absorbing attention refers to capturing the focus of your subject.
This requires intense concentration as well as the ability to draw your subject into you. You must also make them follow your lead with suggestions. After you have accomplished this, then you can move on to the second stage.
The second stage of the 4 Stage Formula is: Bypass the Critical Factor. The critical factor is the part of the conscious mind that says, “this is not possible.”
When the critical factor comes between your subject and their hypnotic state, it causes the subject to resist the hypnotic process. The hypnotists must bypass this in order for the subject to respond to you on an unconscious level.
Once you have bypassed the critical factor, you will be able to present hypnotic suggestions in the form of advice. As long as no critical factor is present, the advice will penetrate through the conscious mind and take effect.
After you have bypassed all critical factors, you move to Stage 3: Activate an Unconscious Response. Once you have activated and unconscious response, you will have successfully led your subject into a hypnotic state.
An unconscious response is a positive sign, as it shows that you are doing your job. Unconscious responses can vary; a good example of an unconscious response is an emotional response.
The unconscious mind produces emotional response. As such, you have no choice in what forms these responses take.
A subject who is in a heightened emotional state – the result, for example, of a breakup – is already in a hypnotic process.
You, the hypnotist, will have no control over a person in hypnotic process which you did not induce. They will not listen to you or attempt to follow your suggestions. And they will need time to emerge from the state they are in before you, yourself, can induce a hypnotic state.
You must be able to access and retrieve a response from the unconscious before you can begin working toward any desired outcome. This brings us to the fourth and final step in the 4 Stages: Lead Unconscious to Desired Outcome.
This step is exactly what it sounds like. By this time, you have put your subject in a hypnotic state and have accomplished the three previous stages. Using suggestions, you will now lead your subject through their unconscious to obtain your desired outcome. When you successfully combine all four stages of the 4 Stage Formula, you will be engaging with your subject in a conversational hypnotic interaction.